Thursday, November 29, 2007

personal space

just a bit of a rant about the concept of personal space. i frequently encounter violators of the concept of personal space and am quite sick of it. i most typically encounter such offenders at the gym. for example, i purposely go to the gym at odd hours as to beat the crowds and enjoy my workout, i then deliberately isolate myself on the treadmill/ etc which is the greatest distance away from anyone else, and always someone stations themself right next to me. i am sure some of you are thinking i am way too upset by this or maybe should take it as some sort of compliment, but seriously things like that happen to me all the time. ugh. another peeve of mine is people who stand way too close to you in check-out lines so that you can basically feel them breathing on your back-ewwwww. and the result of all this frustration is thus, i try to purchase everything i humanly can from the internet as to avoid these people. (btw these are the same people who always have their cart in the way at the grocery store, you all know who i mean). ugh.

maybe i should curse more....DAMN!

online dating

Chicago Dating

I'm boring


Banana Republic is running an online promotion of 20% your entire order, just enter "brholiday" in the promos box during checkout. offer runs until 12/24.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

ho ho ho

last night to my absolute amazement i discovered that they had built a williams-sonoma in my "mall"....i was very excited about this discovery because it has been no less than 9 months since i've been to one. amongst all my "ooo'ing" and "ahh'ing" over fondue sets and copper cookware i located this baby, a 12 bottle wine cellar. ooooo now this is the gift for me. with the way things have been going lately i might just keep it next to my bed. you could have one too! $199 @williams- sonoma. santa if you're listening, i'll need something to fill it with, and i'm partial to pinot noir.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Ok so this is my absolute favorite holiday dress yet. simple, classic, and satin from White House/ Black market. I feel that I may be strutting about in this plus some gold shoes (hahaha) come NYE!!!!!

p.s. in re holiday plans, i have one fabulous party to attend december 15th hosted by one fabulous lady!!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007


due to an inspiring comment on my last post, i have decided to devote this post to the concept of "holiday-time." I, admittedly, am quite bad at this concept. However, I plan on improving this year. Starting with advance preparation for the holiday outfit. I did some internet hunting and found the folllowing below, but nothing really "wows" me. any thoughts???? in re dresses, i am a blondie. so red can look a bit hookerish......hahahaahaha

p.s. thanks kricket

i have nothing to blog about...

dear internet friends,

sorry, lately i have nothing too much interesting to say. no new buys, finds, etc. lately i've been hunting apartments, so if you live in philly and know of one, please help.



Sunday, November 25, 2007

car debacle

ok so i removed the dealer plate from the front of my car today and now it is bare and weird looking. what to put there now????? i was thinking a silver monogrammed license plate? any thoughts on this? is it tacky? btw i drive a white volvo it must coordinate.

Friday, November 23, 2007

sticky fun

animate your life with inanimate stickers from fred flare. who says your office supplies can't have eyes, noses, or even feet. what a creative waste of time.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

instead of "drunk-dialing" i "drunk-shop"

i think this is a sign of being "old"....last night i had far too many white wines and returning home, did i drunk-dial? no! i "drunk-shopped".....meaning i now own A LOT of argyle knee socks from Jcrew....hahahahahaah. p.s. all sockies on sale at, 3 for $20.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

high style, low price

once more i have been amazed by a store i have never visited.....designer lela rose has created a line of shoes and handbags for payless which are quite fashion savvy. i particularly enjoy the coordinating pieces featured below. both items are under $40. btw...i doubt these items will be featured in stores (i.e. the roberto H & M incident) thus i reccomend checking out for the best selection.

prep out your pooch

i really love this argyle dog sweater for two reasons: (1) it's argyle (2) it comes in a range of sizes including large so that my "large" dog can look festive too. $16.50


ISO- one black slip, full coverage (aka non-see thru), the wear-to-work and not wear-to-bed kind. any ideas world????? i cannot find this item.

fancy for your feet

i am a big BIG fan of gold shoes and really holiday time is the only time you can truly get away with wearing them. these so far are my favorite. "taylor" pump from kate spade.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

yet another excuse to say y'all....

christmas cocktail napkins from available in sets of 50 for $19.95...along with a whole bunch of other "conversation-starting" holiday items.

monogram on a whole new level

tis the season for gift-giving, thus i reccomend checking out this site takes the art of monogramming to a whole new level. they seriously have products that i have NEVER seen personalized before. (i.e. toothbrush holder for total monogram overkill)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

penguin pants!

today i found these at american eagle (a store i had not visited since high school) and i feel they are amazing. i am now penguin obsessed right down to my underpants! imagine how funny it would be wear these under a business suit? does anyone else see the humor in this? or is it just me????? hahaahahahahaha. can't wait to try it out.

more about the cat....

Ok so the cat has caused further wreckage within my home. i have a loveseat from ikea in storage (aka the basement) which apparently the cat has made his new reclining space-ick. so i need to know, has anyone ever drycleaned an ikea slipcover and if so how did it come out? maybe i should just toss the thing and buy a new one???? trouble is they don't make the color i have anymore....damn cat.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Old Navy is offering $10 off when you spend $50 or more, just use code "TAKE10"...this promo might make it a good time to try out their new lux cashmere line.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

monogram madness!

as i have said before, i like to monogram anything possible, as the concept of personalization in all forms is crucial to me. so why not monogram one's cell phone? has come up with this ingenious idea available for only $8. plus you can pick the color of the monogram AND if you don't like it, it's a sticker, thus no permanent committment. simply amazing.

25% off holiday at U.O.

all holiday items at U.O. are currently 25% off! so now's the time to stock up on some pretty unique items from linus' blanket to some trashy tinsel. all their holiday cards are also on sale, including my personal favorite, Hello Kitty.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

so i've been kinda annoyed with my cat

in spite of everyone's best efforts my cat has developed a "peeing" problem and has since been living in exile in the basement. i have great amounts of anger towards him for the seemingly irreversible damage he has inflicted on our carpet. ugh. perhaps this "catapult" from will help ease all my pent-up cat aggression.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

scottie part deux

le sport sac's take on scottie dogs, i just love it. the shades of taupe almost create a look of sophistication and not a look like "i have dogs all over my bag." plus who doesn't love le sport sac? where else can you get such insane patterns, ummm nowhere.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Into Burberry

this is just too cute...burberry haymarket satchel, love it.

Not Into Goth....

i seriously dislike all the dark nail polish that has become "fashionable" these days. it really complicates ones' choices for a manicure, i mean, black, navy, and dark purple are not really color choices for me. i happen to favor pinks, reds, and neutrals on my nails, with the occasional bronze color. what happened to tradition people? when did nails go goth? ewwwww

Sunday, November 11, 2007


aside from penguins, i truly love scottish terriers and generally like to purchase pieces depicting their swooshy little image. this scottie sweater from is fabulous for $78.

Holiday Flair

Nadri Bow Earrings $45 make the perfect preppy addition to any holiday attire, because anything is better with a bow on it.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

To Bee Named....

upon my internet musings today i discovered another wonderful new website, the pics below represent a sampling of its' products. i really love the unique styles and preppy color schemes. also the majority of items are priced between $10-$30. a great site for unique holiday gifts. definitely check it out!

G is for Giuliani

that's right i heart rudy.....only at urban outfitters.

Friday, November 9, 2007

see jane work is offering 25% off their ENTIRE site, just use code "DEAL25" at checkout. this way you can purchase lots of fun office accessories, like this hot pink pocket strip magnetic wall organizer. add some flare to your space and as always, some storage!

amazing find...

this little blue dress is from a fabulous website called francesca's collections and can be yours for $42. i highly reccomend taking the time to visit this site as it is full of stylish pieces.

the quest for the winter coat has ended

after much debate, i have decided on this lovely camel colored wool coat with fur collar from banana republic. it comes tomorrow and i seriously CANNOT WAIT. if camel isn't your thing it also comes in tweed. enjoy!

YOOX! YOOX! is currently having a designer sample sale. stock up on fresh designer pieces at ridiculous prices. like these D & G jeans for $48!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

elf on a shelf

i found this item on the ida claire site this am, until now i had no idea about the "elf on a shelf" tradition, but i think it's quite an original idea. below is how the site described it.
"Start a new family tradition this Christmas with "The Elf on the Shelf" - this adorable gift set includes a hard-cover children's book with beautiful illustrations and a cute little elf. Here's how it works: The story tells how Santa assigns an elf to a family to report back to him each night about who's been naughty and who's been nice. Each morning, he has "magically" moved to another spot in the house to spy on the children. Kids will love to wake up and find the elf - it's best to place him in a spot that's out of reach, since children are not allow to touch him (which would cause him to lose his magic)- but the are allowed to talk to him!"

Monday, November 5, 2007

more fun things for chilly days

let jcrew help keep ur ears toasty

tis coat season once more...

as a whole, "warm" coats are generally bulky and unflattering, however this season it seems that fashionable coats have become all the rage. i really like this one from calvin klein in angora and wool from nordstrom.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


lux smocked shirt from U.O.
I purchased this lovely this am and cannot wait for it's arrival
it's got "looks fabulous with dark jeans" written all over it
and it's all mine

Saturday, November 3, 2007


ok world, my apologies for the lack of posting, but really i have found nothing of interest in my internet travels for the past few days. i even set out on foot to find something of value, but alas nothing. there is nothing i like out there. i'm just waiting for someone to make something, so my credit cards can stop burning holes in my pockets.

however i do have a comical story: yesterday i was out with a gf at banana trying to find a matching shirt for a conversative gray pinstripe suit i had previously purchased there. i located one "royal purple" cashmere, short-sleeve, crew neck piece, which i felt matched famously with the suit. (my lady companion agreed) to my extreme distaste, the saleswoman approached, asked me if i needed help, and then proceeded to tell me my lovely sweater choice didn't match the suit. in my mind, i'm thinking, "how dare she!" and then came the best part, she suggested i buy the sweater and attempt to make it coordinate with the suit via purple tights! hysterical. i am now convinced that the banana republic employs total fashion morons. purple tights with a conservative gray pinstripe suit! in an office!