Recession Spending

all pieces pictured under $50!

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Go Melissa!

I know I've been absent from this place lately, but I am working hard to stay caught up on all-three kids, one marriage (harder than everything else at the moment ;) and home duties plus work and blogging-uggh! So, really-TV has been my escape, and I have a few things to say.

Being from Seattle, I just want to point out that the Bachelor, Jason, does NOT live in Seattle. He is from KIRKLAND, which is a suburb of Seattle that is populated mostly by single, divorced or just plain horny people. I know- I lived there. In my opinion, this completely explains his eratic behavior. Just stop saying he is from Seattle, PLEASE!

On top of that, I have to say that I am SO HAPPY for Melissa-the winner, no LOSER (NO- Winner!) of the Bachelor this year. Even though she went through the heart break of having Jason (ass) break up with her on TV, AFTER he chose her and proposed-she is now dancing her way to 30 (x6) minutes of fame. I can only hope that, when Jason's 24 year old realizes what she's gotten herself into, Melissa refuses to answer Jason's calls.

Sorry, Jason. I loved you when.....


Heidi Klum is ridiculous!

Ridiculously hot that is, so when a relatively unknown German designer called Heidi "too fat" for the runway-she responded in the best way possible. Reporters asked Heidi about the designer's edict. She seemingly laughed off the comment and asked the reporter what he thought.

Now, being from Seattle (notorious for socks and 'stocks) I had to add this to my Heidi Klum mention. She has designed several styles for Birkenstock, including the bejewelled pair below.

What do you think?


Possessive much?

While looking for a Valentine's day gift for my man, I found these online-GPS panties! Is it just me, or does this frighten you too?



Ever wish for a personal stylist? Check out Feather, a blog that suggests outfits daily based on the weather report. Written by Melissa from The Lil'Bee (another favorite of mine), Feather presents outfits that are pulled together with that "je ne sais quoi" that we all hope to master. Love it!

Not so Mellow Yellow

photo: The Sartorialist

Personally, I can't wear yellow against my face-it totally washes me out, but I love the way yellow livens up an outfit-like this. I find yellow shoes especially fetching:

Top: 1, 2: Old Navy Bottom: Boden USA, Old Navy

The rain boots are only $24.50, or you could try Saks Fifth Avenue for a similar version at $115.

And, who can forget the beautiful Latika from "Slumdog Millionaire" dancing joyously at the end of the movie in her huge yellow scarf?

Urban Outfitters, Boden USA, Target

Grab a bright yellow hand bag on your way out the door to transform a drab outfit.

Slipstitch Satchel, Urban Outfitters; Tory Burch Clutch, Nordstrom; Rebecca Minkoff canvas tote, Nordstrom.

Or, if you are blessed enough to have some pigment in your skin, try framing your face with sunshine:

Earrings: Old Navy; watch:Boden USA; Necklace: J.Crew

What is your favorite way to wear yellow?


Your slip is (still) showing!

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