Need me some neon

March 29, 2011

  Is neon so last summer?  Because I still love the trend.  Little touches of neon are so unexpected and fresh… and they often pair perfectly with a little tan.  I spotted the neon green nails on the model above in the March issue of F!D Luxe (a Dallas/Fort Worth magazine I’ve talked about before here).  The editorial was titled “Color Theory” and they had my attention from the first image that pictured an outfit of “tomato red + true blue.”  I adored all the featured colorful combos (hands-down fave was “citron + purple + turquose“) but the neon nails above…

 

Is neon so last summer?  Because I still love the trend.  Little touches of neon are so unexpected and fresh… and they often pair perfectly with a little tan.  I spotted the neon green nails on the model above in the March issue of F!D Luxe (a Dallas/Fort Worth magazine I’ve talked about before here).  The editorial was titled “Color Theory” and they had my attention from the first image that pictured an outfit of “tomato red + true blue.”  I adored all the featured colorful combos (hands-down fave was “citron + purple + turquose“) but the neon nails above are what won my heart. 

If I was wearing those fresh and funky nails I would probably be looking a little less bored than the model in “peacock + chrome“…  The Essie “Funky Limelight” polish above looks like it might be the perfect match.  And I might just have to buy it.  How cool would it look on fingers or toes along side a simple mini dress and nude sandals this summer?

(First two images via F!D Luxe March 2011 Issue, Essie Funky Limelight polish via)

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The Perfect High Heel

March 28, 2011

Christian Louboutin – designer of the infamous red-soled shoes – reveals the complicated art and science behind his skyscraper stilettos.  Whether you are a shoe girl or not, this video is an interesting look at the ingenuity of behind the designs that may of us never give a second thought to.  And it kind of helps you understand the $700+ price tags on most of Louboutin’s luxury shoes 🙂 (Image via Neiman Marcus, Video via CNN)

Christian Louboutin – designer of the infamous red-soled shoes – reveals the complicated art and science behind his skyscraper stilettos.  Whether you are a shoe girl or not, this video is an interesting look at the ingenuity of behind the designs that may of us never give a second thought to.  And it kind of helps you understand the $700+ price tags on most of Louboutin’s luxury shoes 🙂

(Image via Neiman Marcus, Video via CNN)

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DL1961 – perfect fitting jeans

March 26, 2011

Its Saturday.  Most likely you can find me wearing a white shirt (I’ll have to dedicate an entire post to my love of these another time) of some sort and a pair of jeans.  Or if I’m lucky and its realllyy nice out, a bathing suit:) Back in the fall I visited the “Blue Jean Bar” here in Dallas.  I was on a mission to purchase a few new pairs of jeans.  Wearing the same pair of Sevens just was not cutting it.  The Blue Jean Bar is a really neat concept if you haven’t heard of it.  It is…

Its Saturday.  Most likely you can find me wearing a white shirt (I’ll have to dedicate an entire post to my love of these another time) of some sort and a pair of jeans.  Or if I’m lucky and its realllyy nice out, a bathing suit:)

Back in the fall I visited the “Blue Jean Bar” here in Dallas.  I was on a mission to purchase a few new pairs of jeans.  Wearing the same pair of Sevens just was not cutting it.  The Blue Jean Bar is a really neat concept if you haven’t heard of it.  It is literally set up like a bar but instead of beers, there are jeans.  You tell the girls what you’re looking for as far as cut, color, etc. and they grab you a few pairs.  This is where I met my DL1961 jeans.  

DL’s jeans are my newfound favorite pair of denim.  Made with 4 way stretch, these jeans don’t get baggy or stretch out.  No, you won’t have to toss them in the dryer before wearing them so that they fit just right.  My DL1961 jeans fit me the same way as they did the day that I tried them on in the store.  So, if you’re in the market for a new pair of jeans, these might just be your winner winner chicken dinner.  At least say you’ll try them on.  For me?

(All images via DL1961)  

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Running

March 26, 2011

This morning I am running Dallas’ Race for Wishes 5k for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  My first 5k race ever.  All you runners out there are probably thinking, big woop that’s only 3.1 miles.  But for those that know me and my athletic capabilities (or lack there of) this is a pretty big feat.  I mean, I didn’t put it on my list of 2011 Resolutions for nothing… I have never been a natural born runner, it is hard work making my body work like a graceful gazelle.  So the fact that I have been training (don’t laugh) for weeks and can…

This morning I am running Dallas’ Race for Wishes 5k for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  My first 5k race ever.  All you runners out there are probably thinking, big woop that’s only 3.1 miles.  But for those that know me and my athletic capabilities (or lack there of) this is a pretty big feat.  I mean, I didn’t put it on my list of 2011 Resolutions for nothing… I have never been a natural born runner, it is hard work making my body work like a graceful gazelle.  So the fact that I have been training (don’t laugh) for weeks and can control my breathing so not to get side cramps is amazing to me.

I got the courage to sign up for this race because my office has chosen the Make-a-Wish Foundation as our charity for the year.  I am so proud to be supporting this cause and fulfilling a resolution all at once. I also made a wicked good iTunes playlist with all my favorite downloads and have a sweet neon green accented outfit read to go (I wish I was kidding about one of those things, but I’m not).  Wish me luck – here goes everything!

(Image via Think Fit tumblr)

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adam & viktoria

March 25, 2011

 These fabulous pillows?  They were inspired by the secret gardens of children’s fairy tales, insects wings, and Chinoiserie patterns.  And created by a Sweedish duo, Adam Gistedt and Viktoria Nygren.  Viktoria is a fashion and textile designer and Adam is an industrial, interior, and furniture designer.  Talk about one killer combination.  No wonder these two create such works of art.  Made of linen and vibrant velvets, these pillows are unlike anything I have ever seen.  I love, love, love the combination of the linen with the plush velvet and the color combos are absolutely perfect.  I would like to buy…

 These fabulous pillows?  They were inspired by the secret gardens of children’s fairy tales, insects wings, and Chinoiserie patterns.  And created by a Sweedish duo, Adam Gistedt and Viktoria Nygren.  Viktoria is a fashion and textile designer and Adam is an industrial, interior, and furniture designer.  Talk about one killer combination.  No wonder these two create such works of art.  Made of linen and vibrant velvets, these pillows are unlike anything I have ever seen.  I love, love, love the combination of the linen with the plush velvet and the color combos are absolutely perfect.  I would like to buy one and center an entire room’s decor around it.    

At up to 250 dollars a piece (yikes!), these babies are not cheap, but boy would they look stunning on a neutral couch or bed.  Maybe I will ask for one for my birthday and one for Christmas?   

(Images 1-7 via, Image 8 via Adam & Viktoria)

 

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