Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fashion Nugget of the Day: Torrid Romper & A Broken Camera

I took a brief hiatus from the blogging world to set up at MegaCon last week. What is MegaCon you might ask? It is a gigantor comic convention in held in Orlando, Florida. We (Twisted Heroes ) set up every year and sell our comics and collectibles. More blogging about that later, yeaaa!

Ok, so here is a Fashion Nugget from a couple of weeks ago. A minor, OK a MAJOR disaster occurred while taking the photographs. I had my mini-tripod perched upon a dining room chair. The brisk March wind came along and knocked the tripod off the chair. Smash! went my camera :( I do have a poo poo backup camera, but I am currently looking around for a replacement. Any suggestions? (By the way,I did invest in a 6 foot tripod!)

Romper: Torrid

Strawberry Necklace: eBay

Espadrilles: Kohls

I love the playful style of this romper. It is beyond comfortable, and I can't wait to wear it again!

Hope you are all having a fabulous day!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

For Japan With Love: Blogger's Day of Silence

It is heartbreaking to watch the images from Japan, the death, the devastation. It makes me feel so helpless.

But there is something you can do. I am taking part in the For Japan With Love Blogger's Day of Silence being held tomorrow. For information on how to participate click HERE.

All proceeds will go to Shelter Box, an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide. Sounds like a wonderful way to help the people of Japan!

For Japan With Love & Blogger's Day of Silence was started by Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fashion Nugget of the Day: Rock On

Yes, it is time for another Fashion Nugget from yours truly. It seems as though my go to outfit consists of a cut up t-shirt, skirt, and black leggings. I own (too) many variations of this outfit.

Led Zeppelin Tee: The Great Escape
Skirt: Pure Energy
Elephant Necklace: Forever 21
Leggings: Mossimo

Here is a photo of another one of the OPI Katy Perry colors I ordered. This one is called "Not Like The Movies". It is a strange greenish/grayish/purpleish color. I like the shade, though I think it's name should be "Swamp Rainbow" or "Muddy Skies".

Hope you are all having a great week :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

My Favorite Thing: Thai Food

Happy Monday-yea right! Well, here are some photos to brighten your day.....and perhaps make you salivate a bit. THAI FOOD!!

Tempura Veggies-Is tempura Thai? Well, it was yummy

Aron about to dig into his Curry Fried Rice

My Pad Thai with shrimp, chicken, and tofu-so pretty!

Aron and I had watched an episode of Gordon Ramsey's Best Restaurant Saturday afternoon, and the two competing restaurants were Thai. After drooling our way through that episode, we were ready for some Thai for dinner! We went to Thai Spice here in town. It was decent-not great atmosphere, but really good food.

Hope you are all having a fabulous day!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

How to Help

My heart goes out to Japan, and all of those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific. If you want to help those in need, text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10. For more information, check out the Red Cross website.

The only "good" that can come out of a tragedy is the realization we are all connected, and each one of us can help.

Friday, March 11, 2011

FBFF: Finding the Balance

This weeks' Fashion Beauty Friend Friday Katy from ModlyChic asks about"Finding the Balance...... How do you do it all and still live, work and play as you should?"

1. When it comes to prioritizing your life, in what place does blogging fall?
Honestly, it varies. I run two at homes businesses, and work-wise, that is always the main priority. But some weeks I feel very inspired and I will work to fit more blogging into my schedule. I find that pre-posting helps.

2. We all wish we had more free time to dedicate to blogging and all it entails. What are your tricks for taking advantage of the time you do have to be as productive as possible?
I am more productive in the morning, and I'll give myself an hour to work on my blog, and checking out my fellow bloggers' posts.

3. Have you discovered any short-cuts that makes blogging easier or more time efficient?
If I have a crazy week ahead of me, I will draw up a few posts and tweak them as the week goes on, then schedule them for different days. I like to post randomly when the mood strikes me, but if that was all I did, then I wouldn't have too many posts :)

4. Do you have an editorial calendar or something similar that helps you plan ahead?
No, but that is a good idea :)

5. If time wasn’t an issue what you would be doing on your blog/for your blog that you aren’t doing now?
I would spend more time improving the overall look of my blog, the formatting, and so on. I would also spend more time on my photographs.

For more information, or to participate in FBFF, check out ModlyChic!

Have a fabulous Friday!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fashion Nugget of the Day: Too Much Look for Chicken & Biscuits?

So I guess this is a little overdressed for breakfast at Bojangles? I wore this outfit to meet Cristal for breakfast. Faux fur and a maxi dress for chicken and biscuits :)

I wore this dress because it is loose and comfortable, and my skin is a bit pink from fake baking. Yep, I admit it, once March gets here I am ready for tan skin and sundresses, and the weather here just isn't cooperating!

Sorry about the fuzzy photos, I guess I need to adjust my camera settings.

Jacket and Dress: Torrid
Necklace: Forever 21

Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fashion Nugget of the Day: New F21 Purchases

My posts have been void of Fashion Nuggets as of late. I like to mix up my posts, and cover slices of life, product reviews, and all that good stuff. Also, we are in betwen seasons, and though I want to wear my new floral romper, it isn't practical when it is 50 degrees outside!

Anyways, I received my Forever 21 order the other day, and I pretty much loved everything, especially this top and necklace! Here are some pics, please excuse the poo poo lighting, crappy cardboard boxes, and unmade bed in the background, lol.

Top & Necklace: Forever 21
Miniskirt: Old Navy, Leggings and Leopard Flats: Mossimo

Hope you are all having a fabulous day!


Monday, March 7, 2011

My Favorite Things: OPI Katy Perry Collection

I have never been one to be fingernail obsessed. I was a chronic nail biter most of my life, but over the past few weeks I have decided to break the habit. I am determined to grow my nails out to at least the tips of my fingers. My nails will have to be the "sporty" length, since they have a tendency to break anyways.

I have been browsing around for nail polish shades, and ran across the Katy Perry collection for OPI. Katy Perry has been a fashion inspiration to me lately. I love her edgy/pin-up/pop princess style.

I purchased the shade The One That Got Away, and I loooovvee it (it's the center color in the above photo). It reminds me of Dorothy's ruby slippers. It is a pinky-red with a subtle frosty glitter. Here's a picture of it on my nails:

I am digging the OPI nail polish so far. It seems to resist chipping, and the colors are vibrant.

I tried the black OPI shatter over this color, but I wasn't feeling it. It just looked like a streaky black mess on my nails, not the shattered mirror effect it is supposed to give. I might be using too much though :)

So, I went ahead and purchased 2 more Katy Perry colors (from eBay of course): the greenish Not Like The Movies and pink glitter Teenage Dream. I have a feeling these lighter colors might work better with the Shatter

Hope you all had a fabulous day!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

So I Went Apeshit With the Necklaces

My friend Cristal and I went for mani/pedis, lunch, and a viewing of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills "Dinner Party From Hell" viewing last week. It was a fabulous, and much needed, girly day.

While viewing RHBH, I began browsing through the
Forever 21 website. I'd heard so much about their inexpensive accessories, but I never took the time to check them out. Well, I am glad I did. And I regret that I did. Oh, I am torn.....I purchased a tad too much. Here we go.......

I also purchased a top, 2 cosmetic bags, and a set of makeup brushes. All of this for under $50, and free shipping! I guess I don't feel toooo guilty....

Have a fabulous day!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dorothy Perkins Review ...and Martinis!

I thought Martinis would get your attention!

This is a dress I wore on Shawna and Misti's visit. It is from Dorothy Perkins, and I just love it. My first order consisted of this dress, and a paisley empire waist number that I will blog about at a later date.

I am generally a US size 20, but I was able to wear this UK size 22 (US size 18). The measurements did match up, so that is what I went with.

I love how this dress is unlike anything I have found in the US. It works great with leggings and boots, and will work in the Spring with flats as well.

On to the cocktails! The drink I am holding is called a Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini. My friend Tracy introduced me to these a few weeks ago, and I am hooked.

Here is how ya do it:
One part vanilla vodka
4 parts pineapple juice,
Splash of grenadine

Shake with ice, and strain into a chilled martini glass with a maraschino cherry.
Several of these were consumed with my girls :)

Have a fabulous day