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Wedding Dresses…. So many styles to choose from!

August 5, 2013

T-minus 5 days until I am officially in my first wedding… as a bridesmaid. Yep, my best friend is getting married. It got me thinking – when you plan a wedding, where do you even BEGIN to start searching for a wedding dress? Bridal magazine covers litter the aisles of Barnes and Noble and the grocery store, but I never stop to look or even give it a glance. I guess that’s probably because I’m so far from marriage. Anyway, back to my point. I spent some time looking up different styles on DressFirst.com and here’s what I found.

1. Not all dresses are white. Mind blown. Like this one. This dress is actually very elegant and a little vintage-looking if you ask me. It’s a nice style – not really my type, but I know would look great on some people.

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2. Some wedding dresses look like ballet recital outfits. Short. Sweet. Great for dancing in, but not traditional at all. I do like the skirt on this… This is probably something I’d want for a reception. And the best part is you could probably wear it again!Image

3. Some dresses make you feel like a princess. Now this is something that I could get behind. I love this dress because it’s a little over the top but just perfectly elegant enough. It reminds me of the little figure on top of a wedding cake. If this doesn’t scream wedding, I don’t know what does.

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We’ve Moved!

October 30, 2010

Hey guys, we’re working out how to get everyone automatically redirected to our new home at www.Urbanupdater.com, but until then follow the link and update your bookmarks!   Thanks for reading!

Steve Madden Sannibel: On Sale!

July 6, 2010

Nothing says summer to me, more than a pair of white, sophisticated sandals. Maybe it’s just the color white – I associate it with lounging in the Bahamas or Jamaica. I guess it’s because white really brings out your tan and since you’re on vacation you really don’t care if you get it dirty of not (that’s the sensible side of me coming out).

Anyway, I think I may have to snag a pair of these. Throw ’em on with a pair of jeans or wear it with your favorite summer dress. I don’t have to go to the Bahamas or Jamaica, but it’s definitely a way to bring them into my everyday life.

And yay, they’re on sale at Steve Madden!

Beachwear Cover-Ups

May 20, 2010

What do you cover-up with when you go to the beach? Probably shorts and a tank, or a sundress. But what if you’re on vacation and you want to look nice and just a little stylish? Then, the tunic is your friend!

I’ve searched high and low for some tunics for my Florida vacation coming up and I’d like your opinion on which one you like best, ok? Thanks!

1. Embellished Tunic from Victoria’s Secret: Casual, yet very chic.

2. Embroidered Boho Tunic: Fun and playful, yet very stylish

3. Elan Embroidered Tunic: Casual and classy.

4. Lillie Top: I know they have this paired with jeans, but I think it’d make a fab beach cover up, don’t you?!

Trend Alert: Matte Nailpolish

February 19, 2010

Say what? Matte nailpolish? Yup, that’s right folks, forget the super shine top coat on this one. O.P.I. has jumped on board so you know it’s extra hot.I actually picked up “La Paz-itively Hot” (The pink one, of course) and didn’t realize it was a Matte until I got halfway home and read the tag. The tag reads says you can’t wear hand lotion or any sort of top/base coat. I thought – WTH!?? I can’t put on hand lotion! After testing this matte color out, I was super impressed at how FAST it dryed. Literally within 2 minutes of applying 2 coats, I was doing dishes and other things and guess what? NO smudges! This is definitely a perk and the matte doesn’t look so bad after all. I also that applying hand lotion only takes away some of the shine, and for someone who didn’t even know I signed up for matte, it’s no sweat off my back.

Fashion Runway Falls: Is the Shoe Worth It?

February 19, 2010

With NYFW coming to a close, I’m sure you’ve been keeping up with the latest trends, tragedies (R.I.P Alexander McQueen), and Oops moments! Well, I’d like to tak the time to talk about the multiple falls during fashion week.

I can understand that as a designer, you’d want your models to have the most cutting edge, unique heel to match the fabulous outfits, but you have to ask yourself, is it really worth it? In my opinion? No. You may be the designer, but YOU’RE not the one who has to walk those slick surfaces. I wonder how many models have gotten injured as a result of falling. Safety above fashion, people.

What do you think?

Katy Perry : Love Her Style : American Idol

January 26, 2010

Can i just say how much I love Katy Perry’s style? She is so eclectic yet ballsy and elegant – all rolled into one. Plus her voice is amazing too, so that’s just added bonus points! And I am super excited that she’s going to be hosting American Idol tonight! (follow her on twitter @KatyPerry)

Which celeb’s style do you emulate? Leave it in the comments below 🙂

P.S. should I dye my hair black???

The Ultimate Wacky Gift Destination

January 9, 2010

Fred Flare is one of my favorite online places to shop when it comes down to unique random gifts for people. Yeah, they probably don’t NEED it, but their life is a whole lot better with these gifts.. such as…

PB and J Earrings!

Bacon Wallet

Giant Cupcake Mold

Cheeseburger Phone from Juno

Mini Panda Skillet

I’m a Guest Fashion Blogger For Gevalia’s BeanChat~! Join Me on Twitter!

October 29, 2009

Hey everyone!

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Tomorrow morning, bright and early (for me), I’m going to be a guest blogger on Gevalia‘s Bean Chat along with Tori Anderson from The Happy Housewife. The chat starts at 7am PST / 10am EST and we’ll be covering all kinds of topics from frugal fashion tips, food, home decor and lot of other stuff! If you have a twitter account, all you gotta do is go to TweetChat and type in the hash tag #beanchat. See ya there!

Feathered Headbands – love ’em or leave ’em?

June 12, 2009

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I love this trend because headbands are so fun. Well, I haven’t wore them since 5th grade, but I am determined to get some cute feather headbands. They can make just a regular jeans and tshirt getup look fancy and flashy.

Anyone know of cool places to buy some? What do you think of the trend?

A Chocolate Tour!

February 19, 2009

Ok Ok, I know that Valentine’s Day is way over and I hope you had a great one. Here’s a sweet tour that you might actually love if you love chocolate like me. Sweet Walks in NYC gives tours of places that sell the finest and most amazing chocolate is definitely on my list to check out in NY before I leave. Check out the full blog post on TMI Weekly!

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David Lok won the Happy Socks contest!

February 9, 2009

Remember the Happy Socks contest back in December? I was giving away 4 pairs of socks to the person who left the best comment. Well after much review, David Lok won and here’s his pic with his awesome new Happy Socks!

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Here’s his winning response: “

I deserve to win because I’ve been stuck in the Thome Browne universe a bit too long. Suit pants that hangs above ankle with dress shoes minus socks really don’t work so well this time of the year. What better way to cure my no sock blues with these dashing Happy Socks.

Thanks a bunch!”

And just so you know, David, you look stunning in your new socks! 🙂

Inauguration Day!

January 20, 2009

I know many people have been waiting for this day for quite some time. So in honor, here’s a video from Threadbanger.com that shows you how to make some rad Obama gear. Plus check out this link for a roundup of a ton of handmade goods, like the one below!

Subject Orange: A new FITNESS / HEALTHY LIFESTYLE blog

July 30, 2008

I’m working on a new blog called Subject: Orange. The goal is to have tons of healthy lifestyle tips for eating, exercise, articles, myths (and truths) and anything health relate.

Check out the site and let me know what you think!

Oh, and if you’re a health/fitness guru and would like to be a contributer to the site, email me!

Emu Oil and your skin.

June 6, 2008

For all of you who live in very dry climates and sometimes feel that regular lotions and creams just aren’t cutting it for you (or if you have a dry skin condition like psoriasis, eczema or aging skin, muscle joints, etc), then here’s a tip! EMU OIL! Why emu oil? Its been used for thousands of years because of its anti-inflammatory properties and essential fatty acids.

I researched some products containing Emu Oil and here are my top finds:

Melie’s Salve: This product is really great. It’s 100% natural and preservative free and contains emu oil as its main ingredient. After using this product for a week, I’ve noticed that the red spots in my skin slowly faded and it left a smooth appearance. Also it’s fragrance free, which I love and it spreads easily and doesn’t leave skin feeling greasy. This is a fantastic product and it’s a good price also! ($6.50 for a 2oz jar!)

Pampered Diva Gifts: I love this line because all the products are handmade and au natural. This is a major plus when I buy my products because if you ever read ingredients that contain alcohol, it usually drys out skin.

The emu lotion is great for people who want the added benefits of emu oil without the greasyness. I have the strawberry-kiwi flavor and it smells great and is very fragrant!

The Mango Papaya body butter is a bit more heavy and stays on longer but leave skin feeling silky and smooth. Not to mention it moisturizes way better than regular body butters. This is probably due to the fact that the ingredients are all natural and there are no added alcohols. The thing I love about this product is that you don’t need much to moisturize and it leaves skin feeling very elastic, even after washing hands.

If you’ve got a product (natural) that you think is great for eczema, send it my way and I’ll test it out! Email me!

Drinking and Drawing.

April 24, 2008

Seems like a cool concept, huh? It’s this even that my work hosts. We all gather at this bar and they have a stage set up with light boxes. There’s about 10 light boxes and people go up in turns and draw 8 index cards. So you take the last person’s drawing and add 8 more cards… in effect, continuing with their animation. Then at the end, someone scans the cards and makes it a short animation. It’s fun and you don’t have to be able to draw at all… heck, half the people there are drunk.

Here’s a pic from the event last night. Check this link for more pics.

Onesie Pajamas aren’t just for kids.

January 30, 2008

Yup, that’s right. Seems to be the craze lately and if you’re like me and live in New York, it’s pretty much a necessity. Onesie pajamas are not only awesome looking,  but they are super comfortable and let’s you relive the good ‘ol days when you were a kid. Pajama City has a ton of pajamas. I LOVE IT!

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Muddy Buddies and Haribo Raspberries…..

January 15, 2008

…. are just the best candy ever! It’s a shame that I never realized that the card store right downstairs from work sold Muddy Buddies (chocolate covered gummy bears) and Haribo Raspberries…. I will definitely be frequenting there more often.

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USB Humping Dog

January 10, 2008

What’s better than just a regular USB dog? A USB humping dog! It’s hilarious!! Check out this vid!

Top 10 Pink Gadgets of 2007

December 11, 2007

Ok – so if you haven’t already caught on, then catch on now. PINK is everywhere – whether its for the cure for Breast Cancer or just for the sake of the oh-so loveable color, you can’t escape its wrath. Pink has been my favorite color since before I could even say pink. And I’m happy to see that this year has produced more pink gadgets that I know what to do with. Here are my top 10 favorites for this year:

1. The Pink DVD Player: Why buy a silver or black DVD player when you can buy a pink one from NextPlay? They are SO adorable and cheap. Unfortunately when I bought my DVD player, I called all over to find one and they were all sold out. If you get one, let me know… you’re a lucky lucky person.

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2. The Pink Casio Exilim: So far, I only have a pink case for my camera. It’s also a 4.0 megapixel (meaning it’s ANCIENT). I want to upgrade to this one this year….. WOOHOO.

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3. The Pink iPod Shuffle (exclusive to Walmart): And sold out, I might add. If you can’t get your hands on this, get a pink cover. Though, let me add – It’s just not as cool.

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4. The Pink Tool Set:  Your husband or boyfriend has a tool kit, so why shouldn’t you? And if you’re going to have to do the heavy dirty work around the house, you should be using something cute. End of story.

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5. The Pink PS2: We all know that the PS2 is amazing, for the mere fact that you can play Guitar Hero on it…. and as of November, it’s coming out in PINK. Hallelujah!

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6. The Pink KitchenAid: I love to cook and I love to cook on pink appliances. Amazing. Though I have pink pots and pans, a pink kettle and other small appliances, this one takes the cake!

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7. The Pink George Foreman: Did George approve this? Maybe he created it for his daughter… oh wait, he had all boys. Well, then my friend, George, must be looking out for the ladies on this one.

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8. The Pink Computer: Unlike my pink laptop, this one is actually colored pink, not just the case. Let me just say, this is one way to type in style. Thanks Sony. (Although, I am a fan of apple….. c’mon Steve Jobs, we want a pink computer!!!)

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9. Pink Dyson Vacuum Cleaner: I love to clean. And now, I love to clean even more! The generic yellow vacuum cleaners are so tacky. Women out there, you should only agree to vacuum if your husband’s buy you a pink vacuum cleaner.

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10. The Pink Coffeemaker: I was torn between the pink coffeemaker and the pink toaster. Then I realized that I drink WAY more coffee… and you probably do too, which is why this coffeemaker made the cut.

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