Friday, May 29, 2009

Cruise and Bermuda Roundup

So yesterday Jason and I returned from our cruise to Bermuda and it was the best time that I've ever had! Seriously, if you are thinking of planning a vacation. Please, please choose a cruise!

We took the Royal Carribean's Explorer of the Seas out of Bayonne to Bermuda for a 5 night cruise.

The boat:



The promenade-where the shops and cafes were


The casino floor-it was amaziiiing


The view from the pool


Our tiny miniature stateroom-I had it decorated for Jason's birthday



The boat was absolutely amazing. They had a general pool and hot tub and an adults only pool and hot tub which was really nice. We spent a lot of our time playing mini golf and ping pong. We did miss out on the rock climbing wall and ice skating though because Jason didn't pack long pants. He didn't want to go ice skating in his suit lol.

Our first day-the safety drill:

Safety first ladies and gents, safety first!!

Formal night, we'd dress up in anything to eat the food, we seriously ate our way through that ship lol:


We clean up nicely. This dress was from Dress Barn and I absolutely adore it!!!

We were staying next to these drunken Long Island douchebags who decided to come back beyond wasted every night at around 4 a.m. and decided to scream across the halls to their fellow LI skanks and blast rap music..but I wasn't bitter! The morning we were coming into Bermuda we just couldn't fall back asleep so we decided to watch the sunrise and watch the boat come into port..it was gorgeous:



Yes, we were as exhausted as we looked lol


Bermuda was HEAVEN-Pink sand beaches, the friendliest people and the clearest water:

Our bus ride to the beach





Overall, the trip was AMAZZZZING! We want to plan a trip back to Bermuda even though it's super expensive, as in gas is $14 a gallon and houses, even the tiniest, start at a million.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Evolution of Style

So this is my attempt at color, lol. Color normally frightens me and I've gradually been trying to add it to my wardrobe. I now have a couple of greens, blues and aquas. I'm working on it.



Black cami-F21-$3.50
Green blouse-BR Outlet-$13
Grey skinnies-ON-$15
Beaded necklace-Lia Sophia-hostess gift from a jewelry party
Silver necklace-Tiffany-gifted




I really adore this necklace. It's such a statement piece and really adds punch to an outfit of solids. It looks heavy, but it really isn't and works perfectly with diamond studs or pearl earrings.

Forever21 introduces Love 21

I'm not ashamed to admit that I LOVE me some Forever 21. Some of their stuff is just horrible, but if you dig enough (either through the store or website) you can find some cute, non-dispsable like items. I visit their site almost every week to see if they have udated the "Shop the Look" section, which is my fave to get ideas. Last week they said that today they were debuting their first contemporary line, Love 21. I looked at it today and it's tres cute. I don't see a HUGE difference between that and their regular line, but there are some really cute pieces and basics.

So far the in store collection is pretty limited, so check out the whole line on-line lol.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

ELF Haul

I took advantage of the recent 50% off code for the ELF studio line and purchased myself a small haul. I must say-these items are love! I will be reviewing each of them individually in future posts, but let me tell you-for like $16 total with shipping this haul is friggin amazing!

Overall haulage:



Eyebrow kit in medium:



Contouring blush and bronzing powder:




Angled foundation brush:



Powder Brush:



I don't know why I didn't photograph the under eye concealer and highlighter, but I love that too!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Evolution of Style-Day 3

Boy, do I lag with this stuff! I have no idea how Kimberly does this every single day lol.

Sorry for the small pic, my camera is just terrible at taking long range self-timer pics. I'm working on it!



Floral patterned shirt-Banana Republic Outlet $15.40
Dark skinnies-SO from Kohls-$25
Silver necklace-TIffany's-gifted

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tagged

I was tagged by my lovely West Coast Luvie, Diana.

The rules are:
1. Take your award here.
2. Put the logo on your post.
3. Link the person who awarded you.
4. Nominate at least 7 other bloggers.
5. Add the links of those bloggers on yours.
6. Leave a message for your nominees.

I didn't see the logo, so I'm just stealing the rules from her.

I don't know 7 bloggers all that well, so I'm just nominating a few. I love this new blogger world and love the people I've "met" through this. I hope to continue this and to continue to "meet" some lovely ladies.

I tag:

My Blogger BFF
Kendall
lol
One of my real life BFF's Ashley
My Jersey Girl Tammy

Disney Recap

Hello ladies! I'm back from Florida with nicely sunburnt shoulders and boobs..The rest of me? Pale as always!

We had record breaking high temps in Florida: 94, 96 and 97..I almost friggin died...I don't do well in extreme temps..really cold? Nope! really hot? Hell no!

I went with my mom who was there for a conference, so I spent the mornings alone at the pool with my mags and the afternoons and evenings pushing little kids out of the way to get closer to the rides lol

We stayed at Port Orleans which is like a New Orleans themed hotel. I absolutely LOVED it. The hotel had New Orleans style street signs and walkways and horse drawn carriages. Too friggin cute.

There are some things that I learned at Disney:

-Guys like boobs
-Guys don't care who they are with, kids, wives, Minnie, they will look at boobs
-Seeing how adorable the kids are at Disney makes me so excited to have kids one day
-Seeing how bratty the kids are at Disney makes me terrified to have kids one day
-America is FAT

I think that's about it lol. I have a small Disney haul that I want to share with you ladies but have to get around to taking pics. Some of the items came from the Japan pavillion at Epcot!

Some pics:





It was the Flower and Garden festival at Epcot and the topiaries were amazinnng!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Freebies!!

Everyone loves a freebie, don't we? Well, let me introduce you to Vista Print . How this place stays in business? I really have no idea!

My friend Bia got her save the dates from here (postcards and business cards) for free! All she had to pay was shipping. So I had to check this out myself. I registered and I waited to get an email indicating that it was freebie time. About 20 minutes later I did and I ordered a personalized pen, set of note cards and sticky pad. I was still skeptical, but willingly paid the $6.95 shipping. Two weeks later-I received it! It's so cute and all matchy and matchy and just adorable. Again, no idea how this place stays open as they are always running these freebie ads, but it's worth checking out.

I'll be leaving in a couple of hours in a xanex haze on my flight to Florida. I'll be back to regular postings next Monday. Have a great week and weekend everybody!

Monday, May 4, 2009

What to Pack-Theme Park Edition

As I may begin my student teaching in the Fall and be BROKE for who knows how long, I plan on taking a lot of trips this summer. My first trip is to Disney World with my mom (she's ADDICTED). I leave this Wed. and will be back on Sunday. I'm terrified of flying, I mean TERRIFIED, so it'll be interesting flying down there on my own on Wed. since my mom is all ready there.

Any who, I thought since I'm taking a variety of trips to a variety of places this summer, it'd be helpful to create a what to pack article to assist you ladies in the annoying task of packing for those lovely trips.

Theme Park Edition:

1. Sneakers- You'll be walking around and dodging kids all day so this is not the time to be worried about your feet looking cute. Walking around in sandals all day will most likely lead your feet to look nasty and your feet, legs and back to hurt. No fun ladies! Look for a walking or running sneaker like these from Puma:

Puma.com-$78




2. Shorts- I am not a short wearing person, in fact I hate shorts. But when it comes to a theme park, in the middle of summer, I make the exception. Work out shorts are an option, but with the sneakers on the feet, it will look like your heading to the gym. Try to stick with a cute denim pair or khaki pair that goes with everything.

Old Navy-$15

3. One pair of capris/linen pants-For those nights with just a bit of chill in the air it's important to have something other than booty shorts lol. This is where a nice pair of capris or a pair of thin linen pants come in handy. Plus, wearing shorts on the plane isn't the most comfy.

Capris-Delias.com-$39.50




4. A bathing suit-DUH
Not only is a bathing suit the only time you can be really chic and not look out of a place at a theme park or a resort, it's also handy for those water rides. Since theme parks are technically for kids-let's try to keep it PG lol.

F21-$12.80 each piece


5. A convertible skirt/dress- Lots of theme parks now have nice restaurants or bar areas to go along with them (hello Downtown Disney!) This is not the time and place for those shorts and sneakers-look chic and comfy.

Cotton Spandex Jersey Dress-American Apparel-$43.00


6. Flip flops- Flip flops are a summer essential and necessary for the walks to the pool and to wear on water rides. Water logged socks and sneakers are NOT fun. Plus you can wear a pair with your skirt/dress ensemble.

Embellished Thong Sandal-ON-$19.50


7. Airy, yet supportive tank tops- When it's 100 friggin degrees with 100% humidity I don't want to be wearing something super tight. However, at the same time I don't want my girls bouncing all up and down on those damn rides all day. My perfect solution- the racer back tank AND racer back bra.

VS Racerback bra top-$15


VS Racerback Full Coverage Bra-$29.50




8. Sunscreen- Walking around all day in and out of rides and buildings can cause some serious sun damage on the skin. Stick with a higher SPF and remember to re-apply after lunch and after any water rides.

9. Most important- your camera! No one wants to miss out on memories with Mickey and Minnie!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tag-you're it!

• What is your current obsession? Manolos..every since watching the Sex and the City movie for the millionth time and picking up the book with all the movie wardrobe in it, I need a pair in my life. I've started the hunt on Ebay and local consignment shops.



• What is your weirdest obsession? This is REALLY gross, but sunburnt skin. I can't stand it and have to peel it ASAP.





• What are you wearing today? I actually look cute today because I have an awards ceremony to work tonight, so black leggings, black ballet flats, a black tank, and a taupey dress




• What’s for dinner today? Sushi with my bosses and my co-workers




• What would make today special? If I could get a chance to breath at work today, seriously!




• What would you like to learn to do? Crochet >_< I have no patience to make nice things….. I'm a chronic craft quitter.. LoL...me too Kendall!




• What’s the last thing you bought? I ordered some ELF studio stuff last night




• What are you listening to right now? Random office sounds





• What is your favourite weather? non-muggy and in the 70's or 80's with a nice breeze





• What is your most challenging goal right now? Get out of my house and fast!


• What do you think about the person who tagged you? My girly Kendall is the best! She's fierceee

• If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? That new pad in the village Madonna was looking at..or anything on Museum Mile with a view of Central Park ::swoon::





• What would you like to have in your hands right now? a winning lottery ticket




• What would you like to get rid of? My debt and my grey hair





• If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Rome




• Which language do you want to learn? As many as I can, I don't want to be a stubborn American




• What do you look for in a friend? Can make fun of themselves and me, honest, hillarious and sweet




• Who do you want to meet in person? Daniel Murphy..give me 10 mintes and a bottle of wine




• What’s your favourite type of music? I listen to everything!!




• What is your favourite piece of clothing you own? Do my Stuart Weitzman black patent leather open toe mary janes count?




• What is your dream job? Something high up with the Mets, but realistic dream job? a teacher




• Any favourite models? Tyra..no one can smile with their eyes like her




• If you had £100 now what would you spend it on? What's that in USD? Don't they use Euro's now? put it towards my Manolo's




• Favourite designer? Marc Jacobs-funky fresh with a hint of sophistication




• Fashion pet peeve? socks with sandals-WHY????





• Do you admire anyone’s style? Carrie Bradshaw-that trick will try anything and everything





What's your fave movie? When Harry Met Sally


Okay, here's the rules:

1. Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

2. Tag eight other people.


I'm tagging everyone~!

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