Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ad space overload

You know what I can't deal with lately? The same celebrities taking over all the advertising airwaves. I don't want my jewelry girl also selling me deodorant, know what I mean?

Celebrity Exhibit A:
J to the Lo.

I mean, she's already got millions. Perhaps billions. Does she really need to keep signing these endorsement contracts?
Ya we get it. Nice legs.
I'm pretty sure you've gotten laser hair removal, so stop trying to sell us a razor.

Gucci ad with the kiddos. Granted, super cute ad. But c'mon.

Tous Jewelry

I promise, one time I was flipping through a magazine and there were two advertisements back to back that were featuring J. Lo. She's embarrassing herself at this point (and we're not even mentioning the dozens of perfumes she's made.)

Celebrity Exhibit B:
Brooke Shields

I'm not sure if Brooke Shields is just trying to stay topical, but she's really whoring herself out to the advertising agencies lately.
Latisse I understand. Who doesn't want long lashes?

Colgate is pushing it. We all use toothpaste. We don't need Brooke to peer pressure us into her "brand."

Got Milk? ya ya, it's overdone.

This is where it truely takes a turn for the worse: Lazy Boy furniture. I'm sure she can afford a decent recliner, why does she have to hock them publicly?

Remember the good ol' days when it was just Brooke and her Calvins? These days she endorses more products than a Jersey Shore episode (have you heard the controversy about Jersey Shore and Abercrombie? Hilar.)

Other over-exposed celebs I can do without seeing everywhere?
any and all Bachelor or Bachelorette contestents
Jennifer Aniston and all her supposed pregnancies
Angelina Jolie and her 50 children

Which celeb could you do without??

Monday, August 29, 2011

i believe in bows




feminine & pretty.
loving bows at the moment.


Love them on my wardrobe:







Love them in my hair:






Love them on a ring.




Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kim K's Wedding

I've been so anxiously sweating waiting to see these photos. Is that normal? Tell me I'm not the only one.
Anyway, they're here.

And I have to say they're kind of a let-down!

This didn't pull at my heart strings in the slightest. Were my expectations just way too high? Ugh.



I'm about to show how uncultured I am...is this headwear thing a nod to her Armenian heritage? If it is, that's totally cool, I get it. If not, I have to say I pretty much hate everything about it. Her hair is a disappointment, too.

Is it just me or did her hair stylist really shellac her hair back with a couple bottles of VO5 Gel?

I will say, however her makeup looks flawless...and LOVE the earrings.



As you can see, the hair is much better here. Finally, the coveted Kim K hair we were wanting to see!


Is anyone else shocked that Brody and Avril are {still} dating?
The black tiers of cake? Ruin my life whydontcha? I would expect it from Avril but...



Hate me for saying it, but the bridesmaids look better than the bride, so sad!!


Did anyone else feel let down after seeing these?
Or was is the dream wedding you've always wanted?

Friday, August 26, 2011

FTF: a tv show copy-cat

On this week's episode of Pretty Little Liars (such a delectably addicting nugget of teen angst television, isn't it?), I couldn't help but drool over Aria's (Lucy Hale's) amazing maroon pleated dress. So 40's I could die. Plus, the rich berry tone is totally on track for the fall trends this year.


Unfortunately, Aria's dress is vintage (of course) so we aren't able to do a straight copy-cat. Instead, I would opt for a look that features separates, that way you can get more use out of the clothes!




Whose PLL style is your favorite?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

VH: new 'do


Your hair says a lot about you.
Didn't you know?


How someone can go from this:






to THIS:

is seriously shocking.

*disclaimer
Vanessa did it for a movie role wherein she plays a homeless teen. {ah, ha!}
At least there is a legitimate reason.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mondayitis

I've got a case of the Mondays.
Perhaps it's because of the mess in my bedroom, thanks to not unpacking from my last two trips.

Perhaps it's because my bestie now lives approximately one million miles away. (Update text from H: "We're here!! Population: 7, Home of the world's tiniest closets...").

Perhaps it's because my next birthday is now 359 days away and now I have no excuse to act spoiled.

These beauts are the only apple in my eye this dreary (forecasted 110 degree) Monday.


Camilla Belle in Miu Miu (aka my grandma's tablecloth-in the best way possible. Minus the shoes)

Olivia Palermo in Valentino Haute Couture

Elle Fanning's Marc by Marc Jacobs ads

Olivia Wilde's hair. Will be copying this.




Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's Birthday Week



More like Birthday month, let's be honest here.



C is celebrating her birthday this week (the 16th) and we need to wish her the happiest.



Why? Because she deserves it! Think of all those beauty secrets she's shared with us. Time to give back some love and help celebrate this tremendous occasion!





So many reason why we love our C-doll.

Here are a few {in no particular order}



1. Her witty commentary. I can always count on our playdates being filled with laughter.






2. Pre-Courtney I {will admit} i used to be a shimmer on shimmer user. That's right girls, I would use a shimmery shadow on my lid and in my crease. So glad I have C in my life to set me straight. Cause friends don't let friends double shimmer. So thankful for her all-knowing makeup wisdom.






3. Her sense of style. Obviously.






4. The fact that she has a black/white opinion on everything. Just call her a life consultant. Yours and mine.






5. Last but not least, her undeniable love for friends and family.






Love you C! Hope you have/had the bestest of birthdays!!







Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hair Scare

Have you seen the latest in hair trends?

You heard it here, kids:
Just because some celebrities have momentarily lost their minds (maybe the hair dye is affecting their brain cells), doesn't mean you should follow suit.

Sienna Miller with peach tips

Katy Perry with a lavender wash

Kate Bosworth with blue string cheese

Dianna Agron with hot pink tie dyed tresses

The ONLY celebrity that did this blasted trend any justice is LC. Well played, subtle blue low-lights. Well played.