Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Stripes Week Continues...Apparently

But today it really IS navy, Chris.





Boyfriend khakis, ze gold mary jane flats (I old...can't do a heel every day anymore. Sads.), vintage striped blouse, random jewels and two things I must share. I must.

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The beaded tassle necklace? Resale treasure =$12. Pinstripe navy &white jacket that you can't tell is pinstripe but is? BCBG Max Azria.......are you ready? Jewish League Resale Store = $1.00 end of season rack on 25% off day. Yes, another 75 cent wonder that fateful day.


Merci!
Ames

An Open Letter to Amy

Dear Ames,

Why haven't we discussed this blog yet - Martinis or Diaper Genies? Girlfriend is effing HEEE-larious - I mean, I think you know how I feel about anyone who has fart or poop stories. They're just FUNNY. If you have not already done so, please check her out so we can discuss. Thank you.

Merci!

Me


P.S.

Speaking of Danny Tanner, I totally had to take off my shoe at work to scratch the bottom of my foot. I mean, I needed to get down in there and SCRATCH. It was itchy. That is all.
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Shan,
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Thing one: THANK GOODNESS you gave me your daily foot update. You know how much I love feet.
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Now then, we spoke of MADG sometime back in the days of yore (2009). She is hysterical. I love her. Let's be fake friends with her.
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Merci,
Ames

Stuff We Would Kiss On the Mouf: Seth Aaron

...from Project Runway. His look last week was Kick. Azz.




I love love love how the pop-art print/pattern he created was like the Andy Warhol/Factory version of an old old olllllllld school brocade jacket:





See? Tres chic. Well played, Seth Aaron!


Merci,
Shan
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Shan,
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That was DOPE! I love how he's the "edgy" one of this season but isn't a total jerk or trying to be too cool for school. Me likey.
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Don't get me started on losing Anthony. I miss him most of all. Funniest PR cast member evah.
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Merci,
Ames
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A to the M to the Y,
Me again. Seth Aaron is the adorable doppleganger of Jeffrey Sebilius from seasons past, but Anthony? For the love of Mrs. Butterworth, I laughed AND cried when he was leaving last week. Hands down the classiest, sweetest, funniest goodbye speech EVAH.
Anthony and Seth Aaron - call us.
Merci!
Shan

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What's Black And White And Red All Over?

Me.

Okay, really it's ebony and ivory...side by side on my...


I'm breaking the "no faces" rule with a goofy looking at phone selfie to show some of you (and you know who you are) that I dared the RED LIP today. Ignore the fact that it looks kinda magenta in these photos and that whole face one looks like I have on more makeup than I do. I did it. Normally I don't make it out of the house in red lips. I'm growing up. Sniff sniff.

Tux Deluxe Jacket: Priorities (Dillards)
Shirt: AT Loft
Distressed jeans: Old Navy
Jewries: F21 ring and earrings, TJ Maxx Necklace and random store bracelets
Plus some black platform booties you can't see, but they are there. I only go barefoot to the grocery store.

P.S. I'm feeling kinda frisky in my lipstick. We may have created a monster.

Merci,

Ames
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Awwwww - you purty. The red lookth GOOD on you. Is it the same one Gina had you try on at Ladieth Night?
Shansies

The Debbil Is In the Details

Just some deets from my ensemble today, which is just meh, but I do loves my jewreys and shoesies.

Merci!
Shan



El cheapo earrings from I can't remember. Prolly F21.


Rachel Roy ring


Steve Madden shoes, courtesy of TJ Maxx, leatha bag - Hype, via Gilt Group
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Shan,
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Um, hello. Cute much?
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Mwah,
Ames

Stuff We Would Kiss On the Mouf: A Bold Statement

Yep, still loving statement necklathes, particularly the collaboration between Roberta Freymann and Olivia Palermo (who by the way is so gorgeous it makes me want to punch babies). Check for yo damn self:

This is just not right. Rich, gorgeous, AND in possession of that necklathe?

Another Roberta Freyyman, click here please. Buy me eleventy.



This. Outfit. Is. Adorable. The end. Okay, I lied, it's not the end. Seriously - how cute is the nautical striped shirt, KEYOOT skirt, spring jacket and necklathe? SO cute, that's how much.


Merci!
Shan

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Might I add: Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.

Merci,

Ames

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lighten Up

Mayhaps it's the gorgeous sunshine today? Mayhaps it's all of the lovely nude-hued spring fashions popping up everywhere you turn? Whatever the case, I have it in a bad way this day for some dainty little frocks.


Then again, mayhaps it was the email from F21 highlighting pastels. Come to think of it....



Just a few dainty little things from F21 I spied. Must.Have.Tiered.Skirt. Mayhaps it will fall apart after a few wearings but still....seriously. The skirt. Must.Have.
Merci!
Ames

Stuff We Would Kiss On the Mouf: Street Style

Why don't we go with a little Random Inspiration for a Monday morning after two nights of having a random triplet join us in bed in the middle of the night for various reasons and then lay there are fart around for 2 hours. Makes for a GREAT way to start the work week when one has to get up at 5:30 a.m.

Merci!
Shan

I'll tell you what I'd like for spring - some cool little dress with a photo print on it, like this one from Wholesome Fashion, or the shirt I had in 1977 with a photo print of a little boy kissing a little girl in the park. I'm not choosy.

Sigh. If ONLY I hadn't been number seven out of eight in the ladieth night clothing swap, then maybe I could've put together this little ensemble from Stockholm Streetstyle. Instead, I am green with envy with the swag that Mel (aka Bubbles) from Style Scout SCORED (see her gloating here). I shake my fist at you and your adorable wardrobe, Bubbles!

This outfit from The Sartorialist is just dead sexy, but in an understated way. Love the coat, the dress, the leggings, and those slouchy boots are buttah.

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 26, 2010

For Beth

Beth,

I didn't get to sit and chat with you at Wino Club- I mean WINE Club - last night, but I have to tell you that everytime I mention Depends on the blog now - and we both know that is quite a bit - I think of you. Isn't that sweet? Beth = Depends.

This has nothing to do with the REAL reason I am throwing this post up. Per your request (PER YOUR REQUEST???? What am I typing - a memo to my boss???) I give you The Trips:
Gavin:
This is so uncharacteristically Gavin (aka Clint Eastwood). I don't know why he thought he was a badazz in this pic. The pic below is more representative of him on a daily basis:
Gavie's a lover, not a fighter, fo shizzle.
Simon:
Simon is my little worrier, and my little warrior. Seriously, he The $hit.
THIS is typical Simon - ALWAYS with an ornery grin on his face because he is usually up to NO good.
and last but not least
Scarlett:
Don't let the innocent look fool you - girlfriend is The Puppetmaster.

I am also happy to report, girl likes her hats, particularly this Elmer Fudd number that she wears quite frequently. If she cannot get her hands on an actual hat at a given moment, she will take whatever she finds and put it on her head. I am proud to say she is a fashionista already at 22 months.

Funny story about them - my friend Natty Lite read their tarot cards for $hits and giggles one day, and here are the major cards she drew for each one: Gavin = The Lover; Simon = The Devil; Scarlett = The High Priestess. Pretty amazing, and exactly on target.

Anyhoozle - hope you enjoyed this trip down Trip Lane. Happy Friday!

Merci!
Shan

Wall Porn

Let's talk art again, shall we? I'm so artsy fartsy. Okay, maybe I'm just fartsy (NO COMMENTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY, AMY), but still, I loves me some cool artwork all up in my grill. Enjoy some wif me.

I LOVE this outtake from a Marilyn Monroe photo shoot, complete with big old red X over it. And the austere white lacquered table and chairs? Would NEVER look that austere in my house with The Trips.

This painting? Want. The end.

I think we've already established how I feel about horses in the dining room. Gimme.

Zenlicious.


Let's get one thing straight - I want an art wall somewhere in my house, and I THINK the entryway is just the ticket. Will it look as cool as these two photos? Does the Pope wear a funny hat?

Merci!
Shan

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stuff We Would Kiss On the Mouf: Palmer Weiss

Thank you to Design Darling, who pointed out in the Chair Porn post that the room in the "freaking awesome patent leather chair" photo was done by designer Palmer Weiss. I moseyed over to her sight, and what to my wondering eye did appear but a myriad of freaking awesome rooms with nary a reindeer.

Palmer Weiss, a designer originally from Charleston, South Carolina (one of my favorite cities) who now resides in San Fran works her mojo in ways that, to me, evoke California in the 1970s in the coolest, most modern and hip way imaginable. Enjoy.

Merci!
Shan

Aforementioned freaking awesome patent leather chair.

This room made me gasp out loud when I saw it. Are you kidding me? That amazing artwork? The sunny, bananas cool pattern on the DINETTE??? Flipping sweet mid-century mod wire chairs and an homage to the Jetsons pendant light? GASP!!!


I want to roll around naked on that carpet and then steal that orange and white chair when the owner's come home and catch me.


Love that Jonathan Adler looking rug. I'm a sucka for someone who can mix patterns well, and those lamps? Hello, luvahs.

Ch-ch-check it out - the backside of the photo above this one. A bee-you-ti-ful mid century credenza and a teeny tiny bentwood table for the Trips? When do we move in????


Another gasp-worthy room. Grasscloth wallcovering? Check. Gorgeous mirror, lamps and light fixture? Check check check. WHITE LACQUER CREDENZA? I just died.


Another view of the gorgeousness that is the dining room. Swoon. Someone grab my Depends.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We Need A Name For This

If this keeps up, Shan, we have to name this feature. Or not. I'm sure I'll be over it in about a week or 10. I mean, we both know what happened with our My Style Diary pages of yesteryear.

Until then, today's installment of more bad phone photos in work bathroom.


Shame you can't see the whole thing. Let me set the scene....picture it if you will.

Vintage resale robe? Smoking Jacket? Giant's pajama top? Whatever the case, the sleeves are rolled up a tons and it's about down to my knees. AND it was exactly 75 cents. $1.00 rack on 25% day. Don't hate the playa.

Black ruffle neck shift dress I've had for ages underneath, with black leggings and shoes of Midas. F21 jewelry layered up...balls...te he. Bracelets I just remembered I tossed in my purse as I look at this. Must pull those out and adorn my wrists.

All I know is that I am COMFORTABLE today. Too bad I don't have time for a car nap.

Merci!

Ames

Women's Wear Daily

This is what you get when you try to take photos of yourself at 6 in the a.m. - it's as if a slightly drunk Oompa Loopma or a Munchkin is taking your photo.

Deets: White tux jacket, The Limited; Mossimo skinnies, Tar-jay; grey burnout tank, F21; Shoes, ZooShoo from me sis

Man Hands, is that you???? Bling ring, some store in Laguna Beach (wasn't that helpful)?
Skull Ring, F21; Black rose ring that has lipgloss inside, Anna Sui

Necklathe and earrings, F21

Merci!
Shan
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Shan,
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Yaaaaaay, you're playing two whole times! I think you know how I feel about tux jackets and jeans.
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Why do we both look away when we do selfies? Also, hard to see if we're "smizing" but I'm so down with headless shots. Less pressure. Also, also, you don't have man hands - even if your mom said that one thing that one time.
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Loves,
ames

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ALL RIGHT THEN!!!

Sheesh - if you're going to hound me, I'll post the really crappy headless shots of moi in my new kimono-esque purple and black modified leopard print giant sleeved blouse I scored yesterday at Macy's. Wearing it over my purple and black ombre Kensi dress so that it just looks like a black sequin skirt, booties from eBay, thrifted lion chain belt, and Rachel Roy ginormous purple ring. Enjoy.
Standing like I have to pee......


I know, I know - I'm standing like a dork, but I was TRYING to show the blousieness of said giant sleeves. Sue me!!

Merci!

Shan

Shan,

Go on with your bad self, Macy's. That totes mcgoats looks vintage. My eyes are happy.

Merci,

Ames

St. Patty's Day Was Last Week, Yo

Which is why I saved this for this week. I have this huge fear of being confused with a holiday outfit wearer.

I'm not even joking a little when I tell you again, Shaaaaaannnnnnnaaaaaan: Don't make me do this alone on here because I'll look like a dbag.

Ladieth Tuxedo Suit: Resale score of all scores that didn't need one stitch of alterations. Not even in the length. That is RARE when you are 5'3". Thank you petite section woman that decided to get rid of this little gem. Why you did, I do not know b/c it's gonna live forever, like FAME, up in here.

Green Chest Lasagna (per my husband) blouse of goodness: Bday present from Shan. Loves.

Earrings and Shoes: F21. Starter oxford/brogues to see if I want to invest in a more spendy pair. I do. I'm sold. Taking suggestions on super comfy ones, if you have.

Peacock Ring: ANOTHER bday present. From my non-blogging bff, Ginger, (well she had one for her daughter but we won't talk about that, will we GINGER?) who picks out really awesome rings and also has really good taste in friends, duh.

We can't wait to see what Shan wore today, can we kids? I'm not above peer pressure.