Thursday, August 21, 2008

Allure Giveaway

My mind has been complete mush lately and I totally forgot about this giveaway that Allure magazine is having. Damn. It started on August 1st and for each weekday of the month, they are giving away a ton of products, clothing, or shoes. I'm so bummed I forgot all about this. Who doesn't love free stuff?! There's still a few days left to win!

Friday, August 15, 2008

CB2 Too!

I'm so excited! We finally have gotten a Cb2 store in San Francisco. I love that store. I don't usually spend a ton of money on decorating or home stuff but probably will now. LOL!

If you're like me, you hate spending money on shipping. Then, if you don't like it, you've gotta send the damn thing back. Sooo not for me. Now that we have a store, I can go there and see the thing in person. *sigh* And possibly not afford everything I want to buy. The chances of bigger markdowns is always better at the store too.
If you're not familiar with CB2, it's a subsidiary of the Crate & Barrel stores. Geared towards 'younger people', they carry a higher end line of things that would remind you of IKEA. It is quite a bit more expensive but how low can designers go? I think that if you can find something on sale there, you'd be doing pretty darn good. Can't wait to go shopping!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Olympic Fashions for 2008

So, I was going to talk about the different things the athletes were wearing at the opening ceremonies at the Olympics, but due to unfortunate events, I missed some of it and couldn't find the picture that I wanted. After a moment, I remembered the one above...What is that and who in Hungary thought it would be okay?! They looked like a bunch of red and white cows from far away. Oh, that was just sad.

As long as it is, I do like watching the parade of nations. It is pretty fun to see what all the different countries put together for their teams since the sports wear is going out of style and sport coats are now the thing to wear. I can't remember exactly which team it was (very small country) did have the sport coats but they were a nasty moss/olive green color. Hey, at least they tried. LOL! The knee-highs on the Bermuda team were pretty interesting too.

I was just talking about how the uniforms have changed to someone the other day. It came up at how much skin everyone shows now. Which is pretty interesting since it's a flashback to when...the 1930s or so? I guess I see the point though. I still wait for malfunctions during beach volleyball, wearing those skimpy bikinis, and wonder how the men's swim bottoms stay up, without the tops and straps, all that time.

Monday, August 4, 2008

The "Baby Doll" Trend

In case you haven't really noticed, fashion has been moving closer and closer to making us all look like dolls. I don't actually mind this because of it's cute and whimsical fancy but I don't personally have the body type for it. I'm very short and still have a ton of baby weight to lose. It may not to everyone's liking but I think it's rather sweet. Anyway, it has become nicer to look at than the nautical styles that were pushed recently or the hood-rat type of clothing that so many younger girls are wearing.

There are many places to find these looks at a smaller price. My favorite right now is at Anthropologie. They have everything from the 3/4 swing cardigans to the large brightly colored handbag, bringing back the now retro pocketbook.

Here are some of my picks:
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