Saturday, September 11, 2010

FUR-ev-er ♠

Its like a damn fever spreading....FUR vests.

My opinion is mixed. I like them, then I don't. My friend just bought her 1 1/2 year old little girl one the other day, and it was adorable, but that's a baby/mommy thing...and of course it was cute ya know? She looked so cute....but anyways I don't want to deviate off the furry subject at hand.

These things are showing up on everyone EVERYWHERE..and quite frankly not everyone pulls it off so well.

I for one think I may be able to if I know what to pair it with, and I know for a FACT that I would do minimal to NO accessories, because the clutter of all that would make me feel like the 60's new clad version of Cruella De Ville. No thanks.

Here are some I like...will I wear..hmmm maybe...either they are:

This vest has a good color & texture

I like the detail, and the front tie on this one

This one is kind of messed up, "fringed" if you will...kind of rocker-ish..I can see Gwen & Sienna rockin' it

All of these are nice except for the last one, which reminds me of the 60's clad Cruella I mentioned *cringe*

Some women who pull them off well... hmmm...Rachel Zoe....however, she annoys me with all the accessories.
I also think Mischa Barton does a pretty damn good job, & well.... I always like the underground, solo-ish in-their-own-world gals like Chloe Savigny, & of course Alexa Chung...but my fave in fur has to be Sienna Miller ♥ Because she lives by the bohemian rule, her hair is always disheveled, and well she just always looks good in what she wears...true story. NOT to mention she doesn't over accessorize which is , in my opinion,  the key here.

I think  maybe a nice, fragile pair of earrings, or a cuff will do...but if you do the multiple bracelet thing, and the four necklaces plus earrings...its like c'mon? Did you just throw on your whole closet? ... Just sayin'.

Well,  I had to shout out the fur-ry behind this new statement in fashion called 'the fur vest.'

What do you think? Likey? No-Likey?  Either way...speak on it.



Fashion Icon AUGUST 2010 =s Inspiring GWEN ♥

Okay so who do I love, love, love, love, ...etc.. ???

GWEN-friggin'-Stefani!!!!!! ♥ This woman is amazing. Her style is so quirky and off beat but eccentric of a mixture, but at the end of the day it comes together, and she pulls it off brilliantly!

I especially love it when she wears less makeup, & really rocks out her fits her best in my opinion...check out this photo:

Rockin' the Heels short-shorts, beanie & basic tee...effortless iconicism!!! ♥

However, since she has gone solo, became a wonderfully adorable & great Mother ( I consider myself a great momma too ♥ ) , she has polished up the quirky, and made a classic hit on the fashion scene which I love! Sophisticated pea coats, tailored shirts, feminine twists on ties (check out the "4 in da morning video) maxi dresses with simple statement jewelry, and pinned up hair with Jacki O shades! Very throwback to the oldies! I love it!

So in honor of Gwen I made a little set of my own, a wish list, inspired by her quirky-classic style! I must first mention that I have been a NO DOUBT/ Gwen Stefani fan since the their underground days while I was still in gradeschool! My Aunt always lived in Orange County & Malibu and was alwasy scoping the "scene" so she was listening to them, and I was introduced as a youngster. My passion & obsession began! So heres to you Gwen, my August gal...keep rockin' , and shockin'!!!!

The Jacket is B.B. Dakota available at Lulu' & its my fave of all!!!! ♥

Well, I hope all the ladies & gents reading this had a great labor on the look out for the next icon feature, and remember that if someone doesn't like you, your style, your opinions or your voice...just keep walking & NEVER stop talking!!!



Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hey Everyone NEW BLOG for my new Business

Hey guys...

so since I love beauty products, bath & body products, AND accessories...I found a way that I can provide high quality top brand products in those categories at VERY LOW prices!!!!

I am teaming up with Amway and its over 100 affiliate top name companies & brands to sell these products at great prices to you and your friends and family!

I am a independent business owner and my company is appropriately named : Bella Discounts

I also have a products featured blog that will feature products I carry in which I love and think other would love to use and own as well.

Of course I would be benefitting from any purchases, if I said I wasn't I would be lieing to you all, and I love you and couldn't do that. However, I am a people pleaser, and not much else in this world besides my daughter makes me happier than helping others!!!!! So this is a win/win on all accords for me!!!!

Hope I can help you find what your looking for!!!! Follow my blogs please!!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lemon-AID +

I'm going to shoot you all straight and tell you something that is very personal, and very very humiliating....
I have a terrible case of stress-induced cystic acne that creeps up every time I am lacking a lot of sleep or other wise just really stressing the f* out!!!!

I have been battling with it since I turned 20...YES as an adult. It has been sooo awful, left minor scars, and the break outs flare up at all the WRONG times. I cannot even express in words how sucky it is.

I have done dermabrasion, and all sorts of organic methods for the last few years. Yes, I have tried proactiv and honestly...the stuff works but NOT concerning all cases, which they fail to inform you about during their oh so appealing infomercials. Go figure.

I have yet to go the antibiotic route, which would be accutane. I just think that stuff definitely does get rid of bad acne cases most of the time, however, its also poison STRAIGHT UP. They are even considering taking it off the market due to its devastating side effects, and the fact that some people have accumulated horrible health ailments as a result of it. Um...ya, no thanks Doc'.

So here it goes...I cannot even believe how incredible what I am about to write about is!!!!!!!!!
Fresh lemon juice, squeezed literally by hand, and granulated sugar. No joke. Seriously.
The stuff is AMAZING. A MIRACLE. I call it, "Lemon-AID". First aid for cystic acne.

This is what I do:

I cut a fresh lemon into four quarters. I ziploc three quarters and stick back in the fridge.
I then squeeze the fresh juice into a small bowl.
Take a small cup, poor two teaspoons of granulated sugar.
Instead of a face sponge, or exfoliating cloth, get this....cone-shaped coffee filters.

I run steaming hot water in my bathroom sink, and let my face sit in the steam for about two to three minutes. Then I dip the coffee filter into the juice for two to three seconds. Then I splash my face with warm water, dip the soaked filter into the sugar, and scrub at my face for 120 seconds (two minutes).
I rinse it all off with warm water again, and then splash my face with cold water to close the clean pores.

It is literally a chemical peel/exfoliating/at-home dermabrasion all in one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Trust me it works. It kills the cystic bacteria, the blackheads, and it also evens out your skin tone.
Leaves your face dewy, and incredible. Sometimes I even take a cotton ball and dip it into the lemon juice after, and rub it on the broken out areas to stay overnight.

No joke, my face is pretty much clear the next day. Its so relieving, and it has given me a lot of my confidence back.  So, if you suffer from more severe cases, please try this. PLEASE.

Don't forget to tell me about it, and thank me, too!!! LoL ♥



Monday, July 19, 2010

Accessory of the Week 7/19/2010

Just this last week, while applying my makeup before going out, I realized how badly I am in need of a new cosmetic's bag/case.
The one I currently use is cotton, worn down, and flimsy. Zips up, and is a Victoria Secrets PINK brand...which I received as a free gift with purchase over a year ago. So obviously I am really 'needing' this.
I made a list of what I need to get out of my new found cosmetics bag/case: room, capability of staying clean for periods longer than one week, compartments, and moderately compact in size.
I don't usually take all my makeup with me where I go, but in case I ever have to, I want it to at least tuck nicely underneath the seat of my car when I go into a restaurant, or wherever. Or maybe even possibly in one of my huge bags...everyone who knows me knows that my preferred size of purse in EXTRA LARGE. So it probably could fit in one of my bags, as well.
Since finding myself needing to get a new one, I decided to make this my "Accessory of the Week". Here are the candidates I have narrowed down:

" I love this because its lined outside & inside, plus the design is easy to separate from other bags."

"Obviously its bigger yet appears to be able to fit nicely in smaller areas, & it also has dual lining...and hey the print is also so eccentric...LOVE this one."

"This is bigger, yet not to high so I can fit it in the car, it has compartments & is lined...fave so far."

" I LOVE this because I would be able to hang it in my car if need be, it is lined, made for taking places OR keeping behind door in has a boat load of different compartments, AND last but not can personalize it with your initials...FUN."

So there are my four accessory's of the week, meant really to be one but they are hard to decide between :/
I really enjoy lil' bags and Nick will see a lot of that kind of stuff featured in my posts.
Right now, just in case your wondering, I am leaning towards the Juicy Couture one because it fits my style, and it is that 'in between' size that I am looking for. Yet all of them are wonderful...maybe I should start buying a lot more makeup and brushes so that I may get & use all four...hmmmm???? lol

Remember...August is creeping up and I begin my Icon Series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited!!!!! Can't wait to share with you guys!!!!


Monday, July 12, 2010

Share ♥

I became the creator of this chaos. 
Chaos that you only wish you could understand.
You see insane, I see integrity.
You see problematic, I see potential.
When the beginning became smudged, I can only remember as 
far back as my mind allows me.
There was a villain, and a heroin. I fell somewhere in between.
The queen who gets knocked off her thrown, does she become a clown rather than the princess?
For her power may still be intact, yet everyone is laughing at her.
I raise my glass to those who know how to drink down this life's events with no hesitation & a silent, thirsty fearfulness.
A toast to the villain, a toast to the Queen. A toast to the kind who would not exist with out the mean.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Accessory of the Week 07/11/2010

My accessory of the week  is the L.A.M.B. "Freestyle Grant Sack" in Black.

Its available on for $225
A tad pricey, but very quality....featuring leather lining interior. can put your keys in there and they definately won't tag or tear a hole in this beauty.
I like its simplicity, and edginess. Also, its I see it going with most anything if placed correctly.

Hope you likey!!!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

MARVELOUS Marchesa ♥

My love for the house of Marchesa is beyond words.
There are many other fashion houses that I really like, but none like Marchesa.
These women know how to design a beautiful gown. The precision, and detail is impeccable.
The soft romance behind their gowns is appealing, but there is also such a modern day woman's confidence  that is always present. They never ever seize to amaze me.

The gown presented above that Sienna Miller is wearing at the red carpet costume gala is my all time favorite. When I saw her wear this for the first time, I remember simply falling in love with it. 
I would like this to be the gown I wear on my husband & I's 10th anniversary. It is my dream gown. There is not just one aspect of it I love, I love it ALL. From the flowing fabric to the detailed roses along the empire lining. In my eyes it represents sexy romantic and classy. LOVE.

Amongst Marchesa I am also consistently dreamy-eyed over Chanel, and Dolce & Gabbana. They are incredible to say the least. In Dolce & Gabbana's recent fashion show they have posted on their web site, they have a screen introduction before their models started walking the runway in their newest collection. It was a video of them stitching the pieces of clothing, and the two of them actually making & fitting their collection. It was INCREDIBLE. I personally believe it is a talent you are born with, and that show spoke for itself. Click the links to watch ♥  

Marchesa, also coincidentally plays two tracks of music on their website...the first being a classical piece that flows into an Led Zeppelin song. This is coincidental why? you ask.  Well, because Led Zeppelin is my all time favorite band, and Marchesa my favorite fashion house. So it was aligned in the stars...I was SUPPOSED to worship Marchesa ♥

I would love to read about your fashion obsessions and favorites. Please post in my comments, or email me. Either way, I am not just a writer, I am also an avid reader :)
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