What’s Up, Noc?


So this is completely random, but I’ve been obsessing over this all day. You may have already heard the good news – we have a talking whale on our hands! As if millions of talking Americans weren’t enough, we now have this little (it’s all relative…right?) guy named Noc to converse with.

Say hi to Noc, please…

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Just so you know what we’re dealing with here, take a listen:

Thank you, Noc for that wonderful imitation of what appears to be the Swedish Chef from the Muppets… (anyone?.. anyone?) Anyway, this beluga whale reportedly spent nearly 30 years at the National Marine Mammal Association in San Diego, CA. Researchers believe that his close proximity with us “land-dwellers” prompted Noc to begin mimicking patterns of human speech spontaneously. And I thought Free Willy was cool…

Not to be a downer, but Noc has since passed. It’s pretty unfair that this audio was just released recently. Poor Noc couldn’t even revel in his own groundbreaking glory. Alas, his legacy will surely live on. Future whales have some serious work to do to, now – tail flips and full body breaches just aren’t cutting it anymore.

Until the next marvelous mammal…(new potential category, perhaps!?)

XO

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20 Years Of Awesome…


Happy 20th Anniversary, Christian Louboutin!  Your iconic designs have graced some very fortunate soles for generations and brought confidence and sex appeal to a level few thought was possible by simply wearing a shoe. This by no means is a small feat, and for that the culture of fashion will forever be indebted to your innovative vision.

Need some recent Loubi news? Try these two stories on for size:

1. Louboutin World was proud to announce the grand opening of an Istanbul boutique yesterday! Hurray for expanding on the already established 50 stores world-wide! I was lucky enough to visit the Miami boutique this past year – shoe heaven!

Sneak a peak!

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 2. Christian was in Boston yesterday to celebrate his 20th anniversary at Saks.  Lucky for everyone who attended, there was a meet and greet. Sad for me, I wasn’t part of that “everyone.”  Epic fail on my part. He’ll come back soon… right?

Louboutin World shared this behind the scenes photo of a shoe good enough to eat…literally!

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Until next time red-sole lovers…

XO

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White Pants, Don’t Care…


“Never wear white after Labor Day.”

We’ve all heard it.  We’ve all followed it. Now it’s time to engage in a revolution of sorts.  I don’t know about you, but white is one of the greatest, most versatile colors (or lack thereof…) to wear year-round

While white tops and dresses, especially, have found themselves soaking up the spotlight on some recent fall/winter runways and red carpets, it is time for the white pant to follow.  Honestly, if you live anywhere warm, the chances of you actually wanting to wear pants in the summer, regardless of color, is slim – it’s hot, muggy, and humid! Just thinking about those words make me instantly feel bad for any pair of legs subjected to a ‘pants prison’ in the summer heat.

Now’s the time to give the white pants some cozy, winter love. Here’s how to take white from beachside to fireside!

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This girl has it all right. Slouchy boots, structured blazer, polished scarf, oversized bag, and ass-kicking aviators. Casual and put together. What’s not to love, seriously.

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I’m sorry, but there is no explanation needed.  Victoria Beckham can do no wrong, end of story.

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Oh, okay Zoe Saldana. Could she be more chic right now? This may be an older picture, but the girl knows how to rock a neutral palate. This outfit needs to be on me, like, now. 

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So call me crazy, but I’m not in love with the awkward rust/brown colored, mini-peacoat..thing.  Maybe its the ballooning at the base of the arms. Just not feeling it. But it is still a great example of an epic white pants crossover.

And the ‘white (pant) fight’ continues…

What are your thoughts!?

XO

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A big thanks to Deux Chicago for this one. Such a great compilation of some seriously adorable Autumn ankle boots.

I need, like…all of these.

XO

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To anyone giving a cursory glance towards my ankles lately (um, who isn’t?), it’s no secret I’m all about the ankle boot trend this season. I’m loving the shapes, sizes, cuts and colors – what’s that sound? Oh, riiiight, it’s my wallet groaning in agreement. Quiet down, you silly thing! We’re trying to look at boots here.

Autumn Ankle Boots

Ash biker boots
$490 – jades24.com

Steve Madden cowgirl boots
stevemadden.com

Splendid leather boots
splendid.com

Lace up boots
boohoo.com

Military boots
$24 – desireclothing.co.uk

Military boots
ebay.co.uk

Biker boots
amazon.co.uk

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We Go To Vermont-a And Do What We Want-a…


Let me begin by stating that I’ve been a terrible mother to my blog-baby.  I can’t believe it has taken me over a week to post – I really have no other excuse except that silly thing called life getting in the way!

Well, enough of that – I should probably stop apologizing and start writing!  Before I get to the namesake of this post, I’m compelled to share two mini-rants.

1. After weeks of drooling over that healthy pumpkin smoothie I blogged about earlier, I gathered all the materials and attempted to make it.  As if the world didn’t want me to taste that much awesome, my poor blender had a leak in it. How sad is that!?  The answer is verrry. Anyone have a blender suggestion?

2.  Word on the street is that my girl, Jen Aniston, was in town last week… and. I. missed. it. I mean, I know the chances of me ever “casually” running into JenJen are slim to none, but what’s a girl have to do to get a heads up on such an epic sighting!? As if her presence wasn’t enough, my BFF is now backing Cambridge, MA based hair product firm, Living Proof.  How great is that?  Having been a Living Proof user for over a year now, I can definitely say that this is a beyond glorious union.

Great product + great spokeswoman = genius business move.

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For more info on Living Proof products click here! Need a few more details on Jen’s new hair-care home? Click here!

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OKAY, so lets talk about Vermont.  If you haven’t been, you should go. If you live there, take a look around – it is beautiful! Following in designer, Rebecca Minkoff’s recent footsteps, my fiance, bestie, and her boyfriend decided to give this great state a visit this past weekend and we weren’t disappointed.

While us leaf peepers may have missed the peak of foliage season, we still were greeted with some majestic, colorful landscapes.  Our souls were warmed this weekend by some serious hot apple cider and warm apple cider donuts.With all this goodness, I’m seriously contemplating putting cinnamon on pretty much everything.

We also found our new favorite restaurant/bar called The Parlor.  I can’t really describe this cozy, rustic gem, but it has a fireplace, cheese plates, and great drinks… did I mention the fireplace!?  I’m not going to lie, snatching the coveted benches in front of the fire made us me feel a little like the cast of Friends… replace the bench with an orange couch and the hard cider with a hot coffee and I’d say we’re pretty much indiscernible.

Anyway, here are a few shots from our little New England adventure!

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Where is your favorite fall destination!?

Here’s to apples as crisp as the fall air and leaves on fire with color…

XO 

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Lovin’ Lovato…


I just can’t resist.  Maybe its my intense obsession with X-Factor, but I am currently loving me some Demi Lovato.  Seriously.  I just want to be this girl’s friend.  Now, I know I’ve said that once before on here about Jennifer Aniston.  Let me be clear, Jen Jen will always be my #1 girl crush/ secret BFF, but I do have to say, Demi has been climbing the ranks as being someone that should have been in my group of girlfriends, like, ten years ago.   So the girl’s got the occasional style fumble and rehab stint…in Hollywood, that’s just inevitable, isn’t it? (insert Lindsay Lohan shout out here).

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Anyway, I find her to be inspirational (um, hello Anti-Bullying Campaign), witty, smart, talented, and just…well, cool.  I don’t know if any of you have noticed her completely rocking the sock bun lately, either.  That bun is no joke and always seems to look effortlessly chic (teach me your ways, Demi… I have a serious handicap when it comes to the sock bun…)

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Ugh, she’s totally killing it right now.  I think the X-Factor was such a smart career move as it allows America to see how refreshingly genuine some teen stars can truly be.  Now, Britney on the other hand…she’s great and all, but really, I can’t take her and her lackluster responses (not to mention the random shots of her gaping mouth) seriously on that show.

We’ll see you tonight, Demi!

Who’s your favorite female X-Factor judge?

XO

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‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ Takes On A Whole New Meaning…


Okay, so I wish I came up with these fantastic DIY ways to breathe new life into your broken, cracked, and “not-quite-gone” makeup items, but sadly, I didn’t.  However, what I can do is share the page with all the secrets..err, tips…?

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Check it out and say hellooo pretty, new shade of lipstick and goodbye sad, broken, bronzer!

14 Easy Steps to Revive Your Makeup!

What do you do to extend the life of your makeup essentials!?  Let me know!

XO

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