Archives for January 2011

What’s Hot for Spring – Cat Eye Glasses Are In

I’m checking out what’s hot for spring 2011.  I love fashion, and I’m always on the look-out for the latest fashion trend.  What goes around comes around, cat eye sunglasses will be in this year ladies.  These glasses were hot in the 60’s and 70’s and they will be reappearing in the spring.  Audrey Hepburn made these glasses fashionable in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Marilyn Monroe was a huge fan of the cat eye glasses too.  Reviews are showing that stores are stocking up, they are anticipating the glasses being in high demand. 

If you want to be fashionable without paying a fortune, I found the glasses shown for $14.00 at Urban Outfitters. Aren’t they the cat’s meow!  I’m purring!  You can find cat eye glasses in red, white, black and just about any color imaginable.  I wanted the studded black so I can wear them with everything.  These glasses are 100% UV protected, so they should suffice for those sunny days.  Designers are suggesting that we create a vintage look by trying a pair of hoop earrings and a 60’s type hair style.  

I love that the 60’s and 70’s styles are coming back.  I’ve been sporting fish net stockings and knee length boots for the past few months.  I will be doing a series of posts on what’s hot for spring and summer.  I’ll be sure to share a post on the fishnet stocking and boots that are in this winter.  I will definitely be scouring consignment shops for hoop earrings in the spring.  I love rummaging through vintage jewelry for that perfect find.

Do you remember the cat eye glasses?  Leave us a comment and let us know what fashion item you would like to see make a come back. 

Is Your Child A Member of the Muffin Top Club?

Is your child a member of the muffin top club?  You are familiar with the term muffin top right?  It’s when you wear jeans and the bulge of fat hangs over the waist band of the jeans.  I see a lot of teenage girls with muffin tops, and occasionally adult women. I try hard to cover my stomach, I’m a muffin, biscuit, pancake, crescent roll and whatever other bread product you can think of.   
There’s also the term split muffin top.  Now that’s when your pants are low enough when you bend over to see the top of your butt crack, as if somebody would be interested in seeing that.  Some of us are comfortable enough to let it all hang out.  Normally I would say more power to you, if you think you look good work with it.  However, I’m sick of seeing muffins in every shape size and color imaginable.  Check out this video on YouTube, we are turning into a Muffin Top Nation people we really are.  

Low-rider jeans are the culprit.  We used to call them hip huggers back in the day. When we wore them in the 70’s, they sat low on the hips so the belly button would be exposed.  Their purpose these days are beyond me.  Can somebody explain their purpose in the 2000’s. 

We need to educate our daughters on how to dress appropriately moms.  When we see them heading out the door in this ensemble, we need to stop them.  If you can’t find it in your heart to stop them, damn it, send the fashion police after them.  They need to learn that it is not attractive.  I love seeing our teenage girls with confidence and self-esteem, but this is neither. We must teach them confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.  They must learn that just because a certain type of clothing is on the market doesn’t mean they can wear it, and it doesn’t make them unfashionable or less for it. Fashion etiquette starts at home moms. You don’t have to be a Fashionista be able to determine that this is not acceptable.      
Leave us a comment on what you think about the insurgence of muffin tops that have invaded us.  Do you agree that fashion etiquette starts at home?  Are you seeing muffin tops in your area?  Is your child a member of the muffin top club?  We would love to hear from you.   

Kim Kardashian is Smoking Hot

The Kardashians looked great at the People’s Choice Awards.  Kim Kardashian’s make-up caught my eye.  I think it’s absolutely beautiful.  She stepped out in corn rows last week, and this week she stepped out with a flawless face.  I’m planning to do a make-over this year, which includes loosing weight, a new hair do and a make-up change.  No, I’m not trying to look like Kim, I don’t have that much booty or beauty, but I did wonder what make-up she preferred.  The answer is MAC.  Lucky for me, MAC is sold at our local Macy’s.  I’m a Lancome girl, but I think I’ll head over to Macy’s for a MAC make-over.  Stay tuned, lol.  

If you would like to see a how Kim applies her foundation and achieves her smokey eye look, check out this video with Kim and her make-up artist.

I love this picture of Kim with the braids too.  It’s not a look that I’m striving for, but my girl is rocking the braids in this picture.  I do have to say that braids are great on vacation when you’re really not interested in worrying about your hair.  You can add a scarve for a great bohemian look or leave them as they are with shorts, a maxi or mini dress or jeans.

Do you plan to do a make-over in 2011?  Leave us a comment and let us know what changes you plan to make.    

HTC Android Desire – I Love You

I took the plunge this year and upgraded my cell phone to the Android Desire.  This phone is getting great reviews and I understand why.  It has GPS, touch screen, and email capabilities. This phone packs a full 3.7 inch matrix OLED screen, a 5 mega pixel camera and a 1 GHZ Snapdragon processor, sweet.  The touchscreen took some getting used to, but once mastered it’s easy to dial, text or surf the web.  Another great feature is you can lock the phone when you place it in your purse.  Great feature to keep you from inadvertently dialing someone.  

The internet connection is incredible.  I also love the fact that you can turn the phone on it’s side and the screen turns for easier texting or dialing.  How cool is that?  The Desire also has Google navigation, FM Radio, Facebook and Twitter icons.  I just downloaded the applications for eBay, my favorite news sites, Photobucket, the Weather Channel and a host of others.  Free ring tones and ring backs are in abundance too.  

I’m still the learning the camera features as well as some others, but all in all I’m having a hard time finding anything negative about this phone.  If you need support, you can contact the manufacturer, HTC, for service rather than your provider for assistance.  There are great on-line forums where you can find assistance as well.  Another plus is that you’re not connected at the hip to one particular carrier like the iPhone and AT & T.

I’m glad I took the plunge with this phone.  If you’re in the market for a new one, the Android line is worth checking out.