12.31.2010

NY Resolutions!

I am so excited for this new year it isn't even funny. Another year to take charge and live.



10 Resolutions:

1. The most overrated and cliche...workout.
2. Spend less, save more.
3. Vow to post more frequently on the blog.
4. Finish school.
5. Enjoy the tail in of my 20s.
6. Enjoy what I do.
7. Push Snitches further in the new year with the awesome new Chicago and NYC crews.
8. Always tell those around me how wonderful they are.
9. Keep calm in tough situations.
10. And please initial here on 12/31/2011 _____ if you have succeeded.


xoxoxo

Dear Me( @31 y/o)

Dear Me,

I hope when you read this that you have gotten more out of life than you did in your 20s. Continue to go with your gut instinct and never be scared about taking risks. Live like a gypsy in your 30s: be carefree, travel around the world and be honest. (remember the night when your bf told you sat up in he middle of the night and you screamed "the road less traveled" take that as a sign as I did and know you need to go the un paved path. I also included a checklist of things I hope you are able to check off on your 31st birthday.

_ You have a passport and have traveled to the one place you have always talked about, Japan!
_ You have finished college in 2012 and have graduated from law school.
_ You have the job of your dreams.
_ You still yearn for more challenges and adventures.
_ You have figured out who are your friends and have reached out to them and continue to show them love.
_ You've re-read your favorite books.
_ You've re-watched your favorite movies.
_ You have a scrapbook started with all your cherished moments so your future children can see one day.
_ You are married to the one who has loved you more than anyone.
_ You will have mended any old wounds.
_ Lastly, you will have smiled the biggest than you have ever smiled before.



Love,
Me (@21y/o)

12.25.2010

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This might be my favorite gift out of all of them. Happy holidays everyone. I hope everyone had a safe and blessed christmas. Cheers!

Vanity mirror



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Much needed. This is a must must for women. Finally,I have one. Perfect for photoshoots and travel. Thanks Santa!

Make-up


X-mas gift
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Ironically I haven't worn a lick of make-up in months...it's apart of a savings plan...you wouldn't believe how much women can save if we didnt wear make-up, drink starbucks or eat out...tons of $$$. But I really appreciate this travel make-up kit I can use it on shoots...and it will be neater than all my make-up that I use to have spilled all over the counter.

Sewing machine


Sewing machine
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I'm a sucker for Project Runway and The Fashion Show Ultimate collection..so its only appropriate that my bf aka Santa got me this awesome sewing machine. I've wanted one for a while. Can't wait to start whipping out some cool designs for upcoming photoshoots. And of course to show you all some of the patterns and designs I've come up with.

Fragrance


X-mas gift
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Givenchy perfume. Really excited to wear this. I'm a huge flower bomb fan ...but this might officially convert me... It's mature, sweet and of course has really cool packaging.

A watch to go with the ring!



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Thanks Santa. Great gift.

And of course....



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The one thing I least expected....

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The first thing santa had under the tree was this beautiful diamond ring.

12.01.2010

Dany Boy, Dany Boy



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Love these shoes. Just got them in the mail from jessica simpson. There was an an awesome black Friday sale. They were only 69 bucks a piece. I love them. I also have the tan and black as well. Head over their now and get yours. They are no longer 69 they are now 79 a huge savings still! These are timeless I swear. As much as people have blogged and worn them this year I will for sure being these bad boys at least till 2015. That's a promise. You can't go wrong with a dinosaur heel and a t-Rex wedge. Major! I suggest you get danysauraus- rex and terrorize the streets, the mall and any wear where there is a walkable surface.


Cheers,
Shoe Porno

11.29.2010

Shoe-cation

Been gone for a while. Retail work ....is crazy around the holidays. Back again. New post soon. Tons of cool finds and gifts came in the mail.

11.04.2010

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11.02.2010

CROSSROADS FASHION SHOW












































































































I had the great pleasure of being asked to shoot the Crossroads fashion show in Evanston, Illinois last week. It was an incredible experience. The styling, ambiance and ferocity of the models made me feel as if I was taking part in New York Fashion Week. Crossroads is a resale company that has its roots in the west coast and has been extending it's reaches eastward. Thank goodness for this mid-western gem. You can score brands such as Trina Turk, Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, Comme des Garcons, Betsey Johnson, Missoni, Dolce and Gabbana, Prada,DVF, Gucci, Armani, Banana Republic, French Connection and the list continues. Chicago is lucky enough to house 3:

LINCOLN PARK 
hours
Mon-Thurs 11am-7pm
Fri & Sat 11am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 7pm
address
2711 North Clark Street
(at Diversey)
Chicago, Il 60614  


WICKER PARK 
hours
Mon-Thurs 11am – 7pm
Fri-Sat 11am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 7pm
address
1519 N. Milwaukee Avenue
(near N. Damen)
Chicago, IL 60622

EVANSTON 
hours
Mon-Thurs 11am – 7pm
Fri- Sat 11am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
address
1730 Sherman Avenue
(at Church)
Evanston, IL 60201

On this night they had awesome snacks  courtesy of Whole Foods,  Crossroads team held a  fun raffle for gift certificates for the store and they brought out amazing designer pieces they saved especially for the show to sell before and after the show. In the past I have scored a Tory Burch tote, True Religion Jeans and Marc Jacobs dresses. That night I scored an amazing Rag and Bone Romper and a gold one shoulder gown by….   After some pre-shopping we all lined around the story waiting for the show to begin. Female and male models came blazing with the hottest fall trends from Edgy City chic to Comfy Bohemian. Their was a mile of fashionable offerings for men and women. I particularly liked their use of purse and accessories all adding key touches to all the looks. After the show they made all the pieces the models were wearing available to be purchased. Jewelry, shoes and bags included. Did I forget to mention that crossroads gets in tons of jewelry and new merchandise every week too. So not only can you find awesome modern and vintage pieces; but, brand new free people, torn and splendid and many more. The one thing that I love about crossroads is that you can recycle yore style at anytime. They buy seven days a week and all day. Stop in with you gently worn, trendy and season appropriate garbs, they price and sell them. You can then nab store credit or cash back. (You get 50% of the retail value of your clothing in store credit or 35% of the retail value of your clothing in cash) You are not only going green and being environmentally friendly, you can make some extra cash or become a trend setting fashionista as often as you want. I highly recommend that you check it out. For more information about crossroads or to find a location near you, please go to : crossroadstrading.com! 

Happy Shopping!