Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Down to two...

Roberto and Ali

Probably the cutest thing I've witnessed on TV this entire year was Roberto telling Ali "I am falling in love with you" all sheepishly and so sincerely. You could tell he was getting nervous leading up to that because he was totally rambling. If I had to choose, I would be team Roberto for the finale in two weeks! Even though he was sweating like a pig the whole episode in Tahiti, I think he is a good guy and he makes her excited, so that's a good match right there.

Tahiti was a good choice. So romantic and secluded. I seriously want some of those blue, off-the-shoulder, wavy and loose shirts that Ali wore on the day that she was supposed to go on the date with Frank. All the clothes she wore tonight looked comfortable and fun! Too bad Frank ruined the cute shirt day for us.

Frank - you disappointed us all my friend. You probably would have been with Ali in the end and instead you had to go find your ex girlfriend. What I really want to know is the reason that they broke up to begin with. Because it sounds like he just broke up with her to go on the show. Otherwise when he showed up at her door wouldn't she be saying something like "we broke up for a reason...I need to think about this?" Also, why was she in a hotel room? They did not give us a very clear explanation of what was going on.

This weeks episode fully entertained me. I laughed, I yelled {sometimes the TV gets it from me}, I said "awwwww" a lot. I had to tell my husb to "shush" at least 5 times...which means it was good because I was listening intently. I am excited for the men tell all next week because I want some of those guys to smash wrestler Justin in the face! Doesn't this show just bring out the best in me? :)

Both guys seem like good, cute, sincere and fun guys. So either way I think its a good choice. What team is everyone else on?

Monday, July 19, 2010


Kate Beckinsale is one of my faves! And not necessarily because of what she wears, but I just love her overall look all the time. Her hair, unique face, and quiet confidence is what I think sets her apart. She is classy, chic, and doesn't try to do too much. I think that sometimes {or most times} it is better to go with something you feel good in and accessorize with one great piece or even your shining personality. We can learn a lot from timeless beauties like her!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Good news or bad news first? Ok, bad news. I just had to endure an incredibly awkward 10 mins while in line waiting to get my sandwich made. Good news! I got a good idea for a new regular segment for this blog! Now I've got you wondering don't I?

So, for lunch today I walked into a sub shop to get my usual and took my place in the very back of the longer-than-normal line that had formed. When you are standing in line by yourself you can't help but check out the other people around you. Especially when they all have their backs toward you because then you don't have to hide your elevator eyes. C'mon, I know you all do it.

So, there is a couple standing directly in front of me...the right side of the couple was a cute petite girl. Two things I noticed about this girl 1. she was carrying a great Gucci bag that was a perfect size and 2. she had one of those extremely teased and rounded hairstyles going that was cinched at the bottom into a pony. Ya know...the kind of hair that appears to make your head into a completely round ball and makes it look at least double the size that it actually is.

I am not trying to judge or say anything bad about this type of hair choice. I think everyone is completely and totally entitled to their own style and that is what makes us unique! That is when I thought of my fun new segment. I can take pictures of the real people I notice while people watching and post the pictures on here to discuss likes, dislikes, unique ideas, opinions and thoughts {of course keeping all faces out of the shot}.

So, for my first "real people" discussion I wanted to snap a pic of the teased hair girl to discuss this particular type of hairstyle and see opinions and thoughts of why some choose to do their hair this way. So I decided to pull out my phone and do the ol' "I am just checking my text messages but have to hold my phone up high enough for a picture" bit. I made sure to put my Blackberry on silent and got into position. Two things I failed to take into account 1. turning my phone on silent does not stop the "snap" sound when snapping a picture 2. my camera flash is always set on auto. You know where I am going with this...

The moment I snapped a pic and it clicked and flashed {in the awkwardly silent restaurant} the couple turned around to see my Blackberry staring at them straight in the hair...I mean face. I had no way out {apparently my reflexes are faulty}. My arm was obviously held up way too high to just have accidentally pressed the camera button while I was texting. And there was nothing else in the vicinity that I could have been taking a picture of. So what do I do? Just keep it in the air and squint at the phone like I am really concentrating on whatever it is on the screen. They just stare at me like they are waiting for an explanation but I avoid all eye contact. The guy is turned around for a good 25 seconds. It felt like time was standing still and I had no idea where to go from here. Like I am going to say "sorry I was taking a picture of the back of you and your girlfriend"?!

The couple hadn't even ordered yet at this point. So for the next ten minutes I just stand next to them...all the way through the cheese, veggies, and sauce. They glance at me at least once every minute and I ignore the awkward air. I swear the guy almost started to say something to me two different times. They wanted to know why the heck I took a picture of them!

Worst part about this story? The picture didn't even turn out with my phone camera! {see pic below} You can see nothing but an average looking ponytail. You are just going to have to trust me on this one...it was a whole different 'do in person. It was a head turner!

Against better judgment, I think I will still try out my new "real people" segment. Just thought I would share this failed attempt for a laugh! Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I am thinking of doing this...

to my hair. Color and cut. I need some oomph! I've tried a short cut, dark dye, streaks of hilights and lowlights, extensions....everything! And I still get bored of my hair so easily. My only concern is that I will be disappointed when I am sitting in that salon chair and they spin me around to see the final product and my face hasn't magically changed to look exactly like Reese Witherspoons. And by that I mean what if I don't have the face shape, coloring etc to pull it off? Any professional advice?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bach-ette: It's getting serious

It's really getting down to the wire in the Bachelorette! I am pretty happy with the guys that are left. Ever since I found out that Roberto wasn't the one that secretly had a girlfriend {I thought he did from the beginning based on the previews of that episode} he has become my favorite.

On Ali and Roberto's date this week in Portugal I thought they were so cute together. I mean, how romantic is dancing in the overly crowded street in the middle of the day in a foreign country? Roberto melts her heart.

The worst idea in the history of the Bachelor/Bachelorette is 2 on 1 dates. That is just the most awkward thing ever. I even feel uncomfortable just watching it! What are you supposed to do...just talk to Ali like no one else is there and hope she does the same thing back? I'm so glad there can't be any more of those since next week are hometown dates.

I definitely think that it was a good decision to send Ty home this week. He straight up said that one of the reasons for the divorce with his wife was because of their views on women working or being in the home. He is old fashioned and doesn't think a wife should work. And she is famous for leaving the Bachelor last season to go back to work!! I mean really Ty...can't be surprised.

My favorite part of this whole episode was Ali's rose ceremony outfit. I loved it! She has such a different and confident style. It was adorable paired with the stand-out cocktail ring. Last night she wore this Alice&Olivia dress

***Let me know your thoughts on the episode. Also, when I signed into this blog this morning I checked all the comments on my previous post and thought I published them but now they are not showing up under the post. Does anyone have any idea why this would happen or how to fix it? Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Holiday style!

Good evening everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic patriotic weekend. I had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! It was everything I hoped for and more. This is a pretty good representation of how I felt the whole time...

{in case you can't tell...this should represent bliss ;)}

I did pretty well on my holiday goals that I mentioned in the previous post. I worked on my look....put together new outfits, played with my makeup, and changed hairstyles for each event! I definitely improved my footwear. I never just slipped on cheap flip flops...I planned my outfits around my Sassy Pose sandals {only $11.99} and my Sassy Pose black flats {only $11.99} !

My goals with food moderation is a whole different story... :)

My husband C and I at some of the main events of the weekend....

Had to show off the SP sandals {pic on left} Seeing Eclipse {Pic on right}

Went very casual for the AZ DiamondBacks game.

All laughs at the Comedy Club. {doesn't my cute husb have great style?}

Friday, July 2, 2010

Red, White and Blue Weekend!

Fun Family in town. A much needed pedicure adding a summery color to my toesies. An MLB game and ballpark hotdogs. A double date to see The next Twilight installment: Eclipse. BBQ: Steak, Brisket and Chips. Comedy Club with our relative as the headliner. And fourth of July fireworks.

Is there anything better than the 4th of July weekend?

The only thing that could make this better would be new outfits for each event! I hate taking pictures wearing the same thing that I am wearing in every other picture. Does anyone else ever think about that on holiday weekends?

My 2 girly goals:

1. I am determined to change up my look! I have my new Sassy Pose summery sandals to wear to the game tonight and I will build my outfit around them!

2. Holidays always include a lot of food. I am not willing to miss out on any of it. So my goal this weekend is moderation. 1 brisket sandwich...1 hot dog...1 slice of fruit pizza...etc.

Happy Independence Day everyone! Can't wait to see everyone's pictures!