Wednesday, April 30, 2008

i hope it stays cold..

So then I can wear my new boots!

They were such a steal at under $60 on Piperlime! Yeah, yeah... I know they're just Nine West and not the Loeffler Randalls that I really want, but the Loeffler boots are damn near $700! I'll wait for those to go on sale.

In the meantime, I'll enjoy my new suede boots..

No thanks to Nicole!

can't hardly wait

According to The Seattle Times, the H&M stores are coming along quite nicely.

Southcenter: Summer '08
U-Village & Downtown: Fall '08

I'm totally taking a half day when the Downtown one opens. It's right across the street from work! Yay!!!

excuse my beauty

So after watching that tranny mess in my previous post, I found a couple youtube videos with girls giving makeup lessons on doing the smokey eye. Granted, the looks were on the verge of being tranny makeup, I think I learned a few new tricks.

Part I

Part II

I tried it this morning using my new Stila colors. I think I toned it down a bit e.g. didn't put on any false lashes.

It was fun!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

captain caveman

I've been having some issues with my ankle on and off for the past several months, though it's been mostly on for the last couple weeks. Basically, I haven't able to run at all and sometimes I have to limp. It kinda sucks because I don't like being gimpy. My doc said to give it a few more weeks and if it doesn't get better then he'll xray it and send me to some pedicurist or whatever those foot doctors are called. (I'm joking about the pedicurist. Sheesh! I'm not that airheaded, all the time..)

My yoga instructor thinks my arches are falling. All I know is that I can't wear shoes that are super flat - and that means that a lot sandals out there are out of the question. I need more support, which leads me to these 3.1 Phillip Lim for Tatami on

I know I've sworn up and down about never buying Birkentstocks (just because I'm from Seattle does not make me a tree huggin' granola - although I'm a huge recycler!) but these are so cute! Not to mention Phillip Lim! Doesn't that excuse everything about Birks? (FYI-Tatami are the Banana Republic of Birkenstock!)

Got any other ideas? At $180, they're not obscenely expensive..

grey is the new black satin

I really like this grey color. I saw it in the latest InStyle magazine and I keep going to the Rescue Beauty website and looking at all the colors.

I need to find a store in Seattle that sells it so I can see if I really like it because $18 for polish seems like a lot, especially if it's not Chanel!

(Random: Everytime I see "rescue beauty" I think about my favorite tranny mess. "Excuse my beauty..")

Monday, April 28, 2008

not that i need anything

I guess it's that time of year again. Time for Friends & Family disounts! This one is for Origins.

Use the code 0508FFL and get 25% off when you check out!

almost famous

Hmmm. Maybe I shouldn't have purchased this cardigan.. The very pregnant "Susan" on Desperate Housewives was wearing this Splendid cardigan that I bought at Anthropologie.

But it's so lightweight and comfy. I actually want to buy a couple more in different colors!

I mean, you really can't go wrong with a navy blue and a black one. It's just the right amount of cover for cooler summer nights.

But I won't.. I promise.. Cross my heart!*

(*Unless it goes on sale and then all bets are off.)

Friday, April 25, 2008

m by mj

I don't know what it is.. Maybe I'm just patriotic - I love the combination of blue and red. It kinda makes me think of stuff I used to wear as a kid, but this frock ain't no make-believe, dress-up outfit.

It's $378 at Saks and I have a 25% off coupon... But that's still kinda pricy, no?

I seriously need to go to F21 and see what kind of designer knock-offs they have. I need a fix!

Maybe I should go to the Rack after work. I haven't been there in a while either.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


How cute is this Yumi Kim dress? I think it'd look fun and carefree for the summer. That's only if we ever have a summer! How can we have snow in April? It's just wrong on so many levels.

Then again, I have yet to find the perfect pair of sandals and lord knows when the last time I shaved my legs... *shudder*

But I digress.

One of my favorite online boutiques Luv Charlie has a 20% off coupon. I think you can use it on sale items too! Just use the code Spring20. It's good through Sunday.

*pat, pat* good girl!

Ok.. I'm not really that good but I am returning those J Brand jeans that I bought last week at full price from Nordstrom. And instead, I bought these! But wait! They were only $47 at Sway & Cake. Isn't that crazy? They're a little bit big but at that price, I can afford to have them taken in!

Now I have to confess.. While I am returning those first ones, I totally re-bought them at a different store because they were 30% off! I know.. Bad, right? D'oh!

But think of it this way, for the same price I got two! It's like I got a free pair of jeans...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

i heart makeup!

Urban Decay is having their Friends and Family discount!

Use the code FFA30 to get 30% off products.

I really only use one thing and that's their Shadow Primer Potion. I love it because it keeps my makeup from creasing and it lasts all day!

Monday, April 21, 2008


Chick Downtown has a coupon for an additional 20% their sale merch - including this adorable little Thread Social dress. It's on sale for $276, but use the code xtra20 and it'll be $220!

Don't you just love saving money?

scarred for life

I was helping Stinko with cleaning up his place yesterday. We did four loads of laundry, I cleaned the bathroom and helped vacuum. Anyway, as I pulled the clothes out of the dryer, the rivets on one of his jeans was so hot that a freakin' burned me. I now have a perfectly round burn mark on the top of my hand.

I've been branded by Marc Jacobs jeans.

This is what I get for being helpful.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

masters of the universe

I couldn't help myself. I don't know what kind of powers the gays have
over me, but if a gay is sellin', LRB is buyin'. Its sad really.

I went to Nordstrom to look for a bridal shower gift for my
girlfriend. Next thing you know, I'm trying on JBrand and Rich &
Skinny jeans. I ended up buying a pair of skinny JBrands and they
weren't even on sale! Oh woe is me. I am so pathetic. At least I got
a pair of free panties! (They're the Calvin Klein "naked" ones and I
must say theyre pretty amazing. They fit like, err.. Like you're
naked! Might have to get some more!)

Doesn't matter what it is. I will buy anything from a gay! If a gay
asked me to marry him, I probably would.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

HB, HB! (Happy Birthday, hunny bunny!)

It's not his bday yet. But I tend to plan ahead. I have no idea what to get him. Usually I'm pretty good at remember to get him stuff that he'll mention he likes. I think I've been too focused on stuff that I like that I haven't paid attention to him.

Anyway, out of sheer desperation, I went to the World of Warcraft website to see if they had anything I could get for him. (Yes, hb is a WoW-NERD! And I HATE IT!)

I snapped out of it after about 5 seconds on that page. I will not condone that sort of nerdy behavior! How shameful! What was I thinking? It's like going to the neighborhood crackhouse to find a bday gift for a crackwhore. To quote the magnificent Whitney Houston when she was at the glorious peak of fabulousness, "Hell-to-the-no!"

I'd rather buy him clothes.. If you have any ideas about what to get a skinny, graphic designer snob, let me know!

i am to modest! i am! i am! i am!

That new hag I work with is pretty nice. And she doesn't seem to be a lazy and fat like the other hags I work with. Basically, I don't hate her, which is quite an accomplishment since I'm a jaded, angry, minority working for The Man.

But of course, I still have a gripe. It's a silly one, but I'm a brat. My gripe is that she compliments me too often! Every morning she compliments me on my outfit. Yesterday she even said I looked like a model. Now, I'm no hag, but I'm no Victoria's Secret model either - I could probably pass for a Sears model or maybe a Target ad.

Seriously, I have a pretty good fashion sense but some days I roll into work wearing a hoody, jeans and sneaks. She'll still find something to gush about. I'm sure she's just trying to be friendly, but I'd prefer to have compliments on days that I actually deserve one!

I won't begrudge the girl who has good taste in other girls with good taste but egads!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

who asked you?

I know I don't need new jeans, but I really want to get a new pair of straight leg jeans. I kinda like these mid rise J Brand ones at ShopBop. They're $159 but right now that have a $25 discount. But that means it's only about 15% off. That's not a sale! I need them to be $100 off.

I wonder if Barney's has them... I still have some cheddar on that gift card. I don't know how much though. It can be a little surprise for myself!

Will it be $10? Or $50? Oh what fun! WHEEEEE!

Oooh.. Or I should totally wait to see if I get any gift cards to Nordstroms from work! I'm expecting at least one, in the next couple weeks. Double WHEEEEE! Too bad Nordstrom doesn't carry J Brand any more.

Got any suggestions for dark, straight leg jeans? I like plain ones.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

i scream

Ooooh. I totally love this event. LOL. Did you know you can get as many scoops as you want!? That's crazy talk!

My first summer job was at Baskin Robbins. Oh the memories. Hehehe. I don't recommend getting the chocolate waffle cones... Whenever I would burn a regular waffle cone, I would totally put it in the chocolate basket.


Then again, I don't think they make their own waffle cones in the stores any more so you probably don't have to worry about it.

Oh and my boss was soooo schiesty. She would make me cut the cherries in half and then she'd get mad at me if I gave people a full ladle of syrup for the sundaes.

Anyway, it's on April 30, from 5-10 pm at participating stores.

eye candy

OMG! I know you totally just got the DailyCandy Deals email! I can't believe there's a 25% discount on Stila cosmetics! Ummm.. My Shopping Cart is totally full.

So many eye shadows! This is going to be bad.

Use the code STILACANDY and get gorgeous!

dream girl

Am I the only one that dreams about getting all these glorious gifts only to wake up to find that I'm back in my messy room with no gifts to be found? I think when I was a kid, I would wake up and actually look for the presents. These days, I'm smart enough to just be depressed again.

This time I dreamed that I had the long-coveted Louis Vuitton Epi Eugenie wallet in that delicious berry color.

No wonder it was so hard to get out of bed this morning. zzzzzzzzzzzz..

Friday, April 11, 2008

don't lie

Admit it! You've read nearly all the Sweet Valley High books. You know all about how Elizabeth was born just a few minutes before Jessica and that they're completely identical, right down to the little mole on their left shoulder. You'd tell your friends that you liked Lizzie better, but secretly you wanted to be like Jess because she was kind of a ho! Besides, Enid was so nerdy and Lila Fowler was rich and glamourous and you could borrow her clothes. Yep, you wished you were one of the Wakefield twins driving to school in that red spider Fiat convertible.

Accoring to New York Magazine, they're revamping the Sweet Valley epic (and yes, it is an epic) to capture a new, fresh audience. Basically, the girls get skinnier and skankier. Kids these days.. *shaking head*

I'm going to dig around the garage and see if I can any of my old books. You can borrow them if you want.

one or the other

Dang it. So I mentioned that that HB (hunny bunny) won two brackets on Monday after the Kansas nailbiter. Well, we're going out to a fancy-ish place for dinner tonight to share in his winnings.

I've been trying to convince him that it's be even more fun if he bought me present too! *sigh* Too bad he wasn't taking the bait. He said I could have a present or dinner - not a present and dinner. He's so boring sometimes.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I'm not sure if it's that magical lash elixir that my friend bought me from Japan or if it's this Rimmel mascara. My lashes are just incredibly long these days! But don't look at me yet.. My brows are a danger zone right now.


I need to go threading!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


So I had to drop off a few items at my alterations/dry cleaners last week and she told me they'd be ready by (last) Friday. I didn't have time to go after work so I went on Saturday. To my annoyance, she's closed on the first Saturday of every month.

Oh well. No biggie.

Then on Monday I had to stay late at work and couldn't make it there before they closed. So then I went on Tuesday afternoon.

As soon as I walked in, her jaw dropped. "Oops! I forgot! It's not done yet!" WTH? I guess even that's kinda okay since I had one more dress with me that needed the straps taken up. After she pins the straps, she comments that my boobs don't fill it out all the way.

Gee, thanks.

She offered to add some fake boobs. I said no... Then she said I needed to lose some weight so the dress would look better, or just wear some spanx.

Just what I needed. An old Korean lady telling me that I'm a flat-chested moo-cow with big hips. She's lucky she does a damn fine job with alterations!

red in the face

I think I'm finally used to wearing my new-ish red lipstick... I bought MAC's Russian Red a few weeks ago and have only worn it a few times.

I'm used to wearing nude/sheer glosses so I don't need to worry about making a mess. But the first time I wore the red was a disaster! I forgot I had to be more cautious and ending up eating some nuts from my hand. Next thing you know, my knuckles are all blotchy and red. Hmm.. What is that? Holy crap! It's my lipstick!

There was lipstick smudged all over my face and teeth.. Did I mention I was at work? Oh and then I met a girl friend for lunch. I tried to be even more careful. Alas, I end up with lipstick on my nose.

But I get it now! Yay for ooh la la lips! I don't usually like matte lipsticks because it feels so dry, but I don't mind this one. What's great about it is that it doesn't travel into the creases around my lips like most other high-shine reds do.

Too bad hunny bunny refuses smoochies when I look so smoochable. I guess he doesn't want to be red in the face either.


Probably the only one on the show with real fashion sense, Whitney Port of The Hills is coming out with her own line - Eve & A. She always looks uber-cute..

Then again she didn't know how to pronounce Givenchy and Lauren totally called her out for using a bag that was two years old. D'oh.

Do you think Lauren actually designs her own stuff? I mean, her line is decent but looks similar to styles Ella Moss or Vince have already done. Then there's Heidi. *shudder* Her stuff looks like Rave's step-cousin.

I'm gonna barf if Audrina or She-Spence come out with a line too.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

suck for a buck

I'm such a sucker for things that are $1.

Did you know that Target now carries that ELF brand of cosmetics? (I used to get periodic emails from random frantic people saying something about Bloomingdales or Nordstrom carrying it in there store, and you better snap it up before the price goes up..) Everything is only $1! I know. Crazy right? But you really have to question the quality of it. I mean, it is made in China. You might just go blind because there's some bionic alien ectoplasma in it. *shudder*

Of course, I still bought one.

how nice

I left my umbrella in the office and it was pouring this morning. I was about to start getting drenched why walking to the bus when this big man in front of me with an umbrella turned around. He actually offered it to me!

How kind of him! He saved me from a b.h.d. and I totally appreciated it.

But back to being a brat, he's this weird guy I see once in a while and he rarely has a coat on ~ even when it's freezing cold! He just had a short sleeve shirt on today. Weirdo.. I mean that in a nice way though.

Thanks hairy big man!

she told me to get it...

I know I'm not supposed to be buying anything.. That whole "sticking to my budget" is totally cramping my style! This palette just looks so gorgeous and don't you always love putting a little Chanel on? I certainly do. Phooey.

Maybe hunny bunny wants to share his winnings from yesterday's bball game! It's only $85!

Thanks tampham!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

friday night in hel...vetica

Yes, my oh-so-romantic bf decided a romantic evening at home consisted of watching the documentary about, you guessed it, FONTS. And not just any font - the ultimate font helvetica.

Zzzzz... Huh? What? Sans serif!!

Dammit, next week I'm making him watch Atonement AND The Notebook.

Bring out the tissue hunny bunny cos you're in for a cryfest!

Friday, April 4, 2008

the right stuff

Admit it! You're excited that NKOTB is back!

I watched a clip from the Today show and while I'll always be a fan of Jordan and Joey, can I just say that Donnie was lookin' a little bit hot? Gone are the mullet and acid wash jeans. In the last 20 years, he's cleaned up well!

And Danny? I guess he looks the same - same scary-big smile. *shudder*

Then there's Jon. Poor guy. He just looks beat down. The other guys probably had to drag his arse out of the nursing home to do this. Hahaha. I kid, I kid. I mean, you know he is a few years older and all.

None of this matters though, because I'll be the first in line to get tickets to their tour. Hopefully, it won't be at that back alley barn where Jordan performed a few years ago. Yeah, you know I was there. Sadly, all the cutie girls turned into fatties and the former 10-piece band turned into a sad little white-boy dj wearing a baseball cap that said $G~Money$. Okay, I made up the last part, you know what I mean!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

comme si comme ça

H&M has teamed up with former Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo for an upcoming collection. How exciting! The designs of Comme des Garcons aren't alway that palatable for us normal folk but maybe they'll tone it down a bit to fit in with H&M.

November? Hopefully the one across the street from my office will be open by then!

i've got the blues

I'm totally crazy about all the blues! I want everything in this color!

Hmmm.. I still have some moolah left on the Barneys gift card that Stinko gave me. Maybe I'll stop by and check out these marc by marc jacobs pumps.

Ugh. Will you backhand me now?

smack me

My cousin just bought these Loeffler Randall Matilde boots in patent leather. I hate her. They were originally $695 but she bought them for $200! You hear that Veen? I hate you!

Now I've been obsessing about the camel colored ones. They would look so fabulous with Chloe!

What am I saying? It's April. I should be thinking gladiator sandals and beaches. They're not even on sale!

Where's that tax rebate when I need it?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

hags-icle (cos she sucks)

I mean really. Can this hag get any more immature?

Apparently, when my supe was getting ready to go on a site visit to meet with our client and the contractor, hag thought it'd be funny if she changed the setting on the digital camera so that whenever our supe took a picture, the camera made a barking sound!

Hello?? Am I the only one that thinks that this was hugely inappropriate?

And the hag-saga continues...

at least heather is out of the picture (sorta)

Stella McCartney just launched her new online shop! Oh goodie! Now I have another place to look at stuff that I can't afford.

I buy Stella McCartney Adidas clothes only so I can say, "Oh it's just Stella." And I never wear it to exercise. It's the equivalent of a guy wearing Jordans and actually playing basketball. That's just crazy talk..

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

new york state of mind

I wish they had sample sales in Seattle... Tommy Bahama anyone? How about Eddie Bauer? blech.

Nicole wishes she were here...

i heart ysl

I really love the new YSL blue color. It's not super bright and it just looks delish.

I hope it goes on sale! My chocolate Muse bag needs a friend, don't you think?

very bad things

I went to the Eastside Upside Down sale early Saturday morning. I bee-lined over to the Posh on Main sale racks to see if I would be lucky enough to find the Sigerson Morrison boots I had been coveting since probably October. They were originally $650 I'd watched them go down from 30% off to 50% off and still I felt they were too expensive.

Guess how much I found them for??? $100! Wawaweewah!
But can I be more annoyed? I wore them for the first time today and already I got the heel caught in a crack in the cement and the leather is all scraped. I suck.)

I also got this Lauren Merkin clutch for $50 from $180. The one I bought is a faded navy blue.

And then I bought two dresses. Including this fun Anna Sui one.

How could I resist it at $63?
(I don't remember who the designer is for the other dress I bought.. It was way too big, but I knew it wouldn't be too expensive to have it taken in so I dropped it off at my alteration lady's.

Obviously, my budget just got thrown out the window. I guess no shopping until July for me!

back in my arms

Yay!!!! They found my bag and had it rushed back to Nordstrom on Saturday (I have no idea where it was). I was there in 30 minutes to pick up my baby.

*kiss kiss* I'll never let you go again.