Council of Fashion Designers of America awards – My favorite look


I’m  not a Gossip Girl fan (however that won’t stop me from watching NYC Prep on Bravo this week — looks very juicy) but Blake Lively definitely was my fav dressed for the CFDA awards last week.

She looks fresh, fun and sexy — exactly the look I’ll be going for next February when my best friend and I head to Miami and the Florida Keys to celebrate our 30th birthdays. That’s right — I’m already shopping.


Update: My Havaianas arrived

There was some discussion in the comments over at Budget Diva that flip flop world had scammed customers in the past. Just wanted you to know my order arrived yesterday. All is good!

Totally havin’ Havaianas


I know I’m late to this game, but I bought my first pair of Havaianas last month and THEY ARE TO DIE FOR.


Besides the really cute styles and prints, these flip flops are soooooo comfortable. Now, I’ve talked about my feet problems, which make it very hard to walk anywhere in the summer in anything cute. Besides exercising our new puppy, my husband and I live within walking distance of the ultra fun and cute neighborhood in St. Louis. If we drive there, it’s seriously just sad.

Enter Havaianas. I know I’ve heard of them before, maybe a stupid mention on the Real Housewives of Orange County or something, but when I saw that the Gap was selling a few select pairs I took a second look.


Well, the second look had me over at Nordstrom in West County one night just before closing. The Gap only carried a few basic colors, and the ones at Nordstrom’ convinced me to throw down the $24 bucks. Since then, I’ve been singing the praises of the Slim Havianas to everyone and their mother.


And when I saw this lovely post bythe Budget Diva about a 65 percent off sale, I knew it was time to gift them. Both my mom and sister have birthdays later this summer, so I grabbed up a few pairs.


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St. Louis Fashion Week is here


It kicked off last night at HoteLumiere in downtown St. Louis.

Fashion Week is one of those events where you feel like you’re in NYC or LA rather than the Midwest. Everyone showed up looking fabulous. There was Jerell (finalist on Project Runway) and Borbatinis. Yes, Borbatinis.

I’m a volunteer this year, and even though that means doing things like placing a million fliers on seats or Borba waters to go with it, the atmosphere was so awesome. In midst of fliering, I got to watch rehearsals. So fun!

However, the long lines to get into the party did not make guests happy. Let’s hope things are better tonight!

For a full schedule of events, go to

My latest addition …

not to my closet but to our life … is a little cockapoo puppy!


Her name is Lola. You would not believe how long it took me to pick out her collar and leash. I went to Petco, PetsMart, Target, etc. I finally settled on orange polka dots (we didn’t want it to be too girly so my hubby would not be embarassed to walk her). Turns out she came with a little pink collar, and refuses to wear the orange polka dot harness. So she has a pink collar and an orange leash. Guess she didn’t want to be too matchy-matchy.

She’s a little fashionista already!

Also, just wanted to say that we adopted her from a group that rescued her mom from a puppy mill when she was pregnant. There are so many dogs that need homes. Please use!

All about Jason Wu

Click here to read about the designer behind Michelle Obama’s dress.

Fashion under $100

Check out this website. It’s my new latest obsession.

I often take inspiration from stars or celebrities when I go shopping. This blog takes reader requests and finds looks similar to what you saw stars wear out and about for under $100.

Very cool.