Tuesday, March 31, 2009

National Shoe Lovers Association

~The National Shoe Lovers Association~
I know many of you are shoe lovers so I am introducing you to a a new blog that a friend of mine is started. I have talked about her before she is a smart, inspiring, wonderful woman that you need to meet. She blogs weekly about inspiring stories that are about shoes.

Footprints International is a direct sales company founded in 2003 by Margaux Jordan.
FPI allows women to make extra money while having a career.
We carry high quality footwear in a variety of sizes & colors at reasonable prices. Representatives earn a generous commission while having fun.
Currently, we have great growth in 10 states and want the other 40, plus more.
Representatives always needed. With a positive attitude and genuine enthusiasm for the product, the possibilities are endless

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Gwen Stefani's Mediterranean estate

Many of you know Gwen Stefani for being a singer in No Doubt as well as her clothing line LAMB. Have you ever wondered what it might be like where she lives? Well here is a small glimpse into her former home in Los Feliz, Ca. I wanted to share her home because it is so beautifully decorated in a Mediterranean style. It was built in the 1920's an is one the best kept homes Mediterranean style homes in the area.
This is a home I could see myself living in one day, if I were a multi millionaire. For now I will have to dream.
Truly one of the finest Mediterranean estates in Los Feliz, north of the boulevard. Originally built in 1928. Set behind gates and up a long private drive this gorgeous villa encompasses almost 5000 sq. ft on a lot size of more than 24,000 sq. ft (per assessor).
Some of the features of this celebrity owned residence include
• 2-story grand entry with sweeping wrought iron circular staircase and stenciled beams.
• Step down living room with dramatic 25 ft. cathedral beamed ceiling and massive wood burning stone fireplace.
• Dramatic stained glass atrium opens up to private courtyard.
• Completely remodeled kitchen done to period with Malibu tile, top-of-the-line appliances, butlers sink and eat-in breakfast area.
• Five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
• Gorgeous Spanish tiled pool and spa with cascading waterfall
• Private pool cabana. Outdoor sitting area and fireplace.
• Media room complete with an automatic drop down movie screen and blackout shades.
• 3-car garage and motor court.

Los Feliz, Ca
Offered at $ $4,795,000

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Machu Picchu

I just thought I would share with you some fo the places Im studying in my Cultures of Latin Amercian class. This is by far my favorite academic class ever! Right now we are learning about Machu Picchu. This site is located in the Mountain sides of a valley in Peru. It is a pre Columbian site that was inhabited by the Inca in 1462. They are reffered to as the inca because their Kings name was Inca. Anthropologists cannot decide ion what exactly Machu Picchu was used for. On July 7th 2007 Machu Picchu was declared one of the 7 wonders of the world.

For some reason this site stands out to me compared to others, it is powerful and immense. My class is goign here for spring break, however I cannto make it. Too much money :( Watch the video to see a small glimpse fo what it is like here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

For all the ladies who love Johnny Depp

Just thought I would show you my alter ego "Jack Sparrow" haha yes this is me.

my alter ego.
Hot or Not...you tell me :)

What are you doing for your birthday

Even though I'm far from being a kid I still celebrate my birthday every year with a party. It is a tradition that I have a theme and this year is no exception. Ive had a few people already ask me "So what are you doing this year?"

Well I'm trying to decide what exactly, I'm leaning towards these themes: a Latin Jazz party, Spring Samba Party or Gypsy theme.

All in all I want a BBQ, outside seating, lights in the trees, Mojitos and Latin Music(not the circus kind) I like Latin jazz such as Astrud Gilberto, Gypsy Kings etc.

I cannot wait to transform the backyard into a tropical paradise.

LAtin Dance Party
LAtin Dance Party - by Mslay on Polyvore.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cactus Chic

Today in SoCal I felt a surge fo Summer come straight at me. There was a slightly dryer feel in the air today. The wind was blowing a sweet warm breeze and I just couldnt help the urge to drink water and Iced tea. I mean it could have just been the fact that I was drinking last night for ST. Patricks day or that I wore all black today for work. Either way I really liked the feeling that was coming from the warm weather.

I believe that weather can change a persons mood drastically. There is a term called S.A.D. Seasonal Adjustment Disorder: a person who is deeply affected by the weather season to season. Whenever there is a change in weather where I live in Socal everyone notices immediatly and it either makes them happy when its hot, or sad/angry when it is cold or raining.

Living in Oc you see many Cacti in the front yards of homes or in parking lots. I was inspired by the colors of the Cactus garden in my yard and made an outfit based around it.

Cactus Chic

This is what I would be seen wearing if I were in Santa Fe or just hanging out in Santa Barbara at the missions.
*have you ever been inspired by something you saw in nature? Sometimes that is where you can find the best color combinations that came together naturally.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Walk it out.

Whew this was another busy week for me and all I wanna do is walk it out. I need to get rid of any bad vibes from work or school now. Then I can go on with my day and start a new week fresh and free of worries.

walk it out

IN a few minutes I will be in the hills watching the sunset.
Ahh Ive been waiting all day to do this.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hola Friendos

Ho la everybody, I still have no computer to use at home and feel like something is missing in my life. Its almost like that feeling when you leave your phone at home. All day you want to know if someone called you, or just want to send a message to someone. That's me right now :( Ah maybe this is a sign from god that I should focus even more of my time on my 5 classes Im enrolled in. Hmm what do you think? AM I crazy? haha

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tory Burch Cupcakes

Real Quick, I just had to show you all these Tory Burch Cupcakes! Such a cool and cute idea! And to think you've seen it all in the world of cupcakes.

Salmon pink

Bright orange

Citron Yellow
Neiman Marcus Hip Event/Tory Burch Cupcakes

Lilly Pulitzer

Are you watching The Martha Stewart Show Tomorrow? Wednesday March 11th The clothing brand Lilly Pulitzer will be featured through the show. I wonder if they will be making Cookies? Or having a preview of the Summer 09 Line, or party favors and recipes for a Spring BBQ.

Are you excited yet?

Lilly Pulitzer limited-edition cookies $75.0

Lilly Pulitzer Retrospective Video


Antego Skirt $228.00

Lilly Pulitzer Jacqueline Dress Fiesta $149.00

One with a gloriously colorful print for the purpose of hiding fruit juice stains.
Lilly started her juice stand and later her clothing company for a reason that
embodies what Palm Beach stands for - she started it for fun. She founded her company the same way people decide to have parties or go swimming.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Getaway in Style

If I had my way I would not be working today and just go off to a hot place near the water. And this is what I would be wearing. Two options: The daytime trekking around the island Nautical look, and then the Night life dancing in the streets with a Mojito in hand kind look.

Sailing takes me away

Sailing takes me away - by Mslay on Polyvore.com

I pretty much based this whole look off of these shoes which I think are really unique. I feel as if no one would be wearing them except myself. They kind inspired the whole look, all the colors were pulled straight from them.
As for the night life look, red hot polka dots can do me no wrong. Easy white espadrilles to stay on my feet all night and not make them ache later on. And some sprinklings of simple island elegance The Palm tree necklace and the coral bracelet to top it all off.
Where do you wanna go to get away? And what will you be wearing?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

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Rabbit Pillow - Multi -$98

Enamel Cups (set of 4) - Blue, Red, Yellow, Green -$55

Enamel Flower Pitcher - Blue-$45

Enamel Flower Tray - White -$39

Yes! Bag-$64

Yes! Tote Bag-$49

Candywrapper Bag -$159

Candywrapper Clutch-$34

Brazilian Jewel Earrings-$59

Brazilian Jewel Bracelet-$98

Cuban Getaway

When I find myself getting so caught up in my hum-drum life in O.C. I day dream of tropical places that I have never been to before. Florida is the most "Tropical" place I've been. It is also one of the most boring places I've been. I remember when I went to Key west it was one of the best trips to Florida Ive ever been on. That is when I went to the Southern most part of America and saw...CUBA.
From that day forth I have wanted to catch a closer look , well more like i want to be there!

If the colors look intense I wonder if the people are just intense as well. I could fit right in with them. I would wear only bright clothing and white linen pants. Espadrilles would come in handy too.

The smell of cigars is one I favor most of all the smoke smells. It is a deep earthy sweet concoction, and you don't inhale it.
Homes in colors of the rainbow, not all the same in a drab dull beige.
I could make friends with the Havana Brown cat. He is just like my cat back home.
Wearing no makeup just the glow from the sun and the dewiness from the heat.

I could be the token white girl in a country full of mysterious men, but I already have my own mysterious Argentinian/American. All I would really want to do is dance dance dance and more dancing.

And it would pay off when I win a competition!

And then spend hours at the beach with that guy, maybe. Haha no I would be lounging in a hammock or drinking iced tea under a palm tree.