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October 11th, 2011 1 Comment


  • Mom’s chocolate brown hat
  • Claudia Laboa silver hoops
  • Stepmom’s leopard silk vest
  • H&M and Charlotte Ruse tanks
  • Gap jeans
  • Calvin Klein faux python heels

When I cleaned out my closet for my tumblr sale, my mommas did too. You know, it’s not about clothes not being fashionable anymore, it’s more like you’re just tired of wearing the same thing for years in a row. That’s my feeling anyway. As the recipient, I’m loving that my “new” hat and blouse spice up my jeans and tank uniform. Scored the hat just in time for this terrible hair day I’m having.

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Our big night out in Mexico City

August 27th, 2011 1 Comment

You’ll be happy to know the twenty-something party girl inside of me has not been suffocated to death by my current southern domesticated lifestyle!

Of course I’m not coming to one of the largest cities in the world and not finding out how the locals let loose.
So last night we got all dressed up for a night out on the town.


My Fiesta Head to Toe:

— Humidity hair
— Claudia Laboa hoops
— Jean Paul Gautier dress
— Dolce Vita shoes
— 2 silver cuffs
— MCL and turquoise ring

I was excited just to get out, and with Lisa at our side, Renee and I knew we were in for an adventure.


Thankfully this would be the last “pole” I would see tonight ;)

The best place to go for fun restaurants is the Polanco neighborhood. I told you about the strip of restaurants along Lincoln Park, so we headed back there to Ivoire to see if the scene lived up to the hype.


Thankfully our group of three girls could pull a prime table without a reservation. Drinking and eating for hours, we chatted up all the people around us (which could have been tough but we all speak Spanish). I’d say the scene delivered in my book! As you would expect, the food wasn’t fantastic but that’s not why we went anyway.

Two interesting features besides the people:


Purse racks, which most restaurants have here.Why this hasn’t caught on in the States is beyond me.

Unique to Ivoire that won over this southern girl:


Sterling koozies!

I know, this is a little boring, so I’ll move on to the rest of the night/

After a loooong dinner, Lisa hit the horn to scare up some trouble.


As predicted, she did! (Had to instagram the pic. It’s like that first filter was made for Lisa.)

Without any enhancement, check out Marco’s condo.


Quite the unique sense of style….

We grabbed a drink with his group and then made our way to….the mall!



Yep, no joke. Joy, one of the most popular clubs in the city right now is in a mall!


You would be hard pressed to find me anywhere near a club these days, or even out of the house after 11, so I was totally game (with the help of a few martinis of course).

Thankfully we didn’t have to wait in the line and within minutes were in the midst of the party.


Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been in this kind of crowd. Honestly I was impressed. It looked and felt exactly like a club in New York, Miami, London, you name it. Pretty people, modern furniture, solid remixes, attentive table service. After an hour of dancing we called it quits.  So glad we did it. Check that one off for another year :)

When we got back to Condesa around 2am, people were still drinking and partying in the mellow bars and lounges.

The more I learn about this neighborhood the more I love it. If I moved to Mexico City, I’d tuck in here and never need to venture out.

Anyway, the night was a blast. Somehow I was able to get up at 8 and hit the gym before we ventured out to the pyramids. It wasn’t easy, but I did it!!

Next post will be about our day trip to Teotihuacan.

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My Summer of Silver Accessories

June 7th, 2011 No Comments

Silver has taken first position ahead of gold in my jewelry box this summer.  Over the past 2 years I’ve evolved from mostly gold to two-tone mix it all up to mostly silver.  Thankfully my mood corresponds with the trend.

From left to right:

  • Rings: Old turquoise from a stack w/diamond eternity band, Stephen Dweck crystal gunmetal band, Indian inspired triange design from Fredericksburg.
  • Necklace: Elizabeth and James from Tootsies
  • Earrings: Stephen Dweck shell flowers taken from mom by force
  • Bracelet: I don’t remember
  • Hoops: A gift from the designer herself Claudia Labao

I’ve simplified my accessories a lot.  Less is always more in my book.

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My meager attempt at new ‘do

March 22nd, 2011 9 Comments

I desperately want to do something new with my hair.  A million people have told me, “You look so much better with long hair.” That’s nice to hear, but it’s just not very exciting on  a daily basis.

Everyone seems to have bangs these day.  I love the look on other people, but I won’t make the cut.  For years as I child my Mom forced me to have bangs so I refuse to consider it now.  To traumatic!

This was the best I could do for a temporary fix (tumblrs click through to see the pics).

You’re probably thinking that a ponytail is not revolutionary.  And obviously you’re right.  But for a girl who employs bobby pins as often as her toothbrush, letting the front loose was an attempt to be a little more interesting.  After looking at the pics, I now see that the only notable part about them is the turquoise tile and the killer hoops by Claudia Labao (a gift from the designer herself).

As for my hair, even though it was a slight change, people gave me mixed reviews.

More importantly, I had fun with it….although, I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much without the bright red lip.

I’m posting this because I feel like you might be looking for a change as the weather warms up too.  I actually had a dream about going brown last night, but there’s no way I’m straying from blonde (it’s too hard to go back).  Do you see a pattern forming with my restrictions around my hair?

What are you considering??  Let us know below or even better  send me pics of the style you’re loving right now.

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Meet jewelry designer Claudia Labao

August 31st, 2010 No Comments


You’ve seen me wearing Claudia Labao’s jewelry for year, now meet the beautiful woman behind the designs. In this video she takes you through her Fall 2010 collections at Tootsies.

I love her line because every piece is noteworthy; even the simple hoops have character.  She uses blushed metals so despite the size the pieces are lightweight and shiny without being gawdy.

And finally, the icing on the cake, her designs are affordable ($65-$700). Spending a couple hundred dollars for jewelry you’ll love forever is a deal if you ask me. Even her new gemstone collection that you’ll see in this video won’t break your bank.  Pay close attention to the emerld, I’ve never seen the raw stone in this form before.

See something you love, contact her sweet husband Paolo directly with any and all questions you might have.  (They promise to have an online cart soon!)

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