Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Shite pop songs that have permanently wormed their way into my life; when/how/(why?)

  • "Too Little Too Late," by JoJo; playing on loop for 11 hours on "Top 40" station on United Airlines flight to and from Hawaii, January 2007
  • "Big Girls Don't Cry," by Fergie; hated my relationship and job (and cried a lot), Summer 2007
  • "Umbrella" by Rhianna; no excuse, Summer 2007
  • "Give It To Me," by Timbaland, no excuse, Summer 2007
  • "No Air," by Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown, overplayed by radio stations while traveling Winter 2008
  • "Bleeding Love," by Leona Lewis, overplayed by radio stations while traveling Winter 2008
  • "One Step at a Time," by Jordin Sparks (you are EVERY.WHERE.), played every single time I turned on the radio while in Columbia, SC for work trip, Fall 2008
  • "Crush," by David Archuleta, played every single time I turned on the radio while home in El Paso, Fall 2008

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Four "Recessionista" Dresses and One Splurge

I wear dresses all the time - to work, over jeans, out to dinner, etc. - and am so glad they've been such a major fashion focus over the past few seasons. I bought several this week; four from and one from yellowcake's boutique on (the orange plaid strapless). All were under $30 except for the Etsy splurge, which I envision wearing to one of the various upcoming social occasions I have on my calendar.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ask Diane

I watch The City. And I watched The Hills and Laguna Beach too. And, ok, those shows have evolved so far away from "reality" that it's hard to view them any differently than any other soap.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Have you ever done this?

So, I bought a pair of shoes recently - round-toe black patent pumps with a "ruffled" T-strap - and loved them immediately and so. much. and recognized that These Shoes were the kind of enduringly stylish shoes that I will miss in a year when I've worn them into the ground, so I went out and bought an identical pair that I can save in my closet.

Am I crazy or brilliant?

Monday, March 16, 2009


Ok, so. ohmygodwork. Hot mess.

  • I really, really dislike the new cage heels that are so popular this spring. You will not be finding them on my shopping list any time soon. Of course, that's what I said about leggings in 2006.

What is on my shopping list? I'm so glad you asked:

  • Dark-wash denim (two pairs; one bootcut, one skinny. Bt-dubs, I also said I'd never wear skinny jeans)
  • Fitted leather jacket
  • Petite Spring-y heels
  • Glam sunglasses
  • A "signature" necklace in gold
  • White layering tees (the one I bought at Target last night is not up to snuff)

What I did love at Target, however, was the Alexander McQueen capsule collection. I got these SUPER leggings with tiny zippers (while my circa 2006 self judged me from her haughty, legging-discriminate pedestal) and an cute edgy little scarf that I'll wear with jeans and tanks. And maybe LEGGINGS.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I am FAIL! at the internet

So I wanted to link to these audio files where you can hear Prezzy O narrate the naughty-language bits from "Dreams From My Father" for the audio-book in which he says "Buy your own damn fries!" (and much worse) and it's hilarious because his voice is so recognizable now and it's like SO. HIM! saying those things and anyway. It's funny.

BUT. I found a wedding dress, so whatever, I don't care about that anymore. Gah.