Saturday, April 24, 2010

Current Obsession: Nude Pumps

I have had my eye on a pair of Stuart Weitzman pumps for about 6 months or so. They are a very basic style (not too round, not too pointy, high heel with a small platform to make it more comfortable... etc, etc) but the color is what really gets me. This classic shoe comes in a host of colors but my favorite is a shiny (patent) and subtly sparkly and... well, sorta "nude".
*Disclaimer, my favorite color would be the Red Quasar but I already have the pointed toe pump in that color, LOL*
Check out the Stuart Weitzman Platswoon pump in "Hummus Aniline Patent"... (a.k.a. "Nude")

So hot, right??? Its on the top of my radar... which means I will keep an eye on it, but can't touch it until it goes on sale!! Here are a few other options in a variety of classic and classy styles, both above and below the Platswoon's listed price of $298 at Nordstrom....

Christian Louboutin Pointed-Toe Patent Pump  $565 at Bergdorf Goodman

Jimmy Choo Logan d'Orsay Pump $495 at Nordstrom

I have only 1 day left to spend my virtual bucks at The Limited so I guess I'll see what they have to offer online. I almost caved today during the RueLaLa Ray-Ban sale on these cute, pink Jackie-O II sunglasses that were on sale for $69...
Here is a link to the official Ray-Ban site if you want to see more colors available (not on sale). If you're not a member of RueLaLa and want to get in on the great designer sales, follow this link to sign up or send me a message and I can email you an invite ->!
Oh well, maybe next time!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Have you ever been stuck at a light...

... and the car in the gas station next to you is about to explode, RIGHT NEXT TO A GAS PUMP???? The cops were laughing at me crouched down in the drivers seat with my hands by my face the whole time. My car must have pulled off and went 0 to 60 in about 1.3 seconds. Whew!!! Close call!!

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Girls Trip to Orlando

Anyone who has followed this blog knows I absolutely LOVE my girlfriends and even more I LOVE to travel with them!!! Last month 9 of my lovely line sisters and soror-friends decided to terrorize the city of Orlando like no other girls can do! We got an awesome deal from Thursday-Sunday at the Mystic Dunes Resort in Kissimmee/Celebration, FL area. For the 9 of us, we rented the Three Bedroom Lockoff with gave us a 3-bed, 3-bath, 2-kitchen space with lots of room and a great balcony. The rates were VERY affordable and when split among the group we spent nearly half of the cost we paid for admission to Universal Studios! We also rented 2 cars for the weekend which was a great idea that provided for plenty of flexibility for the group. (Although in this pic below I was sitting on the floor of the backseat because an extra person jumped in the "mall" car at the last minute and there wasn't enough space for 6 in a Ford Focus! Long - and funny - story short, it was NOT a comfortable ride!!!)

While some of the girls ventured to Cocoa Beach (it was still a bit too chilly for me) the second car spent the WHOLE day at the outlet malls! I am OBSESSED with Orlando's Premium and Prime outlet malls and found so many great items and great deals. I brought Rob back a couple of shirts from the Thomas PINK outlet store (priced at $59 each, versus the normal $180+) and grabbed myself a new pair of black and white Pumas to replace the ones I've had for about 5 years by now. I saw many other great deals and was a little upset that I didn't snatch up the gray Chelsea skinny jeans at the Joe's Jeans outlet store or the blue fitted blazer at Off Fifth.

All in all, we had a great time!!! There is nothing like getting away to celebrate with good friends. Check out some of our fun times:
Fresh off the plane and in an alley somewhere trying to find trouble...
It was 2AM and we were looking for something to get into
The guys at Panchero's moved the tables so we could have a dance competition
The BEST pop in the world - The Coke in the bottle from Mexico made with SUGAR and not that high fructose stuff
Trying out the pedicab at Universal Studios
Peer Pressure - Emily trying to convince Candice to ride one of the rides
Head to head Dance Dance Revolution competition!
Posing for the camera right before Kiana KILLED me at Guitar Hero in the arcade... it was my first time playing but it was fun!
I went to the doghouse looking for Bobby but he wasn't there so I was sad...
Cap'n Joe from Big Toho Airboat Tours - our tour guide on the alligator swamp ride. He stopped in the middle of the swamp to collect payment and he had a credit card machine in his pocket... just in case. LOL
Gator coming towards us and the front row huddling and screaming!
The family gator, we all got to take pics with him... he was pretty nice!
The trip ended with a FUN and FILLING dinner at Benihana followed by what else???? A SLEEPOVER!!! LOL!!! 

What a weekend!!!!! I can't leave you without an item of the day, so here it is..... After a year of speculation it has been announced that the disgustingly crazy "sandwich" offered by KFC, which replaces the typical two pieces of bread with two chicken patties and keeps the rest of the goodies in the middle, will be released this month. You do have the option of grilled or fried, because we all know, two grilled patties is way better... right? This just grosses me out!! Is anyone planning to try it??? The KFC website Nutrition Guide lists the health content near the bottom of page 1 which is summed up as: 
Original Recipe Double Down - 540 calories, 32g of fat,1380mg of sodium
Grilled Double Down - 460 calories, 23g of fat,1430mg of sodium.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Blue Line - The End, At Forest Park

I went to the last stop on the Blue Line today (Chicago's el for those who aren't familiar with the trains here). Snapped a few pics and wandered around a bit. Not too many people out and the stop is in a quiet area of the near-western suburb Forest Park. It was nice and warm but kinda windy at times... but this is the "Windy City", so that's to be expected. Enjoy! (Disclaimer: I am not, nor do I pretend to be, any form of a photographer or a person who even knows how to use a digital camera other than crossing my fingers, pressing the button and downloading the pics)...

The Forest Park Blue Line transit center 
Danger sign, the cartoon is funny
Train pulling in
People getting off at the last stop
Man leaving the transit center in his Red Easter Suit with his iPod
Family on a stroll
The "ancient" steps
Wind and sun all in my face...horrible shot. LOL
Wind blowing through my curls... such a great feeling!
Jill Scott on iPod Shuffle with wind in curls with sun and 70+ degrees is a BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY!!!!
Happy Resurrection/Easter Sunday everyone!

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood... I think I'm going to take a journey through the streets of one of Chicago's near-suburbs and see what I can find to share with you guys.... stay tuned...