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Posts from — December 2011

Get Your Sparkle On!

“Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.”  ~Ferris Bueller

One thing I’ve learned in my 21 years (wink!) is that your life is right now ~ so don’t waste another marvelous minute on the mundane and mediocre. Father Time may not stop, but you can reach and grab the reigns on your precious time and make every spectacular second count. Let 2012 be the year of sparkle & razzle-dazzle!

Take a pass on très cliché New Year’s resolutions, and instead let’s savor our seconds, make the most of the moment, treasure our time, and sparkle & shine!

We can’t avoid grey days or control curveballs life tosses our way ~ but we can catch them with a smile, take them into our own well-manicured hands, find that silver lining, and bedazzle the heck out of it. So clink! your fizzy drinks to a year chock-full of sparkly delight…

Relish and treasure every precious moment with family and friends!

Surround yourself with pretty things

Wear a flirty frock with pockets every day!

Sequin blazer, anyone?

Zazz up your look with some color! Princess pink, to be exact.

Make like a princess and bedeck and bejewel yourself daily…

How about a different stud every day?

Change your nail polish with your mood ~ lately I’ve been feeling très French Affair

Brighten up your nest with fresh flowers each week!

Hang a chandelier in your closet.

Dine alfresco.

Spend the night at a local hotel ~ you had me at room service…

I love a Gerswhin tune, how about you?

Have cake for breakfast!

Always have a stash of prosecco, especially a chilled bottle in the fridge.

Use pretty stationery at every opportunity.

Learn to Cha-Cha, Tango, Mambo or Foxtrot…

Master the chignon.

Save nothing for a rainy day ~ except a cute pair of wellies.

Make an entrance ~ kick!

Never slip out the door without your signature scent & lipstick!

Go to Paris!

“Paris is always a good idea.” ~Audrey Hepburn

Have a Sparkly New Year! xx’s

December 29, 2011   No Comments

Za Za Zu

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet,
Jingle around the clock,
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet-
That’s the jingle bell rock…

With the holidays in full swing and New Year’s just around the corner, it’s time for you party girls to fill up your dance cards and zazz up your look with some dancin’ & prancin’ shoes!

Channel that za za zu, mix-and-a-mingle, and kick up your feet to the jingle bell beat! Here are some kick-worthy tootsie treats:

Brian Atwood Pazza Bis Ribbon & Leopard Booties


Kate Spade Licorice Pumps


Badgley Mischka Junebug Strappies


Michael Kors Faye Red Velvet Platforms


Brian Atwood Cohen Borchie Studded Booties


Kate Spade Charm Peeptoes


Dolce Vita Roja Wedge Sparkle Booties


Aqua Moxie Glitter Strappy Platforms


Tory Burch Cicely Velvet Bow Pumps


Michael Kors Iona Patent Mary Janes


Steve Madden Banngg Rhinestone Booties


Kate Spade Latrice Satin Pumps


Stuart Weitzman Bowright Lace Peeptoes


Brian Atwood Banshee Studded Pink Platforms


Brian Atwood Mixie Studded Platform Peeptoes


Enzo Smiles Platforms

What a bright time, it’s the right time, to rock the night away…


December 21, 2011   No Comments

A Barbie’s Best Friend

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved dresses and dress-up, and all the girliness in between. My love for Barbie started early with a collection of dolls, mini outfits, shoes and accessories ~ all carefully stored in a round red patent leather zip-around carrying case, with a handy handle for me to tote from room to room.

Today I still appreciate Barbie’s style, especially in the dreamy drawings of Robert Best.  The Barbie designer’s classic and stylish sketches are brimming with lovely and ladylike accoutrements: pretty purses, piles of pearls, hair ribbons, gloves and beautiful bows.

Need a treat for the girly-girls in your life? The Barbie Fashion Model Collection Calendar will pretty up any nest…

For chic correspondence, you can charm your pen pals with love notes on Barbie note cards

And purse notes are the perfect place to pen jolly jottings and merry musings.

What better reason to pile on the pretty than the holidays? ‘Tis the season for one of my favorite creations by Mr. Best ~ if only I could pick it up off the page and put it on I would!  Le sigh. Such a frosty white frock and Hollyberry-red sash & bows belongs under the mistletoe!

Wishing you a holiday dressed up in sparkle and delight!

December 20, 2011   No Comments

City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks…

Dressed in holiday style…in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas… Or is it panic? Or a bit of both? If last minute gifting has you in a tizzy take a deep breath and grab the fizzy. Then message moi ~ I was born for these challenges, darlings!

Now go enjoy the strings of street lights, even stoplights, blinkin’ bright red and green… soon it will be Christmas Day!


December 18, 2011   No Comments

Favorite Merry & Bright Things

Pom-poms on ski hats and The Nutcracker with Previn,
Eloise, faux mink jackets, and warm leopard glittens,
Jewel-colored packages filled with some bling ~
These are a few of my favorite things

With all of the pretty presents and shimmer and shine of the season, it’s no winter wonder the line between gifts for vous and gifts for moi can blur a girl’s vision like snowflakes in a storm.

After all, ’tis the season of giving! So here’s a list of some of my fave festive gift picks ~ I’ll leave it up to you, darlings, to decide if you’ve been nice enough to treat yourselves to any of these treats along the way…

  1. Kate Spade Faux Fur Victoria pullover.
  2. FACE Stockholm “Toast of the Town” glitter gold polish, J. Crew.
  3. Kitty Flats by Charlotte Olympia.
  4. Sparkler Gia Wristlet, Kate Spade.
  5. Hello Sunshine pom-pom ski hat, Kate Spade.
  6. Reva ballet flats in “Carnation”, Tory Burch.
  7. Highlights of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker led by André Previn.
  8. Leopard faux fur coat, Calvin Klein.
  9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s DVD.
  10. Holly GoNightly sleep mask, Fred Flare.
  11. “Charm” glitter peep-toes, Kate Spade.
  12. Ikat coffee mug, C. Wonder.
  13. Fancy feet luggage tags, BoutiqueMix.
  14. “Cicely” velvet pumps in Bordeaux, Tory Burch.
  15. Sigh… Sawyer.  LOST: The Complete Collection.
  16. Baked by Melissa mini cupcakes.
  17. Leopard glittens, J. Crew.
  18. To Catch a Thief, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.
  19. Inslee By Design 2012 calendar, Zoe Boutique.
  20. Downtown Chic, from design duo Bob & Cortney Novogratz.
  21. Christopher Kane melon shift dress.
  22. Tortoise logo key fob, Tory Burch.
  23. Eloise at Christmastime ~ absolutely love love love Eloise!
  24. Cupcake prosecco. Clink!

Whether you choose to give or receive, or a little of both, Eloise would agree: these picks are all rawther fabulous! Besides, the real fun is in sharing your fa la la la and good cheer with the ones you love.

The Medestrian’s adorably glam Sis modeling garland with Mom at Christmas.

May your days be sparkly & bright!

December 15, 2011   5 Comments