red, leopard, and gardein

Can I just say this little combo made me so happy when I wore it on Friday:

Red skinnies and leopard flats.   Try some red and leopard this week, you won’t be let down, and if this rainy weather keeps up you’ll need some color pops in your wardrobe to pick you up.

It’s not even 11am but I’m already fantasizing about my new favorite find.   Gardein crispy tenders:

Short of throwing some tofu in a Moe’s bowl, I hadn’t jumped on the simulated meat bandwagon because I thought it would taste creepy.  My friend Laura suggested I try these  and I’ll admit I was super skeptical.  Shouldn’t have been -they were delicious!  The consistency is similar to chicken, and while it doesn’t taste like chicken it’s not like eating a bad veggie burger.  The breading is also fantastic and not too overpowering.    I’m thinking I might even be able to fool the kid with them.   I basically made the same meal I made last week because I love sweet potato fries and kale, but used the agave/balsamic glaze as dipping sauce.

Curious about the other Gardein products, would love to hear your thoughts!

if i had a million dollars – world’s most expensive dress

If you’ve already found the perfect little black dress it’s time to upgrade to the world’s most expensive dress…if you’ve got about $5 million laying around.

The dress, created by Debbie Wingham, weighs almost 30 pounds and has 25 two carat black diamonds on the dress, diamonds along the shoulder line and further down the skirt and then another set of 25 two carat black diamonds on the shrug!  Oh it’s also sewn with gold thread.  I’d imagine you’d need an army of bodyguards to head to cocktail hour in this dress.

 I could see Mamatoga sporting something fabulous like this. 

You can learn more about the black diamond dress at the designer’s website, you know in case you need a million dollar dress for your next big event 🙂 .   If you do end up finding a place to wear the black diamond dress, don’t forget to pair it with the black diamond nail polish.  You’ll have $5 million on your body and $250k on your hands.  No need to accessorize!

“fashion” at a hallween store

I’m using the term fashion pretty loosely here.   The kid wanted to check out one of those pop up Halloween stores over the weekend so we went to Halloween Spirit.  While he went off to check out zombie masks and pirate stuff I wandered through to drink it alllll in, and made a few unique finds.

1.  Shoes

These aren’t Manolos, but some of the larger Halloween stores have a pretty unique selection of shoes.   If you’re looking for a one of a kind pair (navy boots with gold trim) they may have what you’re looking for.

2.  Jewelry

Because Target doesn’t carry Peg Bundy gauged pearls, the Halloween stores cater to just about every look you could possibly imagine.  From dominatrix to 50’s housewife.

3.  Angry Birds attire

In case anyone has a burning desire to sport their favorite time killing app, just an FYI.

4. Superman Socks with capes

Need I say more?  SUPERMAN KNEESOCKS WITH CAPES…adorable (especially for runners.)   They also had batman kneesocks with capes.

5.  Legwarmers

Yes, it’s part of a sexy monster costume, but if you’ve been looking to complete some sort of updated Flashdancer look I’ve found your legwarmers.   They do look cozy.

6.  Sunglasses

Because your sunglasses aren’t badass enough without a ‘stache.

So there you have it.  A little taste of fashion from the Halloween store.   Of course there’s TONS of awesome Halloween stuff.  I’ll admit this costume made me pause:

Sexy Chucky?  Really?    Made me laugh, and I got totally sucked in by their displays:

Ghost Girl Display (complete with dead flamingo)

Exorcist Display

Happy ridiculously early Halloween!

glitzerland

VMA.  DNC.  FNO.    Thursday was a night of acronym’s.  I watched two of them and actively participated in one of them.   FNO, aka Fashion Night Out.    Score, an excuse to wear fun dresses:

Didn’t end up wearing either of them, but hey, still fun.

I had an event at a mall and ended up being set up right next to this, ahhhhh glitzerland:

So many fabulous over the top sparkly things.   I knew I couldn’t resist.   I had to at least try a few things on:

Doesn’t every girl need a giant bejeweled sunflower necklace?  I mean it’d go perfect with a t-shirt and jeans, right?

I did decide to jump on the tangerine tango bandwagon with this cute little necklace, and because I can’t resist green with sparkle I grabbed this fab necklace as well:

A tiny boost to the economy and a little extra sparkle.   Win win!