9.30.2009

That was a crazy game of poker...



Who wouldn't want to play poker, go fish, gin rummy, or solitaire with these fashionable cards?





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Party with La vie...J'aime


The Tooth Fairy tagged me with this fun and unique tag- if you were going to allow us to spend a night at your home, we'd like to know the following:

1. What books are on your favorite shelf?

My favorite shelf… I guess that’d be this little alcove in my apt’s dining room. It has a mixing of books from my roomie and myself ranging from chick lit to memoirs to classic novels. We also have a pic of us with our college friends and these mugs from Anthropologie, a C and a J.

2. What DVDs are on your favorite shelf?

Well, we don’t really have a DVD shelf; mine are currently in a drawer. Some of my faves are Sleepless in Seattle, The Devil Wears Prada, The Departed, The Notebook, Titanic…the list goes on. For TV series, I have The OC, Will & Grace, My So-Called Life, and Entourage collections.

3. What are your two favorite cookbooks?

I don’t really cook- I think I’ve mentioned that before? I try to cook, haha. I have a few beginnger cookbooks from my mom, and I print recipes I want to try (and really don’t ever make) from websites such as Martha Stewart, Real Simple, and Food Network.

4. Select 1-3 recipes you will cook for your special guests.

I’d bake something since I enjoy baking more…perhaps a fall friendly cupcake like this one?

5. What will we be drinking that's available?

Just bought Absolut Boston, so I am dying to make some cocktails with it!

I now tag the following bloggers behind these blogs- Extra Dressing on. the. Side, carpe diem, Savvy Mode, The Beauty File, Cafe Fashionista, and Bits of Beauty!


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What I'm Wearing Wednesday


I haven't been feeling well since yesterday, so today's WIWW will simply feature my lovely rain boots by Tamara Henriques.


I bought these and college, and they never fail to brighten a rainy (or sicky) day.


PS: like my signature? I made it on My Live Signature (thanks Jenna for the tip!)


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9.29.2009

There's an app for that


I knew this wouldn't take long... the Van Gogh Museum is the first museum in Europe to offer an iPhone app for one of their upcoming exhibitions. It's brilliant! Imagine youself in Amsterdam, coffee in hand, strolling through the VG Museum... you have questions? No need to wear the used headphones or listen to a guide; it's all there on your very own phone. I did a search, and the Brooklyn Museum in NY has an iPhone app, and Rick Steves offers iPhone apps for tours of major cities and their museums. Yet another reason why my beloved BlackBerry needs to step it up in the app department!

Also- thank you for Lana @ Lanalou Style for presenting me with the Kreativ Blogger award!


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I'm a Piperlime fashion editor

And you can be too... This is such a fun contest to enter! Piperlime and Rachel Zoe are offering a $250 gift certificate to Piperlime for the lucky winner who creates a fabulous collage on Polyvore that RZ herself deems "bananas" or "die" worthy. The catch is using items only from Piperlime. Here is what I entered:


Click here and enter too!

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Someone is 25 today....


Happy 25th Birthday to my roomie!

This is my 7th birthday celebration with her...wow how the time flies. From the first celebration freshman year at Cuse, to her 21st birthday in Montreal and her 24th last year at Alibi, I have loved every minute of it.

According to FamousBirthdays.com, you share a bday with Jerry Lee Lewis and Bryant Gumbel- lucky you ;)

Today, have your cake and eat it too. Love you roomie!


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9.28.2009

Perk me up


Feeling a little low this morning due to work and personal stuff.... Thank goodness for Tom & Cameron to keep me distracted and these items from the blogs I've read today...

Wedding cake @ Once Wed

Book @ Bits of Beauty

Eek by Eugenia Kim hat @ Daily Obession

Simple Song stationary @ The Bright Side Project

PS: my first e-newsletter went out today...check it out here, and sign up for more on the side bar :)



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Pardon the interruption...



We interrupt regularly scheduled blog posts for a Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz filiming siting! They are right across the street from my work in downtown Boston. I looove celeb sitings!







We now return you to the regular blog programming... :)
PS: They are filming by the Children's Museum.

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A Milano


These 2 shows from Milan's Fashion week are complete opposites, but I just can't get enough of both of them!

Moschino Cheap and Chic- how can you not smile from at this line?





D&G- I love all the denim of this cowgirl chic line.





Can't wait to wear looks inspired by these next spring...
how about you?

All photos from NY Mag.


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9.27.2009

Style you Sunday: white long sleeve tshirt

Elaine at Clothed Much asked for a look with a basic clothing piece- a long sleeve white tshirt. It's so basic, I think it can lost in the shuffle of your clothes and can be difficult to pair with a trendy look. I don't know about you, but for me, this basic tshirt often pairs itself with sweatpants or leggings when I am lounging around my apartment...

You can find this item at any store- I found one from the Gap for Elaine. I created a look for her inspired by grey skinny jeans and a fabulous pair of black, lace up boots from Nine West. She mixes and matches these two items, among others, and shows us her outfits on her blog. My look includes a menswear vest, layered necklaces, and a cute, cornflower blue, quilted bag that pops against a neutral palette. Enjoy Elaine!


Don't forget to submit an item for next week's Style you Sunday! Comment here with an item to style, and I will create a look for you to feature next Sunday.


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9.25.2009

Friday Faves

Paul Smith Evian water @ Lovely Package
Who wouldn't want a sip from this bottle?

Solely chic @ Shoes from Around the Globe
Fabulous pairing!

Monday at Chanel @ Sea of Shoes
Live vicariously through her trip to Chanel in Paris...sigh.

DIY onesie @ ...Love Maegan
Adorable "baby couture".


What I wore today @ English Muse
A fun Flickr group where people submit drawings of what they wore that day. This one was a particular fave of mine that was highlighted.


Colorboard #19 - it feels like fall @ 100 Layer Cake
Loving the colors and collage images from this inspiration board.

Have a great weekend! Don't forget to sign up for my new newsletter (on the side) and to check out Style you Sunday on Sunday :)



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Giveaway winner


There were some fabulous responses for my first giveaway- it's great to hear how we are all embracing our inner recessionista. And now for the winner, who submitted this:


Congrats to Magdalena! Email me (laviejaime@gmail.com) with your address for your Chickdowntown package with this Collection Eighteen scarf.

Thanks to everyone who participated, and hopefully, I will have another giveaway soon!



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9.24.2009

Entrenched


Who isn't loving the new trench looks from Burberry's S/S 2010 show in London? I would take any one of these fab trenches Christopher Bailey sent down the runway...and these are just 4 of them!





Other designers also presented some new looks for the classic coat.

L.A.M.B.

Christian Siriano

Pringle of Scotland

Aquascutum

Altuzarra

And now, here are some options for you this fall. Which trench would you wear?


All photos from nymag.com




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Giveaway reminder!



Want this scarf? Click here or on the image above and enter my Chickdowntown giveaway!
Ends tonight at midnight; winner is announced tomorrow!


Want to win this? Enter Savvy Mode's giveaway here or by clicking image above.

Want to win this book? Enter Dream Sequins's giveaway here or by clicking image above.

Who doesn't love free stuff? :) Good luck!



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