Monday, December 27, 2010


Pros:   Sunglasses, hair
Cons:  Looking like you're 2 feet tall. 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shoe Craze

Yves Saint Laurent Hair Pumps

8 Things That Make Your Man Know That You Appreciate Him

By Chris J Roberts

There are some relatively simple things that we often take for granted, they have very major effects. For example, do you recall when you said a word of appreciation to your husband, or even your boy friend? There is no need of arguing as to who should make the first move in giving appreciation to the other.

You just go ahead and start appreciating him and you will reap very good results. We tend to think that it's the men who should make us feel appreciated, but we too have the responsibility of appreciating them.

First of all, you should bear in mind that your man won't be happy when you are not happy yourself. In fact, this will make him feel like a loser. He will feel better when you are happy, but he will stop making any effort to make you happy when there is no apparent result. This means that if you would like your man to put more effort in your relationship, then you should appreciate him. He will realize that his energies do not go in vain.

One of the worst things you can do is to belittle your man in front of other people. This is among the most effective ways of discouraging a man. When you discourage him in such a way, he won't try harder to please you as you probably expect. Instead, he will tend to take even the things he used to take care of for granted. As a result, your results will suffer considerably.

It is therefore important for you to know how to appreciate your man. These are some of the things you should take into consideration.

1.) Be enthusiastic when you meet and greet him.
Light up both your faces with a warm smile.

2.) Appreciate him when you are in the company of other people.
Keep anything negative about him to yourself.

3.) Find something that you truly appreciate in him and let him know of it. Avoid flattery but be honest with your appreciation. He will not only feel better but he will also put greater effort in perfecting himself. In addition to polishing the area you have appreciated, he will try to improve other areas as well.

4.) One of the things that people tend to forget as their relationships become more established is to play with each other. Bring back the sparkle by being playful.

5.) In case you have any need, let him know of it clearly without trying to make him feel guilty for not taking that need into consideration. For example, instead of telling him that he never thinks of a given thing just let him know that you would appreciate it if he did it.

6.) When he does the thing you wanted him to do, thank him for it. You should even give him a special treat.

7.) Verbally let him know of your love. Actually saying it will make a big difference.

8.) You will hardly convince your man about many of the things stated above when you do not listen to him. Give him your eye when he shares with you some of the things that mean a lot to him. That is not the time to give advice or make judgments. Just listen and let him know that you are there for him.

These 8 things will make your man know that you appreciate him.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Love It or Hate It?

Ugh . . . this is really difficult for me right now because:
A. This dress is kind of hot.
B. This dress is kind of slutty.
C. Gwyneth is being kind of annoying about this whole Country Strong business right now.

Okay, I hate it:

Ms. v. Mr.

The woman in me: "Two words."

The man in me: "Cruella. de Vil."

Hot Mess

(but I love it.)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


"Be clothes minded."
-Kenneth Cole

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Black and Red

(Done Right)
Prabal Gurung

(Gone Wrong)


Oh my . . . :

Too many accessories, no?:

The dress is okay, but the shoes are hideous:

The dress is okay, but the hair is hideous:

This is a straight-up costume that is too short and the blue shoes are clashing so much that they are burning holes into my eyeballs:

I think the designer gave up towards the end:

Duck Sauce

Best duck I've had to date:

Duck breast w/ black current sauce and wild rice
Courtesy of La Chaumière
2813 M Street, NW (Georgetown)
Washington, DC 20007

(Thank you, TP.)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2010

(So, I guess it is socially acceptable to like Kanye again(?))

1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. The Black Keys, Brothers
3. Elton John and Leon Russell, The Union
4. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
5. Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song
6. Vampire Weekend, Contra
7. Drake, Thank Me Later
8. Robert Plant, Band of Joy
9. Eminem, Recovery
10. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
11. The Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards
12. John Mellencamp, No Better Than This
13. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
14. Robyn, Body Talk
15. The National, High Violet
16. Kid Rock, Born Free
17. Beach House, Teen Dream
18. Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown
19. M.I.A., Maya
20. Neil Young, Le Noise
21. Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
22. Spoon, Transference
23. Elizabeth Cook, Welder
24. Maximum Balloon, Maximum Balloon
25. Superchunk, Majesty Shredding
26. Yeasayer, Odd Blood
27. Peter Wolf, Midnight Souvenirs
28. My Chemical Romance, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
29. The Roots, How I Got Over
30. Rick Ross, Teflon Don

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stylin' and Profilin'

(Can I wear this outfit?)

Hot Mess

Hot Ness

Elie Saab

Leg Out

(Done Right)

I know, I know, she looks/is slutty, but come on . . . this is one sexy look:


(Gone Wrong)

Hates her:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

AMAs 2010: Red Carpet (Best and Worst Of)

Did I even bother to watch the American Music Awards this year? No.
Will I comment the red carpet anyway? Yes.

I can't help it, I love Pink (and her hair is hot):

Katy Perry looking quite feminine and beautiful:


Okay, finally something different with the locks - but still not sexy enough to pull this off:

Edgy, but what's with the grandma purse?:

I am bored to tears (PS. Lose the belt, you're on a red carpet):

I actually think this is pretty:

Someone should tell Miley that she has a little toilet paper stuck to her dress:

Not cougar, I mean, zebralicious:

Okay, Kim Kardashian:

What was with the black lace this year?

Someone should tell Julianne that she has a little tablecloth stuck to her dress:

"I see London, I see France . . .":

Cute dress, bad hair:

Me no likey:

Hi, Clown - trying to blend in, I see:

Who looks worse? Trick Question! It's a tie.:

Apparently, Men in Black was autobiographical in nature because Will Smith's little clan looks like it's from another planet:

Love It or Hate It?

Hate it:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Spirit(s)

Whoa, Guinness and champagne?:

Black Velvet
-3 ounces Guinness stout, chilled
-3 ounces Champagne or other sparkling wine, chilled.

Fill a champagne flute halfway with the Guinness. Carefully pour the sparkling wine over the back of a spoon to fill the rest of the glass.Yield: 1 drink.

For more festive drinks: click here.