Mexico Vacation

I’ve just returned from a week in Mexico.  Hallelujah!  It was so wonderful to get away, rest & relax in the sun. 

I have a lot of housework and work work to catch up on, but thought I would post a few quick photos first.

The majority of the week I was makeup-less and in athletic wear or a swimsuit with my hair in a bun, so I’ll try and share a few photos that may actually have a bit of fashion in them (and some scenery shots just to share)!

Back to the normal routine starting Monday……  I’m a little blue…




and speaking of blue… here is the cookie monster trying to eat MY cookie!  ARG!!!  My cookie!






Ok then, I’ll just drink my pina colada instead.  Take that cookie monster!














ah, lovely ocean water…


-- you can never have too many swimsuits! (I think I have 5-?)





ah, lazy sunny days…









Here’s one fashionista blogger-type photo!







breakfast was my favorite meal of the day â€" delish!

DSCF3343 Tulum ruins

DSCF3345  DSCF3366 DSCF3384DSCF3404Xel-ha

DSC00312img003Rio Secreto caves   DSC00375


     our resort â€" La Amada

{halloween inspiration: valentino haute couture}

{valentino haute couture, photography by sofia sanchez & mauro mongiello for vogue italia september 2009 via i know what you wore last summer}

Ticked Off The List

After an exhausting but enjoyable ten-mile bike ride, I rushed over to LF to pick up the Jeffrey Campbell "Tick" wedge boots that I just posted about. For those who are curious (or came here via Racked), the boots retail for $170 and are a limited edition style with LF Stores. The heel is about five inches and the platform is one inch, so they're slightly less vertiginous than the Ashish for Topshop wedges. Like the Ashish wedges, they've got the ponyskin texture and are both sturdy and comfortable, although with a more narrow ankle opening and rounded heel cup than Ashish's.

While browsing at LF, I came upon a similar style as the "Tick" with a zebra print and a wedge/platform completely covered in studs. If it weren't for the fact that I've been on a shoe buying frenzy for the past two months, I might have indulged in more footwear. I was also eyeing the Jeffrey Campbell high-heeld creeper boot that comes in a zebra print. Given the overflow of shoes onto my bedroom floor, however, it's best that I get organized and control my footwear addiction by refraining from buying more shoes for now...

**Also, on an unrelated personal note, I have to congratulate my friend S.R. on the big news. I hope you're reading this, and I am so happy and excited for you! Cheers!






Wearing: H&M sunglasses, Mossimo tank, vintage beaded jacket, pants from the Boys' department at Target, Jeffrey Campbell Tick boots, Forever 21 bag, assorted bracelets, knuckle ring from Wet Seal

Cute Neck Accessories

feminine @
Super sweet necklaces with crochet details.

zigzag scarf @

Similar to a Missoni, but only $15!

Handbags and Gladrags

An email from my sister Mags:

You probably don't think of fashion and finance in the same sentence...but let me tell you what's been going on here in Citi Ireland. A Fundraising Day for the Irish Cancer Society (Citi's 2009 Charity of the Year) happened today with the theme "Handbags and Gladrags". The selection would make any fashionista's head swirl with all the rails of designer handbags and clothing donated for a raffle including worn-once eveningwear and a love-me Aideen Bodkin coat. It wasn't just for the ladies as some of the Citi men were treated to a selection of ties and cufflinks (most of them Louis Coupeland). What's more, we raised €2,000 for the Irish Cancer Society!

Irish Cancer Society shops are dotted around the country. Donate or buy - all for a great cause.

Look for Less: Marc Jacobs Memphis Robert Leslie Tote

This eye-catching Marc Jacobs yellow tote (on left) retails for $1,995. It's also been spotted several times on Katherine Heigl. But with that hefty price tag I can only picture it in my dreams....that is, until this look for less came along. It's a steal at just $58. Here's where you can get the look for less:

Where to Buy:

Katherine Bag,, $58

Halloween Makeup Step by Step at MAC

Check out these fabulously goth Halloween makeup looks from MAC Cosmetics. These are both part of the Artistry in Action series. The Artistry in Action series allows you to watch online while make up artist create these looks. I am especially loving those black vampy lips. Watch the video at MAC Cosmetics online.
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