Tag Archives: The Shopping List

Dream Car: A 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible

24 Apr

It’s built like a tank. It’s beautiful. It’s red. The chrome is amazing. And I want the red and white leather–with the piping.

It’s such an amazing, sexy car–and a total classic. How could you not want one? I’m not a bigtime car aficionado, but this is truly a dream car. I would play only Johnny Mathis or The Chordettes as I drive it around sunny So Cal…

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Adorable @ WalMart

25 Mar

One of the cutest things I have seen at WalMart in a long time. Pair it with a pair of white skinny jeans, serve with a mojito for a dose of summer cool. 

My No.1 Most Coveted Gadget: iPhone, Please.

23 Mar

Need I say more?

iPhone by William Hook

I’m already a multitasking monster with my Blackberry Curve, I’m sure I’d be positively dangerous with the iPhone.

Any day you can catch me on my Curve chatting on GoogleTalk, Yahoo Messenger or Blackberry Messenger. Or I’m taking video or photos and uploading them to Twitter and Plurk, checking and updating Twitter and Plurk, and updating my status on Facebook. Not to mention maintaining my life in Calendar, Tasks and Notes.

The one downside, of course, is figuring out how to transfer 3 years worth of Blackberry contacts into the iPhone? Anyone? Anyone?

I’d Like To Bring Back–Gentlemen Wearing Hats and 3-Piece Suits, & Ladies Dressing Like Ladies Again.

24 Feb

Are you sick of seeing otherwise beautiful young girls wearing the Uggs+Pajamas combo to go to Starbucks to do their homework? Have you had enough of men wandering around the aisles of the grocery store in tattered basketball shorts and wifebeaters? Yeah, me too.

I am tired of seeing the schlubby dressers out there! Come on, get with it! Why can’t we all go back to the era of men running around dressed like Cary Grant and Eva Marie-Saint in “North By Northwest”? In the workplace, I have seen people wear absolutely inappropriate things that reflect that they are not only unhappy with their jobs, they feel mediocre about themselves. Baggy, slouchy jeans, inappropriately bare tops, flipflops, et cetera, et cetera. And the women are usually much more guilty than the men are on the scale of inappropriateness! Unbelievable!

Sure, we can’t all have Cary’s chiseled face, and Eva’s beautiful blue eyes or flaxen blonde hair, but beginning to dress like we can emulate the classiness they depicted both inside their characters and out can go a long way in terms of presenting ourselves in our real-life, daily worlds.

“I Wouldn’t Trade Her For Gold”.

20 Jan

Personally, I loved the gold-colored Isabel Toledo brocade sheath dress with matching coat. It had a less-traditional cut and feel to the bodice, but isn’t that what Michelle is all about anyhow? Less traditional? I’m okay with it!

As soon as I saw it this morning, I started humming “I wouldn’t trade her for gold”, a line from the song “Gold” by the band Interference from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Once“.

The color, dubbed as “lemongrass” by Toledo herself, the dress and coat were both made of lace layered over wool, for warmth. I saw it as a throwback to the 1950s, where many outfits were layered with lace and eyelet for a dimensional, elegant appeal. For more about the ensemble, click for the Wall Street Journal’s coverage.

I Can Has Kitteh?!

15 Dec

I know you will think I’m crazy, but I want it!

The Hello Kitty Sterling Silver Pink and White Sapphire Ring with Diamond Accents, $395.

Ridiculous, I know. I’ll buy this for myself right after I buy myself that sprawling house in the Hamptons replete with its own swimming pool, heated jacuzzi, and airstrip for my private jet. Still, here’s the rest of the line from Zales for you to peruse at your leisure.

An Ounce of Cool, Please.

24 Nov

Goddang, Ellen!

 

How the heck does she make such simple, monochromatic colors and a limited texture palette look so good? I mean, of course it helps that she has a brilliant sense of humor and a tendency to find hilarity in every situation, but come on! It’s not fair!

I need to get some Converse to wear with my suits. Maybe then I could capture even an ounce of the cool that Ellen has.