Monday, May 31, 2010

Gone Fishing....or uh...gambling, drinking etc...

Well I am still in Vegas...I have decided to take a holiday from blogging because as you read this I am more than likely either completely exhausted, completely hung over, or still drunk. HAHAHA ;)

So today I declare I have Gone Fishing and be back with bells on tomorrow!!

I hope you all had a great weekend!!

PS. Please don't tell me details about SITC BUT definitely let me know if you liked it!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Cocktails and the City

Well I am in Vegas and because of this I am the only woman in America who has yet to see the beloved Sequel. I am hoping some of my friends will want to see it a second time so when I return i don't have to go alone :)

Keeping with my Sex in the City themed posts this week and considering it's Friday (and a holiday weekend at that) I found some cocktail recipes I thought sounded interesting and yummy. If you are having a SITC party or going with your g/f's to see the movie here are some you may want to try!

Pear and Elderflower Sangria


*Canton Ginger Liqueur
*St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Steep the above ingredients with:

*Fresh Asian pears
*White cranberry juice
*Chilean Savigon Blac (Michael says you could also go with Pinot Grigio instead)

Steep for 3 days minimum. Serve in Bordeaux glass and garnish with fresh Asian pears, blackberries, raspberries and a mint crown.

Rediscovered Cherry Cosmo

2 ounce(s) Smirnoff Black Cherry vodka

1 ounce(s) white cranberry

3/4 ounce(s) Cointreau

1 splash(es) fresh lime juice

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, and add ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with fresh or dried cherries.

Oprah's Pomegranate Martini

  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces Absolute Citron vodka or white tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau liquor
  • Cup of ice
  • Splash of sparkling water (optional)
  • Squeeze of lemon (optional)

Shake ingredients in a shaker and put in chilled martini glasses.

Raspberry White Chocolate Truffle Martini

1-1/2 oz Van Gogh Raspberry Vodka
1/2 oz White chocolate Godiva
1-1/2 oz White crème de Cocoa
1 oz Raspberry Liqueur
3 Raspberries

Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker and shake over ice. Strain into glass. Garnish with raspberries on a pick.

Tropical Martini

1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
1 ounce coconut rum
1/4 oz fresh pineapple juice

Combine vanilla vodka and coconut rum. Add half pineapple juice in shaker strain over ice.

Happy Movie going Ladies! Have a fantastic Holiday weekend! See you when I get back from Vegas!! :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The tutu that started it all...

A SITC outfit dedication wouldn't be complete without the infamous tutu...a skirt only Carrie Bradshaw could pull off during the daylight hours.

I have only worn this skirt out at night and while I was getting looks walking around in broad daylight in it, I have to say I still felt glamorous!

{Skirt and Tank - Forever 21, Shoes - Steve Madden, snakeskin clutch - Vintage, Ring - H&M}

Mine is a bit edgier with the studded detail around the waistline but softening it up with feminine shoes and purse makes it work.

Such a "Welcome to NYC" moment

This outfit was so sentimental they even revived it for the first movie :)

Photos by Patti Anglin

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Dior Shoe ...

For my Second Carrie look I am channeling the outfit that kicked off the first movie with a bang. The Dior Shoe that started the gladiator and the bootie trend had me at hello. Since then I have been obsessed with mixing edgy accessories and feminine pieces.

{Dress - Marc Jacobs, Shoes - Nine West, Belt - Forever 21, Bag - Aldo also seen here, Bracelets - Forever 21 and JLynn Jewelry}

This dress was a gift from a friend who's too short to fit into it (lucky me!) I love how bright it is and the pattern is the perfect backdrop for gladiators and a chunky belt.

Photos by Patti Anglin

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

4 Days of Sex

In honor of the release of our beloved sequel (finally!!) I have decided to do the rest of my posts this week dedicated to Sex and the City.

I am sure SITC means as much to many of you as it does to me. So many times I sought comfort in watching the girls go through similar situations and making it through. How many times have you caught yourself thinking "What would Carrie do?" :)

For my outfits I am using all things I already have in my closet and putting together my own version of some of Carrie's looks...

My first outfit is from the episode Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl when Carrie ends up at a party playing spin the bottle with a group of bi-sexual couples.

{Dress- American Apparel (also seen here), Flower - H&M, Bag - Coach, Boots - Report, Ring - Forever 21}

She meets Alanis Morrissette in the kitchen only to later end up making out with her when the bottle lands on her...

The flower phase she went through that season was so much fun!

Photos by Patti Anglin

Sunday, May 23, 2010

My beach bag essentials

What one puts in their beach bag sets the stage for the beach experience. It is important to bring all the necessary items to make the day enjoyable and fun. I decided to show you what are my must haves for the beach, or since I will be in Vegas this week, the pool.

My bag this year is the Victoria Secret Striped Tote that I got as a free gift with purchase over the Christmas Holiday. I love this bag! It has so much room and the best part is it's reversible!

One never wants to be bloated at the beach so I always bring a few light snacks like fruit or these organic protein bars

Of course I stock up on fashion magazines!

and my Summer read which this year is the new Twilight Book!!

I always have my Ipod to tune out others if need be :)

Make up usually melts in the sun but I love Tarte Cheek Stain for lips and cheeks. It's super easy and mess free!

Sunblock is essential but I hate having that greasy feeling. This stuff is great because it absorbs into your skin and you don't feel like you have any on!

It's important to protect my color treated hair with a protectant spray

And a Straw Fedora for post beach messy hair.

A super soft beach towel is a necessity.

And a fold up beach blanket is great for containing the sand and keeping it compact.

What are your beach bag essentials?

Oh and remember I told you here that I was searching for my Vegas worthy bikini?? Well this one was the winner! :)