Wednesday, July 28, 2010

it's Nice and do it!

Park Slope ladies, what's the deal with the Salt n' Peppa look?

So, this birthday I decided that instead of treating myself to a day at the spa, I better spend a day at the Salon. Turning back the hands of time was more important than celebrating my 35th day of birth. There were only 4 strands, but every where I turned it was a reminder of how old I was getting. I was not going to let them win. Does she? YES, she does.

However, I have noticed that my neighborhood mama's have not taken responsibility for their stray grays. Having darker hair like I do, it's is more difficult to cover those wiry strands but not impossible! It's a simple wash, you can even do it yourself (although I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to have Eduardo give you a head massage). I think that it's the honorable thing to do.

Mamas, this can turn back years; brighten your skin tone and make those blue eyes seen through the square rimmed glasses! I'm sure that the Food Co-Op must sell some version of a hair color? Maybe 'Go-Go Green Grays'? 'Henna the Heck outta those Grays'?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hot and Sticky

Well, I know I can't complain about the heat after all my bitch'n this winter. So I won't...I'll complain about the humidity.

Hot rain, about as yummy as a warm mayonnaise sandwich.

What the heck do people where when it's this sticky? If I wear a dress I'm afraid that my not so toned thighs will get stuck together. Not to mention, a dress is very hard to keep down when at Kidville class with my son. I attempted to wear leggings today, but they became a second skin. Jean shorts were too thick and uncomfortable, and linen shorts seemed to beachy for my urban hood.

I went on a hunt through the summer sales to find some last minute summer options. My heart was pulling me towards a new winter fur vest, but my sweaty knees were in need of some relief. Here are some ideas, let me know if you have any of your own!

Haute Hippie tank dress
t bags short shorts
my fav and hard to find Taka Pants

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Back to basics

Lobster Brooch

Wood Ring Necklace

Mariner Leather Purse

Textured Pullover

pencil skirt

Summer vacation to my best friends house in Kennebunkport Maine meant a day trip to the LL Bean store. Filled with monogrammed tote bags, rope bracelets, and fleece vests it was hardly a fashion mecca. But it did represent classic summer style.

Now, L.L. Bean has launched their Signature Line to compete with the J.Crew mania. They won back their head designer Alex Carleton, who took a sabbatical from L.L. Bean to create is own avant-garb line Rouges Gallery. The result is a Jackie Kennedy throw back with upscale touches, and red white and blue pallets.

The prices are great even before the Summer Sale! My sister swears by their pencil skirts, say they are a perfect fit, and she looked oh so cozy in her navy fisherman's sweater for a dinner by the Lake. Here are some of my favs from the line.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Bold in Brook&Lyn

These Agate Necklaces by Brook&Lyn just put the fabulous back in my hood. The line is inspired by one-of-a-kind agate stones that Designer Jung stumbled upon during a recent visit to Hong Kong. Incredible statement necklaces that would pair perfectly with a crisp white blouse or a maxi dress. Just ordered the blue one, so excited!