Monday, September 14, 2009

Vacationing...Be Back Soon

It's been a few days since my last post, the reason why--I'm on vacay at the lake. A much needed vacation, may I add ;) soaking up the sun in Lake Mead and Lake Havasu. Having a blast wakeboarding, hanging with the family, and just being away from work! I'm here in Arizona for another day then this weekend it's off to Vegas.

Unfortunately that means posting won't start back up until next week.

Hope everyone enjoys the Gossip Girl premiere, I sure am! Gotta check out the new GG inspired line at Target by Anna Sui that they keep advertising. It looks fab!

On a side note, I finally got an iPhone and I am addicted! In fact, this post is my first via my iPhone! Just haven't figured out how to upload pics to the post :/

Friday, September 11, 2009

God Bless the USA

It's been eight years since the horrific events of September 11, 2009, and seeing images of the day still move us to tears. Every American remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing when the news of the world trade center being hit was blasted across the world.

I would appreciate if my readers could take a moment today to recognize the heroic actions of countless individuals that day, as well as those who were lost in the mindless devastation of that fateful day.

It's not about politics, parties, or beliefs--it's about standing united and being thankful for what the United States stand for.

To my foreign readers, thank you for taking the time to read this. September 11 may not have the same impact on you, but your support is greatly appreciated.

Everyone: don't take today for granted. Tell your loved ones that your care for them. Be happy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Bangle for Every Occasion

A. Tierney has the cutest Rosecliff Bangles for $38...well that's before you take 20% off just for being a Join the Gossip reader =) These beautiful accessories are timeless, great for any season, and perfect for a casual or dressy outfit.

To see how you can order yourself a bangle, see below.

In addition to these fabulous bangles, the site also offers goods like headbands, pendants, and watches. I love the assortment of preppy products! Be sure to stop by the online shop whenever you get a chance.

Photo courtesy of: A. Tierney

Friday, September 4, 2009

Closet Mouse is My Motivation

My passion has always been writing, notice I use been, indicating past tense. Lately, I have not been writing at all really. When I held a professional writing position the creative juices flowed. However, now that I my career path has ventured off course and I am not writing as I would like to, things have dried up so to speak…playing that metaphor out.

I miss being around creative journalistic ideas and peers. That cannot stop me from what I love to do though, writing. A year ago I was posting blogs daily. It was such a happy time for me. I need to, and WILL, get back to that.

Monday night I had the pleasure of attending a Beverly Hills birthday party with Elana, Managing Editor of Closet Mouse and the creator of Good Girl Gone Shopping. The party was in honor of Michael, the creative genius behind Closet Mouse. We had a fantastic time at the pad overlooking other 90210 homes!

This was my first time meeting the super-friendly Michael, who Elana openly praises for his talents, and being around the two really inspired me to start writing again. I joined Closet Mouse (need to update my profile ASAP!) and I look forward to sharing my stories in this marketplace of fashion. It’s a great outlet to get your stories out there and I am very excited to do so. I encourage all of you to get involved too, as many of you are talented members of the fashion world!

With that being said, I hope that you enjoy my upcoming posts, as I am excited to start writing them again.

Have a wonderful day!

Photo courtesy of: Closet Mouse

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Great Giveaway!

I am a sucker for sparkle, and oh how does the latest giveaway from Kag over at Monograms and Martinis in Manhattan/Boston!

This cool blogger has got the cutest Grayson Saige goodies up for grabs. Check out these adorable starfish!

Head over to the post here to enter for your chance to win these darling starfish.

Good luck to all who enter...but not too much luck because I want to win, too! ; )

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Vanessa's Outfits...?

I am finally catching up with Gossip Girl. That means when season three starts, I'll actually be able to watch instead of waiting for the DVD to come out months later!

I am addicted for sure. Last week I stayed up 'til 2 a.m. to finish watching DVD 4 (the one where Chuck's dad dies, Serena and Dan find out they have a shared "dead" sibling, and so on). The next morning when I had to get up for work I certainly paid for my foolish addiction to this teen drama.

This is my question about the show--the only thing that really bothers me--if Vanessa works to survive, how does she have so many damn outfits?! I know it's a show and all, and that characters can't wear the same clothing, but really? She's a teenager living in NY, she would not have enough money for rent and an extensive wardrobe! Let's get a little more realistic stylists. 

And that is my rant for the day. =)

Photo courtesy of: cwtv