Friday, April 29, 2011

Fashion Friday: Kate Middelton

Today I'm doing a guest post over at Hot Pink Combat Boots! I'm excited and proud of my sailing inspired post, please check it out if you get a chance :)

And now onto some fashion! I am linking up with Kori of Blonde Episodes for her weekly installment of Fashion Fridays. If you remember, Kori is the doll that I had the pleasure of lunching with at a blogger meetup a few weekends back. I highly suggest you check out her blog.

In the meantime, I am here to spotlight Kate Middelton. I figure it's only fitting since today is her and Prince William's wedding day. Although I am not all over the royal nuptuals, I am all over Kate's style. She is so chic. Exactly what I think of when I think about British sophistication.

And THE dress

Personally, I think she's adorable! But what about you? Are you into her style or is it too plain for you?

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Photos courtesy of: Google

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pink and Green Thursday: Nature Edition

For my second week of Pink and Green Thursday I decided to use it as an excuse to experiment with my new Instagram app (which I love!!). I took pictures of plants, trees, and flowers that would be perfect for this post. I'm loving all of the spring colors popping up around Southern California!

Be sure to play along with Trish of Pink Preppy Lilly Lover!

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Pretty, Pretty!

OK, let me be honest with you all...I have nothing to blog about. So maybe that's a sign I should shut my trap and just post some pretty pictures to add a little sparkle to your day. But before we get to that, I want to remind you to enter my latest giveaway for over $500 worth of NuMe products! It's a good one, I promise.

OK, picture time. Enjoy!

All photos courtesy of: Pinterest

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Home Decor

I'm a sucker for anything black and white. Call me dull, but I'd like to think of myself as interested in classic items ;)

One of my obsessions is black and white photography of autumn trees and I recently bought two more pieces (below - sorry I have bad lighting in my apartment, my dog chewed through the cord of my lamp). Now I have a total of five. It's kind of an obsession. I don't have any other type of art.

What's the style like in your home? Are into a specific theme, or more eclectic?

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Man Candy Monday

It's my second installment of Man Candy Monday! Thanks to all who linked up last week. There was even a little rivalry with me and my girl Claire of Bicoastally! Basically it was Team Claire (Enrique Iglesias - yuck ;) or Team Leeann (Jensen Ackles), hilarious!

For everyone else, feel free to join in on the fun - you know you can't resist a hottie to start off your week!

So this week I'm focusing on Paul Walker. The hunk of Fast and the Furious (a series which I've never actually watched) seemed to hop into the hearts of teenage girls and women back in the late 90s and has remained there for over a decade.

Here are Paul's stats:

Birth Name
Paul William Walker IV

Date of Birth
September 12, 1973

Southern California

Majored in Marine Biology at Santa Barbara City College and in 2010 traveled to Guadalupe to catch, tag and study Great White Sharks.

Notable Roles
Varsity Blues
She's All That
The Skulls
The Fast and the Furious
Joy Ride

I'm thinking most will agree that Paul is definitely man candy...Clair, you just try and deny his surfer boy good looks!

Now it's your turn, link up!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

NuMe Giveaway!

Have you heard about NuMe Professional Styling Tools yet? If not, that’s OK because it is a company that’s just launched in the U.S. and you’re hearing about them now! Offering hair care products, flat irons and curling wands, NuMe pretty much has you covered in the hair department.

Personally, I have my eye on the NuMe curling wands. They heat up to 410 degrees in seconds, are designed to reduce static and frizz, and come with a one year warranty.
Doesn’t it look like this wand would create the perfect curl? Well, you can find out!

The people over at NuMu are graciously offering one of my lucky readers the Jet Setter package which includes the following:

- Mini Flat Iron
- Vintage Flat Iron
- 19mm Curling Wand
MSRP Value: $525

Yeah, I’m officially jealous that I am not eligible for this one!

To enter, you must “like” NuMe on Facebook AND leave a comment on their wall mentioning Join the Gossip. Then comment on this post letting me know you did so. This is mandatory.

For additional entries:
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*There will be an additional special prize package for the participant with the most creative greeting on NuMe’s Facebook wall.
*Each time you comment on Facebook or tweet you get an extra entry, but make sure to leave me a comment each time so I know.

That’s an infinite number of entries possible!

Contest is open to U.S. residents only, sorry. Winner announced Friday, May 6. PLEASE leave your email address if you do not have a blog with your email address listed, so I can contact you.

Addionally, NuMe is offering Join the Gossip readers a special dicount code package! Check this out...

Coupon Code: GOSSIP01
Pro Package: Vintage Black, 13mm curling wand, pouch, Comb, Shampoo, Conditioner, thermal, leave in
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Good luck everyone!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pink and Green Thursday

Somehow I have never linked up with Pink Preppy Lilly Lover's Pink and Green Thursday. Not sure why it's taken me so long to get on board - especially since my sorority colors are pinks and green! Nonetheless, I am linking up now and super excited to be a part of it.

This week I am going with an animal theme.

Be sure to play along and link up!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

American Eagle Accessories

I kinda have a problem when it comes to American Eagle accessories. I pretty much love all of their jewelry and have to restrain myself from buying hundreds of dollars worth of necklaces and earrings. It does help that they always have the buy one, get one 50% off sale. Last weekend I was good, I went in specifically for sunglasses and didn't buy anything else. Check out the sunnies I bought for a mere $15.50!
Had I bought jewelry, these are the pieces I would have grabbed.

Is anyone else smitten with AE accessories?

Photos courtesy of: This Next and American Eagle

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Blogger Meet Up

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting up with two fantastic bloggers - Kori of Blonde Episodes and Heather of ...this & that...

We had a fabulous time chatting about everything from men to marketing and these women were absolutely fabulous! I admire both of them as they are beautiful, intelligent women who are successful bloggers. If you are unfamiliar with either of them I highly suggest you check out their blogs. I promise they have great content and you'll enjoy reading their posts.

Mmm berry mojito

I had the boneless buffalo wings

Kori, me, Heather

Not the most flattering picture of me...and I promise I am not 12, just short ;)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Man Candy Monday

I'm starting a new feature - a weekly link up called Man Candy Monday! Because for one, who doesn't love them some hot men? Two, it's a fun and easy post to do on Monday mornings as you're trying to get back into the swing of the week. And honestly, I can't think of a better way to pump up the week than by drooling over man candy! Sooo for my very first installment I had to bring out the big guns...a hunk that you can't deny...Jensen Ackles.

My love for this Texan has grown incredibly within the last week or so. Two weeks ago I caught up on 15 DVRd Supernatural episodes (yeah, took me two days!) and felt like a teenager.

Here is some info on the hunk:

Birth Name
Jensen Ross Ackles

Date of Birth
March 1, 1978

Richardson, Texas

Married to
Danneel Ackles

Notable Roles
Supernatural - Dean Winchester
Dawson's Creek - C.J. (Jen Lindley's lover)
Days of Our Lives - Eric Brady

Trade Mark
Deep Husky Voice

What do you think of Mr. Ackles? Gorgeous, right?

So who is your man candy? Link up and play along! This is my first link up so it'd be awesome if at least one of you sign up and I don't look like a complete fool hehe ;)

Photos all courtesy of: Google

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Top 5 Thursdays - Celebrity Crushes

I love the Top 5 Thursdays that Meghan from The Perfect Compilation Tape has been hosting! Last week was music, this week men. Doesn't get any better! So let me break it down. This is my list of childhood crushes...a few spill over into adulthood...but all of these "hunks" I adored in elementary school and junior high. No particular order...

JTT: I don't think Jonathan Taylor Thomas needs an intro. My walls were lined with BOP and Tiger Beat posters of the smart ass son of Tim the Tool Man Taylor on Home Improvement. He still looks the same today. That little boy face...and height...poor thing.

Jonathan Brandis: Meghan and I actually share a love for Mr. Brandis. He was so cute and I was obsessed with all of his movies! I even had - OK probably still have, somewhere - a Seaquest figurine. Unfortunately we lost him to suicide when he was just a young man :( Such a tragic story.

Nick Hexum: My first rocker crush, of many. From the moment I laid eyes on Nick Hexum who had bleached hair and wore wife beaters and Dr. Martins (hey it was the 90s don't judge!) I was in love! That was when I was 12, now I am 27 and still think he's the hottest guy Yes, obsessed to this day ;)

Ben Affleck: Armageddon. I had posters of Ben Affleck in his space suit and another of him as a "dirty roughneck". Um Bruce Willis - leave him alone! Isn't is obvious why Liv Tyler loves him?! OK Armageddon isn't real, but my (continued) adoration for him is!

Thomas Ian Nicholas: Remember Rookie of the Year? I sure do! I was in elementary school and I couldn't stop thinking about the lead actor. What was wrong with me? I soon realized he was my first crush ever! Like JTT, Thomas didn't really get much taller either haha. He's an attractive enough guy and was cute in the American Pie movies but he just doesn't do it for me anymore.

Go link up over at The Perfect Compliation Tape to join in on the fun!

P.S. Does anyone else have trouble editing posts on a PC? This took me two hours to format...and still look like poo :( My Mac is fine...

All photos courtesy of: Google