Saturday, October 24, 2009

Smitten Saturday

Sweet Ride I’ll be honest loves, my lack of a driver’s license has never caused any great pains in my existence. Albeit, having to bum rides off of virtually anyone within a five-foot radius of my person can grow tiring after some time; and thoughts of road trips and escaping my current existence simply by putting the pedal to the metal and driving blindly for a few hours have always had to be put on the backburner, but I’ve survived. With thoughts of one day fleeing to a city where I can peruse public transportation to my heart’s desire, I have weathered the storm, and grown to accept my inability to drive. But Neiman Marcus’ Customized Cupcake Car has me contemplating booking an appointment at the DMV. Sure, there were times when I pictured myself cruising down the highway in a cherry red VW Beetle, Coconut Records blasting on the radio, but even that vibrant daydream didn’t possess the same type of appeal as the sugar-laden sweetness put forth via the Customized Cupcake Car. So it only goes a maximum of 7 MPH, and it’s safer to drive it on sidewalks than through crowded streets; but be truthful here darlings…who could possibly resist driving a giant pink-frosted cupcake around town?

Stain of Love You could say that I was predestined to adore lip gloss. As a child watching Knott’s Landing reruns in the dead of night when my mother was fast asleep and couldn’t stop me from viewing such nonsensical soaps, I fell in love with lip gloss. At the time, I was unaware of the fact that lip gloss existed, however, and simply thought that the characters spent quite a bit of time licking their lips to get that nonstop lustrous shine. Imagine my surprise when I learned, years later, that the magic could be bought in a tiny tube. Ever since this discovery, I have been splurging on flavored tube after flavored tube, constantly searching for the one that will give me the longest lasting wet shine look. But times they are a-changing, mes chéris. As much as I covet a shimmering smooch, I can’t help but love a long-lasting color that looks natural and alluring all at once – a lip stain that makes my pout a little more pretty. It was Drew Barrymore who first piqued my interest in such a product; but Luinae from More Magic Always has given me the nudge I needed to go through with such a cosmetic venture. Now the true test comes about in terms of shades. Should I go natural with CoverGirl’s Outlast Lipstain in Flirty Nude or Coy Coral? Get a little wild with NARS’ Lip Gloss/Lip Stain Duo in either Turkish Delight/Sayonara or Moon Fleet/Indian Red? Or simply try mark’s Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint for a subtle hint of color? What about you kittens…have you been bitten by the stain of love?

The Mile Thigh Club I did the impossible, dolls. As much as I feigned fear about over the knee boots, I’ve had a magical time with a black suede pair for the last month, and the experience has only made me want to take things a bit further. Over the knee boots still retain the ability to make me goo-goo eyed; but thigh highs are slightly more fierce, and seem the perfect way to make a daring statement, even if you’re simply donning them over skinny jeans. Stuart Weitzman’s footwear has been taunting me for months; but no piece drives me as wild as his Hilo Thigh High Suede Boots. The wide shaft and textures ranging from lace to knits pile one on top of the other in the same fashion as a light and airy Angel Food cake – Vivian Ward, eat your heart out! Then there are the Giuseppe Zanotti Thigh High Flat Suede Boots with Flex Sole which mold to the body like liquid leggings. Dolce Vita’s Taryn Flat Knee Boot give you the opportunity to try thigh-high out; and if it’s too much, simply fold the cuff down to create an over the knee silhouette – if you adore it, however, you have two boots in one. And the vintage leather patchwork adorning LD Tuttle’s The Shaper? Ooh, be still my heart. Are you a card-carrying member of the mile thigh club yet?

Can You Keep A Secret? I make a new discovery practically everyday. Quite often I keep them to myself, the beholder of some magical treasure that only I am aware of; but there are those times when even I find it impossible to keep things quiet. This is one of those moments. Over the past few months I’ve begun to count each and every one of you as a close and personal friend; therefore I think I can trust you all to keep a secret – even one as fashionably fabulous as this. Fashion Confidential. There was a time when I thought FC was another designer shop like Net-A-Porter. A place where I would spend hours poring over items that I longed to purchase, but didn’t have the funds available to do so. I was wrong. Darlings, we spend countless amounts of money purchasing fashion magazines, but now there is one available right at our fingertips that is completely free. The Fashion Confidential magazine is every bit as fabulous as the glossies we flip through while lounging on the couch – only its available Online. Insider fashion information, high-quality photos, and enough designer gossip to keep a grin pasted across anyone’s lips. Just remember, this is between you and me…

What were you smitten with this week?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to We ♥ It and Shopbop for the pictures.

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