When your team isn’t in the Super Bowl–and I’ll argue that Saints fans have it a lot harder than Cowboys fans like me this year–what do you wear? I offered to wear Rams colors and one very jaded person I know called me “soft.” So, that’s great. Instead, I like the varsity stripe look and I think it’s something every woman can pull off, plus the look is truly everywhere right now. Just type “varsity stripe” into the search engines of your favorite stores and you will have lots to choose from. Although, I may just try to find the most obnoxious Cowboys gear I can and wear that. They do make dresses with Jason Garrett’s face on them….I kid you not.Embed from Getty Images
I’m so excited to see my favorite new shower luxury is now at Ulta! I’ve written about Rituals foaming shower gel and the brand’s all-out decadent, skin care products in the past on this blog. The stores are all over London and when you walk in, you are just transformed by the scents. Well now, you don’t have to order them, you can just high tail it over to the mall. Rituals offers several different lines, but my favorite is still the Ritual of Dao in the green packaging. It just makes the day a little less mundane when your skin smells like you are a Japanese princess. As far as “restoring balance to your mind and body,” can someone please tell me when you know you’re balanced? Kind of tired of that word…
If they’d told us in the 80s that we’d someday drink water from plastic bottles, I’m sure we would have scoffed. But then again, we were using rotary phones and boom boxes then. We had no idea the InterWeb was coming.
Same goes for hand towels. Now, a plain towel in your guest bathroom is just not enough! You need to have disposable options, and listen if we’re going to have them, might as well personalize them right?
A very favorite store on Etsy is a great bargain for these. NewHopeSoap, out of Worcester, Mass., offers 100 personalized towels for $54, which is a ganga deal if you compare that to Ballard Designs, which offers 50 for $51.75. Plus, they come all bundled up with a cute little ribbon. A nice little way to let people think you have it all together.
This is a brilliant idea and don’t let your laughing teenagers derail you! I wore such a look today (and did not let my laughing teens derail me lol). Not only is it the most comfortable top ever, you can pair a satin or cotton pajama top with a skirt or with jeans, dress it up with jewelry and heels or dress it down with loose hair and low-key shoes. If it’s good enough for Emily Ratajkowski, it’s good enough for me!Embed from Getty Images
So, Lady Gaga may not have won Best Actress last night, but I think you can argue her dress was the one that grabbed most of the attention. And speaking of Golden Globes dresses, I totally agree with my friend H that the whole “drants” look that was popular last night is puzzling. I mean, is it so hard to choose one or the other, pants or dress? Well, Julia Roberts looked gorgeous, so whatever.
Anyway, InStyle magazine is naming Gaga’s baby blue hue as one of Spring’s big trends this year. Because you know, the minute after you celebrate the new year, all stores are ready to sell you spring. Yet, I have a much easier time embracing this over the other new “trend” this Spring – acid wash denim. Yep, it’s back. I can’t deal.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Tod’s is a luxury brand that seems to go unnoticed in Tucson, especially in resale stores. Yet, its Italian roots are as storied as Ferragamo and Missoni. The brand was founded in 1920 by Filippo Della Valle in his basement but made its way into American department stores by the 1970s. Today, Tod’s still produces handcrafted leather driving shoes and bags made with the highest-quality materials and techniques. Chairman Diego Della Valle—the founder’s grandson– continues to bank on this tradition. Della Valle has also donated millions of euros toward the restoration of the Coliseum in Rome. You can expect Tod’s goods to be of sterling quality and the brand continues to have stores all over the world. So, if you see Tod’s signature shoes and bags in resale stores here, you should snap them up!