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Thursday, September 17, 2009

These are few of my favorite things

Hiding under deep dark leather couches,Hip bags, hip belts, and other hip pouches. Barking at leaves in crisp autumn evenings; These are a few of my favorite things.

Eating fallen food, vegetables or noodles;
Fellow canines, short-hairs or poodles;
Chew Toys and pajama pants drawstrings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in red dresses with blue eyes and long lashes;
Knocking over furniture and the proceeding crashes;
Nipping at ears with dangly earrings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Tonight’s the season premiere of TV’s greatest guilty pleasure: Gossip Girl. Don’t dismiss this as just your run of the mill tween drama; this is a show not to be missed! Yes, the characters are young, but the show magically transports the audience from our current recession-focused reality to the highest echelons of the beautifully young and beautifully rich of New York’s elite. Delicious!
Gossip Girl is full of drama and backstabbing that you couldn’t possibly dream up in your best revenge fantasy, so sit back and enjoy the delightfully wicked storylines. In addition to the glimpse into the world of the filthy rich, Gossip Girl not only has a pulse on current trends, the show actually starts many of the fads that trickle down to the masses. So tune in tonight at 9pm to get the first look at what we’ll all be wearing (or wishing we could wear) very soon!

X0X0, Valentino

A Guilt-free trip to Gilt!

Kristen and I live in Portland’s vibrant NW 23rd district, an area known for its great restaurants, unique boutiques, fun bar scene, and its quaint neighborhood charm. If you haven’t been, it’s definitely worthy of a stop the next time you are in town. This weekend Kristen and her mom were having a girls’ weekend and on their agenda was a gift for a dear godmother. They wanted something as special and unique as this godmother. Kristen suggested they look at a wonderful little vintage jewelry store call Gilt. This small boutique has a wide assortment of one-of-a-kind bubbles, everything from exquisite engagement rings to inexpensive (yet positively charming) costume jewelry. This a great little shop to find a truly unique piece that only you will have! Fabulous!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fun Fall Dress

Now, normally I'm not one for kitsch, but I thought this "Cavorting Canines" Dress by Anthropologie was simply too fabulous not to share. I'm hoping I can talk my person, Kristen, into buying it. We would look just fantastic walking around Portland with her in this dress and me on my red patent leather collar and leash!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall Fashion Forecasting with Valentino

If you haven’t already, pick up the Fall issues of Vogue and Elle. These extended concept issues are a great way to stay ahead of the coming trends for fall. Kristen and I have been pouring over them the past few days looking for new ideas and trends. Although most of our budgets’ cannot accommodate the Roche over the knee boots, we can glean a lot of great inspirations from these publications and make some minor tweaks to your existing wardrobe. My two biggest recommendations for taking your summer closet into fall are the two b’s: boots and belts.

Every woman should have a variety of boots. Really there’s no limit to the number, but try to aim for something in black and brown. This way you can work with everything. Normally I recommend investing a little more in a quality boot. A well made boot can always be reheeled and last years and years. This season though, Target has a lovely little brown, wedge heel number that is stylish, well-constructed, comfortable, and affordable. For less than $40 this boot is a steal; pick a pair up immediately!

Another trend Kristen’s trying out for fall is the wide belt over a long sweater and perhaps a dress. This is a great way to extend the life of your summer frocks a few months. A floral, bohemian dress looks great under the warm layer of the long sweater and wide belt.

X0X0, Valentino