please place the tiara on my head

i will do the honors and crown myself as the queen of online shopping, and no, not just online shopping, BARGAIN online shopping. of course, i would love to be able to online shop as if i just won the lotto, but i am not quite at that baller status yet, and a girl has gotta save, so i do quite a bit of online shopping. and by “quite a bit” i do mean every free minute i have. i love going to boutiques around miami and laughing at what they charge for the same shirt i found online. seriously, why would i pay $65 for a skull shirt when i know at least four different online sites (that i visit on the reg.) that are selling them for $24.99 – $32. ugh sorry, i’d rather buy two shirts for the price of one, if ya know what i mean.

but i am real bitchy about telling people where i have found my bargains. i have this theory that if too many people start buying from them, then their prices will go up, and that will totally ruin my game plan! maybe by the end of this post i will develop a soft spot for my followers and share one of them.

tip: best way to save with online shopping is to sign up for their newsletters. yes it sucks getting spammed a million times a day by countless companies, but most of the time, those emails contain lots of beneficial information. for example, one of the new websites i found, i signed up for the newsletter, as i browsed the website, of course had a cart full of items but didn’t actually purchase yet. sure enough i check my email a few hours later and most of the items i had selected had gone on sale, 40% off. that was music to my ears. i literally could have cried from excitement.

tip: lets say you fell in love with a pair of shoes on a website like sam edelmanfind out what the name of the shoe is, go to google, search the shoe (under shopping) and it will show you all the places where you can purchase that shoe, and how much. i do it all the time, and save myself SO MUCH MONEY!

tip: before checkout, google the website you are on, followed by coupons. sometimes you will find awesome coupons, sometimes you won’t, but it doesn’t hurt to check it out.

tip: social media does goes a long way. most companies give you a discount just for liking them on facebook, or following them on twitter.

so today, as i was doing my usual online shopping i came across this super cute tribal sweater. of course i look on all of my websites, since they pretty much carry the same clothes, and here is the perfect example of WHY you should look around before purchasing.

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buuut the best thing about tobi is you get 50% off your first purchase. ugh talk about a deal! – https://www.tobi.com/i/MzY3NTIx%0A

the oscars, silent but deadly.

the oscars. you met and surpassed all my expectations. first off, cirque du soleil, WOW. incredible. words can’t describe how amazing that performance was. if you haven’t seen it, well you are in luck, i added the video at the bottom of this post. highlights of the night: the dictator, aka sacha baron coen spilling an urn all over ryan seacrest, which completely made my night. except for the fact that ryan then decided to let every single person who he had to interview after the incident know about what happen and how he had pancake mix all over himself. i find that man extremely annoying, but on a positive note, emma stone is probably the cutest thing ever. i am obsessed with her and her quirky facial expressions! congrats to the artist, an amazing movie that deserved every award that it won. although, most of the movies that were nominated (at least the 5 that I saw, deserved some kind of award… i hate to see the faces of the people who don’t win, it just breaks my heart). so congrats jean dujadrin for winning, and staring in the first silent film to win an award since the 1920’s. (and how can you not love him, he was so cute and happy during his speech!)

oh yeah, lets talk about how 85% of the women who attended this 84th Academy Awards completely blew me away with their dresses, their flawless makeup and the gorgeous men who accompanied them, this award show would have to go down as a success in my book.

BEST DRESSED

i can confidently say that there were more best dressed than worst dressed, and it was very hard to pick just one BEST dressed. i would like to add that the ladies of comedy ( Tina Fey, Kristen Wigg, Emma Stone, Anna Faris) did an exceptional job. round of applause please… with that said, my best dressed would have to go to maria menounos

of course those were just my favorites, there were plenty of other ladies and men who blew me away, but just didn’t make the cut.

who was your best dressed? worst? favorite part of the oscars? LET A SISTA KNOW!

click here to see the cirque du soleil performance

the girl with the stupid tattoo

just when i thought people can’t get any dumber, i am proven wrong. it baffles me how far some people go for attention, unless it’s not attention that they are seeking and they are just plain stupid. i might be a little late on discussing the issue at hand, but i just have to! who in their right mind would tattoo someone’s name on their forehead let alone a rappers. it’s times like these when i wish i could have been there minutes before to ask her “what the f*ck are you thinking?!” i can’t help but wonder if she did this to get attention from drake. well obviously she did, but couldn’t she do it the old school, let me just wait outside his house until he comes out tactic instead? for one, she wouldn’t be walking around with a tattoo that says drake on her forehead, that i am pretty sure she will regret doing in about six months when drake goes back to school at degrassi, and is no longer weezy’s booty partner. tattoos are forever, but a criminal record can always be expunged – just saying.

so when drake found out about the idiotic tattoo, he didn’t keep quiet.. he had this to say:

“I want to meet her and understand what happened. That’s cool though, I feel you 100%, that to me is absolutely incredible.

The guy who tatted is a f*cking as*hole though, I will tell you that,” he said. “I don’t f*ck with that guy. F*ck you to that tat artist by the way. And you should lose your job and should never do tattoos again and I don’t f*ck with you. And if I ever see you, I’m a f*ck you up.”

he wants to understand what happened. hey drake, ill throw a few options your way. a. she was on some serious drugs. b. it was a dare. c. she is like your biggest fan like EVERRRRR. all these are probable choices, but i am going to have to go w. option a. it also seems as though drake is a little upset that someone would do this. HOW COULD THEY! i on the other hand would feel quite flattered if i saw my name across someones forehead (although, i did see my name used as a tramp stamp – it’s not a forehead but i did feel a tid bit special.) now we just have to sit back and wait for the next stupid thing to come our way, and i am pretty sure we won’t have to wait that long.

december in a wrap

december. my birthday. my birthday. my birthday. christmas. (those were my activities), now here is what i wore.

rachel roy blazer + michael kors shirt

bar III shirt

dress, american apparel

kimichi blue jane dress

vintage shirt // skirt – sparkle & fade lame skirt

bow – forever21

2012, will be all about pictures, and of course posts.

hopefully i will have another post before the new year, but if not… i hope everyone stays safe!

numba 23 in da houz

hold up, wait a minute… apparently shots were fired because of a pair of jordans? REALLY. i don’t see why people had to take it to that level.. i don’t see ladies fighting over a pair of louboutins, which personally i think look a lot better than a pair of jordan shoes. seriously, WHO STILL WEARS JORDANS? (i am sure i am going to get a lot of hate for that one) so you are telling me that a pair of $180 shoes almost got a person killed? for a pair of shoes? i love shoes like any woman my age, maybe a little bit more than the rest but i don’t think i would go to extremes to shoot someone for their shoes. i mean… well maybe if they were one of a kind YSL’s or alexander mcqueens, then i might just have to resort to violence.

this whole shebang happened in san fran, when a guy standing in line with 3,000 of his closest friends was waiting for a chance to buy the air jordan xi retro “concord” (even the name doesn’t sound too appealing for my taste) decided shooting a gun into the air might help his chances in skipping the line. wrong. this guy obviously had the wrong idea and ended up spending the night in jail.maybe next time he should try the good ‘ol indian skip instead..

but the stupidity doesn’t stop there… it managed to make its way up to seattle (ha.. of course it did, obviously only complete morons live in that city). twenty plus people went home with pepper spray in their eyes instead of shoes on their feet. news flash guys, online shopping! no lines. no pushing. no shootings. (the list can go on..)

beautiful YSL’s vs air jordan xi retro “concord”

that shit cray.

the bold and the beautiful.

so, i started writing for a blog as the fashion writer, and by started, i do mean that i have only written one post. this week i wrote about cobalt blue and why you need it. oh and my top blue choices! enjoy. ;]

‘Tis the season for cobalt blue.

If there is one color you need to add to your winter wardrobe, it’s this deep hue. Of course, by add I mean anything from accessories for your outfit, to a main piece like a blouse or a dress. This vibrant color goes well with every skin tone or hair color, so basically anyone can pull it off, and this bold color is sure to brighten up those winter blues.

Blake Lively, better known as Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, owns this look. I am literally obsessed, and I am currently looking for the exact replica of this outfit. Notice how the ….  (want to read more)

that is only a little snippet, i mean i couldn’t give it all away.

anddd here is how i wore my blue. 

babbyyy im a b0$$

my oh so fun, exciting and glamorous job has turned into, well the complete opposite. i would refer to it as hells quarters, but it is so cold in my office that the reference is counter intuitive.  i wish i hated my job because of something insignificant.. something that could easily be fixed. but hate my JOB.. like my actual work. i hate everything that my boss has me doing. i have some how been demoted to being my boss’ for a lack of a better word, bitch. i don’t think i would mind so much if i was still dealing with public relations or social media, you know what i want to do with my life. i seriously have had the worst luck with bosses, from the cheapest man to walk the planet – dead serious, for our birthdays he would buy a muffin and split it into 6 ways…,  to a boss who still owes me money, and won’t pay up. now i deal with the boss i have now. i won’t say names, or name my place of business, but i shall refer to him as ahpima (a huge pain in my ass) or we can just call him lucifer.

lucifer, is a very wealthy man. how did he become wealthy you ask? well he invented some product that basically EVERYONE uses, and it can be found EVERYWHERE. he has about 19 different cars from lambos to audis to 3 different types of rolls royce’s, to about 15 different motor cycles just chilling in the warehouse at our office. besides owning basically every luxury car known to man, he also owns businesses up the ying yang. this guy will not be in the 99% any time soon. i will give it to him though, he is a very smart guy. he is a business man, he knows what to say and who to talk to. the man knows whats up.

what bothers me is how can one person be so petty? he has all this money, yet makes me sell things on ebay, stuff that really has no value. at least not to a man of his wealth. obviously if i was selling it and made money off of it, it would make an impact in my life, but it doesn’t even make a slight dent in his wallet. it just annoys me that he has all this money yet he can’t donate what he doesn’t want to charity. to goodwill? it makes me cringe and frustrates me. granted he might make about 7,000 dollars off of all of the things he is selling, but that would seriously not affect him in the slightest. my current project, selling 30 shirts that he has sitting in a box. the shirts are from the early 2000’s, so i wouldn’t even consider them vintage. these USED shirts have been sitting in a brown box for over 2 years, untouched. yet he wants me to sell them? really? there are people who need clothes on their backs… instead of him making a few extra bucks from them. pause, i need to explain these shirts to you.  they are some of the tackiest shirts i have ever seen. one is a jean shirt with cowboy boots on it? another has a cow farting… seriously, i can’t believe this is what my job has come to. to get back on topic, when i go through my closest and remove unwanted clothes, i never turn it in for money, i go and i donate it to someone less fortunate than me. of course people my age definitely do it as a way to earn a few extra bucks they can spend on drinks or on new clothes, and i think it is okay for us, i mean for one, we aren’t millionaires.

just like the kardashian clan, does he really need MORE money? should there be a cap to how much money you can make, like once you get to a billion thats it, youre done. you have reached your quota. i mean c’mon, who really needs more than a BILLION dollars? once you get to those numbers i think you and youre great great great grandkids are pretty much set. it has to be greed, like a fat person who wont share their food. my boss along with the kardashians and most extremely rich people just need to keep investing their money in more and more businesses, so they can have more of it. LET SOMEONE ELSE! or start paying your employees more, you know the ones who keep your company running, or your brand. if it wasn’t for the waitresses at your restaurant or customer service, or the people who are putting your name out their, you would evidentially be nothing. so instead of all these really rich people continuing to double their assets, they should give more to their employees.. after all a happy employee tends to put more effort into their work, and essentially will end up making you more money in the end.

oh no you didn’t

there are so many poorly dressed women roaming the streets of miami. some that make me scream WHAT WERE YOU THINKING, some that make me scream WHAT ARE YOU WEARING and some that make me want to scream THAT DOES NOT FIT YOU.

best dressed of the weekend, my friend suzie. not to mention i must have told her that i was completely obsessed with her outfit about 2,352,123,523,574 times on saturday night, so it would only make sense that i dedicate a blog post to this and give her her proper credit. she sets a perfect example of what to wear for a night out in miami. please note, the picture was taken under the influence hence the blurriness. she kindly sent me pictures of her outfit, along w. her accessories. her shirt, from tj maxx, is my favorite piece of the outfit. why? do you see that

bow in the front! love it. i guess my decision was also swayed because i just bought a shirt that is very similar to this one… like three days ago. then we have that skirt (from forever21). i am usually not a fan of sequence and glitter, but this is my exception. it is the perfect going out skirt. she finished off her slammin outfit with gold accessories.

i then wish i could say the same thing about this girl at the mall. i would classify her as worst dressed, but only because i was unable to capture ALL the worst dressed girls i saw this weekend. regardless, i was so appalled by her outfit that i had to take a picture. one, why are you wearing those boots with shorts THAT short. cough hoe fo sho cough. if the shorts looked good on her, maybeee she could have gotten away with it, but oh man they didn’t. then she wore this white shirt with a black bra that was completely visible. listen, youre not carrie bradshaw, there is no way you can look in the mirror and think you look good. what is even sadder is that her mom was walking right next to her. what a bad mom, my mother would have never let me walk out of the house like that, at least not making me feel like i looked super ugly.

who do you think you are, running around leaving scars.

lately i have been in a writing slump, my creative juices have just not been flowing. i want to write, but i have nothing to write about. i could ramble on about kim kardashian and her divorce, but that is soooo last week and not really news worthy anymore, besides i think every media outlet has beaten that to death. i could also talk about my amazing dress i bought this weekend for my cousin’s wedding next weekend, or my new shoes that i am completely obsessed with… (i have included a picture of them though, don’t worry i wouldn’t leave that out). i can talk about my weekend and how sloppy i got… how my butt must have seen the pavement about 24 times on saturday. gravity was fighting against me and i just was unable to keep my balance. i could also talk about my night out with a friend on friday. we went out to dinner with a few other friends who were in from out-of-town. i really find it interesting how many different cultures there are in this world. being cooped up in miami you tend to just see the same culture, just altered a little depending on geographical location. i met someone from trinidad and tobago. it is crazy that they speak english but it sounds nothing like english. they pronounce words so different from us. my friend and i were straining our ears to make out what they were saying. i can ramble on about how ridiculous i get when i am drunk. whyyyyy do i find the need to text when i am drunk? seriously all i want to do is ostrich my head anywhere. morning after, i feel like a complete moron. to top it off i have no idea why i say the things i say, especially to someone who doesn’t deserve it. i hate expressing my feelings to a certain guy, when he can’t even man up and say how he feels back, whether he feels the same way or doesn’t, either way is fine… he just says nothing and responds with shit like “my phone died”. thankssssss, i sat here and grew balls, said how i felt for it to be followed by “my phone died”. waste of time. this is why the single life is for me. no one can make me as happy as i make myself. at least no man can. my friends yes, my family of course.. but that is it. from there on id rather ride solo. it is crazy how you can believe the things that are told to you, when the intentions of others don’t even match your intentions. i always go back to this, but i don’t see why everything in relationships has to be a game. one of my friends recently broke up with her lovaaah. she is so distraught. relationships are so hard and overwhelming. i think if you have to work so hard to make it work then it will never be a fully successful one. if you like someone, or love someone, depending on your situation it should be easy. the feeling would be mutual, you would both want to spend time together. you would both want to see each other. you would both make the effort to make it work. if one is fighting for it more than the other, thats when you need to reevaluate the situation and walk away. if it is meant to be, it will be, if not, keep calm, carry on… there is another waiting on the sidelines for you. i told my friend the other day, if you are worried about being alone, or worried about not finding someone that you will love just as much as your ex, you are insane. there are 7 billion people out there, if you think there is only one person for you than you are highly mistaken, and those are some shitty odds.

i’m a mouse, DUH!

countdown, 18 days away. excitement, growing by the minute. i have been waiting months for halloween. i came up with my costume idea maybe mid march, and have been anticipating hallows eve ever since. i think making your costume is so much more fun than just going to party city and picking one up. even if you steal the EXACT same idea from one of those mass produced, and just make it yourself, kinda gives you some individuality. hottest thing since sliced bread, lady gaga. do you know how many people are going to be lady gaga for halloween? about 345,523,677,231 and that is probably just in miami alone! at least if you make your costume you can look a tid bit different, tweek a few things, you know, stand out from the crowd. i have 3 different things i want to be for halloween (and that was eliminating about 4 of them), – i don’t want to be a repeat costume offender!

for those who are into making their own costumes, american apparel is by far the best place to shop for them. especially if you are like most girls and are going for the hoochie mama look ;p. all of the pieces are simple and you can add on to them. bonus if you don’t destroy the pieces you can actually wear them when its not halloween. (this is what I am doing, pictures coming soon!)

the question is, what to do for halloween? lincoln road is always a great time.. i worked it last year (no, not like that – i did the pr for it) and it was jam packed. costumes galore.. dogs, cats, kids, hot guys, girls … you see everything! if you are into halloween, this is a great place to go and it is free! there is also the swedish house mafia – back in black party, sat. oct 29.

so you still don’t know what to be for halloween, or you are too lazy to actually think of a costume.. SHAME ON YOU! here are a few ideas for everyone. cheap andddd easy to do.

girl costumes:
sasha fierce – black leotard. stockings. heels
cat, dog, bunny, etc. – leotard in the designated color depending on the animal, buy a tail, paint on a nose or whiskers, and don’t forget about the ears!
grapes – buy purple balloons, blow them up and stick them to you. brown tights for the stems and you’re good to go.
nudist – i  don’t think I have to explain this costume.
cereal killer – wear a black dress, stick cereal boxes to yourself, with some fake blood on it and carry around a knife (preferably not a real one)
daisy duke/cowgirl – plaid shirt, tied. short short short shorts, and cowboy boots.

guy costumes:
douche bag – wear a garbage bag, and put a sign on you saying douche.
a mime – dress in all black, white gloves and paint your face white.
ghost – all you need is a sheet!
chick magnet – buy peeps at the grocery store.. stick them on to your clothing or a garbage bag, anything really. please don’t use real chicks, its mean and it will hurt them! fear & loathing in las vegas – patterned, short-sleeve, collared shirt / sneakers / aviator sunglasses / fedora / khaki shorts

and if anyone can pull this lego man off, i will marry you.