Ohmagawd DAAAD: if for some miraculous reason you are finally reading one of my frivolous but painstakingly fraught over blog posts PLEASE STOP READING NOW!!!! These are Father’s Day gift ideas, and I MAYBE bought you one or everything so GO AWAY!!!! Read about my amazing and beautiful travels to St Croix HERE instead! 😉
Ok, now that he’s distracted by some tropical islands, here are some cute and (shhhh) cheap! Father’s Day gifts!
Forever 21 $7.02 – Adorable small card essentials wallet with a super hip emoticon face that dad will be sure to understand! 😉
Forever 21 $20.52 – Botanical collar shirt. For cool surfer, dining out dads. (?) Tommy Bahama-esque? That’s how I would describe the genre…
Basquiat and Haring Artist Series with Forever 21 $12.80 – I dunno bout your dad, but my dad is an awesome artist who went to art school and happens to LOVE the artworks of Basquiat and Haring! These streetwork painters unite art and graffiti in a really beautiful way. My dad has made numerous paintings hanging in our house influenced by the work of Basquiat, among others. These shirts would be super cool gifts for those artsy dads out there.
Sailboat Handkerchief $3.42 Forever 21 – Just a little accessory to top off the list: a sailboat handkerchief for those boating enthusiast dads of the world. I see “The Captain” from How I Met Your Mother sporting this guy. 😉
What’s upppp Saturday night party people?! Yep just sitting here about to watch some Saturday Night Li….oh yep ITS A FULL TWO-THREE WEEKS OF TERRIBLY UNBEARABLE NO GOOD TV! Ugh. They should have a name for this break between Spring and Summer TV shows so people know what preposterous event is coming towards them! Maybe “White Week,” like white noise, no reception, no programs…but that sounds even stupider and more racist than “Black Friday” lol…moving on….
Anywho today on da blog is a myriad of delightful duos. Double necklaces and double jeans! I love layering cheeky bright solid necklaces with more traditional rhinestones and pearls.
And OMG alert the presses: I bought a Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Clutch from Nordstroms. I have been eyeing this little gem of a bag for maybe a year now. After that length of time, I feel like it is safe to say, I’mmmmm gonna buy tha bag. I bought the smaller version and am happy I did! even though it really only fits (small) wallet, sunglasses, lipstick, keys, phone, well, that’s what this bag is intended for! So its perfect! My large Louis Vuitton is perfect for hauling around iPads and sweaters, but for those evenings with a cute maxi dress, this is ideal. Plus the chain is removable! Parfait!
The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is going on now! Check out some of the adorable colorful MAC Mini’s on sale!! I wanted black though, and that one is not on sale. Thumbs down.
After I made this applaudable life choice of buying another designer handbag, I was subsequently roped into signing up for a Nordstroms card. omagawd. I meannnnnn, was I really strong-armed into this deal? No. But I am quite looking forward to MORE online shopping! Where ever I am in the world, I better have an address that Nordstroms can ship to!! 😉
My lovie and I went to lunch today at my favorite place in HB: Jan’s Health Bar. I certainly don’t eat very healthy most of the time, but I could eat this soup and sandwich for every meal of every day! Maybe a little bit over exaggerating, but ya know… it’s still delicious!
The air definitely feels more crisp out in just a short couple of days so I threw on my thick, green jacket and my new Sam Edelman cheetah loafers. Which, by the way, are SO comfy! I am so excited for fall and Halloween and lots of fun holidays coming up! Yay!
CHARLOTTE RUSSE JACKET
SAM EDELMAN LOAFERS
MICHAEL KORS WATCH
LUCKY BRAND JEANS
FOREVER 21 LEAF NECKLACE
RAY BAN GLASSES
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 40
Another fabulous sunny day in OC! Michael and I went to lunch at BJ’s on Main St. and it was quite lovely! We had fun people watching and sitting on the patio.
FOREVER 21 SHORTS
CONVERSE WHITE SNEAKERS
MICHAEL KORS WATCH
TIFFANY AND NORDSTROM BRACELETS
LOUIS VUITTON BAG
RAY BAN SUNGLASSES
Did a bit of shopping this week and here is what I got:
Victoria’s Secret Beach Sexy Self Tan. $12.00. A friend recommended I get it because it is so awesome. So I tried it, and I do like it. I think I put too much on every time though because it starts to smell nasty like how self tanning lotion usually smells. In the bottle, however, it does smell nice, like a crisp lemonade on the beach with a waft of coconut oil. I would recommend it because it’s not a gradual tanner. You can see the results right away which I like. I mean c’mon I got stuff to do! Only $12.00 and the bottle is beautiful! It doesn’t look like it’s available online. I got mine in the store.
Essie “Fiji” Nail Polish. $8.00. Michael and I are avid viewers of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” to almost an unhealthy degree. So when I saw last season’s “Bachelor” “winner” Emily wearing this color, I had to get it. This color is so pretty and I really like it. I think it brings out my tan, but maybe it’s in my imagination. 😉
OH! P.S: I never did an update on my CND pink shellack nails. I would not get it again. YES it does work. The polish stayed gorgeously perfect on the tips of my nails the entire 2 weeks. Not a single chip or scratch or dent. However, around the bed of the nail was the disaster area: All the edges started pealing up and I could see a good bit of space where my nails grew so they just looked bad. I started scratching off the polish and it was not a pretty sight let me tell you. Plus, it is really thick gel so you can’t just paint over the growth area with new polish like I would usually do. Don’t waste your $40.00. I got sick of the color real fast and just wanted to acetone it off but I wanted to get my monies worth! Just buy a bottle of your fav polish and paint away!
Forever 21 gold leaf necklaces. $5.80 and $4.80. Since I just bought the new Michael Kors chronograph gold watch, I needed some cute gold jewelry to match. I thought these would be some fun summery pieces to add to my outfits. The leaves in the necklace on the left are so delicate they don’t look cheap and tarnished. (yet). :p
What are some late summer must have items on your list?
P.P.S: This is my 200th post!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!