The Monday Rundown

Z Gallerie Aquamarine Zig Zag (aka chevron) Frame: Chevron is so happening right now and I love the way this aquamarine (my birthstone, by the way), is subtle but still super girly.

Essie nail polish in “Skirting The Issue”: Oxblood is on trend for fall and, of course, Essie launched this dark red in its fall collection.  It’s the perfect red for fall!

House of Harlow 1960 Engraved Snake Double Finger Wrap Ring: I got this amazing ring as a gift (c/o L’OREAL) but it’s no secret that I love all things House of Harlow 1960 AND double finger rings. I can already tell you that it’s gonna be a fall staple.

Spiked Oreo Milkshake: I recently went to Go Burger for the first time with my friend John and he convinved me (ok, it didn’t take much convincing) to try their AMAZING spiked Oreo milkshake.  What can I say besides OMG?  It’s just brilliant.  I adapted the regular Oreo milkshake recipe with THIS recipe, which includes the booze.



The Monday Rundown

Pier 1 Felt Roses Pillow: I’ve been trying to add more red into my living room for awhile but I haven’t been able to find the right red pieces…until now.  I’m obsessed with this rose pillow (I bought two!) and they look fab on my bright blue couches.

Rainbow Cookies: With Thanksgiving coming up this week I’ve been feeling a little homesick for New York.  In fact, my Dad even sent me an email listing out all of the Italian-style Thanksgiving food that I’ll be missing (I know, right?) including some of my favorites – spinach lasagna, manicotti and, of course, rainbow cookies for dessert. Sigh.  This recipe is pretty bomb though…if only I knew how to really bake.

House of Harlow 1960 Orlina Python Clutch: I went to an event this past Saturday at Fred Segal West Hollywood to celebrate Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 Holiday Collection and I fell in LOVE with this python clutch.  I didn’t actually purchase it (yet) but I’m seriously contemplating…

Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System: Everyone loves the Clarisonic but now it comes in JAGUAR print.  I kind of want a new one now.

This Week’s Online Shopping Haul

So yeah, I went a little nuts this week with the online shopping but I totally blame my co-worker/friend Sharon, she is a BAD influence and will never tell me not to buy something.  Shame Sharon, shame!  Seriously, her Twitter profile even says “shopaholic”!  Anyway, here’s what I bought this week and why/how I rationalized my purchases to myself.  Now, if you excuse me, I’ll be prowling Zappos for a new black pump…

Levi’s GWI Trucker Jacket: I haven’t owned a jean jacket since the 90s but with LA’s warm/sometimes chilly at night weather, I’ve been craving the classic look.  The problem being my abnormally long torso.  Well, co-worker/friend Sharon has a cute darker version of the same jacket and she was nice enough to let me try it on…a few days later, I was clicking “place order” on Piperlime.  As a bonus, it’s one of Rachel Bilson’s “picks” this month and she rarely gets it wrong.

BCBG Generation Leopard Pony Heels: I saw these cute heels on a fashion blog (that I can’t remember now!) and thought they were leopard done right.  I haven’t worn them yet but they’re a great statement show for any LBD.

Mini iPhone Dock: My co-workers weren’t nearly as excited about this purhchase as I was but I found this amazing mini dock online after watching my cat, Angel, bat around my iPhone cord for the 50th time.  This dock is great because it works in the wall OR in your laptop.  I’m pretty obsessed with it’s minimalistic style.  No cords, no clutter…very feng shui.

bebe Mini Pleated Satin Dress: Say what you will, I love bebe dresses.  They make some sexy, curve-accentuating party dresses and I fell in love with this bright blue number after seeing it on bebe.com.  Plus, I’m thinking about maybe dressing up as a “devil in a blue dress” for one of my Halloween costumes this year.  Stay tuned…

House of Harlow 1960 Leather Station Necklace: Break my heart.  I had this necklace.  I loved this necklace.  I left this necklace my friend’s house and now they can’t find it.  They’re BOYS, after all.  After the necklace was MIA for almost two months, I caved when I saw that Nordstrom.com re-stocked this classic HOH design.  Sigh…totally saving the receipt, just in case.

House of Harlow by Nicole Richie for bebe

So I was lucky enough to attend the launch party for House of Harlow by Nicole Richie for bebe last week at bebe’s Rodeo Drive store in Beverly Hills.  The event was fab and the jewelry, even better than expected.  The best part about the collection is that Nicole and bebe have created a one-of-a-kind keepsake bracelet that is sold in bebe stores and bebe.com throughout December with 25% of sales donated to the Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation.  Sadly, Nicole was too sick to attend the launch event but I did manage to spot Nick Verreos, of Project Runway fame and Lou Diamond Phillips, who I most recently watched on my guilty pleasure, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.  What did I purchase?  The Aztec Necklace in black.  Such a statement piece.