Tuesday Web Candy

23 reasons why Lisa Frank was a geniusBuzzFeed

The cutest animal prints, appropriate for both kids and adults – Damsel in Dior

Will Girls still be believable now that the cast looks “Hollywood”? – New York Magazine

India-Jewel discusses her online dating escapades. I love her. – xoJane

Vintage sweater DIY!  Make your own ipad and iphone cases! – Design Love Fest

Sydne’s take on the Golden Globes viewing party that we both attendedSydne Style

I’m OBSESSED with the personalized DIY doormatGlitter N Glue

If you watch Girls, you’ll think this is hilarious Refinery29

Tuesday Web Candy

This handbag will CHARGE your iPhone. Insanity – Refinery29

The art of a good online dating photo xoJane

The 5 best makeup looks from New York Fashion Week.  So fab – Allure

Proof that being single (especially in the summer!) can be fun – Downtown Romantic

Lea Michele got a deal with L’OREAL Paris…is anyone else just so OVER her? – People Stylewatch

Rainbow sangria. I need this now – TheLuxurySpot

An open letter to Amanda Bynes CollegeCandy

My girl Kristen DIY’s these awesome bracelets GlitterNGlue

THIS BLOG has been bringing me daily laughs – WhenInLA

These silver skull head candles are tres chic AND perfect for Halloween – Outblush

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.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If your dad is like mine, he’s nearly impossible to shop for.  I’ve seriously bought the man at least 15 navy blue and/or black Lacoste shirts and at this point, I was almost totally at a loss for ideas.  I decided to get a little creative this year and here’s what I’ve come up with that will work for MOST dads.

CaseMate Waddler iPhone Case: My Dad carried around a Zack Morris cell phone for years and I admit, he still hasn’t upgraded to a Blackberry or iPhone but if he did, I’d totally get him this hilarious case.  Who doesn’t love penguins, right?

Crate&Barrel French Fry Seasoning: I’ve inherited a lot from my father – my nose, my feet, my face shape, my freckles…and, of course, my love of all things potatoes.  We share a mutual love of french fries and I remember him making them in the oven growing up (and then the sweet potato version as we got older and more health-concscious).  These amazing seasonings would’ve been the icing on the cake, so to speak.

Violight UV Cell Phone Sanitizer: Pretty innovative, if you ask me.  We spend hours upon hours man-handling our cells every day and when I think about all the bacteria the screen receives, I kinda get nauseous.  My Dad has always been preachy about germs and keeping things clean so I know he’d totally get into this little gadget.

Jack Spade Bacon Money Clip: Money clips are “so money,” no pun intended.  And men love money…and bacon.