Third Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Here it was the first year…and here it was the second.  Welcome to my third installation of my annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.  I don’t do these because I’m down on love (I love love!) but instead, I like to find gifts that help me treat ME on Valentine’s Day.  These are things that I want and would probably make my boyfriend buy me anyway…if I had one. Ha.  That’s a totally different story…

CC Skye “Pour Some Sugar On Me” lyric bangle (not yet available)

Baked By Melissa by Betsy Johnson Mini Cupcakes

YSL VOLUPTE Sheer Candy Glossy Balm Crystal Color

La Verite white lace bra

Miguelina Hot Pink Scarf

Bachelorette 101: Bachelorette Party Gifts For the Bride

As I mentioned back in January, my best friend is getting married this August and I’m the Maid of Honor!  I admit, I’m a wedding rookie but since I consider myself a creative person with above average internet research skills, I felt pretty confident that I’d be able to throw a killer bachelorette party and do all my other MOH duties.  Oh yeah, I’m even getting down with the “MOH” abbreviations!  Anyway, the bride-to-be, like myself, isn’t into the whole cheesy put a penis on everything theme (thank god) but I still want to give her a traditional bach party…so what’s a MOH to do?  Well here’s what I’ll be gifting the bride…make sure to check back for pics from the actual bachelorette party in Atlantic City (weekend of July 8th!) and the actual wedding in Westchester County, NY (weekend of August 12th!).

Frederick’s Perfect Present Bra: All the “bride” rhinestone-encrusted tank tops kinda make me sick so when I saw this super cute, yet still totally sexy “perfect present” bra and panty set, I knew my girl D had to have it.  Plus, it’s got blue so the whole “something old, something new” thing is covered.

White Trash Sex Coupons: I think it’s super important to one, give something funny and personal to the bride and two, keep the personal gift within your sense of humor(s).  D and I have been sharing laughs for the last 13 years and we’ve had many inside jokes within the white trash rhealm.  If you don’t get it, that’s ok…but I know D will die when she sees this.

Booty Parlor Don’t Stop Massage Candle: You know I had to incorporate some beauty into my gifts.  This candle isn’t just any ordinary candle…it’s also massage lotion, once the candle has melted the wax down a bit.  It smells of exotic sandalwood vanilla (love) and the wax actually has good-for-you ingredients like shea butter, jojoba and vitamins A and E.

New fall lingerie from Frederick’s of Hollywood

So in the last year or so I’ve been really into fun bras.  Up until that point, I wore the very basic plain black, tan or sometimes hot pink bra that, let’s face it, isn’t very exciting.  They’re not terrible but there’s something secretly sexy about wearing a crazy bra underneath your regular clothing at work, no?  Well when I was invited to the Frederick’s of Hollywood fall press preview, I got super excited to check out their latest line.

We sipped champagne as I was taken around the store and, gotta tell you, it was my first time actually inside a Frederick’s of Hollywood.  I was really into all the leopard print and made a note that I must choose the most fun bras for my fall bra wardrobe.  No more boring bras for me!

After chatting with Jene’ Luciani, author of The Bra Book, it was time to try on some fun bras.  Every bra I tried on fit like a glove, which is fabulous.  I love when you can just know your size in a store so you don’t have to try on 30 of the same thing.  I’m now fully stocked for fall so if you see me, just know that I might be wearing a sparkly purple bra under my black dress.  😉

The best new bra ever




So recently I tried out an a-mazing bra called the U-plunge Convertible, Padded bra by Fashion Forms and I was truly awed. I’ve always avoided buying certain tops and dresses because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to wear a bra with it…and I just can’t do that. My breasts are by no means large but they’re too large to not wear a bra and that sort of in-between actually really sucks sometimes. When I wore the U-plunge bra with a very low cut dress, I still had the shape and padding that I have with my regular bra but I could still wear the sexy dress. LOVE this.