Big Girl Presents


I just watched the new episode of GIRLS, “Incidentals,” and really took to the scene where Hannah realizes that she makes actual decent money at her GQ advertorial job, even though it’s not something she ever thought she’d do or, gasp, enjoy. It’s a funny thing that whole making money thing…sometimes, especially when you’re in your early 20s, you hold down jobs that you really don’t like, or even actually HATE.  I’ve done it…and I’m sure you know tons of others who have done it as well, and even though sticking with a job that you loathe sucks beyond belief, it DOES have its benefits.  For example, back in early 2008 (pre-recession), I accepted a PR job that gave me a HUGE pay boost…we’re talking like HUGE, and I remember the feeling I had walking down the street in SoHo when I decided to pop into Bloomingales to buy myself a new purse.  I bought myself the purple MARC BY MARC JACOBS DOCTOR’S PURSE (above, no longer available) that just made me simply smile.  I was proud of the fact that I could easily drop a few hundred dollars on a whim, just because.  Even though I had a job I didn’t really believe in or like, I was happy that I could afford the little luxuries I had always wanted for myself…and that’s something to be truly proud of, regardless.  I still have the bag and I think it may have to make a wardrobe comeback in the next few months, just because.

What have you bought yourself as a “just because I rock” present?

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How to get a gold iPhone

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So, you want the new gold iPhone, eh? I mean. I kind of don’t get it.  Doesn’t everyone put a CASE on their iPhone anyway?  Listen, I love gold accessories as much as the next girl, but I’m certainly not going to spend THOUSANDS of dollars on eBay to get the apple version.  Check out these gold cases and go for the gold, no pun intended.

1. Miss Selfridge Embellished Gold iPone Case

2. HEX Fools Gold iPhone Wallet

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Gold Faceted iPhone 5 Case

4. InCase Gold Chrome iPhone 5 Case

5. Juicy Couture Baroque iPhone 5 Scroll Case

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Foil Covered iPhone 5 Case

Cute Laptop Cases

cute laptop cases

Since I recently bought the new MacBook Air, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of finding the cutest laptop case EVER.  I haven’t purchased one yet but I’m leaning towards number two.  What do you guys think?  I also found five options that are all under $100 because, really, who wants to spend more than that on a laptop case?

1. Kate Spade Business As Usual (13″)

2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Neoprene Jaguar (13″)

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Techno (13″)

4. Missoni for BRIC’s (15″)

5. Urban Outfitters Googly Specs (16″)

Jelly Sandals/accessories: welcome to my childhood

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To say that I was a child obsessed with jelly sandals would be too mild a statement to make.  I was beyond obsessed.  I wore them in the winter…with socks…in New York.  Yep (see photo below). Then there’s that.  So yeah, I have to be honest and admit that I kind of love that the whole jelly sandal/jelly accessory look is still chic.  Here are my favorites:

1. Nasty Gal Light Bright Bag: This bag reminds me of the purse that I had to use when I worked retail.  You know the one…it proved that we weren’t stealing anything from the store.  Somehow, I love the pink version more.

2. MARC by Marc Jacobs Jelly Dots iPhone 5 Case: Green is my favorite color, truth.  I’m really into this iPhone case for many reasons, which I will let you just assume.

3. Old Navy Jelly Sandals: A chic, yet affordable version, of the 80s staple.

4. Stuart Weissman “Jealous” Sandal: These are probably the closest to the 80s version that i’ve seen in awhile…and yeah, they are pricey, but I can’t tell you that I wouldn’t buy them, purely to re-live my youth.

5. Target Xhileration Clear Jelly Wristlet: The perfect beach essential. I’ll use this to hold my ID, credit card and cell phone when I’m at the beach and/or pool.

6. C. Wonder Logo Jelly Tote: This jelly tote just exudes summer to me.  I’m obsessed.


jamie in jelly sandals

Me, wearing purple jelly sandals with socks, while playing mini golf. Yep, that’s right.