Monday, September 19, 2011

Red Carpet Recap: Emmy Awards

So admittedly, I did not watch the Emmy awards last night. I completely disconnected with the world for most of the evening and had forgotten all about them. It makes me sad that I missed it, but from what I've heard it was all Modern Family anyway. Of course not watching the program doesn't mean I can't do a recap of the outfits! So here goes:

The good:

Emily Blunt in Elie Saab

Julie Bowen in Oscar de la Renta

Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein Collection

Lea Michele in Marchesa. I heard the back was amazing...

The bad:

Juliana Margulies in ?? (It's probably for the best interest of the designer)

Gwyneth Paltrow in Emilio Pucci

Heidi Klum in Christian Siriano (and I love Christian! This pains me!)

Julianne Hough in ?? Once again I'm guessing to protect the designer

Gratuitous shot of Jon Hamm, he's one fine looking dude:


The trends seemed to have been bright reds and blues, belting and sparkle. Lots of sparkle. Did you watch? What's you're opinion on the looks?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Where we're going, we don't need roads...

Back to the Future and Shoe fiends rejoice!

Nike has announced that they've created the limited edition "2011 Nike Mag" shoe. This shoe, is a replica of the one from the classic movie trilogy "Back to the Future" complete with glowing logo. While maybe in the year 2015 (when the movie takes place) we will have flying cars, and all that other awesome 80's futuristic technology, for now super fans and shoe collectors alike can have the chance to purchase these bad daddies. Let's take a look, shall we?

Mmmhmmm. Not too shabby. The limited release of 1,500 pairs is available for auction on Ebay now. Bidding currently ranges anywhere from $3,000-$9,000. Bidding opened up last night and will continue through the 18th. All proceeds from this auction will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's disease research. Michael J. Fox has not hidden his battle with this debilitating disease, and it's great to see Nike taking a role and helping raise awareness through something that is too retro, nerdy, and awesome all at the same time.

Now...if we could only get someone to work on those hoover boards and flying cars...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

And so it starts...

60 days (give or take) without shopping.

My husband and I made out like bandits on our annual Freeport/Kittery outlet trip this past Labor Day Weekend. Perhaps too well. That, combined with a spendy August, it's time to pull in the reigns on my shopping.

I am not alone. My friend, Betsy, is also currently in a shopping ban herself. We will get through this together. With the help of online shopping carts that will never be purchased, and emailing back and forth about "How cute is this? By the time we shop again it should be on sale!" we will get by.

It seems a bit pretentious, and maybe a bit shallow, but 60 days of no shopping? I'm talking not even a "Oh that's cute...and in my size..and on sale with and additional 30% off" purchase.

Okay, I'm lying. I have birthday gift cards that I will allow myself to cash in. I found a pair of shoes almost identical to my LAMB plum wedges I was coveting and of course, the Missoni for Target launch next week (also will be using gift cards for that).

60 Days. I can do this. It's not really that long. It's only 2 months, or 9 weeks, or 1,440 hours. I can do this. Right?