Posts tagged ‘lifestyle’

February 5, 2012

Girly Tip #2- Disconnect, then REconnect.

by T

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Have you ever had that friend that spent most of her day connected to her phone? Like, she practically could not eat dinner without texting, geesh.
This tip is dedicated to those Girlys out there who practically have a heart attack when their phone is less than two inches away.
Stop.
Breathe.
Listen to this.

It is ok. Remember when there was no such thing as a blackberry or iPhone? You know, when we actually used (gasp) PAPER MAPS TO GET DIRECTIONS!!!!!!

Or those old days where we…

(another MORE dramatic gasp)

Only could talk to people face to face. Look up from the phone screen, look around, yes the sky is a really pretty blue. Engage with people, look at them when they talk, laugh at silly jokes, do not take everything so seriously.

Bottom line: Take time to enjoy this fast paced life.

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February 1, 2012

Girly Style: T is Styled!

by T

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This look is from a recent shoot I did. Even though I would rarely ever think to put this ensemble together myself, I loved this look that the stylist on set put together. I am especially fond of the faux fur vest, blue hat and the neck piece. Very posh if I do say so myself! ;-)

What do you Girlys think of this look? Chic or no? Hott or not? Let me know.

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Until next time.
T

January 16, 2012

Get Over Here Sparky- 5 Tips To Get Your Relationship Going

by Desi

It is a new year, which means new commitments,  new love…right?

Lucky for you there is already a special person in your life. But, what happens when dates become routine and the spark isn’t as sparky? Lucky for you, again, the spark can be reignited. Relationships usually hit a rough patch when:

  • you or your partner get too comfortable (I know you like my ripped up tight jeans honey, but these PJs are just SO comfy), or
  • things that you loved about them you hate (Your optimistic personality, its making me pessimistic), or
  • now you each are just bored with each other (Yes, the chicken crossed the road to get to the other side. Another joke, please.)

Before you go throw the PS3 game controller at them, check out these helpful tips to fire up your relationship-gone-humdrum.

1.)    Flirting

Flirting isn’t just for the relationship-challenged (AKA single people.)  While its known that you two are the old ball and chain, your partner may not feel the love all the time. Send cute messages to show that you are thinking of them. Something as simple as a good morning text or a compliment makes all the difference.

You: Babe, you look like a tall glass of water and I am thirssssstttyyy! Lol :-)

Your Honey: Oh yeah? You weren’t thirsty enough to clean those tall glasses that were in the sink this morning.

You: …. :\

When it comes to social gatherings, the worst thing you can do is be that couple that have become conjoined twins. Separate yourselves, steal some glances from across the room while talking to other people. Do not overkill on PDA, give yourselves something to look forward to when you head back home.

Photo Credit: Essence.com

2.)    Adventure Time

In your relationship, you two have a lot of adventures to be had and it shouldn’t be something that only happens in the beginning of your relationship. So, get off Netflix and go outside! Going to the park or having a spur-of-the-moment road trip.

Both of you can try picking up new hobbies. Take a couple of weeks to get used to your new hobby, and share it with each other. This can take you to another level with your partner. Forming new memories with your sweetheart and not reminiscing on the old ones is the best feeling.

Some of the best adventures happen when you don’t even expect it. One time my boyfriend and I were heading home when we drove by this bowling alley we past often, but this time we decided to go in and do go-kart racing! It was the best time because it was something that brought out our competitive sides. We made a game out of it and I kicked his ass! (He may have another story to tell though.)

Photo Credit: Cameron Productions

3.)    Playing “The Game”

Just because you’re in a relationship, doesn’t mean that you can’t play hard to get. Make your partner crave you by not always being in their face all the time. I know I’ve said this already, but I think you needed to hear it again. One thing my mom always told me (and admit I ignored often) was to not make yourself too available. Give a little mystery, make your partner miss you.

Remember that hot little number you wore on your first date? Pull that out from the crypt, or wear something new or something you know you can pull off. Surprise your partner. The best thing you can do is to keep your partner guessing.And yes, one thing any Girly can wear is confidence! Confidence is the most important to play the game (Not to mention, sexy!)

Hang with your girls and let your partner chill with their friends some weekends. The last thing you wanna hear /say is,

“Hey what did you do today babe?”

“I hung out with you dummy.”

4.)    The Big Kissing Theory

While you may kiss your partner everyday, when was the last time you had a steamy make-out session with them? Kissing releases chemicals that puts us in that sensual heated moment with our partner for more than thirty seconds at a time.

Try different types of kissing like the “music kiss” –play your favorite song and see where the passion takes you. Or try the “counter kiss”-where you slowly come in for the kiss by rubbing noses then brushing lips slowly till they give in. There is actually a site that teaches you to do this!

Photo Credit: Micheal Creagh

5.)    Spend time with Me, Myself and I

This is the most important tip on this list. When you keep your distance from your partner, you shouldn’t fear that they will leave you. Take the time to enjoy being alone. Take the time to finish that book you’ve wanted to read, or write that paper you’ve avoided.

These small tips will help you build new bonds in your relationship and find a new-found passion for one another that reintroduce romance into your relationship.

Photo Credit: Blog

September 26, 2011

Your "It" Bag

by T

Factors you should consider before getting that perfect arm pet

 

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One of my favorite movies is The Devil Wears Prada, aside from the nearly hopeless assistant abilities of Andy Sachs and the nail-to-chalk presence of Miranda Priestly, I absolutely adored the fashion and the… uncanny similarity to what goes on in the Vogue office.

If you have seen the movie, you should remember the recurring scene of how Miranda would (rudely) plop her bag and coat down on Andy’s desk as she entered her personal office. A look of surprise and distraught on Andy’s face would be pure bliss on others to be in a presence of a Prada or Marc Jacobs or Birkin.

 

“You are in desperate need of Chanel”- Nigel

 

Now we all can’t be a Miranda Priestly have options upon options of designer purses to plop down on our assistants desk, but we  can indeed (and deserve!) to have that “It” bag that serves any need we may have. Whether it be four cups of piping hot Starbucks coffee or anything… Ok, no coffee by the bag, please.

So before you decide to sell your entire stock in McDonald’s to get that Vuitton you have been eyeing, here are a few things you should consider while shopping for that “It” bag.

1. Price and Longevity

Now I am all for starving for fashion and all (a day at the most), but I do not think it is physically or financially wise to spend your whole month/year/investment plan salary on a bag. Remember you do want to eat and live after this bag, in fact… make a post it note of this exact saying! If all your needs are met for at least a couple of months before buying the purse of your dreams, by all means buy away! But if not, you may want to put a budget plan into place. Whatever the cost of the bag, put away a percentage of money for your income . For example, say you make a grand a month. Take away from bills and expenses (let’s say $600.00), you are left with $400.00 a month to play with. Put away half of that for your bag a month until you reach the price-tag amount!

Along with the price-tag amount of your bag, you also want to make sure this bag will last the longevity of your use. How long are you going to have it? What are you using it for? Where will you mostly be storing it? Of course, the cheaper bags tend to have poorer quality material, and the more expensive is made of better quality material (various real leathers, snake-skin, sheep skin.) Of course, if you oppose having an animal on your arm, there are many faux handbag options available out there. Nordstrom even has a handbag option on their website that searches for bags made of faux materials.

2. Color and Size

The color of your “It” bag should not only be one that makes you happy, but it also should compliment with most of your wardrobe. Although a lime colored bag looks awesome in latest summer fashion spread of Elle , it is not that practical for your daily wardrobe (unless of course you are a walking rave party). Blacks, whites, and nudes complement most wardrobes. Certain blue, orange and red hued also work for those that would like some color and complement. These colors will work for those that will be carrying this bag throughout the year. If you have the funds, you can have a fall/winter bag and a spring/summer bag. Your spring/summer bag can have a more “pop” of color such as pastels or even some neons.

The size of the bag will depend on your lifestyle. If you constantly on your feet and running errands, you may want to fare for a smaller sized bag (if you don’t have much to carry) with different strap carrying options (longer strap, across the chest strap, etc.) On the opposite side, if you are not constantly moving and have a lot to carry around, you may fare for a bigger sized bag. Along with size, you should consider the style of the bag. There are MANY different styles of bags, each with their own benefits.

3. Contents and Storage

Your decisions on the points above should also include what you are actually going to put in your bag. If it is just the basics (wallet, makeup bag, pad, writing utensils) then you won’t have to worry much about the various sizes you will need. Of course, there are you Girlys out there that pretty much put your whole life into your bag! Whatever the contents, make sure your “It” bag will have enough space to fit all your stuff, without necessarily harming the material inside and “stretching” the material of the bag. If you have objects that can possibly spill while inside your bag, invest in smaller spill-proof compartments for these objects.

Unless you have an assistant you can just throw your bag at and it ends up in a safe storing spot, make sure to place your bag in a highly visible area that is readily available to you. This prevents it from being tripped over, spilled on, or kicked across the room (believe me, I know firsthand.) And it also takes the guesswork out of trying to find it when you are in a rush in the morning. If you are one of those Girlys-on-the-go that take part in the morning rush often, put it in the last room you will go to before you leave or near your car keys.

So there you have it, just a few things to ponder before making that Marc Jacobs buy. A quick summary, shall we?

· Price within your range. Don’t starve for the bag! Budget, budget, budget.

· Buy based on longevity, check out material.

· Buy a color that will complement your wardrobe, and a size that complements your lifestyle.

· Also buy based on what will actually be in your bag.

· Pick a highly visible storage space!

 

xoxo Girlys,

T

P.S.- Please also be aware of the health hazards associated with “big” bags. An informed decision is a healthy one! Good luck. :)

P.P.S- If your interested in buying USED designer bags. Here and here are sites to start with.

I am in no one affiliated nor contracted with any companies I have listed here. They are merely my own free-willed suggestions.