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Week in Review: 12.16.11

What are your plans for 2012?

Any New Year’s resolutions? I make a list every year and this year there a few usuals (stress less, get back to learning French) and a brand new one (learn how to sew). Now, you’re probably wondering why I’m talking about NYE before Christmas. Well, a small part of me has been convinced it’s ok after watching the New Year’s Eve trailer 357 times because it’s on everywhere I look (and that is NOT a good thing just for the record). The real reason is because I’m taking a little vacation. Yes, bloggers need rest too! My family is in town and I’m going to be spending some time with them. It’s not that I don’t love you guys. It’s not you, it’s me. So, this will be the last newsletter for 2011. Have a great holiday season and I’ll see you guys in 2012!

Loving

                        

Reindeer! I know, so random, but these little creatures had a huge week. Well, it’s kind of high season for them, I guess. First there was that amazing story of the rescued reindeer that totally put a smile on my face (and many other faces because it went viral). If you haven’t seen/heard about it, you can see it here. But then there are all these cars I kept seeing with reindeer noses and antlers and as a self-proclaimed dork, I want one soooo bad! Good thing I have now found them over here.

OMG Look of the week

                                   

Elsa Pataky. I’m not sure who Elsa Pataky is. She’s apparently dating Chris Hemsworth…who I’m also not sure who is either but either way, the girl can dress. The combination of different winter textures from the heavy sweater to the warm blazer, leather boots and furry bag all add up. It’s a put together but still super cool look. Good job, Elsa Pataky! Whoever you are… (Photo via JustJared)

WTF Look of the Week

                                 

Fergie. Oh dear, where to start. Well, there’s the cat saying hello from your crotch. But strangely that’s not what bothers me most. Listen, we’ve all been there. You put on a dress and it’s waayy too tight but you’re like “if I don’t eat, drink or breathe throughout the entire night I can totally do this.” The problem is even if you follow through, you’re still going to look like Fergie here: your boobs popping out from the top, yours hips fighting to get out from the sides and with that face. That I-can’t-breathe face. But really what’s amazing is what happens when she turns around! Click on the photo to see how Fergie Fergs decided to fix the my-dress-doesn’t-fit me problem. (Photo via Huffington Post)

Ok, maybe it is not news but it is interesting…

* You may say you don’t care now but you will when the show starts because Bravo has that effect on people: Brad Goresky hints at why him and Rachel Zoe don’t speak in his new show (via People)
* The Kardashian Takeover Kontinues. Kendall and Kylie get their own show. Yep, you know you’ll watch that one too (via WWD)
* Gwyneth Paltrow released a New York City guide app for people who are as perfect as she is. For something cheaper, her driver has suggestions. No joke. (via Gawker)

Photo Gallery

A glittery shoe DIY, a bear claw hat, Holly Golightly’s house, gifts that give and my Christmas decor. This is what the week looked like from a Facebook, Twitter and blog point of view.

Words of Wisdom

There, someone said it. And it makes sense, doesn’t it?

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Week in Review: 12.09.11

Oh yes, darling, I did get a facelift…

And I’m so glad to see you guys liked it! I should have probably waited to change the look of the blog and the newsletter until the new year (it really is a huge missed opportunity for a “New Year, New Look” headline) but I couldn’t wait. When my wonderful friend and kickass designer Tara McCarty showed me what she did, I needed to put it up immediately. Luckily, unlike a regular facelift, this one doesn’t require any recovery time so Fashionably Late is all refreshed, renewed and ready for more celebrity hit and misses, outfit ideas and inspiring quotes so let’s get to it!

Loving

                        

Bluntcard products. I’ve been following Bluntcard on Facebook for a while (and I suggest you do too if you like sarcasm) but I never bothered to check their store. Shaaaame, shame, shame.  Now that I finally know what they have I kind of want it all: calendars, mugs and most specially these iPhone 4 cases. This one is definitely my favorite but this one is a close second.

OMG Look of the week

                                   

Linday Lohan. I know. Shocking, right? It’s amazing how she can pull it together sometimes. And this time it wasn’t even for a court hearing! Woohoo! You go, girl! Love how the outfit is entirely earth tones but nothing is quite the same color. Plus that combination of the brown/slightly reddish  pants with the cream blouse is so beautiful! (Photo via Coco Perez)

WTF Look of the Week

                                 

Oh, Rihanna. I’m so sick of your shannanigans. I get it. You’re trying to distract us so maybe we don’t notice that all your songs since SOS have sounded the exact same. That’s why you did that ridiculous S&M video (which Madonna did it better in Justify My Love 25 years ago but whatever) and now this. This, unlike your attempt to be raunchy, is harder to classify, though. The tights and suspenders read “80s” but the cane, hat and white sneakers read “Clockwork Orange” and then there’s the ass flap. THAT’S the real puzzling part. (Photo by Go Fug Yourself)

Ok, maybe it is not news but it is interesting…

* Angry Birds and fashion unite: Behold The Angry Bird Dress (via Kotaku)
* Janice Dickinson claims ANTM is a sham and rigged (via Fashionista)
* Sorry, but this is NOT beautiful, fashionable or artistic. (via Daily Mail)

Photo Gallery

Cute animals being cute, my first Bucs game, a 70s inspired outfit and gift guides. This is what the week looked like from a Twitter, Facebook, blog and Tumblr point of view.

Words of Wisdom

There, someone said it. And it makes sense, doesn’t it?

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Week in Review 12.02.11

Are you guys ready for the holidays?

Because I don’t think I am. My Christmas tree is up but I’m still working on the rest of the decor and I’ve only bought one present so far. I was hoping to get some on Black Friday but boy, was I dreaming. It was my first Black Friday experience and I decided to go big or go home and hit up Walmart. There was a riot over $1 white towels. Towels, people! So I got my Wii and laptop for my mom and scooted right out without even trying to get anything else. I’m all for a deal but not if it requires throwing punches. So over the next few weeks, it’s crunch time. How’s your holiday shopping coming along?

Loving

                        

My new Nintendo Wii! It was sooo worth the Black Friday madness. I bought the Just Dance 3 game and have been dancing pretty much every day since I got it. It’s a better workout than any gym membership I’ve ever had for sure. Now I need to get some new games. Any suggestions? (Photo via nwiizone.com)

OMG Look of the week

                                   

This looks like an editorial, doesn’t it? Good job, Diana Agron. Whoever told her to chop off her hair and get a stylist gets a big thumbs up from me. I usually wouldn’t like the dark boots with the light skirt but something about the texture of the shirt, the sunglasses and the attitude just makes it all come together, doesn’t it? (Photo via JustJared)

WTF Look of the Week

                                            

This is Eleonora Carisi, an Italian blogger. And this is how Eleonora Carisi walks around on PARK AVENUE in New York City. Yep, just walking around the Upper East Side with no bra on a November afternoon. I like how she wore socks with her sandals and a velour skirt to warm up and balance out the breezyness up top. Wow. I have to say, after this one, any WTF look will be pointless because nothing quite defines WTF like seeing a lady topless in a velvet skirt, socks and sandals walking around town. (Photo via Fashionista)

Ok, maybe it is not news but it is interesting…

* Seriously, what did you think was going to happen? Twihards fake engagements to try on Bella Swan’s wedding dress (via Jezebel)
* Vivienne Westwood donates millions to save the rainforest. That almost makes up for the dead bird on Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding hat. Almost. (via WWD)
* STOP THE PRESSES! Kelly Rowland: “I have cellulite and I hate it”. Ok, carry on now. (via Daily Mail UK)

Photo Gallery

Pumpkin pie, Black Friday prep and success, something I didn’t know I needed, Chillounge St. Pete and date night outfits. This is what the last two weeks looked like from a Twitter, blog, and Instagr.am point of view..

Words of Wisdom

There, someone said it. And it makes sense, doesn’t it?

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Week in Review 11.18.11

Oh, hi November, how did you get here so fast?

You guys, it’s mid November already! I can’t believe it. The holidays are just around the corner, which leads to many great things. 1) Christmas music on the radio 2) Christmas decor everywhere 3) Lots of amazing food 4) Family time and 5) Being able to say “I have to go shopping” and actually mean it. After Halloween, this has to be my favorite holiday. For the next week I’ll be posting gift lists and holiday decor ideas all over the blog so if you’re in need of some holiday cheer, check it out. I’ll be spending my weekend decking the halls, are you?

Loving

                        

Pinterest! I’ll be the first to say we have more than enough social media networks out there (I mean, seriously, we’re connected, ok? We don’t need MORE venues to connect with ANYONE at this point…) but Pinterest sucked me in. You sign up and you get to browse these amazingly beautiful things and “pin” it in different categories. It’s a big virtual inspirational board pretty much. I love browsing it on my phone when I’m in line or waiting for something. Great for getting inspired and just making you smile because pretty things will always have that effect on you. Find my Pinterest profile here.

OMG Look of the week

                                                

Rachel Bilson. Amazing how she managed to stay relevant after The O.C. ended… But regardless, this girl does have style. Love this outfit even though that hat indoors is a little on the hipster side with only one long side (pshh, this hat isn’t going to conform and have even sides!) but it’s Nylon Magazine’s party so I guess a touch of hipster is kind of required. Textured jacket, perfectly fit jeans, contrasting bag. All very cute. (Photo via JustJared)

WTF Look of the week

                                            

That, ladies and gentleman, is Breaking Dawn “star” Jackson Rathbone in a red velvet suit. Wow. It’s so bad I can’t help but wonder if he’s not doing it ironically. As in “the fourth book was a joke, the fact that we split it into two parts is an even bigger one so here’s a velvet suit to represent the ridicoulessness of it all.” Or maybe he thought to himself, “Maybe if I wear a red velvet suit, people will finally notice I’m in this freaking movie.” Or maybe the guy just lost a bet. All very plausible explanations. My favorite part is the gold chain, though. If you wear a red velvet suit (with a vest underneath…keeping it classy!) you really can’t forget the accessories. (Photo via Us Weekly)

Ok, maybe it is not news but it is interesting…

* Karl Lagerfeld’s plan to save the economy. Eh, we’ve tried everything else. Amuse us, mein Herr… (via The Cut)

*Donatella Versace doesn’t want real women wearing her Versace for H&M collection. [Insert smartass comment about her abnormally orange likeness here] (via Perez Hilton)

*Three years later, a picture of Beyonce’s wedding dress. Someone wants to remind us she once had a small waist… (via Us Weekly)

Photo Gallery

Cats being cats, a great open house at Skin Deep Spatique, reorganizing my kitchen and faux fur for fall. This is what the last two weeks looked like from a blog, Twitter and Instagr.am point of view.

Words of Wisdom

There, someone said it. And it makes sense, doesn’t it?

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Week in Review: 10.28.11

An Update

Remember last week when I said I was determined to help a penguin in need? Well, as it turns out they didn’t need my help because hundreds of people from all around the globe got to them before I could! How awesome! You can see the penguins in their adorable sweaters here. And to keep up with the cuteness, I suggest you checkthese pictures as well. It will make you smile, I promise.

Loving

                        

TheGuitterGuide.com. I found this website a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. Its beautiful newsletters always have great how-tos, tips, photos, and, my favorite, profiles. The one on Amber Lewis totally got me in the redecorating mood this week. Plus, they’re all well written, which this journalist can appreciate. Click here to sign up to their newsletter.

OMG Look of the week

                                                               

Blogger Carolina Engman fromFashion Squad. This is actually a picture from fashion week but she posted it this week so it still counts. If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m kind of a cat lady (yep, kind of. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it), so it shouldn’t be a surprise I love those sunglasses. The skirt, contracting purse, bright red lipstick and that statement necklace… swoon! (photo via Fashion Squad

WTF Look of the week

             

You know when the weather is kind of “eh” and you don’t know what to wear because you’re hot in the middle of your chest, shoulders and legs so you want to have them out but cold in your arms and feet so you want to cover them up? No? Me neither. Apparently Leah Michelle does, though. Either that or she got attacked by a tiger on the way to this event. But the real great part is what happens when she turns to the side… click on the picture to enter peekaboo city (Photo via Go Fug Yourself)

Ok, maybe it is not news but it is interesting…

* Army considers banning french manicures, earrings and pony tails (via Bella Sugar)

* You’ll hate yourself but you’ll buy it anyway: Kardashians to do home kollection (viaTMZ)

 *And speaking of celebrities who have no professional training but magically make beautiful products, Kelli Bensimon has a flats line (via E!) 

Photo Gallery

A photoshoot by the waterfront, 1940s style, chocolate cravings, and Halloween DIY. This is what the week looked like from a blog, Twitter and Instagr.am point of view.

Words of Wisdom

There, someone said it. And it makes sense, doesn’t it?

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