The one that got away


February 29, 2012

Yesterday I was invited to go to a Nordstrom Rack Opening in Orange. The store actually opens tomorrow, but they let a few of us bloggy-types in to be the first to shop. I had the most fun in the world, because A, they gave me a gift card with free money, and I love free money. It’s basically the best thing ever. And B, they gave me vodka and lavender macaroons, and C, the DJ kept playing Britney Spears songs.

So in between refrains of “Keep on Dancing ‘Til the World Ends,” I got to shop with free money and without a stroller for two hours straight!

After I loaded up my wheeled basket with pretty things, I headed to the dressing rooms.

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I don’t think so.

…But then I came across this red Rebecca Taylor skirt.

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I loved it the very most, but for some strange reason* I put it back.

*That strange reason is called lack of money, the fine people at Nordstrom did give me a grip of cash to run wild with around their store, but this skirt was still expensive, yo.

While the skirt didn’t make it into my bag of purchases, I drove away dreaming about it.
So I came up with a style board of all the pretty things I’d wear it with, to maybe ease the pain of not actually owning it.


Nope, didn’t work.

Instead of easing the pain, it just made me want it more.



Clockwise from top left: blue sweater, yellow sweater,  leopard shoes, jean jacket, lace top, black booties, gold charm heart, boots, cardigan lace sweater


I LIKE outfit #2!! I was there too, free money is the best!

by Nicole @theWardrobeCode on March 5, 2012

I second liking outfit number two. So, I second the second (one.)

by Michelle on March 7, 2012

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Mom Shoes

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February 18, 2012

One of my favorite readers wrote in and asked this question:

“If it’s too hot for boots, but too cold for Rainbows, and I’m tired of wearing my stinky holey Toms, then what do I wear? I need something like a tennis shoe, without feeling like I’m 80. I can’t rightfully wear my high school pair of VANS, right? I just love Toms but they wear out so fast. So where does that leave me? Keds? I have no idea. Please advise.”

First of all, it’s never too hot for boots.

Second of all, you still have your high school VANS? Dude.

And third of all Rainbows should only be reserved for the beach.

So here is my list of mom savvy shoe wear that is casual enough for errand running and cute enough for an impromptu lunch date with friends.

Plus, all of these shoes are super affordable.


Since Keds, Vans, and Toms were mentioned in the question, I thought it would be appropriate to include them in my list, because they’re kind of the perfect footwear for hanging out with toddlers.

1. Oxford flats from Nordstrom

2. Woven loafers from Urban Outfitters

3. Vans

4. Toms ballet flats

5. Keds

6. Suede ankle boots. I’ve been wearing these every day for more time than I care to admit.

7. Loafers from JCrew These are my one splurge on the list and I think they’d go perfect with a pair of red jeans and a chambray top.

Hope this list was helpful.

Happy shopping.

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Crazy! I was wondering the exact.same.thing. 😉 So, VANS are ok, as long as they’re NOT the ones from high school? Just wanted to clarify. :0)

by sarah on February 18, 2012

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Free City Sweats


April 16, 2009

I love sweatpants, and my day just really isn’t complete until my jeans are tugged off by a pack of rabid rocwillers, and my jeans are replaced with a sturdy pair of sweatpants that are snapped into place with a sturdy elastic waist, can I get an AMEN? Oh, the joys of pants with elastic waists. Makes me all teary-eyed just thinking about it. 

But a vast majority of people (and by vast majority I mean, like 7) are coming to my site in hopes that I have some information on where to buy Free City Sweats, because you’re fancy, and Target sweatpants just won’t do. Because Jessica Simpson and Marc Jacobs are NEVER photographed wearing Target sweatpants. Gawd!  



I wrote about sweatpants a really long time ago, and since then the Free City sweats have become as elusive to find as the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat. But I will tell you this: 

If you live near L.A. you’re in luck, because Free City is sold at Fred Segal and Ron Herman. If you don’t live in L.A., then no sweatpants for you!! Just kidding, I’m not the sweatpant nazi, instead I give you this: the Free City Website. I know, I know,  I’m a total genius to be pointing you towards the company’s website. But that’s like the only place they sell those suckers. Talk about exclusive. 



I thought that first picture was of you (before I read the sentence before) and I was all “Beckey has a bodyguard!? Awesome!”

by allie on April 16, 2009

I totally thought that was you too! I would absolutely love to buy a pair of these sweats, but alas, where some see comfort and style I see a child starving in Africa. Oh it’s so much fun to be my friend, isn’t it! To the credit of Free City; it is a very cool company that supports a lot of really good projects around the world. I’m down with that. But I’m also down with the Hurley knockoffs I got at the Goodwill for $2.50. Tomato tomaato.

by sarah on April 16, 2009

I’m not really a sweats person, but if I was, I’d start my own line for women in their 40s and I’d call it Night Sweats. I’d totally give you a free pair when you got to be the right age–you’d be an awesome spokesperson.

by dgm on April 19, 2009

Ok – So, I feel like since I met you tonight at Sarah’s I do not have to “stalk” anymore and I can comment. Love the blog, great to meet you. Julie (the twin that was sporting the “recession red.”

by Julie Snell on April 19, 2009

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Passover Puppets


April 8, 2009

While doing some on-line shopping I happened upon this website and found these Passover Puppets. How cute are these?


And right in time for the Easter Holiday. If you’re not familiar with the 10 plagues of Exodus you can get these sassy puppets and help to learn your Old Testament history. I’m pretty fond of the frog one. He’s ready to not only infiltrate your land, but also to give you a heart warming high five.

Like those puppets wern’t enough of a good time, I lingered on the website and found this jem too:


And yes, if you’re my friend, and you’re expecting, be expecting me to gift  you with this bad boy at your baby shower. Not only is is flattering but also incredibly creepy. You’re welcome.

Ohhh ooooh, I found one more thing:


It’s the Go Girl, for when hovering above the germs while peeing is too much of a quad work out.

You just cup it over you lady-parts and viola, you have your very own pink rubber penis, AND you can pee standing up. Now, it’s not for me, I prefer to do the hover-squat, because I never turn down a good mini-work out to my thighs, but if your a germ-a-phobe and perfectly okay with sporting a pink phallic thingie over your thingie then, you Go Girl.


I’m actually thinking the Go Girl might be a great potty training tool, no?

by sarah on April 8, 2009

I’ve seen an even better one, a she-wee it folds up and fits in your wallet! No lies!

by Cyndi on April 9, 2009

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Say hello to my new car

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March 26, 2009

Yes, I’ll give you a ride home, but no you can’t eat your Macho Nachos in the passenger seat.


It’s fully electric and fully adorable, yes? 


Only bummer is it doesn’t come out until 2011. That seems so far away, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be old by then, and want something more sensible like a hover craft.

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will it drive itself? i’m waiting for this kind of car.

by gorillabuns on March 27, 2009

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Marie Antoinette Heels by Louboutin

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March 4, 2009


Christian Louboutin just debuted these bad boys. 



He only made 36, and they sold for a mere $6,000 each.



I totally would have bought a pair in pale pink, but shoot, they sold out, plus I don’t have anything that would match the tiny porcelain face that dangles from the ankle strap.

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these are FABULOUS

by marcyg on July 7, 2009

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MBT shoes


February 18, 2009


If you remember, last month some over-pumped gym rat called me chunky. It made my ass sad, so I ran out and bought a pair of these babies:


Not so much with the cute, right? Well, for your information, they are ‘magical’ shoes. Unicorns fart every time you step down which releases a special trigger that makes your legs and buns more shapely. I know, you want a pair, right?


Actually they have this rounded bottom that mimics walking in the sand, and my pair are like walking on a Mediterranean beach, because, like I said, magical. 


I haven’t noticed too much change in my ass yet, but that’s probably because I wear them while watching Real Housewives of New York City. I’ll keep you posted though.


Any further progress with these? I’ve always wanted a pair. Also, which housewife makes you the angriest? Kelly is my #1 at the moment.

by Laurin on April 6, 2009

First off – those are some pretty “interesting” looking shoes. But let’s be honest, I have made worse fashion choices over the years! Flashback to crop tops, la gears with 3 different pairs of mixmathced, layered, scrunched socks with floral leggings. Yikes.
Do they do the trick for your legs and booty? Oh…and I love me some Real Housewives! They are my guilty pleasure that I am not one bit guilty about.

by Julie Snell on May 20, 2009

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Marc Jacobs and Madonna


January 28, 2009

I have a big giant crush on everything Marc Jacobs touches. This video of his Louis Vuitton collection with Madge made me swoon. It’s tres chic.



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January 23, 2009

There’s this fantastic clothing company called EVER. All their stuff is pretty much awesome, and they’re having a sale. You should check it out. You can get a hot leather jacket for 300 bucks, then you should hop on your moped, drive around the city streets, and sing a song about how great you are. 



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Fakes are so Not Cool

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January 9, 2009

I just finished reading the Dana Thomas book, Deluxe, where she discusses the truth about knock-offs. Before reading her book I never knew how harmful buying a knock-off purse, watch, or what-have-you could potentially be.  And I’ll even admit that I’ve purchased a pair of “Dior” sunglasses in L.A.’s Fashion District for 6 dollars, but what I didn’t know is that I was helping fund terrible crimes, among which are, human trafficking, child labor, gang warfare, money laundering and terrorism.

So next time you see a cute Louis Vuitton bag  for 50 bucks, just know that it’s probably too good to be true, and consider what you could be funding with your purchase.

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yup yup. I hate a fake. I met her in LA when she was book touring that at the Chat Marmont. It is a good book- eye opening.

by amy on January 13, 2009

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