October 16, 2013

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES? Jordan knows it all!

My creativity gets a writer's block every time when it comes to Halloween costumes, hence my absolute love for Jordan's smart and unique ideas. I've discovered Oh, Happy Day years ago, and it's my regular go-to for many party ideas, but an absolute must when it comes to Halloween costumes. Witches and such are cute, no questions, but these very smart costumes are a ten steps above everything there is a year in and a year out, and are easy to do with just the items you have on hand already ( which is such a bonus for me when it comes to brainstorming for two costumes per person - parties and all, you know ) Head on over to here for more costume ideas and , most importantly - step by step instructions on how to put them together within 5 minutes ( crazy awesome, right?!)

On a different note, please, send me some good vibes and wishes. We've discovered that the brand new MacBook Pro had a serious problem, resulting in about 18 900 pictured being currently trapped on it from the two weeks worth of some serious photo work. There is a genetic defect ( the fancy name a servicing professional placed on it) on the processor, and while it is wonderful to know that the computer can simply be swapped for a new working one, it doesn't help the fact that all our efforts in the entire last week to transport the pictures or back them up failed so far. Unfortunately, I've attributed the slow processing speeds to the large amount of high resolution original photos and continued to work as usual. The good news is that there are only two weeks that aren't currently backed up, the really bad news is that the 18 900+ pictures trapped are the some of the best ones I've had capturing many very significant moments. The timing, of course, is "perfect" as usual, topping off the last two weeks we had dealing with E's health.
 So, good wishes are much appreciated. Now and always...

October 03, 2013


Fall style and fashion has to be one of my favorite ones, if not THE one. Give me some layers, sweaters, jackets and nice footwear, and the creative possibilities are unlimited. Out of 1001 and more places to choose, I want to pause for a minute and talk about GAP

If you haven't been recently, stop by your local GAP. You will be pleasantly surprised. The selection is great, colors are vibrant , and - the most important - fit is fantastic. 

Here are a few of my favorites from this fall's collection.  // the real straight cord // comes in many colors and gives you some styling possibilities - choose tighter fit for a long and lean look or size up and roll the hem for the skinny boyfriend style // fur-trim puffer vest // will be your go-to for this chilly, but not quite cold yet, fall weather. layer up with some warm cashmere in winter and you are ready for the skating rink. // sexy boyfriend cords // - be it cords or jeans, GAP by far got the best fit in these. kill two birds in one shot : keep your budget happy and love your reflection in the mirror too! //denim motto jacket // quilted leather motto jacket // whichever it is you are on the market for, i do love the slightly cropped fit and slim, but not too skinny ( so that you CAN layer up for colder months) arms make it a hit for me. // academy blazer // never underestimate the power of a good blazer. love the detailing on the collar and lining this season! // suede booties // these will keep you on trend, comfortable, warm and won't break the bank. everyone needs a pair. // pointed toe flats // fun colors and ultra comfort put these flats on the "best seller" list. check for more color options at your local store - the green ones are to die for!

We've talked about how to choose best skinny jeans before, and if you haven't yet, DO give GAP always skinny a try. Keep in mind this : from personal experience and many other reviews and opinions, it is a fact that GAP's different washes/styles can vary up to two sizes in fit. Just remember to grab a pair up and a pair down you usual size and I'm sure you'll come out smiling out of the store.

ps: use code GAPNEW for 30% off your purchase. how is this not a great reason to add a piece or two to your wardrobe?!
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