Sunday, July 20, 2014

Were monk strap shoes really worn by monks?

The ‘Pixie Monk Strap Flat’ for women by Kate Spade New York.  Stock Image.  So were monk shoes really worn by monks?  Read more here…


and to accompany the hunt for the perfect monk shoe, the sounds of Gregorian chants as sung for Enigma:
yes, Latin can be sexy...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

David Letterman goes out in style

David Letterman wipes the floor with Comcast!
David Letterman hosting Colin Firth and telling us how it is about terminating a Comcast account and dealing with the telecom services provider in general, during his July 14, 2014 week shows. Photo courtesy of CBS. Well done Letterman! Read more here…


Friday, July 18, 2014

silver metallic sandals

very cool silver metallic jelly fisherman sandals...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Inspired by: Audrey Tautou in grey trench coat for Da Vinci Code

There's something quite terrific about that grey trench coat that Audrey Tautou wore as a Parisian detective in the film adaptation of author Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code, starring opposite Tom Hanks as shown in these shots.  Very stylish indeed! 

I even love the schoolgirl simplicity of her navy blue skirt, simple buttondown white shirt and black cardigan - very classic!  Jean Reno at far right is fun to watch as well, as is Tom Hanks - all great actors.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

George Bush Sr rumored to have died on Friday!

George Bush Sr may have died on Friday July 11, 2014 after eating bad fish says a source linked to alternative news blogger Benjamin Fulford.  Read more here…


Rihanna in a pickle over #FreePalestine tweet

Rihanna in a pickle over her #FreePalestine tweet.  But that’s probably coming close to her political and global views. Photo: Courtesy of Rihanna via Twitter.  Read more here…


Ladies, eat an apple a day to boost your sex life!

Eve reaching for the forbidden apple as envisioned by artist Fred Kuhne.  Credit: Crop of photo by Fred Kuhne via

Researchers have discovered that eating an apple a day may improve sexual arousal in women.  Which gives credence to the old adage: an apple a day keeps the doctor away...  Read more here…


Monday, July 14, 2014

promise me the sun, the moon and the stars

To me this perfume bottle with its cobalt blue glass, astronomical motif and pewter top as well as the list of tasty ingredients that go into this elixir, pretty much sums up everything I love in one yummy package!  The reformulation and new bottle of Sun Moon Stars for Women by Lagerfeld.  Much more on thefragrance here…


Saturday, July 12, 2014

how to wear a white moto vest

 with a short flared skirt and t-shirt
 with a short romper or shorts
 with an A-line flared dress
 with a calf-length nautical striped dress or skirt
 with a fitted midi dress
 with a long gathered or pleated skirt
 with a long flounced dress
with relaxed jeans

The possibilities are endless...

the eagle flies again

or has the eagle landed?  An interesting shirt...

Coral cuties shiny as lip gloss!

These glossy coral colored rainboots from JuJu are as slick as lipbalm and suddenly I want to slather on a lipgloss in a tasty apricot shade!  Bring on the rain...
and the lipgloss: Rosebud Mocha Rose Lip Gloss (tastes like honey and chocolate!)

Crushing on silver glitter jelly boots

enthralled by these silver glitter jelly gore boots!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Looking cool in cream

General Karl Maria Demelhuber looking very cool in cream...

Ready for cocktails?

Heinrich Himmler ready for cocktails.  Oh yes...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Plaid and polka dots

pleased about how this burgundy and cream polka dot scarf goes with these navy, red and cream tartan or plaid pants and this burgundy or wine coloured messenger bag or satchel.  Just waiting for things to cool down a little - won't be long now.  This year is just breezing past...

You Spin Me Round

and a little taste of Brit 80's pop band Dead or Alive with their megahit "You Spin Me Round" - " spin me right 'round, baby right 'round, like a record baby, right round, round round..."

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Crochet style ivory knit top

this gorgeous ivory crochet style knitted top was won at auction for a few dollars and it seems like it'll be a versatile throw-over a tank top or sleeveless garment for extra coverage...  It's extremely lightweight so it could be worn on a cooler day in summer that's not too muggy or high humidity.  Should be great with black and white combos I'm thinking of lately...

Skulls and crossbones, oh my...

Skulls, with or without crossbones, have been in fashion for quite some time but I'm a bit slow to catch on as they're a little too piratey for my over-40 taste...  Here I have a skull top, that's more like a long knit tunic, that I have teamed with a skulls and crossbones scarf that also features crowns.  Eye-patch optional...

Loving black, white and silver combos

 Here's a combo I put together in black, white and silver, utilizing a silver grey mesh tunic, a high-low nautical striped dress that serves as a long tunic top with skinny jeans, and a spotted black and white scarf that I made myself.
and here's a closer look at the hi-lo dress...

Monday, June 30, 2014

How to wear relaxed fit cargo style camo pants with neon

I love how these camouflage pants are teamed with neon pumps and a colorful neon t-shirt.  I've always wanted a pair of cargo style ripstop camouflage pants, complete with six pockets, since I was a teenager and am trying to gain inspiration from how women are wearing them these days.  This is a pretty good job with relaxed fit camo pants though, blazing the trail for the rest of us...

This blog will probably be a post in progress and I will be adding to it as more inspirations come in...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

letting out my inner kitten

I got these pink metallic kitten heel slides at a discount shoe store in Costa Mesa, California, which took returns (they were very hard faux leather) but only gave store credit.  I had earlier returned two pairs in the same style, one metallic lime green and the other a pretty baby blue but decided to keep these pink ones.  Well as it turns out, the metallic finish began to peal off without any provocation, wear that is...  So, I decided to peal off all the metallic finish - except for the heels - and drew on a leopard design using permanent markers and viola!  Very kittenish pink leopard slides...  I ended up selling them on eBay to a gal in Australia a couple of years ago...  I know!!! She gave rave reviews too...  Meoooow

love me lilac

 crushing on these lilac jelly sandals...
fresh lilac blooms... gorgeous!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Just peachy

hmmm... a peach or blush pink trench coat sounds like fun... would you call this nude?
and peach jelly sandals...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

pistachio passions

 my sneakers ended up looking like pistachios - all the colors of the delectable nut!
$40 jeans that were marked down to $10 looked like pale mint online actually turned out to look like a very verdant pistachio green!  No complaints here - they match the "pistachio sneakers!"
yummy pistachios shelled...
colorful pistachios on a tree... (pistachios in the wild!)

Coveting: coral multi sneakers

these are by Asics - in a word WOW!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Going nude with a blush pink messenger bag

love this blush pink cross-body messenger bag and redefines going nude - what a cutie!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

blush pink jelly sandals

these jelly sandals are more of a blush pink rather than "nude" and have white buckles but are every bit as cute as the pale nude ones below...

Nudies with heels

and how about these nude or blush pink sandals with 2 inch heels... cute!

just wanna be nude...

and this is about as pretty as nude gets... These nude or blush pink jelly sandals are tres adorbs! Cute huh?

Crushing over silver glitter jelly sandals

something very sexy about silver glitter jelly sandals...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Caesars Woman: the saffron colored elixir delivers!

Caesars Woman Gift Set with 3.3 oz EDP spray, 3.3 oz body lotion and 3.3 oz shower gel, packaged attractively in a gold box with a pretty mosaic pattern.  Stock image.  Read full review here…


as a post note, I was looking at the box recently and realized that this is a very ancient symbol - kind of a stylized Hakenkreuz (symbolizing the sun), the kolovrat ("spinning wheel" of the Czechs and Slovaks) or the much-revered swastika of India and pretty much the entire globe for milennia!  A real shame that it's been stigmatized...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Caesars Man: not strictly for the boys!

Caesars Man, which enticed me with its pistachio green hue, but the very prominent rosemary top note makes this is a decidedly masculine scent that needs layering with florals.  Fortunately, it blends well...  Read my review here…


Friday, June 6, 2014

Coveting: pretty pink ballet flats

it's never too late to get a pair of pink ballet flats.  These take me back to taking ballet classes as a little girl - a form of contortionism, being forced to touch your toe to the back of your head!  Fun times...
 this picture shows the same shoes as looking more "blush pink" or nude rather than salmon colored as above.  Hopefully they're more blush pink - though I'd be cool with either - as long as they're not beige!