Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful."

Friday, August 13, 2010

Did you know...

That Starbucks has a "short size??? OMG! It's smaller than a 'tall.' Apparently, they don't advertise it but will be happy to give you your favorite drink in that size. Who knew!!!

4 Questions:

Q: Personal style quirk?
A: Always add an ounce of sexy. Whether for work or play but just an ounce.

Q:Never caught wearing?

Q:What's not in your closet that needs to be?
A: A pair of white Chuck Taylors

Q:Favorite place to search for style inspiration?
A: The blog world. It's great!

What's on your weekend "to-do" list?

I'm going to see Eat, Pray, Love. I've read mixed reviews. I will have my own for you after I check out the movie.

how cool is this wall of vintage cameras?

Another great find...

This one is also from Burke's. I wore to work Wednesday. It's a little noisey but pretty... And it only cost me $4

It's all about the details..

Can someone please toss me a bag of money?

So I am in a transition mode which is costing me a buttload of money. Last night I decided to go out for drinks with a new group of women and what happens... my check engine light comes on. Of course it does--my car title is still warm from the hands of the banker so it's right about time that I experience car trouble.

Isn't this about a you-know-what!!??! Hopefully, prayerfully it's not something that will break the bank.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Look who I interviewed today..........
KimK was at this year's Market America in Greensboro, NC. She was very nice and super short. However, she was wearing 5 1/2 inch heels. And to think I thought I was doing something with my measley 4 inches.
"Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off,"--General Colin Powell

Friday, August 6, 2010

Shop Bop

I love this outfit! It's giving me a few ideas for the weekend. Happy Friday!!


Jenna Lyons' closet/dressing room. Nice.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's raining.... it's raining. The perfect time for me to take a hot bath, curl up under my fresh sheets and catch up on the DVR recordings.
Looks like it will be a night of drama. Here's what's on my list:

1. Hawthorne

2. Covert Affairs

3. 2 episodes of Y&R (don't judge. It's the only soap I watch)

4. Housewives of New Jersey

5. Rizolli & Isles
I'm not exactly sure when I will get married.... or for that matter if I will ever marry. BUT when I do, I will be wearing Amsale
The NY based designer burst on the scene not too long ago and she is taking the bridal world by storm.
Her dresses are very free flowing and they usually have pockets. When I say "I do," it will probably be in something like this....
Meet Amsale..
And this is her gorgeous NY studio
Love this woman's designs

I HAAAATTTTEEEE telemarketers!

It is 7:20 at night and I just got two back-to-back calls on my friggin cell phone!!!

Why are yall calling me. No. I'm not interested! They even send text messages now.

Just needed to vent for a moment. I hate Telemarketers!!

That's all.

Happy Belated 49th Birthday Mr. President

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What's for Dinner: Oven Baked BBQ ribs

They are in the oven right now.

Let me preface this by saying--yall know I'm not a cook. Well, let me fix that. I'm an average cook. I'm not a southern girl, make from scratch, cake bakin type of girl. But I do what I do when I do it.

So anyway. I boiled some boneless beef pork ribs for about 20 min--per my mother who is THAT southern cook. She says that makes them tender and takes the fat off (which it did--gross!)

I mixed some of my favorite bbq sauce, brown sugar and a little garlic in a bowl. Put the ribs in a baking dish, poured the sauce on top and covered them with aluminum foil.

They are in the oven now and smelling mighty yummy!

A little mac and cheese (Velvetta tonight) and some fresh green beans and it's a wrap.

Happy eating!!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox Elise

How sassy is she?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Another great find..

I found this cuff at Burke's. $3.99

I pay a lot of money for suits and a decent amount for shoes. I feel that they are investments. However, I love going on a trasure hunt for cheap accessories.

This one will be worn after office hours. How cool is it?

Cute black dress, black peep toe pumps, gold and black over sized earrings and my cute new cuff. Is it Friday yet?

OMG!!!! To have a Barbie foosball table in my house. How unique is this!!?!

Reese always gets it right. This outfit is my spring/summer uniform.

I will try almost anything once--ALMOST. So after all of the hype I've been hearing for years about "nutella," I decided to buy some. GROSS...... I hated it.
The funny thing is that almost everyone compared it to peanut butter. This stuff taste nothing like peanut butter.
This will go the the break room. That's where I take my slowly dying bananas, fruit and anything else I want someone to eat in a few hours.
Nutella is NO for me. So they can have that too.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Get glamed up and have a great weekend!

James Tse Photography

Talk about a media frenzy!
Is anyone else surprised that Chelsea Clinton's upcoming nuptials is getting so much attention. It seems as if no one even cared when that Bush girl got married.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I hate to brag.... BUT..

I found this great bag at the Limited a few days ago. I really have to get a new camera because this picture does it NO justice at all.
I tried to find a pic on their web site but there wasn't one... probably because it was a final sale item for only $16.99
Yep. You can be jealous!!! Ha!

Check out the new condo of Alicia Keys and her new fiance Swizz Beatz. Nice.
I tried to be lazy today and NOT go to the gym. But then I started to feel I decided to make use of my FitTV.

I did 30 min of Masala Bhangra and another 20 min of Power Circuit Abs with Jackie Warner.
Ouch!!! Usually my abs don't hurt until the next day... ugh, no. My abs hurt at this very moment. But I think this is supposed to be a good thing. Ouch!!!!

Oh well, whatever it takes to get me in my Labor Day bathing suit;)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm hearing REALLY good things about Angelina Jolie's new movie 'Salt'. I will admit, I had no interest in seeing the movie. Call me silly, but I'm Team Anniston.

But I guess I will grow up a bit and check it out this week. Besides, it's not opening weekend anymore anyway.

Closet Freak: Whitney Port

This is the dressing room/closet of fashion designer Whitney Port. It makes me love her even more. I've been toying with using my guest room as a dressing room/office///whatever I want it to be. She even personalized it with photos and her favorite magazines. Cute==Go Whitney!

Monday, July 26, 2010

My first lady is better than yours!

Unit M: And then there was light

I went back to Walmart (my favorite place)--yeah right! But I did find these great lamps. $25 each for the lamp..
$20 for the shade. new bedroom lamps for under 100 bucks!
I will share my total bedroom makeover soon. Stay tuned...



I try to be one of those people who buy things and get rid of things at the same time... I "try."

I got the idea from Lady O last year. She said that you should keep a box in the closet or somewhere nearby. That way when you buy something new, you can find something not so new, or something that you haven't worn all season and donate it.

But have you ever donated something by accident.

Well, I did. I had this great men's pin stripped button down shirt that I think is now in the hands of the Goodwill...and I am not a happy camper.
It looked A LOT like this one....
I wanted to pair it with my cut-off jean shorts and some cute wedge sandals. So much for that!


I found it! I found it! It was in a drawer that it shouldn't have been in.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Good morning blog world!!! It's the weekend and what better way to give it a jump start than to head to the salon--I'm being phececious.
Hopefully this won't be an all day process. I have things to do and rest to get;)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Did I mention that Nordstrom is having its anniversary sale?

About to do some damage...

Today I hit a bit of a snag with my entreprenuer endeavor. The biggest client I was looking to book.... backed out.

I'm not going to stress about it. However, it did piss me off especially since we were going to ink the deal in two weeks.

I'm not back to square one but I am back to looking at my current job in a different perspective.


I should have expected it. Things were too perfect and this deal just sort of landed in my lap.

What's the saying? When one door closes, another one opens.

I guess....

Waiting on door number 2.

Monday, July 19, 2010

I would jack this woman for these shoes. Seriously. They scream Elise!

I am on a bit of a LOVE high today.
The past few months have been a bit rough. But I've always known that the honeymoon wouldn't last forever..... But the love does.
I'm the last person to give relationship advice but I will say that if you believe in what you have, fight for it.... AND be patient--that's the hard part (well, for me it is).
It's work.
But it's work that I don't mind doing.
xoxoxoxoxox Elise
I want to love Free People. I really do. But how can one justify paying $100 for a tshirt. Some are even $200. Do you know what kind of shoes I can buy for $200.

Come on Free People. Come on.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

30 is on the way....

The closer I get to 30, the more I realize that their are certain things that I simply NEED in my life.

  • my glasses or contacts

  • my Flinstone vitamins

  • at least 6 hours of sleep

  • a little peace and quiet everyday

These are things I could get away without for a day or two. Not anymore. They are now necessities. lol. This aging thing is a mess..... a HOT mess.
Victoria's Secret has leather leggings. Are you bold enough? $200 could land you a pair.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


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