Over-all-ing your wardrobe

Over-all-ing your wardrobe

Over-all-ing your wardrobe

Over-all-ing your wardrobe

Over-all-ing your wardrobe

The last time I had on a pair of overalls, I was miles from civilization with a whip in my hand, an hysterical co-worker by my side and five angry cowboys staring me down. I couldn’t really blame them, though: my colleague and I were both ridiculously out of our element and a bit out of control. Okay, we were way out of control.

It all went down because of that irreverent reality show, “The Simple Life,” starring hotel heiress Paris Hilton and her sidekick, Nicole Richie. The duo became uber-famous for bopping about America’s rural countryside acting like buffoons. In 2003, the television show became such a big hit, the creative minds at Channel 7 decided to send me and then-morning weather babe, Jackie Johnson, to a farm-slash-ranch in upstate Florida for the weekend.

Read the rest of the fashion article at www.wsvn.com or to get the look featured in the “Over-all-ing your wardrobe” blog, check-out the following sites…

overalls: www.guess.com
sweater: usa.frenchconnection.com
jewelry: www.lgeorgedesigns.com
shoes: www.ysl.com

Top 3: Products I Can’t Live Without

Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes by Neutrogena

Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes by Neutrogena/ $6.49

Loving life is easy, but sometimes wiping away its aftermath isn’t as carefree. Whether it’s makeup, sweat or the dirt of a tough day, this towelette does the trick. I’m absolutely obsessed with them; keeping a pack in my purse, briefcase, desk and locker in the Deco Drive makeup room. Nothing wipes away my television and modeling make-up like this mean, but gentle, lil’ wipe. It’s delicate, smells delicious and does the job like no other makeup remover. One swipe and you’ll be smitten.

The Eye Concentrate by La Mer

The Eye Concentrate by La Mer/ $190

I know, I know, it’s horribly expensive and I curse myself every time I buy it at a luxury department store, but it’s my favorite thing on planet Earth (besides my shoe collection.) This cream leaves my under-eye area supple, smooth and diminishes my dark circles that I’ve had since I was 10-years-old. I’ve tried almost every eye cream known to man, spending God-knows-what trying to ween myself off this product, but alas, it never fails: I falter back to what’s fabulous. If you want magic, La Mer delivers it in this magnificent potion.

Skin Firming Hydration by Nivea

Skin Firming Hydration by Nivea/ $8.49

I’m a new convert to Nivea’s Skin Firming Hydration, which is a bloody miracle because I’m so set in my ways. I used to mix and match moisturizers to make my own potions from a plethora of different lotions, but when I discovered this popular product there was no turning back. After I spied it in the shaving kit of my new boyfriend, who has skin like a baby’s butt, I decided to give it a whirl. Wow! Not only did it make my skin soft and smooth, but it also made it feel fabulously firm, in a non -workout kind of way. I hope my new man is around as long as this marvelous miracle cream.

Monday, August 18, 2014 , , , , ,

Baring It All (for my birthday)

Baring It All (for my birthday)

Baring It All (for my birthday)

Baring It All (for my birthday)

Baring It All (for my birthday)

I don’t remember dying, but I did. Twice. It was a chilly Fall morning in October at a dentist’s office in Santa Fe. My mom had escorted me to what was supposed to be a regular wisdom teeth extraction appointment. Instead, something went horribly wrong.

The anesthesia was too much for my little body and my heart gave out. I was a teenager at the time and slight in stature. What’s more, I had never been put under for any type of surgery. I’d always been a pillar of health, barely catching a cold.

Luckily that day, the dentist and his assistant sprung into action, performing aggressive CPR on me until a crash cart was located and wheeled into the oral surgery suite. The doctor shocked my heart over and over again with a defibrillator until he was able to restore my heartbeat and its natural rhythm. Mind you, this all happened with my mother in the room screaming: “What in God’s name is happening?!”

Read the rest of my journey about love and healing at www.wsvn.com

Thursday, August 14, 2014 ,

Top 3: Mascaras

Buxom by Bare Escentuals

Buxom by Bare Escentuals/ $19

Constant television and modeling works my eyelashes to the point of no return, but Buxom brings them back. It’s a bolstering mascara that makes my lashes full, feathery and fawn-like. It’s not clumpy and doesn’t dry out the minute you pump it like other lash-lengthening products do. Buxom also has beautiful staying power and if that doesn’t please a girl, I don’t know what will. www.BareEscentuals.com

Bad Gal Lash by Benefit Cosmetics

Bad Gal Lash by Benefit Cosmetics/ $19

Bad behavior is so much better with long, luscious lashes. This mascara meticulously lengthens and thickens even the tiniest hairs around your pretty peepers. It’s a solid go-to eye make-up for the glamour girl that wants to win the eyelash game. It also gives the stink-eye to typical mascara problems; clumping, flaking, gooping and Alice Coopering. If having good lashes means being a “Bad Gal,” someone better call the fashion police now. Guilty as charged. www.BadGalCosmetics.com

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique/ $29

This mascara is one of the newest and most provocative on the market. Its sleek black kit comes with two wands. After a light dusting of your favorite daily mascara has dried, apply Moodstruck’s transplanting gel, followed by a coat of its natural fibers and one more coat of the gel. Voila! You have lashes so lush, people will think you’re wearing falsies. It’s not the kind of thing you slap on (it’s a four-step process, afterall,) but it’s perfect for a dinner date, a party, a night out on the town, or at least, whenever the “mood” strikes you. www.YouniqueProducts.com

Here’s winking at you fashionista!

Beautifully Banded

Beautifully Banded

Beautifully Banded

Beautifully Banded

Beautifully Banded

I could see the door to the jet bridge closing, despite the fact that I was just a few yards away from it. Mind you, I was fully sprinting through the airport, dragging my bags behind me, yelling: “Hold the door! Hold the door!” Sure enough, just as I reached the gate, the flight attendant sealed the door shut and mouthed through the glass window: “Sorry, you’re too late.”

I backed away from the door and shook my head in disbelief. I knew that I had taken a major risk with my time, but I didn’t think it would come to this. I was officially stranded in Canada. Work was not going to be happy with me. It all started earlier that day…

Read the rest of this fun article about getting “Beautifully Banded” at www.wsvn.com or to get the wardrobe, shoes or jewelry featured on the blog: dress & headband from www.kokopalenki.com shoes www.nanettelepore.com jewelry www.cmadeleines.com

Hope you’re enjoying the end of Summer!

Thursday, August 7, 2014 , , ,