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Roses are Red

My closet is blue. It’s been weeks since I’ve hung something new.

    This dress hasn’t had much hang time in my closet because it arrived only yesterday. It was more thrilling than receiving a dozen red roses. And at $17.95, a lot cheaper! I’ll be debuting it tomorrow for National Wear Red Day to show my support for women’s heart disease awareness. (I’ve been keeping my heart healthy by shopping to my heart’s content!) I’m pairing it with pumps and a vintage inspired coat for day. 

Daytime Look. Dress $17.95 Heavenly Couture

Daytime Look. Classy Red Rose Dress $17.95 Heavenly Couture; Poppy Coat $578 Juicy Couture; Amonia Pump $109.95 BCBGirls

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 Next week I’ll spice it up for Valentine’s Day with zebra print heels, a’ la Carrie.

 

Peony Wild Diva Shoe $18.99 at NetFashionAvenue.com

For Night: Peony Wild Diva Shoe $18.99 at NetFashionAvenue.com

 

    I’ve been drooling over Carrie’s red floral vintage dress for months. Imagine my delight at recreating her look for $36.94 (Plus S&H)!!!! Indulge and Enjoy. Love Jane

Sarah Jessica Parker in the vintage bubble dress from 'Sex and The City' (the movie)

Sarah Jessica Parker in the vintage bubble dress from 'Sex and The City' (the movie)

National Wear Red (and feel fabulous) Day

Go red this Friday, Feb.6, 2009 in support of the fight against heart disease.

Little Red Dress Pin from Swarovski $55.00

Little Red Dress Pin from Swarovski $55.00

 It’s National Wear Red Day and a chance to test run that little red dress you’ll be wearing for Valentine’s Day! Visit Goredforwomen.com for ways to join the cause. Here are a few fabulous finds that will make your heart happy and raise awareness.    

 

Tahari by ASL dress $103.95

Tahari by ASL dress $103.95

 

 Wear red when you shop Macy’s this Feb.4th-8th and get an additional 20% off of merch! We like this sweetheart of a dress by Tahari.

 

 

Go Red Perfume $31.99

Go Red Perfume $31.99

In support of Go Red For Women, Perfumania will donate $5 from the sale of each bottle of its Go Red fragrance for women. With a blend of Bergamot, Lemon, Pineapple, Succulent Raspberry, Juicy Dark Plum, Orange Flower, Apple, Peach, Sugar Accord, Vanilla, Soft Woods, and Amber it sounds yummy enough to eat!             Life is Delicious. Indulge Daily. Love J&J

Right on, Target!

Ahhh, Target. How do we love thee? Let us count the designers. Our favorite one stop shop for  beautifying our living room and closet on a budget has some sweet surprises this Spring! Mark the dates on your shopping calendar and stock up on pieces from these designer’s lower-priced lines.  Indulge and Enjoy! Love J&J

Erickson Beamon for Target. Hits stores Feb.15

Erickson Beamon for Target. Hits stores Feb.15

One of our Favorites! Alexander McQueen's line, McQ for Target. Hits stores March 1

One of our Favorites! Alexander McQueen's line, McQ for Target. Hits stores March 1

Felix Rey for Target. Hits stores March 29

Felix Rey for Target. Hits stores March 29

Miss Trish of Capri for Target. Hits stores April 5

Miss Trish of Capri for Target. Hits stores April 5

Loomstate for Target. Hits stores April 19.

Loomstate for Target. Hits stores April 19.

My Plushy Valentine

  It’s February and love is in the air! Instead of wearing our heart on our sleeve we’ll wear it on a tee (thank you very much). If we could, actually, wear a Valentine it would look like one of these delightful concoctions by Amy Tangerine. Yes, love most definitely is in the air! img_1206

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Shop Hotterthanhollywood.com for these and other Amy Tangerine original designs. 

Life is Delicious. Indulge Daily. Love J&J

Super Bowl ‘Spa-day’

  If you live in one of these cities (which we, sadly, do not) tell the hubby/ boyfriend/fiance you’ve made other plans for the big game this Sunday. We scored on SpoiledPretty with this Bliss Spa event.bliss-2

    So, if mani/pedis and free Bliss swag sound better to you than drinking beer and listening to grown men yell at the television, get your  Super self down to Bliss for their Super Bowl Spa-day. We are so jealous!  Life is Delicious. Indulge Daily. Love J&J

Confessions of a Tanaholic

My name is Jewels and I’m a tanaholic. Or, I used to be. girl-tanning1

   Ladies, let’s be honest. We all feel sexier, skinnier, and more confident when we have that fresh sun kissed glow. I remember summers at my family’s beach house in Florida, drenching my body with Banana Boat tanning oil and waking up with the most amazing bronzed skin that you have ever seen. My tanning routine was interrupted daily by my mother (who was shielded under a satellite sized umbrella, donning matching hat and t-shirt, and covered head to toe in zinc 50+)  scolding me to stop tanning and to, please, stop ruining my skin. Ruining my skin?  Ha! More like beautifying it! Mom, PUH-LEASE. I look fabulous with a tan. Why  would I stop? And with that I waved off her motherly advice and continued to soak up the cancer inducing rays. Those summers marked the beginning of an addiction. 

      Then came college. Along with staying out as late as I wanted and college boys, I discovered an even better place to get my next hit of bronze: the tanning bed. Part of me would always feel guilty lying in the bed, picturing my mother pointing her finger. But, I couldn’t stop! I was under the influence of  UVA and UVB. Plus I could justify it as the only place that I could relax and get in a 15 minute nap.  My mother would, surely, want me rested so, I could do well in my classes. And how proud would she be of my economic skills when she found out I was saving cash by purchasing a monthly unlimited tanning membership?

     I met Jane my sophomore year of college and we instantly became best friends and roommates. Jane was what you would call, a sunscreen freak. Her mother had gotten her first skin cancer at age 24 (she grew up sunbathing in Florida, coincidentally). So, when one day Jane happened upon my Unlimited Tanners of the Month membership card……well, it wasn’t pretty. Like a true addict, my first step was denial. 

    ‘Jewels!,’ she shrieked, ‘how can you do this to yourself?! Don’t you know that tanning will ruin your skin? Do you want to look like an old, wrinkly fifty year old woman by the time you’re thirty?! Do you want to die from skin cancer?!’

  ‘Please. At least, if I die I will die tan.’

    It was a battle I was doomed to lose from the beginning. With much convincing and consoling (back rubs and chocolate) Jane  helped me to admit that I had a problem and helped me conquer my addiction. We came to a compromise. We would BOTH wear SPF every day, rain or shine, and get our tanning fix (hooray!) the healthy way via sunless tanner. We’ve scoured the shelves of every beauty counter and drugstore in search of the perfect bronzed glow. The winner is Lancome’s Flash Bronzer for Legs. I know it says it’s for legs, but take it from a former tanaholic, this stuff is the next best thing to lying on the beach in South Florida. You can use it over your entire body for that fresh, sexy, just back from vacay tan. Use this 3-step program:

Step 1:  Shower and exfoliate from head to toe.

Step 2: Apply a thin layer of hydrating lotion (not to thick) and let dry. I know this seems weird but, it really does intensify the color.

Step 3: Apply gel in a circular motion. It will go on smooth and streak free. Be careful of elbows and knees and allow to dry before getting dressed. The color begins to show in an hour!

   I’m happy to say, I am a healthy, (safely) bronzed beauty and mother growing closer to the big 3-0 with fresh, wrinkle-free skin. (Not a relapse yet!!)
Tan on my friends! The healthy way!

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Everything You Need to Know About Looking Fat and Frumpy

    We don’t love the stylists in charge of the editorials over at Lucky Magazine. However, once in a while they surprise us with a really great fashion idea or beauty inspiration.  This “how-to” in the February 2009 issue is  NOT one of those. lucky-mag1

       A blazer and a tent-size, shapeless dress should never (ever!) be worn together. Putting them in a how-to article for “Figure Fixes” is bad clothing karma. “Everything you need to know about blazers and long dresses”?  It’s a fashion NO NO NO NO NO!

If you must:

   Pair a structured blazer with a mini to make it less Mother Theresa (may she rest in peace). Extra style points for scrunching up the sleeves! Indulge and Enjoy. Love J&J

Philip Lim Runway

Philip Lim Runway

Chic Shoes on the Cheap!

We can’t get enough of the shoe candy at GoJane.com. Chic enough for the glammest of girls and cheap enough to keep your bank account happy! We found a few of our favorites and one pair we’re not so sure about. What do you think?

Indulge and Enjoy. Love  J&J

Buckle Peep Toe Maryjane $19.99

Buckle Peep Toe Maryjane $19.99

Kent Leo Heel. A steal at $9.99!

Kent Leo Heel. A steal at $9.99!

Strappy Snakeskin Platform

Strappy Snakeskin Platform $18.70

Gathered Peep Toe Slingback $17.00

Gathered Peep Toe Slingback $17.00

One of our favorites! We can’t wait to wear the Gathered Peep Toe Sling with a bright pencil skirt!

Zipper Peep Toe Heel $24.70

Zipper Peep Toe Heel $24.70

Love it or hate it? We couldn’t decide on this one. Doesn’t it resemble that Bass fish mounted on your dad’s wall?

Get a Free Juicy, Travel Chic Gift!

We love gifts!! Especially when we get to pick out what comes inside! Macy’s and Lancome are teaming up to bring us this ‘Travel Chic Gift’, free with any $29.50 purchase. The make-up bag, alone, will inspire you to book next weekend in Palm Springs.

Choose your free mini cleanser and anti-aging moisturizer then dig into these fresh goodies:

Definicils Mascara

Le Rouge Absolu Lipcolor

Color Design Lipcolor

Color Design Eye Shadow Quad

Bi-Facil Eye Make-up Remover

Spend $55.00 and get 5 Juicy Tubes for free!!

Your free gift will be available as early as February 2, 2009 at select Macy’s stores. Hit your local mall to pre-order your Lancome Travel Chic Gift. It’s over $100.00 value and is so cute we’re sure supplies won’t last long.

Life is Delicious. Indulge Daily.    Love J&J