The List Volume Blackout

By |November 24th, 2012|The List|

black friday rushNo, I wasn’t absent from the internet yesterday because I was busy bashing in skulls in hopes of acquiring a fifty inch plasma to watch “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”  I was busy digesting my Thanksgiving dinner… and that took a lot of hard work and concentration… or wine.  To be quite clear, I find Black Friday to be all my worst nightmares and biggest fears combined.  It’s kind of the same way I feel about fake handbags.  I find it hard enough to shop busy stores on your average Tuesday, let alone when all the animals have been let out of their cages and taunted with raw meat.  There are about a billion other things I’d rather do than fight over a cashmere scarf marked down 50%… ten of which are listed here.  The only type of bargain shopping I will submit myself to are the deals that can be found behind the safety of my computer screen.  That said, I didn’t figure it’d be in good taste to complain after my last post.  So I’ve decided to be a bit charitable today and have found you ten places better to throw your hard earned money: small businesses and charities.

  1. Not sure where to start?  Check out American Express for a list of retailers participating in Small Business Saturday.
  2. As obsessed with your dog/cat as I am with Smitty?  Help out all the other furry little creatures by donating or volunteering with the ASPCA.
  3. Mikini Bikini is offering 10% off with code COLORFULFRIDAY at checkout.
  4. Got kids?  Got siblings? Like kids?  Stop human trafficking by supporting Children of the Night.
  5. Looking for something to do December 10th?  Look no further.  Buy your tickets for Charity Water’s Charity Ball right here.
  6. Speaking of kids… this one won’t even cost you any money.  Become a Big Brother or Big Sister.
  7. If you’re in New York, Darling is offering 25% off purchases (and trust me, it lives up to the name).
  8. Another one for the kids: Petit Organics is offering 25% off all orders today!
  9. Shop Alex and Ani today and get 10% off of your entire purchase.
  10. Kill two birds with one click.  Shop and support a great cause with rad apparel from TWLOHA (To Write Love on Her Arms).

Now, if you’ll excuse me I have some pie to polish off.



Why Did You Wear That: “Paws”itively Stylish

By |August 3rd, 2009|Gift Guide, Why Did You Wear That?|


Anyone who knows me is aware that the only thing I possibly love more than fashion is animals.  That’s why I was so excited to learn about the Heart U Back jewelry line.  It combines two of my very favorite things!

Gavin Kovacs created a jewelry line aimed at best friends and animal lovers alike.  It’s a collection of pendants, bangles, and friendship bracelets (a la Chan Luu) all designed with the Heart U Back logo.  The best part? A portion of all proceeds go to the ASPCA.  So you can feel good about your new purchase and know that you did something good for your furry friends today.







Every Dog Has Its Day

By |June 18th, 2009|Uncategorized|


Okay, so this has absolutely nothing to do with fashion except for the fact that, in my opinion, a dog is your best accessory.

While chatting on the phone with my mom yesterday about the new batch of puppies on their way, I realized something. Everyone should have a dog.  Well, actually, I’ve always thought that, but taking it one step further, everyone who is unemployed should have a dog. See, there are several reasons to back up my theory and I think by the time you have finished reading this, you will agree and if you don’t have a dog already, you’ll be ready to head to the local shelter.

First of all, this comes to my attention after strolling by “Groom-o-Rama” in the the West Village several months ago where there is a sign that reads, “20% off of all puppies.” Um, if that doesn’t break your heart, you probably don’t have one.  Even the little pups are being affected by the lagging economy.  Me being the sucker that I am, always go in to see the little furry fellows.  There are some there that are almost full grown.

Secondly, in case you didn’t get the memo, I’m currently unemployed (I prefer “funemployed”).  I don’t think my dog has ever been happier.  We get to sleep in and snuggle, I play with him all day, and he’s gone on more walks in the last month and half than he has in the last two years (aka his whole life).  When I do have to go to appointments or places that aren’t “dog friendly” he is totally heartbroken.  I don’t know what’s going to happen when I actually go back to a full time career.  Let’s be serious, it certainly hasn’t hurt having him here to talk to and keep me company.  He’s great for bouncing ideas off of.

It is scientifically proven that people with pets are happier and who doesn’t need a little boost of happiness when they are unemployed?  People with dogs are even more physically fit because you have to take your dog out for walks. Dogs are also great conversation starters.  You never know who you will meet. Could be a hot male dog owner or even your next employer.

And finally, a lot of the reason people hold off on getting a pup is that they don’t feel they have enough time to train them properly.  Well, now that you’re unemployed, you have all the time in the world!  You will have the best behaved pooch on the block!

In my book, dogs are not luxuries, they are necessities.  My dog has brought me countless hours of joy. While there are some expenses that come with a pet, they are worth every penny.  Now that’s a sound investment.

So now that you’ve seen the light, check out the ASPCA and Humane Society for tips on adoption and your local shelter.