The List Volume LV

By |October 7th, 2011|The List|

 I always get a kick out of checking my Google Analytics to see what people are searching.  Some of you are real freaks.  Then again… I’m the one with the blog that people Googling land on.  That’s neither here nor there.  So, what were you fine folks Googling this week? Let’s have a look.

  1. Slutty Halloween costumes (specifically slutty Tinkerbell and slutty schoolgirl).
  2. Motorcycle hand signals. 
  3. Anal bleaching (in several variations of the words).
  4. Black and white engagement rings.  FYI- Wedding Chicks just did an awesome piece on these. 
  5. Fishtail braid, Blake Lively mermaid braid, Serena fish braid.
  6. Ombre hair.
  7. Hedgehog bites, hedgehogs, hedgehog saying you’re stupid.
  8. Cute ways to curl your hair for a date.
  9. Rainboots, Hunter rainboots, Burberry rainboots, celebrities in rainboots.
  10. Cameltoe
You guys need to get hobbies…




Setting the Mood: xoxo, WhyDid

By |September 26th, 2011|Setting the Mood|

In honor of Gossip Girl’s return to television, this week’s inspiration is brought to you by the letters S and B.  Whether you’re team Serena or Team Blair, there’s no denying that these ladies have serious style.  New York is one of the most magical places during the fall.  I don’t know what exactly it is, but I think anyone who’s spent a fall in the Big Apple can attest to that special something that’s  in the air.  Now, I know Serena is taking the season off in sunny California, but I’m still channeling the sumptuous accessories that a city girl might add to her collection this fall-  the perfect shoes, scarf, and clutch for catching cabs and ducking into the hot club du jour.



Scarf: Etro Printed Cashmere Scarf, $780 

Shoes: Alexander McQueen Skull Embellished Suede Pumps, $1,195

Clutch: Mulberry Bayswater Metallic Textured Leather Clutch, $600




How To Tuesday: Something’s Fishy

By |November 16th, 2010|Beauty Buzz, How To Tuesday|

Last week, there was an overwhelming response to the fishtail braid. It won WhyDid’s poll by a landslide! I wonder if it had anything to do with Serena sporting this style on Gossip Girl… Anyway, I’m a girl who loves braids, so any new way to update the classic- I’m in. This style looks a lot trickier than it is. I had no idea how to do it until I went to the experts at Neihule Salon to learn all the tricks.

The fishtail braid is meant to be a messier, edgier braid. It works best on dirty or “second day” hair, so if you have fine or clean hair, give it some texture with hairspray or dry shampoo before braiding. When finished with the braid, tease the end and then pull the braid to loosen it. Who’s cuter than you?

If you still need help braiding or are in need of some serious pampering, head over to my friends at Neihule Salon.

Neihule Salon

607 South Olive Street

Los Angeles, CA 90014




Why Did You Wear That: School Spirit

By |August 12th, 2010|Why Did You Wear That?|


Oh, it’s that time of year again. Kids are school shopping and it’s time to head back to class. Whether you’ll be hitting the books or just hitting the pavement, here are a few ideas to be worn together or separately to make yourself feel like your very own version of Blair (or Serena).

Picture 2J. Crew Stripe Confetti Ruffle Shirt, $89.50

equip2002728869_p1_v1_m56577569831984865_254x500Equipment Sisley Chiffon Signature Blouse, $188

Picture 4J.Crew Cascading Ribbon Cardigan, $88

tornb2040110192_p3_v1_m56577569832003101_254x500Torn by Ronny Kobo Coco Chains Cardigan, $275

madew2026231126_p1_v1_m56577569831992683_254x500Madewell Sweater Blazer, $168



Picture 1Rag & Bone Ledbury Glen Plaid Wrap Skirt, $255

tibii2033514080_p5_v1_m56577569832000374_347x683Tibi Draped Bow Miniskirt, $278

14236-1Mod Cloth Once in a Blue Skirt, $57.99

Picture 3Bebe Pleated Leather Panel Skirt, $139

Picture 5Free People Miller Cutout Oxford, $98

1063299_fpx.tifTory Burch Victor Perforated Wedge Oxfords, $325


Accessorize these looks with the socks from last week and go straight to head of the class.



Beauty Buzz: Clawing Her Way to the Top

By |November 19th, 2009|Beauty Buzz|

I was literally JUST discussing acrylic nails with my  manicurist while he lacquered me up with Butter’s La Moss as I lounged at my very favorite hangout, Ryan Darius Salon. (Seriously, I’m concerned they are going to either start charging me rent or put me to work shampooing!)

We were laughing about airbrushed tips and butterfly nail art and the next thing you know, as I’m catching up on the TV that I missed for various reasons, I see THIS:

1117-blake_lively_nails_zoom_bdReally? Really, Serena? Are we doing this? You’re one PATH ride, an airbrushed kitty, and a couple of rhinestones away from belonging in a different state (Jersey, anyone?) I’m sure there is a perfectly good explanation for this oversight in styling.  I’ll be patiently awaiting this explanation.




P.S. you almost, ALMOST killed Gaga’s appearance for me.