Monday, January 30, 2012

The Eye of the Beholder

The end of color contacts? Or the beginning of something really scary? For $5000 and 20 seconds of your time, you can now change your brown eyes to blue. The Washington Post reports that this new procedure is getting mixed reviews from experts. Some doctors claim it will not damage eyesight, while others argue that the destruction of the melanin in the iris can cause seepage which could lead to glaucoma. But, hey, breast implants have been known to leak too. If people want it, they are going to get it.
It makes you wonder if in a few years, what other lovely body modifications will be available to mankind, and how far we will go. Will we end up painted and decorated, and totally opposite of nature, similar to The Capitol citizens in The Hunger Games series?

We're not far off.

*Note: the photo above is photoshopped. Actual results do not look like this.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dreamlight: Awkward Black Girl

Are you awkward? Aren't we all just a little? Even if you won't admit your awkwardness, you will love this online show. The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl follows the life of J, and her everyday experiences with personal-space-invading coworkers, overbearing bosses, interracial dating, making new friends, and more. A friend of mine put me on to the show and now I'm hooked. It's laugh-out-loud funny and so true. Check out all of the episodes at

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Fall Lookbook: Lulu's "Crossing Sunset"

Lulu's newest fall lookbook, "Crossing Sunset" has some cute ideas. Funky prints, autumn-weather shorts, and plenty of texture. Check it out here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

DIY Dreams: Neon Shoe Updates

As we head into the end of summer and fall items begin to flood our fashion consciousness, we look at our summer wardrobes and try to find new ways to wear what we already have. (I have to save pennies for new fall boots, coats, and more!)
I came across a Refinery29 post that I loved. Creative blogger Ashley4Emergy was featured in a DIY piece on how to update your shoes with cool neon accents. It's a cheap-chic way to update your things without splurging on something new.
Check out her how-to blog post here.

**Note, photo and idea belong to Ashley4Emergy. See previous link for her info.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

In Your Dreams: T.J.Maxx

You've got to love it when you find great things for a price that is too good to be true. The places I most often find such deals are at Marshalls and T.J. Maxx. My first job at 16 was actually at a Marshalls in Richmond, VA. I think that's why I'm so good at knowing how to look for things there. This week I found some really great things at T.J. Maxx, including an adorable Marc by Marc Jacobs swimsuit. The suit, normally $94 each piece, was $45 total.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dreamy Duds: Eastern Market

Anyone who loves accessories knows that they can become the focal piece of the entire outfit. So anytime I come across fun or unique pieces at a reasonable price, I want everything! Such was the case for me on a recent trip to Eastern Market, a weekly, weekend flea market in Southeast D.C.

My favorite booth there so far belongs to the ladies of Be You Fashions (above). Their jewelry, both affordable and fabulous, made me swoon. Many of their pieces mimic current pricier designer looks, and others are more vintage-looking.  They also have a fabulous selection of hats as can be seen in the photo above. Check out my great finds after the jump.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Can You Spot A Fake? The Wall Street Journal Shows You How

You thought you were getting a "great" deal. Turns out that street vendor or E-Bay sale suckered you, BIG TIME.  The Wall Street Journal explains how to tell if the person selling those "designer" duds is giving you a steal, or if they are stealing from you. Check out the video...