Monthly Archives: April 2011

Style Icon Alert!! Meagan Good

I have followed Meagan Good’s style since she was on the Disney Channel some years back. She has grown up to be a gorgeous and talented young woman and she has the cutest style! She is normally so laid back in the way she dresses, but she always adds certain elements or pieces that make her look pop. She also does not shy away from working her favorite pieces again and again.

Her make-up is always on point. I don’t know what make-up artist is beating her face, but they are doing a great job! Her hair is also always done to perfection. It looks like she has done away with the long tresses for a more updated and edgy short cut. I love both looks on her!

Some of her signature pieces are black tights, denim shorts, black leather jackets, high heel sandals or over the knee boots, pink, red or neutral colored nails and/or lip stick. She rocks color occasionally, but she seems to have a lot of black in her wardrobe. Her earrings are always eye catching as well.

Check out some of my favorite looks of her:


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I am loving Asos!!!!

I am so eager to place an order on http://www.asos.com!!  They have some of the cutest accessories. They are offering free shipping on all orders and free return shipping as well. You can’t go wrong!! Here are some of the accessories I am thinking about ordering…Enjoy!!!

Statement Flower Earrings $21.52

Leather Leopard Print Pony Skin Purse (Clutch) $35.86

Nude Hanging Feathers and Bead Earrings $17.93

Talullah Tu Large Tribal Tiered Drop Earrings $28.69

Statement Long Tassel Earrings $28.69

Asos Leather Portfolio Clutch $98.62

Wide Mixed Feather Hairband $10.76

Statement Multi Chains Drop Earrings $21.52

Asymmetric Hanging Peacock Feather Alice Band $21.52

Warehouse Lurex Straw Clutch Bag $50.20

Copper Beaded Leaf Headband $10.76

Color Block Bangles $26.90

Image Credits: Asos

Stayed tuned for my next post…Smooches!!! XOXO

What Novel is in Your Handbag?!

While it’s great to look pretty and dress to impress, it is also important to keep your intellectual wheels turning. Now that technology has advanced we no longer have to be bothered with carrying actual books in our handbags. Books can be read on a multitude of devices now (i.e. Barnes and Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle, Android, Blackberry, Sony Ereader, and Apple’s iPad, iPod and iPhone).  Because I love Amazon so much, I am tempted to buy a Kindle, but the new color Nook has me intrigued as well. I’ve also been obsessing over whether or not I should buy an iPad, on which I could download both the Kindle and Nook applications. Because I have yet to make up my mind, I have refrained from impulsively purchasing anything. 

Let me also confess that I do cheat when it comes to reading. I am in graduate school and it’s a little challenging to read a novel while maintaining my weekly reading assignments for class. Therefore, I listen to audiobooks, which are one of the greatest inventions ever! I like to get them from www.Audible.com, which is an Amazon company that sells audiobooks at a discounted price to its members. However, please beware of those boring, unenthusiastic, monotone narrators that will put you to sleep.  Only phenominal narrators like Johanna Parker and Jenna Lamia have the ability to make the characters come alive on audio. Luckily Audible has a preview  function so that you can listen to the book before you purchase it.

I said all of that to say that technology has made it ridiculously easy for one to read books so let’s take full advantage of all of these high tech devices we own. While I realize that everyone isn’t quite as nerdy as I am, I know a lot of people that love to read. Therefore, I feel compelled to share some of my favorites books with you all:

A book that I must pick up at least once a day is Mark Nepo’s Book of Awakening. When I tell you that this man never ceases to amaze and teach me a powerful lesson each and everyday, I am so serious! Once stricken with cancer, Nepo shares his inspirational thoughts with the world in the hope of helping others survive life’s many trials and tribulations. This book is a must read!!

I won’t go into too much more detail about the rest of these books, I will simply mention the title and author of each. I’ve also separated them by type. The following books are ones that I have read again and again:

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Fiction:
  1. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
  2. The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
  3. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
  4. My Sister’s Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
  5. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
  6. House Rules (Jodi Picoult)
  7. The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
  8. A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
  9. The Great Gatsby(F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Science Fiction:

  1. Kindred (Octavia Butler)
  2. The Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries: Books 1-10 (Charlaine Harris)

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris to be released on May 3rd

Short Stories (Fiction):

  1. Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
  2. The Thing Around Your Neck (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
  3. Unaccustomed Earth (Jhumpa Lahiri)

Poetry:

  1. The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours (Jill Scott)
  2. 100 Love Sonnets (Pablo Neruda)
  3. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Maya Angelou)

Other Favorites:

  1. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Ann Lamott)
  2. The 48 Laws of Power (Robert Greene)
  3. The Art of Seduction (Robert Greene)
  4. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter (Sue Monk Kidd)

If you’d like to let me know what some of your favorite books are, please leave a comment or email me at Clutchez@Gmail.Com. Smooches!! XOXO…

Metallics for Spring

Metallics are in for the Spring 2011! Check out some of my picks below:

Metallic Cuff Bracelet from Marc Jacobs

Bangles from Cara Accessories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vince Camuto "Aprodite" Sandal

MICHAEL Michael Kors Braided Chain Platforms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madison Hobo from Coach

"Dreamy Logo - Birdie" Satchel from Marc Jacobs

 

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