It’s been over two months since I left my apartment in NYC and hit the road! While having a blast, living out of a suitcase can make fashionable dressing a challenge. I’ve learned that the key is having a few basics that can be rotated and mixed and matched, to create several outfits from just a few pieces. That’s why I love this Helena sandal by Naya. It’s sophisticated yet simple style is perfect for pairing with summer dresses, shorts, jeans, or pretty much any outfit that doesn’t require heels.
Over the past few seasons, I’ve started a mini collection of Naya shoes, including wedges, boots, and sandals. My experience with this brand has been a good one in that the shoes are comfortable (meaning I can wear them the entire day comfortably) and they always garner a compliment, or two, or three. The shoes have an element of simplicity mixed with a few unique details that show the craftsmanship and quality of the shoe. Additionally, Naya is committed to being a green and when possible, uses natural or recycled content fabrics, water-based cements, boxes made with 80% recycled paper pulp, soy-based inks and water-based glue, and the list goes on and on. It is for all these reasons, that I’ve decided to make Naya, specifically the Helena, my “Vixen Pick” of the month! The Helena can be found at Nordstrom.
Yesterday, Jennifer Lopez released her Fall 2013 line of women’s wear for Khol’s at Gary’s Loft in New York City. Wearing a sexy black jumpsuit from her collection, the former “American Idol” judge proudly displayed her most recent collaboration with the retailer and happily posed for photos. Lopez has been working with the company since 2010, when Kohl’s announced a partnership with Lopez and her then-husband Marc Anthony. Originally marketed as “the first celebrity couple to simultaneously design collections for one retailer”, the lines were marked as two separate brands following their divorce.
The Jennifer Lopez Collection includes contemporary sportswear, dresses, handbags, jewelry, shoes and sleepwear along with a home collection of bedding and towels.
Lopez has stated that her inspiration for her collections come from “all facets of her life: her life, career and travels around the world”. Jennifer Lopez’s collection for Kohl’s embodies modern lines and effortless style with vibrant colors, energetic patterns and quality construction.
I love Vegas. I love Heather Graham. But, unfortunately, Heather Graham kind of hates Vegas. At least that’s according to a recent interview she did for Maxim Magazine. As June’s cover girl, Heather participated in a steamy photo shoot to promote the final installment of “The Hangover” trilogy, in which she plays the character Jade, a former exotic dancer.
At 43-years-old, Heather looks kind of amazing in a tropical bikini and heels, in the spread that was shot by photographer James Macari. During her interview, Maxim asked Heather her thoughts on Sin City and her reply was basically that she’d rather be doing yoga.
“I’m not really a big Vegas person. I’m more, ‘Let me go to a yoga retreat and do yoga three hours a day.’ I’ve definitely gone and partied, but I kind of hate Vegas, to be honest. It’s kind of disturbing.”
So sad – I guess I won’t be crossing paths with Heather at any Vegas pool parties in the near future.
As for her character in the most recent installment of ”The Hangover”, Heather says:
“Night and day. My character is completely different and in a totally different circumstance. She’s not a stripper anymore.”
One of the good things about living out of a hotel for the last couple of months is that almost all hotels have gyms. This really helps offset eating out all the time. The other day, I was in search of some new work out gear and hit about four or five stores before the light bulb went off that bebe has a sport section with cute gym outfits.
Sure enough, I found what I wanted and the prices are surprisingly reasonable! For this entire bunch – including three tops and pants (I already had the headband), I paid around $150. The cost of this same number of pieces would run only slightly less at Target – and wouldn’t be quite as cute. Plus, I tried Target first and could not, for the life of me, find anything in my size! I love the turquoise color in this bebe collection and the pants have a shirring on the side, which adds a nice touch. They’re also really light weight, super comfy, have a zippered back pocket (perfect for holding an ID and a hotel key), and have a nice sheen to them. Total score! To shop online, visit bebe Sport
I love me some Sofia Vergara! Her big smile and even bigger personality are great for turning heads- plus, I LOVE her sense of style, which definitely screams sexy!!! For June, Sofia is the cover girl for Cosmopolitan Magazine and while reading her interview with the mag, I was surprised at how many uncensored F-bombs she drops!
A true Colombian beauty, who stays true to her roots, Sofia talks about wearing thongs, tube tops mixed with mini skirts, her fighting style, and how she is still close with her girlfriends back home.
Check out a few snippets from Sofia’s interview below.
Recently, I wrote about Kmart’s Money Can’t Buy You Style Remix Challenge, which allows fashion lovers to upload photos of themselves remixing the Jaclyn Smith utility shirt for the chance to win a $500 gift card and a trip to NYC for a photo shoot! (Um, awesome).
I wanted to enter as well, so I headed over to the nearest Kmart, picked up a few items and headed out to Nevada’s gorgeous Red Rock Canyon which is only a short drive from Las Vegas. The canyon’s incredible skyline provided the perfect backdrop for taking some fun photos, which I’m posting below – there are more after the jump!
There are only a few more days to enter, so make sure you submit your photos by May 13th, if you want to enter to win the gift card and NYC trip – good luck!!!
I am a Mexican food junkie and with yesterday being Cinco de Mayo, I just had to celebrate with some traditional cuisine. Now my typical go-to spot for Mexican food is Dos Caminos, and for good reason. They have some of the best ceviches, mole poblano, and guacamole that a girl can ask for. Plus, the Sangria is to die for – seriously, amazing!
However, when a friend suggested we go more low key and hit a local hot spot called Tacos El Gordo, I caved and I’m glad I did! This place is a small fast food restaurant located on the strip that makes some of the best tacos I’ve had in a long time. There is nothing fancy about this little joint that serves up two dollar tacos served with a side of radishes, leeks and roasted jalapeno. Where it lacks in luster, however, it makes up for in price and flavor – two key components when eating out. In fact, out of thousands of restaurants in Las Vegas, Taco El Gordo ranks #28 when it comes to customer reviews on TripAdvisor. This rating speaks loudly for it’s reputation as being well liked by locals and tourists alike. Next time you’re in Vegas and want a little reprieve from high priced, fancy dining, definitely give Taco El Gordo a try – I think you’ll be pleased you did!
Cheers – Cinco De Mayo is here! Today is a fun day to celebrate with friends and have a few margaritas, or other tequila inspired drinks! Below, are some recipes from Tequila Avión, which was named the “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” by San Francisco World Spirits Competition! Also, one of their Margarita recipes was titled as the “World’s Best Tasting Margarita” (Sixth Annual World Margarita Championship 2012). Yum, I’ll definitely raise a glass to that!
¾ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
¾ oz. Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
1 ½ oz. Tequila Avión Reposado
Fresh Red Pepper
Rub the rim of a glass with a wedge of fresh lime and dip into some salt. Add some spice to your margarita by muddling a piece of red pepper and a little bit of cilantro to bring out their natural flavors. Add your key ingredient: 1 ½ ounces Tequila Avión Reposado, and ¾ ounce each of fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Then fill your mixing glass with ice. Give your cocktail a good shake to chill, and strain it into your salted glass. Then, garnish with a piece of red pepper and cilantro. Enjoy!