Monthly Archives: June 2011


After recent events this past weekend with the Backstreet Boys being in Houston this past weekend, I became slightly obsessed. As in, the 13-year-old in me somehow popped out. And with such key details as running into a Backstreet Boys’ wife and seeing that one Backstreet Boy and his family at church, I may have died. A thousand times. Yes.

Luckily for me, a former customer and now friend of mine, invited me to San Antonio to see them. She had suite tickets, it was free for me, I had a friend to stay with and I was able to work it around my work schedule. Pure perfection.

Did I mention New Kids on the Block were touring with them? I think I was 2 years old when they were popular, but hey, long live the 90’s!

Necklace: Dogeared
Tank: Trina Turk (originally $168, found at Nordstrom Rack for $13!)
Shorts: American Eagle
Sandals: Steve Madden (originally $60, bought for $10 on!)
Crossbody bag: Kate Spade
Sunglasses: RayBan

The concert was absolutely amazing. I loved it.  I think it brought a refreshed spirit out of me.  There were 2 decades of fans there and well, no one was a little kid any more! Fans and the NKOTBSB, ha.

I totally recommend this concert if it comes to your neck of the woods, it was worth every moment of my time.


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REVIEW: Blasted by O.P.I. for Sephora

It all started with Shattered. Shattered? RachelGettingFashion SAY WHAT? Actually, Shattered and Blasted are soul sisters. Sephora’s high end nail polish line by O.P.I. came out with a “Shattered” bottle called..Blasted.

Blasted is a top coat that gives your nails a shattered glass effect. Trendy, spunky, and just a bit edgy.

Not pictured: thumb.
NARS nail polish: Schiap.

 One coat of Blasted, and one coat of Revlon Extra Life Top Coat.

I love it. It’s different, fun, and is a eyecatcher! The catch though; one short, quick, and easy coat is the key. It is fast drying and crackles very quickly.

Sephora has Blasted in numerous colors: Black, Electric Blue, Gold, Indigo, Red, Silver, Turquoise, and White. It retails for $9.50.

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I’m singin’ in the rain..

Today marks the first day in Texas that we’ve gotten a significant amount of rain. I think the majority of Texas has been up in flames.

That being said, I managed to actually get a large chunk of an apartment wall nearly completed!

 Vintage skeleton keys: Pottery Barn
Shelves: Umbra
Lantern: gift from Pottery Barn
Pillars: clearance from Target
Vase: Ikea
Hourglass: Pottery Barn

Cute, right? I’m quite proud of it.

A friend from college and I, have always talked about starting a business together. I think we finally might have came up with something. We’ve got the right idea. It is in the fashion field – we just need a name for our company, a few questions answered, and our degrees out of the way. I’ll keep you posted.


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OBSESSION: Tarina Tarantino

Once upon a time, circa 2004-2006, when Hope & Faith was still on tv and Megan Fox wasn’t a household name yet – I fell in love with this necklace:

“Who made this necklace?”, I thought to myself. I Googled, and Googled, and Googled. Alas, I found it: Tarina Tarantino. Tarina is a Los Angeles based designer, who uses bright, fun and funky designs. She believes in Made in the U.S.A. products as well, which is one more reason why she is to be loved. She gives the perfect amount of bling that is a total neckbreaker!

I currently own 23 pieces of her accessories and have loved every single piece. It’s been definitely one of the things in life that I “reward” myself with after a series of hard work!

 My personal collection of TT.

Tarina also has a collection of make-up inspired by her line, gems, and sparkles that is exclusive at Sephora! Each cosmetic is as illuminating as her jewels.


And I’ve lived happily ever after. So far, anyways.

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Mystery Box UNVEILED!

Blouse – H.I.P
Necklace – Rachel
Shorts – White House Black Market
Shoes – TOMS

Today was the big day! The new chapter of TOMS was unveiled a little after 12:30 p.m. inside Nordstrom at Bp. Shoes. Edgar won the customer contest, so he was the lucky one to break the lock open! I kept telling him he was going to win.

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Mystery Box.

Have you heard? I think it may just be the talk of the shoe industry…or maybe, just the talk of the TOMS fans & community!

On June 7th; 12 p.m. Central time, the new One-for-One product will be unveiled across the globe in 30 Nordstrom stores and on livestream. What is it? All I could tell you is, “TOMS wants to be known for more than just a shoe company.”

The 7-foot-tall, 90 pound cylinder box will be unveiled all at at once. Exciting, right? I’m thrilled! I just had to RSVP so I can see this event firsthand.

 Cute mannequins at the Houston Galleria’s Nordstrom.

The locked, 7-foot, 90 pound cylinder box!

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