Sunday, January 30, 2011

::A Very Important Luncheon::


Today, I went to a Very Important Luncheon....I can't say why it's important, but hopefully I will have some good news to share in the coming months! Once again, my experimentation with make-up had better than expected results. Here's what I was wearing:


Eyes: MAC Trax Eyeshadow {lid} and MAC Carbon Eyeshadow {corner & crease}. MAC Sorcery Shadebender {brow highlighter}. MAC Ebony Eye Pencil and Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black.

Cheeks: Clinique Rich Coral blush {apples of cheeks} and Clinique Matte Bronze {hollows of cheeks}

Lips: MAC Lipglass in Pop Mode



I got lots of compliments on my ensemble! Here's what I was wearing:

Dress: Michael Kors {thrifted!}

Wrap Sweater: Lilla P. (thrifted!}

Belt: Steven by Steve Madden

Clutch: Forever 21

Shoes: gifted {from my mom}

The Very Important Luncheon led to the first of a series of Very Important Meetings. Having a unique but flattering outfit helped to score that meeting, and I'm glad I took the risk! I initially thought that the sweater & belt combo might be a tad much, but I stuck with my guns. This experience has definitely encouraged me to push my fashion boundaries and combine things I normally would not. Here's to risky fashion choices that pay in the end!


Girl in the World

Monday, January 24, 2011

::Boughetto Birthday Bash::


So this was the result of my experiment on Saturday afternoon. I shredded the white tee shirt (front and back) and wore the purple tank underneath. I also managed to cut the crap out of myself with those scissors. :(

{Just so you know, trying to cut stuff with sharp scissors while talking on the phone is NOT a good idea...}


Our ghetto-fabulous hors d'ouevres! Read carefully if you want to laugh, LOL.


Here's the boughetto birthday girl! Complete with wig and improvised "statement" piece!


Some of our ghetto beverage selections. Not pictured: the bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 somebody brought with them.


Lames looking at J- all crazy-like. You might notice that he has a "Kim Zolciak" nametag on...we were playing the game where you guess which celebrity you are. I was Weezy Jefferson!


Ghetto chicken and waffles! Yeeeeeaaaaaah!


Somebody got creative with a dollar bill and the "Leslie, The Queen of Austin" dress-up magnet set, LOL.


My favorite baking queen made red velvet cupcakes with the best cream cheese frosting I've ever had...that little heart was all that was left after I attacked my cupcake.

I took lots of pictures, but can't post them all because Flickr won't let me upload any more until February(*sad face*)...suffice to say that we had a great time and fun was had by all!

Until next time, Cupcake Kisses!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

::Gettin' Crafty::


Last night, A- had her "Boughetto" Birthday that means I had to get creative to come up with a costume! I already had those outrageous Marc Jacobs pants, but I went out thrifting to find tops to go with it. What are those scissors doing there? Stay tuned to find out!


{'s time to do a Pizza Face post!}


Eyeshadow: MAC Pigments - Violet [outer half of lid] & Pink Bronze [inner half of lid], MAC Parfait Amour eyeshadow [outer half of lid] MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in My Dark Magic [on corner of lid] and MAC White Frost eyeshadow [brow highlighter]

Eyeliner: MAC Eye Kohl in Smoulder

Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black

Cheeks: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Metal Rock [in hollows of cheek] and MAC Creme Blush in Pleasureful [on cheekbones]

Lips: MAC Lipstick in Savory & Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Apricot Glaze.

I usually don't wear that much make-up anymore, but it turned out nicer than I expected {...I didn't look like a drag queen...}. I should probably start experimenting again!

Pictures from the party coming soon!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

::Night Out - What I Ate::

{Me and Sophie, waiting on Kris to get ready to go...}

For Christmas, my dad sent Kris and I a gift certificate to one of our favorite restaurants - McCormick and Schmick's. It might seem cheesy, but McCormick's is the place we always go on a special occasion. I ordered my first glass of wine there on my 21st birthday, and that's where my family and I went on the eve of my wedding to celebrate. I've never had a bad experience there!

We got there in time to catch some Happy Hour specials...I ordered Spinach and Artichoke Dip, while Kris ordered Fish Tacos and Hummus.


Of course, I ordered Oysters Rockfeller like I always do! Soooo good. I love how they always put the oysters on a bed of rock salt.


For my entree, I ordered a surf-n-turf...steak (nice and bloody) and stuffed shrimp.


Everything was delicious as usual, but it was amazing how much the good service improved once I whipped out my camera and started taking pictures of all the food. The bartender asked me why I was doing that, and I explained that I had a blog. Everyone was VERY attentive after that. Very amusing.

Monday, January 17, 2011

::Day Off::


I had today off because of the MLK Jr. holiday, and I'd say it was a day well spent...very relaxing! Kris and I met a friend at Snack Bar, which is one of my favorite lunch spots, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who visits Austin. There were lots of people out and about downtown, so there was some pretty interesting people-watching to be done as well.


My appetizer was the Okonomiyaki, a sort of hash cake made with leeks and cabbage, topped with sriracha, wasabi aioli, sesame seeds and green onions. It was very tasty, as you can see. {Notice the two forks? Kris got to it before I could take a picture...}


My lunch consisted of the Rockstar Bagel, which is basically your traditional bagel and lox, with extra capers on the side and herbed cream cheese. Yum!

After we finished lunch, Kris headed home and I decided to explore a bit and hit up some of my thrift stores. On the way there, I passed this scene:



It seems the Los Lonely Boys were filming a video! Hearing them sing on the street, in front of a crowd of people, was quite the unexpected treat!

I got some awesome stuff at my thrift stores (more on that later...) and dropped by Jo's Coffee to get a Chai Latte. I love Jo's...the vibe is so chill, everyone is friendly, and they embrace graffiti:


How could you NOT love a place like that? Their sandwiches are really good too.

Later on, I stopped by Half Price Books and found Mockingjay!I've been looking for a used copy of that since it came out. After I finish reading Freedom,I'm gonna start in on The Hunger Games trilogy.

All in all, a great day off! Hope you enjoyed your MLK Jr. Day too!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

::Get Your Life - KissKissKiss::

{Photo credit: Andreas Larsson via}

Alright, y'all!!!! I have been waiting for Kid Sister's mixtape to drop for weeks now, and she definitely did NOT disappoint! This mixtape will have your booty shakin' from beginning to end!

Chicago's jukin' music is a lot like Detroit's booty bounce club music, and the dance styles (juke vs. jit) are similar as well. Makes sense...Chicago is only a 5 hr drive from Detroit [my hometown, if you didn't know...]. If you want to see the difference between the two, check out this video.

Anywho, here's a track by track breakdown of the mixtape. If you haven't downloaded it yet, you can find it here.

1. Kissin-tro: Cute and appropriate intro to this booty shakin' masterpiece. I recognized samples from Lil' Louis's French Kiss, which was also sampled by Lil' Kim for Custom Made (Give It To You), and Prince's Kiss. She wins major points for using a Prince sample.

2. Kiss Kiss Kiss: Has a bubbly, reggae-ish feel to it. I can definitely see some dancing going on to this track - the kind of dancing you see in an upbeat Sean Paul video.

3. Work Them: Okay, this is one of my top three picks for favorite track. The intro to this cut reminds me a LOT of Detroit booty bounce, and it transitions smoothly to showcase Kid Sister's rhyming skills.

4. Green Velvet - Everybody Wants: This one has a slower tempo and slower delivery, but has a steady beat that maintains the booty shakin' vibes. It has a bit of a house music feel to it.

5. Carte Blanche - Do!Do!Do!: For some reason, this track is recalling strong memories of Crystal Waters. It might be Kid Sister's delivery, or the throwback composition of the track, but yeah....fond memories of Crystal Waters going on here.

6. Daydreaming (Douster remix): This track is a sort of chopped & screwed (-ish?) remix to one of the tracks on Kid Sister's LP Ultraviolet. Even though the track is slowed down, it doesn't lose any of its booty shakin' powers.

7. Lookout Weekend featuring Nina Sky: This one is a cute, gettin' ready to go to the club track.

8. Gucci Rag Top featuring Gucci Mane: This track called to mind MC Lucious's Boom I Got Your Boyfriend (LOL!), and Kid Sister's flow definitely rises to the occasion. Although she has slowed down her delivery for this track, she has infused it with all sorts of swagga-tastic awesomeness. I'll admit, I really don't care for Gucci Mane at all, but he does add to the track's appeal.

9. Click Clack (Show It Off): Okay...this one right here is my FAVORITE, first-round draft pick track. What won me over? This line (and Kid Sis's delivery of it): "You ain't that hot, put yo' jacket on b*tch. Love, Kid Sis." HAAAAAAAA! That line, plus the fact that it brings back memories of me and my girlfriends prancing through the club in a line, looking cute, makes this one a winner for me. (Kris likes this one too...)

10. Don't Stop Movin': This track is a pretty strong one too, and I can see people runnin' out to the dancefloor if the DJ plays this one. This is the second best track, in my {humble?} opinion. Now that I think about it, I should probably add this one to my workout playlist...

11. Right Hand Hi (Caspa remix): Right Hand Hi was undoubtedly the most popular track on Kid Sister's Ultraviolet, so it's only fitting that it receives a makeover on this mixtape. The track is mostly instrumental, and a combination between house and booty bounce / jukin' music. Plus, I love how she says "program" - "pro-ga-rummmm."

12. Paul Wall - Imma Get It: This one is okay...I don't like it as a standalone track, but it does help the transition into the last track on the mixtape.

13. Jo-DE-Ci featuring DJ Gant Man: opening up with a sample of K-Ci's wailing? Win! Man oh man, everybody in middle school had Jodeci boots...except me. I thought they were the ugliest things on earth, especially when everybody started pasting Band-Aids all over them like TLC. Anyways, this track is okay...I see this being played as one of the wind-down tracks in the club, right before last call.

All in all, I really enjoy the mixtape, and it's one of the few albums I can play from beginning to end, and enjoy all of it. The production is excellent, transitions from track to track are smooth, and there is definitely something for everyone to love. Plus, it's free! How can you beat that?

I've seen Kid Sister in concert a few times, and believe me folks...she puts on a fun and energy-packed show. If you have the chance, go catch her live. You won't be disappointed.

Until next time, KissKissKiss!

Friday, January 14, 2011

::Get Your Life - Music::

Hey y'all...this week has been a pretty busy {and weird} one for me, but I'll be back to posting soon. In the meantime, here's a link to some new {and FREE!} music by Kid Sister. I'll be writing up a review this weekend. Gon' and get your life!


Monday, January 10, 2011

::Club* Enclave::


* = house with furniture removed from living room and strobe lights put in, lol...

As I mentioned yesterday, Kris and I spent Saturday night with friends for J-'s birthday party. Here are a few pictures:


Absolutely LOVE Lames's Pac-Man pin! He made it himself, out of Legos!


The birthday boy with my friend, M-. For some reason, most people at the party were wearing plaid. I didn't get the memo on that one...





"Get it, Grrrrrl!"


Caro looked hot, as always!


And J- had on the prettiest stilettos I've seen in awhile.
{I might have to jack them *sneaky side-eye*}

There was plenty of booty shaking goin' on that night!
I think it's safe to say that the birthday boy had a great time.

::Night Out - What I Wore::


On Saturday night, Kris and I went to J-'s birthday party. He and R- had turned their house into a nightclub, complete with motion-detecting strobelights and DJ Lames on the digital 1's and 2's!


What I Wore:

Jacket: James Perse
Jeans: my trusty old Paper Denim + Cloth
Shoes: Yellow Box (old faves)
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Earrings: A gift from Dev! They're lillies, my favorite flowers.


EyeShadow: MAC Texture & Motif
EyeLiner: MAC Teddy Eye Kohl
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
Bronzer: MAC Metal Rock Mineralize Skinfinish
Lips: Clinique Bamboo Pink Long Last Glosswear
(...if you couldn't tell, I'm a hardcore MAC & Clinique fan)

I didn't take a picture of it, but in addition to my wedding ring, I also wore my grandmother's first wedding ring...from 1943! She and my grandfather were married during his furlough from WWII, and then he was sent back to Europe. It's a beautiful Art Deco-ish ring, and it means a lot to me.


Here's Kris...looking cute.

I'll post pictures from the party tomorrow!

XOXO, Girl in the World

Saturday, January 8, 2011

::This is Love::


I might be late, but I am LOVING this Marc by Marc Jacobs "Petal to the Metal Natasha" cross-body bag.

 Seen here in Newsprint, but also available in Black and Cement. I must have it!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011



Being sick is NOT what's up. Hopefully I'll be back to posting regularly later this week, but for now:

Adult Swim bumps make me happy.

Peace, Love & Chanel is going to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!

Ted Williams got himself a job! {...and I am SUPER happy for him too!} See below:

If my post looks a little "off ," it's because Blogger is having some issues with it's updated editor, and I'm still a noob when it comes to the old editor.

Sorry :(

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

::NYE 2011, Part 2::

Here are more pictures from New Year's...these are from after midnight.

S- & P- brought over their XBox Kinect, and we played Dance Central. It was a lot of fun!

We were getting ready to pour the champagne, when we discovered this funny label...

..but of course, R- decides to do things HIS way. "You'll put your eye out, kid!"

After kisses, hugs, and dancing to Auld Lang Syne, we gathered for a group picture.

N- and I share some New Year's love.

After returning home the next morning, Kris entered the house first with my hand in his's a New Year's tradition in my family!

Sophie was glad to see us :)

For dinner, I cooked chicken, black eyed peas (for prosperity...) and greens (for luck with money...). Let's hope it works!

XOXO, A Girl in the World
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Monday, January 3, 2011

NYE 2011, Part 1


This year, instead of venturing downtown to battle cops, crowds and aching feet, we decided to have a Pajama Jam sleepover instead - friends, food, and no DUIs! Needless to say, we had a great time. We made iTunes mixes, watched TV, played with the new XBox Kinect and had some good, old fashioned fun. Here are pictures from before midnight!


Kris giving somebody the WTF? face, lol...
Puppy Luv!

L-'s new tattoo of her grandfather. He was quite pleased with it!




L- and DJ Lames in the hiz-ouse!

Lames showing off his "sexy"

A grumpy J-...

...and a bored J-.


I'll put up post-midnight photos tomorrow. Enjoy!