Thro by Marlo Lorenz

I was so happy and ecstatic last Saturday after the doorbell rang! Guess what! Well, it’s not for me nor is it a piece of fashionable clothing or accessory… but it is fashionable! What is it? It’s a fashionable dog bed for my baby Louis – oh and make that two fashionable beds! It gets even better knowing I paid NIL for these two dog beds from the brand THRO by Marlo Lorenz.

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Olivia Palermo: A Fashion Icon

Remember my post about Olivia Palermo more than a year ago? Oh yeah! For me, she really is the Queen B of New York! And this is why I love this beautiful fashion icon. She’s the August cover for ASOS. Just take a look at Olivia Palermo’s photos and be entranced by her beauty and taste for fashion!

I love the shot above… it’s so sexy… the floppy hat covering the eyes and showing her lips that are slightly opened as if in a seductive pose!

Love the leopard skirt… or is it shorts??? But I love that jacket as well! Perfect for Fall!

Effortless styling even in classic Converse…

So chic and elegant… a natural beauty!

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How Do You Wear Your Denim

So there’s this contest going on at Polyvore featuring Tory Burch… and I decided to create an entry for it. All you have to do is to style an outfit featuring at least one of Tory Burch’s latest denim collection. It’s actually fun to create outfits in Polyvore and I have so many ideas running on my mind. But well, I decided to go with something like this… πŸ™‚

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When in Fort Worth, Texas: Visit Rocky Creek Park

Rocky Creek Park is just a few minutes away from our home. We’ve been meaning to visit this place but it was only last Friday that we decided to go. We didn’t plan anything. I just thought, that after I was a bit teary-eyed hearing what my Doctor had to say earlier in my checkup, I needed a break. So at 7 o’clock in the evening, told Hubby let’s go. Brought our baby Louis and told him to drive to Panda Express because I was craving for some chowmein. He asked where to next and I just gave him instructions as we go along the way. He figured out eventually because there was nothing else there but Benbrook Lake and we went there via the Rocky Creek Park. There are a few parks surrounding Benbrook Lake and Rocky Creek Park is the closest to our home. Well, it was really nice. Great location. Great for taking photos and you only pay $3 per car, regardless of the number of people. If I remember correctly, boat fees are $5. πŸ™‚

You can definitely have a picnic there because there are several picnic areas scattered throughout the park. Oh, and they also have camping grounds surrounding the lake. You can even have a BBQ there. You can go boating, fishing, ride the jetski, cross the lake towards the other parks and there were actually some kids swimming. There were even ducks who came to ask for food but they were scared each time Louis approached them. πŸ™‚ I was able to feed them though… thanks to some biscuits/cookies I’ve kept in the car. Here are some of the photos we took.

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When in Austin, Texas: Shop at the Domain

The Domain is definitely an upscale shopping haven and enclave of restaurants that most fashionistas and college to young professionals frequent in Austin, Texas. Oh yes this is a long over-due post and I know I’ve probably mentioned it back in April – when I was there. But anyway, I still have a ton of albums of photos to share with you here – in different topics such as restaurants, food, bargain hunts and some outfit posts. So pardon if I do some backlog. Going back, if you are ever traveling to Austin, I suggest to drop by and take a look around. Besides, it’s in between Dallas and San Antonio. You’ll pass by it if you’re traveling from Dallas to Austin or San Marcos and vice versa. It’s not too big of a place but definitely bigger than Highland Park Village in Dallas. So stopping by for lunch, dinner or some snacks here with your family or friends would be a good stop over. Plus, you get to take photos and look around the shops.

Anyway, going to the Domain was really a treat for me. Hahaha. We were supposed to have our 4th Wedding Anniversary dinner there after spending the day in Austin city center as part of the celebration. But since it was kind of a spur-of-the-moment thing as to where we were dining in the evening, we ended up looking somewhere else. Why? It was packed… on a Saturday night! The place… the bars and restaurants were packed with college and young professionals out there. It’s definitely a place I suggest for the single people out there who want to mingle or just to ogle…. LOL! Well, let me share with you some photos I took that night.

When there’s a Neiman Marcus, you know it’s an upscale shopping area… their building is separate from the rest… showing exclusivity and class.

Across is a Louis Vuitton boutique and behind it is McCormick & Schmick’s resto. Gotta try it one of these days. Anyone out there have tried the resto?

Of course there’s Tiffany & Co.

Diesel

View of Neiman’s from theΒ  inner part of the Domain

Ton of shops with exclusive apartments/condos as well… much like West Village here in Dallas, West 7th in Fort Worth and Southlake Town Center in Southlake, TX.

Ralph Lauren

And MFJ at the center garden area surrounded by a bars and restos…

See the store behind me? It’s a HUGE Forever 21… and mind you, it’s like an upscale version of it… if you look at it from the outside, it’s like a designer boutique but the prices are of course… what you’d expect from Forever 21 – cheap and affordable! I love it!

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AUSTIN, Texas: 6th Annual YWA Fashion Show

Ooh, the 6th Annual YWA Fashion Show is here. Too bad I couldn’t go because I have an important doctor’s appointment tomorrow. But I’m hoping to be there at the Austin Fashion Week this August to cover some shows. πŸ™‚ Anyway, if you are free tomorrow and are interested, perhaps you’d like to hear more about this exciting event. Below are the details!

The Young Women’s Alliance is pleased to present the 6th Annual YWA Fashion Show, and the launch of Fashion Evolution at the Historic Driksill Hotel Friday, July 30th. Collections from highly acclaimed Austin-based designer Linda Asaf, Rachelle Briton, and men’s fashion by Margarito Alonzo will be featured as Wilhelmina…a models walk the runway.

Dine and drink with decadent appetizers and cash bar featuring couture cocktails. Enjoy music all night with a special performance by Austin’s
own Larissa Ness. Exclusive shopping from local establishments Beyond Tradition, Limbo Jewelry Design, Solettos, Stella & Dot, Theory and more will be available for all attendees.

VIP ticket holders will sip on a complimentary cocktail from Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka in the VIP Room, while enjoying a Glamour Swag Bag with surprises from Dress Shop, Shimmer & Bliss and more. Special thanks to our participating sponsors for their active and generous roll in making Fashion Evolution possible: Evie Evan Make-up, Kevin Murphy Hair, By-Design Online, Landon Arnold Photography, Lustre Maravilloso Photography, Designer Clearance House, DJ Mighty Mike and the Austin Fashion Association.

After Party

The night continues at Speakeasy’s Kabaret Room for the After Party with drink specials from Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka and food from Imperia. There will be a $5 cover fee for those without a Fashion Evolution wristband.

Fashion Evolution benefits the YWA Foundation, which gives girls and young women in Central Texas the opportunity to continue their education, and enrich their careers through scholarships and grant programs.

Schedule of Events

WHAT

2010 YWA Fashion Evolution

WHERE

Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701

WHEN

Friday, July 30th 7:30pm-11:30pm

  • 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
  • 8:30-10 p.m. Intro and Fashion Show
  • 10-11:30 p.m. Music and Shopping
  • 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. After Party at Speakeasy’s Kabaret Room

Tickets

  • VIP Tickets; $100 (Seated, Glamour Swag Bag, and More)
  • General Admission; $40 Get yours HERE now!

For more information, visit the Fashion Evolution website www.ywafashionevolution.org today!

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Weekly Wear 71: Borrowing From the Guys

From time to time, I borrow clothes from Hubby. Not as often as I can but you know… sometimes. When I feel like it… When I feel like I want to wear something big and loose. Well last weekend… I decided to borrow from dear Hubby and I wore the shirt that I love to borrow from him – a gray Calvin Klein undershirt!

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MFJ Home Goodies

On a non-fashion related post, I wanted to share some of MFJ’s home goodies the past couple of weeks. Some of the photos have been in my computer for weeks while some for days. Last week, I finally got my Cuisinart Smooth Operator blender.

I purchased a G.E. blender way way back but immediately returned it anyway. It was not defective or anything but I was reminded that the sample sale sites always include Cuisinart and other kitchen appliances brand in their daily sales. So I told myself, since I haven’t used the blender, might as well return it and wait for the next Cuisinart sale online. Well after a couple of weeks, I was finally able to order my Cuisinart blender, and yes you guessed right – for free, thanks to shopping credits I earn from those sites. This one I got from Ideeli.

So after weeks of delay (in shipment), I finally received my Cuisinart blender. What I like about Ideeli is that each time a package has been delayed, they give you a $10 credit which you can use towards future purchases/shipping fees. So, I don’t actually mind. πŸ™‚ I think it has happened to my thrice already and most of the time, it will be delayed only by a day. So, $10 credit? Worth the 1 day delay. Thanks Ideeli!

I didn’t tell Hubby about this order because it was a surprise… I’m sure he’s going to love it because he loves all electronic gadgets. Haha. Yup – be it for computers, games, car, entertainment or for the kitchen! So when it arrived and I told him to open it up, he was quick to test it out. I of course was prepared because I bought a really really huge watermelon – probably the size of two basketballs. Hehe. It’s just the perfect time to make a smoothie because it’s burning hot in Texas! The only thing is, our excitement and delight was cut short when he turned it on.

Too bad the motor seems to be stuck and hardly rotates. And when Hubby turned it off and carried it, there’s like a lose piece inside. ARGH. So, back it went to its box and shipped out the next day. Hopefully, I get the replacement soon. Hay… was so looking forward to that watermelon smoothie!

In other news, I got my Lacoste towels a few weeks ago. His and hers that match our guest bathroom. I truly love Lacoste towels. They are one of the softest yet absorbent towels on earth (another one would be Ralph Lauren). What’s even better? They are huge! They can actually be used as beach towels. Although of course, Lacoste also has beach towels that are as good but more beach-appropriate when it comes to colors!

I got solid colors so they will go with any print/design that I use for our bathroom. I haven’t taken them out of their package just yet coz I’m thinking of giving them away for this certain something. We’ll see. πŸ™‚ For now, I’m saving it for our home but if I ever need something for a unisex giveaway, I might have to resort to these. LOL.

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