Hi! I'm glad you found this blog. Feel free to look around, but just wanted to let you know that I no longer update this blog and I'm now blogging over at Into The Glimmer. I hope you'll join me there! Cheers!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Weekend Polyvore- Ghost Whisperer Style

I think Melinda Gordon's wardrobe on Ghost Whisperer is at least half the reason I keep watching the show (because let's face it, that Jim's spirit jumping into Sam's body storyline in Season 4 was just plain weird). I'd love to raid Melinda Gordon's closet (and her store while I'm at it).

Here's my Ghost Whisperer-inspired Polyvore set.

OOTD(s)- it's been a while

Here are two-one from yesterday at work, the other is a future OOTD (for sometime this weekend perhaps- it definitely needs some jewelry). You can see more of my OOTDs on my Chictopia page.

And yes, my hair is a darker shade of red. I'm still working on finding the perfect red for me- I think it's somewhere in between the last, lighter shade and this shade.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Swoon! Love! Pretty, romantic dress with rosettes. ROSETTES!

I need this adorable Kensie dress in my life. Such pretty fall colors. I think I shall add it to Polyvore and create a set around it.

Did I mention the rosettes? Rosettes! Oh, and ruffles! Love!

PS- It's from one of my new favorite online boutiques, Urban Minx.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Epic FAIL- Why I'm never staying in a Trump hotel again (and why you shouldn't either)

I travel frequently and therefore, deal with lots of hotels and hotel staff. My recent weekend experience at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City was, by far, the worst experience I've ever had (and I once stayed in a hotel that had a water pipe burst on the 5th floor and flood all the floors below it down to the lobby). This was worse than that.


Because the staff at the Trump Plaza seems to be confused about proper customer service. It took us three hours to check in and it wasn't because there was a line.

Annette, Katrina and I were extremely happy when we arrived for our girls' weekend in Atlantic City well within the proper check-in time after making excellent time driving to the beach. Unfortunately, the time we saved avoiding traffic was siphoned away during our check-in process.

According to the first person at the check-in desk who helped us, there was some sort of mis-communication between Orbitz and the hotel because when we arrived, the hotel did not have a record of my reservation, despite the fact that I booked it a week and a half prior to our arrival. I pulled up the Orbitz e-mail confirmation on my iPhone and it still wasn't good enough. So, I called Orbitz and after 20 minutes on hold listening to Canon in D, I finally got through to “Ethan” in India and asked him to re-fax my reservation. He did and so I thought our ordeal was nearly over.


The re-faxed confirmation with the original date also wasn't good enough for the hotel reservation supervisor. She refused to confirm our reservation and had the (now second) person who was helping us tell us the hotel was fully booked. But since people were coming in off the street and booking rooms and others were upgrading to better ones, I was reasonably sure that the reservation supervisor was full of poo. So there we stood, just wanting the room we had already paid for. (And in the meantime, the first person who had helped us returned from her hour-long break, which she went on while I was on hold with Orbitz, and couldn't believe we were still there. Yeah.)

Finally, after two hours of battling with Orbitz and the front desk staff, and the front desk staff trying to move us to the Trump Marina, the front desk supervisor finally came out to help us. He had us fax our confirmation (again- which meant more time on the phone with Orbitz) directly to him to bypass the reservation supervisor. Shockingly, he managed to get us a room in the "fully booked" hotel (now three hours after we began the check-in process). So, obviously there were rooms available, but apparently, if there is mis-communication between Orbitz and Trump Plaza, it is the customer's fault and they are fully punished for it in the form of terrible customer service and wasted time.

Our stay didn’t improve much after check-in since this customer service confusion thing extended well beyond the shiny, marble top check-in desk.

Moral of the story- don’t stay at any Trump facility ever.

Sorry, Donald, you’re fired.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

More fun with Polyvore

I created the "fall gracefully" typography with Photoshop, specifically for this collage.

LOST Season 5: coming soon to the TV in my living room

We may not know who Jacob's mysterious "they're coming" deathbed(???) message refers to, but I can tell you this: It's coming- LOST season 5 on DVD, that is. December 8, 2009. Pre-order your copy now. Guess who already did that.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ruffles and rosettes

Yes, I'm obsessed with ruffles and rosettes. You can see more of my obsession here and here. And I just created a set on Polyvore (which is my newest obsession).


I have a birthday coming up on Wednesday. It's one of those awful "milestone birthdays" and I'm not very pleased about it. So, I felt the need to pacify myself. Shoes are excellent pacifiers. I bought these delicious nude pumps as an early birthday present from me to me:

Madison, Dolce Vita shoes

PS- I know I've been MIA on the blogfront recently and I have a backlog of OOTDs to post, but I've been having issues. D has cold feet about California and the move is getting pushed back until after the holidays. Also something I'm not too pleased about. But better later than never, right?
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