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80’s Mall Madness

25 May

Ah the 80’s.  A simpler time when getting dressed meant throwing a large t-shirt over some leggings, and doing your hair meant finishing off a bottle of hair spray…. times were simpler then.  And judging by these AMAZING pictures of mall-goers in 1989, a lot more entertaining. 

Look at this hair!

Do people still get letters in high school?

So much to love here. Man tanks, quasi mullets, black sneaks…perfection.

This picture is amazing. First of all, what the heck is Tape World?  I’m guessing like Blockbuster only exclusively with VHS tapes?  Also make sure to notice the handsome devil in the background, in the tiny shorts and mustache.

Flannel and a dad in denim on denim.  Dad’s jeans are a pretty dark wash for the 80’s.  He was ahead of his time!

If you want to see a lot more amazing pictures, check them out here.  What was your favorite 80’s fashion statement?

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Valentine’s Day Gifts

7 Feb

Valentine’s Day is only a week away.  While you may roll your eyes at this made up holiday, the truth is you’re still on the hook for giving your significant other some token of your affection.  But that doesn’t mean you have to blow your whole paycheck on a cliché gift.  Finding the perfect gift for a reasonable price is easier than you think!

Here are some (affordable) ideas:

Remind them that “Home is Where the Heart is” with a customizable print for only $25.  Choose the state or country you want, then select the city and LilyGene will put a heart there to mark the spot.  You can mark your sweetie’s hometown or even the city where you first met!

Customize Your Home Is Where The Heart Is - Wisconsin 8x10

Create some ambiance with this romantic star projector For only $22, it transforms your boring bedroom into a shimmering night sky!

Go old school and make a mix CD.  I used to love making my own mixes and even now, they’re my favorite thing to listen to in the car.  Each one is like a time capsule, capturing the songs you couldn’t stop singing back in the day.  It’s funny how much, and how fast, your taste in music can change!  You can get 50 blank CD’s for $15.

Snuggle up with some gourmet hot chocolate ($8 for 12 packets) and cute heart mugs ($3.95 per mug)

Channel your inner foodie by creating your own wine and cheese tasting.  Follow these steps to creating a perfect cheese plate, and then pick up a bottle or two of your favorite wine.  Trader Joe’s has numerous good bottles that retail for under $10. Green Fin Organic California Red Table Wine is one of my favorites, and I think it’s only $5 per bottle!

0412cheese-board

Make like Braveheart and rock a kilt…bath towel.  $29.99 is steep but at the same time, this towel is kind of priceless!

Roses have been done, so why not surprise your Valentine with some beautiful spring tulips?  The bouquet below is $29.99 (add $7-$20 if you want a vase) and comes with free chocolates.

20 Multi-Colored Valentine's Tulips with Chocolates

Choose some romantic movies (Must Love Dogs is $5.98)  and curl up with some gourmet popcorn!  Foodie Reflections has an easy recipe you can make at home.

Must Love Dogs (Widescreen Edition)

Whatever you end up buying remember, it’s the thought that counts! 

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

Sweater Weather

18 Jan

It’s been cold in Boston lately… -4 with wind chill last Sunday!  In other words, perfect sweater weather.  Many stores are having blowout sales to clear out winter merchandise, so it’s a great time to add to your winter wardrobe.

Here are some of my favorite finds:

Fun stripes and a cozy fit- perfect for snuggling by the fire!  On sale for $35 at Lands End Canvas.

This v-neck pink sweater is perfect for cheering up a gloomy winter day.  The pink color is on sale for $50 (also available in navy for $35) at JCrew.

Wynter V-neck sweater in stripe

This sweater is a classic, but the cropped fit makes it fresh.  Black looks good on everyone. Only $20 (with code shopsale) at Ann Taylor Loft!

 Chunky Short Sleeved Sweater

This light cardigan is perfect  for layering and great for the office.  This pearl color matches everything!  It’s on sale for $50 at White House Black Market.

Multi-Stitch Cardigan

What’s your favorite type of sweater to wear in the winter?

Let There be Light!

13 Jan

I love these Balloon Lights from Estiluz

I’m not sure they’d look good in just any old room, but the way they have it set
up in the picture is darling.  I also like the painted walls!

Have you ever tried color light therapy?  The thought is different colors can change your mood.  For example, green relaxes while red stimulates.  Now you can get a colored light therapy egg night light for every emotion!

How’d you like to wait at this traffic light in London?

Luckily it’s just a sculpture!

Dancing with an ipod in Public

7 Dec

You know when you have your ipod on and you’re walking along to the beat and life seems great?  Then you take out your headphones and realize how silent it is…and that maybe you were singing along a little loudly?   

This video takes that to a whole other level.  Nothing  like dancing your heart out to Mariah’s All I Want For Christmas. In a mall. With an ipod.  Click the picture to watch the video!

  

I know what you’re thinking, where can I get a sweater like that?  Here you go:

A lady’s wreath sweater in elegant winter white.

A lovely unisex poinsettia print sweatshirt.

A candy cane sweater in a delicate shade of mint green, with candy cane accents.