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the little black dress

Posted in lifestyle, shopping with tags , , , , on March 22, 2010 by jentonelli

What is it about that little black dress? You know the one. The one made for you, for your body, your hair, your occasion? That little black dress we have never tried on, but for some reason, the moment we see it, we just know it is going to fit us, and we are going to fit it. We know the dress is going to make us look, feel and be beautiful. It will make us fall in love, and it will make others fall in love with us. The purchase of such a dress will change our entire day, and days afterward, and especially each day we slip it over our heads and look in our full-length mirror. The dress that says, “Hello gorgeous,” and you say it right back. For these next few hours, you and the dress will be combined entities, she will stay by your side all night, long after your friends have gone home or fallen in love. She will give you the confidence to dance, the desire to twirl and the grace to cross the street alone. Maybe a cute pair of heels or a classy set of flats, a long gold chain or a bold colorful necklace, your hair could be up, it could be down, curled or straightened, but the dress doesn’t care. She is your best friend tonight. She invited you out and she got you your first drink. She fit snugly on your hips and perfectly on your shoulders. She even took a few spills, maybe some tugs. That little black dress is the least judging, most flattering, sweetest friend you have. She didn’t even bitch when you stumbled or ran home in the rain. She didn’t whine when you not-so-gracefully unzipped her and ripped her off your head, tossed her in the corner of your room and forgot about her as you drifted off to sleep. No. Little black dress waited patiently for you to wake up, smooth out her lines, and hang her back up. She sat in that closet for two months without a peep. She didn’t cry or yell, she just hung. And unlike any other friend, she didn’t reprimand you when one evening you pulled out a sweater and caught a glimpse of her, recalled what a great dress she was and invited her out for another night, another adventure, another dance. She didn’t say, “Oh, remember me?” She just smiled, happy to see you again and grateful for the night that awaits…

Inspired? Here are a few little black dresses that have caught my eye lately… Visit and choose ‘dress shop’ and then ‘little black dress’ for more hot new dresses!

I wish I may, I wish I might… Have the dress that fits just right

Posted in lifestyle, love, shopping with tags , , , , on March 17, 2010 by jentonelli

Good MORNING! or should I say afternoon, where has the day gone?? I have been posted up in the house all day, cleaning, doing laundry, drinking smoothies and green tea. I really should venture outside…. I pulled up all the shades and it looks gorgeous out, however there are about 12 police officers and construction workers stationed RIGHT in front of mi casa and I cannot get out of the driveway.

So, on that note, I have been working on the blog, you might notice a few new visual changes … doing a little school work, as I am graduating in two MONTHS! and of course, my guilty pleasure, online shopping. By online shopping I really mean, looking at things I have fallen in love with and adding them to my ‘wish list’ or ‘shopping cart’, with no money to purchase them but still just looking at these products makes me happy enough for the time being.

As I will be graduating shortly, we have many glorious festivities to attend: the cocktail party, Commencement ball, Commencement, graduation parties, etc., so my lovely girlfriends and I have been dreaming up the perfect outfits for each and every one of these occasions. Three of my closest girlfriends at school just got their Commencement Ball dresses downtown Newport at the Designer Consignment store “WISH”… They are gorgeous, one is BCBG, another Vera Wang, stunning dresses…

So, here I sit, looking through magazines, on websites, searching for the perfect dress that will stand out, fit perfectly, not break my (mother’s) bank account, and be one of a kind…

Then I spotted this beautiful dress. It might not be exactly the right length for a Ball, but the color, design and shape is what I’ve dreamed of. I’ll post it so you can see, now if only I could find the same exact dress in a floor length…

Calvin Klein Petal Applique Dress at Nordstroms… Loveeee<3

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Ciao