Friday, July 31, 2009

Etc...: NYC

Visitors in NYC

Two of my best friends are coming to visit me this weekend in NYC! They have been counting down the days to shop, party, shop, and see me, of course. It's going to be an amazing weekend - they have already created a rough itinerary. I have been resting up because these 2 girls are going to keep me super busy!! They arrive tonight, and leave Tuesday. I will keep you updated on all of our adventures, stories, and purchases, duh!

Happy Friday!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Shoe-Craze: Christian Louboutin

Love the Loubs

Known for his characteristic red sole design, Christian Louboutin, designs shoes which every fashionista wishes to own in their closet. His very pricey shoes include flats, boots, and pumps. But, why are they so popular? Is it because celebrities wear them? I, StacieBlair, believe that they are just so glamorous and will add style to any dress. Here are some celebs seen wearing Loubs...
Starting at the left: Gwen Stefani, Nicole Ritche, Lindsay Lohan, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Michelle Geller.

Don't they all look so happy in their Loubs? Well, maybe not Lindsay because she is not showing them off like she should be!

His fall 2009/10 collection is pretty fabulous, I suggest you all check it out! If you want to splurge (I recommend it), you can buy Loubs at Saks, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and other Christian Louboutin boutiques. For my Canadian friends, don't fret, you can buy them at Holt Renfrew and David's.

Although I don't have a pair (yet), in the near future I hope to add a pair of Loubs to my wonderful shoe collection.

What are your thoughts on Loubs? Too pricey? Let's hear it!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The StacieBlair Review: The Proposal

I said YES to The Proposal
I know The Proposal was released into theaters a couple weeks ago, but I saw it this past weekend and adored it! Sandra Bullock is one of my favorite actresses and she was totally fab in the film. Accompanying her was the beautiful, Ryan Reynolds, who always does a great job at being the handsome hunk.

For anyone who hasn't seen it, (I promise I won't ruin anything) it is about a high-powered woman (Bullock) who is going to be deported to Canada (not a big deal, right?). The only way she can stay in the U.S. is if she gets married, which turns out to be with her assistant (Reynolds). They need to prove to everyone that they actually love each other in order for Bullock to keep her oh, so glorified job.

Sandra and Ryan were a great team together on screen and they kept me laughing throughout the film. Sandra looked stylish in all of her simple, yet sophisticated black outfits. Although it was a typical romantic comedy, it definitely entertained my friend and I.

What were your thoughts on the film? Love/hate it?

Monday, July 27, 2009

BeautyBabe: LifeBooker

LifeBooker: Beauty Organizer
Picture this: you're sitting at work, it's 3:30 pm, and you have a date tonight at 8:00 pm. You have your outfit perfectly planned but your manicure already started chipping at the beginning of the week. Book a manicure appointment at work? Impossible? Not anymore! The website Lifebooker offers health and beauty deals, and also lets you book appointment online for free!

They offer great discounts on everything from haircuts to waxing to teeth whitening to laser hair removal. It is currently only offered in New York and Los Angeles. Hopefully they will branch out soon, maybe even to Canada to benefits all of my friends and family back at home!

Right now, in NYC they are offering a free manicure to new users! You simply sign up, choose an appointment time and enter the code while checking out. The website is very easy to use, and while searching for services it filters location, time, and price range. You can even earn rewards.

Has anyone used this website? What are your thoughts and feelings about this?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stop'n'Style: Zippers

All Zipped Up!
A trend that has stuck around all summer, and now into the fall are exposed zippers. They can be seen on everything from shoes, to tank tops, to headbands, to jeans. They add a touch of chicness and edginess to any outfit. They also help draw attention to a certain area of your body. If you love your legs, buy a pair of pants with a zipper on the seam. All of the major designers like Marc Jacobs, Gucci, and Michael Kors are catching on, so it will be easy to find this trend in stores!

Do you like zippers? What are some of your favourite items with exposed zippers?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Food Glorious Food: Cupcakes

Oh So Sweet Everyone needs a little sweetening up in their life. After having been in NYC for almost 2 months, I have discovered some of the most delicious, mouth-watering pastry shops. Although they may not be the healthiest, it’s always okay to indulge once in a while! Here are some of the delectable places I’ve discovered…

1) Crumbs Bake Shop - They sell hand-made cupcakes and cakes. They are known for their signature LARGE sized cupcakes. Some of the flavors include: Nestle Crunch, Brownie, Butterfinger, Caramel Apple, and plenty more! PS: They even deliver to 48 states, sorry Canadians, hopefully soon.

Milk and Cookies Bakery - They sell delicious, fresh baked cookies. There is really nothing better than a soft, gooey, chocolate chip cookie. Milk and Cookies even sells ice cream sandwiches, made with their own cookies and a scoop of ice cream. Their prices are reasonable too!

The Cupcake Stop - If you’re a busy, on-the-go kind of person, just find the Cupcake Stop, a mobile truck selling cupcakes! They sell mini and normal-sized cupcakes, with flavors like: psychedelic tie dye, peanut butter and jelly, mint chocolate chip, and many more. This definitely beats the ice cream truck!

Magnolia Bakery - One of New York’s most notable bakeries, Magnolia offers the finest in baked goods. They sell everything from cupcake cakes to icebox cakes to an assortment of cupcakes and cakes. Their flavors are unique and will fix your sweet tooth.

Billy’s Bakery - All of their ingredients are made from scratch, and their menu is full of delicious treats. They sell cupcakes, cakes, cookies, bars, pies, and breakfast items. Billy’s offers traditional, specialty, and holiday cupcakes with scrumptious flavors.

Now that I’m sure your mouth is salivating, go indulge in something sweet! Are there any other places you can recommend? Let me know…

Friday, July 24, 2009

Etc...: StacieBlair

“We live not according to reason, but according to fashion”

There is nothing I enjoy better than to walk down the streets of Soho in NYC and visit my favorite shops. Or, in that sense, go shopping. The mannequins in the window call out my name and invite me in to their store to view everything they have to offer. Whether it is a shoe, clothing, purse, or home store I always manage to find something to buy. Ask my parents, it's no secret!

Shopping brings happiness! There is nothing more desirable than finding a pair of shoes that you've had your eye on for weeks, and seeing them on sale! The sales associate hands you a bag with a box filled with excitement, knowing that you have a new glorious pair of shoes to place on your oh, so perfect shoe shelf.

So, go shopping. Whether you are spending your recently received paycheck, your parent's cash, your future paycheck, or your own money, go have some fun!

I'd love to hear some of your most fondest shopping memories, feel free to share!

Yours truly,


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Etc...: Virgin Blogger

Virgin Blogger

This is my first blog. I've joined the blog-train and decided to share with you my world. My hope is to one day write for a fabulous, sought-after fashion magazine. I figured there is no better place to start then right here. I cherish fashion, family, creativity, and life. I am not going to bore you with a lame bio about me. Instead, I hope you enjoy reading my blog.

Yours truly,

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