Well, I guess you could say it has been a while since I have added to the “My Favorite Things” page, but that is all about to change after today. I also added a few new links to “The Little Black Book” page you should check out, as well as a few cool new blogs on the “What People Are Blogging About” page. So, feel free to blog around, but as usual, I have some really fun stuff for today so enjoy.

“A Girl’s Best Friend”

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Times are rough, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t know what it’s like to own pear shaped or square cut! No no no! These are not only cut to perfection, but they are truly magnetic- no really.  And when it comes to diamonds- the bigger the better- and these babies are huge! For $10.50 you get a pack of five! So, go ahead and visit Paper Source online. Go ahead and show off your sparkly splurge- wherever- even on the refrigerator. Photos compliments of Paper Source.

“Tray” Magnifique

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I found this table sifting through one of my favorite magazines, House Beautiful (the March 2010 issue). It caught my eye, because it looked like something you would see at one of my favorite completely-out-of-my-price-range- boutique-stores, “Room Service,” here in Los Angeles. It not only has the amazing fretwork frame with the antique white wood finish, but the tray portion of the table is mirrored all for $69.99! Can you believe it? I just love it! Call 866-562-7848 or go online at kmart or by clicking on the photo.

Just Call Me “The Jean Genie”

Here are four new companies that are really making “strides” no pun intended, in the jean industry. Tailoring jeans to fit any age, shape, and almost any budget.  Now that is something I think is worth blogging about.

NYDJ (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans)

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These jeans have become a staple among women young and old all over the world.  These jeans have slimming technology built in to the thigh and tummy area which takes you down a whole pant size and lifts your tush and tightens your tummy immediately. It’s like 6 months at the gyms in 60 seconds! Now those jeans that can do that are worth every a million bucks, or at least $150.00!  Bloomingdale’s will be launching NYDJ’s Fall line this month, so check the NYDJ website for all up-coming events and product information.

UNIQLO “Changing Jeans”

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Their slogan is “Changing Jeans” and their campaign is all about “change.” Sound familiar? It seems more like a political campaign rather than advertising campaign, but it reeled me in, so it’s working .  Let me just relay the message on their behalf- they are changing the way we shop for jeans, the expected value, the price, the feelings we feel while shopping for jeans and it is all change for the better! I decided to do a little “field research” and I will have to admit, their site is really edgy and you feel like you are such a “hipster” but at the same time, you’re getting the latest fashions at Costco prices, which makes it even more fun! Under the “Stich & Sew” tab, there is nothing over $39.50. I posted one of my favorite items. I also have my eye on a pair of dark navy skinny linen trousers. I found this company while glancing through another fine publication I love, Nylon Magazine the April 2010 Issue. Check out UJ at uniqlo.


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Design Your Own Jeans or choose from their extensive “Virtual Closet” of designs. If for any reason you receive your jeans, and are unhappy with them for literally -ANY- reason, they will take them back and fix them so that you are one happy camper! Pretty cool, huh? Check them out at IndiDenim.

Make Your Own Jeans

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So, this site is the cheapest and greatest resource for jeans that you just want to try out and then ditch as soon as the style goes, well, out of style.  For example, these leather jeans, and yes, they are pure Napa leather and custom made to fit your exact measurements, are only $90.00. That is pretty hard to beat considering leather leggings generally range anywhere from $5-600.00.  It is worth checking out, so visit them at Make Your Own Jeans.

Well, Good Thing You Don’t Have To Attend Oxford To Wear Oxford! We All Make The Grade With These Kicks!

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"Capone Oxford" by Jeffrey Campbell Two tone saddle shoe with stud detail along the toe and the upper vamp. Padded footbed. $128.00
Capone Oxford by Jeffrey Campbell Two tone saddle shoe with stud detail along the toe and the upper vamp. Padded footbed. $128.00
Available online at Freepeople .

Trotters’ by “Martie” Oxford

Trotters "Martie" available in black as well. $95.99Steve by Steve Madden "Melin" OxfordsBlack and White Steve by Steve Madden Patent "Melin" Oxford $98.95
Metallic Silver 'Melin' Oxford $98.95
Cognac 'Melin' Oxford $98.95
Cognac Multi 'Miltie' Oxford $128.95

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