Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Annenberg Space for Photography

I love photography. I always have. In high school, i took a photography class and i absolutely fell in love with it.

The Annenberg Space for Photography is this amazing place that showcases works of various photographers. They recently had a Beauty and Culture exhibition, which they showed photography of how beauty has influenced our culture, good and bad. They are now closed and they are reopening on December 17th for the 'Digital Darkroom' exhibition. Each artist will showcase works of digital techniques in photography.

If you haven't been, i would definitely recommend going to one of the exhibitions. Its a great place to go get lost in for a few hours. Entrance is free and parking, i believe is like $3 bucks.

Check it out!

Heels & kisses,

Monday, November 28, 2011

Groupon Deal of the day!

I love Groupon!

Since everyone and their mama is on a budget for the holidays, now's the time to take advantage of awesome deals on the web.

Groupon has this amazing deal for WSS Footware! $40 worth of merchandise for $20 bucks! THAT'S FREAKING AMAZING! If you have kids or nieces and nephews and they're constantly tearing down their school shoes, this groupon is for you! You can buy them a new pair of shoes for $20 bucks! What a deal!

Sign up at Groupon! The ends tomorrow night!

Heels & kisses,


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  

We hope you have a wonderful, love-filled, fun-filled day with family.  And if you're like some people who don't like those kinds of days...enjoy your pancake turkey dinner at Denny's ;)

See you next week!

XO...Heels & Kisses

Janea & Nadia

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Product Review: Forever 21 Flare Leg Jeans

Let me preface this by saying that it has literally been years since I've worn anything but skinny jeans, so when I tried on a pair of these Flare Jeans from Forever 21, I was a little nervous.

I haven't worn flared jeans since junior high when the Mudd jeans had those little stripes on the side.  They are so old that I can't even find them in a Google Image Search (HA!).

Well...I did it. And I LOVED THEM. They fit really nicely and they are long enough so they don't float at the top of my shoes like most jeans...and the true test...the butt test ;p Perfect!  I bought a pair in "Rust" and I loved them so much I bought a second pair in Black a few weeks later.
This model obviously has a tiny toosh

See how long they are...and she is wearing heels!
They are only $19.50, come in MANY colors, and I believe go up to a size 31.  They run just a little big so if you are in between sizes, I would suggest the size down.  Even after a wash and dry they still fit the same way. LOVE.  I even wore them a few times and they didn't stretch out like those Old Navy jeans I reviewed a while back.

Online they don't have many sizes, but there are plenty in both of the stores I bought mine at.

Next time you turn your nose up at inexpensive jeans, consider them for once ;)  I don't regret it!


*image credit Forever 21

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Unique LA 4th Annual Holiday Show

December  3 + 4   //   11am – 6pm both days

Where: The California Market Center (110 East Ninth Street, LA, CA 90079)

Cost: $10 at the door or in advance online (Kids 12 and under are free), 10% of ticket sales will go to our non-profit partner (TBD).

 Admission includes:
• An exclusive, collectible cotton tote bag (each show features a tote designed by a guest artist)
• Unlimited re-entry for both days + a printed Vendor Directory & Mini Magazine
• Free drinks! (Holiday Punch featuring Sailor Jerry Rum, Blackstar Beer, The Naked Grape wine, IZZE, Honest Tea, GT’s Kombucha)
• Free DIY workshops + crafts & Free portraits at the Oh Snap Photo Booth
• Access to Amoeba’s rockin’, exclusive downtown Pop-Up Shop!
• Two different cafe areas so you can grab a coffee or enjoy lunch, snacks or a treat

Not a paid advertisement!  Buy local, and all that junk ;O)


Monday, November 21, 2011

Urban Outfitters: Free Shipping!

Just a quick update:

Urban Outfitters is doing FREE SHIPPING on all orders, no minimum purchase required, until 11/29 3a.m. Eastern Standard Time.  If you like to do your Holiday shopping online, this would be perfect for you!

And they are having a massive sale.  Hop to it!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Must Have the Precious!

Like the title?  Nerd alert! ;)

I went to H&M this afternoon to look for a belt, but I found these little lovelies instead --

No online shopping, unfortunately, but at least H&M is in the States!  I chose the second ring in cream, but it comes in Cerise or Black as well.  The first ring is also available in different colors too (black or green).

It's almost time for Holiday shopping!  These would make great stocking stuffers, or just a nice inexpensive gift for a girlfriend :)

Until next time!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Recycle: Clothes the Loop

Thrifting: nearly every fashion/"lifestyle" blogger does it. What makes it so special? I would suspect that digging through heaps and heaps of other people's toss-aways doesn't sound so appealing to everyone. But when you have a great stores in LA to shop at - St Vincent de Paul's, Crossroads, American Vintage, Jet Rag, and (dare I say it) Buffalo Exchange - it's hard not to enjoy it!

Couple of A-Line vintage dresses
Other awesome thrifting finds include: wool pea coats, vintage slips (full and half), vintage Dooney & Bourke cross-body bag, Kate Spade silk scarves, sets of china, antique tea set, tea pots, et cetera, et cetera.

The best part is that mostly everything is under $40. The clothes range typically between $3 - $20, dishes $1 - $10, furniture...depends on the store.  Sometimes you'll leave empty handed, sometimes you'll want to buy everything in the store!

And with great sites like, vintage shopping got easier especially if you don't have a great store nearby.  Just don't get ripped off and end up on Regretsy ;)

Happy thrifting ;)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I'm a Leo. Therefore, i'm picky!

I have Hermes taste with a broke girls budget!

Yes, i would die of sheer happiness for a pair of peep toe Christian Louboutin heels and a Louis Vuitton 'Alma' patent leather purse! But right now... i am not dreaming, and this is my reality.

I found these awesome, beautiful, sexy heels by Zara. Arent they fab?

I absolutely love them. And best of all, they're only $89.99! Find them at Zara!

Heels & kisses,


Monday, November 14, 2011

Versace for H&M!

When i was little, i used to watch the fashion runway show coverage. I had no idea what was going on, but one thing i did know: It was love at first sight.

This was the world i belonged in.

My sisters and i would dress up and do runway shows of our own.

One of the first house runway shows i ever saw was Versace. Gianni did fabulous work. But.... since Gianni's passing, the FE-ROSH' Donatella has since then stepped up to the plate.

On November 19th, H&M will be releasing a Versace line. Some of the Items are a little to "Gotti" Mob wife for me, but they're are a few pieces i fell in love with.

Most of these dresses will be priced at $149.00. If you feel like getting one of these fabulous pieces, you better get in line now! The line is released November 19th!

Heels & kisses,


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Papaya Art

Image credit: Papaya Art
If you know me, you know that i have written in journals since i was 12 years old. I have tons of journals. I'm not a "dear-journal' type of writer, its more to express the series of emotions that i go through with big and small moments in my life.

Two years ago, my sister bought me this journal from Papaya Art. I think their stuff is so unique and fabulous! Its made for the type of girl who appreciates art, goes against the grain, expresses herself without saying 'sorry', and lastly, for the girl who dances to the beat of her own drum.

I love it, and i hope you love it too!

They carry journals, note cards, stationary, calendars, art panels, and totes.

Find more here :)

Heels & kisses,


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving attire

I love the holidays. Love the b.s., the fake kisses on the cheek to people you see everyday, the small talk, the petty gossip, my mother's yelling on how i need to get my life straight, and of course the wine! ;) I'm all over that!

This year, my immediate family will be getting together. Since i don't want to look like a homeless hooker while drinking my wine on thanksgiving... i thought of the perfect cozy outfit to get perfectly drunk in....

This can be found on H&M for $19.99!! Isn't that awesome? That leaves me more money for some Sauvignon Blanc! SCORE!

Heels & kisses,


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Its so cold, my ______ are hard!

There is nothing i hate more than being cold!!

Okay, they're are a few things i also hate: Pumping gas, folding clothes, guys who are stupid, warm coffee & bad food.

This past weekend, i had a few things come up and i wanted to look my best. I have been needing a coat for a while, but i haven't had the time to go shopping for one.
I am very picky.

Most people look at coat sizes and price tags when they shop, I on the other hand, read labels! I'm always looking for coats that are made with 80% wool.

I'm well aware that i am broke! And understand that these types of coats aren't cheap. But i also don't want to compromise my warmth for a few dollars. (Okay, okay.... a few hundred dollars)

I fell in love with this amazing coat by All Saints....

I also fell in love with these awesome riding 'over-the-knee' boots by Sam Edelman! I must have these boots & this coat! Its Nadia's winter must have!

Unfortunately, the coat is $495.00. And the boots are $299.00. :/ (i don't know why i was born with expensive taste) But- maybe i can cut the grocery bill by $25 bucks? :(

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shabby Chic

Eeep! Sorry for the severe lack of updates recently. I feel like the next few weeks will result in another drought (we are in LA after all haha)... Uni transfer apps are due this month, and I also have a few research papers due this month....and just life in general (Thanksgiving, upcoming Holiday Party...etc!)

 Today I had a little time to play around on Polyvore and created a set where everything is $40 or less. The skirt is from Top Shop ($20), the tights are from Anthropologie ($14), the shoes can be found on LuLu's or any similar site (at or under $40), and the bag is from Dorothy Perkins ($40). The lipstick is M.A.C. "Frou" (it's beautiful!!!).  And the floral shirt can be found at any mall store for about $15 or any thrift store for $4 - $10.

shabby chic
My favorite thing, of course, are the shoes. I am on the lookout for a comfy pair of brown oxford peep-toe wedges. I don't like buying peep-toe shoes sight unseen because I don't know how my toes will look in them!  But you get the general idea of the outfit. 

Tights under a mini-skirt are a fall staple.  You can make the outfit warmer by layering on a cozy cable knit cardigan in any neutral color (grey, black, cream, taupe) or any color popped from your outfit ;).  If you do go bold in your outfit, I would suggest a neutral face...maybe a shimmery natural eye, heavy mascara, nude lip.  Pretty and fresh =) 

Until next time! 

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