Monday, November 26, 2012

Black Friday Hell

Hi, my name is lalaG and I’m a shopping addict.  I really have no reason to go out for shopping   on black Friday other than getting stuff for myself. I buy online for my family.  I shop for mostly clothes because I am not planning on standing in line in front of Best Buy for a week for a $200 dollar television.  My Aunt Kathy and I had a game plan: Macy’s, Old Navy at midnight, and JCPenneys at 6 am over in the North East Mall area in Hurst.  We left my house at 11:30 foolishly thinking that there wouldn’t be a line at Macy’s and we were wrong. CHAOS!  There were people at every entrance!

They let us in at midnight and there was some fools that started running… and thought it was funny.  It was young girls mostly. SMH.  There really wasn’t much on sale with the clothes, very disappointing.  My Aunt scored a pair of Levi’s and I found a pair of blue print lace pants on sale.  I get to the counter and I present my coupon.  I don’t get a discount because of the Levi’s and because my pants weren’t 25 dollars or more. Pissed wasn’t even the word.  I tried to return the jeans and for some reason couldn’t so I had to come back and return them.

Next on the list was Old Navy.  I knew it would be crowded but I wasn’t ready for this…
The line was wrapped around the building.  The line went past five stores. No.
the lines at Old Navy. No, just no.
We left in the morning for JCPenneys at 5:30 am and when we got there was plenty of spaces available on the side we parked on.  There was a line but not that bad.  The doors opened at 6 am and when we walked in, chaos ensued.  The escalator that goes down wasn’t on so people were running up the opposite way.  I secretly wished that it would turn on and those people would get screwed.  We made our way to the second floor of where the clothing was and it was calm.  Mostly because there wasn’t that many sales in the clothing depart ment.  People were there for eight dollar crockpots and griddles.  There was a fight that almost broke out over pillows.  Yes I said pillows.  We were at home by 7:30 am; the lines were LONG because they have gotten rid of so many cash registers. 
running up the escalator... that's supposed to go down...

We did go to Old Navy on the day of Thanksgiving. It was buy one get one free, even for the items that were discounted.

Old Navy

pants and shirt/ JCPenneys

I don’t think I can do that ever again.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Outfit of the Day: Thanksgiving Edition

I had a purpose this year.  Not to eat too much of the stuffing and that mission was accomplished.  I can’t say the same for the turkey.  My goal wasn’t to look cute at Thanksgiving; my goal was to be comfortable.  Mission accomplished.
Purse: Juicy Couture (Thrifted)/ Converse: JCPenneys

White shirt: Old Navy/ Madonna Tee: Old Navy/ Jeans: Macy's

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Season 2 Ep 3

I have been in no rush to write this.  This season has been such a bore.  I need for the drama to be stepped up.  I will say this; the clothes have been pretty awesome to look at.  I can’t wait to see what else is up the designers’ sleeves.
Carolyn meets the designers over in Long Island City where they meet at a building that is covered in aerosol art or also known as graffiti.    The challenge is to create wearable art.  The designers get a crate of spray paint and 7 yards of either cotton or chiffon.  They also get 50 dollars for anything else they might need at Mood.  The judges are looking for something that will look good in an art gallery as it would on the runway.
So far some of the prints look pretty cool.  Let’s see what they do with them.
Kanye… yours is a hot ass mess.  I hope you can pull it all together.
Today’s guest judges are Jeffery Costello and Robert Tagliapietra, fashion designers.
That bow on Andre’s dress, no.

I understand what Kanye was trying to do with his dress, but I don’t think he pulled it off in the way he wanted it to go.

Emilio’s is a piece that you could rock anytime, anywhere. FAB.

Anthony Ryan, Emilio and Ivy are in the top.  I’m still trying to figure out why Ivy is in the top three.
Laura Kathleen, Suede, and Kayne are in the bottom three.

Emilio is this week’s winner.  SN: Amena (sp?) from America’s Next Top model is on here… lookin fab.
Suede is out!


Monday, November 12, 2012

The things we do…

It’s been a rough couple of weeks and I know I haven’t havent rough couple of weeks and i been posting like I should but thank you for sticking around and reading.

To get my mind off of things, we headed over to North East Mall and planned on doing some window shopping.  We started off in Nordstrom’s because they have the best parking and the best shoe selection.  I fell in love with this buttery smooth leather jacket, but due to the cost being $650; it was not mine to have today. Forever 21 was a bust and so was Dillard’s.

We strolled on down to Macy’s.  They were having the biggest sale of the season so why not check it out?  Cruised the shoe section, it was a miss.  We decided to check out the plus size section thinking I wouldn’t be able to find anything.  There were tons of sales racks but nothing caught my eye.  I rounded the corner seeing if there was anything in the American Rag section that might be appealing and I missed the sign saying $24.99 for Seven 7 Jeans.  Yes those same Seven 7 Jeans that starts off at $79.99 and go up from there. Uh yea.  I grabbed a pair and went and tried them on and the size I picked was too big!  SCORE! I tried on a smaller size and they fit perfectly.  I tried on at least every color that they had, except the baroque pair cause they didn’t have it in my size! I think I did pretty well since I saved $140 bucks.

They are blue, but they look black in pics.

I couldn't decide between these and the red and black.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

World War Z

There are a few things I’m not here for.  Zombie movies.  NOT AT ALL, except for Shaun of the Dead.  That shit was funny. I don’t watch most horror movies, and zombie movies just freak me out.  I’m also not here for Brad Pitt. I just think the guy is just too into himself since he got with Angelina.  I’m team Jennifer for life… Anyway, I was checking out some other websites and I got a chance to look at the trailer for World War Z.

Well played Mr. Pitt, well played.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Season 2 Ep 2

So far season 2 of All Stars is kind of a bust.  I do expect it to pick up some steam when there are less and less designers, or so I hope.
Peach was out and I really don’t see why she was even back on the all-stars show.  At the beginning of the episodes, the designers and Carolyn meet up with Stefani Greenfield, CCO of the Jones group at thy Nine West showroom.  She tells the designer that they have to create an evening outfit based on the 70’s/disco era.  The designers’ pick out a shoe that is to be worn by the model in the challenge. All the shoes are platform heels or wedges in every color and pattern there is.  The winning designer will also be featured in the fall Nine West ad with their design. 

Wendy’s design… lord those pants.

Wendy and Josh start dancing. Shit was fun nay

When the designers get back to the hotel, they have a special video message from Karl Lagerfeld.  It was cute.

Special guest judge is creative director of Nine West Handbags, Rafe Totengco.
Wendy’s design looked like Jamie Lee Curtis in Trading Places.

Ivy, Uli, Casanova are in the top but Uli is the only that they really liked.

Wendy, Andre and Kanye are in the bottom.
The winner of the challenge is Uli! 
The designer that goes home is Wendy.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

OOTD: UnBirthday

Sometime last month I turned 35.  I should have been celebrating and I really tried to but for reasons beyond my control, I really couldn’t.    My lovely friend, the French wanted to take me out to lunch for my birthday and who am I to say no?
Sweater: Lane Bryant/ Tunic: Macy's/ Leggings: Macy's (I think)/ Sneaker Wedges: JcPenney

I dont understand why the shoes look so blurry...

Closeup of the shoes... Photobombed by CoCo.

I don’t even want to mention the name of the place because we had some horrible service and I pretty much never want to go back there again.  We had to complain to a manager he refunded us for everything.

Maybe I’ll celebrate in November. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Season 2, Episode 1

Are you excited as I am about the second season of Project Runway All Stars? (I know im late with this post....)  After a very disappointing season ten of Project Runway, previous designers are coming back to prove once and for all that they are the best designer.   The cast includes:
Wendy Pepper (Season 1)
Andrae Gonzalo (Season 2)
Kayne Gillaspie (Season 3)
Uli Herzner (Season 3)
Suede Baum (Season 5)
Althea Harper (Season 6)
Emilio Sosa (Season 7)
Peach Carr (Season 8)
Ivy Higa (Season 8)
Casanova (Season 8)
Anthony Ryan Auld (Season 9)
Laura Kathleen Planck (Season 9)
Joshua McKinley (Season 9)

Oh Project Runway, you had me at Wendy Pepper and trust and believe she is still a bitch.  Supermodel Carolyn Murphy is replacing the boring Angela Lindvall as host.  Thank you sweet baby Jesus.
Carolyn comes out and explains the rules and the prizes to the designers.  The winner gets to go to every fashion week in every city around the world… SwEET!  The total amount of prizes is over a quarter million dollars.

The designers go to meet Joanna Cole and they find out that the first challenge is a group challenge.  Wendy was picked last. AWESOMENESS.  The theme of the challenge is attitude.  The designers will have to create a piece that has to deal with an attitude and it has to be cohesive with everyone else’s designs.  Oh the clashing of the personalities.

Casanova has taken some English lessons?  You can actually understand him.

Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman (Co-founder of Marchesa) are back as judges and the guest judges are Rachel Roy and Project Runway All Star season 1 winner, Mondo Guerra.
Team Bold, I am not impressed by your designs.
Joshua wants to be Tom Ford.
 I like Team Confidant’s choice of leather and lace.
Team Confidant is the winner of the two.

Casanova, Ivy and Anthony Ryan are in the top three.
Peach, Suede and Andre are in the bottom.
Anthony Ryan is the winner of the challenge.  The designer that goes home is Peach.  Her design was all over the place and was just a mess.