Monday, October 29, 2007

"Game Day Apparel Isn't Just for Boys Anymore"

"Game day apparel isn't just for boys anymore". That's the tagline of the up and coming Buzz and Berly line of collegiate-themed apparel for the trendy girl. And it's right on par with the tailgate parking lot dress-code these days just outside of Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC - home of the NC State Wolfpack.

I can't tell you just how excited I am about this line and how I absolutely adore my fellow NCSU College of Textiles grad Holly Weaver for introducing me to her employer and allowing my Pi Phi sisters to preview their NCSU-inspired collection at the homecoming game this past weekend vs. UVA. (Which, by the way, was a great win for the Wolfpack!)

I encourage everyone at NCSU, Wake, Duke, and (gah) UNC... whether that means you are a student, faculty, alum, or just downright FANATIC... to check out their site and sign up for their newsletter. Check out the coverage they've had to-date, as well. I hope you all are as excited as I am about seeing their lines in local boutiques come Spring 2008!

Speaking of seeing their lines in boutiques... please contact Buzz & Berly about where you'd love to see their line or encourage your favorite shopping destinations to inquire about Buzz & Berly's lines. No university bookstores please, leave that for the far-less discerning category of menswear.

I firmly believe we're going to see big things for Buzz & Berly in the coming seasons and I think they're going to be the first to do something that's going to have other brands attempting to replicate their savvy-thinking soon. But read it here, they are the purveyors of this welcome addition to the southern football tailgate and have my business already!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Ultimate Steal

This is not my usual fashion-inspired post... but it is a GREAT shopping steal and will keep more money in my bank account for... $120 pairs of jeans.

(This is also going to get a little dorky, I'm sure Brandon and Adrianne will be the only people to truly appreciate this as much as I do.)

I am THE most skeptical person on the internet, but this is legit as it actually comes directly from Microsoft. Get it early, the offer expires on April 30, 2008.

For $60 you get (All 2007 Versions): MS Access (which most students don't need), Accounting Express, Excel, Infopath, Groove, OneNote, Outlook with Business Contact Manager, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word.

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Since I have half of this already, I think I'm just going to ask for a new laptop for Christmas (or buy one after with my holiday savings) and get this to go with it.

Office 2007 looks a lot different (thus, takes quite some getting used to), so I don't want to download it on top of what I already have. I'd like to just start fresh.

P.S. - Normal retail price for this is $679. Ouch.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Rainy Days

I used to hate rainy days, but since the re-introduction of rain boots over the past few years... I almost jump at the chance to put on a pair of cute rain boots over fitted boot-cut jeans. I even seen some looking pulled-together with shorts and skirts!

Featured in ShopBop, here is a classic yellow pair, but the pair I really have my eyes on (but haven't been able to find in my size or take the $100+ plunge) are the Tamara Henriques - Women's Hunter Toile Rain Boots... definitely one of my MOST favorite prints of all time:

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I also think these would be great for any ECU Pirates football game!:

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Dianne's Little Lambs by far has THE BEST selection of rain boots that I've found on the internet yet. A special thanks to KT Pi Phi who found them on Amazon when looking for boots herself and remembered that toile prints are some of Little Lisa's favorites... :-*

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

My Alter Ego

"My handbag doesn’t just belong to me: it is me, my alter ego." — Barbara G.S. Hagerty

weekender bags

That quote came to my inbox today via Real Simple: Daily Thought (Real Simple) right after the great handbag above appeared from ShopBop and I thought to myself: "that's right on the money". (And not too far after... "I want that bag!")

I absolutely LOVE my handbags - it borders on a bit obsessive. The top two shelves of my walk in closet are filled with them.

I especially love my big bags (or... weekender bags... which often end up being used on weekdays just the same). You can pretty much carry your whole world in there, which is what I love the most. Cell phone, iPod, clutch (it's such a pain to switch out every credit card and ID when you need a little wallet for a little purse)... it all fits and that makes me happy.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Let's Get Cookin'!

Aprons are making their way back and are cuter than ever... highlighted here from the N&O Lifestyle section...

"Why is it good to buy vintage? says reusing a vintage item saves it from being tossed into a landfill. Most likely that would never happen with an apron."

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Where to buy:
Father & Son Antiques (downtown Raleigh)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Splash of Color for the Summer

Colored denim just might make its way back into wardrobes this summer. Personally, I am pumped!

colored denim

Picture from (sign up for their emails for a little wardrobe excitement in your inbox a few times each week...)

I love the yellow against a fresh tan (it's one of those fun colors you can enjoy wearing in the summer since it's darn near impossible to pull off in the winter) and I think the red would be just perfect come Wolfpack football season :-D

It had to come from somewhere

My boyfriend is into Texas Hold 'Em, poker leagues are popping up at bars and restaurants all across town and I swear I know people that fly to Vegas (or the Bahamas - anywhere with casinos!) on a monthly basis to partake in wagers and slot machines.

As for myself, I'm not much of a gambling girl...
I like my money right where I can see it - hanging in my closet.

While I think it'd be a pretty sweet deal to be a fashion or trend correspondent for a cool publication (or two... or three), I'll stick to unaffiliated blogging for the time being.