Monday, February 28, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

2011 Oscars Best Dressed Actress:

Cate Blanchett

Cate looks stunning in Givenchy

Best Dressed Actor:
Jude Law

Here with RDJ, looking perfect with his white tie ensemble. 

Mission Accomplished

Mike and I went swimsuit shopping yesterday and  I ended up buying two really amazing suits.  Both are bikinis, which I wasn't expecting to buy, but the all the Becca tankinis I tried on were a little too loose fitting on my torso, so they actually made me look larger than I am.

We found both suits and the best selection at Saks, which was surprising, as I was expecting to find better options at Bloomies, but their selection was lacking in a major way.  We also went into Everything but Water, which is a swimsuit store with a huge selection.  I tried on a two piece Nanette Lepore swim suit with a matching cover up tunic, but in the end the selection at Saks won me over.

I tried on 7 suits at Saks, and all of them were super cute.  Some of the brands I tried on were Milly, DVF, Shoshanna, Vix, and Robin Piccone.  I wish I could have bought them all!  Here are the two I chose:

Leopard print with turquoise accents by Vix. I chose a black bottom instead of leopard on leopard.

Bandeau one shoulder top, except the one I got is camoflauge, and really fun. Also by Vix.
So, now it's off to Puerto Rico and I am really excited.  Here's to fun in the sun and a great tan!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Countdown to the Oscars!

The Oscars are on this Sunday, and I'm really excited.  There are some fantastic movies that are nominated for awards, and this year Mike and I have actually seen most of those that are nominated for Best Picture.

My vote is for The King's Speech for best pic and for Best Actor, Colin Firth.  He was outstanding and the movie was just superbly done.  I also happen to love him... 

Anyway, moving on...I'm sure that Natalie Portman will win for Best Actress for Black Swan, which we haven't seen yet, but may try to squeeze in this weekend before Sunday night's show, and which I've heard is amazing.

Obviously the Oscars are about the actors and the movies, but they're also about the fashion!  I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone is wearing on the red carpet this year.  The Oscars are the most glamorous of all the award shows, so we should see some amazing gowns and tuxedos...I love it!

Below are some looks from the 2011 Golden Globes. 
Elisabeth Moss, Natalie Portman, and Angelina Jolie

Ann Hathaway -- 2011 Oscar Host!
To be honest, none of these blew me away and I have to say that I was a little bit bored with the GG's red carpet.  Hopefully the Oscar fashion will step it up!

Happy viewing, and fingers crossed for my Colin!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Swimsuit Shopping

We're off to Puerto Rico in 6 days and I need new swimwear.  I'm beginning to think that I shouldn't be wearing teeny weeny bikinis anymore, but I'm not quite ready for the full coverage one piece either. 

Here's why. Although I am a petite person, I feel like most bikinis are either for teenage girls (ie. too loud and frilly), or for swimsuit models who have perfect bodies and can pull anything off. Needless to say, I do not fit into either of those categories.  On the other hand, a lot of the one piece suits I see are a little too old for me (ie. solid dark colors and kinda frumpy).

So, what to do, what to do?  Here are some tankinis that I like and some modern, fun one pieces I have my eyes on.

Becca Wild at Heart Tankini

Nanette Lepore Rhumba Seductress

Nanette Lepore Parrot Key One Piece

Becca Wall Flower Tankini
So, what do you think?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Obsessed with Angry Birds!

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately.  I blame it all on Angry Birds!  Mike got his iPhone last week and I haven't stopped playing since.

It's totally addicting!  The craziest thing about it is that everyone I know is also addicted!  It's insane.  Last night Mike and I were at dinner and the couple sitting across from us had their iPad out and were playing at the table!  Mike was like, "is that angry birds I hear?" and it totally was.  You couldn't mistake those tweets and chirps for anything else.

I'll sum it up in three words: best. game. ever.  If you're not playing angry birds, you need to start immediately. And good luck getting past 4-13, damn pigs! Hee hee...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

OMG! Anthropologie Bridal!!

Check it out ladies!!  Amazing stuff.


So much better than JCrew!

How Annoying Are: American Apparel Ads?

Ok, so all you bloggers out there know what I'm talking about.  We follow The Sartorialist, and Garance Dore, and other fashion blogs out there, and what happens as soon as we click on the link to those blogs? BAM!  an American Apparel ad is in our face.  Actually, it's more like a scantily clothed young girl in our face.

What's up with that?!  It's really disturbing.  These girls, and yes, they are young girls, are wearing see through garments that barely cover their ____________(fill in the blank...) and I'm supposed to want to shop at this store?

It's also really annoying because the girls are posing in different positions and are actually moving in the ad, so it looks like you're watching a video of a teen taking her clothes off, when really you're checking out a very decent fashion blog (this does not look good at work!).

Arg!  Trust me, if I ever get to the point where I have ads on FWC, I promise not to have American Apparel ads....they're just wrong.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Our Foodie Valentine's Weekend

Mike and I celebrated Valentine's Day all weekend long by cooking, eating, and drinking good wine.  Saturday night we made white lasagna with spinach, mushrooms, ricotta and mozzarella cheese and a creamy bechamel sauce.  It was divine. 

This morning Mike made french toast with a loaf of brioche we bought and a side of smokey bacon.  Again, it was divine.  Tonight for dinner, we're having steak with grilled vegetables and a nice chianti.  I can't wait.

Here are some pictures we took of our delicious meals:

Lasagna right out of the oven...nice and bubbly!

Brioche french toast with butter and maple syrup.

Bacon goodness.
Hope your Valentine's Day is as good as my weekend was!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm beat.

Can't wait until March 1st. (See post below).

Also, happy Chinese New Year.

So does anyone know where to find the best mofongo in Puerto Rico?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Puerto Rico, Here we Come!

It's booked!  We're going to Puerto Rico in March, and I'm so excited!  The warm breeze, the soft sand, and a pina colada in each hand!

Now, what to pack, what to buy??  I definitely need a few new bathing suits, and maybe a nice colorful tunic to wear as a cover up by the pool.

Whenever I think of beach and sun, I think of Calypso.  I love their dresses and tunics, and I'm really loving their kaftans. They're all so ethereal and flowy.  I love how the color palette this season is a little more muted than in the past.  I love wearing whites and light pinks and yellow when I'm sunkissed and tan.

On the other hand, there's Trina Turk.  Bright happy colors abound!  I also really love the nautical look right now.  I can see myself strolling down the streets of Old San Juan with my floppy straw hat and a blue and white striped top and white pants on, and my red flats of course!

Here are some of my favorite looks:

Calypso tunic

Calypso kaftan

Trina Turk sailor tank

Trina Turk Acapulco Gold tunic
Yay! I seriously cannot wait!  Where do you shop for a beach vacation?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Seattle Shopping

Over the weekend Mike and I were in Seattle for his best friend's wedding.  As you know, wedding weekends are chock full of fun stuff to do with the happy couple, so Mike and I only had a few hours on Friday morning to walk around town and do what we do best -- SHOP!

When I think of great shopping destinations, Seattle doesn't usually come to mind, but the past two times we've visited, I have been overwhelmingly surprised by the cool independently owned boutiques that are popping up all over town.

The three stores that stand out in my mind so far are, Ketch in Ballard, Butch Blum in downtown Seattle, and of course the Flagship Nordstrom, also in downtown Seattle.

I'll start with Ketch.  Definite cool vibe in this boutique. Brands like Rebecca Taylor, Joie, and WHIT are what attracted me to the store.  They also carry Michael Stars tees and jean names like Seven, James, and J Brand.  Also awesome jewelry. A lot of hammered gold and silver earrings and necklaces, which I'm really into right now.

With a completely opposite vibe there's Butch Blum.  This place feels more like Barneys with adorable Delman ballet flats, amazing dresses and tops by Jean Paul Gaultier and Moschino, and the most fantastic Blumarine coats.  They also have a pretty stellar men's selection with Zegna and Armani suits and ready to wear apparel.

Last but certainly not least, the Flagship Nordstrom.  What an amazing store.  Elegant and inviting, bright and warm.  The sales people are friendly but not pushy, and make you want to buy whatever they're selling.  They also carry Chanel, which most other Nordstrom's don't.  This gave them many bonus points!

Overall, a great and super fun shopping experience in Seattle.  I'm still deciding whether to buy this Blumarine coat with a chinchilla fur collar from Butch Blum.  It's 50% off, and I save tax when having it shipped -- cha ching!