Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm now on Tumblr!

Come find me! -- http://luciwithani.tumblr.com/

I will still post here from time to time, but more of the everyday will be @ tumblr.

Friday Funday: All I Want for Christmas is You



This song is among my top 5 all-time favorite Christmas songs!

Tonight is my work Christmas party, but they're calling for a crazy snow storm starting at noon and the entire city is preparing to shut down, so we'll see about that!

Happy Friday! :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wunderland


I cannot wait!!!

Let the Countdown Begin...

1 week to Christmas @ HOME in Pittsburgh!

3 weeks to VEGAS with the whole family!

5 weeks to New York/Lady Gaga concert!

2010 is already beating 2009 by a MILE!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oreo Truffles: Major Party Hit!

I made the Oreo Truffles for a Holiday party last night, and they were a hit! I dipped them in white and milk chocolate, and then sprinkled more crushed Oreos on top. Yum!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Peace Out, Playoffs.


WTF, Steelers!?! We could go 1-15 but losing to Cleveland AND Oakland!? Ugh.


Friday Funday: Golden Brown



Snatch is one of my all-time favorite movies, I can't get enough of this song.

Happy Friday!!! We're just 2 weeks away from Christmas! :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Oreo Truffles (!!)

This amazing recipe comes from the adorable Jordan of NonSociety:

OREO TRUFFLES

What you need:

1 package Oreo cookies, finely crushed

1 8 oz package cream cheese (no reduced fat stuff, please…we’re talking truffles here)

2 packages (8 squares each) semi-sweet chocolate, melted (in the microwave is easiest)

What you do:

1. Mix 3 cups of the cookie crumbs with the cream cheese until well-blended.

2. Shape cookie/cream cheese mixture into 42 1” balls.

3. Dip balls in melted chocolate (use two forks and sort of roll them around until evenly coated; allow excess to drip off) and place on wax paper.

4. Sprinkle over remaining cookie crumbs and refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.

Other decorating ideas: Adorn your truffles with sprinkles, colored sugar, or even edible glitter.


I plan to make these for a Holiday Party this weekend! Mmmmmm...

Christmas Is All Around



Love Actually is one of my top ten favorites of all time, and I easily watch it a dozen times until Christmas. :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Oh Saaaanta!


These boots.... I die. JCrew's Nottingham Tall Leather boot, $325.


Recapping Thanksgiving


(Little Sister, Little Brother, and Me on Turkey Day
)

Here is a belated review of the fun I had while home in Pittburgh for Thanksgiving.

-- We made the 8.5 hour drive home Wednesday morning, and it was relatively uneventful aside from a traffic cluster in Virginia that pushed us back 45 minutes. Otherwise, easy drive home!

-- Wednesday night was the annual "see everyone you went to High School with at the local bar" night. Had a great time!

-- Thanksgiving! Ate my face off at the boy's family feast, then we ate another meal about 4 hours later at my Mom's.

-- Black Friday I slept in, and then did a bit of online shopping. There were no deals good enough for me to brave the crowds, nooo thank you. Friday Night we had a Black Friday party at a friend's house, complete with RockBand, Buzz Quiz and great friends. :)

-- Little Sister turned the big 2-1 on the 28th!! So we went out in Pittsburgh. We hit up the new Casino so everyone could "practice" for Vegas next month ;) We then hit up the bars until closing time, and I quickly came to the realization that I am waaaay too old for that scene!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Christmas Movie Montage



Now it just needs to SNOW here in Raleigh! :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Funday: Empire State of Mind



I am obsessed with this song, the lyrics are amazing, especially the Anna Wintour name drop. Love. I'll be in The City in less than 2 months for the Gaga concert! I can't wait!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide: Friend/Sister

Solden Scarf, $38 -- Comes in various colors and great with literally everything.

Gifted Bow Posts, $22 -- How adorable are these?! I love them! Great for teens and adults.
Sephora's Collector's Edition Fragrance Sampler for Her, $75 -- As we all know, buying perfume for someone is nearly impossible, but when you're giving 7 amazing options it's brilliant. Sephora's Best of Bliss Set, $45 -- This is a must have for all ladies out there, the lemon scent is lovely.
(Can you tell I'm a fan of the Sephora sets?) The Kitten Collection, $18 -- This is a great deal for both! And the eye shadow is great for day and night.

Target's Xhileration Flannel 3-piece Pajama Set, $14.99 -- How cute are these?? The shorts have little gnomes on them!

Anthropologie's Juxtaposed Sweater Jacket, $98 -- I am in loooove with this sweater. It comes in black, too and looks amazingly comfortable yet stylish.

'Tis the Season





'Tis the season for Holiday YouTubes! First up, Mean Girls. Oh Linds, where did you go?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black Friday Bonaza

The deals are pouring in! Here are a few that made it into my Inbox today:

40% off everything in the store @ The Limited, in store and online. As well as free shipping, no limit!

30% off everything @ Lacoste.com:


Monday, November 23, 2009

You're a master of karate and friendship... for everyone

Holiday Gift Guide: Brother

Every year I say I'm going to have my Christmas shopping finished early, but lo and behold I'm stuck at the mall on Christmas eve scrambling for a thoughtful gift. Well, not this year! I'm actually checking things off my list with a vengeance.

First up, my brother. Not only do we share a birthday, (he's 3 years younger) but it's two days after Christmas! So I always try to do well by him, and get a great gift. This year, he really wanted a camera. And lucky me, Slickdeals posted a helluva deal today: Fujifilm 10 mp Camera, 2GB memory card, and camera case for $80!

Additional gift ideas for Brother(s):
- A good bottle of Whiskey
- Hoodie, jersey, or hat of their favorite sports team: GO STEELERS!
- Nose and ear hair trimmer (seriously, what guy doesn't need this!)
- Portable Grills

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Funday: Bittersweet Sympony



Is it me, or has this week draaaaged on? I think it's because a Holiday is approaching, and I can't wait to be home in Pittsburgh!

Enjoy The Verve! Youtube disabled embedding of the actual video, but you can watch it here.

P.S. This song always makes me want to watch Cruel Intentions!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

B & Gaga: Videophone

B and Gaga fighting crime together would make my life.

2 months till Gaga @ Radio City!!

Monday, November 16, 2009



Via AllThingsAlishan

It's that time of year... SALE SEASON!

My Inbox has been overflowing with great deals lately, how and I supposed to shop for other people in this climate!? ;)

Here are the latest:


JCrew: Use code INSIDER for 20% off $150 or more. Good till Wednesday (11/18)

Now Go! Buy stuff for family and friends, and of course, you!

Friday, November 13, 2009

BOUGHT: Lady Gaga @ Radio City, Orchestra Seats!!!


Tickets sold out within 2 minutes! But I found 2 orchestra seats on eBay, and they're now mine!!! I can't believe it!!!!

Despite my hesitation about buying tickets for anything online, this seller had 100% feedback on over 2,000 transactions. They have already emailed me to let me know when they'll be shipped. AHHHH!!!! I am so excited!!!! :)

Friday Funday: FLASHBACK! Right Kind of Love


Who remembers Jeremy Jordan!? I will always love this song, I remember dancing around my room trying to dress like Brenda Walsh and pretend I lived in Beverly Hills. Oh memories...

Friday the 13th! Be careful out there ;)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lady Gaga Pre-Sale Tickets or BUST!

I managed to find the pre-sale code for the Jan 21st show at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, but OF COURSE I am getting ZILCH when I try to order tickets!

The normal sale starts tomorrow at Noon, but I really wanted to get them now! *Sigh*

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day


I had to post something happy, but it will still make you cry! :)

Thank you to all who have served, and continue to serve our country.

Etsy Wants

Truffle Bag in Burnt Red, $235 -- How gorgeous would this be for fall/winter?
Very Romantic Grey Dress, $56 -- Another perfect dress built for colorful tights and boots.

Royal Brilliant Blue Vintage Necklace, $33 -- This would pop on any outfit, a LBD, jeans and a tee. So pretty.
Origami Dress, $325 -- This is gorgeous. I could never pull it off, but wow, what a stunner.

The Carrie Necklace in Stormy, $25 -- I'm a sucker for romantic, pretty pieces like this.

Poison Apple clutch, $38 -- This would literally go with everything. I love the wine colored flower.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lady Gaga - Bad Romance


This video is gorgeous. Despite the camel toe shoes!

The Gossip Girl Threesome



Lizzie McGuire has grown up, no?

Acoustic "Whatever you like" is pure amazingness. Love.

This was a letdown for me, as I was hoping it involved Chuck Bass. Everything is better with Chuck Bass. Fact.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New coat and fuchsia shoes!

I stopped by Old Navy over the weekend, and picked up the Belted Wool-blend coat. It is a little big, (I got a large) but it will do well with layers. I had an additional 15% off, so I managed to snag it for $29! Can't beat that.

While at the mall, I stopped in Aldo, and picked up these fuchsia mary janes, on sale for $35. They're really comfortable, I wore them to work today and no complaints! I can't find them online anymore, but they're on the sale rack in store.



Friday, November 6, 2009

Calling all New Yorkers! Gucci Watch & Jewelry Family and Friends Sale

Gucci is one of our clients at work, and unfortunately I don't live in New York or I would SO be there! Enjoy!

Extra 20% Off JCrew Sale

Of course the EXTRA20 code would appear when I'm trying realllyy hard (okay, maybe not that hard) to resist the urge to shop. Here are my wants:

Jackie Cardi in Golden Cypress $32 -- I am always drawn to chartreuse, but never actually wear it. Considering Jackie's are normally $62, I think this is a must.

Silk tiered Cami in Aubergine $54 -- Gorgeous color, and I love how these cami's look belted.

Solid Three-Quarter length stretch shirt in Warm Riviera $38 -- Another color I can't get enough of! And you can never have too many button down's.

Classic Leather Belt in Brown $12 -- A MUST at this price! No question.

Friday Funday: Party in the USA


Yes, I admit defeat, I love it. I am hardly a fan of Miley Cyrus, but I CANNOT get enough of this song!

Here's to a great weekend!

All Old Navy outerwear 50% off this weekend!

Don't forget to hit up Old Navy this weekend! All Outerwear is half off!

Here are my favorites:


Wool-Blend Funnel Neck Coat, $45 -- I love this, so simple and classic. And think of the scarf/glove possibilities! Endless.
Wool-blend Swing Coat, $35 -- The color is gorgeous, and such a fun little coat. I have nothing like this in my closet.
Double-breasted wool-blend coat $50 -- Another classic coat, in a flattering shape.
Wool-blend bell-sleeve coat $50 -- Such a gorgeous color for winter, and the bell sleeves give it something extra.



Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dress Porn

This dress is AMAZING. The color, the shape, I DIE. Diane Kruger always looks stunning, and of course this is Chanel. Of course.


Band Aid Friction Block will change your life


This item has literally changed my life. A million thank you's to GiGi for recommending it!

Band Aid Friction Block is a miracle worker, ladies. As we all know, the first day of wearing a fab new pair of shoes is quite literally, torture. Blisters, aches, pains, you know the drill. Well, our savior is here! I put this on to break in new heels and not ONE blister after a whole day! Sure, I wasnt walking miles in them, but this is momentous considering the usual state of my feet after Day One.

AND! You can use it to prevent any other instances of chafing or skin rubbing. This would have come in handy when I was walking around Las Vegas in 108 degree heat in a skirt. Needless to say, anything to prevent hot skin rubbing on hit skin would have been GREAT.

Blair-esque


In a lunchtime jaunt to Tarjay yesterday, not only did I buy a 12 inch X-mas tree for the cats (yes, I admit Cat Lady status, but it was only $2.50!), but I picked up this adorable Blair Waldorf-esque headband. How great would this be for Christmas or New Years? I also found these cute blue tights with silver designs I may pair it with.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009