Dirty Shiny Pretty

Musings on Dirty Shiny Pretty Life

Jun 19, 2010

BCBG Sample Sale

I trekked up to Vernon today to shop at BCBG's Friends and Family Sample Sale. Oh my gosh! There were so many pretty dresses. I was overwhelmed. Now if you have ever been to a sample sale you know that you have to walk in with a game plan and the right mindset or you will be slaughtered. So after spending a half hour searching for parking and then another hour waiting in line to go in I was a little exhausted but I manned up powered through the next 2 1/2 hours to get some shopping done. The biggest mistake you can make at a sample sale is just grabbing something because it's your size. You need to look at each piece carefully inspecting it for deformities and tears because samples are notorious for having flaws (I know I used to have to work the sample sales at my old job). Also, be honest with yourself about whether you will wear it or not. Trust me, you're not really saving money if it just sits in your closet collecting dust. So anyway after much searching, grabbing, inspecting, and editing I came away with the following:

3 dresses
2 blouses
2 bathing suits
1 sweater
1 skirt

Yep, that's right only $71! If I had just purchased one of my blouses retail I would have spent more than that so although I'm exhausted and sweaty I am very happy I went. Thanks Tayler for hooking me up with the pass!

Jun 14, 2010

La Quinta

So I returned from the bachelorette weekend yesterday a lot more tan and a little more worse for the wear, but overall I had a great time. Days were spent eating and laying poolside. Nights were a little more productive eating and drinking and loudly making ourselves the center of attention wherever we went. We even got security called on us for being obnoxiously loud on our patio around 11:30 at night. I mean what do you expect when you get 9-11 women in their mid-twenties together in a room.

We stayed at the La Quinta Resort and Spa which was set right against the mountains. So pretty. I had never stayed in Palm Desert before but I loved it and can't wait to go back. We even lucked out with nice weather that didn't break 100 degrees!

I love the progression of faces in this shot. Once everyone discovered we were a bachelorette party there was no end to the free shots, which of course led to the downfall of several in our party.

The bachelorette getting ready for her first drink. She deserves it after waiting 9 years for her fiance to man up ;)

This sums up our first night.

This as productive as we got during the day. Reading gossip mags without getting print all over your oiled up body is actually really hard work.

Las chicas and me. I have known these girls since freshman year of high school and I love them as much as ever. We've been friends with the bride and groom through their whole relationship and I am so excited that in a month's time we will get to witness them getting married. Congrats M&J! I love you mucho and can't wait for Santa Barbara.

Jun 11, 2010

And I'm Off

to another Bachelorette weekend. This time in Palm Springs, where it's supposed to be hotter than hades. Hopefully, I come back with a tan and some good pics!

Jun 2, 2010


getting to work on some projects today. Hope to have pics of some jewelry pieces up tomorrow.