Friday, October 8, 2010

TDF: A few picks from my Fall wish list

Just wanted to share some items from my TDF  (To Die For) wish list.

Mary Rocks Grey Suede Platform Wedge by Jeffrey Campbell $125

Egoist - Stone Leather Bootie by Ash $265

New NEW bag by Linae Pelle. Ricky shoulder bag $435



I've been watching these for a while, I love THEM...they're funky artsy...They went on sale on shopbop plus they're running their Friends && Family discount...So I scored them for $64 bucks shipped!!! Reg. $160

Can't wait to rock em!!!

This is my WISH list...similar to window shopping...:)




Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago

This photo was taken on my 29th Birthday

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend

Day 4 of Blog Challenge was a little more challenging because I don't have just ONE BFFE!

But I'll start with my My daughter's God Mother. We've been friends since we were 10 years old in 4th grade, 20 years of friendship. We grew up together && have countless memories with each other. She's ALWAYS been a genuine friend to me. No fuckery, no flaws...Just pure SISTERHOOD filled with lof love && devotion! I love her sweetness and sense of innocence she will always carry. Laura has never in her life smoked cigarette or even had a sip alcohol. KUDOS to that!

Meet Laura

I love this photograph of her! She does photography on the side && she took this photo of herself. I love the glow on her lips and the way her make up and hair color really make her hazel eyes pop!
She does great make up too!


Meet Danielle
I love this photo of her!!
We've been friends since the 7th grade. She's truly my ride or die. We share a special connection that she and I understand without spoken word. Danielle and my daughter also share the same birthday. She holds a very special place in my heart. Whether we talk everyday or once every couple months, she knows how much I truly love her and appreciate every ounce of her being! Love her taste too. She's a true Cancer, pure sweetheart && a real hustler! 18 years of friendship!


Meet Kristen
The little man on the left is my God Son Deondre && his big sister Busy on the right. I love this photo of Kristen because it shows her in her element. Full time single Mom of two, she holds it ALL the way down in bossy way. Love this girl for who she is. She's a true sole survivor && is not afraid to admit her struggles that she overcomes.  Not only is she naturally beautiful but she has crazy drive && ambition. When most ppl would have given up, she in the fast lane trying to get it! Known Kris since she was 14 but recently been best friends for the past 5 years. Just remember when you think no one is paying attention, I am! I love the way you hold it down for the babies. xoxo


Meet Michelle
Michelle && I met when I went on maternity leave when I was 17 years old. She was a replacement Mgr. while I was gone && we've been BFFE's since. Going on 13 years of friendship. I love this photo of Michelle because it's SOOO HER!! LOL High heels, mini skirt, huge bottomless purse with numerous beauty gadgets that she must apply before we make an entrance. She's HILARIOUS. Sometimes her words are a bit complex because she's honestly is a smart chick! She's also my 'go-to' person for sex talks. Living in Newport Beach coast working PT, she's living the life. I ain't mad at ya! We dreamt of this when we were younger!! xoxo


Meet Alana
aka Nalgona LOL
I love this photo of Alana because it has her nick name of the truck && she's wearing a shirt reppin' her city!
 This is my tiny homie Selenas, well she has many names. Alana && I met in 2007 but became extremely close at the end of 2008. In 2009 she saved my life. Honestly, I was going through a lonely weird time in my life && she was there for me every step of the way. She would drive to my house almost every night (she lives about 25 miles away) && we would hang out doing whatever. I think those nights were some of the best times of my life. We did whatever, she was down for whatever. One of the funniest ppl I know, she just goes with the flow && doesn't harp on BS EVER! Single young Mom, and she too HOLDS IT ALL THE WAY DOWN for her little man Antonio. Love you girl, you're a huge part of my life...Best believe that!!

What can a girl say besides that I'm beyond blessed to have five really close sisters that are truly genuine. As women, we make mistakes, we go through our struggles, men problems, etc but we accept each others decisions ALWAYS, and never make judgements on one anothers flaws. I love you ladies && there isn't anything in the world that I wouldn't do for you!
Love, Natalie aka JazzyO


My Very 1st Blog Award!

Awe I feel so loved this Thursday morning! I was tagged by MakeUpJunkie88
THANKS BOO! xoxo
Here is what you have to do when you receive this award:

1. Make a post about the award and link the blog of the berson who gave it to you (click on her name above)

2. Give this award to 15 blogs that you've found our recently.

3. Tell these bloggers they have an award.

Here's my list:




Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date

Anything LIVE including the city results in perfect in my book! So my 'perfect date' would def have lots of it. 

My date would start out at STK in Los Angeles. I've never been but ALWAYS wanted to go!


I love steak, seafood, flavorful drinks && YUMMY sides like Mac & Cheese (got rave reviews), asapragus, creamy yukon potatoes, creamed spinach...Seriously, my mouth is watering as I type. 

STK in Los Angeles, is supposed to be an exact replica of the one in NYC.

755 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069


After dinner, we'd hit up a Laker game at the Staples center, sitting in the 'folding chairs' center court. I'm a die hard Laker fan, so this would be more than perfect.

Finally, I'd end it at a swanky lounge or nice bar for some drinks like The Villa Lounge. Velvet Rope please.... HAHA, I know you may think I'm a bit overboard but I'm farrrrr from shy && I love to have fun. We said 'perfect' right?


The Villa Lounge
8623 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood

What's your perfect date?

The Life of A Shopping Addict Giveaway!

So The Life Of A Shopping Addict is having 12 week(ly) giveaway, each week will be a surprise item but WELL worth it!! && I believe her!  Each week there will be a small challenge to complete in order to be entered. Click on the link above to enter her giveaway!


This weeks' challenge question:  What do you most love about Christmas?
My name is Natalie, it means born on Christmas day. I wasn't born on Christmas day but it's by far one of my favorite holidays. I associate this day with family traditions. My Mom passed so many down from her generation and in return I do the same. I love the lights, the smell of pine, all the decorations, the jolly mood people get in & just being with family. xoxo.





Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ALL BLACK EVERYTHANG!

My top picks for ALL BLACK EVERYTHANG this week

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Kim's first week in NYC for the filming of Kourt && Kim's new show. Monica, their stylist picked out some FAB outfits.
I love Kim's All Black Everythang fit. Faux Fur jacket by Juicy, turtlneck by American Apparell, Black skinnies, HB Bag with simple gold accessories! TDF!  I need a pair of over the knee boots for winter this year FOR SURE!!

Lovin' Kanye's All Black Everythang fit! Who else do you call when you're opening a boutique in Soho?
MR. WEST is in the BUILDiN!
By the way, today Yeezy officially announced the title of his next album...
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy



Coupled up ALL BLACK EVERYTHANG!

If ya don't know, now you know! One of the newest celeb couples, well not so new, they did an okay job of keeping it under wraps while DWade was going thru a NASTY divorce. Did I mention his lawyer has advised the ex to seek physiatric help?

Anyway...

Love the casual all black look Gabby's rockin for MNF in Miami. I'm really feeling Mr. Wade's look. Dark denim with a nice sweater...kept it bball w/ the tailored lookin J's.


Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.

Day 2 of the Blog Challenge!

This is my lunch today! I had to spend my lunch at court, so I had to grab something from our lunch dude that comes daily.  Chicken salad sandwich w/ fruit & some pasta. It's pretty good for 6 bucks!

Monday, October 4, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge! Day 1

Who is up for it?? I am.

Monday, October 4th


30 Day Blog Challange

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of our favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days



Today my day started out like any other, woke up @ 6:AM woke up my daughter & got ready for work. After dropping of my daughter && her friend, I started my daily commute from LA to Orange County. Today took over an hour. I tried taking side streets but that didn't make it speed up! My day is good, it's cold today. The weather is so random. Last week it was 113 degrees now it's 65 & drizzling.  The weekend wasn't nearly as long enough. But, I'm blessed to be at work!

What's the 411 Hun?


I can't stand that I lost my digital! I love posting randoms!! But that won't stop me from posting, in fact I'll go a little personal this Monday.

Bare with me on the the qual of my photos, the digi is coming soon.


Usually my Saturday mornings start out like this. I am a board member for the football chapter in my city. The name of our Chapter is South Bay Packers. I love being on the football field with our youth. There is nothing more humbling then to see the excitement kids gets playing a game of ball.  So I wanna give a HUGE shout out to all the coaches, moms, volunteers that make places like this possible for the kids. Especially to the Banks family who have ran the Packers since the 80's! With out volunteers, none of this is possible.  Many of us don't have children who play...so KUDOS to those who take the time to care for our youth!! They're our future.

A little fun story that I learned from being on the football field: 
Even though our team is from South Bay, we play our home games at Fremont HS in Los Angeles. It's considered on the East Side of LA not the best of neighborhoods...But who cares! Every year I learn to love it more & more as I create the memories in my life. There is an elder man that has been on the field every Saturday for the past three years since I've been volunteering. This past week, a couple of our coaches noticed him on the field so we started talking to him. We learned that he is 76 years old and has been cleaning up the field for free for 44 years. He explained that not many people know that Fremont High used to be the most recruited school for baseball. In the past 44 years he's seen 47 players come out of this school and make it the MLB. The very first player to ever get paid 100,000 came out of this school. He said he loves to keep a clean place for the kids and he enjoys watching the future pros!  LOVED IT!


Saturday night the Mr. & I hit up the city...ended up all over the dang place, but managed to hit up Hollywood at Mi-6 & Ivar. Not sure what the big hype is but as I get older, I just don't see it. The Mr. was ready cash out $100 to get us in the door at Mi-6 for 45 minutes left. Hell naw, babe...I can think of 100 other things to do with 100 bucks! On to the next....


I had to share my heels! They're one of my favs by Vince Camuto.



I wore all black everything w/ a little bit of silver.




Random Pink Chevy we saw on the 110. I love old cars..I envision what the roads used to looked like!




 
 
So after making it home at 4 am, we managed to get the strength to take the kids to the annual LA County Fair at the Pomona Fair Plex. I met up with one of my best friends Kristen, her two kids, in which one is my God Son. xoxo.
 
Beautiful weather, such a lovely day, yummy blossom onions but crappy funnel cakes. High-lite of the day, spending the day with my daughter, && family. Love seeing the kids happy!



 

My Godson Deondre


Fit of the Day: Juicy Necklace, random coral bangles, casio watch. Tank && shoes from Old Navy, Shorts I cut myself from a cheapie pair of jeans from Marshalls, top from boutique.