New Website & Store

Hey ladies & Gents,

I no longer blog over at blogger. My store is now open Imperfect Concepts Boutique. Check out all the great pieces ( louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, YSL & many more great items) You can also check out my new blog. The Vintage Life


Chic Tips for a Chic Chick

Have you heard of someone saying that they dont wear white? Well, I use to be one of those people because stains are like my best friends. I dont know how I get them but Ill see it and then be mad at myself and the fact I dont have a Tide pen next to me. Well, here is some ingredients & instructions on how to remove some stains

Club Soda-when wearing white dab some on your item smoothly and then let it sit before washing
White Vinegar- for arm pit stains, warm up the vinegar and let soak on the stained spot then wash in warm water
Bayers- Crush some up and throw it in with your whites it helps brigthen them
Salt- Red wine stains: let the salt abosrb into the stain then rinse with cold water
Oxy Clean: I just throw it in with every wash
Tide to-g0: should be in every womens purse!!! If all else falls tide is your friend

You can find Stain Removal tips on this website that cover from crayons to motor oil

Pharrell @ McDonalds



OMG... if your having a bad day this will cheer you up. Pharrell is too damn funny!!

Fave new brand

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair at ShopStyle

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair has become my new obsession... I want every piece. Feel in love when I seen Jane of Sea of Shoes bubble skirt. I am so hype right now that I am just sitting here thinking of outfits that I want to put together and where am I gonna wear them. You can shop them on shopstyle

Canvas Tennis Shoes

Canvas shoes have become a stable for the spring line up. You can dress them up & make a chic outfit even chicer (is that a word). I recently found some Keds at goodwill and I have fallen in love with them. You can try a couple of these looks above. Also, try Forever 21, Wet Seal, Rue, Dots or any of those places if you dont want to spend a plethora of cash on them

Thrift Finds pt 2

We went thrifting again this weekend and I found more great finds. The best one thought is my Louis Vuitton Epi Leather wallet. I have to fix the snap but my girl at LV she they will do it for free. Have ya'll been thrift shopping yet?? What have you found? Oh they have a shoppers program at my goodwill too.. So excited about that

Louis Vuitton Epi Leather wallet .75 cent sweet deal
Dooney & Burke purse $1.25
Dress $3.99 and pants $2.99
Keds with da scuff $4.00
I am in LOVE with my Goodwill's in the DFW area. Now we are make a weekly trips. There are several shops that i thrift at but I wont tell cause I still need my spots... to chill at and get great finds

Quincy Jones "My Journeys & Passions"

The legendary Quincy Jones made a stop in Dallas for the release of "My Journey & Passion". In the book you see original notes from the studio and him discuss various projects. Q is the sweetest and humblest man you will ever met. The crowd was small for the event but I highly doubt Q mind because the group consisted of devoted and loving fans and admires.












The Weekend Guide

DALLAS | March 20, 2009

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

a golden egg!

Can’t beat it.

HEAR
The Egg and 2020Soundsystem
What:
The London electronica bands play a free show, blending house, funk, and rock.
Why: Fresh from Austin’s South by Southwest.
When: Thurs. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave. (214-824-9933). Map It

SHOP
Haven
What:
The chic home boutique carrying Matteo bedding, DayNa Decker candles, and Estilo Argento serving pieces relocates to the West Village.
Why: Movin’ on up.
When: Opens Sat. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 3699 McKinney Ave., ste. 305 (214-954-1515). Info at havendallas@gmail.com. Map It

DO
Fashion Dish with Yeohlee
What:
This month’s trunk show/luncheon features the Malaysian designer’s forgiving dresses and sculptural separates.
Why: Tickets include lunch and cocktails and partially support Two by Two for AIDS + Art.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Craft, 2440 Victory Park Ln. R.S.V.P. to 214-397-4106. Map It

SEE
Back Back Back
What: A new play inspired by three major league baseball greats that explores the good, bad, and ugly of making it big.
Why: Don’t be a rookie.
When: Thru Apr. 5.
Where: Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. (214-522-8499). Tickets online at dallastheatercenter.org. Map It

TASTE
Quesadilla of the Month
What:
Order The Blue Goose Cantina’s new potato and chorizo dish to help America Scores, a national youth development program that serves nine local DISD schools.
Why: That translates to 288 students.
When: Thru May 1.
Where: Locations at bluegoosecantina.com.

Twisted Root Burger Co.
What:
The award-winning joint (mmm, buffalo) opens a second outpost in Richardson.
Why: The adult-only banana Baileys milkshake.
When: Now.
Where: 730 E. Campbell Rd., ste. 330, Richardson (214-570-9999). Map It

More In: Arts & Culture | Music

Watch Carine Roitfeld’s CNN Documentary Online

Carine Roitfeld is one of the most interesting people have ever admired from a far. Roitfekd has great style & vision and some days I wish she was the American Vouge Editor. CNN finished a great documentary on her and now you can watch it online.





Your Apple questions anwsered....


I am a Mac user and like many Mac user I was lured in by the sleek look and how much easier it was then a PC. Well, they sure did make me a lifetime user and I converter everyone I know to Apple. I currently date this really great guy that is music engineer and a Mac Genius. So, I asked him to answer some questions. If you have any questions please contact me and I will ask him!!!

How do I know when apple is going to do an update or when its' actually safe to buy a product? Well the answer would be you wouldn't have a correct answer cause apple is so secretive you're have to follow a couple of trends with their products. Always pay close attention to the software updates 9 time out of 10 that will be a dead giveaway also look at your product if it seems like its lacking something it is. Another thing is pay attention to their website and rumor websites. If Apple's site goes down that means that they're adding a new product and if the rumor site goes into legitimate detail and have credible sources then its true.

Okay I had a PC computer for years and I just got this Apple computer what do I do with it??? Well the first thing you want to do is familiarize yourself with you computer's surroundings. The bottom part is called the Dock which will hold "shortcuts" or "direct links" back to your program. Think of the dock as the Start menu in windows with a blue happy face on it. Speaking of the blue happy face this little guy will help you find alot of stuff inside your computer. As you navigate through the window please be sure to take your time and read the entire screen! Its not a race and more than likely the answer is on the screen. At the top you will notice the time and all the other stuff that was on your PC but in the bottom right hand corner. So take a few mins to look around and explore your computer you can click on stuff and find out what it does stop worrying about it crashing!

There's no buttons on the cd drive nor does it say I need Anti Virus stuff what do I need to do??? Well when you need to take a cd out of the computer or flash drive, just click and drag the the object from your desktop to the trash and as for Virus software you don't need that stuff! It only causes more harm than good...

For all of you photo people out there what is the best photo program to get??? photoshop??? Not really you can use what's built in and be perfectly fine depending on the project. Iphoto can do Alot of editing for free at a somewhat professional level with the ease of a child program. But if you're a photographer who doesnt rely on photoshop for all editing you can use the more powerful Aperture to satisfy your needs cause this app will allow you to do more traditional photojournalistic like editing, categorizing, and presentations. Then there's photoshop which does that and alot more. This will allow for more photo manipulation and crazy edits. Just like you hear on T.V. or on word of mouth this program does that and a lot more. And for us that are talented but not gifted there's a program called pixelmator which is half the cost and half the learning curve as photoshop. This programs has all the tools photoshop elements would have but easier terms to learn.

Thrift Finds

Thrifting... is AWESOME. It has been said over and over that we as people need to find other outlets for shopping because of the "recession", but some still haven't gone as far as thriting. Well, it happens to be one of my favorite things to actually do. To me its more fun then just swiping my credit card at barney's. The reason is the high and excitment that comes when you find something that is to die for and its only 1.99!!! Sweet deal. Here are some of my recent Thrift finds.

Suede large clutch $1.25
Hot Pink and black fitted dress $4.75 & light pink summer dress $2.99
Lime green & black over night bag $4.99
Dooney & Burke bag $1.99
Lime Green Adidas hoodie .75cents
Chocolate Woven mirror 14.99 brand new
Im loving everything I bought. Tomorrow the Goodwills are having a 50% off day... So excited

Top 5 Spring Trends

Spring is here so lets get your wardrobe together. I recently talk to Kar at Clotheshorse and she gave me her top 5 great picks for you to add to your closet:

1) PINK. The most powerful color on the runway! Wear it with hot corals for a look that says spring 2009.



2) COLORFUL CARDIGANS. It becomes your new jacket. Wear it belted for a look that is truly updated.


3) SNAKESKIN ACCESSORIES. A shoe, a bag, the real deal or a print. Chic reptilian motifs are the perfect exotic touch for your warm weather wardrobe.


4) STATEMENT SHOES. Sky-high stilettos defined the runway and will define your look for spring with sexy shoes that bring your wardrobe excitement from head to toe.


5) ONE-SHOULDER DRESSING. From New York to Paris, the one shoulder bared itself on every runway.

Top Consignment Shops: Dallas, Texas

What is a fashionsita to do when the economy is crumbling right before her eyes, but still wants to look great during every second of the day. She consignments!! Never heard of it well then you are missing out on some great treasures. The premises of consignment shops is for individuals to sell their gentle worn clothes at the fraction of the price to another consumer. And the best part is that MOST stores only take items that are currently in season. I currently live in dallas and we have several great ones that I frequent and have gotten to know the management team very well. I am not knocking Plato's Closet or Buffalo Exchange but I rather deal not deal with franchised consignment stores.




Clotheshorse Anonymous: This is my spot. If you are looking for it they probably have it!!!
11661 Preston Road
(214) 233-7005

Clothes Circuit: They have been in business 25 years enough said!!!
6105 Sherry Lane
(214) 696-8634

Rethreads: Great place for easy finds & LARGEST mens department in DALLAS!!
12385 Preston Road
(972) 233-9323
www.rethreadsofdallas.com

Dot's Closet: The best of vintage that you can find with funky tunes playing in the background.
5810 Live Oak St # 12
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 826-4099

Anonymously Yours: THE BEST shop for designer bridal wear & other items for your special day
9310 Forest lane Suite 204
(214) 341-4618
www.ayresale.com
Couture Consignment: The sales staff is more like Fashion Therapist. Awesome girl time
2926 Oak Lawn Ave
(214) 219-8588
Label Designer Consignment Boutique: Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel & Dior....YAY
18028 Preston Road
(972) 867-3366
www.labeldcb.net
My Secret Closet: They are still a secret no long lines and staff dedicated to helping you with every need.
17194 Preston Road
(972) 267-1144
www.mysecretclosetinc.com

If you want to research more shops in the DFW area you can check out this Consignment List. Next week I will feature great consignments for your house. Being frugal is now being consider being Chic...

The Weekend Guide

DALLAS | March 12, 2009

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

this outfit could be yours!

Sugar added.

SHOP
Pearl Southern Couture Trunk Show
What:
DailyCandy hosts a cocktail party for Sweetest Things winner Amber Perley’s new spring dress collection.
Why: Subscribers receive a 20 percent discount, bangle and ring, and Sprinkles Cupcakes (while supplies last); take a copy of this e-mail (website printouts not accepted).
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Kacky & Carl, 2722 Routh St. (214-295-4486). Map It

HEAR
Zac Harmon
What:
Award-winning blues musician (and former Z.Z. Hill guitarist) celebrates his birthday with a jam fest.
Why: Arrive early (4-8 p.m.) for $3 wells and domestic longnecks.
When: Fri., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Where: Pearl at Commerce, 2038 Commerce St. (214-655-8824). Map It

SCORE
Arch Madness
What:
Bliss Dallas at the W offers free eyebrow waxings for the first 25 people (no appointment necessary).
Why: A slam-dunk deal.
When: Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 2440 Victory Park Ln., 16th flr. (214-953-6200). Map It

SEE
Viewfinder: New Images by Texas Artists
What:
Sixteen Texas shutterbugs explore the medium of photography.
Why: Dallasite Rebecca Carter straps an automatic camera on the head of her cat and lets it wander outside to take unconventional pics.
When: Fri.-May 30. Opening reception, Fri., 7-9:30 p.m. Gallery hours, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Dallas Contemporary, 2801 Swiss Ave. (214-821-2522). Map It

VOLUNTEER
Reverchon Roundup
What:
Zip up your holey jeans and help plant flowers, clear tree limbs, and scrub playground equipment at the historic park.
Why: Spring cleaning that’s good for the soul.
When: Sat. Registration, 8:30 a.m.; cleanup, 9 a.m.; picnic, 11:30 a.m.
Where: 3505 Maple Ave., at Oak Lawn Ave. Map It

DO
Italian Lessons
What:
Retired SMU professor Sandra Haas teaches a four-week crash course at artisan food shop Flavors from Afar.
Why: Teacher’s aid — wine and nibbles.
When: Mar. 18-Apr. 8. Every Wed., 6-7 p.m.
Where: 6712 Snider Plz. (214-696-2327). Register at flavorsfromafar.com. Map It

More In: Fashion | Clothing


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Kanye West's LV kick prices


I told ya'll he was on some other shit... nobody wanted to believe me... Talking about "I am gonna get me a pair of Ye's shoes from LV they aint gonna be expensive"...hahaha got ya. You better get those Nike Ye design cause those were made with your price in mind not really but this kicks are for somebody trying to be flashy not a real sneaker head...


There are three models in Kanye West's Men's Sneaker Collection, they're the Don's (presumably named after Kanye West himself, or after his manager Don C), Jasper's (named after Kanye's barber), and Mr. Hudson’s (named after the GOOD Music artist and 808 collaborator of the same name).

The prices are as follows:
  • Don's - $870 - $960
  • Jasper's - $990 - $1140
  • Mr. Hudson's - $840


pic via I LVOE LV & you can see more there...

Suai Perfect Girl song

video
I have officially become a Suai stan over night... like for real this chick is the real deal. People with real talent like hers are admired from afar, but thats not how its suppose to be. Lets take Suai to new heights. There are not many artist who can cultivate me to want to be there stan overnight so that is saying alot about her. Suai has now been inducted into the Dope Girl Fresh Class of 09!!!


Nail Art


Nail Art is my addiction. Its kinda funny cause when i was in High School I hated nail art I thought it was "ghetto" hahaha & now its my addiction. Funky Nail Art is the last crazy among women across the world. Within hours your nails will be transformed into beautiful art. Nail art designs are becoming more and more innovative these days being high in demand. Many people go in for their individualized designs.




I found two great links for you guys to try Nail Art video's & Minx Nail Art link. Both offer more information on Nail Art. Minx nails have recently become the crazy in Hollywood. Solange, Beyonce, Rihanna, Eve, & Blake Lively have all been seen rocking this film design nails. The plus is since it's a picture film it wont chip like when you use your regular nail polish. Furthermore its like a 15-20 minute to get it done depending on the level.