Sunday, October 17, 2010


Since it's the season for witches, ghosts, and goblins, how about a real horror story Mummsy style?

–60 million plastic bottles end up in American landfills daily.
–Bottling water produced more than 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide.
–It took 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
–38 billion water bottles are discarded into landfills every year.
–Producing the bottles for American consumption required the equivalent of more than 17 million barrels of oil, not including the energy for transportation.

Scared enough already?
Well check out the Hydros water bottle.

The Hydros Bottle provides a reusable, filtered water bottle and is 7 times faster than traditional water pitcher filters.
It's BPA free and manufactured and assembled in America.
It's sleek, easy on the eyes, and easy to walk around with. (Kind of like the Jon Hamm of water bottles.)
And if all the above isn't enough to convince you, each bottle purchased helps provide 2000 gallons of safe drinking water to people in need.

And one last reason to get the Hydros water bottle, it's just the right thing to do.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

There's no sugarcoating this.

I have a guest room in my house with a fairly large closet. This closet is full of my coats. I have fall coats and winter coats, spring coats and “holy shit! it's 15 outside with a windchill of 10 below” coats.
I have an amazing Italian wool coat that I bought for $50 at a boutique's “going out of business” sale. This coat should be a winter coat. However it is a size smaller than I usually wear and thus, I cannot button it, beautiful rhinestone buttons be damned.
But hey, for $50 bucks it makes a gorgeous coat that I can wear walking jauntily down Boul Mich, my coat swinging open on a beautiful fall day.

Yeah I know, I need an intervention.
But until that happens, here are some great casual coats I found for under $350.
Click on prices for more info.









Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sisterhood of the effortless pants

 Quick- what do Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Renee Zellweger, and Madonna have in common?
Well ask most women their opinion of any of the above and you'll hear words like beautiful, stylish, stunning, fashion icons, etc.
Ask a man, correction- a straight man, and you'll probably hear vastly different answers.
You don't need John Gray to tell you men and women can think differently about beauty.
Women see SJP's style, her gorgeous eyes, her long curls, and we adore her look. Jennifer and Renee exude fitness and classic style, and Madonna is ever the fashion trendsetter.
Let's face it, women dress for other women. If we were to dress how men would want then we might all be walking around like Coco:

I mean this dress just looks painful.

Back in my twenties I too thought the tighter the jeans, the lower the neckline, the shorter the hem, was what sexy was all about. But with age, hopefully, comes some style maturity.
You learn to wear the clothes, not have the clothes wear you. You learn that wearing an outfit that you can move freely in is so much more attractive than hobbling along in 6 inch stilettos with skintight jeans. You learn that when you're constantly sucking your tummy in because the dress is so tight and you no longer feel your feet because the shoes are so high, that maybe this is too much of a price to pay to look sexy for some man. 
And you realize that wearing more can be so much more beautiful than wearing less.

And this brings us to my new favorite pair of pants.

These are made from the softest merino wool that is so comfortable yet keeps in the warmth. Two front pockets and a bootcut hem keep in the style. Wear them during the day with a long sleeve tee or a turtleneck to do errands, switch to black ballet flats and a wraparound top or cashmere cardi and you're good to go at night.
You'll love the versatility, comfort, and effortless style of these beautiful pants.
And that, my fashionistas, is what dressing sexy is all about.