Saturday, May 28, 2011

Body Con...

Oh how I wish I didn't have to plan a month's worth of food deprivation just to consider wearing one... sigh.  Of course some people do not have to go through that-- see below:

Dress from American Apparel, one of my favorite places to shop for basics and interesting 80s inspired pieces.

My only girlfriend that does not always have red paint on her finger nails... we accept her anyway:)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer Petals!

For my sis's graduation, I wore this Badgley Mischka summer dress and Fendi shoes. Dress was purchased at a thrift store in Chelsea, NY.  Thank you C! 

Hope you are having a good week-- mine has been hectic so far-- hence the sparse posts.  Till next time...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A letter to my future 30 year-old self...

Dear Self,
Are 30s really the new 20s? (Yes... I know the Book of the Latter Day Girlfriends  states that it is-- but I am still questioning; it was... after all... signed with a Cosmopolitan). And if it is, is that a good thing? As I am not one to rain on anyone's parade, especially ours, I'll just give you one reason why women of a certain age should take a significant pause when they find themselves at a Vegas night club, albeit with a bigger checkbook, reliving their 21st birthday when the clock strikes 30:

When you feel the need to go back a decade in life, you are clearly not where you want to be and no amount of Bouncer yeses can erase that feeling of dissatisfaction.  So instead, buckle up, go to a 30 something restaurant where the waiters are stifled with bow ties, laugh with your girlfriends , get home early like an adult and then whip out the "ol' book of dreams". At this point, my dear, start working on yet another plan to lighten the pages-- the wisdom you have gained with age will definitely make this exercise more revealing.  As a plus, you will be glad when you wake up the next morning without a hang over or aches all over your body from trying to "back that ass up".

PS: start planning on having a child or adopting one with a friend.  If you are blessed enough to live till the nursing home age, you will need a child that is mature enough (40+) to feel the magnitude of guilt needed to help you escape the fate of cafeteria food.  Truthfully, you are probably better off praying for the Rapture, I have a feeling that a high ROI ratio (return on investment) on children isn't something you are going to be lucky enough to rely on .

Until next year, XOXO  
Ava @ 29

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Poor Ava's Almanac

1) Much to the chagrin of my Sweet Valley High reading sixteen year old self (i.e. the relationship between Todd and Elizabeth), your significant other is not and shouldn't be your best friend.  That role should be reserved for someone you are not sleeping with (a).

2) Complaining, a necessary emotional outlet for most women, will never be seen as an aphrodisiac by men-- this is what girlfriends are for.

3) It does not matter if your IQ is higher than Einstein's, conversations in public, over heard by others, are never deemed ground breaking by bystanders.  At best you sound like a vapid airhead-- but more so than not-- you come across as a show off douchebag (especially when talking about work).  Please refrain from speaking when in an elevator.

(a): More on this in a later post.

Monday, May 9, 2011

The classy black dress-- a must have for every woman

Paired with the lovely LV scarf  that I have coveted for years and nude Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Better pic of the shoes, I love the pairing of nude sandals with the black dress
Hope you are having a great week!!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Poor Ava's Almanac

  1. Spunkiness, a byproduct of youth and innocence, is not everlasting (An argument for pursuing your dreams when you are in the throws of fighting acne).
  2. A man's words are a woman's foreplay; women beware... opening your ears is more dangerous than your legs.
  3. In the presence of your "Zsa Zsa Zu" stop at 2.5 glasses of wine; any more will wipe the sexy glow off your face, any less and you will fall asleep on your sexy companion
Till next time...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Peekaboo... mastering the art of seductive dressing

The Fashionable in Houston series continues with Ms. A ...

I love how laid back this look is. Definitely does not convey the "trying too hard" look that tends to accompany a see through outfit.

Dress from H&M, shoes from DSW, and watch from Michael Kors

Hope you are having a good Monday!!!!