Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Girl 1:  So… I’m thinking of starting an anti- aging regimen. I’ve heard it’s better to start that kind of stuff in your twenties.

Girl 2:   Well, I've heard that we should love and be proud of every line and wrinkle that appear on our faces since it tells the story of our lives. 

Girl 1:   Please… that only works if your story is worth telling.

Girl 2:   You’ve got a point! Better start working on your life story then. I have a feeling that will be cheaper than you stacking up on tightening creams for the next 50 years.”


Sunday, June 24, 2012


 T by Alexander Wang silk oyster dress
Vintage jewelry, Aldo double strands gold necklace

 Charles Jourdan gold strappy sandals
Have a good week everyone!

Sunday, June 17, 2012


For reasons better left undiscussed, my weave and I decided to part ways for the summer.  I am getting used to wearing my hair again and extremely curious to see if I end up changing the way I dress based on my new hairstyle.  

But for now, I allowed my hubby to dress me. His outfit for moi, was a departure from my norm, but I really liked!
He wanted an Aaliyah inspired look, so I paired my Marc Jacobs hightops with my Current Elliott boyfriend jeans.  This came out more 80s, no?
Also, I'm wearing an American Apparel top and a Dolce and Gabbana snake skin belt (gifted to me by my future sister-in-law)

 Vintage pearl comb and earrings

Saturday, June 16, 2012

From the archives of Ava and Friends...

"Starbucks lost it's hipster cred when Hollywood cookie cutter starlets and American corporate types (you know the everyday is a blue-button down shirt day), started tooting around its styrofoam cups like it was their accepted version of crack. So now just like my purses, I prefer undisplayed brand name coffees from boutique style places".

Zara sweater and cup of Mocha from the neighborhood coffee shop.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Lazy Monday

Just as a warning-- there are going to be a lot of Lazy (insert any day of the week here) posts coming your way.  Reason: It's June, which means, Houston is standing at the brink of hell waiting for the final shove into it (this happens, like clockwork, in August).  And I don't do hell very well.

H&M Scarf--brought it along to cover up the sweat stains I was sure to have from being outside.

Miss Sixty's skinny jeans, American Apparel t-shirt, Vintage gold necklace, bracelet from Francesca, double strand pearl bracelet worn as an anklet

Christian Louboutin simple black pumps

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thoughts to Expect When You're Thinking of Expecting

It happened. You “landed” your prince charming, had your fairytale wedding, and even “closed” on your castle.  The only thing left now is to fill your new castle with the patter of little feet. Or so you’ve heard.  You do want children and so… you know it is time.  Even your UPS guy thinks it’s time.  And if for some reason you refuse to acknowledge him and his friendly chatters that always end with “thinking of babies yet?” There are articles, movies, and your omnipresent family, reminding you— always—that you are fast approaching the age where your eggs will be dried up.  They remind you, in no slight manner, that at your age, you might no longer be a candidate for a scientific free conception.  Yes… you are well aware it’s time. 
However, for some reason, you are not 100% sure you want to get off birth control or start planning your life around your ovulation cycle.   You’ve always thought you will have children-- someday.  You ask yourself, why the hesitation, why the ambivalence?  Why isn’t it all disco flashbulbs when thoughts of having children creep into your head?  You worry you might be missing a gene.  And you very well might be.  But as your modern day fairy god mother, I only have sparkle dust news; so I will venture to say, there is probably nothing wrong with you.  And I can say this because, over the years, I have rounded up some Thoughts to Expect When You're Thinking of Expecting from conversations with other women that are in your exact position.  It seems ambivalence and not so Mother Theresa thoughts regarding childbirth are very prevalent.  We are just not talking about it.  So here you go; and… you are welcome:

“Growing up, Riding in Cars with Boys was always followed by Praying without ceasing.  How am I supposed to now want pregnancy, when I have spent a better part of my life asking God not to make me pregnant?  

“Thank God for Beyonce.  If Ms. Bootylicious can get back into shape a day after giving birth, there is definitely hope for me and my before pregnancy kwashiorkor belly. Pregnancy here I come!”

“What if it doesn’t fit? What if I don’t like my baby or worse, my baby does not like me? It’s not like I can return it…  I once returned bread at HEB because I forgot I started the Atkins Diet that morning. There were no issues relating to my return and I was forever grateful.  I am a HUGE, HUGE fan of return policies. I simply cannot make purchases without them. And a baby is a major purchase, hence, my barren state.” 

“If I get off birth control, I wonder if my seventeen year old pimply face will reappear once again. Oh dear, I cannot go back there.  I cannot be fighting pimples and wrinkles at the same time. Is having a baby worth all of this.  I really should consider adopting”.

 “I cannot wait! Hopefully I birth my best friend.  Don't tell anyone, but I really did have an affinity for the show, Gilmore Girls.  God, please let me have a girl. Specifically, let me have one that appreciates the beauty and simplicity of a Halston and the glittery, sexy hoopla of a Versace.  I need someone to inherit, WITH A HAPPY FACE, all the shit I have spent my money on. Since I no longer have any left to leave much of an inheritance.  ”  

"My nipples-- specifically sucking on my nipples-- is my gateway for great sex.  How the hell am I supposed to be comfortable with the idea of using them to breast feed an infant?"

 “God, I cannot wait for maternity leave! Shit... I cannot wait to pull a Jessica Simpson and eat a football field's worth of food during my pregnancy.”

“Yes, I am married. And I think my husband is the cat’s meow. But I also feel it will be a disservice to my unborn child, if I do not visit a couple of sperm banks to check out their selections.  It’s a possibility that they might have a better selection than what my husband’s traits are offering and I want my children to have all the advantages they can possibly have, starting with genetics. ”

“I’m the politician of child birth, a flip flopper like no other.  On certain days I cannot wait to parade around with a mini me, ala Halle.  And then on other days, I will rather spend my monies on child free European vacations and not on daycare and ballet classes. I really just don't know about it all..."

“I guess it’s time.  No marching band, no fireworks, and no inner heart parties saluting my decision.  It’s just flat line me…well… such as life!”

Ava and Friends

Sunday, June 3, 2012

In Full Bloom

Lighting in camera was still being fixed but nothing could stop the FLOWERS GALORE of this dress from dazzling
Dress by Albert Nipon for Bergdorf Goodman (vintage)
Belt from Dior

Paired dress with Manolo Blahnik slides.  I'm probably going to retire these sandals soon and only take it out for very special occasions since it is starting to show signs of age:(
Oh dear... what to replace it with???

Turquoise earrings from Ylang Ylang boutique at the Houston Galleria, bracelet from THis N That (NYC), purse-Hell's kitchen flea market (NYC), pink ring-vintage, and Fendi white rimmed glasses

Finally, the little toppings of the dress: POCKETS and LOVELY TRIMMINGS.
I'm having the top part of this dress altered. Pictures to follow...