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@EgoSoleil Fashions Clearance Sale 50-75% Off!

I am very excited to learn that the gorgeous styles at www.egosoleil.com are on sale right now as the site prepares to launch their very OWN signature line in time for the new year! All of the designer fashions have been marked down 50-75%, just in time for holiday shopping. (Or for yourself ;)
Check out some of the great pieces I am personally eyeing…There are so many more styles to choose from (these are just a sampling of my personal favs) and the BEST part, right now www.egosoleil.com is providing FAST, FREE SHIPPING as well. Styles featured are by designers such as: TwentyclunyBouleeSchutzCharles JourdanHourglass LillyFrenziiMeghan Los AngelesMaggie WardBlack HaloEcliptica and many more.

So hurry up and check out the merchandise while your favorites are still in stock. The clearance sale ends soon.

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Fall Into Fashion With Ego Soleil

Ego Soleil - Behind the vision of the brand ~ Sophistication, elegance and avant-garde fashion, inspired the vision of a STAR (aka Soleil), and this  symbolized the epitome of the modern woman with classic elegance & innocence.

Founded in 2010, EGO * Soleil personifies the essence of a woman with exuberant inner beauty and brings forth fashions that accentuates curves, caters to voluptuous body types and shows off charisma, indicative of a confident, yet egotistically balanced woman.
At EGO * Soleil, their dedication is to fashion excellence and their focus is their customers. They strive to bring the latest fashions to fashion forward women. Their fashions are hand selected boutique styles, and being unique is paramount to their business model.
At EGO * Soleil,
their customers are their Stars.  EGO Soleil products are designed with the highest standards in manufacturing and their vendors are the fashion industry elite.

Visit http://www.egosoleil.com to see their complete line of fall fashions.

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The Latest Trends in Fall Fashion

I am very excited to share that the cutting edge boutique, Rakish, is now carrying the luxury Italian apparel line, Tricot Chic, in Orange County, and debuting the Fall/Winter Collection this September.
Bold hues of teal and pink, coupled with Jaguar prints and plaid embody this intricately detailed collection which is rich texture.  Vintage inspired silhouettes along with whimsical Folk accents dominate this daring feminine apparel line. As one of the very few stores to carry Tricot Chic in Orange County, Rakish anticipates
quickly selling through this unique Fall Collection. The Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Collection ranges in price from $500.00 -$1,500.00 USD per item, and the Tricot Chic Runway Show for the Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Collection can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NrkcAFGqf8.

About Tricot Chic: Tricot Chic was founded in Paderno d’Adda, Italy in 1972 by Carlo Nava and his wife Rosa Granata. Exclusively manufacturing women’s apparel, Tricot Chic’s line is based on a strong know- how in knitwear after a long experience on design teams for important fashion brands of their time such as Leonard, Celine and Lanvin. The company has considerably grown in the last few years passing from a very traditional style to an innovative collection full of new moods thanks to more sophisticated techniques of production. Tricot Chic is present in more than 1,800 boutiques all over the world with a brand which is constantly rising in demand from the luxury segment of the market. Tricot Chic distinguishes itself for producing collections always rich in details,
paying special attention to trimmings and to the quality of the items. The great experience in handcrafted knitwear joins an innovative spirit as their design team continually searches for new materials.  All processes (from the style creation to the production and the sales) take place in the Italian headquarters in Paderno d’Adda , Italy,  managed by the motivated and professional team of Tricot Chic collaborators.
About  Rakish:  Modern. Chic. Sophisticated. Rakish has established itself as the premier women’s boutique in
Orange County, CA. Located in the heart of Old Town Tustin, Rakish offers the latest fashions in both apparel and
accessories from the most coveted and hard to find designers. Always one step ahead of the fashion curve, Rakish
regularly hosts in-store trunk shows where customers get a chance to meet the designers of various fashion labels,
view next season’s collections and pre-order select items long before they ever appear in major department stores. Since everyone knows the secret to a great wardrobe is in the tailoring, Rakish has an on-site seamstress to customize each woman’s look. Proudly celebrating close to fifty years of fashion, Rakish has become a trendsetter in  the  Orange County marketplace, dressing celebrities, socialites, and business professionals alike.

Rakish is located in Lafayette Plaza at 13011 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA, 92780.
www.facebook.com/rakishfashions

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: I did NOT receive any compensation or gifts to post this blog. I just happen to think their clothes are smokin’ hot. ;)

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Back To School Macy’s Style

Macy’s and Levi’s College Lifestyle Shopping Party

Your Space. Your Way. Everything You’ll Need for Your Room!

Macy’s and Levi’s present a College Lifestyle Shopping Party. Purchase everything you’ll need for your dorm and have a great time while you do it! If you already shop Macy’s for clothes, why not shop Macy’s for your quilts and other dorm room essentials as well?!
While you’re out spending Mom and Dad’s cash (wait, did I just type that?), you will enjoy music, food & mocktails. (aka FAKE cocktails – NO alcohol…but still yummy ;)

Show your student ID or acceptance letter in the Home Department and receive 10% off your Sale and Clearance store purchase. Exclusions apply. Ask your sales associate for more details. Valid through September 30th, 2011.

Kick off College Style:
Buy two pairs of Levi’s Jeans and Receive a $10 Macy’s Gift Card. ** Simply show your receipt to the Levi’s Representative in the Home Department to receive your gift card.

WHEN & WHERE:

July 27th from 4-7pm
Tigard, OR
The Washington Square Mall

July 29th from 12-2pm
Boston, MA
Macy’s Boston (Washington St.)

July 30th from 2-4pm
Madison, WI
The Hilldale Shopping Center

Towson, MD
The Towson Town Center Mall

Alpharetta, GA
The North Point Mall

Austin, TX
The Barton Creek Square Mall

Event subject to change or cancellation. While supplies last. **Offer valid at participating Macy’s stores during event hours only. While supplies last. Limit two (2) ten dollar ($10) Macy’s gift cards per household. Terms and conditions for Macy’s gift cards are listed on the back of gift cards and at Macys.com. 2011 Levi Strauss & Co. All rights reserved.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy’s stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for epic events like Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.

Original info found here http://pitch.pe/159518
See DISCLAIMER for more info

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FREE American Eagle Outfitters Gift Cards!!!

I love finding FREE SWAG, and when I do I love to pass it along to my readers. My latest find is from American Eagle and Swagg

This summer between June 23rd and July 10th 2500 people will win a share of $100,000 in gift cards.
From what I read, Swagg is giving away cards ranging in value from $25 to $1000. Shoot…I can dig THAT! ;)

To enter the AEO Summer Styles Sweepstakes, you simply need to download the free SWAGG app from the App Store or Android market and enter the promo code: AEOSS
For those without a mobile phone, participants can create a free account at www.SWAGG.com and enter by following the http://www.swagg.com/aeopromo.php

Remember, the AEO Summer Styles Sweepstakes started June 23rd and only lasts until July 10th, so you only have a few days left to get in on the action. I know I did!

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Krochet Kids International

Interview with Co-Founder Kohl Crecelius, at their Orange County warehouse. VERY INSPIRING story…check it out!


To get your OWN hat to change a life, visit www.krochetkids.com

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LA WEEKLY WEB AWARDS – Photo Slide Show

The web[kin] and Twitteratti were in full effect at the LA WEEKLY WEB AWARDS party that was held at the Bardot in Hollywood on Thursday. The venue was totally swank and full of libations, noms and music. The atmosphere was as eclectic as the magazine itself…definitely a night to remember. Below is a slideshow of pics I received compliments of @LouieBaur. (Thanks Louie!)
Hope you enjoy the video and congrats again to all the 2011 winners!

LA WEEKLY WEB AWARDS 2011

Best Tumblog
The Streets Are Calling

 

Best Comedy Blog
Christwire

Best Music Blog
L.A. Record

Best News Blog
LA Observed

Best Twitterer
Alyssa Milano

Best Business Twitterer
The Roxy

Best Vlogger
Philip DeFranco

Best Retail Site
JapanLA

Best Home Page
LA Metro

Best Government Site
ZevWeb

Best Food Blog
Street Gourmet LA

Best Home-Cooking Site
In Erika’s Kitchen

Best Cocktail Blog
Thirsty in LA

Best Food Porn
Matt Bites

Best Beer Blog
Beers in Paradise

Best Restaurant Site, Minimalist
Chego

Best Restaurant Site, Maximalist
Starry Kitchen

Best Flickr Pool
LAist Featured Photos

Best Band Site
Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All

Best Site Aesthetic
The League of S.T.E.A.M.

Best Geek Blog
Hero Complex, L.A. Times

Best Gamer Blog
G4

Best Counterculture Blog
The WOW Report

Best Lowbrow Arts Blog
Supahcute

Best Highbrow Arts Blog
The Fox Is Black

Best Sports Blog
Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness

Best Neighborhood Blog
The Eastsider LA

Best Local Activism Site
Streetsblog Los Angeles

Best Police Blog
Venice 311

Best Politics Blog
Digby

Best iPhone App
Das Bunker

Most Shameless Self-Promoter
Perez Hilton

Best Blog Post
“this morning i woke up and there was a complete stranger sitting in my living room. robbie.” by Moby

Best Comment Thread of the Year
Blogging L.A.’s “The 5 Worst Trader Joe’s Parking Lots in L.A.”

Best Online Video
“Geek and Gamer Girls Song,” by Team Unicorn

Wente Ladies

Discover the Wine Discover the Music Hits the Red Carpet

This year’s annual Macy’s Passport fashion benefit changed it’s name and became, Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama, and moved from its 14-year westside location to the historic Orpheum Theater on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and Councilmember José Huizar’s Bringing Back Broadway revitalization initiative.

Passport began as an awareness-raising fashion show in Macy’s employee cafeteria in 1982 and has since grown into one of the largest and longest-running HIV/AIDS events of its kind. The fashion benefit, with the help of the Macy’s Foundation, has donated more than $28 million for HIV/AIDS services, prevention and research.

This 28th annual event took place for the first time at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles on September 16, 2010. Macy’s presented Grammy Award winner, Macy Gray in GLAMORAMA, as well as a stunning performance by Eric Hutchinson.

Macy’s fashion spectacular hit the runway with a modern twist on style and once again, all of the benefit went to AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angel Food.

I was beyond honored to participate in this spectacular event as a brand ambassador for one of the show’s sponsors, Wente VineyardWente, recognizing the significance of integrated social media coverage, called upon the innovation of Heidi Richman, CEO of Future Content LLC, to bring to fruition the convergence of traditional and digital media coverage for the Passport Glamorama event.  Heidi called upon the expertise of, Karen Sundell Publicist/VP at Rogers and Cowan, to make sure the Wente entourage was placed center stage ON the red carpet to highlight Wente’s innovative “Discover the Wine Discover the Music” platform Learn more here.

Karl Wente, 5th generation winemaker, has established a ground breaking way to explore some of the freshest faces and sounds in music today. Discover the Wine Discover the Music is an array of eclectic artists mixed, matched, blended and paired with premium wines, to create a music experience filled with vibrant energy and subtle nuances sure to please the most discerning music listener and wine connoisseur. In many ways, these artists capture the essence of Wente Vineyards and their approach to wine-making.

Here’s a YouTube clip of the coverage from ABC‘s show “On The Red Carpet”, featuring myself
(Stacey Soleil), Lisa-Marie Johnston, LaToya Jackson, Brandy, Eric McCormack and Macy Gray on the red carpet for the 2010 Macy’s Passport Glamorama.

PS. (We were filming the show with my SANYO Xacti VPC-CS1 Digital Camcorder(affiliate link), while at a private wine tasting earlier this evening…so as you will hear by our nonsensical narration, we were TRULY enjoying our wine! LOL)

I can’t give enough thanks to my partners for the evening:
Heidi Richman, Karen Sundell, Lisa-Marie Johnston, Lina Lecaro, Dylan Neves-Cox and Carol Tran.
I also want to thank MUA extraordinaire Sy Calac for getting the Wente crew camera ready for the evening, and Karina for use of the fabulous SB Tower loft.

If you would like to see footage from the fashion show and the official after party, feel free to check out my YouTube channel HERE!

To discover some of the award winning wines by Wente please click HERE

Girls In Tech Gone Wild #FNO

Ask ANY woman that watches Sex And The City about Fashion Week and you’re sure to hear about Samantha’s white fur coat splattered with the red paint incident. Ask anyone that reads No Sex And The Suburbs about Fashion Week and you’re likely to hear groaning husbands that feel their wallet instantly lightening, and several rich & feisty cougars mighty roar…RAWWWR!
But whatever your reaction may or may not be towards Fashion Week, let me just tell you that we definitely had our own taste of the fabulous NYC in our own Beverly Hills backyard this Friday…we’re talking Gitinis, hoity toity appetizers, house music, FAB fashion, luxurious furs (sorry PETA), bulimic runway models, OH yeah baby…we had it ALL!
And while I am still awaiting the PRO photos containing all the fabulous poses, beautiful people and laughter, I simply couldn’t wait, so I went ahead and created a little video montage of some of the more CANDID moments from our kick ass evening.

Pretty snazzy, eh? (Hey Toronto tweeps, you see that? You rubbed off on me!)
While I want to be diligent and include everyone’s name in this post, there is just NO way I can. So if you see anyone you know…PLEASE tweet this post out to them, or Twitter/Facebook/Email…whatever is easiest for you. Just want to makes sure all the fabulous people get to see/share their lovely selves with their friends and families. Unless of course you HATE your pics, then I will conveniently be MIA when the phone rings & you’ll likely hear this message:
“Sorry love, I am busy cleaning the toilet, I’ll call you back once I’m no longer knee deep in someone else’s crap!”
If THAT isn’t classy fashionista talk, then I don’t know WHAT is ;)

But on a more serious note…#FNO was OFF the hook and I want to give a quick shout out to the following folks who either provided complimentary services or swag for our bags:
@GITLA, Dress For Success, Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills, Frederic Fekkai, MyBlowLA, The Sports Club LA, Show Stoppers, Physique 57, Lauren Frances Love Coaching, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Studio Alexandria LA, Bellacures, Frosted Cupcakery, Lipstick Reading by Cherise, Comforte Cream, Funkin Cocktails, Glimmer Tattoo Party, Photobooth Mania and Los Angeles Magazine.

ps. If you liked the photo montage and would like a $5 off discount code to use ANIMOTO yourself,  just go to
http://animoto.com/?ref=xwtdyplb and let them know that No Sex And The Suburbs sent you. ;)
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Sealed With A SWAG – Fashion Night Out Sneak Peek #FNO

Have you already got your coveted tix to join Girls in Tech LA for FASHION’S NIGHT OUT at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills?

You can expect to enjoy rock icon makeovers, rocker hair styling, backstage style tips from our
resident fashionistas, red carpet photos, swag (see the LIST of swag items at the bottom of this post), a private VIP lounge and more.

In addition, your $25 ticket includes 15% off any Saks purchases, with 5% of sales benefiting
Dress For Success.

Shop with your MasterCard and receive our exclusive rock ‘n’ roll playlist.
Call 310.275.4211 for more information.

Get your TICKETS here: http://www.gitfashion2010.eventbrite.com/.

** Full List Of Fashion’s Night Out Activities **

LOWER LEVEL

Receive “unmentionable” gifts with your purchases from Cosabella, Eberjey, Spanx, On Gossamer, Hanro, Natori, La Perla, and Chantelle
in Intimate Apparel on One.

Enter to win sweet dreams from Cottonista,
Oscar de la Renta, and Hanro Sleepwear in Intimate Apparel on One.

FIRST FLOOR

Be a rock star…or just look like one.
Channel your inner Katy Perry or Madonna or Lady Gaga and more with makeovers from Clinique, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Nars,
Estee Lauder and Bobbi Brown in Cosmetics on One.

Let your lips tell the story, as our Lipstick Lady
reads your lip print fortune in Cosmetics on One.

Enter to win gifts from Safilo and Prada Sunglasses in Accessories on One.

Every rocker needs a tattoo…a crystal tattoo.
Get yours while you view the latest collections in Jewerly on One.

View Fall’s must-have handbag trends and meet the expert
at Marc Jacobs in Handbags on One.

Enter to win Fall’s must-have boots from 10022-SHOE on One.

Receive gifts with your purchases of Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren and
Elizabeth & James in 10022-SHOE on One.

SECOND FLOOR

Make it a night to remember.
Enjoy a glass of champagne and a Chloe handbag cookie, while our sketch artist commemorates your new Chloe look with your $500 Chloe purchase
in Designer Sportswear on Two.

View the latest collections and meet the experts in
Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren in Designer Sportswear on Two.

THIRD FLOOR

Meet designers Andre & Lisa Bisang and view their Fall 2010 Fur Collection,
and enter to win a luxurious mink scarf in The Fur Salon on Three.

Put your best foot forward for Fall.
Join our resident fashionista to learn how to wear
Fall’s best footwear trends from 10022-SHOE.
Presentation begins promptly at 6:30.

Need a romantic reboot?
Meet internationally renowned relationship expert Lauren Frances
and discover how to flirt like a rockstar in Cyberspace, (and in your physical space too!)
Presentation begins promptly at 7:30.

Fast forward to Fall.
Join our resident fashionistas for a Fall trend presentation featuring
the must-have items from the Contemporary Collections.
Presentation begins promptly at 8:30.

FOURTH FLOOR

Get red carpet ready in a real-time world.
Meet celebrity fashion stylist Tod Hallman and learn the
behind the scenes tricks of the trade in WEAR on Four.

Enter to win Fall’s must-have items from Elie Tahari and Pink Tartan
in our WEAR Collections on Four.

FIFTH FLOOR

Meet the experts from Alice & Olivia, Theory and Vince
in Workshop Collections on Five.

Receive gifts with your purchases from Marc by Marc Jacobs and
Rebecca Minkoff Handbags in Contemporary on Five.

SIXTH FLOOR

Having a bad hair day?
Let Blow LA remedy your hair woes with dry-styling featuring product
from Frederic Fekkai in Contemporary on Six.

Enter to win Fall’s must-have items from Catherine Malandrino
and Diane von Furstenberg in Contemporary on Six.

Meet the experts from Catherine Malandrino and Bailey 44
in Contemporary on Six.

(When you purchase your PRE-SALE ticket you will receive the following fabulous SWAG…)

*1 free Youth Accelerator Peel and or Mocha Loca Peel and or Colostrum Mask Treatment at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery: Value: $150
*Two Complimentary Classes at Physique 57: Value $60
*One week free membership at Sports Club LA: Value $50
*$10 off @ Blow LA: Original Price $35 now $25
*Current edition of LA Magazine
*15% discount card from Saks Fifth Avenue
*Frosted Cup Cake gift card for one free cup cake from Frosted Cupcakery
*Bellacurious Manicure/Pedicure – $30 value
*Comforte Cream – $30 value

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Calling All Fashionable ‘GLEEKS’

    Macy’s GLEE Apparel Launch

Macy’s Beverly Center will be at the heart of the GLEE phenomenon as
stars from FOX’s smash hit television series make a special appearance
to launch the exclusive GLEE apparel line. Join the cast members and
hundreds of lucky fans in a one-day-only poster signing that will surely
get ‘Gleeks’ in a frenzy.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 21, 2010
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Signing

WHO:
GlEE Cast members: Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Kevin McHale (Artie) and
Heather Morris (Brittany)

WHERE:
Macy’s Beverly Center, Juniors Department, Level 1
8500 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

In advance of GLEE’s eagerly anticipated second season, Twentieth
Century Fox Consumer Products and Macy’s are proud to present the first
exclusive GLEE apparel line from Awake, Inc.

The fashion apparel line features t-shirts, fashion tops and hoodies priced
from $19.99-$34.99. From music inspired designs to sporty athletic
apparel and more, the line offers fashion for every type of “Gleek”.

The first 300 customers who make a $50 purchase of Glee merchandise
will receive a free autographed poster.

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I Feel ‘Like A Virgin’ ALL OVER AGAIN!

August 3, Los Angeles is getting a first glimpse at the Material Girl line, created by Madonna and her daughter Lola. I am really excited that my girls and I have been invited to cover the event, it gives me a legit excuse to play 80′s dress up with my girls IN PUBLIC!

Quick facts about the collection:

  • Price points are $12.00 to $40.00
  • It’s made up of apparel, footwear, handbags and jewelry
  • Sold exclusively at Macy’s
  • Fall 2010 “Material Girl” is all about prints and embellishments. A mix of hard and soft elements, like a tutu dress and studded combat boots, or an oversized boyfriend sweatshirt with a floral print mini skirt.

Madonna's NEW "Material Girl Collection"

I am rather stoked about attending this event considering 1.) I USED to dress like this “back in the day” (oh, wait…I guess I kinda still do) and 2.) my youngest daughter Chloe has a special connection with Madonna as well. (Let’s see who remembers why…)

If you are interested in joining us, leave me a comment or hit me up wherever you find me most frequently so we can make arrangements.

*NOTE*
The first 200 customers to shop the collection at Macy’s Glendale Galleria 10am on August 3rd will receive a free Material Girl bandeau top. Also, a disc jockey from KIIS-FM will be holding three contests to win a Madonna autographed item: a trivia quiz, look-a-like contest, and a dance-off. Of course, everyone is encouraged to come dressed in their best Madonna-inspired looks!

No word if the MATERIAL GIRL herself will be there to kick off the collection…but here’s to wishful thinking!

-xo
Stacey Soleil

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The Taper Caper

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My 13 year old keeps bringing up the topic of tapers, and in the attempt to be a good “active listener”, I’ve been listening to his stories and not adding in my two cents. Well, that all came to an end this morning!!!
I ended up going on a totally Mommy rant once he told me that the girl he likes (who is 14 btw) just got tapers, and his other friend in gym class took a cell phone pic of his bloody lobe when his taper got caught on the volleyball net.
Here’s my rant:
“Okay, I’m not overly conservative or “unhip” by any means honey, but I’m sorry, parents that let their kids get tapers and plugs may as well just take their kids to the tattoo parlors. I mean seriously. HOW are these places able to pierce kids, when you need to be at least 18 to get a tattoo? It’s permanent body altering. Once you stretch out your lobes, it’s gonna be a huge gape forever! It’s NOT like a normal piercing. Just because it looks cool when you are 13 or 14, that doesn’t necessarily mean that is the look you are going to want when you are heading into the career world in your 20′s or 30′s. I mean MAYBE it will be, but you have NO way of knowing that when you are a teenager. I support and respect the decisions people make for their own bodies once they are an adult, but as a parent I really think it is the parents job to DRAW THE LINE and tell their kids NO!”
Of course this response only got me a groan and the roll of the eyes, but I’m sorry, it is just how I feel. What about you? If you were a parent, or if you are a parent would you/do you draw the same boundaries with your teens? If not, what’s the logic you apply to justify the permission? I am open to hearing other points of view even if I don’t agree. I am REALLY curious if parents THINK before they say yes, or if they truly don’t realize what they are condoning.

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Shiksa Bob Anyone?

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At lunch today I had the most humorous discussion regarding “Being A Shiksa”. I bet you didn’t know you could BE Jewish and STILL be considered a Shiksa,  did you? Oh yeah. For instance, if your family is Jewish on DAD’S side, you are not legit. Sorry ladies, just the facts. It’s Mommy or bust. SO, if you are scooping up the not, eligible Jew-Fro’s and gallivant around town…YOU my friend, ARE SHIKSA.
My darling lunch companion was telling me how she spent her whole childhood upbringing being made fun of because she looked TOO Jewish, only to go back to visit Israel with her father to find herself being mocked a Shiksa. Go figure, right?
All of this talk about Shiksas over lunch got me thinking about my hair. Don’t ask, I have NO idea how I made the leap, but it occurred to me that if I took the weedwacker to my mane and got a bob, I could TOTALLY coin the phrase “Shiksa Bob”.
Whaddya think? Total schmuck move or what? Well irregardless, remember ladies, whatever you do… if you want to make at least SOME ground with the Bubby, make sure you use schmaltz for the matzoh balls- because if you use anything else,you will rightfully be branded a shiksa bobber forever.

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Are Tattoos the New Perm?

I think tattoos are the new perm. No really, back in the 80′s and early 90′s it was ALL about the perm…spiral, triangle, body wave, volumizing, it was all about whose hair was the BIGGEST, and it was a fad that was expensive and designated to the “cool kids” who could afford it. That is kind of how tattoos seem to me these days. I mean kids are planning out their tattoos long before their 18th birthday. Don’t get me wrong, I have no probs with ink (I have one myself), but the whole ink revolution is starting to feel really cliche. For example,  the girls to the left who got somewhat matching tattoos because they are BFF’s? Ha, well I guess you better hope you none of you gets in a fight, sleeps with the others boyfriend or what then? You gonna have a removal artist hunt down the fall out friend so you can pin them down for a reversal? I dunno, in my opinion if you are going to get inked, get something that is really personal and sentimental to you that you won’t mind seeing wrinkle with your skin. Like me…I have a mini “Soleil” on my ankle. I am fully prepared to live with my black hole sun as the age spots kick in, lol.

On the other hand, from a marketing perspective I totally “get” the hype. For instance, take a look at Kat Von D’s “Tattoo/PinUp Inspired” makeup line exclusive to Sephora. Man, that woman has DIALED in the biz dev around her tattoo DIVA look. Good for her. I just don’t know how long all of this will last. It feels really, truly feels fad-like to me, and unlike the perms, tattoos don’t grow out.

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OMG No,You DIDN’T!!!

Yeah, I did…I bought a domain with the word SEX in it, but it was a total light bulb moment! Don’t get me wrong, I probably won’t even write about sex, but rather everything else women think about when stuck in sexless suburbia. Ha, I guess that leaves the door WIDE open, huh?e

You see, that was WHY I wanted to name my site “No Sex And The Suburbs”, I knew with this title we could seriously talk about anything! I mean really, who better to be the spokesperson for ridiculous suburbia antics than little ole moi?  Any of you that know me, KNOW that I am notoriously FULL of ….*ahem* stories, so why NOT share with the world (or all three of my friends that promised to read this.)

OK, so here is how the inspiration struck…

I was people watching while sipping on an “Americano” at the South Coast Plaza earlier today, and I couldn’t help but notice how EVERY woman passing by me looked ridiculously fabulous & sexy on a friggen Sunday afternoon! Really? I mean…REALLY?  I guess I ‘get it’ if it’s Friday or Saturday evening and you’re out clubbing, but at a MALL on a Sunday…REALLY? Ugh.

I have to tell you, I’m not a frump by any means, but for whatever reason as I sat there with my capris, tee and flip flops, I suddenly felt like a total ghettofied frump queen! For crying out loud, I showed up at the mall to shop wearing no makeup (GASP!),  but only because I was heading over to Sephora to actually try on and BUY makeup. I didn’t realize I would be required to put on a dog and pony show. I don’t know if any of you have ever experienced this sort of situation, but I SWEAR to you, all the women passing by me scowled at me as if I broke some golden rule that EVERYONE but me knew about.

Did I miss the memo? Was there some sort of flyer handed out as I entered the Orange County boundary that read~

“Please do us all a favor and never visit a shopping mall in Orange County unless you are properly manicured, waxed, coiffed and cloaked!”

If so, I totally BLEW it. I’m sorry ladies of the South Coast Plaza, I was simply being functional, and I promise you…I won’t DARE step foot in the “Goddess Arena” again until I drop 30 pounds, get a boob job, wear extensions, sport tinted lashes, pop in over pigmented contacts, prance around in stilettos and lug around a really big DIOR or LOUIS VUITTON bag. I am truly apologetic  for breaking the code.

As a matter of fact, the next time I need makeup, I will be sure to do my shopping online where I can #RockTheMooMoo if I want to, and nobody will even bat an eyelash.

*End Rant*

Well there you go…welcome to “No Sex And The Suburbs”…a place where Xanax and Yoga are considered “A Perfect Pairing” and nonsensical rants are common place. I hope you find yourself at home here and PLEASE feel free to join in the conversation by leaving your comments. I promise, I will respond.  I mean come on, I am stuck in the suburbs, what ELSE to have to do with my spare time? -xo

Author: Stacey Soleil