Thursday, February 18, 2010

We've Moved!

Hey Peeps,

Well it's been a fun run for the last month or so, but Skin Deep is on the move. I've been playing around with Tumblr and quite frankly, I am in some serious like with it. I would LOVE it if you would come find me there. Let me know and I'd love to follow you too!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Seriously Considering a Move

Peeping out tumblr. Thoughts?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Winning Over the Healthnostic

Andrew and I love to cook together. It's pretty much our favorite sort of date. Yesterday I got a vision... turkey burgers. I knew it'd be a hard sell, because Andrew is automatically opposed to anything he perceives as healthy, but as soon as I said avocado, I knew I'd have him. I had eaten turkey burgers that were prepackaged before, but last night we picked up a pack of ground turkey and went for it ourselves. The result: magical.

Not a great shot, but you get the gist. We kept it simple. Ground turkey, sauteed, diced onions, cumin, a whole lot of garlic salt, and pepper. We stuffed them with monterey jack cheese and grilled (this is where I thank George Foreman, not only for naming all of his children George, which I think is awesome, but for inventing the grill that feeds me). Topped with Avocado, butter leaf lettuce, & romas, it was good stuff. So good, it makes a believer out of the most healthnostic soul.

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Loot

My fashion inspiration is my grandmother Carol June Donny. She is absolutely the most stylish woman I have ever met. I will post more pics of her someday, but the only one I have on me is one of us on Christmas morning in PJ's and with no make up. I just couldn't do that to her. I owe every inch of style in me to her and about 1/3 of my sassiness. She put a Vogue in my hands at the age of 8 and a W at the age of 10 and for that I am forever thankful. She exudes a confidence and is always willing to take a fashion risk. She dressed for herself, she dressed for my Apa while he was here, and she dressed to make every other woman envious.

We "shook the racks" this weekend. Here's some of the loot we turned out.

First stop: Target Clearance. I don't know if you've noticed, but Target has been turning out some FAB jewelry lately, however it's been a little pricey. I may pay $40 bucks for a Kenneth Cole piece, but that ain't gonna happen at Tar-jay. So, when they get designers to come in, the Jewelry usually gets marked down. I've been eyeing this little ditty for a few months now.

Original Price: 39.99
my price: 9.95!

Yep, I'll take that.

Next, I must confess to you... I am a Maxxinista! I'm in love and OBSESSED with TJ Maxx. It's my dirty little secret.

Check out this tuxedo inspired, gorgeous, shrunken little black number:

D & G makes one:

but, it retails for $1,667.00 at Neimans.

Free People has one:

but it's still $100 bucks.

Check out my tag:

And that's why I'll love you forever and I'll like you for always, TJ MAXX.

Go shake some racks my loves!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Golden Globes Inspiration

Hey friends!

Hope you enjoyed the Golden Globes, I sure did. I'm pretty much obsessed with red carpet fashion. However, I have yet to rock one. So I've picked my favorite looks and used them as inspiration for everyday looks. Enjoy!

P.S. How fricken hilarious is Ricky Gervais! Love.

Emily Blunt in D & G

Want to try it? Try..

a little marc jacob's number on blue fly for $110

too pricey?

how about this.. soft pink chiffon blouse from bebe $59


from Forever 21, just $23!!

Toni Collette in Elie Saab: sequins squared

I love a little glitz and you can have it too. Don't be scared of the sequin.

Vintage Gold and Black Sequin Jacket ON SALE WAS 75
try a sequin jacket like this one. $60 on Etsy: thrifty gals

Too much? How about a sequin clutch?

Silver Sequin Clutch Evening Bag
like this one from for $40

or a sequin tank, this ones from target for under $30 bucks!
Product Image Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Sequin Tank - Ebony

try using the red carpet for real world inspiration.

much love,


Friday, January 8, 2010

What Are Your Clothes Doing for You?

"Fashion was not only supposed to make women beautiful, but to reassure them, to give them confidence, to allow them to come to terms with themselves." Yves St. Laurent

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I'll be your best friend...

I've always been obsessed with words and the process of writing. My great grandfather wrote love stories, so the romantic in me (which is pretty much all of me) thinks it's in my DNA. I found this vintage typewriter on monkeybox. I'm in love. Just think of all the wonderful words typed on it and it's oh so pretty too.

best part is, she got it for $5 at a thrift store. Serious! If you find me one, I'll be your best friend.