Oct 29, 2011

Fashion NO NO

Oh dear... fashion heavens when are people going to realize leggings are not pants exp. sweater knit tights that are completely see thru ahhh

and yes you can see cheeks ... take note


Oct 28, 2011

City Slicken

on my wa to meet up with my cousins who were in town ;)

myself and miss crystal enjoying some shopping on mich ave

and baby brandon omg he's so cute! I wanna keep him


Oct 23, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects: OMG I love

I just have to say... best invention ever! So i was busy busy Saturday and my nails were the last thing on my mind. When i ran into walgreens to pick up some lashes. Sally Hansen Salon Effects were sitting next to the register and of course I gave into the temptation and say what the hey why not. to my surprise they were so easy and fast I literally did them back stage before the show and in about 3 mins.

Not so bad if i may say so myself

I put a clear quick dry called "out the door" over the top and tah dah fabulous cheetah nails haha

Check them out and they are available in tons of color and prints.


Sponsered by Victoria Secret

Gotta love all the goodies ;)


Oct 22, 2011

D'vine Beauty

What i love most about backstage and being a designer is umm model treatment hahaha I was lucky enough to get my make-up done by Khadija Parham.

She's such a talented and sweet person, working with her was a blast

heres a close up of my banging smokey eye she did!

Now im ready for the show!

xoxo Lexi


Here is a preview of the runway for the show tonight! Ahhh so excited

See you all there about 8


The Line Up

So exciteddd!

Behind the scenes ...

Laying out all the looks and accessories ... I just packed whatever i thought might work cuz my styling is always just what i feel looks best with the outfit at the moment ... if i plan it out i just end up changing it anyway haha

Because you can never have enough options lol

Ahh shoes all borrowed from my closet of course

enjoy xoxo Lexi

Oct 19, 2011

The Fabulous but Struggling Girl: Relationships and Being Honest

Finding just any body is easy but finding someone who you really love is hard. Just imagine it like this... You are looking for the perfect birthday outfit, and you search and search. By the time you find it you are so flustered and upset, you end up settling for something blah blah that works but its not what you imagined. On the other hand you are just shopping not thinking about finding something, and wham bam thank you mamma you find the perfect dress, shoes, and necklace and get 30% off. Its perfect and score your birthday is coming up! I guess the moral of the story is you always find the very best things when you are not looking for it. You just have to believe that one day you will find it. Being positive is very important, having good energy brings good energy. And when you are lucky enough to find it hold on to it forever because true, cant live without you, inconvenient love is once in a lifetime kind of stuff. The most important thing in a relationship is honesty, and you have to be so honest about everything because no matter what eventually everything and I mean everything comes out. Even if what the truth is seems like the most horrible thing you could ever confess to someone, lying about it to make yourself look better will only blow up in your face down the road and make you look even worse because 1.) they know what you were trying to hide and 2.) you lied and now they cant trust you. So just be honest from the very beginning, because if they really really love you and your meant to be then no matter what you tell them... it will not change the way the feel about you. You cant change your past but you have the power to change your future. We all make mistakes and have things we are not proud of but the best way to overcome it, is to admit it be honest, take a deep breath and breathe. The most important things in life is not your career or how much money you make, its the family we have, the people we choose to bring into our lives and love. The most important of these though, is love. How many successful women do you know who are single? Most all of them because why? They make their careers their number one love and in life there is so much more then that. I don't know about you but I want to be in real love. I wanna make a life with someone, give him my everything and build a beautiful family because really thats what life is all about.

Oct 18, 2011

Winter 2011 Fashion Trends

1.) Fur everything... from coats, vests, and accessories. You will be able to absolutely fabulous even if you just have some skinnys and flats on with a basic top. This winter its all about the fur!

2.) Black shift dresses, personally I am loving the velvet this season. But regardless buy as many as you can in whatever fabric you find because these little dresses are the easiest chic look of the season. Mix with Fur Coat = to die for outfit.

3.) Black Tights- a must be sure to stock up on them I love wearing tights boots and a cute dress... i am just not the jeans kinda girl. Also buy quality they will last you a lot longer and save you money in the long run

4.) Gold Gold Gold... Kinda 80's inspired

5.) and of course Knee high boots, mixx all together for the hottest look of the season and knock them dead


Prettiest flowers ever!

I work right across from this little flower stand and these just kept catching my eye. I thought aw wouldn't it be nice to surprise Almir's mom with some pretty flowers... tah dah


Oct 17, 2011

Coolest Car Ever

Driving and found this little gem... literally haha


Oct 16, 2011

Mom's Famous Lasagna

I wanted to make something special for Almir and we were both talking about how bad we were craving lasagna, my mom popped in my head. She has the best in the world. So I had the next day off and while Almir was at work, I attempted the impossible ... cooking. I called my mom and she gave me the ingredients and steps. I went to the store and while checking out was feeling a little overwhelmed, Please dear baby jesus let this turn out well.

Ingredients: (for a 9x3 pan)

Lasagna Noodles
2lb of Ground Beef ( I like the 96/4 extra lean beef)
6 cups of Mozzarella Cheese
Ricotta Cheese
Tomato, Garlic, Onion pasta sauce ( I use about 2 jars)


1.) Brown the beef in a skillet and then drain the grease out ( using the extra lean beef there should not be tons of grease but there still will be a little)
2.) While the beef is cooking, boil the noodles (oh and preheat the oven to 350 hehe)
3.) After the beef is browned and the grease is drained turn the skillet down to low and add the sauce

4.) In your 9x3 pan cover the bottom of the pan with the beef/sauce
5.) Add a layer of noodles that covers the entire pan
6.) Next Add your ricotta cheese by spreading it over the noodles having a good amount but not too thick
7.) Sprinkle 2 cups of mozzarella cheese on top of the ricotta cheese
8.) Add another layer of the beef/sauce
9.) repeat 2 more times
10.) finally add the last layer of noodles and top with cheese

11.) Bake for 35 mins on the bottom rack

To my surprise it was really simple and actually kind of fun. Not to mention its a great way to impress the boyfriend ;)


Oct 15, 2011

The fabulous but Struggling Girl: Cooking

I always use to say how I would never cook, using the line " I keep sweaters in my oven" from carrie miss sex and the city. And honestly the most cooking I did ... well it involved a microwave. I even during this time dated a chef haha. I remember reading a few of my grandmas cookbooks when I was little. In the introduction of these things it would tell you that you should have the dinner ready and the children washed and properly dressed ready for dinner, all while wearing pearls and sunday best, when your husband arrives. This is 2011 and today we are just a different breed. Juggling a job, social life, and yourself haha all while trying to make a 5 course meal and be dressed to the 9's by the time hunny gets home is a little bit unrealistic. Remember these women were mostly housewives and well... if i stayed home all day, I could probably be little miss perfect too. But who really wants that anyway, I know I would be so bored. I have dreams that I want to accomplish and well hey im gonna do it. Maybe it's because im getting older or maybe its my super duper wonderful boyfriend, but I actually really am starting to enjoy this. (ps nothing impresses a guy more then a woman who can cook) Im pretty sure that if you can read and follow directions, you just might be able too as well. I recommend Fun, Fast and Fabulous Food by: Alison Taafe but the best recipes you could probably get is from your family. Call up grandma or mom and chit chat about your ideas and you know they will be happy to help. Its a great way to bond and hey you might just discover that you have some of the same cooking genes that your grandma has.

Oct 9, 2011

Oct 5, 2011

I love fall

I love driving and seeing the streets lined with the most beautiful colored leaves

Oct 3, 2011

Oct 2, 2011

Funniest thing ever ... haha

Oh i just love chicago... just drive around for some entertainment lol "we call police" gotta love the grammar