Adorable sunglasses for just $12!!!

Keywords: sunnies, spotted sunnies, polka dots, aldo

Hi and happy Monday! What better way to start off your week than with a great deal? Check out these adorable polka dot sunnies from Aldo for just $12! I love a good pair of investment sunglasses, but I also love having a ton of cheap pairs so that I can switch them up often. They are also great to take on the beach and on vacation so you don’t have to worry about losing or ruining your good pairs! Find these shades here, and have a sunny week!




Jeremy Lin named to Team USA….kind of

Keywords: jeremy lin, team usa select team

 

When the NBA season comes to an end, the olympic training will begin. Among those who will help train the London 2012 team will be Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks. Lin was named to the USA Select team, a group of players that the main team will practice against. If the injury bug bites the main roster, then these players have a chance of moving to the big squad.

 

 

Now many of you may be saying to yourselves “hey, why doesn’t Lin just join team China, his lineage should enable him to do so.” Theoretically Lin could play for team China, except there is one huge problem. China does not allow dual citizenship, therefore Lin would have to denounce himself as an American. Not gonna happen, the only chance we see Lin is if USA loses a plethora of point guards to injury.




Another notch on the neck, a dainty skull necklace!

Keywords: skull necklace, layering necklace, gold necklace

My obsession with skulls began on my trip to Mexico last year. One afternoon, while boyfriend was sleeping off a bad sunburn, I walked down to the pool alone. Instead of participating in the raunchy spring break-esque shenanigans that were going on, I decided to head over to the ceramic table and paint something. In the spirit of Mexico, I decided to paint a sugar skull. Now I am no artist, nor have I ever claimed to be one, but I did try quite hard to stick to a Mexican-themed color palette and color in the lines (which is way harder to do with paint than you might think!).

When I finished, I was less than pleased with my work. Little did I know, that the fabulous ceramic team would doctor up my skull for me (no pun intended). When I came back to pick up my piece, I was pleasantly surprised to see a gorgeous little talisman. Since then I have been hooked. I am also a HUGE fan of layering gold necklaces, and I have been on the hunt for something that is dainty with a bit of an edge. When I came across this little skull necklace on Nordstrom.com, I immediately ordered it! It should arrive on Tuesday and I couldn’t be more excited!




As the cameras are aimed at Jeremy Lin, one Knick has flown under the radar to help the team win

Keywords: jared jeffries, knicks, drawing offensive fouls, msg,  jeremy lin, jays world

As Linsanity continues to capture the imaginations of Knicks and NBA fans across the globe, there is a man on this Knicks team who is silently percolating to points no NBA aficionado could ever imagine.  Masked behind the Lindestructible Knicks winning streak is the role Jared Jeffries, yes, that Jared Jeffries, has assumed during the absence of all star power forward Amar’e Stoudemire.  Jeffries is notoriously known throughout the NBA as an inept offensive presence with just enough defensive prowess to keep him in the league, but man how that has changed under the new Linderella Knicks; and in fact it almost seems as if the emergence of Jeremy Lin has elevated Jared Jeffries to all star status.

What has impressed me the most with Jeffries’ play is his consistent dominance of the intangibles.  For example;  three games ago when the Knicks battled the Utah Jazz, Jeffries drew five offensive fouls throughout the game to keep the Knicks on pace with the Jazz. He did this while also adding 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals in a Knicks victory. Appropriately, the player of the game was Jeremy Lin, but the veteran play, leadership, and willingness to bang of Jeffries was the heartbeat behind what could become known as one of the key turnaround games of this Knicks season.

What has also impressed me about Jared Jeffries is his impeccable demeanor.  Throughout his Knicks career, (now in his second stint with the team), this is a man who was nothing but booed and criticized on the court, game in and game out.  It is mind boggling to think that this man wanted to return to New York around this time last season due to his past endeavors with the New York fans.  In recent games, Jeffries’ offensive confidence has rapidly grown, as he is noticeably trying to get himself involved in the offense and create shots for himself more than usual.  But through perseverance and professionalism, Jeffries has publicly earned the support of his head coach, and a standing ovation from the MSG crowd to boot.

 

Contributed by Jimmy Bacchioni




Blame it on Kate Middleton!

keyword: fashion, london, kate middleton

No, i’m completely kidding about the Kate Middleton thing-  I may singlehandedly be that girls biggest supporter.

Seriously, let’s talk about this!  They beat out NYC… that hurts,  we need to step our game up NY.  Our economy took a dump, Bieber cut his hair, my partner in crime over at weSTYLEny  thinks she’s a better blogger than me(ha!)… I mean, NY is just in a complete downward spiral that we need to snap out of.

Click below for the official story as released by Reuters:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – London has overtaken New York as the world’s fashion capital for 2011, fueled by media interest in late British designer Alexander McQueen and Kate Middleton, according to a survey by the Global Language Monitor.

Based on a system that tracks the frequency of words and phrases in print, electronic and social media, London moved up from third to first place in 2011, ousting New York from the top spot it had held in the survey for several years.

“We are seeing what the impact of two genuine media stars, …Kate (Middleton) and Alexander McQueen can have upon a global ranking. Our numbers show that it was their presence that tipped the victory to London over New York,” Bekka Payack, of the Global Language Monitor, said on Tuesday.

The former Kate Middleton has become an international fashion icon following her engagement and marriage in April to Britain’s Prince William.

McQueen committed suicide in 2010 but his fashion brand has lived on. The new Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton, artistic director for the Alexander McQueen label.

The top five global fashion capitals were rounded out by Paris at No. 3, then Milan and Los Angeles, while Berlin and Singapore broke into the top 10 for the first time since the survey began eight years ago.

Global Language Monitor is based in Texas and analyzes the latest trends in word usage and their cultural impact by tracking the Internet, blogs, social media sites such as Twitter and 75,000 print and electronic media.




It was all Knicks in their blowout win against the Hawks tonight

Keywords: atlanta hawks, hotlanta, jeremy lin, steve novak, melo

The Knicks and Hawks combined for 45 turnovers. With the Jeremy Lin effect rubbing off on both teams, it would be a game of who cashed in on those turnovers. I’ll just skip to the good part, it was the Knickerbockers who came out on top, and it was never really even close. Steve GIVE ME NOVAKAINE Novak and his 5 three pointers led the Knicks to a 99-82 win over the Hawks.

 

Jeremy Lin did his usual thing, 17 points, 9 assist, just another day at the office. As weird it is to say, his 4 turnovers were actually an improvement considering how often he has been coughing up the rock. Melo continued to struggle, he shot below 50% while contributing just 15 points. I’m not sipping the haterade on Melo yet though, I’ll wait until a few more games till I do that.

Also important to note, the Hawks have Tracy McGrady on their team. Yep, Tracy McGrady is still in the league. I was just as shocked as you might be.




There is a new lady in the life of Kris Humphries

Keywords: kris humphries, kim kardashian

Kris Humphries has been vilified by everyone after being tossed aside by Kim Kardashian. His fans are few and far between. But those fans he has, he does not ignore. Hump recently invited a 16 year old girl who had been suffering from cancer to a Nets game. All the expenses paid by Kris of course, supporting the young lady and her family. He also met with her after the game to further extent his gratitude to his fan.

 

Just because Kim Kardashian is a psychotic wench it does not mean everyone should hate on Humprhies. He is a good guy and a more then solid basketball player. It is time we stop poking fun at him for his past and enjoy what he does on the court. And uhh….I found this on TMZ…..I honestly don’t go on the site, I just clicked a link from twitter…..Promise.