That One Time: I Met Betsey Johnson

I’ve met a few celebrities in my lifetime. I met Paris Hilton right in front of the Graumans Chinese Theatre. Then grabbing a frap at Coffee Bean in WeHo I met Cory Monteith. But I can’t say I was ever as starstruck as I was when I met Bestey Johnson at her Santa Monica store in 2011.  If you follow me on social networks you’ve probably already become familiar with this story as I love to brag about it. Can you blame me? I mean, she’s an ICON in her own right.

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You know when you see a Betsey design because it stands out. Always whimsical, feminine and definately out of the ordinary.  I’ve been in love with her since I can remember. Collecting bags, jewlery, shoes, watches and of course her perfume, which is my signature scent. I’m sure Betsey knows I’m one of her biggest fans too, since she followed me on Instagram. Another OMG moment for me. It sounds cheesy but when someone you admire pays notice to you, it can inspire you in ways you never thought possible. However, meeting her was not a stroll in the park.

BE-MY-ONE-AND-ONLY-DOME-SATCHEL_REDENDALL_MINT-GREENBOW-CHARM-NECKLACE_PINKA few years back my boyfriend and I took a trip to California to visit our families. I had no intention of going to Santa Monica on this particular day, but when I read Betsey tweet that she would be doing a meet and greet at her store, my hopes shot to the sky! I immediately began my pesky behavior, begging my boyfriend and his family to move the plans we had for that day so I could meet her. Thankfully, they agreed and even though they had no idea or even interest in who Betsey Johnson was, they went to support me and I am forever grateful for that. We have an awesome family.

Everyone familiar with LA has to be familiar with the traffic. It is the only thing I truly despise about that city. By the time we arrived to the store there was already a line of beautifully dressed Betsey dolls eager to get a glimpse of the tiny designer.  My boyfriend was in shock at how many people were there to meet this woman. He was obviously not aware of her impact on the fashion world and all the fans she has. We waited, an hour passed, then two hours, we had barely moved a couple of feet. I was becoming more anxious with every minute, and I was also feeling guilty when I looked across to the sofas our family was sitting on beneath the hot sun, waiting for me so we could continue with our original plans.  Finally one of Betsey’s employees came out of the store. My attention zoomed in as did the rest of the fans waiting alongside me, only to hear the exact oppositte of what we were hoping. “The meet and greet has come to an end.” I was in disbelief but suddenly Betsey walked right out of her store. Fans that had been left dissappointed rushed to her for photogrpahs. I squeezed myself to the front of the crowd and began asking….okay BEGGING her to sign my ipad.

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A very rude older woman accompying Betsey, and also kissing major ass, told me to stop asking, that Bestsey would not be signing anymore autographs, her time was done. I simply gave her a blank stare and continued to wave my ipad in the air.  She finally took it and graciously signed it. If you check my YouTube channel I have the whole thing recored. You can even see Betsey ask the rude woman what my ipad is! She was so cute!

20130425-233232.jpg20130425-233254.jpgI already cherish my ipad as it was a gift from my father, but now it is even more like my baby. It is where I do most my blogging from and its just that much more special to me with the infamous Bestey XOX signature on it.

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20130425-233315.jpgI will forever remember that day and I owe it all to my boyfriend who stuck through all that girly shit just to see me happy! I hope Betsey is aware of how much an impact she has on women to this day.  She understands what women want in a way that most designers don’t. Sometimes people say her designs are weird but I think fashion should be fun!

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Betsey’s show, XOX, Betsey Johnson premiers May 12th on the STYLE Network.

Have you ever met someone that you admired or looked up to? Feel free to share your stories in the comments! I’d love to read about any! Till’ next time, XO!

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DIY: Studded Vintage Denim Shorts

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Photo courtesy vintageheartt.com

The trend of high-waisted shorts returned this year as popular as ever. There’s lovely ladies rockin’ these all over the place.

No, like literally. Everywhere.

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They also totally remind me of the 90’s! A lot of trends from the 90’s era have returned from grungy combat boots, neon colors, jelly sandals! Love it. You’re from the 70’s but I’m a 90’s chick! *cue happy dance song*

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To find a good pair of these babies is hard. If you’re willing to splurge vintageheartt.com has a great selection of different high-waisted shorts all named after familiar fun females! With names like Miley, RiRi, and Snooki, I was in love!

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Carly $45

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Kylie $45

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Lindsay $75

If you’re feeling creative, inspired, or just want to save a few bucks you can easily make a similar pair. I spent $12 total making mine.20130424-235515.jpg

I used: a ruler, a pen, scissors, studs, pair of old jeans

I bought my jeans at a Savers for $8 and the studs at Hobby Lobby for $3/2 bags. It’s hard to tell if they are high-waisted or not. I would try them on before purchasing. If you’re pressed for time you can take a look at the zipper. Usually long zippers mean they are old school, aka high-waisted.

  1. Decide how short you want to cut them. Remember its better to cut them extra long and go back to make adjustments. If you cut them too short the first time you will need a whole new pair of jeans to start from scratch. I ended up about 3 inches from the inseam but started cutting at 5.
  2. Make a line with your ruler going from the part marked on your inseam diagonally up to create a “v” shape. Cut.
  3. Fold the jeans over so they are lying on the opposite leg. Get the ruler to make the marks match on each leg. Snip away!
  4. To create a distressed look is optional. I chose to make a few slits with the scissors on each side. Wash them and viola! Torn jean effect: CHECK!
  5. Last I applied the studs. There is no right way to do it. Look at different shorts online that you really like or create your own look. Have fun with it!
  6. LOOK CUTE! You’re ready for the new season!

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What do you think about this trend? Let me know and please share if you have your own DIY pairs! Xo

Spring Newbies

Heyyyy guys remember me? I hope so! With the return of spring I thought it’d be a good time to do some spring cleaning with a juice cleanse and just getting back on track with healthier lifestyle choices. On my free time I have been sticking to a workout routine that consists mostly of yoga, Pilates,and cardio. Needless to say, I have been MIA from the blogosphere. This was my first semester back in school and I’m still learning how to best manage my time. What can I say? The libra in me craves a balanced lifestyle! School will come to an end in about 3 more weeks so I’ll have free time to post. There’s been so much I’ve wanted to share with you guys so I decided to just put a few highlights and save the rest for later.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Set $40

I am obsessed with this kit! It includes a wax and two powders, a duo eyeshadow plate, as well as an angled brush and different eyebrow stencils. Ever since I’ve purchased this kit I’ve been getting complements on my brows! Definitely worth the splurge. BTW those earrings are from Aldo $12.

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& of course I always have to have a good pair of eyelashes for when I go out! I got this set of 3 fun pairs for only $5 at Forever 21.

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Colour Richie The Balm by Loreal in 945 Sundays By The Siene $7

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This is a mint colored balm but doesn’t come off that way so don’t be afraid to try it!

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Those are my lips with only The Balm on. You have to re-apply it throughout the day which is my only complaint.

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Spring calls for light dresses. This one in particular was a gift from my boyfriend’s mom. I wore it to a friend’s birthday dinner. It was a breezy night so one sleeve was perfect! I felt so comfortable and feminine in this. My bracelet is a gold bangle from Michael Kohrs and the simplicity of the bracelet makes the whole look effortless. Effortless style and the spring season go hand in hand.

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Sephora VIB’s Chic Week Invitation

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Being a VIB member at Sephora does have its perks! I stopped by to get my limited edition tote, which is TOTES (totally) perfect for school! It fits my iPad and all my books so perfectly. It was also filled with samples from tons of different brands. Can’t wait to try them out!

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I decided to put that 15% off coupon to good use. I struck gold because the Sephora I visited was having a sale. This is what came home with me:

  • 3 Sephora by O.P.I. Nail Stickers
  • Charlotte Ronson Summer Always gradual tanning lotion.
  • Laura Mericier Illuminator in Peach Mosiac
  • Stila Lip & Cheek Stain
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Detox Mask

NARS LIPSTICK IN FUNNY FACE $28

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These are just a few of the products I am loving this season! If you’ve tried any of these or have any questions about them feel free to comment and I’ll get back to you! Til’ next time, XO!