Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"...Dress you up in my love (in my love) all over all over..."

Don't forget everyone! Today is the last day to enter to win that amazing Tolani scarf! Just comment by 9pm and you're in the running! Woot!

Speaking of scarves, check out this amazing little nugget of warmth from Beautiful Bridget Designs! And she's giving it away!

Goodness, I love fall!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"...Just call my naaaaammmmeee I'll be there..."

Don't forget bebes - tomorrow is the last day to enter to win that faboosh scarf!

I'll be honest with you, I feel a little lame only 5 people came out of the woodwork to comment in the hopes of winning the scarf.

I like to think I have lurkers. It's the regulars and the hope of getting someone to de-lurk that keeps me blogging.


*huffs, crosses arms, turns back on you.*

*turns back around*

I'm just kidding.

Kind of.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

"...Put a little love in your heart..."

One of my favorite things about Pittsburgh is all of the independent, locally owned businesses.

Why go to Starbucks when you can go to Crazy Mocha?

Why go to Giant Eagle when you can go to the East End Food Co-Op?

And why, why go to a big box clothing store when you can go to Sugar?

Katie and her Sugar Boutique have been nominated for NBC/American Express "Shine a Light" competition.

When I met Katie, the owner of Sugar about a year ago, I fell in love with her store and the independent designer clothing she carries. Each time I stop in to visit her we sit, have a chat and catch up on life and then browse through new pieces in her collections. It's not just about the dress or the scarf I buy - it's about supporting her and her local business.

Please support an amazing woman and an amazing independent business by endorsing Sugar. The winner of the "Shine a Light" competition receives generous funding for their business for marketing and growing her business.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

"...Strike up the music, the band has begun..."

My Papala and I went to the Steelers' game Thursday and had a serious case of the goofies all night.

As evidenced here:

And here:

Yes, we're those people.

Alot can be understood about both me and my upbringing in these pictures of my Dad. We're total jagoffs, we're not shy and we really don't care if anyone though we were assholes in that sideline store in the stadium, trying on goofy hats and laughing til our abs hurt.

Being one of those people, it turns out, is a pretty good kind of people to be.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Ok readers! Here's something new and exciting: my first blog giveaway!

For those of you who have been long time readers, you've heard about my passion for wearing statement scarves all year long. So I had to jump at this particular giveaway offer! is sponsoring an amazing Tolani scarf giveaway! chickdowntown is a locally owned and operated Pittsburgh clothing store. From crazy, fancy trendy dresses to classic accessories like the scarf I'm giving away, chickdowntown is a fabulous contributor to our local fashion scene (and our local business economy!)

And in honor of the Steelers' kicking off their season last night with a fabulous win over the Tennessee Titans, I picked a black and gold themed 100% silk Tolani scarf for you to win!

Check it out:

Seriously, I'm so jealous! A lil fleur de lis action. A lil fringe action. Hotness.

Here's all you gotta do:

Just leave a comment on this post between now and Wednesday, September 16th 2009 by 9pm. Tell me "I want a piece of Pittsburgh fashion from chickdowntown!"*

I'll use to pick a winner and announce that winner on Friday, September 18th!

Please leave either your blog link or your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner. will ship your scarf right to you in their adorable package, all tied up with a chickdowntown bow!

While you're waiting to hear about who the lucky winner is, check out and say hi to the owner, Amy, on Twitter!

Good luck everyone! Get commenting!

*US residents only, must be 18 or older. Winner must respond within 24 hrs of my notification.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"...hello, I've waited here for you, everlong..."

After holding all of you invisible friends in wait for the results of my haircut, here I am!

And here you are:

Look at the angst! The wonky tired eyes! Brilliant!

In all seriousness though, I do like this hair cut. It's still high-maintenance, just like the long hair was (see blogger profile pic) but I guess that's the price I pay for having thin, flat hair. I gotta beat it into submission to make it look purdy!

And that's all I've got today.