Thursday, December 31, 2009
Today is the last day of 2009 and I would have to say that it's been a year of ups and downs. I'm blessed to be able to have a job when many of my friends and family are unable to find work. It can be frustrating at times, but I'm grateful. This year has taught me so much about the value of friendships and how I was able to depend of ME for enjoyment and fulfillment. Going out to eat alone has become the norm where I can mentally evaluate the decisions in my life and continue to plan my next move. I've truly enjoyed the fruits of my labor. Traveling was a big thing for me this year and I enjoyed every minute of it. I met a lot of new people along the way and I'm learning to become more social. I have a tendency to isolate myself, afraid that I wouldn't be liked. Finally, this blog has allowed to reach so many people that I may not have known if it weren't for my daily postings, your emails, and all the wonderful comments I've gotten thus far. We can all look at this year and point the many faults that may have occurred, but why not remember the good. This is the last day of this decade and many of us aren't guaranteed to see another. I thank you all so much for your support, your kind words, and all that you have done to help me along the way. 2010, will be a bigger and better year for Chatty Patty, and I hope that you all stay on this train and enjoy the ride. Patty loves you!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The weather is still chilly in Miami and since I'm suffering from a cold, I decided to bundle up to keep warm. This is what I wore to work today.
Sleeveless trench coat: Heritage 1981
White long sleeve under shirt: Forever 21
Brown pants: Old Navy
Snake skin inspired pumps: Nine West
I went to CVS today to buy some deodorant and found myself wondering in the makeup aisle. Damn, how the hell did that happen? Lol! Anyways, CVS is having a huge 75% off sales on many of their makeup products. There was so many to choose from, but I decided to stick to what I needed and that was some lipsticks. I didn't want to choose the norm, neutrals, pinks and browns, I wanted to get red and burgundy color. I picked up Revlon's Color Stay Lipstick in Red Velvet and Fabulous Fig. They were $2.45 each! As you can see in the pictures below, the colors are very vibrant. I can't wait to show them off!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Today was a chilly day in South Florida! Can you believe 40 degrees? Well I decided that black was the best color suited for this weather. This is what I wore to work.
Ivory cardigan: Forever 21
Black top: Forever 21
Black slacks: Target
Black pumps: BCBG
Accessories: Forever 21 ring and earrings, Michael Kors watch Nordstrom
I went out Saturday to get my nails done, TGIF with my sister and headed to the mall to do some shopping and this is what I wore.
Denim sleeveless jacket: Forever 21
Red & White striped halter dress: Zara
Red sandal: Target
Blue Green handbag: Aldos
Earrings: Forever 21
Watch: Michael Kors
Monday, December 28, 2009
Since I've gone back to using Clinique products, I tried out their exfoliating scrub and realized that it was too harsh for my skin. I was looking for something lighter and saw that my brother had Burt's Bees Peach & Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub. It's retailed at CVS for $8.99. I tried it yesterday and realized how creamy it was though you can see and feel the ground Peach Stone. I followed that with my Clinique Cleanser and the toner and I didn't feel any irritation and burning, which was great for me. Visit your nearest drugstore or www.burtsbees.com.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Christmas night, I went for drinks with my sister, my man and his friend and this is what I wore that night. I usually put on something more dressy for this day, but I wasn't in the Christmas mood this year and so I looked very simple and comfortable.
Green top: Old Navy
Dark Blue Jeans: JCPenny
Brown Strappy Sandals: Nine West
Accessories: Forever 21 earrings, MK watch
Clutch: Passage To India
Went to the nail shop yesterday and did my nails. I'm use to getting the pink and white set but since I'm trying to budget and spend less, I got a regular full set and chose vibrant colors to make my nails pop. One of my favorite new makeup bloggers did her nails in a similar design where 2 of her nails on each hand were done in a different color with some designs and I decided to try it out and I LOVE IT! I did my toes in the same design.
This weekend, I thought I would be partying like a rock star, instead it was more like grandparents, because even my parents seem to be partying more than me these days. Well, I went out Thursday night to How Mi Look Thursdays and this is what I decided to wear.
Top: Simply Fashion
Shiny Leggings: American Apparel
Shoes: Boutique on South Beach
Accessories: Michael Kors Watch, Forever 21 Earrings,
Friday, December 25, 2009
Merry Christmas from Chatty Patty! Share these times with your family and close friends and cherish every moment spent together. Many of us are grieving this holiday, because there are so many people that aren't here to enjoy this special occasion, but they are here in spirit. Thank you for all your support for 2009! Patty loves you!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
So I was happy to find out that we had another jeans day today, and this is what I decided to wear.
Blue and White stripe top, Forever 21
Destroyed Blue Jeans, Forever 21
Red Pumps, 10 dollar shoe store
Accessories, Michael Kors watch & Ray-Ban reading glasses
You're My Addiction was written on March 17th. This posting was a 100% true story of my addiction to this guy that I just couldn't seem to get over.
It’s Saturday night, you’re at the club and the session is going real nice. You go to the bar to buy a drink and wait for the bartender to hand you that mango martini. Standing at the bar is this sexy rasta. Tall, brown and giving you the same look you are giving back to him. He introduces himself and so do you. You have a small conversation before exchanging numbers and going back to your respective corners. You don’t take him on, because you are convinced that all men, in the clubs are not be trusted. You leave club and go back to your place, but you receive a text from that guy, wanting you to meet him at Dennys, but you play hard to get, because you don’t want to come off easy. So you decline the invitation and decide to meet at another time. Days pass and the guy decides to come to your place, so you continue to play the tough role and decide to meet him outside your complex so that he has no idea which apartment you live in. Approaching him, you realize how gorgeous he is and you instantly become more attracted to him. The phone tag continues days and weeks later, until he decides to come to your place one night. Though you try to resist, you can barely stay cool, with all the heat rising throughout your body. Soon, the clothes are quickly torn off, the kisses become more intense and the hands begin to touch places that you wanted to touch from the moment you met. You are angered by the fact that he failed to tell you about the size of his manhood and the fact that he knew all the right places to put it. The sex was the best you had experienced in a long time and when the night ends, you are hoping that you will be able to reenact this session that you just created. Unfortunately, you realize, that your feelings for him are much stronger than his. You begin to wait by the phone, anticipating the next time, he will satisfy your every desire. You begin to call him constantly, without him returning any of your calls. Your friends are telling you to get over it and just take it for what it is, a “Hit and Run”. You soon come to your senses and realize that you’re a beautiful girl and know that you shouldn’t have to chase down anyone. Just when you thought you were over him, you see his fine ass in the club again. He calls you over and starts to whisper in your ear about how sexy you look. The d.j. starts to play something slow and he pulls you over and the two of you begin to dance. With your bodies rubbing against each other, you are reminded of how bad you want to do it right in the middle of the club. He tells you to come to his place after the club, and you quickly race to his house. As he opens the door, the clothes are off, your bodies are wet, and your legs are in positions you never imagined it could go. You tell him how much you like him and hope that you can spend more time together, and he agrees. Yet again, you realize how difficult it is for him to keep his word and how quickly he has become your obsession. He’s the Mr. Big to your Carrie and you feel like you are caught in the whirlwind of Sex & The City. You’ve been schooled on this situation and you should know better, but you don’t listen to what you’ve been taught. You continue to wait on his phone calls and turn down dates with other men. “Get over him”! “Can’t you see that he doesn’t want you”. “But he said that he would call me”! “He’s probably out of town or maybe he lost his phone”. Weeks past, even months. You continue to accept his random invites and he continues to use you like the desperate loser you have become. When does the obsession end and the soul searching begin? Its not until that faithful day at Barnes & Nobles, when you picked up that little pink book titled “He’s Just Not That Into You”. You finally realized your worth! No need to lecture you, pick up the book, sit back and take notes. It saved my life!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
From now until the 31st of December, I will be counting down all my favorite things of 2009! I will list my favorite destination, restaurant, artist, night club (dance), make-up product, trend, television show, and even favorite Item of the Year, you name it, it will be on my favorite list of 2009! I had a great year writing and editing Chatty Patty all by my lonesome and I look forward to bigger and greater things for 2010! I've been saying for months now that I will be revamping Chatty Patty and I promise you, it will be done. It's taking me longer than I thought, but all good things come to those who wait. So continue to spread the word! Patty truly loves you! I really do!
Since I'm at my job more than I'm in a night club, it will only be right that I feature more work looks. Hopefully I can hit a club or 2 to show you how I really get down.
Cardigan, Forever 21
Tunic, Charlotte Russe
Slacks, Old Navy
Shoes, Nine West
Accessories, Michael Kors watch, unknown store gold bracelet & earrings, Ray-Ban reading glasses
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I recently purchased Maybelline's Volume XL Seduction Plumping Lip Color. I am telling you all to stay far away from this product because it was the reason I had the cold sores on my lips. I brought the same lip stick for my mother and she too felt an instant burning and irritation as soon as she applied it on her lips. I would of returned it to Walgreens, but I lost the receipt and have no proof of purchase.
For a long time, I've seen the Lush store at Aventura Mall, but never cared to check it out. After longing to buy some natural soaps, oils and other products and hearing great things about their products I decided to check it out. From the moment you enter the store, you're instantly awakened to the scents of all of their soaps. I saw the Strawberry Feels Forever oil and was told that after taking a shower, you will rub it all over your body and it leaves a sparkling oil feel to your skin. The Running to Embassy soap smells like peppermint, which I loved and I had to have it! Finally my mind ran across a face mask. I wanted something as natural as the Carol's Daughter mask I used to use years ago (it has been discontinued). I picked up Mask Mag, because it too had a mint scent and you actually saw the little particles in mask that allows you to exfoliate your skin at the same time. My purchases came up to $34.94. I received a free soap sample too. I'm sure that I may be late to the Lush phenomenon, but for those of you that don't know, this is a great spot to find some uniquely shaped, natural, vegan soaps, bath bombers, body oils, masks and more.
I love my man, but seriously, I hate to go shopping with him sometimes. When I go to the mall, I don't want to feel rushed or as if I'm spending too much money. He and I both love fashion, but he's a person that knows what he wants, goes in the stores, makes the purchases, and leave. I love to go to different stores, analyze the clothing and shoes before I spend my money, but I always have him breathing down my neck about "that's too much money" or "what you need that for" or "you love to waste money". This is why I prefer to go by myself. Believe me, he and I have had plenty arguments about this, and at the end of the day, I'm convinced that maybe, shopping together isn't a good thing anymore. We went on Friday, and I have to say that he behaved himself, but still I would prefer to go with my mom. She and I are so much alike and we enjoy spending money and going to 3 and 4 malls in one day. So my solution is to find someone, like yourself who enjoys shopping, just as much as you do. No nagging! No guilt trips!
Monday, December 21, 2009
One of my Facebook friends posted something that I found to be very interesting. Is Christmas the holiday that proves your status in a relationship? Let’s be honest, if you are seeing someone that doesn’t get you anything for Christmas, or even spends time with you on that festive day, then I believe you should reconsider your status. I’m sure there are those that are fine with being just a matey, jump-off, or side chick, but I have to wonder if during the holidays, you tend to feel a little lonely knowing that buddy is spending time with his wife and you’re left watching the marathon of The Christmas Story on TBS. Large up all the wifey’s like myself, who know that they have a good man, have the gifts, and quality time to prove it. These are the times of the year, when I’m so appreciative that I am in a loving relationship and I don’t have to worry about having the Christmas blues, but there are so many of my friends and family who are not in the same position as I am. Let’s face it, 2009 was a bad break up year for so many people I know and love, and I’m sure I will have some comforting to do with them. I just pray that 2010 is a hopeful year, not just for having a man in their life, but just the ability to move on.
FYI ladies, Bath & Body Works is going to have their big sale, starting on Monday December 28th, so if you have any pennies remaining after all your Christmas shopping, then take advantage of this yearly sale. I always get such great deals on their candles, lotions, soaps, and more. Don’t miss out. Aveda is having some great deals for the holidays! Imagine getting a stress relieving mani, pedi, and eyebrow wax for only $30.00 or what about an elemental nature facial, mani and pedi for $50.00. You can’t beat these deals. It is only going on till this Friday, December 25th, so make you appointment today! Visit www.avedaflorida.com or call 954-990-0484. If you love New York & Company, you would love their 50% off EVERYTHING sale ending TODAY! Check them out at www.nyandcompany.com for details and availability.
I saw this hot street style from Rihanna and decided to duplicate the look. It's a great casual wear for shopping and hanging out with the girls.
Sleeveless denim jacket, Forever 21, $24.80
White skinny stretch pants, Zara's, $30.00
White tee, Forever 21, $3.99
Brown strapless sandal, Bakers
As you can see, I got one of the items on my Christmas Dream On List. Yes, its the Michael Kor's watch I've been eying for so long! It is the over sized/men's watch that everyone is sporting these days. SJP wore it on Sex & The City season 3 and since then, I wanted a pair. My boyfriend got it for me at Nordstrom for $190.00. I love the fit! They have them in all white, which I'm hoping to get for my birthday. That one is more sporty than this all gold watch. Though my man thought that the all white was more attractive, I prefer this one, because it's something I can wear everyday. Thank you babes for the lovely Christmas present. Let's see if I will get anything else off that list!
I had an early morning facial appointment at Aveda on Saturday, which I wasn't thrilled about. I still haven't caught up on my sleep from last weekend, and I had to drag my ass to the shower. I got there about 5 minutes late, signed in and waited to be called. The Aveda student's name was Jessica and we greeted each other and she led me to the room. Usually, I will be given a foot bath in a little room before I enter the actual room where the facial takes place, but that didn't happen. I thought "oh man", but that was short lived, because the foot bath now takes place in your room, which is great. They use Aveda's smoothing body polish, a purifying, skin-refining exfoliate. This product is great! I brought it when I first started going to the spa. Just take a bowl with some warm water and soak your feet prior to apply this product and you will see a difference in the way your feet feels. Okay, so back to the facial. I told Jessica about my hideous breakout the other day and how it left me with these dark acne scars. I would assume that she would want to do the enbrightenment facial, but she opted to cleanse and exfoliate my skin to get rid of the dead skin. She introduced me to the scents, which are all great. She started with a massage of my neck and upper chest, and stretched my limbs to relax my body. I loved how she asked if I was dealing with stress, which I had some minor episodes, my nothing to talk about. The cleansing and exfoliation felt good. She was very gentle and concentrated on my problems areas. She did some minor extractions, which was surprising. I guess I don't have as many black heads as I thought. I had a 1 hour session which seemed to be not long enough. I just love the feeling of being pampered. So Jessica recommended that I come back in 3 weeks, to do the Enbrightenment Facial and also treat my under eye dark circles. Checking out, I was thankful that I took a morning appointment, because by 10:00 am, the waiting area is swarmed by so many women, it can be a bit crazy. The facial went great, my skin looks great, and the picture shows that the dark mark on chin area has already started to lighten. Ladies and gents, if you haven't gone to Aveda, you're missing out on a great experience. I've written countless reviews, so check it out!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I love reading some of my favorite blogs and you tube videos, because you get to learn something new everyday. Well upon reading DulceCandy87's blog, she wrote about Shoe Dazzle. This is an online shoe store from Kim Kardashian were you have to become a member, for a monthly fee of $39.95. This membership includes a free pair of shoes each month of your choice. When you sign, you are asked a set of questions, so the stylist can get a feel of your personal style. Once you've completed the questionnaire you enter your credit card information, where you will not be a charged a fee until you've requested your first pair of shoes. Each month, a stylist will show you some shoes that fit your style and you simply have to click which shoe you prefer. You are then charged the $39.95 fee. If next month comes, and you are not satisfied with the shoe selections, you can click to deny that month's payment, but you have to do that within 5 days of the monthly transaction. You can cancel your membership at any time. I checked out the website and let me tell you, the shoes are HOT! I think this is great for any girl on a budget. I signed up today and I will wait till after the holidays to make my first selection. I suggest you all go to the site, www.shoedazzle.com and read all the information before you sign up!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Today is Jeans Day at my job, which was thrilling, because I am doing some holiday shopping with my man after work and I hate to walk around the mall in my work clothes. I wore these skinny boot cut jeans from Saks 5th Ave, which I don't remember the price. I may have gotten it from a butterah. Lol!!!! I paired it with a navy blue and white dotted top from Charlotte Russe. I love this top, because it hides all my mid section imperfections while flattering the smallest part of my body. I wore my red pumps from the 10 dollar store! I wore this gold bangles that I got from a hot accessories store in the fashion district in Miami. I hope to do a review on that store very soon. I found this Sexy 2 finger ring from Forever 21 that I've been wearing everyday. I want a real gold one, so I will be going to the flea to get a price quote. I topped it off with this gold earrings from Forever 21.