12/01/2012 - 01/01/2013Bostonista: 12/01/2012 - 01/01/2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

An Olsen Engagement?

Is my perennial style icon, Mary-Kate Olsen, engaged to her much older boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy?

I don't know but that sure as hell looks like an engagement ring on her in Paris yesterday...

(Thanks to Hollywood Tuna for the original picture.)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Scan Me

(A Me-Ality Station)

Back in early December, I was invited to try out the much talked about Me-Ality Scan at Natick Mall. 
I have to admit that I was a little bit intimidated by the machine in the middle of the mall since it is a bit reminiscent to those airport body scanners. 

But, since you get a detailed description of your best fit bets, its a lot more fun than going through security! 

The experience itself is super easy (and if you're shy don't worry! The 3D image doesn't show up on a screen so no one sees your shape.) you remove any metal that you might be wearing and then step into the scanner fully clothed. You do need to stand super still for an accurate reading. (I needed to be scanned twice because it couldn't get a reading the first time.) The "wand" rotates around your body using radio signals that bounce off the water in your skin and in about 15 seconds has precise measurements. 

I was really impressed with the results that I printed out at the station. I thought it would just tell me my size in brands or various stores in the mall but it actually makes specific suggestions and lets you know where the style is available. For example, Joe's Honey Jeans in size 29 is apparently my perfect jean. 

(My #1 best bet for jeans!)

Me-Ality is free for shoppers because brands and stores pay to be included in the results. This is both good and bad, in my opinion, because while it takes the guesswork and frustration out of trying on clothes at the mall, it also means that some of your favorite brands and stores may not be included. The scan also creates an online profile so you can access your results on the Me-Ality website. These are constantly updated with newly added merchandise and brands so you'll be able to get new recommendations for as long as your body shape stays the same. 

Personally, I loved getting my results directly at the mall. I was able to email them to myself and print them out. This first set of recommendations had a lot of "ideal fit" options in nearly every category for me. I'm more disappointed with my online options today since most of the results seem to be in the middle of the "ideal" fit bar. I still have my email recommendations from the day I was scanned though and will be using them as a guide for future shopping especially for jeans!

In November, Me-Ality launched a partnership with Nordstrom called, "Sized Just For You". Every person scanned automatically receives an email with with their best fits from brands available at Nordstrom

Me-Ality has four locations in the Boston area including Solomon Pond Mall, Northshore Mall, South Shore Plaza and Natick Collection. There is also one at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis. 
If you've seen the stations while shopping I highly recommend that you take the time to try it out. It's free and takes only a few minutes- far superior to a frustrating hour in a dressing room! 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Karlie Chop!

Have you guys seen Karlie Kloss's shaggy new hair do?
The supermodel officially debuted it at  backstage at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show but she actually took the leap for Vogue

I wouldn't do it for anyone but Anna either!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gift Guide of Last Minute Stocking Stuffers!

Who says that stockings have to be filled with candy?
I'd much rather have Santa stuff my stocking with one (or all) of these stylish gifts!

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers
From Top: Coach Legacy Leather Large Wristlet, April/May Noa Sequin Sweatshirt, DANNIJO Monaco Earrings, Kate Spade Fingerless Gloves, Hoot & Howl Ear buds, Deborah Lippmann Some Enchanted Evening Nail Polish, Arianna Spa Collection Ultra Exfoliating Body Treatment, BLO Gift Card

Nail polish, gloves and ear buds are probably Stocking staples but why not add some glitz with DANNIJO's Monaco earrings? They come in greens, black and white, and pinks so Santa can find the perfect pair for every woman.
Coach's Legacy line has restored a level of fashion cred to the suburban favorite, and it's hard not to lust after their soft leather confections like the Large Leather Wristlet.
Don't they look better than peppermint candy?

For the beauty addicted on your list, rush over to Arianna's new location on Tremont St to pick up skincare must-haves like their Ultra Exfoliating Body Treatment and Ultra Rich Hydrating Body Butter.  The modern woman loves a quick blowout so get her a gift card to BLO Dry Bar so she can look beautiful on the go! With locations all over North America (not to mention right in the South End!) she'll be able to take advantage wherever her travels lead her!

I hope you're closer to being finished with your holiday shopping than I am! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Celebrity Moment: Mommy & Me Fashion

Mini-skirts? Check! Dramatically draped scarves? Check!
 Bad ass leather jackets? Check!
We're ready for school, Honor Warren!

(Thanks to WENN for the picture.)

As a former assistant kindergarten teacher, I just want to send my love and prayers to the families of Newtown, CT after today's senseless and horrific violence. God bless. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gift Guide: Boys! Boys! Boys!

Why are guys so hard to shop for? It seems like between gadgets, ties, and violent blu-rays you'd be able to easily find them something but I always end up putting off their gifts until the very last minute!

In an effort to be more thoughtful with my manly presents this year I put together this handy guide to things guys enjoy to cross reference with my shopping list.

Bostonista Gift Guide: For The Guys!

Is there anything sexier than a man with a flask? Maybe a man with a moustache flask! Okay, maybe not, but its a fun gift sure to make your man smile. I know my brother will be laughing his ass off thanks to the Unrated Ted blu-ray I picked up for him. If you're a little more practical, may I suggest Ted Baker's "The City" quilted jacket? It's the perfect weight for this weird Boston weather. As much as I love designer handbags, it would be kind of nice to just slip all my cards into my phone case and go so I know that any guy on your list will appreciate being able to consolidate his wallet with Hex's iPhone Case.
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