I used to watch NYPD Blue, basically just to watch Henry Simmons. It was a very well-written show, agreed, but it was on pretty late.
I'd stay up late for this.
I don't recall this NYPD Blue episode, but it looks like he's coming to catch me with that net.
HAPPY FRIDAY FROM THE GOLIGHTLY GIRLS!
We have designated Wednesdays "Wear-It-To-Travel Wednesday", where we select a celebrity airport photo, and discuss whether or not we could (or should) actually travel in the outfit. Subject will be graded. Probably not on the curve.
Today's subject: Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is constantly photographed toting shopping bags around, so we know the girl has an insanely wide variety of outfits.
She is very clearly somewhere chilly, or en route to somewhere chilly, and has the appropriate puffy-but-not-too-puffy jacket.
I must be honest here, I love this outfit. I love how the sweater she's carrying, totally matches the boots. And also nicely complements the sweater she's wearing. And the puffy-but-not-too-puffy jacket.
The boots, which do not look to be obscenely high-heeled, would probably be fine for a quick run over to the Hudson News stand to grab the latest copy of US Weekly to see what they were saying about her and her latest romatic entanglement.
The bag is fantastic. It's HUGE, and very fun. You will notice that Ms. Simpson has kept the rest of the outfit in solids, so as not to try to compete with the snake/animal print of the bag. And, did you notice that all the colors are represented in the pattern of the bag?
Seriously - this might be my favorite Airport Ensemble.
And can you believe this - she is SMILING PLEASANTLY! We all know that you get extra credit for that.
Final Grade = A++
If you're thinking of escaping to foreign shores in the near future (as we are), make sure your passport is up-to-date. The U.S. State Department's Passport Services division is recommending a 10-week lead time for all passport applications. 10-weeks? Well, at least that will give us a proper window of time in which to whip ourselves into bikini-ready shape...
Word on the street, from L.A. Times staff Travel writer Jane Engle:
“The reason for the delay is “unusually high demand,” the State Department said, which may be attributed at least partly to rules that took effect Jan. 23. They require passports for travel by air between the U.S. and the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. (Land and sea travel to these areas are not affected.)”
Since passports are typically valid for 10 years, it is far too easy forget they need to be renewed at all. 10 years is a long time. Just take a look at your hairstyle from 10 years ago. Exactly. A LONG time.
Dig your passport out of whichever dresser drawer it sits in, and do a little quick date-check. You do not need to add "expired passport" to your list of things to stress about, when you're trying to figure out if you'll need to buy a converter for your flatiron.
Oh the joys of European cheapie airlines, and their completely unrealistic luggage weight restrictions. I'm not sure how badly dressed Easyjet would like us to be, but 5 pairs of shoes for a 10 day trip is really putting a crimp into our style.
The "5 pairs" includes flip flops.
Items of clothing that you can combine in multiple, myriad ways, are the key. And that is where our new favorite website Polyvore, comes in.
This is one Airport Ensemble we created.
Base layer, jeans, jacket, fun trenchcoat (which wouldn't fit in your bag), flats for airport sprinting, glasses so your eyes don't get too dry from the contacts, and your two pieces of carry-on luggage.
The site is completely addictive, and actually quite useful. You can upload your own clothing, accessories, etc. and create outfits for future wear.
For the time-pressed, this is invaluable.
Unless you end up spending hours and hours on Polyvore, creating ensembles for no real reason. Hypothetically.
Sometimes we have days where we can pull a chic look together in minutes. Other times...we have difficulty matching a white t-shirt with a pair of jeans. Polyvore can help.
Do a little virtual packing first, find pieces that will overlap and match various other pieces and we promise it will be like you have your own little valet. And that little valet will "Oh Puh-leeeez" at Easyjet's 44 pound limit.
And if that's not enough? Check this out:
Frank Lan-who? I know, I know. He is slightly out of our demographic. The only reason I know the name "Frank Langella" is that my mom has been swooning over him for the past I-don't-know-how-many-years.
And today is Mom's birthday.
But Frank is, to be fair, kind of hot.
You know, in an older dude kind of way.
And, he played Dracula.
Dracula with some bad 70s hair.
The only shirtless photo I could find was from the 1986 movie "The Men's Club", and he appears to be wearing very odd makeup.
MOM, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! AND TO THE REST OF YOU HAPPY FRIDAY FROM THE GOLIGHTLY GIRLS!
We here, at Holiday Golightly, spent President's Day honoring our past leaders. Some people may honor by sharing stories, memorable moments in history, moments of silence, blah blah.
We honor by schussing down wide runs of bright, powdery snow, singing "GOD BLESS SUNDANCE" at the top of our lungs. It's a familiar tune, just with different words. We'll teach you sometime.
Are you still skeptical as to how this is related to President's Day?
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We have designated Wednesdays "Wear-It-To-Travel Wednesdays", where we select a celebrity airport photo, and discuss whether or not we could (or should) actually travel in the outfit. Subject will be graded. Probably not on the curve.
Today's subject: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Okay, so I'm pretty sure that Buffy has been reading the Holiday Golightly blog - particularly the post about my Airport Ensemble. Coincidence? Me - gray, long cashmere cardigan...SMG - gray, long not-sure-what-fabric-but-probably-cashmere cardigan. Me - tobacco colored boots. SMG - tobacco colored boots...
I mean, there are coincidences, and then there are COINCIDENCES.
Well, ubiquitous neutral-toned clothing choices aside, I do appreciate that she has incorporated a saucy chapeau, which is invaluable for the bad hair day, and I love the fact that all her accessories match. I mean, they're black, and black is kind of difficult to clash with, but still.
However, it seems that Ms. Gellar has forgotten her pants, and is hoping that tights will suffice. Please direct your attention to the last button on the sweater. It is dangerously close to the no-fly zone. I'm just concerned about SMG's potential overexposure - those tights aren't entirely opaque.
She also appears to be toting not two, but THREE pieces of carry-on luggage, and that is simply unaccep...
What's that? First class passengers are allowed 3 pieces of carry on luggage?
Dammit. I really need to get my own teen drama about vampires and the art of slaying them.
The sweater should either be longer, or there should be pants.
Extra credit for the pleasant smile.
Final Grade = A-.
We hope everyone celebrated President's Day properly. Like that sassy Chester A. Arthur who, reportedly, always had a stock of wine and brandy handy for happy hour.
Girls, print this out, tack it to the wall and get out your darts. You should be finished with that photo of your ex, as Valentine's Day has passed. You'll need a new target.
Although this is a Friendly Target, as well as your new "To Do" list.
Pick a city - ANY city, email your girlfriends, then prepare to pack your bags.
Coming in March...The List, in no particular order. Except alphabetical.
Las Vegas, NV
Martha's Vineyard, MA
Park City, UT
San Francisco, CA
Vancouver BC, CANADA
And more to come...later...
Honestly, have you really been to every one on this list already, and you need more?
Ryan Reynolds is starring in the new release "Definitely, Maybe", this weekend.
We loved him in "Two Guys, A Girl, and A Pizza Place", and watched as he Lampooned out in "Van Wilder", then completely buffed up into a ridiculously hunky dad in "Amityville Horror", which we didn't watch, as the story was disturbing and frightening.
There is, thankfully, nothing disturbing or frightening here.
HAPPY FRIDAY, FROM THE GOLIGHTLY GIRLS!
- airplane travel
- austin weekend
- awards show
- bachelorette trends
- bachelorette weekend
- bouder, co
- bridal insanity
- bride gift ideas
- bridesmaid essentials
- britney spears
- cabo san lucas
- cameron mathison
- celebrities in airports
- celebrity fashion
- chicago weekend
- colorado getaway
- cowgirl weekend
- dining with girlfriends
- divvy it up
- food & wine
- friday men
- girlfriend getaway
- girlfriend weekend
- girls beach trip
- girls brunch
- girls gone fabulous
- girls night
- girls weekend
- golden globes
- guilty pleasure
- john krasinski
- katie holmes
- las vegas
- marthas vineyard
- new york
- new york weekend
- packing dilema
- san francisco weekend
- sex and the city
- ski package
- ski weekend
- spa getaway
- stacy london
- surf camp
- travel fashion
- travel to italy
- travel to tuscany and umbria
- valentines day for girls
- valentines day for singles
- wedding wear
- weekend activities
- weight loss
- what not to wear
- wine event
- winery weekend
- winter blahs