Double Trouble

So I’m a twin.  Mel and I are fraternal twins to be exact.  And as I’m looking through old baby pics, I had this (over-analyzing) revelation.  We were deprived of our own individual fashion identities when we were younger!  Peep the evidence below.

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Dig the mushroom hair cuts?  Gotta love the 80′s.  Ok, so maybe we were deprived of 5 or 6 years of our individualism on the surface, but I think we’re making up for those lost years now.  Hope you got a good laugh at seeing these.

Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game

I hate bargaining.  I hate knowing that I’m being ripped off when a seller is telling me to pay nearly $300 for a (pretty lightweight) silver cuff bracelet. C’mon, I do enough scouring on the Web and shopping for jewelry on QVC.com that I know what’s a fair price for a piece of silver.  Anyway, the only thing I bought for myself in Playa del Carmen was this silver ring.  When I first saw it, I immediately thought of the Robert Lee Morris for Elizabeth and James knuckle brass ring.

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elizabeth-and-james-ringObvi, this is sold out everywhere, but I randomly found it on Bloomingdales.com (size 6 only). UPDATE: There must have been only one in stock because I just checked online, and now it’s  sold out.

Honestly, trying to bargain with the vendors sometimes takes way too much effort.  I think that’s partially why I didn’t really buy anything, plus I had to save up dough for the items I’ve been lusting after pre-Mexico.  Here are some pics I took during our many shopping excursions.

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Viva Mexico!

Back from Playa del Carmen and had a great time! Though now I am really tan and kind of scare myself every time I look in the mirror.

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playa-del-carmen2I ended up wearing a lot of headbands and pulling my hair back because the bangs were not cooperating in the steamy weather. Glad I found those red French Connection sunglasses because they went with nearly everything I brought. For the most part, I stuck with my usual staples from Urban, H&M and American Apparel.

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victoria-secret-suitSo these are all new bathing suits I bought for the trip.  I surprisingly found the first two in Everything But Water. I never shop there, but stopped in on a whim and love the suits I got.  Of course, the salesgirl was a tad annoying because she kept having me try on random crap.. like I was really going to buy a $168 cover-up and some black flip flops.. but she did find me the cranberry Red Carter suit.  I told her I love me some tiered ruffles and poof, got this suit.  The black ABS by Allen Schwartz suit has great details with small rosettes lining the top and sides of the bottoms.  Both suits have a removable strap as well.  I like the color combo and checkered trim of the Victoria Secret suit, which is even more non-spenny now because it’s on sale. The VS stores have finally begun to carry some of the swimsuits they sell online, which has been long overdue considering the great selection at affordable prices.  Stay classy Mexico.

Spring Breakin’

Off to play in Playa del Carmen, Mexico! Hasta luego!

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bec-outside-of-police-station2This was the last time I was in Mexico… Rosarito, to be exact. Ryan got pulled over by a cop and we were waiting for him outside the policia station. Awesomeness. I know, my sunglasses are freakin huge. They’re prescription Gucci and after wearing them for 10 min., leave deep, painful nose marks. I’m on the hunt for some new shades after I get back.

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My last true Spring Break was Acapulco ’02. Here we are at Hooters (ha!) watching Maryland kick ass during the Tourney en route to being Champs.