Unlike me, some of you may actually be getting a refund this year, so I hope you’ll use this as an opportunity to pay off any outstanding debt (especially those high interest credit cards!) instead of going on a spring shopping spree. On that note, I want to share a little story and officially put Lucky magazine in the time out corner for being a bit naughty in their February 2015 issue.
Yes, it’s Election Day. But it’s also National Candy Day, which I think quite appropriate because after fulfilling your civic duty doesn’t everyone deserve a special treat to celebrate? 🙂
If you have been feeling a bit blue because you thought the fun and treats ended last weekend, fear not. I’m going to boss lady Wonka my way through the next week or so with even more goodies and treats from Sugarfina and Darby Smart, so make like a lollipop and stick around! There will be sweet advice on how to prepare for a boudoir photoshoot for your honey, as well as both freebies and giveaways along the way.
(a special guest post by boss lady and new mom, Carol Cooper)
Awww… who doesn’t love grandma! She makes the best food, she knits a mean reindeer sweater, and now she is going to school you on how to shop like a boss at Kmart.
Oh yes, you read that correctly. Kmart has a few more tricks up their sleeve, which shouldn’t surprise too many people after their naughty Christmas advertising campaign encouraging Americans to “ship” not only their pants, but also their drawers and their beds. The bizarre but buzz worthy spot was created by an ad agency called FCB Chicago (formerly Draftfcb Chicago).
Now the creative minds at FCB Chicago have done it again, urging us to shop rather than ship with a “Shop Like a Boss” commercial for Kmart that melds the pop gangster appeal of Macklemore with the disarming sweetness of Betty White during her Golden Girls years. The scene opens with unassuming AARP member Julia Ruiz perched on her bedoilied couch as she enjoys a cup of tea, an industrial sized container of pretzel “nuggets” and some Kmart shopping. Birds chirp cheerily in the background, and you’d swear that at any moment some guy from Publisher’s Clearing House is going to ring her doorbell and present her with a giant check and a balloon.
There is a twist, of course, as grandma is empowered with newfound swagger as a result of her ability to shop like a boss online and reserve items for up to 48 hours and then pay in store. She clicks her mouse and BOOM, bingo night just got real.
Cue the gold chains, leopard print hoodie, and sunglasses. Plus everyone knows that you can’t really be expected to shop like a boss without the obligatory back up dancer entourage. Once those guys appear, Granny is ready to ROLL, and after she and her posse twerk their way down the aisles to pay for their items you can bet your early bird special that she is going to “make it rain.”
No doubt she and her entourage can use all that extra time and money to spring for happy hour at the all-you-can-eat buffet.
P.S. In case you’re wondering, the song in the Kmart ad is “Big Entrance” by R8dio
Did you watch the Emmys last night?
As usual, the red carpet was full of impossibly gorgeous celebrities all spiffed up in their designer tuxedo suits and sweeping gowns. And once again the journalists spent most of the time asking actresses vapid questions about their gowns and manicures and asking actors about their actual Emmy nominations, professional thoughts, and personal opinions. The media is so focused on this superficial nonsense, in fact, that E! rolled out a “clutch cam” to accompany the “mani cam” that they debuted during the Oscars to showcase celebrity manicures. The clutch cam featured a rhinestone-bedazzled rotating platform for the actress to place her clutch as if she were peddling goods on QVC.
Oh. my. goodness.
An emergency button that you press and a bellman materializes before you with a tray of crisp, cold, fizzy champagne? Why yes, I don’t mind if I do. It is Wednesday, after all, which constitutes a mid-week emergency of sorts. We must lift our chins, sit up a little straighter in our ergonomic chairs, take a deep, cleansing breath and fortify ourselves for the remaining 2 week days ahead, right girls? A glass of champagne is just the ticket.