Friday, January 29, 2010

SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK

It's kinda like Fashion Week for techy-geeks, of which I am one!

Below is my schedule so far. I know that some of the events overlap, but I plan on sneaking out of a few of the parties early to make sure I can hit them all!




Have a blog? Want a blog? Want to know how Social Media can help your business or maybe just your personal brand?

Click the link below to see the schedule. A lot of these events are free and open to the public!

Social Media Week Schedule!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

PAYDAY pick



With this evenings freezing whipping winds I need a little Spring pick me up. On top is the Flowering Pasture Blouse by Dolan. This blouse is so light, bright, and breezy - just about everything that I'm craving right now. On the bottom are the one of the best deals at Anthro (or at least I think so!) the Joe's Black Denim Leggings. These Denim Leggings still have that thick denim feel that has been lost by other brands. Don't get me wrong, they are still skin tight with loads of spandex, just with a little extra structure. They also have a great zipper at the ankle that is the perfect amount of detail and doesn't stop you from tucking these leggings into your boots (I did today).

Flowering Pasture Blouse
$128

Black Denim Leggings $84

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MEXICO!

Here are a few of my favorite ones from Mexico. Within the next few daysI will hopefully be piecing together a video of all my favorite hotels and restaurants in Playa del Carmen. Until then these will have to do!




Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm Gone... Again


K&T has gotten off to a super slow start in 2010, but I swear that this trip will be the last break that I take for a long while. I'm heading to Playa del Carmen for a little love in the sun with "the boy"! I will be updating my twitter so be sure to check in @kissandtype! We get back on the 26th so check back then for updates.

Haiti

I'm feeling very guilty for taking this trip in light of all that is going on in Haiti. I know I am not alone in saying that the people of Haiti have been on my mind all week. Jordan Reid, of the life-blogging platform Non-Society, recently took and trip and I share her sentiment completely. Why rewrite what she has already been written perfectly?


MANICure Monday

Left : Luscious Lips Right : Rose Bowl

Since I wanted a fresh manicure for my trip MANICure Monday is actually Travel Nails Tuesday this week! If I wasn't still up responding to emails I would take a picture and show you all... the bottles will have to do. I went with Luscious Lips on my fingers and Rose Bowl (the color is much more pink in person) on my toes. Getting a fun bright pink on your toes in January? Sign that you are headed SOUTH! Every time I look at my feet I smile in anticipation of being in MEXICO already!!!

UPDATE:


Here are the pedicured playa toes!

Monday, January 18, 2010

MANICure Monday

Since I'm leaving for Playa del Carmen on Wednesday I've decided to hold off on my MANICure Monday till tomorrow - but I'm raising the stakes with a mani-pedi combo. Get ready!

I am taking color suggestions! Tweet me @kissandtype or #MANICureMONDAY

Thursday, January 14, 2010

PAYDAY pick

Left : Breeze Along Cami Right : Into the Night Blouse


I love both of these blouses because they have just that extra something that makes them great layering pieces, especially the Breeze Along Cami. And if you are like me, and you feel that your stomach is your problem area then the Into the Night Blouse is an amazing fit. You really have to go in and try it on, but trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Breeze Along Cami $78

Into the Night Blouse $88

I'm Back!

Thank you to those who have continued to check in with Kiss & Type on a daily basis during my little hiatus. I see you, I thank you! What started as a vacation over the holidays continued into a much need break to reevaluate what it is I'm doing with this site. Within this past year I have seen my viewership grow more that I could have imagined; I now have readers from all 50 states and 133 countries - again, I thank you. Obviously at this point it is time to find a direction and stick with it. I've come to a cross roads where I've had to ask myself a serious question, "Do I want to build a brand or be a brand?" Finding the answer will hopefully allow me to take K&T to the next level while continuing to give my readers the content they are looking for. If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see more or less of email me a.vanburen@kissandtype.com or tweet me @kissandtype.

In the mean time it will be business as usual ... until the 20th when I leave for a actual vacation and not just a mental one.