Weekend Links: Tag, You're It!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Champagne time! [source]

Pool time! [source]

By the time most of you read this, I will be in Las Vegas hopefully lounging by the pool of our swanky hotel. I'm so excited about my girls' weekend! I really need to unplug and relax as I've been feeling a little burnt out, juggling work, freelance writing and this blog. Hope you enjoy yourselves, everyone! And do take some time to enjoy these weekend links. There will be no Twitter-views this weekend because I'll be sans laptop! And please keep your lovely comments coming. I promise to return the favor upon my return on Monday!!! xx D

There are so many giveaways circulating in the blogoverse, but please do check out
this awesome hair and makeup giveaway from It's Unbeweavable! Love Liz and her blog and this giveaway is just the icing on the cake. Go now and you might win a Sephora palette and other great prizes!

Speaking of beauty giveaways,
Through the Looking Glass has a sweet one for you: Bliss Triple Oxygenating packs! I would LOVE to win this one. And check out her blog as well! Love her style!

Mary Jane Frances is giving away a lovely pair of crystal earrings! Visit her shop's blog, which is an inspirational read as well!

If you are just catching up on Dream Sequins, be sure to catch two great Behind the Blog interviews, with the lovely
Emma of All In Your Innerspace, a Brooklyn babe with great style and Denise of The Swelle Life, a Canadian writer/blogger whose heart will always remain in Paris. This week, I also published a roundup of favorite designers via Twitter-views with some fabulous Twitter friends.


80%20 pop up shop at Inventory will be opening this weekend: Saturday, June 20 through Sunday, June 28; Opening party, Tuesday, June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. 237 Lafayette Street, New York. [via

Falls is hosting a pop up shop this weekend at The Bathroom, with pieces from Fall and this season. Friday, June 19, from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 20, from 11 to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 21, from 11 to 7 p.m. 94 Charles Street, New York, NY. [via refinery 29]

Oak launches their annual 3-week sale this Friday, June 19. 28 Bond Street, New York and 208 North 8th Street, Brooklyn.

Save the Date for the Brian Reyes Friends and Family sale taking place Monday June 22nd and Tuesday June 23rd from 8 am to 7 pm. 304 Hudson Street, 5th Floor, New York.

TAG!: 20 Favorite Things

The lovely and amazing blogger Eden of Chic in the Tropics tagged me to do a list of 20 of my favorite things. So here they are!

  1. COLOR – Blue. You thought it was black, right? Due to all the black pieces in my wardrobe? I love blue because it’s the color of the ocean and I always gravitate towards blue pieces when I shop. It makes me happy.
  2. DESSERT – Cupcakes!
  3. SMELL – The smell of my Mr.’s cologne. It’s Comme des Garcons something. I think it’s actually a unisex perfume. No Old Spice for him.
  4. FLOWER – Orchids, which make me think of Hawaii.
  5. ANIMAL – Pandas! The Mr. and I have a major panda fetish.
  6. MONTH - November - My birthday. Anyone else a Scorpio? :D
  7. BEVERAGE - Champagne!
  8. SHOES - Kirkwoods, yes please!
  9. SNACK - Love love love dim sum
  10. SONG - Rocking out to Lykke Li "You're Good You're Gone"

    How cute are these pandas???

  11. BOOK – I’m embarrassed to say that it’s been a while since I read a really great novel, but I’m a big fan of Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. Right now, I have a copy of Twilight and I’m not afraid to use it at the poolside in Vegas ;)
  12. FRUIT – Grapes. They’re perfect and portable.
  13. HAIRSTYLE – I am actually in love with the mod bob, which I had for a while. Now I’m wearing my hair long and yearning for shorter hair again.
  14. PIECE/S OF CLOTHING – One of my best pieces of clothing is a vintage YSL black cocktail dress that is made of silk crepe de chine and ties around the waist in a huge dramatic bow.
  15. STORES TO SHOP – I love the markets in Hong Kong (for cheap thrills), Seven for my Kirkwood and Preen fix, EVA for emerging designers, Eryn Brinie for floaty wannabe Rick Owens shirts and Uniqlo for jeans.
  16. SEASON – Fall. We never had much of this in California! I love being able to layer sweaters and wear boots and feel the crispness of morning air.

  17. HOBBY – Fiction writing, watching cinema with subtitles, catching opera and symphony performances and shopping when I travel.
  18. THINGS TO COLLECT – I started doing this cheesy thing when I travel: buying souvenir keychains from places I visited.
  19. MOVIE – I’m a sucker for the films of Woody Allen. I’ve seen nearly every movie he has ever made. I remember watching Manhattan in a cramped movie lab during college and thinking: This is where I want to be. This is how I want to live my life! Of course, I never thought about the implications and commentary about class and profession written into his story lines. Even Woody himself has said he writes almost exclusively about an upper middle class version of New York, a New York which does not exist for most people.
  20. RESTAURANT – I’m not a huge food snob. I tend to have very guttural, street-food level taste. I mean, pizza is a big part of my diet! My favorite haute level eating experience was in Paris about two years ago at a fancy pants lunch at Hotel Le Bristol, where they roll out the aperitif champagne cart to start.

Now I'd like to tag some of my favorite bloggers to list some of their favorite things:

Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend! What will you be doing??


janettaylor said...

Such a great post! I love reading Ur answers. U have a great taste and U are a brilliant girl! ;)

Have a great day, Honey!

Carlotta said...

great post I love to read something about you..have a great weekend!!

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Ah, have a WONDERFUL time! Jealous x infinity. My weekend involves completing a multitude of assignments, and then some - not quite as high on the Excito-Meter as say, VEGAS (!), but 100% necessary!

Brigadeiro said...

Loved this post! Those pandas were TOO cute! :) Blue is my favourite colour too! Well, that's what I always said it was, now I have so many...

And orchids! Definitely my favourite flower, my wedding 'bouquet' was a single spray of white phalaenopsis...

Hope you have a fab weekend!

Gabby said...

You're going to have such a fantastic weekend, I'm jealous!

Eeli said...

Vegas? No way! Hope you have a tonne of fun babe and fyi I would most DEFINATELY be embarrased reading Twilight poolside but hey this is just me ;)

Loved reading your answers. Pandas are just super cute and dim sum is my first food <3 *sigh* I could do with some right now!

Again, have a heap of funtastic times!!


Kelsey Genna said...

love your blog! kelsey xoxo

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Woah, have fun in Vegas! I'm super jealous. And panda babies? Omg adorable. They're the only reason I ever visit YouTube.

Turtle said...

I knew we had lots in common - looking at your top 20 list, I can see more! How good is Lykke Li!

Hope you had a fabulous girls weekend. Look forward to hearing about it.

Michelle said...

Oohh, have fun in Vegas! You better take lots of pictures and tell us all about it when you get back :)

The Socialite said...

Have fun in Vegas! My fave place to be! ;) I'll be relaxing having a BBQ. ;)

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, darling! So much to love, especially that first pic and your tag answers! I adore dim sum and Uniqlo and consider myself a food snob too!


Elizabeth Marie said...

thank you darling!!

I hope you are having the best time in Vegas with the girls!! You deserve it!! XO

Karen said...

i think pandas are the cutest thing in the world; i love them they are so adorable. i had to see this video like 5x.

i hope you have a blast in VEGASSS
take pics hun :]

nookie said...

I'm gonna do the tag and study...
have a great weekend sweetie!

Hanako66 said...

You are so sweet!!! Thank you so much for spreading the word on the giveaway! You better have the best time in LV lady and I want photos!!!! xo

Savvy Mode SG said...

have a fab weekend and eat a lot in vegas.
ps i have a giveaway.

emma said...

i love lv! hope youre having fun!!

SsstSonia said...

Have fun in Vegas! kisses

A little Princess said...

I like your answers, and have an utterly fantastic weekend! xoxo

Toni Tones said...

lovely post...

DaisyChain said...

I so love reading these posts! Have a great weekend.

Adela said...

love that first picture! great way to display champagne!


Damsels said...

looks like agreat spot ot vacaotion at

thnksso much for thecomment a really appreciate it

WendyB said...

I wanna be drinking Champagne in a pool right now!

geisharock said...

Hellooooo I'm a scorpio too! :) and I love dim sum..... oh gosh I'm craving it now ahhh xoxo

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

have a wonderful time in Vegas!! sounds like fun...enjoy reading Twilight!

Kristin said...

Cupcakes and dim sum. Yum. My bday is on the cusp. Sometimes I'm a scorp and sometimes a Sag.

Meagan said...

all of these events look great. i really wish i could make it out to the new brian reyes studio for the sample sale they're having.

♥Jozee said...

have a nice timeeeeeeeeee in vegas! don't lose too much moolah :D

Fashion Personality said...

great post. the pandas are so cute. have fun in Vegas!

Emmy said...

have an amazing weekend in vegas!

Kristin said...

Left you something on our blog!!

Eden said...

i totally enjoyed your answers! glad to see that we have a shared love for kirkwood (btw i'm so DROOLING over your cagey kirkwoods!!!) and yes, pandas can do no wrong. have all the fun in vegas babe!

much love


Denise @ Swelle said...

Ah, you lucky girl! You deserve a weekend of fun.

Great favourites list as well, I'm also a big Woody Allen fan. I love the absurdity of the situations and the lines that come out of them, like in Deconstructing Harry: "No, I don't think you're paranoid, I think you're the opposite of paranoid. I think you walk around with the insane delusion that people like you."

Did you get to the bottom of the champagne tower? xxx

Dream Sequins said...

Wow-- thanks so much for your wonderful comments! I'm back in New York and feeling a bit sluggish ;) xx

sar. said...

what a cool post - it's fun to read all the answers about you/ from you...you know what i actually also like woody allen films and always get laughed at by people for that so i'm glad there is someone else now :)

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