First things first:
Lara Stone and Abbey Lee Kershaw for Calvin Klein: My two favorite super models in the same ad? You guys know what's going up on my fall when this comes out in the mags. Hot damn.
Both ABS: Sequin Panel Dress, $238 down from $396 at chickdowntown.com, Short Satin Dress, $178 down from $297 at chickdowntown.com: I like ABS, but I generally think that their dresses are overpriced. And now they are on serious sale. Imagine that. The gown has just enough gravitas to be formal, and just enough chiffon and sparkles to still be young and fun. The shift is a little Michelle Obama and a little Mad Men, but with a dash of sexy from the deep v-neck back. Total cocktail party perfection.
J. Crew Torque Moto Cardigan, $49.99 down from $118 at jcrew.com, Taylor Swift at the CMT Awards in John Galliano: I've already blogged this J. Crew sweater, so all I have to say now is: it's on CRAZY sale, it's a really fun alternative to the basic sweater, and it's a neutral color that you'd get a ton of wear out of. I love this look from the CMT awards. Taylor is pushing her envelope a little, especially with the straightened hair and bustier bodice, but she still looks elegant and age appropriate, which isn't the easiest thing to do. Her Galliano is so fun and summery! Drool.
And for the most important part of the post, of course, TRUE BLOOD STARTS THIS WEEKEND. OMG TIMES A MILLION SO EXCITED GAAAAAH. Ahem. Well, if you haven't seen the season 3 promo, here it is below. Stuff is going DOWN.
In honor of said momentous occasion, I picked out a few True Blood inspired things to get us all in the mood.
Sweet Leaf The Original Sweet Tea, Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment, $22.50 at sephora.com: Sweet Tea. Total southern classic. I actually really love the Trader Joe's Sweet Tea, but I couldn't find any pics, and this stuff is pretty good. Sweet tea is basically black iced tea with a lot of sugar. But it doesn't taste like that bottled Nestea/Lipton stuff, it doesn't delicious and summery and awesome. When I think of vampires and I think of makeup, I come up with smokey eyes and vampy lips. Obviously the second option is more summer heat proof, especially when it comes in lip balm form with an SPF. I've been meaning to try the Fresh Lip Treatment forever, and now that it comes in this vampy hue...it might just make my b-day wish list.
Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Spray Perfume, $22 for 1.2 oz at sephora.com, Benefit Dallas, $28 at sephora.com: I don't think the blood orange needs much explanation. I mean, I don't think anyone wants to smell like actual blood, and I think blood oranges are both fitting and rather Southern. I have the solid version of this perfume, and it's bright, straight-forward, and sweet, very much something Sookie would wear. If you guys have read the books (as I may have done...this last week...don't judge me), you know that Sookie loves to tan. You also know that Dallas played a big role in Season 2, which makes this bronzer/blush doubly appropriate. It even has a little sparkle, which may not be True Blood vamp appropriate, but I think the Twilight fans would approve.
Calvin Klein ad: modelinia.com, ABS dresses: chickdowntown.com, chickdowntown.com, J. Crew cardigan: jcrew.com, Taylor Swift: glamour.com, Sweet Tea: amazon.com, Fresh lip treatment: sephora.com, Pacifica perfume: sephora.com, Benefit Dallas: sephora.com,