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hi society …. if you’re at all like me, you’re always scrambling at the very last second to snag those adorable, oh-so-perfect gifts for all of your fabulous girlfriends.  why? cause affordable and incredibly cute is a hard combo to find.

well, ladies … have no fear, the society is here. we uncovered some of the cutest (and most affordable) last minute girly gifts in boston. check these out:

Belle Fleur candles – with boston all snowy, cold and GROSS, you can treat your galpals to a little mini scent-cation (get it!?). you can find these fragrant beauties at Anthropologie. they come in awesome scents, like “Mayan Tuberose,” “White Orchid Tea,” and “Jasmine Verbena,” and their packaging is adorable!

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Sephora gifts – you CANNOT go wrong here. there’s a laundry list of great girly-finds that your pals are sure to adore. Nars Multiple Orgasm (now who wouldn’t want that!?), sephora’s fab lip gloss ring (super cute and actually free if you enter GLOSSRING at checkout on dot.com purchases! hey now…), and great sequin clutches (perf for a night out).

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lil studio – snag a custom (and most of the time, made on the spot) fabric make-up bag, tote or purse. adorable and affordable designs and fabrics.

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chanel – i know, you’re thinking “not affordable” but you’re wrong! chanel on newbury has the coolest cocktail rings on sale right now for around $100 a pop.  timeless and classic … make a fab gift!

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have a beauty-full holiday!

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THE DIRT – the buzz around town

one of my professors in college completely over-used the quote “keep it simple, stupid!” when you keep things simple, it’s easier to do them right.  that’s the approach locally born francesca mills has taken with her latest line of girly sweaters, dupret cashmere.

a girl after my own heart, mills spent her summers in newport growing up and has applied the town’s nautical theme to her new line of knits.  mills tapped isabel dupre (both currently work at elle magazine) to help create the line, which as of right now consists of only 3 very simple designs. all three are a luscious, featherweight silk and cashmere piece with sailboat and anchor intarsia:

– long and lean boat-neck sweater

– racer-back tank

– cropped cardi

what’s so awesome about this line? it’s as simple as can be and each piece layers smoothly over and under your old-time favorites.  now, there’s nothing stupid about that!

buy at: Dress or online dupretcashmere.com

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THE DIRT – the buzz around town

ready … set … fight! that’s right, boston … tomorrow, you cannot miss the opportunity to partake in the city’s very first public pillowfight! you heard me right … pillowfight!

banditos misteriosos, an organization of “just-plain-everyday-people-ready-for-fun”, is sponsoring a citywide pillow fight tomorrow (12/15) on the common at 1pm. they’re asking pillowfighters to gather on tremont st. at st. paul episcopal, and according to the globe, here are the “official” rules:

1. Bring a “soft” pillow
2. Only hit those who are holding pillows
3. Arrive early and remain inconspicuous until 1 p.m., then rush in
4. Spread the word and bring your friends!

so snag a pillow and have at it, kids!

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THE DIRT – the buzz around town

hot off the presses … boston ladies, it’s official.  we can no longer hope and pray that red sox general manager (and hottie) theo epstein will leave his wife, marie whitney,  for us … why? because he’s married you ask? well, that too.

epstein is now a proud poppa … he and his wife gave birth to the newest member of red sox nation this morning.  little jack (cute!) was born at boston hospital and weighed in at 7 lbs, 14 ounces according to sox spokesman, john blake.

wow, way to take yourself off the market and fast! theo went from hot boston bachelor to hot married guy to hot daddy all in one year. humpf.

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THE DIRT – the buzz around town

so to all those non-believers out there that girls and guys alike love a little gossip … THE real-deal and official gossip girl, blake lively, who plays serena van der woodsen on the cw’s drama (which, of course inspired our fabulous blog) told the ap today that her fan base never ceases to surprise her because they are a far cry from stereotypical gossip consumers. 

one day these thuggish guys were coming out, well rolling out of their Escalade, and they go ‘man, that’s gossip girl!’ ” she said. “And they were freaking out. It was so strange how many people  just get giddy over it. And it’s people that you would not expect at all.

see boys (cough, cough … hopkins.) … don’t be shy … it’s okay to add BGS to your favorites and your del.icio.us tags … everyone else is doing it.  xo

blake lively as gossip girl

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THE DIRT – the buzz around town 

boston is buzzzzzzzzing about the recently unveiled “teaser” trailer for the upcoming sex & the city feature film (to be released in may) … now honestly, it’s pretty weak and tells us pretty much squat … although, there are rumors that the “teaser” trailer is teasing us with shots of carrie prancing around in a what could be – a wedding gown?? whoa. 

and sarah jessica parker leads the trailer with “people say nothing lasts forever, dreams change…trends come and go. but friendship never goes out of style.” hmmmmm…

all we can say here at the society is check it out for yourselves, but we’re thinking this upcoming big screen adaptation just may ruin our sense of “closure” that resulted from the fabulous (and smart!) ending to the series.  yes, charlotte and miranda ended up marrying, but there was something so smart and empowering about how carrie and samantha found love without staying within the conventional ideas of what love should be.

check out the trailer and tell us what you think! xo

Are you being “carried-away” by the Sex & the City trailer?

1) I’m carried away! can’t wait.
2) Feet firmly planted … can’t beat the series!
3) ummm, no idea.
 

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THE DIRT – the buzz around town

so last week we asked boston who they thought was the hottest red sox player from this year’s team (ellsbury! nice work) … and in that poll, i joked “ladies … i know each of you formed your opinion on this juicy topic at some point during this past season.  i mean, how could you not when you have the team stripping down to their skivies and doing the jig after every win?” … well funny thing, those skivies i was referring to … the actual ones the boys wore during the games … are up for purchase! first reaction? sweet! second reaction? ewwwwwwwww.

according to the track girls at the herald, phil castinetti of sportsworld in saugus has gotten his mitts on a rather large collection of all-star undies and he’s selling them on ebay

the perfect “gift-that-keeps-on-giving” for the red sox nation guys in your life? ah, i’m thinking not. bidding on manny’s underpants started at a kind of pathetic $9.99, and as of yesterday, there were no takers.  ummmmm, perhaps it’s the description of the item that states “they show great game use.” double ew.  last week, you could even find mike lowell‘s (3rd sexiest according to our poll!) jock strap up for grabs until ebay pulled it down for being “adult-oriented material.” triple eww.

and, there’s more spandex to come including our dancing closer (and fifth sexiest!) jonathan papelbon’s stretchy skivies, which – you might recall – got quite a workout the night the team clinched the al east!

so, moral of the story? while we might enjoy watching the boys dance around in their  spandex … we’re thinking actually owning a pair of the uncleaned undies is a tad-bit … um, gross. 

Papelbon dancing in his skivies

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