Thursday, October 20, 2011

Smashin' Fashion

Stacey's Outfit of the Day is from New York & Company. Doesn't she look super cute?!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How Romantic...

I know a lot of our posts have been about men and their shortcomings, so I decided to switch things up today. I want to share with you some of the most romantic experiences I have been blessed with, proving that romance is far from dead. There is hope.  

The following are my all-time favorite romantic experiences and they are in no particular order:

1. My fine fella calls me on a Wednesday, telling me to pack my bags for an impromptu weekend trip to Florida, where we swam in the warmest, bluest ocean I have ever stepped foot in and laid on the softest sand I have ever felt. It was wonderful to break the monotony of my routine and think of nothing but enjoying myself with him for a few days. Romantic and refreshing.

2. This gentleman invites me to dinner at his place and when I arrive, the deliciously fragrant chicken alfredo is bubbling on the stove, the table is set, the napkins are folded into swans, and there is music softly playing in the background. He had created a playlist with all of my most favorite artists and songs. It made me feel so special.

3. A gentleman wrote a song for me and sang it acappella while he stood in front of me and made me close my eyes. He later gave me the endearing lyrics to keep. 

4. I met one dapper dude at a bar mitzvah who made me feel like I was living a fairy-tale. He was a caterer at the venue and when our eyes locked, it was as if none of the other 100 guests were there. He served my dinner & dessert to me first before the other tables. He asked my mom if it would be alright to ask me to dance. Requested Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" from the band and risked his job as he offered his hand to me and pulled me onto the dance floor when the song came on. We danced, we laughed, and it was one of the most precious moments of my life.

5. After a long day of modeling in NYC during flash floods, I ended up stranded at Penn Station. They shut down all the transit services out of the city and my car was all the way in South Jersey. When this gentleman found out I was stranded, he insisted on driving up (in the flood) to rescue me and take me to my car. Not only was it dark, rainy, cold and downright disastrous outside, it was 10:30 in the evening when he set out from Philadelphia to come get me. Even though it wasn't a life or death situation, he rescued me and I'll always be appreciative of that.

6. I had been running around like a madwoman one day; working and getting last minute items for my modeling bag; even mashing my toe (as my Granny would say) in the process and this fella insisted I come by to see him. I was annoyed and irritated that he was interrupting my angry day and taking up my precious packing time. When I arrived as a flustered, bloody mess; he tended to my mashed toe, took me out for ice cream, sat me down and insisted I tell him about my day. As I told him, I broke down in tears for no other reason than I was a tired, hot mess. After patiently listening and watching me carefully, he tucked my hair behind my ear, kissed me and said, "you're beautiful and I love you". It was just what I needed to hear at that moment. I knew he wasn't trying to be nice, he was being honest.

7. Another fella invited me over for a home cooked meal one evening and when I arrived, there were at least 10 fire trucks outside his building. The building had been evacuated and there were people swarming the parking lot. Turns out, my fella had burnt the meal, set off the fire alarm, and smoked out his apartment. When I finally found him the crowd, he looked so embarrassed and ashamed. My heart went out to him and we ended up having such a nice evening, despite the smokey, charbroiled meal.

I'm a sucker for romance and I would love to hear some of your favorite romantic moments as well, so please share!

Much love,


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Are You Happy Now?

I recently received an email from a devoted Team Hiett fan and it made me smile. This particular “fan” requested more blog posts and funny stories about our lives and I am more than happy to make that happen.

I do have to take time out say that I have followed the life of this “fan” and I am inspired. Not entirely happy with the way their life was going, they managed to take the road less traveled and changed gears in order to fufill their destiny.

I am a strong advocate in making yourself happy in all ways possible. If you are in relationship you know you’re not meant to be in, change it. If you don’t like the shape that you’re in, change it. If you don’t like the friends you hang around with, change them.  It is obviously easier said than done, but in the long run, you will truly be happy.

I wear my emotions on my face. If I am not happy, you can tell. I used to think this was a curse until I ran into a situation I didn’t like. I couldn’t pretend to like it. Even if I tried. So, I changed it.

You have heard it before, but I will say it again…….you only have one life to live. Make it your best.

So I want to thank you, fan. Although you admire what we write and the pictures we provide, I admire your courage to change your life upside down in order to be truly happy. That’s amazing.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bettie Page, You Have My Heart

While in Vegas recently for a romantic rendezvous, I had the pleasure of witnessing the Bettie Page fashion show at The Fashion Show Mall. It was amaz-za-zing, especially for a mall. For those of you who have done fashion shows in the mall, you know what I'm saying.

The runway literally rises out of the floor and a crowd instantly appears.  The music was on point, the clothes were cute as a button, and they even sorta, kinda had a plus size model. She still looks skinny to me.

Bettie Page has a website where you can purchase dresses seen on the runway and the best part of all, they come in REAL WOMEN SIZES! Look out now, I think I just might have to purchase this little naughty number!
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Enjoy the show below and feel free to visit the website at

Author: Shay

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tick Tock

Dear Fellas,
You know I love you. You make me laugh. You make me blush. And most times, you get on my nerves. But, I have to tell you the truth about a myth that has been floating around for years. Women don't really find it sexy when you're late. I know, I know. Hard to believe right? But, it's true. We actually do like it when a guy is on time.
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I once had a man tell me he was late for our date "because he really liked me and didn't want to seem lame because he showed up on time." WHAT?!?! Were your wires mixed up when you were born? Would you show up late to a job interview? Because dating is basically just that, a series of interviews.

I'll let you in on a little secret too. Women get excited before a date. If a woman shows up with her hair done, a hot outfit, nails painted, and make-up on, that's a sign that she likes you. If anyone should be late, it should be the woman. It takes a man 30 minutes tops to be ready.
If I have burst any bubbles, I apologize. But let's be real. It takes a lot to satisfy a woman. Being late for anything, always leaves a bad taste in our mouth. And that is not what she said.

Author: Stay

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Smell My Neck

I've been holding this secret to myself long enough, but now I feel the need to share.

Marc Broussard wrote this lovely song for me. Don't believe me? Smell the back of my neck.

Author: Shay