November 30, 2010

30 for 30: Thanksgiving...A Few Days Late...

Old Navy Sweater, Gap Tee, Anthropologie Skirt, Sway Belt, NineWest Shoes

Hello Blog Friends!

I will keep this one short because it is a catch-up post from Thanksgiving...ooops!

Anywho, I am about to drive home from will take me about an 1hr and 15mins, sigh....Are there any good books on CD that you guys would recommend? I find that it totally helps with my commute and have already listened to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Help".

30 for 30: LOVE My Followers and Blog Friends :)

BP Dress and necklace, Gap Sweater, Target Boots, Sway Belt

Hello Blogger Friends!

Thanks for all of the inspirational comments and suggestions on other blogs to check out. Your comments always help me stay motivated and I truly appreciate all of you! I thought it would be fun to list all of the blogs you suggested so others can see what you guys are also looking at now :)

Blogs some of my followers are also watching:
  1. Dwelling & Telling
  2. The Daybook
  3. 26 and Counting
  4. Da
  5. You, Me, & Anthropologie
  6. What Would a Nerd Wear
  7. Blue Collar Catwalk
  8. Sidewalk Chic
  9. Infinite Whimsy
  10. Unravelled Threads

November 29, 2010

30 for 30 : Go For the Green

Old Navy Sweater, Loft Tank & Skirt, Nordstrom Jewelry, Target Headband and tights, Gifted Belt, NineWest Shoes... sorry the picture is blurry, I was borrowing a camera and they settings were all off!

Hello Blog Friends!

How is everyone doing this fine Monday night? Equally important, how are all the participants doing in the 30 for 30 challenge?  I was having a pretty hard time with it this past weekend. You see, I bought a lot of winter clothes right before the challenge, and now I am dying to wear them :(  I also am just getting sick of wearing the same things over and over again.

This morning I felt a bit better when I put this outfit together...I totally forgot I included this sweater in my remix wardrobe, and when I found it I didn't even care how cold it was today- I had to wear it because it was something different!

How have you all been coping with the challenge? I would love to hear your stories! And for those of you not participating in the challenge, what blogs have you enjoyed looking at the most? I can use all the inspiration I can find right now :)

November 28, 2010

30 for 30 : Shhhhh! It's a Surprise

Target Hat and Shoes, Loft Tank, BP Jacket and Necklace, Express Jeans
Hello Blog Friends!

This weekend my mom threw my dad a surprise party for his 55th birthday. My dads birthday is the day before mine so for years we have always celebrated together and then I have had a party. My dad does so much for my family that this year my mom wanted to do something special just for him :) We got our close family friends together and decided to go GoKart Racing- and believe me when I say this type of kart racing was intense! Everyone had to wear racing gear and sit through an instructional video. The cars all went about 45MPH which totally freaked me out- I got 6th place out of 7!

After car racing we had BBQ, my dads favorite food, then went to a restaurant/bar downtown to watch and dance to live music. It was sooo much fun and I loved getting to see my parents dance together all night; sometimes I forget they can be fun :)

Me and my brother wearing our racing head socks, pretending to be ninjas!
The racing crew! My Dad is the second one in from the right
Ready to race!
Happy Birthday Dad!
Me and bro face :)
Maja and faja :)

30 for 30 : Black Friday Birthdays

F21 Sweater, Old Navy Necklace, Express Jeans, NineWest Pumps, MK Watch

Hello Lovely Blogger Ladies!

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving and holiday weekend! Mine was great :) I got to spend a lot of time with family and friends, ate a ton of food, decorated for X-Mas, and slept all day today. Couldn't have ask for a better 4 days!

One of my good friends turned 26 on Friday. She's from Sacramento which is about an hour and a half away from the Bay Area but the drive was totally worth it! It was so good to see my friend- we all went out to sushi (my FAV!!!) with her parents and then to a couple dive bars with just the friends. I love dive bars! Plus, people in Sacramento are so nice, it was such a great time!

November 24, 2010

30 for 30: Frost Warnings

H&M Sweater, Loft Tank, Express Jeans, NineWest Shoes, Old Navy Jewelry, and F21 Jacket

I know my jacket is not apart of my 30 for 30 items, but I don't care, it's stinkin cold! AND I love it :)
Although I grew up in California, I went to college in Colorado. While I was living there for four years, I absolutely hated the cold weather and the snow! I moved back to California the morning after I graduated and swore I would never go back, except to visit. Now, I feel like kicking myself because I miss it sooooooooooooooo much! I love that I got to move back and be closer to my family, but some days all I want to do is be back in Colorado- snow and all :)

I think California knew I was feeling this way, so it decided to freeze last night and all day today. In fact, we had emergency frost warnings on TV, panicking all of the SF Bay Area, which I think is hysterical! It's always funny to me that when a State, like California, experiences weather that is not typical for the area, but IS common for other places, we still freak out. Like the frost and freezing temperatures last night; the news kept telling people to bring in their plants and animals, and to make sure to stay inside for warmth. This would never be on the news in Colorado :)

How's the weather where you all live?

30 for 30 : Laid-Back Plaid

Plaid Blouse, Nordstroms BP
Jeans, Express
Boots, Target
Jacket, H&M

This is my laid back, comfy, plaid outfit :) In fact, I was feeling so laid back when I wore this last week, I didn't even take a picture of it! Shame on me, I know... but I promise I will be caught up with this competition in no time and I will not make any more excuses like, I'm too comfortable to take pictures....

November 23, 2010

30 for 30: Hair

Cardigan, Old Navy
Dress, Urban Outfitters
Tights, Costco
Boots Target
Belt Sway
Sick... I need to work out so I stop slouching :P

Do you ever have one of those days where you decide to try something different to your hair and it just works out? Today was my lucky hair day! I really did not feel like washing my hair this morning because it is freezing out and my hair is feeling a little crunchy on the ends, so I opted to pull it back sans shower instead. I have been wanting to try a do' like this, this, or this...and I think I succeeded!

Side note- this will NEVER happen again :)

November 22, 2010

30 for 30 : Catching Up

Sweater, Old Navy
Tank, LOFT
Skirt, ModCloth
Boots, Target

Hello bloggy friends!

How was your Monday? My day flew by which is always appreciated :)  I wanted to go running when I got home (weird, I NEVER feel like working out) but it was so dark and cold I decided it would be safer to stay inside and create wish lists for my birthday and Christmas. Obviously not as productive but way more fun!

I have also been reading this new blog I found, 5 Questions. For those of you who have never seen it before, you should check it out. The woman who created it asks different people, primarily women, 5 questions- and they answer them; it's as simple as that! I love it because all those featured are just a regular people but have their own stories and share a little piece of their lives. I love stuff like this...getting to know people and making connections. It's what life's all about :)

30 for 30: Week 3

Sweater, LOFT
Blouse, Anthropologie
Belt, Sway
Pants, Gap
Shoes, Target

Hello all my dear blog friends!

Thanksgiving week is upon us :) That's right, in a few shorts days we will all be gathering with friends and family to stuff our faces full of delicious food. Thanksgiving has got to be one of my favorite holidays because of the food and traditions. My favorite: baked yams with TONS of marshmallows, brown sugar and! I cannot wait to enjoy this feast.

A few years ago my dad also started this tradition that I absolutely adore. Everyone, at one point in the night, has to say why they are thankful for another person in the room. You can't say the same person twice so that everyone gets something nice said about them. To kick this off, my dad picked my mom and told the most hilarious story!

You see, my mom is the type of the grocery shopper that always buys certain items whether she needs them or not, because she can never remember if she has them at home...the result? A freezer full of nuts. You read that correctly, nuts.

My dad told everyone this story about my mothers obsession with buying nuts, then proceeded by giving her a nightlife covered in nuts. Of course everyone was confused, but my dad justified his homemade creation by telling everyone he was thankful my mom was always prepared and that she brought "light" to our lives in doing so. Awwww, makes you smile huh?

Do you have any Thanksgiving stories/traditions you would like to share? I would love to hear them :)

November 21, 2010

30 for 30 : Rainy Weekend

Sweater and Blouse, Nordstroms/BP
Jeans, Express
Boots, Target
Belt, Sway boutique in Berkeley, CA

There's nothing better than reading and drinking yummy coffee on rainy weekends :) Oh and watching a few movies and only ordering take-out doesn't hurt either. What is it about rain that makes people want to be so lazy and comfy? Or maybe it's just me? Either way, I love rain... as long as it's only on the weekend!

What do you like to do on rainy weekends?

30 for 30 : Kitsy's Debut

Hello all you beautiful bloggers!

I hope everyone has had a nice weekend so far. It poured in here in San Francisco allllllll weekend. In fact, I went wine tasting yesterday, and was not able to take any pictures of my outfit because we got caught in the rain on the way home and I was completely soaked. Oh man, such a bummer! But once we were inside and in warm pajamas it was pretty funny :)

In my last post I told the story of how our neighbors cat comes to visit my parents house almost everyday. Well, he ended up showing his sweet kitty face during my last 30 for 30 photo shoot. Since everyone wrote such nice comments and liked the story of our semi-adopted cat, I thought I would show some more pictures.

Me trying to lure "Kitsy" over
Got him!
See, isn't he darling? And I'm not even a cat person!
On another note, I love fruit trees! My parents have had fruit bearing trees the whole time we have lived in this house and it has been so nice to just go in our back yard and grab some food. Now we just have the lemon tree which is a huge hit because we share all of our extra lemons- and as you can see from the pictures, we have a lot!
Long sleeve shirt, Sweater, and Necklace: Old Navy
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Target

November 19, 2010

The Story of How My Family Stole a Cat

Ok, so we didn't actually steal a cat... we just borrow him... everyday :)

My family never had pets growing up because my brother and I were severely allergic to all animals, but that has never stopped us from wanting one. A few years back one of our neighbors got a kitten and when they decided to let it outside we occasionally would see him in our backyard. It was really fun for us- remember we never had any pets- so we would go outside and pet him.

One day my mom got the idea to start feeding it treats because he was just so gosh darn cute! Now this cute little kitten is an animal after all, and when you feed animals, even the smallest of treats, they learn to come back everyday... and for over two years now that is exactly what the cat has done. He comes by our backdoor until someone lets him in our house and gives him a treat.

The funny part about this story is that we actually gave this cat a "name", Kitsy (I know, we are so creative) and our pantry is now always stocked with cat treats. But that's not even the best part; a year ago we actually put him in our Christmas picture- see below:

Hahaha I know this is a ridiculous story but I love the fact that we have a part-time pet. In fact, all of our friends have "met" him when they have come over, and now look forward to seeing him too. We don't actually know what neighbor the cat belongs to (we have a huge neighborhood with a lot of hills) but they can be assured, that when they are away from home, we are taking great care of their dear little kitty, Kitsy.

November 18, 2010

30 for 30: Short and Sweet

BP Jacket, Gap Shirt, Loft Skirt, Costco Tights, NineWest Shoes, Micheal Kors Watch
I am aware that this picture looks like something from a department store magazine circa 1990-something. For some reason I was really tired today and had a hard time getting inspired during my daily photo shoot. I hate to say that I have been busy- because most people are- but it's been a little insane lately. The good thing is tomorrow is Friday and in no time the weekend will be here :)

So with that, I am off to bed to get more sleep. Short and sweet, like I promised!

I love this applique on my shirt <3

Sorry to show this picture of my booty...I just really love details like this exposed zipper on my skirt!

Leather jacket for warmth;
it was sooo very cold in San Francisco today!