January 26, 2011

UO Striped Skirts...Love!

Cooperative Buttoned Skirt
Cooperative Printed Skirt
Kari Skirt

How fab are these skirts??? I want all three :)
I'm not really a big fan of Urban Outfitters (not sure why - b/c other people look cute in their clothes) but lately they have had a ton of things that have been catching my eye. 
Well played UO, well played. 

2011 Has Not Been Boring

Hello Blogging World,

Boy, it has been a long time! I won't say that I have been too busy to blog- because everyone is busy- but man 2011 has not been boring. In fact, the first three weeks of January have been absolutely crazy.

First, (as you all probably know) I had a family member pass away, then I had some weird pain/pressure on my right side that got so bad I went to Urgent Care but after a couple of ultrasounds and few blood tests found out that I am fine (woo hoo) and that I probably just had a small ovarian cyst or something- phew!

After all this happened I thought (and was hoping) things were going to slow down a bit but then I decided it is DEFINITELY time for me to find my own place (long, boring story) so I have been on a mad hunt looking for an apartment (or an open room) in San Francisco... and to top it off I got the stomach flu this past weekend, booo!

BUT this morning I woke up and decided that enough is enough, no more excuses! So here I am, posting on my blog, yay!

I do think it was good that I took some time off though. In fact, I was reading a bunch of blogs the other day and found a quote in a post that said, "You can do it all, just not at the same time". How great is that??? I think sometimes we, especially women, feel the need to do it all and be "superhuman", but no one can live like that all the time!

Is there anything you guys let fall to the wayside when you are really busy? Have you ever felt like you have to do it all?

January 17, 2011

Happy Monday!

Freezing cold outside!

You guys, this day went by so fast! The sun was shining, I took a nap in my car at lunch (don't judge, everyone should do it sometime :) and now I am home in my pajamas all ready for bed- early...this never happens. I couldn't ask for a better Monday and I hope you all had a great day too!

January 16, 2011

New Bracelet = Need a Manicure

Hi Friends!

I hope you all have been having a nice weekend :) My weekend was super boring and uneventful but a couple fun things did happen:

1. I did my laundry- now this probably does not sound that exciting but with everything that has been going on in my life lately, I haven't had time or been up to doing laundry. I was out of socks and underwear...but no more, I have clean clothes!

2. I discovered The Nate Berkus Show. Oh my goodness, this show is perfection! If you like seriously attractive men and fabulous interior design then this show is for you. I am now obsessed!

3. My mom gave me this great bracelet. Isn't it cute? I love it! Aren't moms the best? They always know how to cheer you up and make your day! By the way, don't look at my nails, I know they are disgusting. In fact, I am giving myself a much needed manicure after I publish this post...

Happy Sunday :)

January 14, 2011

I Have Missed This

Hi Friends,

It feels good to be back with an outfit post! Even though I needed the break, it's funny how much I miss blogging when I am not able to do it. It's probably because you guys are awesome. Actually, let me rephrase...it IS because you guys are awesome! Haha sorry, my corny side comes out on Friday afternoons :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Any fun weekend plans?

Auntie Ann

Hello Friends,

In my last post  I mentioned I had some stuff going on that have prevented me from posting as often as I normally do. Something happened with my family and it has taken me a while before I felt comfortable talking about it.

You see, a few days after Christmas my Aunt died unexpectedly. I thought about not saying anything because I don't want anyone to feel bad or sorry for me, but I want to be honest with you guys and myself- and I felt like I was cheating if I left it out. I am not asking for sympathy, but rather I would like to celebrate my aunt by telling a little bit about who she was and why I loved her so much.

My Auntie Ann moved to Mexico (Rosarita Beach) when her daughter (my cousin) was very young. She loved the ocean and had a beautiful white house right on the water.

My favorite memories of her to this day are actually when I used to go down to Mexico and stay with her for a week or two in the summer. She would pick me up in San Diego and then drive me back to her house in Rosarita, where we would change into pajamas, sit in her bed, and stay up until 2 in the morning talking to each other. I would bring pictures of my friends and "boyfriends" and tell her stories about all of them. Then she would tell me stories about her life. I remember always thinking it was so fun to have an adult who totally understood me and that could stay up so late talking to me...then the best part was that we would sleep in late the next day and do it all over again!

My Auntie Ann was amazing because she would always encourage me to try new things and be a strong person. There was one trip in particular where she would take me to a different restaurant every night and suggest that I try something new on the menu like ostrich mole, green-sauce on an egg enchilada, or a coconut with chili powder and lime juice- yummy!

She also pushed me to step outside of my comfort zone and had me stay with a family in Mexico for the day. I will never forget how nice that family was; they didn't speak any English (and I didn't speak any Spanish) but they welcomed me with open arms and made me feel safe and comfortable in their home.

Besides being a great Aunt to me, Auntie Ann was the most caring person I have ever met- even to animals. In fact, she loved animals so much that she would rescue dogs off the streets in Mexico (if you have ever been you know there are A LOT), fix them up at the vet and even take some of them home. I would always laugh because when my family would go visit her she would have a HUGE tub of dogfood sitting outside of her house so all of the hungry, stray dogs in Mexico would have food :)

I will miss my Auntie Ann dearly and will always cherish the memories of her white house in Mexico, the starfish all over the sand, trying (and loving) new food, late nights of talking, encouraging phone calls after college, and how she was kind to every single person in her life.

Do you guys have any memories you would like to share about loved ones who have died?

January 10, 2011

Catching up on my posts, and then some ZZZ's

Hello Friends,

I am sorry I have been MIA the last few days, I will explain why in tomorrow's post. But for now, I am a very tired lady and I am going to go to bed...before 11pm...for the first time in weeks! Yahoo I am excited :)

Goodnight everyone!

January 6, 2011

Human Popsicle

Old Navy Sweater, H&M Blouse, GapSkirt, BP Shoes, MBMJ Bag, MK Watch

Hi Friends,

Holy moly, is it as cold where you live as it is here in San Francisco? Man... I froze my little booty off today! I had a lot of things to do tonight but it was so darn cold all I could do was sit in bed blogging and watching TV- lame I know. I feel like such a baby too since I was just in Colorado with below freezing temperatures. But there's something about living in California where you are never prepared for cold weather- even if it's only 40 degrees, which is nothin! We're softies.

I hope you all have a warm and cozy night!

Southern Roots

Gifted Anthropologie top, Express Sweater and Flower pin
Seven Jeans, Jessica Simpson Shoes

Hello Friends!

So I have a random question for you all... if you could live anywhere in the World (like if you didn't have to worry about things like money or family) where would you live?

I would live somewhere in the South! In fact, I am really feeling a pull to go back again- last year I went on a three-week road trip with my dad from Texas to South Carolina, and everywhere in between. My dad is actually from Monroe, LA and I think that's why I felt so "at home" in the South- I have southern roots!

Picking a place to live in the South would be tough because I love the small town, slow-paced lifestyle, but I also am used to city living... so if I had to narrow this down a little more, I would move to Nashville, TN :) Have you guys ever been? It's lovely.

Since my trip with my dad I have always said I would move there someday, but I am not sure I ever will. My family is really important to me and I don't know if I could ever live so far away from them- BUT if they ever feel this "wanderlust" that I have had deep inside of me all of my life, I would surely encourage everyone to move to the dixieland :)

BTW, if you are from the South, I am so jealous!

January 4, 2011

EmersonMade Spring Preview 2011

You guys, I cried a little bit this morning... want to know why? Well, because I saw the Spring Preview for EmersonMade and I have decided that I want it ALL! Oh, how I wish I made more money so I could buy the whole line- but I can't, so I will post my favorites here with all you lovelies so we can all swoon together :)

What piece(s) do you like the most?

"Tuesday is the Groundhog Day of Monday"

F21 Blouse & Jewelry, LOFT skirt, DKNY tights, NineWest Shoes, & MBMJ Bag
Nordstrom's (BP) Coat

Hello Lovelies!

How are you all doing today? I don't mean to sound so pessimistic in my blog title but one of my colleagues tweeted this saying today- and I totally feel it! Man, it really feels like Monday all over again. Probably doesn't help that I am super sleepy (an early bedtime is sooo needed tonight), we had our marketing meeting today (we usually have it on Mondays), and I dressed up for the meeting (normally I dress down on Tuesdays).

But no worries because tomorrow is Wednesday and then we will be halfway to the weekend. I. Can't. Wait. Do you guys have any tricks to get you through the week after a holiday vacation? I always feel like it is so tough getting back into the swing of things.

January 3, 2011

Spring Fever

So I know we just had Christmas and I just got so many nice things from friends and family that there is absolutely no reason that I would need any more clothes...BUT I went shopping for a New Year's top last week and noticed that spring clothes have started to make their comeback in the malls- crap, there is way too much cute stuff right now! Here are a few things I am dying to have:

Dresses and Sweaters from The Limited

I love Loft

Oh Anthropologie...how I love you!
Adorable shoes from NineWest
UO Shoes- check out the reviews online!