Monday, August 31, 2009

Eating to Please the Parents

Dinner Saturday night at Nick's with the boyf's dad, brunch at the Royal Palms with my papa on Sunday, and Sunday night dinner at my mom's house. Pleasing all the parents is hard on the gut.

Oatmeal with apples and cinnamon for breakfast, Crossfit, then coaching all afternoon = cleansing day.


Alternative Apparel Burnout Tank

See By Chloe Yellow Silk Skirt (old picture - had the skirt for a year, 3rd time wearing it I think. And why I look so angry, I have no idea. Je m'excuse.)

Steve Madden Peeptoe Booties in Tan Suede

Gold Jewelry - Forever 21/vintage rings, dogeared necklaces/bracelets

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Chest cold or something like it - up at 6am to thoroughly enjoy the tight, wheezy feelings in my chest. I'm inclined to blame the dozens of 12-year-olds I've been hanging out with lately....

A few NYC outfits to ponder over -


Forever 21 Gray Pocket Tank

Forever 21 Mesh Necklace

Citizens of Humanity Acid-Wash Cutoffs

BP Biker shorts (underneath)

Dolce Vita Aries Sandals


Current/Elliott Denim Workshirt

LNA Beige Racerback Tank

Urban Outfitters 90s Floral Skirt

Dolce Vita Ellie Sandals

Topshop/Vintage Gold Jewelry and Beads


Daftbird White Drapy Tee

Levi's DIY Cutoffs

Forever 21 Blue Plaid Shirt (around waist)

Forever 21 Beaded Bib Necklace (got stopped on the street 2x to ask where this is from - oh, how i heart forevs!)

Gray Havaianas

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New York State of Mind

My 5 days in NYC were ahhhmazing! Besides moving my little brother into his dorm, walking for hours all over the lower half of Manhattan and working out at the Tribeca Health Club; we ate and shopped the days away! Vegan fare at Angelica's Kitchen, asian tapas at Spice Market, trendy French cuisine at Pasti's, and modern urban deliciousness at the Odeon - among others. I also hit up Topshop, the Barney's Warehouse Sale AND Century 21 with my mom and got a buttload of great items that actually make me excited to start my last year of grad school (while she'll be the most styling doctor in Arizona)....

Plus I highly recommend the Duane St Hotel in Tribeca. It was close to everything we wanted in Soho/Meatpacking/the Village and was super clean and modern.


Christian Louboutin Yellow Simple Pumps

Miu Miu Cork Wedges (same as Lauren Conrads but the more walkable version)

TOPSHOP (Have a HUGE fall sale!):

A.Wang Hot Pink Blazer Knockoff ($20)

Floral Romper ($50)

Rose Crop Top ($44)

And some random $2 jewelry

CENTURY 21 - sort of like last chance; high end discount department store. (best. deals. ever.)
If you don't know, now you know...:

Dolce Vita Aries Sandals in Black ($25)

J Brand Black Pallazzo Jean ($12)

Hache Silk Dress ($30)

So Low Yoga Pants (my fave - $25)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Off to NYC!

Going to drop the baby brother off at college in NYC (and mayyybe make pitstops at the Barney's Warehouse Sale and Topshop....) - Back on Wednesday!


Elizabeth & James Gray Sweatshirt Poncho Cape (the perfect soooo soft red-eye accessory - $90 at the Neiman's sale!)

Target Black Leggings

Steve Madden Bangles Gladiators


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I Covet...

A large, gold men's watch. But I don't want to pay a lot for it - it doesn't even need to work. Vintage store scouring may be in order....

Saturday, August 15, 2009

She Works Hard (Occasionally) for the Money

So after staying out until midnight with an old gymnastics coach friend for reverse happy hour and sushi at Zen 32, I woke up at 6:30 to make it to work by 8am. Then I attended a 14 year-old's birthday party in the afternoon, went to lunch with the boyf, and came home and showered. I am in desperate need of a nap. NOW.

Going to dinner at Pita Jungle tonight because I just can't help myself - don't judge.

AND I am trying a second time on the Sam Edelman boots. They had a pair in my size on Jildor this time. Again, I just can't help myself!


Silence & Noise Black Flyaway Tank

BP Shiny Black Spandex Leggings

Dolce Vita Ellie Sandals

Friday, August 14, 2009

Why Did I Just Waste $82 at Forever 21?

Really. I do it everytime I go into the damn store. Every price is so cheap that I think it will all equal $20. It does not. And they don't take returns. Sigh.....

On an even sadder note, I returned the Sam Edelman Zoe boots, on these grounds:
1. Too big (yes, I could try to exchange, but I'm moving back to LA in a week and the logistics of mail forwarding seemed too much).
2. Too high (while I quite enjoyed them, my boyfriend laughed hysterically at them and I will admit that they aren't exactly conducive to my grad school/LA laid-back life).
3. Too expensive (for Sam Edelmans. Its the principle of the thing - they jacked up the price due to popularity, but it kind of just made me not want to participate. Now if they had been the original Balenciagas for $345, that's a different story....)
I'm still depressed about missing out on them though. Every blog seems to be taunting me with them. Hopefully every site will over-order them and they'll end up on sale???


LNA Pink V-Neck T-Shirt (tucked in, black bra)

American Apparel Black Miniskirt

Gold Havaianas

Lots'o Jewelry (I never feel like listing my plethora of Dogeared, vintage, Forever 21, Kenneth Jay Lane, and diamond and pearl ear studs that I wear. and it changes slightly daily. Sorry. Use your imagination?)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Teen Choice Awards 09

So seeing that I'm 23 years old; I did not watch the Teen Choice awards. I did however peruse the outfits posts. Thumbs down given to Kim Kardashian's new blond hair (does she look like Tila Tequila to you or just me?) and Britney's super tiny dress that just makes her look like a desperate old lady.


Jordana Brewster

Emma Roberts

Leighton Meester

Miley - slowly inching towards total LINDSanity!

6 Drinks Was 5 Too Many

Its a hungover day. Although at no point yesterday was I fully drunk; I just had one strong drink an hour for 6 hours straight. Apparently this is not a good method to avoid being useless the next day.

Had soooo much fun last night though - went out to the bars with a bunch of random people I went to high school with and had a surprisingly fabulous night!

Today, my mom dropped me off at my car (after praising me for being so responsible - its the little things that please my mother), and I met Becca for Yogurtology deliciousness and an introduction to my new BFF:

Introducing - The A. Wang Brenda in Fuschia!

I think we'll be very happy together.

I tried to go to the gym after an afternoon nap, but the fatigue won out and I went home after a quick 20 min on the elliptical and a few weight sets. Then got Chinese take-out from Flo's for dinner.


Fluxus Gray Burnout Tee

American Apparel Latex Black Miniskirt

Jeffrey Campbell Burbs Heels

Copious amounts of jewelry