Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Recently I've been seeing so many fun nail designs on social media with the mention of the name Jamberries.  I wasn't sure what that was and then an old friend emailed me letting me know she was selling them and asked if I wanted a starter kit.  She had me choose between two designs and two days later, they had arrived.  The kit came with the nail designs, directions, a nail file, an alcohol wipe and an orange stick-everything one needs to apply (other than a hairdryer).  I am somewhat simple and get a little overwhelmed by the thought of trying new things, but one night after Yoga, I found some free time to test them out.  It turns out it was so easy!  They honestly took less than 5 minutes to apply four different ones and there was no dry time!

Try them out! It costs nothing and you will love them! Click HERE to request samples!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Everlane Luxe

I have been trying to simplify my wardrobe for some time and Everlane makes it easy for me.  Their clothes are perfect for casual settings or for work so I have been able to clear out the old clothes to make room for less but more suitable pieces.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Year Resolutions

 Welcome 2015! It's a new year and I am excited to see everything this year has in store.  It's not that 2014 was a bad year, it was actually a good year of growth in many ways.  Like most people going into the new year, I created goals and hope to stick with them past the first three weeks of January.  Some of these goals are relationship centered, some physical, some career oriented and some spiritual.  Something I would love to do more of this year is mindfulness and working on being present.  I also want to live for the moment more and not live in fear of the unknown, basically to take more risks and enjoy the adventures.

Speaking of adventures, we rang in the new year by heading up the coast a couple of hours to the small town of Los Alamos.  We stayed at the Alamo Motel (a must stay) and slowly meandered our way back to LA on New Year's Day.  We went with our friends Eric and Courtney (pretty little fawn) and had such a fun-filled time!  Here are some shots of NYE and our lodgings.
Cheers to a New Year!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Black Monday

Happy first day of December!!! I can't believe the holiday season is already upon us! The past 3 years, my husband and I have had to move during the month of December due to circumstances beyond our control (thanks LA windstorm of 2011) or because that is when our lease was up wherever we lived from 2012-2013 (again, thanks LA windstorm of 2011).  This is the very first holiday season since we've been married where we don't (fingers tightly crossed) need to move out...soooo we actually get to decorate and get into the Christmas spirit.  For that, I am super thankful!

p.s. did absolutely no shopping on Black Friday (per usual) as I get super anxious and overwhelmed by crowds so I look forward to last minute shopping, like most people, after school gets out for Winter Break!
U/O shirtdress//Nine West Monks//Madewell sunnies

Monday, November 24, 2014

Cranberry Cocktails

Lately I have been completely inundated with work. Between the end of the trimester grades, researching grad school options, completing my clear credential program and taking on extra responsibilities at work, I have somehow found time to start running again, pursue my personal interests in writing and begin updating my wardrobe.  Red is not a common color in my closet (as in I have only one red item and it's a vintage button-down blouse), but I thought I would take a chance. I was surprised at how flattering the color and style of this dress were!  I can't wait to wear this out to a holiday party to dance around while sipping on a spiced cranberry cocktail.  Tis the season!
deedee wine dress by Pepaloves // swedish hasbeens t-straps

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pretty Paisley

Even though we are technically well into fall by now, it sure doesn't feel that way in LA.  Days are still reaching the 80s and 90s and I'm still waiting for "first crisp" that evening when it is chilly, the air is crisp and it smells like fall.  Until that comes, I have been embracing the fact I can still wear dresses all day long.  This dress is from eShakti, a site where you can customize your size and how you want your item to look.  Categories such as length, sleeve style, neckline can all be changed to give you a tailor made garment perfect for you.  I love this dress for the colors, pattern and the way it flows when I spin.
Dress: ℅ eShakti, Anthropologie Sunnies, Madewell Belt

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

White Out: Dog Days of Summer

Today is my last day off before I head back to work.  I didn't really get a "summer" this year as once I was done with the school year, I had one day off before teaching summer school.  This year, two weeks was enough time for me to clean out my closet and sell/donate half of my clothes, tidy up the house, make it to the beach once and a pool, finally complete The Sopranos and binge watch two seasons of House of Cards.  We are also currently dog sitting my husband's dog, Jazz, who stayed living with his mother when we got married.  So technically, my summer was filled with dog days (you can find the original meaning of the phrase HERE).   I have pretty much been living in all white the past few months and with the purging of my wardrobe, I made sure to keep simple staples with clean lines. 

Cheers to the end of my dog days of summer!