December 31, 2010

Another Year Gone

I hope everyone has a wonderful night of celebrating the New Year! I am so excited for 2011, it is a year where I hope to make changes in a lot of areas. I hope the year is better than 2010 and I hope yours is too!

December 29, 2010

Remember the Playground days

Shirt:Marshalls, Leggings: F21, Boots: Blowfish, Purse: Handbag Heaven

Can I just say again how much I love this purse. (Thanks Sis) Oh and she also gave me this shirt. My sister is awesome, not just because she gets me clothes, but because she's my best friend:-)
I'm so happy with all the time with my boyfriend, I don't want him to leave! Long distance is the worst. Today we stopped at this park, I love the swings. The best days were when we lived right next to a park when I was little. I would just walk out the house and there it was. Now I take my niece and nephew to the park occasionally, unfortunately it's not next door.

December 28, 2010

Ready for 2011

forever21: boots and jeans, cardigan: express, shirt:jcrew

Today wasn't as cold as it has been for the past several weeks, but I still was like let's hurry up and finish taking this picture. I hope everyone had a great Christmas, mine was excellent. I am definitely ready for 2011, things will definitely be different this new year. Also  I'm so excited because I found a sequin skirt at a Jcrew Outlet that I'm so wearing New Year's Eve. Notice the sequins in this outfit, and the obsession with sequins continues, now if I could find a sequin blazer...

Oh and I found my camera thanks to my wonderful boyfriend:)

December 22, 2010

Discovering Old Things

f21: sweater & boots, jcrew: dress, headband: yellow elm

I don't know if you can tell that this dress is navy, but it is. Hopefully soon I can find this camera because it sure does take better pics than my phone. I haven't worn this dress in a long time for some reason, but it's a great dress. I remember I got this dress for like $30 a couple years of ago and you know how expensive Jcrew dresses can be. I'm trying to wear things I haven't worn in a while hence the reason why I wore this dress.
I can't believe it's almost Christmas! I won't be posting for a couple of days but I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2010

Proud Army Girlfriend

I am so upset that I lost my camera:-( so until I find it or get a new one, I have to use my phone camera. In other news, these days I've been chilling with my boyfriend, I'm so happy he's finally back from all his training. While I was down there in Georgia, he got me this hoodie plus a sticker for my car (not shown haha).

December 20, 2010

A Classic

It is very unlikely I will own a Chanel bag, maybe I will I don't know, but I will have this similar amazing bag.  I love getting Christmas presents that I already know what it is. You should definitely check out this website Handbag Heaven.

December 17, 2010

A New Platform

I would have to say that these shoes are the highest pair of heels that I own. And I love them.

14 Weeks Later

It all felt so surreal, that the day had finally come and I was with The Boyfriend again. I'm still cheesing now as I write this.

December 15, 2010

Day 2 and I'm still Smiling

jeans:target, boots:kohls, sweater:gap, shirt:ny&co, belt:f21

Today was slightly warmer, but I still almost froze and decided to take a picture anyways. I'm just so happy to be with my boyfriend again, I don't care about the cold, okay maybe a I do:-)

December 14, 2010

14 weeks Later

dress: charlotte russe, cardigan: h&m, boots: blowfish
Okay, so ignore the fact that my legs blend in with the door and just focus on the dress:-P I love this dress. Today was the day I've been waiting for, my boyfriend graduates from AIT in the National Guard. It's been so long and difficult at times but now it's done:) Tomorrow is the final graduation, today was the Turning Blue ceremony. It was so cold today! I wish the ceremony was inside but no I about lost my toes in the bitter coldness. This dress probably wasn't the best choice to wear but who cares I had to look good for him.(Of course I layered up with tights,leggings, scarf,coat, & gloves). Tomorrow is suppose to be a little warmer so maybe a outfit picture outside.

December 13, 2010

A Rainy Day

dress and coat: ny&company, cardigan: aeropostale, handbag: coach

I've had this issue with wearing brown and black together. Yesterday, I finally did it and I actually like it together.  My sister was proud of me. I had a little help since this dress has the colors mixed together already, but then I threw on these dark brown shoes. I think I might start wearing this combination of colors more often.

December 10, 2010

If you Like to Shop online

I don't know if you know about this already, but I just discovered Ebates. It's probably because I just started shopping online more frequently, that I'm just finding out about this site. I still love going to the actual store front and trying on clothes, but it's kind of nice having something sent right to my house. If you do a lot of shopping online, do it through them and you'll get cash-back. Also for getting referrals you can win prizes or cash.  There is also coupons and other ways to save money.  Sounds like a good deal right? I think so, sign up here and start getting your own referrals.

December 9, 2010

December 6, 2010

The Adventures of Kylie and Kaylin

We head out to get sushi at a Korean buffet.
 There is a charge for leftovers per lb.
We stuff ourselves because we get to much food.
Lady interrupts us at dinner for a donation.
Lady makes a face at us because we don't have cash.
Another Lady asks us for a donation. 
We laugh throughout the whole meal while people stare at us.
We take pictures outside in the freezing cold. 

The End.

Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter

sweater:jcrew, dress & boots:f21, belt:charlotte russe, scarf:h&m

It's been so cold and windy lately, I know that Fall is now over. When I took this picture, I was freezing! I would really like for Summer to return. My friend and I went to a Korean buffet, where we stuffed ourselves with sushi and beef. It's a long story, but whenever I'm with Kylie its not going to be a dull evening, she's such a great friend. I just bought this belt and I love it. I bought it during the Black Friday weekend. I just love this whole outfit:-)

December 4, 2010

Almost There

Okay, I know I've changed the look of this blog multiple times, but I just change things until I'm completely satisfied. I am still not feeling my banner but I am almost there so bear with me.(-:

I had time on the hands today, so I went to Looklet to create a look. Love this website.

December 1, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things

Okay, it's just one of my new favorite things but I finally found the brown nail polish I've been looking for. It's by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. I bought the shades Commander in Chic and I Pink I Can. Check out the different shades (here) and maybe buy one yourself.

One Month Later and This is Just the Beginning

Wow, this month flew by really fast. This makes makes me really happy because it means only 2 weeks until I see T.J.! Okay well that's off the subject, but I just got excited(-:
There were definitely moments of temptation throughout this month. I so wanted Taco Bell several times, but I resisted. Also during the holiday, I did drink soda but either than that I did not drink soda. I think that this is a good start to me on the path of a healthier lifestyle. I definitely missed Taco Bell (my favorite place, can you tell?) but I didn't really miss all the other places. And I definitely saved some money. I didn't keep track of that, probably would have been a good idea, oh well. Oh, and about the exercising part...that was an epic fail. I only did something one day. I need some motivation to work out. Any ideas? Exercising is so important, I know, but it's no fun. Maybe I need to find a partner, we could motivate each other to get out there. I made a list of all the things I started during this month of fasting from fast food.
1. No fast food
2. Ate breakfast almost everyday
3. Starting drinking more water
4. Started to go to sleep earlier

I hope that I can continue to improve on all these things plus exercise. Maybe my fast has motivated you to make some changes toward a healthier you or maybe it hasn't, either way I feel better overall since I actually accomplished this goal.

November 30, 2010

My Adventure in Cooking (Exciting, Huh?)

Purple Jeans

jeans:f21, boots:blowfish, jacket:express

I don't think you can tell that these jeans are purple in the pictures, but they are. I wanted purple jeans for so long (don't ask why) and I found these last year at a Plato's Closet (love this store). I had to run some errands yesterday, so I just threw this on. This jacket is the only military look I have in my closest and I love it.

It's Music Time

She has a unique voice. My boyfriend thinks she's the best singer in the world (um i don't think so). She has a new cd coming out this February.I do like her voice. Check out her new single.

November 29, 2010

In your face Michael Kors (I still love you though:-))

Okay, I know I'm a couple weeks late on this but it came to my mind again so I decided to post it. I was highly upset that Mondo lost to Gretchen on Project runway a while back (don't get me started). Michael Kors made a comment that no one would wear this dress by Mondo, well Heidi said she would and look here she is wearing it (slightly altered from original design). You can see the article and the original dress (here), if you care to see more.(:

Just By Accident

dress:jcrew, coat:new york & company, cardigan:banana republic, shoes:steve madden

necklace:dana buchman
Finally, a picture outside my room (thanks sister). This photo happen totally by accident, because my sister took it when I wasn't ready but even though it's slightly blurry I love it. I also took another pic of the necklace up close, since I love this necklace. I wore this outfit to church and I love these shoes with this outfit. I used to wear this outfit with another pair of shoes, but this is the perfect match for me(:

November 27, 2010

It's recipe time

About a couple of weeks ago, I went to a food tasting at Panera with my friend, Ashley & my sister, Chris. They gave us this recipe for Cinnamon Raisin French Toast, which I have yet to try but I thought  I would share because it seems so good. Maybe you'll even beat me in making it (if so let me know how it is:). I hope to make it soon. I'll post pics when I do.

8 slices 1/2" thick Panera Cinnamon Raisin Bread (We tasted this and it's delicious, you can get it for like $3 at Panera)
4 T. melted butter
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. heavy cream
3 large eggs
1 T. honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1.2 tsp. salt

1.) For the french toast custard, combine using a hand whisk the milk, heavy cream, eggs, honey, vanilla extract and salt. This custard can be made well in advance. Give a brisk stir before making the toast.
2.) Transfer the custard to a casserole or open shallow dish for dipping.
3.) Dip one slice into the custard and turn over after about 15 seconds. Transfer the slice to a plate while dipping another slice into the custard.
4.) Place a large skillet on a medium fire. Allow the pan to heat thoroughly before pouring 1 tablespoon of the melted butter into the pan.
5.) Place both slices carefully  into the skillet and cook on each side until golden brown or about 2 minutes.
6.) Repeat steps 3-5 until all the french toast is cooked.
7.) An optional step is to place each finished french toast  onto a baking sheet in a preheated oven until all are ready to serve.
Serves 4, serve warm with real maple syrup (Panera Bread. All rights reserved)

My Black Friday Adventure

Okay, so the adventure happened in my room. I bought all my Christmas gifts online this year. I really wanted to experience the crazy rush at midnight, but by 10:30 I was feeling tired so that ended that. I also found that there were great deals online, so why not stay in my warm bed I told myself, brilliant idea. But unfortunately I had to leave that warm bed and head to the mall anyways, not for fun but for work. Actually it wasn't that bad and I got to leave early. I think it's safe to say that this Black Friday was a success.(:

November 24, 2010

Did I ever Mention I love Dresses

dress: target, cardigan:h&m, button down shirt & earrings:ny&company, necklace:buckle
2nd day of work and my feet are killing me. I need some Dr. Scholl's inserts for my shoes and that would solve everything. I'm not prepared for Black Friday, but can you really ever be prepared?...Nope. Now it's time to prepare for tomorrow, Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2010

Feeling Good in My New Boots

jeans: aeropostale, shirt & cardigan :jcrew, scarf:h&m, boots and belt:f21

Well, today was my day off and I spent it cleaning because my Aunt is coming for Thanksgiving. I just felt like putting together an ensemble with my  new boots from Forever 21 that I got a couple of weeks ago. I also tried the signature bun by Sydney from the Daybook, she has a tutorial on her blog. I love her blog so definitely check it out. My hair is not as long as her, but that's okay I think I still achieved the look.

November 22, 2010

I need to get used to this...

dress:ann taylor, jacket:f21
Today, I start my part-time job at Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. (Yay, for a little bit of money) Unfortunately the dress code is black and white. I was looking forward to having somewhere to go and get dressed for each day. Yesterday, I decided to wear this black and white ensemble just to start getting in the mindset of this is all I get to wear to work.  Okay, I guess I still have the occasional opportunities to wear color other times (Even though I do have a lot of black/dark clothing). Oh well, at least I'm getting paid(:

November 19, 2010

Bored? Check this out.

In my never-ending list of blogs that I am looking through, I found a post here about the fashion studio on H&M website. Try it yourself here. Here are some of the looks I put together, it's just something fun to do (too me at least). (:

New blog look

Well, if you haven't noticed I changed the look of my blog. (I did the same to my fashion blog.) I'm the kind of person that will tweak things until I love it. I think I'm pretty much there with both of my blogs. Since I have so much time on my hands these days, I've been reading sooo many blogs. I'm following 11 fashion blogs and 8 personal blogs as of right now. The fashion blogs update everyday, while the personal blogs not so much. I probably should stop looking at new blogs and stick with the ones I have or before you know it my list will grow to like 50. (And then I would be wasting so much time on the computer). I'm so happy I start my part-time job next week. Not only will I have a little pocket change (since all I have at the moment is $45), but I will have something to do. Oh, and another thing I keep forgetting is Thanksgiving is next week. Crazy how time flies by, it's almost 2011! Thanksgiving will be different this year though, because sadly my sister won't be there. Oh, the life of a college basketball star.(: We will definitely miss her.

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Too much time on my hands...

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Maybe I have to much time on my hands, but I've really been getting into the blogging world. I've joined a variety of sites over this past week that have to do with fashion or blogging. (I really need to start working asap.)

Who wants to go shopping?

dress:target, cardigan:h&m, belt:don't remember, legging:f21, shoes:target

I really need to stay away from the mall, but my sister wanted me to come with her. Who can say know to their sister who wants to go shopping...not me.  I had a revelation today that I love Marshalls. Great prices for designer clothes, who can beat that. So my shopaholic self put a pair of amazing Steve Madden shoes on layaway. I start work Monday, which means paycheck is coming, which means I can get these shoes. Oh how I love Marshalls. When I pay for the shoes, I will definitely being posting a picture. They're so amazing and not what I usually get, but I'm trying to change my style so they fit perfectly. Anyways, I wore this to go shopping. I love this dress. Usually I wear this dress with a cardigan but lately I've been wearing with the cardigan underneath.

November 16, 2010

Lanvin for H&M

In select stores November 20th (and yes one of those stores is in D.C.) Lanvin for H&M will be coming! I found a dress that I'm absolutely love, but hopefully it won't be gone before I can scrape those pennies together to buy it.

Lanvin for H&M $249

Holiday Gift Guide for Moms

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 Christmas is not that far away, which is hard to believe. I always have a hard to time shopping for my 
 parents because they never want anything or if they do it's too expensive for me. (One day I'll be able 
to afford it:)) At the end of the day it's the the thought that counts, I found some gift guides on Amazon, which you should definitely check out. These gifts I found are under $50, yay for deals!

1. MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment Bath Melty by Lush Cosmetics $7.95
2. Homedics BL-200 JetSpa Footbath $29.99
3. Japanese Screen Journal $13.95
4. Global Decor Photo Frame Glass Coasters in Wood Stand, set of 4 $9.99
5. Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Signature Collection Fragrance Mist 8 fl oz $6.50