Thursday, September 23, 2010

Die Another Day: GIVEAWAY?

I have unofficially made it 4/5th of the way through the first week of medical school (which feels much closer to thirteen years than ninety-six measly hours).  I have contemplated, on several occasions, taking a slide down the chute of the large annoyingly-yellow mechanical wood-chipper parked in the neighbor's driveway... but for once in my life I have managed to resist the erratic tendencies.  Since I shall live to see another lovely sunrise, I would like to announce my very first giveaway. 

Say hello to the GARDEN ROSETTE bracelet, a pretty little Kelly green bangle delicately wrapped with gold wire (handmade by myself)! Enter for a chance to win by: 
a)following this blog
b)writing a random tidbit/interesting fact about yourself in the comment section
c)thinking positive thoughts! 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Unexpected Adoption

Marc Jacobs Dress, Vintage Belt, Bakers Wedges, Ray Ban Aviators, Leather Handbag Purchased on Via Tornabuoni in Florence Italy

Post fashion week I've been experiencing an insatiable desire to purchase/wear neutral tones, delicate lace pieces, and military inspired clothing. However, while meandering around the store the other day, the colorful print on this little dress caught my eye and literally begged to be tried on.  Although it could not be farther from what I was originally searching for, I caved and was forced to give it a home.   

SKITTLES Earrings Handmade by Me

All Vintage Bracelets, Rings (left to right): Vintage/Mexico/Vintage/Vintage/OPAQUE BAUBLE ring Handmade by Me

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Sinful Past

Daniel Rainn Silk Top, Carla Mancini Penelope Bag, Forever 21 Leather Shorts and Wedges

In college I had literally zero fashion sense. I cringe in disgust just thinking about the heinous outfits I allowed myself to walk out the door with back in the day. I mean platform foam thong sandals themselves should be considered a fashion crime, but paired with pink Adidas tear-away pants and mid-riff baring tube tops?  VOMIT.  Words cannot adequately describe the foulness of my style (or lack thereof).  I’m seriously surprised my friends didn’t beat me unconscious with a chemistry textbook and force a change of clothes upon me before showing their faces in public in my company.  I’d like to think I’ve come a long way since then, upgrading to semi-sheer silk tops, leather shorts, and piles of chunky jewelry.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that five years from today, I can look back on my current style in a slightly more positive light than I do the platform-sandal-pink-pants-combo!

Michael Kors Watch, White Vintage Bracelet, GARDEN bracelet Handmade by Moi, Vintage/handmade Rings, Vintage Copper Necklace

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

This is the Life

Spontaneity is the key to life, something which is only a couple clicks away with's new 'name your own price' option. I've been dreading the dreary fall weather for some time now, so on Sunday night  I impulsively purchased a ticket to the beautiful island of Oahu. Not only does the sun shine year round in Hawaii, but the people are exceedingly friendly and the selection of exceptional food is truly unsurpassable. Experiencing the island requires venturing outside the tourist trap of Waikiki and into local grocery stores and hole-in-the-wall restaurants where you can expect to find homemade plate lunches, fresh poke (bite sized pieces of raw-fish doused in seasoning), and tantalizing chunks of thick juicy sashimi. Some vacations are all about adventure and exploration, but not this one. I fully intend to simmer by the pool/at the beach, consume an unprecendented number of alcoholic beverages, and shamelessly gorge myself on island cuisine.

Sesame Taco (octopus) Poke, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Ahi (tuna) Limu (seaweed) Poke

Twelve piece of the most tender Ahi tuna I've ever tasted.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Life is a Neverending Excuse to Shop

It's that time of year again, when the leaves start falling and you find yourself being abruptly woken by the familiar high pitched sound of children screaming/roaring of ratty old yellow school buses every single weekday morning.  In college, being an exercise major and all, the majority of my classes took place in the 'field house' aka dingy windowless school gym which hasn't been penetrated by a vacuum in the last three-and-a-half centuries.  After one hour of quality classroom time, you could expect to have dust in your eyes and the lingering smell of roller-skating-rink-lost-and-found-socks all over your clothes. Let's just say that there was hardly any pressure to look presentable.  However, with graduate school just around the corner, I feel that it is time to turn over a new leaf and upgrade my reliable-but-generic North Face backpack to something slightly more sophisticated.  As much as I would love to saunter around school with a smooshy pebbled leather bag slung across my shoulders, the sporadic bouts of torrential downpour in Washington makes such a thing rather impractical (so I'm leaning towards canvas or polyurethane). Please help me decide! Which one is your favorite?

Clockwise from top left:
1. ASOS Faux Croc Bar Day Bag $60.66
2. ASOS Urban Academy Canvas Bag $53.92
3. J. Crew Rugged Twill Messenger Bag $128
4. ASOS Leather Slot Through Satchel $109.53
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Modern Military Messenger $260
6. J. Crew Bowery Messenger Bag $98