Thursday, May 20, 2010

Event Outfit #3

There's nothing much better than the feeling of dressing casual after a long week of glamming up for events. Don't get me wrong, I looove the concept of getting myself all dolled up to go to a swanky party, but afterward you definitely need a little r&r to unwind. Thus, this post is dedicated to my favorite comfy-time accessory that still manages to bring a little oomf/pizzazz to any outfit.

Event Outfit #3
- spring scarves

leopard print is a must have in my wardrobe, since it spruces up a normally dreary/boring black ensemble

seriously, can't get enough vibrant florals for the spring! plus a slightly obnoxious flower headband, why not

Happy Thursday loves!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Event Outfit #2

Event Outfit #2 - from StyleFixx Boston held last Wednesday

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Event Outfit #1

Hay gurls hay! So seeing as I am graduating tomorrow morning, have a new job I start on Tuesday, plus my recent other sort of "side job" that allows me to attend countless exclusive events for free, and new apartment hunting on top of it all, I am all over the place right now. But I wouldn't have it any other way, considering this is the best kind of busy since it's all productive and exciting! For this reason, I've had many reasons to look my best as of late, so I think this week will start a slew of posts titled "Event Outfits" that will document my outfits for all these occasions. This isn't really meant to be a fashion piece since I by no means live in the luxurious world of designer-wear, but I do like to look back and relive my outfit choices (whether that be to look back and nod in approval, laugh at the ridiculousness, cry in disgust at "what was I thinking?!" or so on).

Thus, without further ado I will start with Event Outfit #1 - from the Hyatt Regency opening party on the terrace, sponsored by Bacardi:

it was so hard getting a non-blurry pic of this dress! - h&m beaded shoulder dress

close-up of the beaded shoulder detail

close-up of my newest h&m almost-obnoxiously-tacky-but-I-love-it-anyway necklace

Also, with this surge of events I have started a WordPress blog specifically dedicated to photos I take and choose as the highlights of each party. Check it out! Recommended to those that might be interested in what actually goes on at the events I attend. Also, I'm particularly proud of it and think it's actually a ton more fun than looking at pictures of myself :)

Have a great week you guys!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

spring fever for florals

Post title says it all, I got the spring floral fever w/stunner shades on the side. Basic outfit post/this is how I roll on warm, sunny days:

hahah idk how I got this whole *wind-blown* hair effect, but sure that's cool

my favorite shoes are no shoes, thx

floral sun dress & sunnies: f21; gold belt: h&m

shades on, peace out!

Enjoy your Thursday's guys! :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

footsies around the world - take #2

Ughh hiatus be gone! Sorry about the absence from blogging, but with finishing up my final semester of school EVER and preparing for graduation (next Monday, eep!) I have been busting my chops busy. But of course, you gotta work hard to play hard, and I have a ton of free events coming up (I love my side job) to celebrate all my scholarly endeavors. Pictures of those happenings to come (on time hopefully), but for now I leave you with photos of my day of perfect relaxation last week after my last class ever ended:

ugh we're so pastey white here, hurry up summer tans!

got these shoes 3yrs ago from the Old Navy kids section...typical me

hahah, crazy flailing lanky legs

Salem (witch town) Willows

a perfect, easy breezy day

Work hard, party hard, relax hard (yes, it is possible). Well deserved, my friends. But now it is back to the grind as I have what I like to call "real-world" work to do now (no more silly essays on American Women Writers at least, and we can all rejoice for that). I've set up a few scheduled posts for this week though, since I hate losing touch with you guys! I know it's only Tuesday, but work whatcha got and know that there's always the weekend to look forward to :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

birthday extravaganza

So, as assumed, there were TONS of pictures taken for Hillary's epic birthday weekend at Saint. Apparently Amanda turns into a big picture-taking whore when you give her a camera and a couple of dranks, so goodness bless her soul ♥

old & new favorite girlies :)

loooves her!

check out that junk behind me...that's an eyefull

this is like a cute family portrait...a family of deranged people.
wouldn't have it any other way :)

closing the night, look how happy the birthday girl is :)

Another epic night for the books, and boy are they needed and may I even say deserved after all the hard work I've done for finals week month. Hope all you lovely ladies enjoyed your weekends as well, however you may have spent it :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Marathon Monday Maddness (late edition)

A happy Friday to all you lovey ladies! But, this here's gonna be a Monday recap (hey, there's only less than 5 days left in my entire undergrad career, so this lady's hustlin' & bustlin'). So for those of you who share my same residence of Boston, MA, you may recall that last Monday was a little well known holiday some like to refer to as Patriot's Day, while others like to call it "Marathon Monday" to acknowledge the Boston marathon and, uhm 8am-5pm public benders. It's like giving back to one another - runners power out 25miles while fans drunkenly cheer you on the whole way. Mmhmm, it's definitely a good time. Even street vendors sell special shirts for the holiday that read "Marathon Monday - it's better than Christmas!" I'll let pictures do the talking from this point on:

VIP JetBlue sponsored party @ Vox Populi (thanks old job!)

free wine & beers at 9am...starting off strong!

my face progressively gets redder

hahah so many kisses from this girl by the end of the day, loves her!

oh hey, we caught up with more friends

oh hey, girl in cart!
(just wanna point out that I know none of these girls,
I just thought they were hilarious and had to document their holiday skills)

Best. Day. Ever. At least one of the tops this year so far. It's one of the few times I can truthfully say I love this damn city, no matter how broken down it is (the alcohol encouraged occasions help).

And now it's the weekend again! Oh how time flies. I'll be hanging out with these lovely ladies again for Hillary's birthday, so further pic-spam will hopefully be provided for next week. Stay tuned for funness, and everybody enjoy your weekends! :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

CupcakeCamp Boston!

Ok, so for anyone who follows me on Twitter and/or Facebook, you know I've been really excited about this one little thing called CupcakeCamp Boston. Well, it was last night and it. was. awesome! I can't even describe the storm of cupcake goodness/mayhem, so I will do what I do best and document my evening with pictures:

(photo thanks to @BostonTweet)
this was the line of like 300+ people waiting to get in,
luckily I registered early & got immediate access :)

people were encouraged to bring their own cupcakes to support the event, so this was my batch: red velvet cupcakes with 1 row of just cream cheese frosting, 1 row w/sprinkles,
& 1 row w/chocolate chips and/or peanut butter chips

everyone was taking their empty trays and filling them w/cupcakes to take home, so I picked out all of my favorites only to have the bouncers deny us all! haha. guess the lesson is that you should ask first before following the trend.
I ended up taking one bite out of each one before having to throw them away, what a waste :(

and so starts the documentation of me being a fatty, up close & personal!

guess what I'm picking off of my cupcake here...

if you guessed "a huge chocolate covered bacon strip" then you are correct my friend!
and hell yes I am excited about it :)

there is nothing that screams fattymess slob more than this pic.
cupcake residue all over my hands. I am truly an 8 year old child...

saving the best for last (technically this was the last cupcake I saw before heading out, but boy was it a sign of amazingness).
mini choco cupcake topped with a plain bacon strip. awesome.

And that, my friends, is just a portion of my recap on CupcakeCamp. Simply put, it was most definitely one of the greatest things that's ever come to this city. I'm just happy I wore a dress to this thing and avoided busting out of my pants. If you want a more professional look/a list of all the local bakeries who provided all the glory of this free event, check out the official blog & an incredible Flickr reel both by the wonderful creator of the event itself, Elizabeth Ginsburg (isn't she adorable?!).

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend, full of delicious eats & treats! :d

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

feet around the world project, take #1

happy feet day!
(actually taken last thursday when the sun was beaming after 4 consecutive days
of rain & gloom. a reward for my bare toes indeed!)

coral toesies + h&m kids gold flats (i really am a 12 year old child)

mike preferred bare legs over feeties this day

reach for the sky, wave them feets up high!

Post inspired by this lovely lady :)
Lazy days by the lake just blocks from Mike's house are certainly one of my favorite things to look forward to for all of spring/summer. Hope the sun is shining bright for all your Tuesdays as well!

Oh, and for those of you who asked about my watermelon nails in my last post
, there's not really much to it other than this:

1) paint a regular pink coat onto your nails first, then wait to dry
2) make sure you have a dark enough green for the tips, you'll still probably have to do a double coating
3) once the pink and green are dried, draw on "seeds" with an ordinary permanent marker
4) finish it all off with a heavy top coat

And voila! haha, sorry if that doesn't help too much, but I'm not a fan of overly complex work anyways. Experimenting with funky nails just makes me happy so I don't mind putting in the extra "work," but if you still feel like you can't do this on your own but want this for your own nails - just ask your local nail salon to do it for you! Voila #2 :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

juicy nails!

TGIF ladies! and thank goodness for that. Oh and for those that asked, Hot Tub Time Machine was awesome!! Just so long as you have the most juvenile sense of humor, that is, you should find this movie pretty damn funny. Also, I went to go see it with my 3 friends and since then there have been so many hilarious quotes that I've been wanting to say all day to my boyf, but he just won't get it haha. Also a reason why I will abstain from quoting the movie in my blog, even though I really want to! :P

Anyways, this here post is meant to show off my new watermelon nails! They're really 5th grade, but like I care? Also it may look like I have too much time on my hands, but I painted these babies at 3am instead of sleeping. Gotta have pretty paws.

Sally Hansen has been around forever & I find that the cheapest kinds actually work the best
also please disregard my horrible cuticles...eek

i has a seeeecret...

The seeeecret is...I've been thinking about doing a giveaway for a while now, but haven't really been sure about what to give away/how to do it (contest or random?). Now that it's getting closer to my final days of being an undergrad (ugh. extremely excited but also scared! ngl), I have to clean out all my closets and start looking for new places to live come the very beginning of May. That's only a month away people! Also, I have a lot of shit barely touched stuff I really need to get rid of. I usually donate all my unwanted items (I actually have a huge trashbag filled to the brim with clothes I am donating this weekend, but there's still more where that came from!), but for my little treasures I have but simply have no space for I want to give them to my faithful followers. After all, you've all been so extremely kind throughout my entire blogging time. Even after I fell off the face of the blogger world for 3 months, you were still there when I came back to listen to my random posts! Love you guys for that, and I mean that for real.

So, any suggestions on what would make the ideal giveaway? I open to options, but definitely the more creative/wacky the better, so bring 'em on :)

Until then, have a great weekend!