Monday, November 29, 2010

first video post

It's my very first web video! Eee! So, go easy on meh :] I've been so stressed out with work and then getting ready for the holidays, and THEN... THEN my toilet overflowed on Friday like whoa. I'm talking plumber and everything. All because I have long hair, of course. I always get blamed for the sink clogs. But I refuse to cut my hair! So, with that, I made a video to bridge the gap. Hopefully I'll have some more energy tomorrow to upload and post Thanksgiving pictures. We had a great time, made and ate WAY too much food, but that's what Thanksgiving is all about, right?! Ha. So anyway, enjoy!

[also, I now realize that my quickie tour of my room resulted in a panoramic view of my ceiling, so I'll repost a better view... maybe during the day, or at least with lights on!]

I can't get the sound to sync up... I'll do better next time!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

to the brink

So much has happened in the last week it's hard to put it all into words! Once things calm down a little more, I'll update in depth. If you follow me on twitter, you know by now that I got a new job as of Friday! I'm so excited! But again, I'll go into that more later ;]

Ugh, I started writing this post yesterday, but then my internet went out right in the middle of it, so I lost most of what I wrote and had to post-pone until today :/ Anyway, today went by.. I'll say slow-fast. Looking back on it, the day seemed to be short, but this morning it seemed to drrraaaaaggggg. I was so tired! At 3am this morning, Chris and I awoke to the lovely sounds of Fish gagging up a storm, subsequently blowing kitty-food chunks all over my sheets, bed skirt, some clothes, and Chris' camera bag... to make matters worse, Chris threw paper towels we used to clean up the mess in the toilet, which then lead to a clog, which then lead to poor Chris plunging it out for close to half-an-hour. He's such a good man though, he didn't give up and fixed it even after helping me clean kitty barf AND even though it was 3am! He's the best!

In other, somewhat lame and probably unimportant news, I finally found some gray (NOT silver) nail polish yesterday! And since I just got finished painting my fingernails my favorite mint/pistachio green, I painted my nudie toenails:


This crappy phone picture does the color no justice! And yes, someone told me I have big toenails... I am quite aware, my index toenails are huge. But I like my other toes :]

On to an outfit post! After reading Jasmine's recent Dynamic Duo post on Transient Withdrawal, I was totally inspired to try this outfit! I realized that I had the same dress and so I wore this outfit the very next day! I actually took these pictures Thursday night, since I had Christopher and he wouldn't get off work until late late Friday.


cardigan/headband: gap
dress/bangle: forever 21
flower pin: gift from a friend
boots: target


I got SO many compliments on this outfit! And to think I wasn't too confident in it at first! The dress is a tad too short, but it was too hot to wear tights. Extreme shortness seems to be a trend in Forever 21 clothing! Most of the dresses I own from there I end up wearing with tights. I felt the boots balance out the shortness in this case, though. Another thing that made me a little wary was the cardigan. I am trying to get over this problem I've had since I lost about 20lbs in highschool. I got so excited about clothes actually fitting that I had a habit of buying things that didn't really look that good on me or even things I didn't really like that much just because I fit in them! I think in this case though, I had been looking for a red cardigan for so long, I just got excited and snatched up a medium without thinking. A medium would usually fit me fine, but Gap sizes run strange sometimes. But, instead of getting rid of it, I just wear it as a top instead of a cardigan. Although I wish it were a bit shorter so it hit my hips in a more flattering manner. Oh well.

So aside from the hectic work goings-on that I've been dealing with, I was also MIA this weekend because I decided to give my personal site an overhaul! Check it out when you get a chance!

I also revived my tumblr, so check that out too!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I am so sorry I haven't been updating! This weekend was one of the most stressful I've had since I graduated! Friday was an awful day work, spent mostly in tears, talking with all of my superiors at different times of the day as they tried to ensure me that I had nothing to worry about; apologizing and such. And Laurie got fired. I still can't believe it. I want to get out of there as soon as I have a window. Hopefully that'll be soon. A friend of mine who also got abruptly fired from where I work helped me get an interview in another advertising department. I had that interview yesterday, and it went well I think. They really liked my portfolio, and I had to take a little test to make sure I could really use the programs ( of course I can! ). So I was a bag of nerves ALL day yesterday, and most of the preceding weekend, and today was non-stop busy at my current job. Ugh. I haven't made it to the gym lately, and I've been eating terribly, trying to cope with all this stress. I tried to get back in groove today, but the jobs were just mounting up, and I had to waste time this morning moving into another new office with the rest of the artists. So, on the positive side, I now have a door/window I can open and feel the breeze, and a much, much bigger desk :]


shirt/bangle: forever 21
necklace: antique'd
skirt: urban outfitters
tights (self-ripped, ha): target
booties: charlotte russe
purse: modcloth (part of my grab bag!)

Christopher and I went on a date to celebrate his new job and to smooth over my terrible Friday. We went to Butch Cassidy's for burgers and beer and I even had a coupon for a free appetizer! So, of course, we got fried pickles, YUM.

On Sunday, we met up with some people at the Renaissance Faire! I've always seen it advertised, but this is the first year I've actually gone! It was a lot of fun! I took over 550 pictures! I put the best on my flickr, so go take a look! It would take me days to put them all on my blog, but they're great pictures.

So anyway, I'm not sure how often this week I'll get to post an outfit, but I'll try to keep updating with other interesting things. I'm just ready for next week so I only have to go to work 3 days, and then I get to cook, eat and hang out with family. Phew. Only a little over a week away! I hope work isn't too busy tomorrow... I need to get back on my lunch-time workout routine. I swear sometimes it's the only thing that keeps me sane, haha.

Wish me luck that I got that job! I hope, I hope, I hope!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

if one door closes...


My office-mate, Laurie, and I were called into my CEO's office today with the CEO, COO, and the head of print production of the "ad agency" that I work for. I was handed an ad I did earlier that morning with red pen marks all over it, indicating the errors I had made. Most of the glaring errors where price discrepancies while the rest were stupid, cosmetic and totally unnecessary. The CEO told me all that I had done wrong, completely overwhelming me and catching me off guard. The way we work is, Laurie and I do the ads, and another coworker (my supervisor of sorts) is then supposed to proofread the ad, tell me my mistakes, which I fix, and give to the production department to proof again, who then sends the ad to Nikon, who gives a final proof before it's printed. The ad that was shown to me had made it all the way to production with all the errors I had made. No one ever came to me to tell me that I had made a mistake, like they're supposed to. Instead, I was completely caught off guard and I broke down in tears as I tried to stand up for myself and explain why I made the mistakes and felt like I just wanted to crawl under a rock. It was awful. Laurie just sat there silently while I pleaded my case. I couldn't believe it. My supervisor is what I considered once of my best friends at this job, and instead of coming to me, telling me I made a mistake (like what's in her JOB to do, and what also would be FRIENDLY of her to do) she instead just got me in trouble. In such trouble that it involved all three of those higher-ups I mentioned in the beginning. I feel, "thrown under the bus," as a contestant on a Brave reality tv show might say. I was, and still am, so upset. This didn't have to happen. I didn't have to get called out, but I was and I cried and felt like the stupid little crying girl who can't take any criticism.

It hurts. I feel betrayed. And all this when I was just starting to come to terms with my job and the fact that it was boring but that I was getting paid well and it really wasn't that bad. Oh man. I hope I don't get fired. I just bought this laptop and still need to pay it off. I don't know what I'm going to do. Laurie had to stay in the meeting once I left, and they gave her the same treatment. She has a strong feeling she's going to be fired. After 10+ years. I don't even know what I'm going to do if they fire her! She's my office-mate! I'll be all alone in that little room... unless they put someone else in there with me. Please God no. At least let me sulk and pout alone in my office. And I really hope they don't put my supervisor (the one who caused all this) in there with me. I'd die.

I already wanted to leave Mobile, get a more creative job and finally live a life I want to live... but I really wasn't planning on pursuing that until after the holidays. But the way things are looking now... I dunno. I'm worried about all this going down right before the holidays, before my laptop is paid off, before I've saved the money I wanted to save... but as long as I can stay for the holidays, I don't care after that. I don't think they'll fire me per say, but I definitely don't put it past them to "encourage me to quit."


With all that said, at least the sky was pretty on my drive home. And since I was so upset, I decided not to make an outfit post, although I did dress extra cute today. After crying all my makeup off, I just wasn't in the mood. I'm gonna make it through this though, I have no doubt about that. I already have some ideas! Onward and upward!


SO. I ended up not feeling much like an outfit post yesterday. My outfit wasn't all that great anyway. Well... it was alright. Not one of my best, but nice enough. And while I didn't get a legitimate photoshoot, I did take a cellphone pic as a preview of sorts.


I wore a bluish, leopard-print cardi and a black dress from Forever 21, and some black Urban Outfitters flats. The locket is a hand-me-down from my grandmother, and it even has a picture of my dad's uncle and cousin in military garb from way back when! It's pretty cool, I love learning about family histories!

In other news, Christopher got a real job! I'm so proud of him! He now works for a printing/design company in Mississippi! He finally gets a steady paycheck and a steady schedule! The only downside, it's an hour and fifteen minutes away from Mobile :[. Which means he'll be commuting that much everyday and will eventually move back in with his parents to save on rent and gas. I guess with good comes bad, but I'm so happy for him overall. It'll really work out for the best, and once he's able to save some money, hopefully we'll be able to move to Atlanta in a year or so! EEE!

The holidays are fast approaching and I can't wait! I love cold weather and cold weather activities! Not to mention cold weather fashion! I'm going try to try to do all of my Christmas shopping this year from etsy. I think it'll be challenge (especially for my little bro, he is so hard to shop for! he might end up just getting presents for his new puppy instead! hehe) but ultimately satisfying and rewarding. Talk about unique gifts! I've got to start shopping soon!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

chain letters

I got this in an email from my uncle and it made giggle. I feel the same way about all those stupid chain email things/facebook scams. I can't believe people fall for these things! I remember back in the dark ages when Myspace was all the rage and friends constantly posted bulletins to the effect of "repost this or you will never love again!" to the point where I would delete them as friends. Seriously? I'm a bit superstitious, but I at least know that fate is not determined on whether or not one forwards an email or reposts a bulletin. Silly people.

It's not as long of a read as it looks, but it'll definitely waste some time if you've got some to waste. (and Lord knows I do)

As we approach the beginning of another month -- I want to thank all of you for your educational emails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

I no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, or have the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I cannot use the remote in a hotel room because I don’t know what the last person was doing while flipping through the adult movie channels.

I can’t sit down on the hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed..hmmmm

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one’s nose.

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years.

I can’t touch any woman’s purse for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public bathroom.

I MUST ALSO SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS to whoever sent me the one about rat crap in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.

ALSO, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa’s Novena has granted my every wish.

I can’t have a drink in a bar because I’ll wake up in a bathtub full of ice with my kidneys gone.

I can’t eat at KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes, feet or feathers.

I can’t use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer buy gas without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer doesn’t crawl in my back seat when I’m filling up.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Fanta since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put ‘Under God’ on their cans.

I no longer use Cling Wrap in the microwave because it causes seven different types of cancer.

THANKS TO YOU I can’t use anyone’s toilet but mine because a big black snake could be lurking under the seat and cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE I can’t ever pick up a Penny dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a $ex molester waiting to grab me as I bend over.

I no longer drive my car because buying gas from some companies supports Al Qaeda, and buying gas from all the others supports South American dictators.

I can’t do any gardening because I’m afraid I’ll get bitten by the Violin Spider and my hand will fall off.

If you don’t send this e-mail to at least" 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes", a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, and the fleas from 120 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor’s ex-mother-in-law’s second husband’s cousin’s best friend’s beautician . . .

If you do not forward this bad luck will follow you for the rest of your life ;-)

A German scientist from Argentina , after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse.

Don’t bother taking it off now, it’s too late.

PS: I now keep my toothbrush in the living room, because I was told by e-mail that water splashes over 6 ft. out of the toilet.

Hopefully, I'll be back with an outfit post! Last night I was just to tired to whip out the tripod, but Chris is off tonight so I can rope him into being my photographer! (he takes better pictures anyhow)

I'm off to go running, eat lunch, waste some more time at work before getting off EARLY for a Dr.'s appt (which I really don't need, but I would love to miss work! haha) and then going to take pictures of my dad and his staff for their new website! Followed by a workout, some Moe's and then bedtime! (squeeze in a blog post somewhere in there) :]

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


I just laughed so hard at this video. And I'm not really sure why, but it's probably because I laugh that hard at crazy Mac Photobooth sessions with friends... oh, and her crazy laugh doesn't hurt either. Something about distorting the face is SO funny! So, enjoy, I hope you laugh as hard as I did. (please do, so I don't feel dumb. HA)

Back later with an outfit post? Possibly.

Monday, November 08, 2010

blown out

I have such a headache right now! Ughh
I messed around with my blog layout a bit over the weekend. I like this better. I also added some more links to my blogs area and a recently played tracks list. It's a lot easier than having to think of what I'm listening to at the moment. I can just say, "Here's my url, it has everything categorized." Ha, I'm so lazy.

Christopher took a lot of pictures of me in this outfit, but the sun just wasn't cooperating. Most of them look blown-out, and took a lot of editing to look decent. So these 3 were the only ones that made the cut :/


dress: forever 21
cardigan: target
tights: old navy
shoes: toms


I absolutely love this cardigan. If I didn't make that clear in the last post, haha. I'm on-and-off with this dress, though. I think I might sell it, or donate it to goodwill. The zipper on the side is broken and only zips up half-way, but I would only wear it with a cardigan anyway to hide it. I dunno. I just really wanted something in buffalo plaid at the time, so I might've been a bit hasty in purchasing it :/ BUT, this was another outfit that I just threw together with things I never thought to combine before! Blogging about what I'm wearing really inspires me to look harder in my closet rather than buying new things. Not to mention the inspiration I get from looking at other bloggers! It also makes dressing differently feel like it's worth my time. There aren't too many fashionable people down here. They are few and far between. Most of my friends have unique style, but we're a rarity. So it's easy to feel really out of place when you're dressed so nice and everyone else around is in jeans and t-shirts. I kept getting looks at the mall in this outfit, but then I also got compliments on my tights :] I've gotten to the point, though, that I just don't care if my style is eye-catching. I try to take it as a compliment. But it's such a testament to the way people view getting dressed when it's fairly simple to me to put even the slightest amount of thought/energy into an outfit only to then get called out for always looking "dressed-up." I go out with people sometimes and they tell me they feel "underdressed" compared to me. I feel bad but, it's my style and it's really not hard! It's fun!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

friday night greek fest

Friday was a much needed night out with friends. We went to Greek Fest and ate delicious Greek food, sat on a curb and split a couple of bottles of wine, and then went to Serda's for coffee and chatter. Even though it was cold, and no one actually at Greek Fest got to see my outfit since it was under a pea coat, I still dressed up! I really like this outfit. I love when I end up putting together an outfit I really like using things I already had in my closet! I had never thought of this combination before, just when I was thinking I had nothing to wear! Get used to seeing this mustard cardigan thought, I absolutely love it! I've been looking for a mustard cardigan for over a year now but just hadn't found one. So when I saw this one @ Target I almost dropped everything to try it on :]


I think I'm going to keep these straight bangs for a while, I'm really starting to like them! Straight bangs seem so "winter" to me for some reason. I guess because they look really cute under a hat :]


[ hair clip: urban outfitters | cardigan/boots: target | tights: gap | shorts: old navy | necklace: gift from a friend ]

I actually went shopping yesterday for the first time in a while! I got a really cute red pea coat from forever 21, and a cute shirt-dress! I've already been wearing the pea coat around, can't wait to show it off :] I also got some smelly-good things from bath and body works. My room smells SO good!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

six flags and a purple skirt


[ sweater/tights: forever 21 | skirt: urban outfitters | shoes: charlotte russe | kitty brooch: gift from mom ]


I'm feeling better, so I felt more like dressing cute today and even felt like trimming my bangs last night! I go back and forth between straight and side bangs and can never really decided if I like straight bangs or not. Whenever I trim my bangs, I usually go straight for a day or so and then go right back to side bangs. Which looks better? I can't decide! I think I'll at least stay with the straight bangs for a few days.

Tomorrow is Friday and I am so excited! After work, Chris and I are going to Greek Fest to hang out and eat delicious Greek food! I'm bettin' on gyros and grecian fries! And definitely baklava. Can't go to Greek fest without gettin' those little triangles of heaven. hehe.

Six Flags pictures time! I have to apologize, as most of these pictures were taken with my tiny point-and-shoot while still in the car on the way into the park, so there are some glares here and there. I do love the way my point-and-shoot takes pictures though, so vivid!

The Goliath! It was my first roller coaster since before Katrina hit and wiped out the Six Flags in New Orleans. I forgot how scary they can be! I was so excited before we got on, but by the time I got off, I was terrified! Okay, it wasn't that bad. We rode 2 more roller coasters (the Batman and Superman rides) and the Sky Buckets before we left.

Yea! I was tall enough to ride! Ha, I haven't had that problem in years, but it's nice to know I finally passed that milestone. I saw kids all around the park running up to the measuring sticks and either jump for joy or hunch over in shame.

So many pictures!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

work hard, play harder

I am being such a blog-neglector! I'm sorry, but you see, I went out of town Friday, and I actually took pictures of my outfit and brought my laptop along with every intention that I would have the time to make a quick post while on hiatus in Atlanta this weekend. However, I worked hard to leave early, and it appears that I played even harder. Six Flags was fun, although we spent most of our 7 hour stay in the park in line for rides. I guess that's what you get when you wait until the very last weekend of the season to go. And during Fright Fest the day before Halloween. Speaking of Halloween, how was yours? I want to hear stories! My Halloween was spent driving home mostly, although before we left, we did get a chance to shop at the Lenox mall in Buckhead and go to Urban Outfitters... but surprisingly, I didn't find anything worth buying! What's wrong with me?! Anyway. We got home around 8, had to run to the grocery store to get food for the week and ended up crashing and not doing really anything special. And our pumpkins molded and deflated before even a week passed after we carved them! I was so sad! So, the pictures I posted on here are the first and only time they were ever lit :( Sad day! Anyway, this is my outfit that I wore to work on Friday!


[ headband: Lotus Boutique | turtleneck: Old Navy | brooch: antique'd | skirt/tights: Gap | shoes: Urban Outfitters ]


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I love these mustard tights! We're actually having normal fall temperatures this year, which is really strange for our area but I love it! I celebrated the fall weather by, of course, wearing these tights, a turtleneck and a wool skirt! Despite my best efforts to be warm, I've been a little sick since I got back, thus the lack of outfit posts. I stayed home from work Monday, and yesterday and today I haven't felt much like taking pictures. Hopefully I'll be better tomorrow! I will dress cute Friday no matter what to go to Greek Fest ! I love when Greek Fest comes around, the food is amazing. It starts tomorrow, and I work only about two blocks away, so I plan on getting a head start on Greek food ingesting tomorrow for lunch! Yum! I'm about to upload pictures from my Six Flags trip (although there are only a few, my camera decided to die once we got inside the park) and hopefully I'll upload those in a blog post tomorrow.

'till then!