Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dream House.. Round IV

{dress, design, & decor . ada & darcy . ...etc . desire to inspire . kishani perera interior design . elements of style . coco + kelley}
nothing but love.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Sex

oh lawd, i can't wait!
i'm not expecting for it to be as good as the 1st movie, but this trailer is looking pretty promising.

Music Monday

paper aeroplane

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

i did nothing today but watched movies & hung out with the fam.
it even included a pizza party. perfection!
i've loved all the family time i've gotten to enjoy this past week.
i really do have the best family. there's nothing like a family party at the 'mengos house!
but i'm ready to have my bedroom back.
since my yia yia's been in town these past 4 days, margs and i have been bunking up in her room. i really haven't minded because it's been so nice to have grandma around, but makes you appreciate the little luxuries.
i love, love, love my new baby cousin, rowan nicole.
seen in my previous post. she's the one in the tutu. only 3 weeks old! so precious!
margaux & i are watching carriers.
it's awesome so far. i hope the ending doesn't suck.
my life is a mess & a half.
i need to figure my shiz out. all of it.
i still don't have any nye plans.
better get on that....

XMas Eve Photo Recap

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ho Ho Ho

merry christmas!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Music Monday (Wednesday)

sorry i skipped out on music monday.
i was trying to get stuff done before my 3-close shift at uo, which ended at 1:20am monday night/tuesday morning. it was the longest day
& my best friend growing up is in town from san fran (allison), so we made some plans for a little butler middle school cool kids reunion yesterday which included me & allison plus 5 of our guy friends. mike, allison & i went to this christkindlmarket german fest downtown for some yummy food & beer before meeting everybody at this bar in the south loop called kroll's - casey, you should totally go here! it was basically a classy sports bar that played good music & had super comfy seating (the mat meets kona). approved.
anyway, that's my excuse. i've been busy.
so enough talkie... here's the song of the week:
bed rock

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

remember these days? well i did this workout on saturday morning & am now in a great deal of pain.
i am literally having trouble walking, sitting, squatting. so embar.
my gym membership expired the other day.
i think i'll have to put the shopping on hold so that i can afford to renew it. i don't want to turn into a whale.
i didn't get out of urban until 12:15 am after my 4-close shift last night.
i was so annoyeddddd. but i fought the urge to bail on the blackout party, & when i showed up at 12:40am with jello shots, peeps were still raging. fun fun!
the gummy bears were a bad idea.
the ones i placed on top turned out fine, other than a freezing, rock-hard gummy. but the ones with the gummy in the bottom of the shot were sickness. imagine taking a jello shot & getting a surprise chunk of hardened gummy in your mouth. ew.
i really want to go ice skating downtown.
i really want to go ice skating with a boy so we can hold hands while we skate and then sip on hot coco together while we chat. it's so high school in the best way possible. :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nasty Gal Favorites

my god, i wish i had the cash.
those red shoes are out of control!

tonight is the christmas blackout elephant exchange party at taryn's!
everybody brings some kind of alcohol worth about $20, wrapped, & the exchange begins. whatever you end up with is your drink for the night - whether it be mike's hard lemonade or test-tube shots. everyone shares though, of course. craziness!
i have to work from 4-close tonight, which means that i prob won't get there til about 11:15 (aka i'll miss the actual exchange), but you better believe i'll be in attendance - gummy bear jello shots in hand.
built-in chaser. :)
woop woop!!
i love the holidays.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ew, Brad.

what's on your face?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009


{jak & jil}

Sunday Night Confessional

i called in sick to urban yesterday.
i decided to have a social life again, just for a night. guess where we went.... tracyyyyyy's. it was actually really fun. & don't worry, i didn't play hookie 2 days in a row.
my alarm clock didn't go off this morning. i was supposed to be at work at 10am. i just happened to wake up on my own at 9:40.
ummm, enough said. i still made it there on time though! i looked about as good as this.
there's a new boy in the picture.
i don't want to jinx myself by saying too much about it, but for now, just know that i'm enjoying the "new crush" butterflies. :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

1001 Rules for My Unborn Son

i spent over an hour reading through the rules.
this list made me smile so many times. :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

16 Candles

margaux's 16 today!!
oh my goodness, oh my goodness.
i have so much fun with you, poopsies.
or how about this?? greatness.
on one hand, i feel like we're 2 years apart (not 8), and on the other, i can't believe how fast you're growing up!
happy birthday little seester!
i love you.

Flashback Friday


i hate my urban outfitters schedule right now.
i'm working 4-close tonight, 9am-5pm tomorrow, 10am-6pm sunday, & 4-close monday and tuesday. oh & i'm on the schedule for next friday & saturday too.
there goes my social life.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cosmetic Woes

you know those few "can't imagine life.. er, getting ready.. without you" beauty staples? i don't have very many of them, but there are two very special products that i can't imagine being without on my list:
neutrogena nighttime pore clarifying gel
this stuff is incredible! it keeps my face blemish-free without drying out my skin.
i almost never get zits & i like to think it's because of my dedication to this product. it could also be because i'm 24 years old, which is a little old for acne. either way though, i won't stop using this stuff until it's no longer available - which may be soon since the last time i bought it, i had to order from ebay.
perscriptives jet black eyeliner pencil
this is my all-time favorite eyeliner - the best i've ever used in my life. it glides on smoothly and stays put all day long - no rubbing off or smearing into the crease after hours of wear - yet the pencil is soft enough to make it perfect for smudging if your going for that smokey eye look.
so you can just imagine how upset i was to find out that perscriptives is closing up shop.
everywhere. and everywhere i go - nordstrom, lord & taylor, neimans, macy's, sephora - no longer carries perscriptives or is sold out of this particular pencil.
seriously, what did i do before this little gem?
answer: i looked like a $2 hooker with eyeliner smearing, getting into my contacts, and running down my face at the slightest gust of wind. it was a complete mess.
wish me luck on my hunt for a worthy replacement.
:( :( :(

Over-The-Knee Socks

how i'm loving you right now.
{knight cat}
are these pics oh so alice in wonderland or what?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Young Forever

so we live a life like a video
when the sun is always out and you never get old
and the champagne’s always cold
and the music's always good...
without a wrinkle in today
cuz there is no tomorrow
just some picture perfect day
to last a whole lifetime
and it never ends
cos all we have to do is hit rewind
so lets just stay in the moment, smoke some weed,
drink some wine,
reminisce talk some shit forever young is in your mind
leave a mark that can never erase me neither space nor time
so when the director yells cut,
i’ll be fine,
i’m forever young…


{the sartolialist}

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Rodarte for Target

liking the collection.
slightly terrified by the tranny model.
{the budget babe}

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday (Monday) Night Confessional

working from 4 to the close at urban outfitters on saturday was miz, but at least i had a good reason for being totally exhausted.
that reason would be a patti group xmas party starting at 4 on friday + tracy's + a really cute boy (not pictured) who i had a huge crush on in high school. ha!
despite how eventful, & overall amazing, friday night was, this weekend was kind of blah.
you know those days where everything seems to go wrong? well i had 2 of them in a row - saturday & sunday. i think god's punishing me for something?
my phone is broken after trying to jam it into my bose ipod player too many times.
it now has like no battery & a "this accessory is not made to work with iphone" message comes up literally every 5 minutes.
i'm "on call" on my margaux's bday on the 11th.
i pray that i don't have to deal with switching around my schedule again. what a nightmare.

Music Monday

in honor of chicago's 1st real snowfall!!
doesn't christmastime just make you want to cuddle?

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”

sorry i've been so horrible about posting lately.
working multiple jobs really f's with my blogging sched.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


i made a website for my mom's business last night.
check out what a talented interior designer she is!!
i'm so proud.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday (Monday) Night Confessional

i was way to wiped from this weekend to post sunday night confessional last night.
i almost didn't do it tonight either, but here it is....
i downloaded the new moon soundtrack the day after seeing it for the 1st time & have been listening to it nonstop ever since.
yes, i saw it twice.
once with taryn.. on opening night... shameful. the 2nd time was with margaux. & it was her 2nd time too, so that's semi-less embarrassing. ?
this child still amazes me.
& i want her sparkly tights.
i am about to spend my life savings at urban outfitters.
the worker's appreciation 40% off all items (including sale & home stuff) starts tomorrow. i am 100% positive i'll be buying these boots & these knee socks for underneath. it's very likely i'll also be buying this, this, & about 5 other things that i love love love but have yet to try on.
i have to find a date to the patti group christmas party this friday.
decisions, decisions...


i love this casual outfit.
{studded hearts}
we have an oversized jean shirt like this one at urban right now. i might have to get it to go with the $6 (six dollar!) black sweater leggings i got at target yesterday.
look what else i got.....
this skirt is literally identical to the one at urban outfitters, but i found it at target for $17. that's less than what i could have bought it for with my 40% off discount.
time to exercise and shower before working the 6 to close shift.