Monday, May 31, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

hope you enjoy it to the fullest!

Flashback Friday

watermelon dives
yall know what i'm talkin' about.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

To Age or Not To Age

i came across this website the other day & thought it was so interesting!
it's about the science of aging - & how it just might be preventable.

"Imagine a 120-year-old living like today’s 50 year-olds. Possible? Yes, according to the scientists in Robert Kane Pappas’ new film, To Age or Not to Age. The scientists featured in To Age or Not to Age have found the means to postpone and possibly mitigate diseases tied to aging, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and diabetes. Genes that control aging, among them SIRT2/SIRT1 genes, when altered, may, as a side effect increase our lifespans..."

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

As seen on GILT Groupe

these crack me up! so strange and whimsical.
speaking of gilt groupe, i wish i had seen this collection earlier. adorable!
hayden yoo is officially on my radar.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I just can't get enough...

i think that if i were told i could only wear one outfit for the next month (while having access to air conditioning), i would choose this one.
someone please find me a white blazer, black skinnies, and a butter bag like julianne hough's & i will be one blissfully happy, & fashionable, girl.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Music Monday

blueberry yum yum
i don't smoke pot, but i love this song.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i met up with taryn, jt, steve, etc. at north avenue beach today.
it was 90+ degrees out & about 100 times more crowded than this picture (or the one below, for that matter).
this was, of course, after brunch with yvette and her boo.
hey-o! ;) so great to see you vetter!
& sadly, despite the fact that taryn & i laid out for about 2 hrs (everyone else bailed because they had been there for a few hours already - including taryn), i look pretty much exactly the same as when i left this morning.
wah wahhhhh tanning fail.
margaux & i went to tcby tonight.
it was delicious. now i feel sick. this has to stop immediately.
i need to go to bed. exhaust.
bloody mary's & hours of sunshine will do that to you.
nighty night!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bad Blogger

i'm sorry i've been away.
i just haven't had the time or energy to blog lately.
life if crazy - but good. here are the highlights:
i'm still loving edelman. i'm always super busy - "no time for facebooking" busy. but i love being back on a set schedule. it's great.
i am now only working at volare on saturday nights (as opposed to working friday and saturday nights), which is a nice break to my anti-social streak. but it also means that i have one day a week "off", which is... not ideal. i'm always so tiredddddd blah.
i went on a date the other night with a boy who looks like patrick dempsey in can't buy me love. but cuter.
i'm currently reading emily giffin's "love the one you're with." i'm hoping this book teaches me something about the value of just making a decision & sticking with it.
yvette's in town! unfortunately we didn't get to meet up last night due to libations beginning to flow at 5:45 pm and not stopping until 11:30 pm - at which point i had to book it to union station to catch the last train home. but i think we're going to brunch tomorrow! followed by some beach action. cheeeaaahhhh, 87 degrees!
my cousin lisa & i might be getting an apt together in july! i'll keep you postie on that one.
i'm currently flipping back & forth between my girl & sister act.
here's a video of jt & kenny jamming out to miley cyrus last saturday morning.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Flashback Friday

smelly markers
i'm still obsessed!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


{found on cruziiie's blog}
love it.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


this kid is amazing!
& how freaking adorable!?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sugar Coated

i think this candy wrapper clutch is so awesome!
it's only... slightly... out of my price range.
i did a quick google search for a more affordable version.
sadly, i was not able to find much. nothing that rivaled the coolness. i did stumble upon this, however, which made me laugh - that video reminds me of the starburst necklaces everybody made in high school, ha!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i've fallen a little behind on my blogging & updates due to the new job & my general slacker-ness. here's a snapshot into my life over these past couple of weeks.
i am socially unstable.
due to my recent undertaking of non-ideal working hours (i.e. hostessing from 4:30-11pm every friday & saturday night -- only saturdays as of this past weekend, thank god), i have literally not gone out more than like 3 times in the past month & a half? this coming from the girl that went out with friends upwards of 4 times a week when i first moved back to chicago.
i think this will change along with the weather.... hopefully i can find a happy medium.
today was a day of exploration.
it started with my attempt at an updo this morning.
i've never done one before. it turned out pretty cool!
after our mother's day lunch at volare, margaux & i decided on a whim that we wanted to make friendship bracelets. so 3rd grade. love! so we took a trip to michael's & came home with a $3.99 variety pack of thread. this was the result.
friendship bracelets & a photo shoot, obvs.
if we're true friends, you may have already seen my facebook status. but i miss austin & river floating enough to mention it twice.
& possibly more than i miss austin itself, i miss road tripping there! with friends, of course.
czech stop . insane heat . floating the river . rope swings . beer . best friends . mexican food . 6th street . 4th street . free jello shots . dance parties at gay bars . dance parties in living rooms . swimsuits & sunglasses . pita pit (bahahaha) . good times

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Design Crush

you may recognize the name michael tavano from my post about the most glamorous graffitied room i've ever seen. well i think he deserves more than a passing mention, so i'm dedicating this post to an awesomely dramatic designer.
michael, i love your use of color & luxe fabrics.
decorate my future but currently non-existent condo for me for free?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Flashback Friday

hard candy nailpolish
god i loved those gummy rings.
available for $5 each here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hello, Perfection.

love the contrast between comfy material & a smokin hot cut.
& that sparkly number on the left!!!
{knight cat}

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


i just realized that a half marathon is 13 miles.
maybe i won't be taking advantage of this "opportunity."

Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon

i got something in the mail the other day about the upcoming rock 'n' roll chicago half marathon, benefiting the american cancer society. it's $110 to register & will take place on sunday, august 1st.
i've never done anything more than a 5k, but i think i might give it a shot. i'd love to have a running (...slash walking) buddy. lemme know if you're interested!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Music Monday

the hand that feeds

sorry for neglecting you, little blog.
margs & i went to see nightmare on elm street last night, which is why i didn't post a sunday night confessional. the movie was dec, at best. & then of course i had to get to bed relatively early so i could get downtown on time for my 1st day at edelman. which went great, by the way! i'm working on the dove deodorant team & i'm super psyched about it! should be fun fun fun & edelman is pretty bomb when it comes to work places. anyway, in the rush of things this morning, i forgot to schedule my music monday post. i also forgot to wish my little brother, nicholas, a happy 24th birthday!! how rude.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Pretty Hippie

i can't wait for summer & music festivals & outfits like this one.
margaux, lisa, & i are going to the 1:30 cubs game today!
my cousin nicky had 3 tickets & found out last minute that he couldn't go. works for me! thanks, biggie smalls. :)