Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dear Sara,

i love you!
happy birthday, gf!! :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday (Monday) Night Confessional

today i wore my hair up.
& not just in a haphazard (read meticulously crafted) low-ish ponytail. up as in bangs out of my face, whispies flowing in the breeze, whipped into a messy bun "up."
okay so it took 10 minutes to make it cute enough for me to leave the house and face coworkers, but cut me a little slack - pr girls are tough critics. & i seriously have this really weird thing about wearing my hair in a "normal" ponytail. they're just not flattering.
but today i did it & i actually looked cute (this is not me being conceited or anything. this is based on having received "your hair looks cute like that!" complements) - and more importantly, i felt cute. i like to think this means i'm getting more confident with age.
speaking of, i'm old as shit.
i went out drinking friday evening (evening! not even night!) and got plenty of sleep, yet i've felt nauseous every day since. what gives?
i got super burnt at the pool yesterday.
& being the first time i've gotten any color this summer, i honestly couldn't be more excited about it. that is, until i got many a double-take today, along with a fair share of "oh noooooo, chloeeeeeee" comments. tanning fail.
that's all i've got.

Music Monday

help i'm alive
my favorite song right now.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Drinking Fail

yesterday marks the 2nd time i've gotten sick since moving back to chicago last may (the last time was in december). both times were a result of drinking heavily without having eaten dinner.
and then i got picked up by my parents. my life is awesome.

Friday, June 25, 2010

National Martini Day

in lieu of flashback friday, i'm giving national martini day a shout out.
try out one of these recipes tonight. there's something for everyone.
& my all-time favorite - the lemondrop.
get yo' drink on, girlfriend!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Slightly delayed, still totally worth posting.

taryn, taryn's little sis tracey, and i went to 6 flags tuesday after work.
totally normal.
let me also just say that upon mentioning this to a coworker, i got a grimace and an uncomfortable/confused "....why?" reaction.
anyway, it was amazing.
we rode all of the greats - batmat, iron wolf, viper, superman - except for raging bull.
and surprise! the night ended with an unexpected "glow in the park" parade and a mr. six sighting! yesssss.
hope you had a 6 flags day!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


i can't believe someone didn't think of this sooner.
the set includes:
- Mini Primed & Poreless Face Primer (colorless application)
- Exclusive Compact with Shadows/Bronzer
- Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer (colorless application)
- Lip of Luxury Lipstick in Totally Nude
- Too Faced Toothbrush
- Oral Fixation Mints

look as great walking out the door as you did coming in.
or... less of a mess.

Going The Distance

i will totally being seeing this movie on the big screen.
i love me some drew.

speaking of movies, i stilllll haven't seen s&tc. but i heard it was kind of awful, so maybe i'll just wait until it plays at the tiv or comes out on dvd.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

(Affordable) Lust List

paper source
fat hair
thickening spray
sugar rose tinted spf 15 lip treatment

Monday, June 21, 2010

Music Monday

my first kiss

umm, sean is hot!
too bad he's such a shawdy.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i haven't gotten any better at keeping in touch with friends, despite my "resolution" to do so.
i think i've actually gotten worse. :/
that being said, i really miss you guys!
& i can't can't can't wait for watercolor 3.0. lets please finalize plans immediately so i can buy my ticket before i think too much about how poor i am.
i feel like i've gained 438967 pounds in the past year.
i tried on a dress that fit perfectly last summer. it was..... snug. kanye's workout plan started today & will continue until i get skinny again.
taryn, jt, mike & i bought season passes to 6 flags in the fall (they were like $10 more than a normal ticket).
i hope the weather cooperates so we can enjoy "bring a friend for free" day on tuesday. :) :) :)

happy father's day!
i hope you got the chance to call/hug/hang out with your wonderful dad today.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Someone's 25.....

happy birthday, whitney!!!!!
i miss you much & hope you're having a wonderful time in nebraskies!
party peopleeeeee.

Let's Colour Project

i read about it here.
loved it enough to share.
how awesome is the let's colour project!?

"Grey is out. Gloom is gone. It’s time to live our lives in colour. The Let’s Colour Project is a worldwide initiative to transform grey spaces with vibrant colour. A mission to spread colour all over the world. We are working together with local communities across the globe, rolling up our sleeves to paint streets, houses, schools and squares. It’s the beginning of a colour movement that everyone can join in."

Thursday, June 17, 2010


by now everyone is aware of the super awesome - and awesomely wallet-friendly - wedges cynthia vincent designed for target a while back. of course they sold out immediately, making them a total score for anyone lucky enough to get their hands on a pair. i was not a part of that elite crowd, which is rather unfortunate because there have been at least a handful of times when i thought about how perfect my outfit would be if only i had those freaking shoes.
so of course i bookmarked the page immediately upon seeing these steve madden wedges.
sizes are very limited which means they have probably been out for a while, so i'm thinking i'll have to do some serious research and quick purchasing - stat. and at almost the same price point as the target lovelies, i'm guessing they won't be around for much longer.
cute cute cuteness.
i just can't get enough of summer fashion!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

god, i'm such a loser.
i did pretty much nothing this weekend.
i'm committed to getting back into the workout routine.
i'm hoping that the facts that it's bathing suit season and my yoga buddy liz is back in town will keep me accountable.
i want to be a kardashian.
i do. i love them.
i want to go on a shop-pin' spree-ah.
so many things on the wishlist.
{the possessionista}

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Catch the FEVER

blackhawk fever!

chicago was in full support of the hawks yesterday & a reported 2 million people came out to watch the parade. pretty much all of edelman took a field-trip downstairs around 11am to see the trolleys of fans, budweiser clydesdales, double decker busses filled with players and their families, and of course, the stanley cup.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

True Blood

season 3 kicks off this sunday.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Out of Africa

lets go on safari!
and buy all of this stuff in preparation.
...up close & personal...
found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.


can i keep you?
{the sartorialist}

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Take that, Peru.

welcome home, liz!!!
i'm beyond excited to have you back from peru!
one more friend. yesssssss.
yeah, she's pretty awesome.

I love leatha almost as much as Stella

emily from cupcakes & cashmere designed a bag for coach.
wah wah $489. did the recession end?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday (Monday) Night Confessional

i chopped like 4+ inches off my hair this weekend.
as of yesterday, i had no regrets. but alas, that "oh shit" feeling set in this morning & has lasted all day. ugh, change.
i'm getting a facial tomorrow.
can't waitttttt. this is more beautifying within a few days time than i've given myself in about a year. unfortunately, this also means that i will look like a polka-dotted wildebeest on wednesday. the price we pay...
today was insane.
so busy. & the rest of this week won't be any better. god bless overtime!
counting down the days until liz gets home!!!!
oh, she's just been in peru. no bigs.
don' :(
i'm a horrible sister.
little petri dish turned 20 on saturday. not that he reads my blog anyway.
but just in case: i love you, brudder!

Music Monday

can't shake it

Friday, June 4, 2010

Flashback Friday

bacardi razz
it took years to overcome the nausea.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

amfAR's AIDS Gala

dree hemingway in valentino haute couture
j.lo in roberto cavalli
fernanda motta
{found at coutorture}