Tuesday, August 31, 2010


i love clothes. i love a good deal.
so of course i was psyched when daily candy came out with it's gilt-esce (yes) discounted fashion site, swirl.
but i have to admit. so far. not impressed.
the stuff just hasn't been all that cute for the most part! anyone? anyone? can i get an amen?

that being said, i am crazy about some of the stuff currently featured.
i want.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i'm sick.
as much as i hate to spend the $400 on a stupid phone (it's awesome. and probably worth it. i'm just poor. and bitter), being phoneless and out of touch with the world for over a week has gotten the best of me.
i tried to buy the iphone 4 today, but they had sold out of the 16gb phones when i got there so i'll just have to wait one more day. no thanks, i won't be spending $500 for the 32. jerks.
...they're waiting for us...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Flashback Friday

wee sing in sillyville

has anyone else even ever heard of this movie?
it's greatness.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


dahhh! so missing my urban outfitters discount right now.

oh, & i think i'm going to re-buy my favorite bag.
mine is in shambles from so much use over the past two years.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Sandal Search Continues

i know i just posted about fall yesterday, but these 80+ degree days won't let me forget about summer just yet.
i still haven't replaced my rather unfortunate looking sandals.
here are my latest additions to the list.

...decisions, decisions...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


i can smell the fall leaves justing looking at this picture.
as much as i love summer, i kind of love fall too.
cable knits, denim, corduroy, fleece, layers, bonfires, pumpkins, shivers, football.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Music Monday


this song has an amazing ability to put me in a good mood every time i listen to it.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i lost my phone. again.
killlll meeeeeeeeee.
i don't even have the energy to add anything else to this confession. so depressed and dreading spending all that money for a new iphone. twice in one year is twice too much.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Flashback Friday

spider swinging

just a bunch of innocent kids thinking nothing of its inappropriateness.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Climb

{monica rose}

i love the idea of being true to yourself and i so respect people who stick to that at all times.
i feel like "becoming myself" has already been a long and sometimes extremely difficult journey. i've lost people i love, i've learned things the hard way, & i've had to humble myself more than i could have imagined. but that's life & i truly feel that the hard times have made me a much better, much more interesting person.
i've grown & changed so much over the past 25 years. i'm excited to see who i will become. excited to see what life has in store for me.
i want to experience those life changing moments. i want to travel, see the world, experience things i can't experience while living in the suburbs. i want to learn more, discover my passion, & grow into the person i'm meant to be. i'm excited to decide who i'm meant to be.

oh, & thanks miley for the title.
you're a genius at 17.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Visual Yum

in the perfect budgetless world, these loubs would be mine.
i love everything from the texture to the shape to the fringe to the color.
marciny knows how much i love purple.

what would you wear these gems with?
i like the idea of pairing them with skinny cropped cargos, a plain white or gray top & oodles of accessories. a little something along these lines.
{what are they wearing . the loft}

Monday, August 16, 2010

Music Monday

bruno mars

& my favorite bruno mars song:
somewhere in brooklyn

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i'm a woman on a mission.
i'm getting myself on a workout plan stat. things need to change.
speaking of change, my mom and i went to see eat pray love tonight. now all i can think about is traveling the world & living out my dreams.
now i just have to figure out what exactly my dreams are. & how i can afford said traveling.
also, i don't care what the critics say, the movie was amazing. a million times better than the book.
i can't wait for next sunday's cubbie rooftop festies.
it might be my last one of the summer, so it's gonna be a great one.

Wedding Bells

congratulations x100000000 to my little yvette!!!!
she's getting marriedddddddd!
i'm so excited for you!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Something's Not Right Here

is anyone else creeped out by this photo?

is that you mka?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bloggie's steppin out with her new look

if you're like me, you rely heavily on google reader instead of individually checking a million blogs.
so if you haven't seen the updated look on baby blog, please check it out!
what do you think? i felt like it was time for a change.
do you like?? or should i go back to the original?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beauty Review: False(ies) Promises

i'm a total fashion and beauty junkie.
if it's new, i want it. now.
i'm also a cheap ass.
i never used to be, but being poor to the point that living in a cardboard box on the street was a legitimate fear changed me.

so while i haven't kicked the urge to buy, i have reined myself in and learned to buy the cheapies when possible (and by "when possible" i mean "when no one can tell").
enter drugstore makeup.
my crack.
all i buy.

mascara is my weakness. i personally think that it is the most important makeup product made, so when i saw an ad for this "miracle product," i had to try it out.
it promised this.
it delivered..... not this.
not even a little bit of this. my lashes were clumpy and lacking volume. two very unsatisfied thumbs down.

all i have to say is, i'll be sticking with my covergirl lastblast.
which, by the way, i do love. it gives me lashes similar to those obtained by diorshow black out (my fave fave fave! if it weren't for the fact that this mascara irritates my eyes to the point of actual tears, i would continue spending the $24 per tube on diamond eye goo) - making lashblast the best budget mascara i've found to date.

long story short, i will not buy falsies again.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i love that chicago constantly has street art exhibits popping up around the city.
like this display that stopped me in my tracks while walking to watertower on friday.
i have a horrible track record when it comes to losing expensive things.
two weekends ago it was my gold aviator ray bans. this weekend it's the ankle strap on one of my shoes. THE ANKLE STRAP. how do you even lose the strap to a shoe!?
i'll tell you how. by 2am your feet hurt so badly that you decide you just can't take another second of wearing shoes. so you take them off and walk home through the sidewalks of chicago barefoot. the next morning you wake up disgusted by the blackness coating the bottom of your feet and mourning the loss of yet another pair of shoes and the hundreds of dollars you spent on them.
i remember a lot from friday night. i remember going to a rooftop pre-party with my friend jacqueline from work, taking a bus to duffy's, moving on to lasalle power co., running into a past coworker at social 25, meeting up with guy friends at bull & bear, being yelled at by a cabbie, having some random cute guy protect jacqueline and me from that angry cabbie, convincing said random to order (and help me devour) nachos from angelo's burritos, & walking home sans shoes.
i do not, however, remember eating a chocolate cake star. lets just hope that's because it was jacqueline that ate it, not me. i hope i hope i hope.
my mom started a blog for her interior design business, tiger lily collection.
love it! go, mom - you social media master! or at least you will be. :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Opulence, I has it.

i am obsessed with this direct tv commercial for two reasons.
1. i love russian accents.
i don't find them attractive. i find them hilarious. margaux & i speak to each other in russian accents at least once a day. eet is the fun, djou know?
2. that giraffe.
that giraffe!!!!!
i need him.

Flashback Friday

the very hungry caterpillar

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


gaaahaha i love it!
how awesome is my little cousin?
i wish i could move like him.
" can't teach rhythm." - tito at knox street

more videos on blake's youtube channel.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


my steve maddens have seen better days.
here i find myself, once again searching for a versatile spring/summer/fall sandal.
why is this so difficult to find the perfect pair? all i ask is that they go with everything i own.

pricey little buggers.

...or maybe i'll just re-buy the same pair...
oh wait, i can't find them anywhere.
opinions, please!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

omg. it's august.
someone help me - i can't take another chicago winter.
just over one month until the crew is back in watercolor for our 3rd annual reunion!!!!!
i came across this post while searching for watercolor photos. it made me sad.
because despite talking a big game, i have lost touch with some of the people i considered my best friends in the world this time last year. i still love you guys! like marce always says though, friendship is a 2-way street. i've definitely been trying to be a better friend... so CALL ME BACK.
a social liberal but fiscal conservative, i decided to take "the world's smallest political quiz" to find out where exactly i fall on the spectrum.
apparently i'm a centrist, bordering conservative.
i'm watching step up.
dahhh i love channing tatum. still.