Thursday, December 20, 2012


sandro jackets on saaaa-a-a-a-ale.  one for every occasion and mood.

too bad i don't have a budget for any of these.  and no excuses to really invest in a jacket, living in so-cal and all.

bah humbug.


Thursday, December 13, 2012


need to pick up nutella and make these heavenly morsels.  i'll let you know how it all goes.

tara nominated me for a blog award.  there are rules to follow, but if you don't mind, i will skip ahead to answering the 11 questions.

1. What's the weirdest/grossest thing you have ever eaten-or at least what other people consider to be gross/weird.
cow tongue.  i know. disgusting.

2. Have you ever stolen anything?
yes.  uh.  that's a yes or no question, right?

3. What is your favorite book (or the most recent one you liked)

4. What is your favorite country you have visited (assuming you have visited another country). If not another country, what state?
tokyo and paris.  for obvious reasons.

5. Is it called soda or pop?
who calls it pop.

6. What do you buy when you go to a movie theater to eat (if anything)?
popcorn, nachos with jalapenos, diet coke, bon bons.  that's right.

7. Have you ever peed your pants (or the bed) that you can remember?
for sure.

8.  What's your favorite swear word?

9. What kind of yogurt flavor do you like?
vanilla or plain. that's it. the end.

10. Do you ever wear socks to bed?
why would you EVER wear socks to bed.  so no, i do not.

11. How do you roast a marshmallow (do you prefer it burned, perfectly toasted, etc.)
crunchy light brown on the outside, ooey gooey melted on the inside.


i'm so interesting.


i happen to like these questions so i will nominate the folks i'd like to know more about and pass 'em forward:

1. sho and tell.
2. gold and gray.
3. a history of architecture.



i have 3 tats.  one is a tramp stamp.  what.

my husband has zero and isn't the tat type.  but i always tell him to GET SLEEVES.  because they make me hot.

i guess they wouldn't look good past age 54 or so.  but when we're 54, who's going to care what we look like.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


inspired today by le fashion.

she manages to look so chic and classic at all times.  is the key just to have killer collar bones with the perfect reddish lip.

i wonder.

images from 12345.

Monday, December 10, 2012


i was going back and forth between getting a fake tree and a real tree this year.  we had a real one last year and it was nice.  nothing against it.  just considering my options.

the fake tree i wanted was sold out so i was like 'ok, let's get a real tree'.

my sister (in town from NY) came with me to a tree farm last week so we could pick one out.  we spent about 10 minutes selecting the perfect 4.5 footer.

but lo and behold.  neither of us could carry it.  i was like 'don't look at me.  i'm pregs.' and she was like 'i can't do it.  it's heavy.' so it was a fail.

and then this weekend FLEW by and my husband and i had zero time to pick up a tree.

and i kind of feel like this past weekend would've been the last to pick up a tree without feeling like it was a waste.

so while he was at work today, i did this.

*held together with scotch tape and love*

can't wait for him to come home and make fun of me.  whatever.  i need my tree.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


well.  this is interesting.

image via nymag.


i was expecting a long line at target on saturday for the neiman marcus x target but there wasn't any.

this proenza sweater is pretty spesh.  super soft, a little high-lo, and twenty nine ninety nine.  score.

image via neiman marcus.

p.s. i also got two four-packs of these.  but they're for a white elephant gift exchange.  wah.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


so i guess the fuji apples i have are abnormally large.  the recipe called for 2 and i only used half.  hm.

in any case, the cake came out delicious.  i ran out of sugar for the topping so i subbed light brown sugar and i think it caramelized even better.  pats on my back.

plus the house smelled so good.  mm mm good.

*apple yogurt coffee cake*

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


i want.  too bad i can't find either one available in my size anywhere.


did you know.  saks just began their designer sale.

3.1 phillip lim: o.g. $450 now $315.

stella mccartney: o.g. $1115 now $669.

yves saint laurent: o.g. $3195 now $2236.

something for all budgets.  except mine (it would need to be free).

you're welcome.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


i'm so making this today.  it won't be as pretty because i don't have a springform pan nor any circular baking pan, actually, but it's ok.  i have a ton of fuji apples in my fridge and need to use them in something.


Monday, November 26, 2012


what did you buy on black friday.  or over the weekend.  or today's cyber monday.  i really want to know.

i've been scouring the nets, trying to save some money by spending some dolla billz but whomp whomp, the only thing i was able to score was this dyson vacuum.  i mean.  it's good sh*t, BUT.

in other news, we saw this movie over the weekend.  i don't care what anybody says.  i love BC.

poll:  real or fake tree.  we had a real one last year.  but i'm feeling lazy this year.  lazy and fat.

ok.  i'm off to troll around the web some more.  and i may or may not bake cookies later tonight.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


it's so 2010 of me but i'm suddenly obsessed with finding the perfect faux fur vest.  given that i'm carrying a butterball in front of me, i really shouldn't .  but i am.

after looking through hundreds of styles (literally.  there are hundreds.), i think i know the general vibe i want.

it's this:

but faux.  and not $600.

all most of the styles out there will yeti-fy me.  but the colors and shape of this one is right.


Friday, November 16, 2012


so i went.

the losers:

the red dress was too structured for my belly and i was totally joking about the bra top.  totally.

i stared at the lucite heels for a good while before deciding i wouldn't buy them.  i talked myself out of it like 'what the hell. you're pregnant.  you can't wear these now. your feet will probably grow or shrink. and it'll be all for naught.'


the oversized sweater made me look like furry oompa so that was a no.  this dress was a contender but ultimately i decided i wouldn't know where to wear it to.

the winners:


yeah that's right.  i bought the felt/ fleece/ blanket/ dress.  can't wait for the temp to drop below 60 or to travel to alaska so i can wear it and not feel ridonk.


p.s. the chubby fingies are partly genetic and partly water retention.  thank you.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


i wonder how h&m is going to be today.  i've never gone to a collab before, at h&m or zara or target or anywhere.  but for this, i will be going.  all 7 months pregs me.

i will either buy one of these or both.

via styleite.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


do you get it.

available on LCD with a 25% discount via andyheart.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


hubs and i went to the mumford & sons concert at the hollywood bowl last night and can i just tell you.  i'm not a fan of stacked parking.  it's a bitch when you're tired and just want to get home but can't because the cars in front of you and behind you and on both sides of you WON'T MOVE.

but the boys were grand and it was worth it.  even on a monday night.

it's now mid morning and i should be getting my ass over to trader joes to shop for dinner and meals for the rest of the week.  but i've been lounging on the couch for close to 3 hours and can't get myself to even wash my face or change out of my pjs.  i just want to do nothing.

that said, i thought back to this quick and easy lunch i made last week to get myself motivated.  it was exactly what i wanted - healthy and delish.  tip: salmon from tj's is fab.

and in our house, sriracha is a staple.  can you tell.

*marinated baked salmon with white rice and broccoli with sesame shitake dressing.*

Sunday, November 11, 2012


update to the previous post.

i got my 'lipstick' today.  yay.  i tried about 40 different colors and these were my top 3.


thoughts i had while trying the 40 different colors.

1. matte. all the way.  i don't do shiny.  unless it's gloss.  that i can do.  so weird.
2. i hope i cleaned these good enough.  i don't want a surprise in 2-3 days.
3. do i need to wax my upper lip.

i ended up choosing the nars velvet matte lip pencil in train bleu.  i don't know why it's called train bleu.

p.s. thanks for the tip, shoko. xx

*me, my nostrils, and my moles.  and my iphone. and part of my thumb.*

Friday, November 9, 2012


i know nail art is the new lipstick but still.  i want some bomb lipstick.  the best lipstick i have is a bright red matte color from revlon.  that my friend gave me for free because she got it for free after the revlon run/walk.  approximately 5 years ago.

gross? quite.

so now i'm on the prowl.  any tips on where to get these colors?  any brand faves?  i haven't shopped for lipstick in 15 years.  i'm shy.

images via pinterest.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


this is my alter ego.  errrr, or what she would look like, anyways.

because my real actual self is sitting on the couch - so preggo, braless and in boxers.


Monday, November 5, 2012


do you coupon?  i don't.  i should though.

anyways.  hubs asked what i wanted for christmas this year and i started rattling off a  lo0o0o0o0ong list of to-dos, rainchecked for post baby.

for example.

sushi.  like i want sushi.  so bad.
wine tasting (anywhere, i don't care).  i want to drink.
start running together.  i want to sweat.
and so on and so forth.

blah blah - all things i want to do right now but can't.  so given what i want, he said he'd give me a coupon book of 10 things i could redeem whenever however.  and we would agree on the 10 things together.  normally i'd think something like this was cheesy.  but crave something and then hold back for 9 months. and then tell me how you feel.


Sunday, November 4, 2012


this bracelet is on my mind today.

i don't know why.

i guess i occasionally like looking at things i will never be able to buy.

sh*t.  but i want one.

via cartier.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


i have all these random squares leftover from when i created this board [pre-preggo project.  and yes, everything in my life is now categorized as pre-preggo, whilst-preggo, and eventually post-preggo.  just the way it is.]  i exacto-knifed 48 squares from a thickish matte board to create the frame for each 3x3 picture.  it was hell.

at the end of it all, i was left with 48 square cutouts [and without feeling in my fingies] and didn't want to just throw away my blood, sweat and tears.  so i've kept them for all these months waiting for the perfect project.

lo and behold, i found the answer when i googled something like 'paint project diy squares'.

this was done with paint swatches.  i plan to watercolor each of my squares to get a similar effect.

should kill about 2 hours.  scoresies.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


from us to you.

happy halloween.

*bacon and eggs. duh.*

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


my current story:  i'm a stay at home preggos person.  first trimester kicked my ass and i ended up resigning from a new job i had started just 3 weeks in.  srsly.  it was a huge blow to my ego and i have yet to really get over it, especially since i have, oh, about 30 hours of free time a day to do nothing but think about things over and over again whilst the little bean plays punching bag with my other organs.  thankfully, i'm in much better condition now but it's kind of like, now what.  like what do i with all this time until baby joins this world.

enter: spend $$ and redecorate the house.  yeah, that's right.  to my husband's dismay, my new time-consuming project (other than blog stalking you) is filling our small house with more stuff.  yesss.  who's with me.  i mean, it all began innocently enough because, hello, we needed to make up our nursery because, i mean, that's just what everyone does.  but then it started spilling over into all areas of the house. what's that saying: leave no stone unturned? something like that.

so this past week, west elm had a sale on their rugs.  so, naturally, i bought several.

and you know about the wallpaper.  next up, some furniture, some lighting, some frames, some prints to go in the frames, and et cetera (which is all spelled out because i have a feeling the et cetera items will be pretty hefty.)

happy tuesday.


idk who haider ackermann is but i'm going to find out. these textiles be fierce.

via wwd.

Monday, October 29, 2012


had my 25-week appointment today.  doc told me to stop eating so much carbs.

true story.

loving rumi's outfit at the LV show.  she normally doesn't go for bold but the feathered dress is definitely a showstopper.

Friday, October 26, 2012


yes, i'm totally into hair perms and all but this isn't about that.  i'm talking about something else ... a maj commitment ... with no turning back.  [well, not without spending bucks.]

wallpaper yo.

it's permanent.  but i don't care.  i love it.  i love it so much.

i already have some up in my kitchen/ dining area and i just got some new rolls for our bedroom.

the images that helped me make my decision:

 via oh joy!

via oh joy!

yeah that's right.  gold flowers.