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.


snickers are my favorite candy bar.

somewhat totally unrelated, i also love snickerdoodles.

if i hadn't had the misfortune of having become privy to weevils a month ago [that's correct. these bugs live in the flour you bring home from the store, ppl.], i would not be writing this blog entry, i would be making these snickerdoodle cupcakes.

photo via your cup of cake via DALS.

Monday, October 22, 2012


gaw.  the weather is srsly such a tease.  it's so hot and then it's cold(ish).  like today felt like the perfect start to fall.  but the forecast shows another stint in the 80s later this week.

in any case.  when the weather gets a bit cloudy, nothing is as satisfying as a creamy, hearty, slow-cooked meal.  making stroganoff is pretty hard work [ahem, to me] but the outcome is just so worth it, it may just have to be on heavy rotation this fall.

totes forgot to take a picture of the final product.  because i had to put it in my mouth asap.

*beef stroganoff*

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


two maje collabs have got the blog world up in a tiz.

first there's the margiela + h&m thing happening in november:

i like this piece because it looks like it would be preggo friendly.  and i like grey...and blankets.

and then there's the neiman + target + CFDA extrav happening in december:

i mean, who doesn't always just need more shot glasses in their liquor cabinet.

as a side note, i can't wait to start drinking again.  i've resorted to looking up mocktail recipes so i could at least pretend i'm drinking.  but it's not the same.

4 more months.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


at $725 it's not anything like cheap but pardone me calling this a poor man (and edgier man's) version of those $$$$$$$ celine bags.

Monday, October 15, 2012


uh. we haven't even really hit fall here in LA and here i am already looking forward to spring.

actually, i take that back.  i really want it to drop below 70 for at least a few months before we welcome warm weather again.

in the meantime, some of my favorite designers and their spring 2013 RTW collections.

Friday, October 12, 2012


i kind of want to just put this sh*t in my hair and walk around like i owned the air people around me were breathing.

or, you know, just put it on and prance around the house by myself.


why don't i live in brooklyn.

would it be overkill to ask my hubs to travel 3000 miles to help me curb this crazy craving i'm having for pumpkin ginger + earl grey sandwich cookies.

would it.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


i'm starting this new thing with all my free time. [yes, that's right.  i have free time.  lots of it.]  

aka cooking.

it feels weird documenting the ingredients and, the process in general.  but then i put it all together like this and then...i'm glad i did it.

*french toast sticks with strawberries*

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


does anyone else get excited whenever that amazing charlize theron commercial comes on.  it just kind of  makes you want to run out and buy j'adore, doesn't it.  and a dripping gold dress to match.

dior is just iconic.  and now these, along with other fabulous and timeless images could be yours to enjoy.


Monday, October 8, 2012


i'm not sure if this is necessarily a good thing, but i love my friends with whom i feel this way.


now that i'm getting bigger, i'm on the prowl for clothes that will fit me.  but maternity clothes are...blech. they're either insanely expensive or just plain ugly.

and so there's asos to the rescue.  all pieces (on sale!) are less than $30.


via asos.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


it might be the hormones but i'm actually looking forward to halloween this year.  i've never really been excited for halloween (except for the excessive drinking and fake costumes of years yonder - you know what i'm talking about) but all of a sudden, i want to start filling my house with smells of spicy baked goods and i want to paint ginorm and oddly shaped gourds.  big girl stuff.

the next logical step would be to try to win a witch hat cookie cutter to add to my collection.

wouldn't you agree.

Monday, October 1, 2012


if i had a killer body and billions to burn, i would insist on wearing balmain and only balmain.

around the house, to events, to date night, to girls' night, to baby showers, to weddings.

balmain.  just balmain. all balmain.