Tuesday, December 25, 2012

this one goes out to the one i love. fire.

This is how I looked on Dec. 21:
cardigan: Nordstrom Rack.....dress: KensieGirl
tights: Walmart.....boots: Payless

Whitney and Rhasan threw an end of the world party, which they named "It's the end of the world as we know it, and I look fine." I didn't know the story behind the title of the party, but, of course, it reminded me of the R.E.M. song, "It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)." I was a huge fan of R.E.M. back in the 90s.  

With R.E.M. in mind, I dressed up in a 90s-inspired outfit. If the world was going to end, I wanted to be dressed comfortably in the era I truly loved.

This was the second 90s outfit I've worn this year. Both times were for parties. I will never get tired of a floral dress worn with tights and combat boots. I feel I've finally found a style I'm super comfortable in, besides the jeans and hoodies.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

it's the most wonderful time of the year!

This is how I looked on Dec 15:
cardigan: Modcloth.....turtleneck: Target.....jeans: Forever 21
scarf: American Apparel.....boots: Payless

Yes, I wore a cardigan with bows all over. I was in a festive mood. The fit is off because I bought this a year ago when I was kinda larger. Sadly, I never wore it until Dec 15.

Check out the details.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

purple on purple action

This is how I looked on Dec. 14:
sweater: Target......top: Marshalls.....jeans: Forever 21
boots: Aerosoles.....scarf: American Apparel

That night, I had ice cream for dinner at Treatbot Factory. I had two scoops of peppermint bark and one scoop of avocado but not together. Soooo good!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Merry Xmas," says your text message

This is how I looked on Dec. 14:
sweater: Anthropologie......tanktop: Mervyn's.....jeans: Forever 21
boots: Madden Girl

Brian and I went to the SJ Downtown Residents Association holiday party at a really swank night club. They brought in several nearby restaurants for the catering, and, yes, I indulged. Lemongrass chicken from 19 Market, a Vietnamese restaurant. Crepes from CreParis. Cheese empanadas from Mezcal. Fried rice from On a Roll, another Vietnamese restaurant. Sooo delicious!

After the party, we headed on over to our second-fave bar at Grill on the Alley. We were in the mood for chocolate souffles. Sadly, they took that dessert off the menu. I had key lime pie instead. Brian had strawberry shortcake. Nothing can compare to that chocolate souffle, but those desserts definitely hit the spot.

I also celebrated a non-scale victory (NSV) that night. I was able to zip up these boots over my jeans. 

My good pal Becca wore this style boots when we saw The Raveonettes in Feb. 2011, and they looked so good on her. After some hemming and hawing, I bought these boots online. Sadly, I could barely zip them up halfway my big calves. So, I hid them away under my bed in shame.

I am so glad I did not give up on these boots!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

she floats like a swan, grace on the water

This is how I looked on Dec. 9:
12/9/12 outfit
jacket: Anthropologie, gift from Emily.....dress: JC Penney.....cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
tights: Kohls.....boots: Madden Girl

Becca and I went to the SJ Ballet production of 'The Nutcracker.' 
It was a magical experience.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

we've got stars directing our fate

This is how I looked on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22:
cardigan: Papaya......tank top: H&M......jeans: DKNY Jeans, thrifted at Savers
shoes: PacSun, gift from my brother

I knew there was no point in wearing my usual skinny jeans on Thanksgiving, so I sported these bootcut jeans instead.

Brian and I brought a prime rib roast to my family's place as our contribution to the huge Thanksgiving dinner. My sister made the sides and dessert. Uhm, yes, Paula Deen's pumpkin gooey butter cake is the best holiday dessert ever.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

the sun always shines on tv

This is how I looked on Nov. 19:
coat: Charlotte Russe.....sweater: Calvin Klein Jeans, .....jeans: Forever21
handbag: Dooney & Bourke.....boots: Rocket Dog, Macy's

I threw on this quick outfit after work for a date with Brian. We ate at our fave spot downtown, Firehouse No. 1.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

the lights are on, but everyone's gone

As I looked through my flickr photostream, I spotted two photos I neglected to post on this blog.

Better late than never, here's how I looked on June 8, 2012:
scarf: American Apparel, gift from Alannah.....hoody: Old Navy.....top:(can't remember)
skirt: Target.....Converse shoes: gift from my brother

I changed into this outfit after work. I watched Snow White & The Huntsman. I couldn't care less about Kristen Stewart as Snow White. It was all about Charlize Theron as the Queen. She was FIERCE.

That reminds me. I am so adding the special edition dvd of that movie to my Amazon wishlist.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

i was once your diamond

This is how I looked on Nov. 17:
leather jacket: gift from Brian's mom.....hoody: PacSun, gift from my brother
turtleneck: Target.....jeans: J. Crew, thrifted at Savers
handbag: Dooney & Bourke.....boots: Payless

I went to SF on a mission: to see the new Keira Knightley movie Anna Karenina at the AMC Metreon. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. There were beautiful visuals and the story was told in a very interesting manner. But, wait, who am I kidding? I watched this for Keira. I can watch her in anything. I was too impatient to wait for the Nov. 30 nationwide release, so I hopped on Caltrain to watch it at the one theatre in the Bay Area that was showing it Nov. 16.

After the movie, I stopped at the Forever21 Mega Store on Stockton and Market to buy a pair of tacky leggings. For late lunch, I made my way to Burger Bar at Macy's Union Square. I love Burger Bar.

Friday, November 16, 2012

emotion is a virtue. for you, it is the one fatal flaw.

This is how I looked on Nov. 15, 2012:
pullover: Forever21, gift from Kim.....top: Walmart.....jeans: Forever21
boots: Payless.....coat: H&M

I love this wool coat even though it is way too big. I bought it back in February on super-clearance, and I just can't part ways with it. Well, it does come in handy wearing it over my work suits.

I met up with Becca in SF to see Susanna Hoffs at Red Devil Lounge on Polk St. 

Susanna Hoffs is amazing.
Susanna Hoffs @ Red Devil Lounge, SF. <3! #bangles