Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DWW 10.28.09

I can't get enough of colored tights, but when it's rainy outside -- jeans and a sweater are the very best option. I'm trying not to let the dreary wintery (yes, frigid in the fall even) weather keep me from looking fly.
Dress: Kristen Davis Collection
Tights: H&M

Skirt: H&M
Shirt: JCrew
Tights: Target
Jeans: Joes
Shirt: Express
Vest: Banana Repub
Dress: H&M
Shirt: H&M
Tights.. guess. H&M

I'm also starting to wear my hair wavy again.. ready to grow it out for a while. Sometimes I just miss my long hair! It's also a bonus when I'm late for work and don't have time to blowdry. It'll be absolutely necessary to have quick hair in med school -- something tells me...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

So much for the city..

..tell me that you'll dance til the end.
[the thrills]

I know I've been MIA for a while -- and mainly because I've been traveling and visiting friends. RSJ came to Raleigh, and I was so excited to see her! She's one of my dearest friends, and I'm always psyched to see her. All that was missing was S$!

..and the crew I spent numerous late nights with senior year of college came out! I missed these kids so much, and was super psyched for the reunion. Love them dearly.

Then it was off to New Orleans. I had an interview at Tulane (keep your fingers crossed!) and fell in love with their program, their people, and New Orleans in general. The food is delicious, the drinks are legendary, and everyone there is ridiculously friendly. I find out in about 3 weeks if that will be my new home -- and it cannot come soon enough.

Plus, I got to see my dearest friend from my time in Brazil -- LS! She's doing Teach for America down there and after my interview showed me what NoLa is all about. I adore her friends, and had the best time.

It ended up being a definite "sorry for partying" kind of night -- missed my 6:15am flight, but made it home in one piece. Tulane's attitude is "Work Hard, Play Hard" and it is something I can definitely get in line with.

This was also my first "adult" trip. I'm 23, and all my traveling has been done with someone. Friends, family, or new acquaintances. I hadn't seen LS in years, and we picked up right where we left off. In high school especially, I was the super shy kinda girl, and had a handful of close friends -- very few fringe friends. For the most part, that's how it'd been in college too. I'm def more confident, and I think this trip is part of my coming of age into my full independence. I'm doing things on my own, and picking up close friends along the way. If I go to Tulane, I know these new friends will be part of my close knit NoLa clique, besides that of the medical school community I'll be in as well (which from what I can see is pretty fun and tight as well).

..and now it's back to the real world. I'm afraid once I get into school, I'll start to check out of my job, but my boss knows this is just an interim place for me anyways. and I'll get back to blogging on the reg.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Post-grad Jello Shots?

I came cross these perfect jello treats for the college kid still in us all -- but with the grown up feel.

How original is this? I love it. And one for every classic cocktail.


The Lost Art of Letter Writing

If you know me, you know I'm constantly connected to my Blackberry and email -- absolutely obsessed with it. But lately, I've really gotten into letterpress notes and writing letters the old fashioned way. It's much more personal, and I love all the designs I'm seeing on Etsy.

Here are a few I've recently ordered:

[Dahlia Press Shop]

Personlized with "Sarah Anne" [MollieDogPaper]


DWW 10.14.09

Dress: H&M
Leggings: H&M
Shoes: Steve Madden
Belt: Vintage
Sweater: Banana Republic
Jeans: Sevens
Shoes: Birkenstocks
Dress: Banana Republic
Tights: Target
Boots: Reaction by Kenneth Cole
Paired with a jacket by JCrew for the rain..

and my gangstaboo Cooper is starting to like the camera -- at first he was agitated with the flash, now he's a reg photog hound.

Now that it's starting to get colder, I'm trying to continue to stick with dresses and get my colored tights on (love them).. but somedays just call for warm jeans and a sweater. If I move north for school (fingers crossed! Find out tomorrow!), then I'm really gonna get my cold weather gear going. I'm see how S$ does it in the big apple this winter and take some notes. Now its time to distract myself with some work until the big decision day.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Reunion Weekend and some Realizations..

The girls and I haven't been reunited in MONTHS -- and since we're getting older, we're gonna have to get used to it I suppose.. which makes our reunions that much more special and fun (I'm not gonna get all sappy on you -- it's midday). RSJ and I came to see S$ while she was going to a fam wedding. Top weekend for sure.

And I would've posted the pic of us three, but in efforts to not play RSJ on blogger, I'm leaving that one out.

But also, while I haven't dressed up in a while in clothes that are in my "less forgiving" pile -- I realized.. and after repeating that I could not breathe in my dress for the 10th time in the night, it was obvious to me and the girls.. I've gained weight. Not much, but enough to where my jeans are tighter, and I can't fit into some of my conforming dresses without having obscene decolletage. All the times of eating on the go, and grabbing snacks when I'm too busy to cook has caught up with me. I'm not in my peak, even though this is supposed to be my prime. It's all downhill from here, ladies.. and I refuse to let that happen right now. I'm also too poor to buy a whole new wardrobe for my thicker physique.

Up soon -- healthier recipes (goodbye Cheesy Chicken Bake and Cobblers) and better snacking habits. My dog is out of shape as well (he exhausts himself during his grooming routine), so we'll work at it together. This morning's run was pathetic, but we'll get better.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Daily Wear Wednesday 10.7.09

..bring on the awkward poses.

Rainy day gear:
Trench: H&M
Dress: JCrew
Necklace: JCrew
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Belt: Vintage

Shirt/Dress? : H&M
Liquid Leggings: H&M

Shirt: JCrew
Jeans: Earnest Sewn
Jacket: JCrew

Dress: Old Navy
Cardigan: JCrew
Tights: H&M

..I swear I wear other outfits than from JCrew and H&M. I'm gonna do my best to mix it up next week.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ah, kiss me.

I've been doing an overhaul on my duplex today -- cleaning, organizing, laundry. This song has been playing on repeat for me and has kept me energized through it all.

Franz Ferdinand -- No You Girls

[Ah, kiss me
Flick your cigarette and then kiss me
Kiss me where your eye won't meet me
Meet me where your mind won't kiss me
Flick your eyes and mine and then hit me
Hit me with your eyes so sweetly
Oh, you know you know you know that
Yes I love I mean I'd
Love to get to know you

Do you never wonder?
No, no no no

You girls never know
Oh no, you girls'll never know
No you girls never know
How you make a boy feel
You girls never know
Oh no, you girls'll never know
No you girls never know
How you make a boy feel
How you make a boy ]

Favorite Foodie

Mark Bittman -- the NY Times foodie, and writer for Bitten -- has a writing style and taste for food I can dig. Here's some of my favorites:

The Versatility of Corn

Variations on Crabcakes

A Potato Salad of a Different Color
Other foodie blogs that I've found that I love:

Culinate -- recent post about the perfect tailgating wine (!)

Young and Hungry -- based out of DC, where they do have some good local places to eat (irrelevent to me.. for now), but also good commentary and recipes un-DC-related

Friday, October 2, 2009

My girls.

These are the girls I miss the most. Pregaming with wine, and getting sentimental. I love these girls with all my heart. Don't judge the momentary brunette-ness. Waayyy back in the day.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Photographer Obsession.

Ellen Von Unwearth has been a force in the fashion world for quite some time, and I always love her photos. I've been running across a lot of her art (because let's face it is beautiful), and here are some of my favorites that I've seen lately. Isn't black and white is so classically gorgeous?

Style on the Streets.

There are a lot of blogs that I adore which focus on what real people are wearing, found on the streets. Here's what style's I'm diggin' lately:

Milano. {The Sartorialist}
Portland. {Urban Weeds}

Milan. {The Sartorialist}
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