Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dear iPhone Users

If you have an iPhone, I think you'll love this.
I don't have an iPhone, but Bunz does.
iPhones are so handy!
Sometimes I wish I had one, but I prefer to stick with buttons.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Breather

I hope you all had an awesome Easter weekend!
I  stayed in my jammies all weekend.


Do you ever have those moments where you just need to stop whatever you're doing and just breathe?
I found my new 3 minute break.
It is really refreshing.
It's beautiful.

So if you are ever stressed - stop whatever you're doing and watch this:
You know what, make it W-I-D-E screen! 

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Favorite Things Friday

Happy Friday all!

This week I procrastinated a term page paper until Thursday night. (It was due today.) Why? Well, I was busy surfing the web for cute stuff. And in all honesty, I really didn't want to write the paper to begin with, but my good conscience made me stay up and write my little fingers off. My mother and grade school teachers have taught me well.

Here are a few beauties I came across in my procrastination time. See, I did get something done. 


 An elegant gold cuff bracelet for day and night.


Because everyone is making me want a maxi. I wonder if I will trip in them.

I love cute little print tops especially this tulip top!
I also think the way it is cut in the back is perfect for Spring and Summer.

I just love how simple and sweet this top looks. 

A classmate was telling me about DSW  huge clearance sale. She got BCBG flats for $12! I think I missed it because I didn't see any huge sale. Anyways, on my way out I like to walk down the aisle and I saw these. I tried them on, and oh my gosh, they were SO comfortable! I really wanted to snatch them up but I forgot to bring my coupon. Maybe I'll go back this weekend? Black? Brown? What are your thoughts? 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Close Call

Forever 21 jeans ($12.50), Forever 21 sweater ($15), AEO flats ($10)
H&M bracelet ($4), watch (gifted), Tiffany &Co. necklace (gifted)


I thought I'd do an outfit picture on my way to the doctor's office. (No, don't worry, I'm not sick -- just an annual check up.) Turns out the street is way busier than I thought. And you know what, it's a good thing I left after some truck tooted its horn. As soon as I packed my tripod up, the owner of the house drove into their driveway. Whew! Close call!

Monday, April 18, 2011

In Threes

William Rast jeans via Target ($25) Forever 21 turtleneck ($14), Forever 21 peacoat ($15)
Payless flats ($13), faux pearl necklace (hand-me-down) 



Happy Monday to you all!

I didn't think I was going to blog today, but so much happened so I thought why not. Let me get to the exciting stuff: I woke up rather energized! Crazy I know, it's Monday for goodness sake! My day carried on as any other rainy Monday until we got hit with a campus wide black out. This meant the automatic toilets did not flush, nor did the sinks run, and of course, no lighting in the windowless bathrooms. I continue along with my day walking through the almost pitch black hallways. (I'm smart, I keep a flashlight on my keys.) Two minutes before my last class was dismissed, people were shuffling their papers getting ready to leave and we were hit with an earthquake. Nothing too bad -- 3.80. My professor scared me because he said, "What's next?" After class I decided to ditch work to get gas. (I am a paranoid freak if you haven't noticed.) There was a super long line out of the campus parking lot, but I manage to get to the gas station and home in one piece. Go me!

Today marks the 105th Anniversary of the 1906 Earth Quake in San Francisco. We were greeted with a shaky hello from Mother Nature.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

7 Random Things


The other day I was awarded "I Love This Blog Award" from the lovely Hello Again Vintage. Thank you!


THE RULES:
If you're tagged...
Thank the person who gave you the award
Share 7 random bits about yourself
Pass the award on to a few of your favorite blogs.
I am going to pass this award along to:
The Joy of Living 

Well, this is going to be hard because I just told you some random stuff about myself the other week. I don't want you to think I'm like a super freak or something. But here it goes...
  1. I do not know how to make rice (with a rice cooker). It always turns out wrong. I think this is why I prefer to eat mash potatoes.
  2. I prefer to write with blue ink instead of black because I don't like my words blending in with the rest of the printed words. 
  3. I hate the P of PB&J.
  4. I am a lover of Disney classics.
  5. I love Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie.
  6. I hate the touch mouse pad on laptops which is why I don't own one. 
  7. I set my desk clock 15 minutes fast so I'd do school work faster.
Happy Sunday! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Click, Click

Ralph Lauren boat neck stripe top ($27) Wetseal skirt ($5) Gap polka dotted tights ($7)
Forever 21 necklace ($8, buy) Payless flats ($13) earrings (gifted) watch (gifted)

 

The weather was nice today so I decided maybe I would stop by somewhere grassy on my way home. I got myself dressed and threw on this necklace that I've been hoarding for a while. You see, I am not very comfortable with changing my necklaces because I am scared of misplacing them and loosing the one I treasurer most. So I just wear the one I love 24/7. This totally goes against common sense - you wouldn't wear what you treasurer most...but it works out in my head.

I took the tripod out for a spin. I ended up toppling my camera over. Now I see the importance of having a remote. Click.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Chop-chop

Forever 21 Floral Tank, Banana Republic Cardigan (buy), Forever 21 jeans
Corso Como heels (similar), Tiffany &Co. necklace (gifted)

I really like my new sweater. It's really warm and cozy. It's as cozy as those ruggy sweatshirts you throw on and makes you feel good, but this makes you look pull together too.

I also like these shoes. I bought these thinking I can go "party" in them, but that's never going to happen for as long as I am a student. I might as well enjoy them now and break them in till that time comes.


Yesterday my Grandfather drop off some coconuts to me because my cousin has been fanning over them ever since she came back from Hawaii. I didn't know how to open it so I called my cousin. A hammer wouldn't have worked, but a chainsaw, probably - too bad I'm scared of them ever since I saw that movie, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (I'd link you to it, but I'm too chicken for it to show up on my screen.) She told me brings hers to a back yard with a knife. I decided to stay in the kitchen. I opened a small hole with a knife to punch a hole small enough for me to stick a straw inside. After I drank all the warm juices, I used another knife to chop it open. It look like this, but add 3 more inches in the width of the blade. It took me a very long time, you see, it's like chopping down a tree, but not since it's a round wooden thing in front of you.  I actually chipped part of the knife away when I decided that the blade was deep enough for me to just yank the coco nut apart. Whooops! It was a yummy coconut though.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Favorite Things Friday

I thought I'd participate in Favorite Things Friday since Bunz isn't there to hang out with me.

I have been loving Essie nail polish. They're a few bucks less than Sephora OPI's collection and I think they're just as good with a large range of colors. Here is the new Spring line of Essie that I am loving. My favorite is the light lavender color (Nice is Nice). Yes, it is nice.


I also came across this cute little purse at Elliott Lucca. You can wear it as a clutch, cross-body, or over the shoulder. And another great thing is that you this little purse can be worn dress up  or down! It's the darn cutest little thing ever. It comes in 8 different colors. I think the gold white snake is my favorite. It's hard to make up my mind.



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A New Sweater

Pacsun Tank ($3), Banana Republic Cardigan ($35, buy), Forever 21 button leggings ($7)
Payless flats ($13) leather belt (hand-me-down), Tiffany & Co. necklace (gifted

This is my new cardigan. It's so soft and warm. I usually would never spend this much on a cardigan, but it's made out of wool. Plus I've been looking for a long, long sleeved cardigan for awhile so it justified my purchase. Besides, we were downtown and I was NOT going to go home empty handed. So watch out, I am going to be wearing this sweater a lot so I can get my money's worth.

Ladies, check your button holes because they should not look like this:

Yeah, I don't think you need an undone button hole next to the button. Thankfully Banana Republic let Bunz exchange his shirt or else this would have been good money down the drain and possibly a customer(s) for a few months too.

Oh, have a bag of awesome from Trader Joe's for just $1.99! Tastes very similar if not exactly the same as Pirate Booty. Yum-yum...this is dinner btw. I'm kidding...maybe. I'm a junkie.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Monday!

I thought I'd share a super sweet video my friend shared with me the other day. I think this video is a great way to start off the week (or not depending on who you are and what you're waiting for, that's if you're waiting for something in particular).



Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Dear Friends, 

I am enjoying the weather. 
See ya later!

xoxo, 
Justine
 
 Roar I am a lion!
 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Little Bit Awkward

Robert and I went out on a date (again), dinner at Elephant Bar (because both of us didn't want to cook and he doesn't approve of frozen food). I think this place should be taken off on our places to eat if we want some time to just catch up on our lives over dinner because

1. you cannot hear each other from across the table
2. 30+ minute wait for 2 people
3. okay food for crazy prices

But I have to give them props for the delicious fried calamari with some weird Asian dipping sauces. Yum.

It was dark inside and I don't have a fancy camera. Just a simple point and shoot. bam-bam!

This would be a good place to take a nap with a XL Pet Pillow! If I was like 5 and super sleepy.

Blue Ruffle Top via Ross ($9) Zco skinnies via Macys ($10) Talbot cardigan ($14)
Nicole boots via Ross ($21) Banana Republic belt ($7) Watch (gifted)  
Tiffany & Co. necklace (gifted) LV purse (hand-me-down)

I copied the color combination I saw on Kara the other day.

While we were waiting for our table, I made Robert carry my Target Joe's reusable bag while he took my picture. He said he felt awkward with everyone around. Talk about feeling awkward huh?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cropped

Hey, is your fridge running?
GoJane umbrella tank (c/o GoJane) Charlotte Ruse cropped jacket Forever 21 jeans
Ross flats LV purse (hand-me-down) Tiffany &Co. necklace

If your answer to the above question is yes, then you better go chase it. April fools! If you answered no, boy you're good. har-har-har...yeah I know I'm not that funny. Don't dare to tell me a joke if your intentions are to trick me or make me laugh because nine times out of ten, I will spoil the joke for you.

This morning on the radio, a radio host tricked a poor man. He told him that the legislator banned men from wearing shorts because of indecent exposure. He totally believed it! I thought that was pretty funny but Bunz didn't. I don't know where his sense of humor went.

I really didn't know what to wear today but then I thought about the predicted weather for next week - rain. Obviously, I need to pull out my umbrella tank-top. Hopefully there will be no rain, and if there is, I will be prepared. 

I bought this jacket two summers ago. I thought it was pretty old-lady like but I bought it anyways because it was so cheap. I've worn it about a handful of times. (I'm getting my money's worth!) I don't really know how to pair cropped jackets. I don't know if it suits me (my style) or my body type. If I turn around and look at my reflection, I feel extra choppy.

Don't forget to enter the XL Pet Pillow Giveaway.
The giveaway is not a joke, it is real, see. I am not kidding. I'm serious.