Thursday, December 30, 2010

Time Goes By

Yesterday, my dear husband decided to take me shopping for my upcoming New Year's Birthday. Since I'm so hard to shop for,  he thought I could pick out a few items of my liking. I think he's afraid to buy me clothing because I'm just too picky and my tastes change all the time.   For example, we decided to pop into Forever 21 and he found a dress that he wanted me to try on which was kind of nice, but a bit too tight and too short with a stretch material. He said I looked GREAT in the way guys mean (Men!!) but I ended up trying on a cuter, much  more versatile dress.  

Afterwards, we stopped by H&M and ended up trying the dress below.

I have a bad way of trying clothes on: I never take my pants off because I'm just too lazy.  :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hello World!! I'm ready for you.

I spent the whole day with my mother yesterday and I can truly say that we had a good time shopping together. She actually put lipstick on and dressed up for me (which she hasn't done since my dad passed last year). It was nice to see that because this was a woman who always dressed up and had make up on. My dad's death really was a blow to her and this past year I guess she was in total mourning.

We both ended up buying a few items from petite BR and ATL so I'm feeling a bit guilty today (even though it was a birthday treat to myself). I'll have to retry some clothes to see if I really love them. Mom bought me this beautiful fake-fir lined olive jacket from ATL as a birthday gift. Then we looked at furniture and gifts (Z Gallerie and West Elm) and saw some interesting pillows (see pic). I'm really into the Mediterranean ethnic patterns.

Unfortunately, I never made it to my favorite store: Anthropologie. Maybe I can do that this week.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Xmas is over. Bring on the New Year.

Christmas came by quickly. Santa brought me a sewing machine and and an IPhone which I love, plus a small bit of cash (for my upcoming birthday) from the in-laws which I will happen to use at Anthropologie...whenever I get there.
I've already set up the sewing machine but I realize that I don't have much thread so I must go to the fabric shop and purchase a few key items. B gave me an old T-shirt to play around with and it was fun until I ran out of thread.
I'm so excited to start sewing but I do want to do it right so I would eventually take some classes. There is a local place nearby but unfortunately their hours won't do for me (open from 9:00 - 5:00 M-F) since I'll be at work during that time. It's too bad because most of their classes were about $40 for 2 hours. If I took a class at JO-Anne's Fabric store it would cost me $149 (but then I think it's a 5 hour class). Lot's of decisions to make. By January, I'm hoping to have learned to sew a blind hem on pants, skirts and dresses, and also make outfits using patterns.
The one good thing about sewing: you don't think about food. By the time I figured out how to set up the machine, it was past lunch time. Time flies by fast. I'll need to keep myself busy this week since I don't have work. I should exercise... or sew.... Decisions, Decision. ;) 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas is Here! Almost.

The holidays are near.  I haven't posted in quite a while but again I'm still figuring out what I want to focus this blog on.  So, I keep posting whatever is in my head at the time.

My Xmas party was a success.   Here's a picture of our tree.

I want to post pics of outfits but will have to wait until the New Year when I have more photos and when I get back to work.  Plus, there will be lots of sales which I'm looking forward too.

Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

With the upcoming New Year, I feel like I must make a list of goals that I always end up making but never accomplishing. There are so many things I want to do and yet so little time to do them in.  So, I will make reasonable New Year's resolutions and hopefully stick with them.  Okay, NOT hopefully, but WILL stick to them.

Here are the following:

  1. B gets a job
  2. I find something I'm passionate about and make it into a profitable career
  3. Save, Save, Save - I want to look for another job eventually. I'm not having fun anymore at my current one.
  4. pay off car - it's possible but we'll see
  5. For once I don't have to say lose weight because I've lost my weight but still have 10 lbs to go. 
  6. Maybe I'll go back to school and do something fun
  7. travel more and/or visit family more
  8. once I get my sewing machine, I'd like to hem all my clothes that I love
  9. Not spend
  10. Sell items on Ebay - I've had some luck on there
Possibly more to add to the list later.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Yes, I'm back

Black cardigan:  Old Navy
Tank top: Old Navy
Belt: Forever 21
Boots: ???

Yes, it's been a while since I've been back.  I can finally get my life back to order now that I know I still have a job. It's been a stressful few weeks but it is finally over and now can concentrate on my life, the holidays and my upcoming trip to Jamaica.  So excited to go.

Thursday, December 2, 2010 Paris, 1992

 Me at Jim Morrison's grave

 Me inMontmartre

 Me trying to be fashionable in black

 Smoking in Paris at Marjan's home

Me sitting next to Marjan

I have to stop begin so nostalgic and live in the present.  Oh to be young again.