Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Workwear with Lookbookstore





Skirt: J.Crew
Jacket: Old (Kenneth cole)
Shoes: Ferragamo (60% off!!)

Somedays (okay, more like everyday) I have the hardest time getting up in the morning. I HATE waking up in the mornings. It's one of the worst feelings in the world- along with wet socks, getting caught farting in public, and vomiting. Just to name a few. Lately, I've discovered a new trick to helping me get up in the morning. After I reach for my phone to turn off the alarm, I then start scrolling through emails, news, instagram and facebook. Within a couple minutes, I am alert with giggles, random and useless information, and outfit ideas for the work day! The power of social media I tell ya! Do you guys do this too? Tell me I'm not the only weirdo who does this! Whatever it takes to get me to work on time...

I'm starting to enjoy instagram more and more now that I've figured out the whole hashtag, @system (talk about delayed). Lookbookstore posts so many cute outfits everyday that totally make me smile. They generously sent me a few items awhile back but I didn't have an opportunity to take any pictures. I have worn this top so many times to work already, as it serves as a really nice layering piece and looks great with a suit jacket. Check out their store at www.lookbookstore.co for other great, affordable pieces.

I hope you have all been doing well and enjoying the holiday season! Thank you so much for continuing to follow along despite me going through my winter laziness period. I've really enjoyed keeping up with your lives as well :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Getting in the holiday spirit



Sweater: Thrifted
Jeans: J.Brand
Boots: Tory Burch

As we approach the holiday season, it's often hard not to become overwhelmed with the gift shopping, card writing, cookie baking, holiday parties, pumpkin spiced latte saturation. I feel like the Christmas season can either be an extremely joyful time for people, or a time of tremendous loneliness when we are not surrounded with what society labels as "joyful and happy". Particularly now when social media can portray the holiday season so perfectly laid out for others. 

Therefore, I wish you all a very wonderful holiday season filled with internal happiness drawn from the blessings you experience day to day. A season saturated with gratitude for what you have, who you love, people who love you, and light for what the future will bring instead of take away. May all the Christmas lights, festivities, music, food and presents be an added silver lining to that :)


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Autumn Orange

Sweater: Thrifted
Jacket: Modcloth
Jeans: Target
Boots: Tory Burch

No matter how enticing it seems to live in beautiful California or sunny Florida (where you get perfect warm weather every single day of the year), I still prefer to be in the Midwest. I can’t imagine not being able to experience all four seasons, especially Autumn. I think my brain would be so confused, particularly when Christmas comes around and… wait, what? Why is it so humid out? Plus, going through four seasons just means you get to have more variety of coats and footwear J

In other news and updates, since I’ve been such a blog slacker (I give myself a D- )
1. I’m starting a new job in December! Yay! All that training finally has come to an end. I’m also scared out of my mind to be taking care of patients all by myself, but that’s where Google and Wikipedia come in very handy, right? 

2. Got in a pretty bad car accident last Saturday L It was a head-on collision on the freeway and my car is completely totaled. Although I’m sad about the car, I’m extremely grateful to have walked away from the accident with only some minor bruising. Life is precious

3. Grace is now saying a few more words in Chinese! She can also squirm up one stair and pull herself to her knees. She’s not walking yet, but she sure has come a long way. Just a year ago around this time, she had her last brain surgery. I continue to be amazed how much kids can progress in just one year

Hope you guys are doing well! Will be catching up on all your blog posts soon!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Rose in the Rough

As Aaron has become more enthusiastic about his new photography hobby, we thought it would be interesting to incorporate some more art and technique into each fashion post.  Originally I had envisioned to shoot this outfit in the middle of a dirty dumpster alley, or in front of some sort of rotted old barn to add a chaotic background, but this backdrop was kind of neat too.
Dress: Old, can't remember where I got it from
Ballet flats: J.Crew
We still have much to learn about photography, but adding bits of art/emotion into these shoots have made it so much more fun. 
Have a great weekend!
Drugged out Grace.