Saturday, November 20, 2010


So creative. Right? Makes up for my title.
This skirt is actually a strapless dress that I got at Urban Outfitters for $5 two summers ago.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I really like the's so big + comfy. I got it at one of those vintage thrift stores last winter. 

It's raining right now. Sometimes weather accurately reflects how people's emotions...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Orange and Gray

I do like this sweater dress...except for the collar area. It is way too big for my narrow shoulders. Not sure why I didn't really see it when I bought it last winter. Oh well. :) Overall I still like it. 

I painted my nails last a red-coral gradient pattern, like what the notebook doodles did here
I will take a picture of my nails later...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Reach for the Moon

And if you fail, at least you will land among the stars. Soooo cliche. In this case, it's "Reach for the Sun" but that just doesn't sound as good.

My feet hurts from jumping. :)

There is always an explanation for the way life turns out. If you can't find the answer, then just wait and see :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

a weekend in november

I went to the farmer's market this weekend and had lunch at Kosmos again. It's so good!! Especially their special 'tempura' dish + really good sauce.  I forget the name, but it's SO amazing.

Sunday - had brunch with old friends @ Sabor Latino? Food wasn't that great, service was not good...but an awesome group of people!

On a more serious note. I made my first loan on yesterday to a woman in the Phillippines who needs money to purchase material for her tailor business. If you do not know what Kiva is, you should definitely go check it out. I understand that you are not loaning to the people directly...instead, the loan to the institution that they borrow from and helps backfill the loan. So I guess the loan goes to the institution to help them give out the loans to the people. Anyway! Hopefully I get repaid from this loan so I can re-loan.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hello J.Crew

Met up with Clare today to take pictures up on the 6th floor of business school - I absolutely love the lighting up there. Now that I think about it, I want to watch the sunset from up there one of these days...and eat sushi :)

This outfit was inspired by J.Crew's collection from last year...when they incorporated sequins into almost every outfit. Now that I look at the color in my outfit, it reminds me of Clare's outfit from Wednesday, except reversed.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What is Love?

This is just what I think at this point in my life.  All the images came from Le Love and the messages are from me. (I just noticed there are a few I was distracted when I did this so it's understandable :) I wrote this post because I feel like recently, a lot of people have been going through relationship problems and this topic have been coming up a lot in conversations lately too. So it has been on my mind. This is what a blog is for right? To share my thoughts.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Today was definitely too chilly for what I was wearing. 
Hi Michigan weather, you are finally back. 

I gave up on my 30 for 30 and ended it early. One of these days I will go back and see which pieces I wore the most and which ones I did not. :) I am not sure how I feel about these tights -  the geometric pattern is not really my style...but I guess since it's so sheer, it is not too noticeable from far away. 

I decided to change the color scheme of the blog. As of right now, I like this better because it is cleaner. I loveeeee white/gray together. Also! the colors reflect the cold snowy winter that is Pure Michigan. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Giving Thanks...

By giving back:
31 days 

  1. Buy a holiday turkey for a family in Baton Rouge (home to thousands of Hurricane Katrina evacuees) for $25
  2. Offer snow-shoveling services to an elderly neighbor. Excellent exercise, and there may be cocoa in it for you.
  3. Support the troops with warm socks, deodorant, Cheez-Its: Find their wish lists at
  4. Donate new blankets to kids in homeless shelters at
  5. Buy funky gifts at thrift shops that give back, such as Out of the Closet; sales help support the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. For locations, see
  6. Before you shop online, go to Then buy from participating retailers and the site donates a portion of your purchase to the charity of your choice.
  7. Give manicures at a local nursing home.
  8. Spend an hour or two a week helping an immigrant learn English (check
  9. Help protect half an acre of rain forest in South and Central America with a $25 donation at
  10. Donate old cell phones to victims of domestic violence for emergencies (go and click “donate”).
  11. Vaccinate 50 people around the world against deadly diseases such as meningitis, measles or polio with a $50 donation at
  12. Provide a month of care for a woman or child rescued from sexual slavery for just $30
  13. Get friends involved. To find group volunteer projects, go to
  14. Clean out your closet! Then donate old glasses (, shoes ( and even wedding gowns (
  15. Go to to get inspired by our 2007 Women of the Year winners and to support their charities.
  16. Find projects that help people in your very own zip code at
  17. Make a $10 donation to and a special matching-funds program will turn it into $100 worth of medical supplies for kids around the world.
  18. Mentor an at-risk teen online at
  19. Volunteer—inside or out—at a national park (
  20. Play the Mozart concerto you’ve (almost) mastered for seniors. For local programs,
  21. Help an aspiring student pay for college at
  22. Send a DVD or video game to hospital-bound kids via
  23. Staying home for the holidays? Donate frequent-flier miles to injured soldiers’ families
  24. Tutor a future J.K. Rowling at
  25. Look at your medical history, then donate to a cause that could help your loved ones, be it the American Heart Association (, Susan G. Komen for the Cure ( or another charity.
  26. Loan money to a budding entrepreneur in the developing world at
  27. Train your pooch to be a therapy dog for nursing homes and hospitals at
  28. Sell gifts you don’t need through eBay’s Giving Works program (, which earmarks a percentage of sales for the charities of your choice.
  29. Give to; a small donation can help create cozy reading nooks for underfunded classrooms.
  30. Upgrade your laptop; will send your old one to a child in one of 61 countries.
  31. Give blood (to find out where, go to What better reason to stop and lie down for 10 minutes?