Saturday, December 29, 2012

Outfit Post #22 & #23

Going to make this a short post with- a couple of outfits I wore before Christmas Eve. On Friday the 21st I used my last vacation day of the year; and Me, my Mommy, Big Sister and Little Sister all got the day off so we could spend it together. We've never done anything like this but boy was it alot of fun. We went to my Brothers first to spend some time with him and my nephew, then I introduced them to Plato's Closet (They had never been and really liked it. I also bought a dress, very New Girl style) and afterwards we went to Toys R Us and Academy to help my mom finish her Secret Santa shopping. I think were going to try to do something like this again. It was like we were kids again <3 This is what a wore.

Accessories: Scarf (DSW) "Mittens" & Spiked Bracelet (Hot Topic) Purse (Ebay) Red Bracelet (Shasa) Black/White tights & Navy Socks (Sock Dreams) Red/White OTKs (Spencers) 
Earrings (Asian I Candy) Boots (Sheik)

Love my Pandas, and these are cool. One side has an angry panda (see top picture) and the other side regular <3
And without all my winter gear. lol. Dress (Plato' s Closet - Hollister) Under Dress (F21) Jackets (Sears & F21)

And here's the outfit I wore the next, next day. It wasn't as cold so I skipped all the layers and wanted to feel "Holiday-e" so went with red and white/cream :) Kinda reminds me of a casual outfit Mrs.Clause would wear. lol

Dress (Plato's Closet - ) Sweater (American Eagle) Stockings (Leg Avenue)
Going to be posting more Holiday stuff since I'm sure nobody has had enough yet. ;P

Friday, December 28, 2012

Halloween Wkend Pt 3

After getting de-zombiefied, we got ready to hit the town. We didn't really have any definite plans, but ended up meeting a friend at a pool hall and spent the remainder of the night there. It was such a fun and great day. Here's a picture of me and my husband that my good friend took of us :)

Gotta love Instagram's filters. I look cool here. lol
My costume was an improvement from the last time I put it together. It took 3 cans of spray to get my hair that white and that stuff got EVERYWHERE! Not the best choice for an all black outfit. Next time I'm buying a wig. lol

Coincidentally I ran into another Storm there. She had a wig and looked so awesome <3
(Tried my best to center the pic below but it's not working)
See... Her hair looks cooler (O-O)

We also saw...
Chong & Cheech
Loofahs (These are so cool)
Bo Peep & her Sheep (Bo Peep glued cotton balls on a shirt and shorts to make his costume)
Found some Drunk Things
Nicki Minaj, Kim K & Minnie (photobombed by Flava Flav?)
South Park representing (Kenny, Kyle, Cartman & Stan)
My good friend Talin, Me & Adrian (who was a Zombie Monkey)
 How was y'alls Halloween? I'd love to hear about it. :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Santa's Little Helper

This past Sunday me and Adrian headed over to Petsmart to help with pet pictures with Santa. We didn't have to bring anything but since I knew Santa would need some elfs to help and I love a good reason to dress up in theme; I busted out all of my white, red and green and narrowed it down to a casual "elf" inspired outfit.

Dress and Sweater (Plato's Closet) Thigh-Highs (Sock Dreams) Chucks (Journeys)
Rings (Shasa/GlamourGeekBoutique/DIY)
I love my candy cane chucks <3 I've had them for over 5 years now and always bring them out for the holidays. Adrian got them for me when he was working at Journey's as an assistant manager. They gave all the employees a pair and when he showed them to me I knew I had to have some too. Maybe one day I'll wear them not during the holidays. Oooooh. Maybe I'll do Christmas in July??? lol
Those are the tips of Adrian's shoes <3
I've always wanted to do a little volunteering and really wanted Adrian to join me so when I was looking for opportunities I knew this one would be one that he wouldn't completely despise (he's not one for keeping kids or the elderly company) lol.

A few people showed up to help and there wasn't alot to do (unless you went and looked for stuff) but we really enjoyed ourselves and even offered to help with future opportunities. And the BEST part? Adrian ended up being Santa at one point *(^-^)*

Hehehe... He actually looks "jolly" in this picture <3
After this great experience I really want to do more. Can't wait for this upcoming year; maybe I can do more volunteering although I think I will look for stuff with kids and the elderly because I love them. :)

Have ya'll ever volunteered before? If so where is your favorite place to do so?

More holiday stuff to come *(^-^)*

Monday, December 17, 2012

Outfit Post #20

This past weekend was great. So happy I only have to work 4 days this week then get to enjoy a 5 day Holiday weekend. YAY!

This is what I wore Saturday. Wasn't completely happy with how it came out but oh well :)
Btw, took these pictures late at night when I got home so I look kinda blah.
Dress/Undershirts/Tights/Belt (F21) Cardigan (Old Navy) Shoes (Marshalls - Guess)
Me and Adrian ran some errands in the morning (post office/Christmas shopping) then went over to my Big Sister's later to babysit my nephews and niece while her and her husband went to her company X-mas party. Boy was that fun :) We stayed up late watched movies and just hung out. I'm glad my sister trusts us enough that she'll let us watch her kids (especially with Adrian) lol.

Hair Clips (Hobby Lobby) Necklace (F21) Ring (GlamourGeek Boutiq)
Still have nail polish on my fingers because I painted them that night. lol
We got home pretty late and had to be up early the next morning but it was so worth it.
I say this quite alot but I really enjoy hanging out with my family <3

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Nails - Strawberries

Saw a picture on Tumblr of some strawberry nails and the design looked simple enough but super cute so on Sunday I decided to take some time and try it out myself.

It took a while to do since you have to let all the coats dry but I think for my first time they came out pretty cool. I also made one pink one on each finger to see how it would look and I like both colors. I might invest in some brushes though to make it easier next time because trying to make details with the regular polish brush is tricky (._.) Having my nails all decorated makes me smile. Even as I am typing this I can't help but look down at my nails (even though I already do because I can't type without looking (>-<) I never learned properly. oops) Also when my nails are painted they tend to break less so I think I might try to consistently paint my nails and occasionally try some fun designs. Better start thinking of some fun Holiday designs because I have lots of X-mas themed outfits in my head <3 Yay! I love a reason to dress OTT *(^-^)* Do ya'll know of any fun easy nail designs? Love to hear them (so I can steal them, hehehe (evil laugh))...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I Heart Pandas

Here's my outfit from Saturday. We didn't do anything special just lots of errands but I really wanted to wear the new panda ring I made so I busted out some black and white and added a little red to show some love :)
Top (Marshall's) Skirts (Party City/Claire's) OTKs (Sock Dreams) Cardigan (Old Navy) Shoes (EGL Sales - SS)
I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Definitely one of my favorite outfits <3
Earrings (AsianICandy) Hair Bows (Hot Topic) Lego Ring (GlamourGeekBoutique)
Red Bracelet/Heart Ring (Shasa) Pyramid Bracelet (Took from Adrian) Puffy Bracelet/Panda Ring (DIY)
  Lots of accessories. I don't really own alot, but I think seeing all of these fashions with excess (I love OTT) has really gotten to me because I want to wear everything and have lots of ideas of things I can make into accessories.

Panda Purse <3
I don't really see my love for pandas fading and I'm actually finding I love wearing things with animals or shapes or other things I love because when I see them I can't help but smile *(^o^)*

Do you have something you can't help but be happy when you're wearing it? Love to hear what it is :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

TMI Posts?

I now consider myself a bit of a blog groupie. I follow lots of blogs and love to see what outfits or adventures or sometimes DIY projects other people do. Alot of the blogs I follow are usually so nice and fun and kinda intimidating. These girls seem so cool and beautiful and all those awesome kind of things. I'm very new with all this "girly stuff". I never really wore make up till now (and still can't really put it on very well), I really suck at styling my hair and still have trouble with what seems like teenager problems (like acne).

I am FAR from perfect. I'm clumsy, forgetful and have very low self esteem. All though I'm a "grown up" I find myself still struggling with my internal demons. Sunday was one of THOSE days for me. You know. I think we all get them (maybe some more than others). Although it happens fewer than before, mine usually starts with not finding anything to wear, looking in the mirror hating what you see and then fighting the urge to cry and curl up in a little ball and refusing to leave the house (maybe that's just me). lol

But I'm hoping with this blog I can not only show the good of my life (like outfits & happy moments) but maybe I can also share some of the things that I am insecure with or problems that I may have and try to work through them and maybe get some advice or show things that I tried to help combat these problems. I know this is "somewhere over the rainbow" but life is not always gumdrops and lollipops (though I wish it was) and I don't want anyone to think that people who try to see the best in everything don't have any problems because we are all human and therefore all see some kind of hardships.

I will start the title of these posts with TMI, because let's face it; these topics won't be very glamorous and lots of people would consider them TMI but I feel they are kind of important in this journey to finding me. And who knows maybe someone is going through the same thing and feels no one understands what they're going through. If I could help just one person feel just a little better with it then it would all be worth it.

Work it out

Ok, so again with the sucky titles. Picked this one because this outfit is from Friday. I had a half day at work so I went in something that is a casual weekend outfit for me (only more darker) but not very "office appropriate" oooops. Surprisingly no one was really surprised with it. lol

Dress (Plato's Closet - F21) Jackets (F21 & ?) Stockings (Leg Avenue) Boots (Shiek)
Hair Accessories (Mall Kiosk) Bracelets (DIY & Hot Topic)
I really enjoy half days at work. There's always lots to do and not alot of time to do it so the time flies and before you know it it's time to leave/lunch :) After I got off I ended up meeting my good friend Talin for a Bday lunch and a little shopping. We weren't sure what we were going to do before hand (I left it upto the Bday girl) but I ended up really enjoying myself (and hope she did too). Sometimes just shopping with one of your favorite girls is just the way to pass the time and I haven't done anything like that for a while. I also ended up buying some panda gloves/mittens, a white polka dot top and a new pair of stockings <3. Can't wait to use them. Actually doing something on Friday (besides work) made the weekend feel a little longer and who doesn't love that :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Breaking Dawn

On Sunday my good friend and I finally decided to get out and watch the last movie of the Twilight series. Both of us had lots of people telling us it was a must watch and that there was a twist at the end so we were both super excited to watch it. I originally planned to have Adrian there but then decided against it because I really wanted to have some girl time and to be able to fangirl over it without being made fun of. lol

Talin came over to my place first and we watched Breaking Dawn pt. 1, since we only watched it in the theater when it first came out. Best decision ever because it made us even more hyped on our way to the theater. lol

I decided to wear all black (because it reminds me of vampires although Twilight doesn't have that kind. lol) Man was it hard to not grab my black and white striped stockings or my panda stuff  >-< and I felt a little odd in all black so I added my new ring so I wasn't ALL black. Adrian made the comment "Why do you wear all black when I'm not with you?" lol. His favorite color is black.

Dress (AsianICandy) Stockings & Socks (SockDreams) Boots (Shiek)
Talin and I had a really good time and the movie was as awesome as everyone said *(^o^)* plus we were able to catch up on life and girl stuff which I am always down for. Me and Adrian went out for dinner when I got home so he was able to enjoy his all black wearing wife after all. lol. I'm really sad that Twilight and Harry Potter have both come to end (XoX) Guess I need another book or movie series to read/watch or maybe I should just read/watch them all over again. Hmmmm... Anyone have any good suggestions? Love to hear them...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Walking Art

Sorry for the lame title I'm just really no good at coming up with them and my good friend's mom said I looked like a piece of art or a doll that could be sold *(^o^)* lol. On Saturday we attended a local event that my good friend invited us to. It was a DesignCraft fair with alot of local vendors selling stuff that they created.

Since it was an outdoor event I tried to keep my outfit light. I picked out one of my favorite dresses first. This dress is one of my best buys since I'm a sucker for a colorful prints (because it opens up the possibilities of colors it can be coordinated with) and I got it 2nd hand so it was very inexpensive. Can't beat that :) I tried to tone it down this time with some back and fuchsia (since my hair was freshly dyed around this color). I braided my hair the night before so I went with wavy poofy hair. I'm actually really pleased with how everything came out. It was kind of an OTT outfit but that's really what I like. I also had my panda purse w/a heart (yellow/fuchsia/purple) that I made pinned to it, but since I take outfit shots in the mirror accessory shots can be weird. Once I have my computer up and running I'll finally learn how to use the self timer on my camera and take better pictures. But until then this will have to do because otherwise I'd never get around to posting this and I'm only just starting this blog and don't want to fall off the wagon. lol Outfit Details: Dress (Plato's Closet - F21) Blouse (Charlotte Russe) Undershirt (F21) Stockings (SockDreams) Boots (Shiek) Hair Accessories (Mall Kiosk) Earrings (AsianICandy) Bracelets (DIY & Hot Topic - actually a choker)

We had such a great time. We didn't get as many things as we had hoped (the prices were kind of high) but I did get 3 new rings (2 legos ones and a tea cup w/saucer & spoon) that I am in love with and I'm sure you'll see lots of, oh and LOTS of homemade chocolate that my friends mom made. She is such a nice and very friendly lady that I knew I would buy some. But we went back for more after we tried it because they were that good. Adrian also got a shirt and a piece of art. Might need to take pictures of them and post them later as they are very interesting. It was an awesome experience and next year I'm thinking of even having my own booth to sell lots of cute things. I think it would be fun :) Afterwards we went to Herman Park for a nice walk and topped it off with a couple slices of pizza. lol. It's days like this that makes me very grateful for the life I've been given. Working sucks but it's necessary to work for the things you want and have in your life so maybe I'll be ready for Mondays more (jk, I hate Mondays! ;p)