Wednesday, March 28, 2012

HELP WANTED + What I'm Wearing Wednesday

Happy Hump Day!

Tan Jacket - Nordstrom Rack
Orange Shirt - Nordstrom Rack
Lace Cami - Heartbreaker
Jeggings - Heartbreaker
Light Brown Sandals - Heartbreaker
Brown Jewelry - Forever21

Hey guys, sorry for the poor picture quality.. They just keep getting worse.. I have added a new camera to my wish list, as well as a new car >_<

A n y w a y , 
This week has been super busy as always.. Just trying to get back in the groove of things, work is starting to get a bit more busier and now its getting down to crunch time at school. Which means, I have no life during the week!! Which totally sucks, because I still have to find time to blog... Which is also a reason why you are getting this Wednesday post at 10:03 PM on Wednesday night... But please don't be mad!

BTW, if you didn't notice my feet are pretty much cropped out above, due to Adrian taking the photos, at first he tried to take it horizontal, and I explained I wanted my whole body in the photo and he still cut off my toes! MEN!  :)

I have also been slacking in cooking at home this week. To be completely honest I haven't cooked a home cooked meal in a couple of weeks.. I am sure Adrian is just loving it, ha! 
I need your help to all of you who have quick 30 minute meals.. (or less)
Please share some recipes with me!

 I would greatly appreciate it, I don't understand how some of you do work, school, and and take care of a family! I can hardly take care of myself! AND I also need some organization tips, its hard to keep on top of things when you are always running from one thing to the next.. 

Have a great day!

I'm linking up with:

pleated poppy


Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekend Fun...

Happy Monday!

white no sleeve button up - nordstrom's rack
burnt orange skinny's - heartbreaker
black peep toe sandals -
bracelets and necklace - len druskin

I had an interesting weekend! It was filled with family and friends, so that's always great! My family all met up on Friday night for bowling to celebrate the March birthdays! It was fun hanging out with everyone and singing all the old songs that came on while we were there! :) 

Saturday, I woke up bright and early to take our car in to get fixed, and found out there was much more that needed to be fixed than expected! DON'T YOU HATE THAT? Ughh, $600 later.... I'll just leave it at that..
Me and Adrian went out for date night in Uptown at Chino Latino. 
Above is my Crack-Ho Mojito.
 It was pretty delish.

Sunday was filled with friends and laughs as we ventured out for Pho and Sunday funday in Uptown. We headed to a few stores and ended at Happy Hour. 
Overall, It was a pretty successful weekend. 

How was yours?

. . H a p p y   M o n d a y . .

- j.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shoe Fetish..

Don't Judge...

But lately, I've been on a major spring shoe kick. 

In love with all the spring colors...
I can't seem to get enough... 
But, get this. I have yet to wear any of these shoes! Isn't that horrible? I always see super cute shoes online or on sale, etc.. And I buy.. Not wondering where or what will I wear them with.. 

I am pretty hopeful for this spring...

AND my new shoes! 

BTW, sorry for the short hiatus.. I have been so busy!

Hoping that you all have a great week!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What I wore Wednesday: Blazer & Hyacinth

Happy Hump Day! 

First, I want to say thank you for all of your kind words that were given to me on my last post! I am doing much better, and love the support from all of my followers, family, and friends! 

I love you guys! :)

Grey Blazer - Nordstrom's Rack
Hyacinth button up - H&M
Distressed Denim - Levi's 
Nude Tank - ?
Nude Bow flats - H&M

This outfit is not actually what I wore, I put this together a week or so ago. And decided to show you all today! (Sorry, busy this week ) But the weather has been amazing here! Today up to 74! So I will be able to dish out some of the super cute things I have in store for spring. 

One of the spring color trends that I am really liking is the Hyacinth color trend. I love most shades of blue, as aqua/teal is my all time favorite color. Hyacinth is almost a mix in between blue and purple and I love the light and fresh color that it is. It can be paired with green, yellow, nude,
 and I love love love mint with this color!

I've found a few inspiration photos for Hyacinth this spring! :)
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So, What do you think? 
What are your spring must have colors!?

P.S. I'm linking up with these ladies:

pleated poppy


Monday, March 12, 2012

Having Faith: I am Real, I am Human.

Most days I feel like I am a very strong person. I can do anything and my head is held high,
with all doubts and fears beneath me. 

Other days I feel overwhelmed and like I am unable to continue to be strong. 
This morning was a test of my strength. 
Not the first, and certainly not the last. 
Ever since my struggle began with Lupus, six years back, each day has been a testimony in every way shape and form. 

I woke up with this morning, exhausted, 
like I had run a 15 mile marathon a few hours before. 
Unable to pick up my cellphone and turn off the alarm, due to the pains of arthritis in my hands, the fears and doubts flooded me. This is a familiar morning to me, as most of my days begin like this. 
But, today was different.
 As I rose to my feet I noticed pain and inflammation in my right knee and ankle. 

Oh, Great. 
This week was already going to be trying, as spring break is over, and any of you that work full time and go to school full time know the stress of balancing school, work, and life. 
Now unable to walk myself to the bathroom to take on the day, 
I felt defeated

As Adrian lifted me off the bed, and helped me dress myself, 
I let out a tear and told him,
"I am feeling discouraged." 
He looked into my eyes, and said,
 "Don't feel discouraged baby, you're body just needs to warm up. Everything will be fine." 

Unable to get into my doc, I know Adrian is right. 
I prayed to God. 
Sometimes, I needed to find the faith in me to take on the day. There were so many things that I needed to do, but my body was just not cooperating with me. 

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Faith can move mountains.
 I've seen people in my life believe in God, when there was nothing left for them. 
Believe that things would get better, that they would find the strength to carry on. 

I know I can do it. 
I am a strong, independent woman. I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.
I am grateful for the amazing people God has placed in my life, Adrian has seen me at my lowest of lows, he has stood by my side through it all. 
I know God has placed him in my life.

My parents and my siblings are always there whenever I need anything. 
They try to understand what is going on with me, even when I don't. They have been there to lift me up when things aren't going as planned.

I have good friends that are able to offer support. 
I try not to ever ask anyone for anything. I think I get that from my mom. She has always been strong, and figured things out for herself. I have found out that although I never want to depend on them or anyone for that matter, all of these people will let me depend on them. They will help me when I don't ask for it.

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I am thankful for another day, I am thankful through it all. I know that my hard work and dedication in my life is not in vain. 
I will make it! 

Happy Monday! 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Don't Speak...

This morning while driving back home from taking the BF to work, 
I found myself jamming out to a 90's hour on the radio.

It brought me back...
It started with No Doubt's Don't Speak..

N*Sync's 'I Want You Back' came on 
and that's all it took. 
I turned it up full blast, eyes still low from waking up so early.
 One hand on the wheel tapping to the beat, I started reminiscing over my teenie bopper days. 

Normally, I'd be embarrassed to sing along, 
but it was just 6:45 in the AM, on a Saturday morning. 
Roads clear, no one to stare at me and point.
I was safe.

I was so obsessed with boy bands. Ha! I had a thing for Justin Timberlake and his curls, and I loved every bit of the shy, sweet and sexy deep voice of Kevin Richardson in the Backstreet Boys. 
I swooned over Nick Lachey in 98 degrees. 

Red cardigan - H&M
Patterned top - Nordstrom's Rack or TJ Maxx (?)
Distressed Jeans - Levi's
Dark Brown Boots - Can't remember if a gift or Heartbreakers
Blue and gold detailed handbag - Gift from my Momma :)

And, although I am regretting this as I type,
I was a closet Spice Girls fan. I mean, I had their movie... (who did that?)
 I loved (cough) Ginger Spice (cough). 
Posters of Britney Spears, Usher, and Boy Bands covered my walls. 

I used a tape player to tape the songs off the radio,
so that I could listen to them as I pleased.
Trying my best as a 14 year old
to dissect what they were talking about, love and relationships, and all the in between.

Applying their songs to my trivial 'hardships' at middle school,
 like what brands to wear, who was 'going out' with who, and what I was going to buy at the snack cart at lunch...

Oh, to be a kid again!
Here's hoping this post came to you at a good time.
 When worries were little, and the most important thing was who you called your Best Friend. 

H a p p y    S a t u r d a y !  :)


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What I'm Wearing Wednesday: Stripes!

Happy Hump-Day! :)
I don't know about you, but this week has flown by for me...
Striped tank - Forever21
Light Brown Cardigan - Nordstrom's Rack - $10!
Black Jeggings - Heartbreakers
Black Knee-High Boots - Heartbreakers (?)

With absolutely no homework this week due to Spring Break, and payday right around the corner...

On top of the 60 degree weather Minnesota had yesterday,

I've seriously been obsessing over spring clothes.. 
Some of my must haves include:

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Arcade-y Lady Print DressCounting Courtyards Teal Bangle Set
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What are you lusting over lately??

H a v e   a   g r e a t    d a y !   :)

P.S. I'm linking up with these ladies:

pleated poppy


Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday's Aztec Inspiration

Instead of taking the hippie route...
I decided to have some fun and dress it up, for something that could transform to the workplace. 
If your job lets you wear jeans (everyday) like mine...

 Then, you can easily take this Aztec trend and strut your stuff on the runway job!

Aztec print blouse - Heartbreakers
Black Blazer - TJ Maxx
Distressed denim skinny jeans - Levi's
Pale Bow flats - H&M

More 'PIN'spiration:

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H a p p y    M o n d a y.