Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mainline Coffee?

Question of the day: Is it possible to mainline coffee?

This "writing bootcamp" I have created for myself for my last semester of law school is already starting to kill me... And it is only week 3!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Work Wednesday.

In Theory...


Sheer cardigan, $27
Theory shirt, $145
Long skirt, $51
BCBGeneration flat shoes, $19
BCBGeneration vintage jewelry, $54
Ray-Ban ray ban shades, £127


Granted, it was a little bit "funky" for the courthouse... but I loved it :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Murphy's Fashion Law.

As soon as you get an amazing pair of heels and plan the perfect outfit with them, you twist your ankle in soccer and are forced to postpone their debut.

Next week... **Fingers crossed**

Monday, January 23, 2012

Music Mondays.

The Rapture, "Sail Away"

I am so excited to see these guys at Coachella. Yes please!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Truth. If I am anything, it is curious. I am constantly asking why.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

If very angry, an hundred.

In 1825, the year before his death, Thomas Jefferson — the 3rd U.S. President and a Founding Father of the United States of America — was asked by a father to supply some words of wisdom to his young son, Thomas Jefferson Smith, who had recently been named after him. Jefferson graciously responded with a handwritten letter, at the end of which was the following 10-point list of advice for the youngster, titled, "A Decalogue of Canons for observation in practical life."

Each and every word still rings true.

Transcript follows.

A Decalogue of Canons for observation in practical life.

1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do to-day.
2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money before you have it.
4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
6. We never repent of having eaten too little.
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
8. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
10. When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.

(via Lists of Note)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

An Outfit Only a Blogger Would Appreciate.

You know those days when you want to be comfy and stylish? This was one of those days. I put this on and was pleasantly surprised that it worked better in translation than it did in my head. Small victory.

However, one of the things about being in law school is that most of my co-fellows have a pretty simple style. So when I come in with something a little edgy or different only a few appreciate it. So I will have to tweak this one and recycle it for a new audience.

Oh! And do you want to know the ironic thing about this outfit? It's funky, but it's all from GAP - the epitome of simple style. Ha!

T-shirt, GAP (similar style)
Sweater, GAP (similar style)
Jeans, GAP (similar style*)
Boots, GAP ($39.99 - currently available in stores) (similar style*)

*GAP, Old Navy, and Piperlime are offering 30% online purchases until 01.19.12 with code "NEWYOU".

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

And I Say.

This song is perfect for today...

Nicolas Jaar - And I Say by felixnicklas

Kinda falling in love with Nicolas Jaar. Such a chill and amazing DJ... And he is only 22. Genius!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Do you like this bag?

I do. And I entered to win it... You can enter as well right HERE.

Go ahead... Two minutes for a chance to win a $1500 bag? You know that you can afford the two minutes. :)

(via Fashion Chalet, ends Thursday, January 26th.)

Public Transportation.

I hate that SD does not have a better public transportation system. Then I would get a chance to come across beautiful finds such as this...

(via Refinery29)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hell Has Frozen Over.

To say that I am not a Miley Cyrus fan is an understatement. The girl just bugs.

But I recently saw the David Koma dress that she wore to this year's People's Choice Awards and I found myself falling in love. David Koma where have you been all my life? If you can make Miley Cyrus look fashionable then you are a miracle worker.

The details are futuristic, intriguing.

And the back... Stunning!

I am excited to see what else David Koma has up his sleeve.


As a HUGE music lover, and a lover of all different types of music I was floored when J sent me this trailer. I grew up with my parents listening to classic rock, reggae, and blues in a times when Mariah Carey, NKOTB, Vanilla Ice, Nirvana, Bush, and Sponge were the thing. I can proudly say that I appreciate and have favorite artists in almost every genre (sorry screamo, you give me anxiety).

The promotional website describes the Re:Generation Music Project as a chance to "[f]ollow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today's biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future."

You had me at Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Erykah Badu, Crystal Method, THE DOORS! It sounds like heaven to me.

The movie will be playing in select markets only on Thursday February 16th and Thursday, February 23rd. I just bought tickets for the 16th. Who wants to join me?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Night Out Inspiration.

Just received my Allsaints boots and this is the look I came up with to break them in... Headed downtown for some drinks with friends tomorrow night. I will post a picture this weekend with how it all translated.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I had to silence my cynical self for a second when I watched this.

The Holstee Manifesto Lifecycle Video from Holstee on Vimeo.

Top 5 Regrets.

I read this today and I couldn't help but repost. It reminds me that we are on a journey and that there is no "getting there" or understanding it all until the end. We don't have the answers. Every time that I believe that I find an answer something happens that refutes that answer. But I promise I will never stop trying to understand it all, to live a more well-versed, educated, and understanding life. Because what happens if we stop trying? We might as well be dead.

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.
I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never
became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical
details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end.
That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again. When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Work Out.

What can I say? Sometimes a great rap song just gets you moving. I think it's the Spring Valley Middle School in me (aka the same middle school that Nick Cannon went to)...


Here is a page from Marilyn Monroe's address book that gives her resolutions for 1955. Monroe was approximately 29-years-old at the time and had already filmed an impressive number of movies including The Seven Year Itch, released that year. Just recently she had been accepted as a student at the Actors Studio, by Lee Strasberg, and judging by this list she was determined to make the most of her opportunities.

Transcript follows.

Must make effort to do
Must have the dicipline to do the following –

z – go to class – my own always – without fail

x – go as often as possible to observe Strassberg's other private classes

g – never miss actor's studio sessions

v – work whenever possible – on class assignments – and always keep working on the acting exercises

u – start attending Clurman lectures – also Lee Strassberg's directors lectures at theater wing – enquire about both

l – keep looking around me – only much more so – observing – but not only myself but others and everything – take things (it) for what they (it's) are worth

y – must make strong effort to work on current problems and phobias that out of my past has arisen – making much much much more more more more more effort in my analisis. And be there always on time – no excuses for being ever late.

w – if possible – take at least one class at university – in literature –

o – follow RCA thing through.

p – try to find someone to take dancing from – body work (creative)

t – take care of my instrument – personally & bodily (exercise)

try to enjoy myself when I can – I'll be miserable enough as it is.

(via Lists of Note)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Coachella Lineup.

Radiohead. Morgan Page. SHM. M83. Black Keys. LA Riots. Dre. Avicii. Sebastian Ingrosso. Kaskade. Guetta. AWOLNation. Girl Talk. La Roux. Beirut. Florence + The Machine. Nero. Dada Life. Martin Solveig. Feist. Afrojack.... These are a few of my favorite things....

Saturday, January 7, 2012


I made this set a while ago but I still lust after it for work wear... All pieces that are unavailable have links to similar pieces below.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Lissie is amazing. To say that I am obsessed is to put it lightly.

I first heard her singing on Morgan Page's trance tracks and I fell in love with her voice. Listen for a minute and I am sure you will too.

Here is the Grammy nominated track she sung vocals on...

Rumor is that as soon as she signed her own deal her record label would not let her use her name on Morgan's tracks. She does appear on his latest record, but her name isn't disclosed. Her own music is so much different that I am sure some exec said it would cause confusion regarding her "image." In my mind her versatility just makes her that much more awesome.

To get an real feel of how amazing her voice is just listen to an acoustic cover of Metallica's Nothing Else Matters (it was featured at the end of this week's episode of Revenge)...

And here is her rocking out while playing some of her own music...

I know this is an abundance of videos to put in one post but you can never have too much of a good thing.

p.s. Is it just me or is she a dead ringer for Leelee Sobieski?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Oh-Twelve Goals.

Resolutions sound so... resolute. So black or white, you kept it or you didn't. I prefer goals. Things you work towards, not things you break. You don't break goals, you break resolutions.

With that said... Here are the goals that I have been working on since September that I just reworked:

1. Become a more consistent runner. I run when I have time. I need to work on making the time.
2. Straighten hair more & dress up more. Getting the keratin treatment has really helped me manage my hair. Now I just have to keep it up :)
3. Watch less TV. I always have it running in the background. I need to turn it off and allocate my time better.
4. Read more. More than law books. Read books of my own choice.
5. Cuss less. I have the mouth of a trucker and I need to quit. It is not ladylike and will not help with the professional image.
6. See my faves at least once a month. I need to do a better job at seeing ALL of my friends more often.
7. Never give up but play it smart. I have been working towards so many things and I need to just keep the faith while working hard AND smart.
8. Get a job I love. This year will bring graduation from law school and the CA bar. I have to work on the next step... Securing a job I love in a tough market.
9. Get a new car. I have had my 1999 Tacoma since 1999... I love Toby but it is about time for an update. Just need #8 so I can get #9.
10. Get my own apartment. In line with #8 and #9. Mostly so I can decorate it and have a place that is 100% mine.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Why is it that I always find amazing stores when I travel? But then again, maybe it is a good thing. It could be trouble if they were closer.

My new find was a great recommendation from Sariah while I was visiting San Fran for NYE and it was a GREAT one!

Meet Therapy. A group of shops with various locations around the Bay Area. They have a great collection of gifts, books, shoes, Nixon watches, home furnishings, men's and women's clothing...

...And with a collection of Hobo wallets and Bags that puts Bloomie's to shame. How could you not fall in love with this place?

They also carry such brands as Obey, Jeffrey Campbell, Toms, San Diego Hat Company, and Volcom. When we were there they were having their annual 40% off sale. At one location (yes, we went to two locations back-to-back) there was security because people have been known to fight over couches, shoes, lamps, etc. Crazy, but understandable.

I saw a million things I wanted and am now searching the www for because we hit the 40% off sale too late...

Jeffrey Campbell Sawyer Pumps

Jeffrey Campbell Sawyer Pumps

Jeffrey Campbell Dunsmore Flats

Jeffrey Campbell Dunsmore Flats

So if you find either of these in a size 7 please let me know :)

Until then I guess I will have to wait for Therapy's online store to go live...