Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Weird messages on your blog

Yesterday I posted a few items I'm loving that are in my fav color at the moment, electric yellow. My title mentions sunglasses. Today I receive this message in of my comments:

"Approximately 20.5 million Americans (17.2%) over age 40 have a cataract in at least one eye, and rates are expected to rise to over 30 million by 2020. Wearing sunglass, especially early in life, may reduce the risk of cataracts."

Now that above is an interesting fact. But I also received sunglasses ads sales below it. I know I haven't received my fair share of weird spam message yet since I'm new to blogging and I didn't turn on the feature to "prove that you are a human" so it's my bad.

Oh by the way, have you ever heard the voice that voices to you what the numbers and letters you're suppose to type are? It's for the spam blocking feature when you're trying to leave a comment. 

I listened to it once and I regretted listening to it in the dark with only my laptop on. It sounded like the exorcist was reciting the numbers in the slowest possible way.

Here's something to brighten up my day - yellow!


sweater//Forever 21
top//Abercrombie & Fitch for $5!
necklace//Forever 21
heels//Jessica Simpson

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

You might want to wear your sunglasses

In one of my previous posts I mentioned my sudden love for bright, electric colors - especially electric yellow.

So you might want to wear your sunglasses now because it's about to get really bright in here!

You know what I love to wear with electric colors? Light gray. It's muted, subtle and definitely makes the electric color pop more than it already does.

These are just some of my current favs. What about yours?

Also I'm participating is Style Elixir's Style Session link-up. So please do join and meet some of the great women I have met! See you gals over there!

Here's one of my most fav outfits I'm contributing to as part of the Style Sessions:

I just can't get over it 

Monday, February 11, 2013

How I lost weight...unintentionally...

I had briefly mentioned previously that one of the new things I tried this year was being a vegan for a week. A strict vegan - no butter, milk, eggs, chicken broth, chicken seasoning - nothing. Turns out it was hard being a strict vegan because I didn't eat sauces or anything that even had milk, butter, cheese. Which surprisingly a lot of foods included without us knowing. 

For example, I was looking through the ingredients of a balsamic dressing, with plain sight you wouldn't think there was cheese included but there was actually finely grated cheese listed in the ingredients.

One awesome thing though that I noticed? No preservatives in the food in the food I ate because they had to be prepared healthily and by myself. I didn't feel sluggish all day (just extremely hungry every hour). 

So I started eating meat again couple of days ago and I immediately fell into a food coma. Immediately.

Another result? My tummy slimmed down and the pair of jeans I wear in my outfit below usually fit very snug, but they didn't. They were just comfortable enough. I even wore a belt with my peplum top and it was at it's last loop!

I wasn't trying to lose weight but I felt the differences in how my body felt. But I couldn't say much for my mood though because I was hungry almost all day because I craved chips, chocolate, and junk food.

Would you gals ever try being vegan, even for a day?

bag//Dooney & Bourke
belt//Forever 21

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ugh, why?

I had a pulled a long night last night, not due to work or anything, I was up watching this series that I could not put down. Nor did I have to get up early this morning. I was thinking ahh, perfect, sleep in late a little. 

But noooo..... I can not expect the world out there to not move, not product any noise, or just rest all morning. 

There was light construction going on outside, a lawn mower that was busily buzzing away, and a dark barking. This didn't happen all at once, just simultaneously as if they were on queue. 

Anyone ever feel this way? Ok, maybe I'm just a weee liiittlle tiiiny sensitive right now. Haha.

I tell myself I can not let this control me this morning. So yes, like I mostly do here I have my casual Fridays!

inner top//Express
boots//Forever 21
bag//Dooney & Bourke
jewelry//Forever 21

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I just can't get over it

I just can't get over it. Some past experiences have been pulling at the back of my mind. They were mentally wrecking experiences. I can't get over them and am trying my best to move on from these experiences and not let them shape the way I see my relationships with others. It's been almost a year now.

I started this blog over a month ago and am so glad I found this as an outlet for me to put my thoughts out there because sometimes even my thoughts and feelings are hard to verbalize to those around me. 

I like the creative outlet this provides me and also forces me (not in a bad way) to refocus on improving my thoughts and emotions.

Do you know what this "forces" me to refocus on? Personal style! I brainstorm on creating outfits and it makes me excited to try things on. I admit I have days where I just want to throw on my old sweats but putting images out there almost everyday, makes you really refocus on yourself.

Have you gals ever felt that way? Like even if you reach only a handful of people, you get excited and start throwing yourself further into your blog?

sweater//Forever 21
plaid top//local
jewelry//Forever 21
bag//Steve Madden 

Join me in meeting some great bloggers over at Style Elixir's Style Sessions link-up!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What I would never wear again

Yesterday I had mentioned that I'm trying different colors; colors I've never imagined myself to even dare try. My new fav color is neon/bright yellow. I do love yellow but always the pastel shade of it. I always thought wearing anything brighter I would be a walking lemon. 

I am absolutely in love with this sweater but probably would never wear it again. Why you might ask? Because it snags everywhere! I had slipped on this sweater for a second and while flinging it over my head, a tiny thread got caught on a splinter of a hanger. To make it worse while I was pulling it out of the closet rack, it was not budging so I pulled harder thinking it was too snug on the rack but no! It was caught on another button and a snag was dragged even further.

I was getting upset at myself for nothing! I love this sweater but I'm afraid to move it in.  By the end of today, it'll probably just be a large knit HOLE.

What do I do? What would y'all do?



necklace//Forever 21
heels//Cathy Jean

Today I'm linking up with Penniless Socialite for their Look What I Got link up.

And would you believe that I got this necklace from Forever 21 for only $10.80?? Yup, gotta love their deals!

Join us in this link up. I'd love to know what you got for a deal!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The things you would do for fashion...

You know how you look at some pictures in blogs and the blogger looks amazing in their pictures with a snow white background or with a ground that is wet? The blogger looks so great in there, it's hard to even notice the climate around them. But I do.

Where I live, it does not snow but it can get extremely windy and the air can be strikingly cold. But I do give my props to the fashion bloggers who brave it out in the snow to give us those amazing shots for our viewing pleasure. 

I can't even dare to complain but today I'm braving the painfully cold wind to grab this picture in one of my new favorite skirts. I can't wear the lace skirt to work (or caaaan I?) but I knew I wanted to grab a couple of pics with this entire outfit. Trust me, I was back in pants right after these shots. But I just couldn't resist!

What would you gals do for the name of fashion?

blazer//H&M (one of my favs)
stripe top//Banana Republic
skirt//Abercrombie & Fitch (if I love it & can fit it, I'd wear it!)
heels//Forever 21

Here's a close up of one of new fav pieces created by yours truly...I wanted something with a bright pop ad loooove this royal blue!

Lastly, please join me and a bunch of awesome bloggers over at Stylelixer's blog for Style Session link-up!