Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Glasses Galore

Today's post is brought to you by bad eye site, specifically mine :) I have been wearing & dropping eyeglasses since the 8th grade. I used to hate wearing glasses (sometimes I still do, when I'm laying down watching TV & I have to push them to the very end of my nose so that I can see through them) but now I kind of enjoy them & now a days it's fashionable. I've always worm small simple glasses like my current glasses pictured below, but I want to step out of my comfort zone!

I was contacted by to do a post & learn more information about them, and it couldn't have come at a better time because I need a NEW prescription & NEW glasses :) I would have never thought to buy glasses online, but Glasses USA has a very easily accessible website filled with TONS of glasses, and the best part is that they're priced soo reasonably, dare I say CHEAP (the lens is included in the price of the frames)!? Another cool thing about the site is that you can virtually try on glasses to get an idea of what they would look like on you. These were the first four I tried on, and at the bottom of the post you can see my two FAVORITE!


You can buy these glasses online & it's so simple you just select the glasses, type in your prescription, & you're done!
Right NOW they have a special deal:
50% off of any pair of eyeglasses on orders of over $80 code: SPECIAL50
10% off any order of prescription glasses code: BLOG10
Now I need your help, I'm going to purchase a pair & I've narrowed it down to these two. I'd love to hear which ones you like better ( I know they look like the same pair but they're a little different), so leave your pick in a comment :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rainbow Bright

Wheww what a jam packed SUNDAY (but I'm not complaining)! I first started off at a yummy brunch at Hudson hosted by the ladies of Spicy Candy DC & then went to Mint for a ZUMBA class hosted by Jenni of Comme Coco. More on all of that later :)This past week I got to leave work early Thursday & it was AMAZING I mean the sky was beeeautiful & I had time to do a quick little d.i.y. before making dinner .. it's kind of ridiculous how domestic I'm getting, granted it was mac&cheese but that still counts :)
 I told you it was spectacular out!

*Rhinestone D.I.Y.*
I found an old pair of plain rhinestone earrings while unpacking & I got a little "Sharpie" happy!
It's seriously the easiest d.i.y. I've ever done lol you just color the rhinestones & you're done :)
I wore them today to brunch, but I'm already plotting another little project with these earrings.
This is just a little sneak peek from what I wore earlier today LOTS of girly colors & LACE!
Hope you all had FUN weekends can't wait to catch up on all my favorite blogs :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Last night DC area bloggers united at Cities to celebrate Cap FABB's one year Birthday!! It was a packed event filled with fabulous bloggers, yummy snacks, bubbly champagne, & also GORGEOUS flowers EVRYYYWHERE courtesy of H.Bloom :) Ohh & I forgot to mention the most popular feature of the night was the Photo Booth <3 Who doesn't love having their picture taken multiple times being surrounded by wonderful friends?! Needless to say I made a couple trips to the photo booth :)
to see more photo booth pics click HERE
On another note I was a bad blogger & spent more time chatting it up with friends that I NEVER get to see & shoving mini burgers into my face :) as opposed to taking taking pictures ..whoopsies there's always next time & to see a wonderful recap from the even check out TPWP & REVAMP!!
The lovely Allix & I
[photo courtesy of GLAM SOUP]
Wearing: black maxi dress-IDK, vintage blouse-STUDIO 85, wedges-JESSICA SIMPSON, earrings-THRIFTED

Eeeek David & I are finally getting settled into our new place & I can't wait to show all of you around :) Here's a sneak peek of one of my little projects !
Nothing too crazy, I just built a little extra shelf to help display some of my shoes :)

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Ok so we are finally "MOVED" in to our new home which loosely translates to "ALL of our EVERYTHING is scattered in boxes/suitcases/purses etc. all throughout our new apartment! I had to idea how exhausting & expensive this move was going to be. I know that it will be worth it but right now we're living in a "MAD HOUSE" which will hopefully turn into a beautiful little bungalo. Here's a peek at the terror that was our old room ...
yupp .. can't wait to keep all of you up to date with little things I fix up around our new house :)
Have a GREAT weekend everyone!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ohh it is LOVE

One of the things I "LOVE" about my husband is how he N E V E R gets sick of tricking me or playing pranks on me .. it really never grows old to him as was the case today. Last night he went on about how Valentine's day is dumb & girls are the only ones who get anything out of it blah blah blah etc, so I wasn't expecting to get anything, but to my surprise at 4:50 my co-worker runs in with flowers, chocolates, a teddy bear, & a cute little card! I was more shocked than anything & even though V-day is one of "those" holidays it still made my day :) PS: don't ask about the weird pet name lol it's a long going inside joke. Also please excuse the crazy bangs I woke up @ 8:05 & I have to leave by 8:10 you do the math!
Just a little lovey-dovey Valentine's day inspiration for you, & in more good news we're moving out tomorrow !! So excited & I will keep you all filled in the entire way :)

Carbs, Caffeine, & Cabs

This past Friday David & I took the bus up to NYC to visit his sister & her husband for their Birthdays. The bus ride was cramped & awkward since we made the mistake of sitting at the table which meant awkward eye contact with the random couple sitting across from us for the next 4.5 hrs lol. 
we arrived in NYC around 12:30ish & $40.00 later we were on our way to BROOKLYN!
ps: I'm wearing Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick R02 "Courtisane"
Our friend Adam on the ones & twos. After a long night the only cure is CARBS & lots of them :)
Jessica & I on our way to get a mani & pedi
I decided on a bright pink & 1 glitter party nail ... which turned out to be not quite the party I hoped for because she only did 1 sparkly coat so it looked stupid lol .. oh well at least my cuticles look better!
After pampering ourselves we met up with the boys for the BEST SUSHI EVERRRRR, Zen Sushi :) 
So delicious especially for the price. I had 4 rolls but the "Spicy Dragon" was my favorite!
Angsty Cheerleaders & Mike's ... match made in heaven 
On the way to celebrate Jessica & Carlo's Birthdays at Bar 13!
this is about as NYC as you can get lol. We picked the pizza up after the Birthday festivities & for a $1 a slice I ended up eating 4 :) Whatever you only live once & this pizza was on point!
authentic coffee vs dunkin ... dunkin I'm sorry but you were a little bit of a disappointment but thanks for keeping my hands warm!
It was kind of strange being in NY during Fashion Week but not being at Fashion Week with all my friends, but I can't complain. We had such a fun filled day & a half, NYC it won't be long until we meet again!!

Friday, February 10, 2012


As usual I didn't give myself enough time to pack & catch the bus, but miraculously we made it! I'm blogging from the Mega bus as David & I are on our way to celebrate his sister Jessica & her husband Carlo's Birthdays. I'm bummed I'm not attending any of the NYFW madness, but thanks to all my lovely bloggerina friend's constant updates I feel like I'm there :) Here's a couple little snippets from this trip so far, enjoy!
1) I was listening to this song while rushing to pack 2) I couldn't focus at work today knowing I'd be on my way to NYC in a mere couple of hours 3) My trusty "tribal" bag that goes everyyyywhere with me 4) Stocking up on caffeine for our long bus ride! 
Our "plans" for tonight are to meet up at a club where our friend is DJ-ing but I'm not sure how I feel about leaving my laptop unprotected at a random bar ...ehhh sketchy 
Hope everyone's having a GREAT start to the weekend, what do you all have planned!?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

L.P.M. Valentine's Day

This past weekend I had the pleasure of being a part of the La Petite Marmoset Valentine's Day Lookbook! I have never worked on a photo shoot before & I must say it was so much FUN (even though I only played a little role) !! We had such a talented group of people all working together on this project & I think that it turned out simply perfect!! Of course I could be a little biased :)

La Petite Marmoset Vday Lookbook Credits

Photography: Will Manning
Videography: Caroline Lacey (Coo Photography)
Behind the Scenes photography: Sebastian Marin (SmF0t0)
Styling: Carlis Sanchez and Katya Ananieva (Spicy Candy DC)
Creative Directors: Katherine Martinez (La Petite Marmoset) and Ashley Turchin (La Belle Vie Ashley)
Models: Emma Jade and Zak Stratton
Hair and Makeup: Ana Buitrago (DMV's Got Style)
Artwork: Waverly Bair (Pich Roor)
Set/Props: Allix Wright (The District) and Cheralee Lyle (Lyle Style)
Location: Alina Gonzalez (The Hyperbalist)
Accessories: Jewelry and Harness- Shop Jeen, Pink and Red Clutch- Love, Cortnie

Baked goods and chocolates provided by: Baked n' WiredPaul BakeryCo Co. Sala, and Linda P of NomNomblingbling

Here's a couple pics of behind the scenes snaps!

HOPE YOU ENJOYED ALL THE PICTURES!! I'm off to NYC Friday night with David to celebrate his sister Jessica's B-day as well as her Husband's B-day .. prepare for a picture OVERLOAD [[AGAIN]]
I have been beyond obsessed with this scarf lately & I snapped this pic on my way to the shoot last week! Who doesn't look an oversized scarf in a FLORAL PRINT?!