Potential Librarian

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
It was so gross today in Utah. One day it's 70 degrees and now it's in the 30s. I definitely won't be missing this weather when we're in LA! We're so excited...even for the moving part. This was our first apartment since we've been married so it'll be fun to see how our new one will feel. 
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Wearing F21 necklace ($8), Gap shirt ($15), thrifted belt ($2), NY&Co. skirt ($10), Target tights (gift from my SIL), and Geox flats ($37).

I've been poring over Apartment Therapy trying to get some good ideas on studios. We definitely have some purging to do... including the shop! Check it out and let me know what you're interested in. I need to get rid of EVERYTHING.

Salt Lake...the Windy City?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Today was soooo windy. It felt like a tornado was coming. After living in Rexburg, Idaho for three years, I've become quite annoyed with big gusty winds.. But I sucked it up and had my lover boy take my pics because it was good lighting today.
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Okaaaay, I really didn't wear these wedges all day. I changed to flats at work and walking home. But to be honest, I prefer flats over heels any day! ...mostly because I like being able to run...especially since I'm always in a hurry!
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Wearing F21 coat ($8), maroon scarf (gift from T), Shade Clothing t-shirt (free with gift card), J Brand jeans ($158), Old Navy wedges ($15), and Old Navy bag ($10).


IMPORTANT UPDATE!!
It is official.... We are moving to LA!!! Wahoo!!!!

Sneak Peek

Monday, March 29, 2010
Today Cindee and I went around downtown doing a mini photoshoot. Then we topped it off with some Indian food...yum! It was fun...except for the unwanted attention we received from a few creepers!! No, we do not want a kiss and, no, we will not go to the bar with you!
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More to come... Watch Cindee's blog for more pics. I can't wait to see!!

Memory Grove

Saturday, March 27, 2010
Here is the second dress I received from William Riera. This is the Athena dress. I fell in love with this dress when I first put it on. I didn't like it at first because of the two buttons on the left side of the collar but it fits so well and so comfortably that it doesn't even matter! Plus, you get extra tummy coverage. I wore this around the house all day just because I feel like I'm wearing pajamas....but in dress-form.
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This post is dedicated to my dear husband who I begged to take me to the park for pictures. He had a bunch of school things to do during the break and he stayed home all day today to do it but he couldn't concentrate because of me. I've been jabbering away about blah-blah-nothings as I cleaned and tidied up and he had to put up with it! Poor guy. I think we need an office.
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Anyway, we finally heard back from grad schools for him! Now we have to decide between Utah and USC. On our way home from San Diego, we visited USC and LA and we absolutely loved it (especially Koreatown)! We just need to figure things out financially....because we're poor, you see. So what do you guys think... Utah or USC?
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Wearing maroon scarf (gift from T), secondhand H&M cardigan (traded with Tania), thrifted belt ($2), William Riera dress (courtesy of William Riera), and secondhand wedges ($7).

William Riera Dress Giveaway (CLOSED)

Thursday, March 25, 2010
William [Riera] began sketching clothing designs when he was only twelve years old in Caracas, Venezuela. He used to take his sketches to the family seamstress, who would sew his ideas. ... Although fashion design was his first love, after high school, William began studying Business Administration at Caracas College. ... [He] worked as an office boy at a company that manufactured clothing. With designs always sketching themselves in his mind, he showed some ideas to an employee at the company, who loved his designs. After the company had bought several of his designs, William realized that he needed to change majors. {text}

Now he designs modest, classic, and affordable dresses right here in Utah. You won't be seeing any cheezy cutesy dresses that you see in other Utah-based clothing companies - you'll be able to wear his dresses to church or out on a date and feel feminine and beautiful and never overdone. The fit of the dresses are also impeccable and flattering on any womanly figure.
One lucky winner will receive a dress in the reader's choice of dress and size!

Each entry must be in the form of a comment because I will determine the winner by giving each entry a number and use random.org to select the winning number. I'm sorry to my international friends but only US residents can enter. Failure to follow any of these rules will result in a deletion of your comment/entry.

Mandatory entry:
  • Go to the William Riera website and then come back and tell me which dress is your favorite. And leave your email. If there is no email, there is no way for me to contact you if you win so technically you can't win. Remember that - it has happened for three of my giveaways.
Bonus entries:

Giveaway will end on Friday, April 9, 2010 at midnight MST.
The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email. If not, a new winner will be chosen and contacted.

Update: The winner is Tasha.

Why I love San Diego

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
...because of views like this! I'm not mad here - I am just squinting from the bright warm sun that is apparently foreign in Utah. We are headed to LA tomorrow to check out USC for a second (...for me, and an hour for him) and then we're on the road again. In the meantime, check out another interview at myla rose!
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I just got back from meeting with Kelsey from Courageous Mother. We've been e-mailing for a while and so it was great to finally meet her in person!! She is so funny and so sweet. We've already planned our second date in the summer. (Debye, we missed you!)

Salking

Monday, March 22, 2010
As a wife of an architecture student, we had to go to the Salk Institute. I wasn't as enthused about it as he was but at least he felt enlightened! ..and then he let me shop at Pacific Beach! But that's what marriage is about, isn't it? Compromise?? hahaha ;)
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Wearing Gap cardigan ($12), Old Navy t-shirt ($4), secondhand BDG jeans ($10), Bass sandals ($26), and Old Navy bag ($10).

Middle of Nowhere

Monday, March 22, 2010
Finally made it to SD! That was a long 13 hour drive... We were so tired and ready to get out of the car!! So don't mind my tired face. Okay, I have to go. My nephew wants me to play Sega with him...and he is tickling my feet!
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And check out my interview at Walk of Fashion!!!
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Wearing F21 hat ($4), Gap dress ($8), Gap scarf ($8), and Bass sandals ($26).

Quickly Now

Saturday, March 20, 2010
This is what I wore tonight to the SLC blogger meet-up. It was a blast! I loved meeting everyone in real life and getting to know them - one of the best things about blogging in my opinion. Watch Meg's blog for pics and an update.
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Wearing Collection B faux leather jacket ($55), Old Navy t-shirt ($4), secondhand BDG jeans ($17), and Old Navy wedges ($15).

Wellllll, we are off to San Diego to visit my SIL and her fam-damily for a few days. Can't wait...see you on the west side.

In My Bag

Friday, March 19, 2010
I was tagged by Rachael to do a post about what's in my bag. I love these kinds of posts! It's always interesting to see what people are carrying around in their bags. These are the items I carry around regularly.
  • my Old Navy bag
  • waterbottle
  • glasses
  • SuDoku EXTRA HOT - It cost me $11 at the airport...what a rip off!
  • blog cards
  • bus pass
  • wallet from Target
  • ID badge for work
  • keys
  • my cellular telephone
  • receipt and a random piece of paper - There's usually a ton of these...
  • Gold Bond lotion
  • Abreva - I have herpes.
  • anti-bacterial hand gel - Germs are gross.
  • pocket mirror from my mom
  • Burt's Bees lip balm
  • five lipglosses - L'Oreal, Bath & Body Works, Lancome Juicy Tubes, NuSkin, and a cheapo one....and, yes, I use all of them regularly!

Crochet Me

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Ahhh...I'm going to wear out this skirt until it's nothing but rags!! I need to make another pronto. Notice something cute about my outfit today? Answer:  my new necklace. I won it from a giveaway Beatrice was having on her blog! I can't believe I won it - it is too cute!! What do you think? Do you like it??

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Ebony interviewed me a little bit ago and I kept forgetting to mention it! Check it out - you'll see me in a BAND UNIFORM. I know you're all jealous ;).
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Also, I've added some more things to the shop! Don't forget...you can buy or trade.
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Wearing Collection B faux leather jacket ($55), DearBeatrice necklace (won from Beatrice's giveaway), Shade Clothing t-shirt (free with gift card), thrifted blue belt ($1), DIY skirt ($3), F21 tights ($7), thrifted boots ($8), and Old Navy bag ($10).
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So cute, right? Check out her etsy shop for more lovelies.

Accidentally Green

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
If you couldn't tell already, I am not Irish. Today's green was by accident! I was running late today so I hurriedly threw on what I wore last night while out with a friend (with the exception of the pearl necklaces). At least, no one pinched me today....or last night.
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I'm so excited for the blogger meet-up this Saturday!!! 24 people have already RSVPed. It's going to be a full and crazy night of giveaways, sushi, a few awkward moments..then getting to know one another, and...did I mention, sushi? Utahns, if you're not coming, you are going to MISS. OUT. (especially on meeting me and Meg ;))
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Please say hello to my newest sponsor, ST Collection! Check it out - it carries the cutest Asian clothes you'll find here in the US.
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Thank you to CharmaladeMarie McGrath, Jesslyn, and tifsong for the blog awards!
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Wearing coat from Korea ($10), faux pearl necklace ($5), faux pink pearl necklace ($10), Old Navy t-shirt ($4), J Brand jeans ($158), Geox flats ($37), and Old Navy bag ($10).

Red Stems

Monday, March 15, 2010
Open-toe shoes mean spring is around the corner - hallelujah!!! Maybe one day I'll be able to wear these wedges again sans tights.
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Wearing thrifted AE denim jacket ($5), Shade Clothing graphic t-shirt (free with gift card), thrifted belt ($1), DIY skirt ($3), F21 tights ($8), and secondhand wedges ($7).

I swear I'm not purposely pulling my skirt up to show off my hot legs - skirts and tights don't seem to work well together while you're walking....or posing, in this case.

William Riera and Renee

Sunday, March 14, 2010
William Riera sent me this gorgeous Renee dress (and two others) to review. This is my absolute favorite from his site. I love the pleated details in the sleeves and at the waist. And the fabric is nice and stretchy!

I actually had the pleasure of meeting William a few weeks ago. He offered to custom fit all three dresses for me!!!! They now fit like a dream. I am not a fan of empire waist dresses because they make me feel like I'm pregnant but his dresses make me feel like a goddess with the subtle shirring and the jersey knit fabric. Just be careful of the sizing - I am almost always a size small but when I tried it on, it was too big for me so I wear an extra small in his dresses.

They are also sponsoring a giveaway on my blog in a couple weeks so be on the look out for that! They will be giving away a dress of the reader's choice and size!! But in the mean time you can check out their page and use the code CLOTHEDMUCH at check-out for 15% off if you need it now!

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It still isn't too late to RSVP to the Downtown Blogger Meet-Up this Saturday!! If you live in Utah and have a blog, it would be a great way for you to network and meet other bloggers who are in the same boat. Plus there will be raffle giveaways for three gift cards to Uptown Cheapskate, a gift certificate for a dress from William Riera, and headbands from Academy J!! It's going to be a hoot.
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And don't forget to enter my current giveaway for a pink women's Orient watch! The deadline isn't until next Thursday on the 25th so I guess you have enough time until then...
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Yesterday Was Friday

Saturday, March 13, 2010
This is what I wore on Friday. I didn't have time to post it until now. It's been a busy but great day for me spiritually. I prepared my Relief Society lesson and was on such a spiritual high that I needed to go to the temple. And I'm so glad I did - it just made me realize more and more how true the gospel is. It makes me so happy and I just want to shout it from the mountains!
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Here is my bag a few of you have asked to see. It's not structured and I didn't like it at first but it's growing on me! What do you guys think?
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Wearing thrifted AE denim jacket ($5), secondhand Charlotte Russe top ($8), J Brand jeans ($158), Seychelles mary-janes ($15), and Old Navy bag ($10).

Wishlist

Thursday, March 11, 2010
There are a few things I would have liked to change about this outfit today. I wish I had a cropped moto jacket. I wish I had a poofier skirt. I wish my denim shirt didn't show so much boobage - I'll have to redo that later. I'm not bitter - I just have a few new things to shop for now ;).
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I just bought this bag from Old Navy for our PI trip. I love the vibrant color. Lately, everything I've bought has been for our PI trip... :D
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Thank you to Sarah Jane for the blog award!
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Wearing Collection B faux leather jacket ($55), thrifted Gap shirt ($4), Old Navy skirt ($8), Target tights (gift from my SIL), and thrifted boots ($8).

Don't forget to enter my latest giveaway!

Orient Automatic Watch Giveaway (CLOSED)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sweet Androgyny

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I've always been a fan of masculine clothes. I think it's sexy when a woman can don a man's clothes and be able to pull it off a la The Sartorialist. I did not wear any men's clothing today so I guess this isn't sexy. I know it's great to balance the masculine pieces with feminine but I didn't want to overdo it with a big necklace or something. Sometimes simplicity is best.
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A few of you have mentioned my hair. The waves aren't natural... I wish! It's super easy - I put my hair up in two buns at night after showering. Then in the morning I poof it out, curl my bangs and roots where it's flat, spritz some hairspray and I'm set. Takes me about 5 minutes!
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Wearing Tulle coat ($44), Gap button-down ($12), AE striped shirt ($7), J Brand jeans ($158), thrifted belt ($1), and Steve Madden brogues ($30).

Stripe it Green

Tuesday, March 09, 2010
The hubs is home early for the first time in a million years and I haven't had time to clean the house or make dinner yet. And we need to cuddle. Hehe... :) ..so SEEYA.
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Just reminding Utahn bloggers about the Downtown Blogger Meet-Up for next Saturday at Cafe Trang. You'll be able to meet Melissa, the three sisters behind All This Knav'ry, Faith, Heather, Susan... and me and Meg! There will also be raffles for giveaway prizes sponsored by Uptown Cheapskate, William Riera, and more. So email me to reserve your seat!!
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Thank you to RicAdeMus for the blog award!
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Bubblegum Legs

Monday, March 08, 2010
For my second pair of tights I received from We Love Colors, I chose the light pink ones. It's funny - the colors they show online are a lot lighter than in person! But I still love 'em. I got quite a few stares today. I don't think Utahns are ready for colored tights yet.
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As I mentioned before in my previous post, if you are looking for bright flashy tights, We Love Colors is where it's at. I didn't think I'd like them because they were too bright for me but with my boring wardrobe full of neutrals, it's nice to have some pops of color! Just make sure to get your sizing right - I got a size small but they start riding down after a few hours or so. So I guess if you go to the bathroom a lot you can adjust throughout the day - just sayin'.
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Wearing Collection B faux leather jacket ($55), secondhand Simply Vera dress ($12), thrifted Anne Klein belt ($1), We Love Colors pink tights (courtesy of We Love Colors), and Geox flats ($37).

You still have two days to enter to win a pair of tights from We Love Colors! It's easy. All you have to do is tell me what color tights you'd get if you won. Bonus entries for following @welovecolors on twitter and becoming a fan on Facebook!

The Color Green

Sunday, March 07, 2010
How do you like my new green tights?!? I got the microfiber/nylon tights and they are nice and thick - perfect for the winter. I am so fascinated and intimidated by its bright greenness. You guys know I'm a lover of neutrals so I had a hard time figuring out how to wear them. But then I realized the best way to wear color is with neutrals! So BAM. If you guys are looking for bright colored tights, look no further - We Love Colors delivers.
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...except I don't know if I like this outfit anymore...especially because I'm not a fan of cap sleeves...they tend to accentuate my arm flab :(. I should've worn a cardigan or something...
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You still have time to win a pair of tights from We Love Colors!!
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Wearing secondhand Ann Taylor shirt ($8), secondhand Banana Republic dress (gift from my cousin), thrifted belt ($1), We Love Colors green tights (courtesy of We Love Colors), and Steve Madden brogues ($30).

Prairie Wind

Thursday, March 04, 2010
This is my prairie dress that I mentioned here. Isn't it so cute? I love it. I can't wait to wear it in the summer...
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I know I've been wearing my fishnets and boots combo a lot but the tights are starting to rip and I feel like I have to get all the wear out of them until they're unwearable! Boo.
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Just a reminder to all Utah bloggers... If you are interested in coming to the blogger meet-up, please email me! It's going to be a blast!! You'll be able to meet Melissa, Faith, and Megan! ...plus me and Meg ;).
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