Friday, April 30, 2010

Such an inspiration and a joy

Just a heads up! This post is completely different from my usual lite fare.

I happened to stumble upon a blog yesterday, called 65_redroses. It began as the personal blog of Eva Markvoort, a young woman who was living her life with Cystic Fibrosis. She tells her story unflinchingly and honestly, taking us through the joy of receiving a life-saving double lung transplant, to the sorrow of her body's chronic rejection of the lungs. Tragically, Eva passed away March 27th, but she left behind her a wonderful sense of hope and love that will be forever remembered by her family and friends. I only wish I had been able to know her.
I began reading from the very first blog post, and have only paused my reading to get a few hours of sleep before beginning again this morning. She has made me laugh, cry, think, and to feel grateful for all that I have lately been taking for granted.
I highly recommend checking out the blog. And please, if you are not already, sign up to become an organ donor!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Today's Outfit

First things first. The clothes. I actually had two complete strangers at school stop me today to tell me they liked my outfit. What a confidence boost!

Pink & white plaid bow top: Old Navy
White cardigan: Fashion Bug
Grey pants: Old Navy
Navy maryjane pumps: SoftSpots via
Bow brooch: Goodwill
Earrings: purchased on a cruise in Cozumel
Heart charm bracelet: Tiffany's (birthday present last year from my husband)
Bag: Old Navy

So I haven't been sleeping well, and couldn't fall asleep until about 3 in the morning last night. Which of course means I ended up sleeping in until 10:30 today and didn't get most of my "To Do" list done. I had planned on getting up and doing some sprucing up around the house, a load of laundry, and taking the dog on a walk before I had to sit down to study. Well, I started a load of laundry. . . and that was about it. I'm in my neruo rotation for school right now, and we have a quiz at the beginning of every lecture on the material we are going to cover that day in class. Yeah, on the material we have yet to go over. Crazy, I know. So everything else got pushed to the side in order to study for today's quiz. Luckily I have a wonderful husband who picked up dinner on his way home so I didn't have to worry about dinner, and I am enjoying a relaxing evening so far. Maybe I'll finish that laundry. . . .

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Today's (Rainy Day) Outfit

Today was a lazy, rainy day in my neck of the woods. I had a lot of trouble sleeping last night, so I planned on sleeping in today, but my mom-in-law surprised us by stopping by with some yummy donuts at 9. Of course, that didn't stop the hubby and I from climbing back into bed at 10:30 to nap until noon! It's been rainy and dreary outside (which I secretly love on a weekend when I have nothing to do), and so we just went out and had a nice late lunch/early dinner and went to Sam's Club to pick up some food for the kitties and to browse. I got pretty drenched on our way in from the car, so I changed into my yoga pants and sweatshirt before I thought about taking a picture. I thought I could at least do another Polyvore set though!

Blue & white floral top: Old Navy
Grey cardigan: One Stop Plus
Capri Cargos: Old Navy
Flip Flops: Avenue
Purse: Old Navy

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Today's Outfit

Okay, so really this is yesterdays outfit, but I stayed up late studying and didn't get a picture before the hubby went to bed. As you can see I did the best I could to get the shoes and accessories in photos all by my lonesome. Sorry for the Polyvore set, but it's a pretty close recreation of what my outfit looked like yesterday. These shoes are Softspots brand, and they are so comfy! I usually can't wear any sort of heel (except maybe a wedge) for more than a few hours at a time, but these I can wear all day and night. The heel isn't very big, maybe 2'', but it's still not my typical flat!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Today's Outfit

Today I didn't do much except study and go to class, but I tried to put something together that was comfy enough to sit in for two hours and still look cute.

Gray cardi: Torrid
Striped Braided Trim Top: Old Navy (still on website)
Razor cut straight leg jeans: Avenue (still on website and in stores)
Multi-metallic snake embossed flats: Avenue
Wooden circle necklace: some cheap accessories store at the mall that I can't remember the name of!
Multicolored and silver bangles: Avenue (still in stores)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Today's Outfit

So here's my outfit for today. Nothing too fancy or special, but comfy nonetheless. I couldn't get a picture until it was dusk because I had an evening class tonight, so I apologize for the quality.

Outfit breakdown: Black sleeveless kangaroo pocket top: Lane Bryant (still in stores)
Blue/black/gray cardigan: Liz & Me via Catherines
Dark gray linen-blend capris: Old Navy (still on website)
Flower sandals: Born via Marshalls

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Ok, so I was flipping through my new issue of Elle magazine the other day and I happened to see something that completely made me think I was losing my mind. That thing was this:
There is actually a line of OPI nailpolish (which is a brand I love dearly) devoted to Shrek. I know Shrek is lovable and all, but who wants to look like him?! Anyone else think this is crazy?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I have been so busy with school, that I haven't been back here to update at all! I have been doing waaaaayyy too much online shopping as of late, and I think I am going to jump on the bandwagon of a self-imposed shopping restriction. I think I'll start with 30 days (that is a long time for me!), and some loopholes.

The Rules:
#1. No purchases out of sheer boredom/habit/or as a form of therapy.

#2. Used items (i.e. Goodwill, ebay, garage sales, etc) are fair game, as long as they are within a reasonable price range and I feel they will be a useful addition to my wardrobe. Basically I want to stay away from purchasing things at thrift stores just because they fit, and with the mindset that I "might" get to figuring out how to use them "someday".

#3. Makeup/hair products are included in the shopping ban. Unless, of course, I run out of a product that I use on a daily basis (hairspray, foundation, mascara, etc.).

I hope I can manage to stick with this resolution to curb my shopping, unlike many of the other resolutions I have made (I remember you Wii Fit! You're just not as much fun as I thought you would be, you little deceiver!).

On another note, I do plan on posting some of the outfits that have come from my shopping spree lately, so check back soon! I wear scrubs two days a week for school, and usually Sundays are a very lazy day around the casa, but I will do my best to post a few outfit shots a week on days when I actually put some thought into what I'm wearing.