03 February 2010


dress & cardigan from Target
boots from Chinese Laundry

Going: to class and then work later.

I have worn this dress a lot since I bought it last year. It looks good with sandals and tights/boots too, although I would much rather it be warm enough to lose the cardigan! For work, I have to do a lot of housework, errands, and also a lot of driving in the car, so I like to wear really comfortable clothes.

01 February 2010

finally february

So excited to see my iCal switch over to February 1. January is so hard for me to get through. February is just short enough that it seems manageable, so welcome!

today's manicure: Essie Mint Candy Apple. I searched since summertime for a minty green polish. When I saw this polish appear online a couple months ago, I ordered it immediately! This light green is my favorite color ever. The polish itself is a little goopy/thick but I have done about 7 manis with it already. Worth it.
that's me in the black with pink goggles!
Snowboarding! I am getting a little more confident every time. This weekend was a little icy for my taste/skill level, but it is still fun to get out to the beautiful mountain.

pesto tofu scramble, yum I also have made this, my new favorite recipe twice in the past 4 days. I found it on a great new (to me) blog, The Hungry Desi. Recipe here. I made mine with tons of mushrooms, extra cherry tomatoes and tons of garlic. I really hate cooking in my tiny kitchen but this dish is easy and lasts for 2 full meals!

So this week will be pretty lame. I have to write a brief for moot court, among my other usual heavy workload. I am desperately trying to find an affordable ticket to go home for a dear friend's baby shower this weekend, but it is not looking good. $500+ just for a 2-night trip home? Ouch.

Happy February!!!

27 January 2010

another new year

So January is almost over already (hallelujah) but I'm still in the "new & improved" frame of mind. 2009 was a roller-coaster, mostly just because I finished my first year of law school and started my second year, and that is enough of a challenge all by itself. But I also managed to fit in some fun stuff: completed my first half-marathon (1:53), visited home twice, visited Yellowstone, went to a fun retro costume party, improved my snowboarding skills, and I even got a haircut that I like.

This year will be even better. Although school is busier than ever, and I am not loving my nannying job, I have a lot to look forward to. Among other things, I am going to be back in Florida all summer...which alone would give me enough joy to last all year!

Last week was definitely a high note to start 2010 when I had the chance to attend the Kenneth Cole Vintage Black Party at Sundance Film Festival. I guess I was having a little too much fun to take any pictures of the beautiful people there :) Who knew Utah could party so hard?!
P.S. the Vintage Black cologne itself is delicious, I have even been spritzing it on myself, shhhh.

party nails...with party chips Mad as a Hatter by OPI.

The drive home was not quite as amazing. It was a full-on blizzard through a mountain pass, super scary. So worth it though.

Besides having more fun this year (really), I am going to focus on building my confidence, building my fitness, cooking more often & with less dairy/eggs (moving towards vegan perhaps??!), and saving up for a long-deserved honeymoon!!

One more goal for 2010 is really get a daily (or, semi-daily) outfit picture going. I have been really pleased with my outfits lately and even if no one else is looking, I like having a record of things I've mixed & matched. I tried all day today to find a sunny spot in my apt, and the next step is finally getting a tripod!

HAPPY 2010!