Tuesday, June 12, 2012

i think this blog has run its course.
no, seriously, i do.

it's been a hell of a long time since i've blogged and i even wrote an email to my sis stating that i was over updating it. but then i got this tweet:
and, in the same day, the boo told me that i should blog while i'm away at school. sigh. he's right.

so, i am officially retiring this blog. 
and! you can catch me over at my new blog, missDTM, where i'll be bringing you my misadventures as i get ready to go to grad school (and then while i'm away). i'll also be updating my new missDTM tumblr blog with what i call "grad school inspiration".

if you've been following me on my twisted-style tumblr blog, for now, i will be updating it as i have been so no worries there. my twitter will also remain the same. and if you're not following me on instagram, go ahead and add me there (@missdtm).

ciao bacalao!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

new obsession

YAY! i'm on instagram for real now (and not just on my itouch). 
you can check me out at missdtm.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Please tell me i'm living in the twilight zone

it's been a while since i've blogged and i have to admit it's because my heart is heavy. i just cannot get 2 things out of my mind:

1. trayvon martin
2. amandla stenberg and the hunger games

the injustice and racism of it all makes me sad and angry. it bothers me. i want to scream at the top of my lungs about how fucked up our society truly is and how disturbed i feel about the whole thing. it makes me sick. and it should make you feel sick as well.

a young black teenager is shot and no one is held responsible or charged.
a movie (based on a book) is released and people are "surprised/angry/upset" that a character is not white, even though the book clearly states that she has dark brown skin.


i wish someone would tell me that i am living in the twilight zone right now because i'm not understanding how it is 2012 and this is really our reality. what bothers me more is the fact that these are both young people we are talking about. young people. what kind of damage is this doing to other young people in this country? what are the messages that are being spread? how is any of this acceptable?!

i fear for the children of my friends, plus all of our future children (if/when we all have children). will we ever live in a time where the color of our skin does not impact the generalizations people make about us? will non-white characters be valued as much as their white counterparts? will we ever be equal?

i worry that the answers to all of these questions, thoughts and ideas in my head will forever be "no." but i am (and will always need to be) optimistic - otherwise i will make myself crazy or never have children of my own. i know that i tend to think "kumbaya - we're all equal - let's celebrate our differences and accept each other as humans" but i have to believe that this is possible. i still hope that one day i will not cry over another young person senselessly shot or feel upset about the nasty and negative things people say about a character in a book because of the color of her skin (btw - if you really thought that about rue, then your reading comprehension is off). 

i still hope to one day not worry about racial injustice and its repercussions.
i don't even care how idealistic that sounds. 

some articles/blogs you should read (because i'm not all that articulate when i'm upset and think there are a lot of other people who are):

Friday, March 16, 2012

day to night

apparently my signature look is a blazer and some flat boots since that's what happened today.

my day look (for a quick run to target and applebee's with the fam):

 that blazer is my fav. the shirt is from h&m, jeggings are levi's.

and night to celebrate my girl's bday:
 black blazer, AA dress (you can't really see it but it's there)

anyway, on my way out. have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

is it a blazer or a sweater?

my sis gave me this awesome sweater blazer thing i wore today and i am completely IN LOVE with it. it's warm, comfy and just so cool.

outfit details: dress - f21, sweater blazer thing - my sis 

my allergies must be kinda weird because i have been living in a fog for a week. hence, why i look so funny. lol.

and one more pic for fun of me with the puppy. it's been a minute since i've posted a pic of her!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

it's a beautiful day...

...in the neighborhood!

nyc in spring makes me smile so hard. although allergies suck, it makes me happy that the weather starts to warm up and the sun stays out longer. i've actually already attended my first bbq of the year and i'm looking forward to MORE bbq's this year!

outfit details: dress and boots - UO, my awesome new watch - present from my mom!

i know it's been a few days since i've blogged and that makes me sad because i've worn a lot of cute outfits! things have just been a little crazyyyyy. ekk.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

the shoes make the outfit

what a beautifullllllllllllllllllllll day in the neighborhood (aka - NYC)! i wish i had time to spend outdoors during lunch today but, alas, it was not meant to be. tomorrow is supposed to be equally as beautiful so i will make sure to get some of that vitamin D.

outfit details: skirt - f21, sweater - gap, shirt - AA, boots - my sis gave them to me!

these boots are amazing. my sis was nice enough to pass them along to me because her hubby bought her a similar pair for vday. so she'll probably be posting this outfit on her own blog, which means you should hop on over there and check it out.

Monday, March 5, 2012


i yawned about 14 times when i went to take these pics tonight. i'm not sure why i'm so damn tired. it's only monday!

outfit details: skirt and eyeglass necklace - f21, belt - target, sweater - old navy

to clear up what i said yesterday about pinterest, i've been reading some interesting articles about legalities and content on pinterest. as much as i love the site, i'm thinking about shutting mine down due to this article i read. i'm really bummed about it and haven't logged into my account in a few days. i don't want to have to shut it down, but i would be really upset if i was sued. thoughts? suggestions? help!

Sunday, March 4, 2012


lately on pinterest:

i'm actually debating whether or not i should shut down my account. too many legalities to worry about.

Friday, March 2, 2012

cuff it up

i'm not sure why i say things like, "i'm giving up shopping for lent!" not only did i order so many things before making that promise to myself that i have stuff STILL coming to me via mail, but my sister gave me 5 pairs of shoes and a new skirt at her house today.

yea, that's my life.

outfit details: denim shirt and playboy bunny earring - my dad's, belt - target, jeggings - levi's, cuff earring - h&m, boots - modcloth (my sis bought them for me)

i've had an insane obsession with ear cuffs lately and i was happy when i snagged this one from the h&m by my job right before lent. i really want a large cuff for my upper ear but i'll have to wait and purchase that after easter. i guess that gives me time to find the perfect one...?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

new years resolutions

i think today might be a good day to check in on my new years resolutions since...well, it's been on my mind. my picture a day resolution fell apart mid-month so i might go ahead and post the pics i actually took and then get right back on the wagon for march 1st. as for writing...well...

outfit details: sweater - gap, turtleneck - h&m, skirt - old navy, tights - duane reade

writing is going really well! and it actually feels good to be writing daily since i have this beautiful paulo coelho daily planner to write in. yes, sometimes i write a day late but i don't feel bad about that since some nights i'm just too tired to write. :)

i am picking up a new resolution for myself - draw more! i've been really inspired by the crazy little things i have surrounded myself with and so i will be drawing my things...it's inspired by everyday matters. you should pick up this book. it's really inspiring.

Monday, February 27, 2012

secret cupid exchange

i love this dress. L.O.V.E. i may say that about a lot of my dresses but it's true. this dress and i instantly fell in love at first sight. it's comfy and sweet and versatile.

outfit details: dress - f21, blazer - h&m, tights - hue, boots - UO

btw--my friend made me this amazing ipad envelop/clutch for our secret cupid exchange! read that sentence again - she MADE that for me! isn't it adorable?!? my current ipad case looks like a giant moleskin so it's awesome that my ipad and its case fits into this envelop clutch she made me. in looooooooooove.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


weather in nyc has been GORGEOUS. i'm not going to complain because i hate when i have to wear my snowboots for a month straight because of the weather but it does bother me. (global warming should bother all of us) 

since there's no need for me to wear my heavy scarf, i switched over to the one my mom gave me for christmas. this scarf is awesome. i love love love love it.

outfit details: skirt - old navy, shirt and ring - h&m, scarf - UO, belt - target

i'm actually working tomorrow - i don't normally work on fridays. i'm looking forward to having a real saturday off!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

peek a boo!

did you miss me?

i was doing so well blogging and then...well, i had one of those weeks where i worked a lot and was hardly home so i didn't blog. it's not an excuse, but real life kinda took over. i was excited to blog today until i realized that i wore my favorite work dress just slightly different so it wouldn't be worth a whole blog post. shrug.

instead, i thought i would blog about my spanking new ring and glasses. this pic is kinda weird but you get the point:
ring and glasses - h&m

i decided to give up fried foods (bye bye french fries), hamburgers and shopping for lent so yesterday was supposed to be my splurge day. i had fries and a burger but i didn't really splurge...i bought a new earring/cuff thing, 2 rings and these glasses...and that was it. 

somehow/someway, i will get through 40 days of no shopping. i just have to keep repeating that to myself.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

un-valentine's day mood

i hate to say it, but i have a love-hate relationship with valentine's day. i love telling my friends and family how much i LOVE them on a frequent basis, but i hate the pressure of valentine's day. i think it dates back to middle school when all of the cool girls would be showered with flowers, balloons, candygrams and stuffed animals. barf. it seemed really extra to me for someone to try and prove how much they loved me on one day of the year. it makes me uncomfortable. in my mind, it seems really forced and unromantic - plus, being "romantic" is not in my dna. i would rather snuggle with my boo while watching some "big bang theory" instead of sitting at some fancy dinner with wine. i don't even drink wine like that! (ok, now i'm just whining).

my boo calls me the ebenezer scrooge of valentine's day since i've been rolling my eyes and talking about my disdain for vday for the past couple of days. sorry, boo. i would really rather sleep my way through the day in my red heart pj's than go out into the world. 

but if you're like me and have a love-hate relationship with valentine's day, here's some fun stuff you can order for yourself:

this is way cool. i love how it's kinda "day of the dead", classic and cool.

this cracks me up. it's totally how i feel.
really cute to wear on the day.

seriously, that skull is amazing. and the anatomical heart?!? to die for. literally.

winner winner, chicken dinner

and the winner of the created by fortune wrap bracelet is:


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

oh, just sitting around in a crown...

yes, you read that correctly. i'm just sitting around in my duck feather crown looking through pinterest. i'm obsessed with it...i even pin from my phone if i can't do it from my computer!
best valentine's day gift from my sister. 

here's some stuff i'm obsessing over on pinterest:

Monday, February 6, 2012

new dress

new dress, how i love thee. my sis was kind enough to snag me this awesome dress from...well, idk where. either way, it's really cute and i got tons of compliments about it today. SCORE. 

oh - and i tried to hide the fact that the boo totally dropped his dirty knife on my dress during dinner tonight.  total d'oh moment. oh well.

outfit details: dress - from my sis, blazer - h&m, jewelry - my sis

the giveaway is still open, if you're interested! just leave a comment on that post to be entered.