Once Upon a Starry Night

once upon a starry night
once upon a starry night


I searched high and low for this dress at Forever 21 when I was home, but never found it.  By the time I tried to order it online, it was out of stock- buyer’s regret :(  I mean seriously, this dress is so perfect for me!  At least through polyvore I can dream about how I would wear it… Do you guys have any stories about something you wished you purchased when you had the chance? 

P.S. Oh, and I changed the layout a bit!  The link to my archive is now located at the top and is viewable as a separate page.  What do you think about the changes?

The Packages Came!

Since several of my packages came this weekend, I thought I would show you guys what I’ve purchased recently!

Boots

I bought these boots from Wanted Shoes on Tuesday and they arrived on Friday- I mean, talk about fast shipping!  Not only was shipping free, but these were also on sale, so I got them for $40!  I purchased them to replace my favorite boots which broke over winter break and I think I made a good choice.  The knee-high length is great and the boots are sooo comfortable.  At first, I wasn’t too keen on the finish of the boots, which looks sort of like crinkled leather, but it is definitely growing on me and I figure as I wear them that sheen will fade.  Also, they have a sort of western feel which is different for me and which I like.

I bought both of these items from Cait’s etsy shop.  I discovered her blog and shop through Pay it Forward 2011 (I am one of her recipients) and I’m so glad that I did because she makes/sells the cutest stuff!  I can’t wait to wear my purchases and you should definitely check out her shop!

This last picture is more of a teaser because I don’t want to give away too much!  I’ve decided what I’m going to make for my Pay it Forward 2011 participants and the yarn I’ve chosen finally arrived today. I’ve been itching to get started, so off I go!  Hope you guys are having a good weekend! :)

On Nnenna’s Needles #4

First, a little housekeeping: You may have noticed that I didn’t post anything on Sunday and Monday this week and the reason is that I didn’t have any quality photos to share.  I like documenting my outfits and knowing what I wore, so I’ve been taking pictures and posting them even though the quality was not superb.  Well, I’m trying to improve that and post better-quality photos, so no outfit posts if I don’t have good pictures (I’m not talking professional level here, I mean, I know next-to-nothing about photography, I just want to avoid any more pictures with a lot of glare or blurriness. That sort of thing.)  I’ll just recreate the outfits that didn’t get photographed, hopefully with the help of a new little toy that should be arriving in the mail soon!  Anyways, on to the good stuff!

Summer Breeze
I do not remember why my face is cut off in these pictures,
maybe I had a huge zit or something?!

I made this tank top last Spring in one of my favorite colors to wear, burgundy.  Since it’s pretty much see-through, I always wear something underneath, but I can also see it over a bathing suit on the beach– I can’t wait for that to turn into reality!  Seriously, I’m over this snow business, I’d really like it to be warm!  Even though I’ve spent four winters over here, I’m a California girl through and through!  Which brings me to my next item of business…

Questions! Here’s what some of you wanted to know:
1. Ashley asked- Where are you from? I was born in Bakersfield, California, moved around a bunch (including Lompoc, CA, Houston, TX, Grand Blanc, MI, and then back to Bakersfield, CA), but now currently living in New Haven, CT where I go to school.
2. Laura asked- What is your major at school? I am an International Studies/Spanish double major, which is cool because I get to study in several different areas and learn about different countries, but focus on what I’m most interested in.
3. Laura also asked- If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be? This is tough, I’m a terrible at naming my favorite book, or song, or that sort of thing, but, if I had to choose, I might say (see, even then I’m not committing!) Singing in the Rain because it was one of the first classic movies I watched and lead me to discover that I love old movies, especially musicals!
Now, some random facts:
4. I had never seen a show on Broadway until this past weekend, but since Saturday, I’ve seen two- Chicago and Wicked!  Chicago was good, but Wicked was a large-scale production and it really was amazing! Have any of you seen a Broadway show?
5. I’m the oldest child and I have three younger siblings- one sister (17) and two brothers (14 & 10).
6. I’m fairly short (5’3″), but people always think I’m taller and I don’t know why! works for me though, ha :D
7. My dream hubby would speak both Spanish and French and have an EU passport so that I could have citizenship too! (I’m only half kidding ;)
Yay, it feels so nice to get a chance to post again!  Can’t wait to hear from you guys and hope you’re having a lovely hump day! =)

Early Valentine’s Day

Is it just me or did they start advertising for Valentine’s Day really early this year?  Well, I guess the subliminal messaging worked because I wore this outfit recently:

dress- thrifted from saver’s, tights and flats- forever 21
cardigan- forever 21
apologies for the bad lighting, I’m really trying to work on it!

I wore it to a white wine tasting, which was a lot of fun!  We tasted different types of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Pinot Grigio– I think Riesling is my favorite because it is so deliciously sweet.  Even though we are technically only allowed to go to one, I’m trying to see if I can attend the red wine tasting because the white wine tasting was so informative and fun!  Which do you prefer, red wine or white wine?

Also, I would like give a big thank you to Anna and Ribka for both giving me the Stylish Blogger Award this week!

In order to accept this award, I’m supposed to share seven things about me– however, I am really bad at sharing in this sense, so I thought maybe you guys could ask me questions (in the comments) and I will pick seven of them and answer in the next post.  How does that sound?

I’m also supposed to pass it on to seven bloggers I’ve recently discovered, so here we go!

1. Gem from Gembear
3. Amber from Amber Blue Bird
5. Kristin from Doll Parade
7. Kirstin from Crimson Rosella