Friday, February 21, 2014

Our Galentine's Date

It's been a while since my best friends and I have gone out just to eat and enjoy each other's company ...or since we've gone out for frozen yogurt ;) the main reason we had this Galentine's date!

That Sunday, of my most dreaded Valentine's weekend ever (I'm getting old and bitter), 7 of us met up and went to a global market where we had Mediterranean, African, and Mexican food for lunch and exchanged diy cards and candy bags, drove to Uptown for dessert at Yogurt Lab and ended the day at the movie theaters to watch "Endless Love".

Like one of my friends said, this really turned out to be a date. Food, dessert, and a movie ...complete with a card and candy exchange. It was really fun but in reality, this is one of the most boring types of first dates, EVER lol! 
 DIY card: crochet heart (in little effort to participate in the 2nd annual Sheepish Heart Bomb, I sewed them onto cards instead), sewn with twine, with a cute quote appropriate for my dandy work, 
"Friendships are sewn one stitch at a time."

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday's Orange

It's Monday! I had myself an iced hazelnut coffee! It always starts off my day well. I've also been crazy about asian pear for breakfast or a snack; it's crunchy, juicy, and perfectly sweet my opinion, way better than the regular pears.

Onto my OOTD, this is my favorite sweater cardigan. I like the soft taupe color, coziness, and length ...everything about it :) And yesterday I painted my nails in an orange color, after seeing an old picture and remembering what summer is like and how desperately I need summer right now!  

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Pajamas Type Of Day

Today is an ultimate lazy day! Although I never claim to be lazy ...I'm just always "tired" ;) It's cold, I woke up around 9am, got a good workout in, watched a bit of my current favorite Korean drama, "My Love From Another Star" <3, had a light breakfast, and am blogging just now.

I'm in my pajamas and plan to stay in them all day but picked out an outfit in case I do step outside. I'm obsessed with these booties I recently purchased at a steal! I fell in love with the cognac color, studs on the back, and the dark finish on the tip. Cardigans and leggings are a must for me.

So Over Winter

Here is my first OOTD of the year and first in a while. The midwest has been getting a lot of negative weather and I didn't want to risk my life (it's not that severe though lol) taking OOTDs outdoors for better lighting. It was late at night before I decided to snap a quick picture.

Yesterday was a typical work day for me and then endless errands before I could meet up with my girlfriends to do some general planning for a trip to South Korea this Spring! It'll be the first time for a couple of the girls but a second for me and another friend. We're all very excited and can't wait til for this vacation, that has been long overdue! Also it's been 2 years since I've parted my hair on the side. I might stick to it for a while :)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Gems and Desserts

Tuesday would've been a perfect day take pictures and to vlog (something I don't plan on doing).

My sister and I drove 40mins to pick up our other sister and decided to go hang out for a while. We stopped by an outdoor shopping mall right off the highway, when a store caught my eye! Shopping, thrifting, and stopping by a bakery was such a great way to spend our afternoon together! We first went to thrift and my sister found a gem! It's one of the cutest piece of stone decor for her room! I also found a big black Jansport backpack! Something I've wanted but could never cough up the money to spend that much on a backpack ...purse? No problem! ;) Lol. Red velvet and salted caramel cupcakes, vanilla and chocolate macarons, and hardy burgers soon followed after made me miss California a lot ^^~ Target (currently in a real love/hate relationship with) was our last stop and that's where I found a new pair of booties on clearance! 

Unfortunately, the cupcakes and macarons were the only thing I took a picture of. It's pretty ;D I have to say though, those Trader Joe's macarons were delicious! I'd buy them again for a cheap fix. But the Whole Foods cupcakes, never again. The consistency of the cake and frosting were not up to par to my likings.

A perfect spontaneous day with my sisters.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Hello Blog!

Hello 2014! Hello February, this beautiful month of 2014! I started this blog back in 2011 I believe and have just deleted every blog post I've typed up. I want to start anew! And I feel this month of February would be the perfect month to start that because so far I've just had a great feeling about everything in life. I'm realizing so many things that I've not seen and understanding everything that has happened in my life. Life has never been clearer as an adult!

Off the top of my head: I am Hmong and am taller than the average Hmong woman and Man :/ ...yet I embrace it, love fashion, squeals over anything cute, I crochet and sew, I love coffee ...on the bitter side, Mayo is my main condiment, love the ocean, I'm organized, and am a simple but detailed person <3

See you all in my next post!