Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It has been more than one year since I have posted - 15 months (!) - and because of all the social media outlets, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc., I forgot about this blog.  Unfortunately, a couple weeks ago, someone broke into my car and took one of the most valuable things in my life, my MacBook.  Now, this laptop was 4 years old, two of the keys were not working, and there was a huge crack on the outside cover.  So, I do not mean valuable in terms of monetary value, but in terms of the memories it held, it was absolutely priceless. I did not back up my thousands of photos, my hundreds of documents, my work from law school, my research from internships, classes, and projects, the book I was writing, and other assorted keepsakes and items saved on my laptop.  Anything that I saved from the past twenty-something years is gone.  After going through the stages of grief (denial, anger, depression), I have finally hit acceptance and I am trying to move on through the best way I know how - to document and create new memories.  And so, here I am, blogging again.  Stay tuned!  xx  

Friday, May 24, 2013

This is Leonardo at the after-party for the Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I hope that he - and you all (!) - have a relaxed Memorial Day and are able to enjoy it - paparazzi-free :D

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

My apologies for the lack of posts, but I have been at a party!  A "GREAT" party!* Hope you all enjoyed this film as much as I did!

*also, I am out of town for work this week ... and going to Las Vegas for play this weekend :)

Thursday, May 09, 2013

It might be May and spring but I am going back to black in my color choices - for now!  I have had a very busy week but looking forward to The Great Gatsby and to Mother's Day weekend.  Moms deserve all the respect in the world.  Today I am wearing Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Geo Burnout Velvet Dress with H&M Fitted Blazer, Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Molly Patent Pump in black, and very chic dark burgundy colored tights.  The dress is versatile, without the jacket it is a great party dress, with an open back.  Only the front has the art deco burnout velvet panel.  I would not dare to wear the dress to work without the blazer, which means if it is being worn in the office it should be a colder day, so I do not sweat from the heat in my blazer!    

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Last weekend's weather was perfect in Los Angeles.  Warm, clear and sunny, ideal for my friend's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" themed bridal shower, which was held outside and featured Tiffany-box inspired square petits fours and edible pearls sprinkled on mini Tiffany Blue cupcakes!  I imagined the weather this week would stay about the same, but, of course, the old adage "April showers bring May flowers" was true today, on the last day of April, and I am dressed inappropriately for the weather, albeit, very work-appropriate!  I am wearing a two tone blush shift dress from H&M.  The H&M Blush Shift Dress features scallop black lace overlay and trim detailing, which makes it very chic.  I am also wearing a Target Merona Cardigan, and Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Toecap Platform Wedge.  I might be cold, but at least I look good! 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Feeling a bit dark this week, with all the devastating events that are happening around the world.  The best thing to do is to stay positive, and for all of us to figure out how we can serve our communities in some meaningful way.  On a plus, I am going to San Diego this weekend for a wedding and will be staying on Coronado Island.  This will be the first of a half-dozen weddings scheduled for the spring and summer.  This is also the first wedding which I have ever attended which has a strict dress code.  Taken from the website: "*Ladies: Please do not wear black, white (or any shade of white, ivory, cream, etc.), red or magenta/fuschia.*"  Obviously my outfit today would not work ;)  I am wearing an all-black outfit: my favorite Urban Outfitters BDG Pull-On Pant, H&M Fitted Blazer, and Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Square Neck Peplum Top, which is not even noticeable in the photo!  The shoes are not black, they are vintage Nine West spike heels with a pointed toe, featuring an interesting pink and red burgundy spectator pattern with a mini buckle and little polka dots.  I hope everyone is safe and happy!  

Friday, April 12, 2013

I am not going to Coachella this year.  And, I am ok with it.  Well, mostly :D  The times that I did have at Coachella was unbelievable, and I appreciated it all.  I was not so impressed with the line-up this year, but before I could even look up some of the bands or find a condo to rent for the weekend, the tickets were sold-out.  Such is life.  Instead, today I went to Newport Beach for a client meeting and I am planning on spending the weekend with friends and family, perhaps checking out an art show and hitting a trendy restaurant.  This outfit is perfect to transition from day to night.  I wore Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Pleated Chiffon Mini Skirt, Forever 21 Lace Button-Down Blouse, and Madden Girl "Fawwn" Taupe Patent Pumps.  The cardigan is something I have had in my closet forever.  The tag on the back of the cardigan states "hearts".  I have never heard of a brand named "hearts" and a google search came up empty.  Nevertheless, the cardigan is soft and comfortable and  I was able to make it new by bedazzling it with some sequins on the sides.  Perfect for a chic Friday both in and out of the office!