Monday, May 22, 2017


Some of my favorite things lately...
BaubleBar does these little pull tie bracelets so well. They are cute and affordable, and they always have great new ones coming out. I've been wearing my evil eye lately.

My favorite pair of jeans right now are these slim boyfriends from J Crew. They aren't too baggy, but they are still much more flattering than skinnies, high-waisted or baggier boyfriends.

 The Bubbly shower gel from Lush was part of a Christmas gift. I've been using it sparingly because it's just so good, but I'm almost out, and I'll have to wait six more months for more. In the meantime, I think I'll be switching to Yuzu and Cocoa.
 I bought my Gucci bag about three years ago, and I didn't get a lot of use out of it at first. Now it's my daily carry. It's the perfect size, has a great dark brown color, and it works well with casual daily outfits or as a work tote. I wouldn't sneeze at someone giving me this version either.
My aesthetician tried to convince me that I needed the Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence in my life, but it's pricey, so I fought it for quite a while. I finally gave in, and I have to say, it's worth every penny. This stuff has made my skin texture change dramatically for the better. I use it sparingly just once a day, and I know I'll be using it for a long while. 

Friday, May 19, 2017


Jacket: Ann Taylor
Dress: ASOS
Bag: Coach
Shoes: Ralph Lauren

First I started a blog, and I worked on it for a while. Then life got in the way, and I didn't blog as much. Then life really got in the way, and I didn't blog at all. Then I made some life changes, and I suddenly had time to blog again, but I didn't want to. There are several reasons why, but basically, it just wasn't clicking for me anymore. It wasn't fun; it was so much effort to take and edit photos, and, frankly, I didn't feel like writing.

But I finally had time, and I'm a blogger. I can't be a blogger if I'm not blogging. So I made the effort, and I blogged, and it was still a hassle and not fun or enjoyable, and I still didn't like it. I tried some different things that still didn't motivate me or make me want to do it anymore than before. So I didn't blog again.

And then suddenly last week, I was sitting at my desk one day, and I thought, "I really want to work on my blog." So now I'm back and I'm working on my blog again. Does this mean it's a for sure thing that I'm going to be committed and work at this? I think it's too early to tell, but it does mean that this week, I got a blog post up. That's more than a lot of weeks over the past two years, so that's something isn't it?

Friday, May 5, 2017


Cardigan: Old but similar here 
Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: Ralph Lauren (Old but there are some great mules here)
Bag: Gucci
Sunglasses: Coach

Today's Exercise: Yoga
Weight: 168.8 (-3.6)

April was a rough month for me. I had three consecutive weeks of business travel followed by a week at Disneyland and visiting family back in California for Spring Break. I had a really hard time staying motivated to find a way to get a workout in and make good eating choices while away on my own, and then on vacation, all bets were off.

As soon as we were back home, A started rehearsals for her spring showcase, and our dinner and workout schedule had multiple conflicts.

This week I finally feel like I'm back on track - just in time for my business trip next week. It's a vicious cycle.

Friday, February 17, 2017


Dress: Ann Taylor
Bag: Similar here
Shoes: Marc Jacobs
Jacket: RED Valentino
Lipstick: L'Oreal La Lacque in 203 Lacquerized

Location: Valentine's date with the hubs at Gordon Ramsey Steak in the Paris Hotel
Today's Exercise: Yoga Yin
Weight: 166.8 (-5.6)

Friday, February 10, 2017

My First Attempt at Vlogging

Jeans: J Crew
Boots: Sperry
Shirt: Wyatt - old but similar here
Coat: H&M - old but similar here
Lancome Juicy Shaker in Walk the Lime
TokyoMilk Dark Lip Elixir in Clove Cigarette No. 18
Dr Brandt Hint of Tint Pores No More is no longer available - the better untinted version is here

After thinking about it for a while, we decided to try vlogging on our drive to California for the holidays. I don't know how people are able to edit entire days down to brief and exciting snippets. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Cold in California

Jeans: J Crew
Boots: Sperry
Sweater: J Crew
Blanket Scarf: Zara
Coat: BCBG from 2 years ago but similar here

Update on my goals: With the new year, I played with my goals a bit. Still focusing on getting to the gym and getting to a healthier weight, and balancing work versus leisure. But I've been very successful building the habit of leisure into my day, so I'm not tracking it any longer. I'm still not sure what goal I'm going to replace it with, but as soon as I figure it out, you'll be the first to know. Did you make goals for this year?

Today's workout:       Yin Yoga
                                  Current weight: 169.4 (-3) 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Business Trip, Holidays, DMV, Diet Update, Tarte Neck Cream, Revlon

Tarte Maracuja Neck Treatment -
Revlon Kiss Balm in Crisp Apple -

New video up on YouTube. Thanks for watching and hope you had great holidays.