From CB Boutique
Aren’t these earrings GORGEOUS??
WINGS OF LOVE EARRINGS
From CB Boutique
Aren’t these earrings GORGEOUS??
WINGS OF LOVE EARRINGS
How cute is this photo?
I finally got the chance to try out this fall’s new lipstick trend: dark red/wine lips.
THE BEST PART of this entire trial? I found the colors in my own lipstick collection! I had bought a few darker colors a year or two ago and found that it didn’t really compliment my skin the same way bright colors did (bright pinks/reds). But with the help of this trend coming back, I gave it another try. =)
NARS: Damaged (matte color)
Fresh: Sugar Plum (added on top for some shine and moisture)
The light wasn’t on my side, so these pics are a bit dark.
What do you think? Love it or Hate it?
Once a year, my coworkers and I go to the dorms and participate in something called “major blast” at UCLA. It’s for freshman and transfer students~ to help expose them to our majors/minors and also counsel them in person and answer any questions.
My majors are always SUUUPER popular (not) and I’m busy all night interacting with eager beaver students (not).
But on the plus side, I get to hang out with my coworkers and eat free dorm food! *woot *
This was the absolute perfect weekend. After weeks of running around like crazy people, Markel and I finally had 1 weekend of almost nothing. =)
Friday, I met up with a friend who was proposing the next day! (eek!!) We went over some last minute details at Susina Bakery in Beverly Hills. BEST latte I’ve ever had and the most amazing white chocolate cake!
After our little pow wow, I picked up Mulberry Pizza for dinner with Markel. A romantic dinner for two ❤ We’ve been craving New York Style Pizza all week and it we FINALLY filled that craving. Mulberry has 5 locations in southern California and…boy…it is FANTASTIC.
We spent the night hanging out, talking, drinking, watching a movie and spending much needed 1:1 time together. For the first time in a long time, it felt like we were 23 again having a super fun night together. Usually we’re so exhausted that we go straight to bed or watch a few shows in silence~ destressing from our week.
I guess Mulberry Pizza + wine + netflix is exactly what the doctor ordered =)
After the proposal, we walked along the canals and went to Canali cafe on Washington Blvd. We all celebrated together in one big group and just got to really love the newly engaged couple. ❤ Canali was aiite, but only because I hated our 1 waiter. The chai latte was amazing and I loved Markel’s meatball sandwich and my tofu sandwich.
My adorable hubby. xoxo as we waited for our food. ❤
We spent the rest of the afternoon shopping for our Halloween party. ❤ We had lots of fun eating, drinking and carving pumpkins!
We made the most delicious Hallo-Tini’s =) They tasted like orange creamsicles and you couldn’t even taste the alcohol! SOOOOOOOO deliiiiic xoxo
Our dear friend also made homemade whoopie pies that were TO DIE FOR.
ANDDDD for the grand dessert finale, another friend brought Big Man Bakes Cupcakes!!
(I was so hungry I forgot to take pictures of the real food…oops! lol)
Party decorations! =) This is the first time I’ve ever used the spider web decorations and it was the perfect touch! I’m definitely buying them again next year. ❤
Pumpkin Carving! =)
My pumpkin has a perm. LOL
What I would look like at my mom’s age! hahaha Biggest Korean Perm for the girl that LOVES volume in her hair. LOL
Sunday has been the best day to unwind from the weekend and just relax. We woke up this morning and named it Markel’s day. We did only relaxing things. =) He’s been working so hard the past few weeks…MONTHS really… that today was all about him!
My au natural makeup look for today~
Today was the day that our good friends moved into our building!! We are SO EXCIIIIITED!! xoxo Can’t wait for the fun to commence! ❤
Markel and I grabbed brunch at Doughland a block away (we’re trying to walk more and explore our ‘hood). This restaurant was a great surprise. The food was SUPER good, the service was impeccable and the hefe beer was aaamaaazingggg. Markel and I have totally decided that this was our new “spot” for weekend brunches, dinners, and weekday happy hours! =)
Coming home from brunch =) our last pic of the day. xo
We spent the rest of the day/night watching football (Markel) and Sons of Anarchy (me). There are so many TV series’ that I’ve been dying to watch lately!!
This past weekend was really chill. Markel was gone in San Diego for 3 days, so I had some nice quiet time since Thursday. I had Friday off, so I spent the day sleeping/relaxing (I was under the weather) and then Saturday was the first time I left the apartment. =)
Here are my thursday/Friday/Saturday Morning pics…
Pumpkin Crossaints from Trader Joe’s!
Decorated the apartment with these little pumpkins ❤
Dyed my hair–didn’t turn out great
Saturday I went to two events: Housewarming + Birthday Dinner. Both were so much funnnnnn
Here is handsome Ethan below <3 He‘s the first baby to be born in my group of friends and well…we spent 3 hours obsessing over every blink, smile, bite of food, and diaper change. He was SUCH a great baby~~ so happy and calm. I hope my first is as good as he is!
The ladies of the night ❤ Didn’t take pictures of the boys, they were too busy watching football.
Seafood Pad thai
The ladies ❤ The boys were too shy to be on camera.
Sunday was a huge day. Sunday was Markel’s grandmother’s memorial service. Grandma Cordaro LOVED chocolate. So in her honor, there was a big chocolate bar! YUMMMMM
The lunch spread for 50+ guests
The Blair, Cordaro, Reynolds, Hussey and Rafter family =)
Isn’t this doggie SO ADORABLE??
The day of the memorial service was our 6 month anniversary. Since we didn’t get to celebrate, or just take a moment to remember it~ we did so on Monday. =)
This week was so busy that I didn’t get a chance to update until now. And now…it’s already the weekend! I seriously hope to sleep in and just do a lot of resting with Markel. ❤
I REALLY REALLY want this clutch! I first laid eyes on it in SF while shopping near Hait Street. Apparently Clare got her start in SF, so the store had a special display case for her items.
Piperlime is selling this baby for $195. *sigh * A bit too much for me, but someday I hope it’ll go on sale!
Here’s the piperlime listing: click here
I dyed my hair over the weekend~~ the reddish brown color on the top and the blonde color on the bottom (DIY ombre). HOWEVER…I didn’t anticipate that my hair would hold it’s color so well… after 3 showers and a LOT of leave in conditioner, my hair is still black. There’s a lighter brown tint to it…but in pictures and in person, it looks dark brown/black.
grrr next time i’ll use bleach at a hair salon with a stylist. lesson learned. *shaking head*
Can’t believe it’s already our 6 month anni! I’m not super mushy about celebrating these sorts of things…but then again…it only comes 1x in a life time right?
Here are a few pictures of our life together since 2008 ❤
Love of my life…I’m so glad I grew up with you, lived up my 20s with you and am starting a new fun married/family life with you. ❤
Love this picture. So far I have 1 set of knuckle rings but this picture makes me want a few more. I like the idea of stacking a ton of skinny rings together. ❤
Love the pop of red with Hunter Rain Boots!