Pinterest Outfit Ideas & Inspirations

I love looking at Pinterest to help me decide what new items I want to buy or give me ideas on how I should repurpose some older items in my closet.  Here ares one of my favorite looks that can transition from summer to fall and be my new fall staples.

Current Wishlist from Nordstroms

There are so many pretty things in this world that I want!!  Since I’m trying not to shop until after Hawai’i… here’s a wishlist of things I want (and also distract me from going out and buying it!).

1. A new purse

A. Kate Spade–‘cedar street harmony – medium’ tote

B. Alexander Wang–‘Rockie – Dumbo Black’ Leather Satchel

C. Chloé–‘Marcie’ Top Handle Leather Satchel

D. Saint Laurent–‘Sac de Jour – Small’ Leather Tote

2. Slouchy Sweaters

A.  Vince–Drape Front Cardigan

B.–Vince–Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

C.–autumn cashmere–Stripe Cashmere Sweater

D.–Donna Karan–Collection Drape Neck Cashmere Sweater

E.–Tildon–Bouclé Knit Robe Cardigan

F.  Yigal Azrouël–Textured Stripe Cardigan

3. New Shoes

A.  J. Reneé  ‘Lilliana’ Pump (Online Only)

B. VC Signature–‘Karren’ Boot

C.   DV by Dolce Vita–‘Marv’ Flat

D.  Hunter–‘Original Tall’ Gloss Rain Boot (Women)

4. New Sunnies

A.  Ray-Ban–‘Original Aviator’ 58mm Polarized Sunglasses

B.  Wildfox–‘Classic Fox’ Sunglasses

C. Wildfox–‘Kitten’ 56mm Sunglasses

D. Prada–Oversized Retro Sunglasses

Staff Development Day

Once a year, UCLA throws a huge Staff Development Day on the lawn outside my building.  about 100,000 employees gather and have lunch together, picnic on the grass, listen to music and just get… well appreciated. =P

My coworkers and I spent an amazing 2-hour lunch together just catching up & enjoying the summer day.  xoxo  It’s always awesome to see so many familiar faces on campus eating, dancing (with the live music) and unwinding on a picnic blanket. ❤


My Turkey Lunch Box


Waterlemon.  YUMMM


Our little picnic ❤


My new Shoes!! xoxo



Elorie Bella Ballet Flats

Gilt Group was having a sale this week and I snatched up 2 pairs of Bella Ballet Flats.  I wanted like 5 different colors, but Markel would kill me…so I secretly bought 2 instead. =P  I picked these because they looked really comfortable and they had a nice amount of cushion at the bottom of the shoes~ which means I can wear them at work =)

 Originally selling for $188, these babies were on sale for $79!Image 3 Image 4

This was the one I REALLY wanted, but they didn’t have my size =(

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Sole Society Boots: Becky

I want these!!  If you go to the Sole Society website, you can get a 20% off coupon code + free shipping.  That means that these babies are only $64 + tax=)  This was my first time on their site and I really want like 5 pairs of shoes!!  gahhh  Think Markel will give me a “back to school” shopping spree??

I want the black ones ❤

Other shoes I’m lusting after…

Random Bits of Our New Place

Here is a random collage of our new apartment.  I originally meant to do a little video tour of it~ but~ I got lazy.  (sorry folks!)

Here are some photos from my phone.  If you like it and want more, let me know!  Perhaps I will try making a little video ❤

My favorite clock from ZGallerie is on our bookshelf ❤


The B from our wedding and the wine rack that Mike made from Scratch.  My favorite is are the glass decanters from his Grandpa ❤


Our credenza ❤


Candy Jars


Our living Room with a blue/white color scheme.  The map is our newest addition the home.  It’s really cool because instead of shapes, the country’s name is written in the shape of the country.  We’re slowly getting a few more things to add to that big white wall.



Dining Room Area: “brown room” Where the furniture is brown.



The bedrooms are still really plain and in the kitchen, I just hung a curtain…nothing much bigger.  We’re still working on decorating more…but I think the initial momentum is slowing.

Hautelook Haul

I haven’t shopped online at a sample sale website in…AGES.  I was looking for a birthday present for someone on Hautelook, when I came across these gorgeous earrings ❤  I’m obsessed with studs and some bright colors for spring right now.  Can’t wait till they come!

Navajo Earrings

Rose Post Earrings