Thursday, April 29, 2010


I am trying to rationalize buying this woven wedge wonder from Elizabeth and James... Considering that I already own a ton of heels and this beauty is $425.00, it's not really working.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Things I learn from festival season in ATL...

Here are some things you should know about Festival Season in Atlanta, namely the Dogwood Festival that is held in midtown in Piedmont Park every spring...

1. Because the state of Georgia has extra horny bees and flowers and whatever it is that makes pollen go ape-shit, take a Claritin before you decide to venture out. As a matter of fact, take one the night before.

2. Come out early to find parking along 1oth-14th Street or expect to pay a hefty $11.00 to park in a parking deck nearby. Oh, and traffic is the worst in the area during the Dogwood Festival.

3. Do not be fooled; while the Dogwood Festival does boast a lot of interesting folk art to buy, save your money--save your money for the tempting festival food stands that line the park throughout--the art is generally over-priced crap. I mean, how much do you really need a flying pig made out of an old propane gas tank to hang in your yard for $500.00?

4. Related to #2, it is much more fun and MUCH cheaper to walk around making fun of the "art" than actually buying it.

5. Now, as tempting as it looks to chow down on a huge, cured turkey leg after a long day walking around in the sun, DON'T. It's $10 bucks and it's WAY too salty and you won't even want to finish it. Learn from my mistake.

6. You think you want funnel cake, but after paying $6.00 for it and only eating 2-3 bitefuls, trust me, you're going to want to take the rest of it and pawn it off for $4 bucks to someone else. YOU CANNOT FINISH IT and you certainly don't want to carry around that plate until it falls through from all the grease that is weighing down on it. Just leave the wonderful taste of overly sweet festival funnel cake to your childhood memories where they belong.

7. DO get a nice, cold margarita on the rocks. Maybe two, but any more and you might kid yourself into buying an elaborate, ostentatious cutting board you don't need.

8. If you have a date, bring a blanket. In the evening, a huge screen and projector is set up in the park for some romantic, under-the-stars movie-going experience for everyone to enjoy. Hopefully they'll play Psycho again and you'll get extra lucky.

9. Grab all of the freebies! Except a freshly brewed cup of Folger's coffee... Tempting? Yes. Smart? No. It gets really hot in ATL, even in the spring, and a hot cup of coffee won't help you cool off.

10. If you have children, be sure to bring a cooler filled with food and drink. I saw a mom with 3 kids and she probably dropped a cool $40 bucks buying them various extremely unhealthy (deep-fried Snickers, anyone?) festival fare that would normally cost $10 bucks total elsewhere. And this doesn't even include the insane face paint I saw on each of them and the crazy, crafted hair-do's two of the girls were sporting.

11. No one really comes for the Dogwood tree blossoms. I didn't see a single one. I don't even know if they really have them around or not. Don't look for them.

Next up, the Twilight Criterium in Athens maybe?


...can't I ever look this cool?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Apparently, clogs are back...

So my sister and I are trying to sell this vintage pair that we found at Goodwill some days ago. The leather studded fringe remind me of the "mohawk" heels from Prada's 2009 fall line... sorta. Anywho, go head and eat up this "new" trend and bid away!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Here is a crappy picture I took with my cell phone of my delicious tuna melt sammich. The cucumbers really make a difference, let me assure you.

Anywho, this picture reminds me of
WARNING: This website will make you hungry.

What's up, Doc Martens?

Thao and I just put a new listing for a pair of sweet Doc Martens we found at Goodwill on Buford. Ch-ch-check it out!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Absence makes the runner grow exhausted

Since I signed up for membership at LA fitness, I had not had a run through Shady Valley, a long stretch of road by my neighborhood, since sometime back in late December. Today, I decided to re-visit my old running grounds. The weather was beautiful and it tempted me out of my sicky laziness. I ran all the way to the park and almost ran the whole way back until I reached the dreaded hill.

This hill makes up about a 1/4th of my run, there are no trees here to shield me from the harsh sun, and it's the last part of my trip. As treacherous and seemingly never-ending as this hill is, I usually run it almost all the way up, only having to slow to a trot near the end of it. Today, however, I couldn't even make it half way. I began to feel crazy stitches in my side and my calves and thighs were tightening up and burning like crazy. I quickly admitted defeat and began to power-walk the rest of the way up like a loser. BLAAAH.

Here is one of my all-time favorite commercials (inspired me to start running, actually):

If this ever happens to me in real life, I hope the killer is not chasing me uphill.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Malaise

I woke up at 7:20am and got out of the house by 7:35am to make it to 3 dispossessory hearing for work today at 8:30am (talk about a freaking panic attack). Now, I am generally really quick about getting ready in the mornings, but this was pretty hectic for me today. On top of waking up pretty late for the hearings, I woke up with a crazy cold. Even after chowing down on some steaming-hot Chik-fil-A chicken noodle soup, I didn't feel any better and had to have Thao take me home. Thanks again!!!

Now here comes the good part of my day... After arriving home, I cleaned up my entire room, did some long over-due laundry, and then sat and drank a big ol' mug of earl grey. I don't know why, but tea and doing chores generally lifts my spirits. Although sitting at home feeling sick and gross wouldn't normally qualify as being the "good part of my day", but on a crazy Monday like this, it works.

Anywho, here are some pictures from the weekend:

Thao and Uyen, cheesin' after a hard-earned doubles' victory

Why yes, that IS my amazing old world map leather tote. Got it for $2.00 at Goodwill!

How hilarious is this tee? H-Mart is the best!

Thao and I started off our Sunday by hitting up our Women's tennis match (we were rotated out this week so we didn't get to play) and watched them completely dominate the other team. We took the opportunity to eat some on-sale Easter candy and tan. Later, we went to H-Mart with our cousins to help them run errands and grab dinner. After that, we caught a showing of Clash of the Titans. As much as I love the sexy and talented Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington (who doesn't?), the movie was pretty disappointing. Oh well, at least I didn't pay an extra $4 bucks to watch the 3D version or anything.

So it wasn't the most exciting weekend, but it was relaxing. After a hectic work-week, it was exactly what I needed to jump start my Monday, even if it didn't go as well as desired.

Gotta take some meds now, PEACE!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Want vs. Need

Want: Givenchy Jelly Caged Sandals in Ivory. Even though they're from last season (I've been lusting after them since!), they're still going for about $299 on Ebay... I think I should go with a similar version from Urbanouttfitters in tan, even if it is still a cool $110.00.

NEED: Some new work out clothes. I mean, I don't have a problem wearing ratty, old tees to the gym with some random shorts, but wearing that stuff at the LA Fitness in Buckhead just ain't gonna cut it any more. Here is a cute outfit from Women's Health Magazine:

Cute, right? But I think until I run another 100 miles or so, I'll keep that cute vest zipped up.

Speaking of which, I have discovered that working out will make you more energized, no matter how tired you feel. I had the longest, crappiest workday yesterday and the last thing I wanted to do was to go to the gym. But, I somewho mustered the will to go and when I ran my 2.5 miles on the treadmill, I felt light as a feather. After working out some more, I went home feeling like new. Nothing like a good work-out followed by a cool shower to wash off the day's bad mojo.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thinking ahead...

So I did a little online shopping during my lunch break and this is what I bought for myself from J.Crew. I'm not 100% sure when I will be going to the beach or anything, but it was on sale and I cannot resist anything with stripes.

I'm sure it will suit me just fine sitting on my deck with a magazine in the sun.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday Time-Waster

Seriously, Cadbury Eggs are the best part of every Easter.

Hello my lovely, lovely readers! Did you all have a good Easter? I know I did--after eating fresh fruit and tanning at Piedmont Park all day with my good friend Heather, I went home, ate some spring rolls and napped for about 5 hours straight... Who says you can't get caught up on sleep?

The first two weeks of the month are always the busiest at work (this is when we're collecting everyone's rent, bills come in and out, etc) so I don't really have much time to post anything substantial, so I'll leave you with this:

This time-waster will not only make you smarter, it will help you do your part to end world hunger.

If anything, maybe it will help you prevent from writing like some of my mobile park tenants... Here's an excerpt from a note left for us: I did not know rent was due on the 3th of ever month...


Well, happy 6rd of April!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Want vs. Need

Want: Sweet, gold acrylic-metal alloy Dinosaur necklace from the amazing S/S04 Tatty Devine collection.

Need: Save up money for two seat deposits for law school (sorry, I can't find anything that's depressing/lame enough to depict this accordingly).

Seriously though, how great is that necklace? It costs £114... I don't know how much that is, but I'm pretty sure that it's more than I can afford for a necklace right now, even if it is an amazing, golden skeletal t-rex one.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Vay-kay, s'il vous plait!

This is a picture of Max and I several years ago on our college spring break in Panama City Beach (PCB for all the cool people). The photo was taken by a random photographer for South Shore Studio (note the cheesy pose). Max and I were too cheap to order our own copies, so we just copied and pasted what we could from the website, hence the company logo plastered across our lovely photo.

I've been working 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. I think it's about time I take another vacation, don't you agree? A niiiiice, waaaaarm, vacation.