November 6, 2011

current favs...and ramblings :)

some random current favs...fall edition :)

  • nyx powder blush in desert rose (yes, this is giving nars dolce vita a run for its money!)

  • my fake engagement ring i picked up at the flea market (need this to ward off the pesky boys - haha)

  • $10 100% cashmere pashminas...lilac and black (another fav find from the flea market :))

  • rose scented candles

  • sleep...and more sleep (have not been getting enough of this lately)

  • ysl rouge pur lipstick in no.7

  • obsessing over dashing men from the classics (i.e. mr. thornton from north & south...sigh)

  • the upcoming holiday season :) christmas is hands down my favorite may partly be b/c my birthday is in december (and jesus' birthday is in december too!) but i just love all the decorations, the memories from past christmases, the food, the family gatherings, the gift giving, the children, the hot cocoa...i love it all so much!
sis and i sans eve 2005 :)
  •  my cozy knit top from urban outfitters (sparkle + fade)...perfect for this cold weather! love it so much i'm going to have to purchase the dark navy one as well :)

so, yesterday i met up with some girlfriends to check out this flea market that is set up once a month. i've heard of how amazing it is and HAD to check it out. the hard part is that it's only scheduled for the 1st saturday of every month (i've been out of town the last 2 times the flea market was here so wasn't able to make it until yesterday). also, my friends start shopping at 7am. yes, you heard that right...they get to the flea market at 7am on a saturday! for me, that is unheard of...7am is the middle of the night for me on a saturday... haha...but flea markets have a special place in my heart so i made the exception ;) and i'm glad i did!

with a starbucks gingerbread latte in hand, i was officially ready to shop. i was initially overwhelmed b/c there were so many booths and vendors...didn't even know where to begin. thankfully my friends are veterans of this flea market and navigated through the maze of vendors with ease...we checked out the shabby chic booth, make-up booth, vintage clothing booth, and sooo much more! i was so excited about the deals i got on the stuff below, i immediately called my sister and b/c of my sheer excitement, my sister thought i was drunk! haha nope, just high off on getting some awesome deals :) my friends bought some adorable anthropologie style aprons, glass decanters, and lots of little treasures!

one thing i learned from yesterday's experience - bring more cash! haha...i would have bought so much more but i just didn't bring enough cash (which was also probably a good thing too). anyway, this was such a cool flea market that i had to give it a special shout out. it was a great way to spend a saturday morning :)

ps. california weather is so crazy. just last weekend (halloween weekend) was the most gorgeous, warm,  indian summer type of was amazing. and now a week later we're in winter weather mode :( time to bust out all the coats, boots, and scarves!
gorgeous weather halloween weekend...the view from my hotel room :)

this is going to be a crazy busy/ even more crazy stressful than usual week at work. i hope i survive. hope you have a lovely week and it's not as stressful as mine! XO


  1. Is that a Shabby-Chic comforter? I have one in white and I ADORE it!!!!!


  2. yes, rachel ashwell shabby chic!! i love it! XO


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