Copper Patina

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

 Vest: Platos Tank: Forever 21 Sandals: GoJane
Joes Jeans: Platos Nixon Watch: Gift  Bracelet: Charlotte Russe

Played apples to apples with 25 kids today.
One giant game of apples to apples = complete madness
(Especially since one boy kept farting)

Almost Friday & I have a cute little project to show you next week
Ps. I love love love vests right now. They are like a little extra oomph to your outfit!

here is a hint :)

Crushed Velvet

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Fringe top: Platos($6 amaze) Paige Jeans: Ebay
Wedges:Marshalls  Gem cuff:TJmax  Bangles: Charlotte Russe 

It’s only Tuesday?!!

I’m excited for this weekend. Nick and I are going on VACATION! So thankful that my in-laws live in a beach town, because that means we can “vacation” there. And I always need a vacation. Like seriously. I work with jr.high kids. No explanation needed!

I know Labor Day is this weekend but I will continue to wear white pants allllll year long!
Poor Rocco

Texas Leather

Sunday, August 28, 2011

re·joice  [ri-jois]  Show IPA verb, -joiced, -joic·ing.
verb (used without object)
1. to be glad; take delight (often followed by in ): to rejoice in another's happiness.
I rejoiced when I found a lovely leather recliner on the side of the road

So I get a call from my mom while out running errands. She was asking my advice about this sofa/loveseat/chair out for free in front of a house. She was saying how nice it was and how I should look at it. My thinking is that it was maybe junkie; I mean it was out for free in front of a house! I thought something had to have been semi wrong with it. So I finished running my errand and figured I would drive by. 

Low and behold I find this beauty waiting for me on the side of the road. 

The neighbors had taken the sofa and loveseat (which were kind of creepy anyways) and left the chair. REJOICE! So I scooped the recliner up and proudly brought it home, beaming and feeling like the best wife.  Nick always needed a man chair, and I think he was pretty pumped about the price.

Nick in his new chair!

Grecian Isle

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tank:Styles  Scarf:Walmart  Rich & Skinny Jeans:Platos
Ralph Lauren Sandals:Ross  Nixon Watch:Birthday gift from Nick :) 
Showing Nick my empty pockets

The reason for the gap in posts would be the fact that my phone got stolen right out of my purse. How lame! So I was semi distracted from life for a bit, but back to the fashion posts, this scarf….love! I spotted it at Walmart of all places. I was back to school shopping and figured I would need a back to school scarf! Plus how can I pass up a CUTE five-dollar scarf?!  

Have you heard that phrase, “I could sell ice to an Eskimo” or “ketchup to a lady with white gloves (weird!)?” Well I’m that Eskimo/lady. Nick says I’m a shopaholic, but my thinking is, why pass up a good deal?! Example, my outfit pictured is under fifty dollars (sans watch). That’s quite a feat especially with Rich & Skinny jeans involved.  

Audrianna and I planned our outfits together :)

Yellow Dalila

Monday, August 22, 2011

Paige Jeans:Platos Wedges:Marshalls Blouse:Marshalls Pendant:Loehmanns 
Pearl & Gold Chain: Mom's Jewlery Box

 First fashion post! I had to choose an outfit that would describe me well. A loose linen top because Livermore is HOT, my favorite wedges, which remind me of orthopedic shoes for some odd reason and my absolute favorite necklace!  Usually when people see this necklace they always ask to read it, which I like because it sends a good message, about accepting yourself.

 I wanted to take the picture somewhere neat and I had a perfect spot in mind but Nick missed the turn and since we were so close to my Dad’s shop we decided to stop and chat. I saw the yellow wall and loved it! It’s crazy how you will see something one day and a week later it is completely different! This wasn’t a yellow cinderblock building; it was a perfect backdrop for a fashion post. Kudos to Nick for awesome photo taking abilities, who knew I married a photographer!
This is my little brother Vinny. He wanted to take part in the picture taking. What a goofball :)

First post :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hey welcome to my blog. I started this just to share some crafty DIY/restoration projects, lovely fashion finds, and things that make me smile and hopefully you too. I’m a newly married student, so Nick and I are trying to save as much as we can! We were living in South San Francisco; don’t mistake it for San Francisco though! We lived in the city for a little over a year then we decided to move back to live closer to my family since I have very young siblings and it would be a bummer to miss out on even the smallest things! We now live in a studio behind my parents’ house. It’s not as bad as it sounds, promise! We have many many exciting adventures, it’s a new chapter in our lives and I know we will enjoy looking back on it!