Let's Ring It In Right!

I have been holding on to these for awhile now but found them oh so appropriate for this occasion.

Have a very happy New Year's and see you in 2011!!


Strange as It May Seem

// vintage yeti jacket / vintage sweater (underneath) / Tripp NYC pants / Faryl Robin wedge ankle boots / ASOS feather ear cuff (Xmas present from B) / vintage clutch / Eduard Onecic spike ring //

So after some last minute planning to go to Amsterdam for the New Year as an alternative to our original plans to meet up with friends in Barcelona, B and I have finally decided to ditch flying for saving up some money and enjoying ourselves at home without dealing with freezing temps and long commutes. Not such a bad idea since I was getting pretty stressed just thinking about the traveling. Now we'll actually be able to check out some of those nice restaurants we've been dying to try. B has also been wanting to add a touch of sophistication to our lifestyle by going to the symphony or seeing a play. And you know what? I'm all for it. Something low key sounds like the perfect beginning to the New Year's to me. Although, I don't think I would mind a little fun for a change either. I'll let you know how it goes.


Holiday Cheer for the Soul and for the Tummy

bacon-covered dates with goat cheese (in case you were wonderin')

Ooops, forgot to take a photo of my Christmas outfit, so instead, I have photos which I've been meaning to post from a lovely dinner get-together at our friends' new home. What better way to break in a new house than with steak and potatoes. Love the delicious twist on the potatoes au gratin (yes, those are purple potatoes) and the amazingly juicy steaks were cooked on a commercial-style grill with infrared technology. Fancy!

Thanks Ariel and Jen for truly satisfying my stomach in ways I never could have imagined!

In other holiday news, our plan to hook up with friends in Barcelona is quickly turning into a pipe dream, but we may relive our first trip together in Amsterdam and Bruges instead. Anyone have a clue how New Year's is in Amsterdam?


Looking Sharp

//United Colors of Benetton sweater and skirt / Liz Claiborne purse / Urban Outfitters "intelligent reader" glasses / vintage boots//

A new haircut. My surviving basil cuttings (whoo! I could be rid of that black thumb!). and a pair of non-rx glasses (over contacts mind you).

This outfit makes me feel like such a schoolgirl/anime character. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose. At least I accomplished it without plaid and the typical "V" sign. I especially love how soft the pink and gray combo look paired together.

Guess what holiday is coming up? I hope everyone is as excited as I am. What could be better than time with family, hot chocolate, and surprises.



I recently attended an event in honor of three finalists of the John Ross Palmer Escapist Mentorship Program. Watching the thriving art community come together to support local artists is a constant reminder that the Houston art scene is alive and kicking. All three artists, Ryan Fugate, Kelly Devine, and Edgar Medina, had beautiful works on display, but I do have a special place in my heart for Kelley Devine's womanly portraits. The faces of her delicately-rendered women have such emotion and solemnity that you can't help but be drawn into her paintings.

Just to bring a little fashion into the picture, the event was hosted at the lovely and amazing home of the owner of AA Concepts, an ever-expanding empire of concept stores/boutiques. What can I say? The guy knows his fashion and art and clearly, discovered the secret formula to running a successful clothing store. I wouldn't mind walking in his footsteps one day.

And of course, it just wouldn't be right without sneaking in a photo of me in my winter wear, since I've been slackin' on my style posts lately. You can thank Oliver for this one.
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