Thursday, December 25, 2014

Feliz Christmas!!!

Christmas 2014

Wishing a peaceful, happy and beautiful holiday for everyone & their loved ones! xx

Saturday, December 20, 2014

My Reading List

After *finally* finishing The Hunger Games trilogy, I decided to keep my reading kick going, and recently started Hector and the Search for Happiness. So far, it's great! I love the writing style of the author, and it's really easy reading. It's one of those books that makes me feel productive when I read it.

Not only do I have this stack of books ahead of me, but I also have some more on my wish list:
The Soul of All Living Creatures by Vint Varga
- Travels With Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
- Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl by Debra Ollivier
- Hit By a Flying Wolf by Nicole Wilde
- Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes
- Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out by Jolene Hart
(Notice a theme? Dogs and beauty...not much variety here haha)

I know I still have a lot more reading to do before I should even think about buying more books......but, I would love to hear your reading suggestions anyway!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

#TBT Oil Pastels ---> Rainbow Hair

Back when hair chalk wasn't available in Buenos Aires (actually, I still don't think it exists here), I went to the nearest art store ad picked up some oil pastels. I remember mentioning what I was planning to do with them, and the people in the store thought I was crazy. But really, what's more fun than having rainbow hair for a day? Not much.

(October 2012)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sheer Floral Maxi Dress & Gladiators

Finally....SUN on a SUNday! And what a beautiful day it was.  A Sunday spent at the fair is my favorite kind of Sunday. It was a lovely last weekend in to finish up this work week, and jet off to the USA!

Sheer floral dress: Dailylook (similar here)
Bodycon slip-dress: BCBG (similar here and here)
Gladiator sandals: Penny Loves Kenny via Zappos
Fringe bag: Gypsy Warrior (similar here)
Belt: Anthropologie...I think (?)
Makeup: Eyes- Makeup Geek Vegas Lights Palette; Lips- Wet 'n Wild Stoplight Red w/ Milani Black Cherry over top.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lack of free time, lack of sunny days, and a lack of inspiration

I'm sure you guys have noticed there's been some silence on my blog lately. If I could, I would write a blog post every day because I truly enjoy it. But, life gets in the way, and my blog gets pushed to the back burner. I've been wanting to create an outfit post for weeks...maybe even months. The problem is that my husband and I have one day off together, and that is a Sunday. And pretty much every Sunday it rains. Don't even get me started. It is a HUGE bummer. So, we spend most Sundays cooped up in the house. Buenos Aires has broken rain records this year....we've been on the receiving end of the most rain in 150 years! Sometimes it will even rain on Saturdays right now. Too rainy to go out, and too dark to take any decent photos indoors. Can you sense my frustration?

And I know the dogs feel the same way as me. I mean, look at them now....

On the bright side, I think I will FINALLY finish the third Hunger Games book today.....Yes, I am that far behind on the whole Hunger Games craze. And I have a whole stack of books that's waiting for me after that. I miss reading. I wish I did it more. Yet another thing I put on the back burner.

Sorry for this rambling (and complaining) post. It can't all be sunshine and roses, right? I thought that you guys deserved an update. Now, what I AM excited for is Christmas with my family, that is coming oh-so-soon! I'm excited for spending some Q.T. with my parents, my brother and his girlfriend. I'm excited about making Christmas Eve appetizers (a tradition in my family) & some other yummy holiday treats, the amazing shopping that the US has to offer (not only the malls, but the supermarkets too....Whole Food and Trader Joe's, here I come! Side note: I have never been to a Trader Joe's before and am accepting any and all product recommendations.) I'm excited for that southwestern air, those dessert sunsets, and that feeling of disconnect from the big city. I'm excited for trying new restaurants and playing the role of customer instead of owner. And, I'm excited to take lots and lots of photos to post here! We'll also be taking a little trip to Vegas (my first!) and, GUESS WHAT.... I'm excited about that, too!

It will be a vacation much deserved, especially for my husband who has been working his butt off day AND night since we reopened the restaurant, and I could not be more proud. I honestly don't know how he does it. Tomas are you reading this post? Probably not. Don't worry, I'll let you know I gave you a shout-out. I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!

What's everyone else been up to these days? What are you looking forward to in the coming weeks?

Wishing you all a very HAPPY WEEKEND! Thank you for reading! <3