The Best Story Ever Told

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sunglasses: Miu Miu, Sweatshirt: Forever 21, Bag: Zara, Scarf: Vince, Dress: Zara, Shoes: Steve Madden

"Still, I've always loved the tale of Tristan and Isolde. It's the most beautiful story ever told- next to that of Mickey and Minnie Mouse".
-The Fountainhead

Painter Tee

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

All good things come in twos. 

Fur on Fur

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Scarf: Zara, Necklace: House of Harlow, Jacket: Nasty Gal, Sweater: VJ Style, Bag: Zara, Pants:, Shoes: American Eagle

It's been a trying couple of days so I'm VERY excited to be traveling Thursday morning to my favorite place, Florida! I can't wait to be reunited with my family. 
I'm even more excited because the BF will finally meet baby Henry! 

I think I may break my camera with the amount of pics I'll be taking. 

Bull Dog on Top of the City

Monday, January 28, 2013

 Headband: Asos, Sunglasses: c/o Firmoo, Sweater: J. Crew, Jacket: Vintage, Dress: Zara, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Liebeskind Berlin

"Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind".


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dear Grandma,

After several weeks of waiting, you've finally returned to us in NY. It's a sad day because we have to say goodbye for a second time, and I'm not very good at those. 
You know what I'll always remember Grandma? That we loved all these butterfly pins you collected. It was like our own special secret. 

When I think about it, there is a lot we didn't know about each other. I bet you didn't know that just the other year, mommy, daddy, the BF and I went to Santa Fe. Guess what? It was one of my favorite trips EVER. I suspect you've been there too based on my favorite butterfly pin of yours (the one with the silver and turquoise). 

Looking at all of these pins that you've collected I have so many questions for you. Why did you start collecting them? Did Grandpa ever get you any? Which one was your favorite? 
I know at some point you must have told me all of this but I can't remember now and I really wish I could. 

I have a secret for you, I miss you. I really (foolishly) thought you'd be around forever. But that's ok, because there is so much that happened these past 24 years that I'm grateful for.
I'm grateful (first off) that you were around for so long. When my other grandparents passed so early I was happy to know that you were there. You were present for all my big moments; my graduations, my sweet sixteen. And although you won't be there for one of my biggest moments, my wedding (whenever that may be), you'll be there in spirit. 

I'm grateful that you got to meet Henry. Although he is not my own son, I love him so much and I'm glad I got to see you with him. He brings so much joy to my life and I'm happy he did that for you too. It's good he got to meet his great grandma. We have pictures of the two of you together so he can never forget.
I'm grateful that in the end, when you didn't remember much, you remembered the BF. And although you two never got to meet, you never failed to ask how he was and what he was doing. Of all the things you didn't remember, it meant so much to me that you remembered him. 

I'm grateful that the last couple of times I got to see you, you remembered exactly who I was. That you held my hand and told me I was beautiful. I'm happy that although I wasn't there for the very end, I had seen you a month before, and I can remember exactly what we talked about. 

I don't want to feel sad because I know that this was bound to happen. I know that you missed all your loved ones who had gone, and that you're now reunited with so many people you love. It really hasn't hit me yet that you're no longer here, but I know that when we place you next to Grandpa this will really be it. 
Grandma, I want to thank you for all the, "I love you all the muches" and wind up kisses.
Give grandpa a kiss from me, and tell Grandpa Qique and Grandma Anna that I love them. If you see Kathleen, give her a big hug from me as well. 

Here's to one last wind up, and one last kiss. 

I love you all the muches.  

The View From Above

Friday, January 25, 2013

 Sweatshirt: Forever 21
Shirt: J. Crew
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Zara
Bag: Prada
 Sweater: Cos
Shirt: J. Crew
Long Johns: Madewell
Bracelet: J. Crew
Boots: American Eagle
 Sweater: Vintage
Jeans: Target
Shoes: Madewell
Bag: Prada
 Sweater: Vince
Sneakers: Target
Bag: Prada
Tee: Madewell
Turtleneck: J. Crew
Jeans: Zara
Boots: Madewell
Bag: Prada

Animal Warmth

Thursday, January 24, 2013

 Gloves: 2020Ave

I participated in a #stylinwinter Twitter party the other night with @EileenFisher and @ShivaRose1. During the festivities @EileenFisher asked:

Followers: What's your secret to staying warm & stylish during the cold winter months? 

And I answered with: 

 fashionable gloves and coats! 

I haven't taken off my panda gloves since the temps dropped. 
What could be more stylish than mice and pandas?

BTW, both sets of mittens are lined with fleece.
Need I say more? 

    Do-Do Bird

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

     Backpack: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sweater: J. Crew, Dress: Tea and Tulips, Leggings: Ann Taylor, Boots: Stuart Weitzman

    You saw it here first, ladies and gents. Your eyes are not deceiving you; I am wearing leggings under my dress. It could not be helped. It's freezing out and I'm on my fourth cold of the season. 

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. 


    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    Pajamas as streetwear? 
    Hells yes. 

    I opted for the more economical choice, Target

    Do I have the guts to wear this whole ensemble outside? 
    Probably not. 
    But I am prepared to rock each piece separately like nobody's business. 

    Target and I are in love, and I don't care who knows it. 

    P.S. The winner of the Chicnova Giveaway has been contacted. Thank you all for participating! 

    Skull Knee Caps

    Monday, January 21, 2013

    Coat: Asos, Sweater: Madewell, Dress: American Apparel, Leggings: Ebay, Shoes: Vintage, Bag: Zara, Necklace: Dannijo

    "No. I hate incompetence. I think it's probably the only thing I do hate. But it didn't make me want to rule people. Nor to teach them anything. It made me want to do my own work in my own way and let myself be torn to pieces if necessary". 
    - The Fountainhead
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