"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." - Stanley Horowitz

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
I'm so in love with this photo. I hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday! See you on the flip-side. I'm studying for my next exam, so the days have been filled with green tea & yogurt. Hee hee ^-^

(image source: the simply luxurious life)

"Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do." - Orison Swett Marden

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Friday, November 25, 2011
How to make a French omelet by Jacques Pépin. I've now got my long weekend brunch all set up! I absolutely love his accent. What a wonderful man!
 
If you have time, please read Wendy's incredible life story. I started tearing up by the end. What an inspiration!

Have a wonderful Friday everyone! I'll be hibernating in my apartment studying for Tuesday's exam. Hopefully I'll get a few more posts in during my breaks. xoxo

OMG OMG BLACK FRIDAY - FREAK OUT!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Lily from ShopBop just sent us an e-mail for their upcoming Black Friday sale, which starts TOMORROW Wed Nov 23, and ends on Nov 28. It's 20% off everything, plus an additional x amount of dollars depending on how much you spend. Ladies, this is the time to buy yourself that super-expensive bag or pair of shoes you've been eyeing for 3 seasons. Bonne Chance!

“An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, despite the time, the place, and despite the circumstances. The thread can be tightened or tangle, but will never be broken.” - Ancient Chinese Proverb

Hope you are all doing well this week! I've been inspired by white interior decor lately, and began mentally furnishing my future abode. Such a girlie thing to do. ^-^ See you on the flipside.
All images from tumblr.

"There is nothing we like to see so much as the gleam of pleasure in a person's eye when he feels that we have sympathized with him, understood him. At these moments something fine and spiritual passes between two friends. These are the moments worth living." - Don Marquis

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Saturday, November 19, 2011
Hello my wonderful people,

I've just come back from the gym, and discovered a blister on my palm. Damn elliptical. I began using it a few days ago, and now I'm secretly in love with this contraption. I've finally put on a few more pounds since I moved to Chicago, and I'm hoping to keep them on for good. Hence why I started strength training this week. Anywho, enough about me! There are some lovely things I've come across on the internets lately and I'd love to share.
+ Neutrinos! Helloooo revolutionary physics discovery =D Einstein is probably pretty pissed right now. Speed of light, whaaat? Muahahaha.
+ Eat Your Kimchi is a Youtube channel about a young Canadian couple in Korea. They're hilarious, and absolutely adorable together. Every week they have "WTF" segments where they review odd Asian objects we don't see in North America. Here's high-heel pain fixers. I dieee.
+ Lissa Rankin M.D post on how the media shuts down any talk about vaginas, but allows penis and sperm to be freely aired on TV or published. This actually got me pretty pissed off. I detest inequality; it's the kryptonite that gets me riled up/ dragon-lady. Dr. Rankin is the author of "What's Up Down There?"
+ I've been telling ignoramuses that you can still catch STI's even when wearing protection. Dr. Rankin backed me up. Some of them include warts, herpes, public lice, and molluscum contagiosum.
+ Gala Darling's 100 ways you can start loving yourself right now. I love her blog. Been a fan for years.
+ I finally bought Shatter polish. It's amazing. I have light pink under metallic silver cracks. Try it out!
+ Fitspiration blogs. Here's the one that got me to the gym within a week: lookingoodinundies. I love her abs <3

[images all from tumblr]

"It’s a 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes; it’s dark and we’re wearing sun glasses. Hit it!" - The Blues Brothers

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Friday, November 18, 2011
As promised, here are a few pictures from my day in downtown Chicago. I had lovely evening weather, and great friends for company (& food!!). Have an amazing weekend everyone. TGIF!IMG_1195 IMG_1174 IMG_1177 IMG_1171 IMG_1182 IMG_1158 IMG_1156 IMG_1116

Fall to Winter Transition: How to Look Cute in a Snow Storm.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Hey everyone,

I've been bogged down with exams and travelling this month, hence the large delay in posts. I came across this selection of clothing on ShopBop a few weeks ago, and it has been sitting on my desktop ever since. Hope it can still inspire some of you to invest in a couple good pieces to battle the winter this year [& many more to come!]. I was just in downtown Chicago two weeks ago, and the decor and horse-drawn carriage rides got me in the holiday spirit. I am SO EXCITED! Also, I'm going to have my first American Thanksgiving this year. Double the fun! (Pictures to come soon)

+ dark skinnies: J Brand
+ neutral blouses: Equipment
+ comfy sweaters: Roseanna, Dolce Vita
+ snazzy hats: Eugenia Kim 
+ sexy booties: Joie, Boutique 9
+ simple tees: Vince

Catch ya soon :D