Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Ok, so I've officially decided the universe does not want me to own a pair of flat black leather boots. I posted previously how I had gotten a pair of Enzo Angiolini boots and they started to rip in half. So, I return them and patiently tried to hold on to my Nordstrom gift card to buy a new pair. Well, when I was home on Easter break, I spotted a pair of Steve Madden boots with a chunky zipper up the back that I loved, and they were on sale!

I was sold!... Until the pair I tried on was completely ripping inside. I gave the boots the benefit of the doubt and had them order me another pair. I just received the boots today and guess what. Yup, they are also ripped. Ugh! So here's to more bad luck with ripped boots.

For the time being I have officially given up on finding another replacement pair of boots, since the weather has been beautiful and 80 degrees the last two days, so onto other things. And now here is where my dilemma falls.

I want a good, secure closure, small bag to bring with me to Spain. I am becoming petrified of people telling me about horrendous pick pocketers! I would love to use the Nordstrom gift card from the boots to buy the bag so I don't have to shell out any other money from my pocket to get it. I found two bags that I love.

The first

Michael Kors Charlton - $138

The second

Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. - $198

The first fits within my gift card budget. Great. But then ShopBop throws a wrench in my plans and has its 20% off sale and the M.A.C. is included and brings it right into my budget, only I can't order it from ShopBop with my Nordstrom gift card and I wasn't really looking to pay out of my pocket for it. To make matters worse, I tell my friend, and she tells me she can get me the M.A.C. 50% from the boutique she works at! How could I possibly be tempted any more!? I am so conflicted with which bag to go with. I guess I'll have to try both on next time I go to the mall to return the black devil boots! Who knew shopping was so difficult?

Which bag would you choose?
And can please anyone tell me where to get some good boots that won't rip!!

P.S. I was distracted from the horrid boots by the fact that when I went to get the package, I was surprised by 2. The second was the J.Crew leopard iPhone case that I had been wishing for. Andrew sent it to me as a surprise. So sweet!


Friday, April 13, 2012

Catch Up!

I've been meaning and meaning to post but school just literally consumes my whole life lately! I did really well on my midterms so I guess it pays off but I really can't wait for summer! Last weekend I went home to spend Easter with my family and Passover with Andrew's. I like getting to celebrate different holidays and traditions (and I love me some homemade matzah ball soup). Also going home and Easter meant I got some new clothes!

Here's some of what I've been up to through pictures!

These are my favorite shoes lately. I love anything striped and these seersucker Sperrys are no exception.

Dying Easter eggs! My family has a tradition to "battle" our eggs. We ram them together until one person's egg cracks and then they lose.

Froyo because I officially whooped Andrew's butt in March Madness.

Beach & Boat Shoes <3

Andrew and I at the beach.

Lent is finally over! First time having ice cream again with this GIANT chipwhich. Go big or go home.

Hopefully I'll have time to post again sooner rather than later!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Midterm Madness

Ah! This past week was jammed packed with school work and so will this upcoming week! I can't believe it is already time for midterms, I feel like my classes just started. Assignments, papers, tests, projects - they never stop! I literally have about 8 things due in a 4 day school week. It's a good thing that I am so organized with everything so that I stay on top of my assignments and get as much done early as possible. I literally don't know what I would do without my planner!!

I had my study abroad orientation this weekend and we got our tentative itineraries which I am super excited about. I need to take some time and start looking more into things I need to prepare for Spain! I would love to have my own device to access the internet but I am wary of bringing my laptop, I am thinking about renting or buying a used iPad instead. Anyone know of any places that rent iPads?

And here's a quick picture of a statement necklace to dress up a casual striped shirt that made me happy this week. :)