Saturday, November 05, 2011





I love this Missoni for Target Sweater dress!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Happy new year!!

My new year's resolutions:

1. Get my excema under control. It's a pain to spend hours a day applying all the creams, oils, etc. but I need to keep reminding myself that it will pay off and one day my daily excema-care will only take minutes! BUT only if I take care of it NOW!

2. Be committed to being a scientist. This one is self explanatory.

3. Go shopping less often to save money for Lasik. It will be my graduation gift for myself... After 20+ years of having to wear glasses/contacts at every moment I'm awake, I'm finally tired of it. BESIDES, do you know how annoying it is to wear lab goggles over glasses?! I don't even know how much time I spend cleaning my glasses AND ALSO my lab goggles. I also spend a lot of time pushing everything onto the bridge of my nose. (I can't wear contacts to lab because some organic chemicals are persistent about sticking on/being absorbed by contacts, so it's a safety issue.) wah wah wahhhhh. tiniest violin in the world, I'm sure.

4. Be better about following up on tasks in a timely manner. Ohhhh, work.

I wish everyone good skill on meeting their resolutions!! :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

An interesting blog post on why not to shop at Forever21 can be found here. 39thandbroadway.com makes a good point about Forever21 being cheap because of sweatshops. Something to think about! I hate to say it, but no more shopping at Forever21 for me until they clean up their act.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New giveaways to enter:
Sweeps: Win $15,000 at myRecipies - enter daily
$2500 giveaway at Tada - enter once
$1000 ideeli giftcard - you have to sign up for ideeli, a sample sale site, if you haven't already. This giveaway ends soon!
REVOLVE facebook favorites giveaway - add stuff to your REVOLVE clothing favorites list, as one winner a day gets something from their favorites!

Giveaways I've mentioned before:
Win a $1000 urban outfitters giftcard - enter daily until Dec 23
Add an item to your victoria's secret wishlist DAILY to be entered to win $250 VS giftcard until Dec 21
6pm.com holiday blitz - only need to enter once
The Beauty Bean's 17 of giveaways - on facebook and twitter
All of popsugar's giveaways, which are conveniently located on one page! Make sure you're logged in for your entry to count!

Good luck!

Friday, December 10, 2010

I am totally swooning over the nOir for DC comics collection. It is just. so. awesome. JUSTSOAWESOME

I love their campaign:

Everything is modeled to die for.

Here is my list of must-haves from this collection:

OK, to do this right, you need like 10 of these long catwoman claws. That's gonna cost a pretty penny because they're $280 each. But what are you going to do with less than 10 of these? I mean, I guess you could do like Nicki Minaj does, but... really you need 10.


You've got a little something on your finger. Oh, it's just GOTHAM CITY, NO BIGGIE! My bf thinks this is brilliant, and I do say, I must agree!

This batgirl/batman cuff bracelet is totally gorgeous and amaaaaazing! Maybe if you wear it and then raise your arm in the air, batgirl/batman will mistake it for the bat signal and come to your aid! One can only hope.

AHHHHH!!!!!! This wonder woman cuff is so divine. You know when you go into the mall and put on a golden cuff and pretend to block lasers it and make corresponding "pew pew!" sounds? I know I am not the only one that does that. With this nOir cuff, it will be all the more convincing! You'll need two though... $185 each, geez!

Well, that concludes my must-have nOir for DC Comics list! "But, April!", you might say,"You don't have anything from Superman! Could it be that you're a Batman fangirl and if it was Batman vs. Superman you'd pick Batman all the way?" And the answer is...... well, duh!

To spread the holiday cheer, I'm going to post some holiday giveaways you MUST enter today:

Win a $1800 vintage Chanel handbag on SeenOn - you will have to make an account. giveaway TODAY ONLY!
Win a $1000 urban outfitters giftcard - enter daily until Dec 23
Add an item to your victoria's secret wishlist DAILY to be entered to win $250 VS giftcard until Dec 21
6pm.com holiday blitz - only need to enter once
The Beauty Bean's 17 (well now 16) days of giveaways - on facebook and twitter
All of popsugar's giveaways, which are conveniently located on one page! Make sure you're logged in for your entry to count!

Good luck!
So this is a continuation of a previous post on my want for long skirts for the winter.

So Jones New York totally has my back on this, so I'll post a sampling (yes, sampling) of my favorite long skirts from them. They are still out my price range (helloooo, grad student!), but they're allllllllllmost affordable for destitute me!

Images from www.jny.com

Left, top: At the knee but I love this belted pencil skirt, $99; Right, top: Gorgeous, flowy long gored skirt, $76.99; Left, bottom: I guess I must really love these long center seamed skirts, $95.99; Right, bottom: a bit short for a long skirt but definitely a must-have classic - navy pencil skirt, $99. Images from www.jny.com

Also, I tried this skirt on in person:
and, unfortunately, it didn't work. While the print is beautiful, it's a mite old lady, and the shape feels too 1950s. It also feels like there is too much material in the skirt. OH WELL. I don't recommend this one. The one good thing - it feels well made and high quality.

Along with JNY, MANGO has some **FrEsH** new options for long skirts. However, their website is a pain in the a** to navigate. Just sayin'. Here are my faves:
pocketed skirt, $99.90; button-front skirt, $79.90 - this tie belt is genius, I'm going to start using ties as belts. Images from shop.mango.com.

And that concludes my journey through skirt insanity!
What I want now:

Christian Louboutin shoes. Le sigh! Christian Louboutin has my heart. The patent Rolando can be found at Neiman Marcus, which is where the image cred also goes. The denim + gunmetal Pigale can be bought from Net-a-porter, which is incidentally where the image cred goes. I figured I might as well shout out to the retailers from where the images are.

I LOVE gunmetal spikes... why is it so hard to find them to buy for my own craft projects?!?! Can anyone help me here?