Geek Chic: Gimme all the holidays nao


Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Friday the 13th, you guys! All about launching a blog post when you meant to save it as a draft!




As a lover of holidays, normal and odd, I’m very excited to about this weekend. My plans of immense productivity have now been dwindled down to whatever I have the energy for since I ended up with an allergy-induced cold yesterday. Sore throat and running nose, with a cough on it’s way in. Hopefully, you’ll be having far more fun than I will with friends or loved ones! I was so bummed when I woke up, too. Thankfully, my loving boyfriend had some flowers (red tulips and purple irises) with a box of chocolates in the works for delivery which managed to pull me back up and keep me moving forward. He’s been on the receiving end of my stress lately, so I really feel like I should have sent him flowers this year!

Also, outfit photos are made way more fun with my studio setup! I need to do this more often!


As a quick note, I had a few blog posts planned for the past two weeks but have been dealing with having to switch hosting companies and moving files around, all the while trying to get my store prepped for relaunch. The blog has thus fallen to the way-side, but I wanted to let you know so it didn’t seem like I was falling back on my old habits! 😉 The blog might look weird for a day while I get everything uploaded and active. I’ve got a great new design ready to go and everything!


This Outfit:
Shirt – MINKPINK (old)
Dress – Forever 21 (similar)
Tights – Target (exact)
Shoes – Fioni for Payless (old)
Necklace – Charlotte Russe (gift from my godmother)

Masayang Bagong Taon! Kamusta, 2015! (Happy New Year! Hello, 2015!)

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you enjoyed it, whether you slept through it, stayed at home with loved ones, or partied it up with friends! I spent the day reorganizing my kitchen, ha ha!

2015 has just begun, and I’m already having to get into busy work mode! Today, I will going down to the City of Lodi building to apply for my business license! I’m tingling with anticipation and nerves. It’s finally happening, you guys. I’m taking the big step towards my dreams. This one’s for both of us, Grandma!

What I’m looking forward to in 2015:

  • A weekend in Vegas with my parents and Mike for their 31st anniversary
  • Official October Rose Boutique launch (*dances*)
  • Megan’s bridal shower, lingerie party, bachelorette spa day, and wedding
  • Disneyland with Mike and his family
  • Making the last payment on my car (*more dancing*)

So many fun and happy times up ahead to look forward to with so many people that I care for and love! The next 6 months are going to be busy, but I hope they don’t fly by too fast.

Let me know if you have anything in particular you’re looking forward to in 2015, no matter how small or large it might be!

Paalam, 2014!

I feel a bit rushed to get ready for the end of the year. Though there will only be 4 of us celebrating tonight, much food must be made and many games must be played. I’m really excited for it! We’re not making any main dishes, so everything served tonight will be finger food and deserts. I’m even going to bring the sparklers Mike got me back in July so we can set them off in our friends’ backyard!

So much happened this past year, but I thought I’d just highlight the top 10 best memories of 2014:

  1. My parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. (1/30)
  2. Mike and I celebrated our 1-month dating anniversary. (1/19)
  3. Mike surprised me by sending a beautiful bouquet of purple tulips on Valentine’s Day (I just love purple flowers *swoons*) at my work. (2/14)
  4. Sadly, we had the 1 year death anniversary dinner for my late Grandmother. (2/28)
  5. I went on my first trip to Disneyland with Mike’s family, had my first couple’s day in the theme park, and rode Space Mountain for the first time ever! He bought me Minnie Mouse ears and a mouse head balloon (which is still slightly inflated, I might add). (5/7)
  6. We went to our friends Chelsea and Josh’s wedding shower. (6/14)
  7. June was the busiest month of all, as I had both of my parent’s birthdays AND Chelsea and Josh’s wedding!
  8. I moved to Lodi into a (seemingly) wonderful 2-bedroom apartment. (10/1)
  9. Mike and I had out 1-year dating anniversary. (12/19)
  10. Mike and I celebrated our first Christmas geographically together by opening our presents the day after our 1-year dating anniversary, having dinner with my parents (12/24), having dinner with his parents (12/25), having dinner with Chelsea and Josh (12/26), and then having dinner one more time with his sister in Pinole (12/27). No joke, I had 5 Christmases this year. It was a lot to deal with for someone who is no longer that into Christmas, but I still had a great time.

What were some of your favorite moments from 2014? If you wrote a blog post about it, link to it in the comments below so I can check them out! I hope every one of you have a great and safe New Year’s! See you tomorrow, friends!

Happy Halloween! I’m a dinosaur!






I’ve decided that I’m probably going to live in this onesie forever! Except for summers. This thing is super hot, but whatever. I’m a dinosaur.

I managed to get this sweet, sweet dinosaur onesie from ThinkGeek last week and the slippers from Amazon later that day. Two different vendors, but a perfect green match!

And now it’s time for board games! Have a safe and fun Halloween!