Friday, August 29, 2014

Fashion Friday: The Donut Bar Outfit

My casual outfit

The whole week I've been looking forward to visiting the Donut Bar in downtown San Diego. It's my friend's birthday this weekend and getting donuts from this place was on her birthday wishlist.

Monday, August 25, 2014

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

Quote about comparing yourself to others

You are looking at just the good side of other girls, try to see the bad side to them as well. Try to see the full person you are jealous of. See both sides. See that you are over emphasizing parts of them, try to see that they are just girls with flaws and talents. Try to be just as concerned with what is going in inside you, your thoughts, as what is going on around you, other girls. Try to notice when you are thinking negative about yourself and your life...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Exercise: The Best Way to Get In a Good Mood

Hiking Cowles Mountain

Yesterday I was in a bit of a funk, but I got my butt off the couch anyway and met my friend to go hiking. When we finally stopped, I turned around to look at the view and realized that life really is good and I was suddenly filled with so much gratitude.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Why Wearing High Heels Is Bad For Your Health


Have you ever seen that girl walking down the street or dancing in the club thinking she looks so cute in her high heels and body-hugging dress, but she actually looks like an old hunchback with something stuck up her ass?

Friday, August 15, 2014

What Does It Mean to Love Yourself?

Quote about loving yourself

Many of us think that "loving yourself" just means accepting who you are in all of your imperfect perfection, but I believe that it goes way deeper than that. There are other ways to express the value of YOU, and to live a happier life, you have to show love for yourself by:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Nail Art Trend: The Reverse French Manicure

The French manicure is a classic type of nail art, and when I first learned how to give myself this type of manicure (of course, with the kind help of those tip guide stickers), I was ecstatic.

Recently I've been seeing the reverse French manicure being featured in magazines and websites. It just might be my new favorite nail art for fall. Pictured here to the right is the red and pink Ruffian manicure by Deborah Lippmann for Honor's fall 2014 runway show.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Celebrity Skinspiration: Jennifer Aniston


I've always admired Jennifer Aniston for her seemingly effortless style. Ever since she was on "Friends" and now in the upcoming sequel to "Horrible Bosses" (I saw the trailer recently - looks funnier than the first one!) I've been in awe of her beauty.

In a recent interview with Bobbi Brown, Jennifer Aniston says this about constantly being photographed and how it affects her self esteem:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sporty Chic: Fashionable Accessories To Show Love For Your Favorite Sports Team


Game Day headbands
Game Day Turban Headbands
available at Fashion Manor

Have a favorite sports team? Show your love with accessories that are stylish and feminine.


If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that I enjoy watching sports and how big of a Boston Celtics fan I am.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Celebrate With Me: Take 25% Off One-of-a-Kind Beaded Jewelry

Coral and turquoise beaded bracelet
When I started designing and making beaded jewelry about 15 years ago, I did it just for me as a hobby. Then friends and family started to take notice and wanted to make pieces for them too. I began to see how much women appreciated wearing unique jewelry that expressed their individual style.

Well, as they say, "Life got in the way", and I returned to my first love, writing, which has supported me for the past 8 years. However, lately I've been truly inspired to get back to jewelry design, so I decided to relaunch my Etsy shop.