Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hi I'm Tina & I love the Hunger Games

It's official. I've read The Hunger Games and I am in love! It's an AMAZING book and I am souped for the movie! 

I don't get why they say these movies will fill the void for Twilight & Harry Potter fans. I've read those books too... why? cos it's about teenagers? These teenagers are WAY more mature than the ones in Twilight. Katniss could kick Bella's ass any day. Oh and Peeta? Way hotter than Edward cos he is REAL! Not some mushy love bug. lol yup I've been converted. And I watched the trailer and it looks like everything is going to be perfect. :)

Anyone else read The Hunger Games???
Should I be excited for the rest of the series??
Who loves Peeta?! lol 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Gray and Yellow

Ooh but it's monday again?? How did this happen? I for once had the whole weekend off and enjoyed it very much. It was a whole lot of nothing. Saturday was spent stocking up early on Superbowl goodies and hanging out watching wrestling with my husband & brother in law. Sunday, it was a store meeting at work and than hanging out at home. This week is gonna be full of fun and I needed this down time! And guess what?? I had a low key outfit Saturday that I just happened to take pictures of!

By the way... the reason why I'm taking these pictures in the first place is because I'm one of the featured stylists on StyleSays. As a featured stylist I'm encouraged by the owner, Jess, to show off my outfits and help people "shop" them if they want. So go on over to my page HERE & check out my past outfits [not too many lol] and the goodies I'm coveting from all over the internet. And make your own page! 

Onto my Saturday outfit :) This is me in a nut shell. Jeans, comfy shoes, big ass bag and some bling. And so sorry for looking awkward. I'm really not good in front of cameras. EVER

did I mention gray and yellow is my favorite color combination lately?? so had to have this shirt

jeans: american eagle
bag: urban outfitters
necklaces: diy & XSRE

Sooo How was everyone's weekend??? 
Let me know! 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Craving: Color Blocking! And your opinions please!!

Oops, I've been absent from my blog and the blogisphere this week. Things are hectic. I'm sick, I work all but one day this week and am exhausted. Oh and next week? Same thing. But I had a much needed girls night out on tuesday [so needed I didn't even take pictures] and will have another next wednesday [THAT i'll take pictures of]. As crazy as things are, it's all good.

Lately I've been seeing a ton of color blocking all around. I loved the trend when it popped up last year and love how it's sticking around and making it's way in the accessories and shoes department. This is a much easier way to "color block" for those who might feel a bit crazy walking out in green pants and a bright blue top. Here's the little color blocking punch you can put into a neutral outfit. 

On a completely different topic, what do YOU want to see more of on my blog?
Is there anything you want to see more of? less of? Something all new? 
I am a few more followers [wassup!?] and am so thankful for every new one and would love to know what keeps people coming back and reading. So let me know!! I'd reaaaaallly appreciate it :) 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Craving: Red, Pink & Gold!

This might seem a bit early but if you think about it, Valentines Day is only a month away! This will be Jose's and mine's first Valentine's Day together as a married couple and though we don't exactly know what we are doing yet, I'm very excited :) And whether you're spending it with your husband or boyfriend or girlfriends or friends... there's something here for everyone to indulge :) Red, pinks and golds. These colors go together perfectly too! 

Can I just say that I know what I said but that METALLIC GOLD cambridge satchel is amazing!! I died when I saw it. 

Are you excited for Valentine's Day??

Monday, January 23, 2012

The hard decisions in life...

Did I mention these are only $50 at The Gap? How about I just buy Hunter boots in a basic black than stock up on these babies when I want to switch it up? Awesome. Now which color would YOU chose? 

Suddenly Monday appears again!

Ohhh it's Monday again?? And it's the last week of January?? Better make it a good one!! My weekend was really really laid back. I had to go into to work at 10PM last night [yes.. an overnight :(] & worked Saturday morning through a little snow storm and almost died in the process of driving to work! I wasn't up for too much after that. This week will be great! 

I haven't talked about it here but after a year and a half of looking, Jose started a new job that he absolutely LOVES and he FINALLY got paid!! After a month or so of not having a paycheck, it feels SO good! And I am insanely happy that he is happy so I see a celebratory date night this week in my future :) And hopefully the get together with my girlfriend that the snow ruined!! But here's what has been going on with me on my instagram!
obsessed with my new Essies, play date [left] and go overboard

friday night was COLD!! pjs, slippers, amazing hot chocolate & sex and the city made it awesome

Saturday night = much needed prosecco :)

stupid snow almost killed me. i was not happy

the upside? FINALLY got my hands on the hunger games books!

a nice simple arm candy day

Getting MY TATTOO!!! WHOOO!!!! This shit looks crazy irritated lol this is just the outlining, I finish it up on March 1st. I'm SOOO excited!! My OWL!!! I love owls [in fact, i believe i blogged about that before] but this one is special. It's a tattoo for my dad who passed away. I read somewhere that some people think owls are keepers of spirits who have passed and I LOVED that. He's on a branch of a maple leaf tree. The maple leaves are for my dad as well. They are the flower of Canada and my father LOVED canada. So tie it all together, voila! 

How was YOUR weekend?
Ooh! and I decided to link up to a little dash of ash and her instagram party today since im actually doing the same day she is! :) go check out some of the others and her blog! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Little Goodies!

This week was a really short work week. I had off tuesday, yesterday and today and have thoroughly enjoyed it, especially since my next week will be a little bit more crazy at work. Tomorrow it's supposed to snow here in Jersey [boo] but I'm trying to make things around here feel a little "warmer". I bought tulips on tuesday, got my new loafers from ShoeMint in and am DYING to wear them! So here are my little goodies I've been enjoying over here :) 

tulips! is there a happier flower? 

my new makeup storage... sadly, I need a second one. I'm pathetic lol 

oh yes... i called these my "mr hefner" shoes :) 

my new necklace from See Jewelry on Etsy. Quite a statement. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I just can't get enough!

Today I decided to do something different and talk about two of my favorite bloggers and their homes. I'm seriously into interior design and these two woman have inspired me so much. I'm talking about Alaina Kaczmarski of Live Creating Yourself & Danielle Moss of Breakfast at Toast. These two insanely talented women [Alaina's a stylist, danielle is a photographer, both are graphic designers!] have brainstormed together to create The Everygirl launching next month and I can NOT wait.I'm so excited for The Everygirl because I feel it's going to be something EXACTLY for me to be inspired by! I am an Everygirl! A regular lady working in retail aspiring to start my own photography business! lol 

I have been reading their blogs for over a year now and just can't get enough of any posts related to their home's and home decor. Alaina's apartment inspired my taste SO much in our old apartment and now that Danielle is showing off hers, I can not get enough! Both of them are so talented and have great eye's for style, I have to show both their apartments [that is if you haven't seen them all ready!] 

Alaina's Apartment:

Danielle's Apartment: 

Now if you haven't, go check out their blogs! Prepare to be even MORE inspired! 
And look out for The Everygirl next month!! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I'm just a girl :)

Lately I am just dying to watch nothing but girly movies. I am one of those girls that loves any girly movies, no matter how bad they are [I'm looking at you, Bride Wars!]. These are a very small few of my favorites but there plenty more (love actually? the holiday? sleepless in seattle? something borrowed? sex and the city!?) 

How about you girls?
What are YOUR favorite girly movies? 
I think I'll be enjoying my tuesday off by running out and stocking up on some girly movies I don't have then coming home and enjoying them... quick, recommend me some to pick up

Monday, January 16, 2012

Channeling my Inner Bethenny

Can I just tell you that I love me some Bethenny Frankel? Sure she's crazy and insane and loud and obnoxious and super funny and crazy rich... and sometimes looks weird. She is my absolute favorite. She WAS the reason I liked the RHONY and IS the reason I watch Bravo in February. That's right, next month Bethenny is BAAAACK! And the other day while watching her second season I was reminded of one of my all time favorite outfits ever worn by Ms. Frankel.. or Mrs. Hoppy? 

love love love this look. have been dying to recreate it. maybe the next girls night out into the city. for now, polyvore lets my imagination run wild :) 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The future is bright!

We are only two weeks into the new year and amazing opportunities have popped up in my life. I might have a photography job to attend to a couple times a month [waiting to confirm this than I'll REALLY get excited], and have been asked to help shoot a wedding in February! It'll be no fee which is fine because I've never shot a wedding and need practice... but I'm so nervous. I'm nervous, I'm scared... and then I reminded myself that its okay to be nervous and scared. All these opportunities are one step closer to doing what I love. I TRULY love. And I need to take these chances to learn from the experience. I am so excited for what the rest of this year holds! My family and friends are so encouraging and that makes it even better. If I fail, I fail. But you can't say I didn't try :) 

Friday, January 13, 2012

The new kid in town!

If you follow me on Instagram, you've heard my news! If you don't... well let me introduce you to the newest member of our family :)

This is a game changer, folks. This gave me 50X more confidence to go out there and take some photos! In fact, I have a client meeting today that is going to be a very exciting venture for me!! But more on that later...
Just look at it next to my old camera. It just LOOKS more professional. 

A camera doesn't do all the magic. I still need to upgrade and invest in lens, flashes and other goodies [yes all goodies!] but this alone excites me. This camera is so nice and crisp alone, compared to my baby DSLR [who i'll miss, not gonna lie!] I'm still getting the hang of it cos it is VERY different from mine but my initial reaction when I got it home and out? 

We call that Tina's "cheesy smile". I've had that smile since I was little, when I'd get really excited about something. Looks like I never lose my excitement :) I'll show off this camera and what it can do real soon! In the meantime...


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Neutrals & Purple

The weather around here has been unseasonably warm. And I'm taking full advantage of it, especially when it's warm AND I'm off from work. I ran outside and... took another outfit post! I love wearing neutrals with a pop of color. I never shy away from any type of color especially purple, which has rapidly become one of my favorite colors. It's my moms signature color and I might just have to borrow it :) 

**update** forgot to say where it's all from :)
shirt - old navy
jeans - forever 21
jacket - target
shoes - old navy
necklace - DIY
bracelet -LYLIF

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jason Wu for Target!

Jason Wu is coming to Target stores February 5th and at first I wasn't too excited about this collaboration but after seeing the first glimpses of the collection, I am souped! Such cute pieces. And I think I heard EVERYTHING is under $60? Way cuter than the Missoni clothes if you ask me! [though I was really into the Missoni home goods and was sad I didn't snatch any of those] 

I LOVE the yellow and black dress! And the cat tote? So cute! 
Anybody trekking out to Target February 5th to check out his collection?? 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

High VS Low: Bags

I saw a serious similarity between all three of these bags. They all kind of look like the Cambridge Satchel [which is the $134.00 bag] but one at a pretty damn good price [the middle, from Hallelu] and the last one is a different take on the look but cute as well [the last, from Old Navy]. I'd go with the Cambridge satchel for sure, which also comes in a slew on colors! The Hallelu is a bargain bag with a similar look. The Old Navy is a bargain steal and seems smaller so might be the perfect little messenger bag!



What do you think??
Do you see a similarity? 
And which would YOU buy? 

Monday, January 9, 2012

A look into my Office!

FINALLY our office is ready and clean and I am able to show it to you! I only showed half of it before and now I'm showing the other. I should say my biggest inspiration for this office was Alaina from Live Creating Yourself. It's pretty obvious but I've really made it my own... and still plan on making some more changes while we are here. For now, this is my our office! 

my DIY bulletin board looking quite busy

Thank you SO MUCH for all the lovely comments on my little outfit post on Friday! I will try to take some more. I don't own the fanciest clothes but it'll still be me :)