Category Archives: Wishful Wednesdays
Let me be the first to apologize for being totally and completely absent for 2 whole months. Not that it’s an excuse, but my work schedule blew up in my face. I’ve literally traveled three weeks out of the month for 2 months in a row, and by the end of it, I didn’t want to be anywhere near a computer. I didn’t even feel like talking to anyone. I just wanted to sit in silence, by myself, reflecting. And sleeping.
One thing I wish I had done during my two months of traveling was journal my experiences. This blog has been a means for me to capture my experiences and I now realize that without it, I’ve failed to capture two of the most exciting months of my life. In March, I was in North Carolina and Switzerland. In April, I was in North Carolina and California… and beginning tomorrow, I will be on a plane to SPAIN!
I’ve made a promise to myself to journal my upcoming experiences… Barcelona, Paris, Brazil. Because who wouldn’t want to be able to look back on reflections at each of these incredible destinations? I do take plenty of photos via instagram, but photos only do so much. I need to write as well. That way, I can look back at the entire shebang, both visually and emotionally.
So, here’s to me and my story. And here’s to YOU, my lovely readers, for taking the time to read about it!
It appeared that the cold weather had left for good in Houston, but boy were we wrong. Rain, thunderstorms, and chilly breezes have swept this town faster than lightening itself. In an effort to preserve my heels, I’ve been opting for booties lately. Luckily, I’ll be out in the field in California for the next two weeks, so this attire is completely acceptable. Now if only I can find time in my busy schedule to get to Steve Madden…
Spring is in the air and we all know what that means. Wedding season is right around the corner. I feel so honored and blessed to have been asked to be a bridesmaid in one of my coworker’s weddings. We’ve only known each other for 6 months, but we’ve become very fast friends. Some people just click, you know?
With that in mind, I’ve been hounding stores and boutiques at the mall and scouring the internet for dresses for the upcoming events, including the bridal shower, bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner. Lo and behold, I found everything in one stop. Nasty Gal is my go-to. I’ve come to terms with the fact that it probably always will be.
1. White & Neon Green Pop Crochet Dress ($48)
2. Black Lunar Cutout Dress ($31)
3. Mint Sweet Slice Dress ($48)
Another skincare line I was reintroduced to while I was home for the winter is philosophy. Since it’s after the holidays, they’re having a huge 50% off sale. Time to stock up on some old favorites!
While I was home for Christmas, my sister introduced me to what is now one of my favorite cosmetic/skincare brands: Soap & Glory. I had seen their products floating around Sephora before, but had never tried any out. She bought their hand cream (cleverly named Hand Food) as a stocking stuffer for yours truly. The minute I tried it, I was hooked. I usually hate having any sort of lotion or cream on my hands, but this one doesn’t feel greasy. At all. And it smells ahhh-mazing. I even tried opening a jar of pickles after using it and had no problem whatsoever. To say I’m obsessed is an understatement.
I’m hoping to try out more of their products in the near future. Here are a few that have caught my eye:
As the holiday season closes in, I find myself looking ahead to 2013 and the New Year. I’ve always been one to don a new dress on NYE, as I’m sure many other ladies do. While I believe I’ve found the perfect evening attire, my eyes are still open to new possibilities. Nasty Gal currently has a great sale (25% off) for their specially designed NYE section. Here are a few I’ve feasted my eyes on thus far:
I’ve been on cloud nine ever since yesterday afternoon at work. I was sitting at my desk working on numerous spreadsheets and project data analysis, as per usual, when I noticed an email notification pop up in Outlook. I briefly saw the email address of the sender and realized that it was from the admissions director for a Master’s program I had applied to. Let me tell you, there’s nothing like fear and anxiety to completely break your concentration. My heart started beating rapidly and I literally thought it was going to burst out of my chest.
After taking a deep breath, I finally had the nerve to open the email. This was it. The moment I had been waiting for for a solid month and a half. I scanned the email for the word “accepted”, and there it was on the second line. I let out a sigh of relief, sat back and smiled, then reread the email just to be sure. Yep, there it was:
This email is to confirm that you have been accepted into the MID Program. Congratulations!
You are an excellent candidate for the program; the directors were very impressed with how much you have accomplished at such a young age! You should be receiving your welcome packet within a week or so. I am looking forward to working together.
Talk about a Merry Christmas to me, a couple weeks early! In a previous post, I had mentioned that I’d been accepted into The University of St. Thomas and planned to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA). Surely enough, those plans have changed. I am proud to say that I will be attending Texas A&M University’s Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) program beginning in Fall 2013. Aggie Class of 2015, I’m comin’ for ya! Whoop!
For this Wishful Wednesday, I already got my wish. But as always, my excitement took over and I started making a list of things I wanted with my new school’s logo (nerd status). I may or may not have already bought an Aggie blanket. Yeah, that definitely happened.
Here’s what I’ve come up with:
Texas A&M Aggies Pillow Pet – $22.74
May I just say that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last night was phenomenal? Adriana Lima looked incredible for just having a baby; Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio looked flawless as always; and the performances by Rihanna, J-Biebs, and Bruno Mars were expectantly pleasant.
Although the collection for this show is a little pricey, it still has me thinking that maybe one day I’ll fulfill a lifelong wish and make a purchase. Until then, a girl can dream…
I don’t have a single wish this week. All of my wishes, wants, and needs were fulfilled last week in Arizona during the Thanksgiving holiday. I was able to spend time with my beloved friends, family, and pups and even squeezed in a few work-outs and some Black Friday shopping. Here are a couple of purchases I indulged in with my best friend. Oh, the perks of being independent and financially stable women To say we were Tory-obsessed is an understatement.
And a HUGE thank you to Tanha Ashraf for all her help and patience with us while we were shopping. I know we can be quite a handful. Not to mention, it was wonderful to see you! DZ <3
1. Ginormous Tory Burch Bag
2. My best friend
3. Tory Burch Riding Boots
4. Tory Burch Wallet
With Thanksgiving only a week away, I can’t help but have turkey, stuffing, and cranberries on the brain. While I’m always excited for good eats, I’m even more excited to see all of my family, friends, and loved ones. The holidays are special, so remember to spend time with those who mean the most to you. I’m thankful that I’ve been able to come home every Thanksgiving and Christmas for the past two years. Things can change in the blink of an eye. Time is precious; use it wisely.
My Wishful Wednesdays list consists of things I already have, am grateful for, and can’t wait to be in the presence of again soon!
3. Thanksgiving Spirit