"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Loving me some awk and awes!

Aloha ahiahi! Today I am declaring it "National Speak like a Hawaiian Day." You were unaware that I had such power? Then you clearly have not been reading this little space in the blogosphere as I have previously given you International Talk like a Pirate Day and Cowboy Day! But seeing as it has been months since we have played, I decided to reinstate the games! And since aloha is one of my all time favorite words, Hawaiian Day was a perfect fit. 

And you know what other game we have not played in far too long? The beloved little jeu where I share moments that are so uncomfortable that you just have to chuckle. And the times that are so wonderful you can't stop from smiling. Yes, you know what I am talking about: awkward and awesome Thursday!! The prodigal post has returned!! 
DC fashion week
Blazer: Shock Boutique, Tank: Banana Republic, Shorts: BCBG, Shoes: Kohl's, Ring: Grandmother's vintage, Earrings: Forever 21, Watch/Purse: Michael Kors, Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo
-The lovely awkward-moment-inducing Eli (my pup for those just tuning in) hates walking up the stairs after a walk while still on his leash. And he is so good about just running about the stairs and sitting outside the door until I get there that I let him off the leash as soon as we are in the apartment. But last week when I let him off the leash he sprinted upstairs and I knew something wasn't right. So I hustled after him, but when I got upstairs he was not sitting outside of our door. Instead he was INSIDE.... of our neighbor's apartment. Yep, my dog invited himself in to a neighbor's home, that I don't know at all. And of course I had to go in to retrieve said mischievous pup. Thanks, dude, thanks.
-Remember my friend "Sheila" who so graciously allowed me to utilize her awkward non-date mishap on the blog? Of course you do because Sheila is A-W-E-AWESOME! Well, in keeping with her total awesomeness she has allowed me to share more of the awkwardness from her life. Well Sheila is a reporter for a paper (like how vague I am) and the other day she was sent to cover a funeral. She dressed appropriately for the occasion in a classy and demure black dress. The photographer that accompanied her on the outing was known for being creeptastic, and the moment she steps out of the car he decides to be totally inappropro and whistle incredibly loudly. As if that wasn't bad enough, at a FUNERAL, for pete's sake, he follows the whistle up with "Damn girl, you look gooood. Look at you working the black dress!!" Poor Sheila was mortified by creeptastic photographer's outburst and tried to slink away into the onlooking crowd. Sheila, I just want to apologize on behalf of all women who have ever been embarrassed by the insanely poorly-timed comments of creepsters. We feel your pain Sheila!
-How Christmas starts earlier and earlier every year. Now, I love me some Christmas more than most, BUT it is not appropriate to decorate/listen to christmas music/watch christmas movies until Thanksgiving evening people!! That is the law, as decreed by roommate and myself. Yes, we are a very bossy household. (Addition: Roommate's coworker supports our decree, and he is from a different generation therefore we are indeed correct.)
blazer and shorts
Considering this was my outfit for DC Fashion Week, I'd say I am way behind. Thus, why I am wearing shorts. 
-Making a very exciting decision for plans in 2012!! Want to hear more?? Oh come on, I know you are hanging on my every word in anticipation :) So... I have decided.... to open a.... PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS!!! :) :) Sorry, but I literally can't contain my excitement. I never imagined myself as anything more than a hobby photographer, but the more I shoot, the more I fall in love with the sensation of turning moments into memories with my camera. I can't get enough of the smiles on my subject's faces when they see their images and I can't wait to have the opportunity to make a living doing something i am passionate about.
-Running in the National Race to End Women's Cancer last weekend! Not only did I have my best race to date (and I actually loved EVERY minute of it), but I got to run with two awesome ladies who pushed me and I had an incredible view of the Capitol for a large portion of the race. Oh and we refueled post-race with a delicious brunch from Gordon Biersch! A truly wonderful morning :)
-Starting the planning for my book!! Yes, I am keeping myself awfully busy lately and I love it! I don't want to release too many details about the book yet, but you will definitely be hearing more soon!
-Having a crush. It is just the most exhilarating feeling to have an actual legit crush after YEARS of barely more than a slight inkling of interest in a guy. Now, if he turns out to indeed crush me, I might recant this statement. But until then I will continue to live in 6th grade girl la-la-land, where I am quite content to dream about our (currently non-existent) future and doodle his name everywhere. Ok, so maybe I'm not doing the second one.... yet.
-And I absolutely must give a shout out to the Awkward and Awesome Queen herself, Miss Sydney, and say a big congratulations on giving birth to the cutest, most perfect looking little babe ever!! I hope you are enjoying every new exciting moment with little Ever, and I am REALLY loving the guest post series right now!! It just makes me even more excited to one day be a mama!!  
pink blazer, lace tee and shorts
I have never been sure of how to pull off the blazer and shorts look, so I was quite pleased with this outfit when it came together. 
nail trends
I am not usually very adventurous when it comes to my nails, but i was feeling particularly daring that night and decided to test out the one tipped nail trend. I intended for the polish to just be a light silver sparkle, but it ended up as a dark silver opaque color. I like things to be consistent, so this look was a little offsetting to me. But, I enjoyed mixing things up!
Ok, dolls, I hope you all can get a little laugh or smile out of these moments, and that your weekends are tres bien! I shall see you wiki wiki :)

Aloha nui loa!

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