Friday, April 30, 2010


Pray to the eBay gods that my bidding skills pull through on these babies. I think I'm in love. EDIT: Victory! It was quite the battle, but in the last second, I made it happen. Also, I just realized that this is my 250th post! Yowza! Go me. =)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My house?

As I mentioned a hop, skip, and a few posts ago, I have a new blog-land love affair. Tonight, while cruising the site's most recent post during a study break, I found my future home. Living in it would necessitate a minor move to Cape Town, South Africa, but that's not a big deal, right?
In an ideal world, I'd move into the pink side, and use the green half as a guest house!

Tonight, in the midst of plugging through a thirty-page group paper (which, pardon the rant, I have to argue is the most inane academic assignment possible), I ran into one of my oldest college friends. Way back when, we met in the basement of our freshman-year residence hall, where the hallways were polluted with an unbearable form of dorm perfume. Talking to people who I've known through every nook and cranny of my college experience is really hitting home lately, making it extra hard to believe that next week is my last week of classes. Ever.

But that's not to say that the sadness is sitting solo. Every day, I remind myself that it's a bittersweet ending -- one that will bring new friends, new opportunities, and new experiences. And I'm excited for them all! =)

Monday, April 26, 2010

That's Haute!

A few months ago, I made my first purchase on HauteLook, and have not looked back since. Thanks to the help of BT, I am a member of just about every online sample sale website, and suggest that you all join as well. I'm telling you, it's a shopaholic's dream! As much as I love New York's mecca of samples, Clothingline, I do not love waiting online to enter the 3rd floor warehouse of wardrobing, nor to I enjoy the crowds inside. Online sample sales solve each of those issues. Generally, I'm a huge advocate of being able to shop without having to get out of bed. (Deadly for the wallet, though...)

Splendid is featured on HauteLook today, so make sure to hop on over to enjoy the comfiest and softest t-shirts around!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Awwwww, family!

My parents visited from New York this weekend in honor of the final Student Life Award ceremony that I'll get to attend in my time at Stonehill. Though the forecast predicted a chilly 57 degrees, the sun shined down a delightful 75! It was great to visit with them for the day, but hard to believe that the next time I see them, I'll be donning a cap and gown... The "g" word is looming! Aren't we cute? I was happy to finally break out my favorite Lilly dress for the occasion.

Friday, April 23, 2010

What's in your closet?

The baracade to my closet is definitely more of an organized mess than my desk: a black Jackie cardigan from J.Crew, a lei, a towel, a bubble umbrella, and a shirt I borrowed from the sis are the current adornments upon the door. In college dorms, you just have to use all the space you've got. Hence, my closet door is my towel rack, dressing stand, and umbrella holder. Nifty, right? The closet's contents, though, are a whole other beast! Obviously, you know that my leopard obsession is not to be messed with. This jungle fever shoe rack was my best TJ Maxx purchase of this season, and helps to organize what has turned into a complete shoe overload. You could say that there's probably no need for me to have two pairs of seemingly identical pink flats, but come on... they are definitely not the same color pink, and are therefore totally different adornments for my tootsies. ;-)

But ultimately, the only logic to my closet is that button-downs go on the left, and blazers on the right. Seamless.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

What's in your desk?

I'm a girl of bad habits, but none of which, however, will ever kill me. Cases in point: I bite my nails, I crack my joints, I procrastinate my homework, and I get distracted by the minutest of topics. The worst habit, though, is my proclivity to losing things just about every hour of the day. My Blackberry, my wallet, my school ID, my keys, my notebooks, my sunglasses, my necklaces, my rings, my pens, my planner, my lip gloss... you name it. I have probably managed to lose just about every not-so-important-but-still-very-necessary item in my life at one point or another. Today, I did some thinking: these missing items usually end up in one of two places, (1) under the lap desk of the computer, or (2) in my top desk drawer.

Oh, the top desk drawer. You are a world of your own.

I am organized... I'm just organized in a way that only I consider organized -- but it works for me... at least when I'm not losing things! My desk, however, is definitely not a zone that should ever be tackled by anyone but myself.
A FlipVideo, a Smith's Rosebud Lip Salve, a ruler, a box of Sweethearts from my Valentine, the case for my aviators, my iPod, costume sunglasses, Tide To-Go, and a Solo cup filled with Shark squirt guns (I'll explain tomorrow), matches from dinner at Becco, two Essie nail polishes... The contents change just as often as my mood -- so pretty frequently!

Welcome to my desk. Welcome to my world. I like to call it "an organized mess."

I hope you enjoyed Edition 1 of "A Look into the Drawers and Beyond the Doors: Behind the Scenes with KR."

Tomorrow, we'll tackle the closet...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Picture of the Day

This is my absolutely beautiful cousin, LR. I don't think I've ever seen anything more precious. Sadly, my little bundle of love lives in the land of the Alamo -- but knows she's a New Yorker at heart! Her hobbies include jumping up and down, playing in the sand, not wearing shoes, being cute, and singing along to the B-52's. This picture is certainly going to be a prominent display in my corner office -- ahem, windowless cubicle -- this summer!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

La Isla Bonita

Things I love more than Madonna: Chinese dumplings, Burberry trench coats, the NYC subway, Reva ballet flats, aviator sunglasses, Blackberry Messenger, and winning things.

Things I love more than the fact that Madge herself will grace GLEE during tonight's episode: Not even the greasiest dumpling could trump that love!

EDIT: Ok. Madonna may not have been on screen per se (I was sadly mistaken), but that "Like A Prayer" remake still put the wedding dress crawl across the VMA stage to shame! I've been jamming to it non-stop!

Monday, April 19, 2010


In a past life, I had a job that was far less glamorous than I'd like to highlight. To fund my delightful shopping addiction back in high school, I worked in a library. That's right. A library. I shelved books, made phone calls, organized whatever could be organized, and processed new additions to the land of the Dewy Decimal System, all to fund my high school affinity for cable knit sweaters, fancy hair ribbons, and pop-able collars. As I'm sure you can tell, it wasn't an overly fabulous gig. However, the place had its perks. Never did I ever have such wonderful access to BOOKS. It was during one excursion through the "discarded" book room that I made my first contact with the iconic ode to preppiness, a how-to guide titled an unironic The Official Preppy Handbook. And what do you know? That 1980s classic has a sequel coming out in the near future, which I clearly plan on adding to my collection.

Even better, though, is the fact that my fabulous Business Law instructor, the wonderful Professor E.S.V., cut out an editorial from the Boston Globe to alert me of this new book! HA!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Weekend Recap

I've learned that it takes very, very little to amuse me. Take these pictures from my final SPRING WEEKEND as prime examples:
We kicked things off on Thursday with a little L&O: SVU photo shoot. Don't I resemble the incredibly dashing Detective Stabler?We spent Friday on the dance floor. Technically, it parades as a hallway, but don't be fooled: it's true purpose is for busting moves and grooves.
Saturday was filled with afternoon yoga...
...and matching outfits.

Naturally, it was a blast! =)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Life Plan?

My favorite blog of the moment -- but that's not to knock this one and this one -- is of the travel variety. Freelance journalist Krsitin Luna's "Tackling the Globe" is a wonderful collection of anecdotes, photographs, and advice on how to -- you guessed it! -- tackle the globe. With posts outlining things from the beautiful faces of Rwandan children to images of sunsets on several different continents, the site has sparked an intense interest in me to pack up and explore the world with nothing but good walking shoes, sunglasses, an awesome camera, and a courageous sense of adventure to keep me company.

I'm not kidding, though.

So I've got this plan: the next time life hits me with a commitment-free month, I'm going backpacking. BY MYSELF. Because if I don't see the world now, when will I?! The best vacation of my life was when I flew solo to Italy during my self-made Thanksgiving break while studying abroad in Canterbury. The Euros may not appreciate the heartiness of a 2,000 calorie meal of Turkey, stuffing, and turnips (and we wonder why they're so skinny...), but I sure appreciated them as I trekked from Rome to Venice over the long weekend, relishing in the comfort of having nothing and no one to hold me back from my explorations.

Who knows when this commitment-free month will arise... but when the time comes, you can bet that I'll jump on it and blog my way from Morocco and Mykonos!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Biased, yes, but...

Surely, I am certainly biased, but there's no denying the fact that the Thomson Reuters' Blackberry App is the best thing to grace my beloved device since BBM or Brickbreaker. With traditional news tabs -- including my favorite feed, "Oddly Enough" -- in addition to customizable options, the application provides segmented local, world, political, business, entertainment, health, and environmental news, and has been keeping me completely in the know while on the go! Stay savvy and check it out! It's FREE!

Also, don't forget to check out an eBay listing of mine that's up in the next day! It's for a saaaaaa-weeeet Tory Burch tote that no longer needs a home with me.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Prima Ballerina

This weekend, I acquired a new life skill. It certainly won't bring me any fiscal success, but it sure turned this Sunday into a Funday. The skill, you ask? I am far too capable of impersonating the "go to" dance moves of each of my house mates. After four years of semi-annual mixers and the occasional outbreak of hallway-style move-busting, I've had ample opportunities to observe and impersonate. My favorite moves are as follows: KA looks at the ground, shaking her head in a way the GLEE gang would call a perfect attempt at hairography; JT line dances; DG points at the ceiling while alternating the shrug in her shoulders; and EO'K... well, she jumps. In heels.

This got me thinking about the go-to moves my friends from home flock to, as well. Needless to say, I'm pretty sure I could impersonate them all, too: AC puts her hands up and cyclones them around; SA embraces her South of the Border heritage and shake shake shakes it; and ML, of course, gets low like there is no tomorrow.

My go-to move? Enlighten me, ladies. Clearly, I can't wait to cut some rugs again this weekend!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

snip snip

Here's a little question that I'm sending into the universe on this lazy Tuesday evening, filled with failed attempts at completing a paper on instances of insanity in Dracula (um...lots?) and finishing seven homework questions on the liabilities of third party beneficiaries in employment contracts. (Actually, that second part didn't make sense. Bah.) Back to topic: for those of you who rock bangs, have you ever given your 'do a little snip snip in between trips to your coif guru? My hair grows pretty fast, so my wispy forehead fringe has turned into a side-swept style a little faster than I expected.

Am I preparing myself for disaster?!

Monday, April 5, 2010

If Elle can do it...

In an attempt to "keep my options open" in the professional sphere, my new life plan is to take the LSAT. You know, just for giggles. While my standardized test taking abilities will likely not place me on the same platform as the 179-scoring Elle Woods, I've got the summer to speed read my way through logic games and reading comprehension in time for the October 2010 exam. I think it's a pretty solid plan!

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Red Behind the Heel

Never did I ever see so many Christian Louboutin pumps in one space than in the Museum of Modern Art Last night. Thanks to [the other] KR's connections, we explored the collections -- from impressionist Monet to insane Marina -- with an open mind. I especially enjoyed the professional splatter paintings of Jackson Pollack and the "conceptual" sculpture installment of fluorescent light bulbs. We also braved what can be called nothing but Marina's exhibitionist exhibition, and left slightly scarred at what we had just taken in. Most viewers strolled through the sites with looks characterized by a perfect mix of disgust and amusement. Definitely check it out. It was quite the experience.

Prior to exploring the cultural haven, I put on my best dive bar face with SA at Nancy Whiskey Pub, a watering hole, just on the brink of Chinatown, home to toothless townies and the occasional New York Law student. Naturally, it was awesome, and we were by far the best dressed dames in the vicinity. Holy Thursday served to be the perfect start to my Easter weekend, and with weather like this, I see things getting better by the hour!