Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays!


Sleigh bells in the air | Beauty everywhere | Yuletide by the fireside | And joyful memories there | Christmas time is here 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wisdom Wednesday

"Many a false step is made by standing still." 


Earlier this year, while on a trip to visit friends in LA, I made a pit stop to Urban Outfitters and a little disposable camera caught my eye. "Fortune Camera" is what it was called - a random fortune printed on every shot. "That seems pretty cool," I said to myself, and straight to the checkout line I went. Well, fast forward to 10 months later and I finally got around to finishing up my camera and developing the film. There were some silly shots, some sad shots, and the walk down memory lane was an interesting one. Then, one fortune stopped me in my tracks: "Many a false step is made by standing still." I stopped and stared at the photo and thought about the past six months. If you've been wondering why my Wisdom Wednesdays have taken a halt in the last couple of months, the short answer is I was very much in a rut with every aspect of my life. It wasn't until the beginning of this month that everything finally started to fall into place again. And why is that, you might ask? Because I started moving again. And by that I mean I made a change to keep going. I stopped standing still and decided that it was time to get back into my old step and to focus on all the things that have made me happy. And now, we're only a week or so away from another new year. What a great time to stop standing still and to get moving. Why wait for 2013 to arrive? Just start moving now.

Happy Wednesday, everyone. It's good to be back. 

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Monday, December 17, 2012

BCBGeneration #SpendTimeInStyle

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You guys will probably be the first ones to agree with me that finding time to do all the things you need and want to do isn't always easy. Take me, for example. I love my blog to death, but these last couple of months I haven't had as much time to work on it with as much dedication as I would have liked. But, one thing that I've realized is, that in life, even though there might not be enough hours in the day to do it all, there is more than enough time to do all the things you love. So, with that I've never given up on my blog and I am determined to keep going and to make time for it. Whatever it is - family, friends, an event, work, laundry, the gym - if it means enough to you, you can and will make time for it. So, if you're finding it hard to do everything you need to do, just take a moment and see where all your time is going. I'm sure that after a few minutes of reflection, you'll find that there are just enough minutes in the day to make every second count.

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"Love Affirmation Watchc/o BCBGeneration; Jacket c/o Macy's (similar style here); Romper via Macy's; Scarf: Forever 21; Cardigan: Zara; Indego Africa Fabric Wrap Beaded Bracelet c/o Nicole Miller; Margaret Elizabeth Necklace c/o ShopStyle

Photos by: Ryan Chua

To give a little background on these photos, the kind folks at BCBGeneration sent me the Love Affirmation Watch and asked me to show my readers how I "spend time in style." Luckily for me, my amazing photog friend, Ryan, generously offered to help a girl out and snapped these beautiful photos for me. We spent Saturday morning in one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city, Hayes Valley. For me, spending time in style isn't about what you're wearing or how you're wearing it, rather, it's about how you choose to actually spend your time. I spent that morning in true pancakeSTACKER style: by doing something that makes me smile and doing it with great company. Special thanks to BCBGeneration for sending me this beautiful holiday gift and for giving me the opportunity to reflect on how I'm spending my time.

So, with that, I have to ask: How are YOU spending time in style? 

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