27 December 2012

After Christmas Sales.

Quick snaps on Christmas Day before diving in the delicious food, yum xx

As much as I look forward to Christmas, and all of it's entirety, I very much look forward to the after Christmas sales as well.

Firstly, I went thrifting with my younger brothers. As always, thrift trips are either a hit or miss, sometimes and unfortunately it was a miss for me, but not for my brother. He ended up finding a Givenchy blazer that was originally $8.49, but since it was half-price day, he got it for $4.25 and he didn't even realize it's worth until I told him. He just wanted to look like "Kanye West", lol. Intriguingly, when we returned home for a short break, I searched online for the retail cost of this nifty find and come to find out that it retails for $1170, can you imagine?!

 Excuse the messy bed in the photo, but I found some nice deals, beginning with Dillard's. In Dillard's I was able to find a nice blue dress with chain-links embroidery around the necklace and sleeves, it's such a beaut and cost $16 from the original $49! The bottom half has pleat that is distinguishably different from the top half, can't wait to wear it to an event. Next, my family and I went to another mall less than 10 miles away and visited JC Penney & Forever 21. Those are my favorite stores. In JCP I got a wine colored lace peplum style top, it was on sale for $9 so I couldn't pass it up! I also picked up a black pleated/peplum dress for $14, I may wear it on New Years. My mother and siblings also picked up some things then we were off to Forever. They were having their 'Additional 50% off Sale' so I was WILD! However, after trying some things out, I narrowed my selection to a couple of items. I purchased a blush colored dress for $7, and two pairs of skinny ankle trousers, black & khaki, which came with skinny colored belts, for $5 a piece. SCORE!

I didn't purchase it whilst shopping on this occasion, but actually the Sunday before Christmas I visited H&M and purchase this faux fur collar scarf and it's so soft. Unfortunately, it stops right on my boobs but it's still cute.  I also picked up some gold sparkly pumps from a nearby boutique.

As for New Years, I don't have any other plans besides going to church. That's how I always bring in the New Year because a lot of dangerous things happen on eventful nights like that so I don't fancy the idea of going Downtown in Houston. I hope to go to a New Years party, on the actual day, but someone has to throw one. Hopefully I'll find something. I wonder what you all are doing to bring in the New Year? I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas!

xo Sally

24 December 2012

Happy Holidays!

Top: Forever 21 x Leather skirt: Foreign Exchange (similar here or here) x Wedges: Shoedazzle x Braided necklace: Express x Rose Gold Watch: Michael Kors

I'm contemplating if I should do OOTD posts. Thing is, I don't walk around with a fancy Nikon Nikon DSLR or whatever, but I do have a digital camera, yet again I don't carry it in tow; just my handy dandy iPhone. Anywho, I'm back at home in my parents house for the holidays. Glad the semester is over! Finished with a 3.4 (darn Anatomy 2), can't wait for my last semester in the spring.

You know how you have younger brothers, and you can't watch them grow like you use to, then you come home and they look like men but still are teenagers? Yeah, that's exactly what I think of my baby brothers, it's astonishing. I now feel like the relatives who come over once in the blue moon for the holidays and are amazed how much you've grown, as if they expect you to remain a small size forever. Haha!

In the midst of being at home, I've done some Christmas shopping, with the giftcard daddy gave me, as expected. As well as my other giftcards from H&M via Wrapp from friends. At H&M I paid $6 for a $26, fanastic or what?! I picked up a fitted, short-sleeved dress in green and navy blue linen pants with a zip on the side. I also stopped by the nearby thrift shop and bought two tops for $5.89. One of the tops were $5.45, but evidently the cashier wasn't paying attention because she kept complimenting me and we had light conversation, or she simply could've done it out of courtesy, either way, I'm not complaining!

It's currently 3 am and I cannot sleep since I dozed off earlier after supper. I know I'm going to be paying for it later, but I'm glad that it's Christmas Eve! In fact, I'm glad that I made it to see this day, and it's nothing but the blood of Jesus that we all can share this delightful day, and the day that follows it. So many people died this year, it's unreal but surreal. As I finished typing this, my friend sent me a message on Facebook, stating this;  

"The Spirit of the Lord would say to you .. don't regret .. let it go says the Lord for I will make it work out in a way that you would least expect it to.. move forward. Don't look back." 

 Wow. That's crazy and it was totally random. I immediately got chills but then I cracked a smile and told him "Thank you!" Sometimes, all we need to just hear the Word. Anyhow, not that I need anymore clothes or things of that nature, but a gal can never have too much, can't she? I did some online shopping on eBay while I was awake yesterday night (I need to go to sleep and stop taking night naps) and bought some jewelry. I will probably show a haul of it when they get delivered.

However, this is my wishlist on what I'm currently eyeing, and hope to add to my closet in about 1-2 months. Especially dresses for my 22nd birthday and graduation. I feel like I'm obsessed with the color wine and skater skirts/dresses.

Happy Holidays to you all, I hope you get to spend this time with friends, family and loved ones and it'll be filled with happiness!
xo Sally

14 December 2012

Neglection...I admit it.

Well... it has certainly been a couple of months since I've updated my blog. I figured this would happen, eager to start something but at times, lose the passion to keep fueling it. I still like my blog and I am gonna stick it out, maybe it'll touch someone, or help someone out... in someway.

Moving on, the semester of Fall '12 is officially over! Term grades should be in by next week, I'm aiming for a 3.3-3.5 semester GPA; we'll see. In other news, yesterday I received an email for an interview invite to Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Pharmacy (long name I know)!!!! *screams* I was so happy, and nervous and almost fainted. I was talking to my best friend on the phone when I opened the email and immediately screamed. I told her why, obviously, and she screamed right along with me. Then I was like "Girl I gotta call you back, gotta call my mommy" haha. So I Facetime'd my mom, and she was at work but I couldn't contain my excitement. Once I told her what was up, she was telling all her coworkers (parents sure do like to boast about their child). I know the interview invite is only one of the earlier steps in the pharmacy path, but just getting over the barrier by Admissions committee (as well as not have your application thrown out) just has me in a good spirit. It is only 1 out of 3 schools I applied, to so I'm waiting for the other invites.

Aside from all that jazz, and school, I've just really been enjoying my down time when I'm not so busy with school, organizations and things of that nature. I love to go out, and not spend money (and let folks spend money on me rather) and just enjoy my young adult life before I'm sucked back into school again. Plus, I graduate in the spring so I might as well indulge a bit while I'm still in undergrad.
UTSW Medical Minority Conference with my good friend, Sade.
Blazer: Forever 21 x Khaki Knee Length Skirt: Forever 21 (similar here) x Black Pumps: GoJane (similar here) x Necklace: eBay shop
Dinner date at Sorrento Ristorante.
Black sleeveless turtleneck: Gift x Printed jeans: JCPenney x Gold cap-toe black pumps: ShoeDazzle 
It finally started to get cold like this past Sunday, I was beginning to think we'd be wearing tank tops and shorts instead of cute holidays sweaters for Christmas. Speaking of sweaters, I've been purchasing sweaters a lot, and ever since they've opened a H&M here, my money has been on life support, LOL. I need a job! I'm contemplating on going back to Bath & Body Works, I kind of miss it... BLAH! I can't stop shopping, or online browsing for that matter, so I'm constantly looking for discounts and sale deals. I've recently discovered this app called Wrapp, which basically provides a discount in a giftcard format - which is FINE by me, help me save $5-10 please :-)

I'm going home for the holidays and I know my folks are going to ask me what I want (as if it makes a difference because they usually give my siblings and I Visa gift-cards) but I do hope they're extra generous with the good news I received at hand. However, I've recently made some online purchases so I can't wait for them to get here! I've made of collage of them below. 
 1) Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick, Fuchsia with Blue Pearl 521A. 2) Prada inspired sunglasses 3) Zara inspired shoes from Shoedazzle. 4) Gold plated waist belt. 5) Faux leather skirt. 6) Gold and black wallpaper print jeans from JCP. 7) Fuschia pumps from Shoedazzle (Got both shoes for $25, ya feel me?!) 8) Comfy sweater from H&M. 9) Blazer from online store on eBay.

So this was a long awaited update that was necessary. Sorry for all the iPhone photos, lol, who carries a digital camera anymore? It's like either you have a really expensive camera, or your cell phone camera HAHA (you know I'm right).

xo Sally Ifeoma