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It’s all in the Wrist.


SONY DSCLet’s talk about styling wrists. Did you know there was such a thing?

I am notorious for small wrists inherited from my mother. Bangles? Forget it. So much so that when one of my best friends was getting married, she was afraid to have the bridesmaids wear bangles because she knew they would fall off of me. It’s not just a matter of small wrists. My hands are too narrow to hold bracelets up. An aunt gave me a beautiful bracelet when I was born (sized for an infant) and it still fits. So when I cam to San Francisco and discovered Alex and Ani (remember this was two years ago, before they were sold in department stores, before they took over the country) I was beyond happy. (For the record, I bought all these things with my own money and no one is telling me to endorse Alex and Ani…when I moved I brought everyone there and they knew me by name.)SONY DSCI’ve been packing so I haven’t been wearing things on the wrist but I was organizing my jewelry and I remembered them. I know a lot of them mean something spiritual, but for me? They’re friendship bracelets. Am I in third grade? Maybe. But my best friends have the dove, the initial, and more. My mom has the mermaid. My aunt has the anchor. As I’ve lived across the country, this is a way for me to feel connected to them–third grade or not.SONY DSCThey match perfectly with my Rose Gold Michael Kors watch (my first big girl purchase) and no one ever fails to comment on my wrists. Rose Gold looks great on any skin color–even my extremely pale kind. For someone who couldn’t wear bangles, the adjustable Alex and Ani bracelets are working for me. Summer is around the corner though, so I am switching these out for:SONY DSCIt’s light (bought on Rue La La on major sale) and matches everything. Gotta keep it fresh for summer, even when you’re moving across the country.

How do you style your wrists?





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Five on Friday: Back in SF

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I am back in SF and linking up with A. Liz AdventuresThe Good LifeCarolina Charm, and Hello!Happiness. Thanks for hosting, Ladies!





The DMV. 

I flew out of Chicago on Tuesday night. Because I am smart like that, I put off going to the DMV until Monday. But, oh wait, the polar vortex closed all the DMVs in the state. I was so worried they would be closed on Tuesday too. But thank goodness, Tuesday everything was open. I was scared I would fail the test. But I passed. I would show you the actual license but what about identity fraud? So here is a selfie I took after the DMV; just imagine my pearly whites showing in my license photo.

And leopard is in my official photo!!

And leopard is in my official photo!!







So, I made a pact with myself not to compare Chicago and San Francisco. It’s not fair to the people I love in both places and let’s be honest, there are pros and cons to both places. No one wants to hear: “Well, we do it this way in San Francisco…Well, in Chicago, we…” Ew. But I’m about to briefly break my pact and I think everyone in Chicago will understand. It was so cold. So cold. And it had nothing to do with my skin thinning. We broke records.SONY DSCBeyond the weather, I’m happy to be back in San Francisco. I feel affirmed that this is where I am supposed to be right now, which was a major question I have been asking myself. It was the first question in a series of questions that I’ve been asking myself and God. But I couldn’t really do anything until that first question was answered.

So expect some new San Francisco adventures.SONY DSC





Happy Birthday, Nonna!

Her actual birthday was yesterday but since I was down with the stomach flu, I didn’t make a big to do about it on the blog. But expect a post dedicated to a dinner she made for us. Oh, my gosh. So delicious. I love this lady so much because she’s real. She’s young at heart. She loves me no matter what. Buon Compleanno, Nonna! Tanti Auguri!!!SONY DSC





Marc Jacobs Watch for Sale…

I am selling this on ebay but I thought I would offer it here first. It’s never been worn; everything is included, every part of the packaging even. I’m selling it for $150, shipping included. It’s gunmetal gray and leather. Nothing was wrong with it; I just ended up gifting something else to someone instead. You can email me if you are interested, otherwise to ebay I will go. SONY DSC SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCSONY DSC






To Do.

So if you don’t know, I had the stomach flu. It was not fun. Not fun at all. Especially after a long and late and turbulent flight. Meanwhile I have so much to do: unpack, clean, organize, plan.SONY DSC

There are a ton of exciting posts coming. Even my own family was like: Nina, do people really want to read about us? You need to write about other things. And I replied: well, I’ve been with you so much lately! Haha. But, no really. Some really exciting things are on the horizon. Coming soon: an incredible apartment makeover I did awhile ago, a closet make over, some awesome collaborations, and adventures galore…

High Five,


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