Monday, July 30, 2012


I'd seen these on sale a looooooooooooooooong time ago.. at the beginning of June when all of the S/S shoes went on sale.  These shoes were a little over 30% on sale but they were still fairly extravagantly priced because the MSRP was slightly on the astronomical side to begin with. The shoes were selling on both Neiman Marucs and Bergdorf Goodman so I checked to see what was available and EVERY single size including half sizes from 35 all the way to 42 was available on both websites so I decided to not purchase them and sleep on it.

Well it's amazing what a few hours does because when I had finally decided to purchase them the next day they were sold out in practically EVERY size but two!!  ::CRIES::!!!!

Sadly they were NOT my shoe size ::SAD FACE::

The Hubs gallantly swooped in and called Neiman's and Bergdorf's on the daily for 3 weeks in a row calling both the wearhouses and checking with SA's and he finally LOCATED A PAIR!!!!

Anyways I agreed that these would be my birthday shoes so I wasn't allowed to open them until now.. but since we live overseas I didn't get these until about a week before my birthday so I really didn't have to wait that long. hahaha

When I took these out of the box The Hub's nodding his head goes "WHOAAA KARDASHIAN HUH!" hrmm.. perhaps I've subjected The Hub's to too much reality television :p

These are YSL Tribute platform sandals.  

I think these are a sister version to the more well known Tribute sandal like these.  

They are made out of suede.

And the main reason I was so drawn to these shoes was because they are covered with a bajillion tiny studs.  The studs are tri-colored.. there's gold, silver and copper.

They fit TTS.

They are 5 1/4" heels but they have a 1 1/4" platform so it wears like a 4" pair of high heels. 

I'm really excited about these shoes because I had been searching for a pair of black bootie type shoes.. but I find that these are more versatile because I can wear them both in the warmer months as sandals and then wear them in the colder months with some black tights to give the look of black booties! :) 

Friday, July 27, 2012

DC Part 1

Visiting my family means one giant long eating fest! muhahahaha yesss hahaha! 

 So be prepared for extremely gluttonous food pics you.have.been.warned!

Scrambled eggs w/ sausage and potato fritter and Ham & Cheese Omelet w/ Croissants
Early breakfast brunch w/ The Hubs @ Le Madeline :)

Oyster Noodle soup and Mixed Seafood rice plate
Lunch w/ my mom @ Bob's 66 :) 

Pork chop rice w/ egg and minced pork and sour cabbage 

Yogurt Bingsoo, Iced Coffee Boba and Fried Tuna Bun
Afternoon snack time at Shilla Bakery w/ The Hub's

My sister came down all the way from Pittsburgh to see us :) WOOT! 

So my mom took us our for a really yummy Japanese dinner :)  Thanks mom!

Japanese vegetable starter

Various sushi, Chicken Karaage and Fried Shrimp Shumai

Gyu-don bowl w/ Miso Soup
OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG this was sooooooooooooooo FREAKIN' GOOD!!!  

Shredded beef over rice is AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! 

Sashimi Platter

Lunch with my FAVORITE cousins in the world!! 

Heart my little cousins so much!

Peking Duck!!!!! :) 

Peking duck probably tops the list of my top 10 favorite things to eat! 

Accompaniments to the Peking Duck

Seriously as I'm writing this blog post I'm drooling on my keyboard looking at the duck skin.... *DROOLLLLLLLLLLLLL* hahahah

It all starts with a really good wrap

Also drooling over the yummy duck meat *sigh*

I think part of the fun of eating Peking duck is building the perfect duck wrap!

Spinach w/ Garlic, Shrimp in Lobster sauce and Fried Chow Mien Noodles

The other yummy accompaniments to the meal!

Thanks for taking us out to lunch Aunt Josie and Uncle Dave!!  We had a blast :) 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Zach's Birthday Bash! :)

Lucas's coworker's invited us over to their house for a birthday party get together!  And lucky for me these friends are from Hawaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!! :)  I was hoping to be able to eat some of my favorite Hawaii foods and they did not disappoint!


Making spam musubi!!! 

 It's good to have friends from Hawaii :)!  So excited!

Jamie the head chef!

JoJo - "3 people scratching me at one time.. life doesn't get any better than this" Muhahaha!

Spam musubi, Kalbi, Mac salad w/ potatoes

Some of my favorite Hawaii foods!  

OHHH EMMM GEEEE you have NO idea how excited I was when I was looking at the spread!

Shoyu Chicken in the back and watermelon

Fried rice noodles and steak

Love!!!  How adorable is he?!

Birthday Boy!! 

Ahahaha if you look closely you'll see Napoleon below him wishing he'll drop his spam musubi on the floor hahaha. 

It's a spiderman cupcake cake!!!  

Isn't that neat?!

Aww the Birthday Boy looks so happy :)!!

Homemade cakepops!  So cute!

Jello, Strawberry and Marshmallow sticks


Bouncy House!

Spider man pinata time!

Zach the birthday boy up first!

Poor thing his scarf is falling off his face hahaha

OMGOSH when the pinata broke all of the kids started screaming and rushing towards the candy.. it was absolute chaos I have never seen a mad rush like that before!

Have you ever heard of "Running of the Brides"??  Every year Filene's basement hosts a discounted bridal event and all these crazy bridezilla's try to get a cheap wedding dress and the doors open and there's like mass chaos.. it was sorta like that.. haha if you don't know what I'm talking about you should watch this!!!!  It is so funny!

Our fur babies are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy to run around like this since we live in an apartment.

Hahah Napoleon is just chillin!

Their estate is so pretty!

Pretty flowers growing on the side of their house!!

And a strawberry patch!!!! so cool.. these were the tiniest itty bittiest strawberries I've ever seen in my entire life!

That is SERIOUSLY talented.. hahaha he managed to pull himself to the very top of the bouncy house.. but the walls are slippery and there's nothing to hold on to.. how did he do that?! hahahahaha!

Pretty Twins :)!

Hi Hubby!

And they're so happy to have a new friend to play with!

Hahaha Napoleon's facial expression is just so priceless here.. 

Love my fur babies!

Happy Birthday Zach!!!  

Thanks so much for having us Jamie and Ken we had such a blast!! :)