Sunday, January 29, 2012

TAG YOU'RE IT!

I got tagged by 3 FABULOUS bloggers :)
Jill,Shariece,& Emily


The Rules:
1. Post these rules//2. You must post 11 random things about yourself//3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post//4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer//5. Go to their blog & tell them that you've tagged them.

Since I got tagged 3 times I picked a combination of 11 questions from all 3 chicas!

11 Random Facts About ME :)

  1. I have never lived in the state that I was born in.
  2. I have 2 middle names Aemee (trans. beautiful love) & Junita (combo of:June & Anita my 2 G-MAs)
  3. I was Cpt. of my high school's lacrosse team my senior year.
  4. I've been to France, Korea, Australia, Vanuatu, & Dominican Republic. None of which were for vacation. 
  5. I have an "alter ego" named Antoine.
  6. I have a little sister who is exactly 10 years & 30 days younger than me.
  7. I LOOOOVE folding laundry :)
  8. I can eat an entire Large pizza by myself in one sitting
  9. I work for a Police Department
  10. I have an albino freckle on my arm
  11. I like to play "pranks" on my husband even though I'm really bad at them & he usually catches me.
the 11 Questions I was asked:
1)What is your favorite season? 
SUMMER...duhh!!I <3 summer because my B-day & wedding anniversary are in August + I HATE the cold!!

2)What is your favorite blog post you have written so far? 
My favorite so far would have to be my 1 YR BLOGOVERSARY POST because it has some of my fav. pictures from all my posts as well the fact that it is special to me since I've grown to LOVE writing my blog & meeting all of you :) 

3)Kids?bf?husband? 
Husband=David <3 [it'll be 2 yrs this yr] 

4)Favortie quote?
"Work hard stay humble"
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."
"my room was clean.but then i had to decide what to wear" 
"nothing worth having comes easy"

5)Favorite places to shop? 
The THRIFT STORE,hands down!

6. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? 
EUROPE!! To visit David's family in Italy & Germany, & my family in France

7. Who's the biggest inspiration in your life right now? Fashionwise I'd have to say my biggest inspirations are other bloggers like YOU!

8. What's your favorite thing out of anything you own?
It's a tie between my gem drop statement necklace & my destroyed denim button-up <3 

9.How did you choose the name of your blog/store? 
I came up with the name "pich & roor" 4 yrs ago when I was living in Australia. I wanted to do something fashion related that made anyone & everyone feel good about themselves. The concept was that whether you're "rich or poor" you can totally own "your look" ... & a few years later I have my blog :)below is my original header. 

10.What is 1 word you would use to describe your blog/store?
"RANDOM" you never know what you're going to find on my blog: food, fashion, & makeup are the usual culprits.

11. Jeans or dresses ? 
This one is tough, it really depends on my mood. 
[I'm definitely guilty of wearing leggings .. A L O T]

11 Ladies I'm tagging:

My 11 Questions for you ladies:
  1. To Live: New York or California?
  2. Favorite flavor Ice-cream?
  3. Your favorite piece that you "invested" in (saved up for & spent ALOT of $$ on)?
  4. How many siblings do you have?
  5. What one trend CAN'T you wait til it's over?
  6. Nail Polish:pretty pink, bright neon, or dark earth tones?
  7. If you could design your crib, & money isn't an object would it be vintage or modern?
  8. Last meal ever .. what are you going to eat?
  9. You can only wear 1 out of the house: mascara, bronzer, eyeliner, or lipstick?
  10. Favorite song/artist at the moment?
  11. What's your biggest goal you want to accomplish this year?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

D.I.Y. BFF BLING

This is a super quick & simple d.i.y. post that I thought you ladies might enjoy!! I had this beautiful colorful friendship bracelet that I purchased in Cancun last year for $1. I also bought this cheesy rhinestone choker-esque necklace for under $5 the other day at the thrift store & let me tell you they were made for each other :)
to create this blinged out BFF bracelet you'll need a "friendship" bracelet [I think the flat ones work better], a strand of rhinestones either from a necklace or bought in bulk strands, needle, & thread
I cut the necklace in half & decided to use the side with the clasp that way I could use it to link on to the loop at the other end.
I lined up the rhinestones with the bracelet & sewed in between each rhinestone 3 times to keep it in place. YES, it really is that simple :)   
TAAA-DAAA & now you have a perfect sparkly NEW addition to your arm party!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Madewell + CAP FABB

Last night was another wonderful meet-up, held for a second time at the Madewell in Georgetown! I knew it was going to be a great night when I was greeted by Lacey who was rockin a "FLOWER POWER" suit, it was seriously adorable! As soon as I walked up the steps I was overwhelmed by all the new faces & fantastic outfits. One of the first bloggers I had the pleasure of chatting with that night was Leslie from Fashion Needy. It's so much fun getting to meet people in person after following their blogs & getting to know them over the internet. After talking I ran strait over to the cupcakes & champagne :) Ok, enough talking on to the pictures! OMG I forgot to tell you I looked like an extra from a 1960's movie .. don't worry you'll see what I mean soon enough lol. This is a side effect from getting dressed in your car & not having access to a full length mirror!
necklace, boots, & vest-THRIFTED, blouse-GIFT FROM MY BFF, dress (worn as skirt)-EXPRESS
after the meet-up several of us [10+] walked up the street to Paolo's where Cheralee & I spent the remainder of the evening getting brain freezes & making mustaches! It's always a blast getting to hang out with other fashion-minded people & I <3 just checking out what everyone's wearing :) I got some presents today in the mail & they really made my day!! I'm going to do a post on them soon, HAPPY ALMOST WEEKEND :)
PS: If you want to see more pics from Tuesday's event check out some of these blogs!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Birthday Weekend!

What an amazing weekend! As all of you know Saturday was David's B-day & thanks to all your sweet comments his head has grown even larger!! I decided to share some pictures from our weekend :)
I tried on this adorable dress at H&M but unfortunately it was too tight on the butt lol :(
So instead I bought a cute little bundle of bracelets to add to my jewelry collection 
Steak Bruschetta with a balsamic glaze @ Brio after shopping
I baked David an upside down Banana Coconut B-day cake
I heard about the recipe from AMY, but you can find the recipe here!
This is the only decent picture of the two of us last night. 

Thanks so much to everyone who came out last night, I'm truly surrounded by wonderful friends!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Happy B-day to the MR.

Today is my husband David's birthday!! We celebrated a little early last night with an impromptu shopping spree to ON, Gap, H&M, & Marshalls.  I was so excited that he wanted to go shopping it was almost like a gift to me lol :) Then we went to Brio for their late night happy hour (All the bar food is $2.95) so we pigged out. Anyways, I was so excited to give him his gift (A new soccer jersey) that I made him open it last night .. I'm kinda really impatient, but he LOVED it so that's all that matters! This afternoon we had chinese food with his family followed by cake (which I made & will post later). Tonight we're going to Power Plant in Baltimore with some of our friends to celebrate. Here's some pics of David Us from the past couple of years :)
OMG we look so youngggg

I just wanted to wish him a happy B-day on my blog since he makes up such a huge portion of my life & I LOVE him very much, & I'm so happy he's mine :)

Hope all of you are having fun weekends!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Brunch @ El Centro

So you know this isn't a personal style blog right?! Haha it started out as one, but it's pretty much turned into a food diary :) In the last post I showed you all the pretty outfits & the beautiful people who attended, but now I'm gonna show you the YUMMMY food that we feasted on!
Each guest of the event had a personalized sketch waiting for them to mark their seat at the table.
I am freaking in love with all of the drawings & on top of that I got to meet the artist in person! His name is Bidkart & his work is fantastic you can check it out here.

I was sipping on these scrumptious Pineapple Aqua Fresca Cocktails all afternoon & let me tell you they were FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC! Like really you need to try one :) 
for starters we had tortilla chips paired with: chunky guacamole, salsa, & shrimp ceviche. 
Starting @12:00 & working clockwise 
Enfrijoladas, Mexican French Toas, Sopes de Huevo y Salsa Verde, & Jaliscos Enchilada
MY FAVE DISH [hands down] the french toast [bottom right]

& one of the many plates of tacos we consumed!
It was a fantastic afternoon & I'm still in awe of all the amazing, talented, & creative forces I was surrounded by. You guys inspire me to really go for what I want no matter how far out of reach it seems. 
This awesome video is by Lacey & you should watch it because it will make you :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spicy Candy DC Anniversary Fiesta!

Whewww! What a fun filled weekend :) This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending Spicy Candy DC's Anniversary Fiesta at El Centro. It was such a fun venue, we had most of the basement level to ourselves & it was such a comfortable space to mix mingle, snack, & most importantly snap photos! Our lovely hostesses for the brunch were rocking La Petite Marmoset reconstructed skirts & beautiful smiles!
dress-KOHLS(6 years ago!!), belt & necklace-THRIFTED, tights-NY&CO, heels-CR[posted here]

It was such an enjoyable brunch filled with wonderful company
& delicious food! What more could you want!?
I was busy chatting & eating (lots of eating) :)
so I didn't take that many pictures but ...
The President Wears Prada did a wonderful post from the event which has lots of beautiful pictures
like the one above, so go check them out!

Best of luck to you ladies! I can't wait to see all the wonderful projects & colabs that are to come.

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