Monday, December 7, 2009
Sometime in this past year I got on this nail polish kick. It's almost like a new hobby of mine.... I'm pretty sure I was slightly influenced by my roommate Amber who would paint her nails religiously every week. Sometimes on my breaks at the mall I happen to end up in Trade Secret captivated by all the pretty OPI colors...it's kinda how I am staring at the MAC eyeshadow display! I always have the hardest time picking one color to leave with...KC used to coach me through my decisions by telling me what would make the most sense with my wardrobe :) Anyways...I am in love with OPI's new holiday line. My first purchase was a glittery new years eve purple called Merry Midnight and most recently I broke down and bought a sparkly holiday red called Smitten with Mittens. No buyers remorse here. Go check up out for yourself so we can all be festive together.
P.S. Did you know there are blogs dedicated to nail polish?! Ha! Love it.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Dating Advice from Miss Lauren
Lauren: I think that you should just go out with tons of people over the next five months. Sure you will have to go out with a lot of weirdies but your probability of meeting someone nice will go up too.
Leia: I hate the weirdies.
Lauren: That's what I did. I would give everyone at least a chance.
Leia: Like when you went out with B**** from our freshman ward?!
Lauren: Yeah, I totally had to pretend like I was sick to skip out early on that one. He kept breathing on me and whispering in my ear. Ew.
A Text Conversation from Amy
To brief you on this, Amy asked me a few weeks ago if she could set me up with one of her husband's friends.
Amy: Hey Sweetie! Did you have a good thanksgiving? BTW P**** said he’s having a hard time trying to get a hold of you.
Leia: That's probably because I'm hard to get ahold of because of my work schedule, and I screen my calls and don't check my messages.
No wonder my parents are concerned.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I met the one of the coolest, most extreme ladies today while working at the Buckle. It all started with skinny jeans and led to a full on wardrobing session! She told me she needed some help picking out outfits for a few speaking engagements that she had coming up. I asked her what it was for and she said I was going to laugh. Turns out she has been nominated as one of the top ten huntresses in the world…yes huntresses! Since my dad is a bow hunter I have some familiarity with the subject and know how hardcore you have to be. I’m definitely not that hardcore…I know, shocker! Her name is Rebecca Francis and she also loves to fly planes, works as a dental hygienist, and has eight kids! Not to mention, she is adorable!! You can read her clever bio and vote for her to win Huntress of the Year by clicking here. She’s in second place right now!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
I’ve been a little under the weather for the past few days and decided that it was finally time to make an attempt at getting ready. I call up Amanda and ask her to go to lunch with me and proceed to jump into the shower while I’m thinking out my outfit for the day. I decide I want to use my new bag that I got in the fashion district in LA…so of course I’m planning out the corresponding items. I’m digging through my laundry basket of clean tops to find a particular black shirt…I can’t find it and resort to the second option. I’m blow drying my hair when I notice a huge stain over the chest area. My first thought is maybe I wore it around a baby (that may have thrown up on me) and forgot to wash it but I know I haven’t worn this particular shirt in…well…months to maybe a year… So I take off the shirt and to get a better look at the stain only to get a whiff of the toxic smell…yuck. I know the target but bring it to my dad to suspect. Yep, a silky black kitty peed on my shirt. I’m pissed…I mean PISSED. Of course I cannot retaliate against the feline in front of witnesses. So I’m swarming about my room trying to figure out what shirt to wear only to find out that EVERYTHING smells of lovely cat urine. YAY. I’m all about in tears throwing my clothes in the hall in a complete tantrum…so what that I’m 24 years old. I find a top that is clean but it’s definitely not my favorite. As I get back to doing my hair I all but give up on the frizzy mess and throw it into a ponytail….you know it’s a bad hair day when my hair is in a ponytail. I hurry and do my make up and I’m looking at myself in the mirror so sad. I look atrocious. Awful. Here I planned to have a regular cute day out and about with my new bag and now that bag doesn’t even match my outfit. Luckily, Amanda and the boys don’t care and can deal with the ugliness.
P.S. I’m planning a revenge against the nine pound black kitty cat
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Lyndie, Amber and I decided to go to a church dance this past Friday. The last one I went to with Amber was back in September and totally felt like a stake dance from junior high. This one was actually a lot of fun. I haven't had roommates in like six months and it's been a refreshing change the last couple of weeks.
My Buckle team also got together on Sunday for a team party. Now that we are through inventory and the holiday season we were all ready for a little bit of fun.
Today, I got to meet up with my good old friend Matt Critchfield for lunch. He flew in to SoCal for a grad school interview. We met up for lunch and then hung out at the local mall until he had to go catch his flight. I was able to show him demonstrate some of my fashion knowledge as we walked through the mall and I picked a few clothes out for him. He was a good sport and actually bought a few things... :)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
So this last week was pretty crazy for me. I ended up getting sick...again. Woke up on Sunday morning and tried to counteract the oncoming sore throat with little success...Monday morning I could barely talk. I had inventory for my store on Wednesday and managed to work through the entire thing. Luckily everything went really smooth and we finished just after 1am :) My mom flew in Friday afternoon to help me pack and move into my new apartment with Amber and Lyndie. We also managed to squeeze in pedicures and a movie. The move went really smooth. A couple of amazing guys from my ward helped with all the heavy lifting. My mom and I then ventured to Burbank to visit IKEA. It was the worst idea ever. I felt like we were apart of a herd of cattle going through a maze. Once we finally managed to get out there and get home I realized we had bought a king size comforter for my bed instead of a queen! So we had to go back! The exchange took no shorter than an hour to get the replacement. I recommend avoiding that particular location at all costs. On Sunday, my mom and I went to Long Beach to visit with one of her long lost childhood friends she just recently reconnected with after 20 something years. It was really cool to hear all their stories about my mom growing up and adventures they had together in college. Although it was fun to have my mom in town for a bit, I was ready for the new week to start to get back to some sort of routine. Now that inventory and the move is over I'm ready for a fresh start to this new year! Oh, and I love my apartment. It's right across the street from the mall, so it takes me like five minutes to get to work :)
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Cat always does a birthday shout out on her blog for all of her friends. Since today is her birthday, I thought I do one for her.
A couple things about Cat:
- She is HILARIOUS
- She loves all things vintage
- She has good taste in music
- She's a crafter
- She is bound to make millions of dollars with all the business ideas she is always coming up with
- She's really good at jokes
So my team won this MEK competition during the holiday season where we sold more MEK jeans then any other Buckle store of our similar volume. Our winnings included a free pair of MEK jeans for every teammate. To say the least, everyone was super duper stoked. I collected my winnings (the Frankfurt in case you're interested) and came home to my closet full of Buckle jeans. I realize that I have seven...yes seven...pairs of MEK jeans. I have brown and black and several shades of blue. I could wear a different pair every day of the week. To make sure I wasn't insane, I texted my friend Chris (who also works at Buckle) and asked her how many MEK jeans she has...her reply, only three. You would think they were my favorite brand...but their not. You'd think that they were the only jeans I own...but their not. I will not tell you exactly how many jeans I own in fear of my dad reading this and telling me I could clothe Africa again, but it's a lot. I think I need one of those rotating closets like in Clueless to make sure all my clothes get equal wearing time.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
So, I guess my old blog exploded into cyberspace or something. I had finally started to post again after several months on hiatus and suddenly I couldn't log in anymore. My dad just called and left a message on my phone saying that it was gone...sorry. No worries. I'll just start fresh. I promise to make a conscious effort to post fairly frequently so you can all keep up with my daily adventures. My life is fairly exciting. I wake up. Put on some make up. Brush my hair. Find shoes to match my outfit. Go to work. Solve problems all day long. Come home. Sleep. Repeat. I do have funny things that tend to happen to me. The bummer is, most of my close friends that would appreciate the humorous jokes and stories are back home in Utah and don't have the luxury to speak with me everyday ;) Well, hopefully this narrows the gap. Enjoy the reading.
P.S. This a pic of my haircut that I promised Leandra a couple weeks ago...oops!