Mini-summer break

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Hi all! Clearly I've been very absent from blogging, even reading my favorite blogs as the last month and half of school really consumed my life. I'd like to say that I'm officially in my LAST year of pharmacy school, yay! 

In my mini-vacation, my husband and I went to visit some friends in Philadelphia, made our way to NYC to experience summertime weather (all the times I've been, it's always been FREEZING), visited New Haven, and back home. I still haven't gone through the pictures yet, gasps! I'm making my way down my to-do list of things I want to do before rotation madness begins. 

If you are on summer break, what are you doing in your down time? 

Spring has Sprung

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dress: Banana Republic (on sale!) | Watch: MK, that version is in stores only similar | 
Belt: Old | Shoes: Zara, old, similar | Bracelet: BaubleBar

On the husband: Pants: J.Crew | Shirt: J.Crew Factory |
Belt: MK via Ruelala | Shoes: Ralph Lauren (Clearly, I shop for him)

It's been a while since I've last posted and I always say, I hope that it doesn't happen again, but it's inevitable, I have a crazy school schedule and I get side tracked with that and catching up on sleep and DVR (I'm a TV junkie). I give kudos to those bloggers who are able to manage their time well and post great content, I admire them, I truly do, it is hard work. It's not easy to get someone to take your pictures, quality pictures, edit them, etc., then try and write something witty and good. 

With that off my chest, Spring has officially sprung! The mark of the spring solstice was this past Thursdays, March 20th, which is also the Persian New Year, or Norooz (which literally means new day). I love this time of year when the weather starts to warm up and is about perfect for a few weeks until it actually heats up for the rest of the summer, at least in my city it's like that. There's something in the air about this time that makes me want to start fresh and get outside to play. 

I also love the idea of spring cleaning. Did you do any spring cleaning? I sure did, and I intend on doing some more, just after these exams...which is the story of my life for about another month, until that elusive P4 year starts. Yay! No, I'm not graduating quite yet, but my last year will be purely rotations, and I'm counting down the days 'til I start my last and final year of school for life! 

Enjoy the rest of the week, the weekend is right around the corner! 


Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I normally don't like to write about personal issues publicly, I tend to make those posts private, but lately, I've been thinking about friendship. If you're my friend, then you know it, I'm a pretty darn good friend. 

Friendship (noun), according to Merriam-Webster
1. The state of being friends.  
2. The quality or state of being friendly 

What does that exactly mean? Are we friends because we say hello to each other, are friendly to one another, what constitutes a friendship. Wikipedia says that friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than association. So again, what makes us friends? 

I believe that friendship is a a two-way street, I cannot continuously be contacting someone or vice versa, that wouldn't make me a good friend. I believe that friends are there for each other, which can range from just listening to doing silly things together. Friendship is not supposed to be one person, the same person, always initiating the relationship. That's what I call a faux friend. In my life time, I've encountered many of these people and for the most part, they have dropped off to wayside. What got me thinking was, why exactly is that? Not everyone has to be friends, but why do friendship that seemed to be good just fizzle? (Note: all professional schools are like high school, you see the same 100 or so people everyday, there will be cliques; whoever told you differently, they lied).
Which brings me to frenemies. According to Wikipedia, a frenemy is a portmanteau of "friend" and "enemy" that can refer to either an enemy pretending to be a friend or someone who really is a friend but is also a rival. I think Mean Girls said it best, frenemies are enemies that act like friends, or "fraters" are friends that secretly hate you. Being a girl is tough, mean girls really do exist, but being a mature woman is tougher. I found that girls who haven't yet fully matured act high school like and it's hard to deal with sometimes. Naturally as women, we are emotional people and tend to think with our hearts rather than be logical when it comes to friends, especially someone you liked and had a relationship with. 

After much thought, I've realized, how to handle so called frienemies and faux friends; simply by not caring. It seems to be working in my favor and I do my best not to let these petty "friendships" bother me anymore. You only live once #YOLO (I couldn't resist), and it's not worth your time to let these "friendshipsbother you, you have other friends who are actually in a friendship with you. And as I've grown older, I've noticed the number of my friends has dwindled; I can literally count my friends on one hand. That's not to say I don't have a lot of friends, but I have a few quality friends that I know will be there for me when I need it, not when it's convenient for them. If I'm your friend, I'm there, I listen, I'm loyal, I go above and beyond for my true friends, they all know this, I truly love them like sisters. I will never expect anything from anyone, but I appreciate and know the value of having a good friend. 

Looks of Love

Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Still looking for an outfit to wear on date night? Pop into Express, everything is 40% off! These are my favorite looks that are simple and effortless and won't break the bank. I really love the sweater dress, I just might pop into Express to get it. The red dress screams love, and you could add this bracelet and this necklace for a complete look. I have a similar skirt and I love it; paired with the reversible cami, it's definitely a look your date will like. As with anything you wear, make sure you feel comfortable so you exude confidence. Happy Valentine's Day! 

Valentine's Day for Him

Friday, February 7, 2014
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Valentine's Day is officially in ONE week! What do you get someone who has everything they need? Personalization is one of my favorite things; you'll never go wrong with getting something that's made just for them. A tip, figure out what they really like, try not to buy what you want to buy for yourself, that goes for any gift giving. This year, I'm going to get my husband a personalized voucher book and make a fancy dinner at home, as cheesy as is it, I think he'll really love it. What are you planning on getting? 

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