pizza pals: bison creek pizza

its no secret that i have an unhealthy obsession love pizza.  i could seriously eat it a few times a week and not get sick of it (which actually happened over the weekend, oops).  fortunately the boyf loves it as much as i do!  we've always joked about our fictitious blog that we dubbed pizza pals.  our fake blog was going to be about us eating our way through the various pizza parlors in and around town.  since i'm always taking photos of my food i figured why not make this a semi-reoccuring segment right here on the blog.  because lets be honest i can barely maintain this one, let alone attempt two blogs.  

last friday we decided to hit up an old favorite of mine - bison creek pizza.  but before we filled our bellies we hit up the local thrift store.  sadly we came out empty-handed so i was looking forward to pizza to raise my spirits.  i've been going here since i was little with my family and it hasn't changed much since.  i remember my parents always telling me about how there used to be an organ in the restaurant when they were teenagers (some interwebing turned up that it used to be a movie house).  they have lots of big booths, awesome micro beer on tap (i had to have a jolly roger while its still around) and a nice patio if with weathers permitting.  

we usually order a half of the district #2 fire house special and half home on the range (no olives!)  their pizza has a medium thickness, slightly chew crust and not too sauce heavy.  i'll admit its a little on the cheesy side but sometimes i like a good greasy pizza.  a large is just over 20 bucks and its enough for leftovers.  :)  the only downside is that its a family friendly restaurant so expect to see lots of screaming children running around on a friday night. 

during the week they also have all you can eat pizza and salad!  



this or that: leather skater dress

i was pretty excited to watch the three part installment of octv's at home with chloe sevigny.  i love how down to earth she is and it was refreshing to see her home is just the same.  of course i was drooling over the sample dress she was wearing for her next collab with opening ceremony.  alas its retailing for a grand.  but don't pull out that credit card yet ladies!  i stumbled upon an almost identical one on threadsense for $62.  perhaps my new years eve dress?  i think so. 



nnv: artache holiday sale

the girls who run the artache market were kind enough to invite us back for their big holiday sale at vermillion last weekend.  head over to the neon nightmare blog to check out our spread.  and check out our shop soon because we're in the process of adding a ton of new finds.

can you believe i'm actually showing you a proper photogrpah and not some self portrait from my iphone!  this had been my go to outfit as of late.  i've had this sweater dress for ages but i was cold one day and threw a chambray shirt unbuttoned over it and i haven't taken it off since.  top it off with two pairs of tights (my coworkers think i'm crazy) and you're set for the cold.  my milkmaid braids have also been making a comeback but then my boss started calling me yulia.  

coat ~ j. crew
shirt ~ converse/target
dress ~ uo
slip ~ vintage
tights ~ drugstore
boots ~ sam edelman

ps.  my sam edelman boots finally showed up in the mail (after what felt like a month of problems, bleh!)  which means i'll finally get to this diy i was talking about a while back.  although i'll admit i'm a litter nervous....



recent happenings, no. 2

harry potter potluck/birthday celebrations/george dress up/craig's list score/late night adventures/christmas cactus/the best ham & cheese sando/the smell of freedom

my outfit photo-taking has been few and far between but least you know i've been having some fun. :)

outfit 1:
sweater ~ uo
dress ~ f21

outfit 2:
coat ~ vintage
dress ~ rodarte for target
flats ~ h&m

outfit 3:
sweater ~ nordstrom
tank ~ unif
dress (worn as skirt) ~ uo
boots ~ gap



cocktail time: the birthday girl

my birthday has come and gone but i came across this recipe for a birthday cake cocktail, i had to try it. i'm not one for super sweet vodkas that try to mask the alcohol flavor but i gave in to curiosity.  what could cake vodka actually taste like?  well it tastes exactly like you'd think, a little cakey flavor in the beginning and more of a traditional vodka taste at the end.  wow, that's some great descriptive words right there, i wonder why i'm not a paid food writer.  overall, not to sickly sweet.  heck, even the boyf drank it.  but then again he'll drink anything if i put a glass in his hand.  only thing i don't recommend are the sprinkles i used.  they didn't want to stick to the glass too well but they stain your lips.  i would've preferred the crystally kind but when you're at safeway you tend to have limited options.  i don't know how many complaints i've given them about  not carrying sugar cubes, but they'll never listen.  i know, white people problems.

i haven't come across any other decent cake vodka recipes so if you know of some, i'd love to hear them!

the birthday girl cocktail
adapted from mint love social club

.75 oz cake vodka
.5 oz lime juice

rim the edge with sprinkles.  pour in vodka and lime juice.  then top with champagne.  




this or that: pink trousers


i've been eyeing these j. crew trousers for ages, but at $118 (and not to mention they've been on backorder) i've been patiently waiting for them to to hit the sale rack.  but then i stumbled upon these (worn here) old navy ones on sale in store for $9.50!  You can also buy them online for $33, which isn't a bad price at all.


pink PANTher

i really wanted to name this post cankles.  you know cold + ankles.... but i went with my better judgement. 

but going against my better judgement i didn't wear socks.  and its freaking cold out!  i swear it could snow.  i was thinking how some scrunchy socks would be a nice touch but as usual i was running late for the bus and didn't have time to test my theory.  then on my break i was cruising some fashion blogs and came across this girl.  perfect scrunchy socks and cropped trousers!!  sometimes you should just go with your gut instinct.

it was my bday last week and voss was kind enough to give me this rucksack for my bday prezzie.  i about died when is saw the floppy eared bostons all over it.  what can i say, i'm a sucker for anything with bostons or frenchies on them.  i'll have to share my bday loot with you soon.   

sweater ~ zara
coat ~ h&m
trousers ~ old navy
flats ~ steven
scarf ~ burberry


new york diary: part 2

finally here's part two of my trip to new york!!  sorry its a little photo heavy but with my track record its better to get it all up now and not split it into three parts.
had dim sum for the first time in china down.  it was AMAZING!  not that you needed me to tell you that, because i'm sure all of you have had dim sum and know its the jam.  i however steer clear of anything that falls under the chinese food catagory in fear of MSG.  that shit will make you brake out in hives at the gym and then gross out the person next to you on the treadmill not feel so hot.  they had a funny little comic strip on the table showing you how to properly eat the stuff.  why i don't take pictures of these things and then regret it later i'll never know.
dinner at caracas with my pal that i hadn't seen in four years!!  but it felt like i had only seen her the day before.  gotta love friendships like that.
trying to contain my excitement about going in grand central station and the chrysler building.  i wanted to have a fancy cocktail in the campbell apartment in grand central station just like serena does before she heads off on a trip to visit yale.  am i the only person who remembers that episode??  but there were too many tourists around and i got annoyed we left.  hahah.  maybe next time.

don't know why but i always see dead birds when i'm holiday.....

dim sum/brooklyn/central park/the meatball shop/copius amounts of dunkin donuts/brooklyn night bazaar @ dekalb market/brooklyn bridge park

and we're home....

sweater ~ h&m
tank ~ actual pain
denim cutoffs ~ ae
bag ~ see by chloe
sunnies ~ karen walker