Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Perks of Living at Home, Part 3


For only $200 bucks…the price of gasoline to and fro work not included…

So, instead I bought this, and by this, I mean multiple things…because the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is currently happening…and I have no self control (an obvious one…)

And although I have never been good at math…I do know what this totals to:

A very happy Vaneza who will live at home…for (at least) another month.

Juicy Couture Medium Flap Front Shoulder Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs “Marc Y Marc” Wallet

The Perks of Living at Home, Part 2

You can actually afford to buy new clothes…monthly, errr weekly (and unfortunately or fortunately daily depending on how you look at it)…Case in point: 3 new pieces. I love the simple femininity of the white dress, the sheerness/length of the black one, and how ridiculously soft the camel sweater is…I can see myself tossing that sweater in my car and putting it over practically anything and everything I’m wearing when the temperature in LA starts to drop.

[All items via Forever 21]

So given that that former perk is an obvious one (duh)…There also comes another…Having a stylish mom who cleans her closet (and not often enough as far as I am concerned…) and BOOM! One man’s trash suddenly becomes another (daughter’s) treasure. Mom found her vintage Versace belt…and I gladly took it. See:

How amazing would it look with the black number above? Very.

Newest Members of My Family…

And by family…I mean closet.

Thanks ASOS, you did me well…This is why I live at home.

The Perks of Living at Home

A (free) home cooked steak dinner paired with the best Merlot you’ve ever had…

…Saving 60 bucks on a dinner AND still managing to give yourself a food coma slash hangover even though you never left your house? Yes PLEASE.

Some Weeks You Feel Like This:

Charlotte Free for Urban Outfitters latest catalogue

The Answer Would Be YES.

I live at home…I’ll take what I can get.

Kidding. Kind of.
“Hey, I live at home…want to come over and cuddle? My mom might even bake cookies.”


Because Sometimes/And Then…

BECAUSE SOMETIMES: you just don’t want to get out of bed in the morning, you miss your optimistic & naive self at the age of 18, your clothes don’t fit right leaving you feeling even shorter than you already are, your day at work stresses you out after you spent 2+ hours getting to and fro in traffic, you think a close person can do better, certain friends have suddenly become acquaintances, you want to move but have no idea to where, a vacation sounds nice, you think you know someone when you really don’t, your coffee isn’t strong enough, you miss someone dear who misses you just as much/you miss someone who has chosen to completely forget about you, Frank Sinatra makes you cry more than it makes you smile, you wish you didn’t have to wear contacts and knew a third language, there aren’t enough hours in the day, you long for the nights when you could stay up until 3am with friends talking about life on a porch or in a hallway, and the breeze is too cold;  it doesn’t feel like Summer…just yet.


You see something something so picturesque that reality sets in and you realize how small you and your issues are in comparison to everything else in the grand scheme of things…and in that very moment, nothing else really matters. You can’t help but feel good. Things are okay; they are more than okay- they are beautiful. And for one small moment that optimistic & naive 18 year old self smiles…with and at the more wise you.