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Jul 29, 2014

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON WAS LIFE.

Who wouldn't love this balcony view?
So I might have to change my name to SanDiegoMara because I am in love with the weather and how
awesome the atmosphere was. Our hotel room was basically better than my apartment and overlooked a marina. If you ever go to San Diego the Humphrey's Half Moon inn and Suites is the best place to stay. Granted I may just be in love with our room that over looked a marina... I hope to go back next year and stay there!  Again-- the weather was amazing and I was not in a hurry to get back to Houston, Texas.


 Almost a 60,000 steps were taken to explore the mecca of Comics, Video games, movies and TV shows. Everything from Tokidoki, The Walking Dead, Bates Motel, Avengers,  Xbox live, Bandai, Hello Kitty, American Horror Story... ok this list could go on forever.
Basically walking the exhibit hall was awesome, I got a poster signed by the entire cast of Sharknado 2. I LOVE SYFY MOVIES, so I kind of got it as a joke. Side note--Tara Reid is such a troll she didn't even acknowledge me when she signed my poster and was on the phone... She like scribbled Taskdjakjsasodk and scooted it on over to Vivica Fox. Sharknado 2 premieres on Wednesday July 30th, I'll be live tweeting it.
Check out photos (LOTS OF THEM) from my experience. I didn't photograph EVERYTHING because it was ALOT annnd I was living life in real time, not through a lens. 
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Jul 24, 2014

BRB, ITS SAN DIEGO COMIC CON

Its that time again, the biggest Comic Con is going on in San Diego and I will be attending :D
I AM DYING WITH EXCITEMENT.

So what is Comic Con? It started in the 70's as a Comic Convention but has evolved in recent years into a gathering from everything to video games and Movies.

GET JEALOUS BECAUSE I WILL BE SEEING THE WALKING DEAD PANEL IN PERSON.

Many studios will be providing sneak peeks of fall shows or movies coming out so of course I am looking forward for Community, American Horror Story, TWD, Guillermo Del Toro panel, Game of thrones AND MORE.


I wish Spider-man was a bigger deal this year but I am ok with this.


I AM SUCH A NERD BUT I WILL BE BACK WITH FULL DETAILS, STAY TUNED :)
 I will be live tweeting and on Instagram until then:


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Jul 22, 2014

HOUSTON BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA: SOUTH ASIAN BRIDAL

The most unique fashion show at the Bridal Extravaganza was the South Asian show with authentic custom wedding designs. In the picture above, the lady on the left is an actual bride wearing her actual dress. I loved the colors and the culture with these outfits! Everything was so ornate and luxurious.

Anyone want to invite me to a South Asian wedding? Thanks in advance :)

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Jul 21, 2014

BRIDAL EXPO: HOUSTON BRIDAL FUN

If you recall, I've been all about the Houston Bridal Extravaganza. I'm not getting married anytime soon but give me an excuse to act like a princess and try cake all day and I'm there! My favorite booth in general was the Over The Top booth. They specialize in linens. As a fashion major, I have a small obsession with fabric and textures. I AM OBSESSED with some of the things they do. Keeping them in mind! Lace, sequins, polka dots, stripes-- whatever it is they are awesome and have it.
There were lot's of flowers everywhere that I just wanted to take home with me!
OMG, cake! So many samples. I learned I love almond cake.  I guess its worth mentioning I a posing with a giant Cake dress.Yes, that is cake. 
Who Doesn't love a green wall? NEED.


STAY TUNED, The finale of the Bridal Extravaganza was an AMAZING Asian Bridal show. I DIED.

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Jul 20, 2014

BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA: DAMSEL WHITE LABEL

The summer 2014 Bridal Extravaganza was from June 19th-July 20. Natalie Harris designer of Damsel White Label showed on Saturday and I had the awesome pleasure of seeing her. Natalie Harris is a Houston based designer mixing edge with class, this show was definitely for the modern bride.  Grace Kelly meets Gwen Stefani? Sounds like the perfect pair for inspiration.  I love the mix of prints and colors in this collection. She even sublimates designs to provide details in some of her fabrics. Talk about innovation! She mixes great textures and colors. I love it. 


Be sure to check out more of her designs online: http://www.natalieharrisdesign.com/index.html
AND CLICK MORE to see photos from her booth and show:

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Jul 19, 2014

WEEKEND WRAP-UP: Travel Diaries

If you follow me elsewhere you saw that I ventured into Salt lake City, Utah for work. It was only 3 days but it was a fun little visit that I don't think I would normally have made if it wasn't for work. So, in my real life I'm an assistant apparel buyer so I had to work on designs for next spring with one of my favorite vendors. In between work they were nice enough to show us parts of Utah life, because lets face it, Houston is pretty boring.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: 
We went to a cute little resturant called La Calle that was seriously the most gorgeous and magical place on earth. It is covered in flowers and roaming peacocks. Yes, peacocks roam around. I died. The food was really good but I wasn't feeling very well so I couldn't eat as much as I normally would. My eyes are forever bigger than my stomach. 
I tried to screenprint a shirt. In short, I'm really bad at screen printing. I was trying to get my Nigo/Bape on but that wasn't happening. 
Can I get a window seat?
Yess, I still go to the gym when I travel, why not? 
I found a Bansky piece. I DIED. I have only seen one other but I didn't get a photo. I look so small LOL, but Banksy is awesome. I still die at the fact that I found this. 
3 words. Draft. Root. Beer. YES, if I could have that regularly I would be a very overweight girl. 


LAST BUT NOT LEAST IN MY FAKE DAREDEVIL CHRONICLES, I went to Olympic park and did Olympic bobsledding. Like literally the actual track that was in the 2002 Olympics. I think we got up to 67 mph. It was a rush but I don't think I would do it again. I would rather zip line or something LOL. But I can cross it off my bucket list. Yay for summer experiences.
MORE TO COME.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU DID SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME?


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Jul 18, 2014

FASHIONABLY FIT: Tory Burch fitbit


My next purchase is going to be..... a Fitbit. I was trying to decide between the Jawbone, Nike fuelband and Fitbit. The fuel band is very bulky and I have baby wrists so it doesn't work for me. I really like the rose gold edition of it but it doesn't make sense, I also am very android so I couldn't connect.The jawbone is actually really adorable. I love how small it is and its actually really similar to the Fitbit. I think the only other thing the jawbone does is it has an interface that allows you to track calories. I don't care about that stuff so that is partially why I'm leaning toward the Fitbit.

Silicon housing units for the FitBit Flex are $38

The fitbit flex was already cute, but Tory Burch just made it more desirable. Miss Tory dropped some housing units for the fitbit flex so you can track your health in style. I am concerned with knowing how many steps I take and my sleep patterns. I think I don't sleep a lot so I think this will be a cool way to track myself. It also vibrates to wake you up with an small vibration.You can wear it 24/7 and yes, this includes the shower.
If you are in the market for something Posh (as I usually am) you can opt for a jewelry form to house your flex. I LOVE THIS.

Not really something I would wear at the gym but to track my life at work or in situations when I don't want to be dressed up with a silicone band on, this is awesome! The necklace is so cute. Again, my baby wrists will probably prevent the use of the bangle :(
LOVES IT.
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Jul 16, 2014

WEEKEND WRAP-UP: KICK&ROLL WARM UP PARTY

Oh, hi Austin.
Before the actual Kick & Roll classic, there was a warm-up party hosted at Nice Kicks. Sponsored by Dos Equis, a DJ played music while attendees mingled. As a kick-roll warm-up guests also wore some sneakers from their personal collections to give a small taste of what style might be on the court the next day. 

Can you believe over 500 people attended the Kick &Roll Classic?
Stay tuned for the next one. It's only going to get bigger and better.



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Jul 14, 2014

KICK & ROLL CLASSIC

So much awesomeness in one event, it can't fit into one post. On Saturday the first Kick& Roll Classic was held at the Round Rock Sports Center near Austin, Texas. In support of a great cause in association with the Josh Childress Foundation and the Habitat for Humanity the event raised awareness for Colon Cancer. "Sneakers first, basketball second" was the motto. In the NBA there has been a growing trend of rocking unique kicks on court, so can you imagine what it would be like to see a sea of dope kicks on every player? Imagine no longer, it happened.  Each 3 on 3 team came prepared with an arsenal of soles to display in a way that is slowly being lost. We're not talking summit or convention--this is function. Shoes are meant to be worn, and to lace up you favorite shoes and put points on the board, isn't that what basketball shoes were all about at one point? To buy and wear playing ball? 
Talk about kicks on court, catch a few photos from the weekend and tune in tomorrow for another look at the first annual Kick & Roll Classic.
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Jul 11, 2014

CURRENT CRAVE: Kate Spade Florals

I need at least one of these bags in my life! Kate Spade introduced the cutest floral print to two classic styles in their collection. Say Hello to the revamped Cedar Street Maise and Cedar Street Small Harmony:


I'M IN LOVE.
That print.
I'M CRAVING.

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Jul 9, 2014

KICK ROLL CLASSIC, AUSTIN BOUND

Sneakers + Charity+ Basketball
 This weekend is the first 3 on 3 Kick Roll Classic in Austin, Texas. Unlike any other basketball tournament preceding, this tournament is focused on feet. With the rock don't stock mentality, Saturday in Austin will show off not only who can talk the talk, but also walk the walk. In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity this charity event will pay homage to the creators mother who passed of colon cancer. 
This is sure to be an event filled weekend for a great cause, can't wait to blog about it! I took these photos over the weekend and they came out great. If you are looking for an event this weekend and are in Austin this is obviously where it's at. There will be special NBA guests in attendance all supporting this cause.

 If you are unable to attend but are feeling charitable you can contact info@kickroll.com to make a donation.


SEE YOU SOON AUSTIN!


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Jul 4, 2014

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

Oh 4th of July, its super hot and supposed to rain later tonight. Hope that doesn't interfere with any fireworks tonight because 'Merica.  Today I'm rocking a DIY flower crown and my shoeston shirt! The H-town sneaker summit is in a couple weeks so be sure to stop by this booth if you are going. I think I will be in the building, it is on the heels of comic-con in San Diego.
 HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY Y'ALL.
Yay for a 3 day weekend. Small break and then travel every weekend here on out. In other personal news I got a promotion and pay raise at work. YAY FOR DISPOSABLE INCOME. Lol, more like yay for retirement savings and investments because I'm all about money making money. HHAAAYYY.


STAY TUNED.




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Jul 1, 2014

Hello July


CAN YOU SAY BUSY?
July is full of travel:
HELLO UTAH?
HELLO SAN DIEGO?
COMIC CON WHATS UP?!
HELLO AUSTIN?


Not to mention all of my other regularly scheduled events and photoshoots planned for you guys.
I can't wait. 
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