Friday, August 31, 2012

Road trippin to San Francisco!

For the long weekend, my boyfriend and I decided to road trip to San Francisco! So excited as I have never been up north cal before! I have packed my cute boots (seen below), a blue high-low dress, a teal green off the shoulder top, and some other cute stuff. I will post pictures when I wear them! I have also brought my stickers and business cards to spread the word and my code for motel!!
I also got my hair dyed and cut the other day! I cut about an inch from my length and had my haircut fixed (apparently the last girl who did my hair didn't know what she was doing). I also got ombré highlights, my hair is quite blonde now but I think it looks good, I just have to style it!
I am posting this while in the car, here is also a snap shot of the landscape... Beautiful rolling hills in California!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Great weekend!

Ok so this weekend was rather fun! First of all, I felt really accomplished because I am getting closer and closer to my weight loss goal! I'm not keeping track of my weight but instead going by how I look, as the scale lies. Muscle weighs more than fat so I have been gaining rather than losing, but I look much more fit (at least, I think so!). Take a look at my before and after pics. They aren't that good quality and I am still working on it, but I have trimmed down my pooch belly quite a bit. Still have to do more work but getting there! The pictures on the left are from March, right from Friday.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Another day.. Almost the weekend!

So glad it's Thursday. I feel like this week has gone on too long. I think its cuz I worked all last weekend. I'm ready for a weekend to relax. Here's what I'm wearing today: white tank top with a floral shirt from forever 21 over, a cute pink and white bow ring from forever 21, dark jeggings from American Eagle and low heeled booties from New Look. My hair looks blah but whatever... I'm going to be working out later.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I got bored with my hair last night as it is super long... I am getting highlights and a cut next Wednesday.. So I decided to curl my hair and when I woke up in the morning it looked just like it had before I went to bed (power of hairspray-- I use Suave extreme hold, in an aerosol can).
Well anyway, here is a picture of me bored in lab (note the blue lab coat and the goggles on top of my head..) true grad student..
I worked until 9pm tonight.. I had to take my boyfriend to the airport and let me tell you, traffic in Los angeles sucks. I got stuck in traffic for an hour and a half. For a drive that should only take 20 minutes. It was ok though because I was blasting music in the hot little Audi I had rented from zipcar.
But I was super stressed because I had a lot of work to do in lab.
Anyway, I should go to bed. More posts tomorrow. Follow and I'll follow back, lovelies!

PS. omg ! look at those circles under my eyes!! from being too tired? How do I get rid of them?? anyone have any remedies or advice? Probably just need to get more sleep.

I think the goggles add a nice touch, no? hahah

Friday, August 17, 2012

Need some change!

So I need to do something different with my hair. I've had it long for a while and frankly I am getting bored with it. It is below my waist currently. Although I do love it so much that if I do cut it I will definitely regret it. But I have noticed that my hair looks flat, at least around my head. It doesn't have the volume it once had. Granted I haven't cut my hair since March (it's been 5 months already??) I am due for a new style.
I bought this deal from this website that's very similar to groupon, called life booker (check it out, some fantastic deals), and I got choice of highlights and a cut. Should I redo my full highlights? (see pic below) or go with ombre highlights with a deep red or caramel brown color like Lily Aldridge below? I want the option that is least damaging to my hair... any advice/comments?
My full highlights (copper/caramel) that are grown out now...

Lily Aldridge with ombre highlights, very pretty.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

First post! Welcome to my blog!

First post on my new fashion blog! I have been meaning to get back into blogging, as I had started my own personal blog over a year ago but haven't been very good with keeping up and posting. Sometimes life just gets in the way. But now that I have become a "Street Teamer" for, I thought what better than to finally start a blog. I shall be posting pics of myself in my millions of dresses as well as clothing that I find cute!
I have been posting these types of things on my pinterest, particularly my style board. Take a look.
Btw, I spent the longest time trying to figure out a name for my blog, and I finally came up with "PhD Fashionista" as the name of my blog seeing as I am currently a grad student at UCLA. Bringing fashion into the science world.
Anyway, I guess that is all for right now. I will work on this blog (layout and such).


PS. here are Some of my fav dresses, more to come ;)

One of my favorite MotelRocks dresses!
Sequin Dress I wore for New Year's Eve, 2012! From Charlotte Russe

I love red dresses, this T-shirt dress from H&M is my absolute fav and comfy!

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