Saturday, February 06, 2010

The Great Escape

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It's been such a whirlwind of a week as you all know! And it just got a little crazier because...

Robert surprised me by telling me he booked the same flights to New York with me, and he booked us a cute little hotel next to Central Park! I'm a bit bummed that I won't be staying with the other winners and Chictopia interns and editors at the Grand Hyatt, but this is seriously one of the sweetest, if not the sweetest, things Robert has done for me. How could I not be happy? It's turning out to be really expensive on his end, but this chance will not come again so I'm just going to live it up and take in every moment. But I am going to make a point to go to either the VIP dinner or brunch with the girls so I can meet them all! Now next Friday cannot come any sooner! I have to somehow force myself to study today and tomorrow for my midterm on Monday. I don't think I'm going to luck out with not studying again...

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(wearing: red cardigan -- zara; striped top and blue tights -- forever 21)
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It started raining randomly yesterday...Ugh this rain needs to leave now. We've had so much this year already! The rain here makes me really nervous about the weather there on the East Coast! My outfits have been so drab this week, so today I sort of forced myself to dress up a little even though I'll just be spending the day trying to study. When I took these pictures the sky was starting to clear up, but now it is pouring. At least the clown from my neighbor's birthday party stopped singing...

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So yesterday I gave my friend my portfolio/sample book and he's showing a potential client today. Ah! I hope I get that gig! It'd be so amazing to have the opportunity to shoot a wedding. I'll do the wedding post soon!!

Clearly studying isn't going so well because I changed my blog layout and resized all my photos. It's already almost 4pm and I've done nothing productive. Bleh! I hope you like the new layout :) I wanted the pictures to be bigger!

Until next post,
Jasmine

PS. Thank you to Jen and Sybil for the little shout outs. You two are the sweetest ever! I seriously wish you both were going so I could hug you both and never let go. I would then kidnap you to the state of eternal sunshine (well not right now) so you both won't complain about the cold anymore :) If only...!

PPS. Today is the last day to enter my giveaway. The giveaway will be closed tonight at midnight, so go go go!!

18 comments:

  1. awwwww jasmine! first of all, you look so adorable in this outfit, it's so nautical! and i love how you layered all those necklaces. it took me forever to find a nice key necklace for one of my friends (she desperately wanted one) and here you are with FIVE amazing keys! :P

    your portfolio looks GORGEOUS and from what i can see those pictures turned out beautifully. i can't wait for you to finally post some.

    finally, that is so ridiculously sweet of robert to surprise you like that! you have such an amazing guy (and vice versa - he's with the first place winner! haha) i really wish i could go to the conference but i already missed the 50% discounted price and i'm hitting myself in the head about it. when are you arriving in nyc? if you have any free time i would LOVE to take a train up there and have lunch or dinner, that'd be amazing! :D

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  2. hurray for your bf going with you!!!! that is so awesome!!!! i remember when i went with my bf for the first time..SO awesome and so many adventurous memories! :) that scrapbook looks really nice!!! i can't wait to see more!!! :D

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  3. Yay nautical colors! Ahh those vintage-looking keys and little watch are so lovely! How sweet of Robert to go with you to NY, sounds exciting! Did you make those scrapbook pages? They're so lovely! Somehow when I scrapbook, I overload them with stickers and pictures and a lot of crap; yours look so professional (of course, it could be the photography that adds to the professionalism)!

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  4. First of all, super-congratulations on winning the Chictopia contest!! You so deserve it. You are gonna have a blast!! And that is so so sweet of your boyfriend. What a neat vacation you two will have! Make sure you take tons of pictures for us :)

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  5. I like your shoes and necklace!

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  6. NAUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTIIIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL <3 I'm so stoked on you two going on a vacay together :):) That little portfolio of photos look excellent and very clean. I'm amazed at anybody who can draw a straight line with a ruler, apparently I'm a bit incapable. Slightly xo

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  7. aaaww dear!! this is just the sweetest thing ever!!!! from your bf to your shoutout back at me!!!

    first, im so happy your bf is going with you!!! that's like the perfect and my ideal vday. spend time with your special someone and get to be in NYC for fashion week!? WHAT!?!?! i love it!!! you're living it up! hahaha! :D im so happy for you, Jasmine!

    second, i really wish we can all meet up one day. don't worry.. if i do get my citizenship and passport this year, i'll truly try to visit your area. ahahha!! i have lots of travel goals! toronto to meet kristy, cali to meet you, philippines to visit friends there.. aaahh!!! if money was just that easy, then life would be better.. hahahahaha!

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  8. I saw your post on Tieka's blog and I couldn't agree more with the difficulities with packing for this trip to NYC. I can't wait to go though. I'll be packing with the idea that I'll be doing some shopping on Friday afternoon.

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  9. oh my gosh it all sounds so exciting!! it's so sweet and romantic of robert to surprise you like that :D ahh i'm sitting here smiling, i'm so excited for you and everyone who's going!! by the way... i love your necklace. i have a thing for keys :P

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  10. I loveee red on you, especially with those stripes. I cannot waittt for next weekend, oh. my. gosh! It's coming up so quickly!! I'm going to tackle you and give you a bear hug! Hahaha!

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  11. U look stunning in red hun!! Hope u had a good wknd!! xxx

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  12. hey jazzy! you never fail to look soooo adorable. nice portfolio by the way, even if I only saw 2 pages from it.

    advance happy valentine's dear!

    may you always be happy.

    :)

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  13. You look great in the red cardigan and bright tights!

    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  14. i hope you get it tooooo!
    from what i see in the pics, it looks so cute!

    darn! wish i could've entered the giveaway! :(
    next time! hehe

    have a lovely week!
    and have fun in NY! you are so lucky! but deserve it! :)


    Christine
    @ Tie Me a Bow

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  15. Cute outfit and I love the cardigan!;))

    xoxo M.

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  16. Wow! This is awesome! First I'm so glad you decided to go to the Chictopia10 conference; it is such a incredible opportunity and you totally deserve it! Second, your boyfriend is way too adorable, you are one lucky lady! :)

    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

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  17. I adore those shoes. I just purchased a similar pair myself that you'll be seeing very soon. And, there's an award waiting for you on my blog... Annie.

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  18. Lovely necklace and saddle shoes! Red white and blue!
    P.S.
    post above:
    I love that song!

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