Thursday, January 24, 2013

Look :: My Big Fat Housewarming Party

Outfit details: Necklace, sweater, jeans, heels - Ann Taylor. Swimsuit top - J Crew. Watch - Michael Kors. Nametags - The roomie's idea!

So, I have bad news and good news in regards to the shindig. I'll start with the bad so we can end this post on a high note, or you can just scroll down to the good. :) It's really not that bad though, promise!

THE BAD... Sergio and I had two near-full handles of liquor stolen (my Jose Cuervo pictured above and his Captain Morgan). I know it's just alcohol and it can be replaced, plus we bought them at Costco for cheap, but -- and I hate when people say this, but -- it's the 'principle' of the thing. I just hate that we couldn't trust our own friends with our stuff. But hey, props to the person who managed to sneak them out, 'cause those things are huge. I'm just glad nothing valuable was stolen. I'd had a feeling I should hide my purse pre-party, which I thought was weird at the time, but I'm glad I did (though I'm pretty sure the thief was just looking for free booze and not money).

THE BAD, BUT KINDA GOOD... The cops showed up. But, come on, that's pretty cool. Because then you know I co-hosted a badass party. And I mean, it was 3am, so -- understandable.

THE PLAN... This was our first party, and despite the above mishaps, we don't want it to be our last. So we're going to come up with some house rules for the future (even going so far as to make people leave their bags at the door, kicking everyone out by a certain time, etc). We want our home to be fun but also safe and drama-free!

THE GOOD... Overall, the night was amazing!!! Serg made jello shots and I made cupcakes. We stocked up on mixers and cleared out the kitchen for beer pong. At least 30 people showed up -- people of all ages, from all different areas of our lives. It was so awesome seeing people hang out that had heard about each other but never met before. There were no fights, no drugs, and no one got sick. Everyone seemed to have a great time and no one seemed to notice that I was wearing a swimsuit top to a non-pool party (phew). Plus, a few of us girls went to brunch in the morning and I discovered a new favorite breakfast place! ♥

THANK YOU... I'm very thankful to everyone who came and celebrated with me, but I wanted to give special shout-outs to people who donated something to the party and/or my apartment: Sam and Richelle brought Fireball, Cean brought Skyy, JB brought Chambord, Celeste and Adam brought wine, Jessica brought hummus and wine, Mike gifted us a dart game and shot glasses, Dina got me cute house wares (a candle, a pretty glass jar, soap) and so did Sarah (a chalkboard mug, funny beer labels, napkins). I hope I'm not forgetting anyone, but either way just know that I appreciate you! It warms my heart to be reminded that I have so many wonderful people in my life.


  1. Congrats on the new place!!!

    The liquor thing is really weird...kind of juvenile.... BUT it sounds like you have some good plans to avoid a repeat of that in the future!!!!

  2. Looks like you all had a general good time, glad of it :D

  3. So someone did steal some alkie?! Not very cool. It was fun and I love those pics of us, except for the huge zit on my chin. That's not cool either. But you looked smashing in those mint skinnies! And thanks to you I was able to meet my NY's resolution of eating a cupcake a week. But I'll see you again this weekend! I might have to "borrow" those pics of us for what I'm going to write eventually. Oh, so tired...-Oh, and thanks for the shout-out! xoxoxo -Jess

  4. looks like fun! congrats on the new place. but be careful with that chalkboard mug, i have one and am always distracted by it longer than i should be while sipping my coffee in the morn'.


  5. looks like you had a ton of fun! :) sucks that your liquor got stolen though...gotta be careful with who you invite!

    Metallic Paws- New giveaway up on my blog!

  6. I can't believe someone stole that booze - so rude. And a bizarre thing to do. And it is sort of bad ass that the cops came - everyone should throw one party in their lives that the cops show up for! Just the one though, ha ha.

    Courtney ~

  7. looks like a fun time!


  8. THAT is a party! Bummer (and shame on them) about the thief, I've had more than my fair share of stuff stolen...that stinks! Congrats on the new house!

  9. Super successful house warming party! I know that the liquor being stolen is crappy, but I'm so glad it wasn't something more personal!

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  11. unrelated question:

    how do you find inspiration for blog posts? i come up with ideas i think are great and write them down... only to look at them later and think they're lame. then i just don't blog. what do you do?

    1. Well, hmm. That's a very interesting question. Let me think about this. First off, I posted a list of inspiration sources last summer, but I don't think you're having trouble coming up with ideas. I think you have them, and you think they might suck.

      Here's the thing: anyone creative is slightly nervous/insecure about their work. There is always room for improvement, and any good artist is never satisfied. So, that feeling won't go away. That being said, you need to know how to fight it off. And for me? I just stopped caring. "This post might suck, but oh well. Here I go!" I've had that very thought before hitting 'publish' many times. (And guess what? The world didn't end. Phew!)

      More than likely, your idea isn't lame. You just have a fear of failure. And that's okay. That's normal. Look your fear square in the face and blog anyway. Because, trust me, we're all our own worst critics. And you won't fail. Creating something, anything, is a success.

      I hope that made sense. I'm tired right now and not really in 'writing mode' myself. Wait, am I doing the same thing? Did this comment suck? Better publish it before I change my mind...

      (Told you! Normal.)

  12. I loved this little insight into your party, you can see as the photos progress the drunker you got with the last one of you holding the cupcake made me laugh.

    I loved the outfit as well with the neon-ish bra just popping out underneath the mesh top. (Both trends for ss13 btw, you're so fashion forward! lol).

    It's a shame those guys stole your alcohol as like you say it's a bit cheeky of them to do so considering they're meant to be your friends.

    BTW I have a new vlog up on the blog too!

  13. Good Lord, this post made me immediately think about an old party in school, uggh, it's never cool when something (even alcohol) is taken. But, at least you all enjoyed yourself, and these party photos are great! oh, I looove those metallic shoes!

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  15. Oh yikes! I can't believe someone stole liquor from your party! Either way it sounded like all went well and you looked awesome in that outfit :).


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