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7 January 2009

So it’s not exactly Thursday, and calling the usual “TiLT” list “TiLW” sounds rather ugly and a bit barbaric – I’ll just stick to the first three words; at least “TiL” sounds better! Yet I felt the sudden need to type up a list of things I love – whether a product of stress or happiness of the moment, I shall never know. Which brings me to a tip: when you’re feeling the blues, at wit’s end, too stressed, or even overly happy, jot down a quick list of things you love! It helps you feel more optimistic, or if you happen to already be smiling, it helps you remember what’s making you happy.

And now, onward.


heart5 My FAQ column is finally up; read it, leave it, what have you! 

heart5 All the amazing, positive feedback for my article, titled “being fabulous“. It really was such a fun piece to write and put together, and knowing that I was able to inspire and/or help someone means the world to me – that is what is most important to me as a person, a blogger, and a writer (well, –ish). So thank you!

heart5 Lately I’ve been obsessed with Martha Stewart’s podcasts, watching and re-watching the episodes on making absolutely scrumptious looking cookies. I really am dying to bake right now, perhaps I shall set a day aside (eventually, when the workload decreases immensely), whip out the apron and declare the kitchen to be mine for twenty something hours. Mmm, imagine endless racks of delicious desserts piled around, with a myriad of scents about the house. Lemon meringue, vanilla, oatmeal, chocolate…


heart5 Jaime Wears Black. I’ve been obsessively following this blog; Jaime is absolutely gorgeous and has such amazing style! She shares my undying love for black ensembles; and I must say, she pulls it off better than any other! Her outfits are always so chic, so classy, so enviable! And her closet and inspiration journal is quite impeccable. 


heart5 Listening to my ipod until the little battery icon is barely a visible sliver of red. Bad for the dear ipod, yes, but my thirst for music 24/7 (and that is no exaggeration!) is insatiable.

heart5 Flipping through old magazines. I actually do find them more inspirational – and timeless – than the current ones. It’s a bit of an odd habit, yes, but I do love it so! This love for quote unquote “vintage” magazines and/or designer collections (as in, 2 – 3 years old) has been made quite obvious throughout my blog, I should think. Dedicating an entire post to Michael Kors’ Spring 2007 collection is proof!

heart5 Drinking an unprecedented amount of tea. Within the week, I believe I have refilled my mug of tea at least two to three times per hour. I’m beginning to form this theory that there is something in the tea that makes it so addictive; once a sip is taken, the entire cup is gulped down and left empty in a minute. Then it’s time to refill it.

heart5 My new ankle boots. Perhaps the most comfortable boots I’ve ever owned; I’m in love with the slightly patent leather, the little hardware details, and the fact that it’s the perfect blend of those amazing utility boots and a more feminine bootie. Okay, so it leans more on the girly side, but I still love it anyway.

heart5 Spending an hour or so on a good workout for the tummy and the behind. It’s quite refreshing, actually, even with the knowledge that the next day I may wake up and be immobile. It’s quite alright though.


La C.

51 Comments leave one →
  1. 7 January 2009 7:49 pm

    Your FAQs are great! I love the explanation behind the blog name. 🙂

    I’m obsessed with tea too, at the moment it’s vanilla green tea – so yum. Your “Things I Love” always cheer me up! x

  2. 7 January 2009 8:32 pm

    Well I’ve got say I just love love love hearing things other people I know, I don’t know, sometimes I agree with them, and sometimes I don’t, but posts like these have so much love in them that’s hard not to be affected by a feeling of happiness and love! 😀

    Oh but I am SO with you on a lot of these, especially about the iPod, I have a MP3 player (very similar to an iPod, except I’ve found it’s better than an iPod), and oh I play it to death. I’ve killed so many music players, but gosh, I just got to have my music! 😉

    Anyway thanks for your sweet comment! ❤


  3. 7 January 2009 8:41 pm

    I am currently googling Martha Stewart Cookie Receipes. Thanks for that little bit of inspiration! xx

  4. 7 January 2009 9:24 pm

    whoever that is, those stockings are freaking GOREGEOUS!

  5. 7 January 2009 9:53 pm

    OK, now you gotta tell us how old you are! I’m 38. Spill.

  6. thebaglady permalink
    7 January 2009 10:13 pm

    do take a picture of your boots 🙂 (please) or outfit post, perhaps? 😉 i kinda missed your things i love thursday posts!

  7. 7 January 2009 10:32 pm

    i’m throroughly enjoying your blog!

    seems that we’re loving very similar things at the moment: I have a new pair of ankle boots i love; i’m drinking mass amounts of tea, and baking!:)

    • 7 January 2009 10:44 pm

      la petite fashionista: oh how bizarre! (in a good way, of course!) that’s pretty darn cool 🙂 cheers to new boots, tea, & baking!

      thebaglady: perhaps one day i will! but i’ll try to take a picture of the boots for you!

      K-Line: hahaha i’ll have to consider that one. 😉

      Jillian: it’s jaime of jaimewearsblack! doesn’t she have impeccable taste?

      S-C: aww thanks darling! what kind of a mp3 player do you have?

  8. 7 January 2009 10:57 pm

    those cookies look delicious. i love to flip through old mag. too.

  9. 7 January 2009 11:57 pm

    I love tea, love music, love old magazines! haha. And I certainly love reading your posts.

    And yes, there’s just something magical about shopping for dance wear. 😀

  10. 8 January 2009 12:17 am

    just reading this is making me happier! i love this post!

  11. 8 January 2009 1:42 am

    Isn’t Martha Stewart just fantastic?! Honestly, I don’t know how the woman keeps doing it and just being so freaking creative all the time!

    Oh gosh, driving home from the Melting Pot tonight I realized my iPod was officially in the red zone…whoops! I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who lets it get that far on a regular basis 🙂

    And, I just came across a ton of old Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines dating back to 2003-2004 and spent hours just combing through them – so fun!

    Another wonderful list, thanks La C! And thank you for your sweet post – you’re such a sweetheart 🙂

  12. 8 January 2009 2:35 am

    Yay! I’m glad you posted this 🙂 I’m obsessed w/tea as well. I also put milk in it, which makes it even yummier. There’s something sooo soothing about sipping away lol…Night doll.

  13. 8 January 2009 2:39 am

    i am the same way w/tea! it’s so weird. i’ll fill a huge travel mug, let it cool, and just end up gulping it down. i drink like 5 of these a day.

  14. 8 January 2009 3:25 am

    photo of those booties, please, sweetie…
    BTW, what tea do you drink?

  15. 8 January 2009 3:57 am

    Hi there-I love old mags too, I have some Elle and Vogue from the 80s and 90s that I love to flick through!

  16. 8 January 2009 5:06 am

    La C the cookies in your post are making me hungry:( they look terribly sinful… i am in seattle’s best as we speak and i had to literally get up and buy myself a cookie to satiate my grumbling tummy… too bad i’m away from home:( now i miss the kitchen:( i love that your posts are always about interesting little things:) the cookie was the best today haha!:)

  17. 8 January 2009 5:33 am

    i love all these things but ESPECIALLY TEA. ugh i fucking love tea hahah

  18. 8 January 2009 6:33 am

    It was a bit weird to see TIL yesterday, for a moment I thought it’s already thursday!
    Flipping through old magazines is a great way to spend a lot of time when you actually don’t have any; I usually do it when I should learn.
    May I join the “We’d like to see your ankle boots” group?:)

  19. The Seeker permalink
    8 January 2009 8:01 am

    Oh I love this post, great things 🙂

    Thank you so much for your understanding, you’re sweet and lovely.
    I’m not going to disappear, I’m just not appearing so many times.


  20. 8 January 2009 8:02 am

    I absolutely agree with you – writing down the things you love does great things for your mood! I even think that’s the main reason – for me personally – why I started my blog: for it to be a little space that I can fill with musings, pictures, music, inspirations, objects and words that I love for one reason or other. And browsing through the web, I think that goes for many style bloggers: they’re driven by their enthusiasm for stylish outfits, talented designers and beautiful things. It’s truly an inspirational world we create 🙂

  21. 8 January 2009 9:00 am

    Ah, the things you love – reading them makes me happy! lol makes me think of the good things in the world ^^ Flipping through old magazine is something I love too, it just takes too much time xD So many magazines ^^ lol Martha Steward cookies<333 I drool just thinking of the ones with the filling inside, yummy! The only thing I didn’t agree on is… gahhh tea! I don’t like it! I tastes like water with just a tiny-tiny little bit of taste xD Coffee or soda is so much better:DD

    Hugs & Kisses

  22. 8 January 2009 9:26 am

    that post on how to be fabulous was fab itself, you’re a really good writer!
    i also luurve jamie wears black! she’s super gorgeous and love all the black she has!! x

  23. 8 January 2009 9:28 am

    I love tea too! Mmmm

  24. 8 January 2009 10:21 am

    Ho doesn’t love Jaime’s blog?
    Urs is also great, I gotta say it. Looks like u really work in ur posts, they are always perfect.

  25. 8 January 2009 11:04 am

    Hi dear, thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

    Oh, I’m addicted to tea too… black with milk, chai latte, green, mango green, jazmin, green jazmin, straberry vanilla, almond, omg! I could go on, and on, and on… Only make sure It´s caffeine free!


  26. 8 January 2009 11:44 am

    No, you did not post those cookies on this site, when I’m trying sooooooo hard to control myself and get these hard as hell, won’t budge for crap 5 pounds off of me!

  27. 8 January 2009 1:22 pm

    I love your TiL posts, they make me think about the things I want…and they make me want things I didn´t now I wanted 🙂

    Thank you for the link, I will return it immediately!
    And, I´ve given you an award 🙂

  28. 8 January 2009 2:27 pm

    cute blog! 🙂

  29. 8 January 2009 2:34 pm

    i love listening to my ipod also! i connect it to my car radio and it’s really great!! i still need to buy my ankle boots!

  30. 8 January 2009 3:03 pm

    we are pretty much alike hah.
    great blog! xxo

  31. 8 January 2009 6:23 pm

    Great posz La C, darling!

    kisses: Janet

  32. 8 January 2009 6:23 pm

    sorry: post 🙂

  33. 8 January 2009 8:01 pm

    lol what a giggle fest the last heart shaped bullet point gave me. Tis Summer and this is the season to be working those ‘abs’ and ‘butt’. Just tsrated and the aftermath hurts 😦

    Its always nice getting to know bloggers through their little tid-bits of personal info they reveal. Wonderful post

  34. 8 January 2009 8:04 pm

    Loved reading your faq’s! Feels like I got to know you better 🙂

    I’m sure you’ll be a natural at baking scrumptious goodies too!

  35. 8 January 2009 9:21 pm

    We need to see them ankle boots! Sorry for this short ‘anyoldhow’ comment. I’ve got “why-do-i-have-to-get-up-in-the-morning-for-work” blues. Sigh.

    I’ve been drinking lots of tea at work too! My favourite is this caramel tea I have, added with dash of soy milk? YUM♥ Speaking of yum, that picture of the cookies with the pink frosting? *picks at computer screen*

    Such a happy, happy post darling! Always a great start to my day :)))

    SEAH :p

  36. 8 January 2009 9:24 pm

    another delicious post. i think i may be falling in love with your blog… it’s so full of delightful tidbits and sweetness. i share with you a tendency to drink an unprecedented amount of tea and a love of old magazines. i love seeing what styles repeat through the years. you are such a wonder…

  37. 9 January 2009 12:01 am

    aww yes… i so love martha’s cookies, and the style of Jaime.. she indeed is so beautiful… jeje, and i also liked to hear my ipod, until i lost it (so responsable me)

  38. 9 January 2009 12:16 am

    I love Jaime too! she’s super gorgeous and sweet!

  39. 9 January 2009 3:13 am

    Wow, we kinda have similar loves too. 🙂 Good job on this post! Love it. 🙂

  40. debonaire permalink
    9 January 2009 4:25 am

    love this list! felt a bout of inspiration reading it 🙂

  41. 9 January 2009 7:31 am

    I LOVE reading these sorts of lists and your’s was no exception! xo

  42. 9 January 2009 11:16 am

    i love her tights!

  43. 9 January 2009 1:50 pm

    This was a great list – and that pic of the cookies is making me hungry!

  44. 9 January 2009 1:55 pm

    aww thank you so muchhhh! you’re too sweet, i feel so honored to even be included in this 🙂 thank you thank you, it encourages me a lot! and i want to let you know that i love your blog and that it’s full of amazing, inspirational entries and photos 🙂

  45. 9 January 2009 2:13 pm

    haha i drink tea like no other..

  46. 9 January 2009 2:17 pm

    I have been stalking Jamie too! Her style is just so amazing! Love her love for all black

  47. 9 January 2009 3:52 pm

    I’m loving lots of the same things, including Martha and booties!

    Those tights look gorgeous!


  48. 9 January 2009 11:37 pm

    Well, honey… the “something” addictive in the tea is caffeine…

  49. 10 January 2009 3:23 pm

    hey, have a nice weekend, great post!

  50. 11 January 2009 4:39 pm

    I always look forward to your “Things I love” posts! So sweet and fun to read, and they always give me great ideas and inspiration.

    Love love tea! I’m so addicted to green tea, I drink FAR too much of it. I definatly agree with you on the workouts as well. I adore the feeling or complete exhaustion from a wonderful workout 🙂

    I hope you are having the most beautiful sunday xx

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