The New Yorker

I have to be honest and confess that I haven’t watched ANY of the awards shows this year. I haven’t seen half of the movies nominated (however, I do want to see Hidden Figures) so it’s not interesting.

But I only watch the shows to see what this celebrity or that is wearing. (Did you see Taraji P. Henson’s naked dress at the SAG Awards? I didn’t watch, but saw pictures.) I could care less who wins awards, but for the Oscars this year I’m hoping Moana takes home a statue for Best Animated Feature. It’s up against another Disney favorite Zootopia so that category is going to be a nail biter. And, I do want to see local girl Auli’i Cravalho sing the title song “How Far I’ll Go.”

So, ok, I will be watching this years Oscars for more than the fashion.

Will you be watching the Oscars?


A New Look and Feel

As if you need ANOTHER new blog “idea” from me, readers, I’m back with my third (or fourth?) one. But this is a good idea, for real. This will be my personal/professional blog. No themed posts on certain days of the week anymore. No long delays between posts.

I’m changing.

For real.

This new blog, a transformed version of My Life will be personal posts, outings, food reviews/recipes, and a space for my published articles from my volunteer writing days (I won’t count those days out just yet, though. I might go back to it for the time being). Posts will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Time to get serious.

Fashion Thursday: Warm Weather Clothes


While she won’t be experiencing a blizzard where she’s attending college, my cousin will definitely need waterproof/warm clothing in Portland, Oregon. It was difficult to determine how much snow (if any) Portland received annually, but you can’t go wrong with the official city website which says the city experiences one snowfall a year and a lot of icy conditions.

Well, she’ll get to see snow at least. 🙂

She’s going to need pants, jackets/sweaters, rain boots (do people still wear them?), shoes, socks, and maybe a scarf or two. How’s my list? Am I missing anything?

Winter is so much different on the mainland than in Hawaii.

When it’s “winter” here, all that’s needed are jeans, jacket, umbrella, and shoes. There’s no need to wear layers, like in New York or the Midwest. So with that said, my knowledge of warm weather clothing is limited.

I hope she doesn’t become a Popsicle!

With the colder months coming up, how do you dress for that time of year? What’s the average low temperature where you live? (That question is for my curiosity, since anything below 60 degrees is cold for us in Hawaii!) Let me know in the comments!

Music Monday: “Little Talks”-Of Monsters and Men

Last night a friend and I went to see this group perform their first out of two sold out shows in Hawaii, and I was satisfied. I love Of Monsters and Men: All of their songs are really good and I can’t think of a terrible one that they’ve released.

“Little Talks” was the song that made them popular in the United States in 2012, off of their debut album My Head Is an Animal. It’s still my favorite of theirs. The trumpet makes me happy.