Keep Calm & Sparkle On

I just wanted to pop in on this lovely Friday and say hi, hope you have a lovely weekend, and now that I’m (today) officially done with the hardest part of medical school (the first 3 years), my schedule is about to get a looooot better! Which means…more time for blog posting!

[houston] and I will be taking outfit shots before dinner tonight, and this weekend I plan on catching up with friends and family, and doing a little last-minute shopping, because…

I’m going to Hollywood! On Monday I will jet off to Los Angeles for a week of sun-filled fun (and a few meetings). So if you’re in the Los Angeles area (I’ll actually be staying in Topanga Canyon) and want to meet up, please let me know in the comments!

Posting will continue as per usual–you’ll probably get sick of me, if anything. Happy Friday!

In case you’ve been wondering, when I haven’t been studying or blogging in the past two weeks, I’ve been doing this:

Photo credits: Pretty Shiny Sparkly (yes, I made this myself, so please credit with a link if you tumble/pin it! thanks!!)

  • Jenni @ Engineered S

    Hah! I totally did that all the time when I first got engaged! It's a stunning ring!

  • neekoh

    YAY LA! I don't know what your plans are or how long you're staying, but it'd be cool to see you. I think you may be getting together with Kelsi, but let's keep in touch!



  • alicia

    Have fun in Hollywood – I'm sure it will be cooler (temp!) than Houston :)

  • debi

    you are going to hollywood!!wow!!!

    it's one of my dreams to actually work on the sets of a hollywood film..

    i dream of LA NY with eyes wide open

  • Nina Banks

    Ha! You're coming to my neighborhood! The Topanga mall has a great 2 story H&M. I'm doing a shopping day in Malibu Wednesday with my girl friend (kiddo in tow) if you want to join!

    • diana

      I love the two story H&M at Topanga. The 3rd street promenade has a great one too but it can get a bit crowded.

  • Kinsey Michaels

    Yay it sounds like you have a bunch of great stuff in the works Kristina! Good luck at your meetings next week.

    And I don't blame you at ALL for ogling that gorgeous ring of yours!!! Happy weekend :)

  • Salazar

    Well, Topanga Canyon is a little far from me, but if you're going down to Hollywood to do all the tourist-y things, I'd love to meet up!

  • Still blonde after a

    HAHAHAHAHAH. That video was just tooo funny. I love your wit!

    Have fun on your vaca. I keep imagining that I will see you on the Doctor's one day.

    My daughter introduced me to the Keep calm and Carry on campaign. According to her (not sure if its true), it was to be a campaign in the UK for WWII but never came to fruition. Apparently some bookstore owners, found it inside of some books or boxes and then brought it to light making a fortune. True Story? Who knows? But she and all her girlfrineds have the story and are sticking to it. You should make a Tshirt out of yours.

    Have a great week. The Chief Blonde!

    P.S. When is the next outfit post?

  • Shasie

    Congrats on finishing 3 years


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  • alexa

    LOL! Funny video! It's no wonder though… It's a beautiful ring! Have fun in Hollywood! :)

  • kileen

    your ring is so super gorgeous and have a great time in LA!

  • Style Eyes

    I love that moto. Congrats for finishing medical school and hope you have a great trip.

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  • Sorcha

    Sounds like so much fun; I could definitely do with a little sunshine myself!

  • Neris

    Hahahaha! this video is too funny, if I had a ring like yours I would probably be doing the same thing! Congrats on finishing the hardest part of the med school; I'm looking forward to more posts from you :)


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  • Marle

    Hahaha the movie só reminds me of myself! Not that I have an engagement ring yet, but others that sparkle will do as well haha. Congrats that you finished the first 2 years and have fun in Hollywood!

  • Rachel Tatem

    Congrats! That's awesome that you are done with the "hard part" of medical school. Enjoy LA!

  • Sarah

    That ring is just perfect!! Have fun in LA – I went last year around this time to visit family and it was beautiful. Safe travels!!

  • Samantha

    Kristina! Congratulations on your engagement and finishing the 3rd year of medical school! (I totally did the looking at the ring at every angle to see it sparkle thing when I got engaged too!) So many life changing things happening at once for you! Enjoy it! (My brother is finishing his anesthesia residency! Yay for those accomplishments, right!) I just recently found your blog, and it is truly amazing! Thanks for all the tips and I joined the BDIB movement! Looking forward to the next assignment!

    Have a wonderful and super fabulous time in Hollywood! xo, sam

  • EbonyCPrincess

    OMG I'M IN MED SCHOOL TOO! I feel like you're my long lost sister….ppl always ask how I have time for my online "hobby!" lol. Congrats on your engagement!

  • Sara

    First off congrats on everything: finishing the school part, the trip part, and the engagement! Second, I tip my hat to your fiancee because he did an AWESOME job on the ring…that's quite a stunner! It's absolutely beautiful.

  • Joey

    Have a lovely time in Hollywood! Major envy!

  • Shen

    Hollywood! How exciting! I have plans to travel there @ the end of July! Can't wait to hear about your travels!

  • Chic Geek

    I love your blog it so girly and pink! I love retro posters, yours is great :)

    Please take a minute to look at my vintage boutique;


    Haha cute video, congratulations! (And WOW what a rock!)

  • Haute Muslimah

    haha, cute! My aunt told me grocery stores have the best light for sparkly rings.. I used to steer the cart with my left hand while staring at my ring. Constantly for the first, oh, let's say, year :)

    Have fun in Hollywood!!

  • Adelle (the Fashioni

    You've been doing this blog while in Med school? That's insane! My hat goes off to you. And congrats on your recent engagement!

  • Lidi, Eclecti Flair

    How exciting! I'm in the LA/Orange county borderline but my sister lives in the Valley and I'm there practically every weekend so I would love to meet up! :D

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  • The Accidental Fashi

    I don't know how you get anything done. I'd be staring at that ring all day everyday! Hope you enjoy LA! Thanks also for your Blogging Guide It's been a huge help. I'm about to do a overhaul and a move to wordpress.

  • Rachel

    oh it is so gorgeous!! total distraction!!

  • Lynn Z.

    congrats on finishing up your MSIII rotation!


  • Vivi

    Shooo, I would be doing the same thing. Not mad at ya! It's a stunning ring.

  • Shardé

    Kristina! I love how PSS shows up as a mobile site now when I look through your posts thru twitter on my iPhone!

    Now that I just moved from Houston this weekend it's an amazing feat that I never saw you when I was still there, I think your ring must have it's own gravitational pull! :)

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  • Hannah Gettys

    your blog is so cute:)

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    Have a great day!


  • Juliette Nuccio

    I know I am really really late on this, but congrats girl!! The ring is gorgeous!