“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas – Pefect For Stuffing Your Face
I love you Thanksgiving, I love you a lot.
Just as much as the next beezie I love spending time with my family, eating delicious food and of course taking a moment to be thankful for all the things I sometimes overlook and take for granted throughout the year.
But I have a confession–
I have to admit that the dressing up aspect of Thanksgiving (or any holiday for that matter) is by far my favorite.
The dress code for Thanksgiving dinner at Casa de Ping is casual/comfy/chic. Loose fitted clothing is highly recommended since we always anticipate stuffing our faces from sunrise to sunset.
He/she who chooses to wear body hugging attire takes the risk of coming out in every family picture looking like a ‘tamal mal envuelto’ and then has to spend the entire year that follows hearing about it from the rest of the fam bam.
To avoid being the tamalito of our family pictures I‘ve put together a few outfits that I think will be perfect for both entertaining and stuffing my face on the day of.
Let me know what you guys think of them. Likes, dislikes, changes? Whatever it may be holla!
XOXO~ Erika Ping
Thanksgiving Outfit #1– Comfy
Thanksgiving Outfit #2– Casual
Thanksgiving Outfit #3– Chic
2013 Is Running Out – Tick Tock B*tches
I know that around this time of year everyone and their mom is asking these sorts of questions, but seriously- can you believe there’s less that 6 weeks left to the year?
I’m so taken back by how fast time flies; I hardly know what day it is today.
I’m not kidding you! If it wasn’t for every gawd-damn retailer force-feeding me Christmas decor I probably wouldn’t even know the holidays are upon us.
That includes you Starbucks with your damn red cups on every gawd-damn corner. I’m tired of hearing how great your fuckin’ peppermint mochas & gingerbread lattes taste.
I feel like it was just yesterday that I was cramming my New Year’s resolutions onto a 5”x6” flash card. Fast track eleven months later and I am now frantically searching for that damn card to see if there is at least one “resolution” I can salvage and complete before the year is over. Let’s just say I’m not holding my breath.
Now all I’m thinking is–
I sometimes sit and think of all the things I said I was going to do in 2013, but didn’t, and it makes me depressed as shit.
Then other times I just brush it off like ‘whatever, nobody likes a cheap, skinny, sober bitch anyway.’
There’s always next year. 2014 will be my year! Mark my words beezies it’s never to late as long as you’ve not given up.
xoxo~ Erika Ping
When Life Gets Tough Head To Vegas
Does your life ever get so stressful that you wish you could just leave it all behind and travel the world a la Julia Roberts in ‘Eat, Pray, Love’? Then reality hits–And you realize that you’re too broke to start your journey in search of inner-peace and self-discover so you say “f*ck it” and drown your sorrows in copious amounts of cheap wine instead?
Whatevs. Moving on…
When those moments linger I have an exit strategy- And because I’m freakin’ awesome I’m going to share it with all of you. This little secret is going to change your life.
Are you ready for it?
–Pack your shit, gather your friends and dip the fuck out. To Vegas. For a long weekend.
While in Sin City allow yourself to be a total shit-show. Unleash your inner hot-mess if you will.
Why? A.) Because it’s Vegas, duh! and B.) Because you’re young and alive and you deserve to be fucking happy that’s why!
I’ve personally done extensive testing on this subject, trust me, you’ll come back a whole new you.
Las Vegas is an adult playground. For me personally; it allows me to lose control so I can gain control, it lets me see that I don’t always have to take myself so seriously and it reminds me that perfection is impossible.
At the end of the day inner-peace, self-acceptance, and understanding that some things are completely out of our control are the key to a stress-free life. Not giving a fuck is another one but that’s a topic for another post.
Listen to Madam shit-show herself– The key here is that…
There is purpose to this madness.
Now get out there and get your shit-show on!
Yeah you’re welcome b*tches– No need to thank me, you can just name your future unborn child (hopefully not conceived as a result of your Vegas drunkscapade) after me
XOXO ~Erika Ping
I feel that it’s my responsibility too also add…..
***If you have kids please note this post is not directly for you. As a parent there is additional things you must consider when unleashing your inner hot-mess.
1. Make sure your kids are far far away with a good reliable babysitter.
2. Don’t drunk dial your kids. That shit will scar them for life.
3. I don’t care how much fun you’re having or how hot you think you look, DON’T post pictures of your drunken ass on Facebook/ Instagram/ Twitter, don’t even Snapchat, just don’t, think of your kids for fucksake.
AND most importantly,
4. Don’t listen to me I don’t WTF I’m talking about.
30 Before 30…
The Life-Is-Slipping-Thru-My-Fingers Freak Out
The time has come. That time of year when we start to look back on our life and wonder, “Where the f*** has time gone?!”
You know what I’m talking about right? It usually comes a few weeks before your birthday or when you’re randomly trolling FB to discover that your middle school friend had yet ANOTHER baby. Or you find out so-and-so is getting married, all while you’re sitting here scratching your head trying to figure out how the hell to get your life started.
Trust me, I know the feeling.
Usually I welcome birthdays with open arms, but this year the current of emotions came in a little strong as I will be turning 25 in ta few weeks. Think about it. That means I’ve been on this earth for a quarter of a century, yo!
Have I at least crossed a few things off of my bucket list? Mmmm, yes, but not enough that if I croaked tomorrow I’d be happy with how I lived my life.
SO in an effort to break out of this cycle and rid myself of this life-is-slipping-through-my-fingers feeling I’ve come up with a 30 Before 30 List. Thirty things I want & hope to accomplish before I turn 30 years old. Although five years sounds like a long time, I want to make sure I take the time to savor each experience. After all, we all know how fast time really flies and most of these things aren’t things that can be done overnight. Most require time, which is hard to come by when working the 9 to 5 grind, and extra money, which seems to be almost non-existent in my current stage of life.
So here goes nothing…. MY LIST…
Cheers to keeping ourselves accountable, living our lives to its fullest potential and going out with a bang!