Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sweet Pea

 Headband: Landeau | Necklace: Banana Republic | Sweater: Ann Taylor | Skirt: Topshop | Shoes: Tildon | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Michael Kors

Hello lovlies! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. This year in "sunny and seventy-five" California, it definitely felt like a beach-y christmas. It truly was quite strange because usually it rains therefore making it feel more cozy and Christmas-esque.
This look it quite a contrast to last weeks dark and edgy outfit. I love it! It is so fun, for me at least, to go between the two extremes. I love going gothic and dark but I also simply adore delicacy, sweetness, and total femininity! This look actually reminds me of the spring 2012 Louis Vuitton campaign. If only I was sitting in a cafe with a cute drink (and bag, or course!) in my hand. *sigh*
Just a little extra thought...I just love the novel The Great Gatsby! The way Fitzgerald writes with such lyrical and poetic thought is so beautiful to read. I also saw the movie version this week, and as usual, the book is way better. But it really helped me gain a better understanding about the characters, the way they act, and why the rich are so careless in the novel. I also loved the art deco architecture, the fabulous clothes, and the killer soundtrack! Watching the film (and having the words being read out loud) has inspired me to talk more eloquently and to try and increase my vocabulary. How is it working out so far? This whole post is inspired by fancy talk ;). Hopefully this can be one New Years resolution I keep and succeed in...because we all know how those turn out. I also think I may want to re-read the book again...for the third time...because it is just so good! Have you read the novel or seen the film? I would love to know your thoughts on either!
More next week,

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dark Ages

 Hat: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Loft | Lipstick: M.A.C | Necklace: Handmade 
 Top: Vintage | Leggings: Forever 21 | Shoes: Vintage

The Dark Ages, according to the wonderful web of wikipedia, was a period where there was intellectual darkness and economic regression that occurred in Europe following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. That's in historical context, but in modern times I consider it to be finals week...DA DA DAHH. Not as dramatic as I thought it would sound, oh well. This past week was my dark ages and it was anything but fun. Hours of studying and sitting and minuscule amounts of sleep definitely was not my cup of tea. But now its over and it feels like the Roaring Twenties, an era of flappers and jazz! Fitting because I had a final on the Great Gatsby. I'm a bit of a history nerd if it is unclear. Just a little side note on the book- it is so spectacular and fantastic! The imagery and detail is so beautiful and it has a very cool way of conveying Fitzgerald's theme of the American Dream which I really appreciated.
Apart from my horrid finals week, I got a bit of a makeover and chopped off all of my hair! It was very nerve-racking at first, but once the deed was done it felt so invigorating and a bit rebellious. I got the idea of a lob from Pinterest and when I saw Tara from Shop Style Conquer's long bob, I knew I wanted something similar. So last week I did so and I have to say I really do love the way it looks!
That is all for now!
More next week:)

Friday, December 5, 2014


 Necklace: Gift | Top: Loft | Cardigan: Abercrombie & Fitch | Belt: Hollister | Denim: Hollister | Shoes: Keds 

Sadly winter is slowly approaching and so are finals. I mean, I guess its not a bad thing...cozy sweaters, hot coco, the Christmas vibes, and a little bit of rain here and there. But I just cant stand the weather; it gets too cold. Like 60 degrees fahrenheit. I know, I know, some people think thats warm, but if you live on the west coast it is a bit harder to adjust because of the constant sun. So as the nights have begun to cool down, I have been bringing my cozy cardigan along with me everywhere I go!
I chose to keep a light and airy color pallet for my outfit to match the serene waters nearby. The relaxing and simple colors are great for any occasion really, and right by the bay was no exception.
Thats all for now!
More next week

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sweater-ish Weather

  Sweater: Ann Taylor (here) | Denim: Hollister | Shoes: Tildon | Necklace: Tiffany & co.

Hi everyone! I hope you had a cheerful and sweet thanksgiving with all your loved ones. Did you have some yummy turkey? I did! Do you want too see it? Click on this! (I just learned how to use permalink so it is very fun for me to link everything to another site) I just wanted to say how thankful I am for my family, friends, and you. Thank you to all you veteran readers and newbies who just stumbled upon my site, and to anyone who ever learned anything from me or got inspired, I am grateful for you:). 
So although everywhere else in the country right now is freezing cold, rainy, snowy, or gloomy, I am glad to say California is still sunny! But it doesn't feel like Christmas yet and it doesn't feel right to even wear a sweater in winter...because it is pretty much still summer. Hey, Im not complaining though. I love love love the sun! But since today was the only cool day (65 degrees), I took the opportunity to wear my sweater, hooray! I got it from Ann Taylor for $17, yes your read that right; SEVENTEEN DOLLARS. Absolutely crazy! I was so shocked because it was reduced from $90 to $50 but then there was a surprise reduction and I got it for an amazing price! I have also been looking for the perfect sweater since forever that was made out of good material and am glad to have finally found it. I guess you can say I am very excited about the sun and discounts, haha.
Thats all for now!
More next week!

Saturday, November 22, 2014


 Top: Loft | Necklace: Stella | Pants: Nordstrom Rack | Shoes: Steve Madden | Watch: Michael Kors

I just came back from Washington DC a few days ago and gosh was it cold! It honestly felt like I was standing in one of those huge fridges in Costco with only a bikini on...or like I permanently had freezing cold ice cream, popsicles, and ice stuck on my face. And although I wore about 4 layers (a thermal, a long sleeve, a fuzzy jacket, and a HUGE puffer that made me look like a snowman) I was still frozen. I think it is safe to say that I am DEFINITELY NOT equipped to live on the east coast. It's too bad though because that is where New York is, aka the place I want to be for a year. So if any of you have invented a method of not freezing your butt off with a quadrillion layers, I would be ecstatic to know them! Luckly in California it still feels like summer :)
And because it it still warm out, I thought I would take the opportunity to wear my very eccentric tribal pants with this tribal-esque statement necklace. I think it looks pretty cool! Although the color palette is quite simple, the stand out pattern on the pants and the sheer size of my necklace make it much more interesting.
On another note, I think I want to start different topics of discussion on my blog based on the title of the post. Hopefully you will be engaged in the topic, and who knows, maybe even begin to share your opinions with others. I always have been someone timid whenever I had to voice my opinion about anything: whether it be in front of a friend, a teacher, or my whole class. I usually never had an opinion on any topic and if I did I would keep it hidden from anyone else in fear of being bashed or counter-argued on something I did not have very much knowledge about. So now, yolo.
Today I want to know how you feel about tribes, or group membership. Do you think group membership it a positive idea with benefits or a negative idea with consequences? The most common or known example I have heard is I Phones. I think it is well known that in our technologically advanced age, a myriad of different companies are coming up with the newest, coolest, most advanced, best preforming phones on the market today. And while Apple is one of the most prominent companies out there, their phones are not necessarily the "best" based on the tech savvy individuals who test out different products. But because there is a positive stigma with the company and a user friendly screen that is very simple to navigate, many people decide to buy their products. This is similar to schools like Ivy Leagues that have the stigma that those are the top schools in the country. So are these stigmas beneficial? I think so. Why? Not only is group membership a very tactful way to sell consumers products, it also makes them feel special and that they are a part of a larger group, something everyone wants to have in their life. There can also be benefits with group membership like if you own an electric car. You have reduced taxes and can drive in the carpool lane without a second passenger. However, group membership could also be a bad thing. For example, if you are a part of a friend group that is continuously judging others incredibly harshly behind their backs, you begin to form the same mentality as them and then you also start talking poorly behind other people's backs. So what do you think? Are tribes/group membership always a good thing or only sometimes? Would love to know your thoughts!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Take Two

 Top: Macy's | Shorts: Nordstrom B.P | Shoes: Sperry Topspider 

These photos were taken a looong time ago- about a month. But since it still feels like summer in California, I thought it would be best to use it! Besides, who does't love the combo of stripes and florals? I know I do. When I first started blogging I tried it out (as you can see here) and am gonna say I still love it. But without the knowledge I have now, it looked a bit silly. So the second time I tried it out, I wanted to mix colors, patterns, and textures to make the look more fun.
In regard to take two, I was wondering how you feel about taking twos, or second chances (because that makes more sense). When you are friends with someone for a long time, it seems as though they are going to be in your life forever. But sometimes you loose touch, no longer have the same mindset, grow apart, or fight. And it's sad when it happens. If you or the other person no longer try or try really hard to be friends, is it really worth it? How do you make it work again? Well, my opinion (to start off this dialogue) is that of course the other person deserves a second chance. It might be hard, uncomfortable, or make you upset to open up to them again, but there is no reason not to try until you have exhausted all your options. At least then you are more at peace and are confident leaving the relationship behind with all its wonderful memories. But then again, it could also make you feel sad that you cant relive those experiences again. Sometimes when you know what some people are capable of, it scares you that they may do something that will hurt you again. Any thoughts on that?  Should you keep letting them in if they continually, intentionally or unintentionally, keep hurting you? I think no. As Oprah once said, (I sound very philosophical now, don't I?) after someone shows you who they truly are, don't let them hurt you again. It was something along those lines. For example, when someone shows you who their true colors, like how they are always putting you down, don't tolerate it because it can happen in the future. Instead give them one more chance, but if it happens again, walk away. Sometimes it is hard to walk away in these situations, but ultimately it will lead you to a greater group of friends who will support you and care about you. I really would love to hear what you all think about friendship and second chances! Please tell me in the comments below.
More next week!

Friday, October 31, 2014


 Scarf: Loft | Leather: Denyl | Top: Hoodies | Skirt: Topshop Here | Sneakers: Chuck Taylor | Necklace and Bracelet: Tiffany & co. | Ring: Israeli Shuck 

 My super cool new gel mani. It's my first and I love it!

 Awkward hand...yo.

Like the next girl, I love a good discount, so when I saw the price reduction on this killer skirt my jaw literally dropped to the floor. The hot pink inside combined with the scuba-like material made me actually jump for joy when I found it at Nordstrom (keep in mind that it was my first time going to the mall in a long, long time-I was studying for my final college entry exam). I swear I was like a kid on Halloween getting so excited by the sheer amount of candy they have received-fitting, right? (because yesterday was Halloween). But...after finally taking my last entry exam, I though I would have a life and I still don't because I still have loads of homework. I don't know how I do it, call me Superwoman. Ok...I probably need to stop all these Halloween jokes of mine, you probably think they aren't funny. It makes me smile when I write them though! I told you I have no life, the smallest things make me smile. Maybe its because all the work has gotten to my head.
Also with the theme of college entry, I have been reading some cool prompts and hopefully will share some of my responses with you to open dialogues about different subjects. Would love to know your thoughts on that.
More next week!

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