Friday, October 9, 2015

Creative Rut

Despite the fact that my lack of opportunities to take photos and my broken laptop have made it difficult to plan outfits posts, I've been happier with my wardrobe than ever. I'll never be 100% satisfied with my collection of skirts and dresses, but for the time being, it's treating me well. This is another entirely thrifted outfit (save for that fantastic necklace that my friend Nataly made and gifted me forever ago), which I'm always proud of. This shirt and bag are two of the finds I picked up in Burbank, and I couldn't believe my luck when I found this Madewell tank top for $3 and this red satchel in perfect condition. Nothing beats these shoes, though, which I found the next day while thrifting with my best friend. They are the best.

Other than beautiful cutout oxfords, I'm not sure how I can go large chunks of time without posting yet still have nothing to talk about. I'm in a bit of a creative rut, I suppose. I'm feeling uninspired and motived, which of course just happens from time to time. Everything is really good right now (other than dealing with roommate issues), so it's not like I have anything to complain about. I'm really just working a lot and watching TV with Jon because neither of us can afford to do much else. And also because we love TV. Okay, it's mostly just because we love TV.

The good news is that I just got Emily V. Gordon's (my role model) new book, Super You. I haven't started it yet, but I am convinced I will feel fully inspired the moment I open it. That's how it works, right?

Thursday, October 1, 2015


There's only two days left in this work week, but it's still not close enough to the weekend for me. Work has been good, mostly thanks to a seriously awesome group of coworkers, but doing customer service is unsurprisingly draining. I'm so fortunate to work for a great company, but getting yelled at by customers all day isn't exactly fun. While I wait for this weekend (which most likely will be full of relaxing and good friends), I'll just be daydreaming about what a wonderful day last Saturday was when these photos were taken. I spent the day with Erica of Sweets and Hearts, and it was the best. I absolutely adore Erica, and it's crazy how much we have in common and how easy it is to talk to her (especially considering that a majority of our friendship has been on the Internet). We met up in Burbank for brunch and thrifting, and we both had a pretty successful day of purchases. I've been doing a lot of thrifting for the first time in a while lately, and I'm so happy with what I've found. I've missed digging through boxes for $6 red satchels in perfect condition.

I recently got this dress with a pretty sweet discount from work, and it's wonderful. I wasn't too sure how it would work on me because of the peek-a-boo neckline, but a lace bandeau proved to be the perfect solution. The dress is a real beauty, if I do say so, which means it's going to be in heavy rotation from now on.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Second Hand

Don't mind me just taking giant breaks in between blog posts. In addition to having difficulties finding time to take pictures, my laptop is having issues. I've been using an old Mac for the time being, which works, but it's incredibly slow. As you can imagine, editing photos is proving to be a little bit of a nightmare.

Since you've last seen me, there hasn't been too much going. I've mostly been working and spending time with my friends and Jon. I've done a lot of thrifting lately for the first time in a while, so everything in this outfit is second-hand. I definitely don't need to be buying more things, but when I stumble across a $6 Kensie dress or $12 Seychelles heels, I can't really say no. Could you?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lazy Sunday

I don't know how this happened. After years of staying away from them, I now own not one, but two dresses that are not fit and flare. It's strange, but I've kind of been more drawn to trapeze dresses lately. It's probably because I'm lazy and just like having a few pieces to throw on, but it's nice to have some pieces that are comfortable and work for lazy days and plane rides. This dress in particular was one that I picked up after selling things at Buffalo Exchange on Saturday, and I wore it for a lazy Sunday immediately.

This past weekend was actually my first lazy Sunday in years. I started working at my dad's restaurant in high school, and even when I was away at college, my job at the newspaper had me working Sundays as well. Ever since I moved back to Orange County, I had been working at the restaurant again, and I kept the weekend shifts even after I got my full-time job for some extra money. Finally, I decided to let it go last week since working a full-time job, doing the social media for the restaurant, and freelancing for a newspaper are exhausting enough. So, for the first time in years, I got to enjoy my first lazy Sunday this past weekend. Obviously there was brunch and mimosas involved. What else would I do?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015



Could this dress be any more lovely? This is what I wore on Saturday to get lunch with Ashley and Sammi because when you're hanging out with those two, a colorful dress and vintage shoes are a no-brainer. I met Jon at one of my favorite coffee shops right after for some iced coffee on a hot day, and we wandered around downtown Anaheim for a bit to take these photos. I got this dress with a Modcloth gift card that my brother and sister-in-law got me for my birthday, and I honestly didn't think I would love it so much. It ended up being a last-minute add-on to the dress I wore in my last post, but I fell completely in love with it once I tried it on. 

I'm currently trying to make it through the work week as quickly as possible because I'm all sorts of excited for my trip to Connecticut and New York this weekend. My work has another office in CT, and my boss is flying the Newport office out there just for a party to celebrate the company's anniversary. We're flying in and out of New York so we'll be spending part of Sunday in the city before we fly back. It's going to be an extremely quick trip, but I love my co-workers and I love that I get to travel somewhere new, even just for a couple of days. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Old Town

While I would love to show a better variety of photos of this dress, a new favorite of mine, sadly I only have these few to share. Jon and I took these photos before grabbing dinner in Old Town Tustin, and I desperately wanted to take them in front of this townhouse (or condo? Apartment? I have no idea). Of course, about three pictures in, the resident opened the door and asked what we were doing, and I awkwardly ran off while yelling, "sorry!" So maybe I don't have many photos of this outfit, but I still love this dress and these shoes. I think I need to add more long sleeved dresses and chunky heels to my closet.

This weekend was pretty great, mostly because I got to meet up with Ashley and Sammi while Sammi is in town visiting. I met them for lunch and drinks at Downtown Disney while they were in the park, and it was wonderful. They're both just lovely, but you knew that already. I've been thinking more stopping blogging, but the great people I've met through it make me reconsider.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pacific Northwest + Vacation Outfits

Hey there! Are you ready for too many pictures than you have interest in? I wanted to share some photos from my recent trip to the Pacific Northwest, plus a few more outfits that I wore while on vacation. My friend Adam and I went up to Portland to stay with our friend Kyle, and our friends Kyle (a different one) and Andi came down from Olympia to visit as well. We stayed in Portland for a few days, then drove up to Seattle for a day, and then Olympia for a day before spending the rest of the trip in Portland. As I mentioned in my last post, I absolutely fell in love with Portland. There were so many cool shops, a ton to do, and so much good food. We went to Powell's, read secrets at the Ace Hotel, drove to Multnomah Falls, went to the feminist center where the feminist bookstore is filmed in Portlandia, went to the Rose Gardens, drank a lot at a barcade, ate too much good food, and spent a ton of time walking around downtown and drinking coffee. 

I wish I could have spent more time in Seattle, as we only got to spend a day there. We didn't do too much other than spend forever in Pike Place and wander around the area and Capitol Hill, but I still loved it. I got to see my friends Becca and Katie, who I met through blogging and have been friends with online for a while now. It was so wonderful to finally get to meet them in person, and just as every online friend I've ever met in real life has been, they were just as wonderful in person as I figured they would be. I'm hoping to go back soon to see more of the city and see them again. Fingers crossed.

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