Thursday, December 8, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
It feels rather appropriate that the moment December started here in Orange County, it began to look like fall. Ah, well, I'll take it, I guess. This weekend was a busy and exciting one, but I can't believe that it's already over. After having dinner with my good friend Casey on Friday night, I went to Temecula on Saturday morning for a very special event — my brother's engagement! He and his girlfriend have been together for six years, and he's been planning his proposal for some time now. He gathered her family and ours at a winery under false pretenses that her mom had planned the whole get together. She was in complete shock when he popped the question, and I think it goes without saying that she said yes. I've known her since jr. high, and she's been a good friend of mine since before they started dating, so it's doubly exciting for me to get to welcome a good friend into the family.
The rest of the weekend wasn't nearly as exciting, but enjoyable nonetheless. There was cake involved, not to mention breakfast with family and friends. We also saw Arrival in theaters last night, and it kind of blew my mind. I'm a fan of sci-fi in general, but this movie was far more beautiful than I ever had expected. I can't stop thinking about it.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Believe it or not, it's actually cold here. Well, it's cold by California standards at least. ThredUp was kind enough to send me a gift code to use for the holidays, and I selfishly used it all on myself to get this pretty dress and the outfit I'm wearing in my last post. Can you blame me? This dress is so fun.
It's strange to think that Thanksgiving was already almost a week ago. Mine was, well, crazy. In a good way. All our plans got changed once my sister-in-law went into to labor. Rather than have dinner at my brother's house as planned, Jon and I drove to my parents' for an impromptu meal then quickly to his parents' for dessert. By the time we reached his parents' house, I got a text saying that the baby had been born, and my family rushed to the hospital. It was an insane, wonderful day, and it ended with us all being together to welcome our newest member of the family. I am beyond thrilled for my brother and sister-in-law, who now have a third child who has to compete with her brother and sister for the role of cutest. It's a tough competition, let me tell you.
My other brother and his wife flew in from Illinois the next day. It was a quick weekend with them, but a great time filled with some shopping and food. I've managed to complete most of my Christmas shopping during Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. My wallet, however, is not as happy as I am. Oh well.
I apparently never actually finished writing this post, but I'd still like to share it. Because I still have an actual post to write, I'm keeping this one short. Let's just bask in the glory that is this Sugarhill Boutique dress and how perfectly it pairs with my Luella pineapple pin.
Monday, November 21, 2016
In both good and bad news, this will be my last set of photos taken at my parents' house. It's always beautiful vising them at the lake, but the drive is at least an hour long, and it's tough to see them as much my siblings and I would all like. Fortunately, they're moving back to Orange County in a few weeks so the drive will be much easier. I'm a little bummed to be losing one of my favorite photo locations, but I'll manage.
I put this outfit on in a hurry before Jon and I left to have breakfast at our friend Adam's place. We were running late and I knew I'd be taking outfit pictures, so I grabbed what I knew would work well. I wear this dress pretty often so I was convinced I had taken pictures in this exact combination before, but I think I actually haven't somehow. It feels familiar, though, right? I guess I can't be surprised. Any combination of a collared dress and cardigan feels like something I've worn before. Or pretty much every day.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Ah, this dress. What a beautiful, perfect dress. eShakti sent it to me a few years ago, and it has served me well. Unfortunately, I haven't taken the best care of it. After many, many wears, it's slightly ripped and a little short from shrinking in the wash. Oops. Even so, we shared enough good times for me to not be too heartbroken.
For as many times as I've worn it in real life, I've actually worn it very few times on the blog. I wish I had taken a few more sets of outfit photos before it died on me, but I'm happy with how I've worn it the few times I did. I think my favorite, though, is paired with the extra long cardigan. Which way is your favorite?
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Fair warning, this is yet another post that I'm writing late at night after I have already fallen asleep one and am now on the verge of falling asleep again. So this will not long be a long post, but alas, it will be a post. This is a very typical outfit of me and a variation of something I can most likely be found in at least once a week. I've kind of been living in this skirt for months and just tyring to change up the top when I can. The brief moment of fall we had seems to be gone forever, so it's back to sleeveless shirts and sandals, I suppose. I can't complain too much seeing as I'm in love with these sandals. You win some, you lose some.
Never fear; the front bangs are not gone forever. They got a bit too long and I'm afraid to trim them myself, so they're being push to the side again until I can them cut. They will make a comeback in the near future, along with a new pair of glasses that I'm waiting on. You won't even recognize me.