Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Denim for Days

Well, I finally did it. I got a denim button down. I've been to for what feels like forever, or at least a few years, but I just hadn't found the right one for the right price. Since I've been focused on getting some good quality, long-lasting shirts lately, I couldn't resist when J. Crew Factory was a one day sale on certain items a week or two ago, so I finally ordered this one. It's great quality (real denim rather than chambray), and I can already tell that I'll be wearing it often. I paired it with this floral Jack by BB Dakota dress, which I picked up at Goodwill last week for $9. The top button on the dress is broken, so until I fix it (or resort to a safety pin), I'm settling for wearing it as a skirt. Between this gorgeous dress and that lovely floral skirt I found over the summer, I am killing it at finding BB Dakota pieces for super cheap at thrift stores this year. I'm beginning to think that I'll never need to buy anything by the brand for full price from now since the universe obviously is planting things in thrift stores for me to find. Thanks, universe!

Other than actually a few productive things I've been doing lately, I've been having a fun past couple of days. I saw "This Is Where I Leave You" with my friends Adam and Miller on Monday, and it was better than I expected. I've been meaning to see for at a month or two now because of the incredibly cast, but it didn't look like it'd be too great so I didn't get around to it until this week. It certainly wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, but anything with Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Kathryn Hahn, Cary Stoll, Ben Schwartz, and Connie Britton is worth seeing. We ended up getting a couple drinks after and staying out way too late, but it was a really fun night. Yesterday, I went to a cool downtown area near me with my friend Alyssa for lunch and shopping, where I got to use some store credit to Buffalo Exchange. It was a great day, but I'm putting myself on another shopping ban. I had been good for months, but I've added too many new pieces (as cheap as they've been) to my closet lately, and I really need to just stop. Someone send help.

Monday, October 20, 2014


It's kind of strange that, at this short moment of time in my life, I almost look forward to Mondays more than the weekends. Don't get me wrong; I love the weekends, especially since my friends have more free time and more plans are made. Unfortunately, though, I work super early shifts (we're talking 7 a.m.) at my restaurant job on Saturday and Sundays. I get off really early, around noon, so it's not like I don't have free time, but it's still a little exhausting. Well, it's mostly exhausting because Friday and Saturday nights are when people like to stay out later, and I never get enough sleep. Mondays and Tuesdays, though, are for sleeping in for me for the time being. Sure, I'll be up by 7:30-8ish, but the fact that I don't have to wake up that time is something to celebrate. 

Exhaustion aside, I did have a good weekend. I spent some time at my brother and sister-in-law's house on Friday, where I got to play with Legos with my nephew and take outfit pictures with Elyse. On Saturday night, I went to my friend Jeremy's Halloween party, which I had been looking forward to all week. I've never gotten too into Halloween or dressing up, but when I got the idea to dress up like Marty McFly, I knew I could make this one a good one. Luckily, I can always count on my best friend Whitney to dress up like a dude from an '80s movie with me rather than finding something risque, so she went as the Doc Brown to my Marty. It was probably the best idea we've ever had. You can see what we looked like by following me on Instagram.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


I'm really in love with this dress. From far away, it looks like just a simple navy frock, but upon closer inspection, it has actually has the prettiest lace detail. It's extremely flattering and versatile, and I'd be lying if I said I hadn't already worn it twice since it came in the mail on Thursday. I received it through a Facebook swap, new with the tags on, and I foresee it being in heavy rotation in my wardrobe from now on. I actually wore the day after I got it for coffee and thrifting, and then I ended throwing it back on when I went over to my brother and sister-in-law's house on Sunday because I couldn't resist. I also picked up these shoes (which are wedges, but kind of just look like flat sandals in the grass) while thrifting on Friday. They're Tommy Hilfiger, and while I love how they look with the dress, I made the mistake of not looking in a full-length mirror before I walked out of the house on Sunday. So much regret for wearing a cream belt. And now I've just called attention to that mismatched pairing, so you're welcome, Internet. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Working Girl

Last week, I had the pleasure of working a blogging event for my internship with FAB Counsel. As I've mentioned before, I've been interning with FAB Counsel  a digital marketing firm  since the beginning of summer, and we've been gearing up for this event pretty much the entire time. The event, or the FABDILab, was a day-long blogging conference aimed toward helping new and aspiring bloggers find their niche, monetize their blogs, and network with each other and brands in attendance. There were 10 different bloggers and blogging experts who led workshops/seminars, and the day ended with a networking reception. Since my internship mostly consists of doing social media, I've spent the past month or so heavily working on promoting the event, and I was excited for the day to finally arrive after working toward it for so long. Unsurprisingly, the event went extremely well, and I absolutely loved having the responsibility of being in charge of the volunteers, live Tweeting and Instagramming the event, taking photos, and being on hand for anything else needed. The best part was that since I was in charge of the social media, I actually got to sit in on all of the workshops, and hearing some big name bloggers like Sazan and Jackie (both of whom were much funnier than I could have ever imagined) speak. I came away from it with some great advice and some new connections in the blogging world. The event also marked the end of my internship hours, which means that I'm pretty much done being an intern and working for free (hopefully). We'll see what I'll be doing next, but I'm looking forward to speaking with my boss about continuing my work with FAB Counsel this week because I really love what I've been doing. If I could create a job for myself, it would involve writing, social media, and working with bloggers, so it's basically perfect.

As you might have guessed, this is what I wore to the event. I found this dress a little while ago, and I had been saving it for the occasion. We all know that I have a weakness for white dresses, and I think I might have found the perfect LWD in this one. I also felt like an event like this called for a J. Crew statement necklace and some Hasbeens. You understand.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pop Culture, I Love You Vol. 3

This post is very long, so I'll keep the introduction short. It's taken me forever to get another pop culture post up, but when you consume as much pop culture as I do, it's hard to figure out what to write about and even harder to find time in between watching episodes of my shows. So without further ado, here is a very belated installment of Pop Culture, I Love You. Also, I apologize for how long these posts end up being. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Flock Together: Zoology 101

I'm over at Flock Together again today, showing you an outfit I really love. I apparently can't get enough of talking about Lisa this week (or, you know, ever) so I'm styling her animal print top over there. It's a true gem. Also, I'm a little bit obsessed with these sunglasses at the moment. Thank goodness for consignment stores in Santa Monica with cheap sunglasses that happen to fit my face. It's a rarity. Hope to see you there!

Top: ASOS, borrowed from Lisa
Dress, flats: Urban Outfitters (dress via Facebook swap)
Necklace: Fifth & Mae
Sunglasses: Consignment

Monday, October 6, 2014

Polka Dot Addict

At this point, I think we can all agree that I have just a little bit of a polka dot obsession. I have too many items with the pattern, and I am fully aware that I need to stop buying pieces of clothing with it. Of course, if someone were to say, gift me a polka dotted item, I would have to generously accept it, wouldn't I? It's pretty well-known that Lisa of Lala Faux Bois is great (I met her in person in May, so I know this for a fact), but she proved it once again by sending me this lovely dress recently. I was a little confused when I opened a package from her and not only found a piece of her's that I had asked to borrow (which you'll see on Wednesday), but another item in there as well. Had I asked to borrow something else and just had forgotten about it? No, Lisa is just wonderful. Turns out, someone had gifted it to her, and since she already owns something just like it and knows I love polka dots, she thought I should have it. And yes, I also own something exactly like it, but it would be rude of me not to keep it. Well, at least that's what I'm telling myself.

So, as previously mentioned, the most exciting thing to happen to me since my last post is a thing that I am absolutely giddy about, but most of you won't care about it at all. Quick recap of the event again: Dan Harmon is the creator of the TV shows "Community" and "Rick and Morty." Harmon got fired from "Community" for one season before he was hired back, and during his time unemployed, he took his podcast, "Harmontown," on the road to 20 cities while a documentary crew filmed it. On Thursday, I attending an LA screening of the documentary, also called "Harmontown," which was followed by a Q&A and a podcast taping. Not only was the documentary incredible (it's a seriously well-made piece of film that can be enjoyed even if you're unfamiliar with Harmon or his podcast), but everything after was as well, especially since I got to actually meet and take a photo with Harmon. He was extremely nice, and he stayed in the lobby after until every fan had gotten the chance to take a picture with him and talk to him. "Community" has been such a big part of my life since it first aired, so to get to meet the man behind it was thrilling for me. As an added bonus, I also got to meet Kumail Nanjiani, who moderated the Q&A and whom I'm a huge fan of. I pretty much love everything he does  he's a main character HBO's amazing "Silicon Valley," his stand-up is hilarious (watch his special, Beta Male), his weekly stand-up show turned Comedy Central show with Jonah Ray ("The Meltdown") is fantastic, and most importantly, I'm a giant fan of his podcast, "The X-Files Files." Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. We actually saw Nanjiani out on the street before the show, but I was too nervous to approach him because I'm a wuss. Fortunately, my friend Adam stopped him for me after the show, and I got to tell him how much I love his podcast and take a picture with him. I totally understand that these a very obscure celebrities who most of you don't care about as much as I do, but oh, well. This was a pretty big deal for me.  

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