Hitting the Thrift

June 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

It’s been hot here in Riverside. But I can’t seem to let go of wearing jeans! They’re so comfy. Here’s what I wore the other day as I didn’t have the time to take a picture of my outfit yesterday. I also realize that this is the first picture I’m posting of my face(even if you can’t really see it well), so hello!

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Liz Claiborne bag | Levi’s Skinny Boyfriend Jeans | Basic scoop neck tee from Old Navy

Yesterday, I went thrifting with my boyfriend at our local Savers. We spent two hours there, perhaps even more. There were a couple good things for the ladies but I wasn’t much up for scouring the racks because I had told myself to stay true to my $20 budget. My boyfriend, however, found a bunch of stuff and walked away from our little excursion with two big bags filled with goodies. I think we might even be going back on Monday because it’ll be 50% off all clothing items… We’re addicted.

Here is what I thrifted…

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  • The floppy(?) hat has no brand and it was $1.99 which I thought was a total steal! It doesn’t fit perfectly around my head because I have a huge head of hair. But, that didn’t keep me from buying it.
  • The oversized polka dot shirt is from a brand called Karen Scott was $4.99. I decided to cut around three inches off the bottom to accommodate my size.
  • The pants are from Levi’s, super high waisted, and could be worn as boyfriend jeans because of the way the ankle is cut. It only cost me $4.99! But I’m still contemplating if I should keep them the way they are or turn them into shorts.
  • Finally, my pride and joy, the pleated skirt. I’ve been looking for the perfect pleated skirt for what seems like forever. This is from a brand called Angel and was the most expensive item I bought at $7.99.

I signed up or bloglovin’ so please, follow my blog with Bloglovin! I also plan on posting something about how my room is set up over the summer. So, stay tuned for that. Until next time :3

I got the job!

June 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

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As the title of this post says, I got the job! Earlier this month I applied to what seems like a million internships and today, I landed one. I am now an intern for a travel blog called Trekity. Trekity is a daily travel blog for women and it’s a great source of inspiration on just about anything travel related.

I may be an unpaid intern but I am so excited to devote my time to this because it’ll be such a great experience and opportunity to grow as a person and a writer. Please go to Trekity’s website and check it out! I promise you won’t be disappointed (this is a shameless plug but… JUST TRUST ME).

In other news, I finally moved into my home for the summer this past weekend. I’m gonna be cleaning and reorganizing it until it look the way I like this weekend. I may not be going to school this summer but I am going to try and be as busy as possible!

The best thing about college is that there are so many opportunities to explore, try new things, and broaden one’s horizon. My only regret thus far is not taking advantage of this fact sooner!

Congrats, Grad! 2.0

June 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Today was a long day filled with running around taking pictures of my brothers and his fellow classmates in the cold yet strangely warm weather of my hometown. This was followed by an extremely long wait for a table at BJ’s but we knew that any other restaurant would be the same. I ended up seeing a lot more people from my graduating class and other alumni than I originally anticipated. It was a pleasant surprise and definitely worth the trip back home! My mom told my brother today that I came home specifically for his graduation (which is true) but he didn’t seem to react. I’m sure he appreciates it deep down inside. He’s not very big on emotional expression.

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Dress from Marshall’s | Liz Claireborne bag from Goodwill | Belt from F21 | Sandals from Bakers

My only regret in this outfit is that I didn’t add a jacket. It was so windy today that I had to grab my mom’s hoodie from the car to warm up for a bit. The thing I always forget about home is that it’s usually cold (or at least it is for me). I think I’ve gotten a bit used to the weather in the desert. But if I did wear a jacket, I probably would have worn my trusty leather jacket from F21 that has surpassed all of my expectations on F21 quality.

Congrats, Grad!

June 20, 2013 § Leave a comment

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The oldest of my two younger brothers is graduating tomorrow! So I decided to be a little crafty and make him a couple candy leis. I used some ribbon, iridescent tissue, candy and a pair of scissors to put everything together. The best thing is that I was able to pick everything up at a local Party America. I just folded the candy into the iridescent tissue, sectioned the candy off with the ribbon, then finished off the loop by tying it off with a ribbon.
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This is what I ended up with!

I’m pretty excited for my brother’s graduation. I’m so proud of him for making it through 12 years of torture (whoever thought of school being 6 to 7 hours long each day must have been looking out for stay at home moms).  His graduation has also given me another great reason to come back home to northern California even if it will only be a week.  I’ve been home for about three days now and I can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic especially with the upcoming celebrations.  I am, however, excited to go back down to southern California because my best friend and I are doing road tripping down Pacific Coast Highway instead of going on the ol’ 5.

Hello

June 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

I’m quite new and old to this blogging thing. But I guess let’s just jump right into it.

I’m a college student in southern California which probably makes you think that I’m out in the world experiencing everything that’s out there for the first time. This is true. I grew up in Northern California, specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area, so being seven hours away from home and any sort of authority figure is new as well as liberating. I’ve lived in southern California for two years now and I must say that I am in love.

I remember the weekend that I fell in love with southern California. Last year, I was living in the dorms and one weekend couple of my hallmates invited me over to stay for the weekend in their hometown of Los Angeles. We had two big things planned to do for the weekend: LACMA and Venice Beach.  LACMA is probably one of the best museums I have been to thus far in my life.  It has such a comprehensive collection that I wouldn’t be done looking at one thing before I got sucked into the next one. I couldn’t resist the gift store and I bought some quality colored pencils that I still use today.

Venice Beach lived up to all of my expectations.  It has such a unique “surfer meets reggae meets tattoos”  culture that I haven’t seen anywhere else before. Plus, I don’t know where else I would be able to get ice cream sandwiches where I can pick out the kind of cookie  and the exact flavor of ice cream I wanted. Unfortunately, it was too cold that day to do any sort of tanning or swimming without being covered in goose pimples. During this weekend we also went to 3rd Street Promenade to look around the absolutely amazing shopping there and also to eat dinner at Buddha’s Belly. We also went to the Santa Monica Pier to play air hockey at the arcade which may gotten really competitive.

Overall, it was a really busy weekend. I was definitely dead tired at the end of it but it was worth it. The funny thing is that I wasn’t able to walk away with a single picture from this trip. I’m not the type to bust out my camera at every chance I get but I am the type to take a couple memorable pictures of the things I see. But not that time. I have gone back several times to those places and have taken pictures but they don’t hold the same memories. In any case, I’m in love with southern California. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m a convert… but I’m more than happy to be living here.
 

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