Retail is therapy

October 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

I may not have an outfit of the day but I do have outfits! My store Caffeinated Flowers still has a bunch of cute things for sale. Including a high low skirt and a squirrel crop top. Can you say CUTE? Everything is also super cheap! Please check our site out. I would greatly appreciate it.
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Sheer black high low skirt – $12
Blush pink top – $5
Coin purse style wallet – $5
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Matte Black wallet – $5
Black and white tie scarf – $4
Khaki shorts – $8
Squirrel tee – $9
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Faux snake skin wallet – $5
Blush pink braided belt – $3
White butterfly top – $6
Blue denim Bullhead cut offs – $7

Please come check it out! http://caffeinatedflowers.storenvy.com

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Catch Up

October 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

I know… I know… It’s really been a while. I haven’t been acting like I’m committed to running this blog. But I have a pretty darn good reason… I think.

My best friend and I, you’ve probably seen some pictures of her before, have opened up a store. Yep, that’s right. AN ONLINE STORE! Our store is called Caffeinated Flowers. We love retail therapy and DIYs. So we figured, why not share it with the world? Buddha did say, “Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

So what exactly are we selling? A lot of stuff. We just launched today, October 12, 2013, so our store is pretty well stocked. Let me show you some of the things that are up for sale…

ribbon hair ties3 Ribbon Hair Ties for $3

Hand Knitted Cardigan for $10

Black Faux Leather Bag with Silver Hardware for $6.00

Squirrel Tee for $9.00

Eyelet Lace Dress Eyelet Lace Dress for $20.00

Floral MonogramFloral Monogram Letters – Made to order and starts at $15

As you can see we have a wide variety of things. So please come check us out at http://www.caffeinatedflowers.storenvy.com. All of the images also link straight to the post on our website.

Check us out and share it with your friends! Thanks for reading.

Until next time!

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It’s that time of year again…

September 6, 2013 § 8 Comments

It’s that time of year again… Back to school. We all knew this day was going to come. Maybe you’re back in school already. Maybe, if you’re lucky, you still have a couple weeks left of summer to hold onto. But the first day of school will surely come.

I don’t start school for another two weeks (hooray!) but I have been giving a lot of thought into what I’m going to wear. Given my circumstances, I have to bike approximately two miles from my apartment to school so I can’t really wear anything I want. I refuse to pay a couple hundred dollars each quarter for a parking spot that is still a fifteen minute walk to main campus. But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming!

MTOn the left, I was trying to channel my inner ‘cool chick’ in this look. You know, that girl that everyone wants to be friends with but no one really knows how to be friends with. I think the ankle boots really toughen it up while the dress is a great marriage between a comfy printed tee and a soft maxi skirt.

The look on the right is more of what I’ll most likely be wearing to school most days. This has been my go-to outfit as of late. I basically live in my yoga clothes because they’re so gosh darn comfortable. My pumas are no exception. I’ve walked miles in these shoes and my feet never hurt.

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This outfit goes out to all of my “casual outfit” loving ladies. I am in love with this hamsa tank. It’s so soft and comfy. I’ll probably be guilty of wearing it once every week when the school year starts up. This is an outfit I can see myself wearing not only in school but also going to lunch with my girl friends.

RFCan I just mention how nice these two look juxtaposed?

On the left is a quite a feminine outfit despite the dark palette. There isn’t anything I don’t like about this outfit… The pops of red in the flowers, the nude kitten wedges, and the not so feminine touch of the studded waist belt. This outfit is perfect for those “it still feels like summer” days.

This is an outfit I think is fit for school and for a night out with your girls. From the monochromatic outfit to the buckles on the ankle boots, this outfit screams “I’m feeling brave so check out this new look” but in a really subtle and demure way.

So that’s what I’d wear to school! I’ll probably end up donning something more similar to the second look. You know… yoga pants, sports bra, pumas, and whatever cute tank or sweater I end up picking out that morning.

What are the outfits you’re thinking of wearing to school?

Until next time!

It’s been a long time coming

September 3, 2013 § 10 Comments

First off, I’d like to apologize for my unannounced hiatus. I didn’t mean for it to happen… It sort of just happened on its own. I got back from my relaxing two week vacation home around two weeks ago or so.

Since then, I’ve been busily moving from my apartment that was a 10 minute bike ride away from school to my current one which is 20 to 30 minutes away. Logical, I know. This new place is nice and big despite the fact that it’s unfurnished unlike my last one. It’s been such a blessing to have a closet that’s the length of my wall and also to have enough room to properly do yoga in. I’m almost done furnishing/decorating it but I still have a couple things left to do.

Now, on to the fun stuff… I’ve been shopping. I shopped a lot while I was home (mostly yoga clothes). I’ve also recently done a lot of shopping at F21.

I don’t know about you but I think F21 is a place for teenagers go to shop for things that look trendy but aren’t really that great. I’ve really tried to make an effort to look my age (and perhaps older) and I think I’ve been quite successful. But my recent trip to a nearby F21 got me shopping.

Here’s what I bought…

CLOTHES

Taupe Sweater $22.80 (M) | Brown Buckled Boots $42.80 (7) | Elephant printed leggings $11.80 (S) | Brown sunglasses $5.80 | Printed Maxi Dress $17.80 (S) | Marled Sweater $22.80 (M)

I suppose I have back to school shopping in mind! I don’t start until later this month so I have quite a bit of time to gather some essentials for the new school year. Although, I will probably be showing up to class in my yoga clothes more than anything else. Twenty minute bike rides to school can get pretty sweaty… if you know what I mean.

I normally get excited about new purchases but I seem to have a dilemma! I’m not sure if I should keep the shoes!

BOOTS

They’ve got a lot of buckles… But the heel is perfect and I love the color. It’s like they’re the ugly cousin of the beautiful Jeffrey Campbell Everly boot. They seem to be made better than most F21 shoes which is another plus. But I’m still unsure!

So… I need help. What do you think about these beautifully hideous boots? Yay or nay?

Until next time (:

Rooted Vacation

August 11, 2013 § 8 Comments

cloudskayaksfenced inIt’s been a while, hasn’t it?

I’ve been home for a full week now and I only have one week left. I’ve been relaxing in the comforts of the home I grew up in. I’ve been really happy. I’m currently taking yoga classes at this amazing studio that only offers heated classes (ranging from vinyasa to power, and of course, bikram). I’m definitely seeing some results with my mood and fitness (even if I have bad days, I’m grateful I get to practice).

I spent a really great day trip with my family yesterday in Mendocino County. I wrote about this charming region in California in an article on Trekity, Four Secret Ways to Explore Mendocino County. Going there was high on my list of priorities to say the least.

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the view from here

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coral things

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The drive going there and the local sights were so beautiful. I am also convinced that just about everything is much more beautiful when things are just barely waking up.

We went on a ride on the world famous Skunk Train, walked around Glass Beach, and went to see some historical artifacts at the Guest House Museum. I wish I got to stay for longer! Next time, I’m definitely going kayaking.

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Long sleeve shirt from Free People | Tights are by Champion | Sneakers are from Puma | Windbreaker-type jacket from a gift shop for the Skunk Train by Cheneral

This is in no way a perfect expression of vrksasana. Don’t be fooled by my smile. I’m absolutely terrified of somehow falling into the ocean in this picture (which is something that would happen to me). The kid behind me was so brave. He was jumping and running around the rocks at Glass Beach as if he had spent his whole life there.

Anyway, thanks for reading! Until next time.

Thrift & Six Flags

August 1, 2013 § 4 Comments

I’ve had a busy couple of days trying to spend some time with my boyfriend before I head home for two weeks.

On Tuesday my boyfriend and I went thrifting at a local Saver’s. I got a couple of good things for under just $10!

thrifting The tan tank is from bebe and I thought it was so… sexy. The black long tank on the right is sadly not long enough to be a dress but I’ve been very inspired by Eat, Pray, Love lately so I bought it.

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The black tank on the left has a really delicate lace detail in the middle of the neckline which makes it absolutely lovely and unique. The bright pink tank on the right is from Express and thought it would be perfect for yoga.

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I also bought myself my first ever beanie! It is also the only California related paraphernalia that I own and I’m glad that it’s something as simple as a beanie.

The last thing I’ve accumulated from this week and is also my favorite thing is a watch that my boyfriend got me. I’m pretty sure I will treasure this baby forever.

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Yesterday, I went to Six Flags Magic Mountain for the first time. It was really hot. Surprisingly, I’m not as jazzed about roller coasters as I used to be. Maybe I’m getting old…

OOTDHigh waisted shorts from the Rose Bowl | Grey Vans | Cropped eagle tank from F21 | Thrifted Flannel

Here’s what I wore to Six Flags. It was comfy and light weight which was perfect for the heat. I wish Vans were easier to walk around in for long periods of time but they’re pretty much my only sneakers.

After Six Flags, my boyfriend and I went to eat dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in LA county. I highly recommend eating at Lemonade if you’re ever near one of their locations.

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Until next time ❤

Goodbye for now

July 28, 2013 § 2 Comments

This past Friday was the last day of volunteering for the international students program and all of the students from Taiwan, China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico had to leave.

It was quite gloomy and humid with on and off rain which was fitting for the circumstances. ootd

Top from the Philippines | Maxi skirt from Goodwill | Shoes (not pictured) are from a brand called Chinese Laundry

I’m a bit stuck in my seat right now to take a picture of my shoes but here is what I’ve been enjoying today…

kombucha

This is by far my favorite green drink. It’s not made of a bunch of vegetables but instead it’s made of raw kombucha and some super foods. The taste does take some getting used to but I always feel amazing after I finish it even the day after. I’m also in the process of tasting the other flavors but this is by far my favorite.

So I guess that’s it! I’ll leave you with some pictures of me and some of the students I’ve had the pleasure of laughing with.

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Until next time! ❤

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