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 ❤

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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! ❤

Yoga days

July 26, 2013 § 4 Comments

I haven’t had the time to take pictures of my outfits (not that they’ve been any good). I’ve been volunteering for an international students program at school for the summer on top of interning. I’m quite busy to say the least.

I’ve been able to stay sane through eating healthy and doing yoga in the mornings. I haven’t been able to eat lots of vegetables outside of spinach but I have been able to incorporate fruits into my diet! I’m working on eating less for dinner but it’s a bit hard.

Yoga has been extremely rewarding lately. I haven’t weighed myself in ages but I’ve noticed a huge change in energy and my physical appearance. It seems like I lost weight but I haven’t been able to check a real scale nor do the numbers really matter to me.

crow pose

A couple days ago I was able to successfully do crow pose! My boyfriend took a couple pictures today as proof. Haha!

Crow pose that has eluded me for a good year and was also the pose that got me to stop doing yoga for a while (I felt terrible that I couldn’t do it). But for the past week or so, I’ve been determined to get this pose under my belt and I have! It’s extremely gratifying and words cannot describe how utterly strong I feel when I do this pose even if I can only hold it for a couple of breaths.

I’m wearing an old basic tank from F21 and some tights from Avila I bought at Marshall’s over the weekend. I think they have really cute trim (?) around the calves. My hair’s in an unraveling bun so don’t mind that (or my messy room either).

Thanks for reading. Until next time (:

Can’t say I didn’t go to the beach this summer…

July 14, 2013 § 2 Comments

Yesterday I got up early to drive all the way to Irvine and then to Laguna Beach to eat at a delicious restaurant. Afterwards we did various things like hiking and going to the beach. It was all fun and games until the sun burnt us… For more information about what to do in Laguna Beach other than go to the beach, then stay tuned on Trekity as I’ll be writing something about that there.

But! Here is what I wore walking around Laguna Beach…ootdLightweight sweater from Pac sun | Underneath I’m wearing a caged bralette from Brandy Melville | Running tights by Champion from Target | Shoes (though not pictured) are from Nike from like six years ago | My backpack is from Timbuk2 and it’s the best backpack ever

We spent a while hiking through Crystal Cove State Park specifically El Moro. I realized that I’m terrified of walking down slopes because I don’t want to fall and roll away into a bush with snakes in it or, of course, die. But the beach was good fun, until I got sunburnt. I wasn’t sunburnt yet in this picture, but I definitely did when I changed into my swim suit.

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This is a picture of my best friend after our hike. Isn’t Laguna Beach gorgeous? I wish I could go every day (but better prepared than yesterday). Surprisingly, I’m not sore and I’m a little mad about it. Haha!

Please check the article on Trekity out. I’ll let you guys know when it does (;

Until next time!

Yummy yummy

July 7, 2013 § 9 Comments

Today was a pretty easy and relaxed day. I got up and did yoga in the morning which has made me feel a lot more energized and happy. I’m just ecstatic about practicing yoga again.

ootdWhite top is from Free People | Shorts are from the Rose Bowl Flea Market | Espadrilles are a gift from the Philippines | Bag is from DSW

I especially love the mesh cut outs on the front and back of this top from Free People. I think it makes the whole outfit seem just a smidge more ethereal and whimsical. I’ve noticed that I’ve had a real pattern in clothes lately: white top and blue jeans or shorts as bottoms. I don’t know what it is! I think I’m just in love with the color combination more so than usual.

I’ve also decided to accessorize today with these babies…

jewelryRose gold pretzel-knot heart ring from Brandy Melville | gold rings from H&M

Today, as I said, was pretty relaxed. I ate lunch at a very yummy sandwich place in Downtown. It’s called Simple Simon’s and I highly recommend going there. It’s just absolutely amazing. And healthy!

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When I came home,  I had to say my goodbyes to my boyfriend for the weekend. But I was happily greeted by a package from my mom. It was filled with one guilty pleasure and two useful things.

care packageI told my mom I was going to be getting back into swimming laps and what not this weekend. Thus explains the goggles and swim cap this weekend. I’m very excited to swim some glorious laps at the pool downstairs. I’ll probably treat myself to those cheese curls every once in a while. A girl’s got to eat! (;

Until next time!

The Damage

July 6, 2013 § 3 Comments

I may live about an hour away from the beautiful California coastline, but that doesn’t mean I don’t live far from a pool! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect swimsuit for ages.

I found this one piece on Top Shop quite a while ago and I have been eyeing it ever since. However, I’ve been quite quite hesitant about laying down $72 despite the fact that it is über cute…

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…but I can’t justify the tan! I figure that sometimes you just have to say no cute things. C’est la vie.

I also scoured Victoria’s Secret and American Apparel’s candidates online for some cute swim suits but alas, nothing turned up.

I went to the mall today and even though it took a while to find, I found the perfect swim suit! I had to buy it from two different stores, but I had a good idea of what I wanted: printed bottoms and a white top.

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White bandeau top from Target | Pink paisley bottoms from Pac Sun | Light rose sweater is from Pac Sun

As luck would have it, Pac Sun was having a buy one, get one free on all of their sale items. I was able to buy the rose sweater (which reminds me so much of the things that Wildfox sells) and the swim suit bottoms for a little over $20. The white swim top from Target was also around $20.

I have been shopping quite a bit lately but I’m pretty happy with these purchases. You can’t beat ~$40 for a whole beach/pool-side outfit!

Hot, Hot Desert Sun

July 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Polka dot tee from Savers | High-waisted shorts from the Rose Bowl Flea Market | Brown belt and black pointed flats from F21 | Bag from DSW

It’s +100 degrees Fahrenheit here in the desert and I have to say, it is pretty darn H-O-T!

Just as luck would have it, the air conditioning in my apartment broke. It literally makes the apartment warmer when it’s turned on. I had to go to good ol’ Target to get a fan but it’s not enough! I had to get my boyfriend to bring the fans from his room over… there are three fans going on in my room.

What do you do to beat the heat?

It’s my first southern California summer but I find myself wishing I was on the northern side of the state because summers there are a lot less fierce.

Until next time!