Sunday, November 16, 2014

stuff i love

1. This pretty thing (pictured above).

2. I've always been a big fan of DIY face masks - I mean, who isn't??!! They're three of my favorite things: all natural, cheap, and easy. These are two great ones by Fashionlush.  With a side of hilurious commentary by its writer, Erica.  Oh and she also has killer style so go check that out too.

3. These "Buddha Life Lessons" are great.  Buddha is great.  Go read them and feel your perspective being widened.

4. Rewire your brain to feeling happier.  This TedTalk by Shawn Achor is great.  I also really liked this one  by model Cameron Russel.

5. This quote.

Not sure why but I was feelin' kind of a deep/introspective vibe this week.  Or maybe I'm just going crazy and trying to think about everything besides my two midterms coming up.  Or maybe I'm just crazy?  Who even knows.
Have a great week my loves!  I will most likely be pretty MIA since I have those two midterms but I'll be back next week!  And then it's Thanksgiving, can't wait to breeeeaaaatheeee.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

europe part 12: king arthur's seat, scotland

We had to get up at 6am to do this hike.  Or maybe even earlier.  I can't even remember, because I was half asleep/barely alive the entire time.  I am NOT a morning person...And we were already so exhausted from going all day and then trying to go out at night and doing it all over again the next day haha.  But getting up for this was so worth it!  The view was amazing and totally worth me feeling like I was going to die every 5 minutes.  I also had a few more pics that I wanted to post because it was just so darn pretty and green but they were among the ones that got lost when I accidentally deleted a bunch of the RAW files :/  Luckily I still have all the JPEGs, but they're just uneditable.  Oh wellllll.  I was able to connect the USB though and recover the rest of the ones I thought I lost that were still on my memory card, though!  Yay for being a hoarder and never wanting to delete anything!!!!

photos by me, ones of me by my classmates

Sunday, November 9, 2014

stuff i love

1. Even though Halloween is over, I'm obsessed with this Halloween pumpkin spread by Design Love Fest (pictured above).  I love grey and white pumpkins and much prefer them to the typical orange pumpkins used for decoration during Halloween.  Plus this spread is pretty enough to put out for all of fall and even winter!

2. I've been searching for great thigh highs for a while now (great for wearing over tights with shorts!!) and came across this article over at The Skinny Confidential written by the oh so fabulous Lauryn Evarts, who is amazinggggg.  Anyways I just ordered them haha so go ahead and take a look for yourself...

3. I just bought this sweater from Crossroads and I already can't wait to shred it like this or like this using this fabulous tutorial.  Yaaaaa can't wait, now to see how it turns out haha I'm really not the best at DIY....

4. I LOVE The Blonde Abroad!  She is so inspiring and makes me want to travel.  Like, now.  Her story is super cool.  She is super cool.  Anyways lurk her site for some fab travel tips, here are my fave articles: "10 Ways To Travel The World and Get Paid" , "How To Travel the World for Free", and "The Ultimate Guide to Volunteer Travel".  Notice everything revolves around being free or cheap, haha...Broke college student over here holllaaaa

5. Hahahahaha dyingggg this Buzzfeed article, "23 Ways to Instantly Make Your Day Better" is great so go read it and get ready to cry laughing.  You might want to read this at home by yourself or you'll laugh out loud in the library like I did.  

Have a great week, lovelies!  

Friday, November 7, 2014

los angeles

I can't believe it's Friday already, this week felt like it flew by!  I could not be happier.  And this weekend is gonna be super long weekend - I'm going to make it that way anyway haha.  Because Veteran's Day falls on a Tuesday this year, we get that day off of school and work but not Monday.  Sooo I'm just going to trade my shift on Monday and probably not go to class either...So it's more like a 5 day weeekend :D  The joy.  And my friend from home is coming to visit, too!  He's going to come up on Sunday and stay through Tuesday, so that should be supes fun.
These photos were taken when we were in LA at the end of August, although it's actually still warm enough to wear this where I am now haha.  Ohhhh California.  Although I must say I am pretty ready for some winter weather...but by winter I mean nothing below like 55 degrees.  Anything colder than that and I'm not getting out of bed the entire day.  I'm such a baby when it comes to the cold haha and I think growing up in California ruined it for me because now I don't think I could ever live anywhere that dips below 50 during the day!!  My dad always makes fun of me since he's from Michigan, so he'll walk around in shorts and no sweater the entire winter while I'm bundled up in layers of leggings and 50 jackets.  Anyways, I couldn't decide if it was tacky or not to wear a shirt that said "Los Angeles" on it while in Los Angeles...but I just said thuglyfe and did it anyways.  Actually technically we weren't even in LA the whole day.  This was technically in Santa Barbara somewhere, right after we went to the beach.  Hence the no-make up look.

photos by my mom
(Top: Crossroads; Shorts: UO via Crossroads; Sandals: Urban Outfitters; Purse: Charlotte Russe)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

with the shining sun

I didn't address it yesterday but that was quite a long hiatus!!  You know, the usual, midterms midterms midterms and general busyness, social obligations, food eating, etc etc etc.
I am actually the worst with technology.  And not double checking things.  Last year I almost lost all my pictures from high school because I transferred all my stuff from one computer to another and didn't double check to make sure everything was successfully moved before letting my brother's friend wipe the hard drive.  Literally one of the dumbest things I've done ha.  Luckily there's Facebook and Photobucket and the fact that I had some of them saved on my dad's old computer (can't believe those were the days before I had one of my own!  Seems so long ago/I'm old! :0), so I was able to recover a good amount of them, but quite a few were lost :(  Then yesterday I almost deleted all the RAW files of my Europe pictures!!!!  I'm literally the worst haha.  Luckily I hadn't deleted them all off of my SD card yet so I should able to re-upload them!  Hopefully anyways...Now my computer claims it can't read my SD card so I bought a USB cable on Amazon and hopefully that will work...Haha I really shouldn't be let near computers ever...
So onto the outfit.  I lurve lurve lurve this shirt!  I saw it on Cupcakes and Cashmere a long time ago and fell in love with it.  It said she got it from Forever 21, so I went shopping that weekend, hopeful, but left empty handed.  I knew it was a long shot anyways because Forever is constantly changing their items and not every store has the same stuff etc.  But then a while later, I think it was like months later, maybe even years, I was at Crossroads and came across it!!!!!!!  I literally couldn't believe what I saw.  No one gets that lucky haha.  I swooped it right away and it's been true love ever since.  And of course, my trusty boots.  They're getting pretty gross, I've got to clean them soon and re-waterproof them before the rainy season hits!  Idk about other places but here in norcal it's still in the 70s.  I'm extremely ready for winter though.  I can't wait for sweaters and scarves and boots weather!  And hopefully this year we get some much needed rain!
Hope all you pretties have a lovely week!

photos by my friend, Jose
(Top: Forever 21 via Crossroads; Crop top: Brandy Melville; Pants: Urban Outfitters; Boots: Vintage; Bag: Etsy)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

europe part 11: glasgow, scotland

1. Me in front of the Glasgow School of Art!  Such a pretty pretty building, especially since Charles Mackintosh designed it.  I absolutely love love love love his work.  Although a lot of it was not only his, but also assisted by his wife, Margaret MacDonald  / /  2. Front of the Willow Tearooms, also designed by Mackintosh!  Ahhhh I love that font.  It's so pretty, I just can't  / /  3. THE FOOOOOOD  / /  4. Interior of the upstairs of the Willow Tearooms  / /  5. Valerie, Allison, and I drooling over what we're about to eat  / /  6. More Glasgow School of Art, can't get enough of that window  / /  7. SANDWHICHES OMGG  / /  8. Mackintosh was super into chairs.  These were a few that he had designed on display at the Teahouse  / /  9. Andddd once again, the front of the Teahouse

So yeah I'm obsessed with Mackintosh's style.  I get excited about lines and small details and geometric shapes and simple but classic designs so I feel like his work kind of embodies my soul a little bit.  Ya feel?  So needless to say I was pretty stoked to get to visit some of the buildings he designed.  I also really liked Glasgow itself!  It was such a pretty city.  Which is pretty much the only criteria I have for liking a place.  Haha.

photos by me

Thursday, October 2, 2014

see ya next week

It's been quite a busy week sorority/schoolwise.  Recruitment this whole week, then school started today, ahhhh.  But anywho I'll be back next week once the craziness is over!

photo from