Happy Girl

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I captioned this first photo on my Instagram with this quote: "It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not." We hold ourselves back so often for fear of failure. This fear gets in the way of what we really can achieve. In fact, the only person you need to prove yourself to, is yourself.  I know it sounds super cliche, but it's true. I constantly talk myself out of what I think I can't do or wont succeed at. Why do we do this? How will we ever know? Just do what makes you happy and forget the rest! I've been so happy this year, It feels like my life is finally falling into place and everything is coming together. I'm so excited at the prospect of whats to come! Today is the Jewish New Year and I'm in great spirits. It's only fitting that today, I am feeling as though a new chapter of my life is opening.. the chapter where I'm confident in who I am and what I can do!  

Top & Heels // Forever21
Skirt // ForLoveandLemons (sample sale come up)
Sunnies // Celine
Hat // Farmer's Market buy - Monique's Boutique

Sample Sale Shopper

Monday, September 22, 2014

I'm such a sucker for a good sample sale. I've been to so many over the past years, that I've learned what brands throw a good sale and which ones to pass on. I went to the For Love and Lemons sample sale for the first time, this past Saturday. I was extremely excited at the prospect of scoring some of their Skivies collection for a way discounted price! As I arrived to the warehouse, I was shocked to see how long the line was. There must of been over five hundred people in line for sure. I became very discouraged and almost talked myself out of waiting. After braving over two hours in line, I entered the sale. I didn't score any of the collection, nor were there any bralettes left to purchase. About ten minutes in, I decided I wasn't going to find anything in the piles of what seemed to be the unwanted, so I stalked  the girls that already scored some cute pieces and waited for them to decide they didn't want them. I ended up purchasing these three items pictured at a total of $110. The skirt is a bit large and the dress has a broken zipper, but nothing a tailor can't fix! Sadly, I don't think I'll return to one of their sample sales. It's simply too much of a hassle. What's your limit? Would you have waited? Share your sample sale strategies with me haha XO

Jungsters day out

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Finally got to visit the Anaheim Packing District with my lovely sister yesterday! As you know, I love me some food haha.. This place has such a great selection of food and sweet treats. It's a beautiful little hipster hang out. While so many of the places enticed us, we chose to have our lunch at The Kroft. I was very satisfied with their take on American comfort food. In an effort to save room in my belly so that I could try more goodies, my sister and I shared the short rib melt, the garlic fries and a cucumber mint lemonade. It was all delicious! I stunk of garlic for the rest of the day, but it was worth it. I wanted to try a crepe from Crepe Coop as well, but sadly after my meal, I was so stuffed. We couldn't leave however without trying Popbar! The line for this place remained long the entire time we spent there. I got watermelon half dipped in white chocolate with almonds and Jess got pistachio with milk chocolate and almonds. We were overwhelmed with all the flavors. I wanted to try them all. Jess and I liked the watermelon better than the pistachio, but still both were good. Can't wait to go back and treat myself to more deliciousness... XO

Meet my adorable nephew Everett ^

 Everett wants some ice cream :) He is just the cutest!

Bandage Black

Friday, September 19, 2014

My first bandage dress was of course purchased in black. Now that I own one, I must own more haha
I've fallen in love with the slimming fit! Here is a classic all black look that I wore to my best friend's bachelorette party... YES a bachelorette calls for sexy time outfits!!

Dress // Forever21
Clutch // Zara
Earrings // Baublebar
Booties // Chinese Laundry 

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