Monday Funday?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Today was a very productive day. I woke up relatively early, and that is perhaps why I accomplished much more. I'm not a morning person; I'll lay in bed for as long as I possibly can. I went to two new places I've never been today, Cafe Midi and Graffiti. La Brea blvd is becoming a hot destination for shops and eateries. I loved that I could have lunch on the sidewalk (just like in Paris) and then walk into American Rag to do a bit of shopping, and then skip over to Graffiti for some coffee and down time. I enjoyed both places and thought that both environments were quite fun. What are some of your fav LA hangout spots? XO

Iphone Case // Milkyway Cases
Sunnies // Celine


I know it's officially monday now but can we talk sunday hahaha... Sunday's outfit came together so quickly. I woke up knowing exactly what I wanted to wear. I love it when that happens; sometimes it's nice not having to change a million times before finally achieving a look that you love. Following suit with the last post, I opted for a collared white blouse today. The high waisted shorts worked out perfectly for the 80 degree weather, and the leather crop jacket has been my go-to since I purchased it. I thought the handbag's pop of color was a perfect touch to the monochrome look. The amazing cherry red handbag was gifted to me for Christmas by my lovely boyfriend. I love it so much! I seriously felt like a bad ass in this outfit. It's crazy how an outfit can boost your confidence and make you feel great. XO

Top // Brandy Melville
Jacket // Nasty Gal
Shorts + Shoes // Forever21
Bag // Kate Spade Saturday

Photo cred to my lovely sister. 


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Here it is, my first post on the new blog!
Everything I'm wearing in this post happens to be new as well hahaha :P
Over the holidays I entered myself in an Instagram contest hosted by YMI jeans and one of my fav blogger's Sazan Barzani. As I entered, I told myself that I would be a winner, and sure enough I won! I've actually never won anything before, so it felt amazing to get a notification that I was one of the lucky winners. It was a good day, and a perfect example of the law of attraction.  I finally got my winnings in the mail the other day, and couldn't wait to share what I thought of the jeans. I can't really complain about a free pair of jeans! I was actually stoked that they sent me a pair in a black wash rather than an original denim wash. I have to say, the "YMI  love skinny jeans" make your butt look great, which just so happens to be perfect for their next IG challenge "the buttfie." The only con about these jeans is that the front zipper pockets are not real pockets. As far as the other pieces to my outfit, I felt that the Stories by KO sweater was a bit over priced for the quality. I love me some collar action  though and this sweater does that for me. The Quay sunnies were purchased on sale on Asos; I'd been eyeing them for a bit.  So glad I bought them, I'm totally in love with how fun they are!  What do you guys think of the look? I happen to think it's a great ootd! XO

Sweater // Stories by KO
Sunnies // QUAY
Jeans // YMI
Booties // Forever21

Cheers to 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015.. another year.. same goals.
It's sad to say but every year I fall short of the previous year's goals. Yes, I suck.
I know what I want, so why is it that I'm incapable of achieving it. I most positively hold myself back in every instance. Whatever it is, FEAR, LACK OF CONFIDENCE, LAZINESS, I need to fucking shake it off. This years resolution is to GAMBLE ON MYSELF! I am worthy of the things I want in life and I can't be afraid of taking them.
The end of 2014 was in my opinion only setting me up for the most amazing year ahead. I'm so anxious for all the new experiences I will have. I want to travel three new places I've never been this year. I want to invest a lot more of my energy into the growth of my blog and other business endeavors. I'm definitely getting the itch because, I'm hoping an engagement is in the cards as well ;)
Other daily goals for me would include trying to wash my face more regularly before bed, drinking more water, exercising way more, and contributing more to a retirement fund.
I hope your new year has started off on a positive note, and that that positivity continues to shine on the hell of a year we're about to have! XO

Coat // H&M
Shirt // American Apparel
Jeans + Necklace // Forever21
Shoes // BCBG Generation
Sunnies // Celine

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