That's so 70s

Saturday, June 27, 2015

I bought these jeans in Barcelona and I'm super stoked on them. Denim is the hot thing right now and  the 70s patchwork denim trend is making it's way back too! Actually this season, the 70's are back in full effect and I love it! This comeback is so rad, I can't get enough of all the crochet, the suede, the bell bottoms, backpacks and now the patches too. I really like the cutesy patches on these, and not to mention the great wash. That watermelon patch though (emoji with heart eyes!) What's your favorite fashion comeback? 

Jeans // ZARA
Top // Brandy Melville
Shoes // Target
Alphabet Bracelet // BCBG
Bag // Chloe

Hello Summer!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer is here!!! I went to the beach for the first day of summer/father's day and it was very fitting. Spent the day in the sand with my fambam and had a most pleasant beachside lunch with my pops! Every time I go to the beach, I'm reminded of how enjoyable it is. I hope this summer I spend way more time enjoying the salty air, and laying out in the sunshine. With that being said, It's important to get that perfect bathing suit in order. I haven't quite found this years perfect swimsuit. I think this season, I'm leaning towards a red, white or nude bikini. It seems that one pieces are very in this year and that's perfect for me because I'm not bikini ready. I've purchased this frankie's bikini one just recently and I love how flirty it is. I also wore it on my euro trip and it was a hit! I still gotta get that new new though, and so the hunt continues!  Happy Hunting! XO

Swimsuit // Frankie's Bikinis
Hat // Monique's Boutique (Irvine Farmer's Market)
Towel // Target

Ice Cream Queen

Saturday, June 20, 2015

It's no secret, how much I love ice cream. I thought I'd share the places I love, the flavors I'm obsessed with and even the places I've been wanting to try. I can't really say that any of the ice cream joints in LA are bad because I really enjoy my ice cream. I would just say that I get a kick out of non- traditional flavors and some are just better than others. Here I've listed them in order of how much I like them: 

1. Carmela's Ice cream is just my favorite. I love their Lavender Honey, but all their flavors are amazing. If I get to choose where to get my ice cream, I always end up there. 

2. I recently tried Jeni's that opened in Los Feliz. I thought their wildberry lavender tasted a lot like fruit loops. I liked it but it wasn't what I expected. The flavors offered were quite unique however. I tried popcorn which was surprisingly delicious. I'm looking forward to trying many more they have to offer. 

3. Sweet Rose is another great one that happens to be closer to me and open a little later than most. I typically go for their seasonal flavors.  One of the best seasonal flavors that I've had there was definitely Apple Pie.  

4. If late night ice cream is what you crave then Milk is your ticket. They have good flavors but I particularly like to get their macaron ice cream sammies. While they do have classics, the macaron flavors aren't so typical, and you can always make your own sandwich creations. 

5. Salt n Straw is great too. I like sea salt with caramel ribbons and the toasted coconut with candied macadamia nuts. They always have some wild seasonal creations but I love that you can try as many as you like.  

6. Sprinkles is always great for a cupcake but I will say their captain crunch and butter pecan ice cream is pretty good. I think getting the ice cream with the cupcake (sprinkles sundae) makes it more enjoyable. I don't know if that's cheating but it works haha.

7. McConnells in Grand central market is good. I like their Eureka lemon & Marionberries. 

8. Honey Mee which I recently just tried for the first time is super cutesy but not my jam. It's nothing special in my opinion. 

Also Snow Monster and Popbar are super great and worth mentioning places to visit in OC. I recently tried Cauldron but wasn't a fan. They had pretty presentation, but the flavor wasn't there. 

As far as the places I've been wanting to try...Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream, Afters, Amorino, and Mateo ice cream and fruit bars. 
Happy ice cream journey to ya! XO

My 20's are almost over..

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Some of you may already know, that I just had a birthday. I tend to usually go all out, and make a big hooplah out of the damn thang. I must say that this year, the certain excitement that you get when your bday approaches, just wasn't there. I guess it just comes with getting older. The older you get, the less fuss you want to make haha. This years birthday was very quiet and mellow. I celebrated my 29th birthday, which means that this is the last year of my 20's. They say your 20's are your selfish years, your learning years, your best years.. Reflecting on them thus far only makes me crave accomplishing much more before 30 hits me. I've been compiling a 30 before 30 list that I intend to complete before then. Stay tuned, I shall be posting it very soon! XO

Top // ZARA
Pants // American Eagle
Shoes // Forever21
Sunnies // Dior
Bag // Chloe

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