Santa Monica

Happy Sunday!! 💜

Yesterday in Santa Monica was a blast. The drive down was quite an experience for me. I ended up in a gigantic downpour driving through the Grapevine, which are a strand of mountains you go through to get to Southern California. But I did it!!! 😃

It was collectively a beautiful day. 🌸

This cute pigeon walked right up to me and let me take some photos of it… 💜
Espresso Cielo! Very cute café in downtown Santa Monica!

See you next time!!! 💜

The Nerd Next Door

Ahhhh…what a treat it was to wake up early this morning on my day off, fix myself a hot coffee drink, get on YouTube and see that Ghost uploaded a new video.

The Cardinal holding a bouquet of dead flowers. I’m not into romance, but this right here may have made me change my mind. AND we almost wear the same amount of eyeliner, at that! ❤️

I’m really loving my new lace ankle socks!!! I bought them on Amazon. I think they add a nerdy/cute vibe. I’m always down to try some new accessories with my outfits. It can totally change the whole look!

New set of butterfly clips…💙 I don’t know why but I have this obsession with butterflies! Especially in my hair.

Top: formerly a turtleneck from Forever 21 but I modified it…by “modified” I mean I took a pair of scissors to it, snip snip snip // Skirt: Forever 21

Tomorrow is my trip to Santa Monica…fun fun fun. I think a nice trip will provide a fresher outlook. In the meantime, I hope you all have a joyous weekend! 💜

A Happy Start

Hello!!! 💜

Doesn’t 2019 already feel like a great year? Is it just me? I don’t know but, it feels like good vibes so far. 😉

Fashionably, it’s also off to a great start. I only know how to dress “how I feel”. So what I wear daily is essentially my personal canvas…like, here we all are in our vessels (our human body that our soul ended up in), sailing on the endless sea of existence…what shall I wear today?

I typically always feel happy, so I gravitate towards the sweet colors. Especially lately!

Literally looks like I have 1 boob in this photo. It’s a lie anyhow, as I am flatter than a pancake that’s been ran over by a car. Thanks for the illusion though, shirt-wrinkle!
Top: Forever 21 Kids, Skirt: Forever 21

I have been thinking lately about places I’d like to visit that have been rolling around in my head. These places aren’t even far from me so I ask myself, why have I not gone yet?

First! Santa Monica. It’s a done deal and I told my friend, let’s go! I’ll drive. 😀 So next weekend it is! I’ve been many times but, there’s just something about that city. 💜

Second? Yosemite. It’s only maybe an hour away. The world famous National Park is calling to me for some reason, and I’m not even a big fan of the mountains.

See, I enjoy falling in love with places. The vibe a place has, the scents, the overall feeling of energy it gives me. Whether it be a warm coffee house listening to the sound of drinks being made and chatter, the beach, the mountains, or at a concert packed with people and the music pounding in my ears.

Photo courtesy of tohfay.com

On a final note: do you have a food wish list? Foods that you hope to try someday? I do and there are two foods on my radar right now…

1. Barfi (pictured above). This is a sweet treat that is really popular in Pakistan. I’ll have to google where I can find these near me!

Photo courtesy of kroger.com

2. Vegetarian BorschtPopular in Eastern Europe and Russia. I don’t know why I want to try this so much lately…maybe because it is winter and it’s a hot soup, but I just do. I know exactly where to get this, as a restaurant near me makes it, and they also have TURKISH COFFEE there, which I also want to try!

If you have any, what is on your food wish list? 😀 Have you tried the foods that are on my wish list and if so, what did you think of them? Do tell!

See you next time!

January Friend

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Hi!! 💙 I hope you are having a great start to your new year, 2019! ⭐️

Did you all enjoy your New Year’s? I really did; I had a little New Year’s Eve party with my mom and sister at home. We had cheese and crackers with a bottle of root beer, and watched the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve countdown. 🎉 Fun fun fun…

Here are two outfits from last week!

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I really love exploring the world of colors, and what pairs with them. I remember how much I enjoyed taking Color Theory in college. I could easily spend an hour browsing color palettes on Pinterest, getting ideas for outfits. 💜

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I really don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I have started a tradition where I pick out three books to launch the start of the year! And the above book is my first and current read to start off 2019: The Cistercian World: Monastic Writings of the Twelfth Century.

I didn’t know what to expect with this, but I wanted to immerse myself in something that was, hopefully, profoundly spiritual. And boy is that what I got. It’s actually becoming one of my favorite books.

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The book is a collection of writings penned by monks, and it’s actually very easy to understand, which surprised me. It’s mostly their thoughts on spirituality and their personal experiences in a monastery. I feel like this book is a gem, like I found it nine centuries later hidden in a tree or something, and I’m getting to see a glimpse inside their world and their thoughts—like a secret friendship.

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I wandered around Barnes & Noble a few nights ago, sipping a hot peppermint mocha from the café and perusing the aisles. You wouldn’t believe my surprise when I came across a book for beginning Norwegian!!!

I was so surprised to have found it that I had to get it; I actually plan to study Norwegian after I finish my Swedish course, so it’ll be of good use. The nice thing is that both  languages have strong similarities, so I already recognized a lot of Norwegian words.

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My newest illustration: Coffee with Friends. This wonderfully weird gal has insects, a rat, and a plant that is apparently alive and drinks coffee too as her friends. Cute, no? 💜

See ya next time!!!

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