Summer Days, Summer Nights

Hi! Happy summer to you all, dear readers. 😃

Orange is a color that I’ve grown to really appreciate. Not only is it a nice color in general, but it really pops against my skin tone, I’ve learned. That, and hot pink is a nice addition to it!

Distracted…
…’kay, my attention has returned.

I’ve definitely been leaning towards oranges/hot pinks/corals, which really look nice against a summer tan. ❤️

On a hot summer evening, I feel especially drawn to meander out somewhere for either an iced beverage or something to eat, with a good book for company. Some mac n’ cheese at Panera was something I hadn’t had in a long time, so I went for that!

I firmly believe a book can be your best friend. For instance, the above book is one that, no matter how many times I read it, I always come back to and have ever since I first read it when I was 15. It’s one of those books that’ll stay with me throughout life.

My highly anticipated book line-up, after I finish reading Band of Brothers for the 5,000th time of course! Sunday evening, I went to Barnes & Noble not just to peruse the aisles this time, but to intentionally go and pick out these two books I really wanted.

Have I mentioned how much I love reading? 😉

Here’s a shot of my car, Jude, that I took the other night after a walk. It was the most gorgeous sunset I’ve seen in a while!

I love this time of year, and all-around, I’m feeling really good right now; my career life has changed and I’m now working as a freelance graphic designer. I lucked out and through a connection, I’m designing logos, graphics, etc. for a bay area business and rather than being in an office, I work remotely and do everything from my very own laptop! Like, I’VE BEEN DOING MY WORK AT STARBUCKS. Could I ask for anything better than that!!!!!!?

It’s the most ideal job I could possibly ask for, so I really hope this can be my new thing. One day at a time, as I always say!

Here’s to more beautiful summer sunsets. See ya!! ❤️

Strawberry Love

Welcome! 🍓

Tuesdays are always farmers market day for me, as my friend has a booth she sells handmade goodies at. So I always stop by in the evening to hang out with her. This Tuesday though, they called it the Strawberry Festival, so many strawberries were to be expected, including me wearing them. Behold!!!!!!!!

The festival was a lot of fun, and there were some yummy strawberry items to choose from. I feel like my outfit went super perfect with the theme! 😉

I ended up choosing an angel food cake slice with frosting and strawberries. Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!

It was a very fun thing to do as summer approaches. What do you all enjoy doing in the summer?? I like anything outdoors that involves fruit, haha!

See you next time! ❤️

Rococo Puffs

Hey hey!! 💜

I made my own cuff sleeves. NICE, NO??? They are detachable, which is even better! They paired well with this lace white top. It’s an easy way to add a retro look to a shirt!

The white flower puffs in my hair kind of look like snowballs from a distance. Puffy snowballs? It works. YEEEEEEEAH

Overall, I think the outfit turned out really cute! The top has KIND OF a rococo era feel – albeit a very casual version of it. WHICH IS A FAVORITE FASHION ERA OF MINE, SO, SUCCESS. 💜 Why am I yelling?

I love the pastels, the frills, the jewelry, even the furniture from that time period!

My lace top and added sleeves remind me of this dress from Marie Antoinette, featuring Kirsten Dunst. ❤️ And while we’re at it, let’s admire some more rococo style (and let’s please stop and drool over these shoes!!!!!!!!!!)

Courtesy of screenmusings.org
Courtesy of inquisitiveeater.com
Courtesy of theflorentine.net
Courtesy of foter.com/rococo-chair

On a last note, check out my latest statement necklace I made! 💕

See ya next time!!! 💜

Feel the Heat!

Happy beginning of June!! ❤️

The heat is on in good ol’ central California (in fact, it hit 100 degrees today and the party got started by there being a three-hour-long power outage across parts of the city. Heat-related electricity issues, which tend to happen when we hit the triple digits here!)

But I didn’t mind. It was quite the beautiful day (I love the heat) and I had iced coffee this morning and then meandered over to my favorite organic market and ate a refreshing salad on the patio, watching the towering, puffy clouds off in the distance over the mountains. 💜

With the heat, I thought it was a great time to finally wear this cute, handmade off-the-shoulder top I bought at She’s a Mermaid Cat over on Etsy. I bought it months ago but at the time it was too cold to wear. It made its debut today, and I looooooooooove it!

Along with my vintage floral skirt, I think it turned out to be a super cool outfit, with the ladybugs sealing the deal!!

In other news, I reached my goal of finishing D-Day by actual D-Day, June 6th!!! It was an amazingly detailed book that I learned so much from. I had no idea all that was involved: the events leading up to it, the training involved, reading the stories from the veterans who were actually there to experience it. 💜

And now? I’m going to re-read Band of Brothers. Because it made me want to read that one again, on a related note!

See ya next time!!