Butterfly Clips are Back…

Hey heeeeey!!! ❤️

I’m excited to talk about butterfly hair clips today! Do you remember them from the 90’s? They were a popular hair accessory (and into the early 2000’s, as I recall). 😎 I’ve been perusing Pinterest, swimming in a sea of nostalgia by looking up popular items from my childhood, and it persuaded me to indulge in an old-time hair accessory favorite.

I purchased a pack of 150 pieces for $8.99 on Amazon! They are super inexpensive, and there’s plennnnnnnty leftover in case you lose some or they happen to break by chance, haha!

I remember loving these as a kid. I think they’re so fun, bright, and playful. And life needs some fun, brightness, and playfulness, don’t you think?

And here’s another outfit featuring another set of butterfly hair clips (these are from Claire’s). The dress is brand new from Forever 21! 💜 The orange and white dress above is also from Forever 21.

Did you ever wear butterfly hair clips? Are there certain fashions from a particular decade that you miss and wish to revive?! If there are…don’t be afraid to! 😘

Funny note: my friend told me I should put all 150 butterfly hair clips in my hair. I kindly had to decline…LOL!!!

See you next time! ❤️

I Wear My Hearts in My Hair

Hi hiiii… 💚

Happy start-of-the-weekend! I hope you all enjoyed your week. I blinked, and it was gone…

I feel like I’ve been lagging on outfits…like I’ve been struggling to pair things together in a fresh way! I found some old accessories I’d forgotten about in a drawer recently and have been wearing them, though. 😃

I think I’ll go thrift shopping soon!

I found these little heart hair clips (one purple, one pink), that I bought at Claire’s a long time ago. I forgot how cute they are!! 💜

On Good Morning America Friday morning, I spotted Blink-182 playing on the summer concert series. It took me two seconds to sprint over to my CD shelf and retrieve this gem I’d forgotten about: Enema of the State.

Oh my…the memories!!!! I put it on in my car on my way to Starbucks and was instantly transported back to 1999, 7th grade. ❤️ Blink-182 became hugely popular that year, so the album is literally a time capsule.

It ranks up there as one of my favorite albums! Makes me think of middle school and how innocent it all was, because when I started high school (2001), that entered the 9/11 era. There was a lot of coverage about the war going on in Iraq/Afghanistan throughout my high school years, which has always stuck with me.

On a last note, I FINALLY tried fish ice cream!!! ❤️ It’s not a real fish, but a waffle crust that looks like a fish, with ice cream inside. I purchased it to-go at a Japanese restaurant…it was really good, and cute!

See ya next time!!

Flashy Feet

Hi y’all!! 💙

Like the new shoes? These are probably the most unique pair of shoes I own now, and they are really FUN and comfortable…it was hard to find the right outfit to wear them with, though! Thankfully, I had one shirt that kind of matched. 😎

You can find these shoes on Amazon, right here!

Fun fact: these little blue rhinestone hair clips in my hair…I last wore them at my senior prom, 2005. No joke!!! I found them in a drawer the other day and decided to bring ’em out for air.

Hee heee!

On Friday, I treated myself to an authentic French crêpe. Doesn’t it look heavenly? It was as delicious as it looks. 😍 I had it at a French café here in town that I go to pretty frequently!

See ya next time!!

Dizzy Up the Californians

Welcome back!! 💙

What an interesting weekend it’s been! For starters, I have been revisiting an album I seem to always come back to. It’s like a grilled cheese sandwich with soup in winter, or strawberries with whipped cream in summer. Basically, it’s comforting!

I spotted The Goo Goo Dolls playing live on Kelly & Ryan the other morning, and I was reminded of the happy memory of seeing them live back in 2011! It also inspired me to check out their other albums for a fresh listen.

Dizzy Up the Girl (1998) is definitely my favorite album of theirs. I’ve been playing it on loop and I honestly love every song. Plus, there’s a heavy nostalgia factor, growing up as a 90’s kid and hearing these songs on the radio… 💙

…OR MAYBE I’VE BEEN PLAYING IT ALSO BECAUSE US CALIFORNIANS HAVE BEEN FEELING DIZZY LATELY (I’M LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU, TECTONIC PLATES)…

Now, I didn’t feel the Fourth of July earthquake (although many people where I live did). The second one though – the even bigger one the next evening – I definitely felt and I freaked out a bit…

I was just sitting at the dining room table and noticed I felt slightly dizzy, like someone was moving my chair up and down. I shot out of the chair at lightning speed, went down the hall, and noticed the bookshelf was making a creaking sound and the stand-up fans were rocking around. And it just kept going!!!

It turned out to be almost a minute long. Anyhow, it was felt here noticeably, and I’m in Central California, around 200 miles from the epicenter in Southern California! I can’t imagine what it was like for the Ridgecrest residents!!! 💔

On a cheerier note, here’s a pretty blue outfit I wore! I love outfits that have different hues of the same color. I added hot pink for the accessories.

Here’s to different hues of blue, albums that comfort us, and hoping that the tectonic plates chill out for awhile. All this talk of fault lines and the impending Big One has me feeling just a tad freaked out.

But!!! What can you do, really? Just gotta roll with it…or roll with the plates, in this case.

See ya! 💙

A Walk on the Wild Side

Hey hey!! 😀

Welcome back to another episode of……my very quiet existence. How are you all? Hopefully good???

Outside of my freelance work, the week consisted of:

  1. Reading until my eyeballs nearly rolled out of my head (I finished Band of Brothers, and began Lions of Kandahar.
  2. Doing copious amounts of Swedish lessons.
  3. Going to my usual coffee spots each day and also eating Indian food!!
  4. Walking a bit at the park.
  5. Watching a short documentary on the 82nd Airborne.
  6. Made the bad decision of watching a scary movie late at night. I watched The Lost Boys (1987), which I had never seen before, but I’m currently obsessed with the theme song Cry Little Sister (the original track and also Marilyn Manson’s recent cover of it!). So I watched the movie, even though I was scared to!!! And I appreciated the 1980’s aura and the comedy but I just can’t do the whole vampires and blood thing… 😓

And now, we have an outfit:

Leopard print isn’t a pattern I typically wear, but when I saw this top hanging on a shelf at H&M, it was love at first sight. Glad I bought it, because it’s cute and super comfortable! ❤️

Because sometimes, you just have to take a risk. Even if the risk is wearing a pattern you don’t typically wear. I live on the edge like that.

You know, this is exactly why I’m fascinated with reading about military operations and soldiers jumping out of airplanes. Because they take some seriously major risks in life, unlike meeeee…

Well, the risks I took this week were wearing a leopard-print top and watching The Lost Boys. But dang it, I did it!!!!!!!!

If you like the shirt (and the shoes!), you can find them both at your nearest H&M, I’m sure! 😀 I bought them only a week ago. What is a risk-taking pattern you’ve worn that you ended up really liking? I kinda want to try a tropical-pattern blouse next, like with pineapples on it or something…

See ya!