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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!

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!!! 💜