Being Beige

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Hello there, everyone!!

It’s super cold, but I couldn’t wait any longer to wear one of my new lace tops that look ultra vintage. I have three of them in different colors/styles, but I think this beige one is my favorite, hands down!

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This blouse makes me think of the 1970’s, or even further back with its Edwardian-era influence. I’m a huge fan of off-the-shoulder tops, but add lace and flowing ruffles? Definitely a new favorite blouse in my closet!

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As you can see, the entire blouse is connected by a thin veil material and is technically a turtleneck. This is probably the coolest blouse I’ve ever purchased, along with the pink and white one I have yet to show. ❤

You can purchase the blouse here!

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I took a lot of photos of this outfit, so clearly I loved it, can’t you tell? 🙂

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In other news, I’ve been watching a show I haven’t watched in a looooong time, and honestly, it’s probably the only time you’ll ever catch me writing about a television show! I just never watch shows. This came out in 2005, if that puts things into perspective.

So yes: Prison Break! I didn’t get into the rest of the seasons, but I totally love Season 1 and have it on DVD. I’ve been indulging in some episodes the last few nights, under a warm, cozy blanket. ❤

It’s really adrenaline-fueled and action-packed. I think episodes 6 & 7, Riots, Drills, and the Devil (part 1 & 2) are my favorites because it’s one big heart-stopping prison riot during both episodes.

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I love the good-guy main characters, of course (i.e., Michael and Lincoln), but strangely enough, I was always drawn to Agent Kellerman. Grrrrrr!!! I shouldn’t be, because he’s a very dark character.

I think it’s because, for someone who so easily can kill off people as a special agent and seems to not show any remorse or backwards glance about it, I instinctively want to give him a hug, take him out for some Baskin Robbins ice cream and gently ask where in his life everything went wrong…?

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I’m going to threaten you with blackmail, all while casually eating a Shaved Ice with a smile on my face. 

But seriously, it’s been fun to indulge in this show again. When I first watched it, I was in high school. My mom, sister and I would order a pizza and watch it on Monday nights. Memories!

Enjoy your day! ‘Til next time!

 

The Bolder, the Better!

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Happy Thursday, people! ❤

I’m in a super good mood today, and my outfit seems to convey my upbeat attitude. I’m wearing some bright colors that completely offset the otherwise cloudy, dismal skies in the Central Valley of California today. I like this kind of weather though, so it’s perfect!

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Cameo ring, made by yours truly. I loved how it turned out so much that I kept it for myself, rather than putting it on Etsy. LOL! Maybe I’ll make a similar one to sell. 

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I’d like to take a moment to talk about this lovely belt, which is actually just a plain black belt, but I attached the cutest pin in the world to it! It’s made out of felt and clips very easily and securely to it. I’ve already gotten at least two compliments on it when I was out and about! This is also a pin you could easily wear in your hair, too. I bought it from Tracy, who owns The Tote Trove on Etsy, and all of her stuff is super adorable and colorful! Check out her blog, as well! I also bought a necklace from her, which I’ll wear in another outfit post. 🙂

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Feeling goooood! I’ve been in a good mood this week anyway, but today is just one of those days when I feel like I’m shooting out joy beams anywhere I go. It’s funny how when you radiate happiness, other people tend to feel it too and it spreads the joy. So get out there and smile and be happy! ❤

The Rain, the Park, and Other Things…

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I got a great view of this sunset last night! I love taking pictures at Woodward Park. Cloudy but unfortunately very windy, not to mention I should have took heed from the high pollen alert, because my left eye was stinging incessantly while attempting to take pictures. Annoying!!!

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Hurry up and take the picture please, it’s windy and my eye is burning…

Still a good time nonetheless, even with the windy, pollen-filled air! Also, that yellow drink in my hand is a smoothie from Lassen’s. If you have a Lassen’s in your town, I highly recommend their smoothies! The one I’m drinking is the Mango Colada. ❤

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In stranger news, I’ve been giving this harmonica of mine a go. Much to the annoyance of my sister when I give her a call, sometimes I randomly start playing it, mid-conversation. While I try to sound like Neil Young playing the harmonica, it instead sounds like a bunch of cats fighting.

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Arguably even stranger is the weather this morning! It’s raining…out of nowhere. This is my ensemble today, attempting to go from summer clothing to chilly-weather clothing in an instant. I dug out an old sweater to keep warm today! 🙂

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I went with some interesting accessories today that I think pair miraculously well together! A statement necklace paired with a polka dot headband makes me feel oh-so girly.

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I have to give a shout-out to this new lipstick I’ve been wearing lately! Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Smoked Peach. I think I finally found my ideal lipstick shade! Finding the right lipstick color that compliments my skin tone has been tricky for me…I prefer nude lipstick colors, but they tend to wash me out. Coral brightens my face up immediately and has that retro, early-1960’s vibe going on!

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I hope everyone is enjoying this last day of May! The month seems to have flown by. Looking forward to June and the new round of opportunities that lie ahead! 🙂 Anyone doing anything fun for the upcoming start-of-summer month? Enjoy the day!

Fairy Dust and Coffee Houses

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Yeah. I like the title of this post!

It’s a mash-up of my Outfit of the Day and the place I am currently typing this blog post at.

So, since I’m still on a flower crown kick, I had to document my oh-so girly outfit that I’m really loving today. 🙂 This headband I’m wearing, I bought at Claire’s. I love the little fabric flowers on it – makes me feel like a fairy of some sort, like I should be floating around aimlessly in a garden or something, haha.

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I just loooove pink and white together. Such a pretty color combination!

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This morning I met my sister at Yellow Mug, a really cute locally-owned coffee house where I live. I love the atmosphere and the friendly staff, and their drinks are aaaaaaamazing.

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Lemon and blueberry macarons. ❤

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Isn’t this adorable?! I love their wall decor. ❤ Happy Monday!

Pink Punch

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Going to Goodwill for some see-what-I-can-find shopping has proven to be worthwhile yet again!

This little dress is a super pretty pink punch color and is (gasp) sleeveless. That’s only unusual for me because I never wear sleeveless tops/dresses, but hey, I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone for a change. It only cost me $4!

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Hope everyone is having a lovely Monday! Smile, be happy, stay positive and enjoy the little things. ❤

 

 

Romantic in Red

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I’m not sure what’s gotten into me lately but I’ve found myself watching The Notebook recently and taking notice of the beautifully romantic 1940’s style ensembles worn in the movie. As much as I wish I had more 40’s-esque attire (my clothes look more 1960’s/1970’s), I got creative with what I had and went for a semi-1940’s outfit today!

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I love this purse so much…it really makes any outfit I wear look even more vintage! (I wrote a post about it before, but just as a reminder, it’s a vintage purse from the 1960’s).

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Yeah, it still looks very 1960’s.

Lol. I think even if I wore a dress straight out of the 1940’s, it would still look 60’s solely because of my hairstyle and makeup. Ohhhhhh well!

I really love my outfit today and had to take pictures! Ciao!

Art Show & Outfit of the Day!

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Last night was amaaaaaaaaaazing…

Like seriously. Amazing.

I went to a local art show downtown, where people showcased their work. It’s called Art Hop, it’s once a month, and essentially you walk around downtown from one studio to another and admire people’s work. I saw so many amazing artwork, and it made me feel fortunate to know there are so many talented people in the city I live in!

From the photo above: random shots  in different studios, one in which was called Pop Art where you could literally pop all of the balloons and bubble wrap your heart desired! There were balloons on the walls, on the floor…and get this: they served pop tarts. My mind was blown from how creatively thought out it was!

Secondly, I bought a vintage handbag on Etsy. It’s super adorable and it’s from the 1960’s – and was only $25! This thing looks brand new and it’s hard to believe it made it through so many decades unscathed!

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And now, for today’s outfit…

It went from beautiful and warm to cold and rainy in a matter of a day. Not so surprising considering April is upon us.

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Umbrellas make for aesthetically pleasing backdrops though, don’t they?

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With my new handbag, I literally feel like I could time travel back to the mid-century without a transition being needed…

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That bedazzled unicorn was once a necklace, but I seldom wear necklaces, so I turned it into a ring. 🙂

Happy Friday! ❤