Monday, August 25, 2014

Twinning


I apologize for the quality of this photo, but I did take this using Snapchat (for whatever reason, why is the quality so horrible on Snapchat?!). My coworker and I had matching shoes so of course we had to take a picture.

As the last week of full-time schedule at work dwindles down, I'm hoping that by September I'll have more time for blogging! It's been awhile since my last real OOTD, and I hope to also put in some other features and various posts. Thanks for staying patient guys!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hunter Pence Signs


One of the big fads in baseball right now are signs trolling specific players...and it all began with Hunter Pence earlier this month when the Giants were playing in New York. A few fans brought some signs to troll Hunter Pence, but soon everywhere the Giants went there were Hunter Pence signs everywhere. Pence is such a good sport and he gets a huge kick out of them (even coming up with his own memes). I snapped this picture at the game last weekend and am now tempted to make my own signs...I just have to come up with something pretty original and amusing.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


Our last hurrah of summer before my friends go back to school was spent at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, one of my all-time favorite amusement parks. Technically not exactly a theme park, it's a strip of amusement park rides, arcades, games, and attractions along the coast in Santa Cruz, and thus one of my favorite places in the world. I've been trying to plan a trip down with my friends and we finally got to go! It was super fun and one of the best days this summer, I'm so glad we got to go! I probably like it even better than Great America, as it's more special to me since I used to go with my summer camp. The last time I went was with my friends Jen and Judy a few years back.






We also went a little crazy on food, since there were so many tempting different options available! In total, we ate the following: fish, shrimp, and garlic fries, cheeseburger and fries, hot dogs, corn dogs, fried artichoke hearts, ice cream, stuffed churros, fried Twinkies, cotton candy, and soda. Basically our one day to splurge and binge on crazy unhealthy food. Plus, it helped (or didn't, depending on your perspective) that on Mondays and Tuesdays, hot dogs, cotton candy, soda, and rides were all $1. Well worth it :)





Until next summer, Santa Cruz :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fall Wishlist 2014


It's been awhile since my last actual wishlist post (2012 to be exact), and with fall around the corner I thought I'd put together another one for the upcoming season. Fall and the beginning of winter are my two favorite seasons. There is something about fall fashion, a sudden desire to bake, and all things Christmas that make me happier around this time of the year, and I guess three awesome upcoming holidays don't hurt the cause. By mid-September (in just a month!), some stores will be putting out their early Christmas stuff and I'll start to get pumped up about Christmas...that is, if I haven't already. However, let's not get ahead of ourselves. We still have a whole season right before Christmas, not to mention summer isn't even over yet!

Anyways, I put together this fall wishlist of items on my radar:

  1. A backpack: The hipster within me decided a few weeks ago that I desperately needed a backpack for reasons unknown. So far, I've been going back and forth between the Fjallraven Kanken and the Herschel Pop Quiz styles. Both have their pros and cons, and I'm having a very difficult time deciding which one I want. Knowing me, I may very well end up purchasing both.
  2. iPad Mini case: I received an iPad Mini for my birthday, so I've been needing a case for the past few months. I'm having a very difficult time deciding which one I want, because unlike a phone case, I probably won't be switching between cases. There are so many different styles to choose from! I think I want one of the booklet type of cases with the flap cover rather than the hard plastic backing case.
  3. A leopard jacket: A random whim, but I've seen bomber/biker jackets with leopard print on bloggers online and I really like the look of the jacket! I don't see myself going out of the way to buy one, but I'm definitely keeping an eye out for one.
  4. Fujifilm Instax Mini: Yes, the hipster side of me strikes again. I kind of want an Instax Mini in white. I found my mom's old Polaroid camera about a year ago and wanted to start using it, but I didn't realize a) how heavy it is and b) how expensive Polaroid film is. So I'm carefully preserving my 7-8 photos, but I feel like with an Instax Mini, it'll be more affordable and lighter to haul around for those instant, hipster photos.
  5. Red Keds: I'm a Keds girl. This classic shoe is forever my favorite style of sneakers, and I've been wanting a red pair since forever.
  6. Dress form: Another item that has been on my wishlist for years. It's a wonder that I haven't purchased one yet, but I know how incredibly handy having a dress form in my size would be.
What's on your wishlists for the upcoming months?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Great America


This past Friday, my friends and I headed out to Great America for a break and a day of fun. It's been awhile since the last time I've gone, and it was super fun, but it feels like we didn't get to do very much because time seemed to pass by so fast! Great America is cool but it certainly doesn't compare to Disneyland or even Universal, but I guess it's the closest theme park we have up north. My friend pointed out that the cool thing about rides in Disneyland and Universal is that they have stories behind them, while these rides are just...rides with no backstory. Still, I had fun, even though I'm certainly not a fan of crazy roller coasters (the Grizzly and Psycho Mouse are all I can handle in terms of roller coasters). We also got to catch a fireworks show at the end of the night, which is always a nice ending to a fun-filled day.

I didn't snap too many pictures because I didn't have my phone on me for most of the day, but here are a few pictures I did manage to take of the day.










Friday, August 8, 2014

Theme Park Outfit Ideas

I realize I am definitely way overthinking this, but today we're going to Great America and thought I'd quickly put together a few potential outfit ideas. For the most part, I'm going with something pretty casual because I want to be comfortable running around the park, especially since we'll be at the park for the entire day. Haha I notice my go-to colors are red, white, blue, and black, as evidenced by my clothing choices below. All my looks features Keds because they're my most comfortable shoes.

PS: The last outfit set is potentially what I would wear to Disneyland. I'll have to write up a post on that one day :)

  



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy


As I mentioned last week, my friends and I got together to watch the Thursday night premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy. It was great, I loved it! Chris Pratt is awesome as usual, and it was just a fun movie with an eclectic mix of characters. Reminded me a bit of Star Wars actually, in the sense that it takes place in outer space and there are all types of different aliens and races and planets. The soundtrack was also awesome as well, it featured a lot of old songs. I would definitely watch it again, mainly because I missed a few of the punch lines. Anyways, I took this picture of Nat's outfit and mine, since she wore shiny tights and DIY galaxy print shoes and shorts. I wore my shiny shoes, but I had just come from work so I was in jeans and my Thor hoodie.

For those who have seen the movie, I thought I'd share the Awesome Mix with you guys: