March 9, 2014 § 5 Comments
Yesterday, I became one of those deal chasers that waits in line for almost four hours… After first hearing about the Brandy Melville Warehouse Sale, I did my due research and learned that waits can be on the ridiculous side, but Hannah and I figured that we might as well try it once.
Near the end of our wait, we learned that we were the last group that would be let in, and they brought out boxes full of headbands and hair ties! By the time we got in, we were told that triangle bras would also be FREE!! Here are some of the finds I picked up for $5 a piece:The adorable triangle bras that were free! So many cute designs. Definitely grabbed a bunch for friends.
A simple gray t-shirt, cute crop-top, and hawaiian print skirt and shorts!A bunch of of other cute tops I can’t wait to style. A lot of hair accessories that they gave out to us before getting in.
All in all, I would say that the amount of stuff we got for spending a mere $40 is pretty great. I will say that by the time you get in, clothes are strewn everywhere and there isn’t much selection, so be wary of that if you’re considering a future Brandy Melville sale. Happy Sunday everyone!
March 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
Last night, I was lucky enough to see The Grand Budapest Hotel and hear from the Production Designer, Adam StockHausen. Now I’m not the biggest movie buff (television will always be my main love), BUT I have to say that this film really made me appreciate the work that goes into a film.
Directed by Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a quick and witty film that’s weaved together with a stellar cast and beautiful aesthetics. His style is quite unlike anything I’ve really seen previously, but having explored it in this film, I now look forward to diving into his other works, like Moonrise Kingdom and Rushmore.
Apart from the stunning visual, I was most drawn by the large collection of eccentric characters and their on-point wit and occasional profanities. Most especially, I fell in love with M. Gustave, the legendary concierge of the Grand Budapest Hotel played by Ralph Fiennes (uh Voldemort, anyone?!). Exuding a melancholy nature and a sophistication that’s matched by outlandish behavior, Gustave is what he sometimes calls, “a glimmer of civilization in the barbaric slaughterhouse we know as humanity.” Seeing the desolate remains of what was once an impressive and opulent hotel, that line has a much deeper and striking meaning.
I definitely recommend this movie to you guys. It’s fun and witty, with an undertone of sadness for the loss in grandeur and civility. Let me know how you guys like it! Would love to hear different opinions!
March 6, 2014 § 4 Comments
The weather has been pretty chilly lately–especially last week with the crazy rain storms! Los Angeles is most definitely never prepared for the rain. Anyway, it was a nice break from the hot weather as I pulled out a few outfit pieces fit for chillier weather.
Jacket // Aritzia
Shirt // Wilfred
Tights // Roots
Boots // Steve Madden
March 4, 2014 § 6 Comments
The rain has finally stopped in L.A. and I celebrated with a fun and flirty look for a day of classes! One of my favorite styles is to layer button-ups over loose, flowy dresses, giving it a more casual and down to earth feel. Outfit Details:
Dress // Brandy Melville
Plaid Shirt // Ralph Lauren
Boots // H&M
Necklace // JewelMint
Lots to do this week with midterms and projects, but I hope you all have a fun-filled week!
March 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
Wow, is it seriously March already?! Where has the time gone? March has always been my favorite month. It’s one of my busiest given that Spring Break is smack in the middle, with midterms and other assignments looming closeby. Regardless, it’s a fun month and a great time to re-evaluate how the year is going and whether there are any new goals that I want to achieve. This year, I’ve been trying to be more productive with my time, whether that’s through self-learning or focusing more on work or pursuing my hobbies–I want to make sure I’m spending my time wisely, haha! A lot of times, I read articles about finding energy that motivates people to pursue their goals and stay on target. That’s what inspired me with today’s post! It’s a reminder to stay energized and keep challenging myself. To push me in that direction, whether it’s just a symbol, I decided to use this really bold blue nail polish–fitting for the start of March!
P.S. I love the elephant in the last picture! I was at my friend’s place and really wanted to snap a picture of it!
February 27, 2014 § 5 Comments
With school in full swing, I’ve found it increasingly difficult to get up early and rummage through my closet for an outfit I like! As a result, I’ve been keeping my outfits pretty simple as of late, and I’m really liking it!Outfit Details:
Maxi Dress // H&M
Jacket // Brandy Melville
Booties // Jeffrey Campbell
I’m so excited for this spring break, where I’ll be in New York City!!!! Food, Friends, Shopping, Food! I’ve definitely started curating a list of places to visit, but I would love suggestions!
February 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
I received this beautiful toiletry travel kit recently and it has been so useful! Not to mention, the packaging is great. It comes with a bottle each of shampoo, conditioner, shower cream and body lotion. All of which fits into a nice clear L’Occitane pouch, which makes travelling through airport security easy! I travel pretty often by plane and sometimes feel like I’m living out of a suitcase. It doesn’t usually bother me, but I noticed that sometimes it’s just nice to have something consistent that you bring along with you–something that reminds you of back home.
This L’Occitane kit really helps remind me of home for two reasons. Firstly, the strong lavender shampoo /conditioner smell as well as the rich shower cream and body cream just feels so great and taking showers that leave my skin feeling clean and fresh definitely reminds me of home! Second, it’s the perfect kit to carry around to act as something consistent I bring along. One thing that usually screams “vacation” or “travel” to me is hotel complimentary soaps and shampoos, but with this kit, it lets me bring a part of home with me without having it be too heavy or against the liquids restrictions at airports.
Are there things that you like to travel around with for consistency? I’d love to hear, so leave a comment below! :)