christmas/birthday haul

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

So my SWEET SIXTEEN and Christmas is sadly over along with this year. I didn't do much for Christmas except for a huge feast (thanks mom, especially for the bacon cheese stuffed baked potato) and sitting in my pjs all day. I was literalllllllyyy full of food and am also overwhelmed by the amount of gifts/money from my family. I'm not sure what else to say about Christmas but thanks again family and here is what I got readers:

Vampire Weekend MVOTC tee from here (two years after the album came out but whatever! || Houndstooth scarf from Forever 21 || High-waisted boyfriend jeans from Forever 21 || Bralets from Forever 21

Sketch book idk where from but super cute!!!! || "It" by Alexa Chung from Barnes and Noble || #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso from Barnes and Noble 

Mug from Target || Ferrero Roche, you can get it anywhere and probably one of the best chocolate || H&M gift card || I LUV CHIPOTLE CHIPOTLE IS MY LIFE, gift card || also got a Target gift card

MY FAVE CHRISTMAS GIFT -  new docs!!!!

NOW MY BDAY!!! I'm finally 16 as of yesterday and got to spend the whole day doing my fave thing.... Shopping. I forgot to take a ootd bc I was too happy but I wore a pleather pleated skirt and houndstooth top and make up was on FLEEK.  I also got to have a dinner and Cheesecake Factory and when I got my cheesecake VAMPIRE WEEKEND PLAYED. It was so ironic but I had a great bday and couldn't of been better. Anyways away from that here's what I bought and received as gifts!

With my Christmas money I bought a grey cowl neck sweater from Forever 21, a grey chiffon top from Nordstrom Rack (I would go soon the sale is too good!) and I got a pink poodle-ish fuzzy cardigan from H&M.

Since our wait for Cheesecake Factory was an hour, we headed to the mall. Spontaneously, I wanted to check out Sephora since my aunt said they do your eyebrows super good and lately I've been trying out more makeup. I got my eyebrows done and the girl was super nice and let me tell you my eyebrows looked amazingly fierce (a tad narcissistic but it was my birthday). Because of that I ended up buying the Anastasia Brow Duo (what the girl used on me) and got a free brush. I also signed up for their Beauty Club and since it was my birthday I got a free lipstick and mascara sample. 

Lastly from my Mom and Grandma I got what I've been wanting for sooooooo long, a Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, along with that I got the matching wallet, both so cute for Spring/Summer. I also got another Target gift card, thanks auntie Jas!!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Kimonos are just super simple pieces that can make an outfit become more appealing and exciting. Typically they have fringe and chiffon with a tribal or paisley print, are very shawl like and give a flowy and free, 70's vibe. 

I was in the mood to take semi-"artsy" pics. and I got this new super playful paisley-ish printed, velvet and chiffon kimono from TJ Maxx last weekend, sooooo this was definitely fate. Since the kimono has velvet trim it is more fitting for Winter than other kimonos. Underneath I wore a black v-neck shift tank top from Aritzia. For bottoms I wore my current new favorite jeans that have rips in the knees and are from Forever 21 along with my necklace. To wrap (christmas pun?) the outfit up I paired it with the classic, Chelsea Boots from Pacsun. 

4 things i've learned from queen dvf

Monday, December 8, 2014

From horror to realities, I tend to get obsessed with many tv series. House of DVF is my favorite at the moment and considering I want to work in fashion it's a good resource. The show started off with 8 girls competing to be a brand ambassador for Diane Von Furstenberg. Diane can be intimidating but she is trying to teach these girls and has eliminated some with good intentions that they are just not right or don't have enough experience. While watching this I kinda get an idea what to expect from a job and how I can prepare myself, not just in fashion but later in life such as these 2 things:

1. Everyone is different but we should be adaptable

Not everyone is going to accept your style and you shouldn't consider it all you've got for yourself. If someone experienced such Diane tells you what is wrong/right just accept it. Shes not trying to judge you, your personal or what you like, she is trying to help you get farther and be professional and stylish.  

2. "You don't have to be a bitch to be successful" - DVF

We all have bad days and that "monthly gift" but it shouldn't give us an excuse to be disrespectful. It also makes other people around you feel down and we also make ourselves look foolish in the smallest situations and gets us no where.

And I also learned some simple and slightly goofy things from this woman and her show: 

4. Charge your phone!!!!

The youngest contestant, Tiffani (already eliminated) had the job to handle Instagram for a United Nations event. She tried to borrow another contestant's phone since hers was dead, but since it was her priority no one offered it to her and of course if you want to win you gotta eliminate your competition. 


Jinna, a boy crazy contestant who had a little too much fun every episode. She showed up to a meeting late and hungover with DVF in the room..... and well its self explanatory why she would get eliminated besides being boy crazy in a woman empowerment business. 

Photo from Elle Magazine


Thursday, December 4, 2014

November was a tough month, it literally sucked the life out of me, for example I got sick every other week. But there were also some good parts like family visits, The 1975, my acne clearing up (tmi but really happy about it) and I cut my hair, which I forgot to share. But it's a new month, new posts, more outfits and just feeling refreshed!

But.....December is finally here and I can not believe 2014 is coming to an end!!!! This is basically my favorite month because really who doesn't love the spirit this time of year and also I turn 16 in 25 days. For this month I am loving chunky necklaces and simple blouses. I also think making my photos look sorta like vintage film suits the Winter feel. I use my instant camera for this look but also just using my personal favorite app VSCOcam's P5 filter. Lastly, I felt super Posh Spice with my fur vest today so I just had to share especially to just give you a visual of my excitement for this month.

Crinkle Blouse from Urban Outfitters || Fur vest from Nordstrom || Coin statement necklace from Forever 21