Solstice and San Pellegrino

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The first day of Summer was about a week ago; however, my retreat began 4 weeks ago, but it hasn't felt like vacation till the last 2, and what have I be en doing? Thriving for the season. There is no other time of the year I feel so free, no matter if the spirit comes from not being obligated to wake as early or brunching lakeside. 

My mindset has been working towards genuinely having a positive attitude at all times, and at least having various adventures in the course of each week -- bike rides to Chipotle count too! With all the rush and excitement I'll be embracing, tunes always comes along and I want you to take in all of it during your vacation; it doesn't last forever but as soon as you know it you'll be sippin' on blood orange sparkling San Pellegrino (the best duh....)  and groovin' to good ol Jimi Hendrix throughout another bold as love solstice.

Safari Granny

Monday, June 20, 2016

I am back after a 2 week hiatus due to the grandest events such as graduating high school and starting off my summer! My current personal hasn't tweaked much since we've last talked but here are three obsessions: rustic gems, floral prints, and anything a generic granny tourist would rock. This look was my father's day fit and my new current fave, especially the safari tour guide skirt with the ever so trendy raw hem. But I feel it also mad me get into the dad spirit the cargo green mini is a reconstructed khaki, and definitely a good change. In addition to this, I purchased this cuff midway through the day after my paddle boat workout (it was really tough, it would've been more tough if I kept the platforms on... which I didn't), and didn't realize a stone was missing and one broken; it adds character, I guess, just like my awkward posing and my hanger string peeking out of my top #mess.

Future, Present, Past

Thursday, May 26, 2016

I officially have 5 days of high school left and dreading everyday. Despite the 20 page paper I have to write or the 60 page story I have to edit, all I am in the mood to do is groove. For instance, today on May 26th 2016, Julian Casablancas called us baby doll in the dreamiest moan; I am dead, bald, awake, and a tad bit livid. If you haven't read any of my previous music posts, or know me in real life you must know that The StrokesVampire Weekend, and Drowners make me dance around my room like a maniac in the gleaming sunset poking through my window. Meanwhile I am also daydreaming to The Cure's Just Like Heaven and young Morrissey's cheekbones making us go through romantic torture. I lust over a good tune and make it my entire life; in addition to this, with the beautiful weather putting me through the best of my emotions pallet and hyping me for the freedom of summer, I have got so many new jams and rediscovered classics, that I feel obligated to share with you and explain why I adore them. I also just got my first A in my university writing class for a review on Run Away With Me and I have been struggling in that class all semester; therefore, I basically feel like I could work for Pitchfork now.


Monday, May 16, 2016

I'ts been almost a month since I've written and I really don't have a well written excuse. I could say that I write 2 papers almost every week, or busy doing stuff with friend: this is all  true except I do have random days during the week where instead of writing I'll lay in bed and watch Youtube videos for 3 hours and then realize I have a 15-20 page paper due in 2 weeks.... nice. 

But despite all of this I have a bunch of cool posts coming up such as, helping you guys get creative with looks because I am currently in a place where I can't buy too much new clothes because I am moving! I could even discuss more about my days or opinions on fashion, culture and social issues and all that jazz, whatever I'm feeling. Along with this I will be out of high school in exactly 13 days, which I said before, keeps getting nerve wracking yet uber-exciting to be out. I plan on filming and taking photos and writing better context soon, I have so many goals for this blog and can't wait to continue to bring you along my journey of improving and creating.

Away from my self reflection that I promise to you and myself, will not happen as often as it has the last 2 months. I'd love to show you the fun things I've been doing and personally I like looking at others photo diaries -- especially well thought out ones pleasing to the eye -- so here is mine from April to just this weekend


Saturday, April 23, 2016

A little black dress is going to stay relevant till the end of time. However, Coachella fashion, not so much. As much as I enjoy music and reviewing the looks from the past weekend I was not overjoyed. I also adore bell bottoms, cropped crochet tops and heavy rustic metal pieces but I was just not feeling it nor felt it was necessary to do a favorite looks post; with that being said I haven't seen any prominent outfits that stood out to me. How this ties in today's post? Weather. Spring is in full effect and the colors made me change my Instagram theme for the 3rd time this month, oops. I venerate the freedom I endure in this season and here to share my latest mini adventure featuring my new fave little black dress. This look is something different I usually wouldn't do which is wear a dress that is knee length and form fitting. Surprisingly enough I am also obsessed at how comfy and simple but put together vibe it gave me (perfect for Coachella too); all you need to complete it is eclectic and funky jewels and a pair of shades.

Room Tour + Faves: Lazy Sunday Edition

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Trying not to Try: I feel too much joy sleeping in on Sundays but it is seriously the best. It is now 5 pm while I'm typing this and to give you a little run through on how my day went: I showered quick thinking I was going out today little did I know my little sister is sick so we watched Star Wars (the recent one) -- which I've never actually experienced one before -- took a nap 20 min before the ending scene, made cookies with my mom, and planted myself in my room for about 3 hours just watching Youtube videos and the new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. So to put it all in gist, I was very unproductive; however, I am here writing.

No Pizza for Prom

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Self-improvement is a never ending cycle featuring the catalyst, the action, the distraction and the failure (at least that's how I see it.) Although I've been such a busy body since the year started; I've also become super lazy. From my 16 in 2016 list I completed about 6 of my goals but the rest such as less coffee has just crashed and burned. But this time IM SERIOUS, I hope and think: The catalyst is prom and summer and the situation is my skin. All I do on weekends is lay around, drink coffee and sleep in more than I should. In the summer I was literally glowing and my skin was at its peak and I was super active, drank only tea and water, and just felt good about myself and motivated to do more things that benefit me and make me happy during my alone times such as making quality content. I will not be pizza face during prom, I will keep writing, and I would love to have a cute bod for summer so here are my new realistic goals I have for myself for this quarter of the year.

Trying not to Try - Sleepy Ballerina Granny

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Friday, Happy April, and Happy first day of Spring break for me :-) I have spent this first day just cleaning and lounging around trying to figure out to post throughout the week because I have plenty of time on my hands and no responsibilities. Since it is a new month you're probably expecting a playlist or mood board but I'm feeling something new, a quarter of the new year has past and writing on this blog for awhile now I've learned that being consistent never helps me strive; therefore, I bring you a short new series I like to call Trying not to Try, which essentially will be stories, drawings, inspo, videos, music and maybe photo diaries of me simply living throughout this month and possibly carry on through May.


Monday, March 28, 2016

28 random photos I took this past hectic week, posted on the 28th of March.


Monday, March 14, 2016

Bonsoir is "good evening/good night" in French and how I'm feeling this Monday or shall I say Mon-daze. The time is set forward and we're all feeling a little sluggish but comfy and carefree is totally a #look. I am highly fascinated when I spot a cool it-girl in chucks and a crewneck and if I am being completely honest it boosts my confidence and makes me feel good about myself too. I typically respond to the paparazzi pics thinking "yaaa I could totally rock that and make that Vogue worthy." In spite of that thought it's actually pretty hard to "try" to look lazy; you must stick to the lax code and just pick your trusty maybe a lil' dusty pants, a classic graphic tee, some beat up sneaks -- which is actually the Vogue moment of this look, CDG Play x Converse thank you thank you make me famous -- and uneven line which is not from lack of diligence but a lack of skill. I was also envisioning my inner Napoleon Dynamite meets Bart Simpson meets local hip grandpa.

Spring and Sprung


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Writer's block always hits me like a bus when it comes around but here I am. 

I'm in my last few months of high school and can't even explain how I am feeling, the weekend before this new semester started (3 weeks ago), I literally cried. Nostalgia, hits me like a bus hit Regina George, is a trait of mine that is more permanent than others and certainly describes me a lot not only when conversing but even in my ideals and clothing. I reflect and dwell on the past for good and bad reasons so often and that is how I proposed this post to myself.

Bern is Love

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

As a gross hormonal teenager, I have spent way too much of my free time watching 90's romance movies and repetitively saying goals when googly eyeing Adrian Grenier in Drive Me Crazy — so I obviously tend to daydream of what the perfect date would be and come up with scenarios of how I may possibly fall in love some day what ever love means. However I know for sure that some traits like digging the same music, sharing a political philosophy and even loving coffee can bring 2 people together. Since I'm going to be alone this beautiful holiday, I decided to make this cute little application for kicks and giggles and share some characteristics that would make 1% of an ideal Valentines date for me or even boyfriend.
But in all seriousness, if you're alone like me DO NOT put yourself down especially if you are also a teen gal. Teen boys suck right now and you have your whole life ahead - dance to some tunes, watch more 90's movies, order yourself a pizza because it is the 21st century and totally legal to do that and even invite some of your girl gang and celebrate the love you have for friends and life in general this weekend. No slanty faces here!

Violet Grooves

Monday, February 1, 2016

February.........already.........2016..........wyd? Everything in my life has been going quick, it's a new semester, a new month and still a fresh new year. As I said last month I will be putting out either a new playlist or an inspiration board at the beginning of the month but today I wanted to share a multitude of things because as you know a common theme since my senior year began was reflecting my life but let's start off with my new hair and ootd:

Later Latte

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

It's not bye bye Baltimore, not sayonara soy, nor ciao cappuccino. I've spent about a week without my daily red eye because it is one of my new years goals and sadly, my skin is looking rough and I think... no I know, it is because of my true love for this legal drug called coffee. My typical 10 oz, medium roast and pump of vanilla is only allowed on the weekends now along with any type of pop. To record my progress I decided to write sentence each day on how I felt or thought of the last week.

Valencia is Dead

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

If you were thinking about the popular Instagram filter used in 2012 when you read the title than you are correct but also addicted to this dumb application like me. I've been on this photo spree for all 4 years of high school and I never thought it would still be the "it" social media in 4 years later, and I never thought it would become such a serious thing to many of us. You know what I'm talking about...... I like to call it the "Instagram Dilemma." To be or not to be, whether it is nobler to match your feed or post what ever the heck you want. Now I am not here to judge because I am just a complete mess in general. 

A-Z Me Tag

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mercury in retrograde is usually a bad thing each month but lately it's been treating me well. You can judge me if you'd like but I do believe in horoscopes and Refinery29 told me that I would have a lot of "me" time this month and it's already hit me. This new year in general has given me time to reevaluate myself creatively and mentally, which is the result of this post. Although i'm not sure if anyone has come up with this already I'll just tell myself I came up with it and feel great about it, here I bring you the A-Z Me Tag. Also inspired by i-D magazines A-Z videos. I predict and hope I do have more new readers this year and my last random facts about me was posted late 2014 and I'm pretty sure I've changed a lot since then. Rules to my fellow blog gals tagged, tag 3 people, keep it simple and of course - be yourself.

Sporty Spice

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2 blog posts in one day!!!??!??!?! I didn't think this through but I just love my look today so I had to post despite my "schedule" that we all know I don't really have. There isn't much to say about it except that it does correlate with the post earlier today, I am stuntin' the red that is my absolute favorite right now. I also feel super 80's funky mixed with Dev Hynes, Sporty Spice and Leandra Medine whom I adore both so so so soooo much. AND LASTLY, can we talk about these pants because they are probably one of my first and best purchases this year and are super fun and out of my comfort zone and I enjoyed all the compliments today of course. If you get a chance - takeover those after holidays sales because they are unbelievably good!


Over the winter break I fell in love with the color red and although this inspo board seems more of a February, romantic-esque feel but I feel like red is more of a powerful and independent hue which is how I kinda feel entering the year. I've also been feeling very inspired by Carrie Bradshaw's wardrobe especially this outfit, the snakeskin boots with the fur is such a look! Along with the throwbacks, 60's mod is making a comeback and I seem to think that we are slowly going backwards with the 70's being last years highlight, but again I am totally for here for it and I already ordered a beret and turtle neck as a main staple has been my thing.

16 in 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy new year! I am disappointed to say that I spent my first day of the year laying in bed till 1 on such a sunny day but I did not actually sleep till 2 this morning. I got home from the party I was at around 1 and I was and am just so excited and happy about this new year that I just danced around my room like the child I am, for about an hour to Neon Indian - which lemme tell you, is super fun to get ya groove on. You are probably going to see these posts everywhere today but as repetitive and cliche as it sounds, 2016 is my year and ya grl got goals.