Searching for Cherry Blossoms


It sucks to admit that I am actually going to kind of miss college given the weird, nontraditional college experience I had. Yeah, you have probably heard me complain about it for the last five years, wanting to grow up and get a job, but now I wish I can stay in last semester forever. I mean, who wants to freaking adult? Unfortunately with my last semester of college came my last and final spring break. With that in mind, I really had to make it one of my best and go out with a bang. 

I thought: "What better than cherry blossoms in Washington D.C.?"

For as long as I can remember, cherry blossoms have always been one of my favorite flowers. I was the middle school teenager that would get everything cherry blossom scented. Imagine how much money I blew at Bath & Body Works. After learning about the Washington D.C. cherry blossom festival, I knew I had to make it a destination on my bucket list. I forced my sister to be on board with the idea and made it our next #dinhsisterstrip. We turned it into a little bit of a short east coast road trip and it was the perfect adventure. They only bloom once a year, so it is kind of a big deal. There was a bit of a scare of dying cherry blossoms due to the cold wave on the east coast a week before we went, but lo and behold, they were there blooming beautifully! Lucky us!

Here's a couple of pics from this wonderful trip to the East coast. Word of advice: PUT THIS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST. Not only were the flowers the delight, but the whole city was filled with adventure and history. It's the perfect travel destination for any season or reason. I really just wanted to stay and never come back, but hey! Ya girl needs to graduate!
What kind of vacation morning would it be if you're not eating leftover drunchies?
We spent a good hour and a half watching Bei Bei eat bamboo... they're so f*cking cute.

Telling Time with JORD


I honestly never understood why people wore watches {obviously other than telling time}. In this day and age, everyone is constantly on their iPhones or insert other smartphone. So what is the point of wearing watches anymore when you can simply look at the bright screen staring back at you with the time {most likely} plastered on your screensaver?

It was when I got a little older that I realized that watches are more than just for telling time. It is not only wrist candy or a nice accessory to complete your outfit, but it is the perfect companion to appreciate life and time {without your phones}. Growing up in this new technologically-driven era, everything is about smart phones and even smart watches, but sometimes it is nice to step back and appreciate the simpler things in life. When you're in need of a little simplicity plus a dash of style, look to JORD for your perfect watch. These watches are unique and perfect not only for yourself, but as a gift for any special person in your life. Carefully crafted and adds the perfect touch to any outfit. So go on over to their website, get yourself one of these babies and start making memories!

Thanks JORD for partnering on this post.

Unique Watch

Cozy for the Holidays


One thing that I am a huge sucker for is the cold weather--or what we consider as cold here on the west coast--and being able to really bundle up. As much as I complain about not getting extreme weather on this side of the country {refer to many of my older posts}, just having the temps drop to sweater weather is good enough for me. By no means is it Carrie-Bradshaw-fur-coats cold, but it is nice to just slip on an extra layer, get cozy by the heater, and sip some tea.

This chunky knitted sweater from StyleWe was jumping out of the screen and reeling me in almost instantly. I love love love sweaters and especially chunky ones that I can just drown in during sweater weather. This sweater came just in time for the fall and I couldn't have been more happier with it. It is perfect for lounging around or outside in the cold. Wear it by itself or under a coat, dress it up or down--the color is versatile and extremely holiday friendly. I'm ready for Thanksgiving with this piece in hand.

MADEWELL 'artist' boyfriend jeans
AMERICAN EAGLE sandals {similar here}
CELINE sunglasses
ZARA bucket bag {similar here}

Thanks StyleWe for partnering on this post.

Searching for Fall


If you live in Los Angeles, then you probably know that winter doesn't really come around... or ever. And to top it off, we really don't get fall either. What we have {at least this year} is an extended summer with random excruciatingly hot days followed by cold, cold nights. Obviously this matters because coordinating clothing with weather is crucial. But complaining about weather is only one of the many things that Californians are known for and I am no exception. 

When I saw this blouse online at StyleWe, I knew I had had had to have it. White blouses are perfect for all types of occasions {and weather} because you can always dress it up or down. I mean, this would be perfect with a plaid skirt for your upcoming holiday parties. It is also perfect for layering under coats for when winter finally hits or just alone. It is also simple enough, so feel free to layer with fun and playful patterns. I know I will definitely be wearing this piece many more times before this year comes to an end. 

AMII white tie blouse {sold at StyleWe}
PILCRO mid-flare corduroy pants {similar here and wide-leg here}
NINE WEST 'tatiana' pointed toe pumps

Thanks StyleWe for partnering on this post.

Favorite Slip-On Mules


Unless you've been hiding in a closet {which wouldn't necessarily be bad if it was Kardashian sized and loaded}, I am sure you have seen and heard all the rage over "slip-on mules". Especially because every fashion blogger we know is sporting the Gucci 'princetown' mule or the other just-as-expensive Prada ones bringing out the green jealousy monster in me. I am secretly screaming inside because I want a pair of those now. Maybe I can persuade my sister to buy me a pair.. that's right sister, I'm talking to you..

You know what the thing is about slip-on mules to me? Call me lazy or because I am from Southern California, but I hate hate hate putting on socks and shoes. What can I say? My toes like to breathe. So most of the time, I slip on my flip-flops or something easy and just run for the door. It doesn't matter if I am wearing the most expensive outfit and they don't match my outfit, my flip-flops are my best friends. So that's where these slip-on mules do the trick for me. They're stylish and easy to wear--just the type of thing I like. Unlike flip-flops, these totally upscale your outfit and are totally SFW {safe-for-work}. I have yet to buy a pair because I am so so picky about the shoes I wear, but you know the holidays are a-comin' and I'm gonna be a-buyin'. Slip-on mules, here I come {insert devious facial expression}!

GUCCI 'princetown' shearling-lined mules {same version without fur here}

photos via fashion me now blog

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