New Outfit & New Home

TOP: H&M  |  JEANS: Asos  |  BOOTS: Primark  |  PURSE: Lulu's  |  SUNGLASSES:  Marshall's
           I wanted to do a post for Valentine's Day today but the outfit I wanted to wear needs to be altered.  I decided to post about this outfit instead.  I got the top for Christmas from H&M.  I love it because it's like a basic striped shirt but then it has the shoulder ruffle.  I am always attracted to black and white stripes and probably have too many striped tops.  They are just so easy to wear.  
          I am shooting in a new location.  I recently relocated to Los Angeles.  I am so excited about all of the new potential for blogging locations and entertainment.  Of course, I am looking forward to being able to blog year round without having to deal with snow and cold.  There are so many fun things to come.  

Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Zion, and Vegas

JOGGERS: Target (they are too big) |  BOTH SWEATERS: H&M  | COAT: H&M
          This post is about the rest of the road trip to California from Indiana.  We woke up near the Grand Canyon to spend some time there in the morning.  We have both been before but it's always a fun place to go back to.  A lot of paths were closed because of ice but we got to see everything we wanted to.  We also got to see a lot of really cool animals.  Next time I go to the Grand Canyon I really want to hike to the bottom.  
          The next stop we made was at Horseshoe Bend.  I have been seeing it all over Instagram lately and really wanted to return.  Last time I was there the water level was much higher and the color was very blue.  This time it was just a bit dried up.  It is still a really amazing place to visit.  It's so difficult to get a good picture there because you have to get really close to the edge to see down into it and the drop-off is obviously extremely high.  I managed to get a few pretty good pictures, though.  
          Later in the evening we stopped by Zion National Park.  It was one of my favorite parks that we went to.  We really wanted to do the Angels Landing hike but it was too late in the evening and too slippery.  It's a super scary hike where you go up on top of the mountains and only have a chain to hold onto in some spots.  I really want to go back and hike it sometime.  
          Lastly, we made a quick stop in Las Vegas.  We didn't have much time to do anything except stop at the sign and get coffee.  I was just there a few years ago so it's no big deal.  My fiancé has never been before so I am sure we will go back soon.  It's also pretty close to L.A.  We actually have to fly back soon and do this trip all over again with my fiancé's car and the rest of our belongings.  I think we will be taking a more southern route to get some new views and avoid the snow.  I'll probably do one post about that trip.  

Rocky Mountains & Arches

COAT: H&M  |  SCARF: Primark
           This post mainly covers our stops at Denver and Arches National Park.  I wanted to separate these from Canyonlands because that was also an outfit post.  When we drove through Denver we got food in the city and stopped at Lookout Mountain.  It's a mountain that you drive up that has amazing views of the city and surrounding area.  I recommend visiting it if you are looking for something quick to do in Denver.  It was extremely cold and windy at the top (just a warning).  
           Arches National Park is so amazing.  I had been there as a kid but wanted to go back.  We actually got to see all of the arches in a short amount of time.  We pulled in about an hour and a half before sunset and even had some time to do some short hikes.  It's right next to Canyonlands National Park, so we did both in the same day.  It was really amazing seeing the sunset there because the rocks look even more orange.  The sun also sets perfectly through one of the arches.  My next post will be about the rest of the journey to L.A.   




Canyonlands National Park

CARDIGAN: H&M  |  T-SHIRT:  H&M  |  JEANS: Forever 21  |  SUNGLASSES:  Zero UV
          My fiancé and I are driving from Indiana to California to look for apartments.  We are hoping to move to the L.A. area.  We stopped at several locations along the way.  One of them was Canyonlands National Park.  I have been here before but I couldn't really remember it.  It's amazing and super impressive.  It's somewhat similar to the Grand Canyon (which we also visited).  
          The outfit that I am wearing is just a comfy combo that I got for Christmas.  I picked out this top on Black Friday for only $5.  Two of my sisters have the same one.  My parents always let us pick most of our own gifts, so that's what I mean by a Black Friday find for Christmas.  I love the embroidery design.  I will be putting together at least one other post from our journey so keep an eye out if you are interested!









New Nip + Fab & Rodial Products

           Today I am testing out a few other products from Nip and Fab and Rodial.  The first thing is Glycolic Fix Night Pads "Extreme."  I've used a very similar one before but these seem to be a bit better.  You can immediately tell the difference.  Your skin feels very clean.  With the other ones, I said there was a bit too much liquid in the container.  With these, they are a little bit more dry.  I don't know if that was intentional or not, but I prefer it.  They also smell really good.  
          The next product that I am testing is the Snake Oxygenating & Cleansing Bubble Mask by Rodial.  It's a charcoal sheet mask that bubbles up over time.  It's a really fun mast to use.  I've seen these all over Instagram, but didn't really know what they were.  It makes your skin feel very clean and revitalized.  
          How to Be an Overnight Success is a book that I honestly cannot wait to read.  It's about the process that the founder went through to create Rodial.  I've always wanted to have my own business so I am looking forward to reading about Maria Hatzistefanis's story.  I have about a 30 hour road trip coming up next week because I am moving across the country.  Hopefully I have some time to start reading it.