Hiking from the Griffith Observatory

JEANS: Forever 21  |  CARDIGAN: H&M  |  T-SHIRT: H&M
           My fiancé and I went for a hike yesterday, starting at the Griffith Observatory.  This is one of my favorite spots around L.A.  You can see literally everywhere and it's so beautiful.  We want to hike all the way to the Hollywood Sign soon but it's 4 miles each way.  The sun was going to set and we didn't have time.  We also tried doing this hike two years ago when we were in L.A. but it started pouring rain.  If you are visiting L.A. you must go to the Griffith Observatory.  



New Home Decor

I have been lusting over this beautiful bench from Target.  I finally got it.  I had to go to a couple of different Targets to find it in stock.  
This mirror is from the dollar spot in Target.
These salt and pepper shakers are also from Target.
These are from Miniso.  I had never been in this store before but it has some pretty cool things.  These were very inexpensive too!
I found these Rifle Paper Co. coasters in the Goodwill in Huntington.  They are so pretty and they hadn't even been opened.  
These flamingo measuring cups are from Hobby Lobby.  I have a very real obsession with flamingos. 
We originally got a pink bath mat from Ikea but quickly replaced it with this one from Target.  The other one was too small, so we put it under our loft ladder.  
I've been wanting this rolling pin for a while.  It's from Target and it was on sale so I finally bought it.  It's really nice because it's marble or granite (I can't tell) so you don't have to push very hard.  
I found these in Homegoods.  They were only $1 each.  
My fiancé bought this llama for me for Valentines Day.  I have been wanting one like it because I think they are adorable.  
          Since moving to Los Angeles I have been shopping around, trying to fill my apartment with furniture and decor.  I brought a lot of my old decor from home but I need all new furniture and kitchen utensils.  I still have a ton of stuff I need to buy but I am having trouble finding affordable things that I actually like.  Also, I am still job hunting so I can't spend all my savings instantly.  I am planning on doing a part 2 of this post when I buy more items.  

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.