Botanical Tee


T-SHIRT: Target  |  JEANS: H&M  |  SHOES: Target  |  CARDIGAN: H&M  |  EARRINGS: Nordstrom Rack 
          I've been seeing these shirts with flowers on them everywhere for the past year or two and I had been wanting one really badly.  I am a huge flower lover and I think they are so cute.  They have the names of the flowers, like some sort of chart.  I think I just never really came across one at the right time or maybe they were too expensive, but I finally got one.  This one is from Target.  I just paired it with the same mom jeans that I wear too often.  My husband and I discovered this park today and had to stop.  It's pretty close to our new apartment so I will probably be blogging here from time to time.  It has a cute little garden, a pond, and some other things.  Also, I am planning on getting a puppy soon, so I can't wait to take him here.  I don't know the name of it, but it's in Manhattan Beach, CA.

V-Day 2020

SWEATER: Cynthia Rowley  |  HEADBAND: H&M (similar)
          Hopefully everybody had a really nice Valentines Day! I worked a half day and wore this cute outfit.  I wanted to take some more pictures of it, but I never got the chance.   We moved this weekend, so I was super busy.  Although, we did manage to eat out at one of my favorite restaurants.  My husband also brought home these pretty flowers and donuts!  
          I found this sweater recently and fell in love.  The quality is amazing.  It's super stretchy, thick, and soft.  I don't really know how else to explain it but it feels so nice.  It's by Cynthia Rowley.  I knew it would be perfect for V-Day, paired with this headband.  Obviously the color scheme goes with the holiday.  I also really love how it comes to a point in the front and back.  It's kind of hard to see in this photo but it just has a diamond shape with the coloring.  

Purple Pom Pom Sweater

SWEATER: Forever 21  |  JEANS: H&M  |  HAIR CLIPS: H&M  |  SHOES: Target  |  BACKPACK: Ted Baker London
          Happy Sunday.  I've been wearing this sweater so much lately! I got it for Christmas.  It's no longer available but I was immediately drawn to it because of the bobbles.  I love anything with pom poms.  Sweaters like this are actually pretty difficult to find too.  They are normally pretty expensive, so when I come across one, I don't buy it.  This one is also such a pretty color.  I've been loving this lilac color lately.  It's one of my favorite colors.  It also came in white, which would have been more practical but I couldn't resist the purple.  It's been pretty chilly lately so I have been living in sweaters.  I added these pearl hair clips because they seem festive for Valentines Day.  I always get really excited for V-Day because it's such a pretty/happy holiday.  I don't know how to explain it because most holidays are "happy".  I don't think we will do much this year for the holiday because we are moving really soon so I will have to pack.  We are moving closer to LA because my commute is too long.  I'm really excited to move and I will be sure to do posts about it in the future. 


Honeybee Gardens Cosmetics

Blush  |  Mascara 
          I recently acquired these makeup products by Honeybee Gardens from my job.  My work had a bunch of samples that they were done with so they let us choose the ones we wanted.  I had never heard of this brand and wanted to test it out.  It's a natural and organic brand that doesn't test on animals, and all of that other good stuff.  I am always looking for more natural makeup brands.  First off, this post isn't so much a review as it is me wondering if anybody has tried this brand and telling you a bit of what I think.  I'm not sure what stores sell it and like I said, I haven't seen it before.  Let me know if you have tried it, or use it regularly.
          I have tested out everything except the hair spray.  I don't use hair spray that often but it's nice to have on hand.  I really like the eyeshadows because they are really nice colors and seem to be pretty good quality.  I am not that experienced with makeup and normally do the same look every day so I can't say much.  The blush is super pigmented but it's a really nice color.  You can only us a tiny bit though.  I used my normal technique and looked like a china doll.  It's kind of strange because it's very similar to the color that I use everyday.  I'm not really sure why so much color shows up.  As for the mascara, I wasn't the biggest fan.  It didn't really seem to do anything.  Perhaps it is dried out.  It just kind of seemed like it made no difference to my lashes.  I am interested in trying more products from this brand in the future.  As for now, i'm not really sure what I think.

The World is Your Oyster

TOP: Tee and Cake  |  CARDIGAN: Forever 21  |  JEANS: H&M  |  BACKPACK: Ted Baker London  |  SNEAKERS: Ked's  |  HEADBAND: H&M
          I came across this t-shirt while shopping at Nordstrom Rack.  I instantly wanted it because not only do I love it, but I actually made something really similar in the past but never finished it.  I hand-embroidered a clam and sewed a pearl inside but I never got around to doing anything with it.  I'd never seen anything like it so I was super excited to see the same thing in a store.  I also really love the phrase "the world is your oyster".  It was kind of like this t-shirt was made for me because it was the last one left and was my size.  This was the first thing that I bought at Nordstrom with my employee discount.  I think I mentioned before that I recently started working for the company as a sample coordinator.  I'm really liking it so far.  It's a pretty easy job and it's fun to be a part of the process of maintaining the website.  

Tie Dye by the Water

TOP: Target  |  JEANS: Asos  |  BAG: Ted Baker London  |  SCRUNCHIE: Anthropologie (similar)  |  BELT: Thrifted
          I feel like I am stuck in a styling rut.  I think I wear mom jeans too often.  I wear one of my three pairs most days of the week.  They just make a lot of my outfits look the same.  Of course I like how they look, I just get in the habit of wearing jean and shirt combos.  I guess it doesn't help that it's been pretty chilly.  It's too cold to wear skirts or dresses.  Also, it feels weird wearing tights in a warm climate.  If you have any ideas for alternatives for jeans, let me know.  
          I do really like this outfit.  I found this shirt in the sale section at Target recently.  You can't really tell but it is kind of tie dyed.  I really needed some more long sleeve shirts that aren't sweaters.  It's nice because it's not too heavy and you can layer it.  It's actually cropped but I managed to tuck it in because it's a little long.  I have linked it, if you want to check it out.  

Basic Orange Sweater

SWEATER: H&M  |  JEANS: H&M  |  EARRINGS: Local Eclectic  |  SUNGLASSES: Shein 
          I normally don't like orange so much but something about this color always attracts me.  It's kind of a mac and cheese orange but I think it's really pretty.  I got this sweater for Christmas and it's a really good casual sweater to throw on when I am feeling lazy.  I also got these earrings for Christmas, from my husband.  I love them because they are gold and opal.  Opals have always been my favorite stone.  They are just so beautiful.  They are from Local Eclectic.  This is my favorite jewelry store.  I am pretty much obsessed with everything they sell.  It's all really good quality as well!  If you haven't been to the site, I recommend checking it out.  It's where I bought my temporary wedding ring.  

Gingham Sweater

JEANS: Target  |  SWEATER: H&M  |  BOOTS: T.J. Maxx  |  BACKPACK: Ted Baker London  |  HEADBAND: H&M
           I bought this cute sweater on Black Friday from H&M.  I think I got it for around $6, because I had additional discounts. I think it is super cute.  I love the preppy look of it, especially with the pearl headband.  I also got this backpack recently as a gift to myself for getting the job I really wanted.  I promised myself I'd pick out a new bag if when I got a new job.  I currently work as a Sample Coordinator for Nordstrom Rack/Hautelook.  I work in the studio where the photos are taken for the website. 
           I wore this outfit last weekend to San Diego.  We went to hang out at some of our favorite spots.  We visited Balboa Park, La Jolla Cove, and Cabrillo National Monument.  Balboa Park was super crowded because there was a Holiday food festival going on but we were able to get around some of the crowds.  It's one of my favorite city parks that I have ever been to.  

2019 Was the Best Year

Here are some of the reasons 2019 was the best year of my life so far!
 At the beginning of the year I flew home to Indiana.  
It was to celebrate my sister's wedding.
We went whale watching and saw whales!
We went to the Lake Elsinore Poppy Fields and they were incredible.
We took a road trip to Big Sur,
and my husband and I got married.  
 We went to Kauai on our honeymoon and saw the Na'Pali Coast, which was my number 1 travel goal of my life.  
The second part of the honeymoon was Maui, which was also amazing!
Then we went on a little weekend trip to Death Valley National Park
I flew back to Chicago/Indiana for my own wedding reception.  
It was a really fun and busy week. 
We did a day trip in San Diego.
I saw my first major surf competition, the U.S. Open of Surfing.  
We took a spontaneous trip to Joshua Tree National Park and camped for a night under the stars. 
 We went to a lot of really amazing beaches, including my favorites in Laguna Beach.  
 We spent four days in Yosemite National Park.  We hiked the Mist Trail and it was one of the best hikes of my life. 
 We did a day trip to Big Bear Lake to see the Autumn leaves. 
 I went to Disneyland for my 31st birthday.  It was a perfect b-day. 
I got my first job really working in fashion.  I work as a sample coordinator for Nordstrom Rack and Hautelook.  
We took another Day trip to San Diego and went back to La Jolla Cove. 
My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary together on NYE.  We have been together the entire decade! We have almost been married a year.