Thanksgiving Tag & Outfit

2:24:00 PM Andrea Ryan 5 Comments

SWEATER: H&M  |  SKIRT: H&M  |  NECKLACE: Forever 21 (similar)  |  MUG: Target
          Hello and happy Thanksgiving! ūüćĀūüćā This year I decided to do something a bit different.  I wanted to do a Thanksgiving Tag in addition to sharing my outfit and what my husband and I get up to.  Let me know if you do the tag as well (or if you have in the past), so I can take a look at your responses.

1.  What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
   Stuffing or mashed potatoes (they are equal)
2.  What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?
   Sara Lee Dutch apple pie
3.  What does your ideal Thanksgiving outfit look like?
   Probably a cozy sweater with a skirt, something warm and cute.
4.  What is your best Thanksgiving memory?
   Going to the Thanksgiving parade in Chicago
5.  Least favorite Thanksgiving dish?
   Canned cranberry sauce!
6.  Do you have any quirky Thanksgiving traditions?
   Sadly no.  Just stuffing our faces, then sitting around laughing and arguing.
7.  We have always celebrated at my Grandparent's house (Dad's mom), until I moved to California.
   Now it's just my husband and I that celebrate together.
8. What do you love most about Thanksgiving?
   I really like the warm cozy feeling, with not too many obligations other than eating.
9.  What do you think has changed most since the first Thanksgiving?
   I would guess basically everything except eating.  The foods seem similar but I am sure they are very different.
10.  What are you thankful for?
   My husband (and fam), my new job, where I live, and my health.

          This year is our first Thanksgiving together as a married couple.  We aren't doing anything too special though.  We will be staying home the whole day and cooking a traditional meal, eating, and probably watching some movies.  It has been raining all day.  I really wanted to go to a park of some sort and go for a walk but it's also pretty chilly.  I still wanted to dress festive.  I am wearing this new sweater that I got from H&M from their early Black Friday sale.  It was only like $5 and feels so autumnal to me.
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Sky Blue Satin Tank

7:23:00 PM Andrea Ryan 4 Comments

TANK TOP: Stradivarius  |  JEANS: H&M  |  BAG: Lulu's  |  SHOES: Circus Sam Edelman  |  HEADBAND: H&M (similar)  |  HORN NECKLACE: Forever 21 (similar)  |  SUN NECKLACE: Souvenir from Hawaii
          Today I am wearing my new satin tank top from Asos.  I bought it recently for my birthday and it is literally the softest satin that I have ever felt!  The only bad thing about it is that it wrinkles super easily.  I even ironed it before I put it on.  I paired it with my basic black jeans and this cute headband that I picked up today.  I found it at H&M for only $2!.  I've been super into headbands recently.


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Patchwork Art and Craft Festival

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          On Sunday I stopped by the Patchwork art and Craft Festival in Long Beach.  It was a super hot day, so I wasn't there for very long but it was really nice.  This is a craft show with small crafters that sets up at a few different locations across southern California.  I'm not sure if it's new or annual.  It's free to enter and dogs are welcome (I wish I had a dog).  There were lots of cool booths there and food trucks.  I really wanted to get shave ice because it was so hot and it reminded us of being in Hawaii.  Sadly, the line was too long.  I did end up buying this cute sticker that is in the shape of California.  I like the way it has poppies all over it because California is known for their amazing poppies.  I wish I could have had a bit more time to shop but It was around 90 degrees and we wanted to go to the beach.  Luckily, there is another craft show coming up for Christmas.  


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Redondo in Purple

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Redondo Beach
New Look
Lifeguard station
sitting in sand
California beach
TEE: New Look from Asos  |  JEANS: H&M (similar)  |  SNEAKERS: Target  |  BAG: Coach (gift) |  SUNGLASSES: TJ Maxx (similar)
          I bought this t-shirt with birthday money recently and I love it so much.  I love the color and the gold embroidery.  I am a huge embroidery fan and also love t-shirts with locations on them.  It reminds me of a souvenir t-shirt.  I have been to NYC but didn't get a shirt from there so I thought it would be fun to get this one.  It also fits really well and the fabric feels super nice.  We spent some time in Redondo Beach because we went to a Thai restaurant and wanted to walk around the beach area for a bit.  I haven't spent much time at the beaches north of Long Beach (normally go to O.C.), so it was refreshing.  


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Louis Vuitton Exhibit

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TOP: H&M  |  SKIRT: H&M  |  SHOES: Massini (similar)  |  PURSE: Coach  |  NECKLACE: Gift
          Sunday we stopped by the Louis Vuitton pop-up exhibit in Beverly Hills.  I had seen a lot about it on social media and wanted to check it out.  It's a free exhibit/museum that focuses on Louis Vuitton.  When you first walk in there is a bunch of original trunks and bags that were made by him.  Then, it moves along to silk scarves, collaborations, and unique bags.  There are a bunch of cool photo opportunities as well.  One room is full of dresses that were worn by celebrities on the red carpet.  It was really cool to be able to see the detail up close.  There is a store upstairs and a little balcony area.  Unfortunately, today was the last day so you can't visit it at this point.  Afterward, we just walked around Beverly Hills and got a mocha latte at Alfred.  


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L'Oreal Paris Brass Toning Purple Shampoo Review

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          Today I decided to review this purple shampoo that I have been using.  It's the L'Oreal Paris Ever Pure Brass Toning Purple Shampoo.  This is not a sponsored or collaborative post.  I just felt like doing it.  I have been using it for about six weeks.  I use it because I lighten my hair myself with boxed dye and occasionally it comes out a bit more orange than I would want.  I got it from Target, after doing some research on brands.  I chose it because it had the best reviews, but was also one of the most affordable.  Also, it's paraben-free, and I only use paraben-free products for the most part.
          I use it about 1-2 times per week.  I will let it sit on my hair for a few minutes before I wash it off.  I don't know if that is necessary, but it's what I do.  So far, it seem like it works to some degree.  It has made my hair a little bit less orange.  It also seems to take out some of the blonde though.  My hair just looks less vibrant.  I think it is better to be less vibrant as long as it's not orange.  I think it works for how inexpensive it is.  I would recommend it, but don't expect extreme results.  It's very subtile.


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