Blogging has never felt so right. I am overjoyed to FINALLY find time to sit down and start blogging. I have been meaning to do this for, well, ever. I started my first day at ASU today and thought to myself, today’s the day. (New year, new me, or something along those lines.) (Well actually, new August, new me but shhh, don’t tell). Today was my first day of classes and thankfully I didn’t sign up for any Friday classes so, fri-YAY, am I right or am I right? Somehow, I still found myself taking almost every Buzzfeed quiz I could find between my classes (that Disney Princess one, I love; I’m slightly biased, though, because I adore Disneyland). I went over the summer with my boyfriend, Jacob, and we had the best time. Seriously, it was the best day ever. 10/10. And that new Guardians of the Galaxy ride is adorable. How can you not like Baby Groot? And you already know my Disney diet consisted of, I don’t know, maybe one or two or like six churros. Plus we opted for those cute, little, free buttons Disneyland gives you. Everyone thought we had just gotten married and between you and me, he and I just went with it. Then, somewhere in California Adventure, I picked up this precious souvenir cup and I can proudly say it was featured in almost every picture I took while I was there. Truly an unforgettable trip with my unforgettable boy. Can’t wait to hopefully go back for Christmas, it would be the best present (Jacob, hint hint). Anyways, thank you for checking out my first of many posts and I hope you’re as excited to embark on this journey with me as I am!
Not only do the holidays mean stuffing your face with sweets and sugar cookies, It also means lounging around all day. I love any excuse to just bundle up and lay by the fire with a book or a Netflix binge. There’s no other way to do that than in my favorite fuzzy slippers and pajamas. Now I think we can all agree that the best pajamas are also socially acceptable to wear out-and-about to run errands. Here’s my round up of the best pajamas that can double as your OOTD. 😉
After a long grueling day of cooking and a full belly the last thing I want to do is go run around the mall! Why leave the comfort of my cozy bed and brace the crowds. I feel like the deals start so early now, sooner or later Black Friday will start the Friday before Thanksgiving. No complaining from me if that were to happen. Anyways, I’ve been all about online shopping this year. No lines, um yes please! I know online shopping can be stressful. So here’s a list of my Black Friday picks! Happy Shopping! 🙈
This week was absolutely nuts! I celebrated my one year anniversary with Jacob and the next day we were indulging in an abundance of mashed potatoes and turkey! What’s your favorite thanksgiving food? My guilty pleasure is all the pumpkin pie! I made a beautiful leaf crust for the apple pie and simply yum. Who doesn’t love a holiday designated to food? I wanted to be comfy and warm so I chose my favorite ripped black jeans. Seriously these jeans are amazing, and for Black Friday they are currently half off. 🙈 I love how versatile ripped black jeans are. You can dress them up with ankle booties or down with some Adidas superstars! I paired mine with my favorite BP booties, they are amazingly comfy and wow I love these shoes. They aren’t available anymore so here’s something similar! For the sweater I went with something I bought from Mura Boutique a while ago. There’s something about Australian boutiques that I can’t get enough of! Below is a list of my favorites, do yourself a favor and check them out, you’ll love absolutely everything. I love getting sundresses from them in the summer! And they have the coziest winter sweaters! Mine is no longer available but here’s one i’m currently eyeing! Now that thanksgiving is over, I’m spending all of today in my bed doing a little Black Friday shopping. Hope everyone had a fantastic thanksgiving and that everyone was spoiled with pie and turkey!
Thank you for all the birthday wishes! I had such a fabulous day yesterday! I️ mean, I️ feel like it’s always a good day when you spend it shopping and eating cake. Speaking of cake, I made my own birthday cake (I know what you’re thinking “that’s so sad you made your own birthday cake.”) BUT hear me out, I️ love baking so much and since I bake all my friends cakes, of course I had to bake mine so it would be PERFECT. I wanted the cake to channel magical, unicorn, rainbow, glitter; you know, everything a 5-year-old girl loves because I’m clearly not 19. I think it turned out fantastic and I’ve very happy with the result. I was lucky enough that my sweet Jacob threw me a surprise birthday dinner at my favorite restaurant, Chili’s. Seriously, if you’ve never been to Chili’s just do yourself a favor and go, your belly will thank you. I had such a great time with my friends and it was such an amazing way to spend my birthday! I was so excited to show off my new dress from soft surroundings, I think it supposed to be a top but since I’m 5’3 I️ got away with it as a dress. They had it available in blue and green as well but, I thought the burgundy would be more fitting for the season. I paired it with this leopard scarf i’m obsessed with from Nordstrom’s BP. I️’m grossly obsession with leopard print right now, (it’s probably cause I love the zoo) anything and everything leopard print is very up my alley. My ankle boots are from BP as well, they are currently unavailable but, here’s a similar option. These boots are insanely comfortable and go with EVERYTHING. So I️ purchased them in both red and grey and don’t regret it at all. They are the only boots I’ve been wearing. Overall, I️ had a fantastic birthday and am very blessed to have people in my life I️ adore and am so grateful for! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend, see you next week!
Wow I love this holiday. Everything about it. I love it. I wish we had a whole month of Halloween and costumes and candy. I love the atmosphere of it all. I miss trick or treating until my toes bled in my shoes when I was little. I remember my dad would always take my trick or treating and carry my over flow candy that didn’t fit in the one I was holding. Such fond memories. You just can’t hate Halloween. Even handing out candy is fun, I love seeing all the little Elsa’s and Anna’s. These upcoming months are the best. We just had Halloween in October. Thanksgiving in November. (Oh and my birthday November 4th.) Then Christmas and New Years. So much in so little time. I can’t wait for all of it. Unfortunately I didn’t hand out candy since I’m in my apartment but Jacob and I raided the candy section at Safeway and I gave into my guilty pleasure… Jolly Ranchers. Specifically the grapes ones (I know you’re going to say no one likes grape flavor but for some strange reason its my favorite.) We stayed in and binge watched all the Halloween Town Movies. For Halloween weekend though, Jacob and I went as Candyland. What’s more fitting then a candy costume for a candy holiday? I wish I could take credit for the idea but we were inspired by Amanda over at Fashion Frees the Soul. This has been my favorite costume yet!
Crop top: Once the crop top arrived, I used a photo iron on sheet and printed the Candyland logo onto it. After scavenging, ruthlessly through the scrapbook section of Hobby Lobby, I found some foam candy stickers and bling and glued them onto the top.
Skirt: For the skirt, I took a generic skater skirt from forever 21 and painted the Candyland “board” onto it and used the same stickers from the skirt. And to top the whole outfit off, I purchased a fabric glitter spray and dosed the whole ensemble in it. I found candy kids bracelets at Walmart to accessorize and the candy wands Jacob and I are holding were an up-cycled find from Goodwill.
Overall, it was an easy and creative costume and I was very happy with the outcome of it. (I’ll also take any excuse I can to see Jacob in a bow tie so SCORE!)
Hope you all had a fantastic Halloween. What’s your favorite candy?
Kettle corn: check
Cotton candy: check
The determination to win a stuffed bear: check
Now that is a proper state fair checklist. Earlier this weekend, my sweet boyfriend and I found ourselves at the Arizona State fair. I’ve always loved the environments of carnivals and fairs because I love all the colors and lights. It’s so bright and colorful you can’t not have fun at the state fair. It’s physically impossible. Now, It was only fitting that when we got to the fair, Jacob was on a mission to win me the biggest prize there. And well, I mean he tried. I tried to convince him to stop at target after the fair and just get me a bear there (It’s totally cheating I’m sorry.) he refused and well 40$ later, I was the proud owner of a 2 inch fish stuffed animal named Nemo. Hey it’s the effort okay. I love the stupid thing, it’s a good memory I’ll treasure forever. It was a great time. Even just walking around the fair, seeing all the action is fun. Its a perfect date idea. And was a nice break from all the homework I’ve been swamped with lately. Anyone else a total procrastinator? Because I have a paper I’ve been putting off for-well-ever. Anyways, the dress I’m wearing is from the cutest Australian boutique ever, Showpo! My debit card is in a lot of trouble every time they get new arrivals. My denim jacket is, you guessed it the same one from forever 21 I’ve been obsessed with for awhile now. The purse was a gift from Jacob awhile back, it’s a soft pink with snake skin accents, which I love. I couldn’t find the pink bag but I found it in lilac online on sale. To tie the whole thing together, I paired the bag with my snake skin Miller sandals from Tory Burch! Hope you all are having a great week! Xoxo
I’m going to be honest, the main reason I got an apartment instead of living in the dorm was purely to decorate for holidays. I love fall. Too much. It’s unhealthy. So, of course, I had to decorate my whole apartment accordingly. I needed to feel warm fuzzies every day. And so I started the process of course with my coffee station, which got a remodel for the season that I’m obsessed with. My morning happy place needed an upgrade. I wanted to switch things up without actually switching things up. You know what I mean? So I found simple, inexpensive (broke college kid remember) ways to spice it up a bit. First, I found the little jelly stickers at the dollar store and stuck them onto the Keurig for a nice fall upgrade because let’s face it, my Keurig needs a Halloween costume. For the pictures on the walls, I got some prints blown up at Walgreens and then added fall leaves to the existing signs on the walls. After raiding the dollar store one more time, I found some garlands and draped them above the kitchen cabinets (also found a garland at Hobby Lobby that is up there as well), and then bought some more fall leaves and scattered them legit everywhere. I bought some towels, mugs and some other fall decorations at Walmart. I grabbed some burlap from my parents house, painted on letters with a stencil and then tied it to a pillow to be, well, even more, extra than I already am. I already had a lot of the pillows in my room since I love a cozy look, so I moved them to the living room. I also scoured Etsy for mug decals, so I didn’t have to fork(s) up (ASU pun, GO DEVILS) 40$ for a designer mug. And BOOM fall-ified. Really it was that easy. The whole process probably cost me less than 75$ and I wish I could keep it like this year-round. If you thought Bridezillas were bad, believe me Fallzillas are worse. And yes, you guessed it, I do fall into that category.