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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

30 days after 30


I would like to sit here and write only positive things because that’s the tone I’ve always strived for this blog. But I’ll keep it real for this one. Turning 30 didn’t live up to its expectations. I thought that morning I would wake up and fireworks would be going off all day, and perpetually for the rest of my life. My weekend was indeed very special and spent with my family and best friends. Good food was eaten, water-activities were carried out, presents were opened, birthday candles were blown out, and I felt very loved. Yet, the unavoidable happened-the birthday blues came crashing down.

Turning a new decade makes you go through a million different emotions. I was excited, disappointed, sad, angry, unapologetic, indifferent, secluded, calm, and peaceful. You also start to think about what you did in the last 10 years. Meg J. says 30s is not the new 20s. Was my 20s defining enough?

(brooding...)

Today, I appreciate my strengths and recognize my capabilities. I look forward to building a legacy, building a family, and continuing my journey.

Cheers to another 30 years.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Nine Zero One



That one time I had "balayage" done to my hair by the owner of Nine Zero One Salon, Nikki Lee...

I couldn't have felt prettier.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

DIY Boyfriend Jeans

Above Tank: Zara (found here) | Hand Chain Bracelet: Santa Barbara Boutique (also love this one here) | Sandals: Halogen (found here) | Jacket: Anthropologie (found here) | Jeans: Old Navy (Found here) | Bag: Burberry Orchard House Check | Sunglasses: D&G


To turn any old pair of jeans into frayed boyfriend jeans, all you need is a pair of scissors. Take your jeans, or shorts, and lay them flat. Use the blade of the scissors to distress and loosen the fibers in the areas you wish until they begin to thin and fray (I did the knee areas and back pockets). Be sure not to make large holes or gaps to keep a natural look. Pull out the threads to assist the frayed look. Then throw them in the washer/dryer and you’re done! The more they’re worn, the better they look!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Santa Barbara, UCSBstrong

Dress: Black Halo (found here) | Sandals: Halogen (found here

Last weekend I attended the wedding one of my UCSB alumnus in the bright and beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. I decided to change up my routine and go with a classic bold, black number. This was mainly because this dress by Black Halo exposes just the right amount of skin, appropriate for the wedding. 

I paired the beautiful dress with my bold leather whites for a black & white Spring harmony.