It's tuesday, it's still kinda gloomy, and I just want to stand out amongst the clouds. So it's time to bust out the bright colors, drink coffee and read my new W magazine with Katy Perry on the cover.
I was feeling a little bit grungy yesterday during one of the very few rainy days we get here in San Diego. I knew it was my chance to layer up and wear some of my favorite fall colors like my new burgundy pants.
What are some of your favorite colors for this fall?
This weekend I realized I was in dire need of some sweaters. I head about 20 minutes south of my house to my favorite Veterans thrift store and put my bargaining hawk eyes on, Within half an hour I had found a pair of Calvin Klein bootcut jeans, a Flannel, 2 sweaters, a vintage creme Izod cardigan, and a couple shirts....all for $6.... yeah, thrift stores have my heart.
I plan on doing some DIY destruction on those jeans following this awesome video I found on the free people website! If you're looking to do some shredding too check it out.
This weekend was an amazing one for me because I got to go up to the mountains and work with some really amazing kids and parents, at one of our Girl Scouts camp properties. I got to spend the day leading team building activities and archery, while enjoying the mountain air. I was so peaceful! I am really excited cause it's coming up to my 5th year anniversary working for GS and I couldn't be more blessed to work for this beautiful organization. I currently am a Day Camp Director but also am starting a new position with them this week working in our resource department and store, I will be able to facilitate and help our thousands of girls and volunteers with any projects or ideas they need. It's really cool, I'm sure excited, and I am looking forward to these coming months.
Just a little reminder to all of you out there! No matter what keep your head up, a smile on your face, and remember that positivity with always win against the bad. If you can remain grateful opportunities will present themselves in the right moments and you should never have to remain in a bad situation permanently. Sometimes things aren't easy, but thats when you decide whether to stand up or be submissive to those things that try to bring you down. Be strong.
Surprisingly and unusually it has been pouring rain in San Diego all day! The cold weather and raindrops called for a layered up and cozy look and I was more than happy to do it.
I was more than happy to layer and wear a beanie (Hats are my favorite.) It is supposed to be cool tomorrow as well so I can't wait to wear a new fedora my grandparents got me for my birthday last month. It has been too hot lately to give it a test run, but tomorrow might be the perfect day!
What is exciting all of you about fall?
ps. I made these yummy pizza rolls today! I'll do a baking post soon :)
I have for years been trying to master the art of fake lashes, Although my own are quite plentiful with mascara and some liner, its just a beauty staple for any woman to know how to apply these babies. I have practiced over the past five years and still seem to manage messing up one eye every time, getting glue gunk all over the place, or having lashes properly attached... only to later find one on the ground while I am out proudly flaunting them. That being said, I have also had my success with the eye enhancers after learning some tips and tricks. First don't apply too much glue, be plentiful but not overabundant. Secondly trim them to fit your eyes before trying to apply, nothing is weirder than having eyelashes that overextend from your lash line. Thirdly, curl your natural lashes in with the false ones in order to maintain some illusion of them being real! If you can master those three things you can apply lashes (with a little love and practice)! Personally I think this trend will never go out of style. I love the 1960s mod look with doll like eyes and have seen it reoccur over and over during the past few seasons, numerous times on the runway and red carpets.
Last but not least my attempt at Modeling falsies I applied myself...
Today it seemed for once, I didn't have a case of the Mondays.
But per usual I didn't get an "in-action" shot of me and my outfit today, as I was busy running around doing errands, going to school, making a stop at the library, and working all day. That being said I did get a nice chance tonight to hop on Polyvore and make a visual recreation of my outfit for the day....
Ok ok a couple things aren't exactly what I wore but each piece is
similar enough that you get the idea. Although I will admit I love my
ACTUAL sandals better than any I could find on the site, especially
matched up with my navy blue pedicure I did at home this weekend.
I promise I will try and get some style photos going on the site within this week!
Hope everyone's week got off to a great start!
Anyone have any grand plans or exciting things to do this week?
I hope everyone is enjoying a nice (and hopefully lazy day like myself.) I just wanted to take a minute to mention that I am on Lookbook and I absolutely love it. I am still figuring out how to take those cool blogger girl photos but I love going on and browsing what other people are wearing and how they are wearing it. The site is super inspirational.
That's all for now! Time for a cup of iced green tea, read my current issue of Rolling Stone, Possibly head out to Balboa Park and take some photos, and to finish a massive pile of laundry sitting in my apartment!
Although the weather is still warm as ever here in Southern California, our nights are just starting to get cold enough for fall layers to exit my closet. Another thing I have noticed is that the change is weather has made the air so much drier out here and my skin, hair, and lips are suffering because of it. I had heard about the Coconut Oil craze since last spring, but only decided now to purchase a big jar and indulge in its many benefits. I have had it for a week now and have used it to roast a delicious chicken, added it to my rice while cooking, and used it for a hair mask (after recently going ombre and having crazy dry ends it was remarkable how much this helped heal my hair.) I also have been using it on my chapped lips, and dry elbows. I have heard that a lot of people with sensitive skin can't use the oil straight from the jar so it is better to use it in a lotion form or add it to your body wash in the shower. So far I have no complaints and have been feeling softer than ever!
Not only is it great for skin, when used in foods, it has great health benefits because it is one of the best saturated fats for your body. It helps with cholesterol, asthma, speeds up your metabolism, and helps with overactive thyroids. And because it is solid when kept under 76º it is really an awesome substitute for butter. I definitely recommend it!
Are any of you fans of coconut oil? What do you use it for?