Sunday, September 27

shoe splurge

camera outfit 1

camera outfit 2

camera outfit 3

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Wearing: Old Navy V-neck pocket tee, Forever 21 shorts (via Crossroads) and camera necklace, Urban Outfitters Ecoté gladiators, P's brown leather saddle bag

I woke up in a great mood this morning afternoon due to a wonderful dream I had. After brunch, P and I headed to Westwood to do some shopping. We picked out colorful panties at Victoria's Secret at 10 for $25 thanks to a coupon I downloaded. I then splurged on T-strap flats (in pink) and studded suede boots (in tan) at Urban Outfitters. They're so beautiful! After another gratifying trip to Yogurtland, we shopped at DSW and Top Shoes before heading back to the dorm to try on everything we had just bought.

The weekend is almost over and I have yet to do anything productive. I need to start reading for my Life Science class, at the very least. I guess I'll do that tonight. On the bright side, the scorching heat is subsiding and temperatures are forecasted to drop into the low 70s by the end of next week, so my sweat glands can finally take a break. THANK GOD.

Thursday, September 24

LA in pictures

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Wearing: Kimchi & Blue dress, Aldo flats, Betsey Johnson sunglasses

I paid a visit to the Beverly Center with P today. The place is eight stories high, but only the top three levels are for shopping. The bottom five levels make up the parking garage. What a colossal waste of space. P and I spent most of our time in stores where we could afford to buy things - namely Forever 21, For Love 21, and Heritage. I came back with oodles of flowy, flowery goodness. Mmmm, retail therapy is the best.

I've finally uploaded pictures for the first-few-days-in-LA update, so here it is:

These are my cutie roommates, D and P.

diddy riese
I'm really bad at keeping track of days, but a few nights ago, my roommates and I had our first adventure to the Yogurtland in Westwood. Our jaws dropped when we saw the line for Diddy Riese curl around the block. I've never seen it that long!

We made it to Yogurtland! Mine is the bland-looking one at the bottom, but I swear it was tasty because it was covered in mochi.

We've been spending the past few days settling into our new room. A lot of time has gone into decorating. This is the space above my desk. Of course Audrey is in the middle of everything.

picture heart
I put my family and friends into a heart near my bed. I love that the walls of Sproul Hall are made of bulletin board material so pictures can go up anywhere.

This whiteboard lives by my desk. I make lists obsessively.

D drew this on the whiteboard outside our room. We're the AAA (pronounced "ahhh") room because our names all end with A.

lavender before
This is my baby lavender plant. I haven't named her yet. Bonnie the bonsai didn't make it through the summer, so I found a replacement.

lavender after
I planted her two days ago. It's so hot in my room that I need to water her twice a day. I haven't seen any growth yet, but hopefully I'll see some sprouting soon. Fingers crossed!

Monday, September 21

back to school



Wearing: American Eagle colorful flannel, American Apparel deep V tee, brandless shorts, Steve Madden boots, Wet Seal floral sunglasses, H&M ruffle purse

On one of my final days of summer, I met these girlies for some Thai food and a biking adventure through Golden Gate Park. We rode past a waterfall, the Academy of Sciences, the deYoung Museum, and had lots of fun holding up traffic in the park.

That night, I got all dressed up and my Vampire Boyfriend took me out to dinner. He brought me flowers and this stuffed cutie (his name is Sniffle) to keep me company at school.


The drive down to LA took over nine hours, and move in took four. It's currently 86 degrees and I'm missing the fog already. On the bright side, I'm loving Sproul Hall! Everything is so crisp and new. The showers are amazing and our room is spacious and decorated all pretty-ly. I've taken pictures and will post them soon. P and I have decided that we'll take more pictures this year. Hopefully, we stick to that. Well, I'm off to the pool to attempt to bring my body temperature down a few degrees. Pictures? I'm thinking yes!

Monday, September 7

I didn't smell garlic today.

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Wearing: Forever 21 WWF panda tee, brandless shorts, Minnetonka triple-layer fringe boots, Wet Seal floral sunglasses, H&M ruffle bag

This outfit is very reminiscent of LA, which is appropriate because I haven't spent a whole day shopping with P since summer started. P and I spent the day at the premium outlets in Gilroy. I hadn't been shopping in a while, so I surprised myself by keeping the purchases to a minimum. For the record, the shopping bags in the pictures above don't all belong to me. I did end up buying a blazer and two new nail polish colors (among other things), but P got the greatest bargain with her $80 leather jacket.

After a day at Great America and another in Gilroy, my legs really need some time to recover. That time won't be anytime soon, though. Tomorrow, I'm lap swimming and going back-to-school shopping with the Vampire BF. This week's agenda also includes a visit to the Asian Art Museum, the De Young, and... I'm expecting to see some serious leg toneage.

Saturday, September 5

you'll be the prince and i'll be the princess

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eggettes 1


Rhea and Hubes
Wearing: Gap cozy sweater, Old Navy stirrup leggings (ohmygod I love these things), Forever 21 boots, new favorite scarf (that was a gift)

I took pictures! Shocking, I know. Tonight, I saw R and Daddy H for the first time this summer. R, who went from veggies-only to total-carnivore status practically overnight, introduced me to La Corneta. We got super burritos with steak and followed it up with a trip to Eggettes next door. These two chums are completely ridiculous together. It's a good thing our thought processes are similar because they can't seem to stay on one topic for more than thrity seconds. Gotta love them! Check out this little Gossip Girl that sat at the table next to ours. Can't you just see her growing up to be Serena van der Wooden?

little gossip girl

Can you believe this summer is coming to an end? In two weeks' time, I'll be leaving my beloved foggy city behind and moving back to smoggy sunny LA. I can't even begin to express how NOT ready I am to start school again. I could cry.

Things that remind me of summer:
- chlorine in my hair
- disgusting tan lines (which have, yet again, taken over my body)
- clear starry nights
- not working on Sundays
- Taylor Swift's Love Story
- Orbit's spearmint gum
- dirt cups
- my panda shirt
- late night trips to Twin Peaks
- Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
- Lovejoy's Tea Room