• multi-colored cardigan in the fall
    Outfits,  Travel

    Fall Hiking in Big Bear Lake

    T-SHIRT: H&M  |  CARDIGAN: Moon & Madison  |  JEANS: H&M  |  SNEAKERS: Ked’s  |  NECKLACE: H&M           This past weekend we did some fall hiking in Big Bear Lake to see colorful leaves.  Although the leaves don’t get as vibrant as some areas in the U.S. it’s still nice to see a bit of fall color.  There aren’t many areas around L.A. where the leaves actually change.  We went to Big Bear last fall as well.  Fall leaves is something I really miss about the midwest.  It’s nice to have descent weather year round but not so fun in the fall.  This is also the start of…

  • sitting on a bench in Polliwog Park
    How to Style,  Outfits

    Summer to Fall Transitional Floral

    TOP: H&M  |  SKIRT: Zaful  |  SHOES: Meijer  |  BAG: Lulu’s  |  EARRINGS: Nordstrom Rack (forgot the brand)           When I first paired these two items together I wasn’t initially thinking of fall.  I just thought the skirt went well with the top because of the colors.  Later on I realized that it makes a really nice fall transitional outfit.  Here in Southern California it gets really hot in the fall so I like to wear more transitional outfits.  It’s cooler in the mornings and evening and gets hot during the day.  I like to wear layers and mix summer pieces with darker colors.  I feel…

  • Floral puffy sleeve top from H&M
    Outfits

    Floral Puff-Sleeve Top

    TOP: H&M (similar)  |  SHORTS: Target  |  BAG: H&M  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx           I haven’t bought many new clothing items this summer because of everything going on with the pandemic (finances & avoiding shopping too much), but I did get some new things from H&M.  Every time I go there I go straight to the sale section because I am a big sucker for clearance clothing.  If you have been following my blog for a while, I’m sure you know.  But also, their clothes aren’t the best quality so I don’t like to pay full price for them because it’s usually not worth it.  This…

  • Seven Magic Mountains for Instagram
    Instagram Guide,  Travel,  Travel Guide

    Photo Spot: Seven Magic Mountains

    TOP: Target  |  SHORTS: Target           I’ve seen Seven Magic Mountains in photos on Pinterest and Instagram for several years now, and have been wanting to check it out.  It wasn’t until recently that I actually looked up the location.  It’s located just outside of Las Vegas, right off the highway.  It’s a super convenient stop if you are driving between Los Angles and Las Vegas.  If you aren’t familiar with Seven Magic Mountains, it’s an art installation in the desert.  They are seven towers of colorful rocks stacked up.  You can take photos in front of them or just look at them. There is no…

  • Outfit in Huntington Beach
    How to Style,  Outfits

    How to Style Pink Shorts

    T-SHIRT: H&M  |  SHORTS: H&M (on sale in store)  |  NECKLACE: Forever 21  |  BAG: T.J. Maxx            I came across these shorts in the sale section at H&M a few weeks ago.  I decided to get them because they were pretty cheap and I can always use more shorts.  I really wasn’t too sure about the color though.  I really liked them.  I just didn’t know how to style them or how often I would wear them.  They are also kind of an uncommon shade of pink, which doesn’t really help with styling.             I think the easiest way to style…

  • Woman in Zion
    Travel

    Back to Zion National Park

      TOP: T.J. Maxx  |  SHORTS: Target(available in store)          The third National Park we visited on our trip to Utah was Zion.  I’ve been a few times but it was too conveniently located to pass up.  We also went to Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon.  Zion is pretty close to those parks.  We also stopped at Dixie National Forest but I won’t be doing a post about that because I don’t have enough photos.  We only spent a few hours here because half of the park was closed to anybody who doesn’t have a shuttle pass.  Dogs aren’t allowed on the shuttle so we couldn’t get…

  • Standing by Bryce Canyon
    Outfits,  Travel

    Bryce Canyon National Park

      TOP: T.J. Maxx  |   SHORTS: H&M  |   NECKLACE: Forever 21           If you saw my last post from Capitol Reef National Park, you will know that I recently got back from Utah.  The second stop that we made was Bryce Canyon National Park.  I have been here one other time in my life, when I was younger.  I always remembered it being such a cool park and thought highly of it.  After visiting again, I have decided it’s definitely in my top 5 favorite National Parks.  Since we brought my dog, we didn’t do much hiking.  Also, it was about 100 degrees.  But…

  • Utah National parks
    Travel,  Travel Guide

    Capitol Reef National Park

    TOP: Forever 21  |  SHORTS: Target  |  SHOES: Target  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx           My husband and I took a last minute trip to Utah for Labor Day Weekend.  We went to some National Parks, mostly.  We had been wanting to go back to Zion and Bryce Canyon for a few years and had never been to Capitol Reef.  I will be talking about the other two parks later on but this post is about Capitol Reef.  We brought our dog along on the trip because we want to travel with him a lot and wanted to see how he would do on a medium-long road…

  • Home Decor,  Lifestyle

    New Home Decor: Part 5

    PILLOWS: World Market (may be available in stores, sold out online) I originally only bought one of these for the bed but I decided I like it better on the couch so I got another one.  They are too big for the bed and match the living room rug better.   LARGE BASKET: Ikea (available in store)  |  3 SET: Ikea I got this larger basket to put plastic bags in and the smaller one has protein bars.  The smaller basket came in a set of three.  The other two are below.    SCRATCH MAP: Waypoint Wanders |  PICTURE FRAME: Target I’ve been wanting a scratch map for many years and…

  • Los Angeles,  Outfits

    Venice Beach Canals

    TOP: White Willow  |  SHORTS: Target  |  SANDALS: Kensie  |  BACKPACK: Sole Society  |  HAIR SCRUNCHIE: Anthropologie | NECKLACE: Assembled myself           I have been wanting to check out the Venice Beach Canals since moving to Southern California, and haven’t gotten around to it until now.  They are pretty famous and I always see photos of them and hear about them but had never been.  Venice Beach gets super crowded on weekends and makes visiting almost impossible.  We tried to go last Sunday but couldn’t find parking and had to leave.  My husband and I just happened to be off Monday evening and decide to go…