• In rose gazebo with pomeranian
    Outfits

    Tie Dye Tee & Matching Sunglasses

    TEE: Target  |  JEANS: H&M  |  NECKLACE: Local Eclectic  |  BAG: T.J. Maxx  |  SUNGLASSES: Target           This cute tee is from Target, I got it recently from my sister.  I saw it in the store and really wanted it, but didn’t end up buying it.  A few weeks later my sister asks me if I wanted it because she had two.  It just happened to be the same one that I really wanted, so of course I said yes.  What I really like about it is the style and unusual dye pattern.  It’s just not the type of tie dye tee you see everyday.  It…

  • valley of fire
    Travel,  Travel Guide

    Valley of Fire State Park

              Like I said in my last post, me and my husbands 2 year wedding anniversary was earlier this week.  To celebrate we went on a little road trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.  Neither one of us had ever been and it was high on my list of places in the U.S. to visit.  Let me explain why I wanted to check it out so badly. It looks beautiful and has amazing rock formations There are lots of short, easy hikes that aren’t boring.  Most of the trails are around one mile long so you can do all of them without it…

  • 7 Magic Mountains
    Outfits,  Travel

    Blue Bobble-Sleeve Sweater

    SWEATER: Moon & Maddison (T.J. Maxx)  |  JEANS: H&M  |  SHOES: Lulu’s  |  NECKLACE: Local Eclectic  |    SUNGLASSES: Target           I came across this sweater last week at T.J. Maxx in the clearance section.  I had seen it earlier in the winter and wanted it.  Right now it is marked down to $6.  I can’t believe I got it for such an affordable price.  It comes in other colors as well.  I love this blue color so much though.  I think there was also white and rust.  I love the sleeve detail the most.  Anything resembling a bobble or pom pom call my name.  I…

  • Balboa Lake
    Los Angeles,  Outfits

    Thrifted Embroidered Blouse

    TOP: Loft (thrifted)  |  PANTS: H&M  |  BAG: T.J. Maxx  |  SHOES: Lulu’s           Last weekend I went to Lake Balboa because I heard that in the springtime there are tons of cherry blossom trees that bloom around the lake. This wasn’t the case yet.  They weren’t in bloom at all.  It’s fine though because I want to go back soon.  It’s a really nice park and has a lot of things to do.  There is a huge field that my dog absolutely loved to run around in. There is also a dog park that I’d like to check out and an amazing looking Japanese garden.…

  • How to plan a road trip
    Travel Guide

    How to Plan a Road Trip

              As things are starting to open back up and people are getting vaccinated, I know a lot of people will be planning road trips for this summer.  I am hoping to go on one myself.  I think of myself as a pretty experienced road tripper.  I know they aren’t necessarily the most complicated type of trip to plan but there can be a lot that goes into it especially compared to a resort vacation.  This post is for the people that haven’t been on many or are planning their first one.  Or, perhaps a foreign tourist planning their first U.S. road trip for the future.…

  • sitting on rocks
    Los Angeles,  Travel

    Vasquez Rocks

              This was my second time visiting Vasquez Rocks.  It’s such a cool little park, just outside L.A.  If the rock formations look familiar, that’s probably because you have seen them in a movie or commercial.  This is a popular filming location for a ton of things.  I won’t list everything but here is a bit more about that.  There have been hundreds of things filmed here.             It’s a really beautiful area surrounded by mountains and canyons, with jagged rocks sticking out all over.  There aren’t necessarily trails that you have to follow.  You can go pretty much anywhere.  you…

  • Japanese arch
    How to Style,  Outfits

    Styling Statement Earrings

      T-SHIRT: H&M  |  JEANS: Asos  |  SHOES: Lulu’s  (similar)  |  CARDIGAN: Forever 21 (super old)  |  BAG: Coach  |  SCRUNCHIE: Blossom Brigade  |  EARRINGS: T.J. Maxx           I got these earrings for Christmas this past year and haven’t worn them yet. I finally got around to wearing them the other day.  I wasn’t really sure how to style them and it’s difficult to wear them with a mask because they are so large.  I still love them though.  I just feel like they are really unique.  I decided to style them with a pretty basic outfit.  I just wasn’t in the mood to feel dressed-up…

  • cactus
    Travel

    Why You Should Visit Saguaro National Park

              After spending a full day at Picacho State Park, we went to Saguaro National Park. Neither one of us (me or my husband) had been there before.  We have a goal of making it to every U.S. National Park, so of course we had to visit that one.  I think I have mentioned in a previous post that I have about half to see still.             Saguaro National Park is one of a kind.  It has an insane number of diverse plant types.  The one that seems to attract visitors the most is the Saguaro cactus.  They are the largest…

  • Picacho Peak
    Travel

    Camping at Picacho Peak State Park, AZ

              This past weekend my husband, dog, and I went on a short camping trip to southern Arizona.  We had been wanting to take our dog camping for the first time and it’s been too cold in California.  We camped at Picacho Peak State Park.  We spent the first day exploring that park and the second day in Saguaro National Park.             Camping at Picacho Peak is really nice.  The campground itself was very clean and has fire pits, showers, and electric.  It’s nice because you can make reservations in advance.  I usually have to stay at a place that allows…

  • Holding a heart
    Holidays

    Valentine’s Day 2021

           SWEATER: Cynthia Rowley  |  HAIR CLIPS: H&M         I was planning on doing an outfit post for Valentine’s Day this year but I wasn’t really in the mood to go out and take photos.  The weather was kind of chilly and windy as well.  I just wore this sweater again this year.  I wore it last year too.  I think it’s perfect for this holiday because it’s red and pink.  I paired it with these hair clips, that I also wore last year.  Obviously, they are perfect for V-Day.            We pretty much stayed home because of the weather and…