• 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…

  • Los Angeles,  Outfits

    Ruffled One-Piece

    SWIMSUIT: H&M  |  SHORTS: Zara  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.  |  EARRINGS: Kate Spade  | BEACH BAG: Bath and Body Works (gift)          I got this swimsuit about a month and a half ago from H&M.  I fell in love with the fabric and style.  I actually bought it in a small and had to return it and get an extra small.  It’s only available online, but it is so pretty.  I’ve been looking for more one-piece swimsuits because I feel like they are more comfortable than bikinis.  The only thing that kind of bothers me about this suit is that it is too high-cut, otherwise it would…

  • Los Angeles,  Travel Guide

    Places to Visit in Southern California

              I’ve compiled a list of places that I think would be interesting to visit around me.  These are all places that I haven’t been to before.  I love getting out and exploring as much as I can but Southern California just has so much to see.  I know there are tons more that should be on this list but these are the ones I could easily think of.  If you live here or are visiting sometime, you should look into them.  If you have been to any, let me know how what you thought.  I couldn’t really include photos because I haven’t been to take…

  • Holidays,  Outfits

    4th of July 2020

      TOP: Freshman 1996  |  SHORTS: Target  |  NECKLACE: Shein  |  BAG: Coach  |  SNEAKERS: Target  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero UV  |  EARRINGS: Local Eclectic            I’m sure a lot of people had a bit of a strange Independence Day this year.  I did too.  I normally go to the beach or on a boat and see a big fireworks display, but not this year.  All of the beaches in Southern California were closed because of Covid.  It was a real struggle finding ways to celebrate and have fun.  Since I don’t really have friends or family in California to celebrate with it was just me, my husband, and puppy.…

  • Los Angeles,  Outfits

    First Day of Summer at Kenneth Hahn Park

      TOP: Thrifted (Acemi)  |  JEANS: H&M  |  SNEAKERS: Target  |  BACKPACK: Ted Baker London  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero UV (similar)           Today my husband, puppy, and I went back to the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area to hike some of the trails.  Last time we went there we did everything else.  Check out my first post if you want to know what else there is to do.  We thought it would be a fun thing to do on the first day of summer.  It’s not warm enough to go to the beach.  It was pretty crowded because of Father’s Day but it was still super fun.  I wore this top that I thrifted.  I picked…

  • Los Angeles,  Travel Guide

    Some of the Best Spots in Southern California

                Almost two and a half years ago my husband (then fiancĂ©) and I moved from Indiana to California and since then, we have visited several fun destinations.  We have done a lot of exploring.  I haven’t been everywhere and still have a ton to see but these are my favorite spots so far.  I have broken them up into 4 categories: beaches, views, parks, and hikes.  There is some overlap but that’s okay. BEACHES 1000 Steps Beach in Laguna This beach is on the south end of Laguna.  It has free street parking (get there early) and is pretty large.  You walk down what…

  • Outfits

    Mint Green Ruffle Tee

    TOP: Target (available in store)  |  JEANS: Asos  |  SNEAKERS: Ked’s  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero UV (similar)           I was shopping at Target this weekend, looking for some basic necessities, and I came across this cute top in the clearance section.  It was too cute to pass up, especially for such a good deal.  I recently did a closet clear-out and was checking to see what items I was lacking in my wardrobe and decided that I needed a green top.  I have a pair of embroidered jeans and don’t have a lot to wear with them.  When I got home I realized that the top that I bought…

  • How to Style,  Outfits

    What I Use My Belt Bag For

    TOP: Zara  |  JEANS: Asos  |  BELT BAG: H&M (similar)  |  SNEAKERS: Target           I have always been an advocate for belt bags or fanny packs, ever since I was little.  They are so convenient.  Over the years I have heard a lot of people kind of laugh at them.  Honestly, I don’t understand.  I don’t think they look funny at all.  I don’t even wear them ironically.  My opinion of the people that laugh at them is that if they think something so simple is strange, then they must have no imagination or creativity at all.  They are so convenient and cute.  I got this…

  • Los Angeles

    50 Entertainment Ideas for Social Distancing

    Anything involving leaving your home is meant to be done at a distance (min 6 feet, preferably more) from others. 1.  Have a picnic with a family member 2.  Watch that classic movie you always hear people talking about, but have never seen 3.  Learn to sew.  Basic alterations can be so useful 4.  Spring Cleaning 5.  Socialize through a webcam or FaceTime 6.  Take your dog on a walk 7.  Get your favorite takeout 8.  Read the books you bought, but never read 9.  Call a friend or relative 10.  Play a board game or card game 11.  File your taxes 12.  Have a spa night 13.  Build a…

  • Los Angeles,  Outfits

    Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

    JEANS: H&M  |  TOP: H&M (similar)  |  SHOES: Target (on sale in store)  |  NECKLACE: Souvenir from Hawaii   |  HEADBAND: H&M (similar)           Happy weekend! Today we went around areas of L.A. checking out potential new apartments.  We are planning on moving closer to Los Angeles in the near future.  I recently started a new job there and can’t stand the commute from Long Beach.  Sometimes it is 2 hours, one way.  I am working for Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook as a sample coordinator.  I work in the studio where the photos are taken for the website.  Basically, I help to keep track of the items coming in and going…