The Easter Romper

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Hello my lovely readers! I hope you all had a lovely Sunday yesterday, regardless of celebrating Easter of not! Personally, I had a great day, hunting for eggs in the morning (you’re never too old!), brunching at noon, and finishing up my AP Literature term paper in the evening (might not sound like fun, but I’m extremely satisfied with my final product!). I chose to spend my day dressed in this romper, one I picked up a while back in Palm Springs. Rompers are my absolute favorite!

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What I really love about it is the fun back. For once I’m going to say this, but thank goodness I don’t tan! Could you just imagine those tan lines? I really wish I remember where I got this romper from, but I can’t for the life of me. So I found a similar one that you can check out here! The bandeau is from the same boutique, and you can find a similar one here!

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While the footwear might seem a bit unusual, I thought that the Birkenstocks added a perfect laid back vibe to the outfit! And my toes matched with my bandeau :) If interested, you can find the Birkenstocks here.

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For my makeup I wore my beloved liquid liner with a simple and fresh face. The necklace is from a vendor booth at The Grove, however you can find similar ones on Etsy.

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Lastly, some details. I painted my nails to match the outfit (obviously). Stay tuned for a post coming up about the nails, focusing on how I did them and what colors I used!

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I hope you all have a lovely start to the week and that your Monday isn’t too tiring! Thanks so much for reading! If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow me on here or through Bloglovin’! I also have a Twitter account and an Instagram account :)

Julia

A Little Bit Of Back

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Hello my lovely readers! Let me begin by saying that I know it has been much too long, and for that I’m very sorry. School, college acceptances and the final rush of senior year has just been so much! I’m loving every second though :)

I started missing my blog and decided to make a solid effort to re-establish myself on here. I love taking pictures, writing, and posting for you guys! I also want this blog to be up and running because I have some big life events coming up in the next three months (graduation, goodbyes, and moving to Paris!). I definitely want you all to be a part of it.

That being said though, let’s get right back into posts, starting with this fashion one!

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Spring has arrived, and I’ve been obsessed with any skirt/shirt combination. There are countless ways to do this! Here I’ve chosen a look that’s a little bit more edgy, wearing dark Doc Martens. However, this look can also be made incredibly flirty; trying pairing a floral skirt with a lace top and some cute patent flats!

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Shirt: Brandy Melville — Bandeau: Brandy Melville — Skirt: H&M

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Socks: No Brand — Shoes: Doc Martens

That concludes this “welcome back” post! Thank you so much to anybody that has stuck with me, I can wait to start talking with you again!

Thanks so much for reading! If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow me on here or through Bloglovin’! I also have a Twitter account and an Instagram account :)

Any plans for Easter this Sunday? I’m planning on indulging in lots of chocolate :)

Julia

Goodies of the Week

Hello my lovely readers! I wanted to introduce something new to my blog: a repeating post called Goodies of the Week! Obviously, I won’t be posting the same thing every week, I just want to keep you guys up to date on my bargains and finds :) Today I want to share some pretty exciting stuff with you guys! I got all of this about two weeks ago, and thus it has already been tested out. Expect some mini reviews as well in the post. Enjoy! :)

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This first find is something I am incredibly excited about :) It’s a phone case with my favorite quote from the book The Fault In Our Stars on it. I think it’s the cutest thing. I included the front side of my phone so you can see how much the case covers. I’ve been very happy with it so far! I drop my phone all the time, and this case has kept it safe and sound. Also, the quote just makes me so happy :) Find the case here! I got the deflector model (one piece, vs. the capsule two piece case).

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My second purchase was this sticker. It’s a quote from my favorite book Looking For Alaska. This was an impulse buy, but I love it! It’s currently sticking on my laptop :)

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And I got these stickers for free with my purchase. I ordered from Red Bubble (the website I linked above), which explains the RB! I was very happy with my purchase, and highly recommend this website for any personalized items.

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My next newest goodie is this beautiful NYX Runway Collection Eyeshadow Palette. It comes with 10 beautiful, varying colors. I could not be happier with it! It was a belated Christmas gift from a close friend, and I’ve been getting my use out of it. The white is beautiful for highlighting the inner corners of the eye, and the brown shades make it a must-have product in creating a smokey eye. I also love the brighter colors, especially because spring is coming up! :)

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The last goodie I want to show you guys is this sheer gloss in Hot Cocoa from NYX. It was also a part of the belated gift from my friend! :) On the lips, it has a beautiful mauve color. It’s not sticky, which always makes a lipgloss a winner in my book.

Thank you so much for reading! To stay up to date with new posts, be sure to follow me on here, or through Bloglovin’. And while you’re at it, send me a tweet, I always love to hear from my readers :) Lastly, enjoy some photos galore on my Instagram! It’s an addiction..

What goodies have you come across recently? Do you like them? Hate them? Let me know below! :)

Julia

The Pink Romper

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Hello my lovely readers! Today is an outfit post, featuring my absolute favorite LF romper. I have been really enjoying this warm California weather. While I do miss the rain, there’s no denying that there are many more options with warmth (or maybe I just own absolutely no warm clothes, might be a problem in France next year). How has the weather been where yo live? This outfit is one that I adore, and in my over air-conditioned classrooms the Gap cardigan keeps me from freezing to death. And, you will quickly realize that my Doc Martens are one of the favorite things in my closet :)

For the photos, I  thank my very close friend and incredibly talented photographer Erin. Click through the link to check out her Instagram! We headed up to a park in West Hills, an area in Los Angeles. One thing that I’ve been loving about this blog is that it kinda forces me to get out. Yay for new adventures! Anyways, enjoy :)

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Romper: LF — Cardigan: Gap — Socks: A gift from my mother (I believe they’re from Norway)

Shoes: Doc Martens

Necklace: Soto Boutique — Rings: Assorted stores/vintage

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Details: I wore my simple natural day look, and my hair tied back in it’s signature braids.

Three words: Simple, simple, simple! I simply don’t have the time to put hours into my makeup and hair while getting ready for school (what can I say, I just love sleep).

Thank you so much for reading! And I especially wanted to say thank you for the incredible feedback I got on my last post, it really means the world! To stay up to date with new posts, be sure to follow me on here, or through Bloglovin’. And while you’re at it, send me a tweet, I always love to hear from my readers :) Lastly, enjoy some photos galore on my Instagram! It’s an addiction..

I hope your week got off to a great start! Anything exciting planned?

Julia

The Floral Maxi

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Hello my lovely readers! Today’s post is an OOTD. I have been absolutely loving this look. I’m lucky enough to be able to wear a tanktop during the winter (yay Los Angeles!), and am taking full advantage of it not being too hot for long skirts and vests. For this photoshoot, a friend and I drove to a gorgeous park in Woodland Hills, I hope you enjoy the results :)

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Vest: Abercrombie & Fitch – Tank: Urban Outfitters – Skirt: Urban Outfitters

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Flats:  Audrey Brooke

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Details. Rings are vintage (turquoise lines) , Soto Boutique in Los Angeles (big silver one), or Old Navy (stacked). Bracelet is from a friend, she bought it in Thailand. On my nails is Revlon’s Parfumerie Polish in Wintermint.

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Hair details.

Thanks so much for reading! If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow me on here or through Bloglovin’! I also have a Twitter account and an Instagram account :)

What has the weather been like where you live? Is it also Southern California warm?

Julia

Photos taken by Erin Shore.

Nail of The Week (NOTW)-Revlon’s Spanish Moss

Hello my wonderful readers! This week I thought I’d introduce something new to my blog. Starting now, I am going to try to do these nail posts about once a week. That way, you’ll see what I’m wearing and get a built-in review!

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This week’s color is Revlon’s Spanish Moss (190). It’s part of their Colorstay Line, and polishes retail from about $4-$7. I picked mine up at Target. The Colorstay polishes are my drugstore favorite, and in my top 5 overall favorite polishes of all time.

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The polish is an olive green shade. I’m wearing two coats here, and have my Out The Door topcoat over it (I can’t speak enough praise for that topcoat; dries incredibly fast and shines like crazy!). This polish gave me medium-good wear. There were no chips for about 4 days, and then everything quickly came off. However, I think the price is unbeatable, and the color is incredibly sophisticated.

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I give this polish a score of 8.5/10. My only problem was how fast the whole manicure peeled off after the first chip, but I feel like I can’t complain too much because of the price. This nail polish is very trusted in my collection.

Thanks so much for reading! If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow me on here or through Bloglovin’! I also have a Twitter account and an Instagram account :)

What are you wearing on your nails this week? Comment below, I’d love to know!

Julia

A Rainy Day On Oahu

Hello my lovely readers! Following my family’s stay on Kauai, Hawaii, we decided to island-hop and check out Oahu as well. While I didn’t enjoy this island quite as much as Kauai, we still had a lovely stay. Highlights included eating from the Shrimp Shack, an extremely delicious food truck, sleeping right next to the ocean, visiting Pearl Harbor (a post on its own, coming soon!), and super delectable fruit lunches from the side of the road. I hope you enjoy these photos and brief descriptions!

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Like I said above, the fruit sold at the side of the road was to die for. I didn’t get a chance to try the coconut, but the one of the baggies pictured above was my lunch one day.

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That brown thing I’m holding (a fried banana), was my desert. While a fried banana isn’t the most lovely picture, I thought I’d show you guys just because it’s a must-try! There was salty-crunchiness mixed with the sweetness of the banana; a perfect balance.

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Out of our two full days on Oahu, we spent the first one sightseeing. This included stopping at beaches to see the surfers ride the 10-foot waves in. Just watching gave quite the rush, the waves were huge! The beaches were also beautiful, but it was much too cold for swimming; most of the time, it was raining. One thing I noticed about this island is that there are many more locals. Kauai was a tourist island, while on Oahu University of Hawaii students would crowd the beaches to watch their friends surf! It was filled with more local hotspots.

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Another stop included visiting the Dole Plantation. I had been quite excited to see this, but was very let down when we got there. The whole thing is more of a tacky amusement park than anything else. There’s a huge souvenir store (with overpriced goods galore), and you can only really get the see the pineapples growing if you pay a lofty fee. There was a small portion open to the public, where one could read about pineapples, but I was expecting more. Across the street from the amusement park nightmare were the actual growing fields and factories; I would have loved to go in and see how the process really works, but it was not open to the public. Quite a let down, and unless you have small children and are willing to spend the money, it’s really not worth it.

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While unrelated, I thought I’d share this beautiful rainbow with you. It rained almost all day, and this was a nice little sunny moment.

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Above is what I wore that day: a Gap Body Tee, H&M shorts (similar here), Reef Flip-flops, and my vintage flower kimono. I had just gotten splashed in this shot from one of the huge waves. Being Hawaii though, the water wasn’t even too cold, so it was all okay (and my camera didn’t get wet, an added plus!).

Thanks so much for reading! If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow me on here or through Bloglovin’! I also have a Twitter account and an Instagram account :)

Have you ever had a travel experience go wrong, like the Dole Plantation did for my family? Comment below, I’d love to hear (or read I guess, hehe) your stories!

Julia