Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Splish Splash

Dress: American Eagle

Oh hey there!
Brotherly love

Me flailing around for your entertainment.
La Jolla is one beautiful place and I was so glad I was able to bring my siblings there on their visit. It is just North of downtown San Diego and it has beautiful rocks and caves to explore, as seen above. We walked around and watched the waves crash into the coast, having a grand ole' time.

I decided to wear this new dress and paired it with sneakers as I anticipated scaling some rocks. It dressed the outfit down and made it a practical choice with all the walking plus it kept me cool in the warm sun and my bare legs loved the mist of salt water, a win-win all around.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Jet Stole Home!

Aren't we a cute bunch?
The family and I enjoy a good baseball game. It has become a bit of a summer tradition to go to a game at least once a summer and we stayed true to that already this year on the Friday they were in town. It was not just their first time at Dodger Stadium but mine as well. The traffic getting up and down from this stadium on a hill was completely atrocious to say the least but I was glad to have had the experience with them. Fireworks were involved at the end of the game, we saw extra innings AND the game winning run was scored by stealing home. I mean, it was practically right out of the end of The Sandlot and it doesn't get any better than that. Despite the fact that we were not cheering on our dear old Redlegs, it was fun to see a different ballpark and enjoy some baseball together.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Manicure Monday

Essie "Very Structured", Rimmel "Caramel Cupcake", Watch: Nordstrom's Rack 
It's official: I have become a watch person. This is the third timepiece to be added to my collection, 4th if you count the two bands for one watch head (which counts), and boy, isn't he cute? I have been wanting a brown leather watch since envying my cousin Adam's about 4 Thanksgivings ago so it is about time I have one of my own. Soak in this casual goodness.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday, You Beautiful Day You!

{Sometimes I wear hats}

{She is expressing how I feel after this long week}

{The massive, most amazing free sample I have ever brought home...a 6.6 lb pail of Nutella. Recipes coming soon I am sure}

{This awesome new tee from PacSun with faux leather sleeves}

{My sweet roommate brought me back this cute peace sign ring holder after her trip home to Texas. Just because gifts are the sweetest}
I have had quite the hectic work week but since it is now officially summer, I am going to not put on my PJ's and slippers at 6 o'clock like I want to but instead, go celebrate the longest day of the year by getting a couple drinks by the beach with some girlfriends. Cheers to the weekend!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sleep On It

Skirt and top: Gap, Belt and Purse: Thrifted
I just really love it when an outfit comes together in real life as good as I imagine it will be while lying in bed, thinking about what to don tomorrow. Yes, tis true, this is mostly how I figure out what I will be wearing the following day. Why lay out an outfit when I can just sleep on it and not commit until the morning? My thoughts exactly.

I have honestly only worn this skirt a few times but have always loved the bright color and its ability to be dressed up or worn casual for an adventurous day exploring the city. I am happy I remembered it because it worked so well with the navy and then the pop of teal against the orange-y coral: magnifico!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Caught in the Breeze

Jeans and Sweater: Gap, Necklace: Borrowed from my sister (thank god she was in town!)

The wind can really mess up a girl's look. Just look at my hair being all out of control, having a mind of it's own and what not. But that's just what happens whilst walking the pier in the evenings over the ocean. Rough life sometimes huh?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Manicure Monday

Today was a fun day at the office. Fast paced, lots to do, opportunities for networking, plus in n out burger and wine for dinner. What more could I ask for on any day, especially a Monday. And to cap it all off, I got to paint my nails while watching The Bachelorette (don't judge) and chatting with my roommate. It's practically an extended weekend ya'll! 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Weekends are for Sleeping

I snapped a picture of this gorgeous hotel while walking down Ocean Ave last week and looking at it again makes me excited for getting cozy in my bed this weekend for some much needed R&R. It has just been one of those weird weeks where I didn't seem to get very good sleep so it is time to rest up and re-energize amongst my pillows.  

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Tale of No Whales

My Crew Mates AKA Siblings

One of the fun, outside the box activities I planned for my visiting brothers and sister was a whale watching tour. Head out on a boat on the ocean, see some sweet marine life, enjoy some sun shine but guess what? Literally none of those things happened. We could see land the whole time, we all got a little sea sick, there was no sun at all and well, the sweet marine life kind of happened because we saw sea lions and some dolphins which were cool but no whales and I was promised whales. I did take the opportunity to wear my knit hat so not a total loss. Plus I was with the fam and not behind my computer for the afternoon, so really, I should not be complaining but I wanted to be able to share my first whale sighting while my sibs were here but hey, there is always next visit!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Weekend Uniform

Skirt: PacSun, Shoes: Gap, Tank: Brandy Melville

My sister and brothers have left me and I was so sad to see them go. We had a blast while they were in town and we seemed to constantly be on the move, in the car heading to one place or another, then shuffling down this street and that street, soaking it all in, depending on whatever "it" was that day. It felt like a perpetual weekend, which makes sense since I was wearing what has come to be my weekend uniform all week: long skirt, a soft tank top or tee, and a light jacket for when the sun goes down. Plus a larger bag to hold on my clutch finds and that pesky jacket when the sun decided to stay out all afternoon. You just can't go wrong with a comfortable, breezy outfit that still looks polished.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Manicure Monday

Sorry I have been out of commission this past week. What with my siblings in visiting and all, the blog has been put on hold. We have been having a blast together and I barely even had time to paint my nails last night because of all the fun stuff we have been doing. More to come on our adventures later but in the mean time, apparently it's the cool thing to do to match your nails to your necklace on Monday mornings. Nothing like a little neon green to liven up the work week!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Keeping Me Company

Tank and Necklace: F21, Shorts: Kohl's, Purse: Garage Sale

Can I just say that visitors are the best? It has been too much fun having my sister and brothers in town. The week has barely begun, as in, it is day two of their visit, and I am having a blast with them per usual. They are having a lot of fun exploring California and I can't wait to show them even more of my neck of the woods, I just have to get off work first then it's more sibling bonding time for us.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Manicure Monday

Essie's "Absolutely Shore"

MY SIBLINGS COME TOMORROW!! I'm Absolutely Shore of it! Yipeeeee!!!! That is all.