Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Casual Valentine's Day

Suede Top: Monteau
Coat: H&M
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Forever 21
Purse: Urban Outfitters
Poof: H&M
Necklaces: Star-H&M, Oval-Vintage 

          I stumbled across this top a few weeks ago at T.J.Maxx.  I instantly was drawn to it because of the scallops and color.  After picking it up I noticed that it's suede.  Suede was very popular this Fall/Winter and I didn't find anything I actually wanted to buy, even though I love suede.  This shirt is just so "me" that I couldn't leave it behind.  I knew I could wear it for Valentine's Day too (because it's pink, of course).  The actual brand is Monteau Los Angeles.  I own two other pieces by this label already, both of them are scalloped.  I really need to break my scallops obsession.  
          For Valentine's Day this year I think I'm just going to buy a heart shaped pizza and some candy, and celebrate by eating all of the festive things.  I feel like Valentine's day can be a very awkward holiday because of all of the mixed signals and expectations of people.  I'm usually only concerned about what candy I'm eating and if my boyfriend is next to me, lol.  However pathetic it may sound, this has always been one of my favorite holidays.  It's not really because of the cheesy love aspect though.  I think it's just because I love the colors of Valentine's day and it's kind of the first little sign of Spring.  

Monday, February 8, 2016


          Hey guys! I recently created a PAOM shop.  I thought is would be fun to create some clothing and accessories with photos from some of the beautiful places I have been.  My shop includes some pieces with images from my blog posts.  I'd like to expand eventually and add more pieces.  Check out the ones I designed here: paom.com.  I'm just letting you guys know in case you really like any of these images and happen to be interested in buying any pieces.  Maybe you have also been to some of these places and really love the scenery.  Check out my shop to see more of the pieces I designed!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hollywood Hills and The Queen Mary


          Hey, welcome to my last blog post from my trip to California.  We spent the last two days in Los Angeles.  Since we spent our first day in LA, we were able to get a bunch of things out of the way that we wanted to do.  That allowed us to take the last two days more slowly.  We went to the Griffith Observatory and hiked the trail up to the Hollywood sign.  I didn't know about the observatory the last time I was in LA, so I didn't get to go there.  It was really cool and had an amazing view of the city.  I am also interested in outer space, so I was really excited to go there.  We did some shopping and went to some awesome restaurants.  As much as I'd hate to admit it I did go back to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  We were right by it and I don't like avoiding things just because they are "touristy."  Those last two nights we stayed at the Queen Mary hotel.  If you don't know, that is a super old ship that was transformed into a hotel.  It's located in Long Beach.  I though it would be a fun alternative to staying in a regular hotel.  It was pretty awesome.  i was excited to learn that Audrey Hepburn had once been aboard it.  It is pretty inexpensive for what it is.  There are cafes and restaurants on board, which make it really convenient to stay at.  We got a great deal by booking our room on Cyber Monday.  This trip was amazing and so diverse.  We did so many things it's hard to remember everything.  My favorite type of vacation is where you get to see tons of places surrounding where you are, instead of just staying at a resort.  I like to fly into a city and then take a road trip so I can fit in as much as possible.  

Sunday, January 31, 2016



          When I was researching and planning this trip a place that I came across was Solvang Danish Village.  I knew after looking at pictures that it wasn't something I couldn't miss.  It's such a cute village. It seriously feels like you are in Europe.  Every single building has this same colorful European style.  There are a ton of shops, bakeries, restaurants, and breweries.  It ended up raining the day we were there, which was kind of annoying.  I'm just glad I remembered to pack my umbrella.  This umbrella is not for sale where I bought it but HERE is my post about when I got it.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Last Minute San Francisco Visit


                    We drove through Big Sur much quicker then we thought we would, so we decided to head up to San Francisco for a few hours.  My boyfriend had never been there and really wanted to check it out.  I wasn't going to turn down another chance to visit one of my favorite cities.  When we made plans to visit California, San Francisco wasn't part of out itinerary.  I was just there in June, you can check out my post from that HERE!  Since we only had a few hours, we had a bit of a hard time deciding what to do.  We chose to do some less touristy things because they would be crowded and take up too much time.  We immediately went to the Golden Gate Bridge.  I thought that was mandatory because it's so iconic.  Second, we went to Twin Peaks.  That was amazing.  Somehow, with all of the times I have been to San Francisco I had never even heard of it.  Twin Peaks is just two really high hills that are a great look-out over the city.  We went to a Thai restaurant for dinner and did a bit of walking around, before heading all the way back to our hotel in Morro Bay.  

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Back to Big Sur


          Sorry, I look a little frizzy and wind-blown in some of these pictures.  This post is more about the location than my outfit.  The part of this trip I was most excited about was going back to Big Sur.  When I was in High School I visited it with my family and it was just such a memorable place.  There are so many pretty spots to check out.  We stopped at McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It's a very popular waterfall in a cove.  I can't remember if I went there when I was younger, so it was new to me.  The water is just so blue and beautiful.  Many of the spots we stopped were really similar to what I saw on my trip to California last summer, but some were much higher.  Driving on Highway 1 is pretty scary up there but if you are an experienced driver, it's not something you would want to miss.