02 July 2015

summer beauty haul

I try not to buy too much make-up since I have much more than I can use up anytime soon, but I recently allowed myself to refresh my beauty arsenal with a few new things, especially since I received a Sephora gift card. Read on to find out more about my picks and what I thought of them!

25 June 2015


Tiered diamond tank, c/o Aeropostale. White bandits, One Teaspoon (on sale!). Cage-back bralette/sports bra, c/o Aeropostale. Burgundy fringed moto, Boohoo. Cloth crossbody bag, Stela 9. Lace-up gladiator sandals, Mango.

It's officially summer now (unofficially, it's been summer all year,) which means #tanktopseason. Personally, I'm partial to flowy ones that allow for maximum airflow. A well-placed cut-out or two doesn't hurt either. This black one from Aeropostale fits the bill and I love the cross-strap detail in the back. To take it a step further, I layered it over this cage-back bralette from their Live Love Dream line. It's technically a sports bra, but it's so pretty and comfortable that I wear it with my normal clothes. Bonus: unlike most bralettes, it has padding!

Aero is currently running a contest on instagram where you can win a Fuji Instax camera. All you have to do is follow @aeropostale and hashtag your summer pictures with #aeroinstasummer to enter. Your pictures could literally be of anything, but think summer! And that's it! Since I've been wanting an Instax for a while, I'm hoping to win one myself. Wish me luck!

19 June 2015

burnt and ripped up

They're not the most comfortable thing to wear, but something about a pair of severely torn jeans feels so summery. Perhaps it's because they provide the legs with some much-needed ventilation, as well as hint at having lived through some crazy adventures. With the weather heating up, it felt appropriate, and even moreso to pair them with a breezy tank top and some sandals. I'm loving this rust-colored fringed tank top that I found at Forever 21. I've been wearing so much fringe lately that my boyfriend has even commented on it and asked, "are you trying to bring fringe back or something?" To which I replied by giving him a look and said, "fringe never left!" o_O

Distressed boyfriend jeans, Boohoo. Fringe muscle tee, Forever 21 (similar one on sale from Zara here). Brown fedora and tribal bucket bag, both H&M (old). Woven sandals, Prima Donna. Strappy back bralette, Free People.

11 June 2015

visiting hearst castle

As I mentioned in my previous post, the purpose of our visit to the Central Californian coast was to visit the Hearst castle in San Simeon. William Randolph Hearst's hilltop estate was donated to the state of California by his family after his death and seven years later, it officially opened its doors as a museum/state park. To visit the castle, you have to book a docent-led tour which costs $25 (per tour...there are three different tours and you can do more than one if you want to).

29 May 2015