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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sweater Weather Must-Haves

This week had been noticably more brisk and chilly. The feeling of fall is finally in the air. As I was walking outside yesterday, my mind went to my desperate need for some new sweaters to go along with the change in weather. Here is what I found: //cover image sweater//
#1 // #2 // #3
#4 // #5 // #6 
#7 // #8 // #9 
(I added some short-sleeved ones for those of you that might live in warmer places!) 
Which one’s your favorite? (I like #4 and #6!)

Travels: Yachats, Oregon

This spring, my family and I got the amazing opportunity to road trip from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, California mostly along Highway 1 on the West Coast. The most beautiful place our travels brought us to was the small town of Yachats, Oregon
This was the view from our hotel room. (The pictures don’t do it justice) I took these photos the night that we got there and the next morning. 
The rocks were so fun to walk all over and try not to be splashed by the crashing waves. 
Here’s a photo I captured of my brother. 
The whole experience from getting into town and driving out was extraordinary and I would have done anything for one more day there just to watch the waves. 
Where’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? 

Homecoming 2015

Homecoming was a blast! I had an amazing time with my best friends and my awesome date/best friend. Even thought the DJ was no less than 40 years old and didn’t play Trap Queen (my jam), I still didn’t fail to go crazy on the dance floor. I’m so happy with some of the pictures that I got, and I can’t wait for another homecoming next weekend!!

Here are some of my favorite pics:
{dress // necklace // earrings}

Back to school tomorrow! Hope everyone had a good weekend!

The Perfect Homecoming Step 2: The Dress

When it comes to homecoming, searching for the perfect dress is (in my opinion) the best part! Also, once you find the perfect one, it’s exciting and fun to look for accessories and shoes to go with it. 
I am always in favor for getting a new dress for every occasion, and my mom loves looking for them (probably more than me). 
Here are some looks from past years:

 Freshman Year *cringe*
Ignore my braces and awkward pose, but this is one of my favorite dresses I’ve ever worn. From Nordstrom , I paired this dress with simple black heels and a simple silver bracelet. I didn’t feel I needed that much jewelry since the embellishment  on the dress made up for it.
Dress (similar) / Shoes 

Sophomore Year (Look at that transformation)

This is another one of m favorite dresses from H&M. Paired with an turquoise statement necklace and matching earrings from Kate Spade and Mary Jane style black heels.  Finished with a beauty queen inspired hair style with larger curls.

Dress (similar) / Earrings / Shoes (similar) / Necklace (similar)

My dress for this year is a secret for now, but homecoming is in two days, so I’m all set.

The places that I get a majority of my dresses includes Nordstrom, ASOS, Tobi, H&M, Windsor, and Forever 21. Since my school’s homecoming is a little more casual, the dresses are a little less formal than other schools may be used to.

When it comes to finding the perfect dress I have 2 simple guidelines:

1. Please PLEASE no fru fru dresses: You know what I mean…(HUGE skirts made of neon colors and fake embellishments all over) Not only are these dresses the opposite of class, but also when you look back at your homecoming pictures when you’re 30, this is not what you’re going to want to see. If your school is more fancy or formal, choose a dress with more elegance rather than the neon colors and cupcake skirts.
2. Wear something you’ll love and that you’re comfortable in. Don’t let what your friends wear  sway your decision on an dress or overall look. If you like the way it looks on you and you feel confident in it, go for it!!