oregon roadtrip

Now this post is a little late… I’ve been home for a while now but I thought I’d still share all of these photos from my fun lil family road trip (RV and everything) to Oregon! It was such a stunning place, and it was great experiencing nature and all the cute places up North. I didn’t focus too much on put-together-looking outfits, in part because we were living out of an RV for the week and practically camping, but the layered and laid-back looks I put together have stuck with me and shaped my fall outfits. I’ve basically just been throwing sweaters onto of shirts (with the shirts sticking out a bit) and layers on layers. So here are a fraction of the photos I took – of the beautiful outdoors, cute lil towns, delicious (vegan) food, and a bunch of shots of me living in denim… beginning with views from the back window on the road.

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peace out Oregon, I miss your rainy days, but I’ll be back for sure.

sunny in san francisco

 

I’ve had a foreign exchange student from Germany for the past year, Felicia, and her family arrived last week to tour California before they all go back home 😦 But, on the upside, we all get to go on a bunch of road trips together! A few days ago, we hit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and yesterday, we roamed around the beautiful streets of San Fransisco. We took them to do all the touristy things like walk on the Golden Gate Bridge, shop around Union Square, and see China Town and Little Italy! It was a tad windy near the water, but such an amazing and sunny day.

It’s usually a little too cold to get away with jean shorts when I visit SF, but with a sweater and my trusty jean jacket, I was just fine yesterday! I tend to want to dress a lil more urban in the city, but I still like remaining true to my style. I mixed my more laid-back boho pieces (the fringe sweater and DIYed shorts) and topped them with white, clean accessories (my favorite purse, snake patterned flats, and my SUPER COOL sunnies). To play on this combination of styles, I paired some modern silver rings with my vintage-looking ones. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE RINGS. I feel naked without them. I also wanted to exercise the jean on jean trend, and I think these washes go splendidly with one another.

sweater – stitch and feather

jacket – thrifted

shorts – DIY

purse – forever 21

sunglasses – forever 21

shoes – H&M

a day in old sac

Decided to go on a little road trip with these cute friends of mine 🙂 We left behind our boring home town for the day and spent it walking up and down the old, planked sidewalks of Old Sacramento. There were so many adorable shops and way too many places to stop and take pictures, we just had to take advantage of it.

Never be scared to pair cream and white!!! With the mixture of textures, it can make for the perfect ensemble. I threw on these boyfriend jeans, a classic pair of Chelsea boots, and carried around this super cute backpack (definitely the cutest and most functional substitute for a purse EVER) to complete the outfit. Hope you all enjoy these photos from today!!!

top – brandy melville

jeans – american eagle 

rodeo drive

My family and I spent our last day in Los Angeles (window) shopping around Rodeo Drive. I loved seeing all of the beautiful designs that lined the racks of Dolce and Gabbana and Chanel… It was a completely different scenery from the one that I’m used to; it was SO fascinating and inspiring. We found our niche in the sale room of Lucky Brand; I ended up buying three pairs of jeans for a total of around $60 and a bunch of men’s graphic tees for only $10 each!!! Yep, you did NOT read that wrong…. Lucky Brand jeans for THAT cheap. (Maybe I’ll film a SoCal haul soon???) Needless to say, we spent a few hours rummaging through the shelves of discounted jeans. The rest of our time was spent admiring the designer store fronts and luxurious cars that filled the streets. I decided to throw together this sophisticated looking ensemble, something that looks expensive but it was actually VERYYY inexpensive. Check out the details below 🙂

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dress – forever 21

shoes – h&m

backpack – target

sunglasses – forever 21

rings – forever 21

hollywood hills and the beach

Today was a great day. We were planning on hiking up to the Hollywood sign, but were unaware that it would take three hours… TOTALLY unprepared for such a long hike, we found a decent alternative. We came across a dog park with a great view of the prominent Hollywood sign and stayed to take a few (million) touristy pictures. Also (if you’ve never done it before), driving around in the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills is a surprisingly thrilling pastime! The homes are absolutely breathing and it was so much fun driving around the neighborhoods gawking in awe at the mansions. We did that for about an hour and then made our way to Venice Beach where we walked around looking at all the vendors and shops for a good couple of hours.

Southern California is filled with palm trees and graffiti. Both of which give me an odd sense of happiness and are things that I find an insane amount of beauty in. Vivid colors and words that most think of as hideous defacement, I see as art that gives places so much more character. There were so many views that I found absolutely captivating today and just HAD to capture on camera to share with you all:)

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“face it, you are lovely and that has nothing to do with your beautiful face.”

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top – forever 21

shorts – diy

backpack – target

shoes – h&m

bathing suit top – victoria’s secret

hip in huntington

Another day down south, and another blog post as promised 🙂 We got a pretty late start, so we had to scrap our plans for the day and save them for another time 😦 As we were driving around Anaheim, we decided to be spontaneous and head west to Huntington Beach. Good thing that I packed a swimsuit and was (sorta) dressed for the beach! This post is filled with photos from today, I couldn’t help but take A TON of pictures with this stunning beach as my background.

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hat – forever 21

jeans – diy

top – american eagle

swimsuit top – walmart

sandals – forever 21

bracelet – forever 21 

pretty in pastels

I love getting out of town and experiencing another city for a little while. You get to escape from reality and the same old routines, and explore some place else. Switch things up and do something completely different from your daily life. Through out this week, I’m staying in Los Angeles and I’ll be uploading little posts and outfits each day for you all to see!

We went down to San Diego for the day to look at universities and it was DEATHLY hot and humid. So I put together this cute ensemble using the least clothes possible to dress for the weather. I ALSO decided to switch it up a little and actually wear color… something that I usually only ever do through olive greens and burgundys. You guys proud of me??? I think these pastel colors look insanely chic. It was something that I threw together not thinking I would like at first, but I ended up falling in love with the look! Hope you all can get some inspiration and enjoy the abundance of posts to come this week 🙂

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top – brandy melville

skirt – brandy melville

bralette – victoria’s secret

shoes – converse

sunglasses – forever 21