Talkative Tuesday: Halloween Fun This October!

Hello loves! I am so stoked that we have finally entered the fall season! Even in SoCal, the weather is starting to chill out a little bit (thank goodness!). I wanted to make a short little post about great places to go to celebrate Halloween and autumn in general! There are endless amounts of things to do and places to go but here is a list of my favorites:

1. Pumpkin Patches! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to go to a pumpkin patch every year, but it’s a great place to get some fall themed pictures and spend your time doing something cute and interesting.

2. Corn Mazes! You can usually find a corn maze right next to a pumpkin patch. They kind of go hand in hand. Whether you want to take a stroll finding your way through the corn during the day or spooking yourself out at night, it’s a great activity to do with friends!

3. Getting your costume together! This isn’t much of an activity, but I love thinking about what I’m being for Halloween and getting my costume ready for the 31st. Even though Halloween is on a Monday this year, I’m making sure I have a great costume with kick butt makeup (per usual). I won’t reveal what I’m dressing up as right now, but you can bet there will be a post all about it!

4. Watching scary movies with your significant other or with friends! I’m not much of a horror movie viewer throughout the rest of the year, but during the fall time, I’m down for a psychological thriller. I’m not so much into the gory films as much as I’m into the “mess with your mind” type of movies. For example, The Birds, Gremlins, The Shining, or even The Sixth Sense. Sitting down with some popcorn and hot chocolate (or better yet, a Pumpkin Spice Latte) with a scary movie is the best during this time!

5. Pumpking Carving! I almost forgot this one but I’m glad it wasn’t left out! Most years I will carve pumpkins and make jack-o-lanterns. It’s a very creative activity for those of you who are on the artsy side. I know I’ve always loved the super detailed pumpkins on the porches!

6. Knott’s Scary Farm! I’ve only been to Knott’s during Halloween a couple of times, but it is so dang enjoyable! When I went the first time, I was afraid it would give me a lot of anxiety, but going with my boyfriend and friends added some comedic relief and it was actually super fun! Even if you’re slightly afraid to go, I would recommend you try it out. It makes for some hilarious and spooky memories!

Activities from this list can make some of the best memories, no matter how old you are! I can definitely say I enjoy every one of these! Let me know which one you love most or any traditions you have for this chilly season down below in the comments section! Thanks guys, stay spooky!🙂

Visiting Julian, California!

Hey everyone, happy October! I’m so sorry it’s been so long since I’ve made a post. I miss blogging so much, but as I mentioned in an earlier post, this year has been the craziest yet! Between design jobs for my school, homework, and keeping up a social life and my relationship, I’m bummed my blog has been pretty bare. But I’m back today with an exciting adventure post!

I have been dying to go to a place called Julian for a while now. Julian is located east of San Diego and is made up of one single street. The road up to Julian is fairly mountainous and winding. To be honest, I got pretty car sick, but I’m so glad we went. My boyfriend and I took the couple hour trip up there for a fall experience that we usually don’t get living by the ocean. I’m thankful for the sea and living where I do, but I do wish we had more differentiation between the seasons. Julian gets snow during some parts of winter and is known for having that autumnal feel. Everyone knows that you go to Julian for pie and apple picking!

Once we got there, we explored the street and I tried the infamous Mom’s Pies! When you walk in to this little shop, you smell all the delicious pies and get a nice homey feel. There was a line out the door but the wait was worth it! I ended up getting an apple pie with flakey crust. And let me tell you, this was probably the best pie I’ve ever had in my life and I wish I could’ve taken some home for my family. If you’re ever in Julian, please please please stop by Mom’s Pies or another pie shop there. There are many trinket shops along the Julian street to explore, but other than that, that’s about all there is on the street. It’s great for a day trip, but I’m not sure what you’d do there for an entire weekend.

We also ended up going apple picking, going to pumpkin patches, and through a corn maze. These activities you can do on the road up to Julian at little farms. Apple picking was so fun and the apples were so delicious and fresh! I actually ended up being allergic to the apple trees, but #noregrets! It was still a great experience, regardless. The corn maze was also super fun and didn’t take too long to get out of. I imagine at night, it would be MUCH creepier. But this one was for families to enjoy. I loved seeing all the pumpkins and the Halloween decorations around the stores and the farms, so you’ll see plenty of that below. By now you’re probably over reading about these little excursions and want to see the pictures. Well don’t worry, I took PLENTY and they’re all down below! Check them out!

I definitely recommend taking a trip to Julian if you’re in the Southern California area! It was an autumnal dream and I’d love to go there when it gets colder! It’s an awesome place for families and if you want to take a day trip somewhere. Happy adventuring!

Talkative Tuesday: Fun Things To Do With Your Friends In College!

Hello loves! Hope your Monday went well and that it was a great start to your work/school week. Us college students usually have so many things to check off our To-Do lists on a Monday. I know with my school schedule Mondays are always super busy for me. However, my week starts to die down around Thursday and I finally get a chance to take a breath. This is the time I like to cater to my social life and see what my friends are up to. A lot of the time, we like to just stay in and find something fun to do at the dorms. Because as you would expect, we are exhausted from our week. So here’s some things we love to do when staying in and I hope it gives you some ideas to try out with your own group of friends!

1. Watch a movie + popcorn!: This may seem like an obvious one with the technology we have nowadays. But there are times when all we want to do is sit down together and pick a movie off of Netflix. The dorms here have a place called “the box” where you can buy candy, popcorn, and usually any sort of junk food (not so healthy I know, but once in a while I’ll cave in). We’ll buy a bag or two from there if someone doesn’t have any already bought. Sometimes a simple hangout with a movie is all it takes to relax and spend quality time with your favorite people.

Bonus tip: While we’re on the subject of movies/television, some of my friends and I love to keep up with a T.V. show. For example when it’s on, we love to keep up with The Bachelor or Bachelor in Paradise!

2. Do our nails/hair: Surprise! Shocker here…NOT! This could sound very stereotypical of girls and what we consider fun, but I know if we have any free time, some pampering is always a good idea. Personally I bring to school a bin of many different colored nail polishes. I can’t use them all myself and I know my friends loving looking through the colors. It’s fun to just sit around with your friends painting nails or doing our hair for the next day of classes. It’s super simple but you never know when you’ll get free time again!

3. Order in: Sometimes when its dinnertime and already dark out, you don’t really feel like going off campus to get something other than cafeteria food. Ordering up a pizza to split together can be fun. Chinese food is another good alternative if you aren’t feeling up for all that cheesy pizza. (Make sure the place has good ratings before you order. I speak from experience when I say it’s not fun to get borderline nasty Chinese take out when you’re starving). That’s a good habit to get into anyway when you’re trying something new: always check for good or bad ratings on sites like Yelp!

4. Do something creative: My friends and I have done this once where we will paint together outside our dorms. This is a creative and memorable activity to do with your friends and may even open them up to something fun and new. Maybe do some watercoloring or calligraphy to add some art to your white walls in the dorm room. It definitely makes for good use of your time and it’s a great memory to share with friends. Doing something artsy will always be something fun to look back on once you’re all graduated and living different lives.

5. Take photos: This is something I need to get in the habit of doing more often. When you’re in college, take tons of pictures! It’s something I’ve really been making an effort to do more because I want to look back and remember the happy memories with great people I met over the years. Even if you’re doing something totally normal like talking with friends in your room, go ahead and take that selfie. Whenever you’re out to dinner or walking around campus, that’s a good time to pull out your phone and take a couple Snaps or post a photo to Instagram.

These are such simple things to do with your friends but they really do make for the best memories. Some of the selfies or old photos I’ve found from my freshman year really take me back. The years are flying by and the best thing to do is take advantage of the time you have. Talk to you guys soon!❤

Talkative Tuesday: Things I’m Looking Forward To This Fall!

Hey there, guys! With September upon us, that also means some lovely fall weather is on its way! Now I know my part of California doesn’t get a lot of change between the seasons, but we do have a couple weeks where it gets cold and rainy. Those are the weeks I look forward to during the autumn time, because believe it or not, I love a good rainy day. My blog has always been focused on California culture, fashion, and trends. But I like to change it up a bit during the fall and winter with the colors I wear to a slight change in my aesthetic. For example, I plan to replace one of my pillows this fall with a fluffy/furry one I got last year to match the feel of autumn.

So here’s a little list of things I’m especially excited about for fall (I’m sure most of you can relate to them, so hopefully your favorite thing is in this list):

1. Neutral/autumn colors: Orange, black, beige, mustard, brown, burgundy are all perfect colors for the season and I can’t wait for them to back in trend!

2. Pumpkin Spice Lattes: Okay, I’m going to be real honest here and say I had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte last week…I know, a white girl who hasn’t had one every year?! Shocking! Starbucks just released their classic autumn drink recently and I’m hooked. If you’re wanting a warm, pumpkin drink to warm you up, definitely try it out.

3. Cuddling up with a blanket and a book while listening to the rain: This is probably one of my favorite things to do in the fall. On a cold, rainy day there’s nothing better than a big warm blanket, tea, and a book/Netflix. During school it’s hard for me to find time to read for leisure but I’m hoping to find time this autumn!

4. Going to eat pho with my boyfriend or friends on a chilly afternoon: So pho is kind of the new thing I’ve been obsessed with. If you don’t know, pho is a vietnamese dish that consists of rice noodles, broth, meat, sprouts, mint, and Sriracha sauce (for myself, I get the vegetarian pho since I don’t eat meat, so there’s a ton of veggies to replace it). I have never been a soup fan, but this has surprisingly won me over. Thanks to my boyfriend for getting me hooked and I have a few friends at school who love it as well! Perfect to warm you up on that wind blown day.

5. The smell and feel after it has just rained: A lot of things on this list have to do with rain because we don’t get a whole lot of it here and it never snows. It’s our little taste of the fall season that most Southern Californians look forward to. Watching the rain is a beautiful thing, but the smell after it has passed and the feel of the air after a downpour is one of my absolute favorite things!

That’s it for this week’s Talkative Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed my favorite things about the fall and that it got you into the September mood. I’m ready to say goodbye to the heat and hello to cuddly, chilly days.🙂

Drive-In Movie OOTD

Hi everyone! One of my favorite things to do on date night is go to a movie. But what’s better than going to a normal theater for a show? A drive-in movie! I went to my first drive-in movie last night and I fell in love with them. It felt so old timey and like we were back in the 60’s. Tickets were only $9 a person and they had three movies playing at one time. We saw the movie Sully, which is doubt a pilot who landed his plane in the Hudson River. It was such an amazing movie and it was so fun watching it from the car on a clear night. They will even play movies on a not so clear night, even if it is raining. But for us, it was the perfect night after a gorgeous sunset. I’ll add some bonus photos of the drive-in below, but this post is actually going to be an OOTD. If any of you can go to a drive in movie, I have the perfect outfit for you here! Keep reading to check it out!


I’m so glad I’m finally getting a chance to sit down and write about this OOTD. A lot of people loved it on Instagram, you can see the post here, so I’m happy I can go into depth about it.



This outfit was created specifically for this jacket. I got it at Nordstrom but you can get an almost identical one at Windsor. Bomber jackets like these have been so in style right now and I absolutely love it! Some stores like Forever 21 have even been selling them in a beautiful blush color that is equally as cute. It’s slightly cropped and the material can be compared to a light suede (if that makes sense). It’ll keep you warm with the long sleeves but if it’s a warmer night, you an simply scrunch up the sleeves for a more casual look.

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I love how the jacket gives an edgy vibe. I love pairing edgy pieces with more feminine ones, so I knew this light pick t-shirt would work well with it. I got this shirt a while ago from H&M. The shorts also paired well with the black accents of the jacket. They’re very torn and worn so it adds to that element of edginess. I believe I got these shorts at Lamb and Flag years ago. I’m not sure those stores are around still but black denim shorts would work as well.

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For accessories, I wore these suede boots in a beige/gray color. It has a pointed toe and a V cut on the side. I absolutely love the cut of this boot and it went perfectly with the outfit (I bought them from Tilly’s). Black boots would have worked well too, but I wanted to change it up a bit! As you can see in other photos above, I also wore a classic black choker with my layered beige necklace from Nordstrom. I also wore my sunglasses from Nasty Gal that I am LOVING right now. I believe they were only $20. This was a steal since everything from Nasty Gal is pretty pricey.

Photos from the Drive-In:

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This was such a fun date night and the movie was amazing! I definitely recommend both of them and I hope you love the outfit I put together!

Last but not least, today is 9/11 and I don’t think I should post without mentioning a day that is so significant in my country’s history. We remember what happened that day 15 years ago in 2001 and are thankful to those who risked their lives to save others. They are truly heroes. Even though I was only going into my first week of kindergarten and don’t remember it at the exact moment it was happening, it’s something that stands out every year. God bless<3

Beginning of School Recap/Exciting News!

Hi loves! I’m so sorry I haven’t been as consistent with my post as usual. As most of you know, I moved into my new dorm and started my third year of college. That’s crazy to say and to write. However, I honestly think it’s going to be one of the best years of college for me. The first couple of years had their high highs and some low lows. This year though, is off to a great start and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings for me and my friends!

I want to touch on some major things that have happened in just the past couple of weeks. Firstly, move in day was actually way better than any other year. Of course, it brought it stresses but I suppose the more you do something, the easier it gets. I think it was easier simply because I knew exactly what I needed and what I would never use. When you’re moving into college as a freshman, you tend to overpack. (At least I did, since I didn’t have a car to go out and buy whatever I needed that day). But this year I knew the things that I would be using often and things I had in boxes only because “there might be a time when I need this.”

Secondly, (and a more exciting event I may add), I am the design editor for my college’s yearbook this year! I haven’t gotten too involved in different clubs at my school for various reasons, and I’ve been looking for an opportunity to branch out and challenge myself, especially with graphic design or art. I’ve taken more than half of the graphics classics my school offers so far and I think I’m ready to tackle a bigger project. I have never worked on a yearbook before, but I’m hoping my creative and organizational skills will pull through for me. I’m confident in my artistic skills and actually this blog has given me the confidence to try new things. Many people don’t realize, but one blog post could take a few hours depending on the content. For example if I decide to post an OOTD, there is a list of steps that I have to take before even getting online. I have to decide on the look I’m going for with an outfit, set up my camera/tripod, take the photos (it takes a while to get the perfect set of photos), download them off my camera to my phone or computer, edit them  (some photos need to be put into PicMonkey for further editing), and finally write and insert the photos into a new WordPress post. By the time this is all done a few hours have gone by. What I’m trying to get across is that I don’t think the processes of blogging are too far off from the processes that go into putting a yearbook together. At least, I hope they aren’t… But I think it will be good for me to get out of my comfort zone. Also, my professors have encouraged me to pursue this, given me confidence and advice, which I appreciate more than anything. I am so looking forward to working with the team and making a bomb yearbook for my school this year!

As for my classes this year, I am taking a couple of G.E.’s including Poetry and Spanish along with a few major classes like Digital Photography, Branding, and Web Design. I am especially into my Web Design class since we will be taught coding and how to put together a successful and efficient website. I’m hoping this will help me with my blog since I do have the coding feature that comes with WordPress Premium. It’s a skill I’ve been wanting to learn for a while and something I think is very useful in today’s world and in the technology we use everyday. So who knows! My blog may be getting more detailed and look more professional as the semester goes on since it’ll be a great place to practice what I’ve been taught.

Last but not least, my bed area in my room is pretty much completed so I would love to get some photos up soon. As you’ve heard before, I went with a very modern/simplistic look with black, white, gray, and splashes of light pink. I really planned out my room this year and I think it turned out pretty cute. Again, I will try to be more consistent with my posts since my blog is becoming increasingly important in my schooling and with myself. I will always find some time to fit it in between homework, designing/editing the yearbook, friends, and family. I love writing and sharing special things on here and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Thanks everyone, have a great end of the week!!❤

Back to School in Style OOTD!

Hello, lovelies! It’s that time of year again, back to school! I hope you’ve been enjoying some of my dorm hauls, my room is really coming together so far! Since I am in my first week of school along with so many other students around the world, I thought a back to school OOTD would be perfect. So let’s jump right on in with this easy to wear look!

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For back to school outfits, I usually like to go pretty casual yet still looking put together. A simple blouse with some jeans is a great way to go, so that’s what I did here! This gridded collared shirt is from and I have to say I was very impressed with the site when I received my order! The products I wanted fit like a glove and were very flattering! This is pretty hard to come by from an online store, but I HIGHLY recommend Boohoo with their great fit and affordable prices. I’m in love with this top right now, even though it is more of a very dark blue instead of a black that I was expecting. I have been looking for a shirt like this for so long and I’m so happy this one worked out from Boohoo!

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I paired it with a pair of ripped up boyfriend jeans, a choker, and a cute black hat to accessorize. I got both the jeans and the choker a while ago from Melrose in the O.C., a small boutique. The hat I bought from Urban Outfitters. I really think the accessories made the outfit more stylized and so adorable! I also put some waves in my hair to make it more feminine and cute for school. Rolling up the sleeves of the blouse also helps to edge it up a bit and give it some flare.

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Lastly, one of my absolute favorite parts of this look is the shoes! These black ankle boots are also from You can get black ankle boots from so many places, but what makes these so unique and expensive looking is the small gold trim at the heel. The gold also goes across the heel by the arch, so its a small detail that really makes a big difference. Detailing is probably one of the most important things for an accessory, so I really appreciated that. Not to mention, these shoes are impeccably made and fit me! Again, a risky move on my part for ordering shoes online, but again I totally recommend Boohoo because every single thing I ordered fit! These shoes are definitely affordable as well, even though they look pretty high end.

As for makeup, I went for a very simple wing with dark brown eyeliner and a nude liquid matte lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills!

This outfit was SO comfy to wear, which makes it perfect for school! I know I would 100% wear this to class and I’m excited to that. I hope you guys enjoyed this OOTD as always and let me know what you think of it or if you’ve ordered from Boohoo before! Have a fantastic rest of your week, loves!❤