Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Awaiting Autumn

Every fall I look forward to wearing pants and boots and sweaters in dark, autumn colors. But living in Southern California, we don't really get "fall" weather until mid-late October. This past week we had temperatures in the 100's!! Way too hot for my liking. Not to mention, we had our first fire of the season. My mom and I went out for a morning walk, the air smelled like ash, and I automatically was brought back to previous fall seasons. That can't be good, that I associate the smell of wildfire with the fall season. But it's usually this time of year that the air is dry and hot and windy, and the hills are prone to catch fire. 

// Pants: American Eagle // Tank: ?? // Shoes: Target // Pearl Necklace: Forever 21 // Gold Necklace: my grandma's // Earrings: Charlotte Russe // 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Workout Clothes Wishlist

I've mentioned in some previous posts that I switched departments at my job, and I am now a preschool teacher. But since we offer other departments such as cheer, dance, gymnastics, swimming, etc., our uniform to wear to work is more along the lines of athletic clothes. Since I am now working 6 days a week (eek!), I've been on the hunt for some new workout-style clothes that I could wear to work. Our company colors are red, white, and black, so we are required to wear those colors (along with grey). And let me tell you, I have been searching high and low all over the internet to find a pair of basic, good quality red yoga pants. It seems like all the places I looked either didn't have red, or they had more fuchsia colors, or orange-red. I wanted classic red. I thought that was a simple-enough wish list item, but I've been looking for quite some time now to no avail. 

Last night I decided to google "yoga brands" and one of the first links was titled "Yoga Brands other than Lululemon" or something along those lines, and I was like Hallelujah! The first website was for Athleta, which I had seen and heard of, but never looked into. AND THEY HAD RED YOGA PANTS! I was so excited (: They also have a ton of other cute workout clothes, so I come to you today with a wish list (: 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cropped and Comfy

Here's a simple outfit I wore this past weekend! These fabric shorts that have been trendy for a while now are just so comfy, I was able to wear this outfit lounging around my house doing homework and then out and about with my boyfriend. 

And speaking of homework... I'm still trying to get a hang of my new schedule. I think I mentioned in a post a while ago that I started a new position at work as a preschool teacher, so I am working there Monday through Friday from 8:00-1:00. Then I have school in the afternoon and evening on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Try to squeeze in time to exercise, do homework, see my boyfriend, shower, sleep, etc...... it's quite a bit. 

How do you manage your time so your schedule isn't completely overwhelmed? 

// Shorts: Styles for Less // Top: Charlotte Russe // Sandals: Ross // Sunglasses & Pyramid bracelet: Kohl's // Gold bangle & earrings: my grandma's // Purse: Target // 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Different Designs

I loved the tribal design that I tried last time, so I decided I'd have another go! One of the nail-art girls I follow on Instagram uses a toothpick to do her super small designs, so I thought I'd give that a try here with this nail art. The spiral, chevron stripes, and the rungs on the "ladder" were done with a toothpick! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lemon Lovin'

Here is another one of my school outfits for you! I don't know about other colleges, but a lot of the girls at my school dress SUPER casual. And I'm talking' sweat pants, tee shirts, messy hair, no makeup.... Don't get me wrong, I love it when I can wear comfy clothes and just relax, but I love fashion too much to dress like that at school every day. Anyone else the same way? It makes me happy to put together different clothing pieces and coordinate my jewelry and do my makeup and hair, I'm such a girly girl, I know (: 

Excuse my earring tans lines! I can't believe I got those!

// Shorts: American Eagle // Bandeau & Tank: PacSun // Sweater: Charlotte Russe // Shoes: Vans // Watch: Anne Klein // Earrings: Forever 21 // 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Go-To Konad Stamps

Every once in a while, I'll attempt to do certain nail art and it doesn't turn out and I get beyond frustrated. I know I'm too hard on myself, but I love when I love my end result, and I can't stand when it doesn't work out. Before I did this nail art, I was trying to do water marble, and I must've tried 5 different color combinations with different polishes. For some reason the colors wouldn't spread out the way they are supposed to, and I don't know if it was the polish or the water or the temperature of the water or what. But whenI just had it with the stupid water marble technique, I decided I'd turn to my trusty Konad nail stamps. They are a little tricky at first, but for me it is almost impossible to get it wrong. So I'm not super stoked with how this turned out (it's not the water marble I originally wanted to do), but it'll do!