Monday, July 30, 2012

Believe!



A little inspiration for you on this Monday. Have a great week! <3


Friday, July 20, 2012

Just Be Your Smelly Old Self!

Shirley Manson Quote


I love this quote. Especially about the criticism. I want to dress nicer, but I'm afraid of what people would think.

People always have some remarks.

If you dress nice they think your superficial. If your dress crappy, they think your lazy and don't feel great about yourself.

What the heck? I guess you can never please everyone so you just have to be yourself.

And so I will take into consideration what makes me happy, and not take into consideration on how I can please everyone.

What did you take from this quote? What are you afraid of?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sparkle

I was reading my latest Lucky magazine issue, and I came upon a glitter accessories editorial and found most of the items were above $100.

So I came up with my own glitter items for under $50 each. Enjoy!




1. Forever 21 Glittered Clutch $9.00 
2. Alloy Glitter Heart Cropped Tank $22.90
3. Forever 21 Glittered Flats $19.80
4. Lipsy Jalouse Heeled Sandals $36.45
5. Buckle Daytrip Glitter Sunglasses $10.95
6. Oasis Glittery Belt $15.00
7. Windsor Glitter Pumps $32.90


Monday, July 16, 2012

Bethenny Frankel's Look for Less

One of my favorite shows lately is Bethenny Frankel's new talk show, Bethenny.

I am totally in love with this show. Not only is she a great television host, but she is also a fashion rockstar.

I decided to recreate two of my favorite looks from last week for less.

Outfit #1:

Bethenny's Look #1
Original outfit here

1. ASOS metallic skinny belt $9.94
2. Levi skinny jeans $39.99
3. Nordstrom pink blazer $59.00
4. Forever 21 turquoise teardrop earrings $3.80
5. Forever 21 lace polka-dot collar tank $17.80
6. Aldo platforms $48.99
7. Forever 21 ring $5.80

Outfit #2:

Bethenny Look #2
Original outfit here

1. Charlotte Russe pleather jacket $22.99
2. Asos skirt $40.60
3. Forever 21 necklace $7.80
4. Forever 21 pendant necklace $2.80
5. H&M top $5.95
6. Forever 21 rhinestone trio ring $6.80
7. Forever 21 ring set $3.80
8. Aldo platforms $38.49




Friday, July 13, 2012

Live Your Purpose



I first found out about this video from Jess from the blog Makeunder My Life and I fell in love with it.

It has inspired me so much, and pushed me to really follow my dreams.

This video is on Mastin from The Daily Love. He is being interviewed my Marie Forleo who's website I adore and I always read her advice.

One of the things I freaking loved about this video was the conversation he had with his mom. It is so inspirational, so I'll let you guys hear it for yourself and see what you make of it (the time 13:08 -17:20).

If you have time today, definitely watch it, it is super inspirational. And let me know what you think of it.

"Everyone has oceans to fly if they have the heart. Is it reckless? Yes! But what do dreams know about boundaries?" -Amelia Earhart

"So what is holding you back? What is the dream that you want so bad?" -Marie Forleo.

I asked myself that same question, and it opened my eyes and mind to what I really want to do. And I definitely buried it because people told me I couldn't do it.

So if you would love to follow the conversation, you can check out Marie's original post here

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Latest Purchase

My new purchases



I went recently on a little shopping spree. It was big for me, even though I didn't buy quite a lot of items. I needed to spruce up my wardrobe because I haven't been shopping in a very long time and clothes in my closet are from back when I was in college.

Since I graduated already, I thought why not buy me some new items? So the items above are my new purchases :)

I decided to buy a cute turquoise teardrop necklace that I have been admiring since I saw the J.crew turquoise necklaces (here & here). I also added this lovely sheer shirt from forever 21. Which was one of my recent goals to buy a chiffon shirt as mentioned in this post here.

The third item I bought was this lovely fun shirt/sweater from Express. This sweater is so versatile, as you can wear it off the shoulder as well and can be worn to a party, concert, or a club. My fourth item was this cute crochet Express top (for $17.99). I have been contemplating about this item since it came out. After it went on sale I thought about buying it super hard… then my decision was made after I saw Selena Gomez sport it. As well as a little nudge from my co-workers (thanks girls for giving me ideas on how to wear it). I also bought some gold sandals at Express for only $15, unfortunately they are all sold out online but check in stores they still have some.

And my last purchase of course were these lovely Aruba Blue Converse that I have been coveting after for a few months now. Overall I am proud of my latest finds, and proud of myself for not buying regular plain t-shirts and stepping outside the box.

What have you shopped for lately?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Eaton Canyon


1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
‪(626) 398-5420‬


As a little cardio workout I usually like to go hiking. This time I experienced my first time on a new hiking trail - Eaton Canyon.

Eaton Canyon is located in Pasadena at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. It holds a trail more scenic than my usual dry dirt hikes at the Whittier Hills.

This trail was very confusing especially to get to Eaton Canyon Falls. I decided to go with my sister on this hike, since she has already conquered this trail. Even to her she would get confused sometimes as the trails do disappear especially when you cross the little streams. Thank goodness I brought her.

I couldn't tell you exactly what trails I took to get to the waterfall, but I did start from the main parking lot near the Nature Center. This website has a great Trail Description on how to get to the waterfall if its your choice. Just make sure you go under the bridge not over it (as many people do & have a harder time finding the waterfall).

Signs like these help.

Although it didn't feel like much of a workout only on some parts, it still can be a little dangerous. There are streams you have to cross like this one:


and some rocks can be slippery and you CAN fall. I saw this poor girl fall while crossing one of the streams coming back from the waterfall - it looked like it hurt. I almost slipped too on the dry road trails as you are heading down coming back from the waterfall. And also be ready to get possibly wet and go over some fallen tree trunks.

At times the hike can get overcrowded with children hiking with their class. There are also many people who take their dogs on the hike with them, so if your not into dogs be careful because there are some unleashed dogs with their owners during the hike.


And as you walk down the trail be careful on stepping on one of these little guys, as I almost did.


Nice scenic route, and shade in most parts, thanks to the abundance of trees leading towards the waterfall.

We made it! Eaton Canyon Falls.


Time: The hike took two hours in total for us. One hour to get there & one to come back (some people can do it faster).
Parking: is free
Bathroom: There are porta potties in the start of the hike (which smell horrible!) But according to their website they also have bathrooms inside their Nature Center.

Have you ever gone to Eaton Canyon? Let me know below and your experience. What are some hiking trails you like to go to?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Let's Go Shopping!


After realizing I needed to go shopping for summer, I didn't just want to go and splurge on anything - I needed a few essentials.

So instead of doing my usual to do list on what to buy I decided to make a collage with magazine pictures of essentials I needed.

This is so much more visually appealing than writing everything I want to buy. This creative collage actually helped and it kept me focused on what pieces I wanted to add into my wardrobe for the summer season.

If you can't really see, these were my go to items I needed for summer:
1. Cute Shorts
2. Pastels
3. Cute Bracelets
4. Gold Bangles
5. Accordion Pleated Skirt
6. Chiffon Button Down Blouses
7. Summer Loose Shirts
8. Summer Dresses
9. Colorful Nails
10. Anything Fun!

How do you shop? Do you just go buy on impulse, whatever you like, or are you a strategic shopper like me? I would love to know.

And what are some essentials for you this summer?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Welcome & Happy 4th of July!



Hello Everyone! Welcome to my first blog post for my new lifestyle blog :)

I was thinking hard and waiting too long to write this first post, but I realized its better not to over think it and just write & tell you guys welcome.

I didn't want to put too much pressure on my first post, especially not on my blog. So there are no expectations for me or you. You just have to wait and see what I write about.

Have a great 4th of July!



A gift for you, check out this yummy smoothie recipe to get you energized today from the girls at Tone It Up called "Chriselle's Coconut Creation" named after Chriselle Lim from the Chriselle Factor.

And for those of you hitting the beach or pools today checkout the bikini ready body workout on that same page :) You'll thank me later.

Have a great day & be safe.

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