October 11, 2014

Spooky & Pretty Halloween Inspiration

With the recent premiere of American Horror Story: Freakshow (which was absolutely incredible and I'm so excited for the rest of the season) and the anticipated season premiere of The Walking Dead tomorrow, I'm definitely feeling Halloween more and more, alongside its tendency to creep up on me sooner than I expected. Last year, I was everyone's favorite childhood ventriloquist doll, creepy smile and all. I simply can't justify buying a pre-made Halloween costume anymore, unless it's designed impeccably well and I'm in a hurry. Plus, I've really been eager to amp up my make-up and design skills, so I've browsed around for some inspiration!

What are your plans this Halloween as far as costumes and festivities?

all images via Pinterest

September 30, 2014

Goodbye September, Hello October

I absolutely love the last three months of the year, being it's Pumpkin season, Halloween is soon, my birthday is in November, I get to layer more, and the holiday season is all around us. Although my move to San Francisco means no more heavy layering, I'm still very excited to bring out my tights, jackets, hats, among many other cool-weather layering accessories.

Today we're saying goodbye to September and hello to a lovely, spooky, and cool October.

My September round-up via my Instagram!

Snickers =^-^=
Can't get enough of these hilly streets in SF!
Lunch at La Boulange!
Diesel Hat / Betsey Johnson Sweater / Michael Kors Track Pants / AE Flats
I cut my hair for the first time in forever and already miss my long hair - growing it out again!
I'm a HUGE fan of Birchbox (I've done a few reviews in the past!)
My haul from Daiso - featured on the blog!
Lunch in Japantown!
The best graphic T I own (which I also designed!)

Wonder Woman glassware my sister got for me!
A stylish #TBT
The best macarons I've EVER had in LA!
Finally got my desk - slowly organizing it!

September 19, 2014

Because I'm Happy... With My Pretty Treasures!

I'm obsessed with anything and everything "cutesy" and Japanese inspired, especially in the following forms: cat, miniature, super girly, and patterned (polka-dots and stripes are my favorites). So naturally, I freaked out upon discovering the Japanese store Daiso here in San Francisco (also all over California). While browsing around, I had to refrain from literally buying everything, considering almost 100% of the merchandise is only $1.50(!!!). Since I walked in with a list, I decided to stick to it (ok so I strayed away from it a little but you'll see why!). My happy haul is below!

Because we can never have too many hair pins (I discovered a huge stash when I got home after purchasing these. Oops?)

I'm a sucker for cute, girly socks, especially with ruffles and polka-dots!

I'd like to channel my inner Blair Waldorf with these tights - what do you think?

I've been needing a shower cap for those body-wash-only days, and this one is ruffled, pink, and has bows. I'm sold.

I found these beautiful trays (medium and large sized) in the kitchenware section and decided to use them to hold my hair accessories! They look so delicate and have little weight to them which I love. 

Like I said, all things kitty. I also have a huge - probably abnormal - collection of mugs so this was just the best thing for me to snag!

The cutest wastebasket in all the land! I can't wait to use this alongside my new white desk arriving any day now! 

I also felt the need to share these photos of the spectacular view from my new place. Simply beautiful. Snickers had a mini photoshoot, too, just because (there were dozens of pictures, it was hard to choose!)