Thursday, September 18, 2014

Transitioning into Fall

Well, things have been crazy around these parts with school starting. I cannot believe it's already heading towards Fall! Next thing you know we'll be celebrating the Holidays! Anyways, here are some pieces that will transition you easily into the new season. Although it's been in the upper 90's over here it's just beginning to cool down and I'm looking forward to a change!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Endless Summer with Warby Parker

 Although summer is coming to a close (tear), this past weekend spent at the lake gave me inspiration to keep my favorite season going. Our days were spent laying out in the sun, boating, wake boarding,  playing beach volleyball, and of course SWIMMING! It was the perfect way to celebrate the last weeks of summer and it was spent with my favorite people in the world

So when Warby Parker reached out to me to promote their newest Waterways collection I couldn't think of a more perfect way to exemplify their summer-inspired sunglasses and frames then with a weekend in the water. If you've never heard of Warby Parker well, you should jump on board. A company that specializes in stylish eye-wear, they have a Home Try-On program where you choose 5 frames for 5 days and then choose which one you like best. You send back your pick with your prescription and voila! A new pair is sent back to you! P loves this company and I love their sunglasses! Oh and the best part, for every pair you buy they donate a pair to someone in need! How's that for an awesome shopping experience!? My favorite from this collection? Their Piper sunglasses in Sand Castle. Oh summer. Never end. And when you do I'll at least have my Pipers to remind me my favorite season ever!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Weekend Shopping

Happy Friday Turtle and Leafers! Are you ready for the three day weekend!? I sure am! I'll be spending this weekend on the lake with friends from high school back home and I've invited some of my friends from college too! We've rented a cabin and a boat and I cannot wait for three full days of sun, water sports, campfires, and simply relaxing. So what's in my overnight bag you ask? Read more to see my picks for a perfect Labor Day weekend on the lake.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Day in L.A. and the Best Pastrami Sandwich of My Life

This past weekend P and I headed up to L.A. to celebrate his birthday. We left early Saturday morning to beat the heat and the traffic and wandered around Little Tokyo and Downtown L.A. stumbling upon hidden gems such as the Los Angeles Library and some not so hidden gems such as Langer's Deli where P and I had the best pastrami sandwich of our lives which I'll tell you more about later...

Friday, August 22, 2014

How to fake fuller lips

YES! Another makeup tutorial from my favorite makeup artist, Sarah Sori and just in time for the weekend! Today she's showing us how to achieve those full, Angelina Jolie-like lips without the botox. Read for more after the jump and don't forget to follow Sarah on Instagram by searching sarahsori and on Youtube!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Orange County: The Tourist Edition, Part 1

August has been a happy, busy, and crazy month thus far. The past two weekends I had guests from out of town- my bestie from my hometown came with her husband and sister and then the weekend after my dear friend whom I met in Japan and now lives in Spain, came with her boyfriend. I always enjoy having out of town guests for obvious reasons, but I always get into a predicament of where to take them for dinner, what sights to show them, where to go for bunch and better yet, who has a good happy hour? Can you tell my entertaining relies heavily on food? Questions like these always come up a few days before the arrival of guests and I rely heavily on Yelp and word of mouth to figure out a plan of entertaining action. At the same time however, as much as I worry about where to take them, I also enjoy being a tourist in my own city. Often times I don't do touristy things just because I live here, but it's nice to switch up the point of view every once in a while. Interested in where I took my guests in Orange County? Read more for my recommendations!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Travel Series Part 2: Tips and Tricks to Navigating Through China

As some of you may or may not know I was able to travel to China for my summer trip about a month ago. I was eager to travel to one of the seven wonders of the world, The Great Wall of China (obviously), eat some authentic Chinese food, and finally get out of the country once again. I got there with no issues (see this post on how to survive an international flight!), but traveling to any place unfamiliar will always come with it's challenges.