Geometric

August 16, 2017

Geometric

This past week, my grandma visited from Florida. I always get stressed out right before relatives visit because I need to do a thorough cleaning and make sure everything looks neat and tidy (my bathroom ahhhh), but then once they come, it’s super chill and fun.

One thing that’s nice about relatives visiting is it’s an excuse to have a staycation of your own. We took a few day trips, but the one I loved the most was Santa Cruz. Can you believe I’ve lived in Northern California for 10 years and have never once been to Santa Cruz? There were so many people with their bright and colorful umbrellas and blankets spread out at the beach in Capitola (a neighboring city), it was one of the prettiest sites I’ve ever seen. I know you Southern California dwellers see sights like this all the time, but San Francisco beaches aren’t really for sunbathing and swimming (they’re really cold and rocky and just not comfortable for lying around on), so it was really special to me. I took a bunch of film photos and will share them once I get the film back!

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Geometric

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I am super obsessed with the jewelry of Christine Young who owns Young Frankk. There is something about her minimal yet off-beat and perfectly quirky pieces that speak to me—the perfect marriage between my love of whimsy and negative space.

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Aura Dress: c/o Vreela
Shoes: Vintage via Crossroads
Hand Earrings: c/o Young Frankk
Open Orb Cuff: c/o Young Frankk

Dixon Sunflower Field

August 2, 2017

Dixon Sunflower Field

Those who’ve followed my blog for at least a year know that last year, I took a trip to Dixon, California, to see the famous sunflower field. Unfortunately, I was about two weeks late and the sunflowers were past bloom and were all dried up. Let me tell you, there is no sadder a sight than to see a huge field of sunflowers all droopy and dead. This year, I stalked the Yelp page and the Instagram geotag like a certified lunatic to make sure I visited the sunflowers while they were still in bloom and voilá, they were!

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

My mom and I woke up before the crack of dawn to catch the sunrise around 5:30 am. We left the house around 4:30. There were little to no cars on the road. I love doing things in the morning before most people wake up, the same way some people like staying up really late after most people have gone to bed. We caught the sunrise and it was so, so worth it. It also happened to be a full moon, which was a total happy accident.

Dixon Sunflower Field

Speaking of doing things early, here’s a happiness hack my mom taught me that is probably one of the most valuable things I’ve ever learned: Do your errands, adventures, travels, etc. early — less crowds, less traffic, and less parking issues, which means you can accomplish your task much faster. I suppose if you’re a night owl, you can do all these things at night along the same line of reasoning, but I’m an early bird, so I do things early.

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

I wish I had a drone to capture an aerial shot, but I brought along the tallest ladder I had, which sufficed. I am so happy we caught the sunflowers in bloom! I’m planning on ordering a huge print of the sunflowers to hang over our fireplace. The next flower field on my flower bucket list is to see the Skagit Valley tulips.

Shaking and moving at my local spot

July 27, 2017

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Who’s been listening to Lana Del Rey’s new album nonstop? *raises hand* I think my favorite songs are “Get Free,” “Tomorrow Never Came,” “Summer Bummer,” and “Groupie Love,” but I also love “Lust for Life” and “Love.” What’s your favorite song from the new album?

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Shaking and moving at my local spot

These days have been very hot, and this Act Three dress has been an absolute godsend. I absolutely adore the strappy open back.

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Shaking and moving at my local spot

I’m also absolutely obsessed with this DIY YouTube channel called The Sorry Girls, which has some of the greatest (easiest) DIYs I’ve ever seen. I know I’ve mentioned I don’t generally like doing DIY projects (!!! considering how many DIY blogs I follow and DIY projects I pin on Pinterest), but I really have been bit by the domestic bug lately and I itching to create things with my hands.

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Lily dress: c/o Act Three
Finley Strappy Mule — Melon: Loeffler Randall
Choker necklace: Isalis
Half Moon Studs: Katie Dean Jewelry
Hair pin: J.Crew

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