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June 29, 2015

Getty, Getty, Getty, Getty rockin' everywhere

My family's trip to visit me earlier this month fell smack dab in the middle of June gloom. Despite the somewhat shitty weather, we went to the Getty Villa and Getty Museum to check out some art and see some stunning views of LA. Even with the fog, the city of angels is quite the looker!

This is one of those posts where I want to write more and want to post more photos... but if I went past this point I'm not sure where I would stop. Therefore, I'll leave you with a have a good week and happy Monday!

top: forever 21, skirt: forever 21, jacket: j. crew factory (similar by aeo), shoes: mel

June 26, 2015


Here's Santa Barbara post numero dos, along with a mini highlight of what I saw:

Stearns Wharf: It was totally touristy, but still worth the visit. You get beautiful views of the entire marina plus the city with the mountains looming in the background. We grabbed snacks from the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company which wasn't as impressive. The crab was good but the fried calamari and shrimp was seriously lacking.
Shoreline Park: All the gratuitous beach pictures you see are from Shoreline Park + the attached beach. It was by far the best part of my trip. After parking for free (because who doesn't like free parking), you descend down a zillion stairs and step onto the most beautiful beach.
State St: Because I like cute, touristy, downtown places.
Los Agaves: Pretty sure this is the most reviewed restaurant in Santa Barbara on yelp, and for good reason. It's delicious Mexican food with speedy service and a plentiful salsa bar. Plus, when we went for dinner we had no problem finding street parking since most of the other local businesses are closed at night.

P.s the post title is in reference to an episode of Psych, which coincidentally takes place in Santa Barbara.

dress: free people, sandals: forever 21 (similar by topshop)

June 23, 2015

the long bob

I've been contemplating a short haircut for the longest time (I even wrote this post about it back in 2013), and last Friday I finally did it! It was a pretty spontaneous decision. I made the call after waking up, went to the salon that afternoon, and left with 9+ inches chopped off!

In my Saturday morning just-woke-up haze, I spent a few moments wondering where the h*ll all my hair had gone. My hair hasn't been this short since elementary school so I pretty much feel like a new person. At the end of the day I'm glad I finally went for it since I got to donate my hair to Pantene's beautiful lengths campaign. I won't go into too many details as I imagine many people have already heard about the campaign-- but basically you donate 8+ inches of hair to be made into free wigs for cancer patients. If you want to learn more about the program click here :)

Since this is all new to me, I haven't really figured out how to style it properly. I want that tousled "I just spent the day at the beach" look...but have yet to achieve it. On the plus side, it's the perfect excuse to try a bunch of new hair products! If you have any tips or product recommendations it would be much appreciated!

crop top: forever 21, skirt: asos, lips: revlon matte balm stain in sultry (applied very lightly)

On an unrelated note, if you've been waiting for an affordable button down denim mini skirt (that's a mouthful), forever 21 just released one on their site! I couldn't resist the less than $20 price tag and hastily ordered it in both colors (ignoring the fact I already have a similar blue one by asos...) I have yet to receive them but I've got high hopes! You can buy it here :)