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.. to California.

12:22 PM

A couple weeks ago, I was able to go back to Los Angeles for work! As I've been before, obviously one time isn't enough to get to know a place, so going back, I was excited to learn more about gorgeous LA. At my job, I do a little bit of the buying, alongside my two bosses, which I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do/experience. In LA is where most of the warehouses are for a ton of vendors... so you have the "fashion district" which is made up of multiple vendors boutiques/stores buy from all over the States. I enjoy SO much being able to buy, but as fun as it is, and gets your creative juices flowing (i.e. putting outfits together, buying pieces for a certain event, etc.) it is definitely TIRING! It's not your typical shopping day for yourself, you are shopping for all your store's clients. So you have to think of all the possibilities and different style you know your customers wear. Alongside shopping for that, you are looking at TONS of clothes all day, so by the time your day is done... you're like, wait.. what did I even choose this morning?? Much less, what did I choose two days ago?! At the end of the day you have a slight headache, but work hard, play hard. That is what a good dinner and a drink is for... to relax!
The last time I was in LA I saw the more touristy side, like Hollywood, the walk of fame, Beverly Hills, and the famous Hollywood sign. This time around we saw the more calm side which ventures out a little more .. we saw Santa Monica beach, a museum, and dinner where the locals go. We also went out more to the west side of LA, which the views were incredible... those mountains ... I don't ever get tired of seeing them, every time I see them it's like a breath of fresh air! I might be blessed enough to go on a couple more trips with my bosses back to LA, and I am only looking more forward to see more of the gorgeous views LA has to offer. There's just something so free and uplifting about California.




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from New York ..

2:15 PM

This past month I visited my dream state of visiting ... NEW YORK!!! 😍
I got the opportunity to go with my boss to a show they were having in NY for work to shop for pre-fall. Although it ended up being a small market and we finished our work in about two days total.. we had some extra time to sight-see!
I've always known in my heart I was going to LOVE New York City (to be specific), and I even told myself when I was a sophomore in high school, I would love to live in NYC for at least one year of my life in my twenties. Although life changes and I met the love of my life here in the valley, that dream got put on pause, but that didn't mean I couldn't visit it!
As soon as we were landing and I saw the skyline, my heart literally skipped a beat, and I got a rush of emotions... I was actually and finally in NYC! The city that never sleeps, the city where your dreams come true, the city you see in movies ... NEW YORK FRICKIN CITY!
I loved everything about the city even the occasional scent of trash that's in the air (lol). So many things that make the city were so fun and different, now maybe I am just saying this, because I was visiting, but I always knew in my heart, there was a spot in it waiting to be filled by NYC. Although I got a teeny bit of claustrophobia in the subway (how do people ride that everyday?!) in the end I appreciated the experience. So many different languages you hear as you walk the streets, it starts raining.. just pull out your umbrella .. and let's hope you brought that with you, if not?? yeah, your definitely a tourist. The driving gave me major anxiety, how do people drive in that city!? But the fact that everyone is open with each other, minds their business, and is just being themselves was so enjoyable to watch. The cameras flashing everywhere by tourists, then next to them a local is running to get in their daily exercise.. I loved all of it!
I also loved that literally EVERYWHERE was dog-friendly, people walking their dogs in the street, Central Park had a dog park within it, dogs at coffee shops, dogs at spots to eat, dogs on the subway! Always a little cute pup to look at!

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A weekend in Houston + a catch up!

4:16 PM

This past weekend I went to Houston for the reschedule of the Bleacher's concert at Karbach Brewery and it was the absolute best! I was dying to see them and I went back in May, but it got cancelled due to it getting rained out. Although the first time was a bummer, it was worth the drive back, because I can't imagine the second time being any better. We somehow got our tickets upgraded to VIP, so I got front row, then the weather ended up being perfect (only a slight drizzle in the beginning). Jack Antonoff & the boys put on an incredible show, and I'm definitely ready to see them again already!
also, my first time at Shake Shack! It was really good, and their vegan burger option was definitely something different and delicious! I'm thinking it had beets in it? I may be mistaken, but regardless, it was really good! Also, cheese fries because why not?!
I checked out some local boutiques in the area ... who doesn't like a cute photo-worthy wall?

~ LIFE UPDATE ~
I know I've been pretty MIA on my social media, not sure why, but putting together outfit-worthy instagram photos hasn't been in my mind in the a.m.'s ... maybe I'm just in a rut, that'll hopefully and soon go away. I know sometimes we all need a break from social media, and I'm currently experiencing mine. Shouldn't last too long, because I can't wait to put together outfits again, and take fun photos! 
I'm also going to New York in a couple weeks to go shop for the fall season at work. I'm beyond excited! It's always been a dream of mine to go to NY, so it feels surreal that it's actually going to happen. I'm going to try hard to capture as many photos as possible! 
If you're reading this, thanks for always sticking around and liking my instagram posts along with reading my blog. It means alot!
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Beach Must-Haves!

9:51 PM

I just got back from a weekend at the beach, and I forgot to post my beach-day must haves that I take with me myself! I guess it's a good thing I posted after, because I realized you really do not need much for the beach. Spending most of the days in your bathing suit, clothes are pretty much optional (haha). What I definitely always have with me are:
1.) sunscreen - I absolutely DO NOT like burning (or peeling for that matter).
2.) floppy hat - If you happen to forget sunnies, or want to take a really rad Instagram pic, this is a must have!
3.) cute sunglasses - Not only are they great accessories to your beach hair, (or to cover up the fact that you do not want to wear make-up at the beach) but who wants to be all squinty in pictures!
4.) beach bag - to carry all your necessities! Also they make perfect purses for a daily bases.
5.) slides - Always wear easy to slip on sandals to the beach, no one wants to be fussing with laces, straps, and buckles when walking through the sand.
6.)  beach towel - to lay out and get some sun! Also, how cute it this one from Ban.do!

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