STYLE

Summer is coming ladies! What does that mean? Out with the old and in with the new! I spent all week getting rid of my winter, fall, and spring clothing. I put away my favorite favorite pieces and packed it away for next season and made room for my summer wardrobe. The downside to living downtown is that our place is so incredibly tiny. I love where we live now and we were lucky enough to both have our own closets but MY GOD. I need an entire room for all my stuff. I honestly don’t know how long I can keep up with this tiny sliding closet situation. Honestly, the only reason why I decided to purse my closet was because I noticed my clothing hook was beginning to bend in and break! I panicked and had Mike screw everything back into place for me. We ended up getting rid of 13 bags of clothes and giving it away to Mikes cousin. She has two adorable young daughters so it’s not like my clothes went to waste. Even after getting rid of all the clothes, I still feel like I don’t have enough space for anything. I’ve tried organizing, reorganizing, and buying containers for everything. Nothing seems to work for me. If you have any recommendations, please please please leave them in the comment section below!

 

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I feel like this is a blog post that I need to write. Some people have the misconception that everything great in my life comes so easily! I try my best to show my normal/not so glamorous side on my Instagram stories hah.  My Instagram post from earlier this morning really inspired me. For those of you who don’t know, I grew up in a Vietnamese household where success wasn’t an option. My mother had me at the young age of 16 and sacrificed her youth to take care of me. She always expected the best from me so it was a pretty strict household. I wasn’t allowed to really have sleepovers, go hang out with friends, or really do anything outside haha. It was always “come to work with me,” “why do you hang out with your friends so much” and “why did you get a B?!” Lord, it was so hard pleasing my family! Don’t get me wrong… I was spoiled, had nice clothes and toy, I was given everything I wanted, and more! But as a kid, all I wanted was to like boys (totally unacceptable), go hang out with friends, and have sleepovers! This really pushed me to finish school early and move out. I felt really restricted so this pushed me to finish school early. Plus, my mother and I just got along way better when we weren’t living together.

With that being said, I finished high school early and graduated in three years. My counselor really objected against it and said that I was going to regret it later in life. Even on the day of my graduation he handed me my diploma and shook his head at me! Flash forward almost 10 years later and I can honestly say it was the BEST decision of my life. In college, I struggled the first semester figuring out what I wanted to do. I made the mistake of just doing General Education and not having a plan in college. I really just wanted the independence and to get out of the house. After some discussion with my best friend Kim, we decided we wanted to take on Speech-Pathology. My college years were rather interesting to say the least haha… I met a man twice my age and we dated for nearly three years. He was patient, successful, and caring.  People always asked me “how do you date someone so much older?” or “does the age difference bother you?”  I’m not going to lie… The age thing was so weird the first two weeks but we were crazy about each other so I didn’t really care. I moved in with him after about two month of dating and things were going great! We never fought, we went to nice places, and he was just the calm and zen influence I needed at the time. But that never stopped me from working. I worked six days a week to pay off school each semester and never asked him to pay for anything. He understood that and respected me for it. Something about saying “I was able to pay off college on my own” felt so freaking good! We were so crazy each other but towards the end I had my doubts and eventually things just sizzled out and we decided we didn’t have much in common anymore. I’m a pretty intense individual and I needed someone who understood me. He was just so zen, it didn’t mesh well with me anymore.

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Hey ya’ll! Festival season is amongst us and I couldn’t be anymore stoked about it! I unfortunately will not make it to Coachella this year because Mike will be away till May (again). BUT you can bet your socks that we’ll be at another music festival when he gets back. We went to our first music festival together and been to every single one together since! It’s one of our favorite things together and how we really bonded when we first started dating. Going to a music fest without him just wouldn’t be the same. So, instead of going to Coachella together, he decided to shoot these outfits for me so it’s the same thing (kinda… not really…). Anywhoooo, we had a blast shooting these looks so I hope you enjoy them!

Look #1

This was probably my favorite look we did! I absolutely loved my River Island jacket! I want to wear it everywhere! It’s so soft and it comes in a variety of colors. I picked the bright red one because I thought it would stand out well in the crowd! You can find it HERE!

 

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Hey guys! So this is technically my second winter in San Diego and I’m still not used to this weather yet. I spent such a long time in Virginia so I’m used to the cold. Every day I wake up here it’s seriously so so perfect! This morning it felt amazing stepping outside. It was 75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. I really feel blessed. I was really trying to make fall/winter happen here in SD. I wore knit sweaters almost everyday even when it was like 80 degrees outside. Do any of you do that as well??? Anyway, I’m over the sweaters for now. I’m so ready for SPRING!? Are you with me?!

 

 

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Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been kind of MIA from social media this past week. Mike and I went to Las Vegas the day after Christmas and met up with his parents. I’ll talk a little more about that trip in another post. For those who don’t know me, I’m not a huge gambler. What do I like to do you ask? SHOP of course!

So during my trip I decided to go peruse the forum shops at Caesar’s Palace and wandered into the H&M there (which is HUGE might I add…) I got lucky because they were having a ridiculous sale! There were jackets there for only $25! I found sweater dresses on sale for as cheap as $10. Now that’s what I call a freaking SALE! After about thirty minutes of trying on sweaters and jackets, I settled on two super cute knit sweaters.

The first one is this soft baby blue off-the-shoulder sweater, which I got in a size small. I don’t like it when off-the-shoulder tops feel too tight around your arms and you end up walking around like a robot. The small has the perfect stretch and the fabric is super soft. Nothing worst than an itchy sweater! I paired the sweater with a pair of my favorite boyfriend jeans from NA-KD Fashion. I only paid $29 for this sweater! That’s a deal to me… What makes it even better??? While in line, I signed up for H&M’s email notices and got a 10% off coupon for one item.

 

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