Monday, July 30, 2012

Californiacation Days OneAndTwo

So since I'm in and around Huntington Beach for two weeks... I have no choice but to bombard you with photos of my sillyness. :)

 The first day was just relaxing. We went to my absolute favourite eatery, Chronic Tacos. They have the best fish tacos I've ever tasted, and their taquitos are also pretty deadly. We checked out the U.S.Open, it's going to be going on for the next ten or so days. It's absolute insanity. So many people, and so much going on. Surfing, skating, music, and plenty of bikinis.  

Day two was L.A. My uncle is pretty amazing with the connections to people (let's just say free parking in the lots, having friends in Hollywood Hills, that kind of stuff). My only request for that day was to go to Amoeba, the biggest record store in America. It is like heaven on earth, and I picked up a few things. I definitely want to do a California loot haul, that would make it easy to show you my treasures. We finished the day at Ruby's, a yummy burger joint, with delicious shakes.

Lot's of photos !

 Fish tacos at Chronic Tacos <3

 U.S. Open of Surfing, craziness.

 Viva Italia ! 

An interesting yet extremely tasty combination. 

Amoeba loot. 

 David Guetta One Love record, Nirvana Live at Reading record.
(Not pictured: Social Distortion Greatest Hits record, Electric Light Orchestra OLE ELO record, Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix record) 

 Creeping at  the Biltmore.

 Angel's Flight

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Tonight my aunt and uncle are taking us around the bay. I love boating and I never get to experience it. It's one of those things I hope to one day have the luxury of doing whenever I feel like it. 

(Clothing credit. On me: green jacket, CABI. denim shirt, PacSun. bracelets, both LinksofLondon. colorblock shirt, Hurley. pink shorts, Marshall's. On him: hat and shirt and jeans, River Island.)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Uncle Sam

blazer ... charity shop
shirt ... vintage (mom's)
pants ... H&M
shoes ... Candie's, Kohl's. 

I'm here I'm here ! Aloha from Huntington Beach, California. For the next two weeks I will be in my personal paradise. I have a little list of things I want to do, but most mornings I will hopefully be sitting here in my aunt's beyond lovely kitchen blogging away. I don't really have any pictures as I've only just landed, but by tonight I should have some nice shots. It's such a wonderful place and I'm desperate to call it my home someday. 

As for the outfit, this is obviously not Californian; I have quite a few outfit of the day posts to catch up on, but I'm getting there :)

I wore this for some patriotic holiday a while ago. I didn't even mean to wear it for patriotic purposes, it kind of just happened, as always does with me. 

The blazer is a very cool vintage piece. I refuse to take shoulder pads out of anything old I buy, and I love the exaggerated shoulders anyhow. It is becoming popular again as far as I've seen. 

The pants are actually made of cotton. I've been wanting - and still want - white denim. I saw these in H&M, and they fit really nicely, so they are doing the job until I get my white denim. The one issue is they are extremely see through in the sense that nude panties are an absolute must, and should I ever get wet in them... we just won't talk about that. 

Lastly are my shoesies. One of my favourite pairs, I love the cut of the straps; they're very edgy and sleek.  

On a final note. The opening ceremony was pretty amazing. Beijing's is my personal favorite for its choreography and precision, but the message of this ceremony was timeless and touching, almost brought a tear to my eye. 

Now I'm going to go exercise before doing some grocery shopping with my aunt. We have to pick up Italian goods for pizza night ! 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Just a quick helloo !

I don't know who that is ... <3

I'm sitting at the airport getting ready to take off to my lovely Surf City U. S. of A. ! I have two hours to kill, so I'm going to go look for the DutyFree shop to lust over fancy make up :) 
Ciao for now !

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Whale of a Tale

On my boy:
hat ... River Island
tank ... Glamour Kills
denim ... River Island

On myself: 
blouse ... charity shop
sunnies ... Old Navy
shorts ... J. Crew

In less that forty-eight hours I will be on a plane to California. It hasn't even sunk in yet, but you have no idea how excited I am going to be. This place is literally my second home, and definitely my future residence. The U.S. Open of Surfing is in just a few days, and my cousin and I have been going together for the past few years. My heart will always belong to Surf City U.S.A. ... anyway ... 

I know I know, terrible pictures. Barely an outfit. The shorts are just the cutest thing, if you could only see the little whales ! The sheer top was a fracking bargain as well. I think I paid... four dollars ? I wish the Salvation Army was closer...

Good night and good morning ! 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen Review

 I've been really loving the shimmery beach-themed colour pallet this season. That being said, when I saw this shadow crayon in the Pixi section at Target, I had to make the purchase. 

At first when I began using it, I wasn't too wowed. It's so shimmery and beautiful on it's own, but I noticed a crease by the end of the day. Then I began to use it as a base for my neutral eye shadow. It's the best product I've ever used to keep my shadow in place.  As a base though, it's very strong, and I feel like it almost enhances shadows I put on top of it, since it's already got that shimmer to begin with. I barely have to smooth it out after application. 

I will probably buy this again when I run out; it's a really nice color, not to mention the cute packaging. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Red Rum

sunglasses ... Old Navy
blazer ... Zara
red denim ... Candie's, Kohl's. 

Good afternoon !

This is one of my favourite outfit posts to date. Red on red is such a polished high fashion look. Those sunglasses are a great unique and inexpensive find. 

I'm going to keep this short and sweet. It's lunch time and me and the boy are going to make some chicken curry :) Needless to say I'm starving !

 I have plenty of reviews and outfit posts to do, so until then !