Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oh, Deer!

Yay for cooler weather! This past weekend the temps dropped lower than usual and the first thing I did was plan an outfit with tights and booties. Last winter I got these super cute sheer black tights lined with hearts along the back seam and I hadn't had a chance to wear them until now. Unfortunately they are so delicate that they already tore at first use but thankfully the tear is at the bottom of my foot so as long as I keep my shoes on I should be able to get some more wear out of them :).

On Friday, I went to a family friend's house for dinner with my mom and sister. During the week we are all so busy with our own schedules that it's nice when we can get together and go somewhere. I also spent some time with Edwin's family. He was back from San Diego since his aunt and uncle are visiting from out of town and staying with his parents. Here are a few pictures that were taken at his house on Saturday. I'm wearing this adorable deer-printed dress from ModCloth's in-house brand "Bea & Dot" with sheer black tights and burgundy booties. I hope you enjoy the pictures!

I have an anatomy exam a week from today so I have to start studying like now so I don't fall behind. This class is very fast-paced and material-heavy and I cannot afford to procrastinate! Aside from work and class, I am hoping a good chunk of my week will be spent studying. I hope everyone has a good rest of the week!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Bea & Dot by ModCloth
Tights: ModCloth
Booties: Forever 21
Coat: ModCloth (similar here)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Casual Friday

T-G-I-F! I don't know about everyone else but after a busy week of work and school, I'm super ready for the weekend. My boyfriend (Edwin) has family visiting from out of town so he'll be back in LA this weekend (yay!) which means I'll get to see him and also spend time with his visiting family. The weather here is still pretty warm despite it being mid October. I love warm weather but it feels like it's been summer forever and I'm so anxious to pull out my tights and boots to put cute fall outfits together. Until it cools down enough to wear layers, I decided darker or muted colors are a perfect transition into the fall season. For example, last weekend I wore this outfit: 

Outfit Details:
Top: ModCloth (similar here)
Cardi: Forever 21 (similar here)
Skirt: H&M
Oxfords: ModCloth (similar here)

I think the maroon and navy are ideal colors for the fall season, compared to the bright reds and blues more appropriate for summertime. I wore a pale yellow skirt which helped give the whole outfit some contrast, and I wore a brown belt and Oxfords to complete the look (I also had a brown MK bag not pictured).

Cardigans are a huge part of my wardrobe for all seasons, but especially around this time of year when the extra layer of warmth comes in handy. What are your fall wardrobe staples? Let me know in the comments below :). I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Poppies at the Getty

It's been a while since I last posted; things have been so crazy lately with school, work, and errands that never seem to end! This past weekend however was really nice because I got to spend some time with my boyfriend, Edwin. He lives and works in San Diego so I don't see him during the week, but he usually drives up to Los Angeles every other weekend (or he tries to) and those are always my favorite weekends. Sometimes I'll drive down there myself for the weekend. And so with all these backs and forths in the past year, we have managed to avoid missing each other too terribly :).

On Saturday we visited the Getty Center which is a museum in west LA that showcases art, architecture, and a beautiful outdoors area/garden. And the best part is that it's free (with the exception of parking). We spent most of our time outdoors relaxing in the grass with some snacks and champagne. It was perfect weather and we really enjoyed our time there! I wore a beautiful poppy print dress from Bernie Dexter, a dress I'd been looking ages for until I finally found one in my size from a Swap & Trade group on Pin Up Girl's website called Pin Up Girl Style. I was planning on wearing gold glitter pumps to match my gold belt but it wasn't practical since we were going to be walking around a lot. So I wore my green BAIT Ida's instead :). I hope you enjoy the photos!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Bernie Dexter (same print, different cut)
Belt & Headband: Sidecca
Petticoat: Knee Length, Leg Avenue
Shoes: BAIT Footwear (similar here)