Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stripes & Flowers for Fall

Oh man! It's been over a month since I last posted. Things have been super busy lately! I have a test every two weeks for my anatomy class and it seems like as soon as one thing is over, something else comes up. Good news is that I'm doing well so far and after my final on December 4, I'm done with school until February which is when spring semester starts :). I have a few updates to share! I transitioned to part-time at my research job because it was getting really difficult having a full-time job while also taking classes and volunteering at a clinic. Going part-time wasn't an easy decision but I like to think of it as an investment for the future since I need to take a few more classes for grad school. With my pay now cut in half, I'll have to start being more careful with my spending habits. I'm not too sure how that will go because there is always something new popping up on my wish-list! 

Edwin has been coming back to LA on more weekends than usual lately which has been nice. For us, weekends are super busy since we plan for every activity to make the most of our time together. Over the past few weekends we have gone shopping a few times, went on a couple double dates, spent time with family, oh and we saw Interstellar the other night! It was an amazing movie and I definitely recommend you see it, especially if you love sci-fi and story lines that spark lots of thought and discussion. At 3 hours it's a little long but you'll be on the edge of your seat the whole time :). This past Saturday was also our church youth group's annual Thanksgiving dinner night. It was a potluck-type event and we had a lot of good food. We had a guest speaker talk about the importance of serving each other the way Jesus served us. We also played some games and had the most delicious (early) Thanksgiving dinner.

Now for the fun part, outfit photos! I'm sharing a few photos from one of the weekends that I spent with Edwin. I think the beige and burgundy colors of this dress are perfect for fall. I wore it with matching burgundy tights and tan heels. My favorite part is the flower applique at the waistline! This is also the same outfit I wore at our youth group's Thanksgiving event. I hope you enjoy the pictures, and I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving this week!

P.S. I also got new eyeglasses from Tiffany & Co! I was looking for eyeglasses with a subtle cat-eye frame and cute details, and these were perfect. You can see me wearing them in a few of the pictures!

Outfit Details
Dress: Ryu via ModCloth
Tights: ModCloth
Heels: ModCloth

Bonus Picture: With the photographer himself (aka the love of my life)

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34


  1. I love the colors in this outfit, the dress looks beautiful on you! Cheers to you getting a vacation/ break from school soon :)
    Xo hannah

  2. You and Edwin are absolutely adorable! And I can totally relate to having a change in income. I'm actually not working at all right now which is kind of weird for me, but definitely needed as it's been a while since I've been in school full time and wasn't quite sure what to expect. Plus I've been really lazy/too busy about transferring my nursing license to PA because I can't do it online (if CT was online I would be able to, but they aren't which makes it a little more work). But like you said, it's investing in your future, which is how I am going to put it from now on. You just look like a doll as always, so super cute. I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving. I can't wait to eat mashed potatoes and this broccoli/cauliflower casserole my mom makes (they are my two favorites so I usually pass on the other stuff). Oh, and hope you find lots of Black Friday goodies! :)
    Xo Amanda | http://sansscrubs.blogspot.com

    1. Not having an income is super hard, I've been there too! Don't worry, you'll make up for it once you're employed ;). Your mom's casserole sounds delish! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :). And thank you for your compliments, you are always so sweet <3. xo

  3. Aww you and Edwin are just too cute :) And that's so hard getting such a dramatic pay cut! I've put myself on a crazy strict budget and it's SO hard to stick to. I went over it by about $100, and I just dont know how to say no to pretty things. I think it takes practice- or so I keep telling myself as I walk up to the cashier with a brand new dress haha. One day I'll crack it. Also, that dress is LOVELY. I love how your tights match it- it looks so pretty and feminine.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    1. Ahh I haven't tried putting myself on a budget but I can imagine how difficult it would be! Hmm maybe I'll give it a try... only after all the Black Friday sales are over, of course! Thank you so much, Marlen! xo