January '15 • What's in my Backpack?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Tuesday!

If you've been following the weather reports here on the East coast, NY was hit with the #Blizzardof2015 (Also known as Juno? I find naming snow storms and hurricanes funny). The predictions were that the City would be covered in at least 20 something inches of snow, making it one of the worst storms we've ever seen. But when I opened my blinds this morning expecting to see the worst...Where's the snow?

Yeah, there was snow on the ground and all, but definitely not 20 plus inches. It turns out the storm didn't hit us as bad as we thought it would! Funny because everyone was bracing for the worst and cancelled classes and work days, and it turns out to be nice and bright out today haha! Today is the second day of classes, but NYU decided to close for the day because of the weather. I was also suppose to start my internship at Into The Gloss/Glossier today, but they also closed for the day, so here I am enjoying the somewhat disappointing snow day (it's not even snowing anymore...what :/ ). Oh, I'm not complaining since a day off is always nice, but I just started school and just ended my six week long winter break so it's throwing me off a little. Definitely need time to adjust back to the busy schedule!

Since it is the beginning of a new semester and my backpack is not yet cluttered with all the junk I pile up throughout the semester, I thought I'd do a What's in my Backpack! This pleather backpack is from Brady Melville which was a birthday gift from last year given to me by my lovely baby sister (She's really not a baby...18 years old, but I still think of her as a little girl haha). I really like it because it looks small, but it can fit so many things! Water bottle, bunch of books and notebooks, wallet, laptop...you name it! 

Here are some of the basic things I carry around with me on a normal school day:

1. Gum: I happen to have Juicy Fruit with me right now because my boyfriend bought a bunch when he was here and left them, so now they're mine.

2. Oil Blotting Sheets: A must for my oily face! This one from Clean and Clear is probably the best out of all the other ones I've tried. It just soaks up all the excess oil on your T-zone and anywhere else on your face.

3. Hand Lotion: I'm not a big lotion person, but during the winter, hand lotion is necessary to keep your hands from being dry and crackly. 

4. Glossier Balm Dotcom: This universal skin salve is great for any place on your body that needs moisture! I mostly use it as a lip balm and it works wonders :) And how cute are the stickers? They give you a bunch of stickers to decorate and customize your Glossier products. (Click for the link to Glossier's website!!)

5. Benebalm: I used to be a huge fan of Benefit's Benetint when I was in high school because of the rose scent and the pretty red tint it leaves on your lips, but I found it very drying, so I use the Benebalm which gives me the same effect as the tint but also moisturizing at the same time.

6. Moleskine Planner and Notebook, Muji Notebook : The basic planner and notebook combo. I like Moleskine notebooks because they are sturdy and minimalistic. I also recently discovered Muji notebooks and fell it love! They are much cheaper than Moleskine notebooks and they come in various sizes.

7. Tres Chic Pencil Pouch: This pencil pouch is from Forever 21 and when I bought this, I actually didn't know what I would use it for since it is a very flat pouch and I didn't want to overstuff it and ruin the shape. I carry my essential pens and pencils in this to keep myself from carrying too many things I don't use.   

8. iPhone 6 with Marble Case: I switched over from the iPhone 5 to 6 maybe a month ago? I thought the 6 was way too big when I first saw it, but it's not as bad as I thought it would be after using it. And this phone has superb camera quality!

9. Hologram Wallet: I got this at Urban Outfitters (I don't remember when) and I really like it as my everyday wallet because it's small, chic and perfect for me to easily reach my Metro card or school ID. 

That's it! Thanks for reading, and I'm going to get cracking on some homework now! Love you lots, muah!



January '15 • Grown Up

Friday, January 23, 2015

Zara coat, H&M cardigan, Express blouse, Madewell pants, H&M belt, Nike Air Max 90 Essential sneakers, Zara bucket bag

Realizing that my winter break is coming to a close and I am one step closer to the craziness that will be my spring semester equals me screaming: ...what?! I wanted to start 2015 off strong, but so far, I'm feeling a bit moody and unmotivated due to the constant cold (the Cali girl in me is silently sobbing) and Justin going back home after a two-week stay. However, there is so much for me to look forward to and I know this slump is just temporary--spring is just around the corner, my new internship, fresh new start to my junior year second semester! 

I've made a couple of New Year's resolutions in the beginning of the month and one notable one is to reach out to other NYC bloggers and maybe try to connect with you guys outside of the internet! It would be nice to befriend other bloggers in person because it does get lonely from time to time when I find myself not being able to share my enthusiasm for blogging to my friends who don't blog regularly. Any NYC fashion bloggers that want to meet up, shoot me an e-mail! Let's be friends! (But really, you guys are all my friends <3)



January '15 • Winter Wonderland

Friday, January 9, 2015

UO fur jacket, Aeropostale jeans, Topshop socks, Topshop flats, Zara bucket bag, Forever 21 scarf

Happy 2015!

With the start of the new year, the City decided to turn into a winter wonderland! Although the temperatures dropped very drastically (22 degrees?!), seeing the blanket of snow outside my window made me want to venture out and enjoy it! So my boyfriend and I walked over to Central Park and walked across from the west to east side, jumping and goofing around in the snow like children! xD With us both being from LA, this type of environment was all so new and we really enjoyed ourselves to a picturesque winter day.

I did not realize how difficult it is to dress for winter when it's below freezing outside, but I tried my best by pairing this awesome fur coat I picked up from the Urban Outfitters sale during the holiday season. It insulates a lot of heat and there is wiggle room to layer more underneath the jacket so I was feeling toasty warm. Socks are a MUST in the winter months, and yes I don't really like wearing socks, but these Topshop houndstooth socks are both stylish and thick enough to trap heat for my feet. My bag of choice as of right now is this Zara bucket bag that I (also) picked up from the end of the year sale and it literally holds everything and anything because it's so big! I can roll in another scarf in there if I wanted to--and a water bottle, a book, etc...it's pretty spacious. 

I enjoy the snow and crisp winter air, but I do wish it was a little warmer. When I walk around outside, I can feel my face turing solid like ice and can barely make an expression because it hurts to even move my nose. I hope everyone is staying warm wherever you are, and those of you in a warmer climate, I wish I was there with you! Appreciate the heat when you can!