Tuesday, April 30, 2013

(beanie from H&M, baseball jacket from Charlotte Russe, top from Foreign Exchange, shorts and booties from Forever 21)

Crazy warm weather this week. This is the first week in which the weather has been consistently in the 70s and 80s. Finals are coming up in two weeks, and it's so hard to feel motivated when the weather is so nice outside. Sixteen more days until I am free to bask in the sun! But for now, time to hit the books.

California Girl

Monday, April 22, 2013

(striped tee and denim shirt from H&M, skirt from Forever 21, thrifted Sam Edelman sandals)

The weather has been so nice these days. I know I sound like a broken record player when I say this, but I can't believe I have two more weeks of school until dead week and finals week. My first two years in college have gone by so quickly; it's scary to think that I'll be out in the "real world" soon. I made a countdown calendar and posted it on the wall by my desk. Twenty-five more days, it says. Sort of terrifying, but I'm pretty excited for summer because of all the projects I have in mind.

Anyways, I feel like denim and stripes are very representative of the laid-back California girl style. I decided to make the outfit more feminine by wearing a knit skater skirt and nude sandals. Btw, these nude sandals are amazing. I randomly happened upon them when I went to Crossroads about a month ago, and I had to get them because they were in my size. I'm a little (more like really...) obsessed with heels/sandals with ankle straps these days.

Have a lovely week!

Love is Real

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

(thrifted lace cardigan, lace bralette from Foreign Exchange, shorts from L.e.i, heels from Zara)

I wore this outfit last week when the weather was in the 70s. The warm weather has made me very excited for summer. I have only about a month left until school ends! 

The lace cardigan was such a good find. I stumbled upon it when I was at Crossroads. It was originally $8, which is already a steal, but because it was 50% off, I got it for only $4. Oh the pleasures of thrifting. I hope to go back soon to search for some new pieces to add to my closet. Also, the top is actually a lace bralette with a black cami underneath. I was too self-conscious to wear just the bralette (plus, I was heading to the library right after haha) so I wore a cami underneath. These shorts are actually from my childhood. I am very thankful for the fact that I can still fit into my pre-tween and tween clothes. Have a lovely week!

Why Even Try

Thursday, April 11, 2013

(thrifted navy coat, striped moto jacket from Charlotte Russe, button-up shirt, lace shorts, and booties from Forever 21)

I picked up this coat last week at Goodwill for only $13! It's made of this wonderful waterproof/raincoat-like fabric, which is perfect for Berkeley's rainy days. I've been trying to shop more at thrift stores instead of retail stores because it's way cheaper. More bang for my buck.

It's been a hectic couple of weeks. School is ending in about a month, which means all of my professors crammed problem sets/papers/projects into this month haha. In other news, I can't wait until summer. I made a somewhat big decision this week about my life/summer plans and I'm very excited. :) Vague, I know, but let's just say I have a lot of projects and fun to look forward to.

Sunshine After the Rain

Thursday, April 4, 2013

(head wrap, cardigan, booties from Forever 21, knitted top/dress from mom, thigh-high socks from Taiwan) 

"And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about."

- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore