July 31, 2012

Pretty in Puivert

Top: Thrifted
Shorts: Thrifted
All pictures taken by my mamasita!!

Again, this outfit was from a few days ago.  Posting is not really on my mind while I'm in Europe!  Anyway, the sunflowers are absolutely stunning at the moment and I couldn't resist taking cliché pictures in the beautiful things!  This whimsical is yet another thrifted treasure.  It's so airy and light, but I always twist myself around in it.  But, that's probably just me.  I'm absolutely obsessed with the shirt and I want another one like it.

The sunflowers made me feel so lovely.  I felt like a little girl frolicking around the fields.  Kinda like Alice in Wonderland!!  I wish I had fields of sunflowers at home.  I think if I did, I would make little huts all around and venture from one to the other from day to day.  I would stay there all summer and never leave.  I would have fairy dust in every nook and cranny....okay, I'm getting ahead of myself here!

If you are wondering where I am at this very moment because you are SO interested in my travels, I am in Girona, Spain.  I was in Andorra the last two days and we just arrived to Girona yesterday afternoon.  I absolutely love it here.  It's calm, safe, and all the people are so friendly.  Well, I'm going to go venture and take heaps of pictures(who knows how long until they're on the Internet...).  


P.S. Please remember to check out my Flickr!!

July 26, 2012

La Cité

Top: Camaïeu
Skirt: Forever 21
Sandals: Urban Outfitters
Glasses: Ray-Ban

This was my “Frenchie outfit” for a day in Carcassonne.  We went to the medieval city called La Cité.  I got this shirt in Chartres at a chain store called Camaïeu.  It was like a scaled down Forever 21/H&M.  By the way, if you’re in France at the moment, YOU NEED TO SHOP. The “soldes” are going on, so everything is much cheaper than usual.  This shirt was 24 euros originally and I got it for seven euro.  That’s what’s up.

Anyway, I’m still sorry for not posting much.  It’s a mixture of having no time to be doing such tasks and laziness.  So, as you can imagine, this outfit was from several days ago.  I’m kind of loathing myself for not taking more Lookbook pictures with all the beautiful scenery.  But, I haven’t, so there’s nothing I can do about it!  Here are some pictures from Carcassonne:

I also saw this girl in La Cité:

I oogled at her for a long time.  God, how can some people be so cool!  I want all of her everything.

While in Carcassonne, we saw Duran Duran.  I was definitely laughing the whole time and eagerly waiting for Notorious.  When they played it, I got up and tried to do the Donnie Darko Sparkle Motion dance(which I can’t find ANYWHERE on Youtube).  My parents were having the time of their lives and it was so fantastic.

I am in a small village at the moment and am going to take some pictures of the beautiful sunflowers!  Au revoir.


P.S. Remember to check out my Flickr!!

July 23, 2012

3 Days in Paris!

As I type this lovely(well, that’s your call) post, I am sitting on a train on my way to Toulouse, France.  That’s right folks.  I’m in France!  I know I already told you, but I need to reinforce it into y’all’s brains.  If you were wondering why I haven’t been posting at all for a few days, it’s because the Internet connection is as slow as a snail.  Hmmm, possibly even slower than that, because snails actually move.  Let’s just say the Internet sucks...a lot.
Anyway, I’ve been in France for about three and a half days.  We stayed in Paris for four nights, but went to Chartres yesterday day.
Day 1:
 I was a zombie but managed to see Notre Dame.  Also, we met some friends(from America) and had lots and lots of fun.

We all went on possibly the most tourist-y boat ride on the Seine.  Yet, it was extremely fun.  We met a group of about 50 Finnish girls.  They had just come from London where they were practicing English.  All of the girls were hilarious and so crazy.  By the way, Finnish is the coolest language I’ve ever heard.

After that fiasco, my parents and I lurped back to our hotel room and about fell down from our tiredness.

Day 2:

We woke up to a lovely breakfast of croissants, coffee, bread, and grapefruit juice.  Our hotel was possibly the cutest place ever.  The outside was painted almost Chanel pink.  It was so splendid and adorable.

Then, we headed over to the Bastille to go to a market.  It was alright, but most of the stuff was made in China.  I do have to say, WONDERFUL people watching.  Also, the vendors were all so great.  Everyone we bought something from either: 1) said, “tre belle” or 2) serenaded me.  Their fruit was quite fantastic as well.

After the market, we got crêpes at a café.  By the way, if by the end of this trip I’m fat...will you please still love me?

We went to the Invalides (where Napolen’s tomb is) and it was stunning.  All of the murals are outstanding.  I can’t even fathom how long they took.

We then made our way to the Eiffel tower.  And I did these Lookbook pictures:
Dress: Thrifted

Let’s take a break from France and talk about this awesome combo of dress + shoes.  I got this dress from the Salvation Army for $10.  At first, I looked a bit like a pioneer because it flowed down to my ankles.  But, I had faith in it!  My mom hemmed it, and now it’s my favorite dress in the closet.  These shoes are from Palladium Boots.  I saw the (exact) same ones on Elle Ribera’s Lookbook, and decided I needed them.  So far, I have not been disappointed.  They are the most comfortable/adorable pair of shoes I own.  Fashion + function always equals perfection.  So Elle, thanks for wearing these!  Love.

Back to France talk...

I was thoroughly unimpressed with the Eiffel tower.  Don’t hate me, it’s just my opinion.  I didn’t see much of a point in seeing it, because it looks the exact same in pictures.  Eh.

More pictures of day two:

Although most of the stuff we did on day two was about as tourist-y as it gets, I was super duper inspired by all the simple French fashion.  All the stripes and summery colors are heaven to me.

Day 3:
Day three was cold and cloudy.  So, I decided not to look so nice.  Comfort was the option of choice.
We went to the catacombes which was totally worth the two hour wait.  It was so eerily delightful!

After seeing all of the skulls, I want some awesome tights with skulls on them!  Ahh sounds so wonderful.  

We went over to Sacre Coeur and Moulin Rouge.  Sacre Coeur was beautiful, but the surrounding area was carny-er than Venice beach.  Good god.  Moulin Rouge was pretty awesome.  We went into a massive sex shop and I’ve seen enough dildos for a lifetime.

We went to the Arc de Triomphe which was beautiful as well.  We ended up not going to the top because I could hardly walk.  Jet lag kills.  

As we were walking back to our hotel, we stopped at the Musée d'Art Moderne(The MOMA) and saw a super rad exhibit by Robert Crumb.  All of his comics were wonderfully disgusting.  When we finished looking at that, we walked though a skate park type area and I saw two girls sitting down.

I instantly stared at the girl on the left.  Her outfit was so great!  Those glasses mixed with the sheer white top and the braid were such a perfect combination.  I think I need longer hair.

Yesterday, we went to Chartres to watch the Tour de France.  My family is obsessed with anything related to bikes.  If you know anything about the tour, you know that Andy Schleck isn’t racing this year.  Although watching the tour was amazing in person, I was depressed Andy wasn’t there.  Did I mention I’m obsessed with the guy?

Although I’m not usually extremely critical, my opinion on Paris was marginal.  I think it’s melancholy and dirty.  I didn’t like it so much.  As for Chartres, I LOVED it.  Now, off to Carcasonne!


P.S. There are going to be so many more pictures on my Flickr.  Like, a ton more.

July 16, 2012


Jumpsuit: Forever 21
Glasses: Secondhand
Sandals: Urban Outfitters

You don't need to tell me.  I KNOW I need some new sandals.  I wore them today when I was adventuring, they are history.  Woopsies!
So, I wore this jumpsuit the other day.  I love it so much!  It feels like I'm wearing pajamas.  What a perfect excuse to wear something, right?  I almost feel like I'm in a linen sleeping bag being hugged by a furry chinchilla.  Yeah, that's it.  I feel so beachy when I wear it.  Especially when I wear these glasses.

And here are some pictures of the beautiful Paisley!

Also, did I mention that I'm going to FRANCE tomorrow?! I may or may not have Internet connection, so if I don't post for a while, please don't hate me!


July 13, 2012

Newest Love: Suzy Bishop

I SAW MOONRISE KINGDOM THE OTHER DAY.  Oh my god it was, as my friend Megan said, "Moonrise Kingdom was the most lovely piece of cinema I have ever seen. To give you an idea, it was even better than Bon Iver wrapping you in his licorice and pine-smelling flannel, filling your bicycle basket with mason jars of fireflies, navajo blankets, watercolors and nectarine tarts, and then flippin taking you to a cabin in the mountains to look at perfect spiderwebs,".  I couldn't think of a better description of the movie.  So, if you haven't seen it, GO. NOW.

This movie is set in 1965 on a little island called New Penzance.  One of the main character's name is Suzy Bishop, and she is excellent.  She wears a little collared dress with binoculars slung around her neck, white knee-highs, oxfords, and garishly blue eyeshadow.  Her hair is always pinned back and beautifully curled.  And her stern looks makes everything amazing.  She is absolutely perfect.

She is my newest love(as said in the title).  Suzy is a troubled child who absolutely despises her family. She reads fantasy novels and dreams of a new life.  So, when she meets Sam she ends up running away with him.  She steals her brother, Lionel's, battery operated record player which is so pretty.  Suzy is such a badass when she stabs a boy scout with her "lefty scissors".  It's just so, so rad!

This whole movie is my style icon.  The coloring is all yellow-y and aged.  The scenery is nature-y and blue.  And the characters are quirky and terrific.  I could take ANY still from the movie and hang it up on my wall.  Wes Anderson is such an amazing person, his movies are beautiful.  

So, if for SOME reason you absolutely cannot see this move, please go to the website.  It will give you a taste of the beauty of the entire movie.  I want to be just like Suzy Bishop when I grow up.

~ "I want to go on adventures I think; not get stuck in one place," ~Suzy Bishop