Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Current Beauty(ish) Favorites

Jo Malone // Gifted (Jo Malone Store); Roses by Chloé // Sephora; Necklace // Zara; Revlon Matte Lip Balm // Target; Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray // Sephora

Man oh man. These perfume scents are GOLD. They smell so amazing. I got the Jo Malone (left) perfume scent as a gift from a friend and I've been hooked on Jo Malone ever since. The smell is very clean and light. The description on the bottle says it is "Nectarine Blossom & Honey" and it is definitely my go to scent because it isn't too girly or flowery smelling; it's just a really clean and polished smell. I also got the Roses by Chloé perfume as a gift and this smell is more feminine, but definitely not overwhelming. It’s just the right amount so other people will just think that's how you normally smell as a classy, fabulous girl. It also goes on really well with your natural scent. I love both scents and am totally overjoyed with these two perfumes being the first two to start my perfume collection. 
I've been wearing this Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in the shade "Sultry" on my lips almost everyday. Since my lips are naturally a bit darker, a lot of the darker shades just look like a "your lips but better" shade on me. This matte balm is perfect for everyday wear and I can layer on more for a darker shade as well. I love the color especially when it fades throughout the day-- it still looks really natural and pretty. It comes in a wide spectrum of shades ranging from pinks to nudes to bold red shades. If you're looking for a matte lip balm that isn't too drying, I'd say these would be good to try out!  
 My hair is extremely stubborn and no product can ever, EVER hold any hairstyle other than being
 completely stick straight. Within 1-2 hours, my hair will lose its curls or waviness and go back to being
 straight. It's really hard to find a hair product that works for me and I had heard a lot about bumble and
 bumble surf spray being a must have product for your hair. Although I haven't been using it for too
long, I've noticed my hair to have a more messy, beachy hair look and I probably just need to find a nice hairspray that can hold that look for me. If you are fortunate to have hair that works well with most
 products, I'm sure the bumble and bumble surf spray would work amazingly on you. Especially in
 Southern California, who doesn't want beachy, wavy hair blowing around in the wind? 
Pictured above: Lip Color & Hair Turnout
I ordered this necklace through Zara online during their big sale recently. I had my eye on this necklace
 and when it popped back up on Zara's website for the sale, I knew I had to have it. Even though it's a
 chunky necklace, I could still wear it with a lot of different casual and more dressy outfits. I love the
 light mint blue hues in the necklace and I think it's a perfect piece for summer! It would look great with
 an all black outfit or a lightweight denim dress.
Pictured above: Necklace
Note: My quick Champagne fix to #treatyoself

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Products Mentioned 
Jo Malone Perfume // Jo Malone
Roses by Chloé // Sephora
Revlon Matte Lip Balm (Sultry) // Target
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray // Sephora
Necklace // Zara (Similar)


Simply,

Sophia  

Friday, June 27, 2014

Anaheim Packing District


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We paid a visit to the notorious Anaheim Packing District recently. It's been no surprise that it has been trending as a new hip spot in Orange County and I was curious to see all the new not-your-regular food places there. We went in the morning so it was less crowded (thank god) and overall, the place is extremely hip and has a nice, relaxing, artsy environment. We ate ramen for lunch there and grabbed some ice cream afterwards. There were definitely a lot more different places to try out as well. I'd say this place is great for meeting up with a friend to catch up over popsicles, coffee, or a nice meal. They are still doing construction to add more places so I will definitely be back to visit again! Here are just a few snaps of the amazing interior decor and things offered there but you'd have to actually be there to really take everything in! 

p.s. I just made a Twitter recently and I'm obsessed. It's a whole new world in Twitterland. You can check my account out linked down below! 

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Dress // Urban Outfitters (Similar)
Shoes // Nordstrom Rack
Necklaces // Forever 21 + H&M
Bag // Everlane


Simply,

Sophia  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Strawberry Fields Forever

I know these shoes are not everyone's cup of tea, but I think these sneakers are absolutely adorable and spunky. I stumbled upon them in Nordstrom Rack and it immediately caught my eye with the bold red print. Then, I looked closely and realized those red blobs were big, plump strawberries. It was a done deal by then. But wait, there's more! They are Converse x Marimekko; and might I add I am already a fan of Converse because they are so comfortable and are practical walking shoes. But, tack on Marimekko--a brand known for its unique, one-of-a-kind prints and you've definitely got me hooked. These shoes are great for the summer with some denim cut-offs or a casual dress. I own the white Converse as well but I think this Strawberry printed Converse is a fun twist to your classic white sneaker. You can see my photo of these shoes on Nordstrom Rack's Instagram here!

Side Note: don't you just love my sassy '90s reminiscent bun?! My hair was being too wild to be tamed, so I put it up in a bun and gave it some extra sass with the polka dot wire head wrap. 

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Top // Nordstrom
Shorts // Ebay
Shoes // Nordstrom Rack
Bag // TJ Maxx


Simply,

Sophia  

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Everlane Weekender

Once again, Everlane never disappoints. I was (incredibly) lucky to receive this Everlane Weekender bag as a gift from the absolute raddest, kick-ass friends on the planet (Thanks Audrey & Joy)! As a college student, I am always hopping from one destination to the next and I really needed a sturdy bag that could carry all my stuff while still maintaining a classic feel. This Everlane Weekender can carry all the stuff I would ever need and is strong enough (not to mention extremely well-made) to carry on road trips, to the airport, and for any traveling purpose. It's such a beautifully made bag and the color of the bag, which is called Bone, was a newly released color and I've had my eye on it since then! I'm so pumped to go on spontaneous road trips with my lovely Everlane Weekender sitting in the backseat. I love my new Everlane Weekender and promise to take care of it for the rest of the days we are together. :')

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Bag // Everlane (All Colors here)


Simply,

Sophia

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Pretty Pleats

 I recently had some spare time to spend in Plaza El Segundo and this is just a quick outfit post of what I wore! First off, let me say, I love this pleated skirt because not only does it flow beautifully with the breeze, but it is also comfy and adapts well to your food baby. I think pairing anything with this skirt automatically gives it a fancy, put together feel. I also love the length and how it falls on the body. This was just a very comfy outfit I wore browsing through an outdoor strip mall. I've been wearing Everlane tees at least once a week (yeah that's right, not ashamed) because they are so dang comfy. They are the perfect tee shirt and I am willing to spend a bit more on a comfy tee because it's definitely a staple piece in my closet. The Everlane tees are not too tight and your skin can actually breathe when you wear it. I'm completely a believer in these tees! Now I just need all the colors... : )

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Shirt // Everlane
Skirt // Uniqlo
Necklace // J.Crew
Shoes // J.Crew (Similar)
Bag // Kate Spade
Sunglasses // Ray Ban (J.Crew)

Simply,

Sophia






Thursday, June 12, 2014

Liberty London Nike Roshe // Sporty Chic


It's about time I've breathed some life back into my blog! I haven't blogged in such a long time, but I am planning to get back into the groove of things! I got these beautiful Nike Roshes as a birthday gift (Thanks to le Boyfriend)! I was so excited because they were the Limited Edition Liberty London Nike Roshe! I typically do not wear Nike shoes casually, but these have definitely gotten me on the bandwagon. I love the contrast between a delicate floral print canvas and a khaki colored material with the white, clean leather Nike swoosh. I'm so stoked to put these babies on (meaning everyday) when school comes around because they are so comfortable and look great with a pair of jeans or shorts. I've always admired the Sporty Chic trend and now most importantly, I will have myself a nice pair of comfy ass shoes!

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Shirt // Everlane
Pants // H&M
Blazer // J.Crew
Necklace // H&M
Shoes // Liberty London Nike Roshe (Similar)
Tote Bag // Everlane

Simply,

Sophia