Sunday, June 24, 2012

cali trip via instagram+pixlromatic

southern california has always been somewhat like heaven to me.
ever since I was little we have spent weeks during our summers and christmases there, visiting our family.
it’s always been a happy place for me to be.
but now that I’m older, it’s different.
now it’s a place that helps me to escape from reality.
all of the stress and worries of my everyday life just seem to fade away while I’m there.
to me it’s a reminder of how big this world really is, and how many opportunities really are out there.
and the feeling of being surrounded by my family- there’s nothing quite like it.
i’d never trade it for anything…

usually we go in july, when the weather is hot.
but this year we had to go a month early for my cousin’s wedding.
sadly, it wasn’t warm enough to spend the majority of our days lying on the beach like we usually do.
I usually come home looking like a lobster from my stubbornness to put on any sunscreen while lying out for hours.
this time though, I came home niiice and white.
we still had an incredible time though.
we got to hit up disneyland, hollywood, beverly hills, san diego, and my favorite…laguna beach.
the wedding was on a boat in newport harbor.
it was beautimous!
i tend to leave california with my head up in the clouds and it is very hard to adjust back to good ole idaho living.  
it’s been a few weeks and i still have not adjusted…

i hadn’t planned on making a video from the pictures of this trip.
so during our last two days, we were so exhausted and tired of pulling out our phones to take pictures that our picture taking basically came to a stop.
but here’s just a little peak into some of the fun that was had!
(sorry in advance for the not-so-great quality. it’s youtube’s fault.)

and this next one is just for funsies.
this is how to do the robot on a very empty dance floor...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

this could be trouble...

nordstrom rack has come to boise.
it happened in april.
i stayed very strong and walked into the store only once after it opened to buy my mom a gift card for her birthday.
i desperately wanted to save my money to spend while in california (a trip that i just got back from three days ago).
i tend to always spend all of my money buying clothes right before my vacations and then i always regret it because shopping happens to be my favorite thing to do while on vacation.
i didn't let myself shop.
the weekend before our trip, i went to the rack with my mom so that she could spend her money.
four hours later, i walked out of this dangerous store with a maxed out credit card.
oh, but i didn't just stop there.
i found another nordstrom rack in california and i continued to rack up my bill.
so, lesson learned:
me+nordstrom rack+credit card=baddd news 
or, maybe not...

entire outfit: nordstrom rack
top: collective concepts
cardi: abound
bottoms: paige
shoes: steve madden
purse: marc by marc jacobs

 and this post is especially special to me because my pictures were taken by this boy...