Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Best Coast and a Cat

Outfit Details

Guinea Pig Tee Shirt- Zara
Skirt- F21
Braided Leather Belt- Vintage
tights- target
Desert Booties- MIA Girl
Grey Leather Bag- Lucky Brand

Two weekends ago I went to go and see Best Coast with some friends. I decided to let my hair dry naturally and not mess with it for the first time in months! After that night, I did revert back to the hot's just so easy and makes my hair feel so smooth and chic!

I also wore my new little desert booties (an early birthday present!), and my favorite bag!

Oh, and of course a photo of Little Bee thrown in for good measure...isn't he sweet? :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Lazy Girl's Outfit Post [An Ode to Photobooth]

Yesterday I got my hair done (yay bright red that will unfortunately fade in about 2-3 weeks) and went to Target and picked up this darling Tucker for Target blouse! I'm in love. I'm at work and didn't have time to take outfit photos this morning, so here's the next best (addicting) thing: Photobooth photos! Terrible quality, but that little "3..2..1" countdown and camera flash sound are just so pleasing, no?

*Photobooth is also obviously my excuse to take rather creepy closeup photos of my face. Apologies to those offended by the magnified view of my nose/pores/makeup...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest was by far both mine and Hannah's favorite city that we visited while I was over in Europe. We took the overnight train (same as we did for Paris) from Munich, and arrived to our sweet little weekend apartment right in the middle of the city. We decided to be full on tourists, with the guided bus/boat/walking tours, but it was definitely worth it. Hungary as a whole has such an interesting, rich history. Budapest is small but had a lot to see. We saw some breathtaking architecture, and even went to a museum housed in an old communist building where they used to torture political prisoners (eek!). Our favorite part, though, was getting to use their currency. Their economy is incredibly low right now, and even though they are part of the EU, they haven't converted over to the Euro yet. Basically, 1 Euro= 280 forints. So we would be buying lunch that cost 2500 forints, handing over "1000" bills. It was sort of what I would imagine using lira would have been like....That said, everything was VERY inexpensive. One night we went to the local grocery store to get some things for dinner, bought champagne, bread, butter, cream, cheese, and soda, and the total was right around 5 Euro!!

Besides the beautiful historic sites, we stumbled upon a Hungarian artisan's market on the Sunday that we left. There were so many amazing local clothing, jewelry, and even shoe designers. I bought some fun gifts for my family, and jotted down lots of notes about designers that I liked. However, such amazingness deserves a post all on its own :)

Now it is time for me to get back to work. My schedule this semester (my LAST semester of school, ever!) is pretty full, but I have some outfit posts already on my camera to share with you all soon!

Paris: Vintage and Art

Here are some highlights from my (mostly) lovely visit to the city of love! Hannah and I met up with our Dutch friend Evey, and we mostly just saw the big sights. However, we stayed in a lovely little hotel in the Bastille area, and spent an afternoon hunting out vintage shops that were recommended by this blog I stumbled upon called Sweet Sassafrass. Her guide was incredibly helpful, and each shop was packed with amazing vintage, but unfortunately most were so overcrowded that shopping was a bit difficult. The ones pictured below were my favorites. Come On Eileen had amazing vintage designer shoes, including Chloe, Pradas, etc, and entire walls full of old chuck taylors! *Not pictured was an equally extensive collection of old Levi's!

While the vintage was a great highlight (even though I didn't make any purchases), my second favorite thing we did was the visit to the modern art museum, the Centre Pompidou. Pictured below are my two favorite pieces, a decorated screen and a collage of old corsets, slips, and petticoats!

Beyond that, we just explored the city, sat and basked in the sun in the Louvre gardens, and of course, drank LOTS of Fanta (I hardly drink soda at home, but there was something addicting about it! It's not like the Fanta we have in the US; it has some juice in it and is a bit more refreshing I think :).

Paris was beautiful, but I can't wait to show you all our weekend trip to Budapest, Hungary (by far my favorite place that I visited in Europe!).