July 22, 2014

Hues of Blue



top | skirt | similar shoes | sunglasses | similar jewels | similar bag

Sometimes matching is way more fun than mixing. Am I right?
Also, it has been just short of forever since I've done an outfit post. Am I right!?

I had been searching for a great two piece set for a while when I stumbled across this guy at Nordstrom. I don't know if you've noticed, but I wear what I like–what feels right–and don't necessarily always have the time to craft a completely new and unique ensemble. So, when I can buy an outfit that already looks great and requires little to no effort, I'm sold. It also makes me feel a little like Jackie O, which doesn't hurt! Nordstrom is having their anniversary sale right now, so I picked up one more set from Topshop, and I can already tell that this is going to be my go-to uniform for the rest of the summer.

But enough of all that fluff. How ARE you guys? What dreams/hopes/aspirations have you had lately? I want to hear it all...

July 18, 2014

Gettin' Real with T and Sal pt. II


What makes Tiana real? 

1. I overanalyze everything, and I'm almost always the first one to apologize. I believe in talking things out and expressing your feelings.

2. I'm painfully indecisive. I can never decide on a place to eat or what I want to wear in the morning.

3. I would much rather have something salty or spicy than sweet. I love things like Mexican candy, fruit with tajin, and pickles!

4. I constantly worry about smelling bad. I don't know where this obsession comes from, but it has lead to my acquiring some 30+ bottles of perfume. Some might call it a problem; I call it good hygiene.

5. I'm continuously told that I pronounce the following words incorrectly: Chipotle, drawing and Sasquatch.

6. I have an extremely empathetic heart, almost to a fault.

7. For 18 years of my life, I hated apples. Then one day when I was a freshmen in college, I randomly decided to try one again. I eat them all the time now.

8. Too often, I let others dictate how I feel about myself. If someone doesn't approve of my actions or the person that I am, I take it very personally. I feel it deeply (ode to #6).

9. I believe, and will always believe, that everything happens for a reason. If you work hard, invest in something you're passionate about, and stay true to your values, the right things will come.

10. *Bonus: Rooming with Sally has been one of the best blessings in my life - she has taught me more about what being a good friend means in the past 2 years than I could have every asked for in a lifetime!

Sally: While both of us will admit we can get caught up in others, saying I want her hair, shoes, lipgloss etc., we both try and remember the importance in being ourselves; which at the end of the day is "cool". The individuals we idolize did not create a following by trying to be anyone else other than themselves. At the end of the day we all have a choice of who we want to be and both T and I have chose to smile and embrace the unique qualities we have been given. So, here's to getting crazy, loud, independent, obnoxious, weird, and all those other adjectives that you may see fit. But most importantly, here's to getting real.

July 17, 2014

Getting Real with T and Sal pt. I

My roommate, Sally, is a girl after my own heart. Even though our styles are different, we both share an affinity for all things fancy and fun. We love to take pictures (predominantly of ourselves). We live to scout out the newest creative adventure in town (although we don’t always succeed). And we know all the words to every early 2000s pop song (especially Hilary Duff). But one day, as Sally and I were chattin’ in a Corner Bakery, we realized something BIG.

No one is getting real anymore.

Don’t get us wrong, we love cappuccinos with foam drawings and peonies as much as the next girl, but we started to question what it was that truly made someone an individual. Frill and fluff aside, what are the things that we would be proud (or embarrassed or overjoyed) to tell others? What makes us… real? So, we decided to give you a little taste of what makes us real in hopes of inspiring others to keep on loving those things that may be trendy, but also embrace the things that may not be so “cool”.  For those are the traits that make us, us.

So, what makes Sally real? 

1. I have a lisp when I wear my retainer, but still wear it every night

2. One of my eyes is bigger than the other ;)

3. Most people think I'm Asian because of my last name

4. I'm a shoe fanatic and have over 75 pairs

5. I'm easily afraid of scary movies and have to close my eyes during episodes of Pretty Little Liars

6. I refuse to wear white after labor day (strict rule follower here)

7. I'm obsessed with donuts and can easily eat them at any time of the day

8. I strongly believe everything happens for a reason, even if the outcome is not ideal; there is a lesson to be learned

9. Tiana has taught me so much throughout our friendship and is truly a light in my day that continues
to radiate goodness and positive thoughts that keep me motivated to be the best version of myself

*pt. II and "what makes Tiana real" to follow!