Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hello September!

Hey guys!

Last week was my first week back into my first full semester of grad school. Since everything was starting up, there were a lot of opportunities to get a lot of well... food. My phone was full of food pictures but I had to share the fun! 

My school had this awesome In-n-Out Burger day for grad students where we all got free burgers. Imagine how long that line was! And guess where I was? In the front.

I also checked out this adorable bakery before eating in downtown L.A.

The peanut butter cupcake to the top left was my favorite!

We ate at a sushi restaurant called Octopus in L.A. They had some really yummy combo dishes for $12 which was the same price as this roll I got above. :)

This is a leaf I found on my walk home and probably the only trace of fall I will ever find in L.A.

I made this really simple and cute washi tape wall art for my empty bedroom wall. I see everyone that I love everyday on it at the beginning and end of my day. 

I will never get over how gorgeous some of these trees are...

Last but not least, Thai food at the Trio House in L.A.! I can't not try their pad thai. 
Who else loves peanut butter? I do!!

As you can clearly see, I had a really fun week with eating out on the weekend and adjusting to my new fall schedule. It's always frustrating to adjust to a new schedule because things don't feel stable for a while. Then soon enough, everything feels like it's always been that way-- stable. Humans are so interesting in the way we adapt to our internal and external environments. But it's also interesting to reflect on how much I struggle with wanting a constant and routine schedule. Going from having 2 weeks off to yearning for a routine has been a frustration of mine all week. Being busy is good for me-- it keeps things off my mind and it keeps me moving. What do you guys think? Agree or disagree? Anyway, thanks for stopping by and reading. Leave some comment love!

Have a great start to September!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Summer Dresses with Coco Melody

Hey guys!

This is my monthly sponsored post with this month's sponsor: Coco Melody.

You probably recognize this sponsor as I have written about them before on my blog. 
They sell gorgeous dresses for special events.

I like to pick a theme to make these posts fun so today will be summer inspired.

Let's start off with this pretty sunny with this a-line mini tulle yellow dress from the homecoming dresses 2015 collection. Keep in mind that these dresses are not limited to homecoming and can be worn to other formal events! It is $119 with a unique open back as well. 

I picked this dress from the cheap homecoming dresses under 100 collection. But there are many more dresses that are under $200 as well.

This organza dark green dress ($159) has a deep sea vibe to it that's really calming and elegant.
The asymmetric strap and disbursed sequencing is all a nice touch. 

This sweetheart chiffon organza dress gives off a beachy vibe with it's soft pink color and ruffles.
It's only $99 and available in various colors. How fun would it be to spin in this? :)

I encourage you guys to check out some of Coco Melody's formal and more casual collection of dresses. They are super cute to glamorous. Enjoy and thanks for reading! :)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Japan Candy Box Review + Giveaway

Hey guys!

If you remember and enjoyed the giveaway with Kawaii Box, you are in for a treat. 
I'm back with a review and giveaway with Japan Candy Box. They are a sister company to Kawaii Box and send monthly subscription boxes of 8-10 Japanese candy to your front door! It's $18.20 for one monthly box with free shipping anywhere in the world. :D

I took my box on a 3 hour drive to Tennessee for a white water rafting trip. Here's my fun and silly review with friends. :) All the candy was unique and had interesting tastes. I noticed a lot of the candy had a minty/soda-like taste to them. There were so many times where I couldn't figure out if the candy was to be chewed like gum or chewed to swallow. They were so tricky!! All in all, I enjoyed Japan Candy Box very much. It was a great addition to the long car ride and kept everyone
 entertained with all the cute packaging and flavors as well. 

I hope you enjoy the video and enter for a chance to win a yummy box of your own. Good Luck! This is an international giveaway!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Grad School Adventures with Jambu

Hey guys!

Every day, I walk around L.A. and campus from class to class and bus stop to apartment. With a full backpack, my legs get pretty tired throughout the day. Luckily, I had the awesome opportunity to work with the show company Jambu

Before I get started, I have a lot of amazing things to share about Jambu's mission. 
Jambu is a very eco-friendly company, designing comfortable and high quality shoes out of partially recyclable and reusable compressed rubber without diminishing the integrity of their shoes. Jambu's shoes are vegan, waterproof, and durable contoured in a memory foam footbed. 

They also have a partnership with American Forests and planted 50,000 trees in 2014. 

They have shoes for men, women, and kids so you'll find a little bit of everything in their shop.

I had the opportunity to choose a pair of shoes from Jambu's fall collection to review.

I reviewed their Rosetta shoe in size 8 in the color charcoal.

 I love that Jambu's site is user friendly with various photos of every shoe from every angle. Plus, their shoes have these amazing videos where a model holds the shoe in their hands and walks around in them as well. It's always nice to see what a pair of shoes look like on a real person over just photos of the shoe itself. It was very useful when I was picking what shoe would be the best fit for me. 

Here it is:


Here is what the box looked like. My package arrived in a cardboard box with the shoe box inside like this. The packaging is made out of recycled, recyclable, and reusable packaging. Each shoe was wrapped in it's own little bag as well. 

These casual but cute flat-like shoes are perfect for stylish women on the go. I'm usually a 7.5 but I went a size up and got the 8. The velcro straps make the shoes easy to put on and take off as well. I could really see the amount of work and attention to detail Jambu puts into designing each and every one of their shoes. They have such a variety of shoes yet you can tell they were cohesively designed by the same stuff, focusing on chic and comfortable shoes. The flowers on my flats added a youthful and feminine touch to a sporty but dressy pair of flats that I can easily were with casually or even with my summer dresses!

Here's a look down at my feet as I was waiting for the shuttle bus. The charcoal was a great color pick because it simply matched everything that I owned! The first week was a little rough with breaking in the shoes but after my feet molded to the shape of the shoe, I felt comfort all around every time I took a step.

I hope you guys enjoyed my review. Thanks Jambu for working with Cheers to Novelty and giving a grad school student a nice pair of on-the-go shoes. I can't wait to go on more adventures with my new shoes from Jambu. :) I've already received many compliments! Yay!

I'll be sure to add more photos to this post once I get more around campus but for now, this is my review!

Take care everyone!

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