Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Date 💕💞

On Valentine’s Day, Shawn and I took a trip to the Natural History Museum of LA and it was wonderful.

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There are so many exhibits to explore and sights and activities to partake in, it is truly perfect for any couples, friends, or families who want to have some educational fun.

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I’ll be showing pics from a few of my favorite exhibits and pictures of my outfit of course!

Age of Mammals and African Mammals Exhibit

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Dinosaur Hall

Gems and Minerals Exhibit

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Tattoo Exhibit

20180214_15201320180214_16030020180214_165340 If you are looking for an affordable and fun date in LA, definitely visit the Natural History Museum. We will be back because even though we seen all the exhibits pictured above, there’s even more exhibits to see!

Now for my outfit! I wore a white Misguided blazer dress which I adored.

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The dress had gold buttons which popped against the crisp white dress. I paired this look with pearl bracelets and earrings, MAC lipstick, and my red Topshop mules.

20180214_10230120180214_102411 Have you ever visited this museum? Would you rock a blazer dress? Let me know in the comments below and have a wonderful week lovelies!

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Visiting the Love Wall in Beverly Hills

Valentine’s Day is almost here so I recently went to Beverly Hills to get a pic in front of the super artistic and gorgeous Love Wall.

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The wall makes for a perfect backdrop for a Valentine’s themed post. To visit the wall, I wore a cropped Topshop sweater paired with highwaist jeans from ASOS. I completed the outfit with sparkly TOMS.

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I love that there is so much street art scattered all throughout LA. I hope to share some more pics in front of creative street drawings in the future!

Sometimes holidays make people feel lonely and sad because they either don’t have anyone to celebrate with, the holiday brings up bad memories, or a multitude of other reasons.

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I’m here to tell you about a little mantra that helps me get through rough times that I learned from a Youtuber and that is Positive Mental Attitude.

Repeat that a few times and it will help you get into a better and happier mindset. So if you are alone on Valentine’s Day or in a long distance relationship remember to stay strong and focus on the positives in your life currently. Have a good day!

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Cherry Top and Distressed Jeans

Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a great start.

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Today, I wanted to showcase an outfit that I’m really excited about. This look is so special because this is the first time I’ve worn distressed jeans.

Growing up my mom and granny said there wasn’t a point in buying jeans with rips because I can make them holey myself, which is actually a great point when you think about it.

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But with distressed jeans trending, along with the frayed/unfinished hem jeans look on the rise I had to invest in at least one cute pair.

It helped that these jeans were a $17 steal online at ASOS. I paired my jeans with a button up shirt from Topshop.

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I love love love this top. It’s funny because I don’t even like cherries, but the shirt was too cute to pass up and it was on sale! To complete the look, I wore red mules, also by Topshop.

I will be getting a lot of use out of my new button-up and distressed jeans all spring and summer long. What fashion trend are you currently rocking or staying far away from?

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Leave a comment below with your answer to the question and any thoughts on my look. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Dressing for a LA Winter

On a beautiful, sunny, winter day in LA I was able to wear this cute streetwear inspired look.

I paired a black dress with a rust colored Topshop hoodie along with colorful Converses.

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It’s funny experiencing winter in LA. Here I wear a light jacket and short dresses and skirts in the middle of winter. Back at my hometown of Baltimore, I would be bundling up in a big coat and preparing for snow!

I decided to pose with some patio lounge chairs and it made for a nice backdrop. The sun definitely helped highlight my facial features and made my hoodie’s color pop.

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The hoodie can also easily be paired with jeans, shorts, or a denim skirt. In a few months apring, my favorite season, will be here and I’ll still be able to rock my hoodie because it is lightweight.

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Speaking of spring approaching, I can’t believe that January will be coming to an end in just a few days! I hope that your 2018 is off to a great start.

Stay focused on your goals and stay stylish. Enjoy your weekend!

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3 Month LA Update!

I’ve been living in Los Angeles for 3 months already! At times it is still surreal to think that my boyfriend and I packed up and moved across the country but it’s so real.

We celebrated our first Christmas and New Year’s Eve in LA and the first one away from our familys. It was a bittersweet moment.

I was excited to be celebrating in our new home and excited to be living in LA, but of course I missed my family. I called them all and talked to them about my plans for the holiday and got a little emotional but ensured them that I am still loving the decision to move here.

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Thinking about the journey to LA 

Both New Year’s Eve and Christmas were very low-key and relaxing days. We made a nice dinner and enjoyed tv and movies and just spending the holiday together. Also, as you may have noticed from one of my past posts, I experienced my first few rainy days in LA.

As I mentioned in the “Rainy Day” post previously, I am a pluviophile so I love and find peace and joy when it rains. If you know anything about LA or California, you know that we don’t get a lot of rain here so I was happy to see some rainfall especially since the air and plants get really dry here.

We also explored a new area, Griffith Park where we went up into the hills and visited an observatory, saw the hollywood sign in the distance, and saw an amazing sunset. More details of that adventure can be found here.

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Snapshot of the Griffith Observatory

The weather here is great, it doesn’t feel like winter at all which is weird but nice. Overall, we are healthy, happy, and making the most out of our time here.

The goal is to explore much more of the city in the upcoming months and make more memories that will last forever.

Any questions about my journey to LA, why I moved here, or any topic you can think of? Ask away in the comments below and enjoy your week!

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Exploring Griffith Observatory

Since I had the day off and love exploring and finding little gems all over Los Angeles,  I went on an impromtu date to the Griffith Observatory!

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The Griffith Observatory houses telescopes, science exhibits, a planetarium, along with numerous other interactive and educational activities and sights to see and do. Also the views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign are breathtaking.

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There were so many amazing and interesting exhibits that discussed a matter of topics such as the phases of the moon, the solar system, and tesla coils.

Shawn and I even got to see a tesla coil from the early 1900s in action!

I haven’t thought about some of these scientifc and astronomical facts in years so it great to reeducate myself on various topics. Never stop seeking knowledge, you can always learn more, understand more, see more and do more.

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We plan on going back to look at the exhibits again and spend more time on the ones that were a little too crowded to enjoy completely. And the best thing about this is that the observatory is free, so you have no excuse to get out there and have some fun while educating yourself!

There are special, live shows held in the planetarium that cost $3-$7 that we didn’t do but plan on coming back to see them as well.

Also, the outfit I wore there was comfy casual. I wore a halter top with a Topshop jean jacket over it, paired with Caslon camo pants and black Toms.

Simple and sweet for an observatory date. Another wonderful sight that wasn’t even part of the observatory was going up to the roof and watching the beautiful sunset!

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Overall, yesterday’s trip was a big success and the Griffith Observatory is a great sight to see along with the surrounding views. 10/10 reccomend for you to visit and we will be back again as well! Enjoy your Hump Day lovelies!

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Rainy Day in LA!

Moving from Baltimore, Maryland, a state that actually changes weather for all 4 seasons to Los Angeles California where its pretty sunny year round was a big change. I love it, but one weather aspect I did miss a lot was rain.

20180108_093617I’m a pluviophile which is a rain lover or someone who finds peace and joy during the rain. I finally got my rainy day yesterday and today as well after not seeing any for the past 2.5 months since I moved here.

When the rain let up some I ran out on my patio to take some pics. I’m rocking a lettuce hem Topshop crop top, pinstripe ankle pants, and Topshop mules. It felt great out so this outfit was perfect for a rainy breezy day in LA.

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Do you like the rain? Consider yourself a pluviophile like myself? How do you like spending rainy days?

Let me know in the comments below and enjoy your week lovelies. Stay dry or warm wherever you are!

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