I had this insane idea to go the month of February without wearing my jeggings, but then realized that it was basically the worst idea ever. So as a compromise, I decided to at least attempt to not wear them as much. It sounds silly but for someone who has enough clothing to dress a small village, I sure do wear the same pants a lot. They are just so comfortable and perfect.
The shopping day in the above photos happened to be warm enough to get away with bare legs (how’s that snow storm, East Coasters?). Today is a bit cooler but I’ve got some tights that should do the trick for my outfit later tonight. Although full disclosure, I’m currently in my jeggings. Hey, at least I know a good thing when I see it.
For our one year anniversary, Will and I decided to go to Hermosa Beach for a mini weekday getaway. Beach towns are my absolute favorite and it was so nice getting out of LA for a bit. We walked down to the beach every day from the hotel and enjoyed just laying out and eating. Definitely my favorite kind of vacations. Also, there was ice cream involved so that ‘s really the only thing needed for me to be happy.
Speaking of getaways, my trip to New York is booked for November. I’ll be flying in to help Keiko with a lookbook shoot and then we’ll be embarking on a mini roadtrip. It’ll be our second annual trip to Nashville with some extra stops along the drive down. Can’t wait to eat all the deliciousness in Nashville again. Bring on Loveless Cafe and Silly Goose!
Hearts, Kimberly Grace
Outfit Details: Dress: Jack by BB Dakota (On sale here) Boots: Steven by Steve Madden (found here) Bag: c/o Melie Bianco Necklace: Handmade for As All Get Out Cuff: Brooklyn Flea
I have enough band shirts to outfit a small city. So I’m no longer allowing myself to buy them. But when I came across this one, I had to make an exception. It’s sort of fitting that I just saw the video of Romney talking to a veteran a few hours ago. One of my priorites this week is to get registered to vote in California. It’s so important to take a stand on what you believe in. Everyone should have equal rights, whether it be for who they love or what they do with their bodies. Times have to change and it starts with us.
Hearts, Kimberly Grace
Outfit details: Shirt: Fun. concert (Can be found here) Skirt: American Apparel Boots: Steven by Steve Madden (found here) Purse: Melie Bianco (Birthday gift from Keiko, similar here)
I would live by the beach if it weren’t so far from everything else. I’d love to be able to wake up and just stare out at the sea. I’ve been all over the world and yet my favorite vacations have always been beach side. Give me salt water, sand, and preferably some sort of blended alcoholic beverage and I’m happy.
Keiko and I took a little trip to Newport Beach while she was here to visit with the lovely ladies over at BB Dakota. It was perfect timing because while my friends back in the valley were posting about it hitting 100 degrees, I was having a mini vacation in the cool ocean breeze (Just call me Mrs. Suess). We ate a ton of delicious food including a slice of pineapple upside down cake and got to try on a bunch of amazing clothes. The shirt from my last post was actually one of them and it takes everything in me not to wear it every day. I’m obsessed.
Since I’m probably skipping Fashion Week, I’m hoping that Will and I can have a little beach getaway next month for our one year anniversary. Keiko and I are also planning a road trip for November so that should hopefully keep my wanderlust at bay.
Hearts, Kimberly Grace
Outfit details: Dress (worn as a top) and skirt: F21 Dolce Vita wedges: Gift from Will’s mama Bow belt: Borrowed from Keiko Bag: c/o Melie Bianco Cuff: Brooklyn Flea Rings: Artists & Flea, Ross Necklace: Handmade for As All Get Out
I skipped going to a co-workers birthday party after work so that I could come home and do this post. I guess that’s part of growing up. Being responsible and all that crap. It’s interesting to look back at different times in my life and see how I’ve changed. When I ran out of socks and underwear in college, I’d run over to Wal-mart and Victoria’s Secret to fix the problem. Now I just do laundry. Weird how that happens. I’m still not going to get my car washed though. I refuse. I think it’s the bit of Florida still in me. There’s so much rain there that it’s pointless.
But anyway, off to bed I go. Tomorrow I’m picking up my friend and her baby from the airport and then going to see the Fun. show at night with some friends. So I guess it’s not all work and responsibility after all.
These photos were taken on a glorious day when I was healthy. Since then, I’ve come down with a nasty summer cold. I guess it’s going around. My immune system has failed me and I am single handedly keeping Kleenex in business. I’m pretty much taking all remedies seriously which have included honey with lime juice, squirting silver under my tongue, Neti Pot, and drinking a steady stream of water and tea when I’m awake (which hasn’t been often). The symptoms keep changing though so I think it’s working its way out. I hope so anyway, because my parents are staying with me for the whole month of August and Keiko will be here in a few days. So yea, not the best time to get sick. Oh and that cute little pup is named Belle. She’s a little love. Alright, I need to go lay down. Being sick is not fun.
Work has been all sorts of crazy. That’s the summer for you. So I’ve been a little more absent here. Will and I had to request off a day a couple of weeks from now to make sure we’d have a whole day together. Talk about planning dates ahead of time. I’m trying to save as much as possible while I’m working more shifts. Jessica and I had to postpone our Vietnam trip until next year because she got a job straight out of law school (yay, Pup!) and my mom just mentioned wanting to do a European cruise for her birthday next year. So yea, better start saving.
I had Will take my photos the other night before our date. It’s always funny trying to direct him. He takes it pretty well but I usually get a “now you’re being crazy” look or two. Always a lot of laughing though, which is good.
I need to get back to making headbands for this weekend. I might be selling at an event that my friend set up. I won’t know until I get all the details, which she still hasn’t given me. I figure it’s a good push to make some things that I’ve been putting off. No time like the present, right?
Hearts, Kimberly Grace
Outfit Details: Top: F21 Skirt: Given to me by Keiko Shoes: Dolce Vita (Gift from Will’s mama) Bag: c/o Melie Bianco Necklace: Gift from Drew (from his Peru trip) Cuff: Brooklyn Flea Rings: Word rings-Etsy and local shop; Twist ring- c/o Simple Twist
P.S. I took the picture below when I was messing with camera settings before the above photos were taken. Figured I’d give my handsome photographer a little limelight. I hope he’s prepared for all the future photos I’m going to con him into taking.
These photos are my first attempt with the tripod that Will bought me… for Christmas. I don’t want to hear about the fact that it’s May because I’ve already gotten that from him. The point of this is that it took me an hour and a half and I was about to throw the damn thing (camera included) over the fence. So here are a few tips for first time tripod users to not get to the point that I was at:
1) When you set up the shot, give yourself little marker points so that you know where to stand. I thought I was in the frame, popped off 20 shots, only to find that I cut off my head, arm, shoes, etc. This can be anything from a twig to stand on to a flower to be in front of.
2) Breathe. Slowly. And take a break if you feel the urge to throw your camera. Make sure to keep in mind that you need to hide the remote, keep an eye on the lighting, etc. I made silly mistakes when I started to get flustered around the hour mark.
3) Remember that it’s all trial and error. Lots and lots of error. But that’s good and by the end of it, I was getting much better pictures.
I think my neighbor was amused by it all. He asked what I was doing and then more questions about the blog. I’m sure he doesn’t see other tenants taking pictures of themselves and standing on benches everyday. Hey, whatever it takes, right?
I have a couple of weeks until my birthday and I still don’t know how I want to celebrate. Two of my good friends will be in Peru for it, which sort of sucks for planning purposes. Honestly, my head is sort of on my New York trip at the end of the month, anyway. I’ll get to see my parents, most if not all of my extended family (I’ll be attending a wedding on each side), meet Will’s parents, and shop/eat/watch Youtube videos with my best friend (hi Babykeiks!). But I know I have to celebrate my birthday somehow before I leave. Even if it’s just me eating a whole Carvel ice cream cake by myself. Come to think of it, that would be an awesome birthday. Noted.
P.S. Below, you will find a picture of my amazing roommate, Raul. Normally, he dances and gives me cookies, which is more than enough to earn my love. But on this particular day, he offered to take my photos after seeing me try to get out the door with the tripod and still make it to work on time. Three cheers for Raul. Hip hip hooray!
I made the mistake of waking up and pounding allergy medication. And by pounding, I mean that I had two after violently rubbing my eyes. This was a terrible idea and an action done purely to make the crazy itchy eyes cease. I have been in full on zombie mode since I took the pills. Literally dragging myself around and unable to get full sentences out, well, sensibly. The beauty of this is that I have to be at work in less than two hours. It’s going to be an interesting night.
I had April take these photos while she was visiting. The photos were either blurry or had my head or shoes cut off in about 90 percent of them. We finally just gave up and went to Trader Joes for some deliciousness. Speaking of which, I should probably add that to my to do list for pre-Coachella packing. I’ve done nothing to get ready for it and I leave on Thursday. Ahh!