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Outfit Post: Bestie Edition

My bestest bestie Shanice’s birthday occured a couple weeks ago and we headed to Sacramento to celebrate with a day of shopping and yummy foods at the Tower Cafe followed by cupcakes at Esther’s. She looked SO cute (and it was hell trying to help her find the right birthday dress — her mom came to the rescue in the end though), so I just had to take pictures of her ensemble to share on my blog. 🙂

Shanice is the only friend I have that LOVES animal print. She’s also the only person I know that managed to rock snake skin and leopard print and not make it look like a hot mess. Obviously, that’s not happening in this outfit, but she’s mixing leopard prints and it looks pretty damn cute.

I got her scarf at H&M a couple of Christmases ago. I’ve seen her wear it on a number of occasions, so I’m glad she really likes it 😀

Shanice’s outfit gets a pop of color with the vibrant hue of mustard yellow from her bag, which was a birthday present from her mom (I think…?).

I found this bracelet at World Market (or Cost Plus, whatever that place is called) and knew immediately that I had to get it for Shanice! To some, it’s just a cute yellow, green, and gold braided bracelet, but I immediately thought of Link from The Legend of Zelda. Like me, Shanice is a HUGE nerd (one of the many reasons why we’re friends), and she’s a ginormous fan of video games — The Legend of Zelda being her favorite.

I make geeky connections to everything.

Our friend Jen gifted her with an earring cuff that she crafted herself with chains made out of 14 k gold fill. If you’d like to rock one of these, you can order one on Jen’s Etsy store Walrus of the Sea. <– plug for the other bestie. Woop!

Shanice has made a few appearances in my blog before, but I don’t think I ever mentioned how we became friends. We met about 5-6 years ago in the newsroom of our community college’s paper where we both worked on the entertainment section. Fun times! Well, not always. Tons of drama was always happening and we somehow got dragged into it. So lame! But we often walked across the street to Barnes & Noble after class and ate cookies and sipped on Passion Tea Lemonades with a pump of raspberry (she taught me how to order fancy Starbucks drinks) and we talked about our fandoms and actors we thought were hot… y’know, regular ‘ol girl things. And she’s been my bestest friend ever since ❤

Cheers,
Nina


outfit details

Dress: Miss Chievous (Marshalls) // Jacket: Xhiliration (Target) // Boots: Charles Abbie (Ross) // Headband: from some cute store in Japan Town that we can’t remember the name of // Scarf: H&M // Bracelet: Cost Plus/World Market //Ear Cuff: Walrus of the Sea // Bag: Steve Madden

shoppin'

Dinky Hot Chocolate & Knickknacks

Tiniest cup of hot chocolate that ever existed

It’s been awhile since I actually posted anything huh? I’ve been keeping myself busy by doing homework, making jewelry, goofing around on Tumblr, and somehow I managed to hangout with 3 of my best friends during the week. Tim and I had a burping contest on Wednesday (OH-SO-CLASSY), on Friday I ate lunch with Shanice and helped her find a sweater dress, and yesterday I helped Jen pick out new frames at Walmart. Good times.

This morning I went to the flea market with my mom and got the dinkiest cup of hot chocolate EVER. And it was $1.50. At least it was tasty (unlike a certain popular coffee franchise’s hot chocolate… *cough*Starbucks*cough*). Luckily, we found awesome deals elsewhere. I found a Star Wars calendar from 1981 and I plan on making collages out of the pictures in it, and I got a Leonardo action figure decked out in Indian gear, or Native American (whichever you prefer).

I had to get this because it reminded me of Karen O.

I also got a western-ish belt that I can put my rodeo belt buckle on. I AM SO EXCITED. But I didn’t take a picture of it, and I’m too lazy to. My SD card effing broke so I have to rely on my phone’s camera for awhile. *disgruntled noises* My mom and I also spent 15 minutes untangling a bunch of jewelry and got some nifty things.

Here’s a few other things I found:

Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera! This thing looks nothing like Yul Brynner.
My sister and I had this poster in our room when we were youngins.
The sign on the building says "Jesus is Lord"

Okay, so that’s all from me. I’ll try to make more worthwhile posts in the near future. And speaking of the near future, my Etsy store should be opening REALLY SOON. And that means my first give-away will be happening REALLY SOON too. All capping “really” and “soon” just makes things look more exciting right? RIGHT? <– okay, that’s just obnoxious now.

outfit details:

  • hat: H&M
  • dress: Tucker for Target
  • hoodie: Merona
  • bomber: Espirit
  • belt: Target