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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

out & about

I need to talk to some food about this…

Why yes, that *is* a giant stock of asparagus I’m leaning on.

After class I met up with my friend Caitlin, who was also in the Creative Writing program at SFSU with me! I’ve been missing school like CRAZY. I know I’m taking a Children’s Lit. class at the community college with Jen, who was also in the CW program with me, but it’s not the same. I love seeing Jen all the time, she’s one of mah beeeest frriiiends, but I miss seeing my CW buddies on a weekly basis. I miss reading their stories. I miss talking to them about the good stories and the really bad stories (appletini… oh my god) we had to read for classes. I miss chatting with them before and after class about random shit. I just miss them all in general! So it was soooo nice to hang out with Caitlin, and all we did was talk and talk and talk about our mutual love of Liz Lemon (I swear she’s a mini Liz Lemon/Tina Fey), how Christina Hendricks is the only woman I’d go lesbian for, TV shows we managed to start/or  finish watching over the summer, celebrity crushes (RYAN GOSLING! ZACHARY LEVI!), *NSYNC, Harry Potter, food, adjusting to life back in Stockton after living in the bay for awhile, Disneyland… jeez, what didn’t we talk about?

I made Caitlin take this picture so I could send it to our friend Dana. And see? She’s totes mini Liz!

Frozen yogurt found its way into our conversation after I mentioned that Nubi has Dole Pineapple sorbet which is basically the same exact thing as a Dole Whip from Disneyland. If you’ve never tried a Dole Whip — NAY! — if you’ve never been to Disneyland AND never tried a Dole Whip, you haven’t lived your life to the fullest yet.

Dole Pineapple frozen yogurt makes me feel like I’m at Disneyland.

After I dropped Caitlin off,  my mom gave me a couple of Graham Snackers when I got home. What are Graham Snackers, you might be wondering? Lemme tell you! It’s like an ice cream sandwich, only it consists of graham crackers, grape jelly and peanut butter. My mom and my cousin Cynthia were talking about them over the weekend and I was just so lost. I guess it’s the new thing they serve at school cafeterias. And you know what? I feel like I was robbed. That stuff is hella nummy. Why wasn’t that around when I was in elementary school?!

THESE NEED TO BE MADE AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE.

I suppose I should be thankful that I at least had tater tots. Dammit, now I want tater tots. Or hashbrowns. Jack-in-the-Box has tiny hashbrowns… I think? WHY ARE POTATOES SO AMAZING? <– BRB, I gotta find some food to talk to.

Blurgh.

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Vrooom

Awkward pose is awkward.

September is here! WTF? This year is going by a bit too fast for my liking. But with September here, it means that we’re on our way to cooler weather… or so I hope. I wore my cowboy boots today and it’s around 90 degrees outside — my calves got pretty sweaty. Ewww.

I can’t wait till I can start wearing my colorful nylons and wear layers upon layers of clothes! If I still lived in Daly City, I’d get to deal with fun bi-polar weather around this time of year. I swear it would be foggy as hell one day, and sunny and über hot the next. Blugh. Facebook informed me that on this very day last year I complained about it:

Y'all should Google Peter Orner

Wooooo!

Anyway, today in class (Children’s Lit.) we discussed this lecture we had to watch at our last class meeting called “From Mouse to Mermaid.” The lecturer basically talked about how Disney portrayed gender and minorities in a negative light. Some points were fairly accurate, but they all pertained to the views of society in the 50s and 60s. He started to go a little overboard when he started talking about modern films and how minority characters like Mowgli from The Jungle Book and Mulan had “western features.” Mulan looks Asian to me! And he said King Louie was a black man because he sang a jazzy tune. By making that observation, isn’t the lecturer guilty of stereotyping? That man was full of boo-shiz. I could rant on and on about this whole thing, but I won’t! 😛

I don't care if it's considered juvenile to decorate your bags with buttons. Mine are cool!

What else? Oh, I started driving all by my lonesome! This is a BFG (big f*cking deal) because I have been all kinds of scared about being behind the wheel, especially since I got into a ginormous accident last year. I’ve only gone out twice, both times were to go to school, but I did okay. And I’m even parking in between cars — I used to get paranoid about that because I was always worried I’d hit one, or park crooked. My parking skills are actually decent though! I need to start making mixes to stick in the CD player, the music that’s already in there is kinda snoozey.

outfit details:

  • cardigan: Mossimo
  • belt: Target
  • dress: purchased at some cheapy fashion store @ Horton Plaza in San Diego
  • shoes: thrifted
  • necklace: Forever 21
out & about

Moshi Moshi

Jen and I went to Japantown yesterday! I actually declined the invite at first because there were some things that I needed to do around the house. But then I had an emo moment and thought, “Damn, I should’ve just gone!” And then Jen called me again and asked if I was sure that I didn’t want to go, so I said, “Let me fix my hair.”And to let my parents know. Even though I’m well in my 20s, mid-20s even,  I still have to let my parents know where I go. That’s the price you pay when you live rent-free with your family.

I damn near forgot just how cold it is in San Francisco during the summer. I remember when I lived in Daly City, I thought the constant fogginess was amazing as I hate hot weather. But towards the end of my time in the bay area, I got a bad case of seasonal depression from lack of sunshine.

Once we got there, we were greeted with misty air which was a nice change from the central valley heat. I don’t think I can deal with that kind of weather everyday ever again though.

Anyway, I grabbed a couple of silk headbands with bows at Daiso for just $1.50 each. I haven’t taken pictures of them yet, but you’ll most likely see me wearing one of them in a post in the near future. I like to think of Daiso as a Japanese Target: they have EVERYTHING — fashion accessories, stationary, housewares, cosmetics, craft goods, snacks, etc.

I also found a cupcake place inside the Kintetsu mall called Cako Bakery. The cupcakes were really pricey ($3.50 each!), but I saw that they had a Strawberry Cheesecake one and I couldn’t resist.

I even found some Doctor Who toys inside a toy store I always frequent whenever I go to J-Town (the name of it escapes me though)! The first thing I saw was this 12 inch Clockwork Man figure, from the episode “The Girl in the Fireplace” which is one of my favorite episodes. They toys were freakishly pricey though — the Sonic Screwdriver I got on Amazon for $20 was being sold for $30, and the 11th Doctor’s screwdriver was being sold for $40. I found that Amazon not too long ago for $14.99. Even though I got really excited for spotting Who merchandise, I figured I’d wait till I go to Comic Con next week to go ape shit.

All in all, it was a good day. I’ll leave you with my “seasonal depression” face. Haha!


outfit details:

  • headband/belt: Target
  • jacket: ???
  • dress: Forever 21
  • boots: thrifted
  • necklace: refer to this post
  • earrings: H&M
  • bag: Louis Vuitton
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Yee-Haw!

My Friday was a lot more productive than usual — I had a driving lesson with my mom’s friend, Sarem (I don’t like driving, it freaks me out, but I’m trying to get used to it as a means of necessity), then I went shopping with Shanice for a bit before she had to go to work, and then I went thrifting with my mom and her homies. She sent me a text saying to call her when I was done shopping with Shanice and then she’d take me “thrusting.” Oh, the joy that is auto correct. I will now refer to thrifting as thrusting. o___0

I managed to find a nice pair of brand new cowboy boots for $29 at Superior Thrift (the bestest thrift store in the Central Valley). And they conveniently went with my outfit! After I bought them, I immediately changed into them since the ones I was originally wearing were starting to hurt my feet. It’s really hard to find boots that fit over my calves, let alone fancy cowboy boots, so when I do find a pair that fit, I take it as a sign from the fashion gods that I must purchase them. That sounds logical, doesn’t it? I also found a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt for 99 cents. Whoop!

outfit details:

  • dress/deer ring: H&M
  • earrings/belt: Target
  • sunglasses: Coach
  • boots: thrifted
  • bracelet: from my mom