1.21.2011

Your Cover's Blown (and a video!)

A bunch of little things. First off...


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I'm not really sure why I'm making such a sad face in the last photo but bare with me.

Outfit details:  Blouse: UO by way of a thrift store, skirt: thrifted, flower pin: flea market, flats: UO sale section

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Remember when I was talking about framing some of the neat illustrations I had been finding? Well here is one I've done so far. The frame was found at a thrift store (my favorite one that long exists! Rude!) and that baby elephant is just so cute. I hope I find more of those books!

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If I worked in an office this is what I would imagine how I'd dress like.  Cropped trousers, cardigans, and flats.

Outfit details: Cardigan: UO sale, blouse: thrifted, trousers; thrifted, flats: thrifted

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So I'm not a vegan by any means but I do like the food! A favorite local chain that Grant and I go to is called Native Foods and I love how they have seasonal menu items, like this meatloaf for example. It was so, so good! It tasted savory and meaty and then, sandwiched between the pieces, there was mashed yams with coconut milk. My only complaint was that I wish there was more broccoli or something to break the textures up! The meat loaf and yams had very similar consistencies....something to literally chew on would have been nice.  But if you live in Southern California you should try it out for yourself!

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Not on the same night as Native Foods but yesterday Grant and I finally had cash on us (I am terrible and never carry cash...a habit I need to break!) and after eating the best empanadas of our LIVES at Empanada's Place in Costa Mesa (honestly, unbelievably good. The crust was amazing and the fillings! Oh the fillings! I had broccoli cheese and then a potato cheese and ugh I wish I had a plate in front of me right now) we went to Hans which is near South Coast Plaza for ice cream at an old timey ice cream parlour (fancy spelling is appropriate). Hans and the Emapanda place are cash only which is the only drawback but in the case of Hans you definitely get your money's worth. A single scoop is like 1/4 of a pound and they have such good flavors. Grant got the raspberry cheesecake and I got black cherry.

And lastly, a new YouTube video! The lighting kind of washed out some of the pieces that I show off (bahhumbug) but I think everyone will get the gist.

41 comments:

  1. So cute! I love these photos. :D

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  2. I totally love your first outfit! That skirt is amazing. The meat loaf and the mini ice creams look equally delicious! http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  3. LOVE both the outfits! You look gorgeous in that video. The fish bowl cactus thing came out great, hehe :D
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  4. Your polka dot skirt is super cute! And LOL at those miniature ice-cream cones - are they the leftovers of a larger cone, or did they come like that!?
    xo Sherrie

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  5. Oh I love your outfit - that skirt is precious. And I love how you're going to frame illustrations - the first one looks really good.

    And... now I kinda want some ice cream ;)

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  6. I had to laugh at your "office look" because that has basically been my uniform at many an office job. Also, love the elephant illustration, and the frame fits it perfectly. Can't wait to see more.

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  7. My favorite is the first outfit!! It is so so cute. But I also love the second one as well. I dont like ematloaf very much but that looks delicious! And that frame is amazing.
    haha I love your video. You are gorgeous!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  8. Thank you very much :) Those tiny ice creams are so adorable! I love all the creative ideas you have - we need more people like you in this world!

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  9. You hair looks amazing in this video! Also, that snake skin bag is an awesome find!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  10. love the videos your posting : )
    that crochet top is gorgeous!

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  11. Love the polka dotted skirt! I'm really into polka dots right now. The flower pin looks perfect with it too. I've never tried vegan food but I've always wanted to! Oh and I loved your video, gosh you are gorgeous and your hair is so pretty and silky. Give me your secrets!

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  12. Love your first look, super pretty skirt!
    Following! ;-)

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  13. You look so sweet on the first photo. :)

    And yupi!!! New video. :)
    Do You make a short scrip, before You filming? :)
    Because Your videos are always concrete. :) Like You know very well what to say.

    I hate broccolis! :) I hate almost all vegetables.

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  14. I love Sting and his doughter Coco and son Joe. They are singers too. :)

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  15. I love both those looks, completely! Black and white with elegant hits of yellow? Done. And simple, attractive silhouettes you could wear to work (if I worked)? Done again. Also, I miss empanadas soo much! I used to know an Argentine who made them, and my boyfriend always also bought them from someone in his office in Mexico and they were amazing. The ice cream looks rad too! Mmmm. I think today might be a bad day for my budget!

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  16. your outfits are gorgeous!
    i especially love the first one!!

    -laura
    http://thesemanyyears.blogspot.com

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  17. Love both of your outfits! You look so cute :) xxx

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  18. I' m thinking...is brocooli a countable nouns? :)
    Broocoolis sound strange. Yes, I konw. It is a stupid question. hehehe :)

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  19. hey! i watched your you tube videos. they are pretty fun and entertaining. i like the terrarium you made. so much fun. hope you make more videos. :)

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  20. That meatloaf looks so yummie.
    Your terranium is brilliant with the little cat and all and your finds are great as always. Love how you framed the little elephant. I am planning to thief your idea: I've been getting bored with what 's on my walls so I am keeping a look out for some cool illustrations too :)

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  21. I love your videos, and the cat book is so cute. If you ever get a cat, get a black one they're the most fun and craziest haha. Oh and that first outfit is so adorable, you'd be so much fun to go thrifting with!

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  22. The flats and cropped pants are so Audrey H. Love the look on you.

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  23. That shirt in the first outfit is AMAZING. You find the coolest clothing items in thrift stores. I wish we could go shopping together! I bet it would be fabulous. :)

    Oh, and that food looks scrumptious! There is a vegan restaurant by my apartment that Rian and I often go to. I'm like you, I'm not vegan but that doesn't stop me from appreciating the deliciousness. :P

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  24. you look super cute in the first outfit! love it




    myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

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  25. I love your outfits, especially the first one!

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  26. aww those are the world's cutest ice creams ever. It is so cute to see you be able to look stylish in a skirt and amazing in pants too!!! Love all your outfits always!

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  27. Your videos are honestly my favorite. I wanna go thrifting with you so bad! You find the best stuff!

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  28. Love your style. So effortlessly chic :) Following you!!! :)

    http://style-fiesta.blogspot.com/

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  29. Hans is yum! and family owned. and you get to see em make it in the window! def gonna let you know the next time i'm around your hood :)

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  30. Beautiful skirt and blouse! Just perfect together. I really like the framed picture, it's a great idea. For some reason I thought you both were eating really tiny ice creams and I was wondering why on earth anyone would pay for that. Speaking of sweet treats, THANK YOU for your sweet gift (it hasn't arrived yet of course), but I look forward to it and totally appreciate it! <3

    Charlotte x
    ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES

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  31. another great video!!! ok - I hope you dont mind ... but I think you've inspired me to do my own "what I found thrifting" vlogs.... I sell a few bits and pieces on ebay, and would love to share my finds too!!

    xxx

    www.christie86.blogspot.com

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  32. I love cats too! That book is so cute!

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  33. Awww, i love your makes, especially the terrarium, it has a kitty and lamby in it, yay! The illustration is cute too :D
    xxxxxxxx

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  34. I love both of your outfits!
    My gosh, can you be any more beautiful??? Your hair is seriously amazing!
    Plus, you seem so down to earth. I totally picture you being one of my bffs in real life haha.

    Hope every thing is good =)

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  35. Adore your polka dot skirt!

    Love Grace.

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  36. came across your blog via youtube, i reaally adore your style! it's everything I love :). def becoming a follower on here and blog lovin', aand subscribed to your youtube channel -- haha I basically follow all the social networks by a blogger I recently discover and love their style -- which is you! :) happy sunday girl! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

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  37. Your hair is so healthy and flowy! Goodness me :D

    Love that illustration you framed. I collect awesome book illustrations, but I've honestly somehow never thought to put them in frames... guess I know how I'll decorate when I finally get an apartment someday!

    I love love love your peter pan collar in the first photo. Too cute! goodness me.

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  38. I absolutely love your style. Those yellow flats are amazing!

    Kristine. Or Polly.

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