Golden Hour at the Pier

Golden Hour at the Pier

I started my “adulting” life in San Diego, one of the most relaxed places ever; and since I didn’t have a full time job for a while, I was able to go wherever I wanted during non-peak hours. Since I’ve moved to LA, I’ve been quite overwhelmed by how busy it is. First of all, I simply have much fewer hours in the day to myself, and trying to excel at work means I need to make choices outside of work that optimize my performance, like sleeping early. Since summer started, the number of tourists that flock to places nearby…

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Living in the Paradox of Time

Living in the Paradox of Time

“What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.” –St. Augustine Musée d’Orsay – Paris The concept of time is so fascinating because it is full of paradoxes – it heals and it kills; it flies and it stalls. At the end of the day, we seem to have no idea what time really is. When did it begin, and will it ever end? What is a world without time? Perhaps we will never answer these questions. What do we know…

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Checkered

Checkered

For his graduation, my boyfriend received a generous gift of a 35mm prime lens. Who gets to benefit the most? ME and my blog of course! We were eager to try it out, and even as amateur as we are, I could immediately tell a difference in quality. LA temperature has been spiking lately as summer officially started, so I was finally able to bust out this cropped checkered top that I snatched in a sale at Urban Outfitters a while back. I paired it with some basic high waisted black shorts and my favorite cut out booties from Steve…

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Wrapped

Wrapped

Outfit Details Shirt: Madewell Skirt: Urban Outfitters Shoes: BC Footwear Necklace: Nordstrom

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Three Books that Have Inspired Me

Three Books that Have Inspired Me

I have had many realizations since stepping into “adulthood”, some exciting and some scary. One of which is the fact that there will no longer be anyone telling me what I should or I shouldn’t be doing. Reading has always been emphasized in my education – required readings and book reports were stable assignments in every school I’ve attended. And even though I no longer took English courses in college, a variety of academic readings helped my mind stay sharp and stimulated each quarter. While I had been acutely aware of how little reading I was doing outside of schoolwork,…

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On the Road in Norcal

On the Road in Norcal

I had exactly 18 days between two full time jobs. After going to Seattle and Portland with my best friend and visiting my boyfriend in San Diego, it was only natural to spend some quality time with my family. We spent four days on the road, going from Napa to UC Davis to Lake Tahoe, not doing too much more than just *being* wherever we were.  The city of Napa wasn’t big at all. We took an evening stroll by the river before indulging in an incredible meal at Morimoto, a Japanese fusion restaurant opened by none other than Iron…

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