Summer Lovin'

Quickie post today! I'm going to a concert with my besties later tonight(:
I'm super pumped for summer this year, which is weird because usually I dread summer.
I don't exactly like the heat.
BUUUTTT this summer, I have several concerts lined up, and tons of time to spend with my BFF Taryn.
The only thing in my way is my homework...grrrr. I'll finish it soon though, I want to go to Warped Tour for my bday!
Anyways, I got together some excellent pictures to get inspired for summer break.

I ordered some new goodies too!
I'm completely in love with my new topshop shirts, and I can't wait to wear my new dress from Modcloth. (:

all images via tumblr and google.



Tank Top: BCBG Max Azria
Plaid Shirt: Mom's old riding shirt
Lace Cami: Vintage
Shorts: A&F cutoffs from Taryn(:


Last Sunday I went with my BFF Taryn and her family to the Renaissance Faire in Irwindale.
It was SO much fun! I LOVE being with her family.
I have to say though, the people watching was the best part. Some got really into it- they dressed up in complete "Tudors" regalia.
Although, some people were dressed in outfits that I was confused by...were they going for Barbarian? Because I'm pretty sure that wasn't a big part of the Renaissance....
Anyways, hopefully this summer will be filled with more outings like this with my lovely Taryn.


oh, and I finally found a product to keep my curls under control! I've been using Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves spray...it's amazing! I love it.


Girl, interrupted// Inspiration Compilation 2

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was starting a string of "inspiration" posts- photos, people, bloggers, photographers, etc.
The first entry in the...."inspiration compilation" was about my mom- see Delirium
I've decided to continue the theme of "influential women" with Angelina Jolie.

Possibly my favorite picture of Angelina, from Vanity Fair 2008.

I love love LOVE these two pictures of her- I think because she looks so much like my mom.

(collage by me, images via google)

Angelina Jolie is an incredibly beautiful, strong, independent, and confident woman.
She's comfortable with her body and proud of who she is as a person.
She inspires me everyday to want to be curvy instead of stick-skinny like the models I see everywhere, to give back to the world, and to be confident in who I am.
(And HELLO, she's got Brad Pitt drooling after her)

I love how she can be edgy and punk one minute, then flip a switch and become old-Hollywood glam.
But, I think what I love most about her is that her life has been a journey- she's made her share of mistakes, but she discovered herself through her triumphs, and through her errors.
She proved that who you are at 16 is not necessarily who you are going to be at 45. Everything that happens in your life- the good, the bad, the hurt, the happiness- is a process that makes you who you are, and nobody can take that away from you.



39 Steps

Wow, time sure does fly. I haven't done a blog post in a week! Shame shame.
Okay so, this post was supposed to have been done last Monday, but I'll just roll with it.

Last weekend my family and I went up to LA to see a play called 39 Steps at the Ahmanson Theater.
It was BRILLIANT. There were only 4 actors in the whole thing, so they had multiple parts. What I loved most about it was that the actors kind of 'created' the scenery- my favorite part was when they were "on top of a train" (really jumping onto boxes) and they were flapping their jackets and acting like they were actually being tossed around by the wind that would be on a train!
It was fantastic. The play was an Alfred Hitchcock story, with a definite Monty-Python twist.
It's only going to be around for another week, so if you live in the So Cal area, I definitely suggest trying to get tickets before it leaves.

Anyways, I finally wore my vintage Z Cavaricci pants! I've had these pants for a year and they were just gathering dust in the back of my closet. They're a kind of chocolatey-black print....definitely interesting, to say the least. I wore them with my AMAZING belt that I'm pretty much in love with.
I had to hurry when I was trying to take my pics, so I only really got one good picture. Now that I look back, I should have taken a close-up of my shirt...the design is pretty awesome. I wear it a lot, so one day I will.
The back has wings (:

So I've officially made a promise to myself, I will do at least 3 blog posts a week.
I hope I can keep up with it!