Yesterday, I celebrated my half-only day of work with lunch at Veggie Grill in the Irvine Spectrum beforehand. My previous experiences at other locations haven't been so great but this one was a change for the better. The food and service was awesome; the woman saw me photographing our food and we were treated with their delicious vegan carrot cake, yum! I, of course, finished everything. But this is coming from the girl that can eat an entire Chipotle burrito in one sitting. My lovely cousin refused to allow me to post her picture but I find my way around things ;) Anywho, stay tuned because I have some cool news about a lookbook shoot for a boutique and two upcoming giveaways!
Silence & Noise cardigan, Paperwhite silk blouse (on sale here), AA size-zipper shorts, Kimchi Blue oxford, vintage rabbit fur coat (on sale here)
Friday was Chris' birthday so a few close friends joined us for some drinks at Baja Sharkeez because of their notorious fishbowl-sized drinks that are served in well, fishbowls. But don't let its looks fool you, you'd think they forgot the alcohol. Overall rating: D+! Afterward we went for some um, entertainment, and the rest of the night was a win. Although the rain and wind was so horrible that it broke my favorite umbrella, and left my hair with a gross texture all night. Oh well!
As you've seen above, I added some new items to my closet shop so don't forget to stop by!
For our actual Valentine's Day we went to get all-you-can-eat pizza, and I took full advantage of it. I have probably 15 slices! My favorite is the macaroni & cheese pizza. My favorite part of the whole Valentine's Day weekend was the card he made me.
Vintage silk blouse, thrifted shorts, Jeffrey Campbell Polly wedge, AA wool floppy hat
These are from the start of our Valentine's Day weekend, hence my festive shorts. We played a REALLY fun gig at The Drop in LA; photos will be posted by Chris sometime soon. I just bought this hat with an American Apparel gift card I had from Christmas. I was trying to decide whether I wanted brown or black, so I figured the latter was more sensible in terms of practicality. The next morning Chris and I went shopping for each other for Valentine's Day: the hunt for my Betsey Johnson watch was on! Unfortunately only a few awfully gaudy ones were left for half price, and it was evident why. I was bummed, but I ended getting something better: a shopping spree! Basically he sat in the corner texting while I pranced around picking out whatever. I'm so lucky! n_n Not to say I didn't get him an amazing present in return, but you'll see that in my following Valentine's Day post from the actual day.
Additionally, the following photos are of another Christmas present that I finally utilized: a DIY paint-it-yourself Hello Kitty bank! This was so much fun, and I finally got to use my Hello Kitty apron/smock. I brainstormed Hello Gaga styles and ideas for ~gawthic~ Kitty but I decided to just put her in something simple and cute, and something I'd totally rock haha. Notice the double-finger cross ring I gave her and her ballet flats identical to mine!
Last week Kristine and I ate some delicious truffle fries and flatbread with cheese, which was basically a tremendously delicious Mediterranean pizza. It was a LOT of food, but we seriously ate every lick, despite our frames that say otherwise. She also has a wonderful clothing line that I'll introduce to you hopefully by next week with an awesome giveaway.
Speaking of giveaway, I'll also be holding a huge one soon, details on that to come. Also an outfit post to come as well, but the boy is nagging at me that we have to be out the door in 5. Uh, hello I'm blogging?! ;p
Gifted lace collared button-up, thrifted vintage trousers, Vintage UO Urban Renewal earrings (on sale here!), Foxy Wood in Cheetah
Quick outfit post and dinner at the mentioned-before Pizza D'Oro, with their giant slices and all its glory! Only the last photo, their vegetarian lentil soup, is mine, but I never miss out on photo ops of little treasures o the gustatory sense.
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