Friday, March 30, 2018

San Diego Photo Diary

I have officially fallen in love with San Diego.
Few towns have captured my heart as effortlessly and naturally as SD. And as a California native, its been a spot I've been visiting for years. Dating back to when I had braces and rocked sparkly bows in my hair all the way to when Austin and I decided to do a spontaneous, celebratory trip down there after graduating from UCLA, I could always count on a San Diego trip for a good time. Yet there's something about the past few times that I have visited that has truly made it feel like a magical destination. The perfect weather. The ocean. The Mexican food. The coffee. Its amazing ability to be both laidback and full of life at the same time. San Diego offers pretty much everything, and I for one am a huge fan.

In the past month alone, I've already visited San Diego twice - once for business (well.....sort of) and the other purely for fun. And lo' and behold, I'm actually going to be heading down again in the next week for another business trip! The first trip was for an annual team retreat with my job at Travel Fashion Girl. And I say "sort of" business because we spent the entire time getting pampered at a spa (at the Rancho San Bernardo Inn, to be specific. It was AMAZING. I got the 1 hour holistic massage and literally left feeling like a different person) and eating delicious food. The second trip was with Austin and we once again spent the entire checking out cute coffee shops, drinking the finest craft beer, soaking up the sun (much needed seeing as we haven't been getting much of it in the Pacific Northwest) and eating as many burritos as we possibly could.

I could go on and on about how fabulous of a place it is and all of the fun I had down there, but I figured another photo diary would be more appropriate. After all, its beauty pretty much speaks for itself. Thanks for being amazing as always, SD. 

See more photos on my Instagram: @tokyoglitter

Monday, January 8, 2018

Golden Age

Dress: Free People | Bag Kate Spade | Sunglasses: ChloƩ | Boots Lulus

Happy 2018, y'all! I feel like I say this just about every year now, but it seriously flew by for me. I spent the end of 2017 once again back in my hometown of Santa Cruz and it was such a nice, relaxing way to finish off the year. It was also a lovely break from the chilly weather taking over Portland. As a Californian who spent the last three years in sunny LA, the cooler temps have definitely taken some getting used to. But despite the breezy look I've featured here, I've actually been stocking up on tons of thermals, jackets and other warm accessories that will hopefully make the transition a lot easier for me!

Santa Cruz was warmer than usual this time of year, meaning it was once again time to whip out the mini dresses. I've been obsessed with Free People's selection as of lately and ended up stocking up on quite a few of them over the past month. I was able to rock this one in its breezy simplicity, but the rest may have to be a bit more bundled up since they'll be shot up in Portland. You can bet that this California girl is going to make her beloved sun dresses work up there!

In my usual fashion, I once again wore a top as a dress. But here me out guys - I genuinely could not tell which one it was when I first tried it on, because it was perfectly oversized enough to also work as a mini dress. But because I liked how it looked as a dress........I decided it was a dress. I'm also really particular about where my minis end, and this one in particular hit right at that perfect mid-thigh length that I'm all for. I'll say it before and I'll say it again - it's all about making it work in a fun and unique way that you love. Labels and categories are irrelevant, wear it how you want to and just do you!

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I'm happy to say that I started off the year feeling refreshed, inspired and thrilled to get back to work. Winter break was very much needed for me this year, and I got to spend it taking a breather and getting myself ready to start creating content I've been thinking about for some time now. I have so many new ideas to try out, so many new directions that I want to take this blog, and new styles that I want to experiment with.  I've got another Monthly Favorites post in the works, as well as a few more shoots that I can't wait to showcase on here. I'm inspired, I'm excited and I'm ready.

Here's to a fabulous 2018!