Thursday, September 27, 2012

style lust - rebel

Rebel Rebel Style

I am so ready for fall and the dress that goes along with it. It's still pretty warm in Southern California, but I'm hoping it starts cooling off more now since our heat wave appears to be over. Nothing's better than rocking skinny jeans, moto boots, a beanie and a flannel shirt. This "rebel" look I created is definitely one of my favorites and forefront of mind for fall dressing on the weekends. I love comfy, cozy pieces that are stylish and make you look put together without feeling too stiff. And you can't beat a bald eagle shirt - nothing screams "badass" and "american" more than that. Except maybe the most famous rebel of them all - Mr. James Dean.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

if she were a Glamour Editor...

Confession: I am a magazine addict. I get like 10 subscriptions a month. I love reading them on the treadmill or on the bike at the gym or at coffee shops with a yummy drink.

While thumbing through the October issue of Glamour at Starbucks last night, this little column stood out to me.  
In high school my dream was to go to NYU, become a journalist & write for a magazine. Unfortunately, I didn't get into NYU, my University didn't offer a journalism major and I went down a different, but exciting new path. 

I thought it would be fun to pretend to be a Glamour editor for the night and put together my own picks for you all.  

Drum roll please....
Part of the reason I started this blog was because of my love for writing, so it's always fun to channel my inner journalist dream and pretend I'm writing for a large magazine. 

Maybe one day...

Friday, September 14, 2012

summertime = baseball

I love baseball. There's nothing better in the summertime then heading to the park, getting a pretzel and beer and watching some baseball. I rounded out my time at the ballpark this season this past weekend with back to back games to see my hometown Detroit Tigers take on my new town LA Angels of Anaheim. It was my 4th and 5th game of the summer and the Angels ended up sweeping the series against the Tigers.
I had pretty nice club seats and my friend Angelina went with me to the Friday Night game.
Angels on the field stretching after batting practice
7th inning stretch photoshoot. We had 3 or 4 foul balls hit right around us but sadly we didn't catch any!
The Angels have fireworks after every Friday night game and they were pretty spectacular! The entire show was set to Springsteen and the stadium was rocking. Nothing better than baseball & Bruce.
On Saturday, my college roommate Meaghan went to the game with me. We had some awesome seats along the foul line near right field. I braved the Angels crowd and wore a Michigan shirt. Older men definitely didn't hold back their feelings toward me and I got verbally accosted a few times :(
It was a gorgeous night at the ballpark. If only the Tigers won...

horseback riding

I was never the girl growing up that loved horses and had lisa frank horse school supplies and unicorn stickers. However, the past two years I have been dying to learn how to ride a horse. I looked into lessons at my local stable, but something always seemed to get in the way of me signing up. After spending the past few weekends at my friend's stable down in San Diego with her horse, I finally had the chance to learn how to ride her. Mango is the cutest horse and was very gentle and tame with a new rider.

I was feeling very regal...
beautiful san diego morning
a little unsure

I can't wait to get back on a horse and learn how to trot. They truly are beautiful creatures.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

It's been awhile

Why hello there. It has been a while. I have had a bad case of writer's block. I've sat down to write numerous time over the last month and have just been struggling thinking I have nothing to write about. Then I think about what I have been doing & it's like "hello!! Why didn't you bring your camera? You have done some cool & interesting things the past few weeks!" So frustrating! My goal for this month is to bring my dslr out more and put it to use. I did have my trusty iphone so below is the recap of the past month via instagram. 

In my last blog post, I talked about how I wanted to get back on my exercise schedule and get to the gym more. I think that goal was accomplished last month!  I went 19 out of 31 days in August. I did kind of slack the last 2 weeks of August though. :/
I ate lunch at a really cool English Pub called The Olde Ship. The inside and outside made me feel like I was actually in London. It was a pretty cool experience and I tried all kinds of appetizers I had never heard of before. For my main entree I got the classic fish & chips. Can't go to an English Pub and not eat that!
I wanted to find a way to take that phone booth home with me. Loved it!
"A pub is a state of mind"
I also went to California Adventure to check out Carsland once my Disney pass opened back up in mid August! It was really cool and totally felt like you were transported to Radiator Springs. Sadly all the wait times were super long so I didn't go on any of the new rides while there, but that is the beauty of having a pass! I can't wait until fall when the park empties out & I can go on the rides.
We did however hit up the giant Mickey Ferris Wheel over by the pier in California Adventure. It was my first time riding the swinging cart on the wheel and it was scary and nauseating!!
Last weekend I hung out with one of my old roommates from college in LA. This beautiful car was in front of me on the freeway. 
We went to this super cool street festival in the Hollywood & Vine area called Hester Goes Hollywood. It's based out of NY and they brought it out to the West Coast for a few weekends this summer. It was super cute with lots of vendors selling homemade and vintage goods and they had live music and some delicious food trucks. We ate at a Maine lobster truck & I had some awesome lobster tacos. It was so hot though so we didn't last very long there. I sadly was sweating too much to remember to snap some photos!
After the fair, we headed to the Grove, aka one of my favorite places to people watch! People in LA either dress like they are trying too hard or they aren't trying at all and the tourists are very entertaining as well. We got a patio table at Morel's and enjoyed some delicious sangria. 
I also headed up to Universal Studios Citywalk for their Friday Night Concert series to see one of my favorite bands, The Cab, perform. They were fabulous, as always! If you haven't heard of them, you need to youtube them! They just landed a new record deal and an opening spot for Maroon 5 on their World Tour! So excited for them! 
I enjoyed a lazy Saturday morning at Starbucks enjoying unsweetened passion tea (healthy!!) and reading.
I went bowling!
Headed down to Encinitas/San Diego for Taco Thursday and live music.
And finally, lesson learned, if you are getting on a toll road don't pay the machine with a $20 bill. You will get $14 worth of dollar coins! I'm just glad they weren't all quarters! My purse was heavy for a few days after this! ;)
Here's to more regular updates moving forward!