Apartment Wishlist: The Kitchen

16 November 2014

My boyfriend Chris and I are currently undergoing our first ever apartment hunt in the city! Although pretty stressful on top of everything else (finals and school work, two shows, two films etc...), I am getting more and more excited as it comes closer to moving time (we are hoping for next month! eek!)! The part that I am looking the most forward to is decorating it and making it our own, so I've decided to do a little apartment wishlist series here on the blog! Obviously I have to be conscious of not making it too girly, as I will not be the only one living there...but I can't help but keep finding such cute things! Overall, I think we've agreed to a modern-meets-mid-century type design, as we like aspects of both. Of course, it is our first place, so it can't be everything we ever dreamed, and we should probably start out with a lot more basics than character, but a girl can still dream!

I've decided to kick off this series with the part I am most excited about organising...the kitchen!! I already have been collecting a few things to start the kitchen off over the past year or so (mason jars to drink from, a cute retro apron, etc.), but I found these cute little accessories above and am just so smitten!

  1. MaxiMatic EBK-200 Elite Cuisine 3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Deluxe Toaster Oven/Griddle/Coffee Maker ($39.99) - I am not much of a coffee drinker, but since Chris is and I love a good morning bagel, I thought this would be the perfect little gadget for us to have in our kitchen! It will surely save some much-needed counter space as well, since I imagine we surely won't have a deluxe kitchen.
  2. Modcloth Kitten Confidential Shaker Set ($12.99) - This isn't so much of a necessity as it is just a cute and fun way of decorating the kitchen, with function. I love novelty shaker sets, and we are huge cat people, so I just died when I found this one!
  3. Modcloth This Time Tea-Morrow Set ($54.99) - Like I said, I don't care for coffee, but I could have a cup of tea anytime of the day! I loved this simple set with a classic tea pot included, and love how it's all organised together. Utilising space is definitely needed anywhere we can get it.
  4. Plum & Bow Patterned Measuring Spoon Set  ($14.00) - As a perfectionist, measuring spoons and cups are a must when cooking or baking! I really liked these on Urban Outfitters' website. Ideally, I would like a set bigger than 4, but the patterns were too cute to pass up.
  5. Retro Planet Cooking Tools Cutting Board ($27.99) - What's a proper kitchen without a good cutting board to make a mess on? I fell in love with this one from Retro Planet. The colours are perfect, and it's also a nice little reminder of what is needed to complete a kitchen! ;-)
  6. Modcloth Dream and Sugar Tea Set ($64.00) - Yes, yet another tea set. This one was just so perfect and sweet! I've loved hearts my whole life, so heart-shaped plates and tea cups? Sign me up. I also love the colour scheme and gold edging. So classy!
  7. Present Time Mix and Match Cutlery Set ($47.77) - This is probably the one thing on this list that I want the most. I saw this cutlery set some time ago on Modcloth and have been wanting it for ages. Modcloth recently stopped selling it so I was so thrilled to find it on Amazon! Every piece is just perfect, and besides, without flatware how would we eat?
That's it for my dream kitchen! If you come across any cute mid-century inspired kitchen accessories, or any other home decor that I might like or that you love, share them in the comments! Also let me know which of these is your favourite!

Stay sweet 



02 November 2014

This past Friday (as I'm sure you know) was Halloween!!! I've always loved Halloween, (which may explain why I chose to be an actor) and celebrating Halloween in a couple is double the fun. For our second Halloween together, Chris and I decided to dress up as one of our current favourite things ever, Bee and Puppycat (click here if you haven't seen it!)! Perfectly enough, the cartoon will launch into a series beginning this week! Anyway, we had a lot of fun with this particular costume, and I can't wait to start brainstorming for next year!

On actual Halloween day, it was rainy and crazy (thanks to a Giants parade), and on top of it I had a 6 hour class, so we decided to have a relaxed evening at the cinema instead of going out. We had already technically celebrated last week Saturday at our friends' party (when these photos were taken) so it seemed justified. Here are some of my favourite photos from that party!

I'd say this year's Halloween season was a success. Now I am off to eat the rest of my candy for every meal! What did you do for Halloween? Did you dress up and go out or stay in? Let me know in the comments!

Stay sweet (like candy corn!) 

jumper: h&m | collared shirt: old navy | shorts: forever 21 | bee: diy | brogues: thrifted


30 October 2014

Hello there! With midterms finally over, I've been trying to make time for a little bit of leisure. I've been really wanting to go thrifting, (since I hadn't been since coming back to San Francisco!) so when the opportunity for Halloween shopping arose with some close friends, I couldn't help but take out a little bit of money to treat myself for surviving the semester thus far! I can hardly believe I'm already a junior in university... it all seemed to go by so quickly! It definitely is a lot more work than before, but I couldn't be having more fun!

I've had a super lucky time shopping lately. I managed to score these beautiful "saddle shoes" (they're really golf shoes, but who cares, right?) and this perfect skirt as well as a number of great items I can't wait to share! I decided to complete this thrifty outfit with one of my favourite all-time thrifted finds--this bag! It's pretty worn, but I just love the artwork on it. Interestingly enough, I found a smaller bag with the same image at a Goodwill here in San Francisco, and I found my bag in Hawaii! I love when weird coincidences like that happen.

Stay sweet ♡

top: secondhand (thanks, magdalena!) | skirt: vintage | socks: topshop | golf shoes: thrifted | bag: thrifted

*Photos by Ryan (thx bb :*)


20 October 2014

Lately, I've been thinking back to when I was 15 and just starting to develop my own personal style and how I used to dress then. I've always had vintage inspiration, but lately I've sort of lost that soft, effortless, ladylike feel that used to be my go-to everyday look. I suppose because I enjoy a more elaborate ensemble every once in a while, and have become more expressive with colour. When I do pull out the occasional outfit like this, however, I do notice a difference in the way I feel.

I suppose the best way to describe it would be that this particular side of my style makes me feel a lot older and more mature--like a proper adult. I've branched out into experimenting with other styles and trends in an efforts to take advantage of the fact that I am 20 years old and in university and can dress as I like, but it is comforting to have an alternative style waiting for me that can take me throughout any age, and can fit almost any occasion.

This was a bit of a babbly post, but hopefully it made some sense. I suppose I'm just rambling more than anything. I've been putting a lot of thought (perhaps too much) into my sense of fashion and I am beginning to realise that my taste isn't as finite as I had identified it before (sorry, wallet!). I feel that this blog hasn't even begun to touch what is the full embodiment of my personal style, but I look forward to sharing it with you in the years to come. ((I feel it necessary to say that I am, however, much more than just my appearance and would never value myself on clothing articles alone!)) 

Stay sweet ♡

top: i don't recall | skirt: forever 21 | heels: banana republic | handbag: vintage

*Photos by Chris

Camera Ready

01 October 2014

On Fridays this semester, I have a six hour camera class. It's my first six hour class since in university, so leading up to it I was both excited and apprehensive. Excited, because I get to do what I love for six hours with a group of people I love, and apprehensive because, well, six hours is a long time to be stuck in class! Thankfully, my degree requires classes with more than just sitting down for lecture, and the time passes fairly quickly.

Since we have to be in front of a camera, class gives me an excuse to get really dolled up for the day. I absolutely loved my outfit a couple weeks ago! It truly is the quintessential Sarah ensemble, wouldn't you say? The blue dress and sparkly silver socks made me feel like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz! Don't you just love how the perfect outfit can make your mood a billion times better? Or is that just me?

Stay sweet ♡

dress: american apparel | cardigan: vintage | top: forever 21 | socks: h&m (gift) | shoes: modcloth

*Floral background via
**Photo by Chris

Happy Birthday, Kitty!!

23 September 2014

Happy 20th birthday to the best friend anyone could ever ask for!! ♡♡ Not a day goes by that you aren't on my mind and I wish more than anything I could celebrate with you today! I am forever thankful for the laughs, tears, and UGGGHHHHs we've shared over these past 6 years and I look forward to the many, many, more to come. (Well, I don't look forward to the tears, but you know what I mean.) I couldn't ask for a better partner in crime in this lifetime, and I seriously cannot wait until we are back together again!

Thank you for some of the happiest memories of my life and happy birthday! I love you more than you'll ever know! 

♡ Garcy

The Perfect Fit (with eShakti)

22 September 2014

Being below average height and of a slightly curvier body type, I sometimes find it increasingly difficult to encounter properly fitting dresses. It seems like most designers make dresses for one standard, straight body type. This is very fortunate for those of that particular body type, but for the rest of us, it makes shopping a bit more stressful than it should be. Usually if I come into possession of a dress that fits my waist, it is tighter in the bust and hips. Alternatively, I could find a dress that fits my chest and hips perfectly but billows out in the waist. I sometimes catch myself wishing I just had a different body type, which just shouldn't be. Thankfully, there is a way to stay stylish while finding the perfect fit--eShakti!

eShakti essentially grants the wish of practically every woman--cute clothes that are seemingly made for their body. In this case, that dress you're drooling over isn't just seemingly made for your body--it is! eShakti's online store allows each shopper to submit their exact measurements and have pieces in their collection custom-made just for you! It does't stop there--you can also customise the style of the piece you select, whether it's changing the neckline, sleeves, and length, or even removing an embellishment or other feature! It is the most personalised shopping experience you will ever have. Or, if you'd prefer, they also carry standard sizes, but at a range you won't find anywhere else, sizes 0-36W!

Body positivity is something that I truly and whole-heartedly stand behind, regardless of your size, so I was more than thrilled to help spread the word of such a revolutionary company. Nothing will give you more confidence than sashaying along the pavement in a piece you love that fits you like a dream, and eShakti can guarantee that fit! Not to mention the quality of materials is completely out of this world! 

If you're not in love yet (which would absolutely shock me!), you can use the promo code "THEPETITEPIXIE" to get 10% off your order at eShakti!* You can also find and follow eSkakti on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to be the first to know about promotions and new items and to get inspired today. This is a brand I highly, highly recommend and will more than happily continue to shop at for years to come.

Hopefully this post gave you a little glimmer of hope and inspired you to love your body. Just remember: you are beautiful. Don't feel the need to change for the world--let the world make the changes it needs to to properly show you your true value and beauty.

Stay sweet ♡

dress: c/o eShakti | pumps: borrowed (thanks, April!) | book: "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bontë, vintage

*Code valid from 22 September 2014 through 22 October 2014; must be entered in the 'promotional code' box; not applicable on clearance, sale, overstock, or gift card purchases; can be combined with other promotions; useable any number of times during valid dates.

**Photos by Salia

Autumn's Advancing

17 September 2014

Oh my goodness, hello! It certainly feels like it's been a while, doesn't it? Perhaps that's because of how incredibly busy I've been and how time seems to fly on by. As you probably already know I am (finally) back in San Francisco and have begun my third year of university! It's so hard to believe I will have a college degree by the end of the year. I don't feel old enough yet! And yet here I am already beginning to search for an apartment. It's funny how much faster university seems compared to high school. The first few weeks certainly haven't been easy, getting back into the swing of things and such, but nothing worth doing is ever easy, I suppose. I have a very optimistic view for the future!

My first day back in the city was just as I pictured it would be! I was reunited with Chris after spending another summer apart so we had all sorts of fun things planned--including a double dinner date at Benihana in Japan Town with my big brother Josh and his girlfriend Salia. She actually handmade my amazing purse from a vintage copy of Les Misérables for my birthday! It's the perfect size for my phone and I am positively smitten with it. If you're as in love with the idea as I am you should check out her newly opened shop where she will be selling more like this for a great deal! All each one of a kind of course, and made with lots of love ;-) 

One of the best parts about being home is being able to wear my perfect To Tommy From Zooey dress and tights! I have been waiting ages to put this outfit together and it was worth the wait now that I have the perfect handbag to match! Since most of my clothes were here in storage, I am very happy to be reunited with those again... so many more styling opportunities! Even if I am currently out of space to hang/store a large amount of them(−_−;)

Although I have my work cut out for me this semester, I am definitely excited and ready to give it my all! After such a productive summer I feel I am more ready than ever to take it on. Hopefully I will be able to share some of my work with you all at some point, who knows! I hope you are all having a lovely start to your autumn (my favourite season!) and remember--all of your hard work will pay off sometime very soon!

Stay sweet ♡

dress: to tommy from zooey | flats: banana republic | handbag: c/o jack's trade shop

You've Got A Friend

08 September 2014

Hello! It's been a little while, has it not? Thankfully I am finally settled back in San Francisco and have very limited unpacking remaining! Hurray! I had the distinct pleasure of spending the entirety of my last day in Hawaii with my best friend Kitty! We are unsure of when the next time we will see each other may be (crossing our fingers for winter holiday!) so we decided to have the best day possible! She and I have been talking about filming The Best Friend Tag (below) for ages and finally sat down and were able to do that, as well as get matching rose gold friendship bands!

Words cannot describe how much this girl means to me and she never fails to make me laugh like an idiot (clearly shown in the video). She makes me happier than most people on earth and I think the bright colours I wore really showcased my feelings toward her.

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect end to my very busy and productive summer, and I cannot wait until we are reunited once again!

I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of the new school year! I've found myself already so busy in my first week--but Halloween is just around the corner!

Stay sweet ♡

P.S. The wonderful Sammi aka The Soubrette Brunette kindly asked me for an interview for the month of September and it is now up on her blog! Take a peak!

crop top: material girl | pinafore: forever 21 | headband: forever 21 | flats: target nail varnish: zoya "sweet"

Could it Be Another Change?

21 August 2014

Despite my apparent lack of a smile in the photo above, I am absolutely in love with my new hairstyle! These past few months have been increasingly more difficult without having a fringe (such a tragedy, I know) so I am glad to have my go-to signature blunt bangs again, as well as a new colour I am positively smitten with! I do quite think my eyes pop more with darker hair colours. And a new 'do is the perfect last step to the all new and improved me!

And now for the part where I geek about my accessories! Is this the most perfect satchel you've ever seen? It was one of the many wonderful birthday gifts I received earlier this month (thanks Kitty! ^_^) and it's just the right size to hold all of my must-haves for a long day out. I don't think I even have to mention the colours, which match most of my wardrobe fabulously--particularly these shoes! I don't care that we are entering autumn, I will always be wearing mint hues!

I am so excited because this time next week I will be back home!!!! I have some new things planned for the blog and I can't wait to start city life once more! I have a feeling it is going to be a good year, wouldn't you agree?

Stay sweet ♡

top: american apparel | skirt: h&m (old) | shoes: seychelles | satchel: gift


17 August 2014

Alongside a substantial amount of life changes I've been making this summer, yesterday I got my very first (and most likely last) tattoo! Getting this has been a thought for the past couple of years, as it holds much meaning to me, but I never thought I would actually do it until a few weeks ago. The decision just seemed to make sense when it reached my mind and I am simply head-over-heels in love with it! I never thought that I would be one to get a tattoo (never had anything against them, just weren't on the bucket list), but I couldn't be happier that I went through with it. The process was not as bad as I would've expected and the result is just lovely. Now I have to invest in some good tattoo concealer for when the acting gigs start coming.

Do you have any tattoo stories to share? Or perhaps you've recently made some form of life-changing decision? Let me know in the comments!

Stay sweet ♡

They Say It's Your Birthday

08 August 2014

As some of you may or may not know, this past Wednesday was my 20th birthday! I was super excited to celebrate with my best friend Kitty, but more importantly, I was excited to wear this dress! I've been drooling over To Tommy from Zooey, a Tommy Hilfiger collection designed by Zooey Deschanel, since last semester and couldn't wait to get my hands on one of the dresses. To my delight, one of my favourites was available on sale a couple of months ago and fit like a dream--but I told myself I had to wait to wear it on my birthday. The dress was even named "Sarah B." so I thought it just might be destiny. Eventually I ended up buying two more from the collection and I couldn't be happier!

Dress aside, my birthday was a lot of fun--one of the best ones I've had in a while. This entire summer has been truly memorable for me as I make my transition from teenager to young adult and I look forward to my next year here on earth.

As you can see, I still haven't quite mastered the art of posing for blog posts (I have no idea what to do with my face and body sometimes!!) so I am hoping to really put a lot into my blog starting now--especially since I now have my own domain, thepetitepixie.com, yay! If you have any tips for me or something I should work on please let me know in the comments! I will really appreciate it.

Stay sweet ♡ 

dress: to tommy from zooey (macy's) | flats: macy's

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