Luck of the Irish

18 March 2014


Happy (belated) St. Patrick's Day! Yesterday Chris and I ventured to a beautiful park in the Marina that we'd been meaning to visit for quite some time, only to discover it happened to be the most perfect destination to be on St. Patrick's Day, as there was a field of clovers! Although I didn't search the ground hopeful to find one with four leaves, I did begin to ponder the whole concept of luck (...oh boy, she's getting all philosophical again...)


I've been dwelling lately on the fact that I have been very "unlucky" the past few weeks. Nothing seems to be going right, even the smallest little things like opening the door without bruising myself. I feel like "luck" is just an excuse that we blame for our unfortunate incidents as a coping mechanism, but at the same time, we are plagued by what deems us "unlucky". Will it go away? Or is it a trait like it is on The Sims 3, where we are doomed to always be the ones to fail?


Thankfully, I don't think I buy that I am just "an unlucky person", because all throughout my life, I have been incredibly lucky in the long term: I am living my dreams in my favourite city on earth; I have a supportive family, caring friends, and a very loving boyfriend; and I have my health, which, although might fail me from time to time, is still keeping me going strong and living day to day. I guess I sort of have that whole "count your blessings" philosophy, which can help me get through some rough situations. At the same time though, I do believe in making your own luck, and making one good thing that happens set the mood for the rest of the day.


An example of that is this gold chain bracelet I found on the sidewalk. Despite losing it being a bit unlucky for its previous owner (maybe one day I will pass the owner who recognises it and I can give it back! That would feel pretty good), the day I found it was the first good day I had in a long time, because I told myself that it would be a good day. At the end of the day, your mindset is what gets you through, and sometimes I need to remember that for myself.

Stay sweet ♡
Sarah

P.S. How was your St. Patrick's Day? What do you think about luck? If you found gold on the street would you take it or leave it? Let me know in the comments!


cardigan: j. crew (secondhand) | dress: forever 21 (also seen here) | necklace: gift | flats: banana republic | rings: vintage

*Photos thanks to Chris




Spring Break

14 March 2014


It's officially Spring Break!! Although I am not able to go off on holiday because of rehearsal, I am looking forward to the week that will consist of me sleeping in and taking lots of naps. I am also hoping to find more time to film more videos for my YouTube channel throughout the period as well, so head on over and subscribe to look out for those!

It's been unusually sunny and warm here in San Francisco as of late, which is a nice change from the cold we typically experience year-round. I was able to leave my building with bare legs for a change, and with this fuzzy angora jumper, I was even sweating quite a bit!


These past few weeks have not been easy for me, it seems as if I have been having the worst luck! However, things are finally beginning to turn around, and I can wake up with a smile on my face. I'm finding that embracing the little things that go right rather than the little things that go wrong can improve my mood immensely. Let's just hope that this new philosophy sticks for the remainder of a very busy semester!


Stay sweet ♡
Sarah

jumper, iridescent bag: h&m | socks: gift (originally from h&m) | skirt: forever 21 | jellies: juju jellies via american apparel 

*Photos thanks to Chris



Fashion Rules

03 March 2014

  

I've never been quite privy to "fashion rules". Working in retail was particularly challenging, as I would always insist on wearing pastels during winter when black and cobalt were "on trend", and constantly be reminded that pale pink wasn't "in season". It seems that same situation is creeping back up on me in reverse, as it is nearly springtime and I have been rummaging through my wardrobe for some deep earth and jewel tones, colours typically reserved for autumn, just because that's what I've been feeling like wearing lately. I suppose I'm just trying to expand my wardrobe and become more versatile. Despite my preference for pastel hues over any other, I do get bored of wearing the same thing year-round. I don't really believe there are rules to fashion, despite what the magazines and television programmes may tell you. If you're happy in what you're wearing, don't let a list of do's and don't's interfere with that. Unless of course you have a dress code for school or work... but that's a whole other topic.


Stay sweet ♡
Sarah


cardigan: vintage | romper (worn as bustier): thrifted (originally charlotte russe) | skirt: forever 21 | belt: wet seal | satchel: modcloth | socks: betsey johnson | shoes: thrifted

*Photos thanks to Chris

Back to Basics

01 March 2014

 

Because of my decision to quit my job in order to focus on school and the career I am attempting to pursue, I no longer have a monthly income to use for shopping expenses. This allows me to really use my closet to its full potential and make complete outfits that each look unique by using the basic pieces that I already own, rather than relying on recent purchases for new outfits no one has ever seen before, as I am one who is not much of an "outfit-repeater", to quote The Lizzie McGuire Movie. I actually thought this task would be very difficult, until I requested an extra armoire in my dorm room after realising there is absolutely not enough space for the clothes that I have here in San Francisco. Surely that could make up enough combinations to last me the entire semester! *Also unheard of, me wearing trousers. I happen to really like this pair from Banana Republic, which fit like a dream--hard to come by with my body type.

Despite the lack of money, I found myself venturing to Goodwill with a group of friends yesterday who needed costumes for a show. I found two very useful items that I was able to purchase with some pocket change as well as the most comfortable and cute pair of vintage shoes (which, thanks to Chris, I now own!). I always must leave with something when thrifting, but even when I don't have $20 to spend, I still enjoy looking through the collections of records, books, and VHS tapes.


Keeping up with one of my New Years resolutions, I have also become less concerned with posting frequently and instead wanting to focus on the quality. Hopefully this will only improve over time!

Stay sweet ♡
Sarah

P.S. Chris and I filmed The Boyfriend Tag over at my YouTube account. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check it out for a smile and cute explosion...you know, if you're into that.

top: american apparel | trousers: banana republic | loafers: aldo

*Photos thanks to Chris


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