Birthday Wishlist

29 June 2014

Hello, everyone! Okay, so my birthday isn't technically until August 6th (along with my one year blogiversary on the 9th of the same month!), but having a summer birthday has always made me associate summer break with my birthday, so I get excited very early on. Not to mention I really have nothing to do at the moment, so I am always online window-shopping. These are some pieces that I've fallen in love with in the past couple of months, and in an ideal world, would want to open up on my birthday! Of course, I would never expect to actually get any of these, as I've sort of already gotten a very big early birthday gift from my parents... which I will share when the time comes!! But for now, a girl can dream!!!

  1. ModCloth Best Birthday Ever Dress - Size 8 (UK) - $86.99
  2. American Apparel Rayon Button Up Long Skirt in 1/4 Polka Dots on Navy - Size S - $84.00
  3. Swedish Hasbeen Braided Sky High in Silver - Size 38 - $234.99
  4. ASOS Skater Skirt in Scuba With Sheer Panel - Size S - $60.97
  5. Predictions Women's Saddle Oxford - Size 7.5 - $29.99

These are just a few of the many drool-worthy items I will see throughout my summer break I am sure, but for the moment these are my favourites!! Maybe there will be a part two to this wishlist before the big day!

What's on your wishlist this summer? Do any of you also have a summer birthday? Let me know in the comments!!

Stay sweet ♡ 


19 June 2014

It's hard to believe that it's not even summer yet (21 June, everyone, mark your calendars!), considering how hot it's been lately. And yet, nothing can really stop me from wearing layers and socks, just because sometimes they really complete an outfit. That's how I felt today wearing probably my favourite outfit of my "summer" break thus far. I seem to get a lot of wear out of this dress, but I just love it so much I can't help but find new ways to wear it. The collar-peaking-out look has to be one of my favourites of all time. Perhaps that's due to my obsession with the 1960s English schoolgirl aesthetic (aka every outfit in An Education!). Whatever it is, it really urges me to want more collared blouses in my wardrobe, whether to wear under dresses like this or under a jumper when I'm back in the city and it's a bit more brisk outside. Anyway, I'm babbling...

I will be going to Kauai for a weekend getaway this Saturday, so hopefully I will have some photos to share from my time! How are you planning on spending the first official day of summer?

Stay sweet ♡

dress: american apparel | blouse: forever 21 | socks: topshop | shoes: thrifted | belt: forever 21 | handbag: betsey johnson | sunnies: forever 21


15 June 2014

Last night, my parents and I celebrated an early Father's Day by having dinner at a local restaurant called Prima. It is relatively new so I hadn't ever been. I was a bit hesitant after not knowing a single ingredient on the menu, but after tasting I was delightfully surprised! I'm a pretty cheap date, so these fancy restaurants aren't usually my thing, but it's always nice to have an excuse to get all dolled up--not that any other guests jumped at that opportunity. It is a bit too hot and humid here to make the effort to actually look nice when leaving the house, but I try my best. 

I will now take the time to gush about my most recent ~big purchase--my Kate Spade bag!!! I've been a huge fan of Kate Spade for I-don't-even-know-how-long and have always said I would buy one of her handbags for myself and the day has finally come! When I heard about the outlet opening up on the island, I couldn't help but take a peek...and inside happened to be the most me handbag imaginable (aside from my Betsey Johnson phone bag, which I was wearing that day and every worker in the store raved about!). The colour, the scalloped edges, the size (●♡∀♡) everything about this bag was just perfect--especially the price at 40% off the discount price and additional 20% off celebrating the grand opening! You'll be seeing a lot more of this bag, but not too much, as I want to keep it for only special occasions... (primarily when I'm back in the city, it just wouldn't be safe to walk around with a designer handbag every day!)

Stay sweet & Happy Father's Day! ♡

dress: from a fashion show | shoes: karen scott | handbag: kate spade


10 June 2014

I packed lightly for the first time in my life (well, only considering clothing--my bag still was a few pounds over the limit for flying!) this summer break in an effort to perhaps rediscover what I have in the back of my closet here in Hawaii and really learn how to live on just a few pieces instead of my entire wardrobe, which I left in California. It's been a bit of a struggle, but fun all the same, as there are some great pieces in there I've completely forgotten about--like this beautiful skirt I thrifted two summers ago with the cutest ladylike pattern. I felt incredibly posh wearing it!

This past Saturday was my darling Rachael's high school graduation, so I decided to get all dolled up for the occasion. I'm trying to find more excuses to really dress myself up over summer, as that tends to brighten my mood for the day, and I am not usually very chipper during summer holiday home (due to many factors, primarily my long distance relationship and the humidity!). Thankfully, I've already noticed the weeks seem to be flying by unlike last year. I think the difference is having many things planned to look forward to spread all over the break. Hopefully I won't run out of outfits for those events!

Stay sweet ♡

top: handmade by rachael | skirt: thrifted | shoes: thrifted | handbag: vintage

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