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"

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