Sunday, November 13, 2016

It's Still Hot

It's still hot and climate change "doesn't exist". Classic Michelle, disappears from her blog for a couple months to return with some excuse. Well to be honest, I have no excuse. I have really been enjoying my senior year of college and that plus taking 17 units has kept me a little busy. 

My friend snapped these photos of me this summer on one of his film cameras and I love the way they turned out. Full disclosure, he did indeed photoshop me just a little. I don't think my ass looks that great in person. Though we shot this in the summer, this outfit is still appropriate in Los Angeles as it is November and still sunny and warm. Just to briefly discuss the outfit, the skirt is from Topshop and the little crop top is from Zara. The burnt orange flatforms are from Urban Outfitters and I believe burnt orange is a color I can wear year round. I kept the accessories simple, as usual. 

Journaling has been the best therapy lately and I always have a lot to talk about. The big elephant in the room this week has been the outcome of the past presidential election. To say I am disappointed in my country is an understatement. I have processed all feelings and if anything, I can now look at this election as a huge wake up call. I am currently a student at a liberal arts college in metropolitan Los Angeles, in California nonetheless. My home of Orange County always shows me the conservative side of America but I have now realized just how much progress this country still needs. To me, this election was not the loss of my political party. It was more a loss of my morals and values being accepted in my country. However, I will remain hopeful and I feel even more encouragement to educate myself further and work toward my passions and goals. Progress will come, we just have to give it time. 

I have some random recommendations for you. I have always loved Chelsea Handler and I especially enjoyed her "Chelsea Does" documentary series on Netflix, specifically "Chelsea Does Racism". My current favorite quick eat is Yalla - it's like a Mediterranean Chipotle. I also cannot stop drinking La Croix

Love sharing my thoughts like this! If anyone would like to start a mature discussion with me, please feel free to do so. Opinions are meant to be challenged.
Hope you have a great week. 
xx Michelle 

"We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced." -Malala Yousafzai

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Showing Shoulder

TOP: H&M // DENIM: Topshop // SANDALS: Steve Madden

There is no denying that off the shoulder tops are trending this summer. If there ever were a time to show off your shoulders, it would be now when you actually have a tan, right? The shape of this one is particularly overwhelming, but I think it's balanced with the baring shoulders. Anyway, I will definitely be sporting this trend for the remainder of summer. I'll be sure to keep up my faux tan to compliment the look, thanks to St. Tropez. Hope you all have been enjoying the summer. I have been spending mine in Los Angeles, working a lot and catching up on shows I don't have time to watch during the school year. I'm always trying to share more of myself in these posts, so I'll do that today by sharing some goals I've made recently. Sharing them on here will be my way of holding myself accountable! So here we go: 

Practice consistency. Get comfortable with asking. Most of the time, you'll get what you want if you just ask.  Formulate my thoughts better to more clearly express my opinions.  

That's all for now. Talk to you soon! 
xx Michelle 

Good stuff: Girls on HBO is my favorite series right now and the show always features the best music. Lena Dunham's book Not That Kind of Girl is pretty good, too. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Salvation Mountain

ROMPER: Urban Outfitters // GLADIATOR SANDALS: Pixie Market // ACCESSORIES: Urban Outfitters 

I spent Memorial Day weekend in the desert with some friends. School is out and I have been enjoying my summer thus far. Since we were already in Palm Springs, my friends and I wanted to head out to the infamous Salvation Mountain. I wasn't expecting it to be that much further of a drive, but we found ourselves driving an extra 2 hours inland to see this work of art. Thinking about how much time went into it and the message behind it, I was really happy to actually see it in person. Will I make the trip out there to see it again? Probably not. Nonetheless, it was an adventure and I got some cool pics out of it. Hope you enjoy. 
xx Michelle 

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Good stuff: Pray You Catch Me - Beyonce, My Eyes - The Lumineers, & The Office (yes, I know I am SO late on this bandwagon)