Month: January 2016

My Car Playlist

My Car Playlist

When I’m driving in the car, like everything else I like to make it an experience.  I love to enjoy myself and this playlist does the trick!  With only a few slower songs I can get into the driving mode and enjoy my time in the car. […]

El Niño Essentials: Movies

El Niño Essentials: Movies

As El Niño is happening I for one, do not like leaving the house.  I try to stay home as much as possible because rain and wind plus Southern California drivers is not a good mix.  So, I have decided to make a list of […]

Letters to Romeo

Letters to Romeo

He took this picture on my phone the last time we were at Top Of the World.
He took this picture on my phone the last time we were at Top Of the World.

I know by the title you’re all wondering what this could be about.  Well, it is about a letter that I wrote to someone recently and how it’s changed me.

I have been friends with my best guy friend since I was 16 years old.  We don’t live too far from each other, so my sister, him, and I would hang out constantly.  We were only 16 at the time, so we would hang out at night on Mia’s and my driveway.  As we got older and each of us got our licenses’ the driveway hang out spot kind of stuck.  We’d be up until 2am just talking and joking about random things.  Once we graduated high school we hung out only during breaks because he goes to school out of state.  We would make 9pm Starbucks runs nearly every time we hung out and would always carry glow sticks (I don’t know why, it was just the three of our thing).

Last year, my friend and I discovered that we actually had feelings for each other.  He was still out of state so it was a mostly long distance relationship.  We would text and snapchat each other for the better part of our weekdays.  Once he was home for breaks our three-person hangouts just became the two of us (sorry Mia).  We would go to the beach and watch the sunset at Top Of The World in Laguna Beach.  After a nearly six-month relationship, we decided to end things right before summer. He was taking summer classes at school and I was busy with summer classes myself.  It actually ended on the phone being that he was already at school.  I think we both knew it was coming–I thought about it quite a bit and so we decided together it was going to end.

I knew we were still  going to be friends, so it wasn’t a big blow.  However, we never really talked about anything and I still had a lot on my mind that I needed to say before our friendship could get back to normal.  I feel most comfortable writing my feelings down because things won’t be as scattered.  I have actually done this a few times–write letters to a person (that I don’t actually send) to get my feelings down on paper.  Cleansing out the stress and possible negativity in your life, it’s a nice feeling.  Anyway, for some reason this was different.  **And it’s not that I still had feelings, but there were too many things that were left unsaid and I couldn’t stop thinking about those words.

I wrote the letter and edited but, for some reason that wasn’t enough.  I knew I had to give it to him so he knew exactly how I’ve felt.  I hadn’t seen him since the end of May, I tried to get together with him several times to hang out, but to no avail.  So when I texted him telling him that I needed to give him something, he suddenly had time for me.  I knew then I was doing the right thing.

When we met, it was very awkward.  We both didn’t really know how to act to one another but did the best we could.  We tried to catch up with one another, and then I handed him the letter.  A sealed envelope with his name on it in purple ink (that’s the only pen I had! haha).  Then I walked away and went back home.  Now that it’s been a little over a week, I still feel that I had done the right thing.  It was important for me to know that he knew how I felt, and that was the entire purpose.  I did not place any blame, I just said what’s been on my mind.

I have no regrets with what I did, and I am very happy that I did it.  Remember, if you are going through the same experience, write your feelings down, and then decide what you want to do next.

And as always…

stay classy

El Niño Essentials: Make-Up Look

El Niño Essentials: Make-Up Look

For my second El Niño Essentials, I decided to go for make-up looks.  I believe that you can’t have a good outfit and not wear make-up.  Of course, that is different for everyone, however, make-up ties the entire outfit up into a nice little bow. […]

Book Of The Month- The Maze Runner

Book Of The Month- The Maze Runner

First Book of the Month of 2016! Who’s excited?! I definitely am! I’m kicking off the new year with a book called The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  The movie was adapted into a movie starring Teen Wolf’s very own, Dylan O’Brien. (I personally think […]

El Niño Essentials

El Niño Essentials

Since El Niño has already started in California, I have come aware that Californians don’t really know how to dress for rain.  So I decided to make an El Niño Essentials! It will be a series on all things having to do with this wonderful rainy season.

El Niño Essentials: Clothing

  1. Hunter Boots– Rain boots are an absolute must! However, since it doesn’t rain often here in California, people don’t feel like storing them the rest of the year.  But, believe you me, when I say you’ll definitely be thankful when it does rain!
  2. Barbour jacket– This jacket is durable and keeps you warm for those rainy windy days!
  3. JCrew Camp socks– The pure fact that people swear by these socks are true testament to how good they are! Camp socks for when you’re hiking or just keeping warm.
  4. J Brand Jeans– These jeans are the perfect color for rainy weather.  You’ll be fashionable and warm!
  5. Long Sleeve– This long sleeve shirt from Victoria’s Secret is essential! With it’s drapey material, it drapes over all body types perfectly.
  6. Burberry umbrella– We all need something to cover our heads from the rain, right? So why not a sustainable trafalgar check folding umbrella by Burberry?

Hope these helped in any clothing search you had in mind. Until next time!

 

stay classy

Spiked Hot Chocolate

Spiked Hot Chocolate

*Please drink responsibly, no drinking and driving.* El Nino has officially hit California.  And with rain comes fires in the fireplace and a nice beverage to warm you up.  I thought that a great way to keep with the oldies like hot chocolate, but add a […]

New Year, New Shows!

New Year, New Shows!

Every year I like to find new shows to watch.  Unfortunately without Netflix in my life that has become harder than I had thought.  I cannot relive watching shows like Parenthood or Gossip Girl.  BUT I can watch shows that are still airing! *All photos […]