The Lady in Lavender

Tiny towns, hidden treasures. My hometown delights in the beauty of each season. February turns the Stanislaus County into a pink paradise with its endless orchards of blossoms. May and June are when one can pick plump blueberries directly under the toasty sun. And July, July is the lovely Lavender season. Whenever I’m on spring […]

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Library Lookbook: California State Library

A library touched by Midas. A labyrinth of literature, filled with rich wall murals and cozy leather chairs to gape at them from. It was as if this The California State Library did not even belong in California, but in the belly of an ancient pyramid. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a […]

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Fashion From the Fourth

How did I celebrate my Independence this Fourth of July? In the most poetic way possible: I left Britain for America, and am still trying to figure out how to be emotionally independent from Britain, where my heart still resides (study abroad withdrawals, are quite real). With that being said, I do love America with […]

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Jumpsuit Up!

We are living in the twenty-first century my friends. This is the era of technology and social equality, that equality including women’s rights. Yes, I am talking about a call for equivalent pay in the work force, but also the right to wear clothes that are less conventionally feminine. The “who’s wearing the pants” saying […]

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Keeping it Krisheik: Jordan Part 3

Sheik: “an Arab chief, ruler, or prince”(ss) –Merriam Webster Dictionary Krisheik: A fashionable trendsetter who travelled to the Arabic country of Jordan, and was called a Jordanian princess by her friends while wearing a headscarf. Another day in Jordan evoked all of my senses. I should have known it to be true the second I […]

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Belle-Bounding: Disneyland Style

Disneyland, a place that is not “a little town” or “quiet village.” “Every day” is certainly not “like the one before.” Therefore, you don’t have to dress like you do “Every day like the one before.” You aren’t expected to be “provincial,” shoot for the exceptional and do a little something called “Disney Bounding.” As […]

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Clothes and Cathedrals: Portland Edition

Cities are a mix of old and new: a contrast of cathedrals and skyscrapers. Portland is no different from this aspect. While some may consider Portland to be a hipster haven, it is also a place of history, one that includes gothic churches built in the early nineteen hundreds. My friend and I found one […]

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Style in the Springs: Palm Springs That Is!

Sometimes, adventures are only a car ride away. California is full of uniquely cool locations to visit, and Palm Springs happens to be one of them! While Palm Springs is a desert, it is no dry place to visit from an entertainment perspective! Whether tourists escape to this vacation spot to lounge their troubles away […]

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Fashion and Festivities: Why Turning Nineteen is Monumental

Birthdays: a wonderful time to remember how blessed you are by what you have and those who surround you. Even more so than thanksgiving, I feel the most grateful on my date of birth. Yesterday, I turned 19 and had the privilege of celebrating with my family, some insanely delicious Italian food, and a delectable […]

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Gardens and Garments: Portland Edition

Roses are red, violets are blue—but I’m good with just roses, thank you. One cannot visit the “City of Roses” without going to the Portland Rose Garden! The rose happens to be my favorite flower of them all because it encompasses everything I believe a flower should be: lively, romantic, aromatic—and let’s be honest, any […]

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