Little White Blossoms

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Dress: CLE Paris  Hat: Chatties  Shoes: City Classified  Jewelry: Old

Last Monday, Reno had an overnight blizzard.  And by blizzard, I mean 6.8 inches of snow, which I guess doesn’t necessarily warrant the term “blizzard”, but for the love of God, it was March.  The snow was at a record high with 3 ft. falling in the Ruby Mountains. Skiers didn’t quite know what to do with themselves.  Classes were cancelled.  Chaos ensued…!

…And then today, I wore a sundress.  When spring hits in Reno, you don’t know what you’ll get, and today we got perfect, sunny mid-70 degree weather.  Tomorrow, there might be a hurricane or an ice age or something, and although that’s essentially impossible, I wouldn’t put it pass the executive at Mother Nature’s Northern Nevada Department to carry out that kind of large-scale project on such short notice.  However, today we got spring, and spring means flowers!  In Reno, March comes with hundreds of thousands  of tiny white and pink flowers all over our trees, and it is my favorite time of the year, aside from when those flowers turn into leaves and then the leaves turn into brown and red and yellow leaves and then those leaves fall to the ground.  But the tiny flowers are a close runner-up.  To match the tiny white flowers, I wore my new, thrifted maxi dress.  This dress is one of my new favorites, because 1. If you’re a 90s kid, you probably have a picture of you and your mom at your third birthday party, and your mom is wearing a dress almost identical to this one and 2. It matches perfectly with my new hat!  (For the record, I bought this hat months ago, and didn’t know what to do with it.  Then I kind of thought the hat thing might be too overrated.  Then I wore the hat and understood why everyone wears them, because they’re adorable and I’m obsessed!)

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P.S. Speaking of the 90s, today I learned that, with the return of the new Powerpuff Girls series, you can go online and “Powerpuff” yourself, and let me tell you, I was excited.  I flipped open my laptop, and headed to the website to procrastinate on folding a little bit of laundry.  Right when I hit the website, I see…

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https://www.powerpuffyourself.com/#!/en

THIS.  Right on the homepage.  And I mean, at this point, why even go through with it?  (But just kidding, I did anyways, because the laundry wasn’t going to procrastinate on folding itself.  And for the record, I chose a darker red hair color and a striped shirt, so there is still virtue in originality).

P.P.S. I just turned on the TV, and Clueless was on!  The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland Reno.

XO Sara Lynn

*Song of the Day: How Soon is Now? by The Smiths

 

 

A Mint Green Summer

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It’s warm in Reno!  Officially.  I wore a sundress.  No givsies backsies.

Aside from the fact that I’ve been stuck inside everyday in a 3 week Labor Economics class, I’ve been really enjoying my summer so far with BBQs and bike rides.  I’ve yet to make it to Tahoe (stomach flu is out to get me), but I will be there this weekend no matter what!

Catch ya girl on the beach with an iced tea in her hand.

Or something that sounds a little cooler…?

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Also, I have some very very very veryyyyyyyy exciting news.  I will be studying for a month this summer in London through my university!  I’m so excited to explore the city and post fun little things I do on SSL.

I’m going to get so British guys.

So British.

Anyways, since I’ll probably be busy with my studies and traveling around London, I want to start a weekly post where I list a few cool things I come upon throughout the week.  This could be a piece of art at a museum, a fun outfit I wear, a nice meal, a new song/video I find, a great cup of coffee, or anything else that I love.  Basically my “happy things”, which is something that I actually think about, but have never expressed in writing.  Since I believe that happiness is unlimited, I will not have a set number of happy things that I post about.  If I happen to have 10, then I will write about 10.  If I have 2, then the same.

And of course, I will write a few regular posts when I can (except for recipes, because I won’t have kitchen access).

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If anyone has some recommendations for London or Paris please please please tell me!  I’m looking for some fun, local things to do once I get tired of tourist attractions.  So far, I’m seeing The Strokes and that’s about my whole plan.

Yep.  Really killin it with the planning.

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*Song of the Day: England–The National*

The One Where Sara Spent Her Spring Break Watching Too Much ‘Friends’ and Strolling Around SF

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Hallo friends!  Happy Easter!

My spring break was last week two weeks ago, but I’m just now getting to posting about it because I’m busy and in college because I spent my weekend getting tattooed, working, and volunteering at the art museum.

(So I’m not a total shit.)

But anyways…the title pretty much explains it all.  My spring break included watching a whole season of Friends and hanging out with some aunts and cousins in Napa and San Francisco.

A whole bunch of candid photos of myself and some random pics of San Fran is pretty much what you can expect of this post.  Someday I’ll get back to blogging like a real blogger (probably when my geography test this week is over and I don’t have to stress about that).

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My aunt and I drove from her house in Napa Valley (where I spent the first few days of my spring break) to San Francisco. We ended up at Flax, which is the coolest art store I’ve ever been to.  If you’re ever in San Fran and really like art stuff, you need to go to Flax.  You have to!

Their stamp selection alone is worth a visit.

(Yes I just got really excited about stamps.)

(Yes, I’m still single.)

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Then we went to a few little shops around the block…..

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And then we ended up at Sight Glass.

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Which was my haven.  (I could almost hear “Smelly Cat” walking through the door…)

Seriously though, just leave me here with a few pairs of oxfords and some of my favorite CDs and I’ll be the happiest girl in the world.

(Sight Glass.  Thank you for your amazing coffee and amazing boys.  Also, thanks to the super nice employee who geeked out about coffee with me, gave me coffee bags, and kept his judgments to himself.  You’re a swell guy).

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Next was lunch at The Rotunda in Neiman Marcus.

I literally ate a cheese plate for lunch.

(Now accepting applications for boys who enjoy stamps, coffee, Friends and cheese.  And girls who wear overalls…)

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Chinatown was the next stop.  I heart Chinatown.

A lot.

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Nothing makes me happier than doing touristy stuff in San Francisco.  Even if I move here someday, I will probably spend my weekends in Chinatown.

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And at Mocca.  A must stop lunch place if you’re ever in town.

Get the turkey sandwich with brie and cranberries.  Get iiiiiiit.

Remember the episode of Friends where Monica gives Ross her last leftover Thanksgiving sandwich?  The one with the “moist maker” in between?  The turkey sandwich at Mocca is a fancy version of that sandwich.

Also there’s no “moist maker”.

Which is fine with me.

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Random hallway in Chinatown.

Dress: Thrifted / Sweater: Old / Shoes: Aldo / Purse: Leather Shop / Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Dress: Thrifted / Sweater: Old / Shoes: Aldo / Purse: Leather Shop / Sunglasses: Ray Ban

For my trip, I decided to wear my new (old) thrifted plum-colored velvet dress.  It’s a new fave, and it looked great with my grey sweater.  (SF is chilly!)

Thanks for reading my weird post about San Francisco, my clothes, and way too many Friends references.

What’s your favorite place?

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*Song of the Day: I Left my Heart in San Francisco–Tony Bennett

(I really did.)

Wheat Print Dress, French Fries, and Home Libraries

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Happy happy Friday!

It’s almost 3 and I’m sure half of you can’t wait to get out of work and half of you just finished your last class of the day and are on your way to your unpaid internship.

Either way, I hope that you’re having a wonderful Friday afternoon.  Luckily, I was able to get all of my classes Monday-Thursday this semester and I don’t work Friday so I’ve just been having the most relaxing day.  Yay for Fridays off!  When you work and go to school six days a week, having Fridays off is absolutely the most wonderful thing in the world.

I actually spent the day in bed, eating French fries, watching Sex in the City, and reading random books.  Tonight I’m driving to Tahoe to have dinner with my friend.  *angels randomly begin singing*

I really think that it’s important to relax every once in a while doing exactly what you want to do.  I really love watching TV and eating and relaxing every once in a while.  If you really love going out and dancing, do that.  If you really love spending some free time sewing or bowling or hiking, you do you.  Of course, I love sewing and hiking and playing piano and singing and writing songs and baking, etc. etc.  But sometimes I just want to lay in bed and watch reruns of The Office.  So I did that.  Take a mental health break every once in a while and lay in bed for a day.  Your brain will love you.

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I also taught myself how to use my tripod, which my brother showed me how to use like, 8 times, but I either wasn’t listening or can’t figure out how to do things correctly.  Either way, it happened and now we have pictures.

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*Ignore my messy floor please & thank u*

This is one of my favorite dresses ever.  You can expect to see it in the future.  I have about ten black dresses (it’s getting to be a problem).  After buying a black dress at American Apparel over the summer, I saw this one about two weeks later.  I almost didn’t buy it.  But I had to.

And I wear both dresses all the time.

So it was totally worth it.

This outfit is actually a combination of some of my favorite articles of clothing.  1. The dress  2. The shoes  3. Tights in general, and 4. the cardigan.  I’ll actually wear this outfit in the early fall or late spring with another sweater that’s more flowy and less warm.  But since it’s been chilly around Reno, I decided that this cardigan would be my best option.

Cardigans can substitute for winter jackets in 40 degree weather, right?

Probably.

I will wear this outfit whenever I don’t know what else to wear.  I have about five or six “go-to” outfits, and this is definitely one of them.  I have a cute black pair of heeled ankle boots that look really cute with the dress if I need to dress up a little more.  Simple dress + heeled ankle boots + jacket/cardigan + smoky eye = really great outfit.

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One of my favorite parts is the simplicity of the print.  It looks like wheat to me.  I don’t know if it really is, but I’ve decided they’re little wheat stalks.

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Dress: Forever 21 Cardigan: Inc. Tights: Old Shoes: Tilly’s Necklace: DIY

Do you have favorite books that you reread all the time?  (Mine is Harry Potter!)

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*Song of the Day: Someday–The Strokes

Emerald Sweaters and Snowy Parks

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Hello friends, and welcome to 2015!

As I’m sure you’re aware, it is now 2 AM and I am slightly delirious from sleep deprivation/staying up too late on New Years.

Kinda the same thing???  Pretty much.  If something weird pops out of my brain and somehow ends up written on this page, please just know how tired I am.

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Anyways, now that it’s the New Year, I’ve decided that I will occasionally be posting some of my favorite outfits that I wear on my blog (new year new blog??).  I love clothes so so much, and have recently been getting more into fashion.  I do not claim that I know anything about fashion, but I truly believe that everybody should wear what they think makes them feel good.  Any outfit that I post is posted because I like how it makes me feel.

Simple as that.

I even began my shift in fashion blogging by cutting all my hair off!  About 8 inches (big guess-timate there).  It’s a huge hot mess in these pics, but I think it’s cute and sassy and fits my personality much better than my last ‘do!

Shifting back to the clothes, most of my stuff comes from Forever 21, H&M, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Top Shop, etc.  However, I love thrifting so a lot of my stuff is from local thrift stores.  I’ll try my hardest to note where my clothing is from.

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I spent my New Years with my little brother, who is visiting me from Las Vegas.  I drank champagne out of my coffee mug with a bike painted on the front, my brother drank a bottled Coke, we ate quesadillas, and watched The Office.  At midnight we clinked our glasses and let Michael Scott ring in the New Year.

It was very reminiscent of my brother and I.

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Sweater: H&M Skirt: Thrifted Shoes: Tilly’s Tights: Old Socks: Target Jacket: Old Necklace: DIY

My brother and I have been thrifting, going to very pretty snowy parks, and hanging out at fun coffee shops and restaurants.  It’s everything that I love to do, but now I get to bring my brother along to show him around Reno.  (Shoutout to him for taking my fashion pics!)  Tomorrow’s (later today’s) agenda is bowling at the local bowling alley (exciting for my brother because all Vegas bowling alleys are in casinos), picture taking, lunch at a local cafe, and dinner with our aunt and cousins.

So far 2015 has been pretty good.

Thanks for reading my crazy 2 AM post on New Years Day.

Let this be a good year my friends.

XO Sara

Song of the Day: Is This It–The Strokes