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.)

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Good things so far about the new year:

1. I ate ice cream twice today.

2. I learned what ‘fleek’ means.

3. FRIENDS IS ON NETFLIX (goodbye social life. goodbye productivity)

4. I learned the lyrics to “Breezeblocks” by Alt-J.

Things that could use some improving:

1. My grammar is progressively getting worse post by post.  (I promise I know how to use commas and periods and spelling correctly.  I’m just lazy and like to pretend I’m blogging on twitter apparently).

2. I’m housesitting for a friend and while I was getting her mail today I dropped the mail key into the bushes in front of the mail box and the key disappeared into the snow and I still have yet to find it.  Do you know how not fun it is to dig around in the snow on your hands and knees for 15 minutes in the dark before accepting defeat.  DO YOU?!

Anyways, hopefully a good magnet taped to a wooden spoon will help in the morning.

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Anyways, yesterday night my brother and I went to my cousin’s house for dinner.  We arrived about 15 minutes early, so we decided to take some pictures outside before we went in.  (Mostly I just really liked my outfit).

The pictures are way too bright since it was a weird time of day, but I think they do the job.

This dress is one of my favorites, and a perfect example of how to make a summer dress into a winter outfit.  I always wear it with leggings (because it’s really short!) but add a sweater, boots, and a jacket and it becomes a winter outfit!

And it makes me very very happy!

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Dress: Forever 21 Leggings: Forever 21 Sweater: Old Jacket: Burton Shoes: Minnetonka Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Anyways, my brother left this morning so I’ve been a little sad today.  Living alone (or with two roommates in college) gets a little lonely so I always have a little time of mourning after somebody goes home.  But I practiced piano, watched The Help, and had a nice solo dinner so it wasn’t the worst day.  Plus, my brother will be back soon!  Another thing to add to my list of good this year!

What are some good things about your new year so far?

XO Sara

Song of the Day: Breezeblocks–Alt-J

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