Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lately

I generally feel like I do a pretty good job of keeping you guys updated on my personal life. Between this blog, my Instagram, my Twitter, and my Snapchat (add me! username: preptista), all the bases are pretty much covered, but I don't really feel like I've updated you all on here in a while. So, here are some random things I've been up to lately, and photos from my Instagram/Camera Roll that I couldn't help but share! 


I've officially given into the bucket bag bandwagon and purchased this beautiful Rebecca Minkoff bag. My dad bought it for me when my family was shopping in Nordstrom during the Anniversary Sale! Of course, it was one of the only things not on sale. I've been using it everyday though and it may be my new favorite bag... I'm pretty sure I was supposed to save it for school per my mother's request, but oh well... #sorrynotsorry


Last week I spent Monday through Thursday working as an assistant counselor for the summer camp I used to go to as a kid. This summer marked my 16th summer of involvement with the camp, which is just sooooo crazy to think about!  It was pretty exhausting being outside in the heat, but hey at least I finally got a tan!


I probably haven't ranted to you guys about my computer issues on here very much, but I got my computer going into my freshman year, and by this summer it was totally on it's last leg. I take really good care of my things, so compared to some of my friend's computers it was physically in much better condition, but it had gotten to the point where my computer literally could not have more than one application open at a time without crashing, which, as I'm sure you can imagine, made blogging a little bit difficult. I was so excited to get my new laptop last week for school! This time around I opted for the 15" Macbook Pro instead of the 13" and couldn't be happier! It is so nice having a big screen when working in photoshop and trying to manage multiple tasks at once. Not to mention, this computer runs so. much. faster. I even got a free pair of Beats Headphones in addition to my student discount as part of their back to school promotion!
Also, I've been on a big apple eating kick. I only really like them sliced, but I've found they are perfect for snacking because you get the crunch factor like you get with chips, but you also get a little bit of a slightly sweet slightly tart taste! 


A local restaurant called Green Street in Pasadena just remodeled their restaurant and I am obsessed with the plate wall the put up! They have all these super cool fun plates arranged on the wall and they stick out at different lengths giving the wall dimension and making it so much more interesting to look at! 


You don't need me to tell you more about this watch (discussed here and here), but I want to tell you about my bracelets! The pearl one is from my mom's jewelry store Mimi et Cie. here in Pasadena and is a wardrobe staple for me. I wear it practically everyday! The rope bracelet is a recent purchase from Kiel James Patrick. It just came in the mail yesterday and I am already obsessed with it! My favorite colors - pink, navy, white, and gold (also the colors for my dorm decor! I can't wait to show you guys!) - with an adorable anchor on the other side... what's better than that? 


I can't believe I have less than 2 weeks until I move into school! It's even crazier when I think of how long i have been dreaming for this day. I feel so lucky to say I really am going to my dream school. Even at 3 years old I knew USC was where I belonged! 


I'm so excited that my family is heading on a family vacation on Sunday! We are leaving Sunday to go to the Mauna Kea in Hawaii for my mom's birthday next week and coming back Friday! My mom and I have both never been to this hotel and can't wait to see it in person. We've heard so many amazing things about it and have already received recommendations! Do any of you have recommendations for activities on the Big Island in Hawaii? I'm looking into maybe doing an activity or two like parasailing or zip-lining in addition to some much needed r&r before school starts the Wednesday after we get back! 

What have you guys been up to lately? 

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