Wednesday, April 27, 2011

All my nightmares escaped my head

Oh chinos, you are so effortlessly classy and comfortable, not to mention that you go with just about everything. I had been hunting for a pair like this for ages but all the ones I tried on had the most awkward fit. They made me look like I was wearing mom pants, not the look I was going for. But then I found this glorious pair in my always trusty Forever 21. Thank God for affordably cute clothes.

Outfit Details:
Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange
Shirt: Walmart (believe it or not)
Pants: Forever 21 (belt included)
Shoes: Aldo
Bag: Gryson for Target
Rings: Vintage

-Valerie Joy

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Living in Color

A lovely day here in Southern California. It's only April and already it feels like summer and I can now wear all my skirts and dresses in the comfort of eighty degree weather, and I plan to take advantage of this world of possibilities fully. The green top I donned today is actually one of my favorite dresses tucked into a skirt (which has always reminded me of Crayola Crayons because of its colorful stitching). Good bye spring break, it is time to rally in the summer.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Forever 21
Skirt: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes:Forever 21
Bracelets: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Target
Ring: Vintage

-Valerie Joy

Monday, April 25, 2011

Seeing Red

By Agata Nowicka

By Alexanra Petrachi
Today, I had an infatuation with red. I'm not quite sure why. I think it would have been more appropriate to wear all black today since I am in mourning (rest in peace Spring Break 2011, you will be missed). Perhaps the red symbolizes the passionate love I am experiencing for these shoes, I think I'm obsessed. I wear them with everything despite the complaints of my mother (she doesn't like them) so you will probably see them pictured here quite regularly. My brother was kind enough to take pictures for me. Not bad for a thirteen year old, eh?

Outfit Details:
Cardigan: Old Navy
Shirt: Target
Shorts: Forever 21
Tights: Target
Shoes: Aldo
Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange
Watch: Vintage

I really want this dress from Urban Outfitters.

Oh the magical charm of red.
-Valerie Joy

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Oh my Blog, how I've missed thee.

Oh I'm a terrible blogger. I really don't know why I haven't posted in so long. I have been rather busy, but blogging is something I have come to adore, and this Easter Sunday I realized just how much I truly missed it. Welcome home, Me. Anyway, here's a peer into what I have been up to these past...two months (oy it really has been a long time!).

He said yes <3 

And we wore this :)

My new favorite shirt

Easter egg hunt

Boba <3

These are my siblings...we're an odd bunch.
"Here comes the smolder."

And as of April 19, I am seventeen years of age.

Oh yeah, and I got duct taped to a wall.
Just for fun.

And this is what I wore on this lovely Easter. It was quite gray out and a tad cold, but I couldn't resist the supremely girly combination this dress and these shoes made despite the lack of protection from the cold. I won't deny that I am unadulteratedly in love with these shoes and their five and a half inch heel. They are divine.

 Outfit Details:
Dress: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: Aldo courtesy of Lindsey Coberly

Happy Easter everyone. And it's good to be back.
-Valerie Joy

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Oh Valentine's Day, you have always been my favorite holiday. I enjoy the red and pink hues that are everywhere you go, and I adore the hearts and roses and balloons that crowd every store. And, being a helpless romantic (and a female), I love the idea of dedicating a day to celebrate the romantic love you have for another human. And I feel so very blessed to share such a beautiful day with an even more beautiful young man.
Jesse Wescott spoiled me rotten today. Since he did not have school, he biked to my school at the end of the day and surprised me with a beautiful rose and a precious heart balloon which he tied to the back of my bicycle. Not to mention that he was wearing one of my favorite outfits of his (navy blue button up, black skinny tie, gray cardigan, skinny jeans, and the boots I bought him for his birthday)! We then biked to downtown Fullerton to eat an amazing dinner at our favorite cafe, Rutabegorz. I had the chicken enchiladas verde, while he had the shrimp alfredo. It was delicious! It was at Rutas that I gave him my meager gift; a pair of pretty neato cufflinks that had belonged to my grandfather, and Jesse says he likes them. Yay! After we filled our tummies and had food babies, we meandered on over to Buffalo Exchange (yeah we practically live there) where he bought me a stunning dress which I will probably wear tomorrow, because I'm rather excited about it. We finished off the day of love with homemade strawberry shortcake at his house and watched the Jeopardy IBM Challenge (I'm kind of a Jeopardy nerd, even though I don't know any of the answers!). I felt so loved and cherished, and I am beyond thankful for Jesse. I don't think he understands how much he means to me, and I really do wish that I could adequately express the feelings I have for him in words, but no words would do them justice. Except of course, I love you, Jesse Wescott. And thank you for today, it was truly divine.

Picture Details:
1. The Love enjoying his dinner
2. Jesse's shrip alfredo
3. My chicken enchiladas (yummm!)
4. Me attempting to be cool
5. Me devouring my food like a beast
6. The Valentine's Day bow I made
7. The beautiful rose from the beautiful boyfriend
8. Cute lil balloon from Jesse
9. Really pretty dress Jesse bought me

I'd say that he is a keeper <3
-Valerie Joy

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Living Wake

Today, was a very relaxed day. At about one in the morning I decided to browse Hulu to see what kind of interesting movies I could watch. I stumbled upon "The Living Wake", which is a gorgeous film about how a spontaneous and rambunctious man spends his last day alive. My favorite quote of the movie definitely is
"You're an eccentric? I'm an eccentric too! I keep roast beef in my pockets! See?"
Now I understand that out of context, this makes absolutely no sense, but I'm hoping that reading this quote will put a stone in your shoe, of sorts, and it will fill you with an unshakable curiosity which will drive you to watch the stunning film. I fell so deeply in love with this film that I took some film stills and will include them in today's postings. This afternoon, I ate at the Taqueria, went over to Ryan's house where I made chalk drawing of Cary, Ryan and I, then took a hike into a canyon to a serene bridge and attempted jumping pictures (which were pathetic). But do not judge me, for I realize that I just wore this skirt on Sunday, but hey, it's new and I wanted to show it off. And I am a big fan of rewearing items over and over and over. 

i'm quite the artist

so good. i ate five.

ryan's home grown oranges, so delicious.

the hipster triangle

the middle earth bridge.

a very sorry attempt at a jumping picture.
but enjoyable nonetheless.

cary's incredible t-shirt. i want to steal it.

And these shoes from Aldo would just look so incredible with this skirt, and pretty much everything else I own.
*Sigh*, I want.

Purchase Link:

Life, can be very beautiful.
-Valerie Joy