Sunflowers

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20140531-153715-56235644.jpg I’m so happy I bought this dress! It’s adorable!  Plus, it has been dining out city this week because my sister left for South Korea today and we have been out to eat for every meal.  Whew!  It was perfect to cover up those extra tacos, chicken pitas, and creme brûlées. heheh  I got size ML because the small is SO short.

Dress:  American Apparel/ Also love this one and this

Fifi Leaves Tomorrow for South Korea!

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Going to miss these kids for the next two months!  I finally get home from Vegas/Crusing and Fiona leaves ugh!  Well,  she’s going to have an amazing time modeling in Seoul, South Korea for the second time.  This is her fourth modeling contract abroad which is super awesome.  Way to go Fifi!  Hopefully she will have her blog up and updated about all her travels and you can follow her here.  I got Fifi some crazy cat lady socks today for the looooong plane ride to South Korea. Hehe Meows.  It has been really nice being home, having the whole family in one place.  Now, everyone, off you go!  On to the next thang.  Whatever that may be.  Safe travels, Fiona!  Have fun, be safe, and call me! 🙂

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Surprisingly Legit Dad’s Day Gifts from Forever 21!

Ohmagawd DAAAD:  if for some miraculous reason you are finally reading one of my frivolous but painstakingly fraught over blog posts PLEASE STOP READING NOW!!!!  These are Father’s Day gift ideas, and I MAYBE bought you one or everything so GO AWAY!!!! Read about my amazing and beautiful travels to St Croix HERE instead! 😉

 

 

 

Ok, now that he’s distracted by some tropical islands, here are some cute and (shhhh) cheap! Father’s Day gifts!

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Forever 21 $7.02 – Adorable small card essentials wallet with a super hip emoticon face that dad will be sure to understand! 😉

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Forever 21 $20.52 – Botanical collar shirt.  For cool surfer, dining out dads.  (?) Tommy Bahama-esque? That’s how I would describe the genre…

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Basquiat and Haring Artist Series with Forever 21 $12.80 – I dunno bout your dad, but my dad is an awesome artist who went to art school and happens to LOVE the artworks of Basquiat and Haring!  These streetwork painters unite art and graffiti in a really beautiful way.  My dad has made numerous paintings hanging in our house influenced by the work of Basquiat, among others.  These shirts would be super cool gifts for those artsy dads out there.

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Sailboat Handkerchief $3.42 Forever 21 – Just a little accessory to top off the list: a sailboat handkerchief for those boating enthusiast dads of the world.  I see “The Captain” from How I Met Your Mother sporting this guy. 😉

Jean on Jean on Jean

What’s upppp Saturday night party people?! Yep just sitting here about to watch some Saturday Night Li….oh yep ITS A FULL TWO-THREE WEEKS OF TERRIBLY UNBEARABLE NO GOOD TV!  Ugh.  They should have a name for this break between Spring and Summer TV shows so people know what preposterous event is coming towards them! Maybe “White Week,” like white noise, no reception, no programs…but that sounds even stupider and more racist than “Black Friday” lol…moving on….

Anywho today on da blog is a myriad of delightful duos.  Double necklaces and double jeans!  I love layering cheeky bright solid necklaces with more traditional rhinestones and pearls.

 

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And OMG alert the presses: I bought a Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Clutch from Nordstroms.  I have been eyeing this little gem of a bag for maybe a year now.  After that length of time, I feel like it is safe to say, I’mmmmm gonna buy tha bag.  I bought the smaller version and am happy I did! even though it really only fits (small) wallet, sunglasses, lipstick, keys, phone, well, that’s what this bag is intended for!  So its perfect!  My large Louis Vuitton is perfect for hauling around iPads and sweaters, but for those evenings with a cute maxi dress, this is ideal.  Plus the chain is removable!  Parfait!

The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is going on now!  Check out some of the adorable colorful MAC Mini’s on sale!!  I wanted black though, and that one is not on sale. Thumbs down.

After I made this applaudable life choice of buying another designer handbag, I was subsequently roped into signing up for a Nordstroms card.  omagawd.  I meannnnnn, was I really strong-armed into this deal?  No.  But I am quite looking forward to MORE online shopping!  Where ever I am in the world, I better have an address that Nordstroms can ship to!! 😉

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Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Cheap Monday c/o Fancyfrenchcologne.com
Necklaces: Forever 21
Watch: Michael Kors
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Lips: Stila Beso (On Sale $12 at Ulta!)
Shoes: Target

Friday Funnies

Welcome to my new segment of Pursuit of Cute I like to call “Friday Funnies!”  I have found so many LOLWC (laughing out loud while crying) posts today that I just have to share!  It’s my first one so be gentle, and it’s also almost not Friday.  But anyways, here’s some Friday Funnies to bring you into the glorious weekend!

5. Food Companies That Had No Idea How to Name Their Food (Foodbeast) – So appetizing!

4.  Sarcasm in The Workplace  – Hilarious notes to leave for your co-workers!

3.  7 Steps on How to Deal with a Sarcastic Person -In case you need help “dealing” with a sarcastic person, here are some grrreat tips! NOT.  “Play dumb” is one of the incredibly helpful hints provided.  Is there ever an appropriate time to “play dumb” except maybe when you’re being robbed?! I dunno.

2. Celebrities Read Mean Tweets – Love these from Jimmy Kimmel.

1. Low Budget Beasts (Tumblr) – Last but not least, Low Budget Beasts!  Read the captions!  This Tumblr will leave you in tears, for a good reason! A compilation of terrifyingly low-budget Beauty and the Beast costumes.  I mean, cat fur.  Just go look!

Tom’s: One for One

I so love the business model of Tom’s.  I mean, who doesn’t?  Buying a pair of shoes ALSO donates a pair of shoes to someone in need.  How to not feel guilty about shopping?  Boom!  Here you go, world!  But seriously, being able to help a woman, man, or a child out there without a good pair of shoes is super cool of Tom’s.  They also have an Eyewear line now which donates a new pair of glasses to someone in need of sight.  Having bad eyesight myself, this is huge!  I often think if glasses and contacts were not available to me, what would I be doing?!  I wouldn’t be able to function at all in everyday life. Plus, some of Tom’s sunglasses are sooo cute. You should get some!

 

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My trusty brown Sam Edelman sandals (see here) have been my go-to fancy looking, usually appropriate, good for anything sandal!  I will really miss them when they finally explode out of sheer overuse. But man, those elastic straps are a pullin’ and the leather thingydoodles are falling off.  :/  When that fateful day finally arrives, I think I will get a pair of these Tom’s sandals! Adorbs! Maybe I will try and find a brown version too….because brown was really a great essential color to my wardrobe.  (That’s said in a posh British accent.  It’s fancier?)

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Tom’s also roasts coffee now!  Coffee!  COFFEE!  You can join the Tom’s Roasting Club and have coffee delivered to your doorstep every month!  Oh and duh, while giving water to people who lack even the most basic of human necessities for a whole year. Greatness all around. 🙂

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So go ahead!  Shop away! While giving away. 🙂

Terranea: LA’s Oceanfront Resort

photo 2   My Auntie Rita, fierce entrepreneur business owner of Elite Resorts and Spas, recommended we stay at one of her favorite resorts called Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes.  It is only about 40 minutes away from Huntington Beach so we were in for a sweet staycation! This place is absolutely amazing!  Just look at this oceanview from the pool!! photo 5 photo 1   photo 3     photo 2 photo 1 photo 5   After galavanting at the pool all afternoon we headed to dinner at Nelson’s at the resort.  Nelson’s is SO cute and you can eat outside overlooking the ocean on picnic benches on sand!  The sunset, food, company was all great!  We ordered sweet potato fries (A+), Blackened swordfish from CA, and a Salted Caramel Cake Parfait.  Delish!  This was definitely food with a view! (My favorite!)   photo 1   photo 2   photo 3     photo 1 In the Summer/Fall behind this cute little area they have a very festive beer garden under twinkling lights at night!  Live music and lots of beer to try. Sounds like a fun time to be had by all!  I just love that almost everywhere on the grounds are fire pits and  comfy couches.  Inside, outside, you’ll be comfortable anywhere! photo 2   View at dinner.  Perfection!   photo 3   Me, Mom, Uncle, Sister, Auntie

If you are in the LA area, it would be an awesome time to come and hang out for a day at the hotel.

Insider tips from Rita: Parking is $20 for the day.  If you want to lay by the pool, book a facial treatment (the least expensive, $74) and then hang out at the best pool with a view overlooking the Pacific Ocean!  Plus, the Spa Pool is 18+, no screaming kids for a relaxing day with the girls!  Order a pineapple strawberry smoothie and live in bliss! For some more amazing resorts Rita represents, head on over to Elite Resorts and Spas! 

Bikini: Victoria’s Secret
Dress: Fruta Latina
Bag: Louis Vuitton