Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mini-haul: online thrifting with ThredUp

When I say "thrifting," what do you think? For me, thrifting is something that happens at Goodwill or the Salvation Army. It's where you find hidden jewels. However, until recently, I never really thought of thrifting as something that can also occur online. I guess e-commerce expanded to cover all types of industries.

Last week I ordered some pieces from ThredUp. I did a review of the company last April as well. I'd have to say, I just love this shop! There's some heavily discounted pieces, and all the pieces I've ordered have been amazing quality! Using ThredUp is really like going thrifting, because there's so many options to look through. Some of the items won't appeal to you, but some will! Like typical thrifting, it's quite exciting~

My package arrived smoothly yesterday! Hooray!

This is the typical package that ThredUp sends out. Aren't the polkadots adorable?
Also, the clothes are always surrounded with gift paper.
Gap blouse: the quality of this blouse is so awesome. I love the polka-dots, too :)

Banana Republic Top: the quality was superb as well! I love the patterns and the colors, and LOOK!
This blouse was completely new :)

Do you like thrifting? Is it work the time invested? I totally love thrifting :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cream puffs at Beard Papa

I've been super stressed recently--bombarded with essays, homework, and quizzes. But it's also been a huge blessing as well; I realize just how many people in my life are willing to support and love me. Sometimes it takes going through hardships to see what you normally just gloss over.

Anyways, the last Saturday, I went with some friends--for the first time in my four years in LA--to Beard Papa. If you don't know what that is, it's a bakery that specializes in CREAM PUFFS. Don't mistakenly think that these are your normal, average sized cream puffs. They're the size of your fist, and you can fill them up with a variety of flavors.

I ordered Vanilla and Very Berry. Sadly, because I've always heard awesome things about Beard Papa, my expectations were quite high. Vanilla was a little too creamy for me, and the filling didn't really actually taste like vanilla. However, the Very Berry ones were quite delish~~ I hoping to try green tea next time! awkward selfie

Friday, September 12, 2014

A goal to improve

Hi everyone! I've decided to take an initiative to improve my blog. I really want to be able to reach out to more readers and share my life experiences--whether that be school, shopping, eating, or skin care products. Also, I'd love to meet more awesome people :)

These are my goals for the semester (regarding this blog):

  • post 2x/week
  • improve my blogging/writing skills
  • invest more in fashion posts
  • research and present different skin care tips
  • hopefully post a video (to finally put that video camera to use >__<)
  • try to find a focus of my blog (not jumping all over the place)

Please take a moment to answer the following questions. I really appreciate any input you give! <3

  1. What are some things you like about my blog? 
  2. What are some things you'd change? 
  3. What are some topics you'd like to see more of?
  4. Is my blog too unfocused/messy? If so, what topics would you like me to focus on?

Thank you! I love all my readers. Hope you all have been doing well~

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The busy but enjoyable student life

Hello everyone~ Sorry for being so inactive. Recently I've been quite busy with school, but it's also been a blast. This is the first semester I'm not taking any science courses. Nevertheless, I love all my classes so far--I might go as far to claim that these are my favorite classes! I'm taking classes on entrepreneurship, microeconomics, public speaking, upper division business writing, and psychology statistics. It's a wide variety, but somehow many of these classes also relate to each other. That just makes everything more interesting though!

One thing I've noticed from taking these courses are that science professors (at least in my experience) aren't very involved in their student's growth and learning process. For the majority of the science courses I've taken, it's always been three professors teaching--that makes it very hard to get to know any one professor. Furthermore, science classes aren't very interactive, but that might just be the nature of this major. The professors in my current courses are super into interacting with the students, and it makes me want to be more involved as well! This year is probably the first year I've been raising my hand to answer questions or to participate in discussions and to actually sort of enjoy it.