Island in the Sun

November 25, 2018

Another Trip Around The Sun

November 18, 2018

Bali Baby

November 12, 2018

Happee Birthdae! - Party at Hogwarts

October 28, 2018

Hello, Fall.

September 22, 2018

Yer A Wizard

July 01, 2018

Main Squeeze

June 23, 2018

5 Things.

June 16, 2018

Hey, everyone! I think these "5 Things" posts are turning into my favorites! I like that I can kinda throw what's been on my mind into a little post ☻ Especially when I'm feeling unmotivated or at a loss of creativity because really, theres always something on mind. Hope you all enjoy them too!

1. Now, technically, summer doesn't officially begin til Thursday, but we've been so lucky with some seriously gorgeous weather recently. The weather this year has completely thrown me off; we were still having cold and rainy days up until almost the end of May. I know May showers are normal in lots of places but definitely not in Southern California. The sun has been shining really high these last couple weeks and I've been dying to go outside and read under a tree.

2. How is it already summer?! Time has been flying by! I mean, we're pretty much half way done with 2018. It's been fun but it's also freaking me out a little how fast we're zooming through life. I feel like I really felt it this year with all the graduations we had in my family.... we're getting old. Our parents are getting old. I just need time to slow down a bit because it's coming a little to fast for me.

3. Making decisions has always been hard for me. I'm always stuck between what I think is right and what is actually best for me. Right now, I'm having to decide if I want to take a promotion to a more permanent position at work and I don't think I want it. I am nowhere near my dream job or field but I'm also torn between "getting a job right now isn't that easy" and "but I don't want years to flash before my eyes and I'm still unhappy at work" and "it's a stable income" and "I have to do what makes me happy regardless of money". It's a whole lot of back and forth in my head and my deadline to decide is rapidly approaching....we'll see.

4. This one is pretty random but I've been obsessing over Harry Potter recently??? I mean, I've always been obsessed but like I've been really loving it again. Like the 2014-tumblr-fangirl type of love. I'm not sure if it's because HP released the iPhone game and I've been playing nonstop or because I renewed my pass to Universal Studios but all I know is that I'm ready to read all the books again and have a full HP movie marathon this weekend!

5. This last one's a little deeper than I normally go but mental illness has been on my mind a lot lately. With the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain it's kinda hard to ignore it. As someone who has dealt with anxiety and on and off depression since I was in high school, it's scary to think about how bad it can get. Mental health has been the topic of a lot of discussions lately and I wish people weren't so scared to ask for help or if only people knew how much just offering an ear to someone struggling could help. Guys, please seek help if you need it. Also, please check up on your friends. Let's all be there for each other. 

xx Tatianna

Glossier Los Angeles

June 09, 2018

Balboa Island

June 02, 2018

Flower Fields Forever

April 08, 2018

Hi, loves! Hope everyone had a nice weekend! I'm super excited to share photos from our little adventure this weekend because I'm still not over how fun it was! Spring is my favorite because of all the beautiful flowers and I'm pretty sure heaven for me is a never ending flower field. Every year, The Flower Fields open up in Carlsbad for a couple months and people can go and see them and take photos. I sadly didn't get to go last year so I've been counting down the days til I could go this year!

A group of friends and I made the drive down early Saturday morning and we had the greatest time! I love San Diego so much and I'd been itching to go and the flower fields were a perfect excuse. We ended up spending like four hours at the fields just walking around taking photos in the different colored flowers. I can't even explain how far the fields stretch out but its just row after row of neatly lined flowers; it's absolutely breathtaking. Around this time of year, fields like this pop up everywhere and I wish I could spend every weekend getting lost in never-ending fields of wildflowers.

A Weekend in Portland

April 02, 2018

Picnic in the Park ft. JORD Watches

March 25, 2018

Photos by Koa Flores

Hey everyone! We've had a few weeks of very confused weather here in Southern California... (like it was literally gloomy and rainy the day before we shot this). I've been in such a spring mood lately and have been itching for a sunny day so we could have a picnic and luckily the sun was bright and shining high this weekend so I took advantage.

With spring just around the corner, I've recently been obsessing over light and airy fabrics and colors that are just so perfect for this season. Neutrals with pops of warm tones like reds, oranges, and yellows have been my go-to and not only inspired my outfit but also this set up (for real, I wish I could eat every meal like this). I've also been loving smaller, dainty accessories like this watch from Jord! If I'm being completely honest, I've never really been a watch kind of girl-- until now!

I feel like watches have this stigma attached to them that they're only a workplace thing but they actually have become really trendy recently! I've been wanting one for a while but had no luck finding one I truly liked. I wasn't a fan of all the chunky leather and metal wristbands and flashy faces. When JORD contacted me about their watches I was sooo excited! Wood watches?! So. Freaking. Cute. All their watches are simple and beautiful and I spent so long on their site trying to pick one out! I ended up going with the Zebrawood & Champagne from their Frankie series because I loved the light wood and big face. It's simple enough to go with everything while adding that perfect finishing touch to any outfit!

JORD has very kindly offered a giveaway for one lucky winner to win $100 off their own watch! All you have to do is enter below! Let me know which one is your favorite!

5 Things.

March 11, 2018

Humble Dwellings

March 04, 2018

**Hey, everyone! Long time, no talk. I just want to quickly apologize for the lack of posts recently. I've been laying low on social media for the last couple of weeks because I've been in the biggest creative schlump ever. I run on creativity so losing inspiration really is the worst thing. I've tried to post something multiple times but I'd just end up hating it and deleting it. I'm not sure if it's me overthinking or just the weight of everything going on in my life that has taken a toll, but I'm feeling a little bit better and am ready to get back to work! I'm so lucky to have such amazing friends who support me, keep me smiling when I'm not feeling the best, and inspire me every day.

If you know me, you know that I'm obsessed with home decor. I love scrolling through the home section on my favorite online shops and adding pins to my ever-growing Pinterest board. My bedroom is my favorite space in my home-- it's where I feel the most comfortable and is my favorite space to decorate.

I've been putting the "finishing touches" on my room for almost as long as I've lived in it. While I don't think I'll ever be completely done with it, I do feel like I have it almost exactly how I want it. I like to keep my room neat and minimal while still keeping a cozy, lived-in vibe. I gave my room more of a loft feel by adding in a fun, statement couch and a daybed.

The most recent addition to my room was the shelf above my bed. I tend to pick up a lot of random pieces here and there; whether they're little souvenirs from my travels or quirky random art pieces, I wanted somewhere to display them. My shelves are my favorite because they add a lot of character and personality to my room. I've also just added this "DIY" record stand (which is literally just two crates stacked) to not only hold my Crosley and records, but display a couple random bits.

My number one tip when creating a space is not to spend too much. If you're like me and like to constantly switch things out it's best not to spend a fortune on any one piece. Another tip is to not try to completely makeover your room overnight. Slowly add pieces and your space will come together before you know it! Where are your go to places when you want to switch up your home decor? Let me know!



More Love, Love More

February 11, 2018

photos by Koa Flores

So I'm not the biggest fan of Valentines Day (I promise I'm not like a love hater who doesn't like the holiday just because I'm single). It's more like I just think we should be lovin' on each other all year long, ya know? Also, does anyone else think that Vday is just super tacky?

We really shouldn't have to set a date to be reminded to show the people in our lives that we love them and I don't think it should be limited to the romantic kind of love. We should be showing all the people in our lives that we love and care about them all year long. Our world is so full of hate and judgement that I think we could all benefit from a little extra love. Smile at a stranger. Give someone a compliment. You never know who's day you can make with the tiniest gesture.

Love it or hate it, the day comes every year and we should just try to make the most of it. Get together with your friends, order some pizza, sip on some wine and binge a couple cheesy rom-coms.

Remember: You are loved. You are enough.
Happy Valentine's Day
Tatianna x

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Everywhere You Look

January 28, 2018

*cue the Full House theme song* Our last day in San Francisco was bittersweet; on one hand I was so sad to be leaving this gorgeous city but on the other hand I was exhausted from running on almost no sleep and couldn't wait to knock out in my own bed that night. Because time was limited, we went running all over the city trying to squeeze in some last minute sights and one last look at the Golden Gate Bridge (we loved it that much).

We kicked off breakfast at the cutest little cafe that had the dreamiest patio and honestly I wish I could've sat there all morning. We then made our way over to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. Now, I've been to the one in LA but I really wanted to make sure I checked out the original one. We grabbed a cookie (which may have been the most delicious cookie I've ever had), snapped a pic, and went about our way.

Of course we had to stop at Alamo Square and check out the Painted Ladies. This was another place I wish I could have spent more time at. Of course, there were flocks of tourists crowding the Painted Ladies but the park itself was gorgeous. There were coffee trucks and tons of locals walking their dogs and all I wanted to do was grab a latte and pet every doggo that crossed my path. 

We then made our way up to Twin Peaks which is basically one of the highest points of the city. The view was amazing. I love a good city view and this one did not disappoint. We hung out up there for a little just taking it all in and took some fun photos. I also really enjoyed that it wasn't flooded with tourists, it was nice being able to appreciate the view privately.

We stopped off at the Golden Gate Bridge for one last look and to say goodbye to the city. We didn't have time to walk across it but we just took a step back and sat to admire it for a little bit. After that, we grabbed some lunch at this really good pizza place (it was at this point where we realized we had eaten pizza at some point every day on the trip haha) and headed out to the airport. I knocked out the second our plane took off but I left SF feeling really happy. I hope I can make my way up there again during the summer!

I really hope you've enjoyed my SF travel diary mini series and that if you're planning on visiting San Francisco this helps you out a little! 

Tatianna x

Golden Gate Girl

January 20, 2018

The second day of our trip was definitely the most touristy but also the most fun! When I travel, I usually try to stay away from the super touristy areas because I feel like you get the most out of whatever place you're visiting when you hang where the locals do BUT there are some places you just have to go see. Like, what's a trip to San Francisco without visiting the Golden Gate Bridge or Fisherman's Wharf?

I really loved the Wharf because there was so much to see and the street vendors and artists are just so classic California. The sea lions were cute, the seagulls were scary (I hate birds), and the clam chowder bread bowl from Boudin was delicious. I don't understand why watching bread be made is so fascinating but we literally stood there for so long. Also, I couldn't visit the Wharf without stopping at Musee Mecanique to live out all my Princess Diaries and Girlboss dreams and the retro arcade machines and photo booths stole my heart!

Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge was so surreal. It's moments like those when I'm reminded how beautiful my home state is. It was massive and so grand and just jaw-droppingly beautiful. There were locals working out, running/biking across, cars zooming by, and tourists snapping photos. The walk across isn't very long but time definitely seemed to slow down and I really enjoyed every minute of it. We timed our walk so that on our way back we'd get to see the sun set and watch all of SF's city lights turn on from a distance.

What we did:
Fisherman's Wharf
Lombard Street
Musee Mecanique
Boudin Bakery
Golden Gate Bridge
Ghiradelli Square

What we ate:
Boulangerie in Hayes Valley: super yummy breakfast. lattes are massive and served in a bowl... yes please.
Clam Chowder at Boudin Bakery: I had never had clam chowder before but apparently it was a must and let me tell ya, it is.
Bob's Donuts: this place was recommended to me by so many people and the long line outside was proof enough for us stop in. The donuts were delicious and they're open 24 hours so they're perfect for grabbing a last minute snack before heading back to your hotel.

Tatianna x

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