Friday, December 9, 2011

Home for the holidays

I've been home since this afternoon, and I must say I've been quite productive already. To start, I made an awesome PB&J sandwich, followed by a bubble bath, and a long nap. Then I watched Law & Order SVU reruns while eating chocolate and I'm now currently browsing my favorite blogs and doing some online Christmas shopping. I could definitely get used to this. 
On a side note, I'm thinking of merging my tumblr and blogger accounts and posting some of my favorite pictures and quotes that I usually post on tumblr, on this format instead. Hopefully it'll add up to more posts. 
I'll end this post with a picture I found on tumblr today. I don't think it even needs a caption. 

by Sam

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's been awhile...

{Excuse for being absent from blogger: I was working hard at school! (And taking awesome indie pictures of it.)}

In writing this post, I was going to attempt to justify my blog absence with the fact that it's finals week, however I now realize that such reasoning doesn't quite stand considering it's been almost 4 weeks since my last post. Alternatively, stating that I've been working, interning, and participating in awesome Greek life activities seems to let me off the hook (just a little bit). 
I'm definitely going to try to keep up with my blog posts over winter break, which will hopefully include some outfit shoots with some of my new oh-so-cozy sweaters. Thanks to my employee discount, I was able to pick up a chunky knit, a Cosby sweater, and an oversize grandpa cardigan for an awesome bargain! Oh, the perks of working in retail. 
Hopefully the sweater-weather will persist when I'm home for the holidays! 
And one more thing, how is it DECEMBER already?!?  Geez!

by Sam

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Fashion Icons

New Fashion

New Fashion by bamitssam03 featuring blazers

As a beginning blogger, I'm constantly looking for inspiration and ways to improve my blog. For this inspiration I turn to the many successful and beautiful ladies who have established themselves as some of the most influential fashion bloggers on the internet. Their outfits are impeccable, their blogs are organized and consistently updated, and their lives seem absolutely fabulous. These are the women who made me want to start my own blog and gave me courage to believe that real girls can have awesome lives too.
Although I spend entirely too much time stalking their lives via the internet rather than doing my homework, I feel incredibly excited every time I discover that they have a new outfit post, or possibly pictures of yummy food. 
Hopefully I'll be able to post some actual outfit photos soon, considering that this is a "fashion blog," but until then, I guess I'll just keep making collages on polyvore. Cheers.

by Sam

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Adventures in LA LA Land

{The Well Connected Fashion Festival, downtown LA, Nov.5}

Here are some shots from our awesome adventure to downtown LA! Like real troopers, we took the bus and then walked through the beautiful, towering buildings until we got to The Well Connected Fashion Festival on 8th and Hope Street. There were so many awesome designers and well-dressed people there-- it was like fashion heaven! Not to mention, everything was heavily discounted (as in I bought a dress that retails for $120 for a measly $5). It was quite an experience, and I can't wait to visit more of these special events!

{Love me some sequins}

{Fabulous shades, a must have}


{Definition of "effortless cool"}


{Dogtown Dogs}

{A Diddy Riese rival? Coolhaus}

{Sophia and I in front some cool graffiti art}

{Street Style}

{Beautiful finger candy from Laeken}

{Where was this when I needed a Halloween costume? Six Hundred LA}

{Cool Nail Swag by a local nail artist}

{SUCH COOL STYLE. If only I was ballsy/skinny enough to pull it off}

{80's throwback jacket. Megan rocks it}

{This guy was definitely creeped out when we asked to get his photo, but he was nice and smiled for us anyway!}

{Pretty florals}

{Why thank you, anonymous man, I did have a nice day}
by Sam

Insta-Sam: Week of 10/30

1. {Starbucks, reminding us that the holidays are near}
2. {A peanut butter chocolate doughnut from Stan's}
3. {A pretty sunset on the hill}
4. {Same hill, after a rainy day}
5. {These chicks are cool, I guess}
6. {Adorable skillet filled with truffled mac n' cheese from The Farm of Beverly Hills}
7. {Brownie sundae from The Farm}
While from the looks of this post it may seem like all I do is eat and take pictures of sunsets, I promise that in between these various photo ops there are plenty of veggies being eaten and books being read. 

This weekend was especially laid back; we took advantage of the rainy weather on Friday by watching zombie movies and heading to bed early, and then heading to downtown LA on Saturday to check out the "The Well Connected Fashion Festival" (photos coming soon), visiting the Grammy Museum, and eating like Queens at The Farm of Beverly Hills.

Sunday is already shaping up to be quite lazy. I'm on call tonight for Urban Outfitters (feelin' them first-day-on-the-job jitters), so I'll try to get some reading done and head to the gym before then.

I feel like I'm finally starting to experience life as an LA resident, and I must say it's quite delightful. 

1. I've missed my Starbucks.
2. I blame my mother for introducing me to this place. (But don't worry, Mom, I split the doughnut).
3&4. Sunsets are pretty cool.
5. Megan and Sophia at The Farm.
6&7. Presentation really is everything.

by Sam

Monday, October 24, 2011

Good morning, world!

{Ahhhhh, coffee}
It's just been one of those mornings.

I'm currently coming down off an "I-just-finished-an-essay-a-day-before-it's-due" high, and rewarding myself with a little downtime to do, what else, my daily blog stalking and online window-shopping.
I also have a photo shoot scheduled, and if this foggy LA weather persists, I just know the pictures will be gorgeous!
Have a beautiful day, everyone!

by Sam

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Insta-Sam: Week of 10/16

1. {The brownie sundae; we have a love/hate relationship}

2. {Study, coffee, study, coffee}

3. {Geometric/ chevron inspired nails}

4. {Lovely fall weather}
 I'm not really cool enough to have an iPhone with the oh-so-popular "Instagram" application, so I downloaded the knockoff "retro camera" application for Androids. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the vintage vibe of the photos; there's something about the coloring that gives these photos so much more character. 
1. Like I mentioned in my Freshman 15 post, these brownie sundaes are going to be me responsible for my demise (but who would be able to resist this, really). 
2.Other than stuffing my face with sugar bombs, I've been  attempting to keep up with the ridiculous amounts of reading I've been assigned. I guess that just one of the many perks of being a humanities major. 
3. I've never been very good at nail art, but I was really excited that these turned out so well! I was inspired by Refinery 29's cool DIY nail designs, and I'll definitely be trying out some new looks soon.
4. Fall is finally here! Although the seasons don't change all that much in SoCal, there's still something cozy about the fall, when the sun sets a little bit earlier, and the temperature dips a few degrees. 

by Sam

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Freshman 15...

{Ok, so they're not exactly running shoes, but they're cute, right?}

I'm not usually one to care about how much I eat, how often I eat, or whether or not my eating habits are altogether healthy, however I've noticed that my clothes have been fitting a little more snugly than they did just a month ago. The freshman fifteen is no myth, trust me. Despite the ridiculous amount of walking I do to and from class, I've managed to overcompensate at the all-you-can-eat dining halls (I will soon post a picture of the beautiful brownie sundaes, my weakness, and you will understand my dilemma). Luckily, there are healthy options as well, so with a little self-discipline I should be back on track in no time! 

by Sam

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Missin' My Kitchen

{Lemon Meringue}
If there's one thing I'm missing about home right now, it's definitely my kitchen. There's something about being able to make a pie whenever you're feelin' blue that makes the world seem so much brighter. These photos are from a talent show back in high school (yes, baking is a talent!), and are probably my favorite pies of all time. Lemon meringue is a classic (and it's also just a gorgeous pie), and you cannot go wrong with Peanut Butter Banana Cream. Seriously, it's delicious. 
Ok, now I'm hungry. 

{Peanut Butter Banana Cream}

{The creamy peanut butter goodness}

{Homemade Vanilla Wafer crust}

{Vintage (looking) Good Housekeeping cookbook; AKA The Pie Bible}


by Sam

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rainy Daze

Rainy Daze

It's raining, it's pouring... and unfortunately for me, class is a thirty minute walk from my dorm. That's not to say I wasn't excited about finally being able to bundle up in warm, chunky knits, long socks, and my favorite boots, however, despite my best efforts, I still ended up drenched by the time I reached my class. And it turns out my favorite rain boots aren't quite suited for the rain anymore, seeing as there is a new hole in the bottom. Of course I found this out the hard way, when I realized that my feet were swimming in mini pools of water after about five minutes. But everything's okay now; I'm sitting in my room wearing sweats, drinking coffee, and lusting over the rainy day clothes I wish I had. 

by Sam

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Livin' the Suite Life

The past couple of weeks have been hectic, with lots of welcome events, classes, and the adjustment to living away from home. Despite the crazy schedule, my roommates and I have still found time to have a little fun by going outside for a spontaneous photo shoot. The lighting was gorgeous after an unexpected rainstorm, so we took advantage by dressing in some fabulous outfits and enjoying LA weather! Hopefully our photography skills will improve so that we can post some better outfit pictures in the future, but for now our silly photos will have to do. 

My gorgeous friend, Kiki!

One of my favorites!

Stereotypical Asian photo. (We're both half Asian, so this is ok)

by Sam

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Testing, Testing, 1,2,3.

This is a test post. I repeat, this is just a test post. 

So excited for new blog posts!