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