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FEELING RED

30 September 2014


I have a thing for collars and sweaters. It was chilly enough for me to wear a denim shirt underneath my oversized (and very comfy) red sweater. I paired it with a pair of black leggings and my favorite shoes at the moment : cut out booties. I honestly think that this type outfit is perfect for all body types, not to mention it feels like you're wearing p.j's and you look cute!  I can't wait until we start getting more days like this, Chilly, with some sun. I even made myself some white hot chocolate! 





It's going to be a busy week. Tests and blogging and homework and football games. Even as i'm writing this I can feel time dawdling around me, taunting me with it's slow like stride. I hate it. But what can you do, but ride it out and deal with it. Who knows maybe tomorrow will have been worth waiting for! 

Anyways Happy Tuesday! Hope you got some OOTD inspiration! Let me know what you think of these types of posts!

Forever 21 Exact: Sweater
H and M Similar: Shirt
Charlotte Russe Similar: Shoes 


Book Talk: Broken by Tanille Edwards

29 September 2014

Release Date: June 30th, 2014
Book: Broken
Author: Tannile Edwards
Number of Pages: 193 pg (e-book)
Source: Netgalley (I received this in exchange for an honest review)
The Basics: Meet Milan, a young supermodel with a disability from New York's Upper East Side, who falls deeply in love as she is coming of age. In this romantic drama, the emotional con ict of a girl's inner soul is revealed as she deals with a rst love, the pain of loss, and the pleasures of stardom, all while coping with a lifelong secret. In the world of Milan, the people are real, the situations are rolling, and the truth is often concealed. Broken is a racy circle of sisterhood, laced with a touch of earthiness, glamour, wealth, and fame. NEW TANILLE ALBUM INCLUDED Readers get free music downloads of the new Pop R&B hits "All of Me" and "What's a Girl to Do" by Tanille, and more with purchase. Music download instructions are inside!

Polk-a-Dot Autumn

28 September 2014



My dog, Ruby, photobombing this last picture :)

For the first time in a really long time, it wasn't unbelievably hot here in SoCal. I took advantage of this slightly chillier weather (at least for a California girl) and wore my knit tights. I love fall and winter. They're my seasons. I love wearing sweaters, layering, and wearing a lot beanies. Granted it wasn't a real "fall" day, but it  was enough to get me excited for sweater weather! 



So tell me, what trends are you excited for this fall? Are you a cold weather person? Let me know 


Dear Cole St. Clair

27 September 2014

     It's currently past midnight. And I'm awake thinking about you and Isabel and wolves. And strangely enough I want some french toast and a mug filled with chamomile tea. I'm actually really tired and kind of want to sleep, yet I don't feel like surrendering today yet. I think you'd get that. So I decided that I would write you a letter, because I think you of all people will understand my midnight ramblings and because I just finished Sinner and you're on my mind.
     How's Jeremy? And Isabel? Leon? You know I've been thinking, I've lived so close to L.A and yet I haven't seen much of it. Maybe I should take your advice and become a tourist in my own city. After all, how else am I going to see it's pretty facade. I'll keep you posted. I'm listening to High Hopes by Kodaline right now. I think I have a serious thing for sad and depressing songs. But I think you'd like it. It's sad and it's got the melancholy hum that just draw you in. There's no booming bass or synth beats, just some drums, piano and a yearning voice.
      Weird how active your brain can be, even after the whole worlds fast asleep. I'm kind of waiting for some deep thoughts to happen, but my brain is stuck on food and you. Mostly food. This is the moment I wish my house didn't have suck creaky, squeaky floors.
      I know I've said this before, but characters are the voices that bring color in our minds. I read somewhere that sometimes you can even start acting like your favorite characters. I can seriously say that I've channeled my inner Cole St Clair this week. I've been sassy, witty, and been a little sad. I think part of the reason I love you so much, why I connect with you so much, is because you're fucked up and you're trying to fix yourself. For some reason, this week, reading this book I feel a little happy if not a little hopeful. You're trying to put the pieces back together and they might be a little ragged but they're there. And I love you for trying and making it happen. I see you and Isabel working so hard to be happy and be yourselves that it makes me want to try harder too. I'm rooting for you. I hope you're rooting for me too. So thanks for reminding me that it's okay to be sad, to cry, and to be a little messed up. *hugs you*
       I know you probably think this whole letter is a little cheesy, bit random, but hopefully a little endearing and nice. I have this picture of you in my head after your parents came back running away into your bathroom wanting to die. Saying you were born to die. I know you're happy now running out of cars while on the freeway, hanging out with the always fashionable Isabel, and doing music stuff. So for me, as a reader, to watch you go from a very low low to a happy ending, was a happy thing.
      I love how you made me laugh and cry and feel everything imaginable. I got a lot of weird looks in class whenever I laughed so i'm pretty sure people think i'm a little crazy. But that's all right, I was a little bit crazy before I read Sinner. Probably more than a little. So tomorrow i'm going to make myself some french toast and some tea. Shame you and Isabel won't be there with me. I make some killer french toast :).
     So this is it Mr. Cole St. Clair, this is the end of my ramblings. I'm not going to bed yet, but I think I've said all I need to write now. Maybel i'll write you another letter. Maybe this'll be the only one I ever write to you.  I just want to say I love you, keep on being crazy, and stay happy.


What did you guys think of this letter? About Cole St. Clair? 

Love, 

Waiting on Wednesday: Save Me

23 September 2014


Release Date: January 6, 2015
Debut-novelist Jenny Elliott’s thrilling romance, chosen by readers, writers, and publishers for the first list in the new Swoon Reads imprint, pours on the tension and danger in an addictive combination that will keep you turning pages!
Something strange is going on in the tiny coastal town of Liberty, Oregon. Cara has never seen a whale swim close enough for her to touch it—let alone knock her into the freezing water. Fortunately, cute newcomer David is there to save her, and the rescue leads to a bond deeper than Cara ever imagined.
But then she learns something about David that changes everything, and Cara is devastated. She turns to her best friend for support, but Rachel has changed. She’s suddenly into witchcraft, and is becoming dangerously obsessed with her new boyfriend….
Cara has lost her best friend, discovered that her soul mate is off limits, and has attracted the attention of a stalker. But she’s not completely alone. Her mysterious, gorgeous new friend Garren is there to support her. But is Garren possibly too perfect?



Netflix Obessions

22 September 2014

Hello people of the internet! It's Tuesday and the only thing i've been wanting to do all day is curl up into a ball on my bed surrounded by junk food and binge watching netflix all day. But because of school that is essentially impossible. Saturday can't come soon enough! So because i've been thinking of netflix all day I'd thought I'd share some of my favorite shows with you lovely folks!




The Blacklist. I started watching this show this weekend, and I'm already in love with the show! Its soo good. It's action packed mixed with real life stuff. So it's about this con man guy who turns himself into the FBI to help catch people on his "Black list", thing is they only person he'll talk to is Elizabeth Keene, who is a total bad-ass by the way.
Grey's Anatomy. I love this show so much! I started watching this before I stared high school. I love the quirky humor, the drama, the craziness. It's just awesome. For those of you who don't know about this show, it's about Meredith Grey's life starting with her internship, and it follows her as well as her friends on the show as well.
Gossip Girl. Who doesn't love a little bit of drama? I'm in high school, I like shows and books about crazy high school people. So naturally i started watching this show. Despite my initial doubts about this show, it's actually grown on me, surprisingly enough. It's basically about these teens that come from elite families and their drama and lives.



Doctor Who. Because how can I not love this show. This was on another post of mine which you can check out here. I love this show so much! I know i'm late on the Doctor Who fandom train, but i'm so glad i'm on it. It's such an amazing show, i cannot recommend this enough. I evem got my older brother into it! So for those of you who don't know about this show, it's about this guy, The Doctor, who is able to time travel and help people. He takes various people with him on his adventures.

Once Upon A Time. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEW SEASON TO AIR!!! Lately, in preparation for the new season i've been watching a lot of old episodes. I honestly can say this is one of my favorite shows ever. It's got everything you could ever want :drama, romance, cuteness, action, magic, and badassery. If you haven't given this show a chance I highly recommend it! I don't think i can accurately explain this show without giving away spoilers sorry! This show makes me so happy! I can't even tell you how much I love this show!!!


 So what are your netflix obsessions? What shows do you recommend?



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Book Talk: The Isobel Journal

21 September 2014


Release Date: August 13, 2014
Book: The Isobel Journal
Author: Isobel Harrop
Number of Pages:210
Source: Netgalley (Note: I got this in exchange for an honest review)
The Basics:THE ISOBEL JOURNAL is no ordinary snapshot of a contemporary teenage life. A charming and vivid narrative scrapbook of the eighteen-year-old author's sketches, mini-graphic novels, photographs and captions, it captures her wit, her observations and her creative talent as she takes us through the three central themes in her life: 'Love', 'Friends, Art and Otters' and 'Me'.






Waiting on Wednesday

16 September 2014




Release Date: November 4th 2014
Book: The Retribution of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkins
The Basics:Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told. There is.
She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead. She should.
She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance. She will now.
Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story. Retribution has arrived



Teaser Tuesday

15 September 2014

Teaser Tuesday Time!! Okay so i'm really loving this book! It's just so cute and real and yeah... it's awesome :) So here's a snippet of The Isobel Journal by Isobel Harrop.




"Valentines Day? You misspelled eat chocolate and lie in bed day" (pg. 185)












Book Talk:Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

13 September 2014

 Release date: July 1, 2014
Book: Sinner
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Source: Netgalley (Note: I got this in exchange for an honest review)

The Basics:

A standalone companion book to the internationally bestselling Shiver Trilogy.

 Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole's story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole's darkest secret -- his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel's life. Can this sinner be saved?


My Musings:

     I absolutely adore the Shiver series. It's really fucking amazing! If you haven't read it I definitely recommend it! I was super excited for this book and thankfully was able to get it after it came out! I of course had high expectations for this book, and it didn't fail me at all.
     This is a book for fans. Sinner was very much it's own book and not really companion. It was in the same world and Sam and Grace are mentioned here and there but it wasn't Shiver. Which was the point. So if you're looking for Shiver 2.0 this ain't it. I will say that you do need to read the Shiver series to understand the stuff in the book because the things that happened in Mercy Falls do play a role in the book. So if you haven't read it, get off your bum, get the series, get back on your bum and read!
      Maggie Stiefvater has such an amazing writing style. She can be hilarious but be painfully deep. She has the perfect balance of sad musings and happy words. I love how honest her writing is. She's not romanticizing her characters or their problems. She's bringing them under different lights and just letting them tell the story.  I also love how sarcastic each of the characters are. It's honestly amazing!
     I fucking love Cole and Isabel. The thing that I loved most about them was the fact that they were so messed up but were trying to be better. Characterization was perfectly done. They were strong until they couldn't be any more. But after all, isn't there strength in breaking down too? Cole was both poetically sad and witty. Isabel was sassy and cold. I could connect with both of them. They had me cheering and laughing and even crying. There's this moment where Cole reaches this really low point  where it seems like he's given up on everything. It broke my heart to see him like that. But in the wise words of Tix from My Mad Fat Diary "Broken people fall to bits sometimes. It's just what they do". Needless to say my fragile fangirl heart couldn't handle it and so I cried. I really wish there was a way to give characters a hug. I would have given them both one. Then probably smacked some sense into both of them. I love Sophia! I can relate to her so much. Her overachiverness, her aiming to please, ready to forgive nature. She is such an amazing human person who is just too too nice and too too good. I love her role in the story and the way she helps Isabel, even when Isabel can't do anything but push everyone away.
     This is one of those books that's more character driven than plot driven. This book is essentially, without the werewolf stuff, about to very fucked up people who love each other and are putting the broken pieces back together. I did like how even though romance was a big factor in the book there were a lot of real life issues, like addiction, moving on from addiction, broken families, grief, loss etc. So this is a gritty book I'm not gonna lie. But the grit and gore are part of what I love about this book and make it special.
     Romance obviously does take a front seat in this book. It's a book about Isabel and Cole's relationship. So there are A LOT of  omg-this-is-too-freakin'-adorable moments. Like seriously I was gushing over these cute scenes. I love their relationship. They are there for each other when it counts but neither of them rely on the other totally and completely. They are okay with being their own people as well as leaning on each other. Sometimes in books one of the characters ends up being totally and completely dependent on the other and I hate it. Romance wise  this book was on point!
     I would definitely recommend this book to you guys! It's amazing. The writing is really good, the characters have amazing depth and it's just really freakin' awesome.

Coffee For Sinner: Blanco y Negro. Its really good coffee with vanilla bean ice cream. It's amazing. If you have the opportunity to try it I definitely recommend it! I think the contrast works really well with this book because in some ways Cole and Isabel are different but they compliment each other in their own way. Isabel is cold as a defense mechanism and Cole, well every one wants a piece of him, and he smiles and puts on a show. 

My Rating:



Waiting on... My Best Everything

09 September 2014

Release Date: March 2015
Book: My best Everything
Author: Sarah Tomp
You say it was all meant to be. You and me. The way we met. Our secrets in the woods. Even the way it all exploded. It was simply a matter of fate.

Maybe if you were here to tell me again, to explain it one more time, then maybe I wouldn’t feel so uncertain. But I’m going back to the beginning on my own. To see what happened and why.

Luisa “Lulu” Mendez has just finished her final year of high school in a small Virginia town, determined to move on and leave her job at the local junkyard behind. So when her father loses her college tuition money, Lulu needs a new ticket out.

Desperate for funds, she cooks up the (definitely illegal) plan to make and sell moonshine with her friends, Roni and Bucky. Quickly realizing they’re out of their depth, Lulu turns to Mason: a local boy who’s always seemed like a dead end. As Mason guides Lulu through the secret world of moonshine, it looks like her plan might actually work. But can she leave town before she loses everything – including her heart?

The summer walks the line between toxic and intoxicating. My Best Everything is Lulu’s letter to Mason – though is it an apology, a good-bye, or a love letter?

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Why do I want to read it?

When I first saw this summary I thought it was pretty interesting. The thing that got me, however, was the fact that this was a letter. It makes you wonder what could have happened between Lulu and Mason. It's not even out and i'm already soo excited. I love books that write in letter format, like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Love Letter's to the dead etc. I love contemporary romances too sooo this is definitely up my alley 

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

Teaser Tuesday #1

08 September 2014

It's Tuesday and I decided to try something new this week! I saw Teaser Tuesday and thought it would be fun to do! Here are the rules in case you wanna give it a shot! If you don't have a blog, put your little teaser in the comments :)

Rules:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Mixtape Monday: Ghosting

Ghosting Playlist

1. Are You What You Want To Be by Foster the People
2. Little Black Dress  by Sara Bareilles
3. Knee Socks by Arctic Monkeys
4. Homecoming Heroes by The Head and The Heart
5. Mr. Brightside by The Killers
6.We Can't Stop Cover by Bastille
7.Dirty Paws by Of Monsters and Men
8. Hanna Hunt by Vampire Weekend
9. All Comes Down by Kodaline
10. Human by Christina Perri
11. Slow and Steady by Of Monsters and Men
12. Where does the good go by Tegan and Sara
13.Simple As This by Jake Bugg



My review of this awesome book!

DFTBA,

Waiting on Atlantia

02 September 2014


Pub date: October 28, 2014

Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

 For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

 Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

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Why do I want to read it?

To be honest I never finished the Matched series, not because I didn't like it but because I just never picked up the last one. Granted the second one was a bit ehh, but I still loved the first one, so maybe sometime soon i'll read Reached. Anyways I do like this author and the story line seems super cool! That little quote on the front? Human voices wake us. And we drown. It so creepy but it just makes me want to read it more!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

Top Ten Characters I want at my Lunch table

01 September 2014

This is actually perfect! I love this weeks theme! I just went back to school two weeks ago and i've been looking forward to this post for a while! So tell me, who would be at your lunch table?
  1. 1. Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices because he's a sweetheart and an overall amazing person. Definitely would be my best friend!
  2. Hermione from the Harry Potter Series because we're both really nerdy and try hard in school. We have similar goals and I feel like we'de get along really 
  3. Agustus Waters from TFIOS because I love him and well he's Augustus Waters
  4. Schuyler Van Alen from the Blue Bloods Series because she's a bit weird and quirky kind of like me.
  5. Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He's such a great guy, whose sweet and I really want to give him a hug.
  6. Cath from Fangirl because we're both fan girls and are complete and total nerds and are okay with that. 
  7. Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer Series because a)he's super cute b) his accent c) has a really big heart and is really a nice person, if your on his good side. Good looks aside he's a pretty awesome person
  8. Cole St Clair from the Shiver Series because I love his humor and I feel like he would make a really great friend. 
  9. Tally Youngblood from the Uglies Series because I really liked her in the books and I feel like we could get along really well
  10. Adam from If I Stay because he's an amazing talented person. He's one of my favorite characters ever. Plus he can play guitar at lunch!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the broke and bookish

Back To School Playlist

     I don't think I've ever been so busy in my life. It's that time of year again. The one we all dread, the one we wish could never come. Back to school. I wen't back two weeks ago and i'm going to start my third week and i'm already unsure of how I'm going to survive the year. But I guess I'll take it week by week and just go with it.
      If your anything like me and are constantly studying/doing work/procrastinating/wondering why you decided to take 4 AP classes then you probably like to listen to music as you work. So I thought I could share my back to school playlist! So here's part tres of my Back to school Series. Part 1, Part 2

  1. Brand New Day by Kodaline
  2. Shake by The Head and the Heart
  3. Little Black Dress by Sara Bareilles
  4. These Streets by Bastille
  5. Cool Kids by Echosmith
  6. Big Jet Plane by Angus and Julia Stone
  7. Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood 
  8. Island in the Sun by Weezer
  9. Summer by Calvin Harris
  10. Flawless by BeyoncĂ© 
  11. Fancy by Iggy Azalea Ft Charli XCX
  12. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
  13. Uncharted Sara Bareilles



Tell me about your first day, if you've gone back to school. Tell me about your morning jam, or your latest song obsessions:) Have a great week guys! 

DFTBA,

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