JACKET: Urban Outfitters | SHIRT: H&M | SCARF: H&M | LEGGINGS: Urban Outfitters | BEANIE: Forever 21 | BAG: Aldo | SHOES: Aldo
My latest obsessions: The Frozen soundtrack, iced peppermint mochas, Black Friday sales, and my new camera lens.
These past few weeks have been absolute intellectual chaos. Six-page essays on art and philosophy (the latter of which I am sure I failed on), projects, club meetings, work, and of course, the dreaded week before final exams. I think we can all agree that the worst part about final exams is the week(end) leading up before it... let us all summon for instant caffeine.
Over Thanksgiving break, I hopped on a plane back to California for a necessary respite under some golden sunshine. After an overdose on pumpkin pie and turkey, I was quite sleepy and, to be honest, lazy to even dare think about entering the warzone of retail battle ground. As a result, my mother and I decided to catch a good night's rest (aka: I watched Easy A which further perpetuated my ultimate girl crush on Emma Stone) and headed to the mall Friday morning.
Ultimately, last year's Black Friday venture proved to be a much more futile production. However, that is not to say this year was equally as fulfilling as well... I, of course, had to stop by the annual "additional 50% off on sale items" at Urban Outfitters. Yes, this where I managed to score a black leather moto jacket for a steal price of $10 and a sleeveless vest for $5 amongst my trove. Forever 21 featured a tantalizing sale on $3 beanies, which I instantly stocked up on (after all, beanies were on my winter wishlist). At Aldo, I splurged on a pair of heeled combat boots in a beautiful cognac color seen in this very post; they were already on clearance, but for Black Friday, it was an additional 30% off!
Thank goodness California happens to nurture the spirit of Black Friday... apparently, the city barely had any special sales going on, save for a rumored 10% Brandy Melville event (what a discount). Well, that's New York for you!
My new camera lens were not part of my Black Friday haul, but I was so excited to finally have a chance to test them out. Isn't the depth of field so swoon-worthy? My blogger friend and fellow NYU student, Lindsay of The Style Child, snapped these shots amidst our "photoshoot" on a rainy afternoon in Washington Square Park. This was our first time meeting, having only been previously online acquiantances. It was exciting to finally chat in person (as opposed to 140 characters)!
With the holidays dawing upon us, I have several posts in mind I'd like to see published... a holiday gift guide, Runaway In LA-style, anyone? Perhaps even a style guide dedicated to a certain Disney flick involving the iconic voice of Gossip Girl?