California OOTD – Day 3 ♥

The third day in California was one of my favorite days, ever. We got to go to one of the happiest places on earth. Most people get to experience this place when they are younger and it’s usually with their families. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. I can say, that I am fortunate enough to even have had the experience at all, but a part of me wishes I was able to go when I was younger with my family, like most people. You guys are probably wondering what I’m talking about…right? Two words. DisneyLand.

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Now, most of you may be saying to yourselves, “Isn’t she Twenty-Three years old?” yes, I am. I am indeed Twenty-Three and a hopeless romantic who still enjoys Disney for what it is. I was never able to experience this with my parents like so many children have. One thing I always told myself I would do before I had children of my own, was to go to Disney. Now although I don’t plan on having children any time soon, I wanted to take the opportunity to experience the joy that so many people my age have already experienced.

It was everything I imagined and more. Magical. Refreshing. Inspiring. I just keep thinking, if this is what DisneyLand is like then I can only imagine what DisneyWorld will be like (I do plan on going to Disney World sometime in the near future).

Disney to me is more than just Mickey and Minnie. It is more. So much more. Let me first start off by saying that the simple fact that Walt Disney himself was able to create this whole world of magic, as he would like to call it, is just crazy to me. How can someone’s imagination run so free and so wild? Besides that, I have always been a hopeless romantic and true believer of true love and happy endings. I truly believe that everyone can have it all, just like the Disney Princesses. We can all have our own happy endings as long as we believe. Everyone is meant to have a happy ending, but it all come downs to knowing what truly makes you happy and what you consider to be your happy ending.

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The outfit.

Haha. I can honestly say this outfit was not thought about before actually wearing it. I did not mean to wear a  shirt that had a mouth with its tongue sticking out on it, to Disney. Going back and looking at the pictures I thought it was hilarious that in some pictures it looked like my shirt was licking the Disney characters. Other than that. I loved this outfit. It was so comfortable and free, perfect for the weather too. Throughout the day I had to put on a cardigan because it got chilly after the sun went down.

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After Disney, we decided to head to downtown Long Beach. We had been staying in that area but only got to explore a little on our first day there. We sat by the pier and just enjoyed the view. Like everywhere and everything in California, it was beautiful and breathtaking.

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Outfit Details:

Shirt (Cotton On – here)
Leggings (Cotton On – here)
Cardigan (Forever 21 – old)
Sandals (mom gave them to me, not sure from where)
Sunglasses (Ray-ban – here)

Hoodie (Purchased at the Santa Monica Pier the night before)

xo, Jess ♥

California OOTD – Day 1 Pt. 1 ♥

One of my many dreams growing up has always been to visit California & eventually live there. I was finally able to make that happen last week! It was the most amazing trip I have taken in a while but one week was just not enough time. We (my boyfriend & I) stayed from Monday -Sat, so not really a full week (more like 4 days since we got in late and left early) But we got so much done! I decided to take advantage of the amazing weather and backgrounds to take OOTD pictures for you guys! The weather there was in the 60’s/70s but at night it got really chilly (and if you know me, I’m always cold!)  which is why this post will contain two parts. I actually changed my outfit at night so that will be in my next OOTD post.

This first Outfit I wore on Tuesday, which was the first day we actually got to explore beautiful California. We were staying in Long Beach, so we decided to explore this area first. We ended up driving to a nearby beach which was a little deserted but beautiful nonetheless.

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I decided to wear my Maxi dress because it was comfortable enough to walk around and stroll through the beach with, but also it covered my legs so that I wouldn’t freeze to death. okay, yes I’m exaggerating just a little bit, it wasn’t that cold, but being near the water deff. makes things a little more windy and chilly so this outfit was perfect.

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Although you can’t see it in these pictures, for makeup, I wanted to go with a bold look because my outfit was so simple. Also, I haven’t been wearing much makeup lately because of work so it was fun playing with colors! We all know my favorite lipstick of all time is this purple one from Revlon so it was a must for the first day in my dream state.

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Outfit Details:

1) Maxi Dress (Cotton OnSimilar)
2) Jean Vest (JCPenneySimilar)
3) Sandals ( had these forever, can’t remember from where 😦 )

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Makeup Details:

1) Foundation ( Makeup Forever HD Foundation)
2) Eyeshadow ( Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette)
3) Eyebrows ( Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade & Brow Wiz)
4) Blush ( Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Memorable)
5) Contour ( Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit)
6) Bronzer ( NYX Matte Bronzer)
7) Lipstick ( Revlon Colorstay Matte Lip Balm in Shameless)