Saturday, January 28, 2012


Our studio project for this quarter is to design and curate a museum on a site in Pasadena, so a lot of us have been going to a lot of museums to "study" and find inspiration. (Last quarter our project was a surf and lifeguard headquarters on San Clemente beach, so we spent a lot of time going to beaches.) About a week ago, I went to LACMA with a couple of studio friends to explore and people watch.

We spent the day confusing security guards, sketching, looking for new books, contemplating our designs, trying to sneak into closed exhibits, freaking out over pretty 50's dresses (well.. I was the only one freaking out), and eating kimchi quesadillas from a food truck. School is really cool sometimes :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

favorite december finds

Lately I've been trying to update my wardrobe. I've been stocking up on shirt-dresses that can be worn on their own, blouses that can be worn under sweaters and dresses, as well as a lot of prep-inspired basics. Throughout the fall quarter and winter break I thrifted several vintage pieces that I'm extremely proud of!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

griffith observatory

We had a girls' night out before Miya left for Georgia. We caught up over food at BJ's and spontaneously ended up at the Griffith Observatory. The fact that this view is a 45 minute drive away from home is one of the main reasons why I love living in Southern California.

It was a good night. See you in the summer, Miya <3

Monday, January 9, 2012

winter interim

I always complain about allnighters and how homework and projects just seem to pile on, but I've realized that I never talk about how cool being an architecture major can be. Every quarter, a couple of the best projects from every studio class are chosen to be exhibited in our IDC, which is where all 2nd-5th year architecture students have their studio classes. I invited my best friend to the exhibit and it was pretty exciting to show her what school is like for me. These are just a few photos of my favorite projects from the exhibit:

Monday, January 2, 2012

...and a happy new year

This year we tried to add some pizzazz to New Year's day (which is usually a boring holiday) by going to Huntington Beach. We tied our cruisers down, packed some sandwiches, and headed to the beach.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

a very happy birthday

I've been avoiding Blogspot because personally I think that Tumblr is much cleaner and organized, but posting pictures is very limited on there, so I gave in and decided to start posting on here. It is the new year and I finally have a small camera of my own, so I'm determined to update as much as possible! Well anyway, I turned 20 on Tuesday. My little sister Hanna received a pottery wheel for Christmas, so she made me this clay cupcake earring jar as a present. The lid doesn't fit at all, which is hilarious, but really stinkin cute haha. I celebrated by going to Roscoe's for lunch with Diana, my sisters, and my cousin Aliezza. After, we headed over to Old Town Pasadena and shopped. Diana got me the prettiest orange purse and the Cults record as birthday presents.

On Thursday, my mom threw me a birthday party, so I invited a few friends and a lot of family members, some of whom I haven't seen since my debut 2 years ago, so it was nice to see my family together again.