Posts Categorized: Stories

Black on Black // What Wearing All Black Means to Me

Over the past few years, my wardrobe has slowly but steadily lost its color. Open up my closet door and you’ll find everything organized into blacks, whites, and greys…but nothing else. And even still, I usually go for black items anyway; grey usually appears in the form of a cardigan and white as an easy… Read more »

Bumble BFF is My New BFF
Bumble BFF

You’ve probably heard by now that the popular dating app Bumble recently entered the ~friend zone~ and you can now switch the app to “BFF” and swipe right for new galpals! I have never used a dating app (Ilhan and I started dating before smart phones were a things lol) but you’d better believe I… Read more »

New Year, New Me // I Chopped My Hair Off!

Back in 2010, I cut my hair really short…like above my shoulders short. And I’ve been growing it out since then. I LOVED my long hair, it made me feel like a mermaid, but it was just starting to feel really heavy and high maintenance, you know? It was like wearing a huge blanket on… Read more »

3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Watch Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU

I have been madly in love with Law & Order: SVU since 2008, when my freshman self figured out how useful it is in procrastinating. Back in the day, I would watch a few episodes here and there, some marathons on the weekend maybe…but now I consider myself fully obsessed having watched all 16 seasons… Read more »

Life Update // New Specs!
Warby Parker

*this is NOT a sponsored post! I just love my new glasses!* Thanks to that super long blog break that I took, this is super overdue. But! I’m still something I’m super stoked about. I GOT NEW GLASSES GUYS, and it’s been the actual best new purchase I’ve made in forever. So I’ve been wearing… Read more »

The Last Picnic of Summer

Ilhan and I have been a tad too obsessed with eating out lately. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing (great for discovering so many new places, terrible for our wallets ugh), but either way we decided to have one last summer picnic before the sun starts setting earlier and it’s too… Read more »

Goodbye to my oldest friend // 9/12/02 – 6/30/15

Last night, we said goodbye to our family dog Roxy. About two weeks ago, she rapidly and inexplicably lost the use of her legs. We were bringing her to acupuncture and chiropractor appointments plus started her on a bunch of new meds, but there wasn’t much change in condition. Last night, she had blood in… Read more »

Some life things.

I’ve been pretty horrible at blogging for the past few months. I’m not really sure why, but I guess it was a combination of being busy and being uninspired. No offense to anyone who lives in Orange County, I really can’t stand living here…it’s so sprawled out and suburban and not me at all. I… Read more »

Seven years ago today.

On March 13, 2008, Ilhan and I became “official.” We were both just teenagers (I was barely 18), not really sure where the relationship was going to go considering that I was going off to college in a few months. All we were certain of was that we wanted to be with each other at… Read more »

2015 // A Fresh Start

I took an unexpected hiatus for most of December; my last post was published on December 10 and I just could not bring myself to write anything after that. I was feeling really lost in the blog world, without purpose or direction and I wasn’t loving my content anymore. A Weekend Crossing felt like an… Read more »