What I Wore: As American As Apple Pie

I’ve mentioned Julian Apple Pie and all its deliciousness before because, quite frankly, I’m addicted. Benjamin knows how much I love the stuff and has brought home a pie for me every once in a while. Anyways, the other night he mentioned a little surprise and lo and behold he had planned a trip to Julian for us! Its about an hour and a half journey for us so Saturday morning we headed on our way. About half an hour in we were driving by a casino and Benjamin half jokingly asked if we should stop and see what we can gamble for $20. So, I agreed. And we spontaneously went to a casino with our $20 in ones and gambled away. We were like kids in a candy store going from one shiny machine to the bright lights of the next one. Our strategy was to make small bets and cash out the tickets while we were ahead. I even managed to get ten dollars on a one dollar bet! It was wild and crazy and so much fun. On a more serious note though, I could easily see how all of the lights, attractions and gambling can suck people in. We went in with the intention of gambling the $20 we walked in with and nothing more. Thankfully, our strategy worked and while we did chip in another three dollars we walked out on top with $28.92! Not a giant win but at least we came out with more than we had coming in!

And a mere 45 minutes later we were back on the road.

We were starved by the time we arrived. And, again, by we I mean I. Yelp failed us a bit this time but we still enjoyed a stroll down the streets of Julian after our mediocre lunch. I wasn’t too worried about it though because I knew there was an apple pie calling my name very, very soon. We stopped in a few of the local shops: a used bookstore and a gift and craft boutique. We also passed by a woman and her llama. I’m not joking. It was getting to be late afternoon so we took a few photos and hit the road so that we’d get our apple pie in time (the Julian Pie Company is outside of the town and was closing at 5 p.m.). We each devoured a warm slice of apple pie and took a whole pie to go for dessert later that night. Which was promptly enjoyed. Mainly by me. And then just like that it was gone by Sunday evening.

Here’s what I wore:

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My outfit details:

Dress: Banana Republic

Jacket: H&M

Scarf: Jones New York, gift from Benjamin for getting a new job last week!

Tights: H&M

Boots: MIA

Purse: J.Crew

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What I Wore: A Celebration Lunch

Around here we celebrated Benjamin’s swearing in for quite some time. A few weeks ago my grandma, mom, Benjamin and I went out to lunch. We introduced Ben to one of our favorite hidden lunch spots. We enjoyed a delicious lunch (I got truffle mac and cheese) and walked around the area for a few hours. I’m hoping that Benjamin’s parents can come visit us because I’d love to take them there. Here’s what I wore:

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My outfit details:

Vest: H&M

Top: C&A

Jeans: Joe’s Jeans

Sandals: VC Signature

Bracelet: Baublebar

Necklace: J.Crew

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Purse: J.Crew

Here’s to Tuesday Morning!

Can you believe its December already? Where has the time gone??? Well, let me rewind and tell you. Last week was a busy week of training and my first few shifts of work.  Thursday, of course, was Thanksgiving where I stuffed myself with turkey and mashed potatoes followed by a slice or two of coconut cream pie. Friday was the infamous Black Friday where instead of shopping this year I spent 10 hours working. Oh, and did I mention that that was only my second shift? Yes, it was madness. I relaxed and did some Christmas shopping on Saturday and Sunday before picking up Benjamin at the airport Sunday night. It was so nice seeing him again (he was gone almost a month). Monday morning we got right to work apartment hunting the entire day. Which takes me to Tuesday. Ah, Tuesday. My mom and I joined Benjamin and family friends Gene and Beth at the Sheraton in Anaheim for a little ceremony. It was a HUGE day for Benjamin (and myself!) because he was sworn in as a lawyer for the State of California! I could not be any prouder of him. All of his hard work studying for the bar and not to mention years of law schooling have paid off and he’s made it! I am so happy for him and us and what’s to come. CONGRATULATIONS BEN!

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My outfit details:

Red Trench: H&M

Top: Forever 21

Skirt: J. Crew

Necklace: J. Crew

Shoes: Corso Como

Bag: Michael Kors

What I Wore: Training

Good news… I got the job! I was crossing my fingers all week and finally got the call Friday night. This will be the first time this entire year I’ll actually get paid. I had an unpaid internship previously for school so, while I was working, I wasn’t getting any money for it. I loved my internship, don’t get me wrong, but I’m really looking forward to my first paycheck. Wednesday was my first day of training. Given the laid back environment, I went with this navy and white knit dress and yellow blazer. Its one of my favorite color combinations! I topped it off with silver accessories that really pop against the navy blue.

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