Monday, August 29, 2016

check-in



Hello, all! Moving to SF and settling in has been busy. I've started classes and oh my gosh has it been a workload. Syllabus week got real real fast!
I haven't been out much. Mostly because I'm really concentrating on starting the semester on the right foot, but also because my room is coming together quite nice and I like spending time in cute rooms.
Now, the breakdown on what's on my desk:
  • I brought part of my sea shell & rock collection (some of them are geodes!) with me and they look very beautiful. 
  • My mom got me the elephant figurine. She bought it from a gypsy vendor and its supposed to give you good luck but only when someone else gives it to you.
  • My grandma passed away two years ago. I brought the framed picture of her with me because I know that she will always be taking care of me not matter what and I can always count on her to "darme la bendicion" how us Latinos say.
  • Instead of Christmas lights, I decided to put up lanterns. They look so adorable, especially when they're lit up at night. It gives my room a warm, laid back vibe.  
  • This succulent is one of my favorite recent purchases. I'm not too good at taking care of flowers and plants, but this baby is low maintenance. I only have to water it every 7-10 days!  
This will be home away from home for a while and although I haven't really felt homesick, talking to my family and friends everyday has helped me ease my way into my new life.

xxL

Friday, August 19, 2016

end of summer






top: aeropostale
shorts: forever 21
shoes: authentic and handmade from Mexico
choker necklace: todo moda

Summer is coming to an end and I'm thinking of all the cute summer outfits I had in my closet and never wore because it was just too hot to leave my house. Preparing to move has kept me very busy but it was nice to take a break from checking things off lists to spend the day at the park. I am so in love with these shorts. Not only are they perfect for this summer heat, but they flatter my figure in all the right places. Shout out to my legs! Yeah, I'm definitely packing these as lounge wear. 

I've spent the last two weeks or so reminiscing about change and how and where it's happening in my life. It's finally hitting me that I'm moving away from everything I've ever known. Yes, I'll be back for holidays and stuff, but I've never spent more than a month away from home and much less without family. My family and friends have been nothing but supportive and positive. It's overwhelming having this much attention but I'm grateful for them and their support. It's a bittersweet goodbye. 

It takes time to settle in and get in the swing of things, so it'll be a while until my next post.
Stay tuned...

xxL