How to Style Overalls

I bought my overalls about a year ago, and struggled to figure out how to wear them! I didn’t want to look like my five-year-old self that used to run around the playground in pigtails and overalls, but I didn’t want to overdo a look either. After finding a few ways to wear them, I never want to take them off! The second they’re dirty, I want to throw them in the wash and have them ready to wear the next day. They are a fun addition to an otherwise t-shirt and jeans outfit, so why not wear them as much a possible! Here is how I have learned how to style my beloved overalls and get the most use out of them:


  1. Cozy up: As much as we want Spring to come, winter is still here, but that won’t stop me from wearing my favorite outfits. Throw a cozy sweater or sweatshirt under your overalls and you will be ready for an overcast day! If you want to dress up your look, you can wear a cute pair of booties with your outfit. When it is especially chilly out, or if you’re like me and like to layer, throw a jacket over your overalls. I have paired my jean jacket with my jean overalls in the past, and it is a funky look that gets lots of compliments! Overalls can be made ready for any type of weather, which just adds to the reasons why I love them.
  2. Simple and sweet: This is my absolute favorite way to style them. When I get a day where I feel like looking girly, I go for this look! I add my favorite striped shirt, or crop top, some spring sandals, and curl my hair! Then I am ready for a day at the farmer’s market, a fun lunch date or even a day full of classes! I am still comfy in my jeans, but the overalls are an accessory built in to your look!
  3. On the go: for those days filled with homework, errands and chores, I know a look that will have you feeling put together. This is also perfect for the days when you need a little jump-start. Instead of throwing on your normal yoga pants and sweatshirt, put on your favorite tee and pull your hair up into a messy bun or a baseball cap. You can then add your favorite pair of Vans or Converse and be ready to go! All you need to do is get a cup of coffee in your hands, and you are set for a busy day!


Overalls can seem like a scary and risky piece of clothing to wear out, especially when you are used to the normal jeans and shirt looks. But adding this piece to my wardrobe was a great decision, and they are one of my favorite purchases. I look forward to wearing them as much as possible!


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California is Too Big and I Can’t Drive

In the last few months, I have gotten this urge to travel. It all started when I stayed with some friends in San Francisco to celebrate the New Year. I had never been that far north and was excited to see some fun landmarks, to visit places full of history. To my delight, we went to Haight-Ashbury. No big deal. Just, you know, the birthplace of counter-culture and psychedelic rock in the 1960s.

Since then, I have craved new scenery.

Luckily, I live in California: a state so large that you can find a variety of regions, in every direction, to satisfy any traveler.

This means that I can go north and see snow and volcanoes. Or I can go east or south and find some deserts. To the west, is a million different options for beaches. Right in the middle of it, the Central Valley, is full of farmlands, all of it surrounded by mountains California has it all.

Someone, me, could call it the perfect state to travel through. This also means that it is really big.  Someone, me, could call it almost too big. And, unfortunately, I cannot drive.

Now, technically, I do have a state issued driver’s license. With this, I can legally drive a motor vehicle. But, the problem is that I am not a confident driver. I am from a small town, where the roads are long and straight. Not to mention, flat. How could I go from that to the rocky, curvy roads along California’s coastline?

Even if I miraculously became a self-assured driver, I live in San Diego. If I wanted to visit Mount Shasta, way up north, the drive from here to there would take (according to Google maps) approximately 11 and a half hours! Honestly, that kind of sounds like the ultimate road trip. A drive starting at the bottom of California, going all the way to the top.

If only I could drive. Also, I would probably need a car.

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Dressing for Disneyland: Do’s and Don’ts

Going to Disneyland is so exciting. Even as an adult I get excited about seeing my favorite characters, getting my favorite snacks and sitting in the yellow cup of the Teacups. But getting ready is so incredibly difficult. I want to look cute, but be comfortable. I also have to factor in the weather changes: the mornings are moderate, the afternoons are hot and the evenings are chilly. I frequent Disneyland often and have compiled a list of how to be ready for both pictures and a long day of walking!

1. For shoes: Do choose comfy, Don’t choose cute

I understand those new sandals you bought for spring are just waiting to get out of the closet, but leave them there for a little longer. Spending a whole day at Disney means walking, standing and more walking, so you want to be comfortable all day long. My most enjoyable days at Disneyland are when I wear either a pair of Nikes or Birkenstocks. They cover both the comfy and cute factors, and I can go from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. without envying the children being pushed in strollers.

2. Layer, layer, layer!

When I go I usually have three layers with me- a tank top, a shirt to put over and a jacket to throw on top of that. I want to stay until closing time, but I want to avoid having to buy an extra sweatshirt to stay warm! If you bring a backpack, all your layers should fit right inside. When I bring a flannel I can even wrap it around my waist for some extra accessorizing! Layers are also perfect to keep you warm on the rides that get you soaking wet- go on wearing just your first layer, and throw on the other two as soon as you get off!


3. Do accessorize, Don’t over do it!

Keeping it simple with the accessories is the perfect way to do Disney. Nothing gets in the way when strapping in to a ride, and you can be casual all day long. My favorite accessory that I wear almost every time is a baseball cap with Mickey on it, but if you have ears, rock them! A bracelet or a chain necklace are perfect to add a little sparkle to your outfit, but won’t get in the way! At Disneyland they even have places to get really cute necklaces and earrings, so if you come with nothing on, treat yourself!

4. Don’t wear shorts!

There is only one exception to this, and that is when there is a heat wave in summertime. Even then I ended up changing into pants, and was way more comfortable. In shorts, the rides are hot to sit on, and you then have to pack a pair of pants to change into the second the sun goes down. Yoga pants are also a way to go, you can layer, rock some Nikes and be comfy all day long. You can also eat all the churros and ice cream you want without feeling bloated! I love it!

Clearly breaking my own rules


A day at Disney is the perfect way to escape from school, work and adulthood- which is why I go so often. It’s a fun staycation if you want to make it a weekend getaway, and having a pass makes it easy and cheap to go! Dressing for the day can be stressful, but following these tips can make your day more magical! Plus you’ll look great for all your Instagram pictures and stories!



‘Tisn’t the Season

So, here’s the thing, Christmas music is overplayed, repetitive and honestly, annoying. And I know that some people wait all year just to hear “Jingle Bell Rock.” It blasts from every speaker, car, shopping center and every single commercial on T.V. I despise it.

With a title like “Self-Proclaimed Grinch,” I only have one question. How do you, Christmas music lovers, listen to the same rotation of maybe ten songs on repeat, year after year? Listen to the radio for an hour during the holiday season. You will literally hear the same songs repeat themselves. And just because different bands sing it, does not make it new or anything different. Especially when it all starts around the beginning of November.

Every year it seems like the season begins earlier. I remember when Christmas didn’t start until after Thanksgiving. Now the winter wonderland initiates immediately after Halloween ends. With Halloween being my favorite holiday, I find it difficult to let go of the spookiness and trade it in for the merry festivities.

Now, I have never been one of the jolliest of people. I remember hating singing “Silent Night” every year in elementary school performances. Maybe, that’s where all of this stems from. Or, I just believe the fact that Christmas music should not play until the week of the holiday.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love and enjoy spending time with loved ones during the festive season. However, I just can’t force myself to feel excited about all those sleigh bells ringing when they’ve been ring-ting-tingling since Nov. 1.

On the other hand, I do find myself making small exceptions to these rules of where and when holiday music should be played. Anything by Michael Bublé is timeless and can be played wherever, whenever.  Also, you can find me blasting “Last Christmas,” by Wham! anytime of the year.

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