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Friday, January 10, 2014


So over break, as some of you have seen on my instagram, my family and I went to Washington DC for a week. We visited many museums, monuments and restaurants. Here are some pics from the trip. 

China town entryway

feelin' patriotic at the capitol building

ruby slippers at american history museum 

lincoln memorial 

georgetown u 

busboys and poets was so yummy 

wax dress at national museum of women in the arts 

frida khalo at national history of women in the arts

gems at natural history museum 

anchorman exhibit at newseum 

important newspaper at newseum 

first issue of ms. magazine at newseum 

planets at air and space 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Because of course I would want to talk about forever and nostalgia right now

You know that feeling that you get when all you want to do is make something beautiful, and instead sit around on your computer and become sad and nostalgic for everything that ever was? When you know you need to do something important but you look at all the rookie road trip photos and long for something that beautiful and that magical? Do you ever long for those moments of strange magic that never seem to happen often enough, yet when they do occur you remember them for a life time? Those moments where everything just seems right and you wouldn't change a thing. Those times where you feel unstoppable and infinite and free.✨

Sunday, December 1, 2013

blk frdy

As many of you know, in America, the day after thanksgiving man stores have huge sales in preparation for Christmas. This year, like previous years, I woke up at 4:45 to get the good deals. We went to the Americana in glendale and went to the Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, H&M, Free People, Madewell, and barnes and Noble there. 
The full haul minus presents for other people because I don't want to spoil them. 

The first store we went to was Urban Outfitters. There, the first thing I got high waisted, velvet, bell bottom, pants with a slit up the front that hits juts above my knee for $15. The next thing was a blue and white polka dot tank top skater dress with a low back, for $10. The third was a lavender short sleeve crop top for $5 and finally hair chalk for 50 cents and face/body/hair paint pens for $2.

Our next stop was forever 21 where I tried on a velvet turtleneck crop top, but didn't buy because the head hole was too small. 

After that we went to H&M where I bought a black fuzzy coat for $20. I have been wanting one for a while, so this was a perfect item to satisfy my cozyness need. 

At Madewell I just picked up a birthday/hanukkah gift for my camp friend, and since I already gave it to her, it was just a black and white striped cardigan. 

Then we went to Barnes and Noble where my little sister purchased a book, and I bought my moms holiday present. 

That was all at the Americana, so afterwards we high tailed it down to Amoeba in Hollywood where I purchased the newish vampire weekend record, modern vampires of the city. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

skylight (sorry its late)

At the beginning of this month, I went to skylight books in Los Feilez to hear my personal idol, Tavi Gevinson, and some other Rookiemag contributors do a reading. I was completely blown away by what they had to say. 

First we heard Emily Gordon read a totally inspiring piece about girls and sexism in the video game world, which, while not a gamer, I completely related to. 
Next Marie Lodi, a friend of mine got up to the mic and read a piece from the just wondering section about getting rejected and getting over it.
Finally Tavi got up and read her beautiful and inspiring and relatable and perfect piece.. it is the editors letter for next month's theme forever, and you will have to wait until them to read it because I'm not going to spoil it here muahahahahaha. It was all about the concept of forever, and how we all have our own little forevers, an what happens to us when they come to and end. It was literally amazing. Tavi kept getting choked up throughout the whole thing because she knew, and she even talked about with being a senior, a bit of her forever is ended/coming to an end. 
After the reading, there was a signing with everyone. I had Marie, Emily, and Tavi sign my copy of Rookie Yearbook 2 but I also gave Tavi a handwritten letter that I wrote her about how Rookie has changed my life and how I wouldn't be who I am without it blah blah blah.  she didn't read it then and there because that would have taken a really long time because it was really long but she looked really happy and emotional and about to cry and she remembered me from over summer and so many feeeelingzzz. 
Besides hanging out with Tavi & co., I also got to meet some really cool readers. A lot of the people I met were people that recognized me or I recognized them from previous events/tumblr/instagram/anywhere else on the internet. This part was especially cool because you see someone on the internet and you talk to them only through that media, so when you finally meet them, you're juts like YOU'RE AN ACTUAL HUMAN BEING AND NOT JUST A FIGMENT OF THE INTERNET/MY IMAGINATION. There is really something to be said about the community that rookie has created, it allows readers to meet other likeminded people that they wouldn't have necessarily met before. It is really nice to be able to know you have so much in common with people who don't know you or your reputation, or who don't go to your school or even sometimes live in your area. i find that these people are people i can talk to more easily than even some of my closest friends.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Jesus of Sorts

Last night I went to go see Father John Misty play a solo acoustic set at the Wiltern in Hollywood. I can honestly say that it was such an amazing experience. We got there early so we were right in front for the whole show. I mean like I-put-my-purse-on-the-stage-when-I-got-tired-of-holding-it close. It was great. 

His opening act was a comedian I had never heard of named Kate Berlant, but she turned out to be realllly funny. Her whole thing was that she came out with a guitar, but never actually played any music because she was too busy talking. She bit reminded me of Cecily Strong's recurring weekend update character "the girl you wish you never started a conversation with at a party" mixed with one of Fred Armisen/Carrie Brownstein's Portlandia characters. 

When Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman, the ex drummer of the band fleet foxes) came on it was not only him, but off to the side was a woman in a high waisted swimsuit bottom, a lacey  bra and a bunny costume head sitting on a stool. He opened with "I'm Writing a Novel" and ended up playing a lot of new stuff as well as many of tracks off "Fear Fun". At one point during the show, a giant iPhone frame descended from the ceiling and came down in front of him for a few songs. He sounded and LOOKED great the whole night. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

my one tru luv

Today was really exciting because after school my mom took me to dollar tree. I know what youre thinking you all are probably like wtf thats really weird and not at all exciting. I know youre thinking this because I have magical telepathic power and I just zapped all your brains wait what. 

But seriously. I was really excited to go to the dollar store. I mean where else can you find fake hair pieces and glitter and craft supplies and weird little doll heads for an unbeatable price? The 99 cent store maybe. 

Man there is so much cheap crap at the dollar store. Just today I bought fake flowers, glitter, nail decals, Lisa Frank dress up doll stickers, glowsticks, a fairy wand & wings, dress up plastic jewelry, and sparkly pipe cleaners. All that stuff is so awesome. i have no idea what I am going to do with it but I mean like who doesn't need these types of wonderful things???

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Last Splash

Because I live in southern California and the weather never changes, it has been pretty warm here all week. Taking advantage of the sunny weather I decided to get a last splash out of my pastel overalls before the cold officially settled in. 

Shirt: target 
Overalls: urban Outfitters 
Pins: homemade/stole from dad

And now some more really deep photobooth picture of me in this outfit.