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First of all, the biggest thank you to the Veterans of our country for your service and devotion to our country~

This weekend’s been such a great one! I was able to spend quality with with my best friend, (and boyfriend!) David! And to top everything off, there’s still 1 more day to this great 3-day weekend.Β We worked on some assignments due for our classes this week, ate a yummy gourmet Taiwanese burger, and watched Wreck it Ralph! Oh my goooodnesss, Wreck it Ralph was suuuuch a great movie! I’d definitely take a nice break during the week to catch the film if you haven’t already done so!

WreckitRalphSugarRush

Mehehe, I love this little girl! She’s definitely my favorite!
(http://www.strangekidsclub.com/2012/11/04/the-rubes-review-wreck-it-ralph-disney-2012/)

We also took a night time stroll back to our empty high school where we admired all the changes made since our graduation dates. So nostalgic<3 And lastly, since I don’t really anything else to share about, here’s a picture of Dinner Du Jour~

Dinner

Mixed Greens with Avocado in a Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing topped with Crumbled Bleu Cheese and a cup of my favorite Naked Juice — Green Machine!

Yum!

Other news!!

Some of you can tell, I’m not the most advanced blogger out here. I’m constantly browsing other people’s blogs during my free time to get some blogging inspiration for ways to improve my own! So after following many many other bloggers via Bloglovin, I’ve finally claimed my blog so I can be followed back! πŸ™‚ I’ve been feeling much more connected to some of the few blogs I’m constantly drawing encouragement and inspiration from since I won one of the Prize Packs fromΒ Yours Truly’s humongous giveaway!

First off, shout out to the beautiful Dalayna from dalaynadillon.blogspot.com! I love going to her blog when I’m in need of a mid-week-pick-me-up. Β She’s also hosting a big Sponsor Showcase & Giveaway so be sure to check that out!

I’m also a November sponsor for Melissa’s blog, Dreams and Colour! She’s perhaps one of my favorite Canadian bloggers, so be sure to show her some love and take a look at her blog!

I’m also a November sponsor for Amanda’s blog Ninth Street NotionsΒ and Emerald’s atΒ Sweet Tart BeautyΒ where you’ll find lots of DIY Crafts ideas and beauty, fashion, and photography inspiration!

So here’s to another improvement to my blog! Cheers~ and follow me on Bloglovin!

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xo<3
Felicia C.

Current Obsession: Everlane’s Snap Backpack

Hello everyone!

So lately I’ve been pretty obsessed with backpacks! As we welcome in the Fall season..(or try to…California, can you not be 90Β° in November?) I was looking for the perfect fashionable, yet simple and high quality, yet sturdy backpack. I was sure everything I wanted would be so hard to find in a single backpack, but after lots and lots of searching through many many stores, I finally remembered and dug up an email from about a year ago to find the perfect canvas backpack from Everlane! It’s seriously everything I wanted in a backpack, and best of all, it was everything it promised! High quality, trendy–just perfect!

Everlane Backpack

Perfect backpack for wearing on campus for the Fall Quarter!

Everlane is basically a new online retailer dedicated to providing designer quality clothing and accessory pieces straight to the customer, eliminating the crazy mark-up middlemen usually apply to all the designer goods you love to purchase from them at designer retail stores.

Everlane Backpack

The eco-friendly packaging it came in

Everlane Backpack

Inside of the brown envelope! I love how the backpack came wrapped!

Everlane Backpack

This little thank you note made me feel like I was somehow a part of the Everlane community. πŸ™‚

Everlane Backpack

Unwrapped and revealed. Ahhhh I love that little added touch of the ribbon!

Everlane Backpack

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you–the beautiful Everlane Snap Backpack in Grey!

This was definitely $65 well spent. πŸ™‚ In mid-October, they added two new colors for these backpacks. They have a Burgundy, and a Military Green now! They’ve also recently added so many more things, including their Cashmere Collection, Silk Collection, and Scarf Collection!! I’m currently saving up for one of their gorgeous scarves that are absolutely perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons. You can help me get closer to being able to afford one of their scarves if you sign up using my referral link:Β https://www.everlane.com/n/w9vv67 ! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much in advance!

To those of you currently looking for the perfect canvas backpack, I hope you found this post helpful! πŸ™‚ Hopin’ you’ll all have a wonderful rest of the week! πŸ™‚

xo<3
Felicia C.

October Birchbox Goop Box!

This post has been long delayed, but earlier in October, I received my personal favorite of all Birchboxes I’ve received! This was my 3rd subscription month and I was so pleasantly surprised when I cheated and looked at the website early to see what my October Goop Box contained!

Birchbox Goop Box

This month, Birchbox teamed up with Goop.com to bring a collaboration box full of Goop beauty picks! In their monthly “Sneak Peek” video, they rumored that they would be having an Essie polish from their Fall Collection in some boxes. I was so lucky to have received one of the few boxes that had one from the beautiful collection in my box!

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

(meeeeep!) So super excited to use this new shade for the Fall!

Birchbox Goop Box

Super fragrant and moisturizing, love this Kiehl’s body wash!

Birchbox Goop Box

Beautiful Coral-Colored Lip Gloss!

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Lastly, the lifestyle item for the month — a Luna Fiber Bar, a delicious White Chocolate Raspberry flavored! (People were really disappointed in this, but luckily, I’m a big Luna Bar fan!)

Overall, this was a pretty exciting box! It was definitely a Hit! in my Birchbox Hit or Miss decidernator. πŸ™‚ I loved every single item in my box and have already been using all of them! Hopefully next month won’t be a disappointment. 😐 I just gotta wait!

If you’re excited about Birchbox, feel free to sign up for a luxurious box of curated samples. πŸ™‚ If you sign up using my referral link I’ll be rewarded with points! Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

And for all those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, you’ll be in my prayers. May you and your family have a speedy recovery! God bless.

xo<3
Felicia C.

iPhone 5 Features, Specs, and Looks!

For those of you who saw my post earlier today, you’ll know that I finally got my iPhone 5 preorder on September 21, 2012! This post is the follow up to my previous post — unboxing, features, and looks! I’m not really a tech-y but I’ll try my best to share the knowledge I know!

iPhone 5

Super sleek, light-weight, and 4 inches of multi-touch!

iPhone 5

Apple box it came in.

iPhone 5

Unboxed!

iPhone 5

Larger screen, easier to hold, super light! Super perfect.

iPhone 5

Compared to my 13inch Macbook Pro.

As far as specs, the new iPhone is under IOS6 which includes Apple Maps, and 8 megapixel iSight camera, Panorama shooting (this is so amazing!!) There’s now an HD video camera shooting for super detailed video recording, and of course, lots and lots of Siri! πŸ™‚ I’ll continue to update more about my iPhone as I discover the features. Overall, supppperrr excited to be among the firsts to get this phone! πŸ™‚

What phone do you have? Let me know what you love about it in the comments below! And have a wonderful week!

Regards,

Felicia C.<3

I Got my iPhone 5 Yesterday!


iPhone 5

On Friday night, an un-anticipated doorbell rang just as my mom and I was about to eat dinner. A UPS deliverer working an evening shift dropped off a plain mysterious package off to us and wheeled away as my mom and I were anxious to see what was in it! My mom had pre-ordered the iPhone 5 the day it was open for pre-orders, but for the past week, AT&T online tracking + customer service had said that ours hadn’t shipped out yet/would be shipped out on the 21st. Disappointed, my mom and I were pretty sad that we had to wait another 2-3 weeks for it to be delivered to us. So when this package arrived, our excitement was uncontrollable!

iPhone 5

My family of me, my mom, and my dad all thought it was time for us to upgrade to smart phones! I had been using my data-less Blackberry for the past two years and I’ve been waiting for forever for the iPhone5 to come out!

iPhone 5Getting the iPhone5 on the release date in stores was pretty amazing. No standing in lines…no fighting crowds for an unguaranteed iPhone was pretty great!

iPhone 5So far, I’m seriously lovin’ my new phone! I thought the screen was going to be larger, but this new screen, just stretched compared to the iPhone 4s, is much easier to hold in your hand. It’s also extremely light! I was weighing it against my Apple iTouch 3rd generation, and it was surprisingly a little less heavy!

Overall, I’m really really excited! I’ll post other pictures of my phone as soon as I find the time! I’ve been so busy, moving back tino my apartment for the coming school year and just with wrapping up my internship. I already have soooo many things in my queue of things to post about so I’m really looking forward to sharing that with you! Have a wonderful weekend and keep checking back here for more exciting posts!

Lemme know your thoughts on the new iPhone5! Are you sticking with your iPhone 4s, or are you upgrading? πŸ™‚

Regards,

Felicia C.<3

A New York Preview!

So sorry I’ve basically disappeared from my blog for these past two weeks. At the beginning of the month, my boyfriend and I finally liquidated all the money we’ve been saving up for the past two and a half years and went on our first mini vacation to New York! There’s sosososo many things I did and I absolutely cannot wait to share it with all of you. We did so so so much eating and hit so many amazing famous food spots, both gourmet and street-food. Yum!

I’ve been working on my Shutterfly photo book to re-live all my memories through my photos because there’s a special promo code going on now until 9/12/12 for $29.99 off your Shutterfly photo book! It’s a great great deal and I’ve been rushing to finish this photo project. I’ll definitely review the whole process when I’m done and have received it and for now I can only post a quick preview of my trip. I promise to post and review more of everything I did there as soon as I’m done with the photo book!

These were some of the highlights of my trip (for now). Please enjoy! ~

New York Times Square

Jane Restaurant Brunch

Laduree Macarons

Zara New York

Junior's Cheesecake

Georgetown Cupcake

So stay tuned for a series of New York posts! πŸ™‚

Warmest Regards,
Felicia<3