CASETIFY X THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL CAPSULE LAUNCH BRUNCH

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Remember when I told you guys I was going to wear my wild pink feathery top to this brunch?  Well somehow I wasn’t feeling it today and I’m SO HAPPY I scrapped that outfit.  Apparently no one wears pink to a #PinkAboutIt brunch haha?  I remember when I bought that pink top Austin was like ”you’re never gunna wear that” and I was like ”of course I am!”…… six months later still got the tags on.   Now I’m just starting to think it’s more of a Halloween costume than a top, oops.

It was a very boob-inspired day celebrating The Skinny Confidential X Casetify phone case capsule launch! Aside from being 30 minutes late (thanks to ”No Parking” signs all around the restaurant) it was so nice to see all my fellow bloggers amongst stacks of Sugarfina candy boxes, boob cupcakes, roses, and everything PINK.  If you didn’t know already October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is why it’s so cool that a part of the proceeds from her cases help to support the Breast Cancer Foundation.  There’s a few different phone case styles but I chose the one with the boobs because duh!!  If I can’t have them in real life might as well have some on my phone right… 🙂

STOP MESHIN’ WITH ME

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Wearing: denim by DL1961 [HERE] // mesh top: Zara // crop top: NA-KD // boots: Kendall and Kylie from Lulu’s (black sold out but maroon still available [HERE] // watch: Triwa // backpack: Meli Melo [HERE]

Stole this little mesh oversize number from Sara’s closet… sorryyyy!  ”When the cat’s away…. the other cat will take?” hehe.  You guys know I’ve been particularly interested in any statement piece that sets the outfit from average to unique and different.  I like how the zippers still shined through the mesh and it fell at the perfect length over the jeans.

Today I’m going to a Casetify X The Skinny Confidential brunch to celebrate their capsule launch in support of breast cancer awareness month.  I’m excited to see what they’ve created together! I’ve been following The Skinny Confidential blog for a few years now and I’ve never met her, even though she’s been friends with Sara for awhile.  I’ll be going solo (since Sara’s in Bali) and I’m planning on wearing a cropped, pink, feathery (yeah, it’s wild) top with a pair of light blue jeans and heels.  It’s at Gracias Madre so we’ll be eating vegan 🙂  2 vegan Mexican meals in one week, woo!

xx

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STOPPING BY AT THE REVOLVE SOCIAL CLUB

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Sweater: Majorelle // jeans: Grlfrnd Denim [HERE]// boots: Kendall and Kylie (black sold out, but maroon still available [HERE]

Hi lovelies <3

Yesterday I stopped by Revolve to pick up some clothes to wear to their upcoming parties with Jessica Abla’s new denim line DL 1961 and Stone Cold Fox x Raye.  I picked out the cuuuutest pair of black jeans with silver zippers (as you saw on my Snapchat: hannamonty), another pair of blue jeans and a pair of mules with tassles on them (very on brand for me, hehe).

I asked my friend Justine if she could snap a couple pictures of my outfit and we ended up having a little mini photoshoot right then and there.  It’s been annoying with Sara gone because she usually takes the majority of my pictures… and I feel bad asking Austin all the time because he’s so busy studying.  But I just gotta work with what I got!  The open back sweater is from Majorelle Collection and the jeans are from Grlfrnd Denim (they are jet black, high waisted, probably my favorite pair at the moment).

in collaboration with Majorelle, Grlfrnd Denim, and Lulu’s

THE TUNA MELT THAT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF

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Every time I make tuna melts I remember how much I love them.  It’s a dish that I always forget about… until I’m reminded of it randomly, like yesterday when I was on the phone with my mom at the grocery store, asking her what I should make for dinner.  She was like ”well Anna made tuna melts and they were so delicious!!” then a light bulb went off.  I asked for the recipe and decided to put my own healthy touch on it, and now I want to share it with you guys because it was too delicious not to.

It was so good that I had it again today for lunch, on top of a brown rice cake instead of bread.  The recipe below calls for 2-3 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 12 oz can of Bumble Bee’s Solid White Albacore Tuna in water

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 1/2 red onion, diced

  • 1-2 celery stalks, chopped

  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt (I used 0% fat)

  • a dollop of mayo

  • chopped parsely leaves

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • small handful of shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 slice of Dave’s Killer Bread

Directions:

Drain the water out of the tuna can, and place into a mixing bowl.  Break up into slightly chunky little pieces.  Add all ingredients (except for the cheese and bread) and mix together.  Toast the bread and sprinkle a little bit of cheddar cheese on top once it’s out.  Place heaping scoopfuls of the tuna salad onto the cheesy toast, and enjoy!

mmmmm I might just have it again for dinner tonight<3

PERSONAL GOAL: GETTING THE SPLITS

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Hi guys <3

Sooo yeah, this is where I’m at with my splits.  I have been trying to get them for about 2 months now and let me tell you it is down right difficult haha.  I’m not stretching enough as I need to.  I’ve only been stretching after my workouts, and that is certainly not every day, like it should be if I want to get these damn splits.  I know I can do it because when I stretch a lot very consistently I can notice amazing progress!  The photo above is about 4 inches higher than I was last time I stretched.  It’s sad when you see your progress disappear because you’re not consistent with it.

I don’t want to create a goal date because every body is different and it may take me longer than it does for other people but I definitely hope it will be before the end of this year.  I’m super motivated to conquer this goal!  It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and there’s no reason not to go after it.

I have been tracking my progress with pictures so once I’m done I can show you a comparison of how far I’ve come since I started 🙂  This will be fun!  Even if it is just the splits, it’s nice to go after a small personal goal, just because.  And not to mention it will help in yoga class… AND I will win the bet against Sara of who can get their splits first.  Winner gets a free mani/pedi 🙂

GIRLS NIGHT AT HYDE

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Every girl needs it once in awhile… a good ole G.N.O.  I had so much fun reuniting with my college roomies yesterday!  We started with a dinner at Sushi Roku and talked and talked and talked before we went next door to 41 Ocean to grab a drink.  Well one drink turned into four and next thing we know we’re dancing the night away on the d-floor!  We didn’t want to go home so we took off to Hyde (all the way across town haha) and stayed until they closed around 2:45 am.  I sooo needed some girl time…. it was long overdue.  Mariel is now pursuing acting (and killing it!) in Mexico, Ivanna is working as an Events Coordinator at a non-profit organization called Baby2Baby, and Sam is working her way up in the accounting department of a popular advertising company called 72 and Sunny.  So proud!  It’s so fun to catch up on everyone’s lives… and even though a lot of things have changed in each of our lives, it’s always as if no time ever passed between us.  Love my girlies <3

DOES A RESTAURANT DESERVE A THIRD CHANCE?

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Austin and I went to grab lunch at the Butcher’s Daughter yesterday on Abbot Kinney.  We were kind of giving it a second chance after our OK experience at their New York location.  We had ordered avocado toast with fried egg on top and we weren’t that impressed, but we thought hmm maybe we ordered the wrong thing or our taste buds were off due to our hangovers that morning.  So in we go to the restaurant yesterday to give it another try.  We ended up going at happy hour, so the only menu available was the bar menu.  We ordered about five different things, including a mushroom and leek pizza, nachos, beet deviled eggs, and loaded potato skins.  The pizza and deviled eggs were really good but the others not so much.  I was so disappointed because it’s such a cute and instagram-friendly place!  I wanted to like it so bad but the food was kind of all over the place…. the nachos were vegan (didn’t know it was a mostly vegan menu), and then the potato skins were just blah.

Call me crazy but I might give it another try when their full lunch menu is available haha.  What do you guys think?  Should I give it another chance?!

DOES THIS SHIRT MATCH MY HAIR?

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Wearing: Urban Outfitters top HERE // jeans: Bik Bok // boots: Din Sko // bag: Karen Millen // gold star bangle: Washed Ashore // roman numeral bangles: Jane and Sophie // watch: Triwa

TGIF guys, T-G-I-flippin-F.

I’m loving this look with all of the gold and burgundy tones.  I always feel best when I wear colors that coordinate with my hair.  Does that sound weird? Haha I swear it’s true!  Any warm, golden colors are always my best bet.  Sometimes I have trouble wearing blue and green tones (except for denim of course).  I just don’t feel like myself haha. And the pictures always turn out better when my clothes compliment my hair don’t ya think? 😉

After our photoshoot Austin and I grabbed some lunch at Butcher’s Daughter.  It was so hot outside so we had an ice cold beer to cool down.  Nothin’ like a tall glass of brewski to kick in that Friday feeling!

STRESSFUL WEEK

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I’m just having one of those weeks… there’s a lot of shit going on that I can’t control. I’m stressed out and overwhelmed and I need to clear my head.  Maybe a yoga class would do the trick?  I always find it so easy to unwind in a yoga class.  There’s something about the calmness in yoga instructor’s voices that really clicks with me and I need some encouraging words!

Sorry for such a short post…. We had a long day today but hopefully tomorrow is a better day!  Trying to stay positive amidst the craziness.

xx

BIRTHDAY GIRL: 23 TODAY

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Yeeeeyyyyy it’s my birthday!!

As you can see I got woken up by the family (or at least the ones who were home at the moment) with breakfast, gifts, and CAKE.  Vegan chocolate cake that is… (the whole family loved it).  I got some super cute presents, including makeup, a Whole Foods gift card + goodies, a soft and cozy blanket for my apartment, super soft pajamas (the ones I’m wearing in these photos), and some workout clothes.  Thank you mom and dad!

Now I’m off to get my day started!  Austin will be driving down to spend the day with me so I’m gunna go get ready <3

HAHA I just realized the candles on the cake in the 9th picture say ”32”….. why does that keep happening -_-