OC Fair Adventures ft. Karmin + Fifth Harmony

Happy Monday, loves! Hope you all had an amazing weekend. This last Friday night I went to the Orange County Fair with my friend Erica. Here’s some snaps from my Instagram and a few more unseen ones from my iPhone :)

OC Fair 5th Harmony and Karmin Concert Tickets Eating curly fries at the OC Fair 5th Harmony and Karmin OC Fair Stage Instagramming from the OC Fair 5th Harmony and Karmin Concert 5th Harmony and Karmin OC Fair Concert Fried Twinkie at the OC Fair View of the OC Fair from the Top of the Ferris Wheel OC Fair

{ Tokyo Darling Tank | Aero shorts | Zara cardigan | F21 sandals (sold out) | Charlotte Russe sunnies | Aero crossbody bag }

We originally went to see Fifth Harmony in concert and we both didn’t even realize Karmin was actually headlining. After looking them up online, I recognized a few of their songs such as “Brokenhearted,” “Hello,” and “Acapella” and we decided to watch their performance too. We had so much fun at the concert/fair and found a great new band. You can check out more of Karmin’s music on their YouTube channel!

xx, Ciera

Pineapple Popsicles

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When I was younger, my mom used to make me popsicles all the time during summer. They’re such an easy DIY treat for when the weather starts heating up and you’re craving something fresh to cool you down.

All you need is your favorite juice (I used Dole pineapple and pineapple orange strawberry juice) along with a popsicle mold, easily found at many retailers including Target and Walmart. You can also add in pieces of fruit for extra flavor!

Freeze for 1-2 hours and enjoy!

xx, Ciera

Zara Haul: Best Summer Tees

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When Zara has a sale, you obviously have to buy something- because Zara rarely ever has sales, and they have the cutest summer T-shirts ever right now! I got four tees for under $50- and they’ll be a style staple in my closet for seasons to come. Most of the sale items are sold out online, but if you have a store nearby you should make sure to check it out and shop the great sales!

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{ Say Chic Tee (sold out)| Please Tee (sold out) | White Tank | Paradise Tee (Zara Kids) }

What are your favorite summer tees? Let me know in the comments below!

xx, Ciera

{Day 3} B + W Summer

DSC_0488 DSC_0486 DSC_0433DSC_0439DSC_0441DSC_0450{ Zara tank | Kaitlyn shorts | F21 sandals | Thrifted bag | Windsor sunnies | Cotton On sunhat | Laurenly necklace }

The last day in Vegas my fam packed up our belongings and headed out to breakfast at IHOP for pancakes and crepes. Afterwards, it was time to hit the road back home! When traveling, I usually opt for casual outfits that I will be comfortable in all day long. My sister let me borrow her adorable shorts from Kaitlyn, and I finally got a chance to wear my necklace from Laurenly. I had a great mini vacation with my family and can’t wait to come back next year for more Vegas adventures!

xx, Ciera

{Day 2} Versace Inspired Tunic

DSC_0403DSC_0399DSC_0418{ Santee Alley dress | Thrifted bag | F21 sandals | Nail art }

The second night of my 3 day vacation we met up with some more extended family that we rarely see that live just outside of Vegas. We went out to dinner at a nearby hotel and got to catch up for a few hours. Look out for my last Vegas OOTD post tomorrow!

xx, Ciera

 

{Day 1} Hanging Poolside in Vegas

DSC_0176DSC_0174DSC_0140 DSC_0188 DSC_0204 DSC_0215 DSC_0290 DSC_0303 DSC_0323 DSC_0357{ Aero swim top | VS swim bottoms | Thrifted Billabong skirt | F21 sandals | Charlotte Russe sunnies | Nail art }

When it’s 110 degrees outside, the only place I want to be is at the pool, sipping on (virgin) piña coladas. My family and I spent hours swimming, tanning, and relaxing out by the Excalibur pool. It was a great start to my mini vacay :) Stay tuned for more Vegas posts coming soon!

xx, Ciera

How to Pack Light for a Three Day Vacation

These past couple of days I took a mini family vacation and road tripped it to Las Vegas. Lately I’ve been so busy working, blogging on here and TNT Tauna, and figuring out on all the details for the Mint Salon vintage photo shoot that it was nice to get away for a few days and spend some quality time with my aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Now in general, most girls have a huge problem when it comes to travel: over-packing (What if I need those extra pair of heels? And those jeans if it gets cold! You can’t forget about accessories either!) I admit, I have always had an issue keeping my suitcase contents to a minimum, but for a short three day trip it was important for me to make sure I packed light.

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BACK TO BASICS

Start off with the things you know you will need most- lingerie, toiletries, etc. (I learned this the hard way a few years ago after forgetting to pack underwear on my week long trip to the Bahamas- never again!) After that, I begin packing basic tops and bottoms that I can easily mix + match. For this trip I packed 1 skirt, 2 tops, 1 dress, 2 pairs of shorts, 2 bathing suits, 2 pairs of sandals.

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Again, it’s a good idea to keep your makeup bag light and easy when going away for a few days. My everyday makeup routine is pretty simple anyways- I’m a tinted moisturizer, powder foundation, chapstick, and swipe of mascara kind of girl. If you love wearing a full face of makeup usually, try to leave the heavy eye shadows, eyeliners, bronzers, and lipstick at home unless you plan on going out a lot at night.

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BAG IT UP!

Ziploc bags can hold toiletries that could easily spill inside your suitcase, no matter if you’re traveling by air or car. Bring extra bags in case they get wet, and bigger plastic bags for dirty clothes and bathing suits.

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TECH IT EASY

Nowadays it’s hard to spend five minutes of our day technology-free… but while on vacation, try to limit your social media to a minimum and focus on spending time relaxing with your loved ones. I brought my phone and Nikon camera to take a few pictures, along with my laptop to upload photos and work on some blog posts while all the adults went out gambling at night. Also, books and magazines are a great substitute to bring to the pool!

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Hope you enjoyed all my packing tips and be sure to look out for more posts about my mini Vegas vacay this week! Let me know some of your best packing secrets in the comments below!

xx, Ciera