Birthday on the Beach

Hi everyone, hope you all are having a great Labor Day weekend! School started last week for me so I’ve been pretty busy getting adjusted to my new school schedule, but I made sure to make time for a little bit of fun. On Friday night I celebrated my 19th birthday at Spark Woodfire Grill in Downtown Huntington Beach. I just wanted to share a few snaps of the dinner, beach, and of course the amazing ice cream cake! ;)

xx, Ciera

 

Puppies + Pineapples

Since yesterday was #NationalDogDay, obviously I had to take my pup Phoenix out for a walk around the neighborhood for a few pictures. (Isn’t he the cutest?!)

I also had to bring along my new latest obsession- the cutest handbag that I picked up during my time at WWD Magic. If you follow my posts you know that I am in love with anything and everything pineapple, from piña coladas to pineapple prints. This bag is perfect for my end of summer adventures- and will add a pop of fun to any back to school outfit as well! You can check out more unique, one of a kind bags at WonderMolly.com and automatically get 15% off with the coupon code SUMMSALE.

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xx, Ciera

My First Time at Magic

Hello everyone! I’m finally back! After a week of cruising the Caribbean, the day after I arrived home I set off to Las Vegas to assist designer Letty Tennant from Queen of Heartz at the WWD Magic Trade show. I met Letty through the Mint Salon photo shoot and so when she asked me to intern with her and help her at her booth, I was so excited to get to work with her and beautiful clothes again!

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{ QoHz Penny dress | QoHz Drew romper | QoHz Brenda dress }

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetMy first time at Magic was definitely a great experience- I met so many new amazing people and learned a lot about the buyers’ side of the industry. Have you ever been to a trade show before? Let me know about your experiences below!

xx, Ciera

Goodbye California, Hello Caribbean!

Princess Caribbean Cruise

Image via Google Images

Tomorrow I’m embarking on a new and exciting adventure… my very first cruise! Over the next week I’ll be visiting various tropical islands and exploring the Caribbean with my friend Ema. I’ll be out of touch for the week (with the exception of spotty wifi) but I will do my very best to update my blog with all my outfits, meals, and experiences when I get back. Also, I have another upcoming opportunity that I will be able to give more details about later… but for now, see you next week! :)

xx, Ciera

Style Find: Target Striped Espadrilles

Target Flats Just thought I’d share a picture from my Instagram because I’m so excited about my latest fashion find! I found these amazing pair of espadrille flats on clearance from Target. They’re great shoes to take to the beach, on a bike ride, or around town running errands. I’ll definitely be bringing them with me on my cruise next week!

xx, Ciera

 

Railroads, Ziplining, + Birthday Cake

We saved the best activities for last on our final day of our family vacation in Yosemite. Our day began with a ride on the Sugar Pine Railroad.

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{ Volcom tank | Aero jeans | Black Toms | Yosemite snapback }

DSC_0676Next up was the Tenaya Lodge for lunch. I ordered a veggie wrap with hummus, tomato, avocado, lettuce, alfalfa, and cheese, with a strawberry salad. 
DSC_0848 DSC_0696Our final family adventure was my favorite of the trip- ziplining! No one except my sister had ever been before, so it was a fun new experience that helped us all to trust each other and take a leap of faith.DSC_0727DSC_0722After the first two zips, we had to cross a bridge over 500 ft in the air. Thankfully, I made it across in one piece :)DSC_0739DSC_0752DSC_0795The fourth zip across led to a huge tree known as the “Grandpa Tree” because of its sweet smelling sap.DSC_0832Finally, the course ended with a freefall repel down the top of the tree. It definitely gave me some flashbacks of repelling down the mountain with Nicole in Australia!DSC_0853DSC_0856DSC_0859

This is the second year in a row that for my dad’s birthday we have been on vacation. If you have been following my posts, you know that we celebrated his 50th this year and wanted to do something special. We ate a cute little Italian restaurant called DiCicco’s, sharing our pizza and pasta family style. Then my sister and I decided to surprise my dad with a happy birthday song from the waiters and a piece of celebratory chocolate cake… He was so surprised! It was a great ending to another great family vacation.

xx, Ciera

 

Yosemite Waterfalls

When most people think of Yosemite they either picture snow falling in the winter or waterfalls in the summer heat. Unfortunately, many of the waterfalls were dry this late in the summer season, but luckily we were about to visit two that still had some water running through them. The first one we visited was known as Lower Yosemite Falls. On our way there, my family enjoyed the green scenery and even saw a pair of deer!

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{ Arm the Animals tank | Target sports bra | Aero shorts | Hollister shorts | Nike sneakers | Charlotte Russe sunnies }

DSC_0535DSC_0548DSC_0557DSC_0514DSC_0516 The Ahwahnee hotel did not disappoint for lunch- My dad and I split a veggie burger and potato wedges.

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Our next challenge was Vernal Falls… now, 0.8 miles may not seem like a lot, but the hike was SO STEEP that it took over an hour just to get up there! Since my family and I are all basically novice hikers and had already been on a few hikes, we decided not to go all the way to the top- but the view from the bottom was still pretty great!DSC_0526DSC_0529DSC_0531DSC_0565Capturing some more photos on my phone of the gorgeous landscape!
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After the long hike, my sister and I decided to cool off below where the waterfall turned into a cool stream surrounded by rocks. The water felt amazing! DSC_0593DSC_0596DSC_0612

Lastly, we stopped along the road on the way back to Fish Camp to take some more shots of the gorgeous mountains. The hiking, waterfalls, great food, wildlife, and family memories all made this another fantastic day in Yosemite!

xx, Ciera