Cropped + Plaid in Pasadena

Good morning loves! Seeing One Direction last week was so much fun, I just wanted to share a few more pictures with you all of what Ema and I wore to the concert. We both opted for crop tops and skater skirts because it was just too hot to wear anything else! (She let me borrow her plaid skirt because as usual, I couldn’t find anything to wear.) DSC_0087 DSC_0048DSC_0050DSC_0054DSC_0076DSC_0070DSC_0056DSC_0085

{ Aero crop top | Borrowed skirt (similar) | DSW sandals | Only 123 Fashion sunnies | Thrifted bag | BCBG Affirmation Bracelet }

xx, Ciera

One Direction Where We Are Tour

During my junior year of high school, I became a Zayn girl. After my best friend Ema introduced me to One Direction and their What Makes You Beautiful music video, I fell in love with these adorable British boys that have become a worldwide sensation. I have been to every single one of their concerts and I may or may not have a shirt with Zayn’s face on it and a lifesize cardboard cutout… Anyways, Thursday night was the first of One Direction’s three-night performances at the Rose Bowl in Pasedena, which Ema and I *FINALLY* were able to get floor seats for!

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5S0S opened up the show and then the 1D boys performed all the songs off their Midnight Memories album and a few off their older albums. We both had an absolutely incredible time at the concert- One Direction always puts on an amazing show! (See more about what we wore here.)

Who else went to the One Direction Where We Are Tour? How was your experience?

xx, Ciera

Cruising the Caribbean

A few weeks ago, I went on my very first cruise to the Western Caribbean with my best friend Ema and her family. It was an unforgettable and adventure-filled trip. I’ve been so busy with Vegas, job interviews, birthday craziness, and school starting up again that I haven’t gotten a chance to share some pictures and amazing experiences with you- until now :D

We left LAX in the early afternoon and landed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the late evening. The next morning we boarded on the Princess cruise ship and set off for our first destination. We began our week at Princess Cays, Princess’s private island in the Bahamas. It was the perfect first beach day where we got to just swim, tan, and relax.

Our second stop was Ochos Rios, Jamaica where we took a tour to explore Dunn’s River Falls and the Coboya Gardens. Ema and I had to buy some water shoes outside the park (which of course didn’t keep me from falling flat on my butt the second I got there.) The rocks were extremely slippery and steep, but the view was spectacular and completely worth it.

In Grand Cayman we spent the day swimming with stingrays and snorkeling the nearby coral reefs. I even got to hold a few, even though I could barely reach the ocean floor and the rays were bigger than I am!

Our final stop was Cozumel, Mexico, where we spent another day swimming and relaxing on the beach. For lunch we ordered nachos on the beach and then stopped by Señor Frogs for dinner. The boat didn’t leave until later at night, so we spent the rest of the day exploring the town and doing a little souvenir shopping.

Every night on the boat we had formal dining at 8 PM with an all-inclusive menu of choices. There were two formal nights where we got to get dressed up and take portraits with different backdrops set up at various spots of the boat. We made a few new friends at the 18 and over club, where they had a DJ and dancing every night. The theater had a few musical performances that we went to a few of the nights. My favorite part was probably the ice cream and pizza bar that we visited almost every day, as well as free room service for breakfast! By the end of the trip, I probably gained at least 10 lbs from all the buffet trips, fruity drinks, and midnight pizza snacks (but it was so worth it.)

So that concludes my summer Caribbean cruise adventure! I had the most amazing time and hopefully will be able to go on one again soon. Have you ever been on a cruise before? What are your favorite cruising destinations?

xx, Ciera

Whale Watching

Happy Hump Day! Hope you all enjoyed your three day weekend. I had a great birthday weekend and got to spend my Labor Day in Dana Point whale watching. We saw three whales and lots of dolphins swimming right next to our boat. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of the whales, but I got a few of the dolphins, as well as a snap of the blue jellyfish that have been washing up all over California recently.
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How did you spend your Labor Day weekend? Let me know about your weekend adventures below!

xx, Ciera

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.

DSC_0230DSC_0228DSC_0193DSC_0191DSC_0182DSC_0142DSC_0198DSC_0211DSC_0215DSC_0129DSC_0219{ F21 crop top (similar) | Santee Alley shorts | DSW Zigi Soho shoes | WonderMolly pineapple bag c/o | Only 123 Fashion sunnies | BCBG Affirmation bracelets }

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