Expect Nothing and Appreciate Everything

Hi Lovely!!

This February has already been a whirlwind. It’s nearly Valentine’s Day which means it’s really close to our closing date on our new house AND it’s almost my birthday. So much coming up!!! February has been both exciting and overwhelming. Most nights have been filled with packing, which is not as exciting but necessary.

February for me is a tough time of the year. My birthday falls just a few days before the anniversary of my Mom passing and last year’s birthday celebration was not as much as a distraction as I hoped. Last year was really hard and I had hoped that I’d be able to do something special this year. As you can imagine with our closing schedule that isn’t necessarily possible. Yes, buying a house is exciting but I’m also reminded of the fact that I don’t get to share that excitement with my Mom.

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Tooting the horn for alpacacorns

Hi Lovely!

I hope you’re having a spectacular day! Over the weekend I spent some quality time with Fletch and our wonderful friend, Akira! It was so fun!! We decided to drive up to Seattle to try out souffle cheesecake. It was pretty darn good! The cafe we went to offered slices of the souffle cheesecake and they were a little small for the price. With that said, it is Seattle so things are a little pricier than I’m used to. Anywho, I thought it was yummy and hope I can try it again sometime soon!

Since we were going to be driving I decided to wear something comfy. I also didn’t know how much cheesecake we’d be eating so a stretchy material was a must! I settled on wearing my super-adorable alpacacorn dress. It was the perfect choice for a cute (and comfy) day.

♥ Dress | Kawaii Goods ♥ Sweater | Doll Me Up ♥ Shoes | Asos ♥

I bought myself this dress a few years ago and absolutely adore it. I had been eyeing dresses from this company for a while before finally making a purchase. I chose this as my first purchase because I loved the adorable little alpacacones and the cute little star details all over the dress. When I wear this little number I feel super-kawaii. How can you not have a great day when wearing this cutie?!

Have you done anything fun recently? Have you tried souffle cheesecake?! Let me know!

The most important things in life

Hello Lovely,

How is it already February?! Does anyone else feel like January flew by? So far February has been a whirlwind for Fletch and I. At the end of the month we’ll be moving so most of our free time is being spent packing. It’s crazy to think in a few weeks we’ll be out of this house and moving into a new one. I’m excited (and a bit nervous) for this big change.

On February 25th I’ll be turning 29. Per usual, my birthday is causing me to reflect. I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships, fostering meaningful connections, and spending quality time with others. I feel like as we age it becomes more difficult to make friends and remain connected. We get so focused on the daily grind that we forget to let those we love know we care.

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How to Buy Kawaii Items From Japan Using a Personal Shopper

Hi Lovely!

I receive a lot of questions about how I shop and buy stuff from Japan. I’ve learned a lot over the past year and I’d love to share that knowledge with you! It all started last year when I watched a video by Dollastic. She purchased a few items from a personal shopper in Japan and highly recommended her. I had no idea it was even a thing! There are people that shop for you?! What?? So, I looked into it. I started with following the shopper whom Dollastic had suggested which lead to finding a ton more personal shoppers in Japan. I’ve now bonded with wonderful individuals in another country all over a common love of cute stuff. It’s pretty cool!

Below are a few of my favorite personal shoppers. I hope you enjoy learning about them and their services!

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My Casual Sanrio Style

Hello Lovely!

I’m excited to share my super-cute casual Sanrio outfit with you! I received this adorable shirt from my Dad for Christmas and have been itching to find a cute way to style it. This past weekend I had plans with my friend, Jenn of Hellorigby, and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to wear it.

I decided to pair it with my favorite purple skirt because I wanted to add some more color to the look. I love grey tops because you can easily accessorize it to match your personal style. For me, that means adding more color and kawaii details. For example, I decided to use my Sanrio ita bag to add color and additional Sanrio cuteness to this overall ensemble. I’m really happy with how it turned out!

♥ Shirt | BoxLunch ♥ Skirt | Amazon ♥ Shoes | Bait ♥ Socks | Sanrio ♥

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