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Snip, Snip

By on September 21, 2017

With fall about to roll in, and the feeling of wanting to wear something flowy, I pulled out my maxi dress with bright pink flowers. This is actually the only maxi dress I own. I’m 5’2, so I’m pretty short, and most maxi dresses are overflowing and I look like I’m drowning in them.  But I got this from Macy’s INC’s petite section. Even though it’s petite, it’s still pretty long and I actually wearing my wedges to not let the dress hit the floor.

Also, Tyler got a good photo of me as I was on the phone talking to my mother. Thank you, Tyler!

But new update: I decided to dye my hair in a light shade of brown. I didn’t bleach my hair, so it doesn’t look like it too much, but I also got straight bangs again.

The last time I bleached my hair was back in high school. But back then, because I dyed my hair quite often ~ half of college, I was confident in bleaching and dying my hair myself. I really like my hair being in a chesnut shade, but the shade I really want to try once is a pastel color. The upkeep for pastel hair is difficult, and that’s probably why I haven’t tried.

Anyways, why do I have my hair in buns in the first two photos? I wanted to curl my hair, but I knew I didn’t have time during the day to do so before dinner/movie night last Friday. Instead, due to the lack of time, I wrapped them into these two buns after I showered from the night before and left them there all day until after work. The hardest thing about these buns is making sure you split your hair evenly.

The final result is no-heat curled hair! My curled hair lasted all night, so I was pretty happy with the result.

I was looking for some more maxi dresses, and since it’s almost fall most of these dresses are starting to go on sale. Here’s some of my picks (the last one on this widget is my dress but in a different pattern):

Do you guys have any no-heat methods that you do? I have heard people tie their hair in leggings, and it lasts for a couple of days. I haven’t tired that out myself, but it’s nice to have a change in your hair.

 

 

 

Elizabeth

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If this is all we’ll ever be, I’ll just take defeat — cause I know I’d rather be alone

By on August 30, 2017
Date nights in are always nice, and it’s a good way to mix things up from always going out. Lately, I’ve been a much more indoor person. I’ve been quite tired and when I have free time I want to get some R&R.
Tim and I decided to have a nice dinner in, where we would dress up, and have everything set up like we were eating somewhere with stars. We had a bread plate with grapes and prosciutto (should have had cheese, I know). For our meal, we had some pesto pasta with green beans, tomato, and a fried egg and file mignon.
He was surprised I made all of this or more surprised with how I set it up. Props to me!
But anyways, we ended up drinking wine from Bonny Doon (it’s a winery that’s in Santa Cruz). The decoration at the wine tasting room was really unique! They even had a spaceship (mainly due to one of their wine’s history)!  I remember liking Cig Alt E. when I was there for a tasting, but I don’t like it so much now.

My consistency has been lacking with this blog, but I haven’t given up on it yet! It’s been such a whirlwind this past month, but some updates:

-My apartment is finally completed and everything is furnished and decorated (Thank you so much, Tim!). I’ll do another post with images.
-I have a second project at work! It’s very different, but it’s nice to have two things to work on side-by-side.
-I have lost weight! I’m really glad I started DietBet’s Transformer Challenge. So far, I have lost almost 10 pounds (9ish).
-I have finally started working on grad school applications for master programs.
-The temperature here in Livermore has been so awful. It has been fuming hot, and it’s supposed to be worse over the weekend.
-The current news lately has been making me [insert adj]. In the mix of all that’s going on, I’m hoping Houston will make a rapid recovery (and that the relief bill will pass), but those affected by Hurricane Harvey need our help. NPR has narrowed some ways people can donate to help.  I agree that donating to the Red Cross is great, but your dollar can often go further with smaller organizations!

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Moving In: I

By on August 10, 2017

It’s been pretty stressful, but I have finally moved into my place!

Here’s how it looked like in the beginning:

The place hasn’t finished renovating yet, so I haven’t completely settled in and decorated the place as much as I want to.

Somewhat of a transition:

The walls are exceptionally empty. I need to put up some of the artwork and poster I have, do some DIYs, and then I think I’ll feel more settled in.

More of a transition:

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Set my heart aflame, ev’ry part aflame. This is not a game.

By on May 25, 2017

I haven’t been that actively lately because I’ve been occupied with school (the quarter is ending soon) and work has been quite busy. Maybe I’ll post up the project my friend Wayne and I have been working on once it’s done.

My research at work is going okay, but there’s always something more I can do (potentially). I’m hoping to get something together to submit a paper to the AMFG conference.  The paper isn’t due until July, but I’m worried I might not have enough data. Need to run more experiments, Elizabeth!

It has been quite a rough month, but I think things are starting to get better / seem okay. This Memorial weekend is going to be fun and relaxing!  On Friday, I’m going to go with my friend, Catherine, to Stanford’s Chinese graduation party as her date, and afterwards, we’ll be going to her friend’s birthday party. Saturday – Monday, the boyfriend and I are going to take a weekend trip down to Monterey / Santa Cruz. I’m looking forward to it!

summer date look
Date look by the beach — still staying cool but also looking put together  (this is actually what I’m going to be wearing on Saturday, since I have this dress)
beach wear
Strolling around the coast look — but still having some swimwear just in case you want to jump into the ocean!
It’s a bit late, but I just ordered this swimsuit. I’ve been working on exercising, and there has been some progress! I’ll update next time on my progress with BBG.

 

casual look
Comfortable, Casual — for long drives or to relax in after the busy weekend

Do you guys have any plans this Memorial Weekend? It’s also con season, so I believe a good amount of people are going to be at Fanime. I threw in some looks I plan to wear this week. Hope it’ll inspire you, readers, if you’re unsure what to wear when going on a weekend trip!

 

 

 

Elizabeth

 

P.S.

If you want to check out the items I posted, you can find them on my Polyvore account!

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