My grandma is just awesome at sewing. She says that it was a necessity to learn back in the day and that everyone should learn at some point in their lives, so she’s teaching me slowly, but surely, how to different things. Sunday’s task? Hemming the jeans that are well beyond my leg length. I am incredibly jealous of girls who have long legs and fit their jeans like it was made just for them (which, I am sure, there are girls out there who experience this). I am not one of those girls so short legged pants that will fit me just right are a miraculous find, so I gotta make due with hemming them (which if you get them tailored professionally could cost some $$ so, why not learn!). They’re okay, but I will get better in time! And I need to invest in some good yellow thread.
I tried this Korean BBQ place called “Yakini Q” with my boyfriend, James, and our couple friends, Kevin and Alex. It cost $19.99 for a selected menu of all you can eat meats (it was $24.99, I believe for extra selections of meat, but I don’t believe it’s necessary). We ordered a bunch of things like garlic buttered chicken, another type of chicken, and I forgot the other ones, but the BEST had to be the marinated short ribs, because, boy, when they say marinated, it sure is marinated b-e-a-u-tifully. I think we ordered that several times alongside other smaller orders until our stomach was full.
Afterwards, we wanted to take pictures at a nearby park, but little did James and I know that this park, which used to be empty and dark all the time, was now crowded with tons of Pokémon-Goers. Literally, I have never felt so safe being at a large park, downtown, at 11:30 pm. Hotdog vendors were even out and about, prospering off these players. Honestly, I think I really do appreciate Pokémon-go. Although I personally don’t play it, it’s revived the liveliness of parks and does encourage walking? I even had fun being silly and taking pictures with some of these cool guys.
This was probably the most stressful day of the week. I woke up early, as it was “graduation” for my little third graders which marked my last day of work for the summer. They sang their planet presentation songs to their parents, walked the stage, and received their certificates as I called their names one-by-one. I am sure gonna miss them and hope that I get to see them next year if I teach again. Following the graduation was the preparation of my boyfriend’s 1st Annual Pop the Trunk Apparel BBQ. It was INCREDIBLY HOT, but, as always, he made it work and so many people came out! When evening came, James and I had to get from home to drive an hour away to the club event he was hosting where we would also see Kool John from HBK come out and perform a little bit. The venue, The Holy Cow, was a beautiful one and we got ourselves some good drinks, but from the long day we had, we dipped out early and KO’d.
Another long day was in store for myself and my sister. At our parish, there is an Annual Halloween Lock-In where basically, the youth get together, stay overnight at our gathering hall/chapel, and we also turn the whole thing into a haunted house maze that they go through. A lot of work was put into it, and the haunted house took until 3 AM to finish the last group (and yes, some kids cried, not gonna lie; I was even scared although I was a scarer). Even though the haunted house lasted until 3 AM, we had to clean up right after, and KO’d on the floor in the gathering hall around 5 AM only to wake up at 6:30 AM to clean up for the Blood Drive coming in on Saturday morning.
If you thought Friday night/Saturday morning was a lot… then Saturday is just an addition on to Friday! Got home Saturday morning after sleeping for less than an hour and a half only to take a quick nap and my parents telling my sister and I to get ready for our cousin’s birthday party. I was NOT ready for that. Things took a turn when my sister got a fever so she and I stayed home as my parents when to Chuck E. Cheese, but I did get to make this newly 8 year old a youtube video that she ended up loving and screaming “I’m a star!” and “I’m famous!” everywhere at the Cheese’s. Here’s the link, but has better quality on iPads and iPhones than the computer… I think I exported it wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFQc2UUajvg
I ended up staying the night at the birthday girls’ house with my other cousins and niece, only to fall asleep watching old family videos. But I did manage to find an epic video of my younger self which I will someday share on instagram or something hahaha, keep an eye out!
Morning after the sleep over, we headed to the mall where, yes, I did buy stuff which I will show later below, but mainly so that the birthday girl could get her ears pierced. I have a priceless video of her as well which you can find also find on instagram in the future. She was so nervous, but took it like a TOTAL champ. No tears!
Anyhow, I bought 4 things at this impromptu trip to the mall:
Blue/white striped off the shoulder blouse – Brandy Melville (John Galt) $19
Patched Denim Jeans – Brandy Melville $40
Striped Culotte Pants – Abercrombie and Fitch (On sale, originally $48, bought for $12)
Alien – Matte Black Gloss – NYX Liquid Suede $7
The top and the culottes are really cute, summery items. I culottes, I can imagine putting together with either a flowy white top, a chambray top, or even just a cute crop top with either a pair of sperry’s or brown/nude sandals. The striped, off-the-shoulder top can go with pretty much any pair of jeans/shorts you own. The denim was a must-have. I saw it and just went for it. It’s not cotton or stretchy, so it had to be the right size, and I really loved the color contrast of the dark patch to the light jeans. I can’t wait to see how I can go about styling it. It’s been on my list to buy a straight up, matte black lip color and no matter where I looked, they were always sold out until I hit the actual NYX cosmetics stores and found this baby. In love with its boldness and can’t wait to actually wear it out with confidence. The reason I do show the L’Oreal Telescopic Eyeliner in the picture is because this week is the first time I’ve stopped using the Kat Von D liquid eyeliner pen in exchange for the L’Oreal one. So far, it’s proven durability, and supposedly it’s waterproof, but I will definitely test that and let you know how that goes! The Kat Von D one is NOT water proof although it says it does. I went to Vegas in March and the eyeliner just never made it out alive.
Thanks for taking the time to read my weekly diary update to you all! I hope you enjoyed and feel free to leave comments and questions below! ❤ You’re the best! – Erin