Quarantine But Make It Cute (& Comfy)

Quarantine or not, I’ve always loved a good sweatsuit, baggy tee, and anything that’s comfy + cute. I told myself a few months back that I had enough sweatshirts, and if I bought a new one, I would have to get rid of an old one that I don’t wear. HOWEVURRRR, that was then and this is now.

Quarantine has me switching from sweatshirt to sweatshirt 3 times a day. You’ve got your sleeping sweatshirt, your WFH sweatshirt, your go to the store, or go on a walk sweatshirt, the list goes on.

Moral of the story – I bought new sweatshirts. And it was worth it, ok? I’ve listed a few of my favorite new sets that I have been loving during this time and some other picks that I think you’ll love too!

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First up, Missguided. I’ve made a few orders to Missguided since this whole quarantine debacle began. I was pleasantly surprised when I received my order. The quality was much better than I expected and everything fit great.

The only downside is that it’s pretty tough to find picks that aren’t sold out – as of right now the ones I listed are a few I ordered myself and some other sweatshirts that are in stock and super cute.

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Thanks to my cute tie-dye Playboy set from PacSun I got to feel my 30 seconds of fame, that was fun. PacSun has some really cute sets that you’ll love if you’re really into pastels like moi. Also, I’ve included a golden retriever t-shirt because that is a necessity.

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I couldn’t do a blog post on comfy + cute without including NastyGalI spend a greater part of my days scrolling through the site, seeing what’s new, and adding hundreds of styles to my cart – for no reason.

Buying off NastyGal can be a hit or miss, but there are a few pieces that I have ordered time and time again and they have not disappointed – crewnecks and shoes (just size down). But honestly, with the NastyGal price tag, it’s hard to be mad at anything you buy from there.. plus they extended their return window with the given circumstances ūüėČ #sponsorme.

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YOU GUYS, Marissa Bruno has the cutest sweatsuits money can buy – don’t @ me. She has made sets for all my fav bloggers like – @sabotage queens, Keaton Milburn, Delaney Childs, Viviane Audi, and of course Marissa herself.

She also just released a new beige short set that is actually the cutest and I will be ordering ASAP.

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Last but not least, Urban Outfitters has some firing picks that I have been seeing a lot of on Insta. Obviously, Urban isn’t the cheapest for t-shirts w/ holes and acid crewnecks but what can ya do, it’s fashun. I’m obsessed w/ my Van Halen Tee – and yeah before you ask, I don’t listen to Van Halen – and it’s been worth every penny to me!

I hope there are a few things in here you’re eyeing – I know I am. LMK if you decide to order some new quarantine loungewear so I can live vicariously through you; I don’t know if I can justify one more sweatshirt after this.

xx, Phil

I’m Back Baby

Hello, beautiful ppl of the internet… we are back & better than ever. I was long overdue for a new blog post and update but that is okay because I’m here now.

While I was gone, the one year ~anniversary~ since starting my blog passed and I don’t understand where the time has gone. Somewhere in the past few months, I became so busy I lost track of time and forgot to do the things that mattered to me the most. Since I’ve been gone, however, a lot of exciting things have been happening!

I graduated from UC Santa Barbara (yasss), I signed the lease for my brand new apartment with my two best friends in Santa Monica (double yasss), I’ve landed amazing collabs with companies I adore, I celebrated my 24th birthday (holy shit), and time has been FLYING. It hasn’t been all rainbows & butterflies – shit has been stressful – but, I am back & I can’t wait to bring you all along in the next chapter of my crazy life.

Not only have I been going through changes but hello so has my blog. Shoutout to my big sister (@pboudes) for helping me make my #pfg banner a reality. Let me know what you think in the comments below + be sure to follow!

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Stay tuned for new posts coming soon!

xx,

Philippine B

 

19 things I want to accomplish in 2019

Hello world, hello 2019 (has it really already been 22 days?), and hello short week! I usually stay away from New Years resolution because (pardon my French) I think they’re bullshit. I literally can never stick to them – like oh you want to eat healthy this year??? OK, how about McDonald’s on New Years Day?

This year I want to look at resolutions from a different perspective and put less pressure on starting January 1st and having to stick to it for the year. I want to put my best foot forward (my right foot to be exact because that’s my good side) and accomplish the most I can to better myself everyday.

Here’s a list of 19 things I want to accomplish in 2019 and hopefully every year from now on – for the most part – because I don’t know if I’ll be wishing to save for Coachella when I’m 40. I hope this list motivates you to be your best self in 2019 and I nominate you to comment what you want to accomplish this year!

  1. Wake Up Early
  2. Drink more water
  3. Post Consistently
  4. Create unique content
  5. Don’t touch my eyebrows (got this one from Bre Sheppard – eyebrow queen)
  6. Visit Seattle (all around travel more)
  7. Get my first collaboration
  8. Gym Gym Gym 
  9. Learn how to keep my plants alive (just picked up How Not to Kill your Houseplant by Veronica Peerless.. so far so not good)
  10. Save for Coachella
  11. Save for life
  12. Send out postcards
  13. Learn Spanish (duo lingo app is easy and fun for learning a new language)
  14. Eat clean (less chick-fil-a more home-made-fil-a)
  15. Read more books
  16. Be positive (my boyfriend and I created a system where overtime we say something negative about ourselves we add 25 cents to our designated jars.. maybe I’ll save up for Coachella faster than I thought !!)
  17. Create a 5 minute daily mindfulness practice (journaling, meditation, etc)
  18. Be present (stop stressing about the future and what will come, if I work hard now everything will be as it should in the future)
  19. Be consistent in my goals (don’t give up when thing’s aren’t going as planned or when things get tough)

I’m excited to see what 2019 has in store! Don’t forget to comment on this post and tell me what you want to accomplish and if we share any of the same goals for this year. As always – don’t forget to follow my blog by adding your email on the right hand side of this page! You’ll help me get one step closer towards my goals and also receive direct posts sent to your inbox when I post every Monday and Friday!

ILY GUYS
SEE YOU NEXT TIME
XX, PHIL

Arlington Plaza Christmas Market

Christmas is my favorite holiday. Everything about it is just the best. The smells, the food, the decorations, the songs, the hygge!!!! It’s all endless!! One of the best parts of Christmas is being able to give (and receive) (jk not jk) presents to all the people you love the most. Sometimes it feels like it’s impossible to find the perfect gift for someone but places like the 2nd Annual Arlington Plaza Christmas Market make it easy because everything is so freakin’ adorable! Plus – there’s churros, tamales, and hot cocoa to enjoy while you shop. Oh and did I mention Santa is there.. he asked me if his mustache curls were even so I’d say we’re on pretty good terms.

The Christmas Market features a bunch of local Santa Barbara purveyors selling the cutest products. I went around and got to take pictures to give you guys a glimpse of what’s available but there’s still a chance to go and check it out for yourself, if you haven’t yet, because tonight (12/7) is the last day. Santa and shops will all be there from 4-9pm! If you’re reading this too late, no worries, hopefully the pictures will give you a sense of the event but you can always stop by the actual boutiques any other day!

(All the boutiques / stores will be linked at the end)

 

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Did I mention there’s complimentary face painting?

 

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I hope you get the chance to go and check it out for yourself and don’t forget to grab some hot cocoa and treats!

Happy Holidays

xx Phil

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August Favorites

This month I might have gone a little overboard with the spending but all together it was money well spent. It was officially the last week of summer this week and I have listed all of my favorites from a range of topics like beauty, fashion, music, and more.

(If you want to check any of these items out click on the picture to directly access the link)

B E A U T Y  

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This face wash and Clarisonic Mia 2 duo is the key to clear skin. I stopped using it for a couple months and I felt the difference in my skins appearance and texture. I decided to buy the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser again and have noticed a huge difference in the week I’ve been using it.

A cheaper alternative to the Clarisonic Mia 2 can be found here, according to the recent Amazon reviews.

The Superhero¬†Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara is the best mascara I’ve used in a very long time. I just recently got eyelash extensions so I can no longer use this mascara while ¬†I have them but this mascara definitely gives you that full, dark, lash that fake eyelashes or extensions give you.

Screen Shot 2018-09-05 at 8.53.02 PM.pngI love using this Too Faced Chocolate Gold Bronzer for contouring. It’s a golden brown with some shimmer which gives you a perfect highlight and glow to your whole look.

F A S H I O N

Screen Shot 2018-09-05 at 4.42.26 PMThis I.AM.GIA jacket has been on my wishlist forever (along with everything else they sell) but I could never justify the purchase until I saw it was on sale on Princess Polly from the regular $80 price tag to $58. I know I am going to be wearing this jacket every day this fall.

Screen Shot 2018-09-05 at 4.44.42 PMThe dad shoes have been catching my eye for months but I never thought I’d be able to pull them off. Of course, the Balenciaga Triple S would be the dream, but I can’t justify buying a $900 sneaker when I have piles of student loans to pay off. When I saw that DSW was carrying the FILA sneakers for only $60 I knew I had to make the move. I saw these everywhere when I was in Paris and there’s so many different ways to style them I just told myself fuck it I can pull them off.

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My favorite jeans ATM are these Wild Fable jeans from the new Target collection. I have a blog post coming up with all my favorite items from the collection but this is hands down my favorite piece I got. They’re cute, trendy, and comfortable everyone always asks me where I got them!

B E D R O O M  

Beginning on August 1st I moved into a two bedroom apartment with one of my besties which means we needed (and still need) a lot of furniture and decorations. I’ve been ordering items¬†from Amazon religiously and making daily trips to Target but here I’ve listed a few of my favorite affordable finds that I purchased for my bedroom and living room.

Himalayan Salt Lamps (Set of 2) Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential Oils Set : My favorites from this set that I always have in my diffuser are Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Orange.

Large Plant Pot Cover¬†: I ordered this planter to stick my perfect new plant that I scored from Home Depot for only $40. It’s my favorite piece in my new room!
Fake Ivy Hanging Plant (2 piece) : I love resting this on shelves to add to the decor. Although fake plants aren’t the best feng shui I feel like they’re still cute to pair with surrounding real plants.

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M U S I C

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M O V I E

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I’m not much of a movie person simply because once I get through the popcorn, the buncha crunch, and the XL slurpee I start getting antsy and can’t sit through a two hour long movie with no breaks. But it happens once in a while where I catch a trailer and I get really excited to go see a certain movie, this month it was Crazy Rich Asians. I went to see it and I could not recommend it more to anyone. It brings out all of the feels – laughter, tears, clinical depression and jealousy. And if you’ve seen it or you’re going to see it all I have to say is… THE WEDDING SCENE.

T E C H

This popsocket has changed the game. I am obsessed. Everyone says to get one but you don’t know until you know – I don’t know how I held my phone before this… the days of me dropping it on my face are behind me.

 

Hope you enjoy my August favs!

XX,

P H I L