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trippy

mirror mazes & carousels

After the aquarium, we headed to our other two planned activities for the day–Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze & the iconic carousel at Pier 39.  The mirror maze was, to put it lightly, out of this world.  The funky lighting combined with the strategically-placed mirrors made for a trippy experience.  It was awesome & intriguing, yet creepy at the same time–I can only imagine getting chased through there as if I was in a Halloween horror film.  It really could have been the backdrop of a really intense dream/nightmare.

I love the way the photos from the mirror maze turned out.  The photos look like some modern/abstract/impressionist painting–I don’t know quite how to describe it.  Maybe like something Monet would have painted had he been sitting there and observing us in the maze.

The carousel was the ideal end to the day.  Classic, iconic, & sweet, taking me back to my childhood when the carousel was the only ride I wanted to ride on.

Thank you, San Francisco.  You never disappoint.

Outfit details:  H&M moto jacket (similar) and infinity scarf. Forever 21 sweater. Fire coated jeans (similar). Clarks boots. Longchamp purse.

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under the sea

Christmas by the Bay

One of my favorite holiday pastimes is heading to Pier 39 with friends and family.  There is just something so enchanting about the piers at Christmas time.  Yesterday I headed to the Aquarium of the Bay with some of my friends.  It was so nice to go out after being so busy with school and final exams over the past week.  Now I’m on Christmas break and ready to live it up to the fullest!

We took these photos while strolling through the underwater tube and in the fun little bubble-photo areas.  I felt like I could spend hours there just watching the different animals and snapping photos.  There’s a sort of feeling of tranquility and being at peace that sinks into you as you peer up into the blue waters and the stop at each exhibit.

I felt inspired by the various colors all around–blues, greens, and pops of color.  My favorite exhibit was the jellyfish.  Lights shone down on many of the species, giving the exhibit a truly illuminating, mesmerizing effect.

Outfit details:  H&M moto jacket (similar) and infinity scarf. Forever 21 sweater. Fire coated jeans (similar). Clarks boots. Longchamp purse.

Thanks to my fishy friends for the photos and a fun outing!  More photos from the rest of the day are coming soon…

sitting pretty

life lately & my season confusion

Hey all–long time no see.  I know it’s been a while since my latest post and I apologize–life has been a bit hectic lately, but still fun nonetheless.  I’ve snapped a couple of photos along the way (you can stay up to date with what I’m up to @mfashiondiary on Instagram).  Anyways, onto my update on my wardrobe for fall, or rather, whatever Northern California weather’s idea of fall is.  We’re experiencing an Indian summer and I’m trying to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts, but anxious to get on with chunky sweater season.

Top: Target at Plato’s Closet less than $10 (which I’m probably wearing backwards) / Shorts: American Apparel (similar) / Purse: Libaire U.S.A. (similar) / Sunglasses: purchased @ Lids for $3 (similar/ Necklace: Forever 21 / Boots: Clarks (similar) / Socks: Target

I’m a victim of seasonal wardrobe confusion.  On the plus side, I am having an easier time transitioning my summer pieces into fall–I’m giving my high-waisted shorts a couple more go’s before stashing them away (high-waisted anything is one of my weaknesses).  Also, to make this look more “fall,” I added some boots with some scrunched-down high socks.  Instant fall feel, California style.

And here’s a cliché photo to end this post, taken by my boyfriend, Lukasz.  He took this photo as a joke but I ended up liking it enough to post it here.  Some words of advice:  “Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.”  Commence the eye rolls.  But I did, and at least I ended up with a fun photo in the process.

xoxo
Michelle