My Month in Film | August 2017

I feel like I've begun every one of these month in film posts by saying how insane the past month has been. That was definitely true for August, and just about this whole period in general. With graduating, moving back to my hometown, getting settled, seeing friends, being on the job hunt, it feels like every month there has a lot to reflect on. I'm definitely starting to feel more settled and I know once September finishes, it will really hit me that I am here for good. While August has been a pretty hectic month, all of the changes are definitely things to be excited about. 


This top, which I've been borrowing from my mom, has been a real staple this past month. Because its rayon its super easy to wash and it looks incredible with straight leg jeans, like my beloved vintage Levi 501s which are pictured here.


Before my boyfriend and I started work we headed up to Napa during a weekday with one of my best friends to go wine tasting. It was easily one of the best days of this entire summer and we spent the majority of our time laughing to near tears. This particular photo is of the gardens of the French Laundry, which are definitely worth going to if you ever find yourself in Napa. 


My boyfriend's sister came into town at the beginning of the month and we took full advantage of my SFMoMA membership and went to the Edvard Munch exhibit, which I would highly recommend. I am in love with the views from the giant windows in the SFMoMA. 


We also spent a considerable amount of time wandering around the main exhibits, which I've seen about five times, but still have not gotten old. 


Most of the month has been pretty cloudy, which is getting me so excited for Fall and Winter weather. Although, as I am writing this we are currently going through a record-breaking heat wave. 


I am going to start featuring one picture in these posts of my favorite beauty products of the month in order to pay homage to where this blog began. I've been loving the Glossier Cloud Paints in Beam and Haze mixed together and the Glossier haloscope for a super natural dewy sheen. Most of my eye looks have been consisting of either just the Fairydrops Platinum Mascara on its own, or with a bit of MAC Groundbreaker pencil, or with a touch of Tom Ford Cream Color for eyes in Platinum on the lids. I've also been using the NARS Soft Matte Complete concealer, which has quickly become one of my favorite concealers of all time. 


One of my favorite parts of moving back to San Francisco has been the farmers markets. I love going to farmers markets early on a weekend morning or being able to stop by one after work.


Me and my boyfriend, Brad, at Off The Grid in the Presidio. 


The Off the Grid at the Presidio is definitely my favorite of the food truck gatherings. It's basically like one giant picnic and one of the most relaxing things to do on a Sunday with family. 


My family brought a little half-tent for the sun and when I was about to go in it, Brad snapped a very candid shot of me. I'm surprised it turned out as ok as it did. 


One of my favorite little coffee shops in the Mission, Fayes, also shares my last name. They also always have the best chalk signs outside.


Bought some pretty incredible green suede boots from Madewell, which I have already been wearing relentlessly and will continue to do so through Autumn and Winter. 


An outfit from a dinner date with Brad, which consisted of a Topshop Blouse which I bought in the Nordstrom Sale, Madewell jeans, and those Madewell boots.


The Zen Center in San Francisco is easily one of my favorite-looking buildings in the city. I am a bit obsessed with brick buildings!


Been going to Boba Guys a bit too much this month. 


Gonna take quick moment to gush about this guy right here, he's had a pretty crazy month of starting work all while continuing to be the most supportive person I could hope to have at my side. He's also been encouraging me to put time into this blog and has been helping out in order for me to do so.


Went to the Friday night Off the Grid with my sister and Brad's roommate. I took this snap of my sister while we were standing in line for food. 


The neon sign for Off the Grid is very instagram-worthy.


Another favorite outfit combo of the month: vintage cashmere sweater from Courtyard LA and Levis Wedgie Fit Jeans

A Bedroom Refresh

As part and parcel of moving back to San Francisco, I moved back in with my parents into my childhood bedroom. I absolutely love that room. When my parents did a massive renovation on the house about eight years ago, my sister and I got to move into separate rooms and our parents let us pick out most of the details of the design of the room from the bed frame, to the wall color, to the lighting fixture. Because of all of that this room has always felt like mine, rather than a room that my parents designed for me. While I love the major aspects of the room, it felt weird to be 22 and be living in a room that had been reflective of my teenage self. In other words, it was due a refresh. 

I started the whole refresh with my bed, I had my old bed frame since I moved into this room and while it was a nice one, I wanted something a bit more minimalist and modern. I luckily already had an IKEA Malm bed frame from my apartment in college and just decided to swap out my old one for this one. I also replaced the bedding with this duvet cover set from Urban Outfitters, again to go along with the more modern aesthetic. After moving back from college I had my full book collection so I rearranged my bookshelf above my bed to be color coordinated because its just so darn pleasing to look at. 

My bedside table was due a rejig so I bought a new frame and put some of my favorite polaroids in it. I also bought this dreamy Boy Smells candle, which not only looks great but smells incredible, it's making me very much look forward to autumn. I also invested in an Echo Dot, which has replaced my rather outdated and clunky iPod speaker/alarm clock. 

It wouldn't be a bedroom post if it didn't include my cat bailey. I've had this Papasan chair for five years or so and I replaced the throws I have hanging over it just to make that space look a bit more pulled together, but still cozy. Clearly Bailey thinks its a cozy spot. 

One of my favorite corners of my room is where I have my guitar and amp. Not only do I think they add a lot to the room in terms of looks, but I like having them be front and center so I remember to actually pick up my guitar and play it on a regular basis. I also bought this 2018 calendar of 60s rock posters from the Summer of Love exhibit at the deYoung Museum. 

The final and biggest part of this bedroom refresh was replacing my desk. I previously had a huge desk with a giant hutch that took up a huge portion of the wall. While it was a functional desk, it got cluttered really easily and I no longer needed a desk quite as big. I opted for the IKEA MICKE desk, which is super simple but actually can store a lot. I love how much getting a new desk has changed the whole feeling of my room. It also opens up the opportunity to start putting together a gallery wall, which I will definitely write a blog post on once it is finished!