July Favorites

It’s one more month closer to HALLOWEEN! YAS! I am that excited!

Band Tee

So who else hates summer and hates thigh chafing and hates sweaty underboob and hates the cute little outfits that society has programmed us to think we are supposed to wear in the blistering triple digit heat. If you raised your hand then HI FIVE we’re best friends! I have come across a new found “trend” among the alternative world that is so simple that I can’t believe I haven’t freaking tried to combat the hot months… Oversized band tees. what the hell have I been doing living under a rock!? Simple summer hack, just wear oversize band/graphic tees with shorts and BAM you don’t have to worry about people seeing your boob sweat, your chafing thighs, and you don’t have to try and “suck it in” for those “bikini bod” tees. I promise you its like the best thing ever! And since it’s “in” to wear oversize EVERYTHING you’ll look hip while just trying to stay cool with your goth self. I have several bands that I love that I found their merch at thrift stores and depop. You don’t even need to wear band tees (if you don’t want to seem like a “poser”) You can get some cool “travel” shirts that you’d find at like a souvenir shop. I have a Jamaica one, Orlando, Zion Canyon, Maui… just check out the men’s section of your local thrift store, guaranteed baggy shirts for your summer attire! and you can always transfer them over into your winter looks. You can go for a more grungy layered look; just add some flannel, denim jacket, skinnies, boots, and  beanie.

No Puns for Jackfruit

I can’t think of any! But beside that, I decided to buy this marinated jackfruit from my local “vegan friendly” grocery store and HOLY GUACAMOLE! The Tex-Mex jackfruit literally taste like carnitas! Like WTF! get out of here! I was a little confused because I’m like wait this is supposed to be a fruit…but you taste like meat, and you taste like GOOD meat… but you’re a FRUIT! *head explodes* If you’re looking to SPICE up your quick vegan meal options, definitely try this! I put this in a tortilla with some daiya and beans, or my go to lunch for the past 3 weeks: DIY Chipotle Salad Bowl! spinach, Tex-Mex jackfruit, black beans, corn, salsa, tomatoes, avocado, daiya cheese, and homemade vegan sour cream. PERFECTION!

Lumi Foundation

Again, summer sucks. I can’t have anything nice. Can’t do a full face of glam makeup without it sliding off. My winter shades are all too light, even when I try to avoid the sun. SUCKS. But I will say that Loreal’s Lumi Foundation is a life saver. It is a cheap option for summertime makeup so I don’t have to use my expensive makeup and try to darken it. I like the Lumi because it gives a luminescent glow to your face, so you look like your not wearing makeup but you hella are. I use this very lightly and get a nice base so I look a little less unsightly. I do have combination skin so I try to avoid the oily areas or I’ll go ahead and powder areas that are prone to creasing and oiliness. But otherwise, if I have to look presentable in the sweltering heat, I usually reach from my lumi true match.

The thrift store that could have picked a better name

Soooo, 3 way thrift… could have picked a better name for a CHRISTIAN based thrift store… but I guess their minds are so pure they never thought it might get a few laughs. I mean I know why its called 3 way, they donate some profit back to 3 Christian based organizations in the community…but really they didn’t need to call themselves “3 way.” Well lets get our mind out of the gutter now and go on to why I like this thrift store. I have been to this cahin on trift store before but I went to one location and kind of got burnt out on it. Well I decided to take a field trip to their sister location and boy did I hit the jackpot! I don’t know if I have ever gotten so lucky with a thrift haul before! Let me just list everything I got the FIRST time I went:
2 flannels
2 cardigans
2 jeans
5 oversized tees
2 dresses
1 jumpsuit
1 sweat pants
2 Purses
1 watch
2 head scarves
5 bundles of gift bags (like for the holidays for wrapping)
and 1 wonderful pair of “genie” shoes for my circus studio to use as dress up clothes

So yeah, I went a little ham that day… But I don’t regret a single thing! I have since gone back to that thrift store a second time and I found another good lot but nothing to the extent of my first trip (simply cuz I have a mortgage to pay!) So if you are ever in the Chino area, check out 3 way thrift (teehee)

Check MEOWT

I love cat eyes so much! I found these super cute, retro looking cat eye sunnies on amazon and I love them so much that I got 2, one in red and one in black. A good solid pair of sunnies that wont bend or you wont be sad if they get lost or broken is like a staple in my wardrobe. I think the only sunglasses even “remotely” expensive that I own are only $10. I mean I got my hands on a pair of wildfoxes for only $9 so you can say I own a pair of expensive sunnies but I didn’t pay the big price tag. I just really like cat eye shaped glasses, I think they suit my face the best and they can go pretty much with any outfit.

#OOTD Mua in the making

Practice, practice, practice! That’s all I can say if you want to get better in anything in life. And, yes I have always had a knack for makeup and anything srtistic, It’s only till recently I have tried to do more than your everyday winged liner or smokey eye. I recently went on a rampage to find some new inspiration for makeup looks outside of the usual; Jaclyn Hill, Desi Perkins, Luster Lux…etc. And on that rampage I found Rosalina Young. She is an incredible self taught makeup artist that plays with pastels, bright bold colors, funky alternative looks when it comes to makeup. She reminds me of Hayley Williams from Paramore…I think they even know each other? Like if Hayley had a little half sister or something. She’s so cute! I have never been one to venture into to the world of crazy colors, but this girl has me wanting to sky dive out of my comfort zone! Since I don’t have a huger array of bold colors, I decided to take her YouTube look and recreate it using more toned down warm/neutral colors. I eventually plan to buy the Morphe Picasso palette so I can dive head first into the world of bright and bold!

I wore this look out for a Sunday of shopping in Costa Mesa with the Jeralds siblings! Bought some cute accessories, yummy coffee and these CREEPERS! Yes! I found a pair of creepers at the thrift store for less than $20 freaking dollars!!! So you better believe I will be featuring these in an upcoming TST!!

Sweater: Thrifted | Jeans: Kohl’s | Creepers: Crossroads
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I have a huge announcement! Come April, you’ll be seeing more of Nickitea on YouTube!

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#OOTD Hawaiian Hipster

Another Pinterest inspired outfit. I recently went on another thrifting spree to my local Goodwill, and I came up on a TON of cute items! I think this Goodwill I went to was on the newer side because most of its clothes and accessories were on the newer side and haven’t been rummaged through yet. So I scored on some good quality thrifted pieces. Like this Hawaiian shirt! This is practically the same shirt I saw on Pinterest! It’s a size medium (men’s) so it is ever so slightly baggy on me but not too bad. I also found this belt at the Goodwill; just your average brown weaved waist belt but with a pretty cool buckle. It adds just a dash of detail.
Me and Ryan decided to treat our friend to a trip to Disneyland for his 30th birthday. We spent literally ALL DAY walking nearly 11 miles! We hit most of the good rides and a few smaller ones. It was a pretty fun day. Especially having someone else to hang with at our stomping ground lol.

Shirt: Goodwill | Shorts: American Apparel | Chucks: Kohl’s (Converse) | Belt: Goodwill | Bag: Kohl’s | Sunnies: Sheinside | Hat: Disneyland
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Thrift Shop Thursday: High Waist Shorts

Hey there ya’ll! Welcome to my 4th installment of Thrift Shop Thursdays! I hope you all have had a good week! Just one more day and then its the weekend!

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Now for this post, I’m going to be talking about these shorts. I’m sure everyone has heard of American Apparel. Now I’m also sure that everyone knows how damn expensive it is! Well I got EXTREMELY lucky during one of my thrifting adventures and came across a pair of these AA high waisted denim shorts. And even luckier, IN MY SIZE! I have a pair that I actually bought full retail price ($65) and then when I found them at DeeLux for only $16…I had to get them! I didn’t even care if I already had a pair!!

So basically the different looks I came up with (two are very similar) I had pinned on my #OOTD board from Pinterest. The first two looks from left to right I went for a more casual, not trying type of look. Skater almost. Total poser I guess, I can’t skate to save my life lol.

Now the third look on the very right was my favorite! I got so many compliments on the ensemble, I took pride in the fact that I re-created my pin board so spot on. I was going for a hipster pixie look. Channeled my inner book worm hipster classy persona. I would definitely wear it again but maybe with a hawaiian shirt.

A simple change of the shirt can turn the skater girl into a cool hipster chick real quick. Add a few accessories and a “too mainstream” attitude and your good to go!

There are a ton more looks I want to try with these shorts but with Southern California wrapping up with Winter…its looking like future outfits will be based around the hot weather…so basically less is better!

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