animal instinct

Saturday, March 31, 2012

I love animal print. Clearly! And you should too. This was a simple outfit. One over sized tee and one maxi dress I wore as a skirt and viola!





I decided to change the name of my blog. Eye Candy. What do you think??

Awkward and Awesome

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Awkward
-Driving around LAX more than once because I couldn't read the terminal signs. Yes, I have glasses. Yes, I should be wearing them. No, they are not in style. Hence the bad eye sight. I should probably get that fixed.
-Finding a bottle of Motrin in the bag that had my dad's film camera in it. It expired in '97...
-Looking forward to this post every day, and trying to think of awkward things to write about. Sometimes I secretly wish awkward things would happen so I could share them with you.

Awesome
-My new Image blender IPhone app ^^^! I'm obsessed :)
-Staying up till 3 this morning to see all 500 pictures Nick took of Guatemala. Can't wait to go see for myself one day!
-Starting to think of somewhere fun to go on summer vaca. Sure, it's months away, but I'm looking forward to it nonetheless!
-My new blogger friend Freya! She reached out to me for help (why still amazes me, but I was SO flattered) with her cute new blog. She's renovating that bad boy, but go take a look!! 

Happy Thursday all!!

P.S. My bestest friend in the whole world leaves for Oregon State on Sunday to join the soccer team and go to school! I'm gonna miss her terribly, but I know she's meant for great things. Good luck Britt!!!! xoxo

little notes

Wednesday, March 28, 2012



dear dirty cluttered garage,
Dad had a chance to go through some of your messiness and found his old Canon AE-1! Literally almost cried when he brought it into me! I've been obsessing over film photography lately, and I think you just might have been the sign I needed to start dabbling in the film department! You all will be my guinea pigs, so as soon as I have some shots, you need to tell me what you think.

dear spring break,
Don't end. Ever...

dear boo,
Come home from Guatemala already! I get to pick you up at 12:15 am tomorrow. You're welcome, I know I'm the best girlfriend. (I'll let my Rico Suave share some of his photos on here;) )

dear Coachella,
I am trying my hardest to get a ticket last minute! Please bring me some luck to find a ticket that's not double the original price. Cross your fingers.

dear you,
Happy Wednesday!

the good life

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I wish I was a little kid again. So carefree and not a care in the world. I was able to babysit my niece yesterday, and it reminded me of how good life really is. Stop sweating the small stuff, and just remember to be happy! Don't take a single day for granted.


*sorry for the picture over load! I can't help it look at those cheeks and chubby leggies*

10 Things You Don't Know About Me

Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's been a little bit since I've let you guys know a little more about muah! So, lucky you, 10 more random facts I KNOW you are dying to know about yours truly! I hope you thoroughly enjoy :) Read part one here!


1. I am the biggest procrastinator! EVER! I will wait till the last second for everything, but somehow still manage to always be on time.
2. Chocolate is my least favorite flavor. I hate it, no matter what you drench it in!
3. I'm almost 5'10" and super self-conscious in heels! I own about 10 pair of great heels and wedges, but you'll mostly find me in sandals.
4. I can spend hours watching One Tree Hill episodes, reciting almost every other word. Good thing I do this alone, or else I may not have any friends :)
5. I would love to be a photographer one day. But, I'd be just as happy to learn how to use my camera solely in manual. That or a singer. I guess the whole terrible voice thing kinda dampers my chances.
6. I am the youngest of three girls. We all have different colored eyes, and even more different personalities. 
7. I've only gotten one speeding ticket, and it was last week. 73 in a "traffic zone". I guess I was texting to much to notice I should be driving slower...
8. I 've broken the same foot twice, in different spots. The later resulted in my first and only surgery.
9. I'm that awkward girl you find singing in her car oblivious that people may actually be able to see me. Oh well, at least they can't hear me!
10. I suffer from anxiety and depression. When I was a senior in high school I went though the toughest times of my life, but made it through unscathed with the help of my amazing friends and family! I still see a therapist, who I consider one of my best friends!


Hope you got to know me a little better, since that's kinda the whole reason you visit my blog, me. Happy weekend dolls! 


*I've been debating mentioning my depression and anxiety on here for a while now, but if I can even help one person realize how lovely life truley is, then I'm ok with sharing my story. It gets better!*

Happy Weekend!

Friday, March 23, 2012


I'm hoping to make this weekend one to remember! What with a few beach trips, babysitting my munchkin, and hanging with friends. My boy is in Guatemala, and just my luck there is little to no wifi! But I did get one pretty amazing email :)

 I really enjoyed getting to know a little but more about some of you, but if you didn't get a chance to leave me a comment with something about yoself, do it here!! 

xoxo dolls!

Awkward and Awesome

Thursday, March 22, 2012












Awkward
- My gum chewing obsession abilities. You guys, I can chew an ENTIRE big pack of gum in...wait for it...one hour. I kid you not. Hey, at least it's sugar free, right?
- The mean man who stood yelling at me while I was in my car because my front bumper was in HIS crosswalk. I can't help that I was a little eager to make it home for spring break (see below).
- My love of everything and anything baby. I have to stop to stare at every little munchkin, hold up baby clothes and shoes in awe at the mall, and take 100 pictures of my niece every time I see her. Baby fever anyone?
- My teacher's thick accent and messy handwriting. I know he can't really help either one, but do us all a favor and make a power point so we can follow along! Please and thank you :)

Awesome
- I'm on SPRING BREAK! In case you were wondering what that photo montage was all about up there, I was reminiscing on past breaks. Part of me really really loves spring break because, well, it's a break! But then there's this little part of me that wishes it would stop being such a tease, making everyone long for summer vaca. Oh well, I can deal.
- The immense amount  of compliments I received yesterday on my bangs. You guys are amazing!! Literally fabulous!
- My new friend Jessica who reached out to me for some blogging tips. Little old me! I was so beyond flattered! We made her some cute blog buttons, to go along with her cute blog. Go say hi to her and help her get more followers!
-Speaking of new followers, hi! I want to get to know you. Even if you're a frequenter on this blog, leave me a comment with something about yourself :)

Happy Thursday! Stay awkward awesome!

little notes

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


dear the me of 2008,
i know lots of girls look cute with those bangs, but you my dear are not one of them. Don't fall for it, you can't pull them off like those cute bloggers you love so dearly. Oh well, luckily your hair grows like a mad man, so it'll be over before you know it.

dear stupid stupid school library,
okay, so technically it's my amazing procrastination that has gotten me more than half way through the semester without having to purchase a book for one of my classes, but I decided today would be the day that I buy said book. I went to the bookstore on campus and low and behold it's SOLD OUT! I guess I have no one to blame but myself (although blaming the library sounds like a much better alternative).

dear sweets of all kinds,
i hate you. me and my wide hips curse the day you were born.

dear spring break,
after about 9:00 pm tonight you and I are about to become realllly close :) lucky you! (all I need is to make ^^^ that book show up miraculously on my desk in the next ten minutes...)

dear weather,
I need you to do me a tinsy tiny favor and get somewhere in the 90's by Friday so I can enjoy my time off of school the best I can. And that involves the beach, so ya, warm up for me will ya?

dear iChat,
I forgot how much I really care for you. It's a deep deep love you guys. Get acquainted!

dear you,
watch this video my good friend made! He is going to make a difference in the world, I promise you that!

Lust List

Tuesday, March 20, 2012



1. If you're reading this you probably already know how much I love taking pictures. I know I'm not nearly talented enough to make it a career (just yet anyways) but I would kill for this canon! Literally die of excitement if my mom somehow let me shed the big bucks for this bad boy. Maybe one day I'll get a job...wait who am i kidding!
2. You probably also know that I'm as girly as they come. This Tiffany beauty needs to grace my hand one day!
3. Mustaches are great. The fake kind! This tank just makes me smile, so it only seems right to lust over this one.
4. Let's be real here for a moment. I can't cook worth a damn. Egg whites are my specialty, and I go out to dinner at least twice a week. But Gwyneth Paltrow has a new cookbook out that I might be willing to try. (please forgive me kitchen in advance! i will try my damnedest not to burn you down!)
5. I love me some Kardashian drama! (and I secretly love when people think I resemble Khloe) I already have Kim's first perfume, so I only think it right that I get her newest scent LOVE. That bottle alone makes me think it smells fab. Who's with me on this one?

What are you lusting over! Happy first day of spring!! xoxo

oh happy day

Monday, March 19, 2012

Today is Monday, and while this may regularly be a day that I try my hardest to avoid, this Monday is different. This is my last Monday before spring break. That's right, a break! Sleeping in, cuddling, NO hw, beach trips, the movies, tanning, and an all around free week to just do me (ok that last part sounds just plain silly).

As you read this I'm driving the 6 hours home from my wonderful trip up to Santa Cruz. I may be lacking a little sleep, but I am ready to get back and finish this week of school with a bang! (I may have also procrastinated a four page paper, but what the who.) I could use an extra large 5 hour energy and maybe a pancake (or hundred), but don't you worry because I've got my amazing singing voice to keep me company :) Bring on the Beyonce and Carrie Underwood!



Here's to the start of a great week! Hope you kick your Monday morning blues square in the face!
xoxo

out and about

Sunday, March 18, 2012

It finally warmed up a bit and the sun came out to play! So we went out and played :) It's so beautiful here, and the beach is less than 5 minutes away...

top:Nordstrom//jeans:Frankie B//flats:Steve Madden//headband:Urban Outfitters

cruzin'

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hope your weekend's are just peachy! Here's what I've been doing up here in Santa Cruz.

 xoxo

insta-lover

Friday, March 16, 2012

It's true. I'm in love. Instagram is my favorite way to connect with friends and the occasional celeb :) here's my life lately: via instagram! xoxo have a great weekend! folow me @torib !


( Isn't that case fabulous! I've never been so delicate with a phone case before. Needless to say my mom couldn't be happier ;) )

awkward and Awesome

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Outfit: NastyGal

Awkward:
-The amount of times I've tried to design my header and blog, and the fact that I revert back to the original layout. I guess I had it designed for me for a reason!
- Socks with sandals...
- Bachelor Ben. I've said it before, but the guy is just plain awkward. Guess it's why I watch every week.
- This weather. So indecisive! Make up your mind please.

Awesome:
- Immediately hearing back from my ALL TIME favorite blogger about photography tips I was asking her!
- My road trip up to Santa Cruz in a few minutes! Rain, please be kind to me.
- Your kind words regarding yesterday's post! Thank you thank you for being SO lovely! I adore you all :)
- My gorgeous new red swede flats! Can't wait to crank these bad boys out for a night on the town!
- My parents celebrated their 32nd anniversary yesterday! Happy anniversary rents <3

Happy almost weekend dolls!! xoxo

happiness.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"Some believe in destiny, and some believe in fate. But I believe that happiness is something we create."

So simple, isn't it? The idea that we are in charge of our own happiness. It's about time that I CHOOSE to be happy.

I choose to surround myself with people I love and those who have my best interest at heart.

I choose to be the best person I can be.

I choose to love with everything I have.

I choose selflessness.

I choose laughter.

And you should too!

Loving Lately

Tuesday, March 13, 2012




1. Smash! Have you seen it? I've mentioned it on here before, but if you haven't had a chance to see it, cancel what you're doing tonight and watch from episode 1. You're welcome in advance :)
2. My Fuji Instax. It's so fun and I love that all my friends take a second glance when they see this bad boy in my purse. What could be better than immediate photos at your fingertips.
3. Mac lipstick. If you couldn't tell already, pink is my favorite color, of all time! Hence, that amazing shade of MAC lipstick. I'm certain that it will look amazing on any girl no matter her skin tone
4. This necklace is WAY overpriced but gorgeous nonetheless. If I had $315 of spare change lying around this necklace would find a very comfy home with me!
5. How fab are these neon Giuseppe Zanotti heels! Ahh a girl can dream, right?
6. These Marc Jacobs cases are not at all as expensive as I thought they would be! And they're not only cute, but they're pink ;)
7. I would love to rock this umbrella! The sunglasses would remind me of warmer days :)

What are some things you're loving lately? xoox

Awkward and Awesome

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Awkward
-turning in a paper printed in BRIGHT blue ink because I haven't bought ink in forever. Hey, at least it added some flare.
-waking up in the morning and hitting snooze 9 times. I kid you not, 9! Man I guess a girl really needs her sleep. Especially this girl.
-how much I would kill for a cucumber tomato salad. You think after this long I'd want something yummier, but no. Veggies all the way!!
-the amount of times I need to get up out of bed and pee. It's unreal!


Awesome
-my family. Really they are the awesome-est!!
-today's Thursday! Which means after about 5 pm it will be the weekend for me. Hallelujah this week seemed to drag on didn't it?
-Soap net. I love me some old school 90210 reruns.
-YOU all. That's right, you're awesome :)

Happy Thursday (and weekend for me ;)) xoxo

little notes

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


You came to my high school back in 2008 and I was so deeply moved by your actions and words. I am so happy that this video is making people think, REALLY THINK! I can't wait to purchase my package to help support and give just a little bit more. I will continue to research and find out what I can do as an individual to "Make Kony Famous", and I hope you all will do the same.

dear two night classes,
At first I didn't mind missing my FAVORITE shows to attend you once a week, but the CW makes it impossible for me to watch the ext day, so therefore I have come to the conclusion you suck. When it comes to making my new schedule I will remember this hate/hate relationship and choose my classes more wisely.

dear so called "master" cleanse,
Day 8! Only two more to go. "How did that taste coming out of your mouth?" (Name that show and you'll be my best friend!)

dear Q bear,
Stop growing so fast! Mommy and your aunties are loving planning your 1st birthday party though. Momma says I get to document it all, so one day you can look back at the pictures and remember how loved you really are!

dear followers,
Bare with me. I know I haven't had to much excitement here on this blog, but stick around. Things are gonna get fun!

xoxo Happy Wednesday!!

Weekly Inspiration

Monday, March 5, 2012

These make me ha! And I hope they do the same for you! Cheers to a new week. Make it fabulous...





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