Friday, October 31, 2014

{Adventures} Dapper Day Fall 2014

Photo Taken by the Dapper Day Staff Person
So, I went to Disneyland's Fall Dapper Day this year with these dapper fellows. It was already exciting to be able to go to the happiest place on earth, but to see some awesomely dressed people everywhere made it even more exciting. I thought it'd be appropriate to post this for Halloween since we're Disney bounding and that's as close as I'm getting to having a costume to post.

We got to see more of the Grand Californian because the convention was held there and behind me you can see that they had many lovely things for sale and such dapper people everywhere. They also had a Photo Booth where that first picture was taken.  Before entering the room, there was so much going on in the hallway as well. Lots of booth everywhere to tempt you out of your money. I wasn't able to save enough money for shopping unfortunately. I did walk away with that cool dapper day pin I immediately put on after purchasing.

These pictures were all taken on our first day there, September 12. We spent the whole day at California Adventures so that we'd have easy access to the Grand Californian. We did the sketch studio and got a fashion illustration of ourselves. I bought this shirt too because the girl on it looks exactly like the fashion illustration of me. 

Outfit Rundown:
Hair Bow - Icing
Top - Hot Topic (similar)
Cardigan - Thrifted
Purse - Forever 21
Socks - Forever 21
Shoes - Payless

Can you guess all three disney bounds? 
Prize for whoever can guess all three!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

{Foods} Macarons

I have been obsessed with eating Macarons! I wasn't interested the first time I heard of them because they just seemed too darned pricey! The first ones I tried were from Cocola Bakery and it was a boxed set that my boyfriend at the time purchased for me to try. I liked them, but I did not feel that they justified the price! When I got into Lolita fashion, many lolitas seemed to LOVE them, and I suppose it affected me and I wanted to give them another shoot. I bought an individual piece from Cocola and it was a bigger size than the set type. It was pretty good, but I never decided to buy anymore because the price just turned me off too much. Then, I saw a review on Trader Joe macarons and I immediately had to try them! I bought a box and I fell in love. I actually liked them better than Cocola's somehow. My boyfriend says I have cheap taste in food, but I don't know if that's true... Maybe his taste it too expensive? Anyways, it was a pack of 12 with 6 chocolate and 6 vanilla. Found in TJ's freezer section with all the desserts. They are priced at about $4 to $5

I believe. Which is way better than $2 for an individual piece. Since then, I have noticed that Trader Joe's has come out with more flavors, but they seem to be seasonal. Please do correct me if I'm wrong.

Here is a picture of their Pumpkin flavor during the Thanksgiving season.

It was alright, I definitely went crazy with pumpkin flavor this past Thanksgiving season and bought a ton! I only bought one box that season as it was only alright, I'd rather stick to the Chocolate/Vanilla box. I don't think this should deter you from trying it next Thanksgiving season if they come out again, especially if you enjoy Pumpkin flavor. I didn't get a picture, but during the Holiday season, TJ's came out with peppermint flavor! It was delicious!!! 3 exclamation points! I bought 3 boxes that season. I would have bought more had I more money and if there was more stock! I shared both the Pumpkin and Peppermint flavors with my 5 roommates and we all agreed on the taste!

Since then, I have been craving macarons often and dream of trying Ladurée in Paris. Who's got expensive taste now? For now, I will try whatever I can get my hands on!

**This is actually an old post I found in my drafts box from last year thoughhhh!

What do you think of Macarons?