Obsessively Grateful

top//jeans (similar)//necklace (similar)//shoes//bag- SOLD OUT :( (similar)

Happy Monday!

This past weekend, I’ve been reflecting a lot on the power of positivity and gratitude in my life. I’ve always been a person who naturally looks on the bright side of things, whether things were going great or they were really crappy. I’m coming to realize what a gift that is, even though at times I can get caught up in self-pity and complaining, about big and little things..

But what good does that do? None. Who am I helping by complaining? No one. How is having a pity party for one going to help my situation? Not at all.

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Cozy Knits

FriYAY, am I right?

This week feels like it flew! I can’t believe we’re almost done with 2016. So crazy!

The temperatures have been cooling off here in San Diego, which is amaziiiing since I’ve been dying to wear all my fall outfits. It’s hard to enjoy your Starbucks red cup while it’s 90 degrees outside, trust me.

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Birthday Recap

What a weekend!

If you follow me on Snapchat (@melissa_ann7) or on Instagram, you saw that I was all over the place celebrating my birthday weekend.

My parents took me out to lunch  to P.F. Chang’s on Friday (I live for the Dynamite shrimp!).

Carl and I explored Coronado all day Saturday and met friends in Encinitas at night for bar hopping. If you are ever in San Diego, I highly recommend checking out both areas! I never realized how big (and insanely beautiful!) Coronado is- perfect for an all day date.

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Travel Tips

Despite the annoying heat wave hitting us here in San Diego, holiday season is in full swing! Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away, Christmas is 6 and Starbucks has officially unleashed Red Cup season. If that doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, then I don’t know what will.


Though I’m lucky enough to have family within driving distance, I’ve spent my fair share of time doing long distance traveling. From flying and driving across country over my four years in college and a semester of travel abroad in Europe, I’ve clocked in plenty of far travel. By no means have I totally mastered the travel game (i.e. the time I forgot my ID at home and didn’t realize it until I was in the security line at the airport… yikes), here are a few of my tips and tricks for all you babes who are logging some major travel miles this holiday season.

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Fall Florals

top// this was one of F21’s in-store “Deal of the Week” picks so definitely snag it soon!
sunglasses// these are very similar! I can’t remember where I got the pair pictured.

Happy fall! Well, as “fall” as it can be in San Diego in September. It’s not even 8am and it’s already climbing past 80 degrees as I type this. Hoping for a turn for the cool sometime soon so I can make actual use of the fur vest, sweaters, etc. that I purchased probably too hopefully.

Regardless, new season means new clothes! So Carl and I went shopping this past weekend. I got a ton of new pieces and he made his first purchase of skinny jeans so a revolutionary day indeed.

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