I'm pretty behind on blogging, and this outfit is pretty much the same things I've been wearing all summer long, but I've actually been busy, which means I have things to talk about. The past week has been much more eventful than I expected, and it's a sign of things to come once September gets here. I've been all around Southern California lately, and I'm not complaining. Last week included an impromptu shopping and dinner trip to LA with Whitney, a couple of bars in Orange County, a very random fashion show and dinner in Long Beach, a quick frozen yogurt trip with friends, and a game of Cards Against Humanity. Sunday night was my trip to Meltdown Comics on Sunset Blvd. for a taping of Harmontown, one of my favorite podcasts. I cannot get over how great it was. I've been a giant fan of Dan Harmon (creator of "Community" and "Rick and Morty" if you missed me talking about him in my last post) for at least a few years, so getting to see him in person was incredible. He's such a brilliant writer, and he's absolutely hilarious and quick on stage. I'm pretty sure my friend Adam and I are going to go to another taping soon, and there are some other Nerdist shows (Meltdown Comics is the Nerdist Inc. headquarters) that I'm hoping to see soon as well.
Yesterday was another kind of random trip to LA that turned out to be eventful. I caught up with my friend Chelsea, who I went to high school with, a few weeks ago, and we bonded over our love of coffee. We had discussed that there are so many great coffee shops in LA, but no one else is crazy enough to make the hour drive (which you get used to when you live here) just to get coffee. Obviously we decided that we're crazy enough to do so, so we're starting our Southern California coffee tour. We made the drive and chatted over lattes outside at Alfred Coffee & Kitchen. Then, for once in my life, I got to feel like a real Californian who nonchalantly has celebrity sightings when Joel Madden, followed by Benji Madden, stopped at the table next to ours to talk with a friend they ran into. We didn't approach them, mostly because it seemed like the kind of neighborhood where that happens often and people aren't fazed by it, but I did sneak a picture, which you can see on my Instagram. They're definitely people who I haven't thought about in years, but hey, it's still cool. Growing up in Orange County, I've been pretty far removed from celebrity sightings and LA life my whole life, despite what most people out of state would think. But I mean, whatever. It's no big deal.
Even though this outfit isn't very new to the blog and I've worn a couple variations of it not too long ago, it's still one of my favorites to wear. This top and skirt are two of my favorite things that I've gotten over the summer, and I love how they look together. I'm super behind on taking outfit pictures, so fingers crossed that I have more time this week.
Oh, and to top it off, the Emmys were last night. I watch so much TV, so I get really excited about the Emmys, as I do with most award shows. I already shared enough of my thoughts on Twitter, but just know that "Breaking Bad" won everything, so I'm very happy.
Peter Pan collared top: J. Crew Factory
Skirt: Thrifted BB Dakota
Tote bag: Old Navy
Bracelet: Fifth & Mae