That One Time I Bought a Banana Republic Sweater for $0.79

In Southern California, “cold weather” is defined when temperatures drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Yesterday happen to fall into the said category, allowing me to finally pull out my sweaters out of the back corners of my closet.

This cowl-neck oversized sweater from Banana Republic is one of my absolute favorites. It’s thick, it’s warm, it’s oversized. Sweaters have a tendency to make the wearer look “lazy” but this one does the opposite. If anything, I feel more polished and put-together!

Fun Fact: I own a Banana Republic credit card, which I get rewards on for purchases I make. I receive a $10 reward card for every $200 I spend elsewhere. This sweater was on final sale for $30.00, and after using with my rewards, I paid merely $0.79! Even the associates’ minds were blown. W I N N E R. I love scoring a good bargain!

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Sunglasses:  Ray Ban Round Metal RB3447
Watch: Michael Kors ‘Bradshaw’
Sweater:
Banana Republic
Pants: Banana Republic

Thanks for reading!

Love,
Anicka Nadine

Big Bear, California

After a few days of heavy rain storm, Southern California’s peaks finally received a much-needed helping of fresh powder. It was absolutely breathtaking. Snow truly does beautify everything it touches.

My family and I headed up the mountains early Saturday morning and surprisingly had a smooth ride up. It’s been years since my last visit to Big Bear, and I had a wonderful time with my family bob sledding and having snow ball fights! Regardless of age, snow brings out the inner kid in every one!

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Thank you for reading!

Xx,
Anicka Nadine

El Matador Beach, CA

August 23, 2014

El Matador Beach, California

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With summer almost coming to an end, my cousin and I packed our beach bags, had a joy ride along the Pacific Coast Highway and headed to beautiful El Matador Beach.

Just a few miles north of Malibu, El Matador Beach showcases towering cliffs and enormous rock formations, making one question whether they’re in Southern California at all! The crashing waves splashing against the rocks make the beach a perfect spot for a scenic photoshoot!

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Minty Minty Fresh!

Most people tend to shy away from  monochromatic outfits that aren’t black and/or white because they’re harder to pull off. Dressing head-to-toe in non-neutral tones can very easily make the wearer look like they are wearing a costume.

To avoid looking like Mint Power Ranger, I balanced my printed polo with plain pants and added splashes of cobalt to contrast with the pastel.

Location: Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
Polo: Ann Taylor
Pants: GAP
Flats: GAP
Necklace: Charlotte Russe
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Bag: Kate Spade (both hot pink and lilac)

Love,

Anicka Nadine