Shades of Blue

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Location: The Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA
Dress:
 Target
Bag: Cambridge Mini Satchel (Coastal Blue)

I have been a Los Angeles resident for more than 15 years, and I admit that there are still areas of this urban sprawl that I have yet to discover. Case in point: The Huntington Library in Pasadena. It’s a shame that it’s taken me more than a decade to see this place.

My friends and I had the opportunity a few weekends ago to explore the area, and the gardens took our breath away, particularly the Japanese Garden. The attention to detail was incredible, so much so that I felt goosebumps as waves of nostalgia washed over me. It truly made me feel as if I teleported back to Japan. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to see the entire place (which was HUGE!), so we’re planning a second visit sometime in the spring.

Thanks for reading!

Cheers,
Anicka Nadine

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Empire State of Mind

Last month, I went on a trip of a lifetime with my closest girlfriends to the best city in the world, New York City! Below are some of the pictures we took at the observation deck of the Empire State Building!

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Location: Empire State Building Observatory Deck, 8th Floor
Hat: H&M
Coat: H&M
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Sweater: Old Navy
Scarf: Zara
Boots: Nordstrom

Thanks to my very patient friend, Dianne, for willingly taking pictures of me in 2-digit weather!

Love,
Anicka Nadine

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