Forever 21 Sleeveless Sequin Tank Dress – S (recent but not online) (buy similar here)
Old Navy Scallop Tights – S
Forever 21 Chic Leatherette Stilettos in Olive – 5 (buy here)
The Limited Silver Pendant Necklace
Are you tired of the military accent yet? I hope not! I found this cute little black military jacket on my last H&M trip while out here in California and I fell in love with the button detailing in the front. I was trying to keep myself from spending any more money, but for $20, I decided to give in. The shoulders fit perfectly and the sleeves actually weren’t long at all (for once!). It’s like it was calling my name. How could I refuse? ^_^
My vacation is finally winding down. I’ll be back home in Dallas by tomorrow evening and it really couldn’t come any sooner. I love traveling and visiting my family, but after it’s all said and done, there’s nothing better than coming home and sleeping in my own bed. And with any more good food, my skinny jeans and I would soon become estranged. And we certainly can’t have that!
So as a final departing post, I’ll leave you with my favorite meal of the trip so far — a visit to a little dumpling house called Din Tai Fung (if you’re not familiar with Din Tai Fung, check out this wikipedia). ^_^
My first experience with the world-famous Din Tai Fung was actually at their original Taipei location on Xinyi Road several years ago. It was absolute heaven and I’ve been craving their crab-stuffed xiaolongbao’s (dumplings) ever since! While the Los Angeles location isn’t quite as good as the original Taipei location, it definitely satisfied my craving. And I tried the taro-stuffed xiaolongbao’s for the first time too and it’s probably my new favorite dessert! mmm…this restaurant is definitely going to be an annual tradition now.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering about whether my shellac nails stood up to two-weeks of wear, they unfortunately did not. My nails actually started chipping around the one-week mark and completely peeled off by two-weeks. My nail polish did stay my nails chip-free for longer than usual and my nails actually do seem stronger and healthier now, but depending on how expensive the service is, I probably won’t be getting them again in the near future. So sorry to disappoint you guys! =
P.S. Stay tuned for a Secret Santa post later today! I’ll be taking pictures and putting up a post once I get home from California so it’ll be a bit late, but it’ll be worth it!