But I'll be honest, by the 4th day, I was ready to leave. I don't think I can live in Southern CA, just not for me -_- I know a bunch of friends & family that love living in Socal, so idk what's wrong w me! LOL To each his (her) own, I guess =\
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We didn't do anything special or super touristy since we've all been to LA a million times. Disneyland was way too crowded. Basically...we just ate a bunch of stuff & shopped a lot...with some draaanks in between lol! I realize I pretty much just eat & shop wherever I am in the world HAHAHA
I forgot my camera so I have nothing to share =_= but I'm sure most of you know what Socal looks like. It's really sunny hahaha and there's lots of rich people & nice cars. Never seen so many Bentleys & Aston Martins in my life *_* I wantttt!
Anywayyy...I didn't buy too much stuff since I am unemployed afterall. Gotta have some self control. I only bought stuff when we went to Santa Monica.
Mango is a Spanish brand, I think, and is allllllll over the world. I don't go to the one in SF often for some reason but everytime I visit the one in Santa Monica, I buy stuff. Weird...
They were having a "Father's Day Sale," where everything in store was 50% off. But so much for a "Father's Day" sale, they only had a tiny corner of men's clothes and the rest of the store was women's stuff. Poor men...but I ain't complainin ^o^
I ended up getting these tan linen pants. I've been looking for linen pants for awhile, for no particular reason besides to look cool & relaxed hahahaha but most pants I've tried on are always too damn long! Idk what happened to this pair but they are the perfect length. I tried on another pair in the same size, but in black, and they were about 6 inches too long >.< So I knew this pair was meant to be hehe
They ended up being really really affordable. Only $23.99! Mango has rather odd sizing. I hardly ever find stuff in a size 0 but the size 2 fit me fine. I think it might be European sizing like H&M so it can get a bit confusing.
At the last minute, I also picked up this cotton blue-grey sweater. The pocket detail is so cute! And I like that it is mainly cotton material so it won't get all pilly & linty super easily.
They ran out of x-smalls in this color so I just grabbed a small. It's a bit looser but I don't mind. This was superrrr cheap too!! Only $18.99 XD
If you haven't noticed by now...I never buy anything at full price ^.^ I feel like I'm getting ripped off since it'll just go on sale in a couple weeks. Blame it on the Asian mentality hahahaha
I also picked up this cardigan from Ann Taylor LOFT. This is a really lightweight cardigan w the asymmetrical hem that I really like. I love cardigans like this that you can easily just throw on at the last minute. The material is linen & cotton so it's very light & perfect for summertime. It gets really chilly where I live at nighttime -_-
This was $39.99 after discount, which is pretty steep for me. I'd never spend almost $40 on a sweater! But the store was (and still is) having an additional 40% off all sale items. Yay! So this only cost me around $24 plus tax.
I love the olive color. It'll go great with my tan linen pants. I'll look super relaxed and leisurely! HAHA
Food wise, Socal has pretty amazing choices. There's soooo many delicious places to eat but not enough room in my stomach :'[
We went to my favorite bakery, JJ Bakery, in Arcadia, CA, a couple times during this trip. It's an Asian bakery that sells the most delicious selection of breads & cakes. I am obsessed with cake and they had a million beautiful ones displayed everyday. I wanted to just buy a birthday cake & eat it all by myself ^0^
I saw this adoooorable watermelon shaped sponge cake there one day. I don't know why, but I was completely obsessed by how creative this was and had to buy it to try. But...it was ehhhhh. Idk what I was expecting...it just ended up being strawberry sponge cake w green tea sponge cake for the rind. And some seed shaped chocolate chips. The cake was really soft & delicious though. I just...thought it might taste like watermelon, which would actually be kinda gross hahaha! Guess that teaches me a lesson. Don't just judge something by its appearance lol!
I also got this mango pudding cup. It was soooo good! I'm obsessed with mango pudding. I always order it when I go eat dim sum ^_^ This one was sooo creamy & you could tell it was made with fresh, real mangoes, not that artificial stuff.
So if you live in Socal, or are visiting, and you love carbs, I'd highly recommend this bakery . They have various locations.
And that's all for my not-that-exciting-vacation-post... since I forgot my camera >.<