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Nautical Nonsense

This past Friday was a pretty successful girl’s night out in my opinion.

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Shirt: ModCloth

Pants: ModCloth

If you’ve been following me for awhile, it’s no surprise that I love anything and everything nautical related. I couldn’t resist pairing these two items together. With the current skirt collection I have, it just didn’t look good with any of them. Plus, if I threw a skirt on, I’d run the risk of looking like Sailor Moon – which I don’t think I have a full on problem with. Guess I’ve got a new reason to buy a pleated school girl-esque skirt now! I threw a sweater over my blouse during class in order to not look too costume-y. Again, I don’t think I really have any problems with looking like a cartoon character.

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I got a VIP invite to the grand opening of Blush on Elmwood and had a lovely time. It was a great combination of everything I like: snacks, alcohol, and shopping. Why wouldn’t I attend this event?

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Judging by this collection of quotes located in the store, I can tell I already like this place a ton.

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Afterwards, I met up with some lady friends at Don Tequila for drinks and food. Nachos and quesedillas just taste better with margaritas. We ordered a pitcher full of raspberry margaritas. I hate tequila, I’ll only accept it in the form of a margarita. We ordered a pitcher of frozen margaritas too which were totes delish, from what I remember at least.

The following pictures were taken by Donald Schwartz. Go check out the rest of his stuff, I think his photos are pretty neat-o.

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Seriously how cute is this boutique?!

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My usual habitat at any party: the snack table.

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Photographed with the fiercely dressed owner of Blush, Lexie!

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Vegas Baby, Vegas!

Warning: This post is like 80% touristy photos of my boyfriend Jonathan and I when we were in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Also, expect many goofy facial expressions because I can’t take serious photos when it comes to situations like this.

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Woke up at the crack ass of dawn. I couldn’t sleep so we made weird faces the entire plane ride.

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I literally begged Jonathan to take me to an In N Out before we did anything in Vegas. No regrets. Just awesome cheeseburgers and chocolate milkshakes.

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Jonathan’s a huge fan of HIMYM so I bought him suitjamas for his birthday. I am the coolest girlfriend ever.

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We went out with Jonathan’s family to Pamapas Brazilian Grille for his birthday dindin. I had no idea it was one of those places where they serve you food on those sword thingys (yes that is the professional terminology for that.) The first thing that ran through my head was that Brazilian restaurant from Bridesmaids. The last thing I need is anything coming out of me like lava while I’m cruising down the streets of Vegas. But this place was fantastic and the only tummy problem I had was from being stuffed. I literally got every bacon wrapped item they offered me.

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My boyfriend’s one of those weird freakish people who hates chocolate. So it was pretty hilarious that he got a free chocolate mousse cake. Which I happily devoured because someone had to.

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Post dinner we did go to Minus 5, that ice bar with that ridiculous cover price but is kinda cool because everything is literally made of ice. I don’t have any pictures because phones weren’t allowed inside. After 45 mins of being cold and unable to afford their ridiculously priced drinks, we decided to gamble a bit. Which we’re clearly not good at…

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Happy derp day. Reason number 4 why I love Las Vegas: Free drinks in the casino area!

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I think we ended up at the Mirage for whatever reason and I made Jonathan take a picture of my outfit.

Top – Urban Outfitters

Blazer- H&M

Shorts – Forever21

This is the only peplum that looks remotely good on me by the way.

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Yeah I did end up giving in and getting one of those gigantic alcoholic tourist drinks because well I am a tourist. I think this was a pineapple and amaretto daquiri.

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The next day, Jonathan I went to go see The Beatles Cirque du Soleil show at the Mirage.

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Dress – Modcloth

This is currently my favorite thing to wear at the moment. I love everything about it! The shade of red is perfect, the collar is precious, and it flatters my body pretty well.

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Earrings – Top Shop

There was a gigantic sale and I couldn’t resist these fox shaped earrings!

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Headband – Top shop

I also couldn’t resist this black velvet jeweled headband that I saw shortly after I spotted those fox earrings.

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For whatever reason, we somehow got upgraded to front row seats. I wanted proof so I decided to take a picture before the show. Then I got yelled at.

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By some miracle I woke up before noon one day and we headed over to Crepe Expectations for brunch. 3 decently sample sized mimosas for $10?! Yes please. If I remember correctly we ordered mango, passion fruit, and pomegranate. If it were socially acceptable to start all of my mornings off with mimosas I totally would.

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I usually order sweet desert crepes but I was mega hungry and went for something more savory. This big ole crepe was stuffed with ham, scrambled egg, Swiss cheese, and mushrooms. Hands down one of the loveliest brunches/crepes I’ve ever had. The whole restaurant was absolutely precious in purple and the owner was probably one of the friendliest people to ever exist. I need to move out here, or at least learn how to make crepes.

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Sorry I can’t remember the name of this sushi restaurant, but it’s in Chinatown/near the strip. I shouldn’t be allowed to go to all you can eat sushi places because I’m always this close to dying from a sushi coma. Ugh seriously though we ordered everything. Like sashimi, nigiri, crazy unique rolls everything.

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Having a tourist moment at the Venetian.

Skirt – Target

I’m a huge fan of chevron. I’m rarely a huge fan of orange. But it strangely works for me.

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Another tourist moment on our gondola ride. Is it weird that I think the gondolier outfits are crazy adorable and I’d totally wear them? I also just realized that our gondolier was totally creeping in on our selfie, which makes him even more fantastic. All I remember about him is that his name is Santino and that he sang a lovely cover of “That’s Amore”.

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There’s a surprising amount of gelato places in every single casino. This was probably an espresso or creme brulee flavored one because those are  my usual go-to’s.

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Going off tangent to show you all how effortlessly cool and bad ass Jonathan can be sometimes.

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Shortly after the above photo was taken, we met up with my dad’s best friend from back in the day at the Bellagio for drinks at the Petrossian Bar. This was probably the fanciest thing we did all vacation. We drank a couple of Sidecars, various other fruity cocktails, a whole lot of sparkling water, and ate plenty of fancy cheese while listening to my Tito Allen’s awesome stories about working at the Aria. Another fun fact, apparently they filmed some scenes from Ocean’s Eleven at this bar. So if you ever watch that movie with me expect me to yell out “I got drinks and ate cheese there once!” forever.

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The next night we got all fancy again because we managed to get last minute tickets to O at the Bellagio. Honestly if you ever see one Cirque du Soleil show, go see that one. I promise it’s worth it.

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That night was also our last full night in Vegas. I figured we’d end it the way we began it – at In N Out. It was a bittersweet goodbye as you can see. But seriously why doesn’t In N Out exist on the east coast?! It’s like they’re forcing me to consider moving out to the west coast. Overall I had a blast, and I’d totally return to Vegas in a heart beat.

I figured I’d save all of my extremely tourist-y pictures for the very end. I also have a few other photos on my Instagram (LinaBonBon) If you wanted to check that out. Enjoy!

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Making a quick drunk phone call in a fake telephone booth.

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Freemont Street

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Reminding you all just how tiny I am in front of the Luxor.

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I took a ridiculous amount of photos of the Bellagio Fountains. It’s the simplest thing in the world but I found it amusing enough to take thousands of photos whenever we were in the area. How can you not love fountains choreographed to popular songs?! Plus it’s free. Fun things are rarely free.

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Oh hey look how adorable and realistic fake Paris looks!

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Year of the Snake garden exhibit at the Bellagio.

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A giant sinking boat from a random pirate show.

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Typical pictures of all of the surrounding buildings. My one main rule for traveling is that you’re allowed to be all tourist-y your first visit. (2 first visits in case you don’t get to see everything. after that, go do  more exploring and be cool!)

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Ironically enough this was my very last tourist stop since it’s right next to the airport.

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Like We’re Gonna Die Young

Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and everyone better have a blast tonight! This is the part of the blog post where I thank everyone for being awesome. This is the other part of the blog post where I make some new year’s resolution to improve my blog (which is totes gonna happen so stay tuned!) Since this is my last post of 2012/I procrastinated for a few days, here’s an extra long post!

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Went out for my BFF Meg’s 21st birthday the day after Christmas. Birthday black out blizzard, holla at us!

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Dress: H&M

Belt: H&M

I’ve lost track of how many LBDs and lace dresses I own. I’ll never get sick of them. I thought I outgrew bows until I saw this precious belt.

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Clutch: Express

One of my Christmas presents from Flo! I’ve been lusting after envelope clutches for quite some time. Good job Flo!

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Eyeliner: Eyeko

Lipstick: Lip Tar

I’ve tried out many liquid liners over the years and this one is my all time favorite hands down. I’ve heard so much hype about Lip Tar so I finally had to give it a shot. This shade of red is fabulous and it does stay on for a crazy long time. My only complaint is that it’s kind of messy to apply if you don’t get the hang of it. Other than that I’m loving it!

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The ladies and I went to Pastabilities for dinner. While waiting I ordered a round of birthday cake shots. This baked spinach and manicotti dish did a great job of filling me up pre-drinking festivities.

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Bittersweet for some desert and more wine. Unfortunately everyone attacked the giant cookie desert we split before I could take a picture of it. But trust me it was fantastic. We ordered a bottle of white zinfandel, which I’m a huge fan. I love me some rose. Go ahead and judge me.

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1 round of shots, 2 bottles of wine, a vodka and cranberry, a complementary shot of bailey’s and crown royal, and a few rounds of irish car bombs later I took this derptastic selfie at Blue Tusk. Everything was great up until the irish car bombs, then shit got real and really weird…

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The following night was my karaoke extravaganza that I try to host every year while my friends and I are home for break. Last year’s theme was ugly sweaters, which was a 50% fail. So we’re just going to get dolled up and classy from here on out.

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Dress: Modcloth

This dress is usually referred to as “the beetlejuice dress” for obvious reasons. I bought this lovely thing on sale over the summer. It was originally a tea length dress, but since I’m super short and petite it didn’t look too flattering on me. I got the hemline shortened to my liking and now it’s absolutely perfect!

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I don’t do too many up do’s other than buns because I’m too impatient to learn them. Hair bows are incredibly easy and surprisingly fast to do though! Thank goodness for giant cans of hairspray and infinite supplies of bobby pins.

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On a side note my 2nd karaoke extravaganza was a success! We had quite the diverse variety to say the least. Like Helena by MCR, 90s one hit wonders, T-Swizzle, Total Eclipse of the Heart, and a disco remix of Sweet Caroline diverse.  P.S. yours truly and her awesome friend Rob scored a 100 on Niggas in Paris.

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I should mention that there was a good 48 hours in between Christmas and now where I lived off of my mother’s eggrolls. You’re all invited to come over and eat eggrolls because they’re fucking phenomenal. This is at the top of my list of Filipino food that I need to learn how to make asap.

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Mirror selfie at Roji’s! This was me post ice skating at Clinton Square with my boyfriend and little cousins. Side note this is one of the few times where my bun looks like what it’s supposed to. Gotta love surprise good hair days!

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Sweater: H&M

I’ve been having a wine/burgundy obsession ever since fall. Can you blame me. Also, I need more sweaters. I always need more sweaters.

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Leggings: Topshop

Bought these years ago when I was at the Topshop in Manila. They’re still in great condition and are incredibly comfy and cute! Those ice skates could almost pull off being cute boots. For the record ice skating is the only winter activity that I don’t completely fail at.

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Knitted headband: Forever 21

Scarf: Forever 21

Outdoor ice skating requires shit tons of layers. I’m obviously going to use it as an excuse to wear cute cozy accessories. I adore this headband because it kind of reminds me of a turban and that scarf is one of the warmest things I own. It’d be 100% awesome if it were an infinity scarf though.

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After freezing my ass off on the ice for over 2 hours I needed to warm myself back up. Praise Jesus that Roji’s is within walking distance from Clinton Square! I tried the new cinnamon tea that they had and filled up on onigiri and cinnamon cookies. Their cinnamon tea might be one of my new favorites of all time and my favorite cookies complemented them very well. I love onigiri and desperately want to learn how to make it. I only order it when I’m starving, and then I remember how incredibly filing it is.

 

 

 

 

 

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