Tuesday, July 31, 2012

welcome to sydnee's shop {update}

i have recently realized,
i own way too much clothing that i don't even wear.
and frankly, i'm sick of it.
so i cleaned out my closet.
half of it was worn out t-shirts with aeropostale written all over it,
the other half was clothes i bought and immediately regretted.

so i decided to open up a shop my closet.
and before i put this stuff on my mom's ebay account i thought i would see if anyone of you would want to buy them from me first.

first is this shirt.


i was sucked into buying it by a nagging saleslady at head over heels.
i think i just bought it so she would leave me alone.
it just isn't my style.
but it really is a cute shirt.
and i've literally only worn it once.
besides for this picture obviously.


next i have this necklace

i bought it for my prom dress last year but it didn't really match.
so i don't think i've ever worn this necklace out.

it has a ribbon for a closure which looks really cute if you wanted to do a huge bow with a simple shirt and have the ribbons drape down your back.....
no. sydnee you don't need it. you need to sell it.




twist, after telling my mom i sold mine
she had the same problem as me


so another pair of toms are up for grabs.
however, she never ever wore them, hence the tags still on them, so i will be charging a wee bit more.


i'll be adding more as i clean it out more and as i slowly let them go because it's hard for me to see all of these things go.





please email me at sydmerrell93@live.com if you have questions or if you want any of these items.

Monday, July 30, 2012

california love {day two}

the next day we decided just to chill at the beach.

i'm not much of a swimmer so i spent almost the whole time sitting, soaking up the sun, and reading the great gatsby.
suprisingly though,
i did get in the water.


but i'll admit, most of it was spent ankle deep playing with my six year old cousin.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

california love {day one}

ah and it feels good to be home.
being away you expect things to change when you get home, but nothing ever does.

i was basking in the rays of sunshine along newport beach, california this past week and i'm jumping out of my skin to tell you all about it.
picture overload.
so i'll give you the play by play according to days

day one,

being a sunday i had to go to melrose trading post in hollywood, i highly suggest everyone go there,



so much vintage goodness in one place.
like good vintage.
not "digging through savers" vintage.

i bought an audrey hepburn print and an antique mirror.

oh and as i was sitting in food court a girl just happened to sit by me and i just happened to recognize her....


as haley james scott.

yes haley james scott from one tree hill


pretty freaking amazing.

then we went to hollywood


where i placed my hands where humphrey bogart placed his.


i was in heaven to say the least.

i was pretty satisfied with my day until as we driving down melrose i looked at my window


 i went into dash that had just opened two days earlier.
yes i love the kardashians.
no i don't know why.
i just dooooo.

best. day. ever.
and it was only the first day.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

sorry for the short hiatus,
i'm currently soaking up the sun at the beach.

to hold you over until i get back,
here is a guest post i did over at the Pedaling Nomad

they have the cutest clothes over at their shop which you should probably check out.

see you monday!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

the what police?

have you guys ever watched fashion police?

i gets a little inappropriate sometimes but yeesh it's hilarious.

and maybe watching it makes me want to dye my hair purple like kelly osborne


Monday, July 16, 2012

literature recommendations

in three days i shall be traveling to blue waters and palm trees


i'll be planning on laying on the beach reading books,
so i have a slight favor to ask of my readers,

what's your favorite book?
or
what book would you recommend?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

good grief..

dear guy who is just the slightest bit inappropriate at work,

it may surprise you but,

no i don't find your greased back hair, hawaiian printed shirts that are buttoned down just enough for me to see your "chest hair", or the fact that you are almost a black belt in karate, in any way attractive.

and when i reject you almost fifty times for a hug, take a hint that i really don't want to give you a hug.





am i the only one with this problem?

Friday, July 13, 2012



sometimes you just can't help it.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

tumblin tuesday.

just some random images i found on tumblr

fashion

drawing

home

hair

Monday, July 9, 2012

peter pan collars & balm stains

i went into charlotte russe the other day
(which is sort of rare, the store is a little too cheap and sometimes trashy for me)
and i was about to squeal at all the different adorable blousey shirts.


granted, i wouldn't wear any of these like that,
i would wear a small shirt underneath and a cardigan over top.
i snagged the first one.


i love it.
i also had to go buy one of these after reading about them on this blog

i'm satisfied.
super creamy and very full of pigment.


and i've never gotten this bright of a pink and i'm surprised  about how not crazy it looked on me.
two thumbs up.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

oh my goodness



can i have one?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

i love my dog


we like to cuddle while watching kardashians

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

happy birthday america

to celebrate i'm going to the freedom festival and watching some fireworks.

and wearing our country's colors and stripes

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


well i am quite honored
olivia chose me for this liebster award.
(who has a lovely blog)
i don't know quite what it is but she said it was
"The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome."

i'm touched

1. one must write eleven facts about themselves.
2. answer the questions the 'tagger' has set for you. 
3. provide eleven new questions for the people you tag.
4. choose up to elven people and link them in your post.
5. inform the 'tagged' of this prestigious award.

facts: 
if i must
1. the $5 movie bin is my favorite part of wal mart and target. half of my movie collection is from there. 
2. i can never get enough of this movie
3. i kind of have a thing for cats...
4. i totally keep up with the kardashians.
5. 3/4 of my wardrobe is from forever 21
6. but i really wish 4/4 of my wardrobe was from j.crew

7. pizza rolls are one of my favorite foods.

8. i curl my hair just as much as i straighten it

9. i own way too many cardigans.

10. full touch screen phones drive me crazy, which is why mine still has buttons.

11. most of my favorite movies were made before 1970

for olivia's questions...  

one. what is your favorite type of cheese?
havarti. my mom makes them as grilled cheese with pesto. so delicious.

two. if you had to eat the same cereal every morning for six months, what would it be?
oatmeal squares. best cereal ever.

three. who was your last text message?
jeffrey of course.

four. what car do you think is the ugliest?
pontiac aztecs. what in the world were they thinking?

five.what is your favorite breed of dog?
i have a chocolate labrador and i'm never going to get any other kind. she's the sweetest.

six. who do you admire?
i admire the saints who crossed the plains

seven. what is something you want to accomplish this week?
hmm survive the fourth of july and beat the heat
it is seriously way too hot don't you agree?

eight. if you could eat anything right now, what?
chocolate covered pretzels.

nine. what is a cool / cosmic / odd dream that you have had?
i never have dreams like that. mostly just dreams that could possibly happen in real life.

ten. what are your favorite pair of pants?
hmmm i just love any of my dark skinny jeans.

eleven. what do you like on or in your pancakes?
syrup. just syrup.


now for my questions.....


  • which celebrity's wardrobe would you love to raid?
  • what is your favorite band that you can never stop listening to?
  • what is the prettiest flower on earth?
  • what color would your dream house be?
  • if you could only buy your clothes at one store what would it be?
  • favorite office character?
  • best movie ever, in your opinion?
  • if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  • what color is your toothbrush?
  •  eye shadow or lipstick?
  • if you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
i shall award mine to....
&&&&&& lisa

Monday, July 2, 2012


my primary kids love my shoes.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

i like to fancy myself a bargain shopper.
i get it from my parents.
we like to dig through bargain bins, shop the clearance rack and coupon the crap out of grocery stores.
we especially love flea markets and swap meets.
so this weekend we went to the swap meet on redwood road (i tried to get a link but i couldn't find a website)
warning: this swap meet is definitely in a hood part of town, is a little shady, and you may feel like the only white person there, but i did manage to find some stuff.
a large sunhat that i bought for my week at the beach this coming month
$3
i have very sensitive eyes so when we got up to west valley and i realized i didn't have my sunglasses, i knew i was in trouble.
i had to buy some, any really.
there were a lot of sunglasses stands but i honestly just wanted some huge ones that make me look like i'm trying to hide from the paparazzi.
i bought these at a stand where two adorable younger boys were selling them while their parents made change,
every pair i put on they said "oh wow you look so pretty in those" or "now those look good on you"

$3

then i stumbled upon a booth with lots of nail polish,
next to the nail polish i saw some MAC eyeshadow.
i asked the girl at the stand three times,
"is this real mac????"
she said two times "yes" the third time she gave me a glare and said "yes it is, you buying or no?"
so i bought one of these babies for you guessed it

$3

sunhat, large sunglasses and MAC eyeshadow all for a grand total of $9.
booyah.