Shout Out, Yo!

Can I just take this moment to give a shoutout to my latest inspiration for all things fashion and beauty? She’s the reason I have returned to the blogging world I had missed so dearly, so I feel like I owe her a thank you even if she’ll never see this post!

If you haven’t yet heard of her, Becca Tobin is best known for her role as Kitty Wilde in Glee. While I was blown away by her voice and dance moves, I was more distracted by her beauty. This led to some online stalking (social media style), which is how I found her fashion blog. Since that point, I’ve been obsessed! I love her weekly updates (and I’m still going through the past ones), and some of the websites she provides are truly amazing! Her Instagram is also full of cute little finds with links to where you can get them from.

So, to keep this short and sweet like yours truly, I leave you all with links to everything Becca Tobin, as well as some fabulous photos.

Becca’s Fashion Blog

Becca’s Instagram

Becca’s Twitter

Hairspiration Cut

Hairspiration Style

Fashion Inspiration

So go subscribe to and follow Becca everywhere, get inspired, and come back to see more reviews from me soon. And thank you Becca for inspiring me to embrace my sense of style and ability to stand out in an otherwise bland world.

💛Love. 💋Glam. 🎶Music. ✌Peace

Train Concert Outfit

Hello my lovelies!

So I return with a new outfit that I absolutely loved wearing to the Train concert at the Hollywood Bowl on May 24th. I’m in love with Free People, and their jeans seem to fit me quite perfectly. You can always find awesome sales on their site, and even better sales at Macy’s (website and in-store). My choker is honestly from the 90s, but I will provide you all with a link to a similar choker if you’re into the look. Also, I adore my socks and they were super cheap! My shoes were a great find by my mom, who’s so much better at shopping than I am!

I forgot to take a picture with the New Romantics (a Free People label) jacket I had also worn. It was a gift from my mom last Christmas and she bought it from an outlet store. I can’t seem to find it to  buy anywhere online at this time, but will be sure to update you all if I do find it in the future. Meanwhile, I do have a link below to Bloomingdales, so you can see it in all of its glam and beauty!

   

 

What I’m Wearing:

Same or Similar Free People Jeans

Similar Free People Tank or Other Similar Free People Tank or Another Similar Free People Tank

Similar Calvin Klein Shoes or Similar Material Girl Shoes (mine were another mom find from Ross and they are “Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren”)

Similar Forever21 Socks (I got mine for a great deal from Payless, but I can’t find them on their site. You can check stores near you to see if they have them, because this was a very recent buy)

Similar Etsy Choker

Similar Forever21 Bangle or Similar Forever21 Bangle

Kitsch Chain Necklace (I got this in my PopSugar Subscription Box for May)

Similar American Rag Blazer or Similar XOXO Blazer

iPhone Case (PhoneCaseOfTheMonth.com is actually really awesome if you are obsessed with phone cases like I am! You can’t get this exact one as it was the case for May, but if you subscribe, you’ll get an equally awesome one. I’ll post a separate blog post with all of the cases I’ve received so far.)

New Romantics “Cat’s Meow” Jacket

Essie “A-List” Nails

Revlon “Matte Top Coat” Nails

Color Club “Take the Stage” Nails

Revlon Black Cherry Lipstick

So let me know what you think! I’d love to hear from you all. Also, I’ll be sure to get better shots of my makeup for updates from here on, but here’s the best I have for now.


I went for a smoky eye with lots of liner (which you can’t really see here) and brown and gold shadows. I had also added a dark lipstick, which you can see and purchase below.

🎶Music. ✌Peace. 💋Glam. 💛Love.

Mariam B.

New Blog!

Hello all!

So, I disappeared for a while because of school, but now I’m back with a brand new blog! I may come back and post some more here soon, but in the meanwhile, check out GlamRockHippie for reviews of all sorts of things like subscription boxes, hobbies, recipes, restaurants and many more! Give me a follow and keep up with my posts which will soon be coming at ya at full speed!

Thanks ahead of time!

Peace,

Mariam

Tea Time

Knowing how much I love tea, my dear sister purchased a deal from Living Social for tea time for two at Chado Tea Room (the Hollywood & Highland location) as part of my Christmas gift this year. I can’t even express how excited I was about this! Not only did I get the chance to go to a tea room with one of my favorite people in the world, but it also meant that I had another opportunity to get dressed up! I didn’t want to overdo it, but I also didn’t want to ruin this chance by wearing a t-shirt and jeans. So, I dressed my denim look up!

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I really love these new blouses and shirts that are pretty plain in the front, but then have something special on the back. I recently bought many dress shirts like this, and love any chance I get to wear them. I’ll share some more later, even if I don’t wear it for a specific occasion. My favorite part of my outfit, however, were the shoes! My mom had just bought them for me, and I especially love the light pink heel.

Now, let’s talk about the tea room itself. The service there needed some work. I’m not sure if they were understaffed, but the waiting wasn’t really even where my complaint lies. My biggest problem was that we had ordered a scone to go for my mom and when they brought out boxes so we could doggy-bag the remainder of our food, they did not remember to bring my extra scone. We left, got home, and that’s when I realized it. I suppose it’s also partly my fault for not paying attention while we were still there, but I would hope that the waitress/server would have remembered. They did charge us for it, though. Oh well.

Our Living Social deal included a starter soup or salad, specific sandwiches (salmon, cucumber, cranberry chicken and cream cheese), scones (plain), dessert (cookies, strawberries and custard, chocolate cake, lemon cake, a muffin), an ice cream tea float, and two pots of tea (your choice). Here’s a picture of what all of the food looked like, which I admit, is quite impressive.

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The food was definitely not something I’d go back for. While I know that these are tea sandwiches and their flavors should not be overwhelming, they also shouldn’t be quite so bland. However, the scones were good and the custard was marvelous! My favorite part, however, was the tea. My sister ordered some fruity tea (I can’t remember the exact blend right now, but it sounded good until she ruined the flavor with sugar) and I ordered the coconut chai. I have never had coconut chai before as I usually go for either a plain chai or a vanilla flavored one. Those are probably my favorite go-to teas to drink. With that in mind, this coconut chai blew me away! My taste buds were surely in for a treat. First of all, they served the chai with cream already mixed in, which already got bonus points in my book. Beyond that, the chai was seeped perfectly (not too bitter, not too weak) and had so much flavor! I was very excited about my chai and finished every single drop!

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I’m already looking into buying a 4 oz. serving of their coconut chai. Their website has all of their teas, I believe, and also has information on the different locations. All in all, I’d go back to Chado Tea Room, but only for dessert and tea. (Side note: I love my necklace!)

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By the way? I was so excited for my tea float (and it took so long for them to bring it out) that I forgot to take a picture of it until it was gone.

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While it tasted amazing, I would had ideas on how to make it even better. They used a vanilla tea with vanilla ice cream, topped with what looked and tasted exactly like Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Just a few days ago, after being inspired by this tea float idea, I decided to make my own. I used about a teaspoonful double chocolate chip along with a scoop of vanilla and topped it with my vanilla chai.

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Mine was better, but should have been cooled a bit longer!

Exciting news!

Hello people of the blogging world! I have some great news. After going back and forth on making a decision on graduate school, I’ve finally fallen back into the one I’d decided on a while back. I had looked into Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA a while back and had even gone as far as completing my application for admission. I even had part of my transcripts sent over. However, I changed my mind midway, and put a halt to the process of applying. See, I had applied for their Multimedia Communications graduate program. After some thinking and research, I realized that’s not what I wanted to do after all. So, I took a step back and took a look at my experience and asked myself what it is I truly want to do with the rest of my life. Long story short, I decided on Advertisement. I am incredibly excited to complete my portfolio and assignment, so that I can begin school (online for now) soon!

In other news, I am looking for hobbies to keep me busy. While I’m aware that school work and my job will keep me plenty occupied, I still want to try to learn new things. My friend Luci got me knitting needles since I’d told her I wanted to learn how to knit. I’m going to go out and buy some yarn tomorrow and see if I can at least learn a little bit on my own (using youtube as a guide) before I can go visit her and she can show me herself. I’m super excited about starting this new hobby. Beyond that, I’d also decided I wanted to get back into scrapbooking. I may get some new scrapbooking materials to motivate me to go back to the project I’d started years ago!

Other than that, I’m not really sure what more to say here. Hopefully you’re all well! I’ll be trying to take as many outfit pictures as I can soon, just of every day apparel, so that I can do another fashion post. Thank you to everyone following and to anyone who has read and liked my posts thus far. Keep your eyes peeled for the next poem I will be posting on my other blog in the next couple of days!

Peace. Love. Music.