Friday, December 28, 2012

Strolling The Streets Of Old Town Pasadena

So let's just say finals week was killer which is why this little trip to Old Town Pasadena was so essential to say the least. It was a chilly Sunday morning in Pasadena so I resorted to layering every aspect of my outfit from leggings underneath my pants to three pairs of socks on my feet. 
My goal for this trip was to try macaroons because I've never had them and they seem like the next big thing since self-serve frozen yogurt. My boyfriend and I went to Lette, a tiny bakery that specialized in macarons and picked out three flavors to try. They were a bit pricey starting at $1.70 for one, but we bit our tongues and got five. Out of the Colombian coffee, Caribbean chocolate, and earl grey tea, my favorite was the earl grey tea pictured above. It was just the right amount of sweet and melt-in-your-mouth goodness. 

I stopped by Lush just to check out their seasonal products but window shopping for the most part. I specifically wanted to try their two rose scented products, Turkish Delight and Ro's Argan Body Conditioner. The lady at Lush allowed me to try Turkish Delight and introduced me to Rub Rub Rub, a light salt scrub. She used this prior to Turkish Delight which revealed a smooth surface for the shower smoothie to graze. Definitely eyeing these three products for my next big Lush purchase.
 Update on my Docs: So the first two weeks were hell breaking these in. Even though I had on five pairs of socks, they still rubbed against my heel. I actually put them away for a couple weeks because I didn't want to deal with the pain and hassle of putting on ankle band aids and socks just to wear them. However, a couple weeks ago I decided to bust them out again because winter weather is the perfect time to wear Docs.  Once I started to wear them again, they became more and more comfortable and now their like walking on clouds. 
  • Gives you a little bit of height
  • Excellent quality 
  • Attention grabber 
    • Every time I wear these, someone will almost always compliment me on my shoes :)
  • Good on chilly days, rainy days, windy days, etc. 
  • a little heavy because of the thick soles
  • pricey ($140) but I think they were worth it :D
  • the biggest con for me is I started to notice the floral print in some parts have started to fade :( I think it's because I rub my feet when I walk. I would love to find some kind of spray that would protect the print on the shoes...any suggestions?
striped sweater: Forever 21
cardigan: American Apparel
pants: Me&City
shoes: Doc Martens
bag: Harajuku Lovers


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE your shoes. I've been eyeing doc martens since forever, I love the way they look, but I'm a little scared of the price... :)

  2. Thanks Steph! Yes it's pricey but I think you get your moneys worth buying Docs because they are made to last. :)

  3. Your blog is sooo original, I love it! And I love your Doc Martens too, they're very cute. I follow you, you can follow me at:

    1. Thank you so much Carmen :)I really appreciate you visiting and I'll definitely check out your blog as well!

  4. I never knew Old Town had macaroons! I always see the yummy pastel ones EVERYWHERE! Can't wait to go try some (:
    Your Docs are killer by the way. I've always wanted the black floral ones but they dont make them anymore :/
    I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I'd love it if you could check mine out
    I'm new to the whole blog scene

  5. My friend Mandy and I are chattin up your Doc Martins! We just love them!


    come visit us!

  6. I love these Doc Martins! I've seen them around and just love how its such a feminine print on such a grungy, heavy shoe :) Unfortunately my feet are rather large and I'm not sure I could pull them off :( Also, sounds like you tried some very interesting macaroon flavours! I've only had raspberry and it was a bit too sweet! x

    I love your outfit. So cute.

  8. These shoes are absolutely amaaaazing! I am a massive doc Marten fan, so definitely jealous of your cutsey floral pair! Annie-Lou XO

  9. Docs are the best! I also put some thick socks on when I wear them. The pain in the ankle can be so excruciating that I can barely walk anymore lol.
    Nice post!

  10. Fun outting!! :) Love the macaroons and earl grey tea sounds so perfect for today's rainy day. Love the floral docs paired with stripes, such a great look!

    <3 Kelly

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