Wednesday, August 18, 2010

a day with a chu

hope oversized cropped tee, old lux skirt, united bamboo booties, fjallraven kanken backpack

These aren't really the best photos of this outfit but they're the most decent ones in the bunch, even if they are horribly overexposed. Here we are walking home after a long day running errands downtown. This day was actually special for me since it is the second time in three months that we've been able to spend a whole day with each other (I always had work on his days off). The weather was actually decent, a little chilly at times, but still much warmer than most of the days we've had in the city.


I had to post these photos, they're too cute. I love this boy so, so, so much, even if he loves to wear ridiculous things (like these oversized leopard print sunglasses) to piss me off and is always teasing me about silly things. I wouldn't change a thing about him after nearly a year and six months and I'm super excited about finally getting to spend whole days together! I think our next adventure will be lunch at Wayfare Tavern to try Tyler Florence's attempt at making what he calls the best burger in San Francisco. Alright, TyFlo, I'll be the judge of that. Either way, I'm just happy that Brenty and I can finally go on cute little dates together, I really needed that.


Spicy turkey and three-cheese pressed sandwiches from Tartine. I missed this so much. I've mentioned this before but Tartine is only five blocks away from BF's apartment and back in the day we'd always walk there for morning pastries and coffee. I guess you don't really appreciate these little things and tiruals like these until you can't do them together anymore so this sandwich was especially delicious. I love sitting outside and watching people as they walk by, San Francisco is full of such interesting/weird/awesome characters. I can't wait to move to the city when I graduate.


Funny story: I was so annoyed with his leopard print sunglasses that I made him put on his roommate's Ray Bans for the photo. I guess it doesn't matter anymore since I posted the other photos anyway. Oh my silly Pikachu, I still love you even if you are a bit much sometimes.


JessS said...

You two are super cute. Love tartine!

Sophie said...

You two are so cute, haha. That food looks delicious and I'm curious to hear how that burger ends up being

C. said...

N'awh cute.

Unknown said...

cuute pictures! and you look amazing with that hair!

Anonymous said...

So cute! Food looks delicious. And I've visited San Francisco once and I love it to death. I'm dying to go back!

SGC N-Y-C said...

I love an post with food.

Jessica Szeto said...

I know you got your haircut for awhile but it looks FANTASTIC i must say :)

Gon said...

You guys are the cutest thing evaa! San Francisco seems like fun! I can't wait to go there sometime!

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You guys are adorable!

Sobrina Tung said...

I loooove Tartines so much too! The morning buns steal my heart. I do like Brent's shirt tho :)

jasmen said...

you two are the cutest, and i LOVE your new hair!

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Carissa said...

you two are just too cute for words <3 and so do you! thanks for the last post! I always wonders what your lens are

Sarah Dee said...

You two are so cute! And that food looks amazing ;)


Unknown said...

i pretty much live with my guy, but i feel like we dont get to spend time together at all :/ le sigh!

and haaaaa my guy would totes do something like that with the sunnies.


Percy Owl said...

I like those glasses - similar to round but not TOO round, if that even makes sense?
Also, why does everyone else's food always look good?
Dates are fun, especially when you have been together a fair while :)

Anonymous said...

what do you do for work?? you are the cutest. i think your haircut suits you so much

Shini said...

I looooooooooooooove you two as a couple, and I do think the leopard sunnies suit him better muahhaahaa

I need to know where I can get ahold of sunglasses like yours; three neglected sunnies just because my face is too round. JEEz...

LaGiesbrecht said...

Lovely couple! God bless you both!

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BenchesnChandeliers said...

you two are too cute together!

Simone said...

very nice skirt :) and glasses!

HAYLEY said...

Your glasses: to die for. Sandwich: also to die for.


Anonymous said...

aww you guys are such a lovely couple! :)

Mani said...

Both of you look good in sunglasses :D So cute!

mon-A-mie ♥ said...

Aww i like it. You looks so great!


Shelby said...

everyone has said this, but you and your bf are soooo adorable. i wish i lived in san fran too!

Not a Paper Cup said...

lol. so cute.:) Love the shoes.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

oh that sandwisvh made my tummy go grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :)

Anonymous said...

your post just got me hungry!

Shibby said...

Such a cute post :)

Looking at that food made me so hungry it looks so tasty!

Style and coffee said...

hahahahahahhaha your bf's glasses are soo funny!
you two are such a nice couple

franca maisha said...

haha!! your bf is funny. you two are cute though and that haircut really suits you :)) nice pics!


Carina said...

Wow I love your blog. You seem so nice and funny. Its good youre enjoying full days with your bf.

xx Carina

Mici Mathonka said...

I Love your hair!!nice pics.

Gabriela said...

up until three seconds ago i was pretty glad my boyfriend doesn't wear oversized leopard-print sunnies. you guys are so cute! and that sandwich just made me literally drool, ughhh.

Lauren Ellingham said...

love the sunnies!

Silkybow said...

Nice haircut!
I love your outfit and the food looks delicious~

Lisa said...

I absolutely love your hair!

Alexandra Gabriella Audrey said...

You're so pretty! Cute outfit :)


MELISSA Z. said...

amazing post and very nice skirt! <3

Rosa said...

There's something mesmerizing about those huge shades, the fact that its so darkly tinted that it suggest mystery yet the huge size of them just bring a bit of balance from that :)

Georgia said...

Hmmm in one picture your skirt is purple, the other green. How odd, must be my iPhone playing up. Weird. Buuut, love the hair. A lot. And damn you just got me hungry
It would be mine

The Fashion Cloud said...

Very cute pictures and your look extremely happy on them too, and smiling as usual :)


Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil said...

Simple but sooo cute! And these boots are sooo lovely^^

Carolyn said...

haha the leopard might be a little much but i think he can pull it off! ;) anyway i'm happy you two are so happy together :)

Sharon said...

too cute, you guys are the best couple

Anonymous said...

i love those skirts! just read about them yesterdar

Colleen said...

you guys seem like a really great couple. i know what you mean about not being able to spend time together: this summer i'm working 10-5 m-f and my boyfriend works 4p-12a t-s. it totally sucks and the only time we can talk is on his ten minute breaks!

your hair is really looking nice, btdubs

T said...

Love your sunglasses! X

Nikki said...

Great pics!


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blonde on blonde said...

Aww, adorable!


Fathin said...

I've been a silent reader for more than a year now (I think) and I think it's time for me to say something.

I love your blog.

You probably get that a lot, but I like you. You seem genuine and you don't seem like the sort who'd swim along the tides of conformity. Your style and mine are so different, yet I visit your blog every other day. It could be the pictures (love the post on your DSLR btw. I just got a Canon 500d and I AM CLUELESS) but I also think it's because you're a total foodie. I WANT TO GO TO SAN FRANSISCO. heehee (wait, is that where you are?)Food looks sooooo good.

ah well. I really love reading Blushing Ambition. Hope you'll continue blogging and document bits and pieces of your life till the day you die. heh.

and you and the Pikachu are so cute together! I WANNA GO ON CUTE DATES TOO. Sigh. No boyfriend, no talk. haha.

lots of love,

Sandra said...

Lovely pictures and the food looks super-yum! Happy for you and your boy as well :)

Megan said...

You both are adorable with your sunnies! I love your new hair cut if I havent said it a million times already! Great lunch as well!



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Isquisofrenia said...

your too cute, i recently just cut my hair like that too
i was gettin annoyed with long hair
yours looks awesome
and your style is so rad too. such a good yummy selection of food.!

valarie said...

bahaha my boyfriend wheres sunglasses that have see-through hearts on first it was funny but now i know he seriously likes them because they're always on his face.

Anonymous said...

I was craving the prosciutto and provolone sandwich from Tartine. I went and got it and am now reading this post. I asked for lots of carrots. Hheheh.

Anonymous said...

you have an amazing blog!! you are the cutest, i love all of your outfits(:

Heart Nicola said...

Oh gosh you are just so cute with your bf!

Emily and Abigail said...

lusting your sunglasses!! great photos.

Chrystie said...

your food looks amazing!! and love the white shoes..i'm on a white shoes kick lately :)

Ardna said...

i've been reading your blog for quite sometime and love it! i think ur haircut (always) looks amazing :)

Diana said...

Does the skirt change colors?

Ms. Pink said...

so sweet :) love the photos!


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you are soooooo lovely! amazing looking guys!))

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Caitlin said...

Great photos! Those sandwiches look amazing!

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Anonymous said...

The food looks amazing! and your sunglasses are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Awww, these photos are lovely. San Francisco looks so nice. xxx

Leigh said...

i love your blog!!! the food looks amazing!!!

Ashlee said...

you are too cute.
and those sandwiches look amazing.

Jessica Esther said...

those outfit photos are absolutely good. loving your shoes and both of you as a couple.
i bet you must be very happy to get in touch with him since you have no days off. :)

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ich. said...

owww nice. like your sunglasses, haha.

zahira said...

i love your skirt and sunglasses!

& that sandwich looks so good!

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Anonymous said...

The food looks amazing. EVERY TIME.

Alaina said...

lovely post! i, of course, love all your posts about fashion and food, but can you please do a post on what you plan on doing with your degree and life after you graduate?

i graduate soon and i feel totally lost! you don't really feel worried, so i'd ove to get your take on it. pleasepelase!

:)<3 & thank you!

k said...

girrrlll, ray-bans were made for you! they look so great on you :D

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Grace said...

Great boots! And glad you go to enjoy a day together.

Love Grace.

mélia said...

i love you sunglasses

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diptea said...

Ha ha ha ha! You guys are so cute! Reading your slice of life stories just makes my day! Love the pretty little skirt that you are wearing Annabel. Very nice!!

Jx said...

just found your blog!
Great haircut and i LOVE your sunglasses. xx

catty said...

How come your skirt looks like different colours in the two pics up top?? Great little post though and glad you and BF got to spend some time together :)

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Danielle said...

loveeeeeeeee your shoes

Sophia said...

your hair looks great! a perfect cut for your face.. love these pics

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y'all are so cute :)

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i just found your blog. love it!!

Oracle Fox said...

why don't I have a pair of white booties like these, I love how they look with this outfit!!


Anonymous said...

i see that you're doing some kind of curling thing with your hairr way to make it work :)

Anonymous said...

and i guess you're using wax, huh? ;p

Unknown said...

cute couples! :)

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Anonymous said...

Oh gosh. Brent's stripes shirt looks like andrew of mgmt's in this pic


haha ;)

Marianna Papagiannopoulou said...

lovely photos! you look really nice!!
i like your skirt!



the goorgeous said...

you look faboulous here! ;)

rachel kara said...

Is that skirt changing colour or am I wiggin out?
Wow you guys are just super duper cute. Jealous.


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ow this is so great! its beautiful, and nice all in one and cute and your pretty hair and little smile, it seems so peacful and a lil jolly and sunlighty and cute, again haha, i love your hptotography of food it makes me want to eat it, its sucha compliment to the food, really a great appreciation for showing food in that light

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Did you ever try the burgers from Wayfare?

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