Monday, August 29, 2011

Back to School Shopping - Cali Style

Hey everyone! I don't know about you, but my favorite part of back to school is shopping. I love picking and planning clothes for the upcoming school year! Here in California, the style is very laid back, but with a sophisticated edge. This means tight skirts and baggy shirts for girls and solid shorts with baseball caps for guys. The best place to shop near my house is the Mission Viejo Mall. Inside this huge building are different stores to buy everything imaginable! Some of my favorite stores are Forever 21, Hollister, H&M, and Nordstrom. What are your favorite stores for back to school shopping? Let me know in the comments!

Here are some great back to school outfit options for the ladies if you want to add a little California flare to your outfit. With the tan skirt and baggy pink shirt, the neutral color scheme is highlighted nicely. In the next outfit, we have a white flowy top tucked into high waisted shorts. These shorts are a new style to hit California, and are very popular. They make your legs look miles long! Accessorize these outfits with the right jewelry and shoes, and you're good to go. Don't forget to purchase some great jeans, as you will wear them all throughout the year!

For the men, a great Californian outfit would consist of shorts in a basic color like black or tan along with a matching shirt. Having a shirt match the shorts is a great way to show style without overdoing the outfit. Finally, jazz up the outfit with a flat brim hat showcasing your favorite baseball team. Looking good!

Hope these inspired you to plan a great back to school outfit! What did you wear on your first day? Let me know in the comments!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hello from AmericanAmanda!

Have you even wondered what high school life was like in the United States? Then this is the site for you! Hey everyone, my name is Amanda and I live in California, USA. I am starting my Junior year (eleventh grade) at Laguna Hills High School. I can’t wait to share all the crazy, stressful, and fun aspects of American high school with you! 
This week was registration for the upcoming school year. We walked around the school and visited different booths to register for classes, receive our schedule, take our school pictures, get our lockers, and pick up text books. Look how many text books they expect to fit in a little locker! And the worst part is, I got a bottom locker! Considering I’m 5 feet 10 inches, or 178 cm, this could be a big problem. It is just a reminder that the school year is right around the corner! My school starts on September 7th, when did your school start? Are you excited for the new school year? Let me know in the comments! 


You want me to put all these in this locker?!
Registration! We are carrying our tennis bags because we had to rush to practice after. The life of an athlete!

What a line!
My wonderful school!