Weekly Recap: La Brea Tar Pits, Thrift Shopping, Scholarships, and More Fashion Shows

These past two weeks have been so crazy hectic that I have barely had time to breathe, much less sleep, or blog. I thought that the end of senior year would be easy and relaxing, but of course it is the complete opposite. Now, where do I even begin? (I’ll try to keep this as short as possible.)

Best Friends hosted a pet adoption event at the La Brea Tar Pits with over 50 rescues and over 1,000 adoptable animals. My aunt’s rescue Good Dog-Dog Talk had a booth there, where I volunteered at all day Saturday and Sunday, taking turns walking and petting them. All the dogs were so adorable- I wanted to take all of them home!

Best Friends Event.



Tuesday and Wednesday were Spent running around Macy’s, pulling handbags and exchanging sizes during the Padre fittings.

I spent 4 hours taking my AP Statistics test on Friday, so afterwards I decided to treat myself to a little retail therapy. The Salvation Army by my house has a 50% discount on all clothes on Fridays, so me and my sister did some summer shopping there as well as Nordstrom’s Rack. Later we got dessert from Snow Station.

Mocha snow with fresh strawberries and chocolate sauce.

Saturday was another crazy day packed full of excitement. G by Guess hosted a free event at the Wango Tango Village with live performances, tons of booths, food and drinks, and a Guess fashion show that I worked backstage. There was so many different things to do, and the best part was everything was free! I ended up going home with an iPhone sound amplifier, nail file, sunglasses, headphones, along with free coke, ice cream, and popcorn.

Presented by G By Guess.Backstage wristband.Emblem 3 before their performance.

Village Stage and Ferris Wheel.

Mint Ice Cream.

Then, while I was walking around the Village, I got a call from the LAFD Scholarship Board of Directors letting me know that I was the winner of a $2,500 scholarship! This was the first scholarship I had ever applied to, which made it even more unbelievably exciting. Talk about beginner’s luck!

LAFD Scholarship!

The day was still not over yet, as I had another fashion show that night for the Padre Foundation at the Marriott hotel. Padre stands for Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research Education. This show in particular was one of my favorites because all of the kids who were modeling were absolutely adorable and ecstatic about getting to walk with the professional models.


Padre Foundation.Clothes from the Padre show.

Both shows ended up a great success. I have another show I’m dressing for at Macy’s on Thursday, so I will keep you posted.. :)

xx, Ciera