Simply Sinova

Friday, October 9, 2015

Must Have: October 2015

Happy October! I am having an absolute BLAST in New York City and at New York Comic Con right now (make sure to follow me on snapchat: simplysinova for NYC fun!) I got the most adorable Beauty and The Beast prints from NYCC yesterday (more on that later) and I'm definitely on the lookout for more unique and cute Disney items today. Speaking of Disney, since I’m heading to Disneyland NEXT WEEK, I thought it would be fun to do a completely Disney themed list this month (because there’s always room for more Disney, am I right?) If you haven't noticed already, Disney is kind of a HUGE part of my life (no, seriously.) Not only did I grow up with Disney (and visit Disney World annually) but Disney is definitely a huge part of my adulthood as well. I'm so thankful to have monthly Disney trips planned from now until May 2016 (I swear, becoming a Disney Premier Passport holder was the BEST decision I ever made!) Like always, these are not necessarily items that I, or anybody, "need," it's just a list of things I currently have my eye on. Here are my 'Must Haves' for October:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Favorite Fashion Finds 51. (Ft. Sophie Armstrong)

Who? Sophie Armstrong of The Moon and The Mirror 

What She’s Wearing: Hand picked vintage pieces.

Fashion Icon: “Iris Apfel."

What fashion means to her: "Fashion is a visual language. A way of communicating before we even speak. We dress up for the theatre of our lives every day, the show must go on, so, let's look fabulous on stage!”

Monday, October 5, 2015

Treat Yo Self (& Your Loved Ones) with Sesame Gifts + $50 GIVEAWAY

*Special thanks to Sesame Gifts for sponsoring today's post. As always, all opinions are my own*
If I've learned anything this past year it's that sometimes you've got to just TREAT YOU SELF! 2015 has been an absolutely AMAZING year so far. I've been traveling like crazy, I LOVE my job(s)(getting paid to do something I love, aka write, is seriously the BEST thing ever), Simply Sinova is reaching new milestones every day and most importantly, I'm happier now than I've EVER been (I think my monthly Disney trips have a lot to do with that!) I'm so HAPPY I didn't take the 'traditional' route after graduating in 2014 and settle for a 9 to 5 job (not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just not the path I've ever wanted to take.) Instead, I'm rolling the dice each day and living my dreams. I've wanted to be a writer since I was six, a film critic since I was seven and a screenwriter since I was eight and there's NOTHING that's going to stop me from achieving my dreams. Back in 2013, when I started Simply Sinova, I NEVER would have thought that this little blog would be the thing that not only gave me the stepping stones to purse my dreams but something that would bring me so many opportunities and so much happiness! It's hard to go against the 'norm' (especially at 23) and sometimes I think people (my friends included) dismiss my hard work or don't really understand exactly "what I do" (I'm a social media coordinator, freelance writer and blogger by the way. Which are THREE SEPARATE jobs. I just wanted to add this part in, because some people are getting confused and thinking all those jobs are the same/aspects of blogging. No, my full-time job is a social media coordinator and freelance writing and blogging are like side jobs.) All that aside, the only thing that matters is that I KNOW how hard I work and that I'M PROUD of myself for NEVER putting my dreams on hold. So to congratulate myself for all the work hard I've done this year, I decided to follow the advice of Donna (aka Retta) from Parks and Recreation and treat myself!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Blind Box & Bag Roundup 20. [Peter Pan Vinylmations]

Happy Friday! I can't believe its been almost three months (?!) since my last Blind Box and Bag Roundup post (man, time sure does fly by!) The funny thing is, it's not like I haven't been buying blind boxes recently. In fact, I have piles of new figures (including Aladdin Vinylamtions, Disney Villians Figural Keyrings and new LEGO minifigures) laying around my house. Usually, as soon as I buy new blind boxes (or blind bags), I take all of the photos for my BB&BR posts immediately so I can open them that day. The problem is, I always forget to upload them (my bad!) Since I'll be traveling so much this month (I'm heading to New York City in four days and then immediately after, I'm heading to Disneyland for Mickey's Halloween Party) and because I'm still in the process of switching from Blogger to WordPress (hopefully everything should be transferred over and up and running by next week), I was afraid I wouldn't be able to post as frequently. Luckily, I have three BB&BR posts lined up and ready to go so there won't be a huge gap between postings (hooray!) If you read my Summer 2015 Disney World Haul, you might recall that I picked a few Peter Pan Vinylmations during my Disney World trip.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Six Qualities for My Ideal Partner + Win a Trip to Hawaii

*Special thanks to MTV for sponsoring today's post! As always, all opinions are my own*
When you think of your "perfect mate" who comes to mind? Your current partner, a celebrity, your best friend, a character from your favorite TV show or movie? For me, I can never think of a certain person (although Tom Hiddleston does come to mind.) Instead, whenever I think of my perfect partner, I think of certain qualities/traits that I'd want them to possess. I've never been the kind of girl who got wrapped up in wanting a boyfriend with brown hair or green eyes or someone who is super tall. For me, it's always been about personality (because let's face it, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.) I know a lot of people (some of my friends included, unfortunately) who would rather settle for anyone just so they don't have to be single. Which leads me to ask, what's so wrong with being single? Nevertheless, here are six qualities my ideal partner would possess: