Adult Stuff: Apartment Hunting + Partying

So this is not my typical Monday post where I talk about my weekend.

If you're following me on Twitter, you probably caught my tweet where I talked about how being an adult sucks sometimes. That tweet roots from my mixed emotions about looking for an apartment in an unfamiliar territory. I think we got a hold of it though, we pretty much drove around the same area the WHOLE weekend. It was fun but choosing between seeing more apartments and eating was tough. LOL

I already lifted our budget a couple hundred bucks more to get what we want for our apartment. Apparently, I have a pretty high standard now as the loverboy would say. Haha! We need want:
2 bedrooms - because we like having guests over instead of going out and we need extra closet space
windows - because it just feels more welcoming
nice parking spots w/ storage - because I'm paranoid about getting mobbed while I'm carrying my groceries and he drives a pretty nice car
even distance - between his work and my work
lots of parking - for guests
a refrigerator - because we don't want to go through the trouble of spending more $$$ for a fridge
Central AC - because we both like the cold. I'm sure you could only see me say, "It's so cold" smiling while jumping on the couch or bed, getting under a blanket with the loverboy. ;)

Now here are the stats:
Apartments we REALLY like: 3 (one reminds of our house in Manila)
Over-budget: 1
Visited: 15+
Weeks to go: 1-2

Does anybody have any tips for looking at apartments?

In other news...we got our fill of loads of fun Saturday night with our friends to celebrate one of my close friends' birthday. Close like if he were a girl, he'll be a bridesmaid, got it? Okay. He made me drink jager bomb, I can handle the taste but thinking that I had that... #neveragain. I'd rather have a light beer ;)
Cardigan/Whatever and Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Dress: Forever 21
Sandals: ANGL
Yes, finally I got to show an outfit. LOL
Our office was kind enough to give us a day of either before or after 4th of July and got July 5th off! Oh and I just got a meeting invite for a company lunch today :)Yay!


  1. Good luck apartment choosing & enjoy the extra days off {you two make a classy couple-- so chic!}

  2. Apartment shopping really does suck. It's So UNBELIEVABLY hard. My only advice is to just stay on it. Whenever there is an update on the computer..or wherever you're looking, get on it. Because the good ones go quick. Good luck though!

    Amanda at: we & serendipity

  3. Ohh yes the responsibilities of being an adult suck sometimes. lol... I found my home on (Classifieds) and KSL.COM (Local Classifieds.) I took over someones contact and It was really easy and I got a really good deal. I would also suggest when looking for either Washer & Dryer hookups or Included. It sucks to go to the laundry mat!!! There are really good deals out there. Good Luck!!1

    Thanks for always stopping by!
    Hope you have a beautiful day!!!

  4. ohhhh! a two bedroom apt sounds awesome! are you guys going to be partying a lot now?

  5. Good luck on the hunting dear. I guess my tips is location, location, location! I just bought a house recently and my agent always advice me that.

  6. Don't fret, I bet you'll find the perfect place to live in no time! I adore the dress you're wearing! xxx

    Island Girl Insights ♥

  7. Apartment hunting only advice is be patient and keep looking :-) good luck girl!

  8. uggggh I hated hunting for a place. But I finally found the perfect white little house on a hill at a vineyard. Love it - would never leave. Good luck! You look gorgeous by the way :)

  9. apartment hunting is a little crazy - we've lucked out but at first it seemed like such a daunting task!

  10. I loovvvve the color of that maxi!! Lol.. #neveragain to jeigerbombs.. i feel you on that one :P

    xo Rachel

  11. Awww no tips from me I'm afraid, but I hope you do find what your looking for - and if it helps I don't think your 'demands' in an apartments are unreasonable either!

    Have a lovely day!

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  12. you both look darling! yay for days off! hope you have a lovely fourth of july! and good luck on the apartment hunting! i really hope it works out, i know being an adult really does suck sometimes!

    <3 rae

  13. love your maxi dress girl!! and apt/house hunting is fun at first.. but gets old after awhile! good luck!

  14. Yep, sucks to be an adult sometimes, cause you have to do all yourself, laundry, clean home, buy food and make it and other stuff. I cant imagine how hard life would be when i have children!:D

    - Alice

  15. Being an adult is also a blessing because you learn twice as much =]

  16. Yeah, being an adult sucks sometimes! Try Ikea...

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  18. Lovely photos! Hope you have a Happy 4th!

  19. Hope you're able to find your dream apartment! Good luck!

    I love what you wore for your friends birthday, you look cute :)

  20. haha yeah it does suck to be an adult sometimes for sure lol
    you guys look really good together!!! Happy 4th :)

  21. I hate moving! Cute pic of ya'll!

  22. good looking you guys!!
    Just found your blog and I think is super!
    I've started following you on GFC and Bloglovin!
    like to follow back? we could stay in contact if you like!! I hope so!!
    kisses dear!!!

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