December 5, 2015

Socal Winter




Zara skort and skinny scarf | Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots | Ralph Lauren bag | Lacoste sunglasses

I love wearing skorts for the exact same reason the bf dislikes them. They are super comfortable... while (obviously) giving that allure of wearing a skirt, which totally dresses up an outfit more than shorts would. Q thinks because it looks like a skirt, yet I wear them with the comfort of knowing that they're shorts, it makes him uneasy. Great argument...but he knows I won't give them up. I love a good knit tank to provide a little extra warmth in this socal version of winter, and I needed a scarf to really keep me warm. Pretty apparent I had to have a jacket with me...still cannot believe it's already December!


November 18, 2015

Black





Zara top and heels | H&M skinny ankle jeans | Karen Walker sunglasses

For some reason, despite all the online shopping I've been doing, it's been dejavu of having nothing to wear. Thus, all black it is. It works. Time for sample sales and starting to believe I'll actually find stuff on black Friday...

November 15, 2015

Work it Out





Express ombre core pants | Express core tank | Reebok tennis shoes

After a few years of pilates, I'm currently having a go at Kayla's BBG and seeing if it'll bring about the tone I'm hoping for... despite the fact that the weather has been encouraging a "sweater body." Thus, I was excited to collaborate with Express and try out their new Core Collection of workout wear. I love the fit of these pants...it has the perfect amount of stretch while thick enough to feel like you're "held in" while doing cardio - which is kinda important because these pants definitely seem to attract attention.

November 3, 2015

Lingering Summer Vibes




H&M jeans| Urban Outfitters boyfriend tank | Ralph Lauren bag | Zara heels | Dior sunglasses

Not really sure what happened this summer. Apparently, it was a blur...and now it's over. Luckily I caught some sunny rays over the weekend, which southern California is an expert at providing, regardless of what season the calendar says it is. Found this cute little closed storefront in Chinatown, who's owner is an obvious green thumb... in hindsight, it totally reminds me of alleys in Vietnam (now almost a year ago!) These tapered jeans ended up being the exact fit I wanted (the kinda fit my mom hates), and the same deal with the tank... loose boyfriend fit - the kind you wish you found early on in the summer.

June 28, 2015

Weekend Business




Levis skinny jeans | H&M blazer | Urban Outfitters chain belt | Rovimoss bag | Zara heels

It's finally the hot southern California weather that I wait for every year. (It's also Zara sale season time!) I love a good blazer that works seamlessly with dress pants for work and dresses up a pair of jeans and tank on the weekends. They're not as easy to find as you would think... and any method of somehow meshing my work clothes with my play clothes is a triple plus. 

June 8, 2015

Another Year




Adidas sweater | Zara skort | Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots | Rebecca Minkoff nylon bag | Chilli Bean sunglasses

This last year... has been eventful. So many things to be grateful for. Although I'm not entirely titillated to be another year older, I'm definitely excited for what's to come. Spent the weekend in a fairly easy-going fashion: Went to the opening weekend at my fave - Annenberg Space for Photography - where I was re-acquainted with what "passion" means, stumbled across Clover which offers Health-Ade kombucha on draft (Saturday's flavor was pomegranate), and happily walked around as much as possible in my new Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots - totally heel obsessed.
A big hug and sloppy air kiss for all the birthday wishes...

May 31, 2015

A Weekend Away





Philosophy toiletries | Nike tennis shoes | Chili Bean sunglasses

Last weekend, I headed over to Palm Springs for a little last minute r&r. After a slightly rainy drive, I was giddily with Philosophy toiletries at our cute little hotel. After checking my trusty weather app, which showed an average of about 85 degrees, we decided we wouldn't be needing any sweaters on our morning hike up in the San Jacinto mountains. As we were waiting to get in the cable cars at the Tramway, I noticed signs that said "42degrees" and "no snow." Wasn't that obvious? Didn't make sense, until I realized how high up we would be going. Luckily, it wasn't tooooo bad, and I did bring a long sleeve with me, (which was actually supposed to be more for sun protection) considering we actually saw some snow up there! (Stripes are definitely not flattering sometimes). Spent the rest of the weekend soaking in the mineral spring water, to absorb as much goodness as possible... and promised myself I have to come back again soon.