September 8, 2014

Workday Monday 09.08.2014

H&M buttoned shirt and skirt | Zara heels | Ralph Lauren bag | Dior sunglasses | Flashtat bling

It's disheartening to think that we're already embarking on fall... I feel like I've barely satiated my summer plans; both in the wardrobe aspect and activity. (Does Starbucks always bust out their pumpkin spice lattes this early?) Luckily, the heat looks like it'll be sticking around in southern California... But I couldn't bypass this skirt that seemed to be the ideal transition item. The versatile mix of color is probably what drew me in. Still, in the spirit of summer, I'll be heading to Catalina Island this Saturday... Thanks to a lucky Groupon deal and the motive to get away, without actually having to go away. That's later.

August 26, 2014

Weekends Mean Breakfast for Lunch

Banana Republic blazer | AmericanEagle boyfriend shorts | Zara top | Lacoste sunglasses | Jeffrey Campbell fisherman boots | Gap belt

More times than not, the breakfast menu looks just seems so much more appealing than anything closely offered for lunch or dinner. The bf had his usual craving for some ridiculously sweet french toast goodness, so we opted for Messhall (it was either this, Alcove, or IHOP) ... which we knew would still be serving breakfast. I decided to go for something different, the breakfast burrito. Yumm... and the Stumptown coffee they serve here simply turned my late lunch into a true morning meal. I added some more FlashTat bling... I'm forced to resist the strong urge to go more crazy with it. Ideally, it would be all over the place, everywhere. But sadly, I don't think it would be appropriate for work...

August 16, 2014

Fragments of Gloom

Ralph Lauren t-shirt and bag | Minkpink shorts | Dolce Vita platform sandals

It doesn't get much simpler than a white t-shirt and denim shorts... my sister was in LA for a week, which meant biking in Santa Monica, our usual Korean spa day, and this time, getting blinged-out with some flashy temp tattoos. There's so many things to look forward to... my other sis coming Labor Day weekend... Catalina Island plans soon after, and exciting travels that I just booked!

August 11, 2014

T-Shirt and Dress

Skargorn top/dress from Madewell | Jeffrey Campbell shoes

The perfection of a Skargorn t-shirt worn as a dress. It's so super soft and comfortable that I'm tempted to wear it to bed after wearing it all day. And the subtle details... the notches at the neckline...and impeccably fashioned hemline that fashions as a t-shirt or a dress depending on my mood and/or activity...I'm convinced. I need another one.

July 28, 2014

Workday Monday 07.28.2014

H&M tank | Zara wide leg belted pants and clutch 

The nostalgia of those extra long gangsta initial belts from the 90's came flooding back when I set eyes on these pants... and I knew I had to have them. The exposed zipper, of course, was a crazy added bonus... especially combined with the idea that I would most likely be wearing these pants - to work. I found this buttoned tank with a lapel that is perfect under a blazer and absolutely wonderful on its own in this hot weather. For some reason I feel like sleeveless tops aren't really appropriate for work, but this would definitely be an exception.

July 25, 2014

Before Muggy Turned Sunny

H&M quilted jacket | Zara tank | Jeffrey Campbell fisherman boots | Cello boyfriend jeans

I haven't found the time to paint my toenails. Considering we're in the midst of summer, this is pretty unheard of. Luckily, these JC booties are the perfect alternative to open toe heeled sandals without looking like I'm already ready for fall. The comfortable air flow without the sans pedicure self-consciousness. And with all this muggy weather, I've been forced to keep my hair in at least a partial french braid most of the time... and it doesn't help that I'm in serious need of a haircut. My weekend to-do list just keeps getting longer.

July 21, 2014

Workday Monday 07.21.2014

YesStyle top | H&M blazer and skirt | Zara heels

You can never have enough white button-down shirts... or white shirts in general. And generally, I don't hesitate to snatch one up if it has a little something different to spruce up the whole suited for work thing. While doing some random internet shopping/clicking, I came across this one with its half sheer crosshatch design... and waited a couple weeks for it to come from Korea. Despite my worries with the slightly boxy fit, it was able to snugly fit into my skirt and under my blazer. Here's to a start to a new workweek.