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"I am homesick for a place I'm not sure even exists. One where my heart is full, my body is loved, and my soul is understood." I came across this quote on a friend's instastory last week and it really resonates with me. In case you don't already know... I was living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 21 years before moving to LA on a whim less than a year ago. LA wasn't even in my radar. NYC was where I wanted to go but it would take more time to plan and actually move. If you ask me now "What's next?" I honestly don't have an answer. I have travelled to many places in the world but nothing feels like home. Paris might be the closest. I haven't truly figured out what it is but something about it feels different. Lately, it has been raining more than usual and I am feeling nostalgic so here are the rest of photos from Paris which I haven't yet posted anywhere...
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Paris and Nostalgia

March 16, 2018

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"I am homesick for a place I'm not sure even exists. One where my heart is full, my body is loved, and my soul is understood." I came across this quote on a friend's instastory last week and it really resonates with me. In case you don't already know... I was living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 21 years before moving to LA on a whim less than a year ago. LA wasn't even in my radar. NYC was where I wanted to go but it would take more time to plan and actually move. If you ask me now "What's next?" I honestly don't have an answer. I have travelled to many places in the world but nothing feels like home. Paris might be the closest. I haven't truly figured out what it is but something about it feels different. Lately, it has been raining more than usual and I am feeling nostalgic so here are the rest of photos from Paris which I haven't yet posted anywhere...
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When LA can't decide if it wants to be hot or cold, you have to be creative with what you wear. It is either 50°F one day and 80°F  the next or 50°F  in the morning and 70°F by noon. Layering is key but if you are running around all day from meetings to meetings you don't want to be lugging too many things. So, my solution is a combo of light layers with pieces that can keep you warm when it's cold but won't make you break a sweat when it's hot. This black lace romper is perfect to play with. It is dressy and feminine but I toned it down with an utility jacket. I styled it with a pair of over the knee boots which help shield the chill when the wind blows and this darling little faux fur hangbag I picked up at a boutique in Paris. But really though, LA weather, can you make up your mind please?
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Over the knee boots (old) c/o Charlotte Russe.
Faux fur handbag from Paris.

When LA Can't Decide...

March 7, 2018

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When LA can't decide if it wants to be hot or cold, you have to be creative with what you wear. It is either 50°F one day and 80°F  the next or 50°F  in the morning and 70°F by noon. Layering is key but if you are running around all day from meetings to meetings you don't want to be lugging too many things. So, my solution is a combo of light layers with pieces that can keep you warm when it's cold but won't make you break a sweat when it's hot. This black lace romper is perfect to play with. It is dressy and feminine but I toned it down with an utility jacket. I styled it with a pair of over the knee boots which help shield the chill when the wind blows and this darling little faux fur hangbag I picked up at a boutique in Paris. But really though, LA weather, can you make up your mind please?
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Over the knee boots (old) c/o Charlotte Russe.
Faux fur handbag from Paris.
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Nearly two months later and I am finally down to my last two posts from Paris! It's been a long time coming! I myself have also come a long way in terms of being comfortable and not feeling awkward when being photographed in public. I remember back in my early blogging days I would get so self-conscious shooting on the street and always wanted to just "get it over with". But I have been doing this for over six years so it's no wonder I got used to it. Nowadays, I don't care. Although when I shot at Musée Rodin in Paris two months ago, it was slightly awkward given the fact that it was nearly 30°F and everyone was layered up in big jackets and scarves but I was wearing this dress. On top of that, it was crazy busy since it was the holiday. You can't tell in the photos because every 2 minutes we had to wait 10 minutes for people to pass by to get a clear shot. The amount of stares I got was countless. I powered through though because I brought this stunning sequined dress by NBD from Revolve to Paris with me to shoot. This dress is insanely beautiful and fits like a dream and I am so happy with how it turned out!
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Photos shot by Linh of Through The Glass Paris, edited by me.

Musée Rodin, Paris

February 28, 2018

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Nearly two months later and I am finally down to my last two posts from Paris! It's been a long time coming! I myself have also come a long way in terms of being comfortable and not feeling awkward when being photographed in public. I remember back in my early blogging days I would get so self-conscious shooting on the street and always wanted to just "get it over with". But I have been doing this for over six years so it's no wonder I got used to it. Nowadays, I don't care. Although when I shot at Musée Rodin in Paris two months ago, it was slightly awkward given the fact that it was nearly 30°F and everyone was layered up in big jackets and scarves but I was wearing this dress. On top of that, it was crazy busy since it was the holiday. You can't tell in the photos because every 2 minutes we had to wait 10 minutes for people to pass by to get a clear shot. The amount of stares I got was countless. I powered through though because I brought this stunning sequined dress by NBD from Revolve to Paris with me to shoot. This dress is insanely beautiful and fits like a dream and I am so happy with how it turned out!
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Photos shot by Linh of Through The Glass Paris, edited by me.
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This winter weather (although some days in LA are quite warm) has gotten my skin feeling rather dull and dry. Luckily, Clarins just released six SOS Primers for all my beauty needs! 00 Universal Light boosts radiance, 01 Rose minimizes signs of fatigue, 02 Peach blurs imperfections, 03 Coral visibly minimizes dark spots, 04 Green diminishes redness, and 05 Lavender visibly brightens sallow skin. The two primers I use most are 00 and 01 because as someone who is always working late hours and feeling exhausted, my skin is constantly craving for freshness and glow. I also love that you can either apply the primers before foundation or mix them with your foundation. How convenient! Oh and the pastel packaging is just too pretty! Nicely done, Clarins!
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* This post is sponsored by Clarins, but all opinions and photography are my own.

Clarins SOS Primers

February 19, 2018

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This winter weather (although some days in LA are quite warm) has gotten my skin feeling rather dull and dry. Luckily, Clarins just released six SOS Primers for all my beauty needs! 00 Universal Light boosts radiance, 01 Rose minimizes signs of fatigue, 02 Peach blurs imperfections, 03 Coral visibly minimizes dark spots, 04 Green diminishes redness, and 05 Lavender visibly brightens sallow skin. The two primers I use most are 00 and 01 because as someone who is always working late hours and feeling exhausted, my skin is constantly craving for freshness and glow. I also love that you can either apply the primers before foundation or mix them with your foundation. How convenient! Oh and the pastel packaging is just too pretty! Nicely done, Clarins!
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* This post is sponsored by Clarins, but all opinions and photography are my own.
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Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! To be honest, I don't really care but if you do, I wish you a happy one. I am always torn about this day. I love pink, I love hearts, I love all things girly and cute but at the same time I hate how overrated this is. I have learned many life lessons in the last two years and one of which is self love. Loving yourself seems like an easy task right? But many of us struggle with that. I myself am one. I always put others before me and I have been told I am too selfless and too willing which sometimes isn't a great thing. The truth is... rien n'est éternel (nothing lasts forever), but you will always be there for you. So, this year I put on this gorgeous dress with red floral embroidery from Tobi for ME because it makes ME feel great.
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Nude leather heels (old) c/o Sole Society.

Rien n'est éternel

February 14, 2018

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Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! To be honest, I don't really care but if you do, I wish you a happy one. I am always torn about this day. I love pink, I love hearts, I love all things girly and cute but at the same time I hate how overrated this is. I have learned many life lessons in the last two years and one of which is self love. Loving yourself seems like an easy task right? But many of us struggle with that. I myself am one. I always put others before me and I have been told I am too selfless and too willing which sometimes isn't a great thing. The truth is... rien n'est éternel (nothing lasts forever), but you will always be there for you. So, this year I put on this gorgeous dress with red floral embroidery from Tobi for ME because it makes ME feel great.
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Nude leather heels (old) c/o Sole Society.
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