Friday, August 21, 2015

Spot On

Much like stripes, I also have a soft spot for spots. And when I say spots, I am not talking about polkadots, but more like swiss dots or irregular spots... like these awesome Soludos calf hair espadrilles! They are seriously awesome and incredibly comfortable! I took them out for a walk last weekend along with this lovely blush pink trench vest, zippered bodysuit, and high waisted denim shorts. So, there you have it... an easy breezy Sunday look!
High waisted denim shorts by JustUSA.
Ellis leather and canvas tote c/o Graf & Lantz.
Sunglasses c/o Charlotte Russe.

*Photos - shot by my fiancé Chris Smyrniotis, edited by me

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Grapefruit and Raspberry Smoothie

You are probably thinking, "Grapefruit AND raspberries? Tart on tart! How would that taste good?" Those were my exact thoughts when I first heard about this smoothie. But since I love grapefruit and I love raspberries, I decided to give it a try and it is unbelievable!!! I am not exaggerating, this is by far the easiest (only 3 ingredients) and the most delicious smoothie I have ever had! There is nothing tart or sour or bitter about it, it is just pure deliciousness. The grapefruit and raspberries compliment each other very well and the banana really offsets the tartness in both of those fruits. You MUST try it, it is SOOO GOOD!

What you need: 1 pink grapefruit (juiced), 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 banana (peeled and sliced)

Blend together the grapefruit juice, frozen raspberries (you can use fresh ones but I like the coldness and texture of the frozen ones), and bananas until smooth. Simple as that! Now, drink up!
Mixed stitch blanket cardigan sweater (sold out but similar here, here, and here) c/o Charlotte Russe.

Photos - shot and edited by me.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Dream A Little Dream

Been opting for tons of dresses that I can just throw on and don't have to think about it lately as we are getting this crazy heatwave here in the San Francisco Bay Area. This dreamy little number I am wearing is perfect! The babydoll silhouette is effortless and easy, and the crochet eyelet details is just absolutely beautiful! This look is a bit dreamy and a bit romantic... and I am totally loving how the goldenness of these images set the mood for later summer/early fall!

*Photos - shot by my fiancé Chris Smyrniotis, edited by me

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DIY Monogram Hat

I don't know about you but I love monogramming! What I don't love is that getting something monogrammed or personalized usually comes with a price tag, so I thought... "Hey! I am gonna do it myself!" Don't worry if you are not sewing-savvy, this tutorial is actually fairly simple. The only trick is not rushing through it and taking the time to embroider your initials. Slowly but surely, you will be amazed at the result!

What you need:
A hat, sewing needle, thread, scissor, T-pins, laptop/computer/printer (to print out your desired fonts)

How to make:
1. Grab a hat from your closet or get a new one! Love mine? Get it here.
2. Get on the computer and play around with your initials. Pick a few fonts and sizes you love, print them out!
3. Once you have decided on the font and sizing, carefully placed the piece of paper with T-pins onto your desired spot.
4. Carefully and slowly stitch up/embroider your initials over the piece of paper (you will remove it later) using thread and needle.
5. Remove the paper (a little bit at a time) with scissor.
6. Chances are you will need to touch up a few spots...
7. Voila! You've just done your own monogramming!

Photos - shot and edited by me.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Go with the Fleur

It's quite interesting how my outfits differ on weekdays vs. weekend. I commute to SF from the Peninsula for work on weekdays so I layer up for the fog in the morning. I also tend to dress comfier and more casual since my job as a stylist require me to move around alot (handling wardrobe, standing on my tiptoes dressing models, and doing product lay-downs on my knees). Since I dress down for work, I like to doll up a bit on weekends. Last weekend was particularly warm and so I threw on this rather flowy ensemble... a crochet lace top, pleated chiffon shorts, and a gorgeous floral kimono. Thought I would add some black with a pair of heels and this versatile Fossil crossbody bag to offset the girliness.
Floral kimono c/o Irene's Story.
Crochet lace top c/o Irene's Story.
Pleated chiffon shorts (old).
Black croc and suede heels (old).
Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV.

*Photos - shot by my fiancé Chris Smyrniotis, edited by me