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I grew up feeling very uncomfortable in my own skin where I thought I was too short and my chest was too small, starting at a very young age. And it certainly did not help that I was raised in the Asian culture where encouragement usually comes in the form of harsh criticism. Although things have evolved a great deal, body image and bullying continue to be an issue in today's society. Not going to lie, I once thought about getting implants (luckily that thought lasted for a day) and it took me a long time to finally feel comfortable and confident in my own skin. To celebrate this personal milestone, I teamed up with Natori to uplift women while encouraging body positivity and diversity. Natori is luxuriously crafted in its own unique way and there is something suitable for every size and shape. My two favorites are the Feather Bra in caramel and the Flora Bra in black/light mocha. The delicate lace detail is so beautiful and they fit like a dream. Feeling confident is all about embracing who you are... So just do you, be you and feel awesome about the amazing person that you are!
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* Thank you to Natori for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

In My Skin with Natori

September 7, 2018

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I grew up feeling very uncomfortable in my own skin where I thought I was too short and my chest was too small, starting at a very young age. And it certainly did not help that I was raised in the Asian culture where encouragement usually comes in the form of harsh criticism. Although things have evolved a great deal, body image and bullying continue to be an issue in today's society. Not going to lie, I once thought about getting implants (luckily that thought lasted for a day) and it took me a long time to finally feel comfortable and confident in my own skin. To celebrate this personal milestone, I teamed up with Natori to uplift women while encouraging body positivity and diversity. Natori is luxuriously crafted in its own unique way and there is something suitable for every size and shape. My two favorites are the Feather Bra in caramel and the Flora Bra in black/light mocha. The delicate lace detail is so beautiful and they fit like a dream. Feeling confident is all about embracing who you are... So just do you, be you and feel awesome about the amazing person that you are!
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* Thank you to Natori for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
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Yesterday I showed you how I wore my Lucky Brand Bella Jeans strolling through the Venice Canals, today I am sharing my second look with you! Besides soaking up the sun and taking in all the ocean breeze on the west side, another favorite thing I enjoy doing around LA is checking out all the museums and galleries this city has to offer.

I transformed my casual look with the Bella Jeans into a dressier look with a mustard floral blouse, a classic leather jacket (yes LA is still very hot but leather jacket just makes the most perfect accessory) and heels. For some reason, no matter how many times I have been to LACMA, I never get tired of Urban Light (the sculpture of all the lamp posts). It is simply iconic and picturesque, much like these Belle Jeans! Seriously, they are perfectly high waisted and fit like a dream!

Don't forget to check out my feature over on the Lucky Insider Blog!
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* This post is sponsored by Lucky Brand, but all opinions and photography are my own.

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Lucky Brand: Lucky Insider Part 2

August 15, 2018

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Yesterday I showed you how I wore my Lucky Brand Bella Jeans strolling through the Venice Canals, today I am sharing my second look with you! Besides soaking up the sun and taking in all the ocean breeze on the west side, another favorite thing I enjoy doing around LA is checking out all the museums and galleries this city has to offer.

I transformed my casual look with the Bella Jeans into a dressier look with a mustard floral blouse, a classic leather jacket (yes LA is still very hot but leather jacket just makes the most perfect accessory) and heels. For some reason, no matter how many times I have been to LACMA, I never get tired of Urban Light (the sculpture of all the lamp posts). It is simply iconic and picturesque, much like these Belle Jeans! Seriously, they are perfectly high waisted and fit like a dream!

Don't forget to check out my feature over on the Lucky Insider Blog!
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* This post is sponsored by Lucky Brand, but all opinions and photography are my own.

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Finding a good pair of denim is hard, finding a good pair of denim that fits is harder, and finding a good pair that fits AND looks good is almost like winning the lottery (although I have never won it so I don't quite know what that feels like but I assume it's something similar, right?) Lucky Brand just launched the Bella Jeans as part of their new pre-fall collection and I did a fun little collaboration for their Lucky Insider Blog showing you how I rock them in two different ways. Today, I am going to show you the first look and tomorrow I will reveal the second.

After a slow morning soaking up some sun on a yacht in Marina Del Rey, I slipped into my Bella Jeans and embroidered top and wandered next door to Venice. My new favorite brunch spot is Great White which is conveniently located across from the infamous Venice sign. I take my avocado toasts very seriously and these are the best I have ever had. Not to mention how good my woven circle bag looks next to them! After brunch, I took a stroll through the Venice Canals. Cliché I know but it is pretty and peaceful (when not too many tourists are around).

To be continued...
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* This post is sponsored by Lucky Brand, but all opinions and photography are my own.

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Lucky Brand: Lucky Insider Part 1

August 14, 2018

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Finding a good pair of denim is hard, finding a good pair of denim that fits is harder, and finding a good pair that fits AND looks good is almost like winning the lottery (although I have never won it so I don't quite know what that feels like but I assume it's something similar, right?) Lucky Brand just launched the Bella Jeans as part of their new pre-fall collection and I did a fun little collaboration for their Lucky Insider Blog showing you how I rock them in two different ways. Today, I am going to show you the first look and tomorrow I will reveal the second.

After a slow morning soaking up some sun on a yacht in Marina Del Rey, I slipped into my Bella Jeans and embroidered top and wandered next door to Venice. My new favorite brunch spot is Great White which is conveniently located across from the infamous Venice sign. I take my avocado toasts very seriously and these are the best I have ever had. Not to mention how good my woven circle bag looks next to them! After brunch, I took a stroll through the Venice Canals. Cliché I know but it is pretty and peaceful (when not too many tourists are around).

To be continued...
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* This post is sponsored by Lucky Brand, but all opinions and photography are my own.

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This summer has been a whirlwind and I am finally getting around to recap my glamping experience at AutoCamp in Russian River from last month. I have only gone camping (the old school way with sleeping bag on a cold hard ground) and even then that was a long time ago. I flew up to San Francisco for an event and thought I would take advantage of being in my hometown and take a detour up to Sonoma County for a little adventure. AutoCamp, located near the Russian River in Guerneville, is a campground known for their airstreams and luxury tents. During the day time, we biked around the property and soaked up some sun along the river. At night, we sat by the fire, made s'mores and watched the stars. Thank you AutoCamp for hosting me! After "glamping", I don't think I can go back to "camping"...
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AutoCamp, Russian River

July 27, 2018

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This summer has been a whirlwind and I am finally getting around to recap my glamping experience at AutoCamp in Russian River from last month. I have only gone camping (the old school way with sleeping bag on a cold hard ground) and even then that was a long time ago. I flew up to San Francisco for an event and thought I would take advantage of being in my hometown and take a detour up to Sonoma County for a little adventure. AutoCamp, located near the Russian River in Guerneville, is a campground known for their airstreams and luxury tents. During the day time, we biked around the property and soaked up some sun along the river. At night, we sat by the fire, made s'mores and watched the stars. Thank you AutoCamp for hosting me! After "glamping", I don't think I can go back to "camping"...
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I don't think I have ever eaten at a restaurant for nearly FOUR hours. That's how amazing my experience at The Commissary was. It wasn't just because of how incredible the food was, but also the bantering between the chefs and our humorous interaction with them, as well as our pleasant interaction with the staff. It wasn't just a dinner, it was an experience. Located in the heart of The Presidio in San Francisco, The Commissary is all about California cuisine with a Spanish flare driven by sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. We started with cheese fritters, tuna tartare, mushroom sherry soup, patata bravas, Spanish octopus and Catalan flatbread (wow I did not realize we had this much appetizers until just now as I was typing them out). For the main course, I had the salmon which literally melted in my mouth. Since we sat at the chef's table, we noticed that they kept preparing this one dish which we later found out was the chicken roulade. We either seemed very curious or we were actually drooling that exclusive chef Eric Minnich surprised us with a mini version of the dish so we can try it and oh my it was delicious. Not sure how but we also managed to have the canalé with pistachio ice cream for dessert. I am feeling full just writing about this... A big thank you to The Commissary for hosting us. At last, I leave you with four words (and photos to drool over)... fresh, delectable, unexpected, exciting.
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The Commissary, San Francisco

July 3, 2018

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I don't think I have ever eaten at a restaurant for nearly FOUR hours. That's how amazing my experience at The Commissary was. It wasn't just because of how incredible the food was, but also the bantering between the chefs and our humorous interaction with them, as well as our pleasant interaction with the staff. It wasn't just a dinner, it was an experience. Located in the heart of The Presidio in San Francisco, The Commissary is all about California cuisine with a Spanish flare driven by sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. We started with cheese fritters, tuna tartare, mushroom sherry soup, patata bravas, Spanish octopus and Catalan flatbread (wow I did not realize we had this much appetizers until just now as I was typing them out). For the main course, I had the salmon which literally melted in my mouth. Since we sat at the chef's table, we noticed that they kept preparing this one dish which we later found out was the chicken roulade. We either seemed very curious or we were actually drooling that exclusive chef Eric Minnich surprised us with a mini version of the dish so we can try it and oh my it was delicious. Not sure how but we also managed to have the canalé with pistachio ice cream for dessert. I am feeling full just writing about this... A big thank you to The Commissary for hosting us. At last, I leave you with four words (and photos to drool over)... fresh, delectable, unexpected, exciting.
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