Monday, June 29, 2015

Modern Boheme

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When ASOS asked me to bring out the bohemian in me and channel my favorite 70s fashion icon, I immediately thought of Stevie Nicks (Great, I have Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" stuck in my head now). My look here is inspired by her ultra feminine yet edgy aesthetic. I styled this gorgeous off-white crochet lace open back maxi dress with a wide brim fedora hat, a pair of laced up flats, and an incredible grommet fringed clutch! It might be difficult to see but this clutch is made of suede with calf hair details and the grommets are of mixed metals in gold and silver. What a statement piece! I love how these black accessories, when styled with the dress, really edged up the whole look!
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Wide brim fedora hat (sold out, similar here and here) c/o F21.

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Let's Get Graphic

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Okay, I am just gonna dive right into it and say that this graphic satchel by Henri Bendel is my favorite bag of all time. You heard that right... not favorite bag of the moment, not favorite bag of the summer, but favorite bag of all time. This might sound silly but I honestly can't remember the last time I have such strong feelings toward a bag. I have been carrying it everywhere and I get compliments every time. There was even a couple of incidents where people felt the need to touch it! Last week I styled the bag with a dotted shirt, black jeggings, and a muted powder blue trench while hopping from meetings to meetings from SJ to SF. I'll let you in on a little secret... can you tell I could fit all my necessities including my DSLR and a pair of flats in the bag? Amazing isn't it?
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West 57th Sport Graphic Satchel (sold out online but available in store) c/o Henri Bendel.
Strappy pointed flats from Victoria's Secret.
Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV.

*Photos - shot by Ryan Chua, edited by me

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Good as Gold

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Visually, this golden field is beautiful. In reality, it's just dead dried grass. Ok, wow I didn't intend to sound so melancholy but I guess my point is... life isn't always what it seems. I wish I can say that my life is good as gold but that's not the case. It's been a really rough past few months and my blogging game has been totally lacking, but things are finally looking up. I have been busier than ever and I am excited to see what the future holds. So, there you have it, a little personal update. Moving onto the outfit... I wore this black and white number last weekend. Don't be fooled! It is not a dress (most people kept telling me "I love your dress!"), this striped bustier top and daisy embroidered lace skirt just happened to look really good together! I paired it with a mini satchel by Henri Bendel with cute tassel details and these amazing striped wedges by GX by Gwen Stefani! The weather in the San Francisco Bay Area has been glorious, hope it keeps up!
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Thompson mini tote (sold out online, available in store) c/o Henri Bendel.
Striped wedges by GX by Gwen Stefani c/o Charlotte Russe.

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

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Friday, June 12, 2015

For the Men...

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Father's Day is approaching rather quickly, have you gotten your loved ones their gifts yet? If not, look no further! Whether you are shopping for your dad, husband, brother or friend, F21 Men carries a great selection of clothing and accessories perfect for the occasion! Here are what I picked out for my man:

Presents sure are important but the gift wrapping should be just as meaningful. However, keeping a sense of masculinity while gift wrapping might be a little bit tricky! Opt for minimalistic design, neutral colors, or better yet doodle on it (I scribbled "Happy Father's Day" on mine). And if you don't have a ribbon, just put a bow(tie) on it! Oh, and F21 have cute cards too! I especially adore the Even Though You Snore Card and the Box of Kittens Card. They are purrrfect! But I might actually consider trading him for a box of kittens!
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*All products c/o F21
*All product images styled, photographed and edited by me

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Candyland

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Remember those candy necklaces we once thought were so cool, perhaps back in junior high? This pastel barrel handbag by Nicole Lee reminds me of that, and cotton candy, or basically just any candy! I adore it! The different shades of pastel are so much fun and I also love the floral embellishment and grid-cutout details. I will be taking it to carnivals, to picnics, to the pool... all summer long! We here in the San Francisco Bay Area got hit by a heatwave over the weekend (and looks like it will stay for the rest of the week), so I took my new candyland bag out for a spin. I paired it with a blush and white striped dress (an oldie but a goodie from Gap), blush leather platform sandals by Koolaburra, and some lovely Nialaya jewelry! I am excited for summer, are you?
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Striped dress (old) by Gap.
Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV.

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

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