Friday, February 27, 2015

It's Always Sunny in California

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It's never too early to start thinking about spring, or even summer! You never know when a hot sunny day will sneak up on you especially if you live in California! It happens more often than you think! Whether I am out running errands, doing some shopping, or going to a picnic, a romper and a kimono are definitely my go-tos! The best part is that they are both very versatile and can easily transform my look from day to night! Here I am rocking a stunning sheer striped lace kimono paired with a checkered romper and straw panama hat from. Lastly, I gave the black and white look a pop of color with a yellow satchel and ballet flats!
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Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Apartment Tour Part 5 - Kitchen and Dining

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It's been a long time coming but I am finally down to my second to last post of my new apartment tour. A bit strange to call it new since I feel like I've moved into this place forever ago! Anyways, today I am showing you around my kitchen and dining area. I love a bright kitchen (bright everything in general) and luckily my entire apartment is filled with natural light! Someday when I own a house, I imagine my kitchen looking somewhat similar, all white but perhaps with white marble counter top and backsplash! One thing I do admit is that my kitchen is not usually this spotless, there are usually fruits and bread on the counter but of course those were removed for the shoot! To refresh you memory, here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of my apartment tour. Stick around because I saved the best (the closet/office) for last!
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Bottom: Gold concrete planter c/o Nimwit Studio. Ceramic planter c/o Gopi Shah Ceramics. Gold dotted planter c/o The Object Enthusiast.
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3-pot leather hanging planter c/o Rheemade. Cat shaped wooden cheeseboard c/o Bored with Splinters.
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Monday, February 23, 2015

What a Stud

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This studded and beaded fur jacket is truly stunning! I love a good furry piece but the intricate details is like icing on the cake. I paired it with a flowy pleated chiffon top from Ro & De, acid wash jeans and mules from F21, and this incredible cowhide clutch by Jackson and Hyde. As you can tell, the colorful side of me from a year ago completely fell off the earth and neutrals are the only things I know. Perhaps I will bring in more colors come Spring! We shall see...
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Pleated chiffon top (available at Nordstrom) c/o Ro & De.
Mules c/o F21.
Cowhide clutch c/o Jackson and Hyde.
Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Blue Jeans Blue Lens

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These were taken last weekend when we spontaneously decided to head down to our old stomping ground, Santa Cruz, for the day. It was a relatively warm day so I slipped into a pair of high waisted blue jeans and airy chiffon blouse, but threw on my lightweight trench when the cool breeze started rolling in. Whenever I head out of town for the day, I always count on a trusty tote to carry all my things. I love that this one by Graf and Lantz is equally chic and practical. Another thing I always have with me is a pair of sunglasses. I bet you can't tell these ones I am wearing by RAEN is actually a deep cobalt blue color! The subtlety is what makes them so unique!
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Striped chiffon blouse from H&M.
Ellis leather and canvas tote (soon to be released) c/o Graf & Lantz.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Along The Line

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Somewhere along the line I became quite fascinated with stripes. I wear it often these days, sometimes on its own and sometimes doubling up. We were blessed with some warm weather over the weekend so I paired up a striped crop top and these awesome striped culottes together. Speaking of culottes, that's my other obsession! They usually fit me more like pants though since I am short but I don't care. There is just something very chic and effortless about them, and in my opinion they are perfect for transitioning from winter to spring. I kept the look casual with flats and my new leather tote from J.Crew in collaboration with their #accessoryfix campaign. Simply Instagram how you style your J.Crew accessories with the hashtag #accessoryfix and #jcrewcontest for a chance to win one of three $1,500 shopping sprees!
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Here are more culottes that I love...