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I have been living out of a suitcase lately... tiring but keeps me on my toes (literally). Last Sunday I took a last-minute trip up to San Francisco to do some freelance styling work for the company I used to work at. Totally unplanned but it was so nice to see so many familiar faces, it felt like I never left. Hotel Carlton in Nob Hill kindly hosted me in their one and only suite overlooking the city with a view of Sutro Tower. This boutique hotel is just around the corner from the infamous Mr. Holmes Bakehouse and I was so surprised to see a box of their pastries waiting for me in my room! My suite was absolutely beautiful and quirky, I love the fun colors mixed with the black and white (you know I love my black and white). It was a whirlwind but so glad I got to visit the city I once called home.
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Hotel Carlton, San Francisco

September 23, 2017

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I have been living out of a suitcase lately... tiring but keeps me on my toes (literally). Last Sunday I took a last-minute trip up to San Francisco to do some freelance styling work for the company I used to work at. Totally unplanned but it was so nice to see so many familiar faces, it felt like I never left. Hotel Carlton in Nob Hill kindly hosted me in their one and only suite overlooking the city with a view of Sutro Tower. This boutique hotel is just around the corner from the infamous Mr. Holmes Bakehouse and I was so surprised to see a box of their pastries waiting for me in my room! My suite was absolutely beautiful and quirky, I love the fun colors mixed with the black and white (you know I love my black and white). It was a whirlwind but so glad I got to visit the city I once called home.
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I just got back from NYC (my 5th time there), it was a whirlwind but it certainly did not disappoint! One of the places I stayed at on this trip was Conrad. This all-suite hotel is quite... I am just going to use the word "cool". Upon entering, you find yourself in this atrium with an intricate linear sculpture suspended above you. Quite the design! We had dinner at Atrio and everything was delicious... from the Manhattan to the skirt steak to the apple tart. After dinner we went up to Loopy Doopy rooftop bar to enjoy yet another cocktail or two while overlooking the Hudson River and the New Jersey skyline. Woke up the next day on 9/11 and conveniently World Trade Center is just a couple of blocks away, it was a bit surreal to be there on this day. In general, it's always surreal to be in New York. It just feels so right. Thank you Conrad for hosting us!
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Conrad, NYC

September 17, 2017

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I just got back from NYC (my 5th time there), it was a whirlwind but it certainly did not disappoint! One of the places I stayed at on this trip was Conrad. This all-suite hotel is quite... I am just going to use the word "cool". Upon entering, you find yourself in this atrium with an intricate linear sculpture suspended above you. Quite the design! We had dinner at Atrio and everything was delicious... from the Manhattan to the skirt steak to the apple tart. After dinner we went up to Loopy Doopy rooftop bar to enjoy yet another cocktail or two while overlooking the Hudson River and the New Jersey skyline. Woke up the next day on 9/11 and conveniently World Trade Center is just a couple of blocks away, it was a bit surreal to be there on this day. In general, it's always surreal to be in New York. It just feels so right. Thank you Conrad for hosting us!
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01inc-annasui-fashion-style
There are plenty of collaborations out there but what I am most excited about this season is the INC International Concepts collaboration with designer Anna Sui. Think really classic pieces with a twist and touch of flirtiness and quirkiness that is Anna Sui! The entire collection is amazing but here I am rocking my favorite pieces... A classic white tee with voluminous ruffled sleeves, black skinny jeans, white booties, fringed bag, and this showstopping studded and floral embroidered leather jacket. Yes, it's been a really hot week here in Los Angeles (September in California is a killer) but that didn't stop me from rocking these pieces out and about!
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* This post is sponsored by INC International Concepts, created for Macy's

INC x Anna Sui

September 14, 2017

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There are plenty of collaborations out there but what I am most excited about this season is the INC International Concepts collaboration with designer Anna Sui. Think really classic pieces with a twist and touch of flirtiness and quirkiness that is Anna Sui! The entire collection is amazing but here I am rocking my favorite pieces... A classic white tee with voluminous ruffled sleeves, black skinny jeans, white booties, fringed bag, and this showstopping studded and floral embroidered leather jacket. Yes, it's been a really hot week here in Los Angeles (September in California is a killer) but that didn't stop me from rocking these pieces out and about!
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* This post is sponsored by INC International Concepts, created for Macy's
01pasadena-cityhall-floral-rose-maxi-dress-fashion-ootd
Reality doesn't always meet your expectations. It's been seven weeks since I moved to Los Angeles and to be honest, it hasn't been easy. In fact, it's been really tough. I understand that adjusting to a new city and new lifestyle takes time and cannot be rushed but I can't help that I want to find that sense of belonging and that feeling of familiarity. To those who have experienced this, how did you cope with it? One thing I am trying to do is to "stop and smell the roses" and recognize all the little things that do actually matter. This saying is very helpful and definitely help me stay grounded. Focus on and appreciate the positives like all the beautiful places Los Angeles have to offer. Couple of days ago we decided to take a detour to Pasadena and stumbled upon the charming city hall. The building itself is gorgeous and it reminds me a little of France with its cute courtyard and fountain. Coincidentally I wore a pink flowy high-low dress by Selfie Leslie from PacSun with roses and ruffles and it was simply picture perfect. Life isn't always rainbows and unicorns, you just gotta look at the bright side and be grateful for the little things.
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Strappy platform heels c/o Koolaburra.

Stop and Smell the Roses

September 5, 2017

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Reality doesn't always meet your expectations. It's been seven weeks since I moved to Los Angeles and to be honest, it hasn't been easy. In fact, it's been really tough. I understand that adjusting to a new city and new lifestyle takes time and cannot be rushed but I can't help that I want to find that sense of belonging and that feeling of familiarity. To those who have experienced this, how did you cope with it? One thing I am trying to do is to "stop and smell the roses" and recognize all the little things that do actually matter. This saying is very helpful and definitely help me stay grounded. Focus on and appreciate the positives like all the beautiful places Los Angeles have to offer. Couple of days ago we decided to take a detour to Pasadena and stumbled upon the charming city hall. The building itself is gorgeous and it reminds me a little of France with its cute courtyard and fountain. Coincidentally I wore a pink flowy high-low dress by Selfie Leslie from PacSun with roses and ruffles and it was simply picture perfect. Life isn't always rainbows and unicorns, you just gotta look at the bright side and be grateful for the little things.
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Strappy platform heels c/o Koolaburra.
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I apologize for the lack of blog posts lately (you can keep up to date with me over on Instagram though) as I am still trying to adjust to this new city of mine. But I finally got around to posting my weekend adventure over in Malibu from a couple of weeks ago. The weather was perfect and all in all it was just a lovely day to be out by the ocean. I rocked my Cherry Bomb tee and denim shorts from PacSun, Gucci Marmont purse and cute slip-ons. I was, however, most excited about these ombre tassel earrings from Bauble Bar! I mean, fun earrings for a fun weekend, right?
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Gucci Marmont handbag (similar here, here and here).


Sky So Blue in Malibu

August 30, 2017

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I apologize for the lack of blog posts lately (you can keep up to date with me over on Instagram though) as I am still trying to adjust to this new city of mine. But I finally got around to posting my weekend adventure over in Malibu from a couple of weeks ago. The weather was perfect and all in all it was just a lovely day to be out by the ocean. I rocked my Cherry Bomb tee and denim shorts from PacSun, Gucci Marmont purse and cute slip-ons. I was, however, most excited about these ombre tassel earrings from Bauble Bar! I mean, fun earrings for a fun weekend, right?
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Gucci Marmont handbag (similar here, here and here).


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I don't often write about/review beauty products, so when I do you know it's serious business. Clarins is one of my favorite beauty brands and when they sent me their new Double Serum, I thought I would it a try. I have been using it for a week now and I am already noticing the magic it is doing to my skin. This serum is packed with two serums... Clarins combines [20+1] potent anti-aging plant extracts, both water (hydric) and oil-soluble (lipidic), to assure a perfect affinity with your skin, speedy absorption, and a perfectly sheer result. Another awesome feature is the actual bottle, how it has a dual chamber and dial pump which allows a customized amount of serum (tiny drop or power shot) to be pumped according to your needs. Oh, did I also mention how good it smell? Thanks Clarins, I will be using my #NextGenSerum daily!
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* This post is sponsored by Clarins, but all opinions and photography are my own.

Clarins #NextGenSerum

August 23, 2017

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I don't often write about/review beauty products, so when I do you know it's serious business. Clarins is one of my favorite beauty brands and when they sent me their new Double Serum, I thought I would it a try. I have been using it for a week now and I am already noticing the magic it is doing to my skin. This serum is packed with two serums... Clarins combines [20+1] potent anti-aging plant extracts, both water (hydric) and oil-soluble (lipidic), to assure a perfect affinity with your skin, speedy absorption, and a perfectly sheer result. Another awesome feature is the actual bottle, how it has a dual chamber and dial pump which allows a customized amount of serum (tiny drop or power shot) to be pumped according to your needs. Oh, did I also mention how good it smell? Thanks Clarins, I will be using my #NextGenSerum daily!
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* This post is sponsored by Clarins, but all opinions and photography are my own.
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