off the shoulder is off the chain

posted by on 2014.09.03, under outfits
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from my previous post and instagram, it’s safe to say that off the shoulder style has been my favorite trend this summer. this style has been a god send, since in the last couple of weeks: my belly’s finally popped! i have graduated from maybe to definitely! unfortunately, this meant that some of my usual problem areas have also grown with the baby (i.e. arms, thighs, and butt). the off the shoulder trend came just in time to cover my “fatty” parts and only shows the less meaty parts. i especially love this vava by joy han dress. with its romantic details, it really distracts from my troubled spots.

for our one last hurrah, the hubby and i took the pups to napa for a little babymoon. we also took advantage of the warm california light and shot a few of these maternity memorabilia. ok, i might have “accidentally” exhaled and arched my back a little too much in the last photo, which resulted in the more exaggerated belly… but i was just really excited to finally show off my badge of honor!

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vava by joy han off the shoulder dress
raga lace dress from my instagram
report booties (similar)
topshop flower crown (similar)
albeit chevron necklace
snake cuff (similar)
albeit twisted bracelet

a new chapter

posted by on 2014.08.11, under life, outfits
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sorry for the lack of updates! since it’s been a while since the last time we’ve talked, i guess you can say life is a little different. the biggest change is… we’re expecting our first baby!

YAY!!! pop the confetti’s, release the doves, light the fireworks, cue the choir! congratulations to us!

ok, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get to the real stuff.

while i’m excited for the new addition to our little family, i have to admit that being pregnant is EVEN LESS glamorous than i have previously imagined. without going into the obvious discomfort and inconvenience, maternity fashion alone is giving me a run for my money.

true to all the text books, i’ve spent the first trimester in hell, aka morning (all day) sickness. the last thing i wanted to think about was what outfit would be cute for my next trip to the toilet. unfortunately, the 8 lbs i’ve lost was wasted on sweat pants and old t-shirts. by the time i was feeling like myself again, i’ve entered the “is-she-fat-or-is-she-pregnant” phase. i’ve been stuck in this phase for a couple of months now, and i still haven’t figured out how to dress this awkward body. i can’t seem to bring myself to embrace the bulge on my belly, since it just doesn’t look like a baby to me yet. this means, i’ve been living in my baggiest boyfriend jeans (the only pants that fit me) and loosest shirts. if people weren’t sure i was chubby or pregger before, they are probably sure about one thing… i look like a big old heifer. i finally caved and bought a pair of maternity jeans a couple days ago. being in a pair of skinny jeans again has given me a sudden surge to make more of an effort in this mystery called, maternity fashion. i’m still not brave enough to venture out to the form fitting dresses yet, but for now, a pair of skinny jeans with a flowy top will have to do.

baby steps. baby steps.

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zara off shoulder blouse (similar)
j brand maternity jeans (similar, regular version)
celine mini luggage (similar)
topshop sandals
j crew hat
albeit chevron necklace
snake cuff (similar)
tiffany love knot bracelet
albeit twisted bracelet

summer solstice

posted by on 2013.06.23, under outfits
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sorry for the sudden disappearance. summer is the most chaotic time for my work. i have been busy shooting weddings on the weekends and editing photos on the weekdays. there hasn’t been many opportunities for cute outfits, since i’m either in my all black ninja “uniform” or the sloppiest and most comfy t-shirts and shorts. i finally had a break this weekend, and just in time for the fremont summer solstice parade! beautiful sunshine, naked bicyclists, seattle hippies, flamboyant costumes, carny food… best of all, a reason to wear my favorite flower headband!

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zara blouse (want this one)
paige denim shorts
lanvin ballet flats
topshop flower headband
jennifer meyer stick necklace
triangle necklace from kitsch couture (similar)

cold hearted snake

posted by on 2013.05.20, under outfits
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after a very “sweet” outfit last week, i thought i’d change it up again and go for the total opposite direction this time. enter: all black, snake skin pattern, leather pants… the works. i had to throw in the white shoes and bag to make the outfit a little less predictable. personality disorder? identity crisis? whatever it is, i just know i’m having fun with it.

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zara top (similar)
dl1961 leather pants (it’s on sale!)
zara heels
alexander wang bag (python version)
albeit triangle necklace
tom ford lipstick in sable smoke

pastel dreams

posted by on 2013.05.12, under outfits
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you probably can’t tell from all the black and white outfits i’ve been posting that i’m actually a big fan of pastel, especially any variations of pink. in my closet, there has been many sherbet pieces collected and neglected over the years. i’m drawn to the femininity and warmth of the color, but also intimated by its sweetness at the same time. like this marc by marc jacob striped camisole that i bought almost 10 years ago (one of my very first designer pieces.) i think i might have worn it total of 3 times in fear of looking too “cutesy.” i guess the bows probably didn’t help the case, but i think it’s for that very same reason that i love this piece so much.  i just can’t seem to part with it because it makes me feel so happy and girly every time i see it… even if it’s just hanging in the closet.

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marc by marc jacobs camisole
allsaints sweater (similar)
zara pants (identical)
miu miu bag
christian louboutin pumps (platform version)
albeit triangle necklace
jennifer meyer diamond necklace
tom ford lip shine in frolic

joie de vivre

posted by on 2013.05.05, under interior design
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lately, i can’t stop daydreaming about living in a beautiful parisian apartment. the chevron wood floors; the soaring high ceilings; the elaborate, yet delicate moldings; contrasted against modern furniture with clean lines… it’s impossible to describe how fabulous these homes are! let’s just look at some pictures instead.

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images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

the new icons

posted by on 2013.04.28, under outfits
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super soft and loose clothing paired with edgy accessories and a peek-a-boo of skin. somehow this outfit is just as sexy as it is comfy.

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h&m t-shirt
bb dakota skirt (similar)
asos hat
givenchy bag
givenchy heels (souped-up version)
t+j designs necklace
vintage crystal ring
asos rings set
tom ford lipstick in sable smoke
ysl lipgloss in golden 2

shut the front door

posted by on 2013.04.21, under outfits
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after catching up on a dvr’ed marathon of my favorite tv show, the rachel zoe project, i was finally convinced to dust off my bell bottom jeans. why did i stop wearing these anyway? they literally elongate the legs and balance out the hips like no other. these jeans are bananas. by the way, how maj is this h&m leather jacket from the new icon collection? not going to lie, it’s kind of my favorite piece from this collection. when i found it on the rack this week, i literally died.

ok, that’s all the rachel zoe catchphrases i can think of right now. did i miss anything else?

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h&m icon leather jacket (lust)
alexander wang t-shirt
j brand jeans (similar)
givenchy pumps
givenchy bag
jennifer meyer necklace
hermes bracelet
pamela love talon cuff
madewell bracelet
vintage necklace, ring, and bracelets

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