January 2011


Colors of la

thrifted denim vest, dress from LA boutique, American Apparel tights, Nine West messenger bag, Forever 21 lace-up boots/scarf/jewelry

So I spent my 22nd birthday roaming around LA, literally chasing hot spots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and everything in between). I was so happily full that if I had worn jeans, the art of unbuttoning would've been my trade for the day. Despite my unfathomable fear of turning 22 (it sounds so grown up lol), I had a fantastic, care-free day with the boyfriend... something I definitely needed during the weekend before school (and consequently, stress) would resume on Monday.

Going to San Fran to meet the Chictopia team in four days(!), and I just booked my ticket and hotel yesterday. I know it's only a couple hours away but I haven't visited SF in a little over a year so I've been yearning to go back for the food, the bustling city streets, and awesome people (sounds like New York, minus the extreme coldness hahaha). Can't wait! I'll keep you guys posted.


Bday wish list

3.1 Phillip Lim silk blouse, Helmut Lang cracked-leather shorts, Prada fringe bag, Tolani infinity scarf, Diane von Furstenberg leather wedges, Alex & Chloe necklace

Oh, you know. Just another wish list... for my birthday tomorrow. 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prada, Helmut Lang... no big deal.

P.S. Queen of Lalaland is giving my readers 15% off of any orders made on their online boutique. They've got really cool looking basics for cheap (personal faves: their long sleeved crop top and corduroy pants)! Enter the code "BLOGGER" at check out.


That sun is gonna come dear

thrifted sheer blouse, Forever 21 velvet dress

I originally wanted to wear this dress in New York (and I was so courageous as to pack it in my luggage as well) but it was just too, too, too cold to commit to such a thought. So I decided that this great LBD (also complete with embellished padded shoulders) would go well with an understated sheer, black top. The boyf and I ventured out to a nearby marsh to chase the sunset. Luckily the sun provided just enough light and peered through the oversized top, making for a dark whimsical look haha.

And this, my lovelies, is the last batch of my New York photos. I'm wearing a Kenneth Cole faux-fur/leather jacket, Topshop jeans, and Forever 21 sunnies/lace-up boots. Might I add, this jacket was the warmest coat I brought with me... too bad I didn't realize that until my last day there! Thanks NY, you were beautiful. I can't wait until the next time I visit... hopefully I'll be able to sometime during the beginning of my favorite season (fall).

P.S. a big thanks to Sarah from Burn the Blonde for featuring me on her blog. She's way too sweet and she's got a great blog, too. Give her some love!

P.P.S. tomorrow is the last day to place votes in Style Sip's "Winter Wonderland" contest and I'm asking all of YOU lovely readers to vote for me ("jamour") so that I could travel up to San Francisco and meet the Style Sip and Chictopia team! Please vote here. Much MUCH love and gratitude, JO.


New york photo diary ii

Layers: American Apparel, Forever 21, thrifted, vintage, Urban Outfitters, Necessary Clothing, Topshop, borrowed from boyfriend. Freeze. Ice cream. China Town. Coffee and tea, repeat. Rockefeller. Getting lost. 5th Ave. Madison Square. Gelato. Lower East Side. SoHo. Pizzeria. Make-shift sleds. Central Park hill. Flat Iron. Hell's Kitchen. Financial District. Hand warmers. Thai food. Queens.