May 2012


Crisp and light

J Brand jacket, Rag & Bone top, J Brand shorts, Theyskens' Theory boots, Forever 21 headband, Vanessa Mooney bracelet

Keeping cool in my summer-favorite J Brand denim jacket (also worn here and here), this lightweight high/low Rag & Bone 'Adeline' sleeveless top I fell in l-o-v-e with, and short J Brand 'Nina' shorts also absolutely necessary for the heat. A bit scanty but revealing gams is never a bad thing when you feel like you're baking under the sun. Iced coconut oolong tea and vanilla bean ice cream atop a blueberry almond tea cake followed shortly after snapping these photos--dunzo!

Happy Wednesday, loves. So glad we're already half way through the week!


A hopeless place

Zara jacket, DV by Dolce Vita blouse, Kasil Workshop trousers, Zara heels, Melie Bianco tote

The start of the three-day weekend came unexpectedly with a lot of wind (note the peekaboo floral cardigan layered with a jacket and the scarf!) but the sunshine pulled through for the latter half and it was glorious. As a creature of habit, naturally I gravitated towards pigging out with iced jasmine teas, macarons, and french fries (my kryptonite), and a bit of shopping. Total relaxation, which was much, much needed after a hectic week. Not to mention, the three-day window opened up opportunities to catch up with friends sprinkled throughout the LA/OC area. Hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend, and here's to soldiers who gave up everything for us- much love, good night.

John West - We Found Love (cover)


No trouble

J Brand denim jacket, T by Alexander Wang top, Romwe skirt & floral blouse, Acne boots, Proenza Schouler PS11

Trying to find the most plausible ways to be creative when dressing for hot summer nights has forced me to use flimsy printed tops to create a discreet high-low look. My long awaited three-day weekend is (almost) here and I couldn't be more excited! ...Except my right eye is exceptionally irritated at the moment and I'll be forced to don the spectacles and refrain from doing much activity this weekend. Gah. I had wanted to do some light traveling in California but that option was also struck down from becoming reality--such, a, bummer! I guess it's a weekend called for NBA playoffs and online window shopping. Anyone doing something fun this coming weekend?

Leftover Cuties - Trouble


Spin on classics

photos via Knight Cat, Denim Blog, 4th and Bleeker, and Studded Hearts

A little Sunday inspiration to start--10:30 am is early for Sunday, ok?--the day: 1) Vogue Netherlands, May 2012, the right amount of daintiness and stacking of the gold rings. 2) Ripped, boyfriend white denim perfection via True Religion; love that they're cleaning up the heavy stitching. 3) White on white x girlishness:boyishness ratio perfected. Love the subtle peek-a-boo lace against the heavier athletic jacket. 4) Kate Moss still looking beautiful as ever in Harper's Bazaar, in a (HUGE) zippered dress. 5) White on white again, Bambi looks so laid-back chill. 6) Sheer navy blue dress with asymmetrical hem. Love it.



J Brand denim jacket, Zara dress, Proenza Schouler PS11, Zara sandals

Excuse the slouchiness, I was growing delirious and impatient waiting around with the bf to grab a table at one of our favorite places to eat at. I've been digging the cool combo of blues and whites lately, especially ones with softer tones and off-whites. This periwinkle Zara dress is so ideal for the weather, with its lightweight fabric and thigh-high slits--I love it with sandals, flatforms, sneakers, anything really. Layered with a cropped sweater or a cropped jacket like this one, it becomes such an easygoing layering piece. I wasn't aware HOW good J Brand's denim jackets were, and I'm such a denim jacket fanatic, too, gosh. Cropped, perfectly off-white, and also lightweight... quickly making its way in becoming my summer staple.



Zara tank dress, vintage vest, Acne boots, Proenza Schouler PS11, Jessica Simpson hat, Michael Kors watch, Jewel Mint ring

Sometimes, to deal with the mundanity of living in one place my entire life, I sort of re-discover places I've been or re-adjust how I see things in one spot. Interestingly enough, that's what I love about photography and I guess more so taking photos for this blog--it makes me do just that. Kind of makes me appreciate where I am. Perspective.


Summer night out

Marc by Marc Jacobs silk top, Ksubi 'Alberceque' shorts, Zara belt, Alexander Wang golf bag, Helmut Lang leather blazer, DANNIJO 'Macanta' necklace, DANNIJO 'Arquette' cuff, DANNIJO silver cuff, ASOS thin cuff, IRO sandals

I'd been oddly attracted to this Marc by Marc Jacobs top for some time now (currently 50% off), but I never really could picture what I'd wear it with, or how I'd wear it. Well, now is the time I had finally re-imagined it in this fashion--paired with an equally beautiful pair of rusty-colored IRO sandals, black neutrals, another sort of rusty/vintage-y, huge-buckled belt, and silver statement jewelry. Mmmm. Hah, finally some use was put to my constant overflowing madness of inspirational photos and drool-worthy pieces. Speaking of which, you guys can follow my inspiration hub here on Pinterest. Hope you all have a fantastic Mother's Day weekend! xo


Feather-shaped figures

Zara top, ASOS shorts, Chicwish trench, Michael Kors watch, Forever 21 bangle, Zara pumps

A few sun-drenched photos I took for ASOS. This gorgeous weather is making me sick with intense wanderlust--I'm overwhelm with a craving to walk on new grounds and to delight in unexplored fine foods. The sun is great and all in LA, but I just want to see how the sun shines in another city, you know?


In my loudest tones

Rodebjer blazer, Equipment blouse, Chicwish skirt, vintage belt, Forever 21 leggings, Steve Madden wedges, Christopher Kon Co-Lab satchel

I should be sleeping--seeing as I should be up early tomorrow to start on a project I've been marinating for a while--but the two cups of lychee oolong and jasmine green tea latte I drank earlier seem to be holding me up. This weekend went by SO much quicker than I had expected, but I suppose that's a good thing. You know, like it means that I actually did something fun because when you're enjoying your time, you never seem to know where it went.

On another note, I got the chance to hear Coldplay perform LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl this week and it was a-ma-zing. Chris Martin is such a charmer and they definitely put on a great light show. The bowl was packed and heated with energy and love--Steven and I were much excited to be a part of it. I had honestly tried to condition myself to hold the tears for when they would play "Yellow," "The Scientist," "Fix You," and "Warning Sign," but realistically, I cried like a little girl because 1) their performance for each song was so simply beautiful and 2) hearing these songs brought me back to a state of when I felt so raw and in need of closure. Yeah, I know Coldplay has that affect on a lot of people, but... the live performance was just moving, so moving.


A few pieces

Free People sweater, vintage blouse, Zara skirt, Jason Wu x Target satchel

Alexander Wang tote, 'Lette macarons, lychee oolong iced tea

Le Mont St. Michel knit, Equipment blouse, Kasil Workshop skinnies, Forever 21 fedora, Beginning Boutique belt; Proenza Schouler PS11, Ray Ban wayfarers, Luv Aj choker, Zara heels, Michael Kors watch

Equipment blouse, Kasil Workshop 'Rail' skinnies, Theyskens' Theory boots

Zara jacket, Kasil Workshop 'Alpine' skinnies, H&M choker

vintage blouse, J Brand skinnies, Chicwish coat, Beginning Boutique belt, Zara bag, Michael Kors watch

Chicwish sheer blouse, vintage denim vest, Forever 21 floral skirt, Coach x Tony Duquette necklace, Ray Ban wayfarers, Melie Bianco bag

spicy tuna on crispy rice & sake sushi

Joe's Jeans leather jacket, Free People sweater, Forever 21 blouse, Kasil Workshop shorts, Steve Madden wedges, Melie Bianco bag, Michael Kors watch, YSL arty ring

Grilled jumbo shrimp and salmon--delicious

After a long day of driving all over L.A. (and all that it entails: traffic traffic traffic, ahem), I came home and had a much-needed evening of winding down. I spent a good hour looking back at photos of friends, my dogs, food, and old 'fits. So peculiar how I can remember exactly the things I laughed about or the things that happened just by looking back at a photo of a mere outfit. Photos can speak so much.

Lauryn Hill - I Gotta Find Peace of Mind


Leather lined

Zara jacket, Forever 21 jumper, Romwe skirt, Trend Essentials bag, Acne boots

This jacket, when it first appeared on Zara's website, really just couldn't get out of my head. Good price, great fit, the whole ordeal! I wanted to have one for myself, except, like every other Zara piece (cheap sandals and navajo print pants ring a bell?), I just knew it was one of those pieces that was destined to be blogged to death. Staved from making the commitment for as long as I could until just a few weeks ago I finally caved for the black leather-sleeved safari jacket. My favorite part of the jacket is actually the neck area--it allows for a turtle neck but it still looks awfully chic... which is perfect for the sudden gloomy weather we're experiencing right now. Cheers to good buys!