SUMMER SUEDE SHIFT DRESS

Hey, here I am again with some more fabric¬†that normally wouldn’t be considered summer friendly. Suede in summer?

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Suede definitely isn’t a summertime go-to, but I really didn’t want to wait for Fall to wear this dress. And since it’s faux suede, and it’s a bit lighter than genuine soft leather, I thought I’d give it a try.

And it was just fine. ūüôā

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I paired the dress with sandals, but I think when the weather gets cooler I could wear it with some over-the-knee boots.

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I’m normally not a fan of dresses that have a drop-waist kind of seam, but this one actually worked out for me.

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The most comfortable sandals.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dress :: Papercrane (similar here and here)

Shoes :: Dolce Vita

Bag :: Chloe  (budget-savvy dupe here)

Sunglasses :: Tom Ford


FLORAL SILK TANK AND METALLIC SHORTS

Hi!

Hope you’ve been doing awesome. Because of the heat wave I’ve pretty much been wearing casual shorts and skater tanks these past few days. I still wanted to keep it casual today, but thought I’d put on a silky¬†floral¬†top¬†and some sleek metallic shorts¬†just to keep things pretty around here. ūüôā

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This top was part of the bag full of goodies that I received from my mom on my birthday. This and some cute scrunchies were some of my favorite things in the bag. My mom has great taste.

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Silk isn’t the most breathable fabric, so I was glad I was mostly indoors in air conditioning today. Same thing goes for the shorts. These shorts definitely don’t wick any sweat at all, so I’m glad I stayed cool today.

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I still love these Valentino Rockstud dupes!

Thanks for stopping by!

Top :: Sam & Lavi (sold out; love this and this)

Shorts :: Forever 21 (sold out; Mango shorts here)

Bag :: Burberry (old style; splurge here; cost-savvy pick here)

Shoes :: Kaitlyn Pan

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The cute Amiee Lynn scrunchies my mom got me.


TREE PRINT CROP TOP AND SHORTS c/o SHEiN

Hello!

I’m back with another collaboration with SheIn. I had a great experience the first time I worked with them (see post here), and I guess I just couldn’t get enough of their matching sets–I chose another crop top and shorts set for this post.

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Like the last set I received from them, the sizing on this one seemed a little off. After reading the reviews, I ordered my usual fast-fashion size, Small. Last time the Small fit like an XS or even XXS, but the top on this one fit just right. It was the bottoms that ran unexpectedly large and long. I ended up rolling the elastic waist band in to shorten the shorts and to create that flirty summer romper-bottom look. Definitely read the reviews!

Heres what the shorts looked like without rolling the waistband up.
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And here’s the flirty summer romper-bottom look.

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The material on this set is so comfortable, light, and thin–perfect for summer. But it gets wrinkled so fast! I steam pressed the pieces, but they got wrinkly again just while I was drinking coffee and buckling up my sandals.

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Thanks so much for reading! And thank you to SheIn for providing this adorable outfit!

Outfit :: c/o SheIn

Shoes :: Tabitha Simmons (current style here; cute and cost-savvy here)

Bag :: Chloe

Sunnies :: Tom Ford


BIRTHDAY OUTFIT: CLASSIC SHIRT DRESS

Hello!

Yesterday was my birthday, and it was a terrific day indeed. I’ve actually been celebrating it since last weekend, which means I’ve had the party privilege of being the honored guest at multiple celebratory dinners. And I’m not gonna lie…my new shirt dress has been worn on more than one of those occasions!

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I’ve been looking for a classic shirt dress in olive for a long time. A lot of the ones I have seen were either too long, unflattering, or simply the wrong color for me. But this one from Forever 21 is a definite winner.

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I realized I’m not much of a belt girl, and the only belt I had in my closet that worked with this dress was my trusty skater camo web belt.

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This is such a versatile dress. I wore my brown ankle booties and carried my micro brown fringed bag to one of the more casual birthday dinners.


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Been loving gold details lately and of course I rocked my Dainty Wrist bracelets for each occasion.

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Thanks for reading and for all the sweet birthday wishes!

Dress :: Forever 21

Pumps :: Jimmy Choo (current style here; cost-savvy choice here) | Booties :: Rag and Bone

Clutch :: Miu Miu (similar here) | Bag :: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Moto (on sale!)

Bracelets :: c/o Dainty Wrist | Watch :: Seiko (birthday gift from my brother!)

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Ringing in my birthday with Eddie at Otium in Downtown LA. Cheers!


CREAM TOP AND GRID SHORTS

Hi! Sorry for posting these pics a bit late (they’re from last Friday). I’ve been getting swamped with work projects and family events, but here is a closer look at the outfit that you might have seen on my¬†Instagram¬†(thanks so much for the sweet comments and likes!)

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I wasn’t planning on shooting any pics on this day, but I had my roots touched up at Knives Out Salon in downtown LA…and you know you can’t skip a shoot if you just had your hair done. So I changed out of my plain tank and sneakers and threw on this top and heels and hit the streets.

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Of course I reached for my metallic DeFuria bag, which always rounds out my outfits with a bit of shiny edginess.

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My gold Dainty Wrist bangles have been on repeat!

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I used to wear these glittery Louboutin T-strap sandals only on special occasions. But what’s the point of having fabulous shoes and only wearing them once or twice¬†a year?¬†They’ve been added to my summer sandal rotation.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

Top :: Forever 21

Shorts :: ASOS Petite (similar here)

Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (similar here)

Bag :: c/o DeFuria (handcrafted by my lovely friend, @courtney_defuria)

Bangles :: Dainty Wrist 

Sunnies :: Tom Ford


ARM PARTY: DAINTY WRIST JEWELRY FOR TINY WRISTS

Hello! And happy almost 4th of July! I’ve been enjoying the sensational summer weather, and getting ready to kick off my birthday month!

As you might have seen on IG, I’ve also been ready to kick off America’s birthday…I’m¬†almost¬†dressed in red, white, and blue.

And you might have also noticed¬†that I’m rocking some new¬†blue and gold arm candy. I’ve partnered up with Dainty Wrist Jewelry, an online fashion jewelry shop specializing in bracelets made to fit¬†petite gals with petite and tiny wrists.

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I wrote a post last year about Dainty Wrist and other bracelets for tiny wrists (read here), where I discovered my wrist is not only small, but it’s extra small (5 inches in diameter).

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I was kindly sent the Bezel Bliss Gold Cuff and the Eshana Golden Bangles in Extra Small (also available in Small). I especially loved how cute and brilliant the Bezel Bliss cuff was! And couldn’t believe that for the first time I was able to wear a cuff that didn’t slip off.

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Yay, a perfect fit!

I layered the cuff and bangles over my watch for an all-out wrist party. I actually just received this watch as an early birthday present from my brother. When I got it sized at the shop, they had to remove all the removable links and even manipulate some of the “unremovable” links (that ended up being removable). I really do have tiny wrists, and it’s been so hard to find wrist pieces that fit.

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I also received a lovely cobalt blue leather wrap bracelet and an elegant sparkly blue stone and rhinestone elastic bracelet, which I layered on my other wrist with the sterling silver Bird Bangle that I got for my birthday last year (and have worn everyday since).

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Aren’t they fun and lovely?
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Wrist party in full effect.

I want to thank Dainty Wrist for partnering with me on this post, and for generously gifting all this beautiful and fun jewelry that actually fits! Make sure to check out their designs, layering tips, and sizing guidelines!

Thank you so much for reading! Wishing you a very fun and safe 4th of July holiday weekend!

Dainty Wrist Bracelets:

Bezel Bliss Gold Cuff (love it so much!) :: Eshana Golden Bangles (perfect fit!) :: Blue Sparkle Leather Bracelet (arm party time!) :: Silver and Blue Jeweled Bracelet (so cute!) :: Bird Bangle (my favorite!)

Outfit:

Top :: Cut25 (old)

Shorts :: Forever 21

Shoes :: Givenchy

Bag :: Prada (old; cost-savvy choice here)

Sunglasses :: Tom Ford

Watch :: Seiko


SUMMER BLUSH, WHITE, AND BURGUNDY

Hello and happy summertime! Summer is by far my favorite season of the year. I love the heat, comfortable outfits, pool lounging, and light fabrics and colors.

Today I’m repeating one of my favorite tops with some distressed denim shorts. Easy breezy.

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This is one of my favorite tops (and no stranger to the blog; old post here) not only because the fit and quality are superb, but because it’s one of those pieces that elevates a¬†really simple outfit. The semi-sheer mesh panel adds so much texture and dimension it¬†makes jean shorts and sandals something I wanted to blog about!

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I kept this burgundy fringed bucket bag on the closet shelf for the past few months because my silly brain was conditioned to think of it as mostly a Fall or Winter crossbody. But then I woke up and realized how great it goes with my summer blush tones and whites.

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Finally found a pair of white distressed denim shorts that fit without being too short or exposing my bum cheeks. The trick was to size up. These are from H&M and I’m usually a size 2. These are a size 6, a little loose in the waist, but¬†still fit nicely.

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And here again are the Dolce Vita sandals that are so comfortable!

Thanks for visiting!

Top :: Rebecca Minkoff (old; similar here and here)

Shorts :: H&M

Sandals :: Dolce Vita

Bag :: Milly


KINDA BOHO: CROCHET AND DIGITAL CAMO

Hi. I hope you’re all doing awesome!

I have been wanting to wear my new sandals (ever since I manifested them off my wishlist), only to realize that I didn’t have anything that goes with them.

I¬†hopped on Amazon and found this boho chic crochet top. My style is very far from bohemian, but I couldn’t resist the texture of the knit design, and how cute it would pair¬†with the¬†sandals.

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I knew I wouldn’t feel like myself if I created a¬†full-on boho outfit. That means no fringe skirt and no wide-brimmed hat for me (super cute on everyone else, just doesn’t suit me!). So I paired the top with digital camo jeans to give it a little bit of a modern edge.

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And what do you know, my new bag (also from the wishlist) embodies the same style concept: fringe boho details on a modern moto design.

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I only wore this bralette under the top.

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The bag and sandals are just a perfect pair.

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And there you have my first almost-sorta- kinda-boho outfit. ūüôā

Thanks for reading!

Top :: BFF Clothing 

Bralette :: Less than $7 on eBay

Jeans :: Paige Denim (old; Forever 21 camo jeans only $14 here)

Shoes :: Dolce Vita (on sale!)

Bag :: Rebecca Minkoff


FLORAL CROP TOP AND SHORTS c/o SHEiN

Hello and Happy Thursday! I hope you’re having a terrific June so far. We’ve been having pretty weather in LA, and not so much of the June Gloom that we usually get this time of year.

For this post, I got together with the fast-fashion shop, SheIn, to share a fun, summery look. I chose this floral crop top and high-waisted shorts outfit because I loved the pattern and colors.

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I rarely wear crop tops so when I first pulled the shirt out of the package it looked hilariously small to me. “No way I’m going to fit in this.” Reviewers for this particular piece warned about it running small or suggested sizing up. But I wear a S or XS in just about everything (including other Asia-based fast-fashion labels) and went with S. It fits tight, but I think a M would not have been as cute.

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If I had bigger boobs, the top might not have worked at all.¬†The slim fit is flattering overall. I haven’t worn a midriff-baring top in ages, and my abs don’t look as good as they used to, but I still felt comfortable in this–thanks partly to the high elastic waistband.

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A part of me did wonder whether I’m too old to be wearing a crop top…

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…but I’ll worry about that in another 10 years.

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My mom got me these super cute cork-sole sandals from her last trip to Spain. They’re so comfortable and I think leather shoes¬†make the best souvenirs!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! And thanks to SheIn!

Top and Shorts :: c/o SheIn 

(Free shipping worldwide with no minimum from June 12-14, Beijing standard time)

Bag :: Louis Vuitton

Sandals :: Yokono

Sunglasses :: Miu Miu 

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WISHLIST AND RECENT ACQUISITIONS

Hello!

Just wanted to share a few things that I’ve been shopping (or eye-shopping) for these days. Some of the items (like the skate tank top) are just things I personally love, and some of the items are just terrific buys! I do admit that at times I feel like a terrible¬†blogger when I find an incredible bargain but¬†it’s sold out by the time I get around to posting it.

So here’s a little heads up on a few things that are currently on sale, or are just really cool. I’ve already purchased a couple of these things, so you’ll be seeing them on the blog or on IG¬†very soon.

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1. Thrasher Mag Racerback Tank Top¬†I love this because I grew up skateboarding back in the day when it was not cute or fashionable for girls to be on boards. Today it’s a different story and I can’t believe that Thrasher shirts actually make some kind of fashion statement now. Albeit usually¬†it screams “poser” but I’m an old skater now so I¬†feel proud that¬†I’m legit allowed to represent this. Plus, I was in a Thrasher t-shirt ad years and years ago…

2. Alo Moto Leggings I have not tried these leggings yet, but they look super cute and are getting great reviews on Nordstrom and Amazon. I have my eye on the white leggings as seen on Kendall below. Reviews say the white material can be a little sheer on the booty, so if you are planning on wearing these to yoga class, take note.

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3. Rebecca Minkoff Micro Moto Bag¬†I just bought this adorable bag because for $75 I could not pass it up (regular price is $195). It’s the perfect small crossbody and the leather is super buttery and nice. Rebecca Minkoff is my go-to for affordable, high-quality, gorgeous purses.

4. Dolce Vita Louise Ghillie Wedge Sandals I also just purchased these sandals (they match my Micro Moto!). I’ve been wanting a pair of gladiator-style sandals, but didn’t want to look¬†like I was wearing part of a Spartan costume. These are cute, casual, fun to lace up, and don’t make me look like I’m going to battle to save¬†Greece from the Persian invasion (though I could because they are SUPER comfortable). They’re currently 40% off at Nordstrom in Almond and Black suede. Shop here for the Dark Saddle¬†color that I got (also on sale!).

5. Givenchy Antigona Small Beige Bag¬†Ah, this is something I’m just eyeballing. It’s a fabulous price for an iconic beauty¬†that rarely goes on sale. Since I’ve been trying to curb my luxury bag purchases I’m trying to resist this. You don’t have to though!

6. Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max¬†Thinking about adding these to my sneaker rotation. They are cute and trendy and got the skateboarding roots that fit my personal style. I’m a size 6 so I usually take Nike sneakers in youth size 4.5. Love that they come in a wide array of cool colors.

7. Baby-G Ana-Digi Watch I love the pop of color from Casio Baby-G watches. They’re sporty and cute for activities like going to the beach and day drinking on a sunny patio. Not on sale right now, but totally worth the retail price anyway.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Let me know if anything here caught your eye too!

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