DENIM BERMUDA SHORTS: CROP TOP AND LAST YEAR’S TRENCH VEST

Hi and happy July! Ah, my birthday month 🙂 Been so busy the past couple of weeks with work things and health things, so I’m happy to finally post a new outfit featuring denim bermuda shorts!

denim bermuda shorts outfit

For the past couple of summers I’ve had such a hard time finding cute jean shorts. Most of the styles I tried on were not flattering (hello, pancake butt) or did not provide any coverage (no, I don’t need to put my bum cheeks on display while I’m grabbing a coffee at the neighborhood Starbucks…). So when I saw these denim bermuda shorts with distressing, I had to try them.

denim bermuda shorts outfit with trench vest

The shorts are super comfortable, with a little bit of stretch. I wasn’t familiar with the brand (Cello) when I saw them on the F21 website, so I ordered both the size 0 and size 1. I typically wear size 0 or XS in most brands, and this case was no different. The 0 fit more snug and was more flattering, though the size 1 pair was more comfortable. I chose cuteness over comfort.

 trench vest and givenchy antigona outfit

kapten and son havana sunglasses and greylin trench vest outfit

I paired the denim bermuda shorts with a black crop top and an awesome layered trench vest that I picked up last year on Amazon (I remember it was one of my first fashion purchases on Amazon).

distressed denim bermuda shorts forever 21

You know how much I love a staggered step hem on my jeans, so you must know how much I love these uneven frayed hems. Eddie said they look “super frayed,” and my mom asked me why I’m spending money on damaged clothing. She offered to rip some of the old jeans that I left in my bedroom closet at her house, and sell them to me. Haha.

givenchy shark lock sandals

Pretty sure I can wear heels, sneakers, sandals, or boots with these denim bermuda shorts. Anything goes.

givenchy antigona mini outfit modeling

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’re having a wonderful summer so far!

Top :: Forever 21 (sold out; similar)
Trench vest :: Greylin
Denim bermuda shorts :: Cello
Shoes :: Givenchy (or shop amazing preowned deals)
Sunnies :: c/o Kapten and Son
Watch :: Baby G
Bag :: Givenchy




#TEAMPIXEL: CELEBRATION OF COLOR AND PRIDE

Hello, and happy last day of Pride Month (even though our awful president didn’t acknowledge June as LGBTQ Pride Month this year). I wanted to share the new Google Pixel commercial (“Our Colorful World”) that Lenny Mesina (@chumpchampion) edited, and that I had a chance to be a part of. It came out fantastic.

I had the opportunity to be a part of Team Pixel when my friend Taz (@tazcatphoto) and I recently shot some photos using the new Google Pixel phone for my post at the color walls in downtown LA (remember my forbidden blue lipstick?) I was excited when two of the pics (well, technically, 1 1/2) made it into the spot. Hooray for my 15 seconds of fame (well, technically, 0.5 seconds hahaha)!

My half-pic and Lenny’s cool editing skills:

google pixel commercial

See Taz in the reflection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

google pixel commercial

Make sure to join Team Pixel if you are a Google Pixel user and interested in a chance to be featured on Google’s social channels. Just use the hashtag #teampixel on Twitter or Instagram. Google selects and shares a new photo each week with its millions of followers.

Ah, this poor old Lime Crime unicorn lipstick that never gets to be worn. Love it, but so scared to really wear it. So many mixed emotions about wearing blue lipstick…it’s like wearing plaid pants while skateboarding…you better rip. Probably the only and last time Eddie will allow me to wear these aqua lips in public (or in the privacy of our apartment):

girl wearing blue sunglasses and blue lipstick on google pixel commercial

But hey, it’s still one of my favorite photos from the shoot.

Huge thanks to Lenny and Taz, and bravo to them both for their excellent work on the commercial. I also spy my beautiful Pixel teammates–Rachel and Cait–in the spot which totally made this such a fun project to be a part of!

Thanks so much for stopping by and watching the spot!

Sunnies :: Quay Australia
Lipstick :: Lime Crime (similar here)

“We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.”–George Takei

 

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Category: FASHION


SUMMER LASH FAVE: MARC JACOBS BEAUTY COLORED MASCARAS

I have wanted to do something about my lashes ever since I came to terms with the fact that eyelash extensions just aren’t for me (they require too much maintenance, time, money, etc). Then I discovered Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing mascara ($26) in fun colors–which are perfect for summer–and the cutest way to lengthen and jazz up my almost nonexistent lashes.

Besides black, this line of mascara is also available in these vibrant colors:

Peacock (teal)
Garnet (brick red)
Think Ink (cool navy blue)
Violet Incredible (bold purple)
All About Yves (a brighter blue)

marc jacobs omega mascara

I saw these at Sephora while shopping for gifts so my budget allowed me to pick only three even though I wanted all of them (actually, I was only supposed to get one thing for myself, but you know how that goes…). I went with the Peacock, All About Yves, and Garnet.

I have very short lashes, so when a mascara makes my lashes stand out in any way, I fall instantly in love. Besides the rich color in these, I was also happy to see a ton of volume and much more length. I did experience a little bit of clumpiness since the formula is thick, but I was able to coat every lash, even the baby lashes at the inner corner of my eye.

The Peacock hue is my favorite. Who doesn’t love anything teal? I love the tinge of green and how it brightens up my eyes overall.

marc jacobs omega lash volumizing mascara peacock teal

The colors shows up best in the sun, which is why I’ll be reaching for these all summer.

Jenny wearing Peacock teal Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing mascara

Peacocking in my new favorite mascara.

I have tried a few less expensive brands of blue mascara before, like the Maybelline Great Lash ($5), but the pigment did not show up nearly as much as the Marc Jacobs one.

marc jacobs omega lash volumizing mascara blue

Jenny wearing Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara All About Yves

All About Yves and this pretty blue!

I wasn’t sure how I would like the Garnet. The red is more like a burgundy so I was not expecting fiery lashes. But they actually do look pretty fiery, and do cause a little bit of that “Is your eye infected?” effect.

marc jacobs omega lash volumizing mascara red

I think makeup artists and girls who create more adventurous looks would love and look sensational in this one. But for me, this is not one I’d use for an everyday look.

Jenny wearing Garnet red Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing mascara

Eyelashes in Garnet.

Thanks for checking out these fun colors! Let me know if you’ve tried this or anything like this!

Shop these mascaras: Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara


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Category: BEAUTY


STRIPED TOP AND COLOR POPS OF PINK AND YELLOW

Hello! Hope you’re having a great week.

I never wear stripes and this Forever 21 striped top has been hanging in my closet for months. It was probably going to get the axe (either donated or demoted to a sleep shirt) in my next KonMari cleanout, but then I bought yellow shoes and everything changed.

I’m loving the combination of black and white with splashes of yellow (and pink!). It’s fun, summery, a little bit 80s, and somehow very classic.

Whenever I see Christian Louboutin Pigalle or Decollete pumps on sale (or preowned for a great price like these!), I can’t pass them up. I’ve been wanting to add pops of yellow to my wardrobe so when I saw these for around 70% off retail, I had to scoop them up. The Real Real listed them as So Kates, but I knew they were Decolletes (one of my fave and one of the more comfortable styles of CL). So Kates have a higher heel and steeper instep, which is too intense for me to even walk in. So I was super happy about this find.

These earrings are so old that they went out of style, and are back in again hahah.

I’ve been carrying this little pink DeFuria bag everywhere. Not only is it the perfect pop of pink, but the glazed lizard skin is so…well…fancy! Such a good pairing with pointy pumps!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Striped Top :: Forever 21 (sold out; try stripes with cute gingham sleeves!)

Black Top :: James Perse

Jeans :: Frame (also wanna try these by Express)

Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (python version here; shop discount authentic CL here)

Bag :: c/o DeFuria Beverly Hills (new line officially launches July 1! So excited!)

Sunnies :: c/o Kapten & Son



STREET LEISURE: SPLATTER TOP AND CUT-OFFS

A quick hello as I’m fighting off yet another cold. I’ve been sick so many times in the recent months probably because of the abrupt changes in weather (June gloom and layers one day, blazing saddles and tank tops the next), the weird bugs Eddie brings home, dehydration (been running on coffee only ever since we got a Keurig), and my nonexistent running and weight training regimen.

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

I guess right about now (halfway through the year) is a good time to re-evaluate those resolutions to get fit and healthy. And with that, I’m sharing a casual athleisure look that shows my legs and bares a little bit of my midsection, just to get me motivated to keep these parts of mine looking decent and feeling strong.

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

This shirt comes cut ever-so-slightly longer in the front so it can be tied easily. The knot can be worn high (like I have) or lower, but the high knot is more comfortable and less awkward on me.

fashion nova not for anyone tee splatter

The splatter pattern is a throwback to the 80s. I love it.

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

Remember these cute Love bags by Rebecca Minkoff? I loved the classic quilting pattern and chain strap and all the fun colors and sizes it came in. I think this design is now discontinued, but I picked mine up at the The Real Real for less than $75 +20% off with their daily discount code. And if you want the really real classic quilted bag, they also have authentic Chanel for amazing prices.

black gold nike air max 90

Thank you so much for stopping by.

And yes, I think I’m serious about getting back into a fitness regimen. Can any of you recommend some of your favorite shops or brands for workout leggings and tops? Thank you!

Top :: Fashion Nova

Shorts :: H&M

Shoes :: Nike (love these and they’re 50% off!)

Bag :: Rebecca Minkoff (new styles here; or shop preloved RM bags here)

Sunnies :: Quay Australia

Hat :: Everybody Skates