cold wind whistling

OOTD photo by: Bun-chan

Skirt: BB Dakota - Dey Skirt, Shoes: Top Shop

My old classmate Bun-chan from language school visited me
and since she loves shopping just as much as I do
I gave her the full course shopping tour of LA.

I have all different types of friends but most of them aren't really into the whole fashion thing.
It's funny because I haven't seen my friend Bun-chan for years
and I just realized we like the same things like photography, shopping, Asian food, the same fashion brands, random Japanese stuff... etc.

Anyways, the weather was so nice during our Santa Monica shopping date so just had to take pictures!


cut out shoes

Cut Out Shoes - ALL BLACK by American Rag Cie

Ahh... the weekend went by too fast again.

A few weeks ago
the stars aligned and I walked into La Brea's American Rag Cie during their shoe sale.

I've always wanted a cut out shoes
and my search ended the day I met these beautiful shoes.
The soft leather makes each step so amazing...
Someting about the cut out details... it's just soooo stylish. ughhh.

I'm still thinking of what to wear it with
but I was thinking of wearing it with some solid blue skinnies,
a light monochrome outfit, or even printed pants.
If you have cutout boots... what do you wears your with?


gold body chain jewelry

Shirt - Aritzia, top - LF, Leather Skirt - Zara, Body Chain - botique

I found this body chain from a cute boutique shop at Abbot Kinney.

I've seen a couple bloggers wear it with their swimsuit and low back tank tops
and thought it wasn't really my type a first...
but when I saw it on the mannequin layered with clothes I fell in love with it!
There's something about the subtle touch this chain adds to the outfit as it drapes down the side.


Malibu Camping

 Zara SS14' - Raffia Black Espadrille
It took 1 month to break these in.

After a two month torando at work i'm finally back to my normal life.

These are pictures from my short camping trip in Malibu.
I'm a super indoors person so we found a place in Malibu that had a clean nice shower and bathroom. :)

Ever since Hawaii I appreciate nature so much more now.
With so much technology and noise around us
it's really nice to get out of the city, turn off the phone,
and just enjoy life and the sounds of nature.

There's a heatwave this weekend in LA.
I can't wait to get out of this cafe and meet my
my best friend/ #1 shopping partner who's in town.

More posts to come this week!
Have a great weekend! 


Summer photoshoot with Rei

 Cut out tank - lush
Bag - Vintage Coach, Shorts - Irene's story
Model: Rei
Styling by Emipan & Rei 
Hat - Vans

A little while ago my friend Rei and I did a photoshoot again for fun.
100% of the indoor photos we took were fail....
so we gave up and went outside. hahaha.

This random goldmine was just down the street from her place in Torrance.
It's funny the things we yell at each other to get each other to smile. lol.


white railroad

Dress - BB Dakota/Jack  Heels - Zara
Vintage Tokyo Bay Watch - Flea Market
Photography by Tammy

I've been having a lot of fun with summer photo shoots :)
This one was taken in Downtown LA on a hot and windy afternoon.

The color white has been very popular for a while now.
You can wear it all year depending on how you style it too.

I always had a hard time finding a nice white maxi dress because
the fabric was too see through or the color was too optic white..

I found this perfect dress from BB Dakota/Jack.
The fabric is light but not see through at all because it has a nice matte texture.
The slit on the side makes it pretty awesome!

Hope everyone is having a good week!


pencil bow skirt

Skirt - Zara TRF SS14', Clutch & Shoes - Zara, Shirt - F21
Photo by Tammy

Yay! This is my first pencil skirt purchase.
I wanted to add something different to my wardrobe so I was so happy when I found this at Zara.
I love this skirt because it has the cute bow accent in the front
and the color of the fabric is a nice soft summer-y pink <3
I paired it with a casual shirt to dress it down a little.


cut out

Sunglasses - Sly Japan
Platform Sandals - Zara (AW14 TRF)

Cut out shirt - Sly Japan

Happy Friday!

Just sharing a few of my favorite purchases this summer.
I try to buy most of my stuff on sale but these were these were the few exceptions :)

The shoes from Zara are really light and comfortable.
I feel like the style of the shoe is with the current trend
but at the same I can keep it in my closet for a long time. 


Maui Photo Dairy 2014

 Dress - Urban Outfitters, Bra top - BCBG, backpack - flea market 
My dream came true to eat pancakes in Hawaii. <3

 hwy 340
The view was one of the best in Maui
but if you want to avoid major stress, I would avoid hwy 340. lol.
The internet reviews are pretty interesting to read. 

Sunglasses - Sly Japan 

 The road to Hana.
Glad we packed lots of chips, candy, and a playlist for car karaoke. 

Attempted to surf in Lahaina 
 The best thing I brought to Maui
Roxy outdoor fitness wear - so useful for surfing and hiking

 Waimoku falls - short hike to see the 400ft waterfall  

This is what I would imagine Heaven would look like...

Maui, Hawaii.
I don't know how else to explain it but
it's a magical place that everything you see makes your heart melt...


blog vacation

Huntington Beach

Hi everyone!
I'm back from my blog vacation.
I'ts been almost 3 months.

Ok I have to admit
being away from the blog was nice,
but I did start to miss it.
I got to think about how I want to run the blog going forward
and got inspired by so many things!
My battery has definitely been recharged! 

First I started exercising a lot.
My work signed us up for personal training 2x a week,
and I started to add dance, yoga, and pilates classes here and there.

When you exercise, what you eat is VERY important.
I focus more than ever on eating a balanced diet (only m~f so I don't go crazy)
and sleeping early which is a lot harder than it sounds.
After 2 months of training I feel like I have more energy
and overall I think my health has improved!

Second, I changed my bed sheets and got carried away
and ended up doing a room makeover.
I'm into clothes right now so don't think i'll be getting into interior design yet
I just added a few things to my room but now it's so fun eating and working in my room.

I cleaned up my closet, sold my old clothes,
and used the money to help fund my Maui trip!
Can't wait to post about that...

I made a new blog layout and finally finished today!

and most importantly 

New hair. lol. 

If you are a blogger, I highly suggest trying a blog vacation  :)