February 5, 2016

DESERT VIBES

AT JOSHUA TREE
Zara shirt, Paige white shorts, Via Spiga brandina sandals, Karen Walker sunglasses, necklace from Nordstrom 
My first time visiting Joshua Tree National Park left me with an even bigger appreciation for California and nature. Covering 790,636 acres of land, Joshua Tree is absolutely beautiful, clean and most of all freeing. I was amused by the different pockets of areas to visit such as the hidden valley, the jumbo rocks and the cactus garden. This particular trip also resonated with me because it reminded me of the different things in life to appreciate outside of your everyday life. These past few years I've disconnected from blogging a bit because I've been wrapped up establishing myself by obtaining my MBA, growing a career within my company, focusing on my relationships and just taking on adulthood. While it's important to build a successful career path for yourself, its equally as important to take time to appreciate life, hobbies and the wonders of your surroundings. Blogging has always been a hobby of mine and I've always been an avid wanderer for nature so Joshua Tree was perfect, in so many ways.

February 3, 2016

MINERAL POOL OASIS

IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS
ASTR off the shoulder top, Hinge floppy hat, Balenciaga sunglasses, Zara shorts 
This past weekend was spent in Desert Hot Springs and Palm Spring with Josh. During our short getaway we experienced almost every type of weather California has to offer from sunshine, rain, wind and even snow (it snowed on our drive back through the Grapevine)! Nonetheless, the weather was beautiful on Saturday making for a perfect day of desert exploration. 2015 was a tough and extremely stressful work year for the both of us so the rest & relaxation time was must needed and appreciated. The resort that we stayed at, Sagewater Spa also had a 24/7 hot mineral pool which was perfect for long night soaks. I highly recommend staying here and exploring Desert Hot Springs for those that love nature and are in need of some R&R time. 

November 14, 2015

WARM BASICS

INCLUDING COFFEE
TNA sweaterPaige verdugo skinny jeans,  Zara parka, New Balance sneakers


These past few weekends have been quite hectic filled with nonstop events that it's been refreshing having a weekend where I seldom have plans. Much needed down time is always appreciated especially after busy work weeks. It's also finally starting to feel like Fall in San Francisco with air so crisp that I've just been wanting to snuggle in comfortable cotton basics, drink warm drinks and lounge around. This particular outfit was thrown together with the intention of keeping warm and being able to walk around the city with little discomfort. Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I'm excited to start breaking out the layers and giving some coats in my closet some love. 

November 8, 2015

OMOTESANDO TOKYO

GREEN EXPLORATION
During my Japan trip in October the first day was spent exploring Shibuya, Tokyo. The weather could not have been more perfect for a day of shopping, sight-seeing and of course photographing. We walked a total of 11 miles this day which was brutal on my recovering ankle but Shibuya and especially Omotesando was so beautiful that I didn't mind the pain. Knowing that we'd be out and about all day, I dressed in no fuss clothing consisting of a stretchy and super comfortable halter top, elastic banded circle skirt and sneakers. Everyone thats been to Japan recommended that I bring comfortable sneakers, and I now too are one of those recommenders. 

October 31, 2015

PUMPKIN PATCHED

IN LACE
F21 lace top, Levi's Made & Crafted boyfriend jeans, Jeffrey Campbell boots, sunglasses from Afterlife, Zara hat, Casio watch
October is one of my favorite months and it definitely flew by this time around. I can't believe it's already Halloween! In an attempt to get the most out of Halloween I visited the pumpkin patch last weekend in Ardenwood Farm in Fremont, CA. In an effort to stay comfortable and protected from the sun, I threw on the most comfortable pair of denim and boots in my closet and the largest pair of sunglasses I own. Lace tops are also super breathable which served as the perfect compliment to my outfit. Although my outfit doesn't scream Halloween, I'm definitely excited about my Halloween costume tonight ;) What are you all dressing up as?  

October 25, 2015

A DAY IN JEONJU

SOUTH KOREA
F21 blouse,  Zara skirt, Toms leather espadrilles
I took the train to Jeonju, South Korea the day after Chuseok to visit my Dad's side of the family. Although I love Seoul, it was refreshing to visit a town where you could see history all around and old traditional customs taking place. I especially appreciated the architecture and fashion at Hanok Village. There were so many Koreans dressed in hanboks with hair so flawless you couldn't help but politely stare. My particular visit was also especially memorable because my relatives welcomed me and my boyfriend in with welcome arms. Although my boyfriend couldn't communicate with them it was heartwarming to see how Koreans always show their gratitude through generosity, mannerism, and of course food. Jeonju definitely imprinted a nice feeling in my heart and was one of the highlights of my short trip to Korea.