American Eagle shorts (similar here), F21 off the shoulder top, Topshop studded sandals
I've been traveling more often to Portland, Oregon these days and don't mind it at all due to the city's perfect summer, delicious food, and tax-free shopping. During this short weekend getaway I stayed at the Nines luxury hotel which was conveniently located downtown around great restaurants, shopping and bars. I highly recommend staying here especially if you appreciate design and fashion since the interior was also top notch. To take advantage of the hot weather I wore my favorite denim shorts and an off the shoulder top with an elastic shoulder band which was perfect for strolling the streets in. It's rare to dress like this in San Francisco since our summers don't feel like summer, so going out like this was game changing. 



Zara sweater and pants, Chloe drew crossbody, Gorjana gold bar necklace, Via Spiga heeled sandals
You know that feeling after you get your hair done and leave the salon feeling like a million bucks? Well, that's exactly how I felt after leaving the salon Saturday afternoon. I felt fresh and couldn't help but repeat the phrase, that new new do in my head. When it comes to hair care, I'm actually pretty low maintenance so I chose a lob cut with the intention of knowing it'll naturally grow out evenly with little care. It was also recommended by the stylist since my hair is naturally wavy which is fitting for the style. I also chose to dye my hair a natural ashy brown balayage. I've always been a fan of balayage because of how natural it looks and ability to discreetly brighten up my locks and face. It's important to choose a hair style that suits your natural locks, maintenance level preference and face shape/tone and I was pleasantly happy with my hair care choice.  



Brandy Melville crop top, Levi's Made & Crafted skinny jeans, J. Crew plaid shirt
July 4th has grown to be one of my favorite holidays. BBQs, fireworks, celebration of independence, being accompanied by family and friends... whats not to love? This past July 4th I had the luxury of staying at a friends lake house in Lake Tapps, Washington where our backyard was literally the beautiful lake. Spending time here really made me appreciate life, freedom, and ability to be alive during one of America's most abundant times in history. Being a 2nd generation Korean-American, I see how much my immigrant parents sacrificed so that my brother and I could live in a world of freedom and choice. There's so much to give thanks for, so much to be grateful for. 

photos by Josh Pyles