September 14, 2014

DAPPER MEN

& DAPPER WOMEN
Diggin' the cuffed up pants and slim fit everything on these boys at New York Fashion Week 2014.
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September 3, 2014

LABOR DAY WEAR

AT THE ROW
Zara Dress and heels, Louis Vuitton Neverfull, Dogeared earrings
























































This past weekend was probably one of the best weekends I've had in a while. In celebration of Labor Day I tucked away my laptop and refused to do anything "work related" this entire weekend. The 3-day mental break really helped amp up energy levels and also allowed me to fully appreciate my time spent with friends. My once mental exhaustion turned into mental relaxation, so I found myself with all this extra energy causing me to consistently be out and about. Some highlights from this past weekend consisted of enjoying fresh oysters at Tomales Bay, karaoke'ing to Britney Spears and Beyonce, meeting the tallest guy ever (6'9" to be exact), doing HIIT (high intensity interval training) and getting my shopping fix on Santana Row (where these photos were taken). 

For someone like me that's always on the go and pretty iPhone reliant, a portable charger is a must. Thus, I recently partnered up with Lumsing, a product line of chargers and fell in love with their sleek Harmonica model. It features two outlets, is extremely sturdy and quickly charges. I've even found myself using it around the house when I'm not near a wall plug. Lucky for you, Lumsing is offering $5 off the Harmonica Model with code: ILUMSING at checkout. This charger has become my purse companion and I highly recommend it for anyone that travels or is tech reliant. Shop their store here

August 21, 2014

OUT AND ABOUT

IN BASICS & SILVER
Zara leather biker jacket (similar Free People jacket) and heels, H&M croptop (similar one here), River Island maxi skirt,
necklaces from Etsy (initialbar), Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere (buy one preowned from Fashionphile)
It's ironic how even after I've graduated, I'm still just as busy and possibly even more so busy. I've been balancing a median of work, my start-up business Plume and my social life while throwing in tidbits of vacations, athleticism and blogging into my life. I always joke about how I wish I could live two lives to do all the things I love without constantly feeling overwhelmed, but I'm starting to realize that I just have that type-a personality where I also thrive under pressure. Battle of my own ambitions as I would say. That being said, my style these days have turned into versatile basics that I can just throw on while having 1 key element that still says fashion-forward me. Can you guess what that piece is in here (hint: it's silver). While I miss blogging as often as I used to, blogging has definitely been and is one of my escapes for it's a hobby that I love doing as long as time permits. 

August 3, 2014

SUMMER IN BARCELONA

AT PARK GUELL
Zara dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim mini pashli, Prada sunglasses, Dogeared earrings (similar here), Leifsdotter sandals























































We only had 3.5 days in Barcelona, so we literally jampacked everything we could within these 3 days. Of everything we did though visiting all of Antoni Gaudi's marvelous works were beyond my favorite and most appreciated. Park Guell in particular was one of my favorites due to it's refreshing take on incorporating all elements of architecture (landscape, structural, interior and exterior) into one monumental space. Being California natives, my girlfriends and I kept joking about about how we started missing nature throughout our Europe trip, so it was refreshing to visit a historic landmark that had a good balance of it all. 


July 21, 2014

BEAUTIFUL PRAGUE

OF CZECH REPUBLIC
Exploring the streets of Praha 1, wearing a Brandy Melville dress 


I've heard such great things about Prague, the culture, castles, cathedrals and cityscape that I was stoked to finally visit the capital and largest city of Czech Republic. Other than the 90' degree heat storm that waved over the city while we were there, Prague was by far my favorite city gone traveled to in Europe for its authenticity and cultural flair. We spent the majority of our time exploring each Praha and visiting Old Town Square since it was in the center of all the major festivities and tourist attractions. Old Town Square was also beyond beautiful in daylight and at night. There were moments in Prague where it felt so surreal that we literally had to utilize all our senses to believe that Prague was a reality. Aside from the beautiful city, other things that made this city more remarkable were the cute hidden piano bars with tastefully crafted cocktails, the foreigners that could not stop staring at us (people kept calling us exotic here), and the peacefulness of the city at night. While I don't have a reason to visit Prague again anytime soon, I would in a heartbeat visit Prague again if opportunity arose. 

July 8, 2014

CASUAL GRUNGE IN BERLIN

EURO TRIP PHOTO DIARY 2
H&M overalls (similar here), Brandy Melville halter top , Ray Ban aviators, Target sandals, Giovanni Navarre leather cap
I spent my first day in Berlin exploring the streets of Mitte and couldn't help but be intrigued by the eclectic mix of street art and graffiti. I entered Germany with little expectations, but have I had made some expectations it would have by far exceeded them. I fell in love with the culture not only because of the grunge street style, but because of the diversity, club scene, historical content, amazing public transportation system and casual hip vibe. Not to mention, we also got to stay in one of the trendiest urban modern hostels of Germany, The Generator (next upcoming post). While traveling with 3 Asian American girls in Europe can spark a lot of stares, we felt comfortable here, almost as if we were home. Although the German vocabulary is also a gazillion syllables long often resulting in tongue twisting sentences, Berlin is definitely a city worth traveling to if you're into art, beer, history and the club scene.