April 30, 2012

UNWINDING WITH A CUP OF JOE

COFFEE BREAK
I'm not much of a coffee drinker because I'm quite sensitive to caffeine, so when I do drink coffee its most often for the taste. The bitter sweetness plus the foam of a latte is one that get me amped up and feeling good inside. The great thing about having a close friend also be your "blogger photographer" is being able to just unwind, catch up on girl time and snap some pictures while you're at it too.
Forever21 cardigan & necklace, H&M orange trousers, Rebecca Minkoff clutch, Michael Kors watch

photos taken by mandywong

April 26, 2012

COACHELLA 2012

THROUGH MY IPHONE

I've always wanted to go to Coachella and finally got to experience it this weekend. The heat made for one hell of a desert feel, so to keep comfortable I wore shoes/boots and denim shorts. It was amazing watching so many talented artists perform live within such a short timeframe. It's crazy how great some bands and artists sound live, and the energy of the crowd only enhanced the performance. Some of my favorites included Snoop Dogg & Dr.Dre, Miike Snow, M83, Santigold, Justice and of course Swedish House Mafia. We weren't able to bring professional cameras inside Coachella (& I wasn't trying to carry it around with me either) so all these photos were taken with my handy dandy iPhone.
Forever 21 fringe vest, Alternative Apparel tank (similar here and here), DIY cut off Rich & Skinny shorts, Steve Madden boots

DAY 2
Wearing DIY cut off shorts (similar here), Silence & Noise crop top (similar here, here & here), H&M feathered necklace and Converse Chuck Taylors
My dear friend Jessica that works for BCBG brought us these cute masks from work to wear at Coachella!
DAY 1
We're both not ready and look somewhat moded (hah remember that word) but this is one of the few pictures I have that capture my whole outfit. I also liked how the fringe on my bag appeared in this photo. 

Striped cut off shorts (similar here and here), Forever 21 belt and necklace, H&M blouse and Ray Ban aviators


& of course I couldn't leave this post without adding at least one photo of a show, so here it is, Snoop Dogg doing his thang at Coachella! 

April 17, 2012

CHILDHOOD FASHION

BRINGING BACK THE OVERALLS
I used to love wearing overalls as a kid so I got pretty excited when I found these at H&M the other day. Had someone not randomly put them in the women's section, I never would've came across them for they actually belonged in the kids section. I bought these thinking they'd be perfect for Coachella but after experiencing bathroom breaks, I'm thinking maybe overalls won't be the best idea for an event like Coachella... 
H&M overalls (similar herehere, and here), Forever 21 fringe bag (similar here and here) & sweater, Toms flats

photos taken by mandywong

April 12, 2012

MANGO SUMMER 2012

MODERN DESERT
Totally diggin the loose, modern appeal of all these outfits. Such relaxed yet polished looks. 
photos courtesy of studdedhearts

April 5, 2012

FLUORESCENT BRIGHT

IN HIGHLIGHTER YELLOW
Although I'm a huge fan of prints and patterns I've noticed myself being more drawn to solid, bright colored articles of clothing lately. I didn't even notice until I cleaned/re-organized my closet this week and saw all the pops of color throughout my wardrobe. Tangerine orange, bright green and highlighter yellow just to name a few. Seems like whats in store this spring is a lot of bright colored dressing! 

Urban Outfitters sweaterZara pantsAldo heels, Rebecca Minkoff clutch, F21 necklace & ring, Michael Kors watch



photos taken by mandywong

April 3, 2012

APRIL FLOWERS

OVERSIZED FLORAL
I went into H&M the other day in search of some floral denim and instead came across these pair of shorts. Seems like oversized floral prints have taken over prints this season and although I'm usually not one to sport super feminine patterns, I couldn't help but grab these. I liked how the colors popped out against the black and how fluid the motion of the shorts were. 

H&M chambray shirt and shorts, Report heels from Nordstrom (similar here and here), Moms vintage purse, Michael Kors watch
photos taken by mandywong