Feb 25, 2013

WEEKEND MAXI

NEON SHEER
I've only worn this maxi skirt once (for my birthday this past October) and since then it's been sitting in my closet. I always feel a ping of guilt anytime I purchase something that I've only used or worn once. Thus, seeing how the weather has been starting to warm up, I decided to eliminate this feeling of guilt and took my maxi skirt out for a spin this past Saturday. Although I didn't do much but errands and school assignments, one which consisted of street intercept interviews (which is a whole other story in itself) I have to say, it was reassuring knowing I was making more use of this once called birthday maxi skirt. 

Feb 21, 2013

HOMESPIRATION

INSPIRATION FOR THE HOME
Twist of classic and vintage. Love the use of symmetry and bright, soft colors. Apartment designed by Design in a Day located in Washington, Maryland.
Gotta love those awesome centerpieces. Former 1895 Spice Warehouse turned into contemporary loft designed by Marie Burgos Design, located in Tribeca, New York.
The openness, decorative pieces of nature, and cleanliness of white bricks makes this a home of serenity. Brush Prairie House designed by Jessica Helgerson located in southern Washington. 
Love the use of bright colors and patterns, helps ease the industrial architectural elements. 3.5 storey Phinney Ridge House designed by Portal Design located in Phinney Ridge, Seattle.
Purposeful design within the stairs/bookcase. This sustainable residence features an exterior made of maintenance-free Cor-ten steel, Trex, copper and stucco. Designed by Ehrlich Architects, located near the Pacific Ocean, in Venice, CA.
Cold feel but definitely a hip, contemporary style. Zen Barn designed by Christopher Simmonds Architect located in Ottawa, Canada.
& last but not least, my favorite for its seamless indoor/outdoor transition and its location in Dolores Heights, San Francisco. A 1970's Hill Street home remodeled and designed by John Maniscalco Architecture. 
all photos courtesy of homeadore

Feb 18, 2013

BASICS AND A CAPE COAT

A DAY IN CARMEL
This past Sunday was spent in beautiful Monterey and Carmel. I haven't visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium in years, can't even remember when I last went actually, so it was fun visiting and seeing some friendly sea creatures. The jellyfishes in particular were so intriguing to watch; such delicate creatures with fluid movements supporting their intricate anatomy. After visiting the aquarium me and Jason strolled around downtown Carmel and although we didn't do any shopping (I've been on a shopping diet lately) we ended up stopping behind a pretty building to take snap some photos. 
Zara coat (similar here), F21 blouse, DIY Gap shorts, vintage belt, Hue tights, Zara wedges (similar here & here),
3.1 Phillip Lim mini pashli, Elizabeth & James sunglasses
photos taken by JasonKwan

Feb 16, 2013

HUNTER GREEN PLAID

CHICNOVA GIVEAWAYI'm excited to be hosting a $30 giveaway with Chicnova, a fashion forward online store full of cute and trendy merchandise. After debating for several days what to select from their site, I finally caved in when I saw this hunter green plaid shirt. I only own two plaid shirts (this being the 2nd) and it's amazing how much wear I get from each. I never knew how versatile and comfortable a simple button-up plaid shirt could be. Great investment piece if you ask me! To enter the $30 giveaway all you have to do is be my follower (via Bloglovin or Google Friend Connect) and follow Chicnova via Facebook, Pinterest, or Tumblr. You must also sign up to receive exclusive offers from Chicnova's site. Please also leave a comment with your email followed by a link to your favorite Chicnova item once you're done. The giveaway runs till Monday, 02/25/2013. Good luck everyone and thanks for the support! 

Feb 15, 2013

IRO SS2013 LOOKBOOK

INSPIRATION IN MORE WAYS THAN 1
Iro's Spring/Summer 2013 campaign has just the perfect amount of inspiration needed; effortless edge mixed with classic basics such as white-tee's, black pants, and denim jackets. Not to mention some killer shoes. 

Blogging has been the last thing on my mind lately, since I've been extremely busy and going through some emotional stuff (One of my best friend's boyfriend also a beloved friend of mine passed away last weekend :( ). Seeing how many lives got positively influenced and affected by 1 person really teaches you the value of life. Rest in Paradise Jekris Chua, I'll forever love you for how much happiness and love you brought Bonnie the past 4 years. Your stories and memories will always be inspirational to us all.  <3

photos courtesy of Style Snooper Dan

Feb 4, 2013

CRAZY LOVE

NASTY GAL LOOKBOOK 02/13



I came across these editorial shoots for Nasty Gal's Crazy Love look book and couldn't resist not posting them. How radiant and gorgeous is Cora Keegan too? I love the bright colors and mix of sexy and sweet in each editorial look. The perfect blend of what I think everyone lusts and craves from their girlfriends. For those that need some Valentines day inspiration, here yah go. Hope you all are having a fab start to February! 
photos courtesy of Nasty Gal