Friday, November 30, 2012

Recap: What I Ate #1

I've been getting a lot of questions about recipes or the stuff I eat that gets posted on Instagram (@yummiebitez). I try to reply to questions as I get them on my comments, but I figured that maybe doing a recap on what I ate on my blog might be a good idea also.

If you guys haven't figured it out yet, I love to eat and cook. I'm lucky that Los Angeles is really diverse when it comes to restaurants. And thanks to Yelp, I've found and tried so many of these great places.

And, ever since I moved out two years ago, I've taught myself how to cook and feed myself. During the first month of my independence, I solely ate microwavable TV dinners. Although it was quick and easy, I started feeling sick and grossed out eating it everyday. Ever since then, I learned to love spending time in my kitchen.

So here are some of the food I ate and made (as shown on my Instagram):

Baked Smoked Salmon Pasta with Spinach, Tomato, and Mushroom


Many of you asked how I made this dish, and honestly, I just threw whatever I had in my fridge. One thing I love about cooking is that you can pretty much just wing it. You can throw whatever in the pan and make it work somehow.

So this recipe might not be that helpful since I didn't really measure what I put in the pan. But hopefully the instructions will give you some idea on how to make it.

Ingredients:
- penne pasta
- half a stick of butter
- two cloves of garlic
- heavy cream
- cherry tomatoes
- mushrooms
- frozen spinach
- ricotta cheese
- parmesan cheese
- smoked salmon


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lookbook: Gray Leopard Pants


If you guys follow me on Instagram (@yummiebitez), then you probably know by now that I kinda sorta just came back from New York. It's been a couple of weeks now since I got back and I'm having New York withdrawals.

I'll be slowly posting the outfits that I wore while I was on my trip as well as a photo blog.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween DIY: Selina Kyle/Catwoman Costume (The Dark Knight Rises) - Mask, Makeup, and Hair


Halloween is fast approaching! And since this year, it's in the middle of the week, you probably have a Halloween party to attend to this weekend. If you're still looking for a last minute Halloween costume, here's a possible idea for you just in case you don't want to spend a fortune on your costume.

Click after to jump to find out how I recreated Selina Kyle's alter ego, the Catwoman, from the movie The Dark Knight Rises. With a few items from your closet and art supplies, you'll have your costume this year in no time!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lookbook: Chambray + Floral


Fall is in the air. Finally.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Lookbook: Dalmatian Pants



Hello.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Lookbook: Neon Yellow Pants




 Oh haiiii...


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lookbook: Knitted Sweater


Monday, June 04, 2012

Lookbook: Floral and Stripes


Hello again! So I'm trying to get back in the groove of taking pictures of my outfits. My favorite Canon S95 was sadly stolen, and it's been a tad difficult taking pictures since then. I'm not exactly sure how bloggers tow their dslr all the time, but I'm trying to make it into a habit to at least have it on the weekends.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lookbook: Geometric Cut-Out Dress

OH MYYYY GAWDDD... an outfit post!!!


Sooo, hiii.... here's an outfit post (finally) that I wore for Mother's Day. My grandma recently came here from the Philippines and is now staying with us! So after taking both my mom and my grandma out to lunch, we decided to roam around and be tourists around Beverly Hills. I honestly have never been to Rodeo Drive up until today and I've been living in LA for awhile now, so it was actually nice to be able do this with my family. And it was also a good opportunity to take outfit pictures courtesy of my brother!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Oversized Scarf and Maxi Skirt + My New Baby :)


This is a probably long delayed post, but if you follow me on Instagram (@yummiebitez), you probably had a sneak peak of my biggest fashion-related purchase. This past Valentine's Day, as a gift to myself, I finally purchased my first Chanel bag.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lookbook: Abstract Skirt


I've had this skirt for the longest I can remember. At the time, I was really attracted to the print when I saw it, but not quite sure how to wear it, yet I bought it anyway. Just like most of the clothes and stuff I own, it took me awhile before this skirt saw daylight.

I've previously worn this skirt in one of my previous lookbok post (by the way, I'm just thinking "what the heck was I thinking wearing that before?" And then I shake my head).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Photo Blog: Forever 21 LA Blogger Party












Sheer Polka dot blouse: from Santee Alley in LA (find similar here and here)
Purple skinny cropped pants: Topshop (find similar here)
Faux Fur vest: H&M (find similar here)
Chain necklace: c/o Armani Exchange (find similar here and here)
Jeffrey Campbell 'Lita" boots: c/o Karmaloop (buy here)

1. What I wore for the event
2. Cakepops
3. DIY station
4. Manicure station
5. Getting my nails done
6. Arm candy stash
7. More bracelets to stack
8. With Naomi (winner of the passes and giftcard)
9. With my date for the night :)

Thank you Forever 21 for inviting me to the opening of the new wing in Santa Monica! My friend and I had fun getting our nails done, getting our DIY on, and shopping for her outfit. They also let me plug my blog around the store by picking a few items around the store with a sign that has my blog name on it. Pretty cool!



Saturday, March 03, 2012

Banana Republic Mad Men 2nd Edition Preview Party

Last Wednesday, Banana Republic has invited me to their Spring preview for their Mad Men Collection in one of the Mad Men cast member's private residence. This is my first fashion event that I ever attended, so you can only imagine how excited I was.










1. Outside
2. New Banana Republic Mad Men Spring collection
3. Inspired by clean lines and country club look
4. Finger food
5. Kiernan Shipka (Sally Dapper)
6. BR Mad Men
7. Hanging out with Wendy and Kelly
8. With Wendy and Dulce
9. Some of my favorite fashion bloggers in the flesh: KeikoLynn, LateAfternoon, and B.Jones Style. I look so miniature next to them.

I also saw Rumi Neely at the event. AHH, you can only imagine how nervous I was when I realized she was standing next to me. I was kinda sad I didn't get to take a picture with her. She's one of the first bloggers that inspired me when I first started. It was just a little surreal being the same room as her. I know, what a fan girl I am.


Thank you Banana Republic for inviting me to this event!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Giveaway: Forever 21 $50 Giftcard and Passes to Forever 21's LA Blogger Party in Santa Monica !!! (CLOSED)

Happy Friday! So, I have super exciting news for you!

Forever 21 has recently contacted me about their upcoming shopping preview event for their Santa Monica store next Friday, March 2. And guess what? They're extending the invitation by offering two passes (for you and your +1) and a $50 giftcard to one of my lucky readers!


I'm super stoked about this event since they're letting me pick one lucky reader to come to shop and hang out at the event with me along with other LA bloggers! They'll have DIY stations, some sweets, drinks and of course shopping! It's going to be fun times.

To enter this giveaway, peep the deets down below:

Rules:
1. Must be able to attend the event on Friday, March 2 at 8 pm (winner will receive the $50 giftcard at the event).
2. Follow me on Twitter and BlogLovin'.
4. Retweet this message: RT Enter @yummiebitez's @Forever21 LA Blogger Party giveaway and win a $50 gift card & passes to the event! bit.ly/wzr8Y5
5. On the comment section down below, tell me which item(s) you'll be picking up at Forever 21 if you win the $50 giftcard. Also, please include your Twitter handle in your comments.

Limit one comment per person. Entries must be in by Tuesday, February 29, 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted via Twitter. You'll need to provide yours and your guest's full name for the passes.

Good luck to everyone!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lookbook: dineLA Dinner Outfit


Here's a closer look of the outfit that I wore during our dineLA pow wow at The Bazaar by Jose Andres at the SLS Hotel.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lookbook: Laced Shorts


Last weekend, I agreed to let my childhood friend (ever since 5th grade!), Rachelle, take my pictures for her portfolio. So since I don't really do this kind of thing (even though I do take pictures of my outfit for this blog), it felt a little weird posing (haha).


Friday, February 10, 2012

Photo Blog: Girls Day/Night Out + dineLA at The Bazaar


A week ago, I spent pretty much the whole day with these three lovely ladies. Of course you know the day consisted of taking outfit of the day pictures, eating, talking, shopping, more eating and shopping.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Lookbook: Aqua Pants and Floral Blouse




No tripod pictures today! So for this post, you'll get to see red bricks as my background.

So last Friday, I had a mini pow wow with some lovely fashion bloggers.  But I'll save our shenanigans that day for my next post. For now, here's what I wore that day.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Lookbook: Purple Skirt and Zebra Print


The way I dress up for work and the weekends is almost night and day. I work in a pretty conservative environment, so my usual attire are slacks or pants and maybe occasionally wear a skirt. Although we don't really have a dress code, I try not to roll to work in sweats ever.  Ever since this new position, I've realized that taking the time to dress up for the day can help with how you feel for the rest of the day. Wearing slumpy clothing makes me feel... well... slumpy.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lookbook: Leopard Sweater + Ombre Highlights


As I mentioned previously on my last post, I recently got my ombre highlights redone. Since my hair has grown and I've gotten several haircuts, my first ombre highlights were almost gone. I decided that this time I wanted to go lighter than what I had previously.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Lookbook: Red Pants and Leopard Scarf


I have a backlog of outfits that I want to share with you! I have been pretty diligent about taking pictures of what I wore to work, but I always forget to post them. Anyway, here's another outfit that I wore last week.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lookbook: Chambray and Pleated Skirt


This look might look somewhat familiar, since I did post a look that looks similar to this. But I decided to take out the pleated skirt again.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lookbook: Waffle Knit Sweater and Waxy Pants




Hi. I hope you guys haven't forgotten about me!

I haven't been posting my outfit here just because I was trying to figure out the picture taking ordeal on the weekdays. I finally decided to make use of my balcony and tripod. The answer has always been outside.