Saturday, January 30, 2016

RADARTE for the Weekend


Radarte sweatshirt (hooded version) / H&M faux leather skirt (old, similar here and here) / H&M faux fur jacket (similar here and here) / Tibi boots (similar) / Karen Walker sunglasses

It's finally the weekend! I find myself looking forward to the weekends to clean. Yep, you heard it. To clean. Whether it's my room, my place, or my laptop, I spend my weekends trying to tidy up. But this outfit is something I would wear for a date night. It's a little sassy and edgy at the same time. Not to mention the sweatshirt and faux fur jacket combination will definitely keep me warm even with my exposed legs. Since our winters here are milder, my faux-leather skirt keeps my tush warm even though my legs are exposed. As long as I'm warm on top and my feet are covered, I don't get too cold.

This weekend is a pretty action packed weekend. This weekend ipsy is hosting their 2016 Generation Beauty event. They kicked-off the weekend with their cocktail party last night where they had a fun night for content creators only. It was nice to see and mingle with friends who I haven't seen in a while and friends who flew in from out-of-state for the weekend. They also had a cool DJ for the sounds of the night, an open bar, endless (it seemed like) of h'ordeuvres throughout the night. And of course, they sent us home with their humungous gift bag filled with beauty products.


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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Moto Shearling Vest


H&M sweater (similar) / Forever 21 moto shearling vest (similar) / Paige Denim pants / Forever 21 knee-high boots (similar) / Kate Spade tote

This sweater has been getting a fair share of wear for me this winter. I've mentioned it before that this has been my go-to/favorite sweater in my closet right now. I'm always tempted to just wear this every day because it's so easy to wear. I've previously have worn this sweater before (see post here) and have styled it for a bit of a warmer weather. I just love a neutral sweater that'll go with anything.




Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Empties I: Body and Skincare

So it's been awhile since my last beauty product review post on this blog (read my last beauty review). If you have been following this blog for awhile now, you probably know that I started this blog as a beauty blog after discovering a community of beauty bloggers. One of my goals this year is that I'm going to try to bring back and incorporate more beauty reviews in the future alongside with my fashion/outfit posts. I'll be reviewing some of the products that I'm currently using and provide my thoughts on it. I actually sometimes go back to my old product reviews to see which products I've used before that I used to love that I might think of maybe using again.

After almost three years since I first started collecting empty product containers, I've finally posted the first batch of my Empties video. The first batch of empties contains the body and skincare products that I've used to the last drop. Even though these took up space in my tiny closet, there was something satisfying about putting an empty container in my pile. In the sea of beauty products that's available to us that we love to try out, it's gratifying to be able to say that you didn't waste a drop of it.

I'm hoping to be able to provide a review for reference next time I do an Empties video. Hopefully the empties video will be sort of an update on the product after I've used it all up. So you'll be able to get a better idea what my thoughts are on the product a little bit more.

But for now, below are some of the products I've mentioned in this video with a little bit more insight on what I thought about the product.

BODY
» The Body Shop Body Butter (mark 0:54) - There was a point in my life where all I wanted was to slather my body with Body Shop's Body Butter. My two favorite scents were the Pink Grapefruit and Moringa scents. I tend to gravitate to Pink Grapefruit during the summer because of its citrusy and fresh scent, and the Moringa when I'm feeling a little bit more sexy and sassy because of it's floral aroma. I've loved their Lychee Blossom scent, but has been unfortunately discontinued. I bought two tubs of it during their sale to clear them out. I wish I had stocked up on it because it because it became a favorite. I wish they'll bring the Lychee Blossom scent back.

Read more after the jump for the rest of the products mentioned

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Blarf



Ever since the temperature dropped, I've been heavily relying on my blanket scarf. Or as I'd like to call it, a blarf (BLanket + scARF). Not only that it adds an extra layer of warmth, but it also adds a nice texture and element to any plain outfit.



My blarf has been incredibly useful especially when we made a quick trip to Mammoth Mountain last week. It was very windy and was snowing the first night we got there. I just bundled up and got cozy with my blanket scarf.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Off-the-Shoulder

How to wear knee high boots
Off-the-shoulder sweater / H&M skirt (old, similar) / Forever 21 knee high boots (similar here and here) / Zara backpack - see what's in my backpack (similar) / Daniel Wellington watch

Just popping in to say hi! I'm currently editing a new video for my main channel which will be up some time this week.

I was going through my folders in my laptop as I was trying to clear up some space, and I found this look hasn't been posted at all. I wore this outfit in one of my Get Ready With Me video that I posted a few months ago.
Wearing knee high boots with skirts
Styling knee high boots for winter
Black knee high boots
Hope you are all having a great start to your week!

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

What's in My Backpack?

What's in my backpack
To start off the year, I've uploaded my first video for 2016 on my Youtube channel. I figured to start things off with a requested video by peeking inside my favorite Zara backpack.

If you've been following me for awhile now, you might have seen this bag numerous times already. I bought this backpack because I needed a backpack to bring with me when I went to New York back in October. I was mainly drawn to the minimalist aesthetic of the bag, and was surprised on how much room it had. It was the perfect back pack to tote around the city while we were out and about doing touristy things. This has also been my go-to bag when I'm running errands because to allows me to be hands free which is perfect when I have a lot of bags to carry after doing my grocery shopping.

Unfortunately, this bag is sold out at Zara. I've scoured the internet for similar options (in different price ranges) in case you are looking for one:


1. Topshop Leather backpack ($85) - Not as structured as the Zara backpack, but it has a very similar look to it. It has a more of a rugged and slouchy look. 100% leather with silver hardware.
2. KENSIE Convertible backpack ($99) - Same shape and look sans the top handle. This backpack also converts to a shoulder bag. It's a two-in-one bag. Faux leather with gold hardware.
3. Michael Kors Small Rhea Zip backpack ($298) - Slightly bigger than the Zara backpack and has more compartments, but with a similar structure. The backpack is available in 4 different colors.
4. Sophie Hulme Mini Rucksack ($850) - The most similar looking backpack out of the four options. The straps, however, are much wider than the Zara backpack. It is also the most expensive bag out of the four. Cowhide leather with gold hardware. Also available in a Berry color.

Watch the video below to see what I carry in my backpack:

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Also, check out my previous blog posts how I wore this backpack:

1. 2015

Grey shirt (on sale for 40% off) / Zara pants (similar, on sale for only $40) / Forever 21 faux leather jacket (similar) / Zara backpack / Zara boots (similar) / Forever 21 choker necklace / Jewelmint necklace

2. How I Wore My Sleeveless Blazer

3. Suede Fall Lookbook: Bees Knees

H&M pullover / Forever 21 faux leather scallop shorts / Forever 21 knee high boots (comes in two colors) / Karen Walker Sunglasses / Daniel Wellington watch

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Rainy Day Outfit


Topshop sweater / Pleated A-line skirt (currently 40% off) / Mossimo jacket / Tights / Hunter rain boots / Kate Spade tote






It's been raining for the past two days here in LA lately, and I'm liking it! I like being home and listening to the pouring rain outside while I try to get some work done. I found myself just watching it for a few minutes as if I haven't seen rain in my life. Technically, I really haven't since we have been in a major drought. So having a few days of down pour rain is a nice change. It also gave me a chance to finally take out these Hunter rain boots out of the box.

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Monday, January 04, 2016

Winter Date Night Casual Look


Happy 4th day of January. This marks my first official post for 2016 (yay)! However, part of this post was from 2015. So okay, it's a bit of a hybrid because I recently did a Get Ready with Me Video Winter Casual Date Night with a similar look to this post. I switched up the hat with a beanie and wore a different pair of pants in the video (I wore a dark wash jeans from J.Crew in the video). But all in all, both looks are closely similar.
I have this habit of wearing an outfit over and over if I end up loving it. I might switch up a piece of the outfit with something similar in my closet or just accessorize it differently. This look as been a bit of my go-to when I know I'm going to be outside in the cold, and I need something warm and comfortable to wear. I also found myself reaching out for this cable knit sweater over and over again. Because 1) it's warm, 2) it's neutral, so it goes with everything, and 3) it's chunky and baggy = love.

In case you haven't watched my get ready with me video yet, you can watch it down below. The video will show you how I did my makeup, hair, and the full outfit to get an idea on how I dress for a casual winter date night.



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Hope your year has been off to a great start!

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