Monday, March 21, 2016

Springing into Florals


Floral pullover (similar) / Black skirt / H&M knee high socks / Zara boots (similar) / Pandora necklace

Spring is officially here! What better way to welcome the longer and warmer days than with a floral sweater/pullover shirt. This pullover has been my favorite transitional piece in my closet. I've worn this pullover during a gloomy winter day to brighten my look.







This has been one of my go to sweater especially on days when I need something to cheer up and brighten my look. I like pairing this sweater with darker color (like with a darker wash pants as seen on this post) since it creates a nice contrast to the whole outfit. I've had this pullover for awhile now, so it's no longer available. However, I did find this one that has as slightly larger print, but just as bright and colorful. Or recreate this look with a hooded version while it's on sale for $13!

Speaking of spring, I did some spring cleaning over the weekend as well! I listed more items from my closet on Poshmark. I hope you'll it check out some of my pre-loved items.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Olive Skirt

Marbled sweater
Joe Fresh sweater (another great option) / Vintage midi skirt (similar) / Zara boots (buy similar) / Baublebar earrings

Happy St. Patrick's Day to those who celebrate! ASOS is currently celebrating with a 20% off discount on all full-priced items until 8 am March 18 with the code: CLOVER4. And to get into the spirit of the day, I wanted to share this olive pleated midi-skirt that I found in my closet. I almost forgot that I even had this skirt until I took everything out of my closet during the purge. The things you can find when you just clean your room. It's basically a treasure hunt. I thought that the only green item I have were my utility jackets .

Midi pleated Skirt Outfit idea

I got this skirt a few years ago during a thrift shopping trip. I did a little bit digging (aka internet research) about the brand in the tag since I've never heard of it. The brand is called Paul Stanley. However, the first thing that popped up was the guitarist from the band KISS, which I doubt had a line of women's clothing back in the day.  I didn't really find that much information about the brand, so I guess they have been long gone since there's not that much information about them online.

How to wear a sweater and skirt together

I was mainly drawn to the silhouette and quality of the skirt. The skirt has a very 1930's vibe to it, and I really liked the pleated detail on the hem. For some reason, I like how it's not a super feminine looking skirt. Not to mention, the tag also said petite in it, and the fit was perfect from waist to length.

High-heel Chelsea Boots

Since midi skirts can look awkward sometimes, especially for someone petite like me, I decided to style it with a pair of high heeled mid-length boots.

Spring sweater looks
BaubleBar Monochrome Galactic Drops
I kept the accessory very minimal to a pair of statement earrings from Baublebar to keep it simple yet still put together. I've been obsessed how these earrings can dress up or elevate an outfit. The earrings that I'm wearing in this post are already sold out, but here are similar styles that will glam up your outfit:



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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Chambray and Wine

how to wear chambray shirt

I've noticed that most of my outfits has been either monochromatic or has some sort of denim element in it. I know that I'm getting a lot of wear out of my chambray shirt as of late. A chambray shirt is an awesome transitioning piece year round. It's a staple in everyone's closet just because you can really wear it any time of the year whether it's in the winter or spring. It's also so versatile that you can easily dress it up or down with pieces that you already own.
chambray shirt outfit
Urban Outfitters BDG London Cardigan
Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses

I've paired my chambray top with this faux paneled pants to give the outfit a bit of an attitude but toned it down a little with the loose-fitting boyfriend cardigan. The cardigan gives it a more relaxed look. Also, I thought that it'd be a cute and interesting accessories to use my faux fur bucket back (my bag is old, but this one is just as cute). It also adds a nice texture and contrast to the leather paneled pants. I'm obsessing over this camera bag that has a similar effect but different look to it.

Madewell Ex-Boyfriend Chambray
faux leather paneled pants
Anyway, tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. Do any of you celebrate or wear green to participate? I recently found an olive green skirt in my closet that I forgot about. I'm going to share tomorrow how I styled it, so I hope you come back for that post.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Back At It Again with the Over-the-Knee Boots

Winter outfit style
Topshop fuzzy sweater (similar, on sale for $12) / Denim jacket (baggier fit here) / Paige Denim pants (similar) / Sam Edelman OTK boots (in taupe) / Sole Society hatBaublebar necklace (40% off, limited time) / Balenciaga bag

Even though I've been making frequent to trips to the beach lately, it's still a bit nippy here in LA. It's even trickier when the sun is out and there are no clouds in sight. You think you're getting summer weather, but in reality it's all an illusion and it's windy and chilly outside. So layering has been key lately.
  Fuzzy sweater winter outfit
Balenciaga Gold Town Arena

On days when it hovers around low the mid 60s to low 70s in the daytime, I usually opt for a pull-over or sweater. I usually bring a jacket with me in the daytime just in case my day ends up carrying over the nighttime. I wouldn't want to be caught out in the cold. A sweater/sweatshirt and jacket combination usually is enough for me to keep me warm when it's around the low 60s here in LA.

Sole Society Wool gray hat
Styling over-the-knee high boots
OTK boots outfit ideas
Another way for me to layer and stay warm is by pairing my pants with my over-the-knee high boots. I guess I really like pairing these burgundy pants with my over-the-knee high boots as seen in my last post. Oh, and I guess I really like the hat with it too. Anyway, I've been really trying to get the most wear out of these boots before it gets warmer again. Besides, who doesn't want the illusion of long legs especially for a petite girl like me!

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Friday, March 11, 2016

February 2016 Favorites (Beauty, Fashion, & Food)

It's that time again where I wrap-up some of my favorite products for my monthly favorites. Here are some of the beauty and fashion items that I found myself reaching out frequently for Februarybeautybitten February 2016 Favorites

Beauty
» Foreo Luna: I have been using this gadget ever since I got it in my Sephora Holiday Haul when Sephora had their holiday gift sets. This was my first skincare gadget, and it has been a part of my skincare routine ever since. I never owned the Clarisonic system since the price of the replacement brush head turned me off ($27 a pop) especially since you have to replace them every three months. I have been using the Foreo Luna for a couple of months now, and even on the first two weeks of using it, I have seen major improvements on my skin. Last year, I was battling acne break-outs, and I couldn't figure out what to do with them. But since I've implemented the Foreo Luna, I rarely get any pimples on my face. It does a great job of getting deep into my pores and leaving it clean and smooth.

» Origins Clear Improvement Mask: On the days I do forget to take off my makeup, and my skin decides to punish me for it, I use the this mask on my face before I go to sleep once I see a pimple forming. I leave this mask on for about 10-15 minutes and wash it off before I go to bed. I do see a reduction on my pimple after using this mask.

» shu uemura Light Bulb foundation (read full review here): As I was cleaning out my makeup stash, I came across this foundation and gave it another go after my current foundation ran out. I started using this foundation during the warmer weather, and wasn't that impressed by it since it left my skin really greasy at the end of the day. However, after rediscovering this again during the cooler months, I've been using this everyday. I love how it gives me a nice dewy and glowy look. The shade Modern Beige is also a perfect match for my skintone.

» MakeUp ForEver Pro-Sculpting Brow Pencil: I've been all about my brows lately, and it's all because of the new MakeUp ForEver Pro Sculpting brow pencil. Prior to having this brow pencil, I've always just used a brown MAC eyeshadow brush to fill-in my brows. The MUFE brow pencil makes it so much easier for me to do my brows in the morning because the formula and slanted tip of the pencil just glides like butter as I apply it. I use short feather strokes to fill-in my brows and brush it with the spoolie that's on the other end to blend the product for a more natural look.

» NYX Cosmetics Tinted Brow Mascara: In conjunction with my brow pencil, I've also been using NYX Cosmetics Tinted Brow Mascara to keep my eyebrow hairs in place. I like how this doesn't look gel-y on your brows like it was the early 2000. The slight tint also makes it a better color match for my hair.

» Laura Mercier Highlight-01 Powder: Like I mentioned earlier, I've been really into a more glowy look. The Laura Mercier Highlight powder just gives me that glow for days look and never leaving me looking greasy. This doesn't have any glitter particles or any crazy shimmer only a nice sheen which makes it even more perfect for everyday wear.

» NYX Cosmetics Lingerie liquid lipstick in "Teddy" and "Exotic" (read full review here): I think I've raved about these liquid lipsticks enough. But these two colors are the ones I've been reaching out for February.

Read the rest of my favorites and watch the video after the break...

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

On the Run in a Faux Fur Jacket


Rodarte Sweater (hooded version) / J.Crew jeans / H&M faux fur jacket (old, similar) / Forever 21 beanie (available in 3 colors) / Vans slip-ons / Zara backpack (old, similar style here)

I've had this faux fur jacket in my closet for a few years now, but I rarely reached out for it until recently. Maybe it was because LA winter has been summer-like in the past years that I didn't really need a thick jacket to stay warm. But the temperature has definitely dropped lower than usual and this has been my go-to jacket.




Thursday, March 03, 2016

What is a Bullet Journal & My March Bullet Journal Spreads

Here's a completely different post than my usual beauty and fashion entries. If you've been following me on Twitter or Instagram, you've probably have seen me talk about about my bullet journal. I discovered bullet journaling back in January (watch vlog here), and this has been my way of staying organized ever since. I've watched numerous bullet journal videos on Youtube and have searched bullet journal related hashtags on Instagram to learn more about it. There's also an amazing bullet journal community online that are just full of inspirations and ideas.



What is a Bullet Journal?

If you're not familiar with the bullet journal system, here's a great video explaining the basics of it by the inventor of the system, Ryder Carroll.

A bullet journal is an analog way to stay organized with your tasks. It's also a great tool to plan for the future and keep track of your past. I've always preferred the old fashion pen and paper when it comes to jotting things down. I tend to remember things better when I write them down as opposed to keeping them on my phone. I've always wanted to remember what I did in the past, but didn't want to write a diary entry every single day. So the bullet journal was a quick note-taking method for me to keep a log of things I want to remember. I also found the bullet journal as a great way to plan my days to stay productive.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Double Denim

double denim outfit ideas

I'm finally back in town. Back from a much needed vacation. I was really excited when my friend Heart asked me to accompany her to Maui, HI with Benefit Cosmetics. It was such an amazing experience, and I can't thank her enough for thinking of me and letting me accompany her on this trip. We had so much fun during the trip, and it was definitely another one for the books. This was our first tropical destination together, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect!
chambray outfit ideas
how to wear denim jacket
denim shirt outfit
canadian tuxedo Since I'm back from vacation, it's back to grind time. I'm still catching up and posting some backlog pictures from when I still had pink hair.

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