Wednesday, August 24, 2016

10 Tips on How to Tidy the KonMari Way

As I've mentioned in my previous minimalism video (and post), I've been embarking on the minimalism journey to simplify my life (and to do something about my anxiety). One of the books that has impacted me is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Marie Kondo created a decluttering system to help you tidy up your home... and keep it that way.

I've been implementing the techniques in her book, as I work on my own clutter. Here are some of the things that I've learned on how to tidy the KonMari way.

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White Boyfriend Blazer



Switching it up a bit with a crisp white boyfriend blazer instead of a black one. A white blazer is more appropriate for me during summer since it gives the whole look a more relaxed and airy feel to it. You can easily incorporate a white blazer into your outfit especially if you need a little bit of warmth during the chilly summer nights.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Minimalism: Why I started



This is a little bit different than my usual beauty and fashion posts. I have briefly mentioned this topic here on my blog, but this will be the first time where I'm dedicating a post about it. At first, I've translated the concept of minimalism into my wardrobe simply because I liked the aesthetic. And now, minimalism is carrying over into my lifestyle. Never did I think I'd be attempting to live a more simplistic life. I am, in fact, a borderline hoarder and shopaholic. I found joy in buying things. Things that sat in my closet because it was too pretty to use. Until one day, it became a little too overwhelming for me to handle, and it started to put a damper in my life.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Back-to-School Drugstore Makeup Tutorial



Back-to-School has officially begun for some, so I've created a makeup look to help you look your best (or at least awake) in school using drugstore makeup. Here's a look that I would wear to school (if I were still in school). I created a simple look that's easy to recreate even if you're in a rush in the morning. When I was in college, I mainly used drugstore products when it comes to doing my makeup. Being a college student, buying makeup can be a bit of a luxury. But with good drugstore makeup options these days, you can enhance your look without breaking the bank.




Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Summer Getaway


J.Crew top (petite size on sale for $25) / Old Navy Shorts (similar) / Market tote bag (similar and this one has cute palm prints) / J.Crew slides (20% off with code LOTSTOSHOP) / Forever 21 straw hat (another cute option)

I'm sure dressed like one, but I haven't had a proper vacation in awhile. I'm seeing a few of my friends going on tropical vacations right now for the summer. I'll just have to live through them vicariously for now through their social media posts.





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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

48 Hours in New Orleans (Photo and Video Diary)


It's been a month since I was in New Orleans. It was my first time being there, and I didn't know what to expect. I was mainly there for a work trip, but I tried to squeeze some sightseeing while I was there. I pretty much stayed around the French Quarter area, but realized that there were still so many things to do there! I can't wait to be back here again because I know there were a few places that I wanted to check-out that I didn't get the chance to. But for now here are some of the things that I did in New Orleans in 48 hours.

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Monday, August 08, 2016

Little Black Dress


ASOS off the shoulder dress / Fringe necklace / Zara heels (old, similar here and here) / Celine Nano bag (similar)



Happy Monday! I have been kind of M.I.A in my social media these past few days, so I'm popping my head back in today. The past few days have been a bit of a whirlwind. My roommate recently moved out, so I have been taking care of some loose ends here and there. My car also decided that it was time for it to break down, so I had to take it to the shop.

Despite of the craziness, I try to remind myself that in the grand scheme of life, these are all minor things. I treated myself to a nice dinner just to unwind from it all. I wore my current favorite black dress that makes me feel 100% and sassy at the same time.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Denim Shift

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Denim Shift Dress

It may not look like it, but deep down I'm excited that I finally found a cute denim shift dress. This dress didn't make it in any of the haul videos that posted recently since I had to wait for this to get shipped to my house for quite some time. I've been on a lookout for one for awhile now and this also happens to be on sale! Not to mention, I'm always down for dresses with pockets. And how cute is the fringe detail on the edges of the dress? I had to pull my fringe booties out to keep a fringe theme going.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Petite Friendly Dresses
Denim dress style idea
Minimalist Denim

I decided to keep it simple for the day since I was just hanging out with my friend. I wanted the focus to be on the actual dress so I kept the accessories to a minimum. This bag from Sole Society came in handy to stuff all my belongings with the things I bought that day. I love how roomy this tote is and how it's a great everyday bag when you're going in between places.

There's only five days left to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Once August 8 comes around, the prices go back up (and I'll stop talking about it :P)! I know that's all I seem to be talking about lately these days, but it's one of my favorite shopping "holiday" (aside from Black Friday and Christmas shopping). There are just so many brand-new arrivals on sale right now to get you ready for fall, and I wouldn't want you to miss out on the great prices. Most of the items that I purchased can easily transition from summer to fall, and I've been wearing most of the things that recently bought. If you haven't checked-out my YouTube channel yet, I actually just posted a lookbook video wearing some of the pieces from my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul.