March 10, 2014

Whitecaps and a Pop of Purple

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Hello there! I'm excited to share photos from a fun outing with my friend 
and very talented photographer Ann Nguyen of Lost & Found photography! 
To take advantage of our unusually hot winter, Ann took me to this beautiful, hidden gem of Orange County called Victoria Beach .
It's a secluded little cove with stacks of rocks, a pond and a big ethereal castle tower. How unusual for SoCal!

Notice how the tips of my hair are a bit wet? 
Just before we started taking photos, a big wave came and splashed me!
Luckily, the water felt great on this gorgeous, hot SoCal winter's day. 
Apparently, this happened to Ann during a previous shoot as well..., if you're thinking of checking out Victoria Beach, bring a bathing suit! :)

February 1, 2014

DIY Bow Hairwrap or Headwrap

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Headwraps or Hairwraps, are my favorite hair accessories to wear during the weekends, after work, or just when I'm feeling lazy! They can be found everywhere and I especially love the ones found at UO and small boutiques. Instead of shelling out $$ for each different pattern I loved, I tried making my own headwrap!

If you like the headwrap I wore above, lets DIY!

 . . . Materials needed . . . 

 Fabric  -  4"W x 24"L (Or an 1"-2" longer than size of head)
 Fabric  -  4"W x 16"L
Elastic  -  2" 
Sewing Kit / Sewing Machine

Lets get started....

January 18, 2014

Photo Diary : Maui in November

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Hi! Its been a while! :)

So, time travel with me back to the start of the winter - November 2013. I started off winter by chasing the summer sun to Maui during my vacation...

Ritz Carlton Beach in Maui, HI

Hiking Trail in Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii

White Dress Maui, Hawaii

October 16, 2013

How to Avoid Looking Awkward in a Midi Skirt

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Midi skirts are tough to style. They're in that awkward length between maxi and pencil-skirt...grazing your calves.

Midis come in all sorts of fabrics & styles, from high-waist, circle, ethereal, a-line and more!

According to the Daily.Uk, "Asos has just reported a 200 percent rise in midi sales on this time last year." Wowza. I'm all for magazines and style blogs midi outfits always look both classy and trendy.

But unlike the easier, classic cuts (pencil-skirts and maxis), the awkward length of the midi length skirt can unintentionally highlight your shins (not the most flattering feature).

Pictured on the left is my attempt at styling a midi skirt. I'm wearing a thrifted Free People midi length skirt and a black crop top from Urban Outfitters with a pair of sandals (this was taken at Malibu, pier, where sandals are green lit year-round!).

I like the way the flowy skirt contrasts the tight-fitted, short top...

September 19, 2013

OOTD: Springing into Fall with Floral Leggings

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This past spring, I did a post on 3 Ways to Wear Floral Leggings as part of a fun mini-challenge to discover a brand new element in wardrobe and style.

I wanted to take something I'd never choose myself (bold, loud floral leggings)
 and style it to my unique liking.

My favorite way to style floral leggings is #3 in my postWear it Flirty: Chiffon Top. 

blue rayon crepe tunic // bongo floral leggings // target's metallic silver sandals

We SoCal folks can still sport our favorite summery sandals, breezy tunics and leggings for at least another few weeks or so. Mother Nature seems to be taking her time with fall! 

I usually prefer floral patterns in pretty pastels, muted colors and finer prints. These leggings, gifted by my mom, have enormously bold patterns and colors that truly made my eyes shift at first.
 Hence, I'd never choose them myself!


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