Friday, May 1, 2015

ethical fashion.




I don't know about you, but lately I have been very pensive about the sustainability and ethical responsibility of my clothing. Yes, I really like clothing; I'm a sucker for things from all our favorite fast fashion brands like Forever 21, Topshop, Zara - you name it. Lately, though, I haven't been purchasing things as much as I used to. Because I haven't been purchasing things as often as I used to, I have been thinking more about the impact the things I buy has on the planet we live on and the people we live amongst.

I'm definitely not alone when considering these things, because there are two up-and-coming brands who embrace those who want to consume responsibly!

Everlane is one of my favorite brands who sell chic, understated basics; and they are committed to transparency in where their clothing is made. I admire the brand not only for their designs, but also their commitment to changing how the apparel industry works.

My 3 Everlane Favorites: Silk Black Tank, Cashmere V-Neck, The Slim Trouser

StyleSaint is a site that I've followed from its beginnings. I discovered last year that they had launched a clothing line and my, are their designs amazing! I don't own any of their pieces yet, but I stalk them obsessively and will own one soon ;)
I especially love that their line is local (Los Angeles, woohoo~) and they are committed to being sustainable and ethical as they possibly can.
My 3 StyleSaint Favorites: Bella Button Down (in Sage), Adele Top (in Cobalt), Bridgette Skirt (in Slate)

I know that though I have this concern the things I will continue to buy will not always be so like-minded, but I will definitely make an effort to be more conscious about what I am choosing to consume.

Of course, there is always thrifting/vintage - there are SO MANY options out there, and I especially love finding luxe silk blouses for cheap that I can wear without worry. It's essentially recycling, and oftentimes cheaper for your wallet!

Moving forward, I'm definitely going to be more aware of what I choose to buy and if I *really* need the item. Better for me and better for my conscience (hahaha)!

Monday, April 13, 2015

new brand crush alert: gentle monster!


(Photos courtesy of Nordstrom.com)
first, second, third

I don't know about you, but I really dig quirky shades. I have been slowly growing my own collection (a picture of my way-cool Prada shades can be seen here) and wouldn't mind adding these to my scant collection. All of them (from what I can see, at least!) feature mirrored shades that are really nice and refreshing to see on a hot summer day.

I'm particularly fond of the top two pairs, because I can't stay away from cat-eyes. Meow.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Instagram picture updates!



Clockwise from right:

- A window display from the Hammer Museum
- Plants and chairs from a friend's apartment roof terrace
- Pretty blue skies and quintessential California palm trees
- Rooftop views that I can spend hours and hours looking at...take me back!
- My metallic New Balance sneaks that I will probably wear way too often..
- Trippy selfies from yet another window display at the Hammer Museum. LA Life!

Haven't posted in awhile, but recently took a few photos at the Best Place on Earth (or rather, the-place-I-used-to-call-home)! I apologize for falling off the radar YET AGAIN, but I hope these make up for the absense somewhat :)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

swoon worthy: for love and lemons spring 2015


(Image courtesy of For Love and Lemons)

Just recently came across For Love and Lemons' Spring 2015 lookbook...every image is seriously dreamy. I especially love this Orchid mini dress, and have since added it to my drool-over-and-stalk list.

Want to enjoy some paradise right from your personal computer screen? Go check out the full lookbook here! You won't regret it.

Monday, February 2, 2015


(Product images courtesy of Miu Miu)

So I was creating a random "promotional" graphic of some sunglasses...and thought, why not use a pair that I've been drooling over for the longest time?

And so this random tiled image was born. Too bad the price of these babies has increased to $415. Ouch.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

prints on prints.






(Silk top - Kate Spade Saturday, Neoprene skirt - Funktional, Printed cardigan - H&M, Scarf - Random silk scarf)

Finally, finally, finally! A new outfit post for the new year. I'm kicking off a fresh new 2015 post by going back to something I am always for - print mixing! Initially I didn't think to wear the scarf with the busy cardigan, but it added a kick of color that I ended up really liking. Who knows, it might not be pretty to other people...but as long as you like it, right?

A new thing you might have noticed: my hair is shorter than before! I actually got it cut some months ago but it grows back so quickly. It should be back to its old length before you can blink :P

As always, thank you for reading...and checking back to see if I have posted anything! It means a lot and I will try my best to kick up the number of things I post.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

finally, an effort.



It sure has been awhile, hasn't it? Months and months of nothingness. Truth is, I neglected to update because of life throwing curveball after curveball at me. So many things have changed and it was hard for me to handle...being a sentimental person, letting go is never easy. All these things that I had so dearly loved and enjoyed suddenly disappeared and left me grasping at the space it used to occupy.

I don't know if it's appropriate for me to air personal grievances on this blog, but ah well. I just thought that I had better check in and breathe some life into this poor blog.

I hope that when everything has settled, I will become a stronger and better person. Though I had no motivation to write/take pictures/do anything at all, I will push myself to update something.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving (to those celebrating!) and have enjoyed the massive amounts of discounts floating about.