Monday, April 13, 2015

new brand crush alert: gentle monster!

(Photos courtesy of
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.


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.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

online shopping hacks + a constant

It's been awhile! I've been overwhelmed with a lot of changes and haven't been able to update. The thing is, I have some time to dedicate to this blog as I now have a newly-minted B.A. degree under my belt! Even if things change, this blog is always here for me to update. So, this becomes an unchanging constant...for now. Ah, now to plunge into the difficulties of finding a job! Here's hoping that it goes somewhat successfully...

For those of you who online shop a lot, you most likely have your own methods of finding the best deals on things. Being resourceful is key! Out of those many resources, though, wishlists are very, very helpful in helping me getting a good deal on things that I actually want to buy. Take for example Urban Outfitters! I like to browse their website because they have a pretty good selection of things I want. Whenever I find something I am interested in, I immediately add it to my wishlist.
Whenever I do go back on UO (and I do this more often than I'd like to admit...), one of the first things I do is to log onto my wishlist and scan the things I have added. I use it as a tool to check if something that I have been interested in has gone on sale, and continue to do this until it has. Sometimes I will wait even if it does go on sale initially, because I know that the price will eventually drop lower! I've gotten many, many of the things I truly want this way and saved myself some money at the same time. Some things do sell out quickly if I don't act on them, but usually I end up realizing that I didn't really want it anyway.

I know that there are other websites out there that alert you when something you like goes on sale, and those are very helpful! But if you tend to shop at the same few stores and don't need to use their services, the wishlist function comes in very handy. It also helps weed out purchases that you don't REALLY like but get just because it is on sale, win!