Lately i've been obsessed with pairing something feminine with something masculine. Like my alexa chung inspired blouse from Forever 21 with my rugged motorcycle leather jacket(old)! Clutch from Balenciaga, leopard flats from F21, and Black Satin nail polish from Chanel, DIY black ribbon hair bow.
ready for thanksgiving
Browns are usually not my favorite family of color_ but with beautiful leaves falling and thankgiving just around the corner, I can't help but fall in love with these items! 1. Z-Gallerie number canister 2. World Market name cards 3. madewell lace shorts 4. jcrew cashmere loop scarf 5. Steve Madden's pembrook boots 6. Wold Market glass cloche 7. Williams Sonoma heirloom pumpkins 8. Chanel vintage kisslock bag 9. tuffed ottoman from Wisteria
This weeks' girl crushes! LOVE all the outfits from these ladies! images from glitterguide
if walls can talk...
I love the depth and character of these walls! I wonder what these interiors looked like before the inhabitant left.... (photography by Johnny Miller)
Soft pink seems to be the perfect color to cool down with this summer. So chic and romantic! Images from Glitter Guide. cambridge satchel, pink striped clutch
The very talented Inslee and her brilliant illustrations! Uber uber cute! See more here. Wish I can draw like that!
favorite outfit of the week
feeling very green...
Feeling very "Emerald City" today. 1. succulent in gold cups 2. ysl arty ring 3. ray ban aviator 4. mojito recipe 5. dipyque's figuier candle 6. alexander mcQueen clutch 7. glass perfume bottle 8. stiletto planter 9. guerlian powder eyeliner
florals and ruffles
I recently have been obsessed with this mix of the rugged and the feminine. I'd love to be like Kira Knightly, tucked away in a tent with my silk dress on and boots. How lovely would an afternoon like that be!?! 1. vogue photoshoot of keira knightly 2. Z Gallerie birdcage 3. vintage saddle bag 4. anthropologie dresser 5. BHLDN headband 6. cleansing milk and cream by Boots 7. frye boots 8. phillip lim silk dress
Are these the loveliest plates or what!? I'm hearting the pastel colors and the scallop edges. Perfect for small dishes! See them at Rachel Carley.
I recently came across this lovely shop from Esty_ Vol25 and fell in love with some of their cleverly worded prints. These would be so cute around my house... a great reminder of what's important! Printed on textured canvas paper!!!
kid @ heart
I believe adults are really kids at heart. These are some of my favorite items_kid inspired.
1. afro ken 2. yummy creamsicle 3. eames rocker 4. bicycle 5. colorful hair ties! and woo.. lovely outfits by crewcuts!
ah so pretty
I was going thru my folders of images, and saw this! I don't remember where I saved it from...but it's just gorgeous! The idea of juxtaposing feminine couture over a rustic backdrop is so enduring. I'd love to style an event in this setting!!
a glimpse into...
These photos capture the most personal glimpse of peoples' homes. Revealing so much details about the inhabitants' interests, style, and personality. (i love the way books can be stacked so differently!) Images from_talented photographer Johnny Miller.
favorite outfit of the week
yiay! Another favorite outfit of mine that id love to share! I am loving my eco-friendly fabric tote by Cath Kidston. It's perfect for a day out grocery shopping. I bring with me_lamby coin pouch, isn't lamby SOOO cute!? White drappy jacket (bought in Taipei) Cream tee from Madewell. Shorts from Abercrombie Kids, Beige Bensimon sneakers, and my string bracelets from Albeit Jewelry!
veggie noodles in 10
My favorite 10 minute meal. While boiling water for my whole wheat noodles, I slice and dice my veggies. (trumpet mushrooms, baby carrots, broccoli, and green onions) Then really quickly, i sauté the veggies with minced garlic and some chicken broth. Once, veggies are about done, I add hot water and the ready cooked noodles into the pan...and cook for another 2 minutes and voila. Sprinkle pepper and salt accordingly. Super yummy and healthy!!
my dark side
Usually, my favorite colors are white, beige, cream, oh..and did i say white? :) But lately, i've been loving this black and gold combo!! Or maybe i've just staring at the Hermes Constance bag too much. 1. gold flateware 2. hermes constance bag 3. hermes meteor bracelet 4. teacup candle 5. jimmy choo pumps 6. marc jacobs top top top 7. antique books 8. chanel lipstick 9. moroccan cups 10. bourgie kartell lamp
hearting over trunks...
I've been hearting Jack Russel Malletier's line of trunks and trollies for a while now. I love the clean lines and the simplicity of this classic look. Would love to buy the 64cm and 84cm trunks in their white coated canvas with the tan leather trim! (but of course, if I can even afford _ GOYARD trunks would be my ultimate dream! (hence "dream"))
my DIY party decor
I am crossing my fingers and hoping that I will win the DIY PARTY competition hosted by Bliss and Urban Scarlet. The theme that i created was using stuff you already have at home. I've collected a couple of my favorite framed art, glassware, and ceramic ware (tea pot, mug, pitcher). Then I made a doily garland, chopstick ribbon/doily flags, tissue pom poms, and a real easy name tag for the table. I spent less than 15 bucks buying: doilies, ribbons, tissue paper, tassel and fresh flowers! I had uber fun doing this_makes me wanna go into this event/styling industry!!!
I've been dying to watch "Water for Elephants" and i must say after seeing it finally... I wasn't disappointed AT ALL! I love the set design and the wonderful way the movie transported me to a different era. The costumes and animals were magnificent, especially Rosie (elephant). I've always adore vintage carnival/circus graphics. There is something very enchanting about the busy typeface and imageries all juxtapose together. I love it! (images google images)
Mila is the happiest sleeping baby in the world. Mommy_Adele Enersen creates dream worlds around her sleeping baby and captures them in film. Her dreams are created from clothing, towels, props. Mila might be riding elephants or hanging from a clothes line or whatever else her imaginative mother thinks of! Are these the CUTEST or what!! This has totally inspired me to be more and creative!!
hendrick's ... so lovely
I recently saw an AWESOME bottle of Hendrick's Gin at a liquor shop.. after seeing it, i felt the urge to check out their website....and BOY was I in for a lovely surprise!!! I LOOVVE what they've done to their website. The graphics_perfection. It has such a great nostalgic/old world feel_ what a wonderful site to indulge your eyes in.
items i love
I love sharing my "stuff" with every person that comes thru my door. From bunnies to tofu-oyako, and anything food-related (donut keychains, biscuit erasers, plush drumstick...etc) I like to leave them on shelves, tables, even in drawers... I'm OBSESSED! But they make me smile every time i see them!
perfect black dress
The other day when I saw diana from EXPRESS-O blogging about this fabulous black dress from Steven Alan... I gasped secretly and thought.. I found it! I've found my perfect little black dress. It's demure on the front with a sexy dropped back. It's PERFECT! (but it won't be available until 2-3 weeks later) Their other looks are also too cute! It's so effortlessly french.
Beautiful cotherstone house....i'd love to live here! I can't stop looking at all the objects in this room! There's so much character.
Super lovely vintage-inspired packaging from Aussie's Sohum. How cute are the savon bon bons!
While doing my nails yesterday, I took out 3 of my favorite summer colors from essie...mint apple candy, punchy pink and haute as hello (left to right). I thought these color combo made such a pretty summer palette. I'm am sooo ready for some sizzling HOT weather. It's been a long chilly winter/spring here in la. I can't wait til it's shorts and flip flop season!! 1. my snapshot of nail colors 2. teacup 3. chippendale chair 4. jcrew's overnight bag 5. tkees flip flop 6. eos lip balm. Woo. and those outfits are by none other than fabulous_JCREW!
Every time I go to Trader Joe's _ i can't resist not buying their tub of oatmeal raisin cookies. They're SOO delicious! I could finish half the tub in one sitting. (Not good.) To go with my afternoon cravings...I'll often eat them with gummies, a handful of the omega trek mix, and a small cup of chai latte. 1. TJ's oatmeal raisin cookies 2. black forest gummy bears 3. TJ's omega trek mix
I know, I know... artificial flowers really take away the essence of FRESH CUTS, but for lazy people like myself_these are great! and they last forever! lol. Don't they look fabulous?! 1. flowers and glass jar bought from homegoods 2. pottery barn kids_plush bunny
my new favorite outfit
Since buying this chunky grandpa sweater from madewell, I've been having a hard time taking it OFF! It's uber soft and is the perfect cut. Yes with 2 pockets on the front! I love. 1. sweater from madewell 2. scarf from h&m 3. ps1 bag from proenza schouler 4. flats from lanvin
Can I be a baby again? This room looks divine! The crib can be transformed into a bed by just loosing the side walls. I'm obsessed! Check out more at_ Savio Firmino. (All of their other furniture is just exquisite)
favorite outfits from....
Frida by far is my favorite gal on lookbook.nu. LOVE her style, it's so personal and effortless! She adds that twist to every outfit. I am indeed her superfan.
my kind of room
Yesterday when i was flipping thru magazines, I discovered this magnificent ruffle-layered cake by Maggie Austin Cake. I want it for any holiday or just for the heck of it! Well, this sparked an urge for a picture-perfect Parisian room with all the right items! 1. wall sconce 2. porceline keys 3. ruffled duvet 4. Kartell ghost chair 5. cake 6. oops 7. vintage bottles 8. sheepskin rug
Are these wallpaper amazing or WHAT!!? I came across them on April's issue of InStyle magazine, and immediately, it caught my eye. The patterns are nothing like any wallpaper i've seen. So uniquely different and enduring. Can't decide which one I love more. Check them out at Trove.
parker le meridien
Last week we hoped on over to palm springs for a couple days of R&R. We chose the Parker for it's eclectic theme and their lovely spa. It's a blend of Maraccan slash contemporary circus elegance.
Some highlights of the hotel: bonfire, smores, Molton Brown & Penhaligons toiletries, shot of rum before spa massages, Moroccan darkroom and canopy, yummy ice lemonades by the pool! Are ya sold yet?! :)
for japan with love
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1. dior lace bag 2. forever 21 lace top 3. valentino lace flats 4. doily plates from Pier 1 5. ethan allen fairfax chair 6. table decor 7. sumbrella
pretty streatham house
I love to go onto lightlocations.com to dream about renting one of these lovely homes. This is my favorite_ for the moment. I love all of them! The details exude so much personality and character! Looky_ rocking horse! So nostalgic.
outfit of the month
Every since i bought my mightymouse tank from F21, I've been obsessed with this outfit! It's my interpretation of the ultimate "casual chic look" lol. Woo.. and I'm super excited about my new vintage Chanel bag... look at that tassel!! Me likey! So sneakers from Bensimons, and old blazer from Armani Exchange, chunky blue scarf from nightmarket in Taipei, and of course my R pendant necklace from Albeit!
I've always adored the illustrations of watercolorist_ Caitlin McGauley. She does work for Kate Spade, Hermes, JCrew to even LONNY! I wish I can watercolor like THAT!!
Woo~ I finally got to browse the much anticipated collection of BHLDN yesterday! (came out 2/14) I love the palette of colors, textures, and whimsiness the brand provides! BHLDN is pronounced "beholden" and is inspired by the Dutch word for "to keep"!! Ahhh ~~ so romantic. The brand sells everything from gowns, headpieces, shoes, and jewelry!! And later to come...wedding decor!
Bloggers from Refinery29, Cupcakes and Cashmere, and Fabsugar, shares with us their favorite picks from Madewell's spring collection! Pretty darn cute aye.
continuing my white obsession
I can never say no to anything white or cream! It's a serious obsession of my. Here's just a couple more items that should add to my collection. 1. Diptyque candles (can't say not to those wonderful packaging) 2. Ingrid Millet white lip balm 3. Aseop body cream 4. West Elm's white duvet covers 5. bunny candle holder 6. Crate & Barrel's glass based lamp 7. JCrew's ruffled white tee 8. Cashmere ruffled undies 9. white initial hooks
tavern in brentwood
Tavern in Brentwood has very quickly climbed to the top of the list for "favorite places to eat"
I love the atmosphere, the friendly staff and most of all the delicious food they have cookin'!!! yum yum good~
crush on you...
Cute outfits i recently found on Vanessa Jackman's blog! Her photography is superb!
french blue and co
Looky look... I found a great new shabby chic-ish online store. Amazing architectural finds and furniture...and also an their exclusive line called "fanciful." From french script journals to napkin rings and more! See French Blue and Co
my perfect valentines
Woo. These are the items that i'd love to spend with on Valentines. (oh and of course with my bf too...oops) 1. comme des garcons high tops 2. inspiring words 3. red light bulb 4. my favorite vinyl character TOFU OYAKO. 5. Clinique's Chubby Sticks 6. red velvet cupcakes by Srinkles. 7. i can never have too many Free City Hoodies. 8. my favorite candy... chocolate covered gummies from Dylans.
Got a recent JCREW newsletter and this is what it's all about! So graceful ~ I love the negative space in each shot! See more here.
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