Thursday, October 30, 2014

Trick or Treat?

OOOOO~~~ Halloween is approaching us and will you give a treat or get tricked? Hopefully...not the latter. As the first holiday of the fall season is here, it really kickstarts all the festivities which makes me SUPER excited. By trying to stay tuned and be in the spirit, I decided to carve a pumpkin this year! As you can see, it turned out rather decent for a rookie ;) I hope it's obvious that its a menacing jack skeleton.... and in keeping with "treat" portion of halloween, you can say I got quite a few goodies this past month that is in tune with a fashionistas sweet tooth. 

Posted above is the Chanel medium boy bag. The new classic in my opinion. It's quilted but with a tomboy edge which is what I love about it. It is super spacious with an adjustable strap that can be worn long or short (I tend to do a cross body look, regardless of the size).

ANYWAY, back to the point of getting into the holiday spirit, I'm gonna show you the easy steps to carving your own pumpkin if you haven't already. And at the end of the post, a sweet treat to satisfy those sweet tooths out there! 

Step 1. Find a template of the design you would like to carve onto your pumpkin. You could either poke holes from the template onto the pumpkin, then carve. Or, the way I did it was I cut the template and taped it on the pumpkin and traced it with an ink pen. Make sure the pen is removable with water so you can remove any lines from the pumpkin later.

Step 2. Make an angle cut around the stem to carve out the pumpkin gunk. Make sure the cut is at an angle so when you put the stem lid back on, it will not fall through the pumpkin. P.S. you can keep the pumpkin seeds and toast them later!

Step 3. Cut out the pumpkin face based on the outlines you made earlier, and your result should look like this or whatever design you have chosen! I kind of made me steps super condensed, but you get the gist of it :D 

Now....for the grand finale of tasty treats to eat after your hard work of carving....SUGAR COOKIES. Place it. Bake it. Eat it. Can't get any easier than that right? These cookies are so amazingly delicious and cute. Can't go wrong!

Thanks for keeping up with my post this week! I hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Today's post is all about the bejeweled accents of this dress, not the game we all have played before :P Hopefully I didn't fool anyone! As you can see the amber colored jewels embroidered on the neckline of this dress adds a bit of sparkle to my ensemble. As I cannot escape from wearing black lately, at least I can say I have a bit of color? Plus I can say I am channeling my inner Halloween spirit with the amber/orange hue of the beads. Teehee.

This two piece dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim is so ethereal. The top portion worn on top of a spagetti tank dress can be worn separately as well with black jeans, making it a bit edgier. The bejeweled top portion paired back with the dress (as how its meant to be worn) is a bit more sophisticated. My favorite part is when you walk, the dress really does go with the wind (you know me pretending I'm runway walking everywhere I go). The entire look is made of silk so it really allows you to breathe especially since I wore at my 9:30am to 6pm work hours.

3.1 Phillip Lim is a brand I stumbled over, realizing how great their shapes, prints, and patterns are. This label has got me hooked!

As usual, paired back with my Rag & Bone Harrow boots, which are a great height and a bit tomboyish.

Can you believe how much my hair has grown?! In need of a cut and dye!

As usual, I try to never get to thank my readers for keeping up with me all this time! I hope to keep producing better photos and better writing~

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Touch of Gold

The first day of October means that the Fall season is just around the corner! I have been waiting way too long for it to get cooler. My outfit features some key Fall pieces that are going to be a staple in everyone's closet. The two key pieces are boots and lengthy coats.

My boots featured above are from Chanel's Paris meets Dallas Collection, but it is unique yet still traditional and classic which is one thing I love about Chanel. With hardware that is inspired by by a more cowboy western theme. The stars on the heels are like the sheriff badges in Wild Wild West. I am so glad I got my hands on these boots because they are different from all the other boots I have.

The second Fall staple is lengthy coats. It took me forever to find the perfect one because I am so particular about how long it is (I know silly me). This sleeveless coat from Topshop is an essential layering piece to add "volume" to an ordinary look. The coat was able to elevate the sluggish look underneath as I was wearing boyfriend jeans from Mothers jeans with a plain tee from Uniqlo.

My post proves that just one or two unique staples are able to elevate an outfit from basic to stylish and iconic. And I guess you can say I was trying to channel my inner fashion week outfits here in Los Angeles, which I have been inspired immensely by one of my favorite bloggers, Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad ;)

Get My Look:
Chanel ankle boots
Topshop sleeveless vest
Mothers boyfriend jeans
Uniqlo white tee
Rayban sunglasses