Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bargain shopping

A few weeks ago, I saw on, a beautiful quote by Dior expressing what I feel is the essential ingredient to looking great. Its not about how much money you have but about understanding.

Tips to getting amazing stuff without skipping lunch
1. Only buy things on sale. You know what looks good and what is beautiful. Designers and store have to get rid of product not because the product isn't good anymore but its no longer profitable. They take advantage of the fact that people don't always know what looks good or whats in style, but just what other people tell them is stylish. Which is why they are constantly updating their line with the same basic pieces with little to no change.
2. Buy things on sale on sale- this is where it gets tricky, the key is to find the LAST piece of the entire collection for 70% off. Its just as perfect as everything else but since theres only ONE piece, the stores need to get rid of it! This can get annoying because things are rarely ever in my size- but if you have the time, you can save tons and tons of money!
3. Only buy the piece if you love it so much you would have bought it at full price. People often make the mistake of buying items because its cheap. Only buy items you love or else it'll just sit on your closet collecting dust.

Things I bought yesterday @ Loehmann's
By Green Envelope- Original cost $100 bought for $10
By BCBG- Original cost $70 bought for $13
By Soprano- original cost $40 bought for $9

By BCBG- original cost $70 bought for $13
And the shorts are made by Citizens of Humanities which I bought this winter for $15
The universe loved me yesterday- I did a happy dance :)
Notice everything is grey (and black)- I've been inspired by Club Monaco and I love thick ruffles
(Everything is styled with the shorts that I already had on since my girl friend Jess Chou (currently interning at Bon Appetite Magazine) took the pictures for me. I just wanted to show you the items, not necessarily how I'd wear them)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Club Monaco: My Shade of Grey

Club Monaco rocked my world with their new line! I kissed the bright goodbye and welcomed home the neutral!

I can't wait until fall! I love the summer because of shorts and tank tops but I am seriously tired of the baby floral print. I've been protesting color and prints for a while now and I am so glad that the fashion gurus have decided to bring solid back in!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jessica @ LAMILL

My cousins from New Jersey are here for the summer! We had a coffee date at LaMill in Los Angeles. Although its a bit pretentious and over priced, LaMill really does have AMAZING coffee. Tiffany had a Creme Brulee Latte- there is literally a thin, torched layer of brown sugar on top of the latte. Melanie had a Peanut Butter and Jelly expresso shot- its crazy strong and crazy good. I had a boring ice coffee because if a cafe can make a good ice coffee its a good sign that everything else is wonderful.

My accessories for the day :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Role Model: Christy Turlington

Last year, I read a beautiful article about a beautiful woman. Having a big heart and truly helping others without asking for anything in return is something that will never go out of style. This super model has committed her life to helping pregnant women in 3rd world countries seek better living standards and social justice. We aren't talking about designer diaper bags but fresh water. The world needs heroes or heroines, and Ms. Turlington is mine.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Food first, fashion second

I must confess- food is my weakness. My boyfriend told me he has accepted as beautiful as I am now (kiss ass), he knows I will inevitably be fat. Though I might not have enough money to buy a new five dollar shirt, I can always scrap up enough change to enjoy a three course meal at Marche Moderne in the South Coast Plaza (right next to a Christian Louboutin boutique).
Gwyneth Paltrow has timeless beauty. She is the essence of sexy yet classy. And she cooks! Vogue's Jeffrey Steingarten writes a beautiful article about Ms. Paltrow. Can't wait to try out recipes from her cook book!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I don't know why I had my blog pink for a while. I rarely like pink but I love peach.

Though Valentino makes everything right. I still can't believe they designed flipflops.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Street Chic


When is it good to wear heel and when should we just wear flats? It's really all about comfort- can't be sexy and attractive if we're limping now can we?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Timeless in my heart

If I lived in a world by myself, where I only ate oatmeal, I would wear this out fit everyday. Cowboy chic with a touch of elegance is so timeless, at least it is in my heart. This is an outfit that my younger 7 year old self would have loved and my bad ass 16 year old self would have worn. Now that I have aged to 20, I have much too much respect for myself to indulge in such a luxurious treat. To wear what I love without fear of condemnation from my peer, my family, and strangers is a gift I no longer grant myself.

Cheers to growing up and losing passion in what we love. Or being too scared to stand by it.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Just Pretty

I know I've been on a crusade for Pretty gone crazy but I am still a sucker for just plain pretty

Russian Vogue



I know it's only the summer but we can start looking forward to the fall!

Simple, classy, hit of sexy, & organic.


I was reading this adorable blog about clogs and decided to put together a quick list for everyone who can't afford $300 dollar shoes :) (Most everything will be onsale- I don't believe in buying things for full price haha)

Expensive to cheap!

Maxstudio Abba Clogs $89.21 %25 off from original

DKNYC Elim Peep Toe Clogs $65.98 45% off from $120

Bronx Copper Slingback Clogs $54.42 off from $84.84 is an online shoe store with a bazillion pairs of shoes- most of their stuff is ugly. BUT! they have free shipping and return so who cares!

I have mix feelings of about the Bronx Copper pair because initally they vibe old person. However I used my imagination and selected a dark pair of umbrella jeans with a loose sheer peach shirt ontop with a leather bag and a cute hair band with long gold earrings and necklaces

One sexy SUMMER outfit!