September 17, 2013

Fine Line

Skirt - Marshall's, Top - F21, Necklace - DIY, Watch - Michael Kors
I told you my love for maxis was deep and real. I can't seem to stop buying them. I love the solid color ones, but I also love ones with a subtle print like this one. The vertical stripes are fun but also lengthening, which is important to a curvy petite like me. A little note for curvy girls looking to try the maxi trend: I know it's counterintuitive, but look for a cut that's more form fitting in the booty and hips and an A-line cut. A lot of maxis these days are fuller and more billowy, and all that material is just going to give you a shapeless, unflattering silhouette. There's a fine line with maxis between chic and I-should-be-an-extra-on-Little-House-On-The-Prairie, so make sure to fall on the side of the line that you want to fall on. Of course, if you want to look like Laura Ingalls, no judgment. Go on with your pioneer self. 

September 12, 2013


Tank - ?, Skirt - H&M, Watch - Michael Kors
I know, I know, it's September and it's fall, but when the weather is warm and summery, I'm going to dress like it's summer y'all. If Mother Nature didn't get the memo, then I'm not going to remind her. I have been waiting to recreate this look I saw on Pinterest a long while back. I love the fuschia-navy stripe combo, so I just did the inverse since I already had the pieces. That's the great thing about Pinterest. You can take something you see and put your own spin on it. You can also, you know, learn how to build like a car or something with pipe cleaners, chalkboard paint, some twine, and other household items you never thought about.

September 9, 2013

Fall Transition Already

Top - Urban Outfitters, Skirt - H&M, Bag - Zara (gifted)
Despite the fact that it is a roasting triple-digit day here in NorCal, I'm starting to slowly accept the fact that fall is almost upon us. I'm starting to have to take my pup to the dog park a little earlier each day to beat the fading sunlight, and the nights are getting noticeably cooler, with a crisp, brisk smell that I haven't smelled in a year.

My fave way to transition to fall fashion without melting in the heat (which seems to be sticking around for a bit) is to rock maxi dresses and skirts. They're cool and loose but say "fall" to me. No, not literally. My clothes don't talk to me. Well, sometimes, I'll have a new outfit that screams "WEAR ME!" over and over, but the important thing is, I never talk back. Hardly. Ever.

September 6, 2013

Love Them Pleats

Tank - H&M, Skirt - Vintage
Happy Friday, babes! I don't know about you, but this week just flew by. I LOVE four-day work weeks more than I love chocolate, and that's really saying something. I know it's only the difference of one day, but for some reason, the difference between a four-day work week and a five-day work week is like the difference between a pancake with syrup and just a pancake with nothing. Mmmm, pancakes. Now I'm all distracted. 

I'm going to try and squeeze out all of the summer that's left this weekend by alternating my days between lounging by the pool and playing a charity round of golf for a local organization. That's right, I golf. Don't be surprised. I'm Korean, so it's in my blood. You know, like my penchant for karaoke, my fire for fighting when necessary, and my complete and utter madness for World Cup soccer. 

Have a great weekend, guys! 

September 3, 2013

Smart Investment

Blazer - Boutique in SLO, Tank - French Connection, Shorts - F21, Heels - Zara, Watch - Michael Kors (gifted)
There's something I love about rocking a structured jacket or blazer with a pair of shorts. It's like the perfect combination of casual and fancy, and when you throw on a pair of chic heels, you've got a perfect outfit for dinner with the girls or a date with the mans. The best part is, you can ditch the jacket and easily swap the heels out for a pair of flat sandals before dinner to run errands in like I did. Did we just make two outfits out of one? I think we did. 

Can we just talk for one second about how I got this totally cute and versatile French Connection tank top at Marshall's for a mere $8 on clearance? Sometimes, I love living in a town that is not very fashion forward because you find the best gems overlooked in the discount stores. I already know this tank is going to be a staple in my wardrobe for a long time because the quality of the piece. An investment piece for $8? Don't have to ask me twice. And they say making smart investments is hard.  

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