Tuesday, July 22, 2014

{GBF Style | The Eyelets Have It}

white eyelet summer outfit blogger style
white eyelet summer outfit blogger style
white eyelet summer outfit blogger style
white eyelet summer outfit blogger style
white eyelet summer outfit blogger style
white eyelet summer outfit blogger style

white eyelet summer outfit blogger style
white eyelet summer outfit blogger style
white eyelet summer outfit blogger style
white eyelet summer outfit blogger style
photos by Stephanie Soo

top {BB Dakota on sale}
shorts {unknown origins | similar}
flats {YRU via Nylon Mag c/o}
bow {Gina Made It c/o}

My whimsical YRU bunny flats available at Nylon Magazine's online shop is the inspiration for my summer eyelet outfit which I've been wearing everywhere. The breathable eyelet top and shorts  scream summer while the comfy bunny print flats make hopping all over town that much more comfy and fun!

I've been seeing more and more flats with images of cute animals like at the C. Wonder fall preview so it's definitely a trend that's picking up steam! It's such a fun way to add a bit of novelty to an outfit.

{live fabulously}

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

{GBF Shops | Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Buys}

The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is back and it's the one sale of the year that slashes prices on upcoming fall items! At almost 40% off, my shopping cart is expanding by the minute! From tops, dresses, jackets, accessories, shoes, and beauty items, here's a list of covets to jump start a fabulous fall wardrobe. Sale ends August 3rd!



{shop fabulously}

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Friday, July 18, 2014

{GBF Beauty | Beauty Hacks Part 2}

Happy Friday! Here are five more time and money saving beauty hacks to simplify and FABify your beauty routine! Part I is here.

{How to DIY exfoliating acne mask}
top five beauty hacks
 Crush 5-7 uncoated aspirin pills with a metal spoon and mix with a few drops of water in a small tray to create a pasty consistency. Add a teaspoon of  coconut oil. Apply a thin layer to face and let sit for ten minutes. Rinse off and enjoy glowing, soft, and clean skin! Repeat one to two times a week.

{How to speed up nail polish drying time} 
top five beauty hacks
Wait two minutes after applying your top coat before dipping your fingers into a bowl of ice cold water for three minutes. Enjoy your shiny and smudge free nails!

{How to achieve kiss proof lipstick}
top five beauty hacks
Apply concealer to lips. Line and fill in lips with a lip liner. Apply a coat of lipstick, blot, and cover lips with a thin layer of translucent powder. Finish with a final coat of lipstick.

{How to get creative with coconut oil}
top five beauty hacks
At the risk of sounding like Bubba Gump, I use Skinny Coconut Oil as a makeup remover, as mouthwash, as cuticle oil, as lip balm, as shaving cream, as a scalp treatment to prevent dandruff, as eyelash conditioner, as gum remover, as itch reliever, as metabolism booster, and to create glowy skin by mixing a few drops with my moisturizer.

{How to control shine without blotting paper}
Tear off a piece of CLEAN toilet seat cover. Blot.

Have a fabulous weekend!

{live fabulously}

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

{GBF Style | Red, Wine, and Blue}

fourth of july outfit inspiration
fourth of july outfit inspiration
fourth of july outfit inspiration
 fourth of july outfit inspiration
fourth of july outfit inspiration
fourth of july outfit inspiration
fourth of july outfit inspiration
fourth of july outfit inspiration
blouse {Dex Clothing c/o}
shorts {Dear Creaturessimilar}
heels {Carlos Pazolini c/o}
watch {Guess c/o}
sunnies {ZeroUV | similar}

A weekend of wine, food, and family was quite the perfect way to celebrate Fourth of July. On our way to Central California, we stopped at Gainey, a beautiful winery with vineyards sprawling across multiple acres located in the Santa Ynez Valley. Drinking with my parents and brother is interesting as it adds a refreshing dimension to our family interaction and reminds me of how far we've evolved as a family.

I still remember the first time I drank (and got caught). I was a sophomore in high school and it was New Year's Eve. My parents were at a party so I invited a few friends over including my boyfriend at the time. Dad came home unexpectedly to pick up something and caught me with a can of Budweiser while sitting on a guy's lap. The party dispersed in less than sixty seconds and I was forced to ring in the new year with my parents and their friends while slightly buzzed with Mom glaring at me throughout the countdown.

Fast forward to the wine tasting at Gainey's where we had a fabulous time drinking wine and enjoying our rare but always treasured family outings together. My relationship with my parents have changed so much over the years and it feels great knowing that I can share anything and everything with them without fearing getting grounded.

{workplace fab}
Wear the blouse to work by layering it over a nude tank top, wide leg white pants, and a navy blazer. Add a structured bag for a polished professional look.




{live fabulously}

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

{GBF Style | Her Summer Tunic}

LA lawyer office style
LA lawyer office style
LA lawyer office style
Asian American fashion blogger
Asian American fashion blogger
corporate style work outfit inspiration
office style work appropriate dress
corporate style work outfit inspiration
corporate style work outfit inspiration
photos by Stephanie Soo

shoes {Keds Eyelet sneakers c/o | on sale}
eyelet straw hat {Urban Outfitters | similar}

I wore my colorful Language Los Angeles "Claudia" silk tunic this past Friday for dinner and movie night. I've been wearing this dress nonstop as the vibrant geometric print and flowy boho goodness is quite perfect for summer days and easy to layer on those chilly yet cozy summer nights. Make it work appropriate with a pair of black tights, ankle boots, and a light denim jacket

After dinner at Monte Alban (love the pozole soup), we watched Her, a movie about lonely guy Joaquin Phoenix falling in love with his operating system. Throughout the movie, I couldn't help but feel jolts of loneliness as the movie reinforced my belief that the efficiencies and advancement of technology accelerates social loneliness. So close this browser, go outside, and touch somebody!

But first, check out the Language Los Angeles 20% off site wide sale which ends July 19th. Enter code SUMMERSALE at checkout.

{live fabulously}

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