Home Decor | The Inspiration Behind My French Modern Kitchen

Sharing the inspiration behind our French Modern kitchen remodel!

Fab Find | The Best Push Presents for the New Mom

A new mom's guide to picking out the best push presents that she actually needs and will absolutely love!

Decor | Winter Metallics Baby Shower

Revealing why I've been absent for so long and sharing the photos from my winter metallic baby shower!

Beauty | My Favorite Travel Makeup Brand

photos by Grant Legan

I always like to tell people that I'm an organized hoarder. Yes, I may very well be an avid "collector" of the A to Z of beauty and fashion but I'm also a devout follower of the deep rooted Confucian philosophy of keeping sh*t organized and tucked away. I spend hours each week doing tasks like labeling my beauty boxes and separating each piece of apparel by season, sleeve length, and color so that my hoarding habits will never ever be in full exposure. Not that "hoarding" is necessarily a bad thing. I mean, if armagedon hits the fan and we have to hide indefinitely in a bomb shelter, I'll have enough bronzer to contour like a Khloe, Kim, or Kourtney for like at least ten years. It also means I've built up a pretty boss travel makeup bag so that I never have to dip into my 9-5 stash. This also means when pressed for time, I can just grab and go instead of agonize over which nude lipstick to bring along. I mean, they're all nude so it shouldn't even matter right?

In my travel makeup bag, I like to keep some trusty old favs and switch it up with new products so that I'm actually forced to try new beauty looks. Because honestly, who isn't a creature of habit when it comes their makeup? On my recent desert adventure with Simon Outlets and Vogue, I brought along some new finds mainly from e.l.f cosmetics as they've become one of my favorite drugstore brands. The products are ridiculously well-priced and they have a gazillion palettes, two quintessential travel beauty perquisites! 

To create a natural fall look, I used mainly earth tone hues on my eyes, went a little dramatic with the brows, and subtly contoured with cream bronzers and highlighters. 

Here are all the products I used to achieve the look!

Weekly Food Diary | Alfred's Matcha & Homemade Gnocchi

This week's food diary takes on a healthier menu but leaves room for chocolate and ice cream sandwiches!

My Wedding Band Reveal

So excited to share photos from our Maui wedding day and to finally reveal my custom Simon G wedding band!

Travel | Into The Desert

A photo diary and play by play of my weekend shopping adventure with Vogue and Simon Outlets

Weekly Food Diary | A Desert Adventure & A Whole Lotta Juicing

This week's food diary features a fab cooking experience with Miele, an epic desert adventure with Vogue and Simon Outlets, and star sightings in Beverly Hills!

Fab Five | Affordable Fall 2016 Biggest Boot Trends

metallic boots fall 2016
I don't think I've ever been this enamored or excited for boots season as Fall/Winter 2016 trends include a cornucopia of texture, color, and styles like velvet, floral brocade, silvery and gold metallics, and over the knee options in rich bordeaux, just to name a few. With so many styles in a rainbow of price points, I've made the shopping part easy for you by highlighting the best of the best for less! Yes, almost all these boots rocking fall's biggest trends are under $100! Happy shopping!

Weekly Food Diary | Shower Sprinkles and Taiwanese Chicken Leg

Baby shower sweets and a visit to my favorite Taiwanese restaurant in this week's food diary!

Treat Yourself | LA's Best Hidden Spas

In the second of my new Treat Yourself series, I'm highlighting two of LA's best hidden gem for the most unique spa experiences ever.

Beauty + Style | Safari in Malibu

Sharing my day at Malibu Wine Safari and the long-lasting makeup look that stuck by my side!

Weekly Food Diary | Multi-Courses & Late Night Tacos

Indulging in five course meals and late night tacos kind of put the cherry on this pregnancy sundae! 

Pregnancy Style | Ted Baker Florals

What I wore to dinner with Ted Baker at the Chateau Marmont where it's worth mentioning I sat diagonally across from Stephen Colletti from Laguna Beach. 

Weekly Food Diary | A Lot of Events A Lot Of Eating

 This week's food diary features a busy week...of eating.

Event Style | Dinner with JINS At The Line Hotel

The 10 + year old maxi dress that made an appearance at the JINS Eyewear influencer dinner.

Weekly Food Diary | Fancy at Neuehouse & An Elusive Search For Asian Food

This week's food diary features a ton of blogger events and an epic search for food on a Friday night in the Valley.

Every Girl's Best Friend

Sharing my one-of-a-kind afternoon with Simon G designing my one-of-a-kind wedding band while Marilyn Monroe's iconic line plays on repeat in my head.

Pregnancy Style | Neutrals

I can't hide the bump anymore so I'm focusing on dressing it without compromising my style!

Office Style | The Maybe It's Backwards Shirt Dress

I'm holding out on maternity clothing and opting to get creative with styling the bump.

Weekly Food Diary | A Pop Up Dinner & Emmys Glam

This week's food diary features a pop-up dinner in white on the Santa Monica Pier, vegan bites at the Variety Emmys party, and a healthy obsession with chia seed pudding.

Fab Five | NYFW Edition

 Now that NYFW is officially over, I want to share my fab five runway inspired products from Babbleboxx that's perfect for Fall 2016!

Treat Yourself | Glam And Grub at Hollywood & Highland

Impending motherhood and a day of glam and grub at Hollywood & Highland has inspired me to start a new section on the blog that's dedicated to treating yourself to everything fabulous!

Another Surprise Announcement

Perhaps even more surprising than my wedding news, I'm so excited to share that I'm....

Maui Food Diary | Spam, Pineapples, and Banana Bread

Sharing every bite of my Maui food diary, down to the very last morsel.

A Special Announcement

Surprise!!! M and I got married in Maui (we're Maui-ed!)!!!!

Office Style | Mom is Missing a Hermes Scarf

An easy to wear dress that transitions well from summer to fall, work to after hour (casual) balls.

Summer Style | Pretty in Pink

The ultimate girly girl summer look.

Fab Five | Maui Beauty Essentials

Introduced by Simply Stylist, I’ve partnered with Dove to bring you today’s post. 
 Hello from Maui! I'm sharing the fab five beauty products keeping me dry from head to toe in the hot and humid island heat.

Weekly Food Diary | UberEats & The Best Chicken Noodle Soup

This week's food diary features the best chicken noodle soup in LA and the good and bad of UberEats.

Fab Trend | 90s Girl

A 90s inspired outfit that brings back all kinds of Clueless feels.

Lifestyle | Summer Guiltless Pleasure

This post is sponsored by thinkThin®. 

I don't want to pick favorites, but summer has always been my favorite season of the year. It's the perfect time to barbecue every weekend, eat ice cream to your heart's content, and sip all kinds of fruity cocktails while working on a poolside tan. And as much as I love indulging in all those summer pastimes, they do come with a heavy caloric price, which is why I'm teaming up with thinkThin® to highlight three guilt-free summer activities that won't cost a calorie! Just make sure to bring your thinkThin® High Protein Bars because you will need to fuel up.

Weekly Food Diary | The Good And A Very Bad

 My weekly food diary featuring two ridiculously fab LA restaurants and one ridiculously bad one.

Summer Style | The Wrap Dress

My latest purchase: a summer floral wrap dress from Banana Republic perfect for the office and summer weekends!

Weekly Food Diary | Homecooking & The Best Brownies Ever

Cooking in our kitchen for the very first time!

Summer Style | Intimacy

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received product as compensation.
Let's peel away the layers for a sec. 

Beauty | The Best Nudes

To celebrate National Lipstick Day, I'm shining the spotlight on nude lips, one of summer's hottest lipstick trends! 

Weekly Food Diary | Carnival Food & Soup Cleanse

This week's food diary of what I ate last week goes hops from carnival junk food at the Google summer picnic to a plant-based soup cleanse.

Date Night Style | Paris in the Sky

A Parisian inspired fun summer look at the Air France summer soiree.

Fab Five | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Best Beauty Deals

It's no beauty secret that the best beauty products almost never go sale which is another reason why I love the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as my top beauty favs are either on sale or exclusively packaged at a great price. It's hard to chisel it down to just five but after careful thought and meticulous analyzation of price and performance, I've picked out the best beauty deals from the sale!
1. As a longtime user of the Foreo "LUNA" cleanser (also on sale), I recently started using the Foreo ISSA hybrid toothbrush so I don't have to share an electronic toothbrush with M anymore (don't eww, we use different brush heads!). The germ-resistant polymer brush is gentle enough on gums and powerfully brushes away 99% of plaque and build-up. It also comes with a built-in tongue scraper. It makes my teeth and mouth feel cleaner than with my old electronic toothbrush, and if the battery power is anything like my cleanser, I won't have to recharge it for at least two years. I'm officially obsessed with the Swedish brand and will happily shell out the dough for anything else they come out with. Original: $199; Sale: $149.

2. I carry the Clarisonic Mia "Fit" in my travel bag and it goes wherever I go. It's compact but just as powerful as the original cleanser. This is a newer product which is why it's such a boon to find it on sale! Original: $219; Sale: $153.

3. At the recommendation of multiple dermatologists and estheticians, I started using the NuFace "Trinity" about two years ago and have not switched to another facial toning device. In a clinical trial, over 80% of users reported improvements in facial contours and toning. Although improvements are subtle, I truly believe that this little device and investment will stave off major plastic surgery in the future. Original: $325; Sale: $250.

4. If you're a fan of Le Mer, then the Le Mer Revitalizing Collection is a must buy! The brand never goes on sale and this collection includes their best and most effective products (moisturizer, serum, eye cream, mask) at a fraction of the original price. Over the years, I've used and repurchased almost everything in the collection and really can't find any faults except for the splurgey prices. Original: $436; Sale: $300.

5. Hanae Mori "Butterfly" is one of my favorite scents and with this set I can basically get one perfume for myself and give one as a gift. It's such a romantic and feminine scent that blends tradition with modernity. Original: $245; Sale $130.

Weekly Food Diary | Shanghainese Dumplings & Date Cakes at The Viceroy

What I ate in a week includes all the food inhaled on my trip to San Francisco and Shanghainese comfort food with Mom.

Summer Style | Not Another Floral Dress

I wore my Reformation floral off the shoulder dress to a friend's baby shower a few weeks ago and you know what, I'd wear it to ten more!

Fab Find | 2106 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here! To celebrate one of my favorite sales and shopping events of the year, I've picked out a few of my favorite fall must-haves like blazers, coats, and accessories that scream high wearability and low financial impact. Early Access is open to Nordstrom cardholders until July 21 which means the general public gets dibs starting July 22. Happy shopping!

Weekly Food Diary | Vegan Mexican & Bellagio Buffet

My weekly food diary features a trip to the Bellagio buffet, Fourth of July bbqs, and a beautiful luncheon at Gracias Madre.

Fab Find | This Season's Off The Shoulder

I recently stumbled upon ChicWish, a site seemingly dedicated to offering affordable, feminine and wearable billowy off-the-shoulder blouses and cute dresses. I'm so happy the off-the-shoulder style is still on trend or the second summer in a row! They're so fun to wear, easy to style, and can effortlessly glam up pretty much any outfit. Here are just a few of my favs from the site, most priced under $40!

Office Style | Summer Basics

A summer work outfit featuring blazer and wide leg pants from Oasis' petite collection.

Summer Beauty | Don't Sweat It

This post is sponsored by Botanics. All words and opinions are my own.
Sharing the three skincare products I used on Sunday for a shine-free mattifying finish that stood up to the summer melt!

Weekly Food Diary | Google HQ & Caviar at Petrossian

This week's food diary features caviar at Petrossian, a special menu at Plan check, and lots of meals
at Google HQ.