Friday, March 6, 2015

4 Ways to De-Stress with HP x 360

Today, I'm sharing my take on 4 Ways to De-Stress, inspired by the HP x 360 four modes.

I’ve partnered with HP to test out their new X360 laptop. HP is currently traveling with Meghan Trainor for her “That Bass” Tour. Click HERE to follow along the tour, see how HP bends the rules, and access behind-the-scenes tour footage. 

Who doesn't get stressed after a long work week? I know I do! If I don't take time out of my life to do things I love, I know I'll go crazy. So, today's inspiration is brought to you by the new innovative HP X360 which can be used in 4 modes – laptop, tablet, tent, and stand. Here are 4 ways I like to distress:

1. Hang with friends: I count on my friends to help me de-stress and forget about the work week. Meeting for brunch, coffee or shopping is my favorite thing to do. I can always count on a great laugh when I get together with them. 

2. Yoga: I recently picked it up again after a long hiatus. I now count on it for my sanity and to distress. Meditation is really important to remain grounded. 

3. Travel: I recently went on a trip up the California Central Coast. My friend and I drove through Big Sur where there was no cell phone service. It was so great to just put my phone down and take in the beauty of nature. More trips are on the horizon! 

4. Stay home: I love to read and watch movies and there's no better place to do it. 

I would love to know how you guys de-stress after a crazy work week! If you have any ideas and tips, please share.

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Sponsorship Disclosure: This post was brought to you in partnership with HP, but all opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NYFW Day Two

Photography by Annette Vartanian

I can't even begin to tell you all how cold it was on day two. Annette and I went to the Zimmerman show near Chelsea Piers then decided to eat and shoot. You can tell by my Rudolph nose and my deer frozen in headlights face how freezing I was. Nevertheless, it was still fun!

This was my favorite look I wore out of the three I styled. I've had this top for years and I'm glad I can still put it to good use. I paired it with a pink skirt and kept everything else simple. Dressing warm and practical become top priority! I have one more look to share so stay tuned.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

NYFW Day Three

(Zara skirt / Uniqlo Turtleneck / BB Dakota Jacket / Zara boots / Rebecca Minkoff bag / Nasty Gal hat)

 Photography by Ryan Chua

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! I'm back to blogging after a little hiatus from traveling. I attended New York Fashion Week two weeks ago where the weather was quite frightful. I did this quick, mini photo shoot with Ryan while the snow was pouring down. It's been awhile since we've seen each other, so there was no better reunion than to shoot with the king behind the lens.

I wore this look to day three while attending a few shows. I usually go to NYFW in September where Spring/ Summer collections are previewed. This time it was all about the Fall/Winter collections which happen to be my favorite seasons for fashion. The shows did not disappoint! Stay tuned for day two and day one to see what I wore.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

City Skies

Photography by Justin Truong

Risking lives for city skies...this is exactly what happened while shooting this look! Justin and I climbed up to the roof of our job to capture this amazing city view. Oh, and after a rainstorm no less! Even though we were terrified, it was worth it in the end. Well, perhaps Justin wouldn't say the same. 

I went for a city girl look in a cream colored dress and over the knee boots that can be worn from work to after work. I paired it with a faux fur coat and nude shades for an overall understated look. It seems this is what I've been sticking to lately. Realistic fashion for my crazy, busy life!

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Friday, January 30, 2015


Photography by Justin Truong

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about overcrowded restaurants, red roses and frilly dresses, you can celebrate with a fun outing with your best gal pal!  I’m fortunate enough to work with one of my favorite people, Annette, which means we spend a lot of time together.  From collaborating on projects, to ice cream dates, to snapping blog pictures, Annette is my galentine pretty much every day. 

Forget the flowers, treat yourself to fab frocks for Valentine’s day! Lulu*s giving away an entire year of free dresses to one lucky gal (and her best pal) for all of 2015!  All you have to do is subscribe to their email newsletter by entering your email address below! You’ll get a coupon code for immediate shopping upon entry and kept up to date on all the latest looks and chic styles! Want an additional entry (and a better chance to win)? Refer a friend! Just click here to enter.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Adventures in SLO

Photography by Crystal Kong 

My new year adventures started in SLO (San Luis Obispo) with a stop at the bubblegum wall, an eccentric candy shop and a lovely stroll on a popular downtown street. It was a cold winter day so I stayed warm in my camel coat and new jeans from Lucky Brand. Of course, I didn't forget to layer an over-sized sweater underneath and a beanie to top things off.

If you live in the California area and have never taken a road trip up the Central Coast, I definitely recommend doing so. My friend and I started from Los Angeles, traveled through Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, SLO, Morro Bay up to Santa Cruz. Here are my top suggestions for places to stop at:

1.      Clam Chowder Bowl at Splash CafĂ© in Pismo
2.      The Bubblegum wall and walking the town of SLO
3.      Watch the sunset at Morro Rock
4.      The Forest of Nisine in Santa Cruz
5.      Santa Cruz Boarwalk

On the way back to Los Angeles, we decided to detour and take the long route on Highway 1. We stopped in Carmel which quickly became my favorite seaside town. We got there around 8am and went straight to the beach. What a sight for sore eyes! There’s something so calming about the ocean breeze on a brisk morning. We then headed through Big Sur which was even more incredible. The drive takes over 2 hours because you stop every few minutes to just take in every view possible. We got so lucky with perfect weather too because it tends to be cold during this time of year.

I’m sure you’re all wondering what I wore! When I travel, I have to stay comfortable. Jeans, a sweater and sneakers is what got me through Big Sur. Luckily so, because we found a private beach where we had to weed through weeds and climb down rocks to get to. Hopefully, you will all get to experience it one day! Remember, eat well, travel often! 

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