19 November 2015


Metallic jacquard mini, c/o Urban Outfitters. Fringed moto jacket, Boohoo (on sale!) Pointy ankle boots, Zara (old). Hudson moto mini, Rebecca Minkoff (old). Wool hat, Zara (sold out).

Jacquard is such a fun and festive fabric, which makes it perfect for the holiday season. This jacquard mini skirt by Cooperative has some metallic threads woven into its design which makes it even more jolly. I paired it with my fringed burgundy jacket, because a bit of red never fails this time of year and I always feel more like myself when I'm wearing a bit of fringe.

13 November 2015

great gifts: fujifilm instax smartphone printer

It's mid-November, which means it's definitely time to get serious about our holiday shopping lists. Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting some reviews on some great gift ideas. First up is this Fujifilm Instax smartphone printer, which I received c/o Urban Outfitters. It's been on my wishlist since last Christmas, so I was pretty excited to receive this and give it a whirl!

As much as I love my Instax camera (seen in this post here), it can be a bit sad sometimes wasting film on a picture that doesn't come out very well. This is particularly a problem when I'm trying to take pictures of my little 22-month-old niece, who's always moving a bit too fast for me capture. Enter, the smartphone printer, which allows you to choose the best of your camera roll to preserve for progeny. Because sometimes there is just something so soothing and satisfying about holding a hard copy in your hand. You can even connect it to your Instagram account and print photos directly from there!

The printer is very simple to use. All you have to do is download an app. Then you turn on the printer and use your smartphone to connect to the printer's wifi signal. And you are ready to start printing! The lights on the printer show how much battery you have left (on the left) and how much film you have left in the pack (on the right). It also automatically shuts off after a few seconds of non-usage to conserve battery. It's a very simple and user-friendly design. It uses the exact same film as the Instax mini cameras, which was handy for me since I had already bought a bunch.

Speaking of which, how cute are these films? They are pretty hard to find outside of Asia, so I was pretty excited to see that Urban Outfitters carries these cute designs. They are currently 2/$24 and would make a great stocking stuffer for the Instax lover in your life!

Shop the post:

06 November 2015

lincoln park, chicago

Tan long sleeved crop top, Missguided. Floral wrap skirt, Missguided (sold out). Chuck Taylor All-Stars, Converse. Fringed crossbody, Rebecca Minkoff.

Our last day in Chicago was spent exploring beautiful Lincoln Park, definitely one of the highlights of our trip. I actually wish we had more time to explore the park's many offerings, but we had an evening flight to catch and had to rush things a bit. We couldn't have asked for better weather as we walked around the gorgeous nature boardwalk which also had a great view of some skyscrapers to remind us that we were right in the heart of the city.

28 October 2015

wrapped up

Oversized blanket scarf, c/o Urban Outfitters. Striped tee and high-waisted skinny jeans, Gap. Marando ankle boots, Steve Madden. Mini bucket bag, Mansur Gavriel.

If I lived somewhere colder, I'd wear blanket scarves all the time. They really are ingenious at providing warmth, not to mention shelter from the wind. As it is, I only get to whip them out on special occasions, which is kind of a bummer. I do remember this past New Year's Eve, we had a freakishly cold night by LA standards and my NYE outfit, while not particularly skimpy, was not holding up very well against the elements. The fact that I carried along a blanket scarf with me made the hugest difference and my boyfriend even tried to steal some of its warmth. Now, on this particular "special occasion" seen above, I was in SF and there was a nice chilly breeze. Not exactly something to write home about, but good enough for me! I love the soft pleasing cream tones on this scarf and had been waiting for the opportunity to wear it. The color matches well with any outfit which makes it a great travel accessory!