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#WardrobeWednesday : Wedding Style Guide Pt.2

September 21, 2016

Weddings are always so much fun!

Not only do I feel honored to be a part of the bride and groom’s special day, but I get to witness one of the many heartfelt moments in life — the celebration of L – O – V – E.

Even though the wedding that I had attended over the weekend was for a cousin who I have never, ever met before, it was still beautiful to see how happy people were.  For some reason, this wedding was filled with distant cousins whom I had just met for the very first time.  No worries about how awkward the night could have turned out because I ended up partying with them anyways.  Thus, bringing me to say that weddings are even more awesome because it brings people together.

Aside from all the lubby-dubbiness that I’m shedding on here, you can probably guess why I especially love going to weddings…dressing up of course!  Take a look at what I wore to a wedding same-time last year here, and check out what I had put together just recently below:

Top: Ribbed Cutout Crop Top by Lucy Paris // Bottom: Floral Print Pleated Midi Skirt by Lucy Paris // Footwear: Cathy Suede Pumps by Saks Fifth Avenue

My outfit was picked-up through a sample sale that I had previously interned over the past year in Los Angeles, but if you’re interested in locating these items, you can find them at Revolve and Bloomingdale’s.

Besides getting to know my family members, I got to camera-whore at the photo booth (can never get sick of those I might add), danced the night away and took full-advantage of the open bar.  But, what made my night even more memorable was the fact that my mother willingly took sips of my drinks.  I mean, who knew my mother was a whiskey-kind-of-woman!

So, thank you to the newly wedded couple, Mr. and Mrs. Wu, for a wonderful night, and congratulations on this new, exciting chapter in your lives.

#WardrobeWednesday : Like A Kid At The Zoo

May 25, 2016

Except that I’m a grown-ass woman who spent her birthday at the zoo.  To celebrate my birthday last year, I had treated myself to a-week-long trip to NYC, which you can take a glimpse at one of my favorite moments here.  Since my availability is limited this year and I have been feeling a bit nostalgic (honestly it’s just the fear of getting older), I had decided to spend my birthday at the San Diego Zoo — something that I had wanted to cross-off of my list of to-dos’.

Growing up, kids wanted either a dog or a cat as a pet, but, for me, I wanted a giraffe.  Giraffes are my favorite animal because they rarely cause any trouble, they’re graceful and they’re amazingly tall!  Did you know that on average a baby giraffe are about 6’4″ tall when they’re born?  They’re also the tallest animals in the world thus far!

Not only was I excited to see the giraffes, but I was also excited to try on my new outerwear!  I found this gold, metallic bomber jacket at a BBDakota sample sale last week, and immediately fell in love with the design.  It’s definitely not what I typically find in my wardrobe.

Now, even though I didn’t get to book a flight for my birthday this year, I definitely had a wonderful time at the zoo.  Sometimes you just need to take a break from “adulthood,” and re-live one of your childhood memories.

#WardrobeWednesday : After The Storm

March 16, 2016

It’s all clear skies and sunshine.

The evenings are a bit chilly, but it’s nothing we Californians can’t handle.  After the downpour this past Friday, I had spent the following day in Little Saigon — it’s actually the second weekend in a row where I’ve been spending most of my time.

The best part about this side of town is the FOOD.  I actually had vegan, Viet cuisine at An Lạc Duyên in Garden Grove — you can read my review here.  If you’re ever in the area, definitely check this place out!

As of right now, I’ve been craving a bit of culture in my life.  It’s so funny because when I was a teenager, I had always avoided places like this because I thought it was too “fresh-off-the boat.”  But, now, I’ve been actively seeking out places like this!  If you have never visited Little Saigon in your life, you must add this onto your list of parts to see in SoCal.

Wearing a beanie and scarf from H&M, coat from Khalo, denim from Paige and shoes from Converse. 

Happy Wednesday!

P.S. I had gone faceless (aka make-up less) that day.  I thought my pores needed a break from the harshness of the week!

#WardrobeWednesday : Bowler Hats + Chuck Taylors

December 9, 2015

How would I describe fashion?  Fashion is almost like acting.  Actors are given characters to play so they dig into the depths and complexities of the role until they finally bring that character to life.  Even though actors are portraying a character that is not themselves, the actor somehow brings a sense of self into that role.  What I choose to wear is the exact same thing — I get inspired by the different characters (fictional or not) and add a personal touch to it (that’s call stylin’ babe).  For instance, when I was growing up, I was highly influenced by The Westside Story so I mixed it in with some mid-twentieth century fashion.  Take a glimpse of the outfit combo below!

Below are the deets:

  • “Pork Pie” Bowler Hat, Topshop — completely sold out, but you can find a similar one here
  • Joey Black Denim Jacket, Honey Punch — found this jacket at a sample sale held at the pr agency I’m currently interning at, but lucky you you can find it here as well
  • Chuck Taylors (low sneakers), Converse — item is set at the same price in all retailers, including this one here

For all the fashion lovers out there, tell me what fashion means to you by leaving a comment below!  If you’d like to read more of my fashion posts, why not start here?



– Lori

#WardrobeWednesday : Wedding Style Guide Pt.1

November 18, 2015

Are you attending a wedding anytime soon?  It feels like everyone has gone to a wedding at least once this year, especially within the last few months!  For some reason, more and more couples are planning fall/winter weddings than the usual wedding in the Spring.  My sister is in the wedding planning business and has been busier than ever!  Over the weekend, I got to attend a wedding myself — a family member of mine just recently tied the knot.

One of my favorite things about going to a wedding — besides the event itself of course — is dressing up!  This year, rather than spend money on a whole new outfit, I decided to get creative and put together a piece from items I have barely worn.  Check the finished look below:

With this look, I found items that I had previously purchased over the years from Forever21 so a fair warning to you all — I am Forever21ed out.  Take a peek at the details below:

  • Top:  Forever21 is my go-to spot for grab-and-go pieces like crop tops, spaghetti straps, tanks, and more.  You can find a similar top to the one above here.
  • Bottom:  The skirt I have on dates back a few years ago, so instead of tracking the skirt down, I thought I’d share a midi skirt that would be great for the outfit — check it out here.
  • Accessory:  I stopped wasting money away on accessories at Forever21 because everything goes rusty over time, but, for some reason, I’ve managed to keep these cuffs clear of it.  If you’d like to try out a new accessory, check out Anarchy Street’s “Count On It Hinged Cuff.”  With both cuffs on my wrist, I felt like Wonder Woman!
  • Handbag:  There’s something new in my handbag collection and that’s the Zara’s “Combined Clutch Bag!”  As I have mentioned in my previous post, I have been targeting two-toned colors and fabrics for my ever-evolving wardrobe.
  • Shoes: Saks Fifth Avenue’s “Cathy Suede Pumps” is what I’m wearing above, and it is pretty comfortable.  It didn’t give me a hard time that night, so I’m thinking it’s a pretty good pair of heels!

I have so many other ideas about what to wear, I’d probably provide you a few more soon!  Hope this was helpful to you, and if you need any wedding style advice, feel free to leave a comment below or message me in the Contact page!


Happy Hump Day!

– Lori