sweater: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target
boots: Urban Outfitters
Alas, part duex of the Portland trip. Keeping it weird with the bipolar weather and some overt color and print on a rainy day. Can’t over express how badly I feel for not committing enough time on thelifestyling. It’s the holiday season madness. I hope everyone’s got their Christmas shopping almost in order and your lives are filled with holiday cheer! We don’t want no scrooges, haha.
Quick recap of our foodie Portland Adventure – basically ate our way through town; a bunch of amazing places, you can’t go wrong. Have to admit, my top three goes out to the highly yelp rated places below:
Blue Star Donuts (more complex flavor offering than Voodoo)
Screen Door (brunch)
Pok Pok (Thai)
Photography by Hung Fong
bralette: Honeydew ‘Camellia‘
shorts: H&M (old)
shoes: Nike dunks
backpack: from Mexico
Sunday was a blend of throwback bliss; I met up with some old friends to picnic in the park, and dance to good tunes. Not to mention most of this outfit was thrown together with circa 07-08 in mind. Speaking about fashion collection dates, a funny conversation sprouted. If I could rock a rainbow of Celine purses, I’d probably drop that cash in a heartbeat; However, reality is, my life is like Lorde – Royals. I’m happy with what I got, even if it’s not a lot. So most of my outfits aren’t gonna consist of the new-new, but they are a reflection of me and what I make of all my clothes thrifted or bought on sale! Baller on a Budget, I’ll say it loud and proud! If you can relate, shout it out loud with me!
Now reverting back to the concert, Now and Zen brought back flashes of nostalgia. Not gonna lie… Goo Goo Dolls – Iris was my song, along with everyone else I’m sure. One Republic killed it with the mash ups of Same Love and Gold Digger. I love a melting pot of… Well, everything: music genres, high-low priced fashion, diversity, culture, you name it. Think of it this way; we’re all living the same struggles on this earth so to open your eyes and see beyond just what you want to see, and notice like the movie Crash, we are all connected and as a whole, it is beautiful.
Thanks to Hung Fong, for her awesome photography.
bikini top: H&M
bikini bottom: ASOS
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell ‘Foxy’
Since we stayed at a Sunset Blvd Hotel whilst in Hollywood, veritably more of a motel, it kept to a old, semi-shabby yet modern vibe. It was modest and sort of cute; I wanted to play around in the vicinity. Here are a few shots where I paired my high-waist bikini with this silky floral cardigan. Can Summer please stay, just for a few more months? With all these wildfires, I know we’re in dire need of some rain but I can’t help selfishly wishing for Mr. Sun to outshine Karl the fog and the Rain man. I haven’t scored enough sun-bathing time to even out my funky tan lines. Though Fall is my favorite season to dress for, I much rather dip my feet into the pool than have to wear a Snuggie and defrost by the heater. What’s your favorite season? Feeling ready for the transition into Fall?Photos by: Brian Cuasito Photography
Trouve studded leather jacket (similar), Foreign Exchange dress, Lia Sophia necklace, Alexander Wang shoes
This is a post that encompasses a bit of my favorites: my Alexander Wangs (oldie but a goodie), my studded leather jacket (also another oldie. With both paired together, I can’t help feeling a little badass), and of course, my city. Attended an event held at the Fairmont hotel and the view of the city from the penthouse was spectacular! There’s just something about San Francisco; it should very well be further known as the ‘City of Love’. Speaking of, yay for love – same sex marriage passed and Pride just happened over the weekend; the town was painted with all the colors of the rainbow. We were even blessed with a sunset that transformed the sky into a massive rainbow taking over the world before night falls. Absolutely magical. I’ve lived in the city all my life and yet the views never grow old. Our skyline is gorgeous and maybe I’m a bit biased because there is really no other city like SF. That I can say with confidence.. Jeezy would say, “I put on for my city”.
Forever 21 suede jacket, American Apparel crop tank (here), H.I.P sheer polka dot top, Mango shorts, Oscar De La Renta sunglasses, thrifted shoes, vintage D&B bucketbag
Since I didn’t partake in the bay to breakers madness this year, to avoid the traffic, we decided to break away to another part of the bay – crossing the bridge. Just our luck, we arrive with post graduation gatherings when trying to find parking and seating for brunch in Berkeley. None the less, it was a gorgeous day out. So nice and sunny, hence me tucking in my sleeves in attempt to do what I call “city tanning” aka making do of getting as much sun exposure as possible! Non-stop food exploration from brunch to ice cream, to brewskis at the homie’s and grabbing hotdogs. I tried to bring the hippie meets modern everyday casual feel with me by rocking the red biker jacket with fringes all through the back and sleeves; it was a random F21 find and I love it. Plus, the leather-weaved flats that I thrifted years ago have such a down to earth look and unfortunately are slowly breaking apart. Oh, and excuse the wrinkly shorts.. I hate when that happens. Don’t you?