17.5.13

paisley//graffiti

IMG_1950
IMG_1956
IMG_1966

Zara scarf printed top, Levis cutoff shorts, Zara boots, Proenza Schouler PS11 bag

11.5.13

Saturday Sweatin'

It's Saturday and I spent the entire morning and afternoon cleaning my apartment while wired on a whole pot of coffee. Just before my caffeine crash, I decided to throw on my new scarf along with a pair of boots and do an outfit post. I love how a simple scarf can make an otherwise sloppy outfit look somewhat chic. In my book, it was a $25 well spent. 
IMG_1920
IMG_1913
IMG_1930
Nike sweatpants, vintage scarf from eBay, Alexander Wang boots

8.5.13

A Few of My Favorite Things...

Favorites: Nars blush in Luster, Dr Jart bb cream (I love that it has a high SPF level), Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation, (seriously, the best foundation I've ever used), Benefit Hoola bronzing powder (perfect for contouring), Makeup Forever finishing powder (say goodbye to the shiny face), Smashbox loose powder, Smashbox luminizing lotion (just a tad on the cheekbones make a world of a difference), Mac "Chili" matte lipstick, Jo Malone lip conditioner.
IMG_1881
I've become a little bit of a skincare junkie this past year. One product I cannot live without but forgot to photograph is "Egyptian Magic" skin cream. I normally pick it up at my local Whole Foods and it's seriously magic. I use it to heal cuts, smooth out dry patches, it even heals my pimples! After a quick google search, I am surprise to see it being sold at Urban Outfitters. Oh whaa? Get it here
IMG_1887
My mom turned me onto SK-II and La Mer products. It's definitely a splurge but worth every single cent! I swear by SK-II's Facial Treatment Essence. I splash this on my face every morning and night after cleansing followed by their brightening serum. The two combination leaves my skin plump, soft, and radiant. Ler Mer is known for their "Cream de la Mer", however I found it to be too rich for my skin type. So I was recommended La Mer's soft cream and it's just perfect. I use it as a night cream and during the day I use their moisturizing lotion under their SPF lotion. Rain or shine, I never leave the house without SPF protection. 
IMG_1879
IMG_8329
I'm a huge believer of dry shampoo and I've tested many different brands. For the past 5 years, I've religious gone through a bottle of Rene Furterer Dry Shampoo every other week. But since both Sephora and my beauty salon have stopped carrying the brand, I've decided to try out Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray. I have to say I like it more than the Rene Furterer brand, it absorbs and smells a lot better. Another thing I can't live without is this Seaberry body cream by Fresh, it's just so... fresh.. and so clean.. clean. Oh and this St Tropez self tanning mousse is heaven sent for my pasty legs. But don't forget to use the tanning mitts!
IMG_1909
The only mascara I've ever used for the past 7 years, Diorshow. A new favorite, Jo Malone lip conditioner, I'm hooked! Best eyedrops ever, Rohto, it's like a mint for your eyeballs. 
IMG_1907
IMG_1895
IMG_1892
Sunglasses from top to bottom, starting with left row: Celine Audrey, Ksubi iFould, Rayban 54mm wayfarer, vintage Christian Lacroix, no brand vintage, cheapies from The Cobra Snake, Rayban 62mm aviators, Rayban oversized clubmaster
IMG_1869
IMG_1905
My two favorite scents: the very popular Chloe and my longtime favorite Bvlgari White Tea
IMG_1897
IMG_1894 

Crossing Over

I absolutely adore these pants. I bought them (maybe 5 years ago?) at Zara. I was on the fence about the whole drop crotch trend that was relevant at that time. So when I saw these pants, I thought the crossover detail was a perfect compromise. The crotch is dropped low enough but not to the, "Oh snap, I just poo-ed my pants" effect. Unfortunately, they didn't have my size avaliable so I got them two sizes too big. Literally! I have them safety pinned all around my waist. Maybe I should've gotten them tailored after all these years, whoops. Anyway, I'm thrilled to see the whole crossover trend to be taking effect. Maybe Zara will make these in black or maybe I'll work up the courage to finally purchase these (drool). On another note, my dog really has no shame when it comes to photo bombing.
IMG_1861
IMG_1798
IMG_1804
Rick Owens jacket, Zara pants, Helmut tee, Jimmy Choo loafers, Proenza Schouler PS11 bag