The Only

Sometimes I wear the same thing over and over, so much so that you would think it’s the only thing in my closet BUT honey badger don’t care! When you find a pair of jeans you LOVE ain’t no shame in wearing them all day erry-day (REAL TALK). I did try one new thing out… Gita finally got me to try some lipstick!

Outfit Combo: top: BP. v-neck tee, bottom: Joe’s boyfriend jeans, bag: 3.1 Philip Lim ‘Pashli – Medium’ leather satchel, shoes: B Brian Atwood(old, similar here), and sunnies: Ray-Ban Original Aviators

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Minty Neutrals

J.Crew Pleated short in cotton piqué

I can’t think of a color that goes better with mint than tan neutrals. Well I guess most everything goes well with tan neutrals, but mint is an especially great match.

Outfit Combo: pleated short in cotton piqué tank from J.Crew (get additional 40% off with code “SHOPMORE”), blouse from Banana Republic, estelle leather flat sandals from Pour La Victoire, borrowed tote bag, necklace from Gorjana Griffin.

J.Crew Pleated short in cotton piqué

J.Crew Pleated short in cotton piqué

J.Crew Pleated short in cotton piqué

J.Crew Pleated short in cotton piqué

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Giveaway Friday: Oasap Gift Cards

Win $50 gift card to Oasap

Have you guys heard of Oasap? Until very recently I was unaware of this store (and was totally missing out on fabulous shopping finds). This online store has tons of cute and trendy stuff at very inexpensive prices. So it’s great for those of us who wants to look great, but don’t necessarily want to pay an arm and a leg to do it. To get you guys acquainted with the fabulousness that is Oasap, we are giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky reader.

Here’s a sampling of the fabulous deals you can snag with the gift card:
 ♥ Floral Sleeveless Rompers – $29.90
 ♥ Sexy Lip Shape Shoulder Bag – $31.68
 ♥ Retro Cute Mouselet Ring – $1.90
 ♥ Vintage Round Sunglasses – $10.50
 ♥ Street-chic Cherry Necklace – $5.90
 ♥ Cutout Pointed Toe Heels – $43.54

And we also have good news for our non-US readers: Oasap ships internationally, so you can join this giveaway too!

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Another

This another one of my French Connection sale finds! I couldn’t help stocking up on a few jumpers when Gita first alerted me to the sale. For me they were all smart sale purchases because I’ll wear them into fall and possibly winter (layered of course). My only regret?!?? A few jumpers I wanted were already sold out in my size #shoppingprobs

Outfit Combo: top: French Connection Stevie Knits PU Jumper, bottom: Old Navy boyfriend jean shorts, bag: 3.1 Philip Lim ‘Pashli – Medium’ leather satchel, shoes: Loeffler Randall (old), and sunnies: Ray-Ban Original Aviators

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Floral and Pleated Crepes

Yumi Kim Lena Tank & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts

If you’re thinking this pair of shorts look familiar, you’re having déjà vu for good reason: these shorts were on the blog last wednesday. I bought the pleated crepe shorts from J.Crew in orange a few weeks back and loved it so much I had to get one in purple. It’s a perfect color match for lena tank form Yumi Kim, plus there was a big summer sale so a girl just couldn’t help herself.
And guess what? The sale is still going on. Mosey on over to J.Crew to get these shorts and enter the code “SHOPMORE” to get an extra 40% off all of their sale items. Now who doesn’t love getting good stuff on sale?!

Outfit Combo: lena tank from Yumi Kim, pleated crepe shorts J.Crew, prop pump from Jeffrey Campbell, necklace from Gorjana Griffin.

Yumi Kim Lena Tank & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts

Yumi Kim Lena Tank & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts

Yumi Kim Lena Tank & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts

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Recap: Capwell + Co Summer Soirée (Plus a Giveaway)

Capwell Co White And Crystal Stone Cluster Necklace

Earlier this week I had the privilege of attending Capwell + Co‘s rooftop summer soirée. While I had a great time hanging out with fellow bloggers and sipping on drinks, the best part of the event is of course all of the fabulous jewelry that we got to play around with. Capwell + Co was even generous enough to give me a few pieces. And for today’s giveaway Friday, I will be giving away one of the gorgeous necklace: the white and crystal stone necklace.

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Leather Lace

Despite the humidity it’s always been difficult for me to keep a traditional white, sheer fabric, summer wardrobe. I try things on BUT never really ‘feel’ myself in it. Instead I end up gravitating towards black, gray, and other dark shades that aren’t typical ‘resort’ wear. WHAT CAN I SAY… it’s just my steelo, I wear what I want (Rick James voice)!

Outfit Combo: top: Zara (old), bottom: River Island faux leather skirt, bag: 3.1 Philip Lim ‘Pashli – Medium’ leather satchel, booties: VC Signature ‘Velmah’ leather booties (on sale!), and sunnies: Ray-Ban Original Aviators

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Button-down & Crepe Shorts: The Upgraded Casual

Anthropolgie Mauve Islet Buttondown & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts

Summer weather has been getting so hot lately that my number one priority in dressing has been to stay cool and comfortable. Don’t get me wrong, looking good is still a priority. So what’s a girl to do when it 90° F outside and she’s looking to upgrade her shorts & tank casual look? Enter the buttondown and crepe shorts.
The islet buttondown from Anthropologie is made from lightweight flowy material that lets air in so it keeps you cool in the hot summer days. While the pleated crepe shorts lets you show some skin and stay cool in a material thats dressier than the regular ol’ denim cutoffs.
Add some dressy sandals plus a super easy crown braid (video tutorial) and you are good to go!

Outfit Combo: islet buttondown from Anthropologie, pleated crepe shorts J.Crew, thrifted belt, thrifted bag, sandals from Stuart Weitzman, necklace from Gorjana Griffin.

Anthropolgie Mauve Islet Buttondown & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts

Anthropolgie Mauve Islet Buttondown & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts

Anthropolgie Mauve Islet Buttondown & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts

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Criss Cross

So there I was watching K-drama, minding my own biz, not thinking about anything when Gita shoots me a text saying French Connection and J.Crew are having MAJOR sales — she’s the devil! Anyways, I ended up checking out the sales and purchased a few items… so much for my budget.

Outfit Combo: top: French Connection Summer Sloanie Kite Jumper (on sale!), bottom: Old Navy boyfriend jean shorts (similar here), shoes: Vans, bag: Fendi (old), and sunnies: Ray-Ban Original Aviators

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Floral Glam

XOXO printed crop top and skirt

There’s something about wearing a matching top and bottom that makes me feel so glam. Add an oversized bun along with my fave pair of Louboutin pumps, and I’m feeling mega glam in this outfit!

Outfit Combo: printed crop top from XOXO, printed pencil skirt from XOXO, clutch from Monserat De Lucca , pumps from Christian Louboutin, earrings from Forever 21.

XOXO printed crop top and skirt

XOXO printed crop top and skirt

XOXO printed crop top and skirt

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4th Of July Sale List

French Connection floral romper
Fourth of July isn’t just about barbecue and fireworks. Since there is no lack of sales in stores or online this weekend, it’s the best time in the summer to shop to get your shopping on. If you’ve been holding off on getting yourself a new bathing suit or wardrobe, now is the time to do it.
Not to mention, we’ve compiled our top sale picks just for you guys:

1. Mix Spot Shirt$76 Now $20
2. River Island Red Duffle Bag$53.35 Now $38.11
3. Can’t Handle It Shades$25 Now $17.50
4. ASOS Mini Cross Body Bag With Chunky Lock$47.64 Now $19.05
5. Texture Midi Tube Skirt$40 Now $20
6. Dolce Vita Ramona Sneakers$39 Now $24.43 (Use code FIREWORKS14)
7. Dolce Vita Sandals$59 Now $28.63 (Use code FIREWORKS14)
8. Norma Kamali Striped Bikini Top$150 Now $75
9. Norma Kamali Striped Bikini Bottom$150 Now $75

 
None of those sale items strike your fancy? Well lucky you, we’ve also got a listing of our favorite stores that are having sales this weekend:

 ♥ Anthropologie – Extra 20% off sale items (code: BUZZ20)
 ♥ Banana Republic – 40% off entire purchase (code: BRJULY)
 ♥ BaubleBar – $10 orders of $30 or more (code: JULYRS)
 ♥ Blank NYC – 20% sitewide (code: MSINDEPENDENT)
 ♥ Cole Haan – Extra 30% off sale items (code: AMERICA)
 ♥ Delia’s – 50% off sale items and 40% off full price (code: FIREWRK)
 ♥ Dolce Vita – Extra 30% off sale items (code: FIREWORKS14)
 ♥ French Connection – Up to 60% off plus free shipping (code: S14SHIP)
 ♥ Gap – Clearance up to 60% off
 ♥ JCrew – Extra 40% off final sale items (code: SHOPMORE)
 ♥ ModCloth – Clearance up to 70% off
 ♥ NastyGal – Clearance up to 80% off
 ♥ Rebecca Taylor – Extra 40% off sale items (code: RT14JULY40)
 ♥ Ruche – 20% off site wide (code: ANNUAL20)
 ♥ Topshop – Extra 30% off sale items
 ♥ Urban Outfitters – Clearance up to 70% off
 ♥ Yumi Kim – Get 20% off in store & online (code: JULY20)

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The Comfiest Romper

French Connection floral romper

Romper? Again? Yup, I told I’m obsessed you I can’t get enough of them. This one, from French Connection, is the comfiest one yet. It reminds me of the clothes I wore when I was little, playing around with the neighborhood kids. I guess there’s a reason they call them playsuits!

Outfit Combo: floral romper from French Connection, owl necklace from Forever 21, escapade platform sandal from Joie.

French Connection floral romper

French Connection floral romper

French Connection floral romper
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Basic Basics

Like Gita’s dress yesterday, this is another FUN cutie that can be dressed up or down. Today I obvi dressed it down with a denim jacket and sneakers BUT I’ve also dressed it up with heels, a cute belt, and leather jacket. I just LOVE buying pieces that are so versatile… Don’t you?!??

Outfit Combo: top: Alexander McQueen scarf (similar style here) and Ralph Lauren denim jacket, dress: Uniqlo, shoes: Vans and sunnies: Ray-Ban Original Aviators

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Sweatdress Chic

French Connection speckled sweat dress

I’m sure you’ve heard of sweatpants and sweatshirts (and probably have some in your closet too). But you’ve probably never heard of the sweatdress until just now — it’s my latest comfy clothing find from French Connection. Let’s just say this dress is a very distant cousin of the frumpy sweatpants. You can wear it dressed down for lazy brunch days, of course. But it’s easily dressed up with the addition of some killer heels and clever accessories, like I’ve done in this post.

Better yet, this baby is on mega sale: it’s discounted from $138 to $59.99! Plus French Connection also has a limited time offer where you get free shipping (with code S14SHIP). Hurry and get ‘em for yourself, because you know this dress is too cute and comfy to be in stock for much longer.

By the way, I also got to give a shoutout to one of my new favorite lipstick shade: Rouge from Buxom Cosmetics. Gotta give props to lipstick that gives you the lasting color you’re looking for, without drying out your lips.

Outfit Combo: speckled sweat dress from French Connection, earrings from Forever 21, metal bar detail envelope clutch from ASOS, joanna pump from Kelsi Dagger.

French Connection speckled sweat dress

French Connection speckled sweat dress

ASOS metal bar detail envelope clutch

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Romper Mania!

ASOS Romper

You guys probably already know this from my past outfit post that I’m a huge fan of the romper. The summer dresses in my closet are slowly being replaced by rompers — I just can’t get enough. If you don’t have one yet in your closet, I suggest you plunge into this trend ASAP!

But let’s get real, ladies. I have to disclose to ya’ll one drawback of the romper: going to the bathroom can be a production! How much of a production it is highly depends on the rompers design. Take this lovely ASOS romper I’m wearing, for instance. My favorite part of the romper, the bows in the back, is at the same time the most troublesome part. It’s pretty much impossible to tie neatly by yourself. Luckily I went to brunch with some very patient friends last Saturday, and they gladly helped me re-tie the bows.
In the end I think rompers are still worth the trouble, you just gotta plan ahead — these babies are probably not great drinking outfits☺.

Outfit Combo: romper from ASOS, escapade sandals from Joie, daydreamer necklace from Sigal, clemence minaudere clutch from Pour La Victoire.

ASOS Romper

ASOS Romper

ASOS Romper

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Variation

Hello from sunny California! My family from Korea flew in, so lil man and I decided to hop on a plane and join in on the fun. While here we plan on doing the three S of vacay: sun, sights, and SHOPPING!

Outfit Combo: top: Zara jacket and tee, bottom: GAP shorts, booties: Jeffrey Campbell ‘Everly’ and sunnies: Ray-Ban Original Aviators

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Rooftop Stay-cation

Nasty Gal Tug Of War Tank

I was feeling kind of bummed the other day because I realized I don’t have any more pool or beach vacay planned for the rest of the summer. Well can’t stay down for too long, since this means I gotta get to planning said vacay.
Also, I’m lucky enough to have a great rooftop deck in my apartment building. So until my vacation dream becomes a reality, I’ll be laying out on my rooftop deck, having myself a little mini stay-cation.

Outfit Combo: tank from from Nasty Gal, shorts from byCorpus, hat from Urban Outfitters, red bangle from Marc By Marc Jacobs, necklace, parable wedge sandals from Corso Como, USA totebag bag from Marc By Marc Jacobs.

Nasty Gal Tug Of War Tank

Nasty Gal Tug Of War Tank

Nasty Gal Tug Of War Tank

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Punch

Cause sometimes you just need a PUNCH of color in yo FACE!

I originally purchased this ‘shirt’ from Forever 21 to wear as a summer dress, but alas it shrunk in the dryer (DOH!). Since then I’ve been wearing it as a tee and I gotta say it is one of my FAVs now. The shape is super forgiving when you want to go all FK (fat kid) at a crawfish boil… OH YEA!

Outfit Combo: top: Forever 21 (old), Alexander McQueen scarf (similar style here), bottom: Zara shorts (similar style here), booties: Jeffrey Campbell ‘Everly’ and sunnies: Ray-Ban Original Aviators

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Easy Cover

Victoria's Secret Double-V Lace Cover-up

While I’ve been to Vegas many times, last week’s trip was the first time I had gone there during swimsuit weather. So naturally, pool time was a mandatory part of the vacay schedule. While the prospect of hanging out poolside in this Nevada oasis is exciting enough, what’s even better is that it gave me an excuse to go swimwear shopping…or at least I tried to anyway.
I came in to Victoria’s Secret with said intention, but couldn’t quite find a winning swimsuit. What I did find is this über cute swimsuit cover. I love that the see-through lace gives the cover-up dress a sexy feel, but the trapeze shape keeps it from veering into the HFS zone (by the way, that abbreviation stands Ho-Fo-Sho for those of you not in the know). Plus the white color makes it super versatile and easy to accessorize.

I got my cover-up but I’m still in search of that perfect swimsuit. My Vegas vacay might be over, but the summer has only just begun.

Outfit Combo: double-v lace cover-up from Victoria’s Secret, lily smocked cut-out bandeau top from Tori Praver (find similar here and here), estelle flat from Pour La Victoire (find similar here and here), necklace from Forever 21.

Victoria's Secret Double-V Lace Cover-up

Victoria's Secret Double-V Lace Cover-up

Victoria's Secret Double-V Lace Cover-up

Victoria's Secret Double-V Lace Cover-up

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Flow

A flow-ie shirt is one of my summer staples. I pretty much switch them out with tees on the REG till the weather cools back down again. It’s such a versatile piece that I’ve been on the look out for a few investment worthy ones to purchase. If you have any recs let me know!!!

Outfit Combo: top: Zara (old), bottom: GAP pleated denim shorts (similar here), bag: 3.1 Philip Lim ‘Pashli – Medium’ leather satchel, booties: VC Signature ‘Velmah’ leather booties and sunnies: Ray-Ban Original Aviators

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