How to Fit a Lounging, Play, and Office Space in One Living Room

August 25, 2019

Apartment Living Room Tour

Living in New York City, you get used to small spaces. I wouldn’t exactly call our one-bedroom tiny. But the addition of a rambunctious one-year old sure has a way of making the space feel really small.

Our living room now not only need to be baby-proof, but it also had to serve a multi-purpose. There needs to be a designated work area for my hubby since he works from home, a play area for Maxine, and of course a place for the whole family to lounge and relax. Oh did we mention that we sometimes have out-of-town guests? So the room also needs to accommodate sleeping for two.

So when we decided to redecorate our living room, with the help of Modsy, we knew we had to get creative. We became big fans of things like furniture that collapses or serves double purpose. Our chair folds out to a cot, the baby’s high chair collapses when not in use, and our ottoman doubles as blanket and linen storage.

Read on to see more of my living room and let me know what you think of my handiwork. Would you consider living in a one-bedroom with a toddler?
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15 Two-Piece Sets You Need in Your Life

August 21, 2019

SheIn Gingham Two Piece Shorts Set

I’m not ready to pack away my summery outfits just yet. Are you?

We’re about two weeks away from Labor day and I’m still a bit in denial that we’re nearing the end of Summer. The weather is certainly not giving any indication it’s about to cool down anytime soon. But you wouldn’t know that if you go retail shopping, as you’ll probably see the store mannequin clad in sweaters. I honestly think it’s a bit ridiculous. Why buy something that you probably can’t wear for at least another two months?

Call me a fan of instant gratification, but I’m going to shop for outfits that I can wear right now. And right now I’m all about the two-piece sets that’s going to keep me cool in the still hot and humid weather. If you’re with me, scroll down to see more of my outfit and 15 of my favorite coordinating two-set pieces.

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Why Domio Apartment-Style Hotel is The Best Place to Stay in New Orleans

August 3, 2019

Domio Baronne New Orleans Apartment Hotel

I’m not the kind of person who sees a hotel just as a place to stay the night. It’s my home away from home. And I want to be as eager coming back to the comforts of the hotel as I am about exploring the town I’m visiting.

For my girls trip to New Orleans, Domio Baronne St. served as our home away from home. And man, I kind of did not want to leave because this home sure was nicer than my actual home. Our stay got me convinced that staying in an apartment-style hotel really is the best way to go, especially when you’re in a group. You just cannot beat the amenities.

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Shopping Guide: How To Wear Yellow This Summer

July 9, 2019

Shein Ditsy Floral Shirred Crop Top & Paperbag Waist Shorts Set

What color could be more quintessentially summer than yellow. I mean it’s the color of the sunshine, after all. I’ve been seeing a lot of this color splashed on social media and the front pages of my favorite shops, and I’m all about it. 

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Why I’m Hooked on Grove Collaborative (and You Will Be Too)

June 6, 2019

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Grove Collaborative. All opinions are 100% mine.

Cleaning with Grove Collaborative products

“I want to buy products that will hurt the environment,” says no one ever. Really though, it’s not like anyone wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and purposely buys product that they know will spoil the environment and their health. But buying products that support people and the planet isn’t always convenient. And sometimes the “eco-friendly” label makes people wonder if they’re compromising on cleaning power. Well let me tell you guys I found a super convenient way to get my earth friendly cleaning on: Grove Collaborative. And you better believe that I’m not making any compromises. Grove goodies are just as good (heck maybe even better) than the those other products with the nasties in them.

Read on to learn more about why I love Grove and get the lowdown on how you can score some free goodies.

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Jump on The Color Trend: Burnt Orange

June 3, 2019

Lafayette148 Italian Bi-Stretch Pima Cotton Casper Shirtdress

As an Aggie, you wouldn’t think burnt orange is a color that I would be into (although my Longhorn hubby would heartily approve). But man I am loving all the pieces I see when I’m out in the stores. I used to associate burnt orange as a fall color. After this though, I’m gonna be thinking of it as a Summer (or maybe even year round) color as well. It’s a color that’s flattering on pretty much everyone, and it might just be your new favorite.

Read on to see more of my outfit and my some of my favorite burnt orange pieces for the season.

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All The White Dresses You Need in Your Closet ASAP

May 28, 2019

H&M shirt dress with tie belt

I would say get your all-white on before labor day, but lets keep it real, for me all-white is an all-year vibe. There’s nothing quite striking of a look as an all-white outfit. It’s an instant chic look that’s totally photo ready (pro-tip: it’s especially true if you pose in front of a dark background).

The look can be quite intimidating to achieve. So what’s the beginner’s trick to it? Try a dress. No need to worry about matching and layering pieces. All you’ve got to do is add white shoes and the right accessories. And don’t be afraid to go a little bit off of the reserves. For this look, I guess I should say that my vibe is almost all-white. I added a white pleated scarf with hints of yellow to round up the look.

Eager to try on the trend for yourself? Read on to see more of this look and some of my favorite white dresses pick.

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Try Something New: Asymmetrical Cut Jumpsuits

May 15, 2019

Dressbarn Tied-Front Genie-Pant Jumpsuit

Although I occasionally go for the prints, it’s no secret that I prefer plain colors (read: black). Okay, so soooometimes I like to pair them with white (groundbreaking). And add a little bit of color and pizzaz with my accessories (oh damn so revolutionary).

But as a lover of black, what I really am on the lookout for most of the time is that little bit of interesting detail, that differentiates a piece of clothing, that is not color or pattern. I definitely found it with this tied-front genie-pant jumpsuit from Dressbarn. I know what you’re going to say: Dressbarn? I think thats where my mee-maw buys her church dress. Yes, probably. But also, they have recently rebranded and have some unexpectedly cute stuff in the store. I was seriously skeptical, but when I went to their spring preview there was so many items I wanted, including this uber stylish jumpsuit.

Don’t believe me? Check out the store for yourself. But first, read on to see more of my outfit.

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Why You Need to Get a Leather Vest ASAP

May 8, 2019

Lafayette 148 Stevie Leather Moto Vest

I’ve always been a leather jacket kind of girl. If you follow me on Instagram you might already know this, as I probably wear it way too much. I wear the jacket for as long as I can into Spring, because heck it goes great with my Spring dresses.

But now that the weather is getting warmer, I’m sad to say that the time to retire my leather jacket is almost here. So what’s a leather loving gal to do? Switch out my leather jacket for a vest of course. All of the looks I had planned to pair with my leather jacket, will also go well with the vest.

I don’t know why I didn’t get the vest earlier. I feel like I’m missing out on all the leather fashion possibilities. So it’s safe to say, you’ll be seeing a lot of leather vest look coming up on the blog and gram.

Read on to see more of this look and my favorite leather jacket (of the real and faux varieties).

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The Prettiest Floral Dress You’ll Want to Wear This Spring

April 23, 2019

Suggesty Floral Dress

As Miranda Priestly would put it, florals for Spring may not be ground breaking. But there is a reason it’s a season favorite.
You won’t find many floral items in my closet as it’s not a print I typically go for. However, you really can’t (or shouldn’t) get through Spring without wearing at least one floral outfit.

For this outfit, I decided dial up the girlyness all the way to the right. Frillies, tie collar, florals and pearls: yes I got it all in this outfit.

Read on to see more of this outfit and more of my favorite floral dresses.

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This Denim Jumpsuit is Anything But Boring

March 28, 2019

C/MEO Collective Denim Jumpsuit

I feel like as a fashion blogger, I’ve seen it all. After all, a big part of my job is spent sifting through trends and perusing (read: shopping) for items to style the next photoshoot. It’s not often where I see something and go: okay that’s a bit different. This C/MEO Collective denim jumpsuit was one of those that gave me pause (and which was immediately followed by a “gimme must have it now” hand gesture).

Jumpsuits are nothing new and novel, but the design and material of this is a change from what I’m used to. Usually denim jumpsuits are not really true denim, but is rather a chambray. This jumpsuit has the feel and weight of true denim, which aside from the lovely substance, has a nice added bonus of being more wrinkle resistant. I’m also a huge fan of the puffy sleeve details. If this was made from any other material, that puff sleeve would deflate easily. The structure of the denim ensures that the jumpsuit will always have the full puff effect.

Another reason why this jumpsuit is bomb is its versatility. I styled this for a breezy day with Uniqlo heattech turtle neck shirt layered underneath. But you could easily wear it without an undershirt, which makes it wearable for multiple seasons.

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Mixing Knit and Faux Fur

March 25, 2019

How to mix knit with faux fur

I hope I convinced you with my last blog post that you shouldn’t pack your fur jackets just yet. I’m not sure what the weather is like were you live, but here in New York, we’ve got weather predictions that ranges from the low 30s to the mid 60s in the next two weeks. In other words, there are plenty opportunities for you to don your fuzzy jackets.

One of the easiest unexpected items to pair them with is knit sweaters, which I’m almost certain everyone has in their closet. If you don’t yet, you definitely should invest in one, since you’ll be able to wear them will into late Spring. Once the weather gets warmer, you can wear them sans fur (or any outerwear for that matter). They even look great paired with a fun spring-y floral maxi skirt.

Read on to see more of my knit-and-fur outfit as well as some of my favorite knit sweater picks.

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How To Wear Fur for Spring

March 21, 2019

How to wear fur for spring

The first day of Spring may have passed already, but that doesn’t mean you should put your fur jacket in storage. Gone are the days of “this item is only for that season.” And let’s keep it real, depending on where you live, early Spring can still be pretty chilly. So wearing fur for Spring can be both stylish AND practical.

Read on for a few practical tips on how to style the fur jacket for Spring.

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How to Wear The Trend: Earth Tones

March 19, 2019

Earth Tones

Earth tones are not something that I used to be a fan of, especially the brown ones. I thought that being brown-skinned myself, wearing earth tones would get me in danger of disappearing into my clothes.

But I’ve since changed my mind. I think there’s an air of sophistication about mixing shades of neutrals (and I’m counting my skin color as one of those shades). Here are some tips on how to wear the trend.

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Easy Layering Tricks

March 6, 2019

easy layering tricks

I used to find layering so intimidating. Probably because I grew up in Jakarta, a tropical city where the weather is typically a balmy 86°. And then in my teenage years, I moved to Texas, yet another (sort of) warm city. So I guess you can say I didn’t “grow up” learning how to layer. But really, layering doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult if you know the tricks. Read on to find out some of my favorites.

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90’s Kid

February 27, 2019

Some Odd Pilot Negative Crewneck Sweatshirt

Nowadays I may be struggling to keep all of my clothes contained into my small NYC-sized closet, but that wasn’t always the case. In the 90’s, my awkward ungainly self went to a middle-school that had uniforms. And it’s likely a good thing too. If I didn’t, I probably would have to repeat my wardrobe ever week since I didn’t have much of it.

Back in those days, I used to haunt the mall after school. Every time, there were three spots we had to visit: arcade, food court, and this small boutique that sells skater-inspired clothing. I remember thinking that store is epitome of cool. And I used to be so jealous of my friends who’s parents gave them enough allowance to buy something from the store on every trip. This outfit is for that little 90’s kid in me, wearing my skater-inspired outfit (that I buy with my own money, thank you very much).

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How to Wear a Sheer Dress

February 20, 2019

Bill Blass Tulle Dress

Styling a sheer dress can be intimidating, especially as winter wear. But honestly, the winter time is probably one of the easiest time to wear a sheer dress. Especially if you’re not looking to show off any bits (more power to those who do, but I’m not ready for that yet). What’s the quickest surefire way to style a sheer dress? Layer an all black base underneath of heattech turtleneck top and compression tights. If you want, you can also add a additional layer of black slip dress. Add some chunky 80’s inspired gold accessories and combat boots, and you’re ready to go!

Feeling extra chilly? Leather jackets pretty much goes with everything and would be a great addition to this outfit. Scroll down to see more of this outfit and a line up of my favorite sheer dress.

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The Other Way to Wear Your Shirt Dress

February 18, 2019

H&M v-neck shirt dress

You should try to get the most wear out of every piece of clothing you own. So I’m a big fan of the pieces that can be styled multiple different ways because they get the most milage. I bought this H&M v-neck dress initially to wear just as a regular ol’ dress. But as I’m trying it on the night before the shoot I thought: maybe there’s a better way to wear it. Especially since the weather’s probably a little too nippy for me to wear the dress on its own.

So instead I decided to wear the dress as a duster-style jacket, layered over extra warm heattech turtleneck shirt and a flattering high-waist jeggings. Read on to see more of this outfit.

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