9.10.2014

Fashion District Mini Haul


It seems as though many mini hauls have been occurring recently... Yuh-oh for the wallet, but Yahoo for my wardrobe! Here are a few things I picked up at the Fashion District this past weekend. I love walking through the alleyways and finding things I would not have expected to find, and at such a great price. It also does not hurt to smell yummy street hotdogs every few vendors down. I love that type of mini hustle and bustle environment, where all type of goods are being sold in one general location.

Check out the great prices below, and let me know if you have any questions about the DTLA Fashion District. I am here to share. :)

Printed Kimono $6
 Faux Leather Tee $5
 Made In California Tank $4
 Crochet Tank $6
 Sticker Nails $1 
(Tip: Sticker nails retail at $8-10, so much worth it at the fashion district!)
 


Total - $22
Average per item -  $4.40

9.04.2014

Farewell to Summer Lookbook 2014

 

 Hi All!

Summer has ended and to wrap it up, I made a "Farewell to Summer" lookbook. I show you 6 different outfits I have worn/been wearing this past summer of 2014. Hope you enjoy and all details listed below. :)

Hello Kitty
  • Dress - aliexpress.com
  • Sandals - Reflections
  • Beanie - H&M
  • Necklace - Rose Bowl Flea Market
  • Bracelet - DIY
Sheer Me Now
  • Tank - Korea
  • Shorts - Forever21
  • Chambray Shirt - Korea
  • Booties - Pink Basis
  • Necklace/Bracelet - DIY
Kimono On
Asymmetrical
  • Shirt - Ross
  • Skirt - Pacsun
  • Heels - Michael Antonio from HauteLook
  • Necklace/Bracelet - DIY
Maxi Maxi
Rompin' Around
  • Romber - Urban Outfitters
  • Sunnies - Rose Bowl Flea Market
  • Booties - Report shoes from Ross
  • Necklace - DIY

9.02.2014

Shoe Spotlight: The STS


Since receiving these for my birthday, I have yet to style them for you all. These beauts were actually in a hold-up for quite sometime now, and I finally got them back into my loving arms - Yes, I am aware I sound like a crazy shoe lady :) 

It is a great feeling when you have a birthday wishlist and actually get what you listed (wishlist post here). I have my baby sister to thank for these! I am excited to show you how I would style these - posts coming soon.

Although these are some pretty darn sexy shoes, let's be real, they are a bit hard to get into! Even with a zipper in the back, the straps sort of get in the way when you try to slip them on. But you know what? #thestruggleisreal and #iloveit

The STS are no longer being sold on Steve Madden, but you can purchase them here.

9.01.2014

The Golden Jaguar


Had a fun day shopping at the fashion district, brunching with some friends, and just cruising around downtown Los Angeles. I have a mini haul that should be up after this post. If you are from the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend checking out the downtown fashion district for some great deals! I have said it before, but I'll say it again, it is SO worth it. :)

Testing out a different camera, so bare with me.Wearing lots of gold and black this day, which might I add, is such a beautifully, classic combination. It is uber hot these days, so of course I had to go with minimal clothing and a hat to shield from the sun. Outfit details at the end, per usual!

LT50
Hat - Gifted
Tank - $12
Shorts - $7
Heels - $8
Jewelry - DIY
Total $27

 
 
 {Hat} Foreign Exchange | {Tank} H&M | {Shorts} Ross, similar here | {Heels} Goodwill-Mosimo, similar here | {Jewelry} thecomelycloset

Accidentally shot a few in a different camera setting, and I turned purple :)

 

 Photography by Sarjabeans

8.28.2014

Dress For Less Ross Mini Haul



By now, you all must know I love shopping at affordable places. If it's not thrifted, then it is highly reduced on sale OR it's Ross! I cannot express how much I love Ross and all the great deals I have found there. Almost every item I have purchased from Ross has gotten me a compliment, and each time, the compliment-er says they must check Ross out. This makes me believe that a lot of you still do not see the wonders in Ross, so check it out! Okay, I will stop with my pro-Ross brainwashing banter. :)

A tip I would suggest at Ross? If you feel overwhelmed there, then just check out the small area of sale items for each rack category, for a quicker and much more satisfying shopping experience. I always hit those sections first to find the EVEN more reduced items, and I always find something I would wear religiously.

Enjoy my mini-haul and I would love to know if you share the same love for Ross as I do!

Yes, Weekend Tank $8

Scalloped Shorts$7
Printed Lazy Pants $8
Lazy Pants #2 $9
Sam Edelman Booties $35

Total - $67
Average per item - $13.40

Weekend Outfit + Handmade Body Chain by Muah (click here for some goods)

8.24.2014

DIY Sunday - Bunny Ears, No Sew


If you follow me on instagram (here), then you know I love rocking my bunny ears in all shapes and form. I have these wire ones I purchased while living in Korea, some DIY ones, a bunny ear beanie, and just anything in the shape of cute animal ears that I can put on my head.

Today, I will show you step-by-step on how to make your own. It is quite easy peasy with 15 quick steps and no sew involved. It really could have been just 5 steps, but for the sake of showing you how easy it is, it is broken down even more. They make great gifts and can simply amp up the cute factor in any outfit. Come on this DIY journey with me to get "Asianfied"! :)

Materials:
Fabric of your choice (roughly 36"x5"), Scissors, Iron, Fabric Tape/Adhesive, Wire


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1. Measure/cut 36" length. I wrote 36" as a standard length, but for best results, measure exactly how much you need to wrap around your head, to twist, and have whatever length ears you desire.
2. Measure/cut 5" width. Since making a few in 5", I personally have come to the conclusion that it is much cuter at a thinner width. As an after thought, I would suggest 3" width.
3. With the right side of fabric facing up, apply the fabric tape on one side across the length as close to the edge as possible.
4. Iron the fabric tape (before peeling the top layer off) so it adheres to the fabric.

5. Remove the top layer of the fabric tape.
6. Turning the fabric wrong side up, fold both sides 0.5" or to the size of the fabric tape (now the fabric tape is back to facing up).
7. Fold the entire fabric in half so no raw hems are visible. Fabric is now facing right side up all around.
8. Once everything is all lined up, iron the fabric flat so both sides are now attached by the fabric tape. Now a tube has been formed.

 9. Snip both ends of the tube to create a point. This will be the bunny ears.
10. Iron on a piece of fabric tape to each pointed end.
11. Fold in only one end, so there is no longer any raw hem and it is now closed. Do not seal both ends, leave one opened.
12. Measure/cut the wire to be the length of the tube plus an additional 2".

13. Twist the ends of the wire (1" worth), so the now dull ends can no longer poke through the fabric.
14. Slip the wire all the way in the tube through the opened end.
15. Repeat step 11 by sealing the last opened end and WHALA~.

 Final Product

Mew loves to entertain me while I craft! She's obsessed with fighting with fabric...
 Asian peace sign, OUT!

8.13.2014

Melrose Trading Post Flea Market - Fairfax


It is pretty amazing how accessories can really change the feeling of an outfit. This simple black dress is actually my go-to "roll out of bed and don't want to think about it" dress. I am sure you all know what I am talking about. It is for those days you want to look presentable, but not put a single thought into it. I must have many of those days because I have been wearing this dress like no other recently. 

Got a bit side tracked on how lazy I can be.. Anywho, as I was saying, accessories are the best for making use of a single piece and transforming it into multiple ways. This body chain does just that. Although the entire ensemble is quite casual, just to spice things up, I added this handmade body chain to my outfit. 

I whipped this body chain up a few months ago. It was quite random, but I had a design in my head and had to make it. Probably made it in 20 minutes or so, and spent the time mostly measuring it against my body. It turned out quite well and I am currently obsessed. :)

I visited the Melrose Flea Market this past Sunday for the very first time. I have been wanting to go for quite some time now, but my long drive out to Melrose kept me back. It costs $3 per person entry fee, and consists of handmade jewelry vendors, vintage clothing, and lots of furniture. I scored a great midi, mesh insert skirt and a gorgeous velvet dress. Cannot wait to style them for you all! Enjoy my day at the Melrose Flea Market with Sarjabeans below.

 Mexican food break time.
 Live music.
 A few vendors.
 
 

Street Art


I am Groot!

 Outfit of the Day :)
 
 
 
 {Sunnies} Aliexpress | {Dress} Urban Outfitters | {Sandals/Handbag} Ross | 
{Body Chain} thecomelycloset 

Photo by: Sarjabeans