10.15.2014

Obsession Alert - Cat Ear Veil


O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D.

First off, absolutely love Gary Pepper Girl and everything she embodies in a strong, influential, and creative woman. Secondly, love head pieces and veils. And of course, love all cat motifs.I sense an upcoming DIY project happening... This inspiration is making me overwhelmed with excitement!

For more pictures and the original post, click here.

10.14.2014

Sheer Goodness


 Get it? Sheer Goodness? No? Okay...

Absolutely in love with this find from the Tea@Two event. That amazing sheen, gives the right amount of glam, while the intricate sheer details keeps it unique. On top of the design itself, it is a vintage find! Not sure where else you would be able to find this in the world, but let me tell you, it'll be hard.

I cannot express how rewarding it is to find that special thrifted piece that you know no one else in the world has (and at an affordable cost). Although, the Tea@Two event was curated vintage, it still feels good to find something you love. You will be seeing this gorgeous cardi in a styled post in the future. :)

10.07.2014

Tea@Two Vintage Pop-Up Shop Charity Event



The best way to raise awareness for a great cause? Using the cuteness overload of adorable babies! Throw in a puppy and your heart will be melted to mush. Well, hopefully the cuteness factor has grabbed your attention, now lets get into some more serious business.

My friends over at CrownBlu Infinity have been and are continuing to raise awareness for Sickle Cell Disease (learn more here).  They have been taking great strives by throwing vintage pop-up shops that combine both unique fashion with knowledge on Sickle Cell. It is a brilliant idea to use donated clothes as a means to raise funds for Camp Crescent Moon - a camp for children with Sickle Cell Disease.

It was of great honor to have met the CrownBlu team and see the ins and outs of how they prepped for their charity events. It was truly awe inspiring to see their commitment to the cause, along with their stories that affected them personally. You could hear the passion in their voices when they spoke, and the gleams of happiness seeing attendees enjoy themselves. 

With that being said, I have learned that they are in need of some help. If you could please take a moment (literally 10 seconds) to sign this petition for the government to start giving resources to further research Sickle Cell Disease. Please click HERE to read more on the petition and to sign. 



I was invited to speak at the Tea@Two event a few weeks ago to give my two cents on how to approach thrifting and how I would style my finds. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous because most of my style tips and tricks are done via blog, and not in front of a group of people. Of course, I persevered and felt extremely accomplished afterwards knowing I had played a part in such a great charity event. There was an overwhelming amount of positive feedback during and after my teachable moment, which reminds me of why I wanted to make my blog public - to inspire.

Scroll down for more pictures of the event and some of the tips/tricks I shared at the event (Should have come if you wanted to hear my entire spiel)


Vintage Piece - Skirt
Tip: Chop off any unwanted length to give a potentially dated print, a new and fresher feel. Use fabric tape to hem as a no-sew alternative. (Took approx. 8" off this particular skirt)
Vintage Piece - Blazer
Tip: You will definitely encounter prints you absolutely love in sizes way too big for you while thrifting. Pair item with body hugging pieces to offset the bagginess, roll up sleeves for structure, and pin a gathered portion in the back for a more tailored look. (Model is a size S, blazer is a size 10)
 Vintage Piece - Mermaid Skirt
Tip: If you are trying to ease yourself into thrifting, and the crazy bold prints and shapes are not your style... There are plenty of timeless pieces that can be worn years to come and is still a one-of-a-kind vintage find. Feel free to style the timeless pieces in a classic way or edge it up.

A HUGE thank you to these ladies for volunteering their time to be my model!
Jamie, Lauren, Kari


*All photos were taken by the on-site photographer :)

9.29.2014

Violettes Flowers Grand Opening!


First off, let me apologize for my lack of posting. This past month has been a bit hectic for me. Although it was stressful, it was a good type of hectic that I can only hope will continue. Please accept this post with pretty little floral pictures (below) as my formal apology and peace offering. 

This past weekend was a great milestone for a friend - she opened up a store front for her floral business. I can say firsthand that she has been working hard towards this day, and not without any obstacles of course. But the day had finally come and of course, the celebrating commenced with her family and friends. Her store was decked out with pretty arrangements from succulents, to floral crowns, and some great fall decor! I have snips and pieces of her shop, but if you want to see the cuteness in its entirety, I would recommend checking Violette's Flowers out yourself (and do not leave here without her information)!

Check out her pages and book her before it's too late!

 
 
 

Store Hours!
922 E Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA

Handmade photobooth fun!

Bamboo for luck (Cause that's how we Asians do) :P

 Outfit.
 
{Top} Local Boutique | {Skirt} The L Closet | {Heels} Michael Antonio via HauteLook | {Floral Crown} Violette's Flowers

9.20.2014

Vintage Pop-Up Shop!


Hi All!

There will be a vintage pop-up shop on September 21st, from 2-6pm. Yours truly will be there to discuss my tips and tricks to thrifting and how I style vintage. Come check it out if you find yourself free. It is also 100x more worth it to check it out because it is a charity event, raising funds for Camp  Crescent Moon, a camp for kids with sickle cell anemia. Shop for a cause. :)

Address
1827 Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Sneak peek of an outfit I styled with their vintage collection.

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