5.13.2016

LA Spots: The Broad



If you ever find yourself traveling to Los Angeles, be sure to check out The Broad. Make sure to reserve your free tickets online first, since they are booked a few months out already. I have been a few times now, and overall enjoy it all. I consider it a quick trip that ranges from 1-2 hours. The #1 exhibit? The Infinity Mirrored Room. Unfortunately, you have to reserve tickets same day, and they go very quick. They only allow you 45 seconds in the room alone, but it is quite beautiful. I won't post a picture here, as I'm sure you all have seen it throughout your social medias :)

xoxo,
Amy
 









5.06.2016

Japan Diaries - Tokyo Outfits & Packing Tips

Japan seems to be a popular destination these days, especially since a few amazing flight ticket sales have surfaced the past few months. Of course, I had to take advantage of the sale, and saw myself in Japan a month later. We visited Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka during our trip, which I cannot wait to share with you all in some upcoming posts/videos - keep an eye out! :)

PACKING TIPS

When it comes to traveling and maximizing on sightseeing, it's important to (1) pack light and (2) pack comfortably - all while maintaining your sense of style. Sounds a bit difficult doesn't it? Well, I did just that with only a carry-on and more than enough outfits to last me during my trip. Let me tell you just how I achieved that.

First and foremost, you must figure out your staple pieces during your trip. Let's face it, there is no sense in packing 10 different jackets for your trip, so you must narrow it down to that one (or 2 max) go-to jackets that you can wear for the entirety of your trip. It is in your best interest to keep this piece neutral, like my Fur Collar Jacket from Tobi, which can be dressed up or down. This can apply towards anything else in your suitcase, such as staple hats, pants, shoes, etc.

Secondly, be sure to focus on lightweight pieces that can be easily rolled and packed tightly into your suitcase. Rather than packing that one big knit sweater, go for a thinner one that can go over a shirt/tank and under a light cardigan. The factor that makes it work and keeps you warm is the layering affect. Having these 3 easy to roll and pack layers will save you much more space than a heavy knit sweater. For example, instead of packing 5 pairs of jeans, I opted for easier to pack leggings and my Harley Lace-Up Pants. We know denim is heavier and harder to pack, so providing yourself other lightweight pant options is key.

Lastly, Mix n' Match! With your staple pieces in mind, figure out all the different combinations you can create with other pieces. You want to pack integral pieces that can allow you at minimum, two different outfits. For example, my olive Shannara Maxi Dress alone with some sandals is one outfit, and mixing it up with a sweater over and some sneakers completely alters the look, giving you your 2nd outfit. You want to stray away from pieces that can only provide you one look, unless you plan to rock it multiple times. 

Stick with these tips and you'll be sure to travel both comfortably and stylishly! Check out some of my Tokyo OOTD's below, enjoy!

xoxo,
Amy

YOYOGI PARK.

{Beanie} Japan Store | {Jacket} Ross Dress For Less | {Shirt} Nordstrom Rack
{Pants} c/o Tobi | {Backpack} Steve Madden via Nordstrom Rack | {Shoes} Nike

 SHIBUYA CROSSING.


{Jacket} c/o Tobi | {Dress} c/o Tobi | {Backpack} Steve Madden via Nordstrom Rack | 
{Shoes} Mixx Shuz via Nordstrom Rack | {Sunnies} Cotton On

Photography by Jamie Lai

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4.08.2016

Weekend Mantra - Bitch, Relax


Starting the Spring season with the must-have florals and tons of SAS.

Things have been picking up for me recently, which explains the many packed backpacks, duffel bags, and suitcases exploding at home. I am constantly on-the-go, so I do need reminders every so often to tell me to slow the heck down, i.e. this tank. Statement tees are great for expressing your current mood or just showing a peak into your personality and humor. If you see me running around town in this tank, know that I'm in a sassy mood in need of a break! I am hoping I can get a mini breather this weekend before my trip to Japan next week. With that being said, there are still many promised functions I need to attend and lots of errands to run!
 
Bitch, relax. 'Nuff said.
xoxo,
Amy 


{Top} c/o Fshion.Me | {Skirt} Sample Sale | {Shoes} Steve Madden via Nordstrom Rack } | {Necklace} thecomelycloset

3.30.2016

Music Festival Ready - Fringe Kimono Cardigan



Sheer, fringe, cut-offs? Yep, sounds like it is music festival season to me! Once again, I'll be sitting this music festival season out. I just cannot get myself to sit around and attempt to purchase expensive tickets, a year in advance, before the line up even comes out... Just sayin'...

The perfect complimentary piece to any festival goers' wardrobe? A relaxed kimono. It is lightweight - enough to block chilly winds at night and small enough to put in your bag when you are getting toasty. Avoid sunburn and keep cool, all while fitting into the festival vibe! There is no doubt kimono cardigans will be rocked all over in the upcoming months.

xoxo,
Amy


{Kimono Cardigan} Thrifted | {Top} Fshion.me | {Shorts} Thrifted |
{Shoes} Mixx Shuz via Nordstrom Rack | {Necklace} thecomelycloset
 
Photography by CGWong

3.24.2016

Desert Escape: thecomelycloset x Tobi Lookbook

Spring is officially here, which means it is time for some new pieces to help freshen up my wardrobe! My aim this season is to stay as cool as possible, especially when you're trying to escape that desert heat. This haul includes the flowiest (if you can consider that a word) of pieces, lightweight, and overall loose fitting. There is no escaping this heat, so you might as well go with the flow and select practical pieces that help keep you cool and stylish. These are my top picks for the season, enjoy!
 
xoxo,
Amy

THE WILDFLOWER.
{Head Scarf} Korea Boutique | {Sunnies} thecomelycloset Poshmark | {The Sweetheart Plunging Romper} Tobi | {Belt} Sidecca

THE DESERTED.


THE OFF-ROADER.
{Sunnies} thecomelycloset Poshmark | {Get It Twisted Tunic Top} Tobi | {Shorts} Thrifted | {Boots} French Boutique

Photography by Jenny Tang
 Location: Death Valley National Park

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