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

*Pieces courtesy of Tobi.com*
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3.13.2016

National Jewel Day - Chain Bralette



Happy National Jewel Day! Now this is a national celebration day that I can truly enjoy! What girl doesn't enjoy some pretty bling?

If you have been following me on Instagram, then you would know that I have been dabbling in a concept called a chain bralette. We are all well familiar with the freedom that bralettes allow us to have, as well as making us feel extra sexy, whether it is hidden underneath or given a peek-a-boo aspect to onlookers. This is the same concept I had in mind for the chain bralette. I wanted it to be invigorating as it accentuates a woman's chest and as a final touch to any outfit with a plunging neckline. 

Initially, I designed a few pieces in mind for my fellow flat chested females as a means to enhance our confidence in our otherwise lacking areas. However, the chain bralette is flattering for any chest size. It accentuates and brings attention to the area in a very subtle way and without the BOOM in your face perspective. 

I hope to get passed the prototype phase of these chain bralettes, and really be able to put it out in the market for those who have expressed much interest in them. Finding time to complete this project has been a struggle, but I hope one day I can confidently have them readily available. With its' complex nature and multiple component, packaging will be a pickle, so if anyone has a great suggestion or design, please shoot me a message. :)

xoxo,
Amy


{Jumpsuit} H&M | {Chain Bralette} thecomelycloset@gmail.com

3.11.2016

#PoshStyle - What is Poshmark?


Cherry blossom season is among us, and boy are they gorgeous! They are the perfect backdrop, along with the Koi pond and bonsai trees, to highlight this cute dress I purchased on Poshmark.

What is Poshmark?
An app that allows you to sell your used clothes as well as purchasing goods from other closets at a lower cost. They handle all the logistics, including shipping and returns, so it is a pretty seamless process. All you have to do is take pictures of the item, input your prices and description, and just wait for it to get purchased! Once it is sold, ship it out with the label Poshmark provides and you are good to go.
 
The Catch?
It is completely free to download and post, but once it is purchased, Poshmark gets a piece of the money. A flat rate or $2.95 for items under $15 and 20% of anything more than $15.
 
Why I like it.
I have tons of clothes sitting in my closet that are only lightly worn that needs to be given more love by someone. Although I'll only make a fraction back of what I paid for an item, at least it has a new home, and gives me more space for my closet! Not to mention, more money back in your pocket or towards any other Poshmark item you're eyeing, but do not necessarily want to pay full price for in the stores. When there is an item in the store I want with a higher price point, I normally check Poshmark first. Occasionally, you will be able to find brand new items at a lower cost because people just want to get rid of it. It is a win-win situation if you ask me. :)
 
There are a few other platforms out there similar to Poshmark that I would love to learn more about. Let me know your experience if you tried other apps to sell/buy clothing in the comment section!
 
If you are on Poshmark, make sure to follow me under the username "thecomelycloset". For more Poshmark information, check out their FAQ page here.

xoxo,
Amy

{Dress} via Poshmark | {Boots} Catherine Catherine Malandrino via HauteLook

Photography by Brent Shimasaki

3.03.2016

It's Electrifying! Faux Leather Leggings


You have most likely seen pleather, aka imitation leather, on both ends of the fashion spectrum. I myself am very careful in which pleather pieces I purchase and decide to wear. It can easily look very cheap (in appearance, not price) because of how it was made or it comes with a very unwanted sheen. If you are a first time pleather wear-er, I would stick with more matte pieces, and work your way up to the shiny goods once you can decipher the difference between what looks good and what does not. But remember, to each their own, and no one can stop you otherwise. Just go ahead and rock it!

On another note, I am definitely feeling the Grease vibe wearing these pleather leggings. I'm pretty obsessed with them, but sadly, LA has become quite toasty, and we all know pleather and the heat do not mix. Cannot wait until a cooler day to bust these leggings out again, and really feel like Sandy from Grease. There is no Sandy without a Danny Zuko, so I'm patiently waiting for the summer nights to roll around so I can meet him at the beach! I added this handbag to my outfit for a little jolt of color and it turned out electrifying! Get it? Anybody? Okay, I'll stop with all the Grease references now... Leave a comment if you caught all the references :P

Enjoy!
xoxo,
Amy
 
 
{Jacket} Free People via Nordstrom Rack | {Tank} Fshion.Me | {Pants} Nordstrom Rack | 
{Shoes} Mixx Shuz via Nordstromrack.com | {Purse} H&M | {Necklace} Korea Boutique