Hello Summer - Pops of Yellow

Recently traveled to Cabo, and here is my day 1 outfit :)

View from our room

The hotel's 'backyard' - the ocean!

Pictures in the courtyard

{Sunnies} Sunny Rebel via NordstromRack.com | {Top} Old Navy} | {Shorts} Thrifted | 
{Handbag} Zara Kids | {Sandals} DVF via DSW | {Watch} JORD

On Trend: Wood Watches (GIVEAWAY ALERT)



It's beginning to feel a lot like summer and you are wondering how to transition your wardrobe and accessories to fit right into the season. Well, I am here to give you a little tip... Move away from the metal and leather strapped watches and join the wood watch club. It's that perfect accessory for every occasion - a classic with a revamped look thanks to JORD Watches.

In collaboration with JORD, I took my wood watch to every walks of life this past month. It has come with me everywhere, including my day-to-day in the big city, the happiest place on Earth (aka Disneyland), beach bum life in Cabo, and much much more. Below I'll show you how my JORD watch fit perfectly with each outfit I had in every scenario possible! Keep on reading below to get more details on the watch as well.

xoxo,
Amy 

P.S. I have a giveaway running now (ends 6/4/2017 at 11:59pm) for $100 towards your very own JORD watch! It is super easy, all you have to do is enter you email in the link below, and whala~~ Do not worry if you do not win because every person still walks away with $25 off your watch! Enter below and happy giveaway :) 




First and foremost, let's talk about packaging and the box. When I first received it, I fell IN LOVE immediately. The wood box comes with a magnetic lid, so the watch is nice and secure within it. On top of that, there is a compartment on the bottom that contains a packet for humidity control, which will help your watch looking fresh.


 Additional links are provided, just in case you need to make any adjustments of your own, along with a cleaning cloth. A booklet of everything you need to know about your watch is also provided to become a JORD watch info mastaaahhh. :P


My watch is under the Frankie series in Zebrawood and Champagne - more info here. The watch comes with a deployment buckle, which makes it super easy to put on/off.



My JORD & I 



Luxury Wooden Watch

Fun & Frilly in Spring Florals




This day was a memorable one. It is rare for me to have a whole day free, and choose to go out and make a good day of it. We first strolled to have a late lunch, then headed straight to grab ice cream at Gresescent - delicious and picture perfect! They are infamous for their ice cream bouquets, but you can opt out for less "balls" in a smaller cup. You can choose any flavor you like out of their 10 flavor options. The day was so hot that just walking a block over to the park was difficult! Imagine sticky Godzilla hands due to melted ice cream!

Once at the park, we got a few pictures taken of my Heavenly Couture dress. I am pretty obsessed with this dress because it is so fun. The muted blue is pretty, the leafy floral prints go well with Spring, and the off-the-shoulder aspect is so on trend right now. Even better? I got it only for $12.99, which obviously makes me like it even more! I paired the dress with some baby blue Ross ankle wrap heels and to keep it casual, tossed on my earth-tone fringe handbag and wood watch. 

After the park, we headed over to The Grove, where we walked, window shopped, watched Guardians of The Galaxy, and had dinner. It was a fun filled day in a fun and frilly dress - see what I did there? :P

Hope you all have a great weekend!
xoxo,
Amy




{Sunnies} Borrowed from the sister | {Dress} Heavenly Couture | {Handbag} So old I do not remember... | 
{Watch} c/o JORD Watches | {Shoes} Ross Dress For Less

Location: Grand Hope Park

On Trend: Yellow Lens Sunglasses



I am sure you have seen this trend peaking through here and there, but mark my words, yellow lens sunglasses is only starting to sweep the fashion world. Fashionistas such as Bella Hadid and Shay Mitchell have been spotted sporting these sunnies as of late, but do not get these confused with the already popular mirrored lens. This summer it is all about the sheer and subtly tinted sunglasses. The retro scene comeback into fashion is definitely lending a hand in this specific sunglasses trend.

It will be my go-to summer sunnies. They instantly retrofy (yes, I made that word up) any outfit, so be ready to be transported to another era with these. The only problem with them? They do not actually help against the sun, but do make everything so much happier with the added warmth you see. My friends and I were at the Seven Magic Mountain exhibit near Las Vegas, when the weather decided to suddenly become gloomy and cold. With these sunnies on, I did not notice a difference in the gloom at all. :P

Let me know if you are feeling this trend, and who else you have spotted wearing them!

xoxo,
Amy



 {Top} Thrifted | {Jeans} Old Navy | {Watch} c/o JORDWatches | {Sneakers} Nikes


Luxury Wooden Watch

Exhibit: Doug Aitken's Mirage House




I recently traveled out to Palm Springs, California to visit the Mirage art exhibit. If you are from Southern California and check social media every so often, then you must have seen an image similar to the one above. This exhibit is taking social media by storm, especially since it runs near Coachella Valley and during music festival season. 

I did a spontaneous trip out there that took me 3 hours round trip (from Los Angeles). With all honesty, I went without knowing the last weekend it was opened for was that same weekend I decided to go. With that being said, it was a bit busy, but am unsure whether the line is a normal thing. When you drive up, it looks like you are about to enter a gated residential area. There is parking right up top, so I would suggest to drive up first THEN trickle back down if you need to park along the driveway. I made the mistake of parking at the bottom and having to make my trek up the very steep pathway. The exhibit is easy to get to as there is a paved driveway. 

Once you reach the house, there are workers that will allow a certain amount of people in at a time to wonder around. I believe there are about 5 different rooms/sections. The house itself was not as grand as I expected it to be, and all the mirrors were definitely sensory overload with all the reflections bouncing everywhere. If you want to get a picture inside the house, best of luck because no matter the angle, you will capture someone else's reflection (the purpose of the exhibit), UNLESS you are lucky enough to capture a moment of emptiness. Also note, large cameras are not allowed inside. I was able to sneak a few shots, but because it was the end of the day, there were crazy finger prints and marks all over the mirrors that made it impossible to get a decent shot in (and all the random reflections you capture). 

Overall, I enjoyed my visit to the Mirage, but I would not call it a must-see exhibit. It was nice to check out what the fuss was all about and to capture a few pictures of my own, but this is a one-time is a enough type exhibit. However, the scenery was quite beautiful up there, especially at dusk with all the lights on. I do have a few tips for those of you still wanting to visit.

P.S. THIS EXHIBIT WAS EXTENDED! According to the worker when I visited, until October! Don't kill the messenger though if it closes much sooner than that... :X 

TIPS:
- Check the top for parking first (or else it's a steep hill to walk up)
- Visit/Stay before closing. People start to clear out and you will have the exhibit to yourself for a minute or two, free of random reflections, and a beautiful backdrop.
- Later on at night is when you can get away with running in and out of the exhibit. During the day, they are a bit more strict on re-entering.
- Make sure to have your phone camera for indoor pictures, and larger camera for outdoor pictures. 
- If it is busy, be patient. Eventually, you will have a second of clarity to capture your shot!
- AND for you girls wanting a cute photo op, yes, you can definitely wear your frilly dress and heels! I would only advise against if you are going to walk around the house (as it is dirt and uneven) and/or climb on any surrounding rocks.

For more information on the exhibit, please visit the Desert X website, click here

xoxo,
Amy




{Dress} Zara Girls | {Handbag} So old, I can't remember! | {Shoes} Keds | {Necklaces} ShopBexo

Location: Desert X Exhibit - Palm Springs, California

Spring Staples - Straw Hats & Frilly Dresses



As a photography enthusiast, I am always looking for the best locations to shoot. Places that inspire me, without having to make a major trek out. I wondered into Arlington Gardens when my friend suggested it for her engagement shoot (apparently a popular location, since there were both a wedding party, and graduate there to take photos). Arlington Gardens is such a small, cute local garden that I cannot believe exist! There are a few sections of the garden that had tables to sit and enjoy yourself, as well as beautiful flowers and greenery all over. You bet your bottoms, I'll be back here!

For my outfit, I knew I wanted to complement the garden with a nice dress and sunhat.  These days, all I do is online shop for my new Spring/Summer wardrobe. It's horrible, I tell you! It's become a bad habit, but I cannot stop my frilly dress and sunhat obsession. I mean, this isn't the worst time to be obsessing over these things as they are hot hot in trend right now, especially straw hats/accessories! I am still on the hunt for that perfect hat this season, so if you have any leads, please do comment and share! 

Are you all set with your Spring staples? Because I am well covered, but still going shopping strong apparently. :P Hope you lovelies have a great weekend,

xoxo,
Amy
{Hat} Nine West via Ross Dress For Less | {Dress} Ross Dress For Less | 
{Jewelry} Handmade by thecomelycloset

Location: Arlington Garden, Pasadena