3.20.2015

Happy First Day of Spring


Today, March 20th, marks the first day of Spring! I cannot be more excited as this year continues to unravel. Three months in so far, and although there were some ups and downs (inevitable), It's been great. It is strange how comfortable I am in my own skin and with the aspirations I have for myself in 2015, which is why I believe with every bone in my body that this is the year. This is the year I will continue to work hard and see a great strive in both my career and personal growth. This is the year I will see a positive outcome for all the time and effort I have put into my projects. And this is the year I will no longer seek validation, as I am completely happy with the place I am in.

Hopefully, I do not end the year thinking I was full of bull caca, excuse my language.

Let's have a great Spring together, smelling the flowers, enjoying the weather, and just living life!

Photos by Cindy L. Huang

 
 {Hat} Target | {Dress} Nordstrom Rack | {Heels} Pink Basis | {Necklace} thecomelycloset

3.14.2015

International Women's Day Awards Gala 2015



I had the honor of attending the first ever International Women's Day Awards Gala as a hostess and "awards girl". This night honored a few women in the Chinese American world, including Sue Wong, a great evening wear designer. With her generosity, we were able to wear some of her pieces for the night, which is a huge dream come true. Never in my mind would I ever be able to sport an outfit by a designer I admire straight from her showroom. 

There were lots of chaos that night, including being forced to walk with professional models for the Sue Wong tribute, not being able to understand a word of Mandarin, and tripping over my dress. However, over all, I was able to meet some great ladies, and watch a great show. 

Below are some blurry phone pictures of the night, enjoy! :)

 
 
 
 

3.10.2015

LA Spots: Griffith Observatory & Alcove Cafe *Date Idea*



Hi Lovelies,

I have been wanting to start a new segment on the blog that highlights random places around Los Angeles and share my thoughts on them. I tentatively call this segment "LA Spots", but please please help with deciding on a name.

Although I was born and raised in Los Angeles County, I have not seen most of what this city has to offer. I lived more inland while I was growing up, then moved to San Diego for college, and immediately after lived abroad. I am still falling more and more in love with my city, and shocked each time I encounter some gem location.

For this post, I wanted to share with you a cute and romantic date idea. The ever-so popular tourist location, Griffith Observatory, is a great spot for a date. Now that the weather is much nicer and spring is approaching, it is ideal for a little picnic. I envisioned the picnic out on the front lawn where you could relax and gaze at the Hollywood sign. Then head on to the back of the Observatory to watch the sunset. Definitely, check online for sunset times and just take in all of the Los Angeles' glorious lights. Once you have soaked it all in, and the romance is on high alert, drive 5 minutes to the Alcove Cafe & Bakery for some dinner and/or desserts. It is a quaint location with a nice outdoor patio. I recommend the Lamb and Angus Beef Sliders along with any dessert because they have a great selection. From the words of Christian Grey... this would be an ideal "hearts and flowers" type date.

Notes:
- There is free parking at the Observatory up on top, but if it is filled, you can park anywhere along the hill/driving pathway.
- Bring light outerwear because it can get chilly at night, once the sun goes down.
- There are exhibits at the Observatory that you can check out as well, more information here.
- It can get pretty darn 'romantical', so be prepared to take your relationship to the next level! :P
  

 

3.02.2015

Red Room of Pain


If Christian Grey's playroom could be translated into an outfit, it would consist of a lot of sheer and mesh inserts. This outfit is what I envision for the Red Room of Pain. I picked up this skirt from the Melrose Flea Market a few months ago, and finally found a time to wear it. It is super slinky with sexy mesh inserts, and a very unforgiving fabric, but heck, cannot complain for $6. This top is one that you have seen plenty of time, and I do not see myself giving it up anytime soon.

Thanks to Cindy for lending me her sunnies!

LT50
Top - $6
Skirt - $6
Shoes - $20
Sunnies - Borrowed
TOTAL $ 32

Photography by Cindy L Huang.

2.26.2015

Fifty Shades of F*cked Up




I do not tend to use vulgar language, but in the spirit of Christian Grey, I shall. 

As you can see, the book, Fifty Shades of Grey, has had quite an impact on my life... I mean... I am dedicating this post to it (and potentially another one...), I just cursed, and am re-reading the 2nd book. I have had a good amount of judgment when I tell people I am reading it, but why? You can dislike the book for whatever reason it may be, but the reason I love it is because of the love and lust that Christian and Ana have for each other. Basically, I'm a sucker for any love story, even if it is "written horribly" - not my words - or have holes in the storyline. 

I picked up this book as a way to mindlessly pass time, during a very hectic and stressful month. To my surprise, I was sucked right in and finished the entire series in 9 days - pretty impressive for having a full-time job, no? I am glad the book presented itself at this time in my life, because I probably would not have appreciated it as much any other time. 

Thank you to Christian Grey and his f*cked-up-ness for keeping me entertained these past weeks. :)

LT50
Sunnies $10
Top $7
Skirt $5
Heels $10
Total - $32

*Photos by Cindy L. Huang

 
 {Sunnies} H&M | {Top} DTLA Fashion District | {Skirt} Thrifted - Goodwill | {Shoes} Reflections

2.15.2015

The Getty Villa


A place I recommend to those visiting Los Angeles is The Getty Villa. It is not an all day type event, but definitely somewhere you should drop by if you are already on the West coast visiting the nearby beaches. It is a very beautiful place, assuming the weather is nice.

If you are planning to come here, you do have to reserve a time slot for you and your guests. It is very simple and free. I also recommend packing a nice snack or lunch - there are many places to sit and eat, and just take in the scenery. The beach is directly across the street, down the hill, so you can imagine the amazing views.

Even if you are not a history buff and have no interest in Roman architecture, this place is still nice to stroll around, take pictures, and have a mini picnic.

Make sure you check the weather!

2.09.2015

Grammy's 2015

My top picks:

Gwen Stefani in custom Versace. There is something about that intricate caged bustier that just gets me, which makes this outfit my #1 pick of the night. 

Taylor Swift in Elie Saab. I am always drawn towards shoulder baring dresses and that color and sheen is to die for! I could do, however, without that opened front and those shoes...

 
Haim. They just ooze effortlessness, which is one of the sexiest things in this world - and why they top my list. It is one of those situations where they command the clothing.

Runner-ups:
Jessie J
Anna Kendrick
Kelly Osbourne

Best Dressed Male
John Legend in Dolce & Gabbana

*All pictures taken from Yahoo.com