First Day of Spring - Welcoming it with a Punch!


Happy first day of Spring! Nothing like welcoming it with a big solid neon punch in the gut. The weather has been very down the past few months, but with Spring around the corner, it is finally looking up and sunny. I wanted to celebrate by bringing out some bright colors for the occasion. 

I realized I am sporting a few sample sale items in this outfit, which I highly recommend for getting great pieces at a fraction of the price. Both the top and skirt were $5 sample sale finds purchased at different locations. My oh so worn denim jacket, which is not a stranger to this blog, is from Free People via Nordstrom Rack. And adding to the pop of chartreuse is my H&M crossbody bag. To finish it all off, I paired my ensemble with these adorable leather, pointed toe flats. 

If you are interested in more than just photos, check out the video below, edited by my friend. All details listed below, per usual.

Here's to Spring treating us all well!

xoxo,
Amy

 {Jacket} Free People via Nordstrom Rack | {Sunnies} Korea | {Top} Bebe |  {Skirt} Romeo & Juliet via HauteLook | {Crossbody} H&M | {Flats} Maumero | {Accessories} Pins from NAccessories, Necklace from ShopBexo

On Trend - Embroidery

EMBROIDERY TAKEOVER


It has begun, and I ain't mad about it. My hottest picks for the hottest trend this season. I cannot wait to fill my closet up with more embroidery! Click on the link above to find where you can get these pieces.

xoxo,
Amy 

The Great Outdoors



It took me a while to figure out what exactly I wanted to say in this post. To make it about fashion, about the experience I had on my trip, or even gear it towards my current day-to-day life. However, with recent current events, I wanted to highlight the beauty of the outdoors. 

I have been traveling around to different National Parks for about 2 years now. It is a personal goal of mine to visit as many as I can in this lifetime. Words cannot express the feelings I had when I hiked my very first trail at Zion National Park. It completely took my breath away and will forever be an absolute favorite place of mine. 

There has been recent attempts to harm the environment and stop preventative measures in the upkeep of our National Parks. It is a dangerous time for my generation and the next ones to come. It is a time we have to voice ourselves to protect the environment, but most importantly, to protect those awe-inspiring moments we encounter with the beautiful outdoors.

This post is my pledge to continue to travel to these places and share them with you all. It is also a pledge that I will work on the backlog of images/video footage of all the places I have been to. These upcoming outdoor posts will sure keep me busy this year, but with the uncertainty of our future, the urgency is heightened and the beauty must be shared as soon as possible. I hope by sharing these moments and experiences, your eyes will be opened to the importance of protecting our environment and National Parks. Please hold me accountable for catching up on my backlog this year and keep an eye out for more outdoor posts to come. 
Click here for the official National Park website
Click here to learn more about the EPA 
xoxo,
Amy 






{Beanie} Japan | {Sweater} Sammy Dress | {Necklace} Handmade

Location: Joshua Tree
Photographer: Adam Quirch

Last Minute Valentine's Gift Guide For Him


Valentine's Day is just a day away! Now, if you do not have Amazon Prime or do not want to spend extra on that overnight shipping for those last minute gifts, here are some quick ideas, courtesy of the boo.

1. Couple's Massage - This is something you can easily book online (and even with a great deal via Groupon). Just write a sweet card with your plans in it, and whala~.

2. A nice dress shirt - "A man can never have enough dress shirts" - The Boo. If your man is not a dress shirt type of man, get him a nice button down or shirt. You can literally grab one from any store around you. 
 Button Down via Target

3. Coffee Mug/Tumbler - You can either get him a nice sleek mug, or one with a cute saying on it that can either be sentimental or funny. Certain things like "You're The Boss" or "Coffee because adulting is hard".
Mug via Target. 

4. Cap or Hat of their favorite team - The cap could even be something sentimental to them. It's easy and it shows them that you listen and know their interests. 
  

5. Cook him dinner! - Nothing shows you care more by whipping up a yummy meal. And the best thing about this? You don't actually have to think of a gift! What's even easier is if you decide to do hotpot! All preparation and zero cooking involved. :)

Hope this helps in your last minute effort to show him you care, even if you are a procrastinator! Don't fret, he'll never know the difference. It'll be our secret... :)

xoxo,
Amy 

On Trend: Printed Bombers






Bombers. Bombers. Bombers - The jacket of the year. Now that this style is in full swing this season, the fashion industry has decided to amplify it with prints! This season, you'll see tons of jackets with prints and/or embroidery. The obsession has already begun, but mark my word, it's about to take full control of all your favorite stores (if it hasn't already). I am a huge fan of it all, and cannot wait to add more to my closet! 

I decided to stay low-key with this outfit, by pairing the printed bomber with some basic denim shorts and sneakers. I tossed in a cap for that lazy Sunday morning vibe. I scored big by snagging this jacket for only $10 on sale at H&M, along with some other great steals that will be making its way onto the blog soon. 

xoxo,
Amy 

P.S. Happy Chinese New Year and here's to a prosperous Rooster year! :)



Glamping at Lazy Sky Boutique Retreat!


This is officially my first post of the New Year! I have been looking forward to February as projects I have been working on will officially be over... I like to call it an end of an era! Now that my schedule is a bit more free (for now), I wanted to quickly recap my last trip of 2016.

We had a 2 day, 1 night glamping staycation in Joshua Tree and I could not have asked for a stronger way to end the year. We never actually made it into the National Park, since I was miserably sick, but the glamping Airbnb was in a great deserted area with the exact same feels. 

The glamping tent we booked was one of 5 other Airbnb experiences the host had available, including teepees, a yurt, and trailer - all of which I am dying to try. All rentals shared an outhouse kitchen and restroom, fully stocked. Minus walking to the restroom in the pitch dark, having an outhouse as beautifully designed as this one was not too shabby.




Once we arrived, we wheelbarrow-ed our food and bags in from the parking area, and started relaxing. We settled into our tent which came with a queen size bed, couch, and outdoor seating area that all gave a modern, Southwest vibe. As beautiful as it all was, let's not forgot this was in the middle of winter and it was freezing! Thank goodness for their mini heater and heating pad. I definitely would not have made it through the night without these, along with my previously purchased heat packs. There was a fire pit right outside the tent that kept us warm while we had dinner and stargazed. Stargazing is a must on a trip like this. We were even able to spot a few constellations, which we all know is not a possibility back home in Los Angeles. I definitely did not take that moment for granted. <3




After a pretty cold night snuggled in bed, we woke up to a beautiful day, sun out, and crisp air.  I was feeling very Jane from Tarzan, so I threw on this Sammy Dress striped dress and hiking boots. For accessories, I first rocked my favorite Shop Bexo choker, then to amp up my Jane vibe, I threw on a neck scarf. I felt like I could conquer the world in this outfit. With the adrenaline running from being outdoors and having such a great, little staycation, I actually forgot I was sick in that moment. :) If you have any questions about traveling to Joshua Tree or this listing, feel free to comment!

 xoxo,
Amy 

P.S.  The man suggested we come back one day (in the Summer time, I hope) and book all 5 listings to have one big camp out with friends. I. Could. Not. Agree. More.

{Bandana} BF Borrowed | {Boots} White Mountain via Ross

Photography by Adam Quirch

2017 New Year's Resolutions



Happy almost New Years Lovelies! The time has come to add yet another year of adventures to our lives. I wanted to write an in depth reflection of my year thus far, but I figured I'll concentrate my energy on ringing in the New Year today! And besides, who doesn't like an easy bullet point list instead? :P 

I have been on a long hiatus to focus on my career and volunteer work, but I hope I am re-energized for thecomelycloset this new year. Shall we begin this journey together yet again? Bring it on 2017.

To reflect on this past year... the good and the bad highlights: 
- Domestic travel: Seattle, Washington. International travel: Japan - Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka
- National Parks visited: Death Valley to see the superbloom, Bryce Canyon for my birthday trip, Sequoia for fall foliage, Yosemite for my first falling snow, and Joshua Tree with my love!
- Six friends got married, attended 4. 
- Major career setbacks that have me questioning my current path. 
- Rollercoaster of emotions battling personal timelines I did not hit.
- Said goodbye to someone for the better. 
- Co-chair for MLAC
- Organized and executed a successful charity sample sale.
- Last, but not least.. someone has entered my life that I know will be that much needed rock for me :)



2017 Resolutions
  1. Workout and get fit - this is the year! 
  2. Cook more often and master some recipes you're proud of.
  3. Travel more, especially to a tropical island to unwind!
  4. Hike more often and visit a National Park outside of California/Nevada.
  5. Re-discover my passions and hope it guides me down the right path. Push yourself to find something new that'll challenge you. 
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A look back into my 2016 Resolutions... Was it accomplished? 
  1. Work out to build stamina - Not quite, I worked out very hard for one month... Baby steps!
  2. Take time for yourself, do not spread yourself so thin. - YES! 
  3. Re-discover things that inspire you and/or discover new passions. - Not quite, the hunt continues into 2017.
  4. Work on your voice. Be able to clearly voice your opinion and to really make a difference with that voice. - YES! But this is a forever work in progress.
  5. Take leaps in your career and hobbies. Go for it. - Yes/No. Leaps were taken, but lots of unfortunate steps back occurred as well.
xoxo,
Amy




Location: Joshua Tree
Photography by Adam Quirch


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