Cadaques.

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Lovely day trip to Cadaques… still reminiscing on how wonderfully forgiven this summer was. It was spent like an agitated itch on the back but in a good way. I am still mentally preparing myself for this incoming school year. Wish me luck!

 

xo. J

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Start of Autumn…

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Dear Viewers….

First of all I hope this summer was all kinds of wonderful and chic. For those of you who’s followed my Instagram, you are probably more aware of my whereabouts. Back to school season has gotten to the best of me, and I’ve officially started my 4th year dentistry course. It’s been super hectic and the frustration level was surprisingly high. It took me awhile to finally sit down and think about what’s next for my blog. Thinking a couple months ahead, school will only get busier and work will begin to pile up. However, I am going to really challenge myself to post at least once a week, whether that is inspiration posts or content I’ve created, I hope you guys bear with me! Thank you so so much for following this blog, let me know if there’s anything you want to suggest and comment down below! Happy Autumn lovlies.

 

XO, J

1 Shirt 2 Looks.

Nothing Feels better than rolling out out of bed on a lazy Tuesday morning (yes, you read it right. T U E S D A Y) on a hot summer day and doing the bare minimum. Of course the definition of “minimum” varied. For me personally, not having to put on a bra is a leisure activity I partake during the summer months. Of course as the days gone by, the desire to do is less and less (or desire to NOT do haha). One day I woke up thought to myself “wouldn’t it be so nice if I don’t have to change in the morning?” And so it begins. The pajama style ensued… Why not roll out of bed and style what you already got on anyway? This time I came up with two looks to dress up the pajama shirt. One causal (think Starbucks run and Mimosa by the sea) and one dressier option (garden party or if you are bold enough, perhaps a wedding?). You welcome and enjoy!
Look #1
Pj shirt look series #1

 


Dolce Gabbana floral shirt
36230 TWD – net-a-porter.com

3×1 denim shorts
6985 TWD – farfetch.com

Dr. Martens dr martens shoes
3685 TWD – revolve.com

Dolce Gabbana pink purse
29030 TWD – flannels.com

J.Crew circular sunglasses
5845 TWD – jcrew.com

Full Tilt eyeglass
305 TWD – tillys.com

Rimmel cheek bronzer
235 TWD – very.co.uk

Pottery Barn home wall decor
4820 TWD – potterybarn.com
Look #2
pajama shirt

Dolce Gabbana multicolor shirt
36230 TWD – net-a-porter.com

Dolce&Gabbana floral print wide leg pants
44815 TWD – net-a-porter.com

Gummy shoes
1515 TWD – hm.com

Gucci gold colored jewelry
23185 TWD – net-a-porter.com

Thierry lasry sunglasses
17585 TWD – barneys.com

Chloé eau de toilette perfume
1950 TWD – very.co.uk

Millennial pink – summer vacay

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This “millennial pink” trend really hits me right on the spot. I absolutely adored the palate ranging from nude, beige, salmon to bubble gum pink. Basically any color that is socially acceptable to put on the face as makeup. Perhaps my inner little ballerina is jumping up and down from joy, or you can also blame it on me being a Taurus and love me some warm colors… I actually had to look up what exactly shade of pink it is, and also stumbled upon this article, which is a very nice read. This look has three of my current favorites millennial pink, trouser, and espadrilles.  I would rock this look from day drinking (keep the mimosas coming!) to a night out downing tequila shots at a beach club. All about being comfortable and staying chic! Afterall, it’s never too late to be too millennial 😉

Pink shirt
rawglitter.com

Alice + Olivia high-waisted pants
€230 – net-a-porter.com

Rag & bone canvas shoes
€390 – forwardbyelysewalker.com

Cult Gaia hand bag
€110 – another20.com

Casetify apple iphone case
€35 – casetify.com

Barcelona Summer ootd…

As some of you know, I currently live in Spain due to my studies. And usually when I tell my friends or people I’ve encountered from North America this fact about me, the usual questions ensued:

“Why? Do you like it? What is your favorite city in Spain? etc. Although I usually answered with patience and preparation (mainly for the lack of knowledge about this country). I always and probably will forever answer the question with Barcelona.

The first time I visited the city with my sister was during a short winter break. It was one of those mandatory trips just because we studied in Spain, and it turned out to be the best decision we’ve ever made and the best time. I think what really made it special was the energy, the vibe of the city, and most importantly, the people. I mean compare to the rest of Spain, Barcelona is probably not known to be the most laid-back destination, but in comparing with other major cities around the world, it is definitely considered one of the best chill-out city to visit. Two years later, I am well and living in this amazing city. While there are a plethora of blog posts on travel blogs about Barcelona, I think it’s time we acknowledge the more underrated topic – the street style of Barna.

A typical Barcelona girl is unlike any girl that we’ve met. They have the year round perfect tan (not the kind that makes you looked orange), long hair that looks like they’ve always got sea salt spray on the stand-by (but they actually don’t need it), and a quirky yet laid-back way of mixing designer brands and your local designer finds. Talking about espadrilles flatforms, fedoras, a flowy tasseled skirt, some bohemian print item, a cigarette in hand, and you’ve got yourself the girl. They don’t want to stand out too much (because that is too much work comfort is key) but when they do, it is irresistible and trendy. Talk about taking Boho chic all day everyday!

I think the perfect representation of what I just described would be fashion blogger Gala Gonzalez from AMLUL and Instagram influencer Nina Urgell Cloquell. Gala Gonzalez is I would say one of the ogs of fashion blogging (same time as Amiee from Song of Style and Chiara from The Blonde Salad). Hence I’ve followed her for a couple years without even knowing that she is from Spain until I moved here lol. Nina is of a younger generation BUT hey, they both are influential Catalan bloggers here in Barcelona (and worldwide) and they both DJs. Fabulouso much?

Here are some of their street styles I’ve gathered to show you what I mean by being a Barcelona girl. Keep scrolling down!

 

»» Gala’s Summer looks:

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»» Nina’s Summer Looks:

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What do you think of this effortless bohemian Barcelona style? Let me know what you are rocking this summer! xx.

 

With love, J.

 

 

 

 

White Jumpsuit.

It’s official that June has been around the corner, which means the start of summer vacation and beginning of various activities under the hot summer sun. Ever since the CFDA 2017 award, my obsession for white (especially during the summer months) is officially confirmed. There were so many interpretations of white gowns and off white pulls on the red carpet everything is practically TO DIE FOR (cue Gigi Hadid*). Every summer I find myself purchasing at least one jumpsuit (or two, guilty). And this year I thought why not incorporating my two favorite summer essentials and find me some white jumpsuits. As always, I tend to find some inspirations online before making a big purchase. Here are wide range of white jumpsuits style to observe and learn from:

 

  1. City Cool

 

I probably would’ve never thought to wear completely white while strolling on the city street because 1. you would you pop out from the crowd (I guess that’s the point) and 2. non-stop stares from strangers 3. at risk for stains/ruin the clothing (but come on, we gotta be rebels somehow). However I love how these bloggers instantly transformed these looks from causal vacay to super sleek white by pairing some sunnies and black heels/dope-ass handbag with the look. With this style I would say, simplicity is KEY.

 

2. Office Chic

 

Again, another city look to take notes from (in this case, Kendall Jenner). White or off white blazer/coats are a working woman’s best friend. I could totally see a girl boss rocking this feminine yet professional look to the office, a business meeting, or even a lunch date. This looks is super versatile and definitely is a confidence boost.

 

3.  V-neck

 

I guess this V-neck loosen silhouette is a classic statement piece that’s been around forever now. I love this jumpsuit interpretation of it. Adding a flare with a bow-tie on the waist to distinguish and accentuate the form of the women. This look is super effortless and holiday appropriate. And you can either wear it with some sneakers or a cool pair of off-white/cream high heels and ready to kill it.

 

4. Vacation Mode: ON

 

This is the wide-leg-don’t-care-because-Im-on-vacation look. Simple, classic, comfortable and effortlessly stylish. Need I say more? I think in this case, accessories is important. Whether it’s play if safe and go with similar white tone, or go completely crazy with the purse/bag. The beauty of this look is that there are no rules! Your outfit is practically a blank canvas for you to get creative.

Hope you enjoy these 4 styles! What are some of you summer favorites? If you have any comments or questions please drop it on the comment section below!

 

Cheers!

xo, J.

 

6 Books Every Fashion Bloggers Should Own.

There is just something so magical about fashion books…they not only serve as a source of inspiration, they also make quite the elegant display on your coffee table or the perfect accessory to your latest Instagram flat-lay. All jokes aside, here are the 6 books I own that brings lots of joys and inventive stimulation when I go through a creativity dry-spell.

  1. It – Alexa Chung

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This is an oldie but goodie. Lots of random thoughts, doodles, and realizations from the “It” girl who’s till this day still taking a permanent “gap life”. She lives the life many girls (including me) desires. This is definitely my go to book when I have brain farts and needed something to get my creativity flow going. How I do it? Flip to a random page and study it like nobody’s business.

You can get this book Here and Here.

 

2. #Girl Boss –  Sophia Amoruso

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Founder of Nasty Gal, and a TV series inspired by her after. I think this is a must read for every girl who wishes to make fashion a career. This book helps me get motivated during the rougher times of my life. My favorite quote from Sophia “Good things come to those who hustle.” Indeed.

You can get this book Here and Here.

 

3. Love x Style x Life – Garance Doré

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This book is like you made a très chic French girl friend whom you can invite to any occasion in life and it would be a great time. From styling advice, to hilarious observation about Americans vs French, this book give just the right dosage of entertainment and fashion. Sometimes I would just read this book and convinced myself that me and Garance Doré are the bestest friends.

You can find this book Here and Here.

 

4.  How to be Parisian – Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas

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Not that we are not happy with our own nationalities (whoever you are/where you are from), but come on, let’s face it – there has to be a reason why being a French women in this world is particularly hyped up and fantasized upon. This book gives you insights into of how French women operates from their day to day life. Whether it’s food, language, vacation, to how to wittily deal with men, every page is so lovable and genuinely hilarious. I think the French spirit is still very much apparent in the fashion industry and no one is complaining to be honest.

Find the book HERE.

 

5. The Coveteur – Stephanie Mark

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I’ve been a loyal reader/subscriber to The Coveteur website for years now, and there is just something so glamorous and fun about the photography. I particularly enjoyed the detailed accounts to their interviews with famous celebrities/fashion people…almost too relatable as if the readers were there to experience it as well. That’s why when I found out they were releasing a book, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. It’s the perfect coffee table book that will serve as closet inspirations for life.

Find the book HERE.

 

6. Capture Your Style – Aimee Song

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If I were to name a few Asian faces that have prominent status in the fashion industry, she definitely will be the first ones to pop in my head. Aimee of Song of Style has inspired so many people with her killer #ootd and impeccable Instagram feed.  Most importantly, she has inspired so many young Asian Americans like me to pursue fashion and chasing the dream that seems impossible. In this book you will learn all the tricks to an ootd (outfit of the day) and all that Amiee’s got up her sleeves (literally). The beautiful destination and fashion shows/travels she has done over the years really serves as an motivation for me.

Get the book HERE and HERE.

 

Hope these books inspired you all the fashion lovers out there!

 

XO, J

 

Relax boho chillin’ vibe.

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Every summer around this time of the year (late May early June) I go through this “phase” that I identified as the Will Davison-photography-come-to-life phase. Everything from bohemian, earthy/nude tone, to being semi-naked and rocking the classic “sea-salt” wet hair, I AM ALL IN. I created this look in honor of the aesthetic…also to satisfy my cravings for buying everything flowy fabrics to Moroccan prints to anything with embroidered flower on it. It’s my soul is subconsciously making a statement for me screaming “I AM a free spirit! Believe me!”
So here you go. I hope these pictures inspired you to chase your own boho dream…

WithChic long blouse
€27 – withchic.com

Alice Olivia high waisted wide leg trousers
€345 – net-a-porter.com

Hollister Co. small heel shoes
€64 – hollisterco.com

Victorian brooch
€1.760 – 1stdibs.com
XO, J.

See you at ‘chella

See you at 'chella

 


This is what I will be wearing post or pre-Coachella.

Equipment striped top
€335 – net-a-porter.com

Alexander Wang distressed jeans
€325 – farfetch.com

Alexander Wang block heel sandals
€460 – barneys.com

H M short necklace
€5,56 – hm.com

Floral garland
€9,28 – amazon.com

Off White tech accessory
€54 – farfetch.com

Oliver Gal Artist Co red wall art
€335 – nordstrom.com

Andalusia holiday

Andalusia holiday

 


Inspired by the this past East holiday trip I took with my family, the Andalucia region at the south of Spain is definitely considered the MOST Spanish part of Spain to the Spaniards. The bull-fighters, the renowned Flamenco dancers, and various mosaic and beautiful tile prints. Everything screams red and passion. Thus the red top is inspired by this, pair with jeans and tone it down with Alexander Wang strap sandals in white. Not to play with the cliche but a Spanish holiday is certainly not complete without a pair of golden Dolce Gabbana earrings.

Red off the shoulder top
€19 – zaful.com

3×1 zipper jeans
€285 – intermixonline.com

Alexander Wang strap sandals
€420 – alexanderwang.com

Dolce Gabbana blue handbag
€2.230 – runwaycatalog.com

Dolce Gabbana charm jewelry
€470 – harrods.com

Mountain wall art
€46 – art.com

Desert gal.

Desert gal.

 

This outfit is probably the closest thingy I will ever get for Coachella. It’s not the most practical look for the real desert life, but chic enough to please the photographers present at the festivals.

Halter top
€275 – bleuclothing.com

Elina Linardaki platform sandals
€260 – forwardbyelysewalker.com

Tommy Hilfiger crossbody bag
€82 – macys.com

GUESS ring
€23 – guess.com

Urban Outfitters inspirational quotes wall art
€18 – urbanoutfitters.com

Typography wall art
€45 – etsy.com

Spring Passion

Spring Passion

 

This spring is all about COMFORT. This is why it is essential and perhaps smart to make sure that you regular pair of jeans aren’t so regular anymore to conveniently add a visual point to the overall outfit.  In this look I paired up the Alice + Olivia embroidered jeans with a stripe top and a pair of green pointed toe flats. I would imagine a messy hair French girl in this look marching down the local pharmacy to restock some skin care products or supermarket for some red wine. It can’t get better than this tbh.

Sea New York t shirt
€230 – ifchic.com

Alice + Olivia embroidered jeans
€475 – theoutnet.com

Charlotte Olympia pointed toe shoes
€580 – bloomingdales.com

Chloé handbags shoulder bag
€1.385 – barneys.com

Cartier white gold bangle
€4.680 – vestiairecollective.com

National Tree Company spring home decor
€130 – jcpenney.com

Best mom ever.

Best mom ever.

 

From Running errands to attending parent-teacher conference at your child’s school, I called this the next level mommy look. This combination will last you all day with its comfort and versatility. The patch jeans add an visual interest to make the look different from your typical day to day “soccer mom” attire. Plus, GOD BLESS the sandals/slippers trend this year. You will never have to worry about whether it’s appropriate anymore if you are simply making a fashion statement…and even if you are naturally more aware of how you might be perceived during a social setting, keep in mind that these pants will perfectly hide the fact that you are wearing slippers.

Le Sarte Pettegole long sleeve shirt
€275 – intermixonline.com

Alexander McQueen flare jeans
€815 – stylebop.com

Charles David shoes
€90 – lastcall.com

Alexander McQueen sequin purse
€3.095 – net-a-porter.com

Alexis Bittar drop earrings
€44 – saksoff5th.com

Kate Spade elephant necklace
€54 – saksfifthavenue.com

Mac cosmetic
€16 – belk.com

Fifty Shades of Grey #5

Fifty Shades of Grey #5

 


Vanessa Bruno wool wrap coat
€595 – net-a-porter.com

Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans
€265 – mytheresa.com

Dune flat shoes
€110 – johnlewis.com

Givenchy leather man bag
€1.860 – farfetch.com

Tech accessory
€21 – skinnydiplondon.com

Yves saint laurent sunglasses
€310 – ysl.com

Chloé chloe fragrance
€105 – sephora.com

Fifty Shades of Grey #3

Fifty Shades of Grey #3

 


Caroline Constas ruffle top
€370 – marissacollections.com

Acne Studios jacket
€1.535 – thewebster.us

Michelle Mason suede skirt
€545 – intermixonline.com

Nine west shoes
€83 – ninewest.com

AK Anne Klein post earrings
€9,30 – saksoff5th.com

Sole Society hat
€23 – solesociety.com

Kate Spade tech accessory
€47 – ebags.com

Fifty Shades of Grey #4

Fifty Shades of Grey #4

 


Oversized sweater
€68 – genuine-people.com

MANGO blue jeans
€42 – mango.com

Anine Bing lace lingerie
€92 – orchardmile.com

Chiara Ferragni Pointed Slipper
€370 – revolve.com

Evening clutch
€2.125 – louisvuitton.com

Jennifer Meyer Jewelry gold jewellery
€490 – ylang23.com

Clear glasses
€7,44 – romwe.com

Yves Saint Laurent lipstick
€34 – lordandtaylor.com

Blossom.

 

It spring time again! And every week my urge to go flower shopping is only gradually increasing. Peonies have always been my favorite flowers (next to roses and lavender). So it came as a surprise to me that I had no knowledge whatsoever on it and had to look up peonies’ flower meaning. What is not so surprising is that peony is believed to be named after Paeon, the Greek physician of the gods(that corresponds to my current studies, duh).

In the recent decade, peonies have also been used as a fashion accessory and the perfect transition pic in every fashion girl’s instagram layout. I personally adored peonies fulsome appearance and their ability to instantly upgrade a space when placed in a room.

Here are some of the fun facts I found on the internet which basically proves that peony is me in flower form:

  • As mentioned above, medicine/physician origin
  • Native to China (where my ancestors are from)
  • Lush, rounded, and fulsome appearance
  • It is also called the flower of “riches and honor”, need I say more???

If you are ever interested in planting your own peonies in the backyard/garden, here is a brilliant video that is a step to step instruction on HOW TO PLANT PEONIES.

If you find the real one too high maintenance, here is a DIY on how to make realistic fabric peony flowers:

 

I hope this post inspired you… Happy Spring!

 

XO, J