Halloween 2016

I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween! I didn't do too much, considering Halloween is not one of my top favorite holidays. Most of my friends went to haunted houses and watched scary movies while I just chilled aside. I kind of regretted not doing anything this year, however, because I've been seeing so many cute costume ideas that I wish I could've tried out when I had the chance, which you can check out at 10 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas. However, I managed this past weekend to fit it at least one idea, and that of course is Hollywood legend and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn!

If you've read most of my blog posts before, you most definitely know that Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite celebrities to have existed. She was one of my top ideas for a Halloween costume, and probably the easiest one to pull off. Of course, I dressed like her character Holly Golightly from one of her most famous movies: Breakfast at Tiffany's!

Audrey Hepburn is the one who made the LBD (Little Black Dress) iconic and what it is in the present fashion world. Though this LBD from Calvin Klein isn't technically "little", it's still elegant and definitely a dress that Audrey would have rocked her in days! 

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To make the costume for stylish and 60's, I used my black high heels from J. Crew and cat eye sunglasses from Ann Taylor, two stores which Audrey would most definitely shop at if she were still alive! 

The other accessories I included were a long pearl necklace, diamond earrings, long white gloves (I couldn't find black ones), and to top off, a tiny diamond tiara to fit on my updo. I felt like a princess, I didn't even to win homecoming or prom queen to receive it! Ironically, Audrey played a princess in Roman Holiday!

And of course, like Holly, I needed a fancy cigarette holder as a prop! Don't worry, it wasn't real and I don't actually smoke ... 

And of course, we can't forget to pose like the iconic headshot!

I hope this costume idea was helpful for anyone looking for a costume next year or for a belated Halloween party this weekend.

Happy Halloween, darlings! 

Dress: Calvin Klein similar dress

Shoes: J. Crew

Sunglasses: Ann Taylor - similar frames

Tiara: Claire's similar tiara

Necklace: Nordstrom Rack

Earrings: Francesca's

Gloves: Walmart

Cigarette Holder Prop: Walmart

Morning Class

I know what you're thinking. "Oh great, class again" ... But don't worry, I won't be lecturing you on any boring material! Unless you despise fashion topics, so this may not be for you. 

As you may have guessed, I am back at it with the whole college thing. I am now a sophomore interested in switching my major to Marketing with a possible double major or minor in PR (Public Relations). First week of classes can be rough, but I'm pulling through. Sort of. 

But anyway, there's a lot of other people out there returning to college and start their first year. It can be pretty overwhelming at the beginning, having to adjust to a new atmosphere and managing your own time. I can assure you that once you find the right balance and gain the motivation, everything with fall into place. One thing I notice that most college newbies are concerned about at first is what to wear to class. Honestly, dressing up or dressing down does not give you bonus points. Classes are the one place I can wear sweatpants and look like I just rolled out of bed without worrying what everyone else thinks. I'm honestly intimidated by girls who wear skinny jeans or a fancy blouse to a eight in the morning class, I have no motivation to pretty myself up that early! Let me be straight up honest and say that no one else gives a shit about what you wear, unless you're being taught by LeBron James. 

When it comes to morning classes, I like to go all comfy and casual when I'm in no mood to shower early. Due to fall coming around the corner, I like to dress in warm clothes and slip-on shoes in case it's a little warm outside. When it starts to get a little cold, a pair of sneakers or boots may be a better option. 

My white striped crop tank is from Madewell, which I bought at the Grove in LA this summer. I love it because it's the best and cutest go-to tank, and it's not too cropped either. 

My leggings are from none other than lululemon, which also has a lot of other cool designs for leggings online and at the store. And of course, my favorite cream-colored knit cardigan from Urban Outfitters always saves the day! 

Since summer isn't quite over yet, I like to throw on some comfy black flip flops from Sperry along with my Banana Republic frames to add a little more dorkiness to the look. 

I always want to point out that this tote bag of mine, which I've had since high school, is AWESOME. It's perfect for any class or any trip and it goes with every outfit. I love it, I definitely recommend it for any college student! 

Hair buns are always a great option for when you have no desire to style it, especially if you have thicker hair like me. And a little bit of makeup or no makeup at all is perfectly acceptable. 

I want to send a big shoutout to my wonderfully talented and amazing RA and friend Kailey for taking these awesome pictures, you're the best! <3 And good luck to all new and returning college students! 

Shirt: Madewell similar shirt 

Cardigan: Urban Outfitters

Leggings: Lululemon 

Shoes: Sperry's

Glasses: Banana Republic similar frames

Bag: Macy's

 

California Girl

The more I see or hear the word "California", the more I wish I was back in paradise. My mom and I are already talking about what we want to do the next time we visit the Golden State (hint: Disneyland is in the top ranks!) I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite places for our summer vacation, and I am already looking forward to the next adventure.

California is known to have over 87,000 jobs in the fashion industry, even surpassing New York's fashion district workforce. Los Angeles is one of the biggest cities that has inspired "California-cool" fashion trends throughout the world. When packing for the trip, my first thoughts were what outfits would be perfect to share on the blog. So here are two of my best outfits from the trip!

California Dreamin' 

Mid-length maxi dresses and the beachy atmosphere make a perfect combo. California is the perfect place to wear a maxi dress all year round. Luckily I bought this flounce lace dress from Anthropologie at the beginning of June, just in time for the trip. I love the elegance of this dress, it almost looks more cocktail-like but still great for casual occasions. It has a confident statement for the girl in the outfit and leaves onlookers in wonder. It's also perfect for both summer and winter, you can easily get a lot of use out of it.

Since the outfit is a simple black, you can go all out with accessories. I picked my feather-like chandelier earrings from Francesca's, Alex and Ani bracelets, Lokai bracelets, and a turquoise stretch bead bracelet (similar to a Lokai).

Finally, what is a sunny vacation without sandals?! Here is a pair of my two-year old jeweled snake sandals from Dillard's. Thankfully I had nail polish to match the jewels and cover up my toe nails!

The best part, palm trees make a perfect background!

Dress: Anthropologie - similar dress 

Shoes: Dillard's - similar shoes

Earrings: Francesca's similar earrings

Bracelets: Alex and Ani 

Bracelet (Pink): Lokai 

Bracelet: Bling Jewelry

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Sun's Out, Shorts Out

I don't really like adding too much detail to my fashion blogs, so I'll try to keep this one as "short" as possible.

Shorts, tanks, and flip flops are an obvious must for an eighty-degree adventure. These white sailor shorts and black pocket shell tank top, both from the LOFT, together form a sophisticated summer gal look. Add some accessories including Ray Ban half-frames, a bar necklace, watch, bracelets, an Italian handbag, and easy-to-walk-in flip flops and you'll be fashionably ready to explore!

Still in search for some clothing items for your summer essential list? There is still plenty of time! Check out some links below from my outfit picks to find your own pair of summer fun outfits!

Shirt: LOFT

Shorts: LOFT

Shoes: Reef

Sunglasses: Sunglass Hut

Purse: Terapeak

Necklace: Urban Outfitters 

Watch: Macy's

Bracelets: Alex and Ani