Heart on my sleeve

Photos and Video by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Jeans: J Brand (old, but love this one here)
Bag: Burberry (old)

"Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh'ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blahblah. Don't let someone steal your tenderness. Don't allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it's a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a teakettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all - look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love. 
~Zooey Deschanel

One of my favorite quotes. Wishing you all the love and a fabulous Tuesday!



Photos and Video by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Pants: old (love this option here)
Heels: Zara (old, but love this pair)
Bag: Mansur Gavriel
Sunnies: Prada

To me, sequins usually means late night party attire or new year's eve outfit choices, and not to be worn before 5pm. In fact, the first time I wore this pants out to dinner, my brother, and I quote, said "you are too much for SF". Oh, sibling love. 

Therefore, never in a million years did I think I would style an outfit with this pant, to be worn in broad daylight. Well, guess that's why there's that saying telling us to "never say never". Foot in mouth kind of moment, big time. Then again, I guess there's a little rebel in me after all.

So, what are the lessons on this fine and chilly Friday? Well, one, never say never. Two, let out one's inner rebel once in a while.

Have a wonderful start of the weekend!


Casual x Lux

Photos and Video by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

There's something about the look and feel of a faux fur vest that just symbolizes old hollywood glam for me. On this particular day, I craved the warmth and luxurious feel of a soft vest, and decided to keep everything else muted with the similar color scheme. Results? Casual with a side of lux. 

Wishing you all a fabulous Tuesday!


A retro touch

Photos and Video by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Top: Rag and Bone (old)
Skirt: H&M (old)
Shoes: Zara (old)

This skirt, which I literally saw on H&M's look book one afternoon and bee lined for the store, is without a doubt one of my favorite finds. I have always loved H&M for it's versatile pieces and affordable price point, but this skirt blew all of my expectations out of the water. The material, print, cut and fit are simply phenomenal. It looks runway ready in person, and it photographs like it's a designer's piece (in my humbling opinion).

I took this skirt out for a spin (literally) one afternoon, and had the best time doing this outfit post.

 Included in today's post is a short video clip Marcus (the genius photographer for this blog) filmed before we wrapped up the shoot. It was totally a spur of the moment idea with no planning what so ever. It was the first time we played around with a video clip, and for people who had no idea what we were doing, I was surprised that it actually turned out quite well!

Hope you enjoyed today's post. Wishing you all a Fabulous Tuesday!


Chunky Knit

(Photos by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Sweater: Rag & Bone (old)
Jeans: AG Jeans (old, but more selections here)
Sunnies: Prada
Lipstick: MAC 

Temperature has been dropping (for California standard) fast lately. During this season, there's nothing I love more than to throw on a chunky sweater. For me, nothing signifies comfort or coziness more than this winter staple. 

I'm just a little over 5'3" in height (5'4" on a VERY good day). So, while I appreciate a great chunky knit as much as the next person, I have always been very conscious to not pick something that will swallow me whole. This Rag and Bone sweater purchased last season, was definitely made with me in mind. The slightly cropped design cleverly balanced out the otherwise thick and warm material, which has made this my go-to sweater for the past couple winters.

Wishing you all a wonderful day and stay warm!