Life can take us on wild and fantastic journeys that can be a little scary. Sometimes downright terrifying. Just as Alice tumbled down the rabbit hole, we also can find ourselves deep in a dark tunnel with seemingly no way out. Whether this be because of economic poverty, political problems, crippling self-doubt, etc. But what I love about the Alice in Wonderland fairytale is that no matter what insanity transpires before her, she always moves forward. She doesn’t give up, she stands her ground, and in her want to change her world-view, she discovers new and fantastic things. (more…)
Ever heard the phrase “Don’t let seeds stop you from enjoying the watermelon”? It’s a simple saying at first glance, but it has a deeper meaning. It’s a metaphor for life and its trials. Life is like a giant watermelon, and while there are bitter or tough spots, it doesn’t mean we should disregard the whole thing. That’s why the watermelon is one of my favorite fruits; it reminds me to take the good with the bad, and enjoy the moment. No wonder I fell in love with this adorable watermelon top and shorts set that SheIn sent to me. (more…)
Hello dolls! I’ve finally finished my first year of college at FIDM and will be able to devote a lot more time to blogging this summer. To kick off the new season, I’ll be experimenting with a lot more fashion styles and new brands. The first brand I’ll be reviewing this month is: ToSave.
When ToSave first asked me to do a review, I was very hesitant given their website looked a little sketchy and I hadn’t heard the best things about them. Nevertheless they were persistent with their emails, and I figured, “why not?” So they sent me this stylish pair of distressed jeans and a cute watch to review, and here are the pros/cons. (more…)
Convenience is of the utmost importance in today’s society. In our increasingly busy days, we we’re bombarded with all kinds of different messages and experiencing sensory-overload. One of the things that can be rather challenging in my life is purchasing items from overseas companies that don’t ship to the US. As much as I love J-fashion, it can be a pain to get Japanese-exclusive items. I’ve had to try a plethora of different forwarding services, auction sites, even personal shoppers. (Which we all know aren’t cheap.) But thanks to DeJapan, I’ve found a way to make my shopping way more convenient. Read below my review of DeJapan and this Majestic Legon purse I received through them. (more…)
“Beauty is not meant to be practical, luxury is an inconvenience,” -Novala Takemoto, (author of Kamikaze Girls.) Truly all the most elegant and gorgeous things in life takes effort. The best garments take weeks of construction, the highest-quality food needs hours of preparation, and to be truly beautiful inside and out, we need a lifestyle that fully encompasses the ideals of healthy living. To me, it is of the utmost importance that I surround myself with beautiful things that bring me joy. Including positive people, exciting adventures, and expressing myself creatively via clothing. The newest addition to my creative arsenal that I call my wardrobe is this exquisite floral gown from Souffle Song’s Ancient Clocks collection, sent to me byDevilinspired. It has everything I find to be gorgeous; flowers, lace, and a luxuriant feeling. If the thought of soft fabrics, pink roses, gold trim, and pearl detailing is appealing to you, read below! (more…)
Recently I’ve been studying the “language” of flowers, which has always been a thing of intrigue to me. It’s so interesting to see what a daisy symbolizes versus a tulip or rose. Pink roses stand for gratitude, friendship, and gracefulness. While in contrast, a red rose can be a symbol for romantic love, and passion. Nothing makes me happier than seeing beautiful flowers, both on my clothing and in person. So when SheIn sent me this beautiful rose maxi to review, I was absolutely ecstatic. (more…)
In the words of Karl Lagerfeld (creative director of Chanel and Fendi), “There is no beauty without strangeness.” Ever since I was young, I’ve been drawn to things that were a little out of the box, unusual, and either far in the past or far ahead of the times. Whether that be pink vintage robes, fluff-ball earrings, or poofy Lolita dresses straight from Tokyo. After experimenting with a variety of fashions, girly accessories, even Japanese nail art, I want to yet again expand my horizon. This time to the world of decorative tights and extravagant legwear. Allow me to introduce you to Virivee.
Virivee is a Hungarian brand founded by Viri Vig in 2012 that specializes in the art of hand-printed tights. Their product lines consist of beautifully patterned and high quality designs, including a mermaid collection, an ombre collection, patch tights, and much more. When they contacted me asking if I’d be interested in reviewing some of their tights, I was ecstatic. I chose a pair of pink mermaid tights, a pink ombre pair, and even received a surprise Budapest sheer pair. If the thought of fantasy apparel and quirky designs appeals to you, read below! (more…)
In my previous write-up of BlingUp & Co last October, you’ll know I how thrilled I was to find a brand that does beautiful, custom-size nails designs. To add the cherry on top, they recently just opened a cute little boutique right in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles (453 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA.) Inside it is a heaven of extravagant Japanese nail art, gorgeously detailed apparel, fancy deco cases, and all kinds of sparkly trinkets. Come take a glimpse at LA’s newest kawaii-fashion and accessories shop. Truly a gem you can’t miss!
I love ridiculously girly things. If it’s Hello Kitty-themed or has Rilakkuma plastered all over it, you can bet I want, no need it. In my constant hunt to feed my cute-clothing addiction, I found some buried treasure: Bopyo. A Seattle-based brand that adds a new and refreshing taste to the rather over-saturated world of Kawaii. Bopyo’s mission? To “Provide visually cute quality products through our Bopyo Gang. We are in the “Happiness Business”, to add smiles to the world.” (more…)
One of the things I told myself I would try in 2017 was a jumpsuit. Like a romper, jumpsuits are like dresses with pants on the bottom. They’re very elegant, mature, and definitely have an air of professionalism about them more so than rompers. Jumpsuits have a masculine aspect as well, and are usually associated with powerful corporate women. (Nothing wrong with that but it definitely isn’t me.) But what I love about this one is how delicate and airy it is. My style is feminine, and I love wearing traditionally girly clothing. Take a look at why I chose this jumpsuit over others. (more…)