Thursday, September 18, 2014


PHOTOS BY: lisa chiu

Oh goodness, I've been running around like crazy for a really fun project I can't wait to tell you about! Sorry I've been a tad quiet on the blog this week, but I have a few exciting things coming up! Stay tuned, everyone :)

Also, isn't it weird to look back at your style just a year ago and see how much you've changed? I used to only wear statement necklaces, but I've learned to love dainty necklaces in 2014. Case in point, this charming little initial necklace from Adorn512. This has been layered with everything lately! Cannot get enough of it.

And lastly, I need to wear lipstick more because it makes me look like a real adult. Yay!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Must-Have: The Grown-Up Sweatshirt

Does anyone else set style goals for themselves? I try to do so at the start of each season, and for fall, I'm trying to step up my casual attire game. I feel like I buy either great pieces for work or great going out ensembles, and forget to buy pieces for cozy, fall days.

One piece I love this season is the "grown up" sweatshirt. Just pair these with some destroyed denim and slip ons and you still look put together yet comfortable. I did order this Altuzarra for Target Orchid Print Sweatshirt and I may or may not be tracking the package every hour (the worst part about online shopping is that I'm super impatient).

Saturday, September 13, 2014

IFB Links à la Mode

Hi all! One of my recent blog posts was chosen for IFB's Links à la Mode this week! How exciting! You can check out the other 19 posts that were chosen this week below :)


So Many Great Pieces

This week had so many great links, it was super hard to decide which ones to pick. Like a wardrobe filled with amazing clothing, sometimes it's just overwhelming to chose the best among greats. I know, #firstworldproblems. Leave it to us to find a way to complain about being so lucky. This week, it's all about having fun, enjoying life and getting on top of things. You know, striking the perfect balance. Sure, the perfect balance doesn't exist, but it's sure as heck worth trying!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In The Mix

PHOTOS BY: lisa chiu

I actually counted the number of striped dresses that I have and guys, it's not pretty. I may or may not have a full-blown obsession. Of course, I didn't have a striped t-shirt dress so you know I had to add that to my wardrobe. I can't wait to rock it with a fun pair of tights in a few months, but for now, I'm layering a vest over it and I had to add a leopard clutch to this seemingly neutral ensemble.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stylemakers & Changemakers Runway Fashion Event

D.C. area readers, I am so happy to tell you about an amazing upcoming event!

You are invited to PopNod's upcoming Stylemakers & Changemakers Runway Fashion Event! Co-hosted by True Affects and B K Gelwicks, PopNod will be bringing together over 250 people who are at the forefront of style and social good, while raising money to support an amazing DC-based charity: Critical Exposure. Critical Expose trains youth to use photography and advocacy to make real change in their schools and communities.

This show will feature outfits and jewelry from South Moon Under, Anthropologie and BaubleBar, and bring you the season's latest styles so you can dress to impress in the District: from Sunday brunch to Night at the Kennedy Center. 

Stephanie, the Founder and CEO of PopNod, invited me to South Moon Under last week and let me preview some of the looks that will be hitting the runway. Here's a sneak peek at one of my favorite ensembles. Just imagine this adorable ensemble on a 5'9" leggy model paired with some Baublebar jewels :) 

I hope to see you at this amazing event in October! For my non-D.C. readers and friends, no worries. I plan on Instagramming my way through the entire runway show. 

for more information & to RSVP, click here.

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