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July 27, 2017

I have a guilty confession: one of the things you see in these picture is $35 and the other is $1200.

Have you guessed? You might know I'm fairly pro slow-fashion; meaning, I encourage consignment shopping, investment pieces, and dabbling into thrift stores. However, sometimes I make exceptions, but never by way of temptation. Discovering this dress was through working closely with the Who What Wear team who happen to also make clothes at Target. And they strongly encouraged me to accept a gift, and I got this dress. A $35 dress that might be one of my favorite summer aquirements. So easy to wear, and the belt doubles as a hair accessory.

So while I feel some guilt to be elated over a quick, easy purchase, I find that this dress has been making its way into weekly if not daily wear. Which doesn't go too far beyond my morals, right?

Oh, andddddd the $1200 is the coffee table. My first apartment splurge and I haven't looked back. Guess I'll always be in limbo of the extreme highs and lows.



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JANUARY 27, 2017

with the girls

May 27, 2017

While my IG post was sponsored, this post is not. Hanging out with a couple of best friends all dressed alike makes for head turning fun and really good content. Especially when my girl Alex Kenealy is behind the camera. Thanks Avec les Filles for dressing us for what could look like a pending album cover release. I'm obviously Beyonce,  Jenny is Kelly, and Olivia os Michelle (but secretly Solange I guess). And after this whole ordeal, we spent the rest of the day cuddling over gin cocktails. Because as simple as cuddling is actually super, super healing, did you know? Now you do.


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2017 MOOD

January 27, 2017

The things I'm feeling from my camera roll down to a visual moving board. Happy New Year!


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January 18, 2017

Around summer of last year, Alexis from Local Eclectic hit me up at the possibilities of working together. It only took an hour phone call of convincing her with some ideas I had, but a month later she arrange one of my favorite jewelry designers to come to my house with an open mind. Why I love A Peace Treaty so much is her belief in artisanship and the beauty of craft, and why I love Local Eclectic so much is her belief in collaboration which in the end, brought us all together.

 Now about the collection. It's a choker, earring set, and a ring. All made with opal - one of my favorite crystals with its iridescent spectrum of light. It’s also a reminder that the type and amount of energy you put into the world around you comes back to meet you. I hope you love the collection as much as we do! Shop away as there are only 30 pieces each :)



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out with the old tunes

January 9, 2017

Sweater from Aritzia. Bra on sale at Agent Provacateur.

It's been a strange year. I felt in a rut 50% of it and no amount of new travels, lush dinners, cuddle seshs, or alone time could get me out of it. But I think ultimately it came down to needing a break. I have been hustling for over 10 years - nonstop. And I couldn't get myself to think anymore. Everything was in a fog. In fact, every time I reminisce on a good memory from 2016, I realize that it's actually a memory from 2015.

Anyway, time apart from the web and reconnecting with myself, friends, family, and the world we live in has given me the energy I need to get back into the world to create again. Also my documented travels still remain unshared and I'm excited to relive these moments again - hopefully now with a more optimistic mindset. So that when I do look back on good memories, I can recall them from 2016.

Thank you Spotify for getting to it before I did by cementing my airwaves into a playlist. Last year I curated my own, but damn this was a great job. Obviously some repeats from 2015.

PS, I highly suggest investing in one beautiful lingerie set this year to put on for the days you need a can-do attitude.


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December 3, 2016

My 2017 attitude is going to Bella Hadid shading her ex-boo The Weeknd on a runway because I had an epiphany. I don't have many more years to be in my twenties, and the opportunity comes once in a lifetime. So, I better fucking feel it because if I don't, it's gone. What do I do? I get myself in a sequined mini leopard dress and indulge. All this training will pay off as I'm set to be a cougar one day.


Dress by LPA, Fishnets by Max Mara (similar), Sunglasses by The Row x Oliver People.



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November 25, 2016

I've been making wishlists since grade school because they're fool-proof. And while I don't expect anyone to drop four c-notes on disco shoes for me, it's a nice reminder of what I can spoil myself with once the holiday season is over (that's the thing with having a December birthday). I'm not gonna beat around the bush; I love that one day (or week?) of the year, I can obnoxiously make it all about me. It's what I've waited 364 days for. But also, this is a good gift guide if you're in a pickle this holiday. Happy Black Friday / Cyber Monday shopping x

1. Black boots I have a large enough arsenal of black booties, but what I'm not opposed to is a good swap out. Sell one to consignment and introduce a funkier pair. DORATEYMUR mishmashes Marie Antionette and 80s punk into a shoe hybrid you didn't know what you wanted.

2. Photography book Indulging in heavy imagery is a huge part in my creative process, and Mario Sorrenti is one of the absolute best because of his diaristic approach. There's something sentimental and organic about his point-of-view: plastered archives on a wall that found its way into book form: Draw Blood For Proof. Why I don't own this yet is beyond me, but another great suggestion is Quentin de Briey's The Other Day. I was lucky to pick up a copy my trip to Paris.

3. Silk pillowcase When it comes to my beauty regimen, I want think about it once, then never again. So if all I have to do is invest sleep on silk for a beautiful tomorrow, then sign me up. I finally found a thoughtful brand, Slip, that invests in our silky slumber.

4. Simple bedding While we're still talking about sleep, I am going to change your standard with propor linens. Shopping for bedding is overly complicated and finally Brooklinen simplified it without compromise. I have a grey set but already want a new set to procrastinate laundry day even further.

5. Fancy candles If you don't know what to get someone, candles are always the easiest, chicest option. It's one of those things that people really want but never spend the money on. Can I just mention how dangerous it is living walking-distance to a Diptyque? Boredom purchases are far more common than welcome so I can attest for many scents. Ambre, Tuberose, and Geranium Rose are the ones worth revisiting. Especially if they come in the colored jars.

6. Monthly membership I should want to pay for my own workouts, but Classpass is one of those things that I can easily justify not paying for. So if given in gift format, the guilt overrides laziness and I am given no other choice than to go.

7. Boxing gloves But if I am using Classpass, yoga and boxing studios are the only workouts that keep me sane and attentive. I own everything I could possibly need for yoga, but borrowing boxing gloves is gross. It's actually way worse than borrowing bowling shoes so for that, it's time to own my own pair. But it's another procrastinated purchase, so until someone gifts me the guilt of not working out, my gloves will live on a wishlist.

8. Portable speaker Weston officially spoiled me with the gift of Sonos in my apartment - allowing Jesse Woods in the AM to Mariah Carey by PM. My musical dwelling unfortunately comes to a complete halt when I travel. So, it's time to make the same investment to a rhythmic mobile lifestyle. Something clean, portable, and quality - like this one from B&O.

9. Vegan cookbook A clean diet has always been part of my upbringing. While I'm not vegan, I neither live the opposite. I glanced through Alicia's book while waiting for my habitual Friday night kimchi bowl pickup at my favorite, M Cafe. I found charming her excerts charming and loved her articulation on the vegan lifestyle. Definitely interested in reading more into this, but before I single-handedly meet M Cafe's nightly sales quota in one swipe, I decided to leave this gift to fate.

10. Single earring Support local businesses - go gift shopping around your neighborhood. While it's not in my neighborhood, my friend Geraldine has a rad shop with good curations. Like this Meadowlark singled-out earring.

11. Cast Iron Skillet A better tool for better cooking. Receiving this as a gift is more like receiving a compliment of culinary graduation: you are mature enough to respect and care for a cast-iron skillet.

12. Annual Splurge Since my very first paycheck, I've made an annual splurge on one pair of shoes. All you need is one really, really rad pair to feel brand new. This pair inspired this whole post, so while I contemplate the longevity of my lust for shiny disco sandals, I'm going to sign off here.

See you December 10th x


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