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VICTORIAN MOOD

August 8th, 2016 2 comments

Combining vintage and modern clothing is one of my favorite ways to put an outfit together. You can always guarantee a unique look by mixing and matching vintage items with current trends. I prefer a one-of-a-kind outfit because you know that wherever you go, you are the only one who will be wearing your outfit.

Something people don’t always realize is how multi-functional vintage clothing is. Vintage often works well with modern clothing and it helps enhance the wardrobe you already have. I picked up this antique Victorian mesh blouse from Desert Vintage and it’s perfect to pair back with a classic pencil skirt that I already own. I’m also planning to style it with my vintage slip dress and wear it under a blazer.

When I add an item to my closet, I always make sure I can create 3-4 looks with it. I always ask myself that question before I purchase anything because I don’t want an item taking up my closet space if I can only wear it once. Avoiding unnecessary purchases helps free up space in the closet and the shopping budget!

In the summertime I wear lots of neutral colors. Wearing cream on cream is very modern and helps elongate your figure. A neutral outfit is easy on the eyes, comfortable in the heat and it simply makes me happy!

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MINIMALIST KITCHEN

August 5th, 2016 4 comments

As the renovation of the house continues, I would love to share with you the final products of our white kitchen that I’m cooking in everyday!! Since we have a tiny space, I want something to open up the space and nothing will completes that but WHITE!!! We picked a few slabs for the countertop, some has more of the dramatic veins than others. The one we picked has the least veins which is perfect for a small kitchen. TIP: we took some samples of the quartz home and get a steak knife and run through it, whichever one least get scratches is the winner. We are so happy with the turn out and we are very happy we picked quartz over marble and granite as quartz is modern, durable, stain resistant, and it reduce the opportunity for the bacteria to grow which is so important for all of us. Out look from the kitchen and the living room is out small garden atrium with plants hanging down and cactus. We love having coffee and breakfast out there each morning!! ninispace-3

my matcha tea companion

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BOYFRIEND SHIRT & HIGHWAISTED PANTS

July 29th, 2016 No comments

I love the look of an oversized men’s shirt over a pair of high-waisted pants, a skirt or even with a pair of skinny pants. Many designers are also coming out with women’s shirts that are tailored based on menswear. Depending on proportions, you can add a tailored shirt over a wide-leg trouser for days that are too humid to wear tight clothing.

It’s such a classic Marilyn Monroe-esque look. Instead of wearing a sundress for Sunday brunch, you can wear something like this. Mixing white and cream together is great for summer dressing because you can add several different shades of nude and cream to white and create a summer outfit that won’t send you scrambling to find shade. Wearing dark colors is harder in the summer because of how hot you can get in the sunshine.

I have had this pair of Zara pants since last season. I’m pulling them out again today to re-wear and re-style. I love these pants with a classic men’s linen shirt and my new favorite nudeish pink lace-up shoes from ASOS.

Thanks for reading!!!

Photos by: Loc Truong

Wearing: Zara high waisted pants, Zara mens linen shirt, ASOS lace up shoes, ASOS caged gold clutch

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BOYFRIEND JEANS

July 27th, 2016 No comments

I love boyfriend jeans and they’re a trend that has remained relevant over many seasons. They can be dressed down and still look cool or be dressed up but remain low-key.

They’re great with a simple tee, sneakers and a blazer for a casual or busy day. I also like to dress them up with a silk tank and heels for a girl’s night out.

As much as I love wearing the boyfriend jeans, my husband loves me in anything BUT the boyfriend jeans. I still love wearing them because I feel good in them and you should wear whatever makes you feel good!

Photos by: Loc Truong

Wearing: Nicopanda ruffles blouse, vintage jeans, vintage Chanel chain belt, Socotra sunnies, Saint Laurent sneakers, ASOS cage clutch

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LIVING SPACE

July 25th, 2016 2 comments

We had a renovation at our home this summer and the project is endless. We started out with a small project: we were working on our atrium. By the time we were finished we ended up with a renovation of our living room and kitchen. We got a new floor and redecorated too.

We wanted something really clean and modern. I’m happy with the grey leather sofa. We looked at a tweed sofa and some fabric sectionals and they were all beautiful but with Sage running around and spilling juice all over, leather is the winner. With small kids you have to think about what they will spill and what the wear and tear will be and leather is simply more child resistant compared to the other options we saw.

The big zebra art wall piece is by Loc. Isn’t he handsome? The place is all coming along so well. But I couldn’t have done all this by myself and I’m so fortunate to have my good friend working alongside me and helping out! I’m feeling so blessed to have such a great friend and our new space!

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Rome and Tale silver  choker 

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I love this marble side table from CB2, I’m planning on getting another one.

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