My Spring Uniform // The Flower Fields

  If you’ve read more than a few posts here, you’d know that I adore San Diego. It’s where I went to college and lived for four years. Even though a day trip is more than doable, the two-hour drive plus LA’s unpredictable traffic even on weekends has kept me from visiting as often as I can. After about four months since my last visit, I finally took a drive a couple Sundays ago to visit my friend. We did…

The Interview Outfit

I’ve been planning on more content revolving around professional wear for a while now. Last summer I posted about two summer work looks, but those were everyday looks for an office with no strict dress code, whereas I really wanted to give ideas for what to wear to an interview. I had the idea that I would showcase a few looks that would apply to different professional environments, from traditional consulting firms to hip advertising agencies. However, I have realized…

5 Maui Outfits

I went to Maui for a week! It was one of the best trips I have ever been on. After trips I always find the task of writing blog posts a bit daunting because 1) there are usually so many photos to go through, 2) I want to the destination justice and 3) I need all the energy I have to get back into the full-time working life! The post trip blues were particularly real this time… So I’m going…

Spring – Not Here Just Yet

It has been a very cold and windy week here in Los Angeles – I’m talking as low as 39 degrees (around 4 degrees Celsius) at night. It has caught me by surprise as I thought spring’s just around the corner and I’ve already been thinking about summer dresses and sandals. My trusty All Saints leather jacket has been a staple but even that hasn’t totally kept me warm this week. Thankfully I have a cozy Karen Millen jacket with…

An Alternative Valentine’s Day Look (and Attitude)

Nowadays it seems that every holiday is merely a retail opportunity. Red clothing and accessories are being pushed to the forefront in major LA department stores for imminent Chinese New Year celebrations. These are not to be confused with Valentine’s Day sales, of course, as these items are displayed underneath red lanterns, red envelopes, and well wishes written in Chinese calligraphy. There are a lot of holidays I love and look forward to, but there are some that I could…

The Sky Blue Sweater

I saw a gorgeous sky blue sweater in a blog post a few months ago and have been wanting one ever since (ah the power of bloggers). Finally I found the perfect one in this Mango one with fluffy sleeves and wanted to share it with you. It’s a little darker than the sky blue I had in mind but I absolutely adore it and have worn it many times already. It’s extremely comfortable and the price point makes it…

My LA Winter Uniform

Despite all the sales, I haven’t been buying a lot of new clothing pieces lately, which usually automatically warrants a new outfit blog post. However, there has been one outfit that I’ve been wanting to share – this classic, simplistic “winter” outfit that’s effortless to throw on and looks polished. It composes of: a neutral sweater or top, relaxed jeans, black booties, and a trench coat (same one as featured in this post). I’ve worn this outfit quite a few…

Zzyzx – Abandoned Desert Oasis

Zzyzx, formerly Soda Springs, is an unincorporated area in the Mojave Desert. The word “zzyzx” is named as such by Curtis Howe Springer because he wanted it to be the last word in the dictionary. A skim through his Wikipedia page¬†quickly paints a picture of the kind of person he was. He opened a spa in the area but later got into multiple legal disputes with the government, and the spa eventually became abandoned. As a part of a road…