Dark Florals // Strathberry x Inthefrow

At 25, I think I’ve pretty much outgrown all my fangirl tendencies. No matter how much I love certain artists, I would not just blindly support their work if I don’t continuously find it genuinely inspiring to me. So when I saw that one of my all time favorite bloggers Inthefrow (Victoria) came out with her bags in collaboration with Strathberry, I didn’t decide to get one until I saw how gorgeous they were and more importantly, how well they…

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Sunday Thoughts #4 // Stop & Smell the Flowers

It’s time for another Sunday thoughts, yay! I’m currently sitting on my couch with the balcony door cracked open. The breeze is a little chilly but summer is unmistakably coming, as golden sun rays are still shining in at 7pm. I had a great day today hanging out with my mom around Beverly Hills, after dragging myself to a Pilates class in the morning. It’s just one of those days where I feel genuinely content and at ease. These days…

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Maui Travel Diaries

It’s been over a month since we returned from Maui but I’m only now really working on my travel diaries. These posts are some of the most time consuming because I overthink them. But I probably don’t need to worry about it too much for a place as awesome as Maui. I can’t really make it look bad. Instead of trying to cover everything, I’m just going to highlight some of my favorite things that. Here it goes! Hikes Maui…

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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…

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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…

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Taking a Breather – Part II

Exactly a year ago today I put up a post called Taking a Breather after having had a really busy and stressful month. I wrote about things that helped me relax that included cooking, blogging, trip planning, and shopping. Funnily, I find myself in a very similar situation on this day. I took a week off in Maui this month which should have left me utterly relaxed, but the rest of the weeks were more stressful than usual. I wouldn’t…

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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…

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Women’s Day – Today and Every Day

This is a couple days late but I think it’s okay because every day should be Women’s Day! International Women’s Day has been one of the only holidays that I was aware of since growing up in China. But it has never meant as much to me as it did this year. Like I mentioned in this post, recent movements resulted in changes in gender dynamics that made me feel empowered and validated. As the society is going through difficult…

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