My Spring Uniform // The Flower Fields

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 one of the most popular activities to do in San Diego – visit The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Located about 30…

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The Interview Outfit

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 that sometimes the more I plan for an idea, the longer it takes me to execute it. So I just…

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Taking a Breather – Part II

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 go as far as saying I’m going through a crisis as much as I’m just experiencing a normal, probably healthy,…

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5 Maui Outfits

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 to leave most of the trip highlights for another post and focus on my outfits in this one. I find…

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Women’s Day – Today and Every Day

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 but ultimately necessary changes, I have some much smaller, personal goals as a woman: When hit on by a guy,…

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Spring – Not Here Just Yet

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 a faux-fur collar. I paired it with a black and white outfit with my purple/burgundy ankle boots from Zara as…

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