Art & Fashion





Summer Wrap-Up ft. Farfetch x

It almost feels as though summer has flown on by and I could not be happier of all the things that I have been able to cross off my list of things to accomplish throughout this time. On my list were a number of designs that I wanted to make and I cannot begin to express my utmost joy being able to complete most if not all of them. Farfetch, one of the leading e-commerce retailers offering over 400 fashion boutiques, has invited me to share my top five tracks that sums up my summer 2016 along with my favorite go-to fashion items to commemorate their current collaboration with and his release of his stylish wireless bluetooth headphones, EPs.

// My Top 5 Summer Tracks

Because I spent most of my summer completing my projects, I needed songs that would get me amped to work through the production process. Rihanna’s Higher is a song that is mellow enough to start off my day.’s Boys & Girls is my go-to car song as I blast it with my windows down and soak up California’s summer sun. Childish Gambino’s Sober gives me all sorts of beachy vibes. Ariana Grande’s Everyday and Thinking Bout You is reminiscent of any summer romances and unforgettable evenings of rendezvous.

Two-piece ensembles are so easy to dress up and dress down because of their versatility in becoming separates. I like to pair my striped looks with neutral accessories such as a wrist watch and simple long dainty necklace with a pair of heels to allow the striped pattern to make a statement for themselves. On the flip-side, I really enjoy comfortable looks as well. I created a laced-up top turned tunic/dress from a graphic tee. I like pairing this with bold accessories and thigh high boots for an easy go-to outfit to run quick errands in or out and about with friends. Because I made these looks, I decided to go ahead and link similar styles that you can pick up from Farfetch below!

// Get My Look On Farfetch

// What's your summer theme song?

I'm always on the look out for new songs to listen to so do share them down below in the comments!

* This post is in collaboration with Farfetch. I do not make commission off of items that are linked above and was not paid to promote such items. I just wanted to share a bit of my summer with you!

Wander Lust: Brighton, United Kingdom PT. VII

Photography: Rhys

Late Night Thoughts

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney
As you move forward in life, don't forget to thank the ones who have stood by you.

Chasing Sunsets

The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater—a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in.
- Olivia Howard Dunbar, The Shell of Sense

Striped Out

Top worn as dress: H&M (purchase here)
Rings: Tiffany & Co / Etsy

I have always been hesitant to wear stripes because I am still having confidence issues with my body. It is one of those things that I want to gradually change about myself and learn to love and accept it. This jersey top, which is long enough for me to wear it as a dress, has changed my perspective of stripes. I feel a bit more confident wearing it, but it will take me a little while before I can go out in it without a jacket or a sweater thrown over it. What are your thoughts on stripes?

Review: U Jelly Donuts

16051 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

If you are from the Orange County area and a dessert aficionado, you have probably heard of After's Ice Cream. If you have, then you are probably aware that the owners of After's opened a donut store called U Jelly. Besides donuts, they sell an assorted amount of stuffed croissants with fillings like pizza and philly cheese steak. Because Cindy and I arrived quite late into the evening, they were out of a lot of donut flavors. We did manage to score Reese's Peanut Butter, taro, pandan, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and coconut flan topped donuts. If you are big on sweets, you might like this a lot. Personally, it was too sweet for me (much like After's ice cream) so I will give it a 2/5 for flavor but a 3/5 for interesting choices of toppings.

Working Harder

Don't ever, ever, believe anyone who tells you that you can just get by, by doing the easiest thing possible. Because there's always somebody behind you who really wants to do what you're doing. And they're going to work harder than you if you're not working hard.
- Maria Bartiromo
I think this quote sums up everything that I am trying to fight for over the past few years.

Wander Lust: Brighton, United Kingdom PT. VI

Photography: Rhys

Review: Tokyo Central

I have always been a fan of Mitsuwa Marketplace, but the prices have always been quite steep for me. I now only go there when I want to have some cheap ramen from the food court. Not too far away from Mitsuwa was a marketplace called Murakai, but it has since been closed. In replacement of Murakai is Tokyo Central, my new favorite Japanese marketplace.

Unlike Mitsuwa, Tokyo Central does not have a designated food court with varying restaurants in it. Instead, it has a buffet (think Whole Foods), a large selection of fresh sushi, and occasionally, they host varying food events where they set up small stalls at the front of the store testing new drinks or food to sell in the store. Aside from that, Tokyo Central sells a variety of items from house ware, fresh produce, seafood and meat, snacks, beauty products and much much more. You can also sign up for their membership card which allows you to earn points towards future discounts.

Next to Tokyo Central is a Book Off (used books and electronics store) where you can fulfill all of your reading and nostalgic electronic needs. Overall, I absolutely love this marketplace and highly recommend it to anyone looking to try new snacks or to get some Japanese food and goodies!

Art Therapy

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh