Outfit of the Day – Wormsloe Historic Site

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Dress – PacSun / Shoes + Belt – Forever 21

Happy Monday guys 🙂 It’s been a minute since I last posted an outfit of the day! A lot of exciting things are happening in my own personal life so I have been putting more of my focus on that. Plus, I am going to Hawaii very soon! My vacation is now extended for about two weeks in the tropics … so – yeah, it’s safe to say, I’m a very very lucky gal!

Anywho, here’s an outfit that I wore during my birthday weekend a long time back. I was visiting Savannah for the weekend to celebrate with my loved ones.  It was my very first time there and the weather was glorious. I am born during the last week of February so this is not a common occurrence for me. I am used to snow and frigid cold weather because I lived up North for the majority of my life. Nevertheless, it was sunny and warm outside – the perfect weather combo for a flowy effortless dress. This blue floral dress, in particular, had a high collar mesh detailing that I absolutely adore. In addition, it had hidden pockets! All these neat little features are such a refreshing twist to a classic fit and flare. I wished it came in more prints and colors!

Also, I wanted to note that visiting Wormsloe Historic Site was one of the highlights of my trip. It is one of Savannah’s can’t-miss attractions and soo much prettier in person than in photos! Upon arrival, you are greeted by a breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oak trees and a canopy of Spanish moss. I believe there about 400 trees planted there to create this scenic driveway and it stretches on for about 1.5 miles to the estate. If you have time, you can also pay the ten dollar fee to explore the property and get a glimpse into Savannah’s past. ~b

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Paris Outfit of the Day

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Dress – H&M / Sunglasses + Flip Flops – Walmart

Bonjour!!! Sharing my final pics from my mini France travel series with one of my absolute favorite cities – Paris! It’s one of those places that I love to visit over and over again. There are so many things that come to mind when I think of Paris…. picnics by the Effiel Tower, casual strolls through the immaculate gardens,  sightseeing at all the top attractions…The list can go on and on but I’ll truly never forget my first time seeing the iconic Effiel Tower. I remembered turning a corner and suddenly having a “pinch me” kind of moment when I first laid eyes on the majestic structure. It’s grandiose and timeless, I couldn’t stop marveling at it! The historical monument is one of the most famous landmarks in the world and a symbol of Paris. If you have the time, you can also climb the tower to get a beautiful view of the city… I posted a pic down below. It’s an amazing experience that you have to do at least once in your life! The City of Lights is awe-inspiring, romantic, and simply magical. I am honestly sooo entranced by the lovely atmosphere of Paris so I can’t wait to come back soon! ~b 🙂

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South of France – Staying in a French Villa

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Top, Sandals, Sunglasses – Walmart / Shorts – American Eagle / Purse – Modcloth

I’ve been lucky enough to visit the beautiful country of France twice in my life. Once was on a school trip with a handful of honor students from my university. I had the opportunity stay in a French villa in the charming village of Valence Sur Baise. We stayed in a stylish historic maison with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The home came equipped with a grand library, chef kitchen, entertainment center, courtyard pool, etc. It was elegantly decorated as well, with a ton of collectibles and antiques. I literally felt like I was living in a museum so I was pretty much petrified of touching/breaking everything (ha!). My bedroom had a magnificent  view of the rolling countryside fields which made mornings that much better. The room was also filled with classic furnishings and had an on-suite bathroom. All these posh amenities and fancy features made my stay feel like a luxury retreat!

While in the South of France, I  had the chance to visit the nearby villages, art museums, and also the city of Toulouse! My favorite memory from my trip, however, was attending the village community feast. It’s a traditional gathering that takes place once a week in the summer. Tents are set up with live bands and scrumptious meals. The carefree atmosphere is fun and upbeat. I loved watching the locals get tipsy and dancing the night away! It was an incredible experience to have everyone come together to simply celebrate life. Overall, my sunny escape to the South of France was an idyllic vacation. The memories and adventure that I made that summer are ones I’ll always appreciate and remember. 🙂 ~b
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Dreamy West Palm Beach

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Top – H&M / Shorts – American Eagle / Sandals – Vionic / Crossbody – Modcloth / Sunglasses – Talbots

Happy Wednesday, everyone! One of the main reasons I started blogging was because I wanted to document parts of my life. Like a diary of sorts, I love the ability to reflect back with words and beautiful photography. Below are photos taken in West Palm Beach, Florida this past summer.

Naturally anywhere with tropical palm trees is my type of vacation and West Palm Beach was no exception. It’s absolutely gorgeous! My family and I were only there briefly after our cruise to the Bahamas. Regardless of the short stay, I still loved strolling around the sophisticated streets and gazing at the colorful pastel architecture. We also had time to venture to the beach and enjoy the calming seaside bliss. Hearing the waves rolled in, eased and rejuvenated my soul with a sense of carefreeness. I love peaceful and relaxing destination, so I hope to travel back one day to fully experience all that West Palm Beach has to offer! ~b

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Retro Diner Look / Valentine’s Day Outfit

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Cardigan – F21 / Top- Wet Seal / Jeans – Marshalls / Shoes – Kohl’s

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon so I know a few of you ladies out there have some date night plans. Here’s my take on a casual cute look that’s perfect for any playful rendezvous! ~b

Date Setting:

From comfort classic foods to iconic retro decor, there’s definitely something special about diners. It’s a place that offers a fun experience for everyone making it an ideal spot to share a milkshake or sundae with your significant other. 😉

What I Wore: 

It’s safe to say that the general color scheme for Valentine’s Day revolves around pink and red tones. In this outfit I opted for a blush pink pin-striped top with a comfy periwinkle cardigan. A pair of white jeans complemented well with the lighter hues and to complete the whole look, I put a girly bow in my hair. Soft and sweet, I’m in love with this feminine ensemble!

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Vintage Vinyl Outfit

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Top – Lc Kohl’s / Jeans – American Eagle / Booties – Kohl’s / Tote Bag – Tory Burch

If you guys watched my recent mini haul then you will know that I won an embossed record player from Urban Outfitters. Excited to test out my new stylish audio player, I made a beeline to my local record store. As I filed through the music selections, I was transported in time. From one-hit wonders of the 80’s to head-bopping tunes of the 90’s, there were sooo many options. Although in today’s age of modern digital media vinyls may appear to be inconvenient. The vinyl revival is very much alive and they are making a comeback in sales. Records offer music lovers a different experience. They are retro, classic, and emit nostalgia vibes. A perfect fit for any hipster’s cozy living room. I plan on collecting a few for my home.  🙂 ~b

 
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Holiday Date Night Outfit

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Top – H&M / Jeans – Topshop Jamie / Booties – Kohl’s / Purse – Givenchy Antigona

Hi guys! Last week my boyfriend and I went on a little dinner date (pictures below). This historic home turned cafe is a hidden gem in Uptown. Secluded from the bustling commotion of the city, it’s a perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two. We enjoyed our crème brûlée as French music played softly behind us and the charming string lights twinkled above us. I was simply enchanted by the magic of the night. 🙂 It was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

Anwyho, can y’all believe that Christmas is less then two weeks away?! The inner child within me is ecstatic (#KidAtHeart) !! I have a few more festive photoshoots up my sleeve but in the meantime I’m wishing you all a merry and bright week! ~b

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10 Facts About Me + Coffee Shop Outfit

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Blazer – Elodie / Tank Top – Naked Zebra / Jeans – Marshalls / Shoes – F21 / Bag – Gigi New York Hayden Statchel

Happy Fri-yay guys! I have been putting off making an about me page/post for the longest time. I dread the whole process of defining myself  in general. It feels like an interview or small talk which I have never been a big fan of. Plus, it’s rather difficult to summarize yourself in a paragraph or two. However, I understand readers will feel blinded if they don’t get to know at least a few facts about the girl behind the screen. So I rounded a list of 10 (ish) facts about me. 🙂

1.) Background: I was born in Vietnam. I immigrated to the United States with my family when I was 4 years old. I grew up in a small town in Ohio.

2.) Age: 23 years old                     3.) Personality: INFJ                        4.) Zodiac: Pisces

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7.) Gypsy Soul: I have done a fair amount of traveling. I have visited roughly 13 different countries and been all over the U.S. I backpacked Europe in college and my family did a road-trip across America when I graduated highschool. I do frequent trips throughout the year to various cities but I prefer international travel more and hope to be able to take at least one overseas trip a year. (Pst..Greece has been on my list!)

8.) Photographer: My brother and boyfriend both take pictures for me. They are amazing photographers and I am so so lucky to have their help. We go on a lot of mini weekend trips for fun so I try to get content from those excursions. I take some of my own pics on my Canon T3i or iphone 7. I edit all my photos with Adobe Photoshop or my phone.

9.) Favorite Music: Indie and acoustic jams give me life!! But I also like listening to dubstep songs when I run because it helps me pace myself.

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10.) Quirky: Probably the coolest fact about me is that I am very good at social media contests. It’s like a hidden talent and I have won close to 45 contests the last 2.5 years.  Some of my winnings include cash prizes, shopping sprees, wedding ring ( which I gave to my mother ) , a wedding dress ( I’m not married or engaged….lol ), beauty products, electronics, gift cards, home decor, etc. My favorite win of all time was an all inclusive paid trip to Cabo, Mexico courtesy of Urban Decay.

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That’s all for this post. Thanks for stopping by guys! I really appreciate it and I hope to be able to open up more about my personal life as time goes on 🙂 ~b

Flashback Friday: Throwback Fall Outfit Inspiration

 

Hi guys! Here’s a collection of throwback outfit ideas from last fall. I hope this fashion collage spark some outfit ideas. I created a lot of wearable combinations – ranging from bright pops of color to warm cozy neutrals, plaid prints to stripe patterns, dressy dates to comfy chill. I think there’s a look for a variety of occasions. Most of the clothing items are pretty basic too which makes it easy to recreate from your own wardrobe. I also have to admit that I was kind of hesitant to make this post because the old fashion video I made is a little cringy. However, these days I am improving with my sense of style and editing skills so better content is coming! 🙂 Anywho, hope y’all enjoyed my flash from the past looks and have a fabulous Friday! ~b

Lantern Festival Outfit

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Top – H&M /  Jeans – Marshalls / Tote Bag – Tory Burch / Sandals – DSW

In recent months I went to a beautiful Chinese Lantern Festival that took place at a botanical garden near my city. The intricate and elaborate lanterns were beautifully crafted from China. The exhibit theme was “The Wild” which featured animals such as elephants, jellyfishes, pandas, etc. In daylight they were fun to look at but at night they were absolutely exquisite. The lanterns illuminated a vibrant energy and gave new life to these wondrous sculptures. I was captivated by all the swirling colors and the magical glow of these lights. The pictures below do not do it justice! As for my outfit, I am wearing a light green sage tank top from H&M. This is actually one of my favorite tops at the moment. I love the color and girly frill ruffles! My accessories and jeans are all neutral-toned. I always find that this helps balance an outfit out. That’s it for this post, hope you guys have a wonderful Wednesday! ~b

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