Outfit of the Day – Black Blazer Chic

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Blazer – H&M / Top – Mom’s Closet / Jeans – Marshalls / Flats -DSW / Bag – Givenchy Antigona Mini

With Mother’s Day coming up in a few short weeks, I wanted to post a look inspired by my beautiful mother! My mom has always been and remains a strong role model in my life. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for all of her support! Honestly, she’s the absolute best. 🙂

Below are just a few of my favorite throwback pics. of her. I love how these images showcase her effortless classical style. She was never the one to wear extravagant flashy outfits to stand apart in a crowd and that’s what I love about her clothing choices. My mother’s understated elegance was always fashionable all on its own.

For my inspired styled outfit, I wanted to keep it simple and sophisticatedjust like my mom. I opted for a timeless black blazer, which I believe is a must-have staple in every girl’s wardrobe. It’s super versatile and instantly pulls a look together. The red, white, and blue striped top was borrowed from my mom’s closet. I think it has a retro classic 90’s vibe to it. I paired the shirt with white neutral jeans to keep it crisp and clean. & To fully finish off the whole look,  a quick swipe of red lipstick always adds a pinch of chic to any outfit! ~b

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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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Summer Day in Charleston

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Dress – Forever 21 / Purse – Kate Spade / Flip Flops – Walmart / Glasses – Walmart

Happy Tuesday, guys! Yesterday I drove down to Charleston with some family and friends for a mini day trip. So I thought what better idea then to share some photos from my last visit in the summertime!

Charleston, South Carolina is a super popular destination. Beloved by both tourists and locals, it’s well-known for its rich culture and historic charm. Exploring the historic district is a must-have and the best way to fully experience the city. Located in downtown, the South of Broad neighborhood is home to some of the most beautiful residential architecture. My absolute favorite is this posh mansion overlooking White Point Garden! It’s the perfect balance of classic and contemporary. Nearby these fabulous estates is the famous battery. It’s a nice place to take a stroll and catch a light breeze in the hot humidity. Below are some of my top pics from my summer trip, I’ll also be posting my pictures from my winter trip in a later blog post. As always, thanks for stopping by – until next time!  🙂 ~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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Warm Glow of Holiday Cheer

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Cardigan – H&M / Jeans – American Eagle / Boots – Forever 21

Hi guys! It’s the official first post of 2018 and I’m starting it off with an outfit from 2017. Sorry I was MIA, but the holidays kept me pretty busy hanging out with the people I love 🙂 . These photos were taken on Christmas Eve in a little town known as Christmas Town USA. Population 665. The festive town dazzled and twinkled with 500,000 Christmas lights. This is an ongoing tradition within the community since 1956. The holiday lights sparked the streets with pure joy. It was absolutely heartwarming to see how excited all the children were in this glimmering wonderland!

In these photos, I’m posing inside a giant pine tree draped in stringed lights. Not your so average photoshoot – 😉 but I thought they turned out pretty neat! The lights danced and flickered all around me, leaving me a state of happiness. It also provided the perfect backdrop for this impromptu shoot. Anywho, more fun content is coming on the blog and I can’t wait to share them with you guys! In the meantime, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for reading and stopping by. I am so appreciative for your support. I’m wishing everyone a very bright and blessed year. ❤ ~b

 
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Christmas Village in the City Outfit

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Sweater + Scraf – H&M / Jeans – American Eagle / Boots – Stuart Weitzman / Purse-Givenchy Antigona

Happy Monday y’all! As this week slowly unravels, I hope you are able to get all your last minute gifts. Christmas is literally just around the corner! There are plenty of unique places to get presents for your loved ones. I found this tiny pop-up village right in the city center park. Filled with home-made crafts, fresh cut trees, and scrumptious strudels – this place was delightful 🙂 ! Though it was a rather small market with only a few vendors, I hope it expands in the future and become an Uptown tradition.


What I Wore:

Whenever I am out and about – I generally dress super comfortable and casual. My outfit of the day consist of the famous Stuart Weitzman OTK boots. They  are a must-have item for fall and winter because they instantly add chic to any outfit!  Pairing the look with a laid-back sweater, checked scarf, and a structured crossbody –  I was ready for a day of festive shopping! Cheers! ~b

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My Go-To Fall Outfit

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Demin Jacket – H&M / Jeans – American Eagle / Top – F21 / Plaid Scarf – Kohl’s / Booties – Thrifted

Happy Cyber Monday everyone! Today marks a rare occasion where a Monday isn’t so dreadful – ha! I hope you all had a lovely holiday break with loved ones this weekend. I actually went back to my hometown for a few days. My boyfriend came along to meet my parents as well 🙂 . I’m almost certain that we both gained a solid 5 lbs with all the food my mum fed us with, but it was worth it because home cooked meals are simply the best!

Before we ventured back to Ohio to eat our hearts out, we did a spontaneous photo shoot (my brother helped too!). Living in the South means fall comes a little bit later so we were still able to capture these beautiful vibrant yellow leaves. The fall foliage was the perfect backdrop  because it really made my blue demin jacket popped. Overall, this is one of my favorite fall outfit and therefore my go-to. It is seriously so easy to throw on and makes you look like you kind-of have your life together. Keyword: kind of. In all seriousness though, you can never go wrong with a pair of basic black leggings, causal demin jacket, plain white sweater, and comfy ankle booties. Layering it with a classical plaid scarf helps pull the ensemble together. My go-to fall outfit is down-to-earth and comfortable making it ideal for any cozy fall day. ~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