Never have I ever been one to sport a pink dress but this number was definitely an exception (& Ryan Chua approved of it too!) It's such a happy color and perfect for the spring time. This V-neck pleated dress from Charlotte Russe was too cute to pass up and really flattering for all body types. I seem to fall back on the fit and flare as opposed to bodycon dresses just because I find it easier to move around in- what do you guys think?
     This is a great spring dress and the shoes could be swapped out for a cute floral wedge or dressed up with a pair of stilettos for a night out!

Notice my toes match the dress :)


     Ryan Chua and I were able to catch a particularly sunny day in SF last week! It was (for once) awesome weather for a quick shoot! Actually, the weather was pretty nice last week for a couple days before this week's rain and gloominess dropped in upon us. Oh San Francisco, why must you be such a tease with this weather.
     This hi-low dress from Charlotte Russe would be absolutely stunning for the upcoming Spring/Summer season! 
The dress itself is easy to slip on and off (because it's strapless) and has a beautiful lace-like overlay as the skirt to flatter your waist line. I could see it with a pair of strappy nude pumps (pictured here) or if you're going to the beach- wedges would be a great look too! 

One can never go wrong with nude pumps!

Diamonds & Pearls, Oh My!

Happy Pi Day!  
     Pretty sure I was meant to be named Jewel...I truly love all things that sparkle! Which is probably why when I was presented with the opportunity to do a magazine spread with CH Premiere in WestField Valleyfair- I eagerly agreed! A chance to shoot amazing jewelry? Yes please! I'm very thankful that Sing Tao gave me the opportunity to do this once-in-a-lifetime spread :) It's not everyday a girl gets to wear a 17-carat (yup, that's seventeen) diamond ring!
     Here are a couple pics I snagged in between jewelry changes!

This Bez Ambar 17-carat ring! (that I'll probably never get to wear again)

Ahh! I couldn't get over how beautiful it was!

Diamonds are a girl's best friend

Pearl bangles for look #2!

All the pearls (Yoko London) for Jewel :)

High-Rise Shorts & Cheap Finds.

     Like I mentioned before, I love sales and digging through sale piles- there seems to always be hidden treasure among the sale racks. I went through H&M a while ago and came across this button up: a large, metallic-y gray, loose fitting top. It was definitely love at first sight! Despite the fact that it was a size large, I quickly grabbed it because it was only $5 and I could definitely see the top being worn over and over again.
     This top is actually wearable with leggings (it covers your butt) but it was a nice enough day in San Francisco to wear shorts! These Forever 21 shorts were only $13.50 and came is red, blue, tan, and black- a great selection of colors. I paired up my outfit with polka dot tights from Taiwan as well as these creeper-like shoes (also from Taiwan). The whole outfit together was a little under $30, definitely a steal in my book. 

I love the sheer-sparkly look of this top!

These glasses are super cool!

See details of my nails from Beyond Polish below!

A candid to end my post :)

These colors looks awesome together! :)

I used the gold leaf flakes on a nude color as well!

White & Black

     Charlotte Russe always seems to have just the right dresses for any occasion. Being a pageant girl, I tend to have events every weekend around the Bay Area and I find myself wearing a Charlotte Russe dress about 60% of the time- they're just so affordable and adorable!
     This white and black skater dress is classy yet fun, you can never go wrong with such a simple dress. In these pictures, I'm wearing head-to-toe Charlotte Russe! The skater skirt (or any skater skirt) really compliments a lot of body types because of the flare at the bottom. I love this dress because it would be cute dressed up with strappy heels or dressed down with a denim jacket and flats! 

A windy day in SF!

Photos by le ryanbyryanchua.

All Black Everything

     When in doubt, always go with black! It's my go-to color because it's slimming and classy and sexy all spun into one! This look was built around these shoes. These crazy, amazing shoes that are sure to turn heads in any event you go to. I think I succeeded in achieving a bad-ass-type look here. What do you think? :P

Triangle Statement Necklace from Taiwan
Fierce shoes by Charlotte Russe
Staring at my amazing shoes. Black denim mini skirt by Steve Madden

A candid to end this post :)

Photos by my homie: kennyyamaphotos!

Happy Valentine's Day!

     I know a lot of people dislike this "Hallmark Holiday" but quite frankly- I love it. I'm a sucker for this holiday- a true hopeless romantic if you will! In my opinion, you don't really need a significant other to celebrate this holiday- remember you can be your own fabulous Valentine and spoil yourself as well!
     This Valentines inspired look is cute and simple- perfect for a girls night out or a nice dinner with your other half. The bright red dress from Charlotte Russe is perfect for this holiday- just look at the giant heart cutout in the back! The pleated red dress is classy in the front and has a little sassy surprise on the back. I slipped on these Charlotte Russe classic black pump to dress it up but you can definitely dress it down with a cute pair of flats (or even Keds/Converse)!
Have a wonderful Valentines Day everyone! :)

All the hearts for Valentines Day :)

Back of the dress :)

:) Be happy!
Photos by this dude:kennyyamaphotos!

Pug Life

     You can't see it...but my t-shirt says "Pug Life"! I love this shirt from Macy's (clearance for about $4) and found it in the men's section a while back. I couldn't resist and I admit that it really doesn't hurt to plow through the men's section for cool graphic tees once in a while. This jacket was also from the men's department in Taiwan. Three of my four jackets I purchased there are actually men's- they just seemed to fit better. The plaid sleeves really caught my attention and it's definitely one of my favorites in my closet right now. The circle skirt from F21 I'm wearing has been featured before many times (like here) and I thought it'd be a cute duo with the graphic tee. 

     Since it's half-Winter and half-Spring in the beautiful city of San Francisco, I threw on some knee high socks from H&M to keep my legs warm from the cold wind. Topped it off with my go-to black Jessica Simpson pumps and you're ready to go for a girls night out :)