DELICATE LACE ROMPER

June 18th, 2015

By now, you know my fondness for lace and rompers. Get them together and add pockets and I’m in love! Summer is the perfect time of the year to wear rompers and I especially love wearing ones that you can easily transition to night. I curated this particular one for Morning Lavender because I just love the delicate detail throughout, contrasting nude lining underneath and open key hole back. There are so many details of this romper – it’s hard to believe how inexpensive it is!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang Photography
Lace RomperMorning Lavender
Bow BeltMorning Lavender find similar HERE
Shoes – Steve Madden – I love them – they go with everything!
Clutch – Saint Laurent find larger version HERE
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

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POLKA DOT MAXI DRESS

June 16th, 2015

It’s been pretty gloomy here in SoCal but that hasn’t stopped me from dressing up for the Summer! I love wearing maxi dresses all year round, but I especially love wearing them in the Summer for all of the pretty prints and colors. I found this darling polka dot maxi dress from Ann Taylor and it is currently on SALE with other dresses and skirts for 40% OFF with code PRETTY40! I love the soft blue hue of this maxi and I love that I didn’t have it alter it a bit.

Thanks for stopping by! The husband and I are off to a destination wedding today and we can’t wait to share photos! Follow me on Instagram to see all about our travels!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Maxi Dress – Ann Taylor – 40% OFF with code PRETTY40
Straw HatMorning Lavender
Reversible Tote BagMorning Lavender
Shoes – Steve Madden find similar HERE
Sunglasses – Nordstrom find similar HERE

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Here are some of my other current dresses and skirts from ANN TAYLOR on SALE NOW!

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WEDDING WEDNESDAYS: NHA KHANH TULLE DRESS

June 10th, 2015

Last week I was in Dallas for a Morning Lavender event and I also got a chance to spend some extra time with the in-laws (my husband is originally from Dallas) and also visit one of my favorite designers! Nha Khanh was my wedding dress designer and has turned into a good friend and incredible #girlboss inspiration. She is a wonderful business woman and designer, as well as wife and mother. I love supporting fellow women entrepreneurs and I have always been in love with her beautiful, feminine designs. I knew when I got married that she was the designer for me. Fortunately for many, her beautiful designs can be found on Rent the Runway, including this gorgeous navy tulle dress seen. It’s fun, flirty and feminine and perfect to wear to weddings. I’m a big advocate of this sight and have seen many girls at weddings use this option. You might not wear it again so why not pick a designer beauty from a great site like Rent the Runway? The site lets you choose a free 2nd size in case your first choice does not fit and my favorite part is seeing real life examples of the dress on real people with real measurements. It is especially useful for petite gals like me because dresses are often too long or overwhelming.

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DETAILS
Photography – The Hubs
Dress – Nha Khanh – you can rent it from Rent the Runway HERE
Shoes – Old Steve Madden find similar HERE, HERE and HERE and designer version HERE
Crystal NecklaceMorning Lavender
Clutch – Tory Burch find similar HERE and HERE
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

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Here are some of my other favorite dresses from Rent the Runway:

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TRAVEL DIARY: JAPAN

June 4th, 2015

Tokyo has always fascinated me and been on my “I-need-to-go-to” places. So when the hubs asked me randomly one day in early April if I wanted to go to D.C. to see cherry blossoms, I replied “lets just go to Japan!”. I found a great deal on Singapore Airlines and we booked our tickets 2 weeks before our travel. It was spontaneous but when you are busy as we are and find a window of available time, you take it. And let me just say I’m so glad we did! Japan was amazing! We fell in love with the culture and food. There were so many amazing sites to see and everyone we met (for the most part) were kind, respectful and helpful. We traveled everywhere conveniently by train (why can’t the States be more like this?!) and we were able to visit 5 cities including Tokyo and Kyoto. We unfortunately caught the tail end of the cherry blossoms so we weren’t able to experience it in full bloom. Nevertheless it was still a beautiful site to see and I was lucky enough to be traveling with my best friend/love-of-my-life/photographer.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Lace Crop TopMorning Lavender
Tulle Maxi SkirtMorning Lavender
Shoes – Steve Madden
Gold Bow NecklaceMorning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom find similar HERE

And here are some highlights from my trip from iPhone/Instagram:
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Left to right from top row:
The most amazing pancakes from Rainbow Pancake
The best coffee in Tokyo from Omotesando Koffee
Waking up super early for fresh and delicious fish at Sushi Dai in Tsukiji Fish Market
Gorgeous blooms at Aoyama Flower Market
Eating amazing french toast dessert at the darling Aoyama Flower Market Teahouse
Experiencing the Shibuya Crossing
Indulging in match tea everything especially this soft serve ice cream at Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
Exploring the endless columns at Fushi Inari Shrine
Eating the best pork katsu ever at Maisen Tonkatsu
Always in hand with my travel essentials: FUJI X-T1 // Iced Coffee // Madewell Crossbody Bag // iPhone // Cape
Traveling with my favorite person
Whisky tasting at Yamazaki Suntory Distillery
Seeing Tokyo fashion in Harajuku
Getting myself a Parisian souvenir :)
Eating melt-in-your-mouth kobe steak in Kobe
Watching the hubs nap while sitting LOL
Grubbing on ramen 4x on our trip :)
Seeing all of the beauty Kyoto and Japan has to offer!

We have quite a few more trips coming up for work so I can’t wait to share more travel photos with you soon!

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CHICWISH FLORAL SKIRT

June 2nd, 2015

I’m a big fan of full floral skirts and an even bigger fan of them when they are under $50! This darling floral skirt from
Skirt – Chicwish has gorgeous pleats, layers and a pretty blue pattern throughout. I wore this lovely look yesterday in Dallas and it was perfect for this warm weather. My husband’s family is from Dallas and I always enjoy visiting and exploring since a nice city. Hope everyone is having a great week as well!

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DETAILS
Photography – Hanh Nguyen Photography
White Crop TopMorning Lavender
Skirt – Chicwish
Clutch – Tory Burch find similar HERE and HERE
Shoes – Old Steve Madden find similar HERE, HERE and HERE and designer version HERE
Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters

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Here are some of my other favorite floral midi skirts!

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TULLE & MESH LACE SKIRT

May 29th, 2015

It’s no secret that I have a deep obsession with tulle skirts. This newest one from Morning Lavender is utter perfection. I may be a lil biased since I curated myself but when I first saw it, I knew I had to have it! This skirt has a stiff tulle and mesh layer that just gives it a gorgeous shape and the layer of beautiful lace adds extra femininity to it. I wanted to show how to dress up a light tulle skirt for an evening out by wearing it with a chic blazer blazer and adding darker accessories like my handbag and shoes it. A crystal necklace dresses it up a notch as well.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! I will be heading to Dallas for a Morning Lavender event and to visit the husband’s family!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Blazer – Old H&M find similar HERE and HERE
Black CamisoleMorning Lavender
Tulle SkirtMorning Lavender
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Handbag – Chanel find similar, more affordable alternatives HERE and HERE
Crystal NecklaceMorning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom find similar HERE

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WEDDING WEDNESDAYS: MORNING LAVENDER BRIDAL SHOWER COLLECTION

May 27th, 2015

For this week’s Wedding Wednesday, I decided to share something I have been working on the past few months: Morning Lavender’s New Bridal Shower Collection! It was inspired by my love for all things weddings, romantic and girlie. With wedding season here, I wanted to provide beautiful and affordable dresses that brides and wedding guests could wear. I think we went a little crazy with the lace ;). Our collection was also recently featured on Style Me Pretty as we worked with an amazing team of vendors to bring this lovely vision to life. Here are some of my favorite images from the shoot, captured by me and the hubs:

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Bridal Shower Dresses for Women from Morning Lavender - 19

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To see the lookbook and shop the complete collection, visit MORNING LAVENDER BOUTIQUE.

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CLASSIC STRIPE SKIRT

May 25th, 2015

Today’s post shows a classic mix of closet essentials: a stripe skirt, fitted white button down shirt and a classic beige trench coat. I combined these pieces for an effortless look that is stylish and never goes out of style. I particularly love this navy stripe skirt from Chicwish because it has the right amount of pleats and flare. Their XS fits me perfectly and doesn’t overwhelm my petite frame. I added some modern updates to the look with oversized sunglasses and suede pointy pumps.

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DETAILS
Photography – Hanh Nguyen Photography
Skirt – Chicwish
Shirt – Old H&M find similar from Banana Republic
Coat – Banana Republic
Shoes – Old Joe’s find similar HERE 33% off with Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale or HERE
Reversible ToteMorning Lavender
Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters

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NORDSTROM HALF YEARLY SALE!

May 20th, 2015

It’s one of my favorite times of the year! I love the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale and they have some great stuff on sale for up to 40% off! Here are some of my picks:

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WEDDING WEDNESDAYS: ASOS FLORAL DRESS

May 20th, 2015

Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe we are more than halfway through May! Time sure does fly! It’s the time of year where most of us have weddings to attend so I decided to start an installment on the blog called Wedding Wednesdays. I have photographed many weddings and have seen MANY do’s and don’ts so I decided to share some dresses/looks that I think are perfect and appropriate to wear as a wedding guest. First up is this coral floral beauty from ASOS! It has a beautiful bright color and shape! I love the layers of tulle that give it that ladylike shape. This type of dress would look great when attending a garden or outdoor wedding. It’s fun and bright without stealing too much of the bride’s thunder ;).

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DETAILS
Photography – Hanh Nguyen Photography
Dress – ASOS
Shoes – Old Steve Madden find similar HERE, HERE and HERE and designer version HERE
Clutch – Saint Laurent find larger version HERE
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

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Here are some of my other favorite options to wear to garden/outdoor summer weddings:

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