FOOD, FLORALS AND FUN IN THE CITY

April 18th, 2014

Last weekend the hubs and I went to one of our favorite cities, San Francisco for a little bit of work and a whole lotta food with family and friends. We seriously ate our way through the city. Somehow we are always blessed with great weather when visiting and this past weekend was no exception. I got to wear this new floral chiffon dress from Urban Outfitters while doing some of my favorite things in the city: finding new spots, trying new food and drinking my Philz coffee =).

P.S. I am lucky to have such a cute travel buddy who doesn’t mind all the eating and taking photos of me =).

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DETAILS
Photography – The hubs Jason Huang
Dress – Urban Outfitters
Clutch – Tory Burch and find similar HERE and HERE
Belt – Old ASOS find similar HERE and HERE
Necklace – Cbiji Collection – 15% off your entire order with COUPON CODE “KIM15” for April only!
Shoes – Nine West find similar HERE

 

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STYLE 2020 EVENT

April 16th, 2014

Join me for a day of fashion, beauty and lunch on May 2nd at the Island Hotel at Fashion Island in Newport Beach with Style 2020!  I will be attending and covering the event as a guest blogger.  I am so excited to hear guest speakers from L’Oreal, Sephora and meet other fashionistas!  Hope to see you there!  Click on the photo below for a link to register!
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JUST PEACHY.

April 16th, 2014

Here is the other Spring look I shot for April’s fashion feature in VietSun magazine. If you follow me, you know by now how obsessed I am with full skirts and this peachy number from ASOS is just lovely (comes in non petite too). I kept the look simple and girly – perfect for a day venturing around the city!

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DETAILS
Photography – The hubs Jason Huang
Shirt – Old H&M find similar HERE and HERE
Skirt – Size 00 ASOS and find similar HERE and HERE
Clutch – Tory Burch and find similar HERE and HERE
Sunglasses- Topshop
Shoes – Steve Madden find similar HERE

 

 

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SPRING SOPHISTICATION

April 14th, 2014

In February, I shot a couple of Spring looks for a fashion feature in the magazine VietSun. I am incredibly honored to be featured in the publication and it was especially fun for me to share some of my fashion tips and favorite Spring styles.

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Here is one of the looks I shared in the magazine – my take on a polished and feminine Spring look.

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DETAILS
Photography – The hubs Jason Huang
Blazer – Old H&M find similar HERE and HERE
Blouse – Old H&M find similar HERE and find similar HERE
Shorts – ASOS and find similar HERE and find similar HERE
Rose Gold Watch – Marc Jacobs find it HERE and similar HERE
Handbag – Louis Vuitton and find similar HERE and find similar HERE
Shoes – Christian Louboutin find it HERE

 

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1930s HAIR TUTORIAL

April 10th, 2014

Yesterday I shared a lovely 1930s look and today I wanted to share a lil’ tutorial on how to achieve the hair for the look. First of all I want to say that I’m not good with hair…at all. I have super fine and super straight hair that I never knew what to do with. Probably up until a year ago, I hardly even used a blow dryer. I know – not very girlie of me. It wasn’t until recently that I got better at curling my own hair and thank goodness for whoever came out with those top knot sock bun things for truly bad hair days. And thank goodness for super talented hair and makeup friends like Ting who can help me look better than I ever could. I asked Ting to help me with this 1930s dry fingerwave hair tutorial so you all could try this at home too. And since you are probably better than me at doing hair, it’s something totally doable and fun to try.

Thanks to the hubs for the photos and Ting for the tutorial!

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Supplies:
Comb
Paddle brush
3/4″ curling iron (size of barrel depends on hair length)
Large finger wave clips
Hairspray

Step 1: Section the hair
Create a deep side part (either left or right). Section the hair into 3 section, you should have two sections on either side of your head dividing from the your ear forward, and on large section in the back (you can use a comb to section the hair).

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Step 2: Curl the hair
Start with the side of your head with more hair.
Section out individual small sections with about an inch per section.
Start curling each section horizontally (be sure to use a Marcel Curling Iron for better results)

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Spray each section of the hair after you curled each strand.

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Once you get to the top of the head, be sure to use over directing technique to curl the hair.

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Repeat the same steps for the other side of your head.

Step 3: Brush out the curls
Once done curling both sides of the head, gently brush waves from the bottom up with a large paddle brush to set wave pattern.

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Step 4: Pin the Hair and set the wave
Take 6-8 long large hair clips and place each of them at the bottom of each curl to set the wave. Hairspray both sections after pinning.

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Step 5: Curl the back section
Same with step 2 and curl each section horizontally.

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Brush it out and hairspray.

Step 6: Once the back is done, take out all the large pins on the two front section of your head.

Step 7: If you don’t have enough time to set your curls/wave, you can add extra definition to your fingerwave curls by depressing the barrel of your curling iron into the valley of each wave and put it up with your hand in order to create a more defined peak.

And voila! You have a gorgeous dry fingerwave 1930s hairstyle for your next night out!

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Don’t forget to complete your 1930s look with black eyeliner, false lashes and red lips!

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1930s GLAMOUR

April 9th, 2014

When I got this gorgeous white bodycon dress from Charlotte Russe, I knew wanted to create a vintage glamour look with it. I love the midi length of the dress, the lovely details of the back and just the way the dress hugs my body. Everything about this look says feminine, flirty and fun. I teamed up with my good friend and amazing hair and makeup artist, Ting Lan to create the complete look and I will share a tutorial on how we did the hair on the blog tomorrow! I hope this look will inspire you to go a lil glam or try a different look sometime!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – Charlotte Russe find it Charlotte Russe
Shoes – Christian Louboutin find it HERE
Clutch – Target find similar HERE and HERE
Sunglasses – Topshop c/o Nordstrom
Earrings – Cbiji Collection – 15% off your entire order with COUPON CODE “KIM15”!
Hair & Makeup – Ting Lan

 

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PRETTY IN PASTELS

April 8th, 2014

Here are some of my favorite items in some of my favorite Spring colors: mint and pink.

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OUI OUI

April 3rd, 2014

This past weekend, the hubby and I took a road trip to Vegas for some R&R and to shoot an awesome couple. The drive isn’t so bad from Orange County and the weather was amazing. We stopped off the side of the road so I could show off from favorite new T from Nordstrom (I have an obsession with anything French), my favorite new jeans from Brooklyn Harper, and not to mention this super cute gold bracelet I got from Cbiji Collection. I love these jeans because they are the perfect fitting boyfriend jeans without being too baggy (I think I’ve tried on 30 pairs before finding this one) and also because they are high waisted which fits us petite gals in the right place!

And for my awesome readers, Cbiji Collection is giving 15% off your entire order with COUPON CODE “KIM15”! How cool is that?!

So a couple of things the hubs and I learned on our mini road trip:
1. We suck at rolling dice at craps.
2. The Bacchanal buffet at Caesars is sooo good and sooo bad at the same time.
3. Magicians are cool.

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DETAILS
Photography – My hubs =) Jason Huang
Shirt – Nordstrom find it HERE
Jeans – Brooklyn Harper similar HERE and HERE
Shoes – DSW similar HERE and HERE
Sunglasses – Topshop c/o Nordstrom
Bracelet – Cbiji Collection – 15% off your entire order with COUPON CODE “KIM15”!

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STRINGY MAXI

April 1st, 2014

My love for maxi dresses continues in today’s post! I mean who doesn’t love a stylish piece that is also comfortable?! When I saw the back of this Urban Outfitters dress, I knew I just had to have it. I actually think this dress is perfect for so many occasions – a fun day out, a Sunday brunch or even an outdoor summery wedding.

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DETAILS
Photography – The hubs Jason Huang
Maxi Dress – Urban Outfitters find it HERE
Sandals – Sam Edelman find it HERE and similar HERE
Clutch – Old Nordstrom similar here HERE

 
 
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JUMP ON IT

March 27th, 2014

Another secret I have found for looking taller is the jumpsuit. Wearing the same color head to toe will lengthen your frame and having a jumpsuit with the right proportions like this one from ASOS just makes everything look better. To top it all off, I have a very talented hubby who makes me look way cooler and better than I really am in these photos.

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DETAILS
Photography – The hubs Jason Huang
Jumpsuit – ASOS find it HERE
Sandals – Sam Edelman find it HERE and similar HERE
Clutch – Old Nordstrom similar here HERE
Hat – Old Forever 21 similar here HERE and here HERE
Aviator Sunglasses – Ray-Ban find it HERE
 
 
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