20 Romantic Ruffle & Frill Dresses to Add to Your Closet Now

March 27, 2017

Ruffles Frills Street Style Fashion BlogRomantic ruffles and frills have taken over my closet and I cannot get enough of them. They are literally bursting out of my closet. Lucky for me, the trend is not dying anytime soon. This cropped one shoulder top is something I enjoy wearing in hot weather, and I wore it taking a stroll around Huntington a couple of weeks back. I didn’t plan on dipping my toes into the ocean or laying in the sand that day, so I dressed in heels and paired it with my wooden bag for short walk onto the pier and a bite nearby. Continue Reading…

10 Things You Don’t Know About Me Tag

March 23, 2017

Style Fashion Blog mikialamodeSome of the best bonds occur when you least expect them to. When I was vacationing in Italy last summer, I connected with a blogger/instagrammer. We happened to both be in Italy on vacation at the same time, but in different cities, so we didn’t have a chance to meet – until recently when I happened to be vacationing in Paris during the weekend she moved there. Fate has a funny way of bringing people together. We had macarons and hot cocoa at Laduree in Champs Elysee and hit it off. She’s become such a dear friend of mine. If there’s anything to be grateful for in blogging, it’s the opportunities to connect with wonderful people. Recently, Stella Asteria nominated me to list 10 Things You All Don’t Know About Me, and seeing how I often provide my travel, lifestyle and styling tips, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to be more personal. Continue Reading…

12 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry On When You Travel

March 20, 2017

Essentials for Your Carry OnIf you follow me on Instastories on Instagram, you’ll see that 2 weekends ago, I returned to San Diego and last weekend I flew out to Minnesota for the weekend, got my fill of snow, saw a specialist for my ongoing shoulder problem and came straight home. This time around, I’m hitting the road for an overnight stay in Las Vegas. I thought it was time to share with you 10 things I always keep in my travel bag/carry-on whether I’m flying or going on a road trip. Continue Reading…

Best of Paris

March 11, 2017

Fashion Blogger ParisParis is one of those destinations that you never just visit once, especially if you appreciate fashion, architecture and great food. In the past, I’ve roamed the streets, going from crêperie to café, boutique to shopping arcades, museums to gardens in the beautiful summer weather. The landscapes and lush trees were more bare on this wintry visit to Paris, however, the true beauty in travelling in low season is experiencing the local culture more authentically with less tourists crowding the streets. Continue Reading…

SmoothBeauty Age Defying Laser Review

March 9, 2017

SmoothLaser Tria Beauty Age Defying Laser

Below is a for complimentary products received from SmoothBeauty for reviewing purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

If I could have wandered through a rainforest somewhere in a beautiful destination only to stumble upon the fountain of youth, you bet I would’ve bottled that up and drank from it long ago. But hey, I’m Asian and that’s pretty much swimming in it, right? Yeah, right. Perfect skin is something dreams are made of, and on a personal level, has by far been the toughest year with my skin yet. The stress of moving from East Coast Canada to West Coast USA, the climate and lifestyle changes don’t exactly scream, “Thank you. Here are the keys to your brand new perfect skin.” I’ve been on the hunt for products that help me retain my youth or seeking out for what has so far been widely known for being the impossible – reversing signs of aging without having to do a procedure. Continue Reading…

New York Fashion Week Day 5

March 4, 2017

Street Style NYFW Kimono OTTOn my final day for the previews of New York Fashion Week FW17 Collections, I felt a little bit sad to know I would be leaving the city I had become so attached to the last few years. I was tired, but didn’t really want to leave. The experience had been so special to me, I wanted to finish with Dubai Designer, Over the Top. For their Spring/Summer 2017, they released an incredible collection of japanese-inspired silk prints. “Beautiful kitsch couture, terrific trash, fantastic flash and all things over the top!!! Glitter, sequins and embroidery color the dreams that has driven OTT”. Continue Reading…