Monday, May 18, 2015

Motivation On A Monday

This may be a very quick post, but  I think it is
always refreshing to have a good inspirational
moment, especially on a Monday!

Have a wonderful and beautiful day everyone!


Nerd with Heels

Friday, May 15, 2015


Spring is here! Our favorite flowers are blooming, our
favorite fruits and vegetables are in season and the love
for life is in the air.  This season the style that is embraced
and embodied would be closes in resemblance to the
romance and whimsy of Rococo art.  Filled with ethereal 
and delicate colors, this season the pastels are reigning
supreme with a hint of boldness.  

The Fountain of Love by Fran├žois Boucher

Thank you so much to shop Primadonna for this beautiful necklace!

Have a wonderful and happy Spring!


Photo Credit for Fountain of Love: 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Smoothie Recipe That Would Make Toucan Sam Proud

As much as I enjoy and possess a deep infinite
passion for cake, I must admit that my other
favorite desert would have to be fruits especially
in a smoothie. After much experimenting, I 
finally found a recipe that suites my personal
 taste quite well and would love to share it
 with you. If you are a lover of fruit loops 
like myself, then this one is for you!

The Ingredients:

1. About 1 cup of Strawberries 

2. Four Apricots

3. One banana cut

4. Ciao Bella Sorbetto Blueberry Passion Fruit

5. Two Kiwis

6. La Croix Peach-Pear Sparkling Water

Strawberry season is upon us, and it is the main base for
my favorite smoothie.

I add bananas not just for the taste but for the protein and
energy so I can have this smoothie as a desert or with my
breakfast, this is the second main base for this drink.
1 whole banana will suffice.

Apricots are also in season and they are delightful in a
smoothie because of how light and sweet they are.
Kiwis also adds a fun and delightful taste to this
particular drink.

I like to add La Croix's Peach-Pear Sparkling Water
because it give the smoothie a lively fizz kick. Using
one whole can is perfect for this.

Last but never least my beloved sorbet! It blends perfectly
well with the other fruits and I usually do about 2 or 3 scoops.
I personally prefer sorbets over ice cream and yogurt in a
smoothie because of the texture.  I tend to lean
more towards tropical flavors when it comes to sorbets
so passion fruit is perfect.  

Blend fully well, make sure all the pulp
and everything else is blended together.
At the very end I squeeze a hint of lime and
mix it again.

It's a simple recipe but there it is, once again
remember to have fun and make it all your own!


Fruits and Sorbet By: Whole Food Market

"Kittens Get Thirsty Too" Tumbler: Bando

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Met Gala 2015: China Through The Looking Glass

It was a night dedicated to the beauty of the Metropolitan
Museum of Art's new exhibition located on the Upper East
Side of New York City.  Celebrities and supporters of the
museum alike, attended the event in pure splendor and
glamour ensuring to dress in homage of the theme.  I am
currently taking an Art History class, and this exhibit has
been the prime topic within our classroom.  I look forward
to learning more about this exhibit, and the various artists
who continue to influence our society through innovation and

My personal fashions of the night in no particular order:

Rihanna wore Chinese couturier Guo Pei and looked wonderful
in a silk detailed canary yellow robe.  It was my favorite because
of the grandeur and craftsmanship.

What I truly enjoyed about Janelle Monae's style is that it was
her personal style infused with the influence of the art of the night.  
It was beautiful and fun and all her own personal take of this style!

I really enjoyed Vanessa Hudgens dress mostly because it
was a very modern twist of the Audrey Hepurn-esque A line
cocktail dress.  It was artistic and playful yet demure.  I found
it to be a very unique combination along with the color.  She
looked very happy and beautiful!

I absolutely loved Emily Ratajkowski dress, and quite frankly it would be a dress
that I would wear now.  The dress she is wearing is by Bespoke Topshop and
she looked superb in this dress.  

Gong Li looked serene and magnificent in a beautiful maroon velvet and lace gown,
she graced the carpet wonderfully and it was magnificent to behold!

Wendi Murdoch wearing a lovely satin indigo blue gown with gold sequin details
that complimented the red carpet wonderfully.  Wendi Murdoch looked chic
and dazzling.

My personal favorite of the night was Fan Bingbing.  The detailing, the craftsmanship, and
the color of this outfit was precisely perfect and marvelous!  

It is a spectacular dress to behold indeed!

Liu Wen looks elegant and refined in a beautiful laced structured gown.  I love the detailing
and how it stands out in an excellent manner.

Alexa Chung with Erdem Moralioglu designer of this marvelous detailed A-line gown!
I particularly enjoyed the type of purple she wore and
 hope to see this color more often.  The color contrasts as
well complimented each other and it was very suitable for this lovely attire.

Emily Blunt looked wonderful in this mixed pattern gown, once again I truly enjoy
this particular color of purple and I appreciated the beading of the designs on the gown.

For the men I truly enjoyed Justin Beiber's suite coat for this event which was designed by Balmain. I thought was very creative and unique for men's style.

Ni Ni looked whimsical and brilliant in a yellow chiffon and silk gown,

Kerry Washington looked tres chic as always in a beautiful satin pale pink detailed gown.

Cindy Chao with Gemma Ward looked incredible in this black and white floral
 print structured gown.  Gemma Ward (one of my favorite models)
 looked stunning in a shimmery gown as well!

Zhang Ziyi and Carolina Herrera looked lovely and beautiful
 in their printed satin gowns!

Love Tommy and Dee Hilfiger!

I was excited to see Zhu Zhu on the red carpet, especially to see her gown and the accessories
that pair well with her gown in classic glamour!

Red is my favorite color and Shupei Qin wore it beautifully!

Gao Yang Yang wore this beautiful satin pale blue gown perfectly!

Carina Lau looks elegant and wonderful in this two toned black and white gown.
I love the beading at the end of her train!

It was definitely a beautiful and inspiring night!


Photo Credit:

Friday, March 6, 2015

Beautiful New Tunes To Add On My Playlist

Andre Henry's music has been my favorite to
listen to especially since his music brings me to
the core of my heart.  His music is romantic and
very beautiful and I each and every track is a 
pleasure and joy to listen to!

If you want to listen to more of his music check

Mind, a Body, & Soul

I was a bit late and in a rush, but it felt great to back into my yoga and
meditation routine!  Since I moved to California I have learned that
both meditation and yoga is crucial and key to great mental health.
It helps me personally to prioritize what is important in my life,
and learn to stay focus on the course of my goals.  The best
yet hardest practice, is mindfulness.  The art of mindfulness is
about being aware of the here and now, it being of aware of the
personal actions you place in a day to day life as well.  

For myself, the purpose for mindfulness is to remember to slow down
and enjoy the good things happening at the moment, and mindfulness
is great for strengthening the mind as well.  So as much as I love to post 
my workout outfits on Instagram, the actual meditation is such a personal,
beautiful, and private experience and I encourage everyone
 to give it a try! 

My outfit: 

White top: Gap 

Yoga Pants: 90 Degree by Reflex 

Vegan Leather Backpack

DKNY Sneakers

What is your favorite workout & why?


Photo from: 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Passionate Color of Red

It was a bright and sunny day, and I could not help but bask in one of my favorite colors...
red!  Both the sweater and jeans are from Gap, my duffle bag is from Forever21 and I paired
the look with my sandals from the post before and a jeweled headband.  On a bright, sunny, and
charming day I just love to express myself through colors, it is inspiring especially if you
live right next to the beach.  What is your personal favorite hue?  Do you wear it often?
What color inspires your mood?


Photo via my instagram:

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Closet App That Changed My Life

There comes a point in someone's life when they realize things need to change and organized for the better, and that point happened in my life! I looked into my closet and there were moments where things will become lost in the abyss of chaos no matter how organized I thought my closet was. I came across an app called "StyleBook" that ended that "I have nothing to wear" mode because of that never ending chaos. 

        Now I can mix and match, and even plan my vacation outfits all on one app, and I am so thankful for the creation of this. Sometimes, fashion ruts happen hey it's normal! Instead of the habit I use to have (which was buy a whole new outfit), I can now use the app to be really creative with what I wear. What I enjoy most about this app is mostly when I decide to go shopping it can help me focus on my needs vs. wants which is so crucial to adding more creativity to a personal wardrobe.  It also helps to promote what needs to be donated as well.

What the app looks like on my phone:

I found this app at the Apple Store (not sure if it is available on Android)

You can add the details of the item and the availability example: laundry, dry clean, in closet, etc.

You can quickly view your closet based on category

Here is the outfit calendar

Do you use the app as well? Has it been helpful to
you?  What is your favorite fashion app?


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