london calling.

Zara checkered drop waist dress | United Colors of Benetton quilted biker jacket | H&M suede over the knee boots | Kate Spade crystal pave bow necklace | OPI "samoan sand" nail lacquer | Asos quilted bunny ear purse

Although I've traveled to many cities throughout the world, London has always been my favorite city to go back to. There's something about London, whether it's the people, the food, the history, and the immense variety of things to do that makes it so mesmerizing.  It's quaint, it's gracious, and it's rich in beauty. Even when people have gone home, or the streets are left quiet after the typical rain storm, London still resounds with liveliness. Therefore, without any hesitation, we knew this was going to be our first stop after our wedding. Speaking of our wedding, next post up will be some pictures from our special day. Love you all!


arctic equinox.

gifted Front Row Shop open knit sweater | Forever 21 basic skinny jeans | Asos heeled leather loafers | 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target crossbody messenger bag | Celine "audrey" sunglasses | Essie "merino cool" nail lacquer

As the days grow shorter and the heat of the sun wanes, I think it is only fitting to wear one of my most favorite hues (outside of black), ice blue. Spring and summer call for colorful and vivacious silhouettes, while fall and winter beckon the more relaxed, low-maintenance outfits for me. We were out for a stroll after a full day of numerous photography sessions, and we could not help but be quietly mesmerized by the ambiance of the golden hour. Granted it might be overrated by some, but I will always be in awe of the beauty that it casts. It added a nice fiery effect in the midst of my cooler toned look.


crop sensor.

H&M faded denim jacket | Forever 21 basic cropped top | Urban Outfitters snow leopard print skater skirt | Zara leather lace up heels | Asos rabbit ear quilted purse | Ray-Ban classic wayfarer sunglasses | OPI "samoan sand" nail lacquer

Shying away, but equally drawn to cropped tops has somewhat been a fashion dilemma for me. For starters, I'm not really into showing any midriff unless the scorching weather desperately calls for it. There is something about pairing cropped tops with flowing skirts that has an appeal to it, however. I called it even when this past weekend, I layered the look with my favorite cropped denim jacket from H&M just to tone it down a bit, knowing that eventually I was going to abandon it as the temperatures would climb higher. These laced up heels from Zara have been a bit stuck to my feet lately (when I'm not at work), as they are surprisingly comfortable and I can't help being drawn to their airiness and edginess. 


color scheme.

Forever 21 open knit top | Zara silk petal shorts | Zara dual toned heeled sandals | Forever 21 various rings | Theyskens' Theory "vala" leather messenger bag | Ray-Ban large classic wayfarer sunglasses | Essie "eternal optimist" nail lacquer

Something about the summer makes me want to go monochromatic with my wardrobe. Not sure if the strong rays of the sun already uplifts all things of bright hues, or if the heightened temperatures make me want to stay simple in apparel. Either way, it makes my mornings much more efficient pairing the two colors that are the foundation of any palette. I am also keen on open knit tops. Always like the somewhat rocker and airy look of them, which aided to the persona of the summer stroll we took in the artist district in downtown L.A. Even the lightweight shorts that were on the verge of being athletic and lounge wear simultaneously were a nice assistance to cooling down. 


birthday girl.

H&M faux leather biker jacket | H&M chambray tank dress | Zara leather ankle strap heels | Zara faux leather miniature satchel | Celine "audrey" sunglasses | Jennifer Zeuner wishbone necklace | Essie "eternal optimist" nail lacquer

Time really does sail by--I cannot believe that half a year has gone by already and that it is now July! Yesterday we celebrated my birthday, and it was such a fun time. (Thank you to all of you with gave me your sweet birthday wishes!) The satchel and heels were lovely birthday presents from my sister, and I couldn't help getting dolled up with them already. I am very partial to neutral hued accessories, since they are classics and also, very practical. You will likely be seeing these two more often. Since summer has not quite kicked into full speed yet, I decided to pair my favorite jacket with this lightweight dress a couple hours after sunrise. Both articles make a perfect complement to the summer heat that is enveloped by a gentle morning breeze.