golden moments.

COS wool knit cardigan | gifted Asos scale print fit and flare dress | Zara leather heels | Clare Vivier leopard print clutch | Celine "audrey" sunglasses | OPI "you don't know jacques" nail lacquer

When I was younger, I used to shy away from bold and uninhibited hues. As I've gotten out of my shell as the years have gone by, uncommon colors have now drawn me to them. I am definitely a happy wearer of unique colors now. Chartreuse happens to be one of those happiness makers. I found this goldmine of a sweater in a COS store back in London (so glad they are starting e-commerce stateside!) and it has been a go-to piece from my wardrobe. Warmer weather equals brighter colors in my opinion. I also selected this pretty little dress from my friends over at Asos. Seeing the scaled print on the fit and flare silhouette was another golden opportunity for me. I am a bit of sucker when it comes to that kind of style with a stop-and-stare kind of pattern.


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. 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.