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.
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.
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.
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.
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ON HER Asos floral knit skater dress | Forever 21 faux leather wedge sandals | gifted heart shaped locket necklace | Essie “mamba” nail lacquer
ON HIM Zara basic button up shirt | Express photographer style dress pants | Asos reversible leather belt | Zara lace up shoes
photography by Vero Suh
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It's been a long time coming, but I wanted to share with my readers something very dear to my heart. For those of you who follow me both on my style blog and my personal journey, you already have ventured with me from the sweet and creative proposal a few months ago to here, the engagement photo session at Crystal Cove state park in Laguna Beach. Choosing a wedding photographer was something that was a high priority for the both of us, being avid lovers of photography. We searched high and low for that someone that would just sweep us away with her photography. We couldn't have been more happier and blessed to have found Vero as our photographer. Her portfolio set her apart like none other and we immediately knew we had to hire her. A couple weeks ago, she flew down from San Francisco to meet up with us and captured these moments as magically as we knew she would. Not only is she a talented photographer, but she is so sweet and super cool as we got to know her better. We are beyond excited to have her photograph our wedding later this year.
As I normally don't share things so personal, I wanted to share these images with you. A lot of you, my readers, have been with me these past few years and I cherish that so much. I hope you enjoy these by Vero Suh Photography as much as we do-- regular outfit posts will resume soon!
Love you all.