Monday, September 1, 2014

Printed


stradivarius sweater // h&m pants // miztyque bag // pink&pepper boots

Hello to September! I can't believe 2014 is almost over! I can't wait to go back home and spend some quality time with my family and friends (and it's a few months away from Christmas!!!!!)

So anyway, let's go back to the main topic — the outfit. I found this printed pants at H&M last year and as always, they're too long but I love it nonetheless. I brought it back home with me and I use my sewing machine to alter it myself (the stitches are still very wobbly). I've been loving the cuffed pants look lately, especially with the strappy heels (which I don't have).

I always feel like I need to wear this pair of pants more and the main reason I don't wear these pants as much as I like is because it has no pockets. Why? I don't know. I have the habit of putting my phone on my pocket for easy access (I need my google maps). They would be my perfect pants if they have pockets.

What do you think about pants with no pockets? Do you care about it? (or is it just me?)

-Sophia

Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Highlights


i shared my makeup routine (here)
embracing the bold lip look (here)
i got nominated for liebster award (here)
i found my perfect delicate earring (here)
i had my first pho and i walked around the golden gate park (here)
my 100th post, 25 facts about me
bringing the all black look back to my life (here)
The month August meant a lot to me. Among other things, this month last year was the first time I came to this beautiful city. I finished my summer class earlier this month and I've been trying to explore more and go out of my room more. An as you can see up there are some of my favorite posts. I'm starting my Fall semester soon and I really hope I still can blog regularly.

Here are some more pictures from this month


Found the Levi's Building

I'll have a post about this special guy soon (hopefully)


Which post is your favorite?

-Sophia

Friday, August 29, 2014

Shiny Surface


stradivarius leather jacket // h&m crop top // forever 21 skirt // pink&pepper boots

I found this skirt at forever 21 earlier this year and I couldn't resist. I love the color and the shiny, plastic-y surface of it. It's not the best thing to wear when it's super windy outside. I wore this skirt with my black Stradivarius sweater that I love a little bit too much (as seen here) and a pair of boots.

How would you style this skirt?

-Sophia

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Oil vs Butter

Camomile Cleansing Oil // Camomile Cleansing Butter

I was planning to write this post since the beginning of this month when I purchased the Camomile Cleansing Oil. I have quite sensitive skin, it's dry but acne prone skin, very hard to maintain to be honest. I used to use makeup wipes to remove my makeup and wash my face with my regular face wash afterwards, but for some reason it gave me an unpleasant stinging feel on my face, so I decided to stop using it and turn to an actual face cleanser. I stumbled upon this cleansing butter from The Body Shop and I gave it a go. After I finished my cleansing butter, I gave the cleansing oil a try.

I use both of them to remove my make up and I slowly add water to my face before wiping my face with washcloth (soaked in warm water) to remove the oil/butter.

The cleansing butter is solid and I had to rub the product on my fingers before putting it on my face. It made my eyes a bit cloudy for a few seconds after I use it (anyone else experience this? or is it just because I wear contacts?), but it doesn't sting. It's travel friendly but it's not the most hygienic thing because you'll have to dip your fingers in.

The cleansing oil is heavier than the cleansing butter. It didn't make my eyes as cloudy as the balm but I feel the balm remove my eye makeup better than this. It's not travel friendly but it's obviously more hygienic than the butter. 

I personally prefer the cleansing butter. It feels nicer on my skin and not as heavy.

Have you ever try any of these? What do you think about them?

-Sophia

Monday, August 25, 2014

Darker Than Dark

h&m necklaces // cloth inc shirt // forever21 jeans // june & julia shoes
I can't really remember the last time I wore an all black outfit. I tried to incorporate more colors to my wardrobe last year and I think I did a decent job, but I really miss my monochrome. I think you can never go wrong with it. and yes, I DIY-ed the ripped knee, it makes the jeans a lot more comfortable and I can't get enough of it.

How do you feel about all black outfit?

-Sophia