Monday, June 30, 2014

Dress It Up or Down


from left to right : brandy melville rings // h&m necklace // ring from flea market // essie navigate her nail polish







I checked the weather and it actually said 27degree Celsius! It was finally warm enough to not wear jeans, I was beyond ecstatic. I finally got the chance to wear this dress again, and this time I paired it with an oversized denim shirt. I was having a hard time deciding if I wanted to dress it up or down. I chose to dress it down because I was just going to class. And fun fact, I made a last minute decision to just wear sandals instead, it was too hot. Haha
Which one do you like better?

-Sophia

Friday, June 27, 2014

Little Sherbet Shoes

Nike Free


I've been lusting over some nikes for the past who-knows-how-many-months. Living in San Francisco equals a lot of walking. I figured on pair of walking/running shoes would be a good investment. I looked online and went from store to store to find the perfect one. The problem with running shoes is that they never look good on my feet, they're always too wide for me. So I went to NikeTown with the hope of finding the perfect one. And yes, I think I found the perfect one. 
I'm not big on orange. I like orange, but I don't think I own anything orange. I like how the color is not saturated orange like the box but it's not quite neon, it's like muted neon, like orange sherbet! 
What do you think of them?

-Sophia

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Summer Wardrobe Staples

I thought it would be a great idea to share my summer staples with you. And hopefully you'll find this somewhat helpful.

H&M romper and bralette 
1. Romper / Playsuit
I noticed that rompers are really popular lately. I think it's a perfect summer staple — it's light, flattering and most importantly, comfortable. The only downside is when you need to go to the restroom, especially when you really, really need to pee and you have a few layers on top of your romper, not good.

Brandy Melville Kaylee dress 
2. Sundress
I personally love sundresses, they are very airy, and comfortable. It's definitely something that you can dress up or down. I got this dress from Brandy last autumn, I think. I would love to find more sundresses. It's the best thing to wear when the weather gets a bit warmer in San Francisco.

Vintage oversized shirt // H&M jersey tank top // Mango shorts
3. Oversized Shirt
I figured that an oversized shirt would be a nice idea to replace those heavy jacket from the spring.

H&M skirt
4. Patterned Skirt
Jazz your skirt up with patterns, lately I've been loving the idea of patterned bottoms instead of tops. And plus, you can never go wrong with skirts in the summer.

H&M  jersey tank top // Mango Shorts
5. Plain White Tank or Tee
White tee or tank is a classic and I noticed that white seems to be a big trend this summer. I pick this tank top that I got from H&M, it's loose, flowy and not to sheer — perfect for summer. 

H&M crop top // Cloth Inc. skirt
6. Crop Tops
Crop top is a staple for me, all of my skirts sits a bit high on my waistline and sometimes I just hate tucking my shirt in every 15 minutes and I think crop tops are the solution for that. Dress it up or dress it down, your choice.

Growing up in a tropical island, I never really thought about "summery outfits" or "staples". I wear the same thing all year round that consist of tons of shorts, skirts, tees and sometimes dresses. But ever since I moved here, I appreciate the summery weather a lot more. Right now, I'm missing the hot summery weather. The weather here is way too cold for summer. 
Enjoy your summer!


-Sophia

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New York Coty pt. III




















Here you go, the last part of our NYC trip. Here are the pictures from the fourth and fifth day from our trip. We planned to go to the Statue of Liberty on the fourth day, but unfortunately it was raining, cold and foggy the whole day. So we took some pictures around the area and went to Chinatown and Little Italy instead. We walked around Chinatown but the only thing that caught or eyes was this little dessert place, I can't remember the name but it reminded me of Honeymoon Dessert in Singapore. YUM!
 I really wanted to visit the famous Flatiron building, I've seen it in pictures a billion times and I just had to go there. Despite the fact that is was raining, we went to Shake Shack at Madison Square Park that apparently is right next to the building! It was not easy to eat and hold an umbrella at the same time, but it was so delicious! We walked around some more and decided to head back.
The next day we went to Statue of Liberty, the weather was lovely! We got our tickets and get on the ferry. It was a great experience. It was quite crowded, but I love the view from the island. As usual, we went cray at the gift shop. 
Sadly, that was our last day in New York. We went to the airport in the next morning. I would love to go back there again one day. There still are a few places that we didn't get the chance to visit. Until next time, New York!
Oh, the one tip I can give you from my trip to New York is to get the unlimited subway pass. It's $30 for 7 days but trust me we did the math and that $30 is worth it. We used the regular $10 on our first (or second?) day and we spend all $10 in one day. Hopefully that's helpful for you!

-Sophia

Saturday, June 7, 2014

New York City pt. II
















 

9/11 Memorial 
Michaela instagraming



The third day of our trip, we went to see the Brooklyn Bridge and it was lovely! The weather was lovely and it was not too crowded or anything. There was a dance crew performing when we were walking to Dunkin' Donut and it was really cool! After a few pictures here and there, we decided to go to the famous 9/11 Memorial. The memorial was breathtaking, mini waterfalls on where the towers used to stand. We walked around some more, going to souvenir shop and all that jazz. When we're done, we went to the Times Square - again, but this time, there were a lot of marines and we took some pictures with them. It was a quite uneventful evening, we did went to the huge M&M's store and it was pretty awesome.

-Sophia