Lima, Lately

May 9, 2022

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A month flew by so fast that I finally found the time to say hello from Lima officially on the blog. I wasn't expecting things to move as quickly as they have been going so far, but if you're keeping up with me on Instagram, we just got back from Bolivia last weekend and it got a bit chillier here already despite the "tropical" weather that I was looking forward to. I packed so many dresses and skirts but instead, I ended up wearing all of my long sleeves and denim jackets for the past couple of weeks. I picked up this beige ribbed knit top from Proenza Schouler on a super good end-of-season sale. I loved the slight shimmer in the knit, and it honestly is why it makes this, seemingly a colder weather top, somewhat more appropriate to wear all year round and across warmer weathered days. I've worn it before with darker denim and a more dressed-up pair of shoes, but I love how it works casually with my everyday AGOLDE white denim and usual sneakers too.

I'm excited to keep exploring Lima and update this space with more looks/outfits that I'm inspired by this city to put together in the upcoming months. Hope you're ready to see all of the bougainvilleas in the background because there are a lot of them here (I'm not complaining at all though).


Top: Proenza Schouler Ribbed Knit Top
Pants: Agolde Tapered Denim
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Bottega Veneta Mini Pouch


Photo by Shun S.
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Beige Valladolid Days

April 1, 2022

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It's about time I share this final Valladolid appreciation post with one of the nicest weathered days we had before moving. I've been back in New York for the past few weeks and am still not fully caught up with the fact that my six-months Spanish chapter came to a close. These photos were taken at this little corner of our town that I passed by every single morning on the way to class. Not pictured is, of course, my tote bag that consisted of my notebooks and daily essentials, but I'm sure you get the gist.

While living in Spain for the past half-year or so, my perspective on luxury goods and fashion definitely changed a little bit. Nothing too crazy from things I already knew before, but my appreciation for dry cleaning and tailoring services will stick with me for the rest of my life. I've been on the hunt for the perfect camel coat for years but stubbornly haven't committed to one since I haven't come across one that I could see myself wearing for at least the next five years or so. But I did find this slightly oversized, cocoon beige short coat that I immediately fell in love with. My favorite part is that it's a cashmere blend with a liner for extra warmth. Everything else in this outfit is pieces that I've had for longer than a few years each, I know, I can see this jacket being this type of piece for me too in this outfit and how it fits so well with everything.



Beige Cocoon Coat: 12 Storeez via Farfetch
Top: Topshop
Pants: GRLFRND Denim
Shoes: ATP
Bag: Chanel WOC


Photo by Shun S
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A Day in Cadiz, Spain

February 28, 2022


Desperate to escape our cold little town in Valladolid, our friend decided that we would take a quick road trip (by quick, I actually mean 6 hours) to Cadiz. Cadiz is a coastal town in Spain, full of palm trees and beaches, and even though it wasn't that much warmer, it felt a whole 10 degrees hotter, hence my dress paired with a coat through the entire day.

I've had this linen Sleeper dress for a while now, and I always find it to be the easiest thing to throw on whenever I'm packing light for a weekend trip somewhere. Of all the dresses I have in my wardrobe, this one is probably one of the most versatile all year round. This puff sleeve linen white dress also works as a lounge piece, and that's exactly what it was when we would take our 'siesta' during that weekend. For going out, it dresses up my usual white sneakers and any oversized jacket. While it was nice to stroll around Cadiz with this outfit, I'm looking forward to taking it on more tropical places in the next few months.




Cocoon Beige Coat: 12Storeez via Farfetch
Dress: Sleeper via Toward
Shoes: Common Project (another white option)
Mini Bag: Bottega Veneta Mini Pouch
Accessories: Pearl Strand Earrings (similar pearl and gold)

Photo by Shun S.
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Barcelona Beige

January 24, 2022

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White bags are always risky life decisions, but hey, what's life/fashion without taking risks? But jokes asides, I've had my eye on a mini Bottega Veneta mini pouch for a while now and somehow couldn't justify the beautiful soft intrecciato leather version because I know that it'll 99% get stained and dirty immediately. I was pleasantly surprised to come across this raffia version, which I felt like, would be much easier to clean, if it does get a few spots here and there over time. Plus, nothing is easier to style than a mini white bag. For this trip to Spain, I also added this wool cocoon beige jacket to my rotating wardrobe, and I've been loving these two new pieces together.

If you caught my previous post in Barcelona styling grey wide-leg trousers, you might already know that I'm quite looking forward to Spring outfits for the first time in years.

My time in Spain is quickly coming to a close so I can't wait to share a few outfits from this beautiful country before I return for New York for a little bit.



Coat: 12 Storeez (similar short beige jacket)
Shirt: Sezane (similar shirt)
Bottoms: B Sides Jeans
Shoes: Common Projects Original Achilles
Bag: Bottega Veneta (Raffia Mini Pouch)

Photo by Shun S.
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On A Grey High

January 21, 2022

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I've been on a hunt for a pair of grey wide-leg trousers for months now and finally decided on these from The Frankie Shop. They came into my life at a very good time because I immediately got to wear them around in Barcelona a couple of weeks ago. Was pleasantly surprised by how lovely the weather was in Barcelona at the beginning of January, but hey, I won't ever complain about mild temperature and plenty of suns. I can't tell if I am getting older but my ankles are starting to get cold now, so wide-leg pants are something I have been gravitating towards more often lately.

For a quick stroll in the evening, I paired these trousers with a casual button-up and a light cardigan (that I stole from my boyfriend). I've never been one to look forward to Spring, but this kind of outfit is really making me change my mind. Looking forward to styling more looks with these and maybe an oversized denim jacket or vest in the coming months.



Cardigan: NOMA
Top: Sezane (similar button up shirt)
Pants: The Frankie Shop
Shoes: Common Projects Original Achilles
Bag: Chanel WOC


Photo by Shun S.
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Staycation at The Barcelona EDITION

January 19, 2022

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We found ourselves in Barcelona again six years later and feeling more at home than we could ever imagine thanks to the warmest stay at The EDITION Barcelona. If you're unfamiliar with the EDITION hotels, I highly suggest you check out my previous stay at their location in Tokyo; and then you'll completely understand why, when I found out that there was one in Barcelona, I had to experience what it's like to stay here as well. Asides from the luxurious but minimal decor and unique vibes, something that I've felt at the EDITION properties time and time again is just how comfortable the atmosphere is, the minute that I step inside. It could easily be credited to the amazing Le Labo signature scent that they have throughout the space, but for me, it's mostly the gratuitous greetings and thoughtful service from everyone that encapsulate perfectly that feeling of "my own home away from home".

While there are certain aspects of the EDITION hotels around the world that are uniformly upheld, each property in their respective city aims to capture the essence of their location and the culture, ranging from the design of the rooms down to even the food and beverage offerings.

My boyfriend and I checked in to the EDITION on a Sunday night, the weekend of the New Year's celebration in Spain. We were so excited for our stay here to enjoy a little R&R time so that we can reset and restart the year on a good note. When we arrived at our room, we found something we've been missing from our previous EDITION stay, and that's the robes and faux fur throw that seems to always invite us to cozy up in a nook that's hard to miss in every EDITION hotels' room. As we filled the beautiful bath in our suite, we watched the birds fly peacefully left and right in the coolest window view we've seen in Barcelona so far. The window view featured the colorful roof of the Santa Caterina Market next door and when the sun is setting or rising, the view was pretty much kaleidoscopic with all of the colors dancing in the light.

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That night, we did something we haven't done at a hotel in a while, and that's to just order room service dinner and enjoy ourselves to the fullest in our room. For me, the best sign of a comfortable hotel is when I seriously don't want to leave my room for even a second. We were tempted to hop down to the Punch Room, which is the property's very own speakeasy lounge, but we thought, we would save it for another night when we could hang out there for a few hours and try all of the cocktails (which we actually did, the following Wednesday). After a restful night, we were spoiled with a delicious breakfast in our room that featured a delicious mix of typical Spanish dishes and continental ones. For the best of both worlds, we ordered the 'PATATAS CON JAMÓN' and a stack of 'PANCAKES' with mascarpone topped with fresh berries. That sets us up quite nicely to enjoy the rest of the day exploring the different iconic neighborhoods that The EDITION Barcelona is conveniently located around.

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Wearing: Aritzia tank, and ASOS pearl beaded skirt.
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Wearing: Sezane boyfriend shirt, The Frankie Shop grey trousers, Common Projects sneakers and Chanel WOC.
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We were able to see Santa Caterina Market as it was opening its doors from our room's windows and by 11 am when we stopped in, it was bustling but not as hectic and as crowded as the other known market in Barcelona, Boqueria. It was a much more local experience and truly adds to the charm of the hotel being so close by.

That afternoon we walked through El Born and grabbed a mascarpone croissant at Hofmann, and then Bar Cañete for some tapas. The EDITION Barcelona is also relatively close to the main shopping center, so I was able to browse and pick up a couple of souvenirs as well. Because it was a Monday night, which tends to be a slower night in Spain; if you've been here before, you'll definitely know what I'm talking about- so we retreated to our room so that I can squeeze another glorious bath in before checking out the next day.

We switched it up a little for breakfast the next morning, and I got a 'WAFFLE' with banana, caramel whipped cream, and granola and my boyfriend got a hearty 'SHAKSHUKA'. Of course, the morning routine could have not been complete if there wasn't another bath for the record. After slowly starting our morning and getting ready to head out, we had a chance to visit the The ROOF and enjoyed some quick bites and a couple of drinks. I was pleasantly surprised with the Asian take of the menu there and if I wasn't staying at the hotel, The EDITION Barcelona's rooftop would be a spot that you'll find me frequent with friends. Beyond the food, it is one of the only places in Barcelona where you can get a 360 view of the city.

Checking out of a property like this is always such a dreading process for me, and honestly, I couldn't stay away from this place for too long as I mentioned that during our trip to Barcelona, we returned on a separate night to spend almost four hours trying all of the special punches and have a couple of game of pool in the Punch Room. My favorite was the EDITION's punch, but the fun bartenders there can surely fix up some solid classics like an espresso martini or an old fashion too.

Our trip to Barcelona wouldn't have been as special if we didn't get a chance to experience this hotel. I highly recommend you check this hotel out the next time you're in Barcelona, whether you're staying there, or just stopping in for a drink on the rooftop or their Punch Room.


Press/Media Stay. All opinions are my own.

Camera Gear Used: Nikon D600 (body only) with 50mm F1/4 and 24-70mm F3.5 lens. The Barcelona EDITION, Spain
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