Mixed-Print Summer

July 23, 2021

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I picked up this mixed-print midi dress from Free People about a week or two ago and have found myself gravitating to it several times lately. This dress just goes effortlessly with sneakers like my Veja Campos. You might have seen me talk about it on my Instagram already, but I wanted to finally document it on this blog because you guys know well that I have a thing for contrast panels fabrics and mixed-prints (here's an oldie Rixo dress that I also love).

I say this every single summer but, by July, I'm already over summer fashion and quickly thinking about what I would want to wear for fall. Asides from throwing on a pair of shorts and a tank top, I feel like my style is the blandest during these seemingly long three months of scorching hot weather. Anyway, something that always helps me justify these kinds of dresses is being able to transition them once the temperature drops. I can see this dress, in particular, looking really nice with a leather jacket and ankle boots, or layered over a knitted turtleneck too.


Dress: Free People Mixed Print Dress
Shoes: Veja Campo Sneakers
Bag: Chanel WOC
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Rustic Orange for Summer

June 24, 2021

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Summer's in full swing in New York City finally, and I don't know about you, but despite the high temps, I live for these near-9 pm-sunsets. I just wrote about a tropical boxy overshirt the other day, and I'm already back with another summer outfit to back up my theory that these will be a staple in your wardrobe. The best part about these seasonal shirts is that I can totally see them easily transitioning into the fall too.

Rustic orange isn't usually associate as a summer color, but as a warm tone girl, I just gravitate to earthy shades no matter what time of the year. Material is really important with autumnal colors because having a silky-satin material top versus a cotton or knitted one really makes a difference. I've added a few options of orange-colored pieces that I love while browsing online including this dress from Urban Outfitters, and top, in case you'd like to add something orange to your life too.


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I picked up this boxy gem of a shirt among the sales at Aritzia a few days ago, and have already started brainstorming all the outfits that I could wear this top with. It's a personal rule of mine to make sure that I can style at least a few outfits with something that I'm adding to my wardrobe, so I don't end up with a purchase I regret spending my money on and letting it take up space in my closet after wearing it just once, and probably just for a few hours (yes, I'm speaking from experience). Do you have a personal shopping guideline of your own too?



Top: Aritzia 'Aries Button-Up' (similar satin)
Pants: AGOLDE
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: MeliMelo Bags
Accessories: Monica Vinader, Deia ear cuff, Fiji diamond huggies


Photo by Christina L.
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Tropical Layers

June 14, 2021

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Hope I'm just in time to say 'aloha' to the summer season with this shirt that I thrifted a couple of years back in Tokyo. Random, I know, but I definitely think there's always such an affinity for Americana-esque style and culture that makes the fashion cycle in Japan really interesting. When it comes to sustainable fashion/style, thrifting is often regarded as one of the best methods, however, I've always find it a little conflicting since consumerism is still highly encouraged. My personal belief is always, just buy only what you love and can see yourself wearing for a long time. Ok, tangent asides, I definitely think boxy oversized shirt will be making a comeback this summer, especially over all the loungewear and basics that most of our wardrobe is made up of post-covid. There's no better way to stand out from the crowd with something a little more unique and one of a kind. And on that note, I've also included a few option of fun and funky prints for you to browse below.





Shirt: Thrifted
Tank: LinebyK
Pants: Trave Denim (similar here)
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Cleobella 'Aubree Bag'


Photo by Ying C.
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Staycation in Hudson Valley at The Maker Hotel

May 19, 2021

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A few months overdue but, I finally sorted through all of the beautiful images that I captured at The Maker Hotel when Christina and I took an impromptu staycation there earlier this year. Before coming back to New York, I had already had this gem of a hotel bookmarked on my list-- and of all my friends, I couldn't think of anyone else who would be just as excited as I am to escape there for a couple of nights. Located in the Hudson Valley upstate New York, The Maker Hotel was easily accessible by the Amtrak at Penn Station for the both of us.

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When we arrived, we were warmly greeted by the front desk and got invited right away to the bar for a welcome drink on the house. This eased us into the property and immediately made us feel right at home. It was dark by the time we came into our room, and even in a lowlight and quiet setting, we were blown away by the decor and every little attention to detail.

We were lucky enough to book the 'Artist Studio' which, true to its name, would be every art appreciators' dream room to retreat in. Asides from having one of the fluffiest and most comfortable hotel beds that I've ever slept on, the bathroom of this studio was second to none. The 'Artist Studio's' bathroom is light-filled, decorated with antique limestone and Moorish tiles. Along with the rainfall shower adorn with gold-hardware details, it also comes with an elegant clawfoot tub. The best part of all, heated floors! If the rest of the property was not as equally enjoyable and beautiful, I personally could have spent a good week in this bathroom alone.


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The Maker Hotel was high on my list to visit for several reasons. One of it though was how thoughtfully it was created. If you get the chance to visit the actual space, you'll know exactly what I mean when I say that this place feels more of a passion project than an actual for-profit accommodation property. From little things, such as a perfume room on the second floor, which features a small cabinet housing some of the owner's favorite scents for guests to explore and try throughout their stay, to the different wallpaper patterns, some of which are hand-painted and one of a kind, you can bet that every piece of furniture comes with their own story.

Intended to be a space where one can comfortably spend their time relaxing in one place, The Maker Hotel has a cafe and bakery, a bar tucked away in the back that feels like you're going into a speakeasy and plenty of dining tables for the restaurant that flows from the library area all the way to the floor to ceiling glass conservatory. Christina and I visited the property around February so we didn't get to enjoy the outdoor area, but if you are here in the summer months, the pool and patio area look so inviting!

Between snoozing in our comfy robes with breakfast in bed and spending our afternoons making bubble baths for both photos and pleasure, our time quickly flew by. I'll surely miss the pistachio croissant in the morning and the infamous "choco taco" as a nightcap at this wonderful hotel.


Camera Gear Used: Nikon D750 (with kit) with 50mm F1/4 and 24-70mm F3.5 lens.
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