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Downtown Los Angeles

Back in LA and back on the grind.

I started a new job and my office is downtown. It's a world away from the Westwood high rise that I'd come to know so well, but so far, I'm loving the change. So far, all I know is that I'm across the street from one of the best Italian restaurants in the city-- Bestia-- and I'm just a few blocks away from this spot called Pizzanista that serves $2 slices on Tuesdays. Surrounded by high-class pizza and pasta? What's not to love? The scene is refreshing, artistic and full of life. I can't wait to explore more!

This is my back to work look. It's great for any season and each piece is incredibly affordable, including the skirt that I found at H&M for just $12.99! 

Skirt: H&M (I found it in the store but similar here)

Handbag: Steve Madden c/o Marshalls

Striped Shirt: H&M 

Watch: Kate Spade

Ankle Strap Pumps: Nine West 


Photos By: Joe Yu


Emerald Isle Park

Last weekend I went to Emerald Isle Park with some friends. I brought along my camera with the hopes of capturing some content as we played. We lazily chatted and ate chocolate covered popcorn. It was a good day. The wind was in my hair. My worries out the window.  It was the kind of day that inspired twirling and an early afternoon detour to the Thirsty Crow Bar happy hour.

I wore this dreamy accordion pleated skirt, which easily dresses up or down, and a spring-ready floral tee. The entire look is under $100 and each piece is incredibly versatile. While my look here is quite whimsical, if paired with different pieces, you can achieve a totally different feel. Don’t worry I will bring this skirt back!

Life moves quick and fast. And I’ve been reminded recently to enjoy every moment, especially the good ones.

So today, as I sit with plenty of worries and far too many cares, I dream back to this day, with hopes that  a good happy hour is in my future! 

White Crossbody: Forever 21

Floral Tee: Forever 21

Nude Sandals: Nine West

Accordion Skirt: Forever 21

Layer Necklace: Forever 21

Photos By:  Lynne Hsieh

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