I’m a fashionista.  You’re a fashionista.  Every fashionista knows about ZARA, and if you don’t, you have been officially stripped of your fashionista title.  Sorry, rules are rules.  I am actually scared to walk into a ZARA store right now because there is an astronomical amount of goodies that I want to purchase.  Here are my picks and I will explain why:


rightnow_LongWaistcoat This Long Waistcoat is a MUST HAVE.  First, this is a great transitional piece from summer into fall.  I would wear this as a standalone coat dress or over some Distressed Jeans for a more casual/rocker chic look.  Second, it’s under $50.  Third, once chilly weather actually hits, I could throw this over a pair of Wide Velvet Trousers and keep my legs extra warm.



Can I get an amen?  This Miniskirt With Buttons is already on my credit card and on it’s way to my closet.  It comes in three different colors: dark russet, dark bottle green and black.  My personal preference is the dark russet, but the online store only has XS left in stock for this poppy color.  It’s under $30 and can be worn with a High Neck T-Shirt as seen in the photo.  I prefer something more casual like the Text T-Shirt in Grey Marl, and throw on a Leather Biker Jacket over the whole thing.



I mean…yeah.  The Block Heel Leather Ankle Boots With Stretch Detail has the perfect pointed toe look that’s seen all over fall fashion this year.  I love that the heel is not too high and that it’s an ankle boot.  I can wear this with Ripped Denim Shorts and a Textured Sweatshirt while the weather is still cool outside at night.  Then switch it up to Loose-Fit Trousers and a Check Shirt once the weather really gets cold.  For leather and under $140, this pair of boots is a steal.



Fringe is in.  Let me repeat.  Fringe is in.  (Read WANTED).  Fringe is fall’s new statement detail.  This Leather Jacket is the epitome of this year’s fall fashion.  I don’t know how ZARA does it, but they were able to create a leather, fringe jacket for under $300, (and they did NOT skimp on the details or intricacies).  It has such a great western look that I wouldn’t dare to mess with it, but only pair it with a simple Ribbed Dress in Dark Grey.



You’ll definitely turn heads with this Tunic With Front Slits top.  I think there is a fine line between sexy and trashy.  This top IS sexy, yet classy and chic at the same time.  It’s that perfect union on the Venn Diagram.  I would pair this with Super Skinny Trousers and the Block Heel Leather Ankle Boots With Stretch Detail.  You’re welcome.


rightnow_WraparoundLeatherSandals Yum, yum, gimme some.  I don’t think I need to explain much on the Wraparound Leather Sandals, right?  The details on this pair of shoes…the color…the…everything!  You can wear this with Destroyed Jeans and a Belted Blazer (read BLAZE AWAY) for day wear, and then a sexy Pleated Dress for a nice dinner out with your significant other or girlfriends.  I’ll wear this naked.  Seriously.

ZARA‘s online store offers free standard shipping for purchases $50+, so you really have no excuses.  Happy shopping y’all!  Let me know what you end up purchasing! Xoxo!

The Nightie That Could


I believe every female deserves to feel sexy and confident, especially when you’re at home in your own domain.  I like wearing cute, comfy things even when I’m doing nothing but lounging around in my studio.  I found this Urban Outfitters | Out From Under | Surplice Romper on sale and an online exclusive for under $20.  Wear this for that special someone.  That special someone could also just be you.


I would say the fabric is very see through.  I wouldn’t recommend wearing this as a normal romper out on the streets.  It’s definitely a stay-at-home kind of wear.  The straps tie at the shoulders on both sides for easy adjustments.  It’s a huge plus for me because I do have a long torso that can be hard to accommodate with a lot of bodysuits and tops.  I’m wearing an XS.  I’ve purchased a few Out From Under items and I feel that their sizes runs about a half size smaller than your average American brand sizing.  If in doubt, I would order a size up.

I also have the Surplice Romper in Grey.  It comes in Maroon and Dark Grey as well.  The grey, maroon and dark grey surplice romper have a different fabric than the black see-through surplice romper, which is only polyester.  The grey romper is much softer and comfy because it’s a mixture of rayon and polyester.  Though the grey is soft and delicate, the fabric is not translucent like the black.  I would also recommend these super soft sleepwear with a similar look and feel:

Out From Under Cozy Brushed Rib Romper (at UO)

Out From Under Josie Romper (at UO)

What do you like wearing at home?  I love to hear from you and get some feedback.  Thanks!

Gold and Peal Drop Necklace (my own, purchased from Melrose Trading Post) / Gorjana CZ Helena Stud Earrings (sold out on Gilt)

Photographed by Felicia Bade

Hair and Makeup by Felicia Bade


So, Fall is taking her sweet booty time to get to LA.  She told me she was on her way three days ago, but I think she’s still deciding on what to wear.  I made an executive decision to pregame while I wait for her and dressed warmly in an A|X faux shearling bomber, ZARA striped crop top, rag & bone/JEAN The Legging Jeans, and Forever 21 Red Modernist Platform Booties.  In 90 degrees LA you ask?  Yes.  I was sweating profusely while I shot these photos, but it was well worth it because it got me very excited for Fall’s arrival.


Similar looks to this faux shearling bomber:

ZARA Sheepskin Jacket

Forever 21 Faux Shearling Bomber Jacket in Taupe

Jou Jou Faux-Leather Bomber Jacket in Brown (on sale at Macy’s)

You must be wondering, does this girl ever wear a normal shirt or does she only own crop tops, right?  I was thinking the same thing when I put this outfit together.  However, because it never gets that cold in LA, a crop top makes this outfit more bearable to wear when inside.  But for everyone else who doesn’t have the need to wear crop tops, here are some alternatives:

Similar Looks (Non-Crop)

Gap Modern Stripe Boatneck Tee in Dark Night (on sale)

T by Alexander Wang Striped Linen Cotton Long Sleeve Tee

Bassike Striped Long Sleeve T-Shirt (at Farfetch)

J.Crew Factory Long Sleeve Striped Boatneck Tee in Oat Navy Spring

Similar Looks (Cropped)

ASOS Crop Top In Turtleneck With Stripe and Long Sleeve

Noisy May Stripe Batwing Top With 3/4 Sleeve (at ASOS)

Tobi Merced Crop Top


These rag & bone /JEAN Legging Jeans were purchased a few years ago from Barneys New York Warehouse.  This is one of my favorite pairs of jeans because they are really stretchy.  They are flattering on both stick and curvy figures.  Even though I’ve worn them a hundred times over the years, they still haven’t lost their stretch.  Quality is quality my friends.  Worth the extra cost.  I am wearing a size 27 in the Legging Jeans.  The particular color I’m wearing is currently unavailable, but rag & bone/JEAN has several other skinny stretch styles that are similar to the ones I am seen wearing:

rag & bone/JEAN Skinny Stretch Jeans – Woodford (at Nordstrom)

rag & bone/JEAN Skinny Stretch Jeans – Kensington (at Nordstrom)

rag & bone/JEAN Skinny Stretch Jeans – Bedford (at Nordstrom)

rag & bone/JEAN Legging in Midnight

rag & bone/JEAN The Legging Jeans in Night (at Shopbop)

The winner of this outfit is clearly the pair of platform booties.  First, they are from Forever 21.  Second, they were less than $30 when I purchased them.  Third, they are super comfortable.  Fourth, they look AMAZEBALLS, (I’m so not on point with the lingo these days).  I have them in both black and burgundy.  Sorry ladies, these were purchased last year, but here are similar looks:

Steve Madden Raspy Platform Boot

Riot Girl Lug Sole Platform Boots in Claret

Forever21 Faux Leather Platform Booties in Chestnut

Forever21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Booties in Tan

Would love to know what your thoughts are on faux shearling, leather and/or suede.  Like them?  Don’t like them?  Let me know!

Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch (worn as a cross-body bag) / Gorjana CZ Helena Stud Earrings (sold out)

Photographed by Felicia Bade

Hair and Makeup by Felicia Bade


It’s football season and everyone is out cheering for their favorite college and NFL teams.  My teams are the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Dallas Cowboys.  (I know, I know, but I’m from Dallas, Texas and it’s part of the package).  Even though I’m a big fan of football, I’m an even bigger fan of fashion.  Now that we can start to feel the crisp fall air, I think it’s time to list off fall fashion trends that I absolutely adore.



 I mentioned in a previous post, (WANTED), about my love for the color burgundy this fall.  This color is rich and deep and was seen repeatedly throughout the clothes and accessories worn by guests attending NYFW, LFW, and now MFW.  The one picture that caught my eye immediately and inspired me was from fashion blogger Christine Andrew of Hellofashionblog.  Her YSL monogrammed burgundy velvet envelope clutch is out of this world.  I was very upset and crushed when I found out it was no longer available…anywhere.  However, the idea of this beautiful clutch led me to fall in love with other burgundy, wine colored YSL bags that are currently available:

Monogram Saint Laurent Clutch

Monogramme Sac Université Medium Leather Shoulder Bag

Classic Medium Monogram Saint Laurent Camera Bag

Classic Medium Monogram Saint Laurent Satchel

I’ve signed myself up on Polyvore to get an alert when the YSL clutch becomes available again.  Fingers crossed ladies.



I died.  My heart literally stopped beating for 2 seconds when I saw Petra of Pepamack post this picture on her Instagram account.  She is wearing the Parisian brand Hironae Iroquois Leather Jacket. I can just imagine how buttery this jacket must feel when worn.

bigfan_vedaBestFriend And of course we cannot forget this notorious Veda Best Friend Jacket photo that spread like wildfire during NYFW.  However, my favorite brand of all time for leather jackets have to go to Parisian brand, IRO.  You will most likely see a lot of IRO in my upcoming fall fashion posts.  I normally wear their size FR 34 in outerwear, but will settle for FR 36 if that’s the smallest size left.  (I’ll make it fit).  My top two picks are:

IRO Gant Moto Leather Jacket in Black

IRO Gold-Tone Zips Leather Jacket in Wine



Everyone and their mothers are wearing the new Dior sunglasses, and I mean EVERYONE.  Now, does this mean I like the Reflected or So Real because everyone else does?  Yes.  Because they are freaking awesome and they look amazing on every face, shape and size.  They have been seen on all the big fashion bloggers like Camila Coelho (pictured here), Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules, and Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad.  I understand if you can’t shell out $500+ for a pair of sunglasses.  I found some other wonderful brands that have similar mirrored-lens look, but they cost a whole lot less than the Diors:

Westward Leaning Flower 11 Sunglasses

 Gentle Monster 52mm Round Sunglasses

Ray-Ban 50mm Round Sunglasses

Trinity Shades by Nasty Gal

Quay Australia Asha Shades


 I’m curious to know who your favorite football teams are.  I’ll be returning to my alma mater (Go Yellow Jackets!) for homecoming this fall to watch the football game.  And most likely will be wearing mirrored-lens sunglasses and carrying a leather jacket for when it gets cold.  But why not burgundy you ask?  I can’t.  We’re playing FSU and that’s the rivals color.  LOL!


I mother f-ing love sample sales.  Excuse my language, but it’s the only adjective to describe how deep my love is for sample sales.  I find the best things on planet earth at sample and warehouse sales.  Lovers + Friends, NBD and Tularosa just had a sample sale this past weekend (9.17 – 9.19) in DTLA.  And in the midst of the madness of digging through piles and piles of delicious clothing in large cardboard boxes, I found this black and white Lovers + Friends No Secrets Crochet One-Piece.  I got it for $20.  You heard me.  I said two, zero.  (Drop the mike).  This particular swimsuit is now sold out on Revolve, but the pewter and tan is still available.  Famous fashion blogger, Chiara Ferragni, of The Blonde Salad, has this one-piece in pewter and tan.

I have been dying to find the perfect one-piece swimsuit.  What I love so much about this adult onesie is that it flatters my non-curvy, petite body frame.  I have a long torso, so I purchased the small versus x-small.  The medium size fitted fine as well, but was too baggy on my booty.  It ties at the neck and back so your girlfriends don’t come flopping out, but it still gives off that great side-boob look.


It’s now fall.  I would never suggest anyone to walk out the door in a one-piece swimsuit and boots, (as seen in my photos), but I would recommend wearing this as a body suit with a pair of high-waist, skinny jeans and a blazer or light leather jacket.  If you missed out on this sample sale, have no fear.  There will most likely be another one in 5 months.  You can stay up-to-date on the latest sales by visiting the SALES page and following me on Instagram.  Enjoy the last few days of warm weather in SoCal!


Stuart Weitzman pointed-toe boots (no longer available | similar looks: Stuart Weitzman HiTimes Leather Bootie or Vince Camuto Lorenza High Heel Bootie or Forever21 Faux Leather Platform Booties) / Fedora (my own and no clue where I purchased it from) / Gentle Monster Dreamer 01 Sunglasses

Photographed by Felicia Bade

Hair and Makeup by Felicia Bade


I’ve been addicted to crop tops and high-waisted anything for the better half of the year.  Maybe because I’ve been working out really hard for the past five months, (shoutout to Classpass…more details about it in an upcoming post), and can finally show my midriff without embarrassment.  But how do I go about wearing crop tops during this transition into fall?  Easy.  I decided to pair my For Love and Lemons Knitz collection crop top with my high-waist Zara skinny pant.  Knit wear in the form of a crop top gives me that fall vibe without being sweaty hot in SoCal fall weather, (aka warm during the day and cool at night).


I’ve styled my outfit with some vintage items that I’ve collected over the years.  I found this pair of vintage Marc Jacobs flats for $5 at a moving sale.  The girl I purchased it from had to move back to Italy within a week and was trying to sell off as much of her stuff as possible.  I lucked out.  Big time.  I’m always running from audition to audition and these flats are classy, chic and great for moving about.

cropped_IMG_8788I got my love for fashion from my mother, a fashionista herself, and I’m grateful because she has all these wonderful designer purses that she passes down to me.  (My sister and I fight over it all the time).  This vintage Bally purse goes perfect with the outfit because it has that classy, I’m a lady, look.  I’m curious to know what kind of fashionable items your mother have passed down to you?  Write me and let me know!

Free People Ring / J.Crew Flower Statement Ring / Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic Sunglasses / Fedora (my own and no clue where I purchased it from)

Photographed by Felicia Bade

Hair and Makeup by Felicia Bade


After seeing all the great trends and fashion from NYFW this past week I feel like there are so many fabulous things that I want to buy this coming fall: jackets, coats, shoes, sunglasses, etc.. However, my wallet says otherwise…whomp, whomp.  So, I have decided to just pick out the top five things that I would like to have in my closet this fall.  Some are already on sale, some are just plain affordable, and then there’s that one splurge.



I just bought myself two pairs of Quay Australia sunglasses from Nasty Gal.  Quays is an Aussie brand that has been seen on a lot of LA young celebrities like Shay Mitchell and Kylie Jenner.  What I love about this brand is that they are stylish, affordable and high quality for its price range.  The two I decided to get are the Isabelle Cat-Eye Shades and the Exclusive Quay Invader Shades in Irridescent.  Both of these shades are super trendy, but they will last me all the way through LA fall season.


wanted_fringejacket      Fringe was seen everywhere during NYFW.  Rachel Zoe had fringe throughout her whole Spring 2016 collection.  Aimee Song of Song of Style is pictured here wearing Polo Ralph Lauren’s leather suede fringe jacket.  I’m sure this jacket is out of my price range, but I found these similar jackets:

BCBG Max Azria Farrell Fringe Jacket (at Shopbop)

ZARA Suede Jacket

ZARA Leather Jacket

Express No Collar Faux Suede Fringe Jacket

They are right on trend, but easier on the wallet.

wanted_studdedbootsTwo words. Studded. Boots. I WANT them so bad. They are chic and masculine at the same time. I can wear them right now with denim shorts or a fall colored flowy dress and leather jacket. There are so many options!  The pair featured here is the Charlie Boot with Silver Studs by Anine Bing.  This is definitely a splurge, but at $699, it’s comparable to the ever more expensive Valentino or Chloe. These boots will become a staple in my closet.

FOUR | BURGANDY wanted_burgandyThere are many reasons why I love red wine: it is great for date night, it gets me drunk, and it has a rich burgandy color.  Wine is the perfect color to wear this fall.  It can be worn on your lips, as a body contour dress, or a trench coat.  My personal pick is the Bailey 44 Exclusive Leather-Like Pencil Skirt sold at Intermix.  This skirt just looks yummy and I can’t wait to wear it out on date night with some stilettos.


wanted_cindyrails   If supermodel Cindy Crawford can wear Rails in the September issue of Vogue magazine, then ANYONE can.  I love Rails plaid shirts.  They are seriously the most comfortable thing to put on when it is chilly outside and you want to look casual yet stylish.  I know a lot of people think it is not worth spending over $100 on a flannel shirt that you can find for $1 at a flea market, but trust me, this is not your usual flannel.  If you don’t believe me, then try one out for half the price at Saks Off 5th.  Saks Off 5th is offering free shipping to its’ insider members.  Read more about it in my SALES page.

Are y’all excited for fall?!  Let me know if you find something worth buying this season!  Happy shopping!



Finding a killer deal on quality denim gives me a great high, but buying quality, high-waisted denim puts me at another level.  This style has been seen up and down, left and right since early spring this year.  The famous Chrissy Teigen has been strutting in all different high-waisted styles, but the one I love the most is the flare.  It has such a cool retro ’70s vibe that reminds me of the photos I’ve seen of my mom and dad when they were in their 20s.  The pair I’m seen wearing is from H&M.  I got them back in early April.  They are SUPER high-waisted, SUPER stretchy and SUPER comfortable.  The super high waist makes me look extra skinny, which is always a plus!  This particular style is no longer available, but I found a H&M Flare High Waist Jeans that has the same feel.

I am wearing J.Crew Petite Keeper Chambray Shirt.  It’s on sale right now for less than $60.  I have three different style and color chambray button up shirts.  Rule is: you can never have too many denim shirts.IMG_2499

I got this Tibetan-style purse from a vendor in the Hongqiao Bird and Flower Market in Shanghai, China a few years ago.  It’s 100% handmade by Tibetans and it cost a pretty penny since it’s a one-of-a-kind.  Of course you can find similar bags on Etsy or Ebay, but the quality and fabric will probably be completely different, (i.e. made in Thailand).   denimhigh_IMG_2523denimhigh_IMG_2525

Normally, high waisted jeans like these can make or break a girl from behind.  I liked the fact that even though I’m Taiwanese, these jeans did not make me look like I have a flat behind.  The stretch of the fabric and the high placement of the back pockets helped elevate the look of the rump.

All other accessories not discussed are at the end of the post.IMG_8670

What style of denim do you plan on wearing into the fall?  Love to hear from y’all!

Ray-Ban Aviator Classic SunglassesKevia Triangle Stud Earrings (sold out | something similar) / Free People Ring in Silver (no longer available, but something similar) / Gorjana Bryant Midi Stacking Ring (sold out | something similar)  / Sorenity Rocks Hand Chain Bracelet (at Melrose Trading Post) / Braided Belt (old, not sure where I got it from) / Steve Madden Desirred Ankle Boots

Photographed by Felicia Bade


blazeaway_imageFall is just around the corner for the rest of the country, but SoCal has a seasonal extension when it comes to summer weather.  This is the perfect time to pull out that awesome blazer you have been saving in your closet and pair it up with your favorite denim shorts that you have been wearing all summer long.


I got lucky and found this awesome Zara Straight Cut Blazer on sale early last month for less than $45.  What I love about this blazer is that it has this star printed satin lining on the inside, which stands out when I have my sleeves rolled up.  It’s these minor details that make this jacket oh-so-worthy of it’s purchase.  These Carmar demin shorts are on sale at LFStores until the end of this week.  It’s their final week of sale.  I mentioned in my previous post about their outlet store off Melrose, which may have other Carmar denim shorts for sale.  Go check it out!


I’m wearing a white Twenty Tees  t-shirt that I purchased last year.  It’s slightly see-through and has a wide open neck for that off-the-shoulder look if you wanted it.  It’s super uber soft and goes with just about anything.  I’m not sure of the name of this tee, but it’s model/style number on the inside reads ML1S-045.    blazeaway_image3

Vintage Chanel Caviar CC Drawstring Shoulder Bag / Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic Sunglasses / Vintage Gucci Patent Platform Pumps / Sorenity Rocks Hand Chain Bracelet (at Melrose Trading Post)

Photographed by Felicia Bade



LBR.  Little. Black. Romper.  Every girl needs one.  It makes sitting indian style so much easier than a LBD.  I can wear this dressed up with some bright red lipstick for an evening cocktail event, or wear it dressed down with some flats and go to happy hour with my girlfriends.  It’s super fun and flirty.


LBR_IMG_0594So far everything I have purchased is black, but that’s because it’s classy, contemporary and chic.


I especially love the low back.  Gives it the extra oomph in style.


The shoes I’m wearing with the romper are Zeus in Black Leather by Steve Madden.  I got them last year so they’re no longer available, but I really like the Cora in Black Leather or the Greckko in Black Leather.  They’re similar looks and both are currently on clearance at Steve Madden.


House of Harlow 1960 Crystal Tribal Tooth Cocktail Ring / Henri Bendel Chevron Stackable Rings (no longer available) / Gorjana Marina Midi RingRay-Ban RB4147 Sunglasses
LBR_IMG_0480I got this little number just a few weeks ago from a hidden LF Outlet that just popped up on Melrose Ave (a few stores away from American Apparel).  I got it for $24 and I believe the original price was like $185 (don’t quote me).  If you’re as big of a fan of LFStores as me, you would stop by the outlet every week to check out their new shipments.  Their regular stores are also having their end of the season sale.  I personally haven’t checked it out yet, but I always find awesome shoes when I do go.  Let me know what you end up purchasing.  Happy shopping!

Photographed by Laurie Douglas