Monday, November 5, 2012

Land of Cool Cats and Cut-Offs

<Photo diary of my visit to 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA>

^ Kitson store art in LA, saying "Greetings from California - The land of cool cats & cut offs"

^ Free People Santa Monica

x Sola

Monday, October 22, 2012

Year 20

<IVY's first photo shoot in Beverly Hills, CA>
Celebrating Becky and Anna's turning 20!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Pier, Promenade, and People

This weekend, Justin and I took a break from the dreadful heat waves in my hometown and cooled off at the Santa Monica beach in California. Despite having overcrowded streets and notoriously dirty shores, SM city is one of my favorite places in LA.

^ feelin' a little groovy with my outfit today, heh.

^ Checkered shirt American Apparel, denim jacket & backpack thrifted, pants Forever 21, All-Star Chuck Taylor's (sneakers) Converse, beanie Forever 21

^ Santa Monica always has street performers during the weekend. Here's my favorite street performer of the day - his voice reminds me of the artist Jason Mraz.

^ PUMA Santa Monica

^ Fortune cookie, dream catcher, and locket necklaces at Urban Outfitters

When the sun went down, there was the most beautiful sky I've seen in awhile. Check these out:

^ Still in awe of this beautiful does LA look?

x Sola

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Beautiful Sunset + Reminiscing

^ I saw a beautiful night sky the other day, so I quickly grabbed the camera and captured these shots just minutes before it faded away. These are the moments that make me believe living in SoCal is a blessing.

^ My late fall post over 9 months ago! And yet, it's almost that time of the year again. Insanity.

x Sola

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Freebird & Tresics

Eeeck! Spring semester is officially over, and I'm so excited to finally share some exciting new clothes for the summer!
Pieces from this photo shoot are courtesy of Freebird located in Downtown L.A. The brand has feminine, bohemian, and trendy styles that I absolutely love!

Outfit #1

Add a floppy hat for a more casual look, and curl your hair for a more romantic night outfit!

^ Intense photo taken by my amazing sister!

Outfit #2

For a flowy or asymmetrical top, wear tight bottoms to balance the outfit. 

Aztec print tank top: Freebird
Velour leggings: Forever 21

My favorite part of the shirt, the back cut-outs! It almost looks like window panels haha.

P.s. I'm relieved that the camera washes away 20-40% of the pigment in make-up. The smokey eye doesn't look nearly as intense through the camera!

My favorite pair of pants (leggings) to wear on the go. They're extremely comfy, and go with almost anything!

Tresics is everything you need for basics. The clothes are extremely comfortable to wear out, or even lounge in at home.

Outfit #3

When planning an outfit of the same color from top to bottom, create definition by using contrasting shades or textures.

I went for this hot pink v-neck, because I was attracted to the vibrant colors against a softer pink for the bottom. The skirt is subtle, and the soft shade of pink doesn't compete with the bolder color.

^ I don't normally wear pink too often, but this shade really brightened up my face so I kept it!

^ Caught in the middle of eating a burger...hahaha.

^ These new babies I got from the Urban Outfitters shoe sale in June. Lately I've been obsessed with strappy shoes and platforms. Not to mention, this open-toe heel is perfect for the summer.

Photography by Sarah Lee

x Sola

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


<Photo diary of my visit to LACMA>

Photo courtesy of my sister, Sarah Lee (OnleeAmore)

^ Taco trucks in LA

^ Just outside the entrance to the museum building

x Sola

The xx - I Dare You