Friday, February 26, 2010

{weekend is here}

My friends, what are your plans for the weekend? I have a few ideas up my sleeve. I'm thinking I'll ride my bike (actually rent one since I don't have one) down the Santa Monica pier. I've been wanting to do that since I've been here. I've also wanted to walk up runyon canyon, heard it's a great workout. And last but not least maybe take a trip to Ikea especially after seeing the office below. I actually still have a gift card from Christmas to use.
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While working in the men’s department at L.A’s Ron Herman, Tonia Kim got the attention of the store’s buyers after they saw her impressive jewelry creations. They quickly placed an order for her pieces. Contemplative about her career path, Tonia moved to Chicago for law school but returned to her true metalworking passion upon graduation. Soon after, Toki Collection was born.
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After studying metalsmithing, casting and stone setting, Tonia began creating her nature inspired collections, further mastering her acute technique. Her handcrafted pieces are made primarily of oxidized sterling silver and 10k or 14k yellow and white gold. Such beautiful pieces.
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With a view of Chicago’s skyline, Tonia works from her spacious city studio. She is inspired by her worldly travels, organic found objects and her experimental discoveries. Committed to protecting the environment, she uses recycled precious metals from eco-conscious refineries
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Don't you love her space? I want my home office to look like that. Completely organized, colorful and full of inspiration.

Have a lovely lovely weekend! See you Monday :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

{spring sunglasses}

For as long as I can remember I have always had a gang of sunglasses. With most things I love sunglasses and better yet, you can never have too many. When walking past a sunglass vendor I'll look from the corner of my eye as if I'm not paying attention. That right there is a sign of a problem. But since I'm such a sucker I usually find a pair especially when they're cheap :). Over the course of the last few weeks I've been eyeing a few that I want to be my staple pair for the season. Which ones will they be? Hmmm! Ok, it's your turn. Do you like sunglasses as much as I do?

Monday, February 22, 2010

{stripes & lace}

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Now lately I've been talking about all the feminine, pretty and girly things that I gravitate to when I'm shopping, i.e. lace. Yes an ongoing topic for at least a little bit (I'll have a new obsession soon), but how cute is it to add stripes? It definitely adds the element of comfort too. So perfect for spring, an outfit from day to night or for a weekend trip. Put on some heels and a touch of color, you'll be sure to turn heads. LOVES IT!

Friday, February 19, 2010


Have a wonderful weekend friends, it's been one heck of a week - WOW! So this weekend should be very enjoyable. I'm really looking forward to it. It's been so nice this week that I'd love to get outside to continue this lovely weather but I think it may be a lil rainy. Boo! Do you have any big plans? Be sure to enjoy whatever you do. Until Monday, I leave you with this. My new shoe obsession of the week. I definitely deserve to splurge on these.

P.S. Isn't it amazing how you can talk yourself into buying anything? I'm so good for that.
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{Zara ankle boots, took pic with iphone}

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


It's Fashion Week in New York and as sad it makes me feel that I am not at all the festivities, I am keeping myself up to date here. StyleCaster is a fashion community of all kinds of fashion related articles and information. I've been obsessing over the report cards. Writers basically give their personal opinion of the designers while jotting down notes and giving a letter grade at the end. Neat, right? Definitely check it out.

I find this fit to be so adorable and appropriate while attending a days worth of fashion shows especially with the unreasonable cold temps. Definitely me! More NY street fashion to come...

Monday, February 15, 2010

{flea market shopping}

Ever since I've been here, which hasn't been that long I've been wanting to go to Melrose Trading Post aka flea market. So yesterday was the day....a beautiful 80 degrees too. As I didn't know what to expect, I gave myself a very limited amount of money to spend as I can get out of control. This was my favorite find and let's just say, I'll be back. If you're in LA and haven't gone, I recommend.
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And my friend got this one, I absolutely adore it. I'll be borrowing this for sure, if I don't keep it for myself. :)
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Friday, February 12, 2010

{happy weekend}

Well until Monday I leave you with my weekend picks and some spring pick me ups...Ooo la la. I am really into the soft color palette with anything feminine, girly, whimsical, etc. It's a perfect weekend to pair these items for a night out on the town. I added the ballet flats for a more casual look or if you're going to be more low key.
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While out shopping last weekend I couldn't get enough of all the new spring looks. I know I keep saying that, but I really mean it. I pretty much wanted everything. While my mom was trying on shoes, I got distracted somehow & made it over to the M.A.C and Chanel counter. The colors are fantastic! Here are a few of my faves.
chanel nail polish
{Chanel nail colors: Particuliere, Tendresse, Inattendu }
mac lipglass
{MAC lipglass: 3N, 2N, Light that fire, Feeling dreamy}
I got a lipglass off the Viva Glam collection as the colors resemble the ones above. However what I like about mine is that 100% of the money goes to the AIDS funds to support the fight against AIDS. So that in itself is a reason to buy. {Check it out -Viva glam V1} Love it!
mac feelin good tinted lip conditioner
{MAC balm: Feelin good}
mac lipstick
{MAC lipstick: Spiced Tea, Siss, Warm me up}
I wanted the Spiced Tea but it was sold out, womp! So I got Gel AA9, very similar just with a little more frost...probably liking it better actually.

Okay! I'm off to start my weekend, I hope you have a lovely one! But before I go...RIP Alexander McQueen. The fashion world will forever miss you!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

{i'd die}

clog shoes
These shoes/clogs are to die for. I saw this here, a blog I look at pretty often and immediately had to post because like her, I have to know who makes these (or find something very similar). Can you keep your eyes and ears open for me? Once I find, I'll be sure to post with an outfit.

Monday, February 8, 2010

{southern comfort}

WOW! What an amazing weekend! My sister and her RENT crew have been living in a beach house that sits directly on the beach. Hard life, I know. So I took full advantage of walking about 20 steps to the ocean. Water was slightly cold as I only put my feet in but nonetheless nothing short of incredible!!!
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{Wearing: Zara dress, JCrew hat, Aldo shoes}

Friday, February 5, 2010

{its the weekend}

And here are my weekend picks! Pairing some key items that we already have in our closet; hat, boots (ankle or tall) and accessories. Then I added an adorable cream dress with this shirt tail coat that I'm dying to get myself. Super cute!!!
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Well, I'm in Charleston, SC this weekend. My sister (one of three) has been preparing, training and practicing for her debut moment for the musical - RENT! I'm jumping up and down of excitement. Although she lives in NYC, I've sacrificed many many many days of not talking to her from the day she started theatre school up until basically this past week when they finished production. I know it was worth it because I get to see her perform, fulfill her dream for what she's wanted since she was 5. I'm proud of you Kendra!
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vintage luggage
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Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

{men inspired oxfords}

sienna miller
So I must admit when I first saw these I thought, OH my gosh I had those when I was (*age not disclosed*) and right off the bat I told myself no way. Well I've had a change of heart. I mean, they are SUPER cute especially when you see Sienna Miller pulling them off 3 different ways. Now I'm just trying to figure out which ones. I'm loving the pink ones or even metallic, hmmm.
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1. Anthropologie $218
2. F21 $24.80
3. Topshop $100
4. Anthropologie $138
5. Shopbop $395
6. Shopbop $105

{image sienna miller, source instyle}

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

{thinking spring}

I don't know if you noticed but the days are getting longer - YAY! Spring is upon us and that makes me happy. What items do you plan to add to your collection this spring? Not that I don't already have these colors but I feel like my spring wardrobe will contain a lot of these neutral tones. I can't get enough.
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{images: Lover's Spring 2010 Lookbook}