Monday, April 29, 2013

[outfit] Crossbody bag- a grocery shopping must!

My weekend in the suburbia would usually involve the ever-so-fun grocery shopping! (yay...........)

Friday, April 26, 2013

[outfit] pop colour casual friday

Yay! it's Friday!! Rolled out of bed today and the only effort I bothered to make was grabbing my orange jeans. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

[thots] Moynat lush paper shopper bag

Some fashion house have nice sturdy shopper bags that's useful, I remember when still living in London, the Bottega Veneta large shopper bags was particularly helpful for packing and moving houses!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

[thots] porche design twin bag

Saw this Porche Design "Twin bag" and vomited a little in my mouth..

[outfit] birthday supper on the beach

The trip to Cabo was intended for two purposes; for a weekend getaway and for my birthday celebration! 

I didn't know John had organised the beach supper until the day before and I was glad that I packed the casual very-beach-appropriate Vanessa Bruno dress! It's not a wrap dress though it looks as one coz of the tie on the waist, it has little lace details around the skirt which I like and makes it more interesting. 

[outfit] seafolly- my idea of the perfect bikini

I don't actually remember the last time I went shopping for bikinis or browse through bikinis for that matter! I guess it might be that it's very occasional that I'd get a chance to wear them, also, it's so hard to find a perfectly fitting one without trying them on.

Before this trip I thought it was time to update my (practically non-existent) swimwear wardrobe, after searching and trying on at least 20 bikinis I decided on these:- Seafolly Goddess Bandeau!

image from google

Sunday, April 21, 2013

[outfit] playsuit for the beach

A big part of beach holiday for me is dipping in the sea, some snorkeling, lying on the sun bed, under the umbrella reading, binge eat and drink.(mostly the last two)

At times I find myself running around places to and from the beach where bikini might not be the most appropriate attire! That's where playsuits come in to play~ I've always liked its convenience on beach holidays; so easy to pack, so light and so practical!

Got these two from ASOS! The stripped navy is a t-shirty-like material and the other a towel-like material also in navy!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

[outfit] heading for the beach

It's hard to choose a weekend break living in LA; for starters, there isn't much choice within 2 hours of flying, and we ARE by the sea, there are plenty of beaches around, it's already kind of a holiday destination.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

[outfit] summer polka dots with maxi

I'd always come up with reasons to convince myself that my purchase was justifiable. Saw these river island maxi skirts on asos the other day, and thought to myself.... "I am so bored of wearing trousers/jeans/leggings everyday.. yeah.. and i'd need maxi skirts for the summer... " (as if maxi skirts were no where to be seen in my wardrobe..)

Despite it peaked at 29C/84F today, i insisted debuting them with boots!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

[food] roast potato (chips)

I LOVE potatoes in any shape and form, fried, roasted, boiled, mashed you name it.... I'll munch it!

Had real cravings for roast potatoes all day yesterday, so when I got home I thought I'd make some! It's a very simple recipe that takes about 30 mins to make, very little actions is needed, most of the time is just waiting..

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

[outfit] leather detailed jacket

Just wanted to wear jeans and tshirts today, it was raining last night, slight over cast this morning so I thought (silly of me to) it'd be a bit chilly.. when I stepped outside, it was as if the rain never even happened.. the ground wasnt even damp in the slightest! 

well.. i already grabbed a jacket- love this vince smart-ish jacket with the leather pocket details and trim at the zip line. (god knows how long this leather/ fabric combo trend will last, perhaps as long as the wetness in LA- I am loving it now at least!)

[care][hair] hair- moroccan oil

I KNOW how good Moroccan oil is is old news, but since I vowed here that i'd write about things I love, I am gonna!

I've always had quite terrible hair, fine, curly, frizzy, so one could image how difficult it is to manage, going to places with high humidity would usually result in that episode of Friends, where in Barbados,  Monica's hair turned into one of the Supremes'

Monday, April 15, 2013

[outfit] Givenchy boyfriend blazer

Perfect blazer for a perfect cloudy Monday! Actually scooped up this Givenchy blazer at the barneys sample sale in New York earlier this year, and it's in fact, a men's blazer! (it doesn't get more boyfriend than this..)  it fitted me really well (perhaps intended for a really really tiny man..) and it's very well tailored so I got it. Love it! 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

[outfit] Shoe issue/ Goodbye Giuseppe Zanotti

I have an issue, a shoe issue. 

I love buying heels, but I am not so great at wearing them. I admire people who can run after a bus or shop all day in 5 inch heels, it's a talent! My feet have such low pain endurance level that when I am in heels, I don't want to engage in activities that requires more than walking or sitting.

My heel-wearing-expert friend Jing (she won't mind being mentioned) tells me, in exchange for comfort and ease in heels, there needs to be sacrifices... .usually.there.

image from
(I just LOVE this kid!)
B-b-blllooood?!? no, thank you! 

[travel] Sage Mojito at Amangiri

Saturday afternoon, I really wanted a Sage Mojito, the kind that I had during my stay at the Amangiri a couple of month ago, so I tried to recreate it at home, replacing sage with mint.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

[thots] The World of Hermes SS2013

Recieved this in the mail today, excited, as always!
Le monde d'hermes printemps- est 2013

Always love the photography and contents. 

This cover is so fun, probably a one take thing though, probably ruined the suits completely- aren't they all dry clean only?

Friday, April 12, 2013

[outfit] Happy Friday givenchy n manolos

It was so nice and cloudy this morning, I was ecstatic when I saw those long-time-no-see clouds in the sky, so I wore a jacket just in case... 

[food] lamb/pork ragu tagliatelle

Food to some people is merely a source of energy consumed for the purpose of survival; to a lot of other people though it's a way of life, it's family, friends, it's everything and anything could be revolved around food! I am the latter. 

Influenced by family (my brother especially, is a real foodie) friends and living away from home since the age of 12 I think has a lot to do with why food is so important to me, it's always the meal time that brings people together. 

One of my favourite pastime is to explore new food places and eating out, so much so we often plan our travel arrangements according to the restaurants we reserve! But there's only so often you can eat out without feeling too unhealthy or broke! so i try to cook at home too and frankly quite enjoy messing around in the kitchen!

Here I am sharing the lamb/pork ragu tagliatelle recipe i used the other day, and since I am such a amateur I NEVER measure the ingredients (LOL) I'll use rough estimates to explain, god knows, maybe I'll never post another cooking related post! ha~ 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

[outfit] perfect pair of trainers

I have been searching for the perfect pair of trainers that's comfortable and fits my tiny size 35 (US 5) feet for a long long time. I bought a pair of Converse, they rubbed sooo much that I had to pluck up the courage, almost biting my lips and frowning every time i took a step! so i figured it wasn't worth the agony, not to mention there was blood... 


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

[outfit] why?? bright coloured jeans for sunny april days

The idea of sharing outfits all started when I had a massive (a full car load sort of massive) spring clean last week. Some of these clothes that went to either goodwills or crossroads I've had since the first year of Uni, that's 10 years ago!!

[thots] Hanson! mmmbop Hanson..

A real shock seeing Hanson (ummbop Hanson this is!!!) performing on Jay Leno last night!! shocked!!! they are all grown up!! no more Pantene locks, there they were in proper for-men hairstyle! I feel old...

you lie, NOT, YOU UE!

One of my favourite Banky graffiti, I feel like I can really relate to it.. "You Lie!"- nah.. it's actually "you ue"! - yep, i am ue! "Rat"- yep, I was born in the year of the rat, "it's location in bond street, london"- yep, one of my favourite shopping spots in London! So ~ Tah-dahh 

Born in Taiwan, grew up in Britain, now live in LA.

Thought I'd note here, things I both love and loath, or just my life in way-too-sunny California!