Sunday, December 10, 2017

Autumn Afternoon | Black and Camel, Gucci Marmont Bag

 OLD NAVY camel coat, UNIQLO sweater & jeans (similar), 
VINCE CAMUTO booties (old), GUCCI marmont medium bag

I used to hate wearing black, but now I have a newfound love with the color. It just goes with everything (d'oh). I am embracing the color with my other familiar neutral colors - came and nude.  The temp is dropping by the day, and it just means Christmas is getting closer =)
I can't believe how fast a year has gone by. A lot has happened within a year, yet I feel like there's just a lot of things I have yet to be done.


   UNIQLO mock-neck sweater sz S, GUCCI marmont medium bag

I fell in love with this bag the moment I saw a picture of it online. I was debating

Sunday, December 03, 2017

FALL ESSENTIAL | CAMEL COAT UNDER $50

UNIQLO TSHIRT , TOPSHOP JEANS, 
OLD NAVY COAT, GUCCI BAG

I just finished reading The Capital Gaines by Chip GainesOne excerpt that gave me the aha moment comes from a chapter called "Team of Rivals":

"Some people show enormous resistance to modifying even a fraction of themselves. They're not about to shift the way they think or what they think they know. They simply expect others to get with the program - to adjust their mind-set and fall into their way of thinking. How ignorant for any of one of us to assume that we have a monopoly on right perspective and no one else holds even a piece of the puzzle." And later in the chapter, he continues "The truth is, we don't have to agree on everything to be friends, but a lot of people seem to think we do. That popular and toxic lie has taken our beautiful planet and turned it into a battleground. The assumption is, if you don't think like me, not only are you wrong, but you are bad and possibly even evil."

I am, too, sometimes guilty by being too caught up with my own judgments and opinions where the truth is they don't matter. I stand my ground on the things that are principle and important, but I don't get to judge others based on that. If each one of us can learn to approach differences with love and compassion, this world will literally be a better place. In my husband's famous quote, "Why don't we all just get along." (Which he stated as encouragement not as question, hence the period)



As the temp is dropping, fall is feeling more and more real now in nor-cal. I have always been taking advantage of this crisp weather to bust out my cozy coats. With lower temp, it  doesn't really matter what you're wearing inside if you are outside because what people see mostly is your coat. While most of my coats don't really scream statement coats, they do really make my outfits during colder weather. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

EARLY THANKSGIVING | BLACK FRIDAY 2017 DEAL

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Holiday season is upon us, and I am sharing some great gift ideas on my channel heyamadea. Do check it out for luxury gift ideas under $500, under $1000 and more affordable list is coming soon!


I have come across great Thanksgiving/Black Friday deals this year, and thought to share them here so it's easier for you to click and shop the sale. I am including all my picks from my favorite stores. Don't forget to sign up for Ebates if you haven't! You get cash back from all of the participating stores you shop online from, and most of my favorite stores are on Ebates! You can sign up here.

LOFT - Everything is 40% off with code: GIFTITUP + 4% cashback on Ebates
ANN TAYLOR - Everything is 50% off with code: THANKFUL + 6% cashback on Ebates

NEIMAN MARCUS - Designer sale up to 40% off or15% off for email sign up + 14% cashback on Ebates

 MACY'S - 20% off extra sale items with code: HURRY + 10% cashback on Ebates

NORDSTROM - Designer sale up to 40%


OLD NAVY - 50% off everything no code needed + 8% cashback on Ebates

GAP - 50% off entire purchase with code: BLKFRIDAY + 8% cashback on Ebates

BANANA REPUBLIC - 50% off entire purchase no code needed + 8% cashback on Ebates

J.CREW - 40% off entire purchase with code: THANKU + 10% cashback on Ebates
J.CREW FACTORY - 50% off entire purchase no code needed + 10% cashback on Ebates

MADEWELL - 25% off entire purchase with code: DONTSTRESS + 5% cashback on Ebates


I hope you all have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

How I Style | Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis

JCREW TEE, LOFT BOYFRIEND JEANS, LV POCHETTE METIS
Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis has been the it back for the past couple of years, yet I was so late
joining the party. It took me months to finally be able to get my hands on the bag. I was on the waitlist for months, but I could finally beat the waitlist and purchased it online. Watch my story here.

OLD NAVY ROCKSTAR DENIM, ANN TAYLOR SANDALS
I love the versatility of the Pochette Metis, and I think that it is the modern take Louis Vuitton classic bag. I decided to make a video of how I style it. I dress it up and dress it down.

Ocep graciously spent Sunday evening shooting me for the videos. He also took all the pictures. I think by now he's made peace that he is officially my Insta husband =)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sunny Side Out in Los Angeles | Oversized Shirt Jacket

LOFT TANK and SHORTS (old), ZARA OVERSIZED SHIRT,
 LV POCHETTE ACCESSOIRES (w/ vachetta strap from ebay)

We took a four-day trip down south to the city of Angels.  It was scorching hot, and I started questioning our decision to go escape our bustle and bustle to more of both. It was Ocep's birthday when we drove out. His only request was a coupon book, just like one I made him before years ago. Now, before you think anything naughty, the coupon book he wanted was mostly for "tickle time" because he loves tickling me, and I don't like to be tickled.

In light of the scorching hot summer in LA, and we didn't anticipate the museums we wanted to visit were closed on Mondays, we took pictures around the area instead. At first, I wasn't really up for it since I'm not really a big fan of the sun when I'm outside and it's ninety degrees. Nonetheless, the view is pretty spectacular from the Griffith Observatory Park, and it was hard not to be mesmerized.



The Zara shirt is a new addition I picked up on this trip. It was on sale, and I just couldn't pass up on the adorable cacti prints! I was thinking to use it as a oversized tee, but it totally works as a lightweight outerwear, too! 




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sunny Afternoon | Stripes and Flare

LOFT TOP size SP , LOFT JEANS (similar), HALOGEN SHOES (old)

I am currently infected by the off-shoulder/bell-sleeves trend as you can see with the last couple of my post. I remember few years ago when I started my blog, my then boyfriend (and my now-husband) was really struggling in taking my pictures. It seems we have come along way. He now is the one who picks the spot for my pictures and even initiates the photo shoots. My photo shoots are mostly impromptu, but I still enjoy them nonetheless.



The summer has been pretty sunny and bright, and I sure will miss it once it's gone, which is flying so fast. I am enjoying a couple of weeks off as I am moving to a new firm. It is exciting and frightening at the same time, but I just hope for the best. 


Sunday, July 09, 2017

Chilly Summer | Blush Bell Sleeves

LOFT SWEATER (on sale!) & JEANS (similar), ADIDAS SLIP-ON, BP HAT (similar), 


Summer has been getting its presence known more and more every single day. It was 4th of July, and we didn't really have a plan. We decided to try taking the train to the city.  It was quite a refreshing when we arrived in the city and it was quite cool  in the 60s.