Desert Babe

I’ve always be obsessed with statement dresses and this dress is definitely not an exception. I recently picked up this dress in white, which I loved for it’s light, airy, and ethereal vibes. (Check out my previous blog post!) When I saw this dress in this mustard yellow, I was skeptical at first since I rarely sport yellow to contrast my warm skin tone. I’ve had my eye on this dress for a while, so I thought I’d take a risk on this lacey romper dress for the summer. And thankfully, it worked out! I loved shooting this at Stanford’s Cactus Garden (really hard to find the first time) which goes perfectly with the golden yellow. This location is such a hidden gem, I totally felt like I was in the desert! Plus the sunsetting gave us the perfect light the show the sheen through the lace skirt.

Photography – Thea Lau 

Outfit Details
Dress – Serval Fashion // Bag – San Diego Hat Company // Shoes – Fashion You Up // Necklace – Charming Charlie 

 

COACHELLA DAY 1

I’m sure all of you know by know that it was just Coachella szn. (if its not obvious enough from the million of social posts) I went to Wknd one and it was so much fun!! I am proudly a Coachella veteran since my first Coachella was last year. Coachella is honestly a marathon and it’s SO important to plan for it. I definitely learned a few tips on how to make the experience better. The time and preparation it takes to get ready is really overwhelming, but the buildup definitely adds to the excitement you get when you’re actually at the festival!!

I would totally write a whole post on my overall experience of Coachella, but it would honestly be sooooo long, so I’ll just talk about my outfit for Day 1! Coachella might as well be a fashion show, people are dressed up in their festival gear, girls put together the cutest outfits, and everyone just goes all out! I honestly love it.

Anyways back to talking about my outfit. I was highly inspired by all the sheer pieces trending, including sheer dresses and skirts. I love the idea of wearing pieces that aren’t everyday, so I leaned towards this daring outfit. Keywords that represent me: SLITS AND DEEP V NECKLINES! I looked everywhere online for some sort of sheer maxi skirt, but was having no luck finding one I loved. I ended up fashioning a sheer maxi dress and having it sewn into this skirt. It’s from the Coachella collection from H&M. I’d usually NEVER buy something made for Coachella to the festival, but it ended up being perfect! The fabric has really dainty and cute details throughout including lace and polka dots. I hit up my talented friend/fellow fashionista/awesome designer + sewer Amery (link to her Instagram!) to fashion the dress into this skirt with a high slit. For the bodysuit, I found this studded deep v one on sale from Forever 21! Unfortunately it’s sold out now, I had to grab a large since it was only size left. I ended up having to alter and sew the whole thing to fit me the night before leaving! Anyways, I thought the skirt and the studded bodysuit were two very interesting and complimentary pieces to wear as an outfit. I sinched up my waist with a western concho belt and matched it with these western booties (which were way more comfortable than I thought they’d be)

Outfit Details
Skirt – HM
Bodysuit – Forever 21
Backpack – Pop Cherry 
Boots – Linzi Shoes
Belt – Forever 21

Photography – Geremy Magbanua 

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A-Team

As many people probably know, I have an amazing and talented photographer who takes most of my photos. We actually never have the opportunity to actually take photos together, since he’s always behind the camera. This year, or I should say past year, we thought it was be a fun shoot idea to collaborate with a photographer and do a full on shoot of our own. Since I was able to shoot some gorgeous holiday dresses and glam up this past Christmas time, we figured it would be a nice change to take some holiday pictures together. I put on the glam, and he got all dapper for our holiday shoot in San Francisco City Hall. It was so awesome shooting with Jennifer Skog, a Bay Area lifestyle and fashion photographer. And can I speak for Geremy and I, that we absolutely love the photos and are so happy with how they turned out! We definitely turned up the drama for this shoot!

Anyways, I love how this set came out. City Hall SF is literally so beautiful and such a gorgeous place to photograph in. It was so versatile and every corner is simply photogenic. I can’t forget my handsome date. Geremy looks so dapper, all suited up *heart eyes*. And I felt so dramatic and striking in a this deep red dress from Honey Peaches. The high slit and backless detail of the dress is really sexy, but are also super classy and elegant. If you want to see this dress in action, make sure to check out my YouTube video, featuring this dress and few more from Honey Peaches.

Outfit details – Dress Honey Peaches // Shoes AmiClubwear // Necklaces Charlotte Russe & Forever 21 // Flowers Flower Story Gal 

Photography – Jennifer Skog