Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
I usually don't divulge my secret places in Soho. I like having things to myself but this store is too quaint not to share. Are you all ready? It's called C.Wonder and you can find it in Spring Street by Lafayette. I haven't been in Soho for quite a while now (a month) so when I got there early for my appointment, I decided to explore. Thank God I arrived early or else I wouldn't have found my new haven. I was instantly attracted to its bright apple green double doors and as I stepped inside, my preppy heart skipped a beat. The store has the same aesthetic as Tory Burch, Kate Spade and Lily Pulitzer mixed with its own chic whim. It’s kinda like J.Crew but think ladies who lunch or 50s/60s housewives. Does that make sense? I could gush on and on about this place and it still won't be enough to express how much I absolutely adore this place.
I really wanted to take pictures of the store but I didn’t know if I was allowed to take pictures at all. I went online however and I found some pictures from Yelp. I’m acknowledging now that I do not own these pictures so please don’t sue me. These pictures belong to the people who took them. Thank youuu!
P.S. Oh btw, I just found out that C.Wonder is started by Chris Burch. Yes. The ex-husband of Tory Burch. No wonder both stores have the same aesthetic. Don’t worry though, Tory. I still love you.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
November 19th marked the release of the Collection here in the city and I simply could not wait to see for myself what the hype was all about. I, myself, am not really a fan of Versace simply because it’s just not my style. However, after seeing the pieces in person, I am very impressed. The collection manged to give consumers things that are very wearable and practical with prices that range from affordable to some questionable. When I got to the store, there were still a few pieces left that people could not wait to get their hands on. Fortunately, I was able to get a few pieces for my sister and myself that I am very happy about.
Next up are these skirt and leggings. The skirt is really for my sister but I would totally borrow it when I can. You can wear it as a high waist skirt with a wide belt and a plain white button down top for a chic look or a corset for a vavavoom look. The leggings I got because recently, I’ve been trying to be a little bit more adventurous when it comes to my style. I have always played it safe and what’s life without a few risks right? I tried them on and I couldn’t take them off! I can already see myself wearing them with sky high pumps and this slouchy grey top that I recently just got from Stylemint. Accessorize with gold necklaces and I’m all set!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I never really liked San Francisco/NorCal but after my trip, I have a new found appreciation for the place. It’s full of interesting things and it’s so easy to get around because of the bart and bus. My friend didn’t have a car so we made do with what we had which made my trip all the more interesting and fun. We got lost so many times but we eventually found our way to where we were suppose to go. From the airport, we made our way to the hotel we were staying overnight in San Francisco. Went around the city, met up with a friend then went to my friend’s place in Moraga. From Moraga, we went shopping in Walnut Creek then Palo Alto back to the airport to pick up her grandma, San Jose then back to Moraga.
My favorite day however was when we went to Berkeley. I’ve never been to Berkeley so it was my first time there and I love every single thing about it. If I don’t get in the summer program abroad that I want, I’m definitely considering taking summer class there instead. Berkeley has that collegiate campus vibe feel (for obvious reason) which I am obsessed with and it had a certain vibe to it that was reminiscent to the East Village in New York. It ended up raining there though so we decided to stay in a pub to stay warm and dry and watched the football game against Washington State which Berkeley ended up winning. YAY! I know a little bit about football because my friend patiently explained it to me. Lol
I wish I took more pictures but here are some of what I took. Even though I am now back to reality full of things to do, I am glad that I went on that trip. I feel so much better thus motivating me to do even better in school. Hopefully, that motivation will help me in writing my paper.....
Monday, November 7, 2011
I became very meticulous about my facial skin care and I make sure that I follow my routine everyday and every night wherever I am. Whenever I go out of town or even just sleepover my friends' houses, they always make fun of me for bringing lots of toiletries. I always pack way more than I need and they tease me that I bring my “whole bathroom” with me. I guess I got it from my mom too. If you go to my parent’s bathroom, my mom’s bathroom counter is full of products. She taught me to take care of my skin especially my face and slowly but surely my bathroom counter is starting to look like hers.
First up is my facial wash. I tried different kinds and brands but I think I’m sticking to Ponds Pure White for now on. Whenever I use it, I can feel all the dirt get sucked out of my skin because of the carbon infused in the facial foam. I use it whenever I don’t feel lazy to wash my face. Lol.
Next is toner and moisturizers. I’m currently using Mario Badescu for my toner ever since I started going to him for facials. I only use my toner every morning or after I wash my make up off because I learned that using toners often tends to dry up the skin. After I use my toner (or not), I use the Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 from Keihl’s every morning and the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel every night to really seal in the moisture especially now that’s exceptionally cold in New York.
As for my eyes, I recently just started using Clarins Eye Contour Gel. I used to use something else but it didn’t seem to be working and so I decided to try this one. I don’t know what to think about this one yet. It hasn’t been a month so we’ll see. Hopefully it does what it’s supposed to do.
Lastly, as much as I want to eliminate my acne completely, I can’t. Mother Nature seems to be in control of that one so whenever they pop up (literally), I use Clean and Clear Persa-Gel 10 maximum strength. I found out about this through a friend and ever since then, I swear by this product. I put it on my pimple and overnight, my pimple dries up. I love it. It saves my life every single time.
In the end, you may take it against me or not, I take pride in my skin care routine. I’m not blessed with gorgeous skin so I need to take care of it all the more if I want to keep it clean and clear. It may seem like it’s a lot of work but it’s worth seeing how much my skin has improved since my seventh grade days. Besides, your skin is your first defense against anything else. Why not take care of it as much as it takes care of you?
P.S. Does that even make sense? Lol sorry. I'm sick. Boo. :(