Feb 26, 2015

The Essential


A trench coat is a classic staple for all seasons! I love wearing it with comfortable basics, such as t-shirts, jeans, and leggings.  For this sporty-chic look, I wore my vintage trench with a cropped Zara sweater and high waisted BCBG pants.  I finished the outfit off with a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses, Adidas shoes, and a Burberry scarf!


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ChloƩ leather trench coat
Miu Miu grey sweater
Daniel Wellington leather strap watch
Adidas Originals leather shoes
House of Harlow 1960 silver cuff bracelet
Wendy Nichol ring
Tom Ford sunglasses
Yves Saint Laurent lip gloss

Feb 16, 2015

Finding Inspiration.


Disclosure: 
"This post was sponsored by smartwater through their partnership with Mode Media.  While I was compensated to write a post about smartwater, all opinions are my own."



Hi guys!  I just got back from a very busy but fun filled trip to New York! A few common questions that my readers ask me about are, “Where do you find your style inspiration? How do you stay inspired during Fashion Week?” There are many aspects in my life that inspire me. If you take a look around you, you can find inspiration everywhere! It can generate from an experience, place, person, or dream. Inspiration creates new ideas and pushes you toward a positive direction in life. I have compiled a list of my favorite ways of finding inspiration and balance. If you are feeling stuck, give these suggestions a try to get your creative juices flowing!


Surround yourself in nature. One of my all time favorite places to look for inspiration is the beach! I love breathing in the salty air, watching the sunset, and listening to the relaxing sounds of the ocean waves. A quiet place can help you gather your thoughts and find new ideas.


Exercise. Daily physical activity can help boost mental skills and inspire creativity!


Eat healthy and keep yourself hydrated. Fruits provide excellent brain fuel! Some of my favorite snacks are strawberries, cantaloupe, and pineapple! Drinking plenty of water during a busy schedule will also keep you focused and alert throughout a busy schedule. Amidst the Fashion Week chaos, I always remember to carry a small snack and a bottle of smartwater with me!


Listen to music. Make a playlist of all your favorite songs and listen to them when you’re having a mental block.


Create a mood board. Collect your favorite magazine tears and pin it to a board! Mood boards are a great way to find the motivation you need for an upcoming project.


Keep a small notepad with you. Jot down any inspiring ideas whenever it comes to mind. I like to keep a notepad near my bed to capture my thoughts before bed.

Watch Fashion Week’s top designer, Michelle Smith as she share about staying inspired!

This story is brought to you by vapor-distilled smartwater, who found unique inspiration for their water by looking up to the sky. We hope the new perspective this piece offers will help inspire you. 

Jan 24, 2015

Beauty DIY:
Citrus Body Scrub


Badgley Mischka swimsuit / Forever 21 cover-up

You can get smooth, silky skin in less than 15 minutes! Today's beauty D.I.Y. is a citrus body scrub that will leave your skin glowing! This scrub will help remove dead skin cells, fade dark spots, and brighten dull skin. Keep in mind, that the lemon ingredients will increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. So please make sure you wait a few days before sun exposure!  Enjoy!!

Supplies you will need: 1 lime, 1 orange, 1 lemon, a mixing bowl, a spoon, measuring spoons, measuring cups, knife, a grater, a cutting board, Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil, grapeseed oil, fine sea salt, and a glass jar.
 
Step 1: Combine the zest of 1/2 a lime and 1/2 a lemon in a mixing bowl.
 
Step 2: Add 1 cup of sea salt.
 
Step 3: Add 1/4 cup of grapeseed oil.
 
Step 4: Mix the ingredients together with a spoon.
 
Step 5: Add the zest of 1/2 an orange and a few drops of Eucalyptus Lemon oil. Mix the ingredients together thoroughly and store the scrub in a glass jar.

How to use your citrus body scrub: During your shower or bath, apply the scrub on your arms and legs in a circular motion. Rinse well and refrigerate the scrub when you are finished.

Thank you to World Market for sponsoring this post!

Jan 10, 2015

Instadaily


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Cheers to 2015! I hope your New Year is off to a great start. THANK YOU to all of my readers for your continuous love and support! Wishing you all good things throughout the coming year.  Love you guys!!

xoxo,

Trang

Jan 8, 2015

Speak Volumes

Alexander Wang x H&M top / Alexander Wang skirt / Tibi boots

In November, I managed to score some amazing pieces from the Alexander Wang x H&M collection! One of my favorite things about fashion is playing with different shapes and silhouettes. For a balanced contrast, I paired an Alexander Wang x H&M dolman top with a slim-fitted, asymmetrical skirt.  Tibi's "Piper" ankle boots was worn to complete this edgy ensemble!

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Dec 30, 2014

DIY:
The Perfect Ripped Knee Jeans


Step 1: Wear on an old pair of jeans.
Step 2: Mark a horizontal line above each knee cap with white chalk.


Step 3.  Roll up a magazine and place it on the inside leg of the jean. Make sure it is positioned underneath the chalk's marking.


Step 4: Make a slit with the razor.


Step 5: Continue making the slit all the way across the knee area. Be careful to not cross the main side hem.


Step 6: Fold the slit upward(half an inch) and trim off the excess with a pair of scissors. Pull on the frays and throw the jeans in the washing machine for a distressed look.


Finish! You now have a pair of edgy, ripped knee denim!