Wednesday, July 7, 2010

i had a dream, that i could fly from the highest swing.










top: audrey 3+1 / shorts: machine / boots: boutique 9 / sunglasses: spitfire


I apologize for the crazy posting patterns - apparently, I can't keep my word about continuing to post regularly. However, having acquired a new Nikon D90 (well. It's my sister's) and recently returned from a trip to France, I felt the urge to blog.
The vacation was tons of fun; in 14 days the tour covered Versailles, Brittany, Normandy, and (of course) Paris, just to name a few. Unfortunately, the weather was a LOT colder and rainier than I had packed for (weather forecasts suck nowadays, have you noticed that?), so I caught a cold and cough halfway through the trip.
Oh well. Although I enjoyed having daily three-course meals, window shopping, and taking in all of the beautiful landscape, it's good to be back home in California :)

Here's a handful of photos from the trip:




Villandry Gardens




The French market we went to; I was tempted to buy everything!









Macarons...yum :) If you haven't tried one of these I highly recommend it, haha.

These are just a few of the photos; more to come in later posts!

So what have you bloggers been up to this summer?
Thanks for your all your support by the way.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

my heart will go on













[Top: Final Touch // Jeans: Just U.S.A. // Boots: LeSaunda]

I've been searching for a top like this for a long time; for the past few months, I have had a sudden obsession with large, oversized, and drapey tops and sweaters. They're just so comfortable and easy to wear, and simply pairing them with jeans and boots creates a relaxed effortless look.

Hmm. I've been feeling extremely tired of shopping lately...the stores I usually shop at carry nothing that piques my interest, much less gives me the desire to buy. I find myself more attracted to hunting down clothes in small boutiques on Melrose Avenue than browsing at Bloomingdales. But I feel a kind of in-between-season laziness whenever I go out to shop; I'm very impatient for the weather to get warmer and all of the spring collections to come out :)

*****Also, my sister has just recently made a blog, Emily Viveur. Please go check it out here if you haven't come across it already :)*****

Hope everyone's having a good weekend!
x

Saturday, February 13, 2010

a long two years

Yes, it's another hiatus I've been on, and I apologize for my absence!
My family and I traveled to Hong Kong over winter break and I just couldn't leave these photos sitting in a folder in my computer.















[Fuzzy jacket: LOVE // Gray cardigan: Aqua // Jeans: Blank Denim // Scarf: Gap // Boots: Sam Edelman]

Also, it dawned on me that this month is the two-year anniversary of my blog, and despite a couple of long absences, I'm really glad my blog is still up and running :) Thank you to everyone who took the time to read my blog and my posts. I'm very thankful for the support!

But it sure doesn't feel like two years...time really does fly. And over these two years, my style has evolved greatly from:
buying strictly from name-brands and loving the neat, proper, and match-y look to
shopping at random boutiques and throwing things together for a more urban take on my style.

And that leads me to my question to YOU: how has your style changed over the past year? Or two years?

xo
Tina

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

a night out















{ Vest: a random boutique // Shorts: DIY // White camisole: Mag // Vest: Espirit // Khakis: Norman's // Platforms: Marc by Marc Jacobs }

The cuffed khaki pants my sister is wearing are actually uniform pants from school ;) I just love the idea of reusing things that usually aren't stylish and making them look fashionable - for instance, old Oxford shoes.

School is mundane, I think physics is just such a bore, and it's even worse that I have it first thing in the morning when I am still sleepy...I really dislike teachers who stand and lecture all period.

Before I go, some thoughts on plaid:
Personally I love plaid, but only when it's done right; sometimes I see people wearing shirts, skirts, pants, bags etc. with prints that have over 5 colors and look incredibly messy - this, I find absolutely hideous. Sometime the color palettes used are hideous and totally uncoordinating too. I prefer the large-squared plaid with a few colors, or the classic lumberjack.
What are your opinions?

xo
Tina

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Sunset in my Eyes

















{ Top: Ella Moss // Shorts: Joe's // Sandals: Kate Spade // Black sunglasses: Rimo // White sunglasses: F21 }

Well, school has started for me, which is the reason why I haven't posted - the first week is pretty hectic and for me especially because I'm at the new school. As you can all see, it was also very windy during the shoot above, but it was very enjoyable standing at the shore and feeling the water run between my toes.
I miss summer already, have you started school yet?

xo
Tina