Thursday, November 20, 2014

OOTD || The Perfect Kimono

Hello!

I just wanted to thank everyone for the positive feedback regarding my previous post. It really comforts me to know that it was the right choice to post it! :) Now I'm not so scared of the idea of doing a personal post here and there. Anyways...back to our regular scheduling...

About a month ago, I took a trip to Portland for my friends wedding. I only packed a carry-on and decided on a very minimalistic wardrobe. These pictures were taken right after getting off the plane. I was tired. The little make-up I had on...was half hazard. But I'm going to post it anyways. :P

By the way, I'm really excited to start posting fall/winter wear. The weather in NorCal is finally getting gray and dreary. I love it. :)

I had been hunting for the perfect kimono for a long time before stumbling across this beauty at Brandy Melville. They only had one left in the store and I knew I had to snag that sucker. I love how easy a kimono is and what it adds to an other-wise boring outfit. It's really a stunner piece when you find the right one. :)

Outfit Details
Kimono: Brandy Melville [you might like this!]
Shirt: Target
Shorts: Madewell [on sale!]
Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs [really old; you might like this]
Shoes: Birkenstock
Jewelry: World Market





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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gettin' Personal || How'd I Get Here?

Oh...the hesitancy I have for this post. Let's try it out. Early apologies for I am not the most articulate writer around. :P

Sometimes I have these...moments. I reflect upon my past and how it has shaped me to be who I am today. My thought today: "Why do I blog about clothes? Me of all people...blogging about fashion."

Flashback. I was that 13 year old girl trying to shop at Abercrombie struggling to reach clothing in my size, too embarrassed to ask a staff member to get it for me. I was that 14 year old girl that got pushed into plus-size clothing stores by boys telling me to shop where I belonged. I was that girl that cried after shopping because I would only see flaws in the dressing room. I hated clothes. I hated fashion.

side note: why are stores even segregated by size? For the sake of this post, I'll leave my thoughts of the societal effects on size and women at the door because that would be an essay.

So, how did I get here?

I'm not going to go into major details or anything because I know you have a life to lead and things to do... ;) I'm not even sure who you are or why you're reading this post...but hi, my name is Priscilla. Nice to meet you. :)

It's been a long journey. One that I do not plan on detailing out to the world. But something I do know, is that one day, along my trek, I decided to wear whatever I wanted to. I told myself to dress my body the way it was and wear what made me feel good that day. Let's be real, I'm not particularly trendy in any way. I just wear what I like.

Clothes use to tie me down. I had to wear things that made me look skinnier. I had to wear a certain size. I had to cover up as much of my body as I could. I had to do this and this and this. I had to stop.

Yes, I do believe certain shapes are extra flattering and I do believe in using clothing to give you that extra va-va-voom or boost of confidence whenever you want it. But don't let it hold you down. Wear what makes you happy.

When I blog, I'm simply aiming to share outfits that make me smile.

I'm going to leave it at that for now. Thanks for getting this far along and actually reading this post..now go get yourself some ice cream. You deserve it.


I got two. ;) Have a great day & see you on the next post!





Friday, September 5, 2014

OOTD || Abandoned Barns & Studded Boots


Hi Everyone! 

Des & I decided to go to half-moon bay a couple weekends back. We went to Burleigh H. Murray Ranch and hiked up a short path. It's a pretty cool stop if you're in the area. The ranch consists of a short 1-2 mile hike, a restricted military shooting range (which you're not suppose to go in...woops), and an abandoned barn built in the 1800s! The barn has a haunted-esque feel and was gigantic! We tried to find a way inside but the doors were pretty much chained up that day.

The day was warm yet consisted of a chilly breeze coming in from the ocean. The dress I'm wearing is quite short, so I paired some plain black yoga shorts under them. I also put on a chunkier ankle boot to give the illusion of showing less leg. Once it gets a little chillier around here, I'll probably wear this outfit with a pair of leggings and call it a day! :)

P.S. I really can't wait till boot season. I already have my eyes on too many pairs.

PC: Desmond T.

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Zara [similar]
Boots: Kelsi Dagger [old; you might like these]
Sunglasses: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs [old; you might like this]
Necklaces: Ibiss (short), vintage (long; my mom's when she was young!)
Watch: Anne Klein [similar]
*I'm sure you've noticed by now, I always wear the same watch :P*















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Friday, August 29, 2014

OOTD || Floral Baby-Doll & Heathered Mini

Hi Everyone!

How are you doing? Well, school is back in session for me. I can't say I'm exactly excited for school, but I'm definitely happy to get back in the hospital and working with patients. It's going to be a hectic semester, but hopefully things go somewhat smoothly. Wish me luck!

Anyways, on to the outfit! Des and I were heading out to a casual dinner and did a super quick shoot before we left. I've been really liking that baggy baby-doll look. It's loose while still accentuating the waist without any restriction! I paired the tank with a fitted mini skirt to give my body some more shape.

I'm actually really excited about the post coming after this one. Let's just say...keywords = hiking, abandoned barn, and federal shooting range. What?! Guess you'll have to wait and see... :)

Photographed by Desmond T.

Outfit Details:
Cardigan: Francesca's
Top: Forever21
Skirt: Kate Spade Saturday [on SALE!]
Shoes: Wanted
Purse: Kate Spade [you might like this!]
Jewelry: World Market







Have a great week everyone! 
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Seattle, WA || 10 Places to Visit

Hello again!

Here is part 2 of the mini Seattle series. You can read the first part about some tips to traveling in Seattle and coffee shops worth visiting here!

This city has so much to offer, I barely scraped the surface during my visit. This list is simply 10 places I thought were worth mentioning. Enjoy!

1. Fonte Cafe & Wine Bar: This place housed one of the best meals I had in downtown Seattle. The coffee was perfect. The food was simple yet had complex flavors. Upon walking in, the manager took the time to welcome us in and chit chat for awhile. He kindly explained how they roast their own beans and make everything in house. Fonte's beans are also used by various michelin restaurants and W Hotels.

Pappardelle Bolognese, Aztec Mocha, Charcuterie, Beet Salad

Charcuterie Plate

2. Chihuly Garden and Glass: At first I thought, "How interesting can glass be?" Oh how wrong I was. Chihuly takes glass art to another level. There are both indoor and outdoor exhibits. While you waltz around the garden, try looking for the space needle reflecting upon the glass. 





3. Melrose Market in Capitol Hill: Capitol Hill deems itself as the "hipster" part of Seattle. Melrose Market certainly exuded that rustic feel. There are a handful of eateries, a butcher shop, and a couple cute home-goods stores. My sister and I had breakfast at a sandwich shop called Homegrown. Everything is local, organic, and sustainable! How awesome is that?

Butter Home at Melrose Market

Avocado + Cucumber Sandwich & Organic Oatmeal at Homegrown

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich at Homegrown

4. Sugarpill: This store is small, but I still managed to spend over an hour in here. Sugarpill is an apothecary that sells specialty foods and remedies. The owners will help recommend natural remedies for certain ailments and health concerns. I was personally drawn to the wall of handmade salts. Let's just say...the most money I spent in Seattle...was on salt. I am officially a salt collector.  

Handmade Salts

Apothecary

Housemade Bitters & Natural Remedies

5. Salumi Artisan Cured Meats: This place specializes in salami. They also have this addictive garlic spread that goes on every sandwich. Need I say more? Oh, wait. The salami I chose was preserved with chocolate and chiles...MMMmm...okay I'm done now. 

Mole Salami & Fresh Mozzarella Sandwich 

6. Totokaelo : Once you walk in, you realize this is the most beautiful store you've ever stepped foot in. Also...do you see that wall of beautiful shoes? That's only HALF THE WALL.



7. Pike's Place Market: I kinda just put this here because the market has a lot to offer. It's just darn crowded. I didn't spend much time here, just walked around the booths and oggled at flowers. :)



8. University Village / Din Tai Fung: Uvillage was my favorite shopping experience. It's a very open outdoor mall that has a good mix of stores. There is also a Din Tai Fung nestled in there. If you're in the area and haven't been to one of the SoCal/Taiwan locations, give it a go! The truffle soup dumplings are divine. 

Truffle Soup Dumplings

Shaved Ice with EXTRAAAA condensed milk (my sweet tooth thanked me)

9. Bakery Nouveau : I saw this bakery on a buzzfeed list of bakeries to try before you die kinda ordeal. Thank you sweet baby Jesus! Their macarons were better than Le Panier's (which is a hotspot near Pike's) and their croissants were everything and more. Their specialty croissant is a double baked croissant which is a whole other experience. It's crispier, chewier, and has a burnt caramel taste/aroma to it. 

Heirloom Tomato Croissant, Macarons, Double Baked Chocolate Almond Croissant 

Double Baked Chocolate Almond Croissant 

9 1/2. Fran's Chocolates: I wanted to give this chocolate shop a little shout out because it's special to Seattle. The chocolates were so rich and velvety. I loved their caramel with smoked salts. They also have 100% cacao bars for the adventurous (I picked one up for my brother who enjoys 97%s) and drinking chocolates.

Lavender Truffle

10. Walk around the area you're staying at! You never know what you might find. My sister and I happened to spot a flyer at a bus stop advertising the Dragon Fest at the International District. We also saw beautiful sights just from walking all over the place!

Dragon Fest at the International District

Walking around Downtown Seattle


I hope you enjoyed this mini series about Seattle. I have really begun to fall in love with the city. Can't wait till my next trip! 
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