Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Nobody Cares

It's that time of year-- It's summer! My, has the time gone by! I love to reflect on what I've accomplished this time of the year. Half a year has gone by already, and I believe its the perfect time to create new goals, look back on our new year's resolutions, and reset/get organized in order to maintain a productive rest of the year. The thought of this might result in a bit of dwelling, but its probably necessary in order for us to look past mistakes and grow from them. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?

Some exciting news I have to share: I finally got a workspace/studio!
For some time now I had been yearning for a separate space of my own to take my blogging to the next level. I learned that time management and an incessant desire was my own personal key to making things come to life. I'm so excited to share the place with you guys!

On a fashion note:

This week's outfit was inspired by minimal and retro vibes. I've been obsessed with turtlenecks since last year, and they've come a long way as high neck collars and mock necks have been all the rage. One thing that will never change-- my love for the color, black. It goes with everything! :)

About the brand:


Styled: Adelaide Crop Top & Suit Up Shift Dress

See more of their super cute gear here:
  Sequin Dresses - Body Suits - Cocktail Dresses - Prom Dresses - Party Dresses - Body Con Dresses - Midi + Maxi Dresses

Attention to Details:

Black Perspex Heels - Public Desire
Nobody Cares Bag - Kill Star Co
Basic Beanie

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Life is a Joke

There are two types of people the world: Those who take life too seriously, and those who see things from a different perspective. In short, don't be too stubborn...live life to the fullest. We all tend to focus on the bad which is not all bad-- we do this to give ourselves room for improvement and the motivation to reach our goals. But it isn't too hard to give ourselves room to breathe and the time off to play a little, even if that may mean just one day of lazing around in bed (Netflix included, of course). In some ways life IS a joke. This is a friendly reminder to let loose from time to time. We all need it!

A little about the brand(s):

If you're an avid online shopper, you've definitely heard of Shop Tobi before. It's an online shopping haven for us fashionistas! From girly to edgy, they've got it all-- and for an affordable price. My favorite lookbook from them so far is the "Adult School" collection. I'd say its right up my alley when it comes to how I dress IRL. If you haven't heard of them, you're missing out AKA go check them out right now!

Styled: Straight A Skater Dress

I'm absolutely in love with this one piece! The 'top' is an attachment to the dress, and gives off a monochrome panel effect-- formal yet flirty.

See more the good stuff here: Dresses l Crop Tops l Rompers l Jumpsuits l Skirts l Cardigans
PSSSTT... First time shoppers get a whole 50% off their order!

Eleven Paris is a french brand that incorporates streetwear and high street with humour, pop culture, and rock references. Let's just say that their brand concept is hard to describe, in a great way. I can't get enough of their leather pieces, especially the "Life is a Joke" moto vest.

Styled:  Shelby W Faux Leather Vest

Attention to Details:

Bad Girl Socks by Dimpiece LA
Maynard Platforms by Jeffrey Campbell
Shelly Watch by Daniel Wellington - Use my code "ESSYNOIR" for 15% off until May 15
Desert Warrior Midi Ring by Shop Dixi

Monday, May 9, 2016

Moé Moé

Come at me, spring!
Random thought: why aren't seasons capitalized? Spring is in the air, and the coachella babes are ready to rise out of their graves. I've been on team #nochella AKA I can never afford the tickets. I'd love to experience it, but as for now its work work work work work work.

I've been into pastels lately (it being spring and all) so I decided to style a baby blue look. What complements baby blue? I thought white would be perfect to create a fun, cutesy coordinate! Luckily, I had these adorable baby doll heels in sky blue to match with my vintage Nike skirt. Remember that less is more, and that one statement piece (in this case, the swan harness) can really bring out your outfit!

A little about the brands:

Alien Moé is a hand crafted harness and accessory brand based in Austria. It's an honor to be working with Alien Moé for a second time! The designer, Michelle, is constantly creating new things to bring to her shop-- she currently has a red themed harness collection that I am drooling over! I love how versatile her designs are, and how they're easy to wear. I usually wear her harnesses under a jumpsuit or romper, giving a little peek-a-boo to a look. Her designs are made of a soft, stretchy material which makes them wonderfully comfortable unlike most leather or spandex material harnesses. If you're a fan of the look, go give her shop some love!

22 Shoes is a recently opened online shopping destination for shoes. 
Their current selection is great to either dress up, or dress down your coordinate. 
"We believe good shoes will take you to great places"
--Use my code "22ESSY" for 22%off your order--

What I'm Wearing: 

White Swan Harness by Alien Moé
Omocha Choker by Alien Moé
Acid Heels by Two Two Shoes

Monday, May 2, 2016

Glico Girl


Pocky has always been my go-to snack, ever since childhood. If you're asian, you know you grew up with this dessert snack as a kid. I wanted to do something fun for Pocky, so I put together a coordinate that complements their well known, original flavor. This is me as a Glico Girl-- if I were to ever be a Pocky mascot, this would be my uniform! If you've been keeping up with me on Instagram, you've probably seen all my pocky posts. I'm loving every single flavor they've come out with so far. My favorite so far is definitely the Milk Chocolate Cream...I can't stop eating it...HELP!

What I'm Wearing:

Red Set by Deandri
Platforms by Jeffrey Campbell
Devil Beret by WC Japan
The Saloma Tropic Sunglasses by CRAP Eyewear

Sunday, April 3, 2016


Welcoming April into my life-- I hope everyone had an amusing April Fool's!
This is probably the first time, in a long time, where I can proudly say that "April Showers" exists again in Los Angeles. The weather's been a little chillier, and the showers have begun! I'm a huge fan of the cold and the rain, (why do I live in LA?) so this is a new haven for me.

My photographer Jawny and I decided to set up a pink coordinate shoot together-- Check out his Instagram feed, it's a pink paradise! I felt like a kid again during this shoot, but to be honest I don't think I'll ever grow out of my "cute" clothing phase.

“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.” 

What I'm Wearing:

So Broke Jacket by Lazy Oaf
Cupcake Tits Shirt by The Ragged Priest via Dolls Kill
Maynard Platforms by Jeffrey Campbell
Runes Sunglasses by Witch Worldwide
Pink Pleated Skirt
Baby Bottle Phone Case