Let’s Go Dodgers!

Good morning! I decided to mix it up today and create a look that is ready to celebrate the baseball season. I have always disliked the thought that girls who play or like to watch sports are instantly grouped as tomboys, and wanted to challenge this idea with a look that is both flirty and in the spirit.

If I were to attend any baseball games, it would definitely be a LA Dodgers game as I have to represent my hometown! So to start off the look, I pulled my favorite hat off of Fanatics.com’s MLB Hats. I was so surprised by how big their collection of hats were, and I was SO close to choosing a universe-patterned hat, but instead opted to keep my outfit cohesive.

The rest of the outfit consists of a white crop top (you know that’s my go-to casual wear!) paired with a blue suspender skirt. To keep the outfit on the girly side—maybe something you can wear out to a late night out after a ball game—I also chose to go with some chunky heels which sound both comfy and fun. Lastly, I added black/neon yellow accessories to accent the outfit.

What team would you rep for the baseball season? I’d love to see what you all would put together too!

 

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When Form Meets Function

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Hello fellow bloggers and reader. Sorry for my surprise hiatus, as I was waiting for my spankin’ new computer to be built! The process of watching my computer get built was pretty eye opening– I got a crash course in the functions of a CPU fan, graphics card, power supply, and motherboard. Anyway, moving on… Today I wanted to share with you a look that’s both classy enough to wear to a fancy date night, and also comfy enough that I’m not constantly adjusting any straps or itchy tags.

I really have to give a shout out to eShakti who approached me a few weeks ago and gifted me this gorgeous purple dress. It wasn’t until I browsed through their selection of dresses and cute skirts that I realized I could get the dress customized. I’m sure a lot of you have struggled with making sure to get the right fit on your online apparel purchases, as I have my entire adult life, and this seems to be pretty close to the solution to that problem. What impressed me even more was that you can choose to customize the ensemble with different sleeve lengths and skirt lengths!

When the dress arrived, I ran into my closet and tried it on. It was almost everything I expected it to be. The only part that I found to be different from what I had imagined was the skirt length. Still being in my early 20s I opted for the shortest skirt length (because how many more years will I be able to rock short hem lengths??), but as you can see from the photos they hit just above the knee. It’s no big deal though, as I’m sure that would not fit in a work appropriate setting anyway.

Check out the pics below to see how I styled my outfit! I chose to match the zip detail of the dress with black accessories all around, and wore another pair of trusty Melissa shoes (am I obsessed with this brand or what…). If you’re browsing eShakti and find something you like, be sure to enter the coupon code “matchamornings” for an additional 10% off. Check the bottom of this post for the fine print😉 (more…)

Falling into the Season with Black Textures

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Hello hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I’m starting off the week in a monotone palette of some black pieces against my pasty white skin… While I would love to completely immerse myself into some trendy pieces fit for autumn, it’s still way too hot for my to walk out the door in anything more than a breezy top, shorts, and airy shoes. (Funny how the sun completely failed to tan my skin however!) So to embrace what should be a season change, I switched up my outfit to some darker tones.

Instead of my casual grey romper that I wear everywhere, I switched it for this strappy black top that ties in the front and matched it with pleather shorts. On my lazy days when I’m unsure of what to wear, I’ve been sticking to a single color range as it keeps the look more cohesive. To complete the outfit, I have these new Melissa flats from ShoeMint.com that I’ve been meaning to try out. Can I just say… these have got to be the most comfortable flats I have ever worn. They are like walking on clouds! Anyway, here are some additional shots my boyfriend helped me take. What do you think of the look? (more…)

Playing Tourist at LACMA

823-1One  of the things I love the most about where I grew up is that no matter how long you live here in Los Angeles, there is always something new to see and do. It is a mecca of new places and events waiting to be discovered. Sticking true to this theme, I recently visited the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art and played tourist for the afternoon. The coolest exhibit that I saw by far was James Turrell: A Retrospective. It’s difficult to explain, and no photography was allowed but the way Turrell played with lighting and space is incredibly … If you’re in the area, this is definitely a must-see! Other than that, my other favorite exhibit was the Metropolis II which I am attaching some photos of below (but not too many because I don’t want to spoil everything for people who have not been yet).

As far as my outfit of the day, I kept it casual and comfy (my theme in most of my wardrobe if I’m being honest…) with my favorite white crop top on top of a navy lace bralette, pleather shorts, and my trusty white Converse high-tops.  To pull the look together I also accessorized with a black statement necklace. I’m obsessed with this necklace because I really feel like it brings my outfits together from looking like I got dressed in the dark to… looking like I actually care about my appearance. Moreover, it adds a fun element to my outfits that have conservative necklines. Sometimes I even feel naked without wearing it!

Anyway, I hope everyone enjoyed their labor day weekend, and I look forward to catching up on all of your blog posts to see what you all have been up to! Now onwards to the shots of the day… (more…)

Snacking and Strolling at the Anaheim Packing House

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Recently I took my boyfriend Louis and his family to the Anaheim Packing House that opened earlier this spring. It’s a food hall that features multiple food vendors such as Han’s Homemade Ice Cream, The Kroft, and Pop Bar. Not only was the food there good, but the interior decor was gorgeous too! I’ve included some pictures below, but if you are near Orange County, California it’s definitely a must-see must-eat-at place.

Both Louis and his parents loved the Packing House, from doing some fresh grocery shopping at the farmer’s market outside, grabbing some fish and chips and chicken tikka masala, to treating ourselves to popsicles and frozen hot chocolate. Yum! It really reminded me of why I am a foodie and love the food culture so much as it is an experience that transcends age. Whether you are 16, 28, or 43, you can still share the same quality dishes and all be able to enjoy it (unless there’s a picky eater amongst you!). (more…)

Hello NYC!

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Hello loves! It’s been a week since my short work and food trip across the country in New York. It was pretty much my first time really seeing New York City, and seeing and eating everything that everyone always raves about. As I’m finally rested and recovered from my jet lag, I want to share my experience with you all. (more…)

A Tribute to Hooded Monolids: 5 Tips For Rocking Eye Makeup

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Today I want to discuss one of my biggest insecurities growing up as a girl: my hooded monolids. For those of you that are unfamiliar, hooded lids are eyelids that have extra skin near the eyelash line so that any fine streak of eyeliner generally appears hidden. Monolids are eyelids that lack a crease, and generally will make eyes appear small.

Growing up, I have found it difficult relating to eye makeup tips in most major fashion magazines as it’s usually catered towards to how to apply and contour eyeshadows with your crease, or how to tightline the upper eyelid with your eyeliner to make it pop. Through many trials, I’ve realized these tips are not applicable and are not flattering to my hooded monolids at all.

So if you have hooded lids, monolids, or both just like me, here are some beauty rules fit for our eyes that I live religiously by:

  1. Work your eyelashes! If eyeliner won’t show up on your eyes without applying a thick, heavy streak across your lids, showcase your lashes! I am obsessed with mascara, as it really gives my eyes that subtle sharp lift to your eyes. For girls that have stubborn eyelashes that won’t keep a curl, On a night out, I’ll even revert to false eyelashes. Depending on what pair of falsies you choose, they can give your eyes more depth and make them look larger while still accentuating  the natural shape of your eyes. For all you monolidded girls out there, if you want to fake a crease, try using falsies that have a criss-cross design!
  2. Frame your face. People say eyes are the windows to the souls, but has anyone ever seen a killer eyebrow? It will frame your face and freshen up your face even without you even needing to apply eyeliner. I like to keep my brows darker to look fuller, as I feel like when they are light and sparse they make my face look older. My favorite pencil/brow brush combo to help me do the job is this brand. If you need any tips on how to perfect your brows, here’s some tips that could help you.
  3. Try the classic cat eye. While it may be hard for hooded lid girls to get their eyeliner to show up as the heavy lid hides the eyelash line, try doing a cat eyeliner look. Make sure the tips are super sharp and pointed to keep your eyes looking awake rather than sleepy and tired. The elongated tips will also allow the eyeliner to peek out at the corners. I prefer to go with a fine brush or felt tip liquid eyeliner as those will ensure that the line I create is sharp.
  4. Go easy on the bottom lid eyeliner. As most of the upper lid eyeliner may be hidden, try to go easy on the bottom lid eyeliner to keep balance. Going too heavy by fully rimming your bottom lids with a dark liner, while keeping it simple on the top liner could make your eyes appear droopy or sleepy. Secondly, try applying a light champagne or pink color to the inner corner of your bottom lid, a it will brighten up the eyes and make them appear larger.
  5. Love your eyes.  Your hooded/monolid eyes are not your enemies. Perception of beauty is different among everyone, so the best way to really showcase your eyes is by working them with confidence. If you love the heavy eyeliner look, work it! My beauty rules may not work for everyone, as I have learned that not all the tips in magazines apply to me.