Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Stripes. Underneath.

If you're ever feeling frumpalicious one morning, and want to put minimal effort into looking deceivingly good, then might I encourage you to try what I always resort to:

But mind you, you cannot simply throw on a stripe-number and exude cool.
It must be under a jacket or blazer that just lets the stripes peek out and do all the speaking for you.

Some women have nailed it:




Hi Whitney!!

{Stockholm Streetstyle}

{Stockholm Streetstyle}

{Stockholm Streetstyle}

She's a designer for J. Crew

{Stockholm Streetstyle}


This look is so easy to master.
Do it!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Floral Dress.

This is a must in every woman's wardrobe.
Every one needs at least one floral dress to feel fresh and girly in for the summer.

{cupcakes & cashmere}


The look gets better with a smart jacket over a floral print dress.

Love love love the socks and shoes!

{Stockholm Streetstyle}

{My floor is red}


I personally, am not drawn to 'girly' clothes.
But the floral print is safe and able to pair with any jacket or cardigan to give it a completely different vibe aside from the obvious.

I hope this sticks around for a while.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Jessica Alba.

Gen Lux Cover.

I think she's making a comeback.

I really want those Louboutins! Gah!

She looks so good!

Summer Finds.

I crave a few more Summer pieces...
Eyelet Ruffle Dress

Narisa Theory Dress

Silk Crinkled Print Dress
Banana Republic

Paper Bag Skirt
Banana Republic

I love the pleated waistline.
Such an elegant detail.

Cotton Pleated Skirt
Banana Republic

Elizabeth & James Rumpled Shorts

Marc Jacobs "Petal to the Metal" Bag

Foley + Corinna "Disco City" Bag

Wish List time!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday Soon Tofu.

Tofu is one of my best friends.

It's healthy and it's versatile.
It can be boiled, fried, in soup, in salads, in just about anything.

But my favorite tofu dish has to be Soon Tofu.

A hot spicy stew with soft tofu!

The go-to spot in LA is BCD.
Open 24 hours a day, it never fails to hit the spot every time.

No MSG = no cottonmouth.
You start with a fried fish.
I can only bear to look at the ones without the mouths horrifyingly gaping open.
I also have a problem eating seafood with eyes that stare accusingly at me.
This one was left untouched by yours truly.

While you wait for your order, you are served a series of side dishes.
These glass noodles are one of my favorites.

My mama always told me to eat my bean sprouts.

Spicy tempura.

Spicy squid.
Usually left untouched.

A must-have: kimchi.

Kimchi in 'water.'

My order: Kimchi Soon Tofu, no meat, medium spicy.

First, you must crack a raw egg into your bowl immediately after they serve it to you while it's still bubbling and hot.
(Do NOT wear a white t-shirt)

Then you mix it all together.

But sometimes, the soup isn't enough...
Spicy pork.


My friend's clean bone on the left vs. my amateur attempt.


Poor thing.

If you've never had this experience, I insist... you must indulge.
It would be my pleasure to join you.