Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chartreuse Tee and JPG Exhibit

I went fruit picking for the first time over the weekend and got a bunch of fresh apricots, nectarines, and strawberries. They taste so much juicier and sweeter when hand-picked. =P I was disappointed that I missed cherry picking season though because that's one of my favorite fruits. Did you guys do anything fun over the weekend?
From my Instagram (karenyee10) - the perfect little strawberry

Chartreuse has been one of my favorite summer colors to incorporate into my wardrobe so I wanted to feature it in my post today. I love this one because it's so soft and doesn't wrinkle! Back to my point-and-shoot photos while I'm still shopping around for a new camera unfortunately.
BDG v-neck tee from UO (buy) -- H&M black skinny pants (similar here or on sale here) -- Ann Taylor chunky cardigan (similar or cute one here) -- thrifted ivory kitten heels (similar with a bow)
Still love this chunky cardi!
Accessories: Target fringe necklace (pretty one here) -- Mossimo white python skinny belt (similar) -- thrifted silver cuff (similar)

I went to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the De Young Museum recently and it was pretty incredible! The mannequins had very life-like, holographic faces and the fashion was very 'haute couture' but I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

My fave...stripes!
Mermaid on crutches?
The infamous cone-shaped bra
Interesting wedding dress

Any favorite summer colors you can't stop wearing? Please share!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Borrowed Camera and UO Linen Dress

The weather here has been such a teaser lately...it was so warm over the weekend and cooled down significantly by yesterday. Why can't it just be in the 80s the entire summer?? Anyway, I was in my friend Ping's neighborhood on Sunday and she was kind enough to let me borrow her fancy camera and photographer bf to get some blog photos. We also did some shopping afterwards at Urban and J.Crew of course...the beautiful weather gave us an excuse to go to an outdoor mall. haha

It was such a gorgeous day that I wanted to take this linen dress out for a spin that I got from Urban Outfitters. It's actually quite loose on  me around the torso area but nothing a waist-cinching belt can't fix!
Cooperative linen dress from UO (similar) -- thrifted tan belt (similar) -- Banana Republic strappy wedges (similar)
Accessories: tortoise shell sunnies (similar) -- H&M mini spike necklace (similar) -- no name watch (similar) -- H&M braided bracelet (similar) -- thrifted knot bangle (similar) -- oval button earrings (similar)

I think it's time to start looking into getting a new camera because the photo quality on Ping's DSLR is vastly better! The skin glows and the colors are vibrant...makes taking pictures more fun too.

Canon T2i or T3i or a different brand...any opinions?

Monday, June 4, 2012

More Stripes in Santa Cruz

Summer is finally here!! The schizophrenic weather in SF doesn't always reflect the seasons so we have to venture to places like Santa Cruz to get some fun in the sun. The boy and I took a weekend trip here for his birthday and we had a blast eating at various stands while making our way along the boardwalk. Wish I could do this everyday and finally get a much needed tan. *sigh* On the brighter side (literally), of course I wore my favorite pattern ever...stripes!
I liked the colors of this arcade area
 First time eating deep fried Oreos and it was a party in my mouth!
Old Navy western chambray (similar) -- F21 striped tank (similar) -- Old Navy shorts (current version) -- back zip sandals from HK (similar) -- H&M crossbody messenger bag (similar from F21)
On the pier
Accessories: thrifted leather belt (similar) -- H&M braided bracelet (similar in a different color) -- ASOS gold spike bracelet (buy) -- thrifted 'knot' bangle (similar) -- leather cuff bracelet from Fiji (similar)
Instagram artsy photo of the day
I miss the beach!

What is your favorite summer activity?