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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Floral Coral




Tee: Aritzia (Similar) (Similar)
Top: Forever 21 (OR this)
Bottom: Gap (Similar)
Shoes: Target (Similar)
Necklace: Old Navy (OR this)
Bracelet: Tory Burch (Similar)
Ring: Forever 21 (Similar)

Happy Thursday!

Remember back in this post how I talked about finding the perfect floral kimono? Well I recently stopped by Forever 21 and found this cute cropped floral kimono that I just couldn't put down. I like how it's a different style from the other one which I can dress up and down with as well. What else is better than to pair it with some coral skinnies, gold accessories, and wedges! :)

Do you own a floral kimono? What do you think about this trend for Spring?

 

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Preview Party







Top: H&M (Similar)
Tank: Forever 21 (Similar)
Bottom: Topshop (Here)
Shoes: Target (Similar)
Watch: Marc Jacobs (Similar)
Rings: c/o Wren & Glory and c/o Gorjana Griffin (Here)
Necklaces: Old Navy (OR this) and Dogeared (Here)
Purse: Chanel Jumbo (Vintage version)

Happy Tuesday!

Last week I was invited to attend an blogger luncheon to check out the new Container Store that was grand opening in Tukwila this past weekend (10% of opening sales goes to Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center!!). The luncheon was on a Thursday during the day but unfortunately I had to be at work so the PR person for the Container Store asked me to attend their Preview Party at night filled with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. The cool part of it all was how they had utilized all of their actual products to display the yummy appetizers. It was so creative! This is the outfit that I wore for the night. I wanted to stay comfortable and semi-dressy! When my husband and I arrived, we were greeted with name tags and was able to wander around the new store. They had a live band plus a dance floor with everyone going kinda crazy (might've been the tom collins cocktails). 

Here are some pictures I snapped of all the nice displays!

My favorite display with sushi and soba noodles salads. The calla lilies were gorgeous!




Kale caesar salads, seared salmon with cherry tomatoes, and corn bread bites with salmon roe.

A variety of desserts: brownies, macarons, cookies, and bars. The macarons were so good! ^ ^

All the delicious food was catered by Lisa Dupar Catering.  

Thanks to The Container Store for the invite! We had a wonderful time. :)



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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Rain






Top: Forever 21 (Similar)
Bottom: Topshop via Nordstrom (Here)
Boots: Hunters (Here)
Purse: 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target (old(Similar)
Rings: c/o Gorjana Griffin (Here) and Madewell (Here)
Bracelet: Madewell (OR this)
Necklace: J.Crew Factory (OR this)

Happy Thursday!


Spring is all about the nice blue skies and the rainy days. So of course on a day that we had a serious rainy downpour, I pulled out my Hunters to wear for the occasion. They're bloomed (white streaks) in these pictures but I went and bought the Hunters spray to clean them up. Does anyone else have that issue with their Hunters? I also have to rave about these Topshop leigh jeans that I picked up at Nordstrom recently, they're AH-mazing!! They're pretty much like a 'second skin' and they're extremely comfortable! I'm so glad that they come in petite sizes. I am seriously tempted to buy another pair in a different color like these pair! I can't get enough of them! :)


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Brown Moto




Top: Target (OR this)
Jacket: Old Navy (Similar)
Bottom: c/o Aeropostale (Here)
Shoes: Target (Here)
Necklace: Dogeared (Here)
Rings: c/o Wren & Glory
Beanie: Target (Similar)

Happy Tuesday!

The weather has been on and off between warm and cold. So on this semi-chilly day, it called for a beanie to keep my head warm and a brown leather moto jacket. I tried to keep this outfit as Spring as possible with my light denim jeans. They are super comfy! It is great to have a pair of distressed jeans for a relaxing weekend. These Bayla skinnies from Aeropostale has the right cuffed length and fit especially for someone petite (ref: wearing a size 0). I don't normally wear a lot of light denim but seeing how a light pair can brighten up for Spring is ideal for me! :) 

What is your ideal Spring weekend outfit?


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Braised Pork Belly


Happy Thursday!

It's been a long while since I've last posted a food recipe on the blog. I have been cooking quite a bit but trying to take photos at the same time has been somewhat difficult. But I'll try to do more in the near future! So today's recipe I wanted to try to make a delicious dish using pork belly for the first time ever and I think it came out successful! I hope you guys like it! It's pretty simple and easy to make and yet it may not be the most healthiest, it's great on top of quinoa/brown rice. ;)

I got the recipe from here and made a few changes by adding regular white granulated sugar instead of rock sugar (which you can still do!). I just didn't have any on hand at the time. Also, when cooking the raw pork belly in the oil, it will splatter all over so please be careful! I had to use a lid to shield myself. haha..  

Let's get started..

 Slice the pork belly into 1 inch pieces.

Cook the pork belly with vegetable oil in the pan or wok.

 Have the chopped green onions and minced ginger ready.

 Combine the soy sauces and rice cooking wine together. Then add the green onions and ginger to the mixture.

Put the mixture in a large pot and add the sugar and let it cook to dissolve the sugar. Then add the cooked pork belly in and let it shimmer on medium heat for an hour. 

Measurements:

1lb of raw pork belly
1/4 cup of light soy sauce
1/4 cup of dark soy sauce
1/2 cup of rice cooking wine
3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
Minced ginger (small piece)
4 chopped green onions

After the pork belly is done cooking, you can top it over rice with a side of veggies and enjoy! :)

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