Separates

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wearing Zara top, Zara skirt, and rings (this and this) gifted by Mejuri

Separates

Disclosure: Mejuri sent me beautiful rings and all reviews/opinions are of my own. 

Growing up, my parents always loved sales: after-Christmas sales, Black Friday sales, coupons, anything to save money. They never paid for anything full priced. As I got older (and I guess, more financially responsible) coupled with my degree in economics, I realized how important it was to always wait for a good sale. I’m not saying that I always buy items on sale (some things just never go on sale), but I do my best to spend less whenever I can!

That said, I had been eyeing this top and skirt combo from Zara for awhile now. Yes, they are separates but could totally pass as a dress! They were originally a little less than $150 together but during the sale, I ended up paying $25.99 for the top (versus $49.90) and $39.99 for the skirt (versus $99.90). I ended up paying about $65.98 (not including tax) for the two items together instead of $149.80! I saved about $83.82! It’s definitely a risk you take when you wait for a sale, but I think it’s so worth it (and generally, Zara items do not completely go out of stock – although some have, most items do go on sale).

Mejuri

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I wore my outfit with Mejuri rings that they sent me as a gift. These rings are beautiful and I’m obsessed. I’m not one to wear jewelry that are too flashy so Mejuri’s dainty rings are right up my alley! I chose rose gold as I wanted rings to match the engagement ring I want (always thinking ahead haha) and these rings are my new everyday rings for sure. I wear them whenever I’m out and about! What I love most about the open ring with the black diamonds are that the diamonds are conflict-free and socially responsible diamonds. Anyway, I have so many rings I want to add to my collection! Have you checked out Mejuri yet? Let me know what pieces you are in love with!

Have a happy Monday friends!

 

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California on Film

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California on Film

Hello, friends! I know it’s been long awhile since I’ve posted but here I am! A lot has happened since the last post. For one, I had surgery. It went well, thankfully! I’m still adjusting to life after surgery (mostly eating healthier to minimize digestive problems) but everything has been well.

Anyway, for Christmas last year, Charles bought me a Canon film camera and I have been playing around with it! I took it with me to Japan but my shots came out blank. I was devastated to have spent $20 for developing and they were mostly black. After researching and reading about it, I took my film camera to California hoping and praying it would come out well. After having the film for about 3 months, I finally developed it last month and to my relief, the shots came out pretty decent!

Desert on Film

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Took photos of Salvation Mountain, some pool we came across, and sand dunes.

Mother’s Backyard

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On our last day in California, I took some shots of palm trees and flowers in my Mother’s backyard. Oh how I miss those orchids. My dad used to take care of them before he passed and they’re still going strong.

Los Angeles International Airport

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Being in LAX is always a bittersweet moment for me: to leave my lovely Mainland home with my family and friends to go to my beloved island home always leaves me a little teary-eyed EVERY . SINGLE . TIME .

Hope you enjoyed these film shots! My goal this year was to take more film shots especially while traveling and composing a post for them. I just dropped up a film today so I’m excited to see if they developed well! Crossing fingers! Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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Tokyo Skytree

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View from Tokyo Skytree and soft serve from the cafe inside

Tokyo Skytree

Whatever you do, if you’re in Tokyo, do yourself a favor and stop by Tokyo Skytree. It’s a bit of a train ride from Shibuya and there’s an admission fee but the views are amazing from the observation deck. Keep in mind that there are two observation decks. We opted to pay for one (the highest deck has an addition admission) and the views were outstanding.

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Tokyo Skytree’s shadow and a glimpse of Tokyo Tower

While we were at the observation deck, we grabbed coffee and soft serve. There is a little area you stay in to consume your cafe bites and drinks. Charles and I took our time as the views were as good as everywhere else on the deck.

After the Observation Deck

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Amazing view and food from Vie en France

As you leave the observation deck, Tokyo Skytree does the tricky thing by having different products on different floors. For example, I had bought postcards on one floor and as we went down to the next floor, that store had different postcards! As someone who is very mindful of how I spend money, I applaud Tokyo Skytree for their sneaky tactic to get my money!

As you exit, you come across lots of restaurants and shops (including anime shops!). Charles and I ended up eating at Vie en France and at that moment, we became obsessed with curry donuts. I love when the curry donuts are nice and crispy with the delicious curry inside. If you love Japanese curry, I highly recommend trying a curry donut in Japan. Instantly, it’s one of my favorite things to do eat in Japan (along with everything else; you really can’t wrong with it).

Between Skytree and Roppongi Hills, I really can not choose between the two as both are equally amazing. I will say that the food options at Skytree far exceeds Roppongi Hills in selection. Roppongi Hills has a rooftop observation deck that gives it an edge over Skytree but both have their own views that the other can not beat. If I had to choose though, Skytree would be it! Happy weekend!

For my more information on Skytree (such as admission), check out their website HERE

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Cult Gaia

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Large Cult Gaia’s Ark in natural

Cult Gaia

One of the most beautiful bags that I have ever bought, Cult Gaia’s Ark in natural is the absolute staple in anyone’s closet. The style works so well with pretty much anything but most especially with pretty dresses when you’re out for a brunch date. I ordered the large last year; it’s perfect and I’m obsessed.

I have been eyeing their new design at the moment: the Lilleth. Definitely looking forward to adding it to my closet soon!

Which one is your favorite? The Ark or the Lilleth? Have a happy Tuesday!

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Daikanyama

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H&M coat, sweater, and pants, Zara boots, and Barneys New York backpack

Daikanyama

An outfit I wore while in Daikanyama in Tokyo. A hip neighborhood in Tokyo, I made sure to dress to impress while I was there. Charles and I walked from Shibuya (about 15 to 20 minutes) and ran into a cute coffee shop (Monkey Cafe – go, especially if you love design and architecture), hit up some shops (pet stores included), bookstores, and ate at a brewery. A very thorough blog post will be up soon but until then, hope you’re enjoying my outfit posts!

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