Lately | In an Instant

December 15, 2014


Hello friends!! Wow, it’s been nearly a month since my last post – longest unintentional break ever :-/ Work has completely taken over – I leave the house early in the morning when it’s dark and I come home at night when it’s dark – I really have no idea where the day goes. So when I’m not working, I’m really conscious with how I spend my time… I could keep going and going forever, so it’s important for me to slow down, take some time for myself, relax, enjoy the moment and definitely spend lots of time with family and friends.
As much as I love this blog of mine, I didn’t want it to become an extra stress, an extra thing on my to-do list… after all, this is suppose to be my creative outlet, and I want everything to be genuine and natural, not artificial and forced. So, that’s why it’s been a little silent, but I’m still here! I know there’s never going to be that perfect work-life balance, but as my schedule becomes more stable, I’ll get back into the swing of things – do some making and creating :)
Anyway, let’s catch up – let me know what’s going on with you!

Parc Boutique Winter 2014 Lookbook

November 19, 2014

The creativity and vision between Parc Boutique owner, Thao, and photographer, Wing of Canary Grey is just unbelievable. I know I’m always saying the same thing when it comes to Parc, but seriously, they never fail to amaze me with their concepts, inspiration and imagery. Filled with beauty, simplicity and sophistication, their Winter 2014 Lookbook is absolutely gorgeous – with a mix of dark and light, it features must-have accessories, boots, and pieces perfect for the cold, winter season.

wardrobe | parc boutique
photography | wing ta of canary grey
hair and makeup | julie lam
model | catherine braunschweig & samantha hirshfield

Lulu & Georgia Giveaway

November 17, 2014

With November flying by and the holidays approaching, Lulu & Georgia is the perfect place to find gifts for everyone on your list. They have everything from stationaries, accessories, art prints, table decor, rugs to furniture! Since we went from hot Summer to freezing Winter with little to no Fall in between, I’ve been eying this throw to keep me warm. I’m so excited to be teaming up with them to offer $100 store credit to their shop – you can enter by using the rafflecopter below.
Go grab a cup of coffee (or tea), browse around and let me know your favorites!
[ giveaway has ended ]

Giveaway begins November 17, 2014 and ends November 26, 2014.
mirabelle cream and mint rug, motel side cabinet, vivienne table lamp, white karman chair, garance dore stationary set, black karman chair, oyster print, heart trinket dish

Apartment 34 Holiday Shop

November 11, 2014

Apartment 34 just launched their Holiday Shop, and wow, it’s like all of my favorite designers came together to give us one amazing collection. Each piece is not only beautifully designed but also unique, as there were only limited quantities made.
My favorites would have to be the hackwith design grey scarf, vrai & oro gold cuff, and the citizenry ombre throw – but really, they’re all stunning. What are your favorites??

photos by aubrie pick, styled by apartment 34

Happy Weekend

November 7, 2014

Just coming by to wish you all a wonderful weekend. I’ve been working 6 am shifts the past two week, so sleeping in is currently the plan. I’m not complaining though – no rush hour traffic and done with work in the middle of the day… all good to me ;)
What are your plans??

Use the code oh-sopretty for 10% off entire daniel wellington purchase. check out the official DW instagram #danielwellington.

Loving | Eva Black Design

November 6, 2014

I have always been a huge fan and admirer of Eva Black. I remember when I first saw my friend’s blog, love court xoxo, I gasped at all the gorgeous lettering/watercolor and immediately knew it was Eva’s work. She was doing watercolor, ink pens and handlettering way before it started trending. I love how her designs are so simple yet so unique – that’s not the easiest thing to do, and she’s so good at it.

prints used above are from eva black design society6, iphone and ipod cases

Loving | Currently

November 4, 2014

I can’t believe it’s already November. Only 2 more months until 2015… crazy. I don’t know why the cold weather caught me off guard, but it did. I wasn’t ready. And I just donated all my clothes, so I’ll have to replenish my winter wardrobe… starting off with these beautiful pieces.

fringe poncho sweater, knit scarf, chunky sweater, DW watch, black inez bag
use the code oh-sopretty for 10% off your entire daniel wellington purchase



Weekend Links | 03

October 24, 2014

01 | I’ve made many variations of sausage and kale soup, but nothing like this one. Kate shared her sausage potato kale soup – hearty, cozy and perfect for these cool nights.
02 | Use the code oh-sopretty for 10% off all products on daniel wellington and check out the official DW instagram #danielwellington
03 | I’ve seen muuto dots pop up a lot lately, but I think I’m loving this DIY version even more – simple, minimal, and a great addition to any room.
04 | I’m not much of a caramel fan, but I’ll make an exception for this salted caramel filled molten chocolate cake. If you don’t know Izy from top with cinnamon, go check her out now. Her photo styling is impeccable and effortless, her recipes are unique and delicious, she just released her first cookbook, oh and she’s only 18. Talk about insane talent!
Happy Weekend!

Loving | Light Neutrals

October 22, 2014

Neutral style for Fall
& how cute are those hair clips?!?


Casual | Black and White

October 21, 2014

Running errands means keeping it casual and comfy, right? For those of you who know me, know I do not like wearing jeans. For one, I can never find any that fit correctly, and to me, they’re just uncomfortable (which may be due to the incorrect fit) either way, when fall and winter come, you will most likely find me in either some jeggings or leggings. But these black madewell skinny skinny jeans have become my go to – it fits, it’s comfortable and a great change from the usual black leggings.
Also, you all know I love my DW watch – simple, classic and goes with everything! Right now you can use the code oh-sopretty to get 10% off your entire Daniel Wellington purchase until the end of November!! #danielwellington

wearing grey zara tee, black madewell jeans, vince slip on sneakers, Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch