Archives for October 2010

Leaving..on a jet plane

As some of you know, I’m Korean but spent a lot of my childhood (15 years) in the Philippines. My parents still live there and my sister lives nearby in Singapore. I was just there visiting in July but I’m going back again because my sister just had a baby!! I have to go see my first nephew and of course, reconnect with my family. It is incredibly difficult living so far away from my family because we are very close.

It’s a 13 hour flight to Seoul and then a 3.5 hour flight to Manila. The flight to Manila back in July was the nightmare of my life. A was extremely tired but couldn’t fall asleep so she was crying, whimpering, or whining for most of the 13 hour flight. At least I had the hubs to help me out. This time, I’m flying solo with the little monster, I mean darling sweetheart. :) 

 This is a video of A when we were about to land after our 13 hour flight. You can see that hubby and I (+ all the people around us) are so numb to her crying at this point.

Can you tell I’m nervous for the flight. I’d really appreciate any tips!!


Some Things I’m Loving

Something lacy…
Club Monaco lace shorts. (Image: Club Monaco look book)
Something sparkly…
J.Crew sequin skirt (Image:
Something polka dotted…
Ann Taylor polka dotted scarf (Image:
Something chunky…

 Alexander Wang large cable cardigan (Image:

Something in a fair isle pattern…
Rag & Bone crop sweater (Image:
What are some things you are loving right now?
BTW…Don’t be jealous but I’m at an Oprah show taping today!!!

Recent Look: Leopard Scarf Saves The Day!

It was about to be another super boring outfit day when the leopard scarf came to save the day!

 I’m wearing my Gap legging jeans (aka jeggings). I like these because they’re stretchy, comfy, and have a higher waistline (good for mommies with pooches that have muffin top tendencies, not that I suffer from either. ahem ahem!) Although I’m still loyal to my J Brand skinnies for days I’m actually trying to look presentable, I find myself reaching for these jeggings again and again for when I’m running around with A.Here we are off to dance class.

Gap leopard scarf, Aritzia cardigan, Anthropologie cami, Gap jeggings, Gap city flats, Louis Vuitton Neverfull handbag

Growth Charts

One minute, she was swaddled in my arms and the next, she’s a vivacious toddler with energizer bunny tendencies. It’s amazing to see little A growing up so quickly right before my eyes. Before she gets any bigger, I need to document her growth and what better way than a cute wall decal growth chart?
I wanted something cute but still modern and under $20. I found a lot of amazing growth charts on Etsy but mostly, above my price range. For those with a higher budget, here are some of the cuter ones I found.
A’s favorite animal is a giraffe so this one was tempting.
I love the owl and the leaves fluttering away.
By far, my favorite! Love the gray & orange, the Amy Butler-esque flower, the owl, the bird. I love it all!
Now, I was starting to get discouraged and trying to convince myself that $52 for a growth chart was actually a steal. And then, I came across this one.
I opted for the pink to match some of the accents in A’s room and omitted the name because I hated all the fonts.
 Here it is, in A’s room. We love it! She loves to point out all the animals and then, of course, act out their sounds. I think it looks clean, doesn’t take up too much space and is actually, really a steal at $14!
Which would you pick?

Recent Look: Silk & Stripes

Love the unexpectedness of a casual striped top paired with a silky skirt. Brought out the Chloe Edith bag (which hasn’t seen the light of day in over a year!) to bring some structure to the look. I would have worn cuter shoes had I not been on my way to a 1st birthday party with A in tow. Oh..woulda coulda prada! (Does anyone remember that line from Will & Grace?)

 Muji breton striped shirt, White + Warren silk pleated skirt, Aritzia fatigue jacket, Linea Pelle belt, Chloe Edith handbag, Gap City flats

This was my first official “photo shoot” if stopping the car for literally 2 minutes with all the doors open (since baby A was still in her car seat) counts. I was extremely awkward and did not feel comfortable posing at all! I don’t know how so many of you fashion bloggers make it look so natural and fun! Any tips?