I started out my journey in Da Nang, Vietnam with Amy at the Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort. We had a fantastic relaxing stay and the hotel grounds offers many scenic areas to explore. It was located near the main areas of the city but was a haven away from the noise and bustle. However take a walk outside and you’ll find restaurants, spas, and many other places to check out.
We stayed in the one bedroom cottage which was decorated with a lot of wood. I find that these type of places has a very calming effect. There are also pops of blue decor which fits perfectly with the tranquility of the space. Many dragonfly wire sculptures can be found throughout the resort and you’ll also find many live dragonfly inhabitants.
There is a huge selection of delicious asian and western cuisine during the breakfast buffet. As if that wasn’t enough, the breakfast selections are also changed daily to provide guests with even more variety.
We spent most of our time here either relaxing, taking photos or swimming. It may be a little strange but I would have to say that my favorite part of all of this was the outdoor shower. Because how often do you find a private outdoor shower? 😉
The entrance to our cottage
Outdoor living room area
Passageways within our cottage
Bathroom Area/Outdoor Shower
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Private Beach Access
I love Autumn. Stepping outside has a more moody dream-like feel when it’s overcast and the sun isn’t blaring in your face. I find it especially nice to dress themed towards the season. In a sense you’re matching your outfit to the weather and blending sweetly into this chapter of your life. Life is a story and you are the main character so create the character that you want to be!
Wardrobe is one of the funnest part of character development. Clothing can do or say so much without you even speaking a word. However I don’t think it matters what you wear as long as you personally love it and feel great in it. Which is why I’m such a fan of ModCloth. The selection is huge and they carry a lot of unique pieces so non-verbal self expression just got a little bit easier. Their sizes ranges from XXS-XXL so it’s easy to find the perfect fit for every BODY. There is a Fit for Me feature that recommends items based on your size via their mobile app and also in-house ModStylists if you need a little extra help shopping the site. While you are there why not check out the Style Gallery to see the image feed of real-life customers 😉
Since the weather is getting a little more chilly, I have to put away my favorite booty shorts lol. But I’m happily switching over to longer length dresses and chunky knits. It just so happens that I found some new closet favorites in these beautiful muted fall shades of forest green, mustard, and rust. See the three looks I put together below. I was going for that Thanksgiving potluck/board game night with friends type of theme. Is it just me or do you guys think that matches these outfits too? ;P
Cupcake Consultant Velvet Jumper in Emerald + Simplicity on a Saturday Tunic in White
Homecoming ‘Round the Mountain Sweater in Curry
Flourishing Femininity Lace Midi Dress in Amber
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All views and opinions expressed are honest and of my own.
I’ve always loved having more time on my hands. As you grow older there’s so many things that pulls your attention in every possible direction so it’s more about finding time and creating a balance in life. I love the simplicity of wearing a wristwatch because I can easily look down to keep track of time and stay organized. This allows me to stay on top of my tasks. This amazing Baby G watch has made its way into my wardrobe however it’s anything but simple. It has a digital face and its features includes
- Fully automated calendar
- Worldwide time zones settings
- Alarm settings
- Stopwatch settings
- Countdown timer
- Built in light
- Shock resistant
- Water resistant (Which means YES! You can go swimming with this watch on)
You can read more about the technical specs here. And see a lot more fun Baby G designs here.
Most days I strive for comfort and practicality with the way I dress so I love the fun and sporty vibe this watch gives off! It’s the perfect finishing touch for many of my outfits.
In collaboration with Baby G. Find Baby G on insta @babyg_usa
Ladylike Button Up Top in Blush
As the fall season approaches, the cool breezes and chilly nights makes me opt for a little more fabric and a little less skin. I’m so excited to partner with ModCloth because I love exploring their endless wardrobe options, whether it’s in the form of fun prints, bold designs, classic looks, or simple closet staples. They believe that fashion is for every body which I think is a beautiful mindset to embrace.
I have a smaller frame and I usually have to settle for a size small in clothing which tends to fit me loosely. There’s always those awkward little details; like how the sides of a shirt are a little too big or the waist of a pair of jeans fits right but the thigh area doesn’t hug the way I want it to. While it’s not too much of a big deal, wouldn’t you agree that slipping into an article of clothing that feels like it’s perfectly made for your body gives you a jolt of excitement and happiness? I sure feel this way since it’s not often that it happens. ModCloth covers sizes XXS-4XL so it’s easy to find the perfect fit for all of your favorite pieces.
If you need a little inspo for updating your look, their mobile app has a “Fit For Me” feature which recommends items based on your size. Need a second opinion but your bff is not around? A friendly ModStylist can help you shop the site. And don’t forget to check out the Style Gallery to see real-life customers rockin’ their favorite ModCloth pieces.
Fine and Sandy Blazer in Khaki
Just This Sway Midi Skirt in Tumeric
Truth of the Batter Sneakers
Fall Potluck Overalls in Forest
In collaboration with http://www.modcloth.com
I am ALWAYS on the hunt for good hair-care since I have a tendency to torture my hair until it screams and bursts out in color. No lie, maintaining colored hair is a lot of work. And the constant bleaching and dying takes a toll and dries out my hair tremendously.
Which is why I’m very happy to come across Uberliss, a bond sustainer and a much needed treatment for my weary locks. I’ve gotten my hair bleached and dyed a few days ago. While it looks good in photos, it’s quite damaged and coarse to the touch. After applying this treatment, I definitely noticed a HUGE improvement in the softness and malleability of my hair. It feels like I’ve been nursing it back to health for weeks when it’s only been one treatment. I have to say, I’m very impressed ^_~
This product has a really strange consistency, it’s gummy but not sticky, I’m almost unsure of how to describe it lol. But I will definitely continue to use this and see how much better my hair gets over time!
View a little how-to video I made for Uberliss by clicking here.
I don’t think I’ve ever woken up so early for a shoot. Technically I napped for one hour. Ron & Sang were team no sleep because they’re badasses and they don’t need sleep lol. We left at 2AM to catch the sunrise at the Glamis Sand Dunes. The weather was rainy on arrival at around 6AM so we all caught up on some much needed sleep for a few hours. I was honestly very concerned about the rain but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise since it eventually stopped. It smoothed over all the sand and removed the tire marks left by the ATV riders. Plus the overcast weather was perfect for lighting!
Oh the things we do for Instagram.. but in all honesty it’s just wonderful to find an excuse to go exploring with your friends and create some memories along the way. We stopped by Salton Sea on our way back, a place littered with the dead corpses of fishes everywhere. The neighborhood around that area was small and dilapidated but I found it fascinating look at and to wonder about the lives of its inhabitants. I’ve been in bigger cities all of my life so when I find myself around smaller communities, the vibe in the air just feels very different. Like there’s a mysterious charm of interconnection because escape is hard to find.
But here are some remnants of my quick little escape away from LA.
Photographs by Ron Khy
White bodysuit & mustard set from Peppermayo