09
Aug 16

Marimekko Target

by Lesley Kim

Hi everyone!  My outfit for today consists of a Marimekko Target top, my favorite Abercrombie and Fitch denim shorts and Zigi Girl sandals. Marimekko is such a gorgeous brand, but I can never afford their pieces, and luckily, they created some less expensive clothing for Target.  Marimekko is known for their bold prints and design, as you can see in my lovely blouse, and was founded in 1951 in Finland. Marimekko became an internationally known brand and includes a variety of products such as accessories and home items. The striking colors and patterns that are inherent in Marimekko pieces are unique and eyecatching.  What do you think of their design?

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08
Aug 16

Feeling Blue Today

by Lesley Kim

Hi everyone! I hope your weekend went well! In this outfit of the day, I am wearing a dress from Abercrombie and Fitch and bag from B. Makowsky.   I have been posting a lot on my blog and Instagram when I really should be working on my dissertation. Maybe it’s avoidance on my part- but I have focused significantly more on blogging and much less on writing my dissertation. Hopefully, I can get started on my proposal again. Taking a month break from this process have really made me lazy and somewhat hesitant to get started again.  I am telling myself that this week, I am going to motivate myself to get finished with my proposal. Do you have something you struggle with and need a little motivation to get started? Please share… :)

xoxo from Calabasas….
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07
Aug 16

Kale Kumquat Salad Recipe

by Lesley Kim

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06
Aug 16

Pink and Shorts

by Lesley Kim

Hi everyone! I hope your weekend is going well. In this pink and shorts ootd, I am wearing a pink Halogen sweater, Rewash denim shorts, and my favorite go to Gucci bag.  This Gucci bag was actually from the men’s section.  I liked its simple design and neutral color, and I knew it would make for a great every day bag.  Now, this Gucci bag probably gets the most used out of all of my bags.

xoxo from Calabasas…

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04
Aug 16

Colorful Dress

by Lesley Kim

Hi everyone!  I love this colorful dress I have on right now, which I bought from Forever21.  I generally don’t spend a lot of money on one piece of clothing because I like to change them up.  I do not have a single favorite dress, but I do have some favorite shoes and handbags. I just wouldn’t typically spend hundreds of dollars on a dress, and the very few expensive coats or jackets I do have are probably gifts (from hubby of course… because who else would spend that kind of money on me right?). I will spend money on a nice handbag and occasionally shoes, but that’s another story.  In this ootd, my sunnies are just some generic brand, which you can find similar ones from Forever21, Target or Charlotte Russe.  My shoes, which are amazingly comfortable, are by Rebecca Minkoff, and handbag by Rocatella.

xoxo from Calabasas…

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03
Aug 16

Open Back Dress



by Lesley Kim

Hi everyone! I’ve been really posting a lot on my blog, probably because I am all done with my doctorate classes. Whooohooo!! I have my dissertation left (only 100 pages you guys, plus about 40-50 scholarly articles as reference… No biggie..) and my personal therapy to complete to officially graduate. I am taking my time writing my dissertation because I really want to become knowledgable about it…. My topic… In case you are curious (probably not :)) is comparing treatment modalities for panic disorder.  Fascinating topic for me, maybe not so much for you.  Anyway, even though I worked for years in the valley, and now live in the Valley, I am deep down a city girl. As in, downtown Los Angeles kind of girl.  The Valley is soo hot, I want to cry.  So my outfits pretty much reflect the unbearable heat here- sunnies all day long (wearing a cheap one from a store like Forever21), comfortable flats (this one I have on by Steve Madden) and summer dresses (wearing one from Nordstrom Rack).  What’s your style right now?

xoxo from Calabasas….

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02
Aug 16

Maxi Summer Dress

by Lesley Kim

Hi everyone!  I don’t know if its the California sunshine vibes or the influence of my hubby’s super laid back style…. but I have become the under dressed, flip flops, wrinkled kind of type.  And I have to admit, I kind of like it.  Maybe because it’s so much easier and stress-free to just put on the most comfortable thing in my closet. Coming from Houston, Texas, where everyone would dress to the nines just to go the mall, the casual style here in Southern California is the complete opposite of Houston.  My hubby and I always talk about how in Los Angeles, the person who is wearing the most worn shirt and shorts will sometimes walk out his Ferrari. You really can not judge the book by its cover here in Socal.  Anyway, for my maxi summer dress ootd,  my gray printed dress is from Aeropostale, which I found for a steal for $10.00, necklace from (I think) Forever21, shoes by Vince Camuto and a B. Makowsky handbag.

xoxo from SoCal….

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01
Aug 16

Shades of Brown

by Lesley Kim

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday! I am on my neutral color kick today and am pretty much wearing different shades of brown.  My lace nude top is by H by Bordeaux,  brown shorts by Roxy, brown suede and leather handbag by Burberry and leopard print flats from Sam Edelman.

xoxo….

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26
Jul 16

The Grove Ootd

by Lesley Kim

Hi everyone! I wore this outfit when I went to a birthday party for our friends’ daughter at American Girl Cafe at The Grove.  The Grove was especially hectic that day because it was so crowded… And those who live in the Los Angeles area know, The Grove can be very touristy. During the Summer, I think the Grove is too crowded and too hot.  If you want to visit this outdoor shopping center,  the best time is during the Fall or Winter, when it is much cooler and the walkways and shops are decorated with string lights and holiday decor.  Last year, during the holidays, a restaurant had set up tables by the fountains so you can dine outdoors while experiencing the rhythmic sounds of the water and the holiday crowd.  I think this would be a fantastic experience at the Grove. Anyway, for this ootd, I am wearing a dress by Wild Pearl, BCBGMaxAzria sunnies, Rocatella handbag, and Bucco gladiator sandals.

xoxo….
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Jul 16

Peachy Floral

by Lesley Kim

Hi everyone!  I can’t believe its Monday again!  It’s been scorching here in the Valley that all I want to do is lay out by the pool or go to the beach. Luckily, I live about 10 minutes from Malibu Beach so we do go to the beach often, where it is around 10 degrees cooler.  How is the weather where you live?  We are experiencing severe drought problems here in California, and I am hoping and wishing we would get some rain, which is very, very unlikely.  The good thing about this extremely hot weather is that I can pretty much wear a loose, airy dress everyday, which is fine by me.  My peachy floral ootd consists of a simple floral dress by Ro & De from Nordstrom Rack.  I have to say, I do shop a lot at Nordstrom Rack.  They have a lot of cute things, and sometimes, you can find the best bargains out there. My sunnies are Valentino, bracelet from Forever21, and fringe bag by BP by Nordstrom

xoxo….Peachy Floral ootd
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