Gemorie Jewelry: Date Night

I recently got a necklace from Gemorie's new jewelry line: Trinity Dancing Stones! The dancing stone is set in the center and is designed to sparkle from every angle, which creates a dancing movement with a dazzle. I chose the diamond criss cross pendant as I felt that it can match with any look. For this collaboration, I decided to showcase two looks that transitions from a casual day out to date night! 

For the first look, I decided to wear a blue off the shoulder top with a small dip in the middle to accentuate the necklace. I kept it simple and clean for this look and paired it with gray jeans! Top: L'atiste clothing, Jeans: Zara

As night fell, I changed out of my day clothing into an elegant and classy black maxi dress. I also wore a dress with a V cut in the middle to showcase the necklace. Dress: Showpo

As you can see, the necklace has a very versatile look that can pair well with any outfit as shown in the four photos. Although I did choose more simple outfits, the pendant can work with almost anything! I'll be hosting a giveaway on the Dancing Stones line soon- so stay tuned! :) 

Collab x Zaful

I recently did a collaboration with Zaful, an online clothing shop that sells trendy clothing at an affordable price! The company is based internationally, so the clothing took around 2 weeks to arrive in separate packages. As I was in the need for more cute tops, I decided to pick out three of my favorite tops from the site to pair with various outfits. 

My first choice consisted of a tan suede-like crop top with two strands that you can wrap around your waist. I've been obsessed with this style of crop top recently, so I was super excited to get this piece! The back is zip up, and the small fit me perfectly. I love how the bottom middle has the criss cross design that then leads into the strands- a perfect continuous flow! I paired this with black shorts and a black vest cardigan to complete the look. I would recommend high waisted shorts as the top is pretty high up, but the strands add a nice length to my torso. 

I've also been more into whites recently, so my next two choices were cute white tops that could be paired with almost anything! For this shoulder lace up top, I decided to style it differently and cover up my shoulders as it was super windy! I love how versatile it is as you can wear it in different ways and have a completely new top. I paired this with boyfriend jeans and a gold watch to accentuate everything. This one was more chic casual for me, and it's a great everyday top to have! 

Last but not least, a super cute white lace up crop top that is also very versatile. As it was cold, I decided to tie it up all the way and cover up my shoulders again and I loved the resulting look! At first, I was worried about the material being see through as it was white and on the thinner side, but once I put it on, I fell in love as these problems dissipated. For me, this is the perfect peasant like top to look fashionable without trying too hard, and it's also very easy to pair with! 

Overall, I'm very satisfied with the choices I picked out from Zaful! The tops I chose are great for daily wear and for going out, and I loved how everything looked on me! I got a size S for everything, and nothing was too big or too small- it was just right. Thanks Zaful for sending these over and completing my summer look :)

Credit: @ryanbyryanchua for photography!

Collab X Macy's

Macy's recently launched their spring must-have campaign, and I was so excited to be a part of it! For my must have's I really like the distressed jeans as well as wedges. I paired that with a light, beige summery top and a tan fedora to match. I chose a darker lip shade to go with my burgundy Rebecca Minkoff backpack. For the second outfit, I also got an off the shoulder dress for a night out! Here are the images I shot for them~ 

COACHELLA LOOKBOOK X SHOP TOBI

All photos shot by Jennifer Wu.

Festival season is coming up... and Coachella is right around the corner! This year, I've teamed up with Shop Tobi and Edge I-Wear for my festival looks, and I'm loving the pieces I picked out! My taste ranges from girly to something darker, so I decided to do something different for each day. Details below:

Outfit One

I decided to go with something more girly with the Everything in Lace Romper as I've been falling in love with lace! Since this romper has a long sleeve, I love how the front has a dip that isn't too sexy but does show some skin. The back is sheer which is nice as your body won't get too hot in the heat. I paired Juno Sunglasses from Edge I-Wear as well as a mini Julian backpack from Rebecca MInkoff. Shoes and necklace from Forever 21. 

Outfit Two

This outfit is a complete contrast to outfit one as I went with black and combat boots for a more edgy punk look. This one was actually my favorite of the three as it is totally me, and I love this Alley Lace Up Ribbed Bodysuit from Tobi! I paired this outfit with Steve Madden combat boots and the Remy Sunglasses in black. 

Outfit Three

Last but not least, outfit three! I've also been really getting into gaucho pants, so I loved the Anisha Midi Jumpsuit with the Emerie Sunglasses in Tortoise. This one also has a dip in the middle where I added a Forever 21 tiered necklace so that it doesn't look so bare. I complemented the jumpsuit with sandals from Steve Madden for a casual look and a belt from Blow The Belt. 

Had so much fun shooting this lookbook in Palm Springs! Thanks to @xjenn3 for shooting all of these looks and finding these amazing locations. So excited to be attending Coachella weekend one in a few weeks! Say hi if you see me! :)

Additional Photos

DITTO X Endless Eyewear

*Update: Cancelled my complementary subscription because the customer service was subpar. I would not recommend signing up for this. 

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Remember the monthly jewelry subscription box Rocksbox? Well, there's a subscription box just like that but for sunglasses! Ditto caters to those who want to have a nice variety of designer glasses to wear at a low cost. At $24 a month, customers can pick and choose from brands such as Burberry, Vera Wang, Miu Miu, Lanvin, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and more! Customers can rotate their frames as often as they want, and you can even keep your pair until the new ones come in! For my first time, I got a Burberry pair- it took a few tries before I got shades that were available. The packaging of the glasses was beautiful- the box was extremely sturdy and I love how the shrink wrap it like it's brand new! 

Ditto often has new arrivals and brands coming in, and I can't wait to pick my next pair! It's awesome being able to pick and choose what you want, and get it shipped straight to you. This really is endless eyewear- check out their site to learn more! 

COLLAB X STYLEWANDERLUST

Harnesses have been in for a few seasons now, and I've definitely fallen in love with the ones I received from StyleWanderlust! Their Etsy shop displays a wide variety of body and leg harnesses, and I chose several styles of harnesses to match with my outfits. Theses harnesses can be customized to your body size, or it can also come with adjustable straps. I typically love using these harness for a night of going out, and this company offers both simple and complex designs. 

 Style 13

Style 13

Style 13 was the simplest harness I got, and I love how you can pair it with almost anything! I usually pair it with tank tops or crop tops as it adds a nice finishing touch. 

 Style 10

Style 10

Style 10 is my favorite as it is not too simple or too intricate. I use this one the most when going out at night as I can pair it with almost anything! 

 Style 16

Style 16

 Style 16

Style 16

Style 16 was by far the most complex of the three to put on, and I got a little lost the first few times! However, I love how this can make a plain outfit look fabulous as shown in the photo above! 

The harnesses that I received were very well made and of a high quality, and I was impressed at how durable these harnesses are! Each harness comes with its own care card with photos and instructions on using it which goes above and beyond than getting just a harness! I'm obsessed with the ones I currently have, I wouldn't be surprised if I end up getting more! :) 

Check out their Instagram for more inspo. 

COLLAB X MONOB PT 2 + HOLIDAY

I finally got around to shooting my last outfit from MonoB Clothing! This time, I shot with the super talented photographer @RyanByRyanChua, and I was extremely impressed at the results. Since Ryan was familiar with the Arts District in DTLA, we decided to wander around the block to take photos.

Outfit One: Similar to the burgundy high waisted skirt in my last blog post, I wore a black plaid high waisted knit skirt paired with a black crop top turtleneck. To finish off the outfit, I wore a classic watch from Daniel Wellington in black and rose, a gold chain necklace from Forever 21, black knee high boots from Alexander Wang, and the Parody purse from Chloe.

Holiday Outfit!

For my second set, I decided to wear a holiday dress that would be perfect for a party or a night out. This cute boho red lace dress was from The Wildflower shop, and since it was long sleeve and went up to my neck, I only wore my Daniel Wellington watch with my high knee boots to match. I love how it's long sleeve so I could stay warm during the cold winter nights! 

Had so much fun shooting this set. Hope you all have a happy holidays! xo

COLLAB W/ ROCKSBOX

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Second month using Rocksbox, and I'm still in love! This month's box had more of a fall bohemian theme which was perfect for November! I decided to pair my necklace and bracelet with a brown suede dress from MonoB Clothing to complete the look. 

 

The box was consistent with the same wrapping and decoration, but I had a new quote this time- "If loving jewelry was a crime, I'd plead guilty." Everything was individually wrapped and placed carefully in jewelry bags, and you can really see the care that the company puts into their jewelry. I received an opaque black Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace, Gorjana Roya Shimmer Drop Earrings, and Nakamol Burgundy & Rose Wrap Bracelet. 

My personal favorite this month were the earrings; I love the simplistic design and the flexibility of use- during a day out or even at night. The bracelet was also fun to play around with and wear, and added a nice touch to almost any outfit I wore on a casual day. Overall, the colors of this month's jewelry fit the fall tones perfectly, and I can't wait to see what I'm getting for the winter! 

COLLAB W/ ROCKSBOX

Jewelry subscription box!? Yes! As one who doesn't buy or wear jewelry often as I usually forget, it's nice to get new jewelry every month with unique designer pieces. Rocksbox is a subscription service that offers 3 different types of jewelry each month, and after that month is over, you can either return or purchase the jewelry. After creating an account, you can pick and choose your favorite jewelry pieces, and a stylist will then choose 3 that will go well together and ship them out to you.

Upon opening my package, I was very impressed at the presentation and style of the box. Each box is packed with care, and there is bubble wrap and jewelry bags surrounding each piece. I even had my own personalized card with a description of the jewelry, and a message from my stylist. 

For my first box, I received a Perry Street Laurel Necklace, a Sophie Harper Pave Dagger Studs in Gold, and a Gorjana Zoe Crossover Ring. The jewelry was of good quality and seemed very sturdy, and my favorite was the crossover ring which I enjoy wearing on the daily. The necklace is a lot longer than I expected, but it goes really well with low cut tops and rompers! The earrings were nice and simple, a lot more on the subtle side especially when going out. 

The three pieces I received are perfect for day and night! For the day out, I decided to pair my jewelry with a casual blue satin romper from Bobbi Rocco which fit really well. For the night time, I wore a light teal top from Angl, and a white pencil skirt from Bebe which also matched with the jewelry nicely. 

Overall, I love wearing these pieces with my outfits! Since I know that I only have this for a month, I want to be able to utilize it as much as I can, so I definitely do not forget to wear my jewelry haha. Use the code clinartexoxo for your first month free! Can't wait to see what next month's pieces entails! 

Collab w/ Shop Tobi

This post is long overdue but Tobi (shoptobi.com) has been one of my favorite online shopping sites! I'm so glad I got to do a collaboration with them in the spring. They have a wide variety of styles, and I usually get my dresses and my crop tops from here. Their material is always of a nice quality- I love wearing their clothes!

This trista dress is sexy yet elegant! I wore this dress to a nice dinner out in New York, and fell in love! The dress feels very secure around my body; I was super comfortable walking around and did not have to adjust my dress at all! I paired this dress with a simple three tiered necklace from No Rest For Bridget and a pair of flats. 

Click here for link to dress!

My second look is their gorgeous white romper that I wore for Coachella; I love the lace detail on the back! I paired this dress with a Baubles & Gems necklace, a Rebecca Minkoff backpack, and Forever 21 sandals. More details on this outfit from my Coachella blog post below! This outfit fit me perfectly- definitely my favorite look from the four. 

Link to Romper here

Maxi dresses are perfect for the day out! I got this casual white maxi dress with black straps around the middle. Paired with a Baubles & Gems headpiece, it was super comfy to walk around in! 

Click here for link to maxi dress

Last but not least, I got this Ariana crop top for a night out in LA. This top runs big, so I would order a size smaller than what you normally wear. The latches to hook are located on the front. I paired this with black high waisted shorts and a flannel around the waist for when I got cold. Super simple and easy to wear! 

Link to crop top here! 

Tobi always brings the best of styles and clothing! They never disappoint, and they always have great deals. Can't wait to see what their fall collection will consist of! 

5 Ways to Wear a Tulle Skirt x Shabby Apple

I've always wanted a tulle skirt, and when Shabby Apple contacted me for a collaboration, I was so excited to style it! They have three gorgeous colors- gray, pink, and mint green, and I chose the mint green as I really like how the color pops out. When my package came, I was surprised at how small it was! The tulle skirt comes in a bag, folded up, and it seemed pretty small. However, upon opening it, it was really nice and full. Tulle fortunately does not wrinkle, so upon taking out my skirt, I was able to wear it immediately. The skirt was longer than I expected; it went from my waist all the way to my feet. Because I was scared of getting it dirty, I wore short heels so the skirt would not drag on the floor. I also worked with Baubles & Gems to complete the various looks with jewelry.

1. Formal

For my first outfit, I decided to try out a more formal, elegant look with a white trench coat over the skirt. I wore a tan BCBG Maxazria shirt inside with a gorgeous gold and silver necklace by Baubles & Gems. This set was my favorite, as I love how the coat really offsets with the skirt! 

2. Casual

For my second look, I paired a casual white dress shirt with a bright yellow necklace from Baubles & Gems for a summery look. Love the color contrast of the necklace and the skirt! A loose shirt tucked in works really well with the tulle for a day outfit, and I also added sunglasses from Forever 21 to complete the look. 

3. Ballerina

I decided to go for a classic ballerina outfit for my third look; I wore a black leotard from Forever 21 paired with a pretty silver, gold and pearl necklace with these super cute bow earrings from Baubles & Gems. Love how the skirt poofs around me when I sit! I also really liked this outfit because of its simple and clean look. If you want to accentuate your figure more, I would go with something more fitting such as a body suit or a crop top. 

4. Denim

For this outfit, I paired the tulle skirt with a grey tank top and a jeans jacket over it. I added a boho style statement necklace and earrings from Baubles & Gems which I loved. Last but not least, why not complete the outfit with braided hair and converse? :p 

5. Dolly

Last but not least, a dolly look!  I wore a chiffon crop top and put my hair in a bun for this look, and added more blush and color to my face and lips to accent my features. I used the It Girl Palette by Memebox x Nylon for my eyes and blush, and I finished off my outfit with a crystal bracelet and white moon flower earrings from Baubles & Gems! 

Thank you again Shabby Apple for the beautiful tulle skirt, I had so much fun styling this! Tulle skirts look great with a variety of looks, and works for many occasions! Hope you enjoyed reading this, and comment below/ let me know what your favorite look is! 

Photos by: Nicole Tan, Baubles and Gems Blog- https://baublesngems.wordpress.com/

Coachella Outfits!

This year was my first time experiencing Coachella and it was so amazing! Decided to go all out on my outfits- I had so much fun planning everything! Details on outfits below~ 

Outfit one:

  1. Jumpsuit- BCBGMaxazria 
  2. Body Chain and dagger necklace- Baubles & Gems
  3. Shoes- Tory Burch
  4. Sunglasses- Urban Outfitters

Outfit two:

  1. Romper- Shop Tobi
  2. Sunglasses- Ted Baker
  3. Necklace- Baubles & Gems
  4. Backpack- Rebecca Minkoff
  5. Sandals- Forever 21
  6. Flash Tattoos- LuluDK Tattoos

Outfit Three:

  1. Watermelon Crochet Top- Shop Tobi
  2. Cardigan- Billabong
  3. Jean Shorts- Urban Outfitters
  4. Necklaces- Chanel, No Rest for Bridget
  5. Backpack- Forever 21
  6. Chapstick- Honey Belle (this was a lifesaver at the event!) 

Outfit four:

  1. Dress- Moon & Meadow
  2. Hat- Forever 21
  3. Rings- No Rest for Bridget

Some tips for Weekend 2 people:

Bring a jacket!! It will get really cold at night, and you will need to stay warm! I rented a locker to put my jacket and other stuff in, but I unfortunately got sick as I was walking around in the cold, so don't do what I did! 

Don't forget to eat and stay hydrated! As the event is in the desert, it was super hot and draining to walk around everywhere, so be sure to keep yourself healthy and energized. 

Bring chapstick, bandanas, and sunglasses! There's dust everywhere and it's super dry, so protect your face from all of that! Have fun! <3

Shoot w/ Christine and Allen

After our shoot at Annenberg, we decided to go to the Department of Water and Power to shoot our second outfits. The view that day was amazing, and we got to watch the start of the sunset together! It's so nice that you don't have to go to a rooftop to catch this beautiful view of LA. Instead, it's basically on a viewing platform surrounded by nice, serene waters. The building architecture was also super pretty and nice, and the reflection was really nice against the building. Thank you Christine (kkarmalove.com) for styling me and Allen (aybce.com) for shooting me! It was super fun shooting with Christine for the first time! :)

Collab w/ Fevrie

I got the tied together dress on fevrie.com and fell in love! The package comes in a really nice light blue/ mint green Fevrie box, and is super sturdy. When I opened it, the dress was wrapped in tissue paper and folded carefully. 

Love the design on the back and the quality of the dress; the dress is heavier than I expected but the quality was also really nice! The tie around waist part accented my figure more, and matched with the back part of the dress. It was really easy to slip on, and the size small fit perfectly on me. Definitely a cute maxi dress for a casual day out or a nice dinner at night! Not too formal but not too casual. It's the perfect spring dress because the top part is super light and airy, so you won't get hot while wearing this dress.

It was super nice walking around in this dress in LA and so much fun shooting with Christine (kkarmalove.com) and Allen (aybce.com) at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles! Use my code "CLINARTE" for an extra 15% off until 4/15/15. :)