Late Summer Outfits

Hi all โค Summer break is coming to a near end, but it shouldn’t stop us from enjoying the last couple weeks of sleeping in and having a good time. In this post I’ll go over three outfits that I feel is good for those final days out! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here in SoCal our temperatures range from 70ยบF-100ยบF+ in the summer. The first look is for the day that gets a bit more chilly in the evening. Hence the polka dot jacket ๐Ÿ™‚ I got this jacket in the kids section in Target a while back for $20! I remember I kept walking past this jacket and one day I was like, “I need this, where else will I get this??!” For the price it was well worth it, and like all denim jackets, it just goes with everything! ๐Ÿ˜€ The light gray bottom up top was a gift from my mom and the brand is called Cloth & Stone and she got it from TJ Maxx. The navy shorts are from J.Crew and the cute sandals are Steve Madden and I got them at Nordstrom during their sale (score!!).

To complete the look, I wore Stephane Christian sunglasses in the model Shadow Cat. This is a popular Korean brand and I got these in Koreatown at Eyeholics. This outfit is a great for a nice day at the beach since it is often 10 degrees cooler than the city. But if it’s still too hot to wear a jacket, you can always just take it off ๐Ÿ˜‰

This second look is for a more sunny day. The baby blue top is from Marshall’s and it is a Franco Star piece. The shirt is extremely comfortable to wear and fits true to size. If you are out with friends and decided to have AYCE kbbq, this outfit has a more flowy look to hide away your food baby hehe ^^’ I wear it like a regular shirt but you can also wear it as a off the shoulder top since the collar can be easily stretched out. The white bottoms are from Zara. I remember getting these when I was a freshman in college and they were the shorts or shall I say skort, that I wore everyday because it just went with everything. This is another look for a warm day outside and the baby blue and white combination will always work out!

For the last outfit, I wanted to go for a berry look. I got this top from & Other Stories at the Americana in Glendale for 50% off. I really liked the color and liked that I can tie the bottom to give it a hip look to it. This shirt is a great casual shirt to wear in the hot weather as it is a crop top but since I am short it fits like a regular top xD These shorts are also from J.Crew and I got them a long while back at their outlet store in Camarillo. For shoes, I wore these yellow sandals that I got from DSW. I picked these yellow sandals because it gave the outfit a different color and what other color pops more than yellow.

Now for accessories, I used a cute pink pair of sunglasses and my go-to red backpack from Fjallraven. The sunglasses I got are also from Eyeholics and they are Carin Sunglasses in the model Loist C2. (Btw if you live in LA make sure to visit this sunglasses store! They are super friendly and have cool shades) I remember seeing these sunglasses in a Korean drama and was drawn by the pink color on the actress. After researching on where to get these glasses, I walked in at Eyeholics and saw them in their display. I was so stoked that I found these glasses and of course I needed them in my life ๐Ÿ˜Ž To keep me cool, I tied my hair into two braids for a playful finish. You can easily wear this look to go to the mall or to an art museum. I ended up going to the infamous Paul Mitchell pink wall to take pictures hehe~

What did you think of these three outfits? Which were your favorite? Let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a happy Monday! โญ

โค liz

Review on Amore Pacific’s Cushion Compact

Hi all! โค

So I recently went to my local Sephora store and was looking for a new light-weight BB cream because my Lancome BB cream was nearing the end of its life. I have been eyeing the Amore Pacific line for a while now and purchased some of their skin care products awhile back. Their cushion is supposed to have SPF 50 and work well on all skin types. I would get into all the details of this cushion, but you can find it on the Sephora website provided here ๐Ÿ™‚

Their retail price is around $60 and although it sounds like a lot of money, it does have a spare included so you are technically spending $30 on each~ I ended up getting the cushion in the color 102 which is good for neutral to ivory skin tones. Like all cushions compacts, they are great to keep in your bag for touch-ups and this one is handy because it has a nice sized mirror.

Although this cushion is light-weight, you should not expect too much coverage. I have mild rosacea and some acne blemishes but I do not feel a need to use foundation because I always feel unnatural when I wear it. This cushion does enough to clear some of my redness and hide small blemishes. This cushion does not cover everything but it does leave a nice dewy texture after you apply on the face. After a long day out, I only had to touch up once around my nose due to my sunglasses rubbing the formula off.

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Without anything on (morning)
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After applying in the morning; redness decreased
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At the end of the day

If you are thinking about purchasing the Amore Pacific Cushion Compact for light coverage, I would definitely recommend it. Being a Korean brand, the down side is that it does not have a great variety of colors and does not have a lot of coverage. The fragrance does not bother me but it is a bit strong once applied which can turn someone away from the product. On the plus side, Korean beauty brands are a big trend and this product leaves your face with a fresh, dewy, and young complexion! ๐Ÿ˜€ Let me know what you think about this product!~

Pros: Dewy complexion, light-weight, high SPF, nice fragrance

Cons: Expensive, small variety of colors, must be touched-up if out all day

Overall: 7.5/10

โค liz

Ktown Adventures

Hi all! โค

I know I have not been writing in this blog for quite a while now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ With graduation coming up, it’s been a struggle to balance school, work, relationships, friendships, family, and sleep ๐Ÿ˜ณ But I do hope that I can write in here at least once a week and would love to share my world with whoever reading this~

Any who, I seriously cannot believe that the Fast & Furious series is already on movie eight ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I thought 7 was where it would all end but apparently I was wrong. Like all movie series, I really had to go and see this one and who better to go with?? Obviously my ๋‚จ์ž ์นœ๊ตฌ ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

We decided to watch the movie at the CGV Cinema in Koreatown. For those who do not know what that is, it’s a small Korean movie theater that plays around 2-3 different movies a day. I’ve seen a variety of Korean movies here like ๋ถ€์‚ฐํ–‰ (Train to Busan) and ๋งˆ์Šคํ„ฐ(Master). It’s my first time watching an American movie here and it was different seeing Korean subtitles on screen lol XD There were a lot of twists in the movie but the movie was nonetheless awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€ I will not spoil the movie so do not worry okay?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here in Koreatown, you’ll notice a lot of cafes and dessert places. One poppin’ place near the CGV Cinema’s is Somi Somi. After our movie was done we thought we should get dessert here~ I ended up getting the milk & green tea swirl with nutella in a ๋ถ•์–ด๋นต (fish-shaped bread). They have other ice cream flavor options like chocolate and banana and other fillings like red bean if that is more to your liking ๐Ÿ™‚ The line could be a little long at times so be prepared to wait. But you will not be disappointed in the end with your new Instagram picture~ โญ

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Somi Somi with Oppa โค
Somi Somi
Milk & Green Tea swirl!

If you are in the LA Ktown area, try to come out to the CGV plaza and enjoy the restaurants and theater it has to offer. My only advance is to beware of the parking structure! Finding parking can be difficult, and if you forget to validate you will have to pay when you leave~ Hope you all have a great day! Oh and Happy Easter! ๐Ÿป

โค liz

Last Day of Finals at Cafe Maji

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Shrimp Tomato Linguini

So today is the last day of finals. But before I get to that 7:30 ISDS final, I thought it would be a great idea to get some food at Cafe Maji in Artesia to calm my nerves and make my belly happy.

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Cafe Maji

I have always loved Cafe Maji. From the moment you walk into either of their two locations, you feel instantly calm and happy with soft Korean music in the background. I have been to many other Korean cafes, but Cafe Maji has always stood out the most. Unlike the cafes in Koreatown, this cafe is conveniently located in the 626 and in Artesia. Luckily for me, the voyage to either locations is easier than to Koreatown. However, there are major differences to both locations. The Arcadia location is on top of a gym and serves limited food options, while the Artesia location is in its own place and serves a larger variety of food that includes the Maji Burger and various pasta dishes. These twoย locations serve the same desserts and drinks and I would overall say that everything on the menu not only looks delicious, but actually tastes delicious.

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Cheesecake with Grapes

Both locations are unique in their own ways and becomes one of the best places to catch up with an old friend, go on a date, or just simply study with a latte with a special artwork on top. Whatever the reason you go, enjoy it!

โค liz