Thursday, December 31, 2015


Today was my first day in an actual gym because I wanted to start the year off right. Here is my outfit that I wore after the gym, just going home and relaxing. Keeping it low key for New Years Eve this year just relaxing in my warm home. Hope you enjoy and have a safe and fun New Years Eve, everyone!

Coat: Forever 21
Top: Calvin Klein
Pants: New Look via Asos
Sandals: Adidas 
Cap: Lululemon 


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Years Resolutions: Just Start

Its that time of the year where everyone is bloated, has a food baby that's 4 months old and feels dissatisfied with their body. Then the 1st of January hits and we have those over enthusiastic, goal oriented gym goers that absolutely kill it on the 1st of January but then a week later fizzle and are, again, back to sitting on the couch with chips and soda. 
I am here, as a fitness instructor and just your ordinary friend, to tell you not to fizzle, feel unmotivated and give up after killing it for a week and not seeing any results. Hey, it took you a lot of courage to sign up for the gym or for group fitness classes and just going is a victory in itself. But continuing from that starting point is where the challenge lies. After a couple of weeks, spice it up. Maybe take that Zumba or Kickboxing class that you've always wanted to try but at first felt too weak or not fit enough to do so. Working out can get monotonous but if you change up your routine, it becomes more fun and interactive. Once the weather gets warmer, start going on hikes with your friends, take your pet with you and now your multi-tasking; walking your dog and spending quality time with people you care about. You also get a great view of nature in all its beautiful glory and get to appreciate it more. Hiking is great cardio as well because you're not thinking about how hard you're technically working out. 
Okay. How to get started with your fitness journey. Here are some steps to get started as well as tips and tricks. First step: write out your realistic goals for yourself. I promise you, you can't lose 120 pounds in 2 weeks and look like a Victoria's Secret angel with legs for days if you are 5 foot 2. But you can definitely have goals like benching 40 pounds to start out. Step two: Take before pictures and measurements of yourself so you can have references for your journey later on. Step three: It's not just about working out for 2 hours at the gym for 5 days straight and then downing a liter of Coke and a Big Mac. Its also about what you eat. Start a diet (but I don't mean dieting) plan where you plan out healthy, wholesome meals for each meal and day of the week. I always tell this to my clients, but have a support system around you that give you positive and helpful feed back. If you do not have a healthy support system around you, if people close to you are being negative about you changing your life for the better then find a support system online. There's always me, if you have any questions, need advice or just want to talk, I'm always an email away ( But there are communities all over the internet just waiting for you to join and one you start going to the gym and classes, you will start making friends there as well, I promise. 
It's going to be a great year, 2016. You've got this. 

Sports bra: New Balance
Gloves: Nike
Sandals: Adidas
Cap: Lululemon
Bag: Lululemon
Coin Purse: Loft 


Monday, December 28, 2015

Momofuku and Meatpacking

Coat: Rothschild
Jeans: All Saints
Sneakers: Nike
Tote: Muji 
Hat: Lululemon 


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Streetstyle photography

Shots of my friend Chad done by me. Shots taken at Meatpacking District in downtown NYC. 


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Practice makes perfect

I am a late bloomer when it came to the whole beauty thing. Literally so late that I almost passed my teens before getting into make up, hair and skin. In the beginning, I did not know what I was doing because my mom did not wear a lot of make up. Her whole morning routine, as beauty gurus would say, was put on Johnson baby powder, eyeliner and blush. Of course I saw all those glam girls doing highlighting and contouring, smokey eyes, and ombre lip colors and I wanted to be able to have those make up skills too. 
I started out researching products because I didn't want to pay for something that did not do its job properly and waste my money. I found out everyone was raving over the Kat Von D tattoo liner. (And I really wanted to be able to do a cat eye and look super fierce). It was my first ever investment into make up products, but from my research, I knew it was good. I just had to apply it to my eye lids properly. That, my friend, was the challenge. At first I spend literally 15 minutes trying to get both eyes to look symmetrical and then would spend another 10 rubbing it off with make up remover because I didn't like how it turned out. But I felt (somehow) more confident with that little black line of extension on my eye. 
Soon cat eyes were a thing of the past, I could whip one out in a heartbeat. Now it was onto that smokey eye. I struggle, looking like a panda at the beginning. My makeup artist friend even said I should stop doing make up because I was embarrassing myself. That, of course, coming from not only a good friend, but a make up artist, hurt my feelings. But to spite him, I watched even more tutorials and practiced even more. Smokey eye, hun, I've got you. 
If you are going to start something, maybe its doing make up or maybe its starting a business or blog, know that in the beginning, things are going to be hard. And I'm not saying it gets better as time goes along, you just adapt better to the situations brought at hand. Be persistent and tenacious. You might not get into the swing of things the first time around. But I promise you, you're going to get better at it. The first thing you should do is take the first step. 


Christmas spirit


Monday, December 21, 2015

Egg Shop

This morning I went to Egg Shop with a very good friend of mine to catch up and have some birthday drinks. Yes, it is the a.m., but who says I can't have a mimosa? Also it wouldn't be complete if we did not order an overwhelming amount of food that does not fit the small table we were seated at. It feels so New York to do breakfast at a place called Egg Shop, which has everything an assorted egg an "egg shop" would need. Of course, being the fashion person that I am, I had to order the avocado toast because 1. avocados are everything and 2. wouldn't they photograph so well on Instagram? The vibe of the whole place is very homey and the food is timely, flavorful and well presented. The staff are friendly and have good personality. If you are an egg eating human being, I would definitely check out Egg Shop.   
P.S. Of course I had to dress up for breakfast so here is also my outfit. Details will be listed below. 

Trench Coat: Uniqlo
Sweater: Gifted to me
Pants: Newlook via Asos
Shoes: Zara
Scarf: Club Monaco
Hat: Zara
Bag: Mango 


A mile stone: 21

This year there has been a lot of ups and downs. There was laughter and there were tears. But I feel so blessed to have met new friends and become closer to old friends both who have lifted me up in those hard times. This year marks a mile stone in my life where I am no longer the little girl that I was. This year I lived, laughed and loved to my fullest. I'm so happy for the experiences that I've had this year and I thank each person who has given them to me. 21 never felt so good.

A big thanks to my friends Chompoo, Nai and my sister, Joy for the photos.

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