Thoughtful Gifting

Cuyana overnight bag
Photos by me

As a pretty bad gift giver myself, anything that makes gift giving easier for the upcoming holiday season is warmly welcomed. I've always endorsed Cuyana's concept of a "fewer, better" approach to consumption, and this year, that carries over to gifting for the holiday season as well. They've made it super easy to give and receive meaningful gifts using hint cards that essentially take out the guessing factor, and prevent overconsumption. Of course, when David found out, he didn't hesitate to let me know just what he wanted, and he couldn't be happier with his early Christmas gift! In his own words, the overnight bag is rugged, functional, and durable— qualities he always seeks in products. Try out the experience for yourself here!



windowpane print
Blank vegan leather leggings
Missguided jacket
Missguided jacket & shirt c/o, Blank Denim leggings, C-Label heels (similar here), Free People sunglasses
Photos by David Ou

As soon as I bought this scarf, I knew windowpane was going to replace plaid as my go-to fall print. Even though the palette remains fairly monochromatic, it still packs a punch when it comes to a graphic pop. Another fall go-to? Tailored pieces. As much as I love slouchy fits for warmer months, fall is when I break out the sleek, fitted silhouettes, and Missguided has some great pieces. Next up on my wishlist is a long-sleeve body-con midi dress!


Like a Lady

Bless'ed Are The Meek dress
Rue Gembon ring
Photos by David Ou

I've only ever visited Paris in the summer time, and it's been my dream to come back right at the turn of fall when the leaves start to crisp and color. The foliage against the picturesque cityscape couldn't be summed up more than in these photos, which we were lucky enough to capture on one of two beautiful days we experienced before the rain started. There's something extra romantic about walking around the city right before a sudden downpour— and even more romantic cozying up in a tiny cafe to wait it out.

The dress has been in my closet for awhile now, waiting for the perfect opportunity to come out and play, and as soon as I booked my flight over, I knew exactly where I wanted to photograph it. I found out that it works surprisingly well with Converse, and I can't wait to pull it out in a few months for the holiday parties ahead.