Friday, March 9, 2018

Where Are You, Spring?

If you live in LA and you visit different Korean marketplaces, this background will be very familiar to you. It is one of the newly renovated market buildings in Koreatown. I thought it'd be a decent area for a photoshoot, because the roof area is really cute.
My favorite season of the year has to be Spring, because my body is pretty sensitive to extreme weather conditions. I'm that girl who will more often than not choose warmth over fashion. I didn't think it was going to be so windy and cold when I shot this look but I was freezing. So much for planning ahead and trying to create content for the spring season.
This was a spring-ish look that I put together, with neutral colors that complimented each other well. I remember absolutely loving blush colors last spring season, and that's when I got this shirt. It's super simple and perfect for an oversized, boxy look. I wore blue jeans instead of black pants, and put on my current favorite knit cardigan.
Working with the outside lighting conditions was not very easy, and I apologize if some of these photos look low quality. I've been changing up the way I edit my photos as well and am struggling to perfect it (I'm not a professional so it's hard T-T).
I really like these shoes. The color, the design, and the fit. One thing I do not like about it is the quality of it, and I wouldn't say that it is the most comfortable pair of flats (It hurts the back of my ankle after a couple of hours of wear). I randomly bought them because it was on clearance and they had my size which is unusual.
Aside from the cons, I love how it compliments the color scheme of this outfit. The blush, nude and the brown go really well together. I accessorized the outfit with my brown belt to tie in the whole look together.
I can't wait to actually rock these spring-ish outfits without freezing my butt off. It's a simple, easy and effortless look that can be revised to fit your mood of the day. Just swap out the colors but keep the style. You know what I mean? :) I hope you guys are having a great week, and cheers to a great weekend.
Shirt - Uniqlo (
Cardigan - Urban Outfitters (
Jeans - Hollister (
Shoes - Target (
Purse - Rebecca Minkoff (

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Bringing Back the Confidence

If you have been a follower of my blog for long enough, you will remember this dress.
I wrote a blog post about this flowy, floral dress before.
It has been a favorite since day one but to be honest, I have not been wearing skirts and dresses for about a year or so.
You may ask why, when I have been losing weight for the past year. But maybe that is exactly why. I have been losing weight for the past year and I have been avoiding certain pieces and styles. I want to say it's because I simply don't want to see myself in them until I reach my goal, but sometimes I also don't feel as bold enough as before to show skin, especially my legs.
I've always had a thick lower body and was never considered a skinny child growing up. I didn't let that get in the way. Or at least tried not to let it get in the way. Oddly enough, I seem to have issues being confident in that aspect now more than before my weight-loss. And in order to overcome that fear or lack of confidence, I decided to pull this dress out of the closet again.
I wore a simple pair of nude, suede flats to go with this multi-colored floral dress. I accessorized the look with my current go-to purse and put on a lightweight coat. I chose a nude colored pair of shoes over black to make my legs look longer. I also wanted the focus to be on the dress and not the shoes.
I am counting down the days until the weather warms up again. I can't wear pretty dresses and skirts when it's raining (yes, it's finally raining here in LA). But spring is right around the corner, and I want to actively work on overcoming my fears and building more confidence through my passion aka fashion (wow did I just rhyme there LOL) and share that experience with you guys here on my blog. Don't forget to stay updated through my instagram activities as well!
Dress - Zara (
Coat - Zara (
Shoes - Steve Madden (
Bag - Rebecca Minkoff (

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PC: Caroline Kim

Friday, February 16, 2018

Feelin' Flirty

Today's blog is especially exciting because I recently had a mini-photoshoot in Pasadena. I rarely venture out to different parts of LA, so it was fun to find a new location to explore. Of the many alleys they have in this area, I chose this particular alley with cute brick walls that served as a great backdrop. Despite the fact that Pasadena is fairly close to LA, I don't visit it often. This was definitely a reminder that I should explore more.
I was definitely vibing with the gray, blush, and nude tones in my outfit. The off-the-shoulder top exposed just the right amount of skin to give off a cute and flirty feel.
I wore a pair of simple black ripped skinnies. I completed the outfit with a pair of nude ope-toed heels and a blush clutch. I love these heels because they add a few extra inches while being comfortable. The ribbon at the ankle also gives a feminine touch and I love it. The clutch is in a beautiful neutral shade but it's unique because of the fuzzy texture. This outfit is an awesome day-to-night outfit!
This was also the debut of #indongphotography. I had so much fun, and I was pleasantly surprised at how great the pictures turned out. For his first time behind the camera, don't you think he did a pretty awesome job? I definitely am enjoying them a lot. There will be more collaborations coming, so keep an eye out on my instagram and #indongphotography!
Shirt - Zara (
Pants - Zara (
Shoes - Steve Madden (
Clutch - BP from Nordstrom (

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Irene's Blush Overalls

Here's a new face on Grace Yourself! Irene is a cute gal who was visiting from Korea. She is my good friend Rachelle's cousin. During her visit, we really connected well, so I'm sad that I couldn't spend more time with her.  She's now back home in Korea and who knows when we'll meet again.
Irene's outfits reflect the typical Korean fashion scene. It's hard to describe the subtle differences that set apart a Korean-Korean style from a Korean-American style. There are plenty of trending videos on YouTube that show the difference between Korean and (Korean) American trends. There are very minute (sometimes almost unnoticeable) details that can differentiate cultural trends.
Irene layered a thin, black, long-sleeve shirt under a dusty blush corduroy overall dress. She paired the outfit with beige ankle socks with sparkle details that only show when you look closely. She also completed the look with white sneakers with pink details to match the dress.
I had a lot of fun shooting Irene because it was a fresh post from the trends you have seen on Grace Yourself. Everything from her poses to her facial expressions just screamed K O R E A. It hasn't even been a week since she left and I already miss her so much. See you again someday, Irene! T-T
Shirt - Korea
Overalls - Topshop (
Shoes - Puma (

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