Simply Fall: Caroline Kim


The weather has been beautifully fall-ish lately (at last during the afternoon), allowing fashionistas to really rock some nice, comfortable fall clothes.
I had the honor of finally featuring Caroline Kim, all the way from the valley.
She also runs a blog [Berry Glamorous] <--- link to her blog
and has an Instagram account for food @lafoodfeed <--- link to her IG
that you can follow for her updates.


Her outfit on this day was actually quite similar to my latest featuring of Jane on "The Likeness of a Couple" post, with the denim on denim and a sweater vest over the denim button-up shirt.

Caroline put on a light colored denim button-up from Nordstrom with a darker colored denim on the bottom, which are jeans from Abercrombie&Fitch. On top of her light colored denim button-up shirt, she pulled over a gray, round-neck sweater from Gap.


She accessorized her sweater over denim shirt with a nice statement necklace which was themed in a neon greenish yellow put together with a natural crystal colored jewels from Kaitlyn. Because her overall outfit was very similar in color, the necklace gave a nice point to the outfit.


She held a simple, black purse from Kate Spade, which is versatile to many outfits and occasions because of its simplicity in style and color.
(Her jeans look like they're bright blue but they're not as blue and poppy as the photo makes it seem.)


As you can see, she rolled up her jeans to show her ankles. I really liked that because it creates a nice transition into her shoes, which are slip-ons.
To this outfit of blue, gray and black with a bit of point, she put on a black sequin top sider from Sperry. With slip-ons being a very popular fashion item at the moment, Sperrys are the more "classy" looking slip-ons to wear. I've never owned Sperrys of my own, but I always thought they looked nice.



She's so cute, and I absolutely love her dimples.
Show lots of love and check out her blog as well!
(Her blog and Instagram is linked up above, on the top portion of this post.)






The Likeness of a Couple: JK&AK


Well, isn't this a very familiar face here on Grace Yourself?
We're back with another post of our lovely model, Jane Kim.
 Although she is back on here once again, this one is a little more special for her.
This post will feature Jane's boyfriend who is also a good friend and brother, Allan Kim.




It was getting quite chilly, which brought out some nice fall clothes out of her closet.
Denim on denim has been an on-going fashion trend lately, and Jane did a good job of putting the denim button up (UNIQLO) and the denim jeans (J-Brand) together. Denim on denim can look really good if you match up the colors and designs well, and I really liked how she pulled over a navy blue sweater (GAP) on top of her button-up denim shirt. The color scheme of her entire outfit was actually really warm to the eyes, which I really like.


I have always failed to pick out statement necklaces that I like when online shopping or just shopping around, but Jane seems to be collecting quite a bit of nice statement necklaces that look good not just on her outfit but to my own eyes.


I would definitely have to say that my favorite piece of her outfit was her shoes (Frye's).
For those of you who know me well, I have a huge thing for shoes. I even have shoes that I haven't worn in a long time or that I just have a hard time wearing but that still stay on my shoe rack.
Having this many shoes actually doesn't stop me from being interested in new shoes when I am out and about. What can I say... I just really love shoes!


Next up on this post is the boyfriend that I talked about in the beginning.
Allan and I have known each other for a good 7 years now, which has been quite a while.
When he was younger, he used to wear clothes that were more loose although never really sagged his pants or anything. As he grew in age, so did his fashion and taste in clothes. I actually really like the way he dresses now.


Allan decided to put a v-neck pullover (J. Crew) over his button-up (J. Crew) as well, and in the same color scheme as Jane. His button-up shirt had little prints all over, making it not a plain denim button-up like Jane's, but it was nice to put underneath a somewhat very plain v-neck pullover. 
He put on a neutral toned khakis (Levi's) which I would say is a must-have in a man's wardrobe. There are so many ways to wear khakis throughout the year for a man, whether they want to look dressed up or just dressed casually but fashionable.
To go along with a plain and neutral toned outfit, he put on his dark brown Clarks
And finally, he accessorized his outfit with a watch from Citizens and black earrings.


I couldn't deny them some couple shots especially because their outfits were somewhat matching.
They both rocked Herschel backpacks, which have been a quite popular brand of backpack for students of all ages.



And to bring this to an end, today is November 11, which is a day that Korean people celebrate as "Pepero Day." It is a day where lovers present each other with pepero (which is like pocky).
To go one step further is to do a "pepero kiss," which is eating the pepero from each end until they eat all that their lips touch. It is widely celebrated in the Korean community, and I just thought it was perfect to post this couple post on this day.


With that said, "HAPPY PEPERO DAY!" from Grace Yourself's Grace(that's me!) and the couple of the day, Jane Kim and Allan Kim.




Bring Out The Outerwear: Daniel Lee




Here's a new face being featured here on Grace Yourself, all the way from UC Irvine.
He is currently an employee at a UNIQLO in Irvine, and he is flaunting his simple yet warm outfit that happens to be mostly from UNIQLO.



Being put on the spotlight was a little hard for him as it is usually the case for first timers.
I got some nice photos though, so I guess it doesn't matter after all.

Shirt - Slim Fit Oxford Blue from UNIQLO
Pants - Stretch Slim Fit Tapered Jeans Navy from UNIQLO
Jacket - Mountain Parka from UNIQLO
Shoes - Beeswax Leather Desert Boots from Clarks
Watch - Michael Kors Men


I really liked his outerwear because that's the kind of jacket that I've been wanting for myself in a women's style. I also loved the taupe color of the jacket because it tends to be quite versatile.




This was my favorite pose of Daniel from all of what I captured. I love how the hands in the pockets line up his jacket and I really like how it shows his confidence in the outfit.


Can you strike a manly and fashionable pose like Daniel? :)

The Cold is Coming: Jane Kim


Here is the favorite model of Grace Yourself, modeling a nice fall outfit.
It's that awkward time when it's not really cold but it's not really hot.


Shirt - Forever 21
Shorts - Forever 21
Belt - H&M
Socks - from her aunt
Shoes - boots from Steve Madden


The color and the shape of her shorts for some reason reminds me of pumpkins, which is actually quite fitting to the fall season, with Halloween around the corner and then Thanksgiving Day.
It would've been easily thought that the best option would've been to wear a plain top but Jane chose to wear a striped shirt, which actually suited very well. I also thought she was very sensible in the way that she wore a brownish-orange belt, which is in a similar color family as that of her shorts.

Color scheme of an outfit is important. You can easily look tacky if you don't match up colors well.
To match her black stripes on her upper body, she wore long black socks. The rest of her outfit just fell together well in one piece under the neutral tone.





I actually really liked her boots --- I love boots in general. It's hard to find myself boots that fit me well and actually look good or decent on me and it makes me jealous a little but at the same time happy to see someone wearing their boots in a fashionable way.
The brown color of her boots was a good match to the continuous neutral tone of her outfit.
Not only was it a good match to her outfit... it's the kind of boots in both style and color that would look good in almost any type of outfit (i.e., leggings with an oversized crewneck/sweater or even just skinny jeans and a shirt).


[A special featuring of my own younger brother, Il Han Daniel Lee, and his boot fashion.]


I hope this was an inspiring outfit for the Fall season!
Pull out your best outfits for this season or treat yourself to some nice outfits for this Fall.





Sunday's Best in Black


Dear readers, meet two of my family group (small group) girls from LASRCC Arise EM.
We happened to all be dressed in black, so I decided to feature them on here.
Charis Bae (on the left) and Grace Kim (in the middle) are both freshmen at USC.

It was just the day to be wearing dark clothes, for all of us were pretty much dressed in all black. Well, almost.

It is difficult to tell in the pictures but Charis was actually wearing navy blue pants that were dark enough that it would be easily mistaken as black pants. 

I wasn't able to get information for what they are wearing, but I am wearing a black long sleeve top from Zara, black pants from H&M, along with a pop of style and color on my feet with a pair of cheetah print heels. I chose to carry just an all black Kate Spade purse to simply keep everything black and simple.

Grace (in the middle) wore a pair of black pants/jeans, along with a black sleeveless button up, a pair of simple nude flats and a brown purse.
Charis (on the left) wore navy skinny pants, along with a black short sleeve top with a pair of simple black flats.


Black is such a nice color to wear any time of the year, and it also is a nice color when you want to dress up a little. Details are important when wearing an all black outfit. It isn't shown in the photos but the back detail of my shirt is beautiful and unique -- it is kind of a sheer material in the back that crosses over with a ribbon on the bottom of the shirt to tie. These things, or putting in an accessory of some sort with a color that would pop due to the blackness of the outfit would also create a nice detail and a character to the outfit.

Show off your style through the universal color of black.



Bold Blue & Special Announcement

Before I present you with this blog post, I have a special announcement to make to everyone.

After much thought, I have decided to bring an end to my "Timeless Beauty" page and move everything over to "Grace Yourself" page. It kind of sucks because I have put in quite an effort to my first ever blog but I came to a conclusion that it would be nice and interesting to open this floor up for things other than just fashion. I will continuously post on behalf of the fashion of myself and my fellow friends, but I will also be posting about other things like food (reviews, etc.), beauty (as my Timeless Beauty was a beauty blog), and other life style related topics that come to mind that I would like to openly share with you guys. I would like to give a huge shout out of thank you to all who participate in being featured and reading and hopefully enjoying my blog posts. I do wish to continue bringing joy to the eyes of those who follow and read my blog posts, and feel free to let me know if there are specific requests of topics or even opinions that you would like to hear about from me.

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To go on to the main part of this blog post, I am featuring my friend Jane Kim (again, I know haha) and her bold outfit from a few Sundays ago.


Skorts (skirt/shorts) have been quite in this past summer, and it seems to be a continuous trend into the fall season.
I've been noticing that so many people have been wearing Zara skorts, and how did I know -- Jane got her bold blue skorts from Zara as well. 


I would have to say that she did a great job of having an up-do for this outfit, because I loved how it was a clean look for such a bold color scheme of her outfit.
Her white button-up (H&M) is versatile in style and color that looks good with almost anything.
White is also a great addition to a bold color such as the blue of her skort and the blue of her awesome statement necklace (J.Crew). 
She could've tucked in her top all around, but she chose to tuck in just the front. That was quite satisfactory in my eyes as well, as it helps cover her butt but still look super fashionable.



Because the skort has an asymmetrical front view, it was kind of difficult to photograph it without making it look weird. And you may feel that the pictures don't look that great, but these pictures do not do the justice of her outfit. She stood out because of the boldness of her skort and I would have to say that this is by far my utmost favorite outfit modeled by my dearest Jane. She has been featured in many other posts, so feel free to check them out.


(Daniel thought he didn't get caught on camera... but bro, you got caught.)

On a last note...
Be Bold & Be Confident.





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