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? :)

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.

White N Jeans: JJK

I had the opportunity to scout and feature these lovely ladies yesterday.
I actually got to scout a couple of my other girlfriends too, which is a super exciting thing for my blogging hobby.

These girls walked into church as if they planned their outfits together.
They looked like twins, but at the same time had different twists and match-ups to their outfits.
I couldn't just let this awesome opportunity pass by.

First up is Jane Kim, who is a super familiar face on my blog whether through featuring posts or by being my photographer.
[Check out other blogposts of Jane: F is for Friends , Summer Breeze: Jane Kim , FEATURING: Jane Kim ]

Shirt - Splendid

She was just wearing a very simple, white button up shirt that has a round-shaped bottom in the front and the back. The shirt also has an adjustable buckle kind of a thing attached to each sleeves, which is used to crop the sleeves. 
This type of shirt that has round-shaped bottom, especially at this length, looks better on people that are either tall or thin. However, if you're short and wide like myself, this length and shape will make you look shorter.

Pants - jeans from Zara

I love how these jeans have nice rips in the front but have absolutely no rips in the back other than the one area by the right butt-pocket. 

Shoes - Burberry

I complimented Jane for her shoes prior to the shooting, and I asked her where it's from.
As you can see right above this paragraph, it's from "Burberry." (They are her mom's shoes.)
I love how they are low wedges that would make it easy to walk in. The lacing of the shoe may be a bit uncomfortable for when you put them on or take them off, but that part gives the cute but feminine look that actually goes well for the summer season.
These shoes can be paired up with any simple outfits including summer dresses and even shorts.
They were an excellent choice of pop to pair with her very simple outfit.


Next up is Julie Kwon, a junior at UCLA.
This is her first time being featured in my blog, and dang. She is thin and long.
*JEALOUS* haha

Shirt - A tank from American Eagle

This tank has small buttons in the front and has a frilly finish to the ends of the tank.
This shirt was actually a great choice for yesterday's stinking hot weather.
It's not a tight fit, it's low-cut, and it's sleeveless.
And white is just an amazing color to wear regardless of the season in my opinion.

Pants - jeans from Abercrombie & Fitch

I actually really liked the fit of her jeans.
They weren't tight but they weren't the typical baggy boyfriend jeans.
These kind of jeans or even the baggy boyfriend jeans look a lot better on thin people.
And what do you know, it looks even better on people with long legs.
Way to go, Julie!

Bag - Urban Outfitters

Shoes - Lacoste

I loved how she matched the white and jeans look with simple white sneakers.


Last up is Kiju Lee, who is also a junior at UCLA.
She has such nice, clean, WHITE skin... it's quite amazing.

Shirt - from Korea

From the front, the shirt looks like a normal white button-up shirt.
However, you can see that there is something unique about this shirt when you see the back.
This shirt as well, is something that looks better on skinny and tall people because of the shape.
The front isn't too long but the back is a long round shape.
It's also a loose-fit, baggy shirt which can make a chubby person look even bigger.

Pants - Jeans from Levi's
Shoes - Converse

She paired up the shirt with skinny jeans, which looked good because the top was baggy.
You can also pair this shirt with leggings or shorts.

Bag - from Korea
Bracelets - ASOS (gold), and H&M (coral)

I loved her accessories. I've been having more and more interest in accessories like bracelets and rings and she chose beads on one wrist and a bangle on the other. There are definitely numerous types of jewelry you can wear with this outfit but she kept it simple.

**Similar facts about their outfits**
-all three of their jeans are folded
-all three of them are wearing a basic tank top underneath
-all three of their tops have buttons

Thanks, girls. <3
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