Saturday, January 28, 2017

Vintage Feel Shirt and Pointy Heels

Before it got super cold and rainy here in LA, we had pretty nice weather for a bit. It was Winter but it was warm enough to just walk out in a t-shirt with a light jacket on top. I guess that's the perks of living in LA - warm enough weather even though it's Winter.
I had just picked up the shirt from Zara literally the day before this shoot, and I happened to pick up those shoes about a week before I got the shirt. It just made so much sense in my head to pair these up together, that I had to just go for it. And of course, I gotta get photos taken for my blog as well.
Shirt - Zara (www.zara.com)
Jacket - BCBG (www.bcbg.com)
Pants - Zara (www.zara.com)
Shoes - Steve Madden (www.stevemadden.com)
I'm sure you can tell, but these shoes are half a size bigger than my normal shoe size. People say don't ever go for shoes that are not exactly your size, and I have to say... that is quite true. However, I have wide feet and so this somehow worked out for me. One thing for sure is because there isn't any platform in the front, I couldn't walk around in it for too long without feeling pain in my toes.
I believe myself to be not too shabby at walking in heels but this was actually kind of painful.
I picked them up for about $23 at Ross (What a steal, these are Steve Madden shoes!) and I just couldn't pass on it because it was not only very pleasing to the eyes, but it was just such a great deal.
Because it was a little loose, I went and got myself a jelly patch to put on the heel of the shoes not only to fill the little gap but also to give my heels a relief when breaking into the shoes.
Major shoutout to Jessica Jeon for taking these gorgeous photos for me!
I know I'm not as active on the blog as I am on my Instagram (@graceyourself__), but bear with me. I have some nice posts coming soon so stay tuned!

I hope you guys are having a great Chinese/Lunar New Year. (:

Grace Yourself.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Blue Jeans & Long Tops

Here is the long overdue post of my lovely friend Samantha aka "Sam" and her debut on Grace Yourself. This was actually shot on Christmas Day, after church.
Even though this was a very quick shoot, it was fun while it lasted.
Sam is a very funny gal and even though it was her first time posing for Grace Yourself, she was so natural and excited as if it was not her first time posing for a fashion blog.
And her long, skinny legs looked really good in those jeans and booties.
Shirt - Nordstrom (www.nordstrom.com)
Coat - H&M (www.hm.com)
Jeans - unknown
Shoes - Target (www.target.com)
The lighting was giving us quite the trouble but I think these photos turned out better than I thought.
I love taking pictures of my friends and seeing how I improve on making them look as good as they can with just my iPhone, and I definitely will be taking more photos of Sam in the year of 2017.
Stay tuned for all the upcoming posts!
I hope you enjoyed Sam's debut here and I hope to bring more of her fashion on my blog throughout the year of 2017.
Stay warm and stay dry(and away from the rain!)

Grace Yourself.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Four Button Denim Jacket

Happy 2017, everyone! The year 2016 went by super fast for me and unfortunately, I didn't get to have a very smooth ending along with a smooth beginning because I've been pretty sick.
I'm now feeling a little better and so here goes the first post of the new year!
Scarf - Zara Man (www.zara.com)
Shirt - Banana Republic (www.bananarepublic.com)
Jacket - AliExpress (https://www.aliexpress.com)
Pants - Zara (www.zara.com)
Shoes - Adidas (www.adidas.com)
Jane and I drove out to the OC area to meet up with a friend and found this cute alleyway.
It was the perfect setting to take pictures and quickly took some before the sun went down.
Even though I had a rough start to the new year of 2017, I hope that it'll be a fruitful and a productive year overall. I wish you all a happy new year!

Grace Yourself.
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