Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It's Not Fall Yet?!

The weather here in LA is incredibly hot right now, and I am quite confused because October is almost coming to an end. LA is definitely known for the warm temperatures even during the colder seasons of the year but I feel as if this heat is kind of crazy. I even remember seeing headlines on the news saying that this is a record breaking heat for this time of the year.
Our beloved Miss Seolovely aka Christine picked out a super cute top that is super appropriate for this kind of heat wave we are dealing with here in LA.
She paired this cute gingham crop tank with a super cute detail on the shoulder where you tie it in a ribbon (I almost want to say that it was my favorite thing about her top) with a pair of black high waisted ripped knee jeans.
This outfit is not only super cute, it's very fitting for the heat.
And not going to lie, LA is probably one of the only places you can get away with wearing an outfit like this in the middle of October.
She chose neutral toned pieces for the feet and for her bag, which was a good addition to the gingham printed top and the ripped jeans. Her shoes were very simple yet trendy as it was in the a mule-like sandal that kept your feet from slipping out.
There was also a slight heel on the back to help elongate the look of her legs.
It wouldn't be Christine if she wore her outfit without a choker.
This time around, she picked out a choker that is different from the other ones she has previously showcased here on Grace Yourself.
Chokers are such an everyday kind of a piece for her, and even though I'm not a fan of chokers for myself, I ain't complaining because they do suit her and her long neck quite well.
Along with the very simple and neutral toned shoes, she paired a very simple and versatile leather tote bag with her outfit.
These kind of totes are perfect for when you just feel like you have a little more to carry than just a phone, small wallet and your keys.
It's big enough and sturdy enough to carry some more like some of your make up pieces, maybe a full sized wallet if that's your jam, or just about anything that you need with you for that day.
Top - Brandy Melville (www.brandymelvilleusa.com)
Pants - Top Shop (www.topshop.com)
Shoes - Korea
Bag - Madewell (www.madewell.com)
While Christine was in the middle of her photoshoot, Sungho decided to join in on the fun and pose for the camera next to her. Christine actually didn't even turn to look at who had joined in but instead continued to pose. She only realized who it was after he had already stepped out of the frame and walked away. And that last shot where she is laughing and shocked at who it was is the cutest thing ever, I just had to include all of this in this post.
I'm hoping that this nasty heat is going to be done for a good while after this week, so that I can start putting on some actual Fall-ish pieces from my closet and actually bring you some Fall-ish content on the blog.
Make sure you stay hydrated through this heat and be very careful of the flu!
I died last week because of the flu and it was not a good one.
I blame the weather for it. My body was going through way too many temperature changes with being cold in an air conditioned building and then sweating out in the sun that I guess it couldn't handle all the stress from the temperature changes.
I hope to never be that sick ever again, and I hope you stay healthy as well!
Until next time,

Grace Yourself.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Don't Want It All Black

When you unintentionally end up with an all black outfit and you want there to be a pop, the easiest thing to do is accessorize with an outerwear that is not black.
With this look, I decided to rock my favorite denim jacket.
And because it's a light wash denim, it gives a big contrast from the all black outfit I've layered underneath and really brings attention to the outerwear.
I also picked out a neutral toned pair of pointy stiletto heels that are still fairly new to my collection.
I am absolutely in love with these heels, but my love for casual outfits during this past Summer got me neglecting certain pieces from my wardrobe. However, it is definitely time to start picking those back up and stop neglecting the dressy pieces.
Being such a shoe fanatic, I have noticed over the years that I prefer the pointy-toed shoes a lot more than the rounded ones. The sharpness of the pointy shoes give such a bold look that the rounded shoes don't give and it not only boosts my confidence as a woman in heels but it really sharpens the look of any outfit I pair them with.
For those who have been seeing me lately or paying attention to my Instagram posts and stories, you probably noticed my choice of little to no make up.
It's not that my love for make up has died down. Not at all.
I've just been caring more about how I let my skin breathe during the day, especially on days that I really don't need to wear make up. It keeps my pores from being clogged, saves me a lot of time getting ready, and it helps me to embrace the natural face.
On the days I do wear make up, however, I have been really enjoying the more K-beauty type of eye make up looks more than the westernized make up looks lately.
I don't know what it is, but I love how this angle makes my feet and shoes look nice.
I have wide feet (blame the genetics) and when I find a pair of shoes that help hide the wideness of my feet and still gives enough comfort, it makes me love them even more.
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These newlyweds wanted to join in on the photoshoot I was having, so we just had to get some cute shots. Pretty candid, and I love it!
I hope your week has been amazing so far, and cheers to another warm weekend (hopefully the last) before the colder season actually kicks in!

Grace Yourself.
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