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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kendra's Fashion Challenge

Hello everyone, and sorry for going missing again! I've just been caught up with life. A lot of exciting things have happened, but I'll tell you more in my next few posts. Today I want to share with you my entry for Kendra's Fashion Challenge!
A few days ago I received an email from Kendra Thornton, who asked if I was interest in participating in her challenge. She asked me to create a few vacation looks for her, you can read the details here:

My husband and I are headed on a romantic getaway for a week in Miami. This city is so beautiful. Whether you love the water in South Beach or the dancing in Little Havana, thereare a ton of places to visit and explore around this bustling South Floridian jewel. I can't wait to go because we have been reading all kinds of reviews on gogobot and even found our hotel through the travel site. We are staying right in the center of South Beach. The Delano staff received great reviews, but it was honestly the amenities in the room that made it a great choice. As for my fashion challenge, I am in desperate need of a few good looks to upgrade my mommy wardrobe with.
Our first stop is the Delano South Beach Hotel. There's something so effervescent and posh about this hotel. Our rooms are styled perfectly with plush bedding and flat screen television. The hotel also has a 3,200 square foot spa rooftop that allows you to look over the city and ocean. It's called Club Essentia, and my husband splurged to get me a full spa day as well. I would love an outfit that looked perfect whether I'm in the mud bath, getting a facial or just enjoying a thorough massage. 
Our days are going to be spent traveling all of the little avenues and districts in South Beach. There's the famous boardwalk, historic district and fashion district areas that have explored in recent years. South Beach is known as one of the party hot spots in Miami, so it would be perfect to have a sexier look that will make me look and feel gorgeous. My husband has been helping me plan everything on gogobot, so I have seen a lot of different art galleries and a few beach access areas that are off the beaten track. We will likely head out to the islands for a full day and then maybe head out to one of the beachside restaurants in South Beach. I'm so excited to present this challenge, and hope that you are able to find the perfect ensembles for me. I plan on taking lots of photos and featuring any outfits when I get home. I'm so impressed by all your talent and truly hope this fashion contest will be perfect.
Anyways, without further ado here are my looks!
Spa Glamour
This look was inspired by sitting on the beach and watching ocean!
I wanted this to have a cruise/beach vacation-type feel.
Spa Glamour
Spa Glamour by olivia-chung featuring aviator sunglasses
For this look, the focus was on beach inspired comfort to match the resort feel of the spa Kendra was going to. The color palette is fairly cool and neutral, using navy and gold as the accent. The marine accessories should make Kendra feel like she's on a beach somewhere far from her city troubles!
City Glam
This look was inspired by the concept of "day to night" looks. 
I took business casual and added some sparkle to it!

City Glam

City Glam by olivia-chung featuring Tory Burch
This look was designed for Kendra to look glamorous and sexy while on a night out in the city. Using the classic little black dress as a base, I added a pop of turquoise/mint to keep her looking edgy. With silver/white accents through the accessories and nails will instantly give Kendra an effortless feel of class and glamour.
Comfy Chic
This look was inspired by the tropical print on the tank top.
I wanted to keep the look fierce and fun while remaining modest for a mommy.
Comfy Chic

Comfy Chic by olivia-chung featuring a heart necklace
For this day-look, I wanted to keep with an overall theme of tropical but comfortable. I picked hot pink as the pop of color here to compliment the floral tank. The main focus of this look is to showcase Kendra's fun and young spirit without being too revealing. The cardigan plays a big role in this by being both comfortable and modest~
Urban Spring
This look was inspired by the idea of a "casual coffee-date".
The goal to this look was to use spring colors and keep things
business-casual but with an urban twist, as seen in the chain accessories.
Urban Spring

Urban Spring by olivia-chung featuring gold jewelry
For this look, I focused on keeping things fresh and spring-like. The green/gold accents on the pink and white base keep things light and refreshing (like spring blossoms~).
Island Lilac
This look was meant to feel sweet and groovy (I seriously just used that word LOL)
Island Lilac

Island Lilac by olivia-chung featuring a brown cardigan
The color palette of this look is again, cool and neutral. Using earthier tones in the makeup and accessories, we can bring out a more retro/hippy feel to the overall look. I wanted to showcase a maxi dress in one of these looks because I think it's a very versatile piece and compliments everyone's body shape!
That wraps up my looks for this challenge! It was really fun and interesting to come up with these concepts then build on them. Thank you Kendra for letting me participate and I hope you like the looks I came up with ^__^ 

Also, I've got a couple of review posts coming next so stay tuned for that! Thank you for reading <3

Monday, May 5, 2014

♛ Update: Current Makeup & Food Adventures ♛

Hello everyone~ I'm back! I've been super busy lately as I am currently in the 2nd last term of my studies. Things are really piling up and it's becoming increasingly difficult to juggle work and school ;^; Because of this I've been severely lacking a social life as well so that means even less content to post about >__<;;

But anyways, today I wanted to share some pictures of my recent makeup and also do a photo dump/update on what I've been up to since my last post.
Why do people do this to their cars?
A big fat Molang plush at the mall~
We also tried a new poutine place called Belgian Fries. Apparently this is one of the best places to get a poutine in Vancouver!
Our "breakfast"poutine with bacon & egg~
My beef burger <3
Patrick's fish & chips
My mom also introduced me to a sushi place she liked in Richmond called Bone Sushi. I thought the food was good, but it still doesn't compare to my favorite place, Sushi Nanaimo.
Tuna tataki salad
Tuna & Salmon combo
Crab roll, Caterpillar roll, and Alaska roll
 After eating there with my mom, I took Patrick back there to see if he liked it but he didn't. He thought it was alright but nothing special~
Salmon roll & Spicy Tuna roll
Jumbo California Combo
Last week, Patrick went away to Mexico for a family wedding. I had a giftcard to the Keg so we went for a nice steak dinner together~
Shrimp cocktail & our salads
Our steaks~ <3
This week I tried a new bubbletea/noodle place near Milk & Sugar with my mom. We were house hunting for her that day and the real estate agent, who was a friend of hers, treated us to lunch ^__^
My beef teppanyaki~
Next are just some random pictures I never posted~
I love car ride with this cutie <3
Koji sleeping ;u;
Next are some recent makeup/outfit shots. I think I'm finally getting the hang of eye shapes that flatter me .__.;;
Cardigan&Tank: Forever21/Shorts: Urban Planet/
Boots: Offbrand
Closeup of my recent makeup~
Another closeup (different lashes)
The only thing I've been doing besides sleeping during my free time is keeping up with Game of Thrones (WHICH IS SO AMAZING OMFG). Other than that not much happens in my life outside of school and work ;^;

I haven't really been motivated to doll up either, but the weather has been improving so maybe I'll try getting back into it when my school term ends. I have a couple of reviews in the making so I hope to get those out as soon as I can.

Thank you for sticking around with me even though I'm really bad at updating ;u; I'll see you all next time <3

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