Friday, February 27, 2015

The Theory of Felicity Jones

In Alexander McQueen at Academy Awards
I'm not sure if most have seen or even heard of the movie, Like Crazy, but if you have not, this is an absolute, must-see film. Felicity Jones played the role of Anna remarkably and I couldn't be happier to see her get acclaimed in the louder end of the movie industry - mainly because of her recent movie called, The Theory of Everything. Although she didn't win an Oscar for best actress, her continuous streak of flawless style during this award season should definitely receive some praise. Here are some of my favorites.

In Valentino at Producers Guild of America Awards
In Dior at EE British Film Academy Awards
In Balenciaga at SAG-AFTRA Awards
In Monique Lhuillier at Palm Springs Film Festival
In Christian Dior at Golden Globes
Which one is your favorite?

Monday, February 16, 2015

50 Shades of Gray

Okay, so this post may not be as hot and steamy as the novel itself, but why stop there? The color gray is one of my favorite neutral tones as it goes well with almost anything. In honor of the movie's release, I compiled some pieces with varying shades of gray (all of which would look fantastic in a room with bold, navy blue walls!) from Arhaus, Pier1 Imports, and Zgallerie. A similar look I assembled over a year ago can be found here

Sofa - $1,899

Ceramic Books - $159.60

Rug - $3,999

Mirror - $169

Lamp - $129.99

Bench - $299

Chair - $1,099

How would you recreate a gray-themed room?

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cruising the Caribbean

Our cruise ship - Carnival Splendor
Few months ago, I had gone on a 7-night cruise to the Western Caribbean and had the opportunity to visit four countries in between - Grand Cayman, Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. Each location has a beauty of its own and I thoroughly enjoyed the tropical weather and the sun that blessed us each day. I also went snorkeling for the first time and even fed, held, and kissed stingrays (the ones with the sting removed!). It was an experience unlike ever before! The ocean was as blue/teal as I imagined and all I want to do now - considering that we're in the midst of Chicago winter - is to be back in that glorious weather with no worry in the world. So here is a quick throwback to my vacation in the Caribbean.

The squad

Grand Cayman, The Cayman Islands

Cozumel, Mexico


Mahogany Bay, Honduras

Miami, Florida

Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine's Day Treats

Woo, my first post of 2015! Valentine's Day is about two weeks away and I'm sure stores have already gone through couple iterations of re-stocking heart-shaped chocolates and other cutesy items. Although chocolate, flowers, and stuffed animals are one conventional way to go, a simple note expressing sincere emotions and thoughts can also go a long way. As an enthusiastic fan of receiving hand-written cards and letters, here are some customizable cards from Treat ($3.49 each!) that I would love to share with some close family and friends this year.