Poised Peonies

June 25, 2015

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Photographer - Tazme Moua
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Friday Everyone! Summer is officially here which means it is time to brush off those shoulders with one of the biggest comeback trend and that is the off-the-shoulder trend!  This cold shoulder trend is a great way to show skin in a subtle yet flirty way. I am happy to welcome back this elegant neckline trend because it comes in all types! Whether it’s evening or casual in the form of a top, romper or dress, I truly believe anyone can rock the cold shoulder trend! In my case, I fell in love with this trend and bought it in all types. Yes, that is right. I bought an off-the-shoulder top, crop top, romper and dress (you may already have seen this on Instagram). I am obsessed with this trend so don’t be surprised when you see another post with this major trend in a different form. For today’s look, I opted for the easy breezy crop top. The crop top fabric was fairly lightweight and airy so I paired it with the a nude pleated skirt that had a lot of movement. I kept the rest of the accessories in a neutral color palette. I incorporated my favorite flower, Peony, in this look because I wanted to commemorate their short lived season and I thought it was a nice touch with the whole ensemble.  Might I add, another current hot trend that I love is the tie up sandals. They go well with so many Spring and Summer outfits. I hope you gained some inspiration to show off those beautiful shoulders. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and read! I will talk to you soon! Have a wonderful weekend!:)

P.S. Sorry for giving the cold shoulder on today's post.

Outfit

Top - Asos
Skirt - Zara 
Earrings - Jewelmint
Bracelet - Topshop
Bag - Zara
Shoes - Topshop


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Seaside Goddess

June 12, 2015

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Photographer - Tazme Moua
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Friday Everyone! As we transition from June gloom into Summer sunshine, it is hard not to dream about a getaway. One of my closest and quickest getaway is the California Coast. I find tranquility by just looking at the blue water and hearing the crash of the waves. The movement and color of this dress sums all of that up. The thing I love about fashion is that it is a freedom of expression. For the Spring season, I felt more carefree so I gravitated to pieces that had a little more flow and movement. When I saw this dress, I automatically thought of Grecian Goddess because of the length, drape, and gold detailing. Hence why I paired this dress with a gold leaf headband. I've been obsessed with the gold tattoos ever since I discovered them at work. I have been wanting to incorporate them in a post and I decided this was the look that would go well with it. I find that if you don't want to wear jewelry, this is a great alternative to add a little something to the look. This dress is perfect to transition from Spring to Summer and I find it extremely versatile for any occasion such as a Summer Soiree, wedding or a casual stroll by the beach. Thank you for reading! I will talk to you soon! Have a great weekend!

Outfit

Dress - Zara
Headband - Asos
Earrings - Topshop
Cuff - Topshop
Bracelet - Topshop
Shoes - Sam Edelman

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Minnie Mouse Farewell

June 5, 2015

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Photographer - Ben Nguyen
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Friday Everyone! If you haven't heard the buzz, this year marks the 60th Anniversary for Disneyland! Happy 60th Anniversary Disneyland! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the numerous amounts of the happiest place on earth photos from Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Dapper Day, Easter and so much more. This is because I bought the Annual Passport and I wanted to make as many memories before the pass expires. I am sad to say that my pass expires in a little over a month. Although, I am happy to be able to experience the 60th anniversary celebration before my pass ends! Above are a few photos to give you a tiny glimpse of the special 60th Anniversary decorations at Disneyland. This post is pretty much my farewell to California Adventures, but I will be returning to Disneyland one more time before this month ends to say my final goodbyes. Of course I had to say farewell in the right way…with a Minnie Mouse outfit! Lauren Conrad has partnered up with Disney for her LC Lauren Conrad line at Kohl's again and once again she has hit it out of the ball park. Her first collaboration with Disney was her oh so dreamy and darling collection for Cinderella. You can see my post Once Upon A Dream featuring her dreamy Cinderella castle tulle skirt. She has now collaborated with Disney and created a lovely Minnie Mouse collection! I was anticipating to purchase and see the entire line from the moment I saw Lauren Conrad’s sneak preview photos of lady-like silhouettes, Minnie Mouse and polka dots galore, and red, white and blue color palette! Lauren Conrad truly did an amazing job in capturing the spirit of Minnie through her line. The collection is perfect has some fairly casual pieces which is perfect to wear to Disneyland, a Disney themed party or just a day out. The two items I chose to pair are the Minnie Mouse red a-line skirt and the sleeveless collared Minnie Mouse print top. I paired it with the signature black and red sequined Minnie Ears, a mini black purse, and pointy black heels to finish off with a feminine feel. As my backdrop, I found this little faux gas station that tied in with the splash of red throughout the look. Thank you for much for reading and I will talk to you soon! 

Outfit

Top - LC Lauren Conrad (Kohl's)
Skirt - LC Lauren Conrad (Kohl's)
Minnie Ears - Disneyland
Earrings - Topshop
Bracelets - Baublebar
Bag - Zara
Shoes Asos

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Graceful Presence

May 22, 2015

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Photographer - Cecilia Yuen
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Friday Everyone! Hello Friday, I have been waiting for you this week...eagerly! Reason being that is because today, I have a little bit of exciting news to share with you all that I have been keeping my lips sealed for the past month! I am humbled and honored to announce my very first collaboration with an online retailer called The Shopping Bag. What I love about this website is that they sell unique pieces of clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, home and office decor, beauty products and even food! I have hand picked and styled two items in today's collaboration post. The first item that immediately caught my eye was the Valencia Bib Necklace. As a big fan of delicate, feminine, and intricate jewelry, this statement necklace really hit home to me! I ultimately chose this necklace to style because of it versatility. Not only is the necklace fitting for a formal outfit, it is also a great pick me up for an casual outfit. Pair the necklace with a jacket, simple white tee and jeans and you got yourself an effortless look! The necklace screamed "princess" to me so I decided to create a somewhat princess look with a fluffy tulle skirt. The second item I chose to style was the Hello Friday Tank Top. I love tanks and tees with quirky little phrases like these because they are a great conversation starter and ice breaker! This top could not have came at a better time, I was actually searching for a tank or tee consisting of a Friday phrase. I guess I know what I am wearing every Friday now! :) Dress this tank up with a jacket and skirt or dress it down with a cardigan and trousers for casual Fridays in the office! For the overall styling and visuals of this post, I wanted to achieve a feminine, elegant, and dreamy feel with the necklace and top as the center of attention. If you are interested in the two items I styled in today's post or simply just want to browse other the products The Shopping Bag offers, click here. Also, I currently have a promo code exclusively for you all! For 25% off your entire order, use promo code LAPETITEOLIVIA . Happy shopping! :)

Thank you The Shopping Bag so much for this collaboration!

Thank you fellow readers and followers for your support! I am eternally grateful for you all! For now, I just want to say thank you for giving me a corner in this virtual world to express my creativity and vision. Thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing Memorial Day weekend! Talk to you soon!

Outfit 

Hello Friday Tank Top - The Shopping Bag (Get it here) Use LAPETITEOLIVIA for 25% off
Valencia Bib Necklace - The Shopping Bag (Get it here) Use LAPETITEOLIVIA for 25% off

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Caribbean Breeze

May 8, 2015

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Photographer - Tazme Moua
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Friday Everyone! Today, I am brightening up the mood by bringing you bursts of colors! From the numerous travel instagrammers and fashion/travel bloggers that I follow, I couldn't help getting inspired from their photos of various tropical destinations. This provoked me to be a tourist in my own city and try out a new Carribbean restaurant called Sunny Spot. Little did I know, it was a hidden gem. I was really impressed by the whole atmosphere of the place. I ultimately felt like I was on vacation in the Caribbean, from the music to the funky fabric covered bar stools to the mint and teal interior all the way to the food. If you are ever in the Venice Beach area, check it out! :) Moving onto the fashion segment of this post. As I mentioned earlier, I gathered loads of inspiration from scrolling through endless tropical instragram photos. It made me crave for something pastel mixed with a citrus color. Coincidentally, I recently purchased a lovely lilac sweater and a bold yellow bucket bag both on SALE! A bucket bag is certainly a must have this Spring/Summer season. I have been searching for the perfect bucket bag for a reasonable price so of course I had to snatch this one up when I saw it was on sale! To keep it casual cool, I paired it with a soft lilac sweater, fluted hem skirt, and crisp white oxfords. With the help of the restaurant's teal wall and the fresh breeze, it really worked in our favor to capture a mix of spring and summer in this look. Thank you for reading! I hope you have a great Mother's Day weekend! I will talk to you soon! :)

Outfit

Top - Topshop
Skirt - Zara
Necklace - Baublebar
Earrings - Baublebar
Bracelet - Baublebar
Bag - Zara
Shoes - Zara

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