Year of Hiatus

April 25, 2017

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Photographer - Mika Meja
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Hello Everyone, I would like to welcome you back to my blog! As you may know or see, I took a year of hiatus from blogging. Many of my followers and readers have been asking me why I wasn't posting throughout last year so I want to share with you all on why I was incognito because I believe by sharing my story I can show some insight, create awareness, and hopefully help someone. This past year, I was laid off from my corporate job and after a few months from that I felt completely lost in life. From this constant feeling of being lost, worrying and wondering my place and purpose on Earth, it created massive anxiety which led to mild depression. For the sake of my mental health, I  knew I had to put a pause on everything in life which included blogging. Halfway through last year, I moved back to my hometown in Northern California so I can recover, re-evaluate my goals while being surrounded by my close family and friends. I eventually re-covered my mental health by sharing my thoughts and feelings with my close family and friends, doing tons of reflection, and also practicing yoga. The single most important thing that I learned from practicing yoga was to be more mindful in everything that I do. I wanted to share this story with you all because I want people to know that mental health is important. I don't want people to shy away from depression and be afraid to be vocal about it. If you need help, don't be scared to ask for it. Thank you so much for reading! Take care and I will talk to you next time!

Outfit

Top - J.Crew
Shorts - Zara
Bag - Zara
Earrings - Topshop
Bracelets - Baublebar
Shoes - Soludos

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Nude Beginnings

April 15, 2016

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Happy Friday Everyone! First off I would like to say, my apologies for the lack of posts in the past two months. I am slowly, but surely getting back into the groove of things hence the title "Nude Beginnings". For today's blog post, I decided to pair together a monochromatic ensemble. Since we are still in the season of Spring, I wanted to pair together a soft color palette of nudes with gold accessories. My current most coveted piece for this Spring is this faux leather nude pink moto jacket because it is a mixture of feminine and masculine. What's your most coveted piece for Spring? Thank you so much for reading and I will talk to you soon!

Outfit

Jacket - Zara
Top - H&M
Skirt - Zara
Earrings - Topshop
Necklace - Baublebar
Bracelets - Baublebar
Bag - Zara
Shoes - Asos

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Fresh Spirit

March 11, 2016

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Photographer - Tazme Moua
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Friday Everyone! The Spring season is soon to arrive and as one may know, this is the season that symbolizes rebirth, life, growth and purity among other things. Aside from the season of Spring inspiring this outfit, I was extremely inspired by something that recently happened to me personally which allowed me to reflect, start a new chapter, and bring a sense of clarity. To capture Spring and my personal experience in this ensemble, I paired together a chic-looking mint romper with a sleek white blazer and silver heels. For accessories, I added some texture with a perforated clutch and silver earrings. Thank you so much for reading! Have a great weekend and I will talk to you soon!

Outfit 

 Jacket - Zara
Romper - Topshop
Earrings - Baublebar
Bag - Zara 
Shoes - Asos


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Love At First Sight

February 19, 2016


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Photographer - Danson Lee
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Friday! Referring to the last two posts, I mentioned I will be creating three looks that expresses a few different feelings that come with love. I also mentioned that these feelings came from personal experiences and speaking with others and hearing their stories so I will leave it to your imagination to what is personal. Today's third and final look expresses love at first sight. The feeling when someone feels like they have been struck by cupid's arrow and suddenly the light only shines on that one person. To translate this feeling of passion into an ensemble, I chose a bright red dress with bow detailing and red roses and heart balloons as accessories. This completes the series of Valentine's Day outfits. Thank you so much for reading! I will talk to you soon!

Outfit

Dress - Asos
Clutch - Zara
Shoes - Asos

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Sealed With A Kiss

February 11, 2016

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Photographer - Danson Lee 
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Thursday Everyone! In my previous post, I mentioned that I will be putting together three looks that will help express a few different feelings that come with love. This second look that I have put together resembles tough love. This is the kind of love that can be sweet and fun, but it can also consume someone and change them into a rebel and be reckless. To help translate this tough love, I paired together a white lace top, pink mesh a-line skirt and silver sparkly baubles shows the sweet and fun side, while the leather jacket shows the rebel and reckless side. To say goodbye to this kind of love, I sealed it with a kiss on my clutch. Special thanks to my friends at The Shopping Bag for helping me translate this look with their lovely "Mesh A-Line Skirt" and adorable "Sealed With a Kiss" clutch. Whether you are have a girls night in/out, date night, or flying solo check out The Shopping Bag for some Valentine's Day outfit ideas. A few of my favorites are the Wink Pink Shift Dress-here, the Heart Eyelash Sweater-here, and the Ace of Hearts Clutch-here. To receive 25% off your full purchase you can use promo code LAPETITEOLIVIA. Thank you so much for reading! Stay tuned for the third look! I will talk to you soon!

 Outfit 

 Mesh A-Line Midi Skirt - The Shopping Bag, PROMO CODE: LAPETITEOLIVIA for 25% off
Sealed With A Kiss Clutch - The Shopping Bag, , PROMO CODE: LAPETITEOLIVIA for 25% off

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