Gift Guide: Valentine's Day

January 30, 2015

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Happy Friday Everyone! Roses are red, violets are blue, I have handpicked some Valentine's Day gifts for you! One of the many things that I love is gift giving. I love giving and sharing gifts that I find are cute, quirky, and unique with other people, so I have decided to create "Gift Guides" in addition to my outfit posts. I enjoy compiling these gift guides so I hope you enjoy them as well whether it is just for browsing for yourself or for your loved ones. Have a great weekend and I will talk to you soon!

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The Pink Coat

January 21, 2015

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Photographer - Tazme Moua
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Friday Everyone! From blush to neon pink, the Pink coat trend has been a hit on the runway to the streets. Seeing how people style the Pink coat trend has been a big inspiration to me because I sometimes find Pink to be paired with very limited colors. The shade of Pink I chose for my coat had to be the one color I find myself always gravitating towards which is...Blush! I love feminine pieces and the color Blush certainly screams that to me. To tie the look with morning glow of the sun, I paired the coat with more neutral colors like gray, white, and black. Considering it is warm during the Winter days in Los Angeles, I chose to go with a little more lightweight look. Depending on the weather, this coat can be layered over a sweater with a scarf and jeans or a fitted sweater dress with a statement necklace. I am currently in search for a Hot Pink coat, so please let me know if you find one that would be perfect for my petite stature. Thank you for reading! Have a great weekend and I will talk to you soon!

Outfit

Jacket - Zara
Top - Zara
Skirt - Zara
Earrings - Baublebar
Shoes - Zara

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Midnight Sparkle

January 9, 2015

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Photographer - Cecilia Yuen
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope all of you are having a wonderful year so far! In my previous blog post I talked about New Year goals for 2015 and asked to share yours. I am still very interested in your goals and I love talking about these kind of things so please do share and maybe we can have a lovely chat! :) I decided to take the start of 2015 in my hands and hosted a mini soiree filled with confetti, sparklers, champagne and hors d'oeurves for a few of my friends and family. All I have say was that I had an amazing time and it was certainly a night to remember. The theme of the party was "Midnight Sparkle" which consisted of the colors midnight blue (representing the night sky) and silver (representing the stars). If you follow me on Instagram (petiteolivia), you may already had a little preview of my NYE outfit. With the party colors in mind, I opted for a sequin navy dress and silver accessories. I wanted to bring small piece of my party to the blog so I used sparklers as an accessory as well. I was feeling slightly risque so I played up the makeup with a silver and blueish smokey eye. This was my first time doing a smokey eye so for those beauty gurus out there, please let me know how I did and what I can improve on. Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have an amazing weekend and I will talk to you soon!

Outfit

Dress - Asos
Earrings - Baublebar
Bracelet - Express
Clutch - Zara
Shoes - Asos

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Hello 2015! - La Petite Olivia

January 2, 2015

Happy 2015 Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful start to 2015! Every new year, I always like to reflect on the previous year to see how much I have grown and how much of the goals I have accomplished since the beginning of the year. The goals I set for 2014 were to stay healthy, stay positive, surround myself with positive like-minded people, say yes a little more, and keep chasing my dreams. I started seeing a few changes as I knocked each goal off the list. I have always shy away from saying yes to things, whether it be hanging out with a group of friends, taking up on an opportunity that could possibly be good, and so forth. Saying YES was probably my biggest accomplishment in 2014. It has lead me to so many new opportunities and priceless experiences which also lead me to meet more positive, creative and like-minded people. By surrounding myself with these positive, creative, and like-minded people, they have inspired me to work harder and keep chasing my dreams. Everything just seemed to happened in a domino effect. One important thing I learned in 2014 was to be more assertive in life. I find it very important in life as you grow older to know when to speak up for yourself and state what you want. My goals for 2015 are to continue my goals from 2014, but I do want to add on a few extra goals which I will talk about below along with my new blog name.

New Blog Name/Blog Goals:
This past year and a half, I have been contemplating and soul searching for a new blog name that  represents me because I felt that "Morning Blush" wasn't sticking and it was just too vague. Changing my blog name for me was big deal because I have had "Morning Blush" for almost 3 years now. This time around, I wanted to make sure the blog name would be permanent, had a nice ring to it and also included my name "Olivia." One night without really thinking about my blog, I had an epiphany to change my blog name to "La Petite Olivia," translated in English "The Small Olivia." If you meet me in person you would probably say something along the lines of, "You are so small, petite or tiny." So I decided "La Petite Olivia" was the one. I immediately started playing with a few fonts and came up with the banner that is now result the result on the blog. In 2014, I played a lot more with my creative juice on my blog and throughout I realized I love the whole visual components of styling meaning not only do I love pairing together clothes, hair and makeup, but I also fell in love with set design and scouting out shoot locations. By discovering this, I fell in love with blogging more than before. My 2015 goal for my blog is to just dive in, focus a lot more on my blog, and temper a lot more with set design. Maybe do a themed shoot or holiday shoot here and there. :)  I am excited to share this new chapter with you all!

 What are your goals or resolutions for 2015? Leave me a comment below. I would love to hear about them! :)
I wish you all happiness in 2015! Thank you for reading and I will talk to you soon!


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Timeless Twinkle

December 26, 2014

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Photographer - Tazme Moua
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Friday Everyone! As the final blog post of 2014, I thought what a better way than to end the year in glamour and glimmer. Who said you can only dance the night away into the New Year with a cocktail dress? There are so many other alternatives for a New Year's Eve outfit without losing the sparkles. For my blog post NYE ensemble, I went for the classic black and white with silver accents. I chose the oh so timeless black tulle skirt and paired it with an embellished white top and completed the look with silver earrings, a bracelet, and a clutch. Instead of going for the cocktail dress for a New Year's Eve Party this year, I challenge you to try something new. Maybe you can try a fun jumpsuit, a matching crop top and skirt, or an embellished/sequin top with a pant or skirt? The possibilities are endless. Fashion is about having fun and experimenting while trying to find your own style so why not try something new before the year ends? I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year! Stay tuned for my post in the New Year for 2014 reflections, 2015 goals and some exciting news for the blog! 

Before I say goodbye and set my foot into 2015, I would like to end this blog post by saying thank you to the people who have helped me with photographing all these looks because my blog would be simply impossible without you guys. One of my greatest friends, Tazme Moua and my sister, Cecilia Yuen thank you for your dedication to occasionally waking up in the AM to go to a shoot location. You two did a phenomenal job this year and I thank you so much for that. Lastly, thank you to Danson Lee and Maureen Dehecio for photographing a couple quick outfits.

Thank you so much for reading and I will talk to you in 2015! :)

Outfit 

Top - Zara
Skirt - Anthropologie
Earrings - Shop Love Coco
Bracelet - Express
Clutch - Zara
Shoes - Asos

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