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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Gingham Bliss

April 17, 2015

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Photographer - Tazme Moua
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Friday Everyone! Spring has put me in a pure bliss mood and got me jumping for joy with the longer hours of sunshine and the blossoming fresh flowers. In my previous blog post, I welcomed the season of Spring with a soft color palette, light weight fabrics, and scallop detailing. To further get into the spirit of Spring and celebrate the sunshine, I decided to bring a fresh color palette of white, baby blue, and a pop of yellow to this blog post. I pulled out my favorite baby blue gingham romper and paired it with heeled strappy sandals and delicate jewelry. Gingham has been one of my favorite go to fabrics lately. It gives me nostalgia of picnics on happy, warm, and sunny days. Nothing screams Spring like a luscious green back drop and a vibrant bouquet of yellow Gerber daisies in hand. I hope this post brought you a little excitement for the season of Spring. What screams Spring to you? Leave me a comment below so we can chit chat! Thank you for reading and I will talk to you soon! Enjoy your weekend! :)

Outfit 

Romper - Urban Outfitters
Necklace - Topshop
Earrings - Topshop
Bracelets - Baublebar
Ring - Topshop
Bag - Zara
Shoes - Zara

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Scallops Delight

April 2, 2015

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Photographer - Cecilia Yuen
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Happy Easter Weekend Everyone! About two weeks ago, I took a mini road trip up to San Luis Obispo to bring my sister back to LA for a sister weekend bonding time. On our way back to LA, we decided to take a detour to a little Danish City called Solvang to get some brunch. My parents told me I have been to Solvang when I was a young child, but I recalled bits and pieces such as the seeing the big windmill while riding a surrey. I went back to re-trace my steps and re-live the memories. Although, it was a very "little" city, I felt like I was transported into Western Europe from the sight of dancers dressed in Danish clothing to Danish bakeries to the gift shops full of small trinkets to the traditional Denmark architecture. There was so much inspiration in each and every corner. Right by the famous big windmill, I came across this adorable bakery called "Solvang Bakery" that had the most angelic window display of cakes and sweets (as shown in the photos). The exterior of the bakery and the furniture was so intricate and darling. Everything about the bakery just seemed sweet and delightful. Which brings me to my outfit. :) Since Spring has sprung, I paired together a soft palette of blush and white with scalloped details. When I think of Spring, I get a sense of freshness and new beginnings. The scalloped details reminded me of flower petals which I thought was a great reminder of Spring. The time spent in Solvang was shorter than expected, so I would love to come back to this little city someday to explore a tad bit more and learn about the history. If you are looking for an activity or wander lusting in California, I would recommend to stop by Solvang. Walk around and explore or rent a surrey and explore! Thank you for reading! I hope you have an egg-cellent Easter weekend! Talk to you soon!

Outfit

Top - Topshop
Shorts - Asos
Earrings - Topshop
Necklace - Topshop
Bag - Zara
Shoes - Zara

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Once Upon A Dream

March 27, 2015

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Photograper - Cecilia Yuen
Photo Editing - Olivia Yuen

Bippity Boppity Boo! With a little bit of magic we have gone through another week. :) Happy Friday Everyone! As a big fan of  Disney and fairy tales, I was ecstatic when I found out one of my favorite designers, Lauren Conrad, did a collaboration with Disney's Cinderella movie for her Kohl's LC Lauren Conrad Collection. Lauren Conrad has a soft, adorable, yet timeless style so when I heard her collaboration with Disney's Cinderella movie, I knew it would be a dream. Indeed it was a dream come true and so much more! The whimsical collection consisted of a pastel color palette (baby pink, baby blue, white), tulle skirts, iconic symbols of Cinderella on t-shirts (castle, glass slipper, bippity boppity boo), and beautifully crafted dresses. I had to restrain myself from purchasing the whole collection. If you follow me on Instragram (@petiteolivia), you have already seen the two pieces I have bought. I had the chance to watch the Cinderella movie and I have to say Lauren Conrad really captured the essence of Cinderella. After watching the movie, I felt so inspired and drew up many ideas for my Cinderella shoot. The scenes such as the secret garden and Cinderella running away from the prince through the garden full of luscious green bushes gave me an idea for the shoot location. I thought the blue color of her dress was so vibrant and stood out from the greenery in the scenes. I grasped in some scenes Cinderella was wearing ribbons in her, so I incorporated that little detail in the look as well. I kept the look dreamy and soft with an off shoulder chiffon top. My version of sparkles and pixie dust in this look would be the accessories. Hurry and hop into your carriage before the all the pieces are sold out! Have a great weekend! I leave you with the words of Cinderella, "Have courage and be kind."

Outfit 

Top - Asos
Skirt - LC Lauren Conrad (Khol's)
Earrings - Baublebar
Necklace - Forever 21
Bracelet - Baublebar
Clutch - Zara
Shoes - Asos

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