Author: niniloves

Chanel Le Vernis

St. Patrick’s Day Nail Tutorial

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Due to the lack of green in my wardrobe, I decided to paint my nails green with a fun touch of gold and silver. Learn how to achieve a similar look below: Chanel Le Vernis: Khaki Vert, Peridot, Diwali, & Graphite. Essie Set In Stones. Things You’ll Need: – Base coat – 1 main color – 2-3 different colors for the gradient – 1 accent (glitter, crystals, or even another color) – Top coat – Eyeshadow applicators or a sponge – A piece of scrap paper (this will be your “paint palette”) Steps: 1. Apply your base coat. 2. Apply your main color: if you want to apply the gradient to all nails, you’ll only need 1 coat. If you’re only applying the gradient to an accent nail, apply 1 coat for that nail and 2 coats for the rest. 3. Take your next color and dab a few drops onto your scrap paper. Use an eyeshadow applicator or a sponge to pick up some color and start dabbing it lightly …

Isabel Marant Sumac Jacket

Friday Five

1. Isabel Marant Sumac I’ve found my perfect spring jacket! Initially I was a little bit hesitant about the style, but the fit is beautiful. I ordered a size up as recommended by others and it’s perfect – still fitted but loose enough to layer over a light sweater. The jacket is also available in red and blue, but I went with the “safer” option of black to match more of my wardrobe. If you’re interested in the black, I recommend calling the SOHO boutique (212-219-2284) as that’s the only place I found it still available. I think I’m a little in love with this print? Paired here with the Salome skirt in red. 2. Tibetan Shawl So warm, so soft, so cozy…ahhh. There’s a shop in Laguna Beach called Tibet Handicrafts that sells very unique merchandise from Tibet, Nepal, India, and Himilaya. My mom and I were there visiting the owner, and I snatched up this incredibly soft shawl made of yak wool. I have to say it’s the softest and warmest shawl/scarf I own. 3. …

The Perks Of A Pet

My little Nima has certainly made my life happier and healthier! I’ve always felt pets just knew how and when to make things better. Masters in Health Care hit this one right on! :) Always love and cherish your furry family members. They do much much more than the eye can see! :)

Isabel Marant Memphis Boots Gris

Isabel Marant Memphis

Happy days! I finally own a pair of Isabel Marant boots. I  heard they’d been on sale for awhile so I figured I’d give it a shot and call around – couldn’t hurt right? I ended up finding a pair in my size in Ivory, but due to miscommunication they ended up going to someone else. I’ll admit, I was a little miffed, but maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. Then I found out about Odessa in Portland, and they had my size at 50% off…in GRIS! My fingers dialed at record speeds and they arrived at my doorstep in 3 days. The gris is a rich dark grey, and the studs were done perfectly. They are gorgeous. Free People Skinny Jeans T by Alexander Wang Classic Pocket Tank Isabel Marant Memphis Boots Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Bag Have you ever snagged something you absolutely loved on sale?

Flower Boy Next Door K-drama

Friday Five

1. Flower Boy Next Door  I’ve started back on K-dramas again! This time I decided to go with “Flower Boy Next Door.” I was a little hesitant about this one at first, but I absolutely adore it. It’s a quirky and fun way to relax and de-stress after a long day. 2. ManiaMania Icon Ring – Silver & Amazonite New addition to my collection of ridiculously large rings! This is such an inspiration piece. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw  the ManiaMania collection photos last month. The ring runs a little large on me (sadface) so I wear it with one of my Iosselliani rings to keep it from flying off. 3. Synergy Kombucha  This one is definitely an acquired taste. Kombucha is basically fermented tea, but Synergy takes it a step further with their addition of other healthy ingredients and flavors to make it more bearable. My first taste test came on a little strong, but I’ve grown to love it. My favorite is their “Cherry Chia.” 4. Fujifilm …

Isabel Marant Salome Shorts

Pumped Up Kicks

New season, new sneakers! Isabel Marant came out with quite a few versions and colors of her famous Bekett and Betty/Bobby sneakers this season, including the Balesi, Bayley, Wila, Brian, and Baya. Cute Converse-like stars, perforated leather, and sweet piping galore! As tempting as they all were, I decided to stick with the plain solid Beketts in Beige since I knew I’d get more wear out of these compared to the other styles. Result: happy! I also decided to swap the blue Salome shorts (skort) I mentioned in the previous post with red. I instantly fell in love with them 10x more when I saw them at forwardforward. According to my Chinese “ba gua”, red is my lucky color this year (this is me justifying my inclination towards anything red lately). T by Alexander Wang Classic T Shirt with Pocket Isabel Marant Salome Cotton Voile Shorts Isabel Marant Bekett Sneakers

3.1 Phillip Lim Weirdo

Phillip Lim Is A Weirdo

Monday came and brought two gifts in tow: 3.1 Phillip Lim spoke to the “weirdo” in me with this tee. It was a little hard choosing between the “WEIRDO” and the “LOCO“, but eccentricity won out in the end. Number two…Isabel Marant cotton shorts from the Summer ’13 collection. I’ve been trying to snipe a pair of these shorts from a past season on eBay for the longest time with little success, so I was totally excited when I saw these on Luisaviaroma. Best part? Reversible. They’re not too ideal for the weather right now (figures), so I’ll be pining away at these until the sun comes out.   I hope everyone has had a great start into the new year! 2013 is going to be a year of big changes, and I can’t wait to share it with you all. There were a few setbacks these past few months, but I’m back and ready to roll (forreal)! Big projects coming, so stay tuned!  

Rag & Bone Skinny in Clay

Friday Five

1. Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans in Clay I’m pretty sure I heard Etta James’ “At Last” when I saw these. :P I absolutely love the brick red and it’s perfect for the holidays. Find it here! * 2. Swarovski Erika China Pendant Birthday present from mama! Isn’t she cute?! Swarovski themed their Eliot/Erika special edition collection “Around the World” this time. Available at Swarovski. LOVE the UK one too! 3. Sterling Silver Casted Pine Cone Earrings I didn’t even know there were pine cones this size! A friend from my jewelry class casted these mini pine cones and made them into earrings…and I had to have them. Just in time for the holiday season! Check out her other work here. 4. Painting by Pernille Damgaard My beautiful and talented friend painted and gifted me this work of art last week. 5. Sandro Albatorock Studded Sneakers They’re sneakers with studs, need I say more? I’m wearing these puppies out.   * – affiliate link included in post

Isabel Marant Betty Black

Betty and Flavie

The Isabel Marant Betty sneakers…what would I do without them? I’ve become quite the sneaker fiend these past few seasons, but they’re so irresistible! The now popular hidden-wedge-in-sneaker style does wonders for your legs (something I desperately need), and I intend to take advantage of that as much as I can. Espejto had a 30% off fall sale recently and I got my hands on the Isabel Marant Etoile Flavie top I’ve been eyeing for awhile. I love it! The embroidery is flawless and flows perfectly with the fabric. I sized up for a longer and looser fit. Beautiful jewelry from beautiful people. From the top: sterling silver casted sand dollar necklace c/o Linda, bronze casted bobcat claw by Rachel Young (she will be showing at The Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach next year!), Tiffany Elsa Peretti Dove necklace from dear mama. Sorry for the super in your face shot, but I really wanted to show these awesome Iosselliani Skull Earrings! Stay tuned for the Friday Five, a holiday nail tutorial, and holiday gifts …

Comme des Garcons Clutch

Seeing Red

I’ve been searching for the perfect red coat for the past two years, all to no avail. They were either too bright, too dark, too short, or too long. Well..the search is finally over! Free People has deemed me lucky enough this season to own what I’ve been longing for. This “Slouchy Sweater Jacket” – as they call it – is heavenly. The cut, the fabric, the price, and best of all the shade…it’s no surprise they sold out so quickly. Just perfect. Worn with Givenchy Rottweiler Tee & Rag & Bone jeans. New arm swag: Mini Skull Bracelet Cuff by Bing Bang, Double Skull Head Bangle by Anarchy Street, Self-cast silver bracelet, Burberry watch. Comme des Garçons pouch available here. L.A.M.B. Oxley Pumps Available at ShopBop in black and wine * Available at Zappos in black, wine, and navy * *YAY affiliate links! In the spirit of full honesty and disclosure, links that contain an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means I may be compensated a teeny tiny amount if you buy yourself something pretty through that link/company …