monday bookmarks | 8.14.17

I feel bad that I've been a bit behind on posting, so here is the next Monday Bookmarks post, chock full of the past two weeks of visual inspirations. I've felt under an immense amount of stress the past couple weeks in preparation for my last semester of college — there is so much to…

monday bookmarks | 7.31.17

This week was very similar to last. In lieu of monsoon season, I find myself lusting for fall and listening to nostalgic music. I shit you not when I say that I’m currently wearing a cardigan and drinking hot coffee while listening to early Death Cab For Cutie and occasionally looking out the window at…

an ocean of violets in bloom

I’ve had When Doves Cry stuck in my head for at least a week. I remember when I was younger my parents saw Prince on his Musicology tour and I wanted to go so badly. My parents brought back a CD for me to listen to and I used to imagine what that concert would…

summer skincare roundup

I don’t know about all of you, but my skin is especially sensitive to changes in weather. I’ve told you all about how Dr. Jart Micro Milk Peel has been my saving grace in the past, and it still helps with the dry summer weather for staying exfoliated and clear. However, I found that for…

monday bookmarks

This morning was serenity in chaos. I woke up to the calamity of a monsoon, rain pouring down, clouds lingering low in the sky. It was the best way for a fresh week to start. I always feel more inspired when the weather is melancholic and rainy — it installs a sense of self-reflection and…

july self-care guide

this summer has been an exploration of different methodologies on how to be my best self and allow myself to be in a good condition. I am the type of person who doesn’t exercise even the most basic of self-care out of self-destructive busyness that I disguise in the name of “productivity” — though I…

this is the only rattan pendant lamp diy you need

Just the other week, I was walking through one of my local goodwills and came across a rattan wastebasket. Just the week before, I was scouring the internet for the perfect rattan pendant lamp for my bedroom, but to no avail — nothing was exactly how I wanted it, not the material, not the shape….

my tiny kitchen

My kitchen is a hallway. Honestly, calling it a hallway is generous. My kitchen can fit two people. When I first moved into this apartment in 2015, it didn’t feel like a huge deal: I was eating almost exclusively chicken, rice, and broccoli, so I figured having a tiny kitchen wouldn’t be too crippling. Then…

summer days with splendid

Hey everyone! Here’s a quick little summer look for you that I am excited about! This slip dress from Splendid is amazing and so comfortable — I love midi-length dresses, and this one is a great breathable cotton fabric and is my new go-to for the hotter months. This dress was even one of Refinery29’s…

a little summer bedroom refresh

I’ll be real with you: I’m not a huge fan of my bedroom. The carpet is brown and ugly, and that pretty much ruins it for me. However, the natural light makes me so very happy. I was reading an article last week about common home feng shui techniques, and I learned that it was…