WANDERER

Monday, December 28, 2015


DIY Choker, Faux Shark Tooth Necklace c/o Ardene, Beige Long Cardigan from Crossroads
 Off-The-Shoulder Top c/o Her Velvet Vase (Use code artinourblood35 for 35% off your order!)
Bohemian Leggings from Ardene, Fringe Ankle Boots c/o LAMODA101

Photos by Kimsa Nguyen


As of late, I've really been loving bohemian fashion, and I think that also has a lot to do with me wanting to be connected with nature more! This is a series of photos I'm really happy with as I think the beauty of the garments and the beauty of the environment are both showcased equally and go hand-in-hand with one another.

For this outfit post and my next, I got to work with my friend Mag, who along with her sister, Clare, are the founders of Her Velvet Vase! I met Mag at Parsons and she's one of my dearest friends there! This off the shoulder top is from HVV, and it's truly a gorgeous staple piece to have in your closet. Unlike other off the shoulder tops I've seen at the mall, this one is of a nice thick, stretchy fabric, rather than something more flimsy and thin. You can also use code artinourblood35 for 35% off your order at Her Velvet Vase! :)

The top really matched the vibe of these printed leggings from Ardene. I now realize I've been missing out on how flattering leggings with vertically striped prints are! They not only elongate your figure a ton, but they emphasize the natural curve of your body (which is great when you have straighter hips like me!)

I accessorized this look with a choker I made myself with this lovely ribbon given to me by my friend Sam, and this tooth necklace from Ardene. For shoes, these fringe boots from LAMODA101 were practically calling out to me! It's very bohemian but still with an overall minimalism. For added warmth, I tossed on this long cardigan which I thrifted from Crossroads (my favorite shop—I never fail to find tons of beautiful secondhand pieces and at such low prices!)

Hope you guys are enjoying the holidays! I'm very excited for what 2016 will bring too and have some big things planned! ;) Thanks for stopping by! x

ARTEMIS

Thursday, December 24, 2015



Happy holidays! This dressy outfit is in collaboration with LuLu*s to bring you some holiday fashion inspiration :) I'm wearing head to toe LuLu*s! I absolutely love this convertible wrap dress because I've always found that my formal dresses get the least wear, but with this one, you can switch up the neckline in endless combinations, having a new look for each occasion! Not to mention, convertible dresses are a lot more eco friendly since you can get so many styles out of one garment (also making it so easy to take it from Christmas to a New Years party,) and you get to wrap it around to get the perfect body-hugging fit.

For accessories, I decided to go with a set of arm cuffs to add some classic goddess vibes! I love wrapping/bandage details in general so these crisscross ones were a match made in heaven! The most sparkly rhinestone clutch added just the right amount of sparkle, while these vampy caged heels added a romantic and vampy touch to finish off my look.

LuLu*s is also having an amazing contest right now where 5 lucky winners will each win a $1000 LuLu*s shopping spree! You'd easily be set for all the party dresses you'd ever need for any occassion in 2016 :) To enter the LuLu*s Party Perfect Contest,

1. Follow @lulus on Instagram
2. Upload a new photo to of your *party perfect* holiday look
3. Tag @lulus in the caption & use #LULUSpartyperfect

This contest is open internationally, and your profile must be public to enter. Unlimited entries are allowed and the winner will be announced on the LuLu*s blog on 1/1/2016! Full terms and conditions are available at www.lulus.com/contest :) Good luck!

Wishing you all the most wonderful holidays and New Years! Love, Jennifer x

ONLY AT BELLOVELLA

Monday, December 21, 2015



Photos by Kiana Fatemi

Today's post is particularly special as I'd like to introduce you all to Bellovella, a new online marketplace where up-and-coming designers launch their collections! And their launch designer just so happens to be an incredibly talented Parsons graduate, Justin Chu, who is also the recipient of prestigious awards from CFDA and Style.com!

Bellovella's goal is to ensure that every talented designer has a chance to share their work with the world. One of the biggest challenges faced by new designers is getting their work produced and available for sale, and that's the problem that Bellovella is here to solve. I so strongly support what Bellovella is doing because:
1) I'm a fashion design student myself who understands the challenges and financial obstacles of getting a clothing line produced 
2) As a shopper (and also from a blogger's perspective,) who doesn't want to be the first to discover and be wearing the clothes of the next big designer or be wearing the next biggest trend/innovation? :)
Not to mention, the co-founders of Bellovella, whom I have met myself, are so kind, genuine, and devoted to what they do, so that in itself deserves it's own shoutout! :)

So onto the outfit—I'm wearing a sculptural white poncho top by Justin Chu! As a designer, Justin explores the notion that his wearers can find their own identity, world and form through escaping reality in their own silhouette. For me, this top, which I found reminiscent of a blanket of snow, transported me into a winter fantasy type of world, which was the basis of inspiration for this outfit! I hope you guys will like this "Snow Queen" inspired look and photos! ;)

Be sure to stop by Bellovella and check out the site too! <3

WINTER ADVENTURE

Friday, December 11, 2015


DIY Flower Hair Pin, Thrifted Moto Jacket, Faux Suede Top c/o LAMODA101, Fingerless Gloves from Target, Western Style Belt from ASOS, Red Floral Skirt from LF, Over the Knee Boots from Ivanka Trump

Shearling moto jackets are my favorite pieces of outerwear for the colder months! Because they are fuzzy all throughout the interior, they keep you so warm while the structure of the jacket still gives you a strong silhouette! I found this faux shearling jacket from Crossroads the other day for only $18 :) It paired gorgeously with this (also faux) suede crop top from LaModa101. If you are into minimalist pieces that also make a statement, you will love the pieces they have curated for their store.

This floral skirt is another piece I recently got from Crossroads! It's LF and I found it for only $5! I belted it to add a touch of western flair, and threw on my fingerless gloves and thigh high boots for more warmth. A big flower hair pin added just the right amount of a romantic touch to my outfit!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and good luck to those of you in finals! :)

GODDESS OF THE MOON

Monday, December 07, 2015



DIY Star Hair Pins, Dainty Star Necklace c/o Katie Dean Jewelry, Arm Cuffs from Forever 21, White Lace Bralette from Tobi, White Asymmetrical Skirt from Missguided, Vintage Fringe Shawl, Lace Up Wedges from Dolce Vita

Photos by Ankur Maniar

Serene white and cream tones, hints of stars, and a soft evening light all came together to create this look inspired by the goddess of the moon. I love how well this top matches with the skirt, not just in the color but also the cutout shapes at the hems. For jewelry, I wore these star hair pins that I made myself, which paired very nicely with this delicate star necklace, and a set of gold arm cuffs which I can always rely on to further emphasize a goddess vibe in my outfits! Then for a little extra warmth, I draped this vintage fringe shawl over my shoulders.

And special thanks to Ankur who once again did the perfect job in helping me achieve the vision I had in mind! :)

HOLIDAY READY WITH ARDENE

Friday, November 27, 2015



Not being a creature of the cold, I much prefer the holiday season in California, versus snowy New York! So today I'm bringing you guys my take on a holiday ready look, complete with a California twist, as part of my recent collaboration with Ardene! Ardene is a Canadian fashion retailer, but for those of you in New York, you'll be able to stop by their first US store at Crossgates Mall which just opened!

Even in the winter, I love being able to show some skin still so I'll make sure that I keep the rest of my body nice and warm. Luckily, California winters are not very brutal so I'm happy I get to wear crop tops year round! ;) I paired mine with a pair of black skinnies and matching black platform boots to further elongate the line of my legs. Then, to stay warm on top, I wore a chunky dark burgundy/plum cardigan, and layered a cozy plaid blanket scarf over it! Blanket scarves are definitely a favorite of mine because you can also wear them as a shawl! Lastly, to add a little sparkle, I wore these dainty sharktooth and crystal necklaces.

Anyways, thank you for stopping by and I hope for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, that you all had a happy Thanksgiving! And if you're out shopping today, I hope that you got some great deals! :) 

THE RED QUEEN

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Golden Leaf Headband from Icing's, Off-The-Shoulder Red Lace Dress from For Love & Lemons, Vintage Gold Charm Belt, Gold Bow Cuff c/o Alice & Leon, Nude Lace Up Wedges from Dolce Vita

Photos by Ankur Maniar

Off-the-shoulder necklines and red lace are two things I can never resist, and I felt so lucky to have found them combined into one gorgeous dress! I love how romantic and regal this dress looks, while the off-the-shoulder neckline gives it a beachy, California flair.

This crown headband has been with me for many outfits, and wanting to give it a fresh look, I was playing around with it in my hair and discovered it surprisingly, looked quite nice worn on my forehead and layered under my hair. For the final gold accent, I accessorized with a golden bow cuff which also emphasized the overall, royal mood of the look!

This is the second look that I shot with my wonderful photographer and blogger friend, Ankur.  Hope you guys will take a sec to check out his blog too! You'll see some of the looks I helped him shoot on the same day as well :)