Meow // Arm the Animals

January 29, 2016

Filed Under : Sam - Style


The furry thing in my lap is Shawn. Don’t let her cute face deceive you. She’s really a little troublemaker and loves to step on my face at 6am. She was adopted into our family in September and we’ve loved her ever since. She’s been a little ball of energy, always keeping us entertained.

The gear I’m sporting is by Arm the Animals, a retailer who donates their proceeds to rescue animal shelters. They’re on a mission to give animals a voice and save as many as they can! Help them out and check out their cool gear here! The one I’m wearing is this one!

Til next time,


I had a Dream

January 19, 2016

Filed Under : Style


To welcome 2016 I did something a little different. Stepped out my comfort zone. Overcame a small fear of mine.

I did a cover of the first song I learned on guitar, Dream by Priscilla Ahn. Not only does the song hold a special place in my life as the first tune I set my mind on learning, but the lyrics stays with me to this day as a reminder. Keep the dream alive as we go through the stages and hardships of our lives.

I’m not a pro guitarist, but I enjoy playing chords and singing along with my squeaky and shaky voice. And special thanks to the photography/videography skills of my talented friend, Jennifer Nguyen (J.Nguyen Photography). She really made me look like I knew what I was doing! Check out her other work, here and here!






So here is the video! Enjoy!….(The nerves get the best of me sometimes. Excuse the parts where I mess up the chords and singing!)



Brandy Melville turtleneck (similar here)

H&M faux suede skirt

Dolce Vita boots

Forever 21 wide brim hat

DIY // Trick or Treat Grab Basket

October 29, 2015

Filed Under : DIY


When all you have for Halloween decorations is a wimpy ghost hanging from your front door, this little DIY is definitely needed to make my home more festive for when the little trick-or-treaters stop by. Another easy-to-make project that will take you no time!

Let’s get started!


Items you will need:

  • a basket (preferably black, but if not I used black spray paint)
  • black and orange twine
  • a slab of wood
  • screws (not pictured)
  • screw driver
  • metal wiring (optional if you want to make it a hanging door decor)
  • hot glue gun (not pictured)


Go crazy and spray paint the basket black to go along with the Halloween theme.


The trickiest part of this DIY was placing the screws in the right area. I first placed the screws between the wires where the basket could hold itself up securely and wouldn’t slip in and out. When I was sure the screws were in the ideal spot, I drilled them in.


The last step is to use the orange and black twine and a hot glue gun to create a festive pattern.


And then print out “TRICK OR TREAT” on card stock, cut out the type, and hot gun glue it onto the string patterns.


You can choose to attach metal wire to the back of the wood piece and hang it onto your front door!


Happy Halloween and stay safe!


DIY // Lace Up Style Dress

October 8, 2015

Filed Under : DIY - Style

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After some online window shopping (thanks to Pinterest), I came across this one Nasty Gal lace up dress. Something about that pirate, Renaissance-y, shoe lace style that just catches my attention. However, I wasn’t willing to spend the money on it and instead I made it my next project.

Here are some inspirations I came across while browsing:

inspiration dresses

 {Nasty Gal, Forever 21,}

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So this is just some of the things you will need. Other things that I used that are not pictured are:

  • A black dress (or in my case I used a $10 H&M t-shirt dress)
  • Hammer
  • Eyelet anvil (comes in a kit that you can buy at your local craft store)
  • Pins (optional)
  • White pencil (optional)

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Measure how deep you want your V-neck to be and use a white pencil to mark where you want to cut.

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Cut down the line and fold back excess fabric to get the desired width for the V-neck.

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For my deep V length, I measured that 5 eyelets were enough for each side. Using the white pencil, I marked the center of where I want each of my eyelets to be.

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I used the pins to hold back the excess fabric in place while I worked on each eyelet.


Using the anvil place the eyelet in between to get ready to hammer together.

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Once you have the anvil in place, hammer it down till the eyelet is secure and repeat 9 more times!


Anddddd we are done! Just take the suede and string it through!




Thanks for reading!


Hallowoof // First Day of October

October 1, 2015

Filed Under : Sam


Well…2015 is going by too fast. To celebrate the first day of October, here is Sam in her first costume option. I swear she is a girl pup, but it’s just cuter to see her in a bow tie and mini top hat!

Look out every week leading up to Halloween for a new Sam costume!


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