Tuesday, December 04, 2012


Happy December! How quick this year has passed....I do hope everyone ends 2012 beautifully, gracefully and positively.

Style Stalker.  In one of my previous posts, I raved about how much I admire Elin Kling.  Another favorite blogger/photographer I absolutely adore was recently featured on The Coveteur: Garance Dore.   I seriously feel like a stalker when I'm on The Coveteur, Sous Style, and The Selby: I love looking into people's homes, I mean it signifies their sense of homeliness, shows their true character and defines who they really are in their own space, their own home.  Well, going back to Garance Dore, I truly think words cannot describe her vision:  her street shots and net-a-porter videos are uniquely captivating.  I also very much adore her illustrations.  With a laid back whimsical style, she adds a lot of character to each of her fashion characters.  Her illustrations can definitely be described as being chic, Parisian, black & white with a dash of color.

Overall, you can spot her at any fashion show: she's always spotted wearing amazing coats carrying lots of cameras :)

For more pictures, visit: http://www.thecoveteur.com/garance_dore

I hope everyone enjoys their first week of December!
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words - Ansel Adams 

Thursday, November 29, 2012


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I spent time with the Kim Clan and then a long weekend with my wonderful boyfriend, so I can never be more thankful for my surroundings.  As Christmas is coming closer, I'm beginning to get a little frantic of the Christmas shopping.  I've made my shopping list (and also my wishlist), asked for addresses to DIY some Christmas cards and I'm about to make plans for cozy get togethers.  Did any of you guys start Christmas planning yet? If so, definitely give me some pointers on how to survive the beginnings of Christmas :)

I came across Zara's December lookbook and I was taken away by the simplistic hues of black and white.  Nothing seems more fitting for this winter season.  I mean the coats, leather, simple silhouettes and the accented whites just look fabulous.

Check our their website for more info:  http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/home/us/en/

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it-  Confucious 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


HEELS.  I'm one of the girls that will never, ever trade in their heels for anything.  I mean I live in heels.  I wear heels to work, out to lunch, out on dates, out to dinner, when I go grocery shopping... I even run in heels around the office.

In rotation- I've been wearing up my Nine West heels as you can see from the picture above, but I've also been wearing in continuation my nudes and snake printed heels.

Monday, November 12, 2012


ART.  I went through my camera and found some pictures I took a couple months back from the Museum of Latin American Art.  I've only been introduced to Spanish graffiti so when I saw sculptures made by Spanish artists, it was pretty mind blowing.

Since I majored in art, I try to keep myself updated within the art world as much as possible so I can sketch what I see in my mind.  I am "hoping" to launch a tumblr with all my drawings/art work one day, but without any promises, we shall see how how this blog first evolves.

Anyways, I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and if any of you know of upcoming art exhibitions in LA, please let me know :) to a beautiful, more brighter week ahead!

for more museum info: http://www.molaa.com/

Every artist was first an amateur  - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Thursday, November 08, 2012


Completely Obsessed.  For a long time now, I've been a true stalker of Kelly Wearstler.  I love looking through her collections as well as her interior designed spaces.  She is one of the very few who can wear any type of jeans and still look absolutely stunning.  She is truly an amazing artist always mixing eclectic pieces with modern sophistication.  I recently stumbled on The Coveteur and saw her amazing home, boutique and closet.  What a beautiful home, I got gasmic when I saw her furnishings!  If you haven't checked it out it, visit: http://www.thecoveteur.com/kelly_wearstler

Hope you guys have a great Thursday!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012


 (right to left: Revlon Colorstay 260 Bold Sangria, Revlon 917 Plum Seduction, Pure Ice Spit Fire, Sally Hansen Mega Shine top coat)

I've been trying to follow fall nail colors for autumn, but I realized I still miss that bright hint of color.  I do my own nails and I paint them twice a week, right before they start to chip.  This week I decided to go purple and magenta.  My all time favorite nail polishes are from Revlon just because its affordable and they have great color payoff.  I also love adding my signature accent on my 4th finger: the glitter nail.

Monday, November 05, 2012


Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  To start off I wanted to share with you one of my recent travels to downtown LA.   Ryan and I decided to wander the streets of Chinatown because we've never been and it was such a delight!  KCRW's DJ was there spinnin and the whole place was lit up with bright neon lights.  It was such an adventure to us because it was like we entered into another culture when it was actually right down the street from us.  I guess that's the fun of being in LA, its so diverse that you can embrace almost every culture just by driving around.  We didn't get to eat at any of the restaurants, but we are determined to go back and and try some of the seafood restaurants we saw.  If you've been to Chintatown please let me know which restaurants you like and recommend.  

Well, I hope everyone enjoys their week.  I'm definitely going to try and blog consistently about everything until I know what I really want to blog about.  My brother keeps telling me blogging is a disciplinary act and that it has to be consistent, meaning I must blog everyday.  Since I work Monday-Friday 8-5 pm, I feel so drained from my creativity it's hard to keep up, even with blogging.  I'm hoping this blog can keep me sane by helping me share what I love, what I know, and what I really want to give into this world.  I hope you guys enjoy my journey!

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which one existed between man and the universe  - Anatole France 


Saturday, November 03, 2012


clockwise: The Body Shop Olive Body Butter, Ole Henriksen Pure Perfection, Ole Henriksen Truth Creme Advanced Hydration and Philosophy Hope in a jar 

Happy November!  It's an exciting month to start new beginnings!  Since its the first weekend of November, I hope everyone is enjoying their first Saturday.

I wanted to share with you some products that I've recently finished.   I do have to say Ole Henriksen is one of my favorite skincare brands and I've used and bought almost all of their moisturizing products.  My current favorite has to be Pure Perfection: its nourishing, light weight and it does the job of keeping my skin completely moisturized at night.  If you've never tried their products I highly recommend them.  The great thing about their products is that they do not use parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and chemicals.  So it treats your skin from inside and out.  My least favorite product was Philosophy's hope is a jar because I did not like the scent and I felt that it didn't keep my skin completely moisturized.

Since the weather is a lot drier, I switched from regular moisturizers to body butters and I think I'm never going back to lotions.  Body butters are just so much more moisturizing and this olive scent is so natural I love smothering this all over my body.

I hope you get to try some of these products out as I loved them during the summer months.  I've switched out to new brands so once I finish those, I'll make sure to post them up.  If you know of any great "organic" body butters or facial products, please let me know!

A women's greatest asset is her beauty  - Alex Comfort 

Thursday, November 01, 2012



Weekend fun.  Here's another weekend happening with the Kim Clan.  As my birthday passed a few months ago, so did my sister's.  To celebrate we enjoyed lunch at Crab Pot in Long Beach, CA.  If you've never been, I highly recommend you visit because its quite the place to be: delicious seafood, great atmosphere, fun walks on the beach.... its definitely an awesome way to end the heat as we slowly embrace winter. If you've never tried Louisiana style seafood, I would compare Crab Pot to Boiling Crab-excluding all the delicious spices, my favorite being the whole sha-bang!     

One thing I've learned from my lunches, outings, and dinners with my family is that family is truly a blessing.  The one thing I wish I can do is to spend more time with my family, especially my mom and my sister because I can hardly recall many cherished moments together. To be quite honest, all of us work all day, spend time with our significant others, spend time with friends... its tough now a days to see people making extra effort to spend more time with their immediate family.  

But always remember, family should come first because they are the foundation of who you really are.  Be grateful to the people who brought you into this world and really try to understand them, even though at most times you can't.  By all means, this is probably my own message to myself: be respectful and give all the time you can because one day, you might loose them without doing anything for them...and you'll one day wish you had more time.  Just remember, there's never "more time" for any circumstances whatsoever, you just have to make time for those you love.

for more info:
Boiling Crab: http://www.theboilingcrab.com/
Crab Pot: http://www.crabpotlongbeach.com/

Family is not an important thing, its everything- Michael J.Fox

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


  (clockwise: Revlon 680 Revlon Red, Revlon 210 French Roast, Sally Hansen 170 Expresso, Rimmel 390 Burgundy Flirt, Milani 531 Gold, Revlon 799 Plum Night, Sonia Kashuk 22 Fatigued, Revlon 761 Scandalous, and Sally Hansen 07 Quick Sand).  


I wanted to share with you some of my current/past favorite nail polishes and books.

Nailpolish:  everyone knows you can't get enough of it, but I did promise myself I will buy no more- until I use up some of my polishes.  I sometimes feel like I'll never go through all of my colors because nail polish is certainly an instant splurge.  So instead of buying them every time I go shopping, I figured I'll go through my collection, rediscover a couple of colors and hopefully I'll use them all in rotation.  Currently, I'm loving the ombres, accented ring fingered nails in gold sparkles, and hues in darker shades of autumn especially in burgundy.

Books:  I really need to start sharing my favorite books of the month, but for those of you who need a kick of inspiration, I highly recommend The Happiness Project! All the books shown above are my past favorites and I recommend all of them.  If you are on goodreads, feel free to add me so we can share books.  My goodreads userID is: jennyjiin.  If your curious of what type of books I enjoy: I only read non-fiction, historical, self help, inspirational, biographical books.  

If you have any favorite nail polishes or book recommendations, please feel free to comment below, thanks!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Since I've been gone from the blogging world, a lot has happened in my so called "real life."  To share some experiences: Ryan came back from Korea, I celebrated my birthday, I took my family to Disneyland and I read a generous amount of books.

For my birthday which was a couple months ago, one of the places I celebrated with Ryan was at Geoffrey's in Malibu.  Dinner was lovely and the food was extremely exquisite; I was so grateful to be spending my birthday with the love of my life.  A lot of my friends dread getting older... with age comes the thought of marriage, real career choices, babies, how to take care of those fine lines and wrinkles, etc.... but to sum up my experiences and thoughts about age is quite simple: it only gets better.  I believe with age comes real beauty, real wisdom and incredible, unforgettable journeys.

I am really thinking about creating a channel to share my life experiences with you guys.  I feel like I'm always giving some kind of advice to everyone around me and I think it will be helpful to actually express those ideas and comments with you. 

I will be blogging on a daily basis from now on, so I wanted to get some feedback from everyone.  For my upcoming posts, I do want to share some of my favorite books, products, the "get in" with nail polish colors and inspirational quotes/stories.   Please let me know if you have any other suggestions.

Until then, have a fabulous weekend!

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do - John Wooden 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


HELLO, blog world.  Long time no see.  I've definitely been M.I.A for quite some time now, my last post being of June....You can ultimately say I've been soul searching, thinking of ways to renew myself, pondering about the future, and trying to focus on what's of the "new and becoming me, Jenny."

I'm not sure what this blog is going to be about... First it was all about trying to be "in the fashion blogger world," but come to think of it, I'm very much into health, fitness, trying new foods, beauty, traveling and everything related to bettering one's lifestyle.  So, instead of just writing about "the fashion world," I'm going to try and incorporate all my interests/ideas into this blog.  This will fundamentally be the releasing of my "inter-monologue repartee's."

So, as I've always done, here is a recent post of one of my outings with Ryan in Santa Monica.  I can't believe summer is leaving us (not really, it being 93 degrees today in October) but I can't wait to welcome autumn- the deeper hues, faux fur, faux leather, warm frappuccinos and pumpkin spices.... what a delight!

Anyways, I do hope everyone enjoyed their last bits of summer as we quickly head into fall. What will you be looking forward to this autumn?!

What I want to share with you guys is that this blog will expressly be a journey as it will one day help me reveal what my true life's purpose will be.  I hope you guys can enjoy and follow me on this journey :)

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