Rachel Roy

Life’s A Beach

I saw the above quote on instagram and in a Carrie Bradshaw kind of moment, “I couldn’t help but wonder,” why are we always expected to be so normal?

Consciously or unconsciously, there is this perfect fictionalized version of ourselves that we try to live up to…The truth of the matter is no one is perfect (even my idol J.Lo has flaws!), but what makes a person perfectly beautiful is the attitude they possess (and I know I definitely could work on mine! :). I think we are all different and our imperfections are actually what makes us unique and thus beautiful…sniff, a day at the beach always make me feel warm and fuzzy inside, lol.

(and tumbling down I go)

[Photos by NR]

Dress: Forever 21 hi low floral dress (different print here) | Swim: H&M top, American Apparel high waisted brief | Accessories: Image LA headpiece with removed rhinestones (can also purchase here), bracelets – Kate Spade, Rachel Roy, Forever 21


Hanging out at the beach always bring out the kid in me. It’s a place of healing and happiness. I love when the sun embraces me in its warmth and the sound of the ocean feels like therapy to my heart. It kind of feels like I’m on an island far, far away from the hectic world with not a worry in sight. That’s when I get to be totally dorky, weird and at my most abnormal self…and it feels freakin’ great! Wouldn’t it be nice if life is really a beach and we never have to pretend we are normal? :)

Hope you’re having a wonderful day! xo

Hello Blue Rebel

Love this monogram “KTR” necklace (that resembles my blog logo) but I love it even more since it’s a gift from my dad… Someone else who wears monograms fabulously is one of my fave SF blogger, Atlantic-Pacific, who’s style is impeccable! If you haven’t, make sure you check out her blog.

One of my favorite trend this summer is high-waisted studded distressed denim shorts (that’s a mouth full :). I was looking everywhere from ebay to the usual online stores like NastyGal, ShopBop and UrbanOutfitters, but the ones I really love were well over $200, which I don’t think is worth the price IMO…esp if it’s something that can be made at home.

[Photos by NR]
Top: BCBGMAXAZRIA Emma button down silk chiffon blouse
Shorts: DIY (see below for tutorial)
Glasses: Giorgio Armani / Necklace: Gifted / Shoes: Christian Louboutin Very Prive
Purse: Milly Allie Clutch
Bracelets: (from top) Michael Kors ‘Collections’ two-tone link chain pave bracelet (similar here), Jest Jewels, DIY wrap bracelets, Rachel Roy friendship, Bar III neon bangle


I was in UrbanOutfitters last week and saw a bunch of “one of a kind” distressed shorts. After inquiring, a sales associate told me those particular shorts were jeans that’s “renewed.” My Translation: Those shorts were denim jeans purchased from thrift stores (or other various vintage shops) for under $10. Then they were cut, distressed, and now selling for $100+.

If I was short on time, I probably would gave in if the exact style and color I wanted was available in stores, but they weren’t… so I set out on yet another DIY adventure to make these babies…and the end result is below. Do you love it?

The Road Not Taken

[Photos by NR]
Top: Express boxy pleat neck top / Sweater: Forever21 polka dots cardigan (similar here)
Shorts: H&M pink dip dye denim shorts “Fashion Against Aids Collection”
Shoes: Miz Mooz Tamara wedge
Necklace: monogram necklace (gift from dad)
Bracelets: (from top) Forever21 with DIY added studs, ASOS spikes, Forever21 beaded trim, Rachel Roy friendship/rhinestone/ Stephan & Co white rhinestone wrap
Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators

Leg baring season is finally here and there’s no trendier way to show off those stems than in high-waisted denim cut-off shorts I have been kind of obsessed with them and discovered (thanks to Sabrina of The Petite Style) these H&M dip dye pink shorts from the new “Fashion Against Aids” collection. Although I was looking for a blue light-wash pair with studs (like these), these pink babies was a lovely addition with a splash of color injected to my black top and polka dots cardigan.

Ladies: Would you wear high waisted denim cut-off shorts?