Balboa Park | How I Wandered and What I Wore

Two belfries in the plateresque style reflect in a liquid looking glass, as I walk past the outstretched pond in San Diego’s Balboa Park. It’s a deliciously sunny day, and the sky is a vibrant blue. My Georgian dress is just as bright, the color of the goldfish in the lagoon (thanks, Mari for introducingContinue reading “Balboa Park | How I Wandered and What I Wore”

FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | THE CHIC LIST

Here in Southern California, the weather is gradually catching up to other fall customs like pumpkin spice everything, the beginnings of the 2021 award season, and fashion week. The fall runways tend to inform trends of the season with an autumn in New York state of mind: Meanwhile on a late-summer getaway to San DiegoContinue reading “FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | THE CHIC LIST”

CHANNELING GRACE KELLY AT THE DIOR POP-UP | THE CHIC LIST

As we were snaking the path of the pearl white Rosewood Miramar Hotel, the grounds laced with well-manicured green shrubs, my blogger bestie, Mari and I realized we were lost. That’s when we came across a petite woman with black kitten heels, the words, “Dior” printed on the white ribbon bow. They were like Dorothy’sContinue reading “CHANNELING GRACE KELLY AT THE DIOR POP-UP | THE CHIC LIST”

channeling Jackie Kennedy in San francisco

So this one’s a bit of a throwback, number one because this San Francisco trip was ages ago. Number two, the look is a recreation of Jackie O’s simple yet unforgettable street style photo in Capri. As far as I’m concerned, Jackie-O circa ‘70s was the height of her reign as American fashion queen. OneContinue reading “channeling Jackie Kennedy in San francisco”

THE TUXEDO WORK SUIT REIMAGINED | ON-CAMERA STYLE

Wearing neutrals to work doesn’t have to be black and white, even if you’re wearing black and white! Today on the blog, I’m showing you how to breathe new life into the tuxedo suit trend for the office, or if you’re a reporter, in the field. It was a Friday afternoon, which for someone whoContinue reading “THE TUXEDO WORK SUIT REIMAGINED | ON-CAMERA STYLE”

HOW TO WEAR ’60S MOD | ON-CAMERA STYLE

As Nancy Sinatra once sang in her nonchalant manner, “these boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do,” and I’ll step into a time machine in them and make my way over to the midcentury any day! Anyone who knows me knows I love emulating vintage motifs in my on-camera style. The ’60s areContinue reading “HOW TO WEAR ’60S MOD | ON-CAMERA STYLE”

cherry print is back | The chic list

Happy First Day of Spring! Floral may be the traditional pattern for the season, but I am deciding right here and now that fruity prints should make their comeback. No, it’s not because one of the few places we’ve been able to venture to the past year is the grocery store. Hear me out: IContinue reading “cherry print is back | The chic list”

How to wear: Regencycore | The Chic List

To quote Duke Simon Basset: “to have a beautiful wardrobe is one thing, but to wear your best outfit in the most beautiful of wardrobes is something entirely apart.” Okay, maybe he did not quite utter those words, but close enough, right? I’m about to share with you some outfit editorials that would be theContinue reading “How to wear: Regencycore | The Chic List”

Roots –What I Learned While Dressing Like a Haute Couture Model

Going back to one’s roots is audaciously grounding. As Americans, we prioritize the idea of individuality while other cultures seem to value connection—a connection between people, a connection to nature, a connection to past and present. What we sometimes fail to realize is that by connecting, we are actually doing a service to ourselves asContinue reading “Roots –What I Learned While Dressing Like a Haute Couture Model”

blog posts that brought me joy this year – the chic list

The year 2020 was a difficult for all of us, but in the midst of adversity, I must be grateful: I’m thankful to God for my family, my friends, art and the ability to create. It was to storytelling through writing, music and my love for fashion that I turned to keep busy during theContinue reading “blog posts that brought me joy this year – the chic list”