AUTHENTIC EMBROIDERY

Happy weekend! Its time to trade in your work pants for some comfortable jeans, I've been living in this pair from Gap since I got them! This season has been huge on embroidery and flower prints on everything to bomber jackets, bags, shoes to denim. We can blame Gucci for their fabulous embroidery, floral touches and old fashioned style and I'm not complaining. I now want all my jeans to have embroidery on them since they released their pre-fall collection. We cant all afford Gucci, but Gap definitely satisfied by crave for them! 

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Sweater: Last season H&M/Jeans: 

Gap

/Boots: Steve Madden/Bag: Rebecca Minkoff/Sunglasses: Bottega Veneta

More from this shoot will be up soon!

Photographed by:

http://www.carling.design/ 

 

GOLDEN AUTUMN

I've been loving mustard yellow lately in sweaters, dresses, bags and really everything that it comes in. Just when I thought it was getting cooler and summer was officially over, we get 80 degree weather in October! This dress has short sleeves which is perfect for the warmer fall days and I paired it with this lightweight kimono and felt hat to tie the look together.

Dress: H&M | Hat: H&M | Bag: Neiman Marcus | Booties: Call it Spring | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet:

Chloe&Isabel

 | Ring: David Yurman &

Chloe&Isabel

 Photographer:

http://www.carling.design/

 

CASUAL ARMY GREEN

Happy Saturday everyone! In this look I decided to put together an army inspired outfit with more feminine touches. My Moschino bag that is featured is my favorite at the moment because of its shape and versatility! I'm so in love with it and my new sunglasses by Derek Lam is definitely going in my next monthly favorites! 

 Necklace: 

Chloe+Isabel

 | 

Rings

 | Bag: Moschino | Sunglasses: Jason Wu | Top: H&M | Shoes: White Mt. | Pants: Nordstrom 

BIRTHDAY BOTANCIAL GARDEN OOTD

To begin my birthday celebration, I joined my dad for breakfast at Ted's Bulletin at the Mosaic District. I chose the french toast with sides of hash brown and eggs, which was amazing! It was my first time eating here and can't wait to go back to try more of their food! They play classic television shows like I Love Lucy and old-fashioned songs which gives the place a timeless feel. After breakfast we headed to D.C to visit the US Botanical Garden!

Denim coat: Zara | Jeans: Nordstrom | Necklace: Chloe + Isabel | Shoes: Charming Charlie | Sunnies: Tom Ford

SPRING FLING

Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Chloe+ Isabel 

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 | Bag: Neiman Marcus Last Call | Sunnies: Tom Ford

I've been loving this convertible necklace from Chloe + Isabel! You can wear all three or separately! 

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 with 25% off until May 1st using the code: FFSPRING16 

Hope you have a great week!

Helena

Manhattan Photo Diary

This is a compilation of my trip to New York City for my sisters birthday. This was the best experience I had in NYC and makes me want to go back again really soon!  These curated photographs include our travels to Central Park, SoHo, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Central Park Zoo.

                                                                                      ♥

Helena

SUEDE AFFAIR




Suede have been very big this season and a trend that will carry through winter. I thought I would incorporate it to my outfit for this look. I have chosen a suede draped vest from Max Studio and has a beautiful a symmetric style. It can be styled with many other outfits but I wanted to do an everyday/casual look also featuring my go to shoes to dress up any outfit. 

Outfit Details:
Turtleneck:Nordstrom | Suede vest: Max Studio | Jeans: Calvin Klein | Booties: Call it Spring | Bag: Aldo | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: Forever 21 | Rings: H&M | Sunglasses: Forever 21

Photographed by Carling Zhou
Instagram: @carlingzhou 

Helena

FUR & LEATHER VIBES

This week has been pretty cold for fall and as November comes to an end I thought I would put together an autumn outfit before I have to wear layers of sweaters and jackets. This look incorporates leather which is a fall staple and fur which is a great transition piece from fall to winter. 

Jacket: H&M | Vest: Love Token | Sweater: H&M | Jeans: Nordstrom | Boots: Merona | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunglasses: Heavenly Couture | Bag: Neiman Marcus


                                                                            
Happy holidays and have a great week!

                                                                                        ♥Helena

BEHIND THE LENS: GEORGETOWN




A few days ago, I headed to Georgetown in DC to do some shopping and explore the city. It was a cold day especially for this time of year but it was still beautiful and people were out and about doing their things. Here are some shots I took on my DSLR.

                                                                                    Helena 

NEW YORK: DAY 1




Early on Wednesday morning my family and I made the 4 hour drive to New York City for 2 days during our Spring break! On this day we went to Manhattan and walked through the Financial District, SoHo and went on the Staten Island Ferry where we got a beautiful sunset view of the skyline and the Statue of Liberty. 













                                 
                                                                                    ♥Helena

In the City




It's the first day of my spring break and I started it off with a good old fashion shopping day. Its still cold here on the east coast but hoping for some warmer weather before break ends! Its hard to pick out what to wear when the weather starts changing and become stuck on wearing a light outfit but then have to hold a coat in case it gets too cold!So today I initially went for black tee with gold detailing, a leather jacket and jeans but then threw on my coat because it was a lot colder than I expected!

I actually bought this scarf while shopping to keep me warm! 






Shirt:Forever 21 | Leather Jacket:H&M | Coat: Forever 21 | Jeans: Calvin Klein | Scarf: H&M | Bag: Nordstrom | Shoes: Steve Madden | Sunglasses: Forever 21 | Latte: Killer E.S.P in Old Town Alexandria :) 
                           

                                                                                                   Helena
                                           

INSTAGRAM DIARY NO. 2

 The past month has been very memorable and exciting! I've been updating Instagram very frequently as I began December in NYC, flew to Los Angeles a few days later and began the new year by seeing Sam Smith in concert back in DC!




From Left to Right:
Sam Smith Concert Video| OOTN Concert| Morning ootd| Plane View| Venice Peace| Urth Cafe| Marina Del Rey| El Matador Beach fun| Reflective| Milk| Cousin love| New Years Eve
Getty Museum| Getty 2| California trees| Christmas| Santa Monica| Sisters' b-day| Blaze Pizza| Coming home| New York City

                                                                                      ♥Helena








NEW YORK CITY PT I




Early yesterday morning my photography class along with other art students traveled to New York City. We visited the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum and lastly went shopping in Soho! NYC in the Christmas season is truly magical, there were Christmas trees everywhere, more lights than usual and the window displays were amazing! 























Central Park






Part two will be posted tomorrow! 
♥Helena

SCHOOL WEEK OUTFITS

Its the middle of October and at this point many of us probably have run out inspiration on what to wear in the mornings. So I've put together 5 outfits that I would wear during the school week and hopefully it will give you some ideas when you wake up and think you have nothing to wear!

Monday: Preppy 
Tuesday: Soft Grunge



                  Wednesday: Chic
Thursday: Casual

                        Friday: Street Casual

                  Have a good week!     
                ♥Helena 

Shake Shack

On Monday which was Columbus Day weekend we headed over to DC to try Shake Shack on F Street which has been getting a lot of news. The restaurant was packed when we entered and the employees were all very friendly.







I ordered the 'Shroom Burger which was the only veggie burger and is made out of mushrooms. I would definitely recommend it, its fried with mushroom and cheese cooked inside of it. The fries were also really good and I can say its the best veggie burger I've had in DC. 



Black&White Shake(Chocolate & Vanilla)

Thanks for giving it a read!

♥️Helena

Spring in DC

My family and I took a drive to Washington DC to celebrate my dad's birthday. It was a gorgeous day with the sun out and flowers blossoming. It is definitely feeling like spring out!



Georgetown Cupcakes




Sunglasses: Detour- Zoella Limited Edition

Scarf: H&M (old)
Denim Jacket: H&M
Shirt: Love Culture
Pants: Forever 21
Necklace: Brandy Melville 





                                                                                   ❤Helena