June According to Instagram

Hello darlings,

It's been a while since I did an Instagram feature, hasn't it?
This month was absolutely insane and I can't believe that July is almost upon on. Where did the time go?? I've made a comeback on the blog (after a month away) only to find myself taking ill again. I had the stomach flu this week and the blistering headache that came with it prevented me from looking at any screens - even a phone screen, let alone my computer. Still, I posted twice this week anyway so I'm working on my consistency!
Anyways, onto the Instagram photos!

Book Club: Assholes - A Theory

*Warning - this post contains PG-13 words. If you are sensitive to mildly offensive language, do not read.*

Pardon the disclaimer - I must admit I can be quite a potty-mouth once you get me going, though I tone it way down on the blog. It's funny because I used to not be like that until I started working in politics. I think I'm a pretty nice person but something about cursing just makes me laugh, but I digress. On to the book review. 

My Summer 2014 Bucket List

I think this is the first summer where I won't have as much free time as I used to #grownupproblems - I almost wish I was back in school so I could have a real summer break! Unfortunately, work keeps me busy. Fortunately, however, I'm not easily deterred (especially when it comes to having fun) so I plan to make time for the things on my bucket list:

My Favorite Hair Products

Terrific Tuesday, darlings!

I wanted to share with you guys the a hair products I simply cannot live without. To start, let me tell you a little bit about my hair: I have naturally thin, wavy hair that looks almost reddish under certain lighting. Growing up I absolutely hated my hair because most other Asian girls I knew had beautifully thick, dark and straight hair. My own younger brother has thicker hair than me and it's darker too - it's so black it almost looks blue! So much hair envy :/

Alas I've grown to appreciate my hair the way it is. I embraced the natural texture - in fact, most days I can leave the house without spending any time on my hair and it will look decent. Regarding the color, I console myself by saying that it's almost like having a duochrome hair color (I've never dyed it). The thinness is something I'm still trying to work on but I'm blessed with having a lot of hair to make up for it. My hair, for the most part, is quite nourished and healthy. Luckily it's not dry but it can get oily fairly quickly.

So now that you guys know about the type of hair I have, here are some of the things I use for it: 

Currently... (Father's Day Edition)

Another Sunday, another "Currently" Post!

Seeing as it's Father's Day today, I wanted to first talk about my dad. I took my dad and the rest of the family out for barbecue ribs today (because it's my dad's favorite food). I think being the child of an immigrant really makes you appreciate all the sacrifices your parents had to make in order for you to get to where you are now. I think nobody embodies this kind of sacrifice like my father. It was so much fun to see my family all together again. With my working and my brother in university, it's really hard for us to all make time to see each other but I was very glad we did it for my dad.

Now, onto some of the other things that have been on my mind lately:Currently

Summer 2014 Reading List

Wonderful Wednesday my dears!

I was going to do an outfit post today but it's been raining a lot this week and that messed up my posting schedule a bit so I'm going to talk about my reading list instead. I think I come up with a reading list every summer and I fill it up with more books than I can actually read. It's sad, really, because back when I had school, I had so much time to read so I would always get every book on my reading list out of the way. Now, with work filling up so much of my time, I find it harder to get a moment to myself to just escape into a book. Still, it doesn't stop me from coming up with a list of books to read!

Currently... (Vol. 5)

Welcome to another edition of "Currently..." a weekly roundup of the things I loved and enjoyed over the week. I've been quite the busy bee - I just renewed the lease on my apartment and since I will be staying where I am for a while longer, I've been redecorating the place. Follow my #projectapartment adventures on my Twitter (you know, if you're bored haha). Anyways, here we go:


Street Style | Moto Jacket and Midi Skirt

Happy Friday splendid readers!

Just a quick post today. I saw someone wear a similar outfit to this on Pinterest in the past and I kind of wanted to re-create the look. A flared midi skirt with a cropped biker jacket just seemed like something people would wear to fashion week or something, wouldn't you say?

Movie Night: Amélie

While I had heard about this movie a long time ago, it wasn't until this month I decided to give this movie a chance. I honestly didn't know what I was getting into when I added Amélie to my Netflix instant queue and I honestly had no idea what the film would be about.
Long story short - this film has become one of my favorites!

It's such a classic and cute story about a dreamer and all-around do-gooder. The main character, Amelie Poulain reminded me at times of Audrey Hepburn (I mean, that hair and those eyebrows...) and the all-around warm, whimsical, and wistful feel of the movie was heartwarming and absolutely adorable.