Coffee Chats Vol. 2

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I'm so glad you guys liked my first Coffee Chats post last week so I'm excited to do this again! I actually had a LOT of fun writing it because I just collected some of the stuff that I had bookmarked on my browser and wrote my thoughts on them. So here's another week of some of the things I found interesting: 

ONE || DC Bar Offers Government Shutdown Cocktails
Regardless of whose fault you think the Government Shutdown was, everyone can use a laugh at the names of these cocktails! "Affordable Beer Act" made me chuckle!

TWO || NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in "Ruffle Trim"
I've been wearing this liquid lipstick every day! The last few outfit posts I'm wearing this matte lipstick and it looks amazing! I love how subtle it is (it's perfect for work) without washing me out. I don't know about you but a lot of "nude" lip colors make me look like I'm sick. Not this shade! I recommend this line too - the formula is long-lasting and non-drying.

THREE || 133 People Confront Larry Nassar
This was so powerful to read. Suffice to say, I'm glad that justice was served for Larry Nassar but we still have a lot of work to do when it comes to breaking down a culture and an institution that not only let Nassar get away with his horrible deeds, but also thrive.

FOUR || Stationery Showdow: Which Notebook is Best for Bullet Journaling?
I am a big fan of Amanda Rach Lee's Youtube channel - she is so inspirational when it comes to bullet journaling! She has a new video up where she compares a bunch of different dotted journals and lists pros and cons of each. You should watch it if you're into bullet journaling like I am.

FIVE || High Rise Classic Wash Jeans on Sale at J.Crew Factory
I recently fell and scraped my knee on some ice on the sidewalk, thereby ripping one of my favorite jeans. I decided I wanted to try a pair of high waisted jeans for a change to break up my sea of mid-rise jeans. Lucky for me, J.Crew Factory is having a sale on these awesome jeans! For reference, I am 5'3 and I bought them in a size 24 - no tailoring required (which is big for me because I'm quite petite!) These are now my  new favorite jeans and you will be seeing them a lot on this blog going forth!

SIX || Pachinko
I am nearly done reading this beautifully written book and I'm kind of getting sad that it's ending (does anyone else get that way about a really good book or am I crazy?) Maybe it's because I'm Korean and my parents are also immigrants (though not to Japan, obviously) so this story hit really close to home in a lot of ways. I will be doing a more in-depth review later but I really recommend this book!

SEVEN || Target x Who What Wear Grosgrain Knit Dress
How cute is this dress? I had a coupon at Target and I decided to order it. I can see it becoming a staple in my winter work wardrobe! The asymmetrical hem really adds a lot of interest!

EIGHT || Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir Fry
I made this recipe this week and it was a hit with me and Brian! It's super healthy and delicious. I've been trying to eat more tofu lately and this is an excellent way to incorporate that into my diet.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Love The Who what wear dress! One of the best lines at Target!


  2. The Lary Nassar trial I haven't read too many details of but it is jaw dropping the snippets I've heard about, and I think it's good he was stopped.

    On a more frivolous and fun note (as we all need some levity in the world!) I love the names of those cocktails, how fun! It's interested me that a government can shut down, I don't know of that happening here, but I know it happens now and then in the US and I'm a bit amazed by that!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend! Our weekend started early with a day off yesterday for Australia day. Good way to end the week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. I’m loving that WWW dress. It is such a style.

    The Nassar case was just so devasting, mainly because so many systems failed these women. I know justice is being served, but if he got beaten in prison a few times I wouldn’t bother how I slept at night. It was an extremely abhortant abuse of power and goes against everything a physician should stand for.

  4. This is so interesting. I love how you talk about things you love whilst enjoying a good cup. I'm also a big lover of coffee and I wouldn't talking about anything while enjoying it.
    This inspires me to start a new segment on my blog but I'm quite lazy in following a segment so nah ahhaa

    love lots,

  5. the women who confronted larry are seriously so powerful. I've been avoiding reading their statements because i feel like i would just start crying at how disrespectfully they were treated.

  6. Tofu stir fry is the best!!! Tofu is as been my favourite lately.


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