Beauty for Breakfast Pt. 17

After years and years of relying on fragrance samples as my daily scent, I finally took the plunge. I decided very recently to settle on a fragrance – one that I knew I couldn’t live without after I had exhausted the last drop in my itty bitty sample. I almost tried to pull it apart so that I could get the rest at the bottom, but at that point, I knew I had reached the end. Over the years, I have come to like lots of different fragrances. It all started with a sample of Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue that I had received when I was a pre-teen. Call me cheap, but I thought that I could continuously live off samples forever! Then the other day when I was in Sephora, I remembered that I was in my mid-20’s and that it was time to be an adult about this. In college, this would maybe be acceptable, but not anymore.

When you think of Coach, fragrance is not the first word to come to mind. I never thought that I would come to love it as much as I did, but when Teen Vogue sent me a sample long ago, I realized that I loved how light it was and how it smelled of sweet floral. It felt like a scent that was made for me. So on the cheap train, instead of buying a bottle, I went for the rollerball duo at $24. Two different scents. Nailed it. This is going to last me a year and if it doesn’t, I’ll make it last a year.

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Song of the Day

Tinashe ft. Schoolboy Q – 2 On

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18 Types of Asian Girls

I feel a little silly agreeing that this list is true, but it is. Being an Asian girl, myself, I whole-heartedly agree with this list. Back then, I used to think that there were only two types, but wow – now that we’re at 18, I think that’s amazing! I watched the entire video because I really wanted to figure out which type I was and I think I landed on being the Hipster Asian. Shocker. Blogger.

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Kitchensurfing Launches in Seattle

Readers, I am very excited to announce that Kitchensurfing, a company that I blogged about just last month, has officially launched in Seattle as of July 15th! You may or may not remember, but Kitchensurfing is a company that allows you to host the dinner party of your dreams without actually doing all of the work. You actually hire a local chef in your city who will come and prepare a meal for your significant other, friends, or family – ingredients, supplies, and cleaning included for just one price. I know it sounds like it’s too good to be true, but that’s why it is amazing. I am itching to try it out myself, but since I haven’t had the opportunity yet, I’m counting on my Seattle friends to take the plunge first for me!

To learn more, visit their website here. Seattle is the sixth city that Kitchensurfing is opening in.

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Song of the Day

Banks – Beggin For Thread

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Album of the Week

In things that I’ve been listening to since it was released. I feel like Kevin and I have been waiting for this Sam Smith album FOREVER. And I say that because remember when I first posted about Sam Smith and it was just a very simple acoustic performance of his song “Latch” that I found in my Pinterest feed? That was back in May of 2013 and now you can’t go anywhere without anyone not knowing his name. The album is packed full of songs that I can’t get enough of listening to, but I’m sure I’m not telling you anything that you haven’t heard before. If you haven’t gotten the chance to listen to the full album – well here ya go! Enjoy!

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Dave Franco and Conan Join Tinder

In things I am watching this morning while I get ready for work… the best ever.

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Wedding Mondays

Happy Wedding Mondays everyone! I am pretty excited to be sharing this video with you all today because it happens to be a friend of my brother’s friend.

Hey Heing.

Typically, I am never really connected to the people that are in these wedding videos and in this case, I still am not, but that doesn’t change how I feel about what’s happening in them. This sweet wedding video shot in Seattle was done by Rainy Parade Films and it really tug at my heart strings watching it last week and so I decided to save it┬áspecifically for this moment.

Enjoy!

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Sunday Words

(on a Monday! WOW!)

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Song of the Day

Penny & the Quarters – You and Me

In honor of our sweet Diana getting married today, today’s Song of the Day is a song that I love hearing being featured in wedding videos.

Congratulations Diana and Justin on your very special wedding day! We are so excited for you!

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Proud Owner:

And now that the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is live, I can finally share with you all of my purchases from this past week!

‘Maisie’ Top Coat for those blistering winds in San Francisco in the fall/winter and trips to Seattle!

topshop top

For nights out in the city and dress-up work days – Topshop Cutaway Wrap Back Shell. The draping is just the best part of this top.

suede booties

Grey Munro ‘Kara’ Suede booties – for the perfect long-sleeved dresses to wear with in the upcoming season!

I’m very fortunate to have had Ashley and Nadia save me by having the Nordstrom card and giving me early access to the Nordstrom sale this year, but who knows if I’ll have that special treatment next year. Looks like it’s time to apply for my own card :)

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Malvi Marshmallows

Truth. I am most hungry when I am browsing the internet for inspiring content. The other day I stumbled upon Malvi marshmallows and was immediately intrigued with what I saw in front of me. First off, these marshmallows are perfectly square AND chunky. They are wedged between two shortbread cookies and come in a variety of very interesting flavors. Flavors that I have never even had in ice cream flavor form. I think that’s sort of like the ultimate test of uniqueness.

  • Raspberry Hibicus
  • Spiked Espresso
  • Vanilla Salted Caramel
  • 80% Chocolate
  • Mint Chocolate Malvis

Curious yet? What do we need to do to get our hands on some of these?!

PS: I’ve decided that sweet treats like these make some of the best gifts. I’ve been finding all over blogs recently various companies that make really interesting desserts that you can ship all over and could make for some pretty great surprises on your doorstep.

We’re in love with Malvi.

To view their online shop, click here.

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Five Favorite Pins: The Great Outdoors

I am very fortunate that where I live has a pretty decent set up of a hot tub, grill, pool, and outdoor fireplace for community use and even more fortunate that I have my own personal balcony. I haven’t had any parties here yet, but every weekend I catch my neighbors throwing events and wonder someday if I’m ever going to do the same. Last weekend, Ashley mentioned to me that I should take the initiative and throw one myself. I’m still thinking about it and probably won’t make up my mind until the last minute. But that got me to thinking. I have a great space now, but the type of party I want to throw down the line will hopefully be in my own backyard and won’t have to be shared with “the community.” I’m really looking forward to when that day comes and I’ll sort of get a taste for that when I throw a party at my co-worker’s place at the end of the summer. Here’s some inspiration for now on some of my favorite backyard spaces!

[Made By Girl]

Oh boy, two levels.

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Song of the Day

FKA twigs – Two Weeks

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Currently Craving:

I was informed this week that I just missed the Ballard Seafood Festival back in Seattle this past weekend and all I could think of was how badly I was craving Ivar’s Clam and Chips and a bowl of their Clam Chowder. It was a tradition for my family to have dinner out at Ivar’s every so often and the clams and clam chowder were always my favorite. As we got older, we started eating out less, but that didn’t stop my dad from purchasing the clam chowder packets from Ivar’s that you could buy at the store and make at home yourself. If I have a chance to eat it here, I typically order it, but let’s be real – it just doesn’t compare.

I’m headed home in a couple months and flying out of my favorite terminal that just so happens to have an Ivar’s stop in it. Nailin’ it, you guys.

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