style x B&W

Whenever I shop, I'm immediately drawn to any black and white pattern wherever I am. Something about the elegance of both colors together always seem to catch my eye. I picked up this dress last summer, drawn by the modest length and fun checkers. My boyfriend scored a last minute reservation to Sushi Nakazawa, and I needed a quick outfit asap. As I am short and petite, it's hard to pull of such length and pattern. By paring down on accessories and everything else, it seems to work. Im obsessed with the length, as it doesn't drag on the floor and stir up dust like a maxi dress. Not to mention that it's a simple way to dress up. Wear dress, add heels, grab your bag, and you're ready to go. 

Forever 21 dress, J.Crew bag, H&M sandals

style x that maxi skirt

There's always that one maxi skirt you gravitate towards in your closet. It's comfortable, makes you look put together, and is a quick cover for when you forget to shave your legs. Mine happens to be an off-white skirt with a side slit and pockets. First of all, I cannot wear white without staining and/or possibly ruining it (see white shorts in previous style post). Second, POCKETS. Not like they fit much, but just the idea of having a pocket is a relief to someone like me who is constantly carrying her phone, latte, wallet, and book in her hands. The side slit is just a way of taking advantage of a cool breeze in the midsts of NYC's humid summers. This skirt was a score from last year at Zara and just like the previous summer, remains a staple in my wardrobe. All hail the maxi skirt, and yes I am an avid fan of the midi skirt that seems to be all the rage this year.

H&M top, Zara skirt, Zara bag, H&M sandals

finding your bliss x La Casita Blanca

Our last day in Puerto Rico, and the boyfriend and I were trekking to find our last meal. We were looking for a restaurant called, La Casita Blanca, which happened to be in a very residential area. A neighborhood gem? Gosh I hope so! Parked blocks away, we had no choice but to walk in the sweltering mid-day sun to reach our destination. The best part of our walk was seeing the neighborhood. The houses were colorful, with blooming flowers tumbling over fences. We even interrupted a cat and a chicken sharing a meal. For the first time, this felt like the real Puerto Rico and miles away from the pastel perfect city of San Juan. La Casita Blanca ended up being better than we would have imagined. The location is comfortable and filled with eclectic knick-knacks. The staff friendly. The food, no question but the best meal of our trip. Simple, rustic, and just so good. No touristy mofongo (even though I had one everyday...), generic burger, or bad pizza. Sometimes you just want some good home cooking, and this is what you get. DSC_1650

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style x shorts, shorts, shorts

It's finally warm enough to show off those legs. Albeit, pale legs. These past couple of days have been warm enough to warrant shorts. The warm weather caused me to contemplate trying on all my summer outfits before deciding on this crop top and shorts set for a coffee date with a friend. There's nothing quite like a warm afternoon in Brooklyn with iced coffee and good conversation. Forever 21 outfit, Zara bag, Zara hat, Toms shoes, Timex watch