Category Archives: iHEART

Style: Mint Maxi

A couple of weekends ago, my husband and I were invited to a birthday party. Wanted to wear a casual chic look and be comfortable in the hot spring Northern California weather. Maxi skirts are perfect for spring/summer days. Initially, … Continue reading

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Recap: REVIVED Fashion Show

Attended the Hmomentum Night. Discovered some new voices… including Nancy Yang from YouTube.   One of the highlights of the night was the Revived Fashion Show. I went up front to capture the girls on my new camera. But, several … Continue reading

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LA Thrift Finds

I was in LA this past month for business. Definitely have to stop by the Warehouse Sale in the Fashion District on Saturday mornings (8 AM – 11 AM). Quite overwhelming + busy but purchased dresses/shirts for $5 – $7. … Continue reading

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Oxblood Fashion Trend

  I’m super late on the Oxblood Trend (a whole season). Purchased some oxblood tights + pants last month. If you follow my instagram, here’s how I paired it for work + casually. 1) White Casual OOTD White studded Akira … Continue reading

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‘Owl Always Love You’ Baby Shower

My best friend’s baby shower just passed and I wanted to share with you how we planned it. Step 1: Pick your theme She picked out an Owl Idea Invitation from Etsy here. Chevron + owls + baby blue + green … Continue reading

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Style your ‘xauv’ : Hmong silver necklace

This past November I purchased 2 ‘xauv’ (pronounced ‘sow’) silver Hmong necklaces from the Sacramento Hmong New Year. Below is how I would style them for every day. Casual Outfit #1: Metallic Chic This is my favorite outfit of the … Continue reading

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Thank You. Ua tsaug. Chain bracelet giveaway!

Happy Turkey Day! So many things to be thankful for… including YOU! We wanted to send a heart felt thank you to all of you as we recently reached 1000 likes on instagram and 300 likes on facebook. Head over … Continue reading

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DIY Bow Earrings

After watching this youtube video (here), I was inspired to make my own DIY Bow Earrings. Purchased the studs + crystals from a local bead store and the bow connectors on an online etsy shop here. Total cost was about … Continue reading

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Travel: Day Trip to Muir Beach + Casual OOTD

My husband and I spontaneously took a trip to Muir beach a couple of weekends ago. He hasn’t seen the Pacific Ocean (last time it was foggy) and we always end up missing the sunset somehow every time we go … Continue reading

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Outfits of the Week: OOTW!

These photos have been previously posted on my facebook + instagram (@ihearthmong). Just wanted to share my outfits of the week (OOTW). 1) [Ruffles + Sage] a. Ruffle detail dress similar here b. Sage Nine West Pumps similar here c. … Continue reading

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Style: White Blazer

Can’t believe it’s fall already! Recently purchased a white H&M blazer and I never knew how versatile a white blazer would be in my closet until now. Here are some photos previously posted on my instagram (@ihearthmong) and facebook. (1) … Continue reading

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Hmong-y Style

One late night while I was in New York, my non-Hmong friend and I were leaving from a coffee shop and saw a display in a small boutique. She pointed to a necklace and asked “Is this Hmong-y?”. I smiled … Continue reading

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DIY Jewelry + 8 in 1 Hello Berry Inspired Bracelets

Bought this Forever21 Necklace for $12.80 2 weeks ago with plans of making it into a chain bracelet. Ended up making 2 necklaces + 1 bracelet + 10 hello berry bracelets using the extra chain. Supplies: Chunky Chain Forever21 Necklace … Continue reading

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OOTW: Outfits of the Week!

If you follow me on instagram (@ihearthmong) or facebook, you may have already seen these looks. I’ve been wearing my dresses as skirts lately. Here are 3 looks I created with 3 dresses. Outfit #1: Work OOTD: Black + Gold … Continue reading

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Wedding Jewels + Accessories

It’s all about the details when choosing accessories for your wedding day. For my accessories, I chose simple, classic jewelry with clean designs. Purchased the jewelry at affordable places including Forever21 and Claire’s. Wore an old necklace which was given … Continue reading

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OOTW: Outfits of the Week!

#1: Mint + Pink!   Paired this mint dress (H&M – recent, on sale for $10) similar here + hot pink belt + gold collar necklace similar here and gold glitter flats similar here. My husband was able to take a … Continue reading

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Food diary: Top 10 Fave Meals from the Big Apple

The food in New York was absolutely delicious and there were so many varieties! My Top 10 Fave Meals from the Big Apple. 1) JIN – Ramen. This is the spicy tonkotsu which is simply delicious. 2)  Num Pang Sandwich … Continue reading

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Travel + Fashion Diary: The Big Apple

Happy Sunday iHEARThmongers! I was away for business for 5 weeks in New York for a research training. Blessed to have received the grant and built great friendships along the way.  Finally, back in the “real world” here in CA … Continue reading

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Wedding Tips on Choosing a Photographer

Hello iHEARThmongers, Just wanted to share that our wedding photos are now posted on PrettyGeeky. I was blessed to have talented friends and family. PrettyGeeky was also the team that took our engagement photos. You can check our engagement photos out … Continue reading

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Style: Stripes + Purple, ‘Txoj Phuam Txoom Suab’ Hmong Purple Hat

Inspired by: ‘Txoj Phuam Txoom Suab’, Hmong purple hat. This headpiece is the part of traditional Hmong dress. The traditional colors of the Hmong hat are purple with black + white stripes. Now, there are several brighter colors (red/green/gold/pink, etc.). … Continue reading

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