Category Archives: STYLE

Yosemite Adventures – Camping 101

Our first camping trip in California. We were lucky to book 2 nights in Yosemite Valley during Memorial Day Weekend. Unfortunately, there were too many people and we decided that next time we would prefer visiting on an off weekend. … Continue reading

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OOTD Thrifting in San Francisco

San Fran has some amazing thrift shops. Stopped by some new thrift shops. My favorite one was the Salvation Army in the Mission as they had a large stock, fairly organized and had an extra 50% off all items on … Continue reading

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Vintage OOTD in the Napa Valley

Thanks for your patience! It’s been a busy 2 – 3 months as we are working on opening up a vintage online boutique + traveling on business. A new winery to check out: Peju. Referred by coworkers. Beautiful scenery + … Continue reading

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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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Style Your Xauv ‘Silver Hmong Necklace’ + Professional Conference Attire

My husband and I recently went to Fresno for the Hmong National Development (HND) Conference in early April. I presented on how to get in to pharmacy school with one of my students + Hmong Herbal Medicines. Send me a … 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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DIY Silver + Gold Necklaces

Thanks to my cousin Julie for introducing me to dylanlex. I was inspired by dylanlex on instagram to create my own necklace. Credits to dylanlex for the photo above. Isn’t this amazing? I love the modern feel. It looks like a modern … 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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Holiday Evening Lookbook 2012

It’s that time of the year again! Time to bring out the sequins, glitter, silvers + golds and that little black dress. Here are some outfit ideas for your company holiday dinner party or New Year’s Eve Gathering (Note: Feel … Continue reading

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Faux Fur 101

Recently, I was inspired to purchase a faux fur infinity scarf from target via some of my IG inspirations @kscov, @karlareed, @thewayweare and @stylemeetsnoend. My first faux fur purchase and I was surprised on how instantly it makes any outfit … Continue reading

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DIY Sweater Infinity Scarf, Mittens + Turban Beanie

It’s the busiest time of the year! Turn an old sweater into… a scarf, mittens + turban beanie without sewing! Materials: Old sweater – purchased mine from Salvation Army for $5 Scissors Tape adhesive – purchased from Hancock Fabrics Fray … Continue reading

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Floral + Dots – Wedding Guest

Floral + dots. What a lovely combo! Recently, we attended our friend’s vineyard wedding. Absolutely beautiful wedding + they were super creative! <3′d the details.   What I wore: 1) Floral dress (old from Forever 21) – similar from asos … 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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Bridal Party Outfits!

We had a rocking bridal party. BRIDESMAIDS (My maids of honor) Hmong Outfit: My first cousin, Bianca, is part of a dance team Nkauj Hnub Qub. We were able to borrow their Hmong outfits for our Hmong-American wedding ceremony. Don’t know … 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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