Thursday, May 31, 2012

Footless

Maison Scotch leather jacket (similar)
Vince linen tee
Helmut Lang tank top
Forever 21 destroyed jeans

Blogging has become second nature in the sense that we don't make an effort to purposefully shoot outfits anymore. My fiancé usually has his camera, and he'll take pictures while we're out and about. Here, we were having a nice after-dinner stroll and an impromptu shoot. The only problem... I was wearing flip-flops. Yes, insert big blogger gasp here. I changed out of my Theyskens' Theory flats (which are, ironically, more painful than some heels I own) and opted for comfier footwear, even if it meant my fiancé walked a few feet ahead and pretended he didn't know me -- jk, but he did make sure to crop my feet out of all the photos, pshhh whatever man.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

8 things from the weekend

My posting has been sparse this past month due to grad school insanity, so here is a quick photo recap of the past couple weekends.

1. Wedding cake tasting at Macrina Bakery (one of my favorite cafes that at one point I frequented daily) where we chose our cake. The white chocolate cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit won us over.
2. Driving on the viaduct into the city.
3. At the Fremont Food Truck Rodeo.
4. Gold-tipped mint nails and a jam dot cookie at Roy Street Coffee and Tea.
5. Coral cheeks and lips. My new favorite blush: Lover by Illamasqua, and coral pink YSL lipstick.
6. Céline and Tom.
7. Bright-eyed in the morning at Saint Johns' brunch.
8. Americano from Stumptown, all gone.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy 2nd birthday, Hey Pretty Thing!

I'm a week late but I can't believe it's been 2 years since I started this blog. It's been fun to see my style evolution, and track where life has taken me over the years. The beauty of it all is how far your passions will take you when you let them... Maybe it's with age or luck, but I'm more of who I'm meant to be than when I started this blog, and there is a fulfilling peace in that. Anyway, this past month has been particularly intense in grad school hence my lack of posts, but I'll try to keep up. Looking forward to another year and new chapters, like buying a home and getting married to my best friend. Thank you for journeying with me and following the blog. With love, Carolyn

Monday, May 14, 2012

Making my way downtown

Club Monaco denim blazer (similar)
H&M striped tee (similar)
Forever 21 destroyed jeans (similar)
Zara patent leather python flats (similar)
Proenza Schouler multicolor python wallet

Comfy outfit (and flats! Something I've re-fallen in love with, call me practical) for brunch with friends then furniture shopping with fiancé a few weekends ago. I have a long backlog of posts coming up... these weeks have been extremely busy but I'll try to keep up! Btw, I'm about to unload about half of my closet on Shop Pretty Thing so keep an eye out.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway of the "Jessica" oversized blazer by Helena Quinn! You still have a chance to enter here. I'll announce the winner in my next post.

Monday, May 7, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Helena Quinn oversized blazer!

Helena Quinn "Jessica" oversized blazer
Blue Life tank top (similar)
Forever 21 destroyed jeans
Zara heels
Hermès enamel bracelet

Helena Quinn, a new LA-based line of lovely coats and jackets, contacted me to give away their Jessica oversized blazer to a Hey Pretty Thing reader! My favorite part of the coat is the adorable pink lining. To enter:

1. Leave a comment with your email
2. Follow Hey Pretty Thing on Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin', Twitter, or Facebook
3. Good luck! :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Proenza Schouler PS1 multicolor python clutch

Proenza Schouler python wallet

A more detailed shot of the multicolored python beauty that I first wore in this post. The colors remind me of the rhyme I sang as a kid to tell if a snake was poisonous (because I was in an environment where this discernment was extremely necessary..... sarcastic btw): Red touches yellow, dangerous fellow. Red touches black, friend to Jack. Well, according to the rhyme, this Proenza Schouler is a pal to whoever Jack is. Anyway, it doesn't hold much so it makes me really simplify, which I've actually come to appreciate.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Springtime classics

Shipley & Halmos trench coat (similar)
Vince chambray shirt (similar)
Anthropologie white skirt (similar)
Report two-toned pumps (gifted)

I still love how these neon pink and nude pumps from Report brighten up an outfit, especially springtime classics like chambray, crisp white, and khaki. They were first featured with floral shorts in this post.