Part 1 Video: Spring in Portland

I have so so much love for Portland and its surrounding area. My family and I visited from March 26th – 28th, and had the most memorable time eating from food trucks, chasing waterfalls, and perusing boutique shops. Click the icon above to watch my attempting at documenting this lovely place.

This video is part 1 of my Portland travel series. In Part 2, I will elaborate on my experiences and thoughts from Day 1 attractions. Likewise in Part 3, I will talk about Day 2. Part 4 will wrap up with my dining and eatery experiences.

Thanks for visiting! – Amanda

Shift Dress

img_0913img_0903ASOS boots, bag, and hat. F21 shift dress

This is a perfect outfit for a day of exploring. I wore this look while visiting the Getty Center, but I can see myself wearing it to brunch as well. While I usually stray away from color, I loved the muted orange-red enough to purchase this shift dress. Add on my classic black boots & felt hat and I was ready to conquer the day. Thanks for visiting and hope you’d enjoyed this short post!

When in LA Video

Apologies for the delay. I finally compiled a video from when Tiffany visited me in LA. Here are some featured locations which we will later dedicate separate blog posts for: The Getty Center, The Broad Museum, Santa Monica, Grand Central Market, The Last Bookstore… Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy the short video! -Amanda

Shot/ edited by Amanda

Maui Travel Series: A Tropical Food Haven

Maui has a good mix of local foods and high-end restaurants, which made it a no-brainer to eat at both spectrums. Maui food, however, is relatively on the pricer side.

Lahaina Fish Co: This restaurant located in downtown Lahaina was quite a pleasant surprise. Though we initially went because it was one of the only restaurants open on Christmas Day, we loved the ocean view ambiance. The Ahi Tacos were impeccable, and the Mahi Mahi special fish plate and fish & chips were amazing as well. img_2332img_2330img_2331

Honolua Store: This was a great pit stop to grab some fresh poke as well as Hawaiian Loco Moco at very reasonable prices. We ate at this store every time we passed the Kapalua/ Honolua areas. On multiple occasions, we’d also order the poke bowl (Spicy Ahi or Hawaiian Ahi with brown rice) to-go. img_4150

Coconut’s Fish Cafe: Hailed as Maui’s best place for fish tacos, we stopped by for their classic two taco set while on the way back from Wailmea (South Maui). Each taco was generously filled with toppings which include mango and vegetables. The result is a light sweet and sour taste. img_2940

Paia Fish Market: Well-loved by both tourists and locals alike, we made a stop after a long drive on the Road to Hana. I ordered the Ahi hamburger and thought it was a bit dry. The fish & chips were amazing though, and the fish tacos as well. img_3881img_3883

Palehu: Located at the Westin Villas, our hotel’s sister resort, we decided to treat ourselves out to a nice last meal. I ordered a cesar salad, NY steak, and sorbet. img_4053

Ono Tacos: We ordered some late night tacos from Onos, the locals’ favorite taco truck. It’s not comparable to LA tacos, but sufficed to satisfy our cravings. img_2758

Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice: The best shave ice! We got pina colada/ guava and the girl who served us was really friendly too! Reasonably priced for its generous size. img_4133

Thanks for visiting and hope you’d enjoyed this list!

When in LA Pt.3- Oversized Green Jacket


Green jacket (Rizky’s), black hoodie (American Apparel), v neck (thrifted), jeans (Levi’s), boots (ASOS)

Hi all!

This last installment on my LA series features my trip to The Broad! Easily one of my favorite museums, The Broad features contemporary art pieces like this digital piece called “Hustle’n’Punch” by Takashi Murakami. I wore a very comfortable and warm outfit, as we waited a cool 90 minutes to enter this popular museum. I decided to pair a soft v neck tee with a black hoodie and an oversized thick green jacket. I stayed warm and neutral by wearing navy blue jeans and black chelsea boots, and also accessorized with my choker again. I highly recommend those in LA to check out The Broad, definitely a spot you won’t regret! I hope you all enjoyed this series, have a great week!



Bell Sleeves + Florals

img_2237img_2254img_2234Kate Spade bag, Banana Republic boots, F21 skirt, tights, coat

Decided to bust out this understated floral piece (with oversized bell sleeves!) when visiting a rooftop garden in downtown San Francisco. I love strolling around the city when the seasons are in transition, as the air is cold and crisp but there’s a hint of spring. I dressed down this look by wearing tights and brown boots. Threw on my black coat for warmth, and I was ready to enjoy the views of downtown SF. Thanks for visiting and hope you’d enjoyed this outfit!


When in LA Pt. 2 – Denim x2




Boots (ASOS), Denim jacket (American Eagle), Jeans (Levi’s)

Hey all!

My second day in LA features a combo I was previously hesitant to wear; I feel that denim on denim can be tricky because it is either a hit or miss. I tried to not look like a uniform denim blob by contrasting my light oversized denim jacket with some dark navy jeans. I finished this industrial look by wearing my chelsea boots and a dark lip. I believe that denim jackets are such a staple clothing piece, they are compatible with virtually every outfit! Hope ya’ll have a good week!