July 21, 2014
The Uniform

Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Joe's Jeans at Noguchi Gardens
Noguchi Gardens

Fate spontaneously presents itself in the most spectacular way.


Noguchi Gardens
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Joe's Jeans at Noguchi Gardens
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Joe's Jeans at Noguchi Gardens
Noguchi Gardens
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Joe's Jeans at Noguchi Gardens
Noguchi Gardens
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Joe's Jeans at Noguchi Gardens
Noguchi Gardens
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Missguided at Noguchi Gardens
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Joe's Jeans at Noguchi Gardens
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Joe's Jeans at Noguchi Gardens
Noguchi Gardens
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Joe's Jeans at Noguchi Gardens
Noguchi Gardens
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Joe's Jeans at Noguchi Gardens
Joe’s Jeans shirt and shorts. Nixon watch. Missguided heels. Samantha Wills necklaces.

Dropping in on this unique and secret landscape in the middle of corporate territory is no accidental digression as fate would have it. Upon discovering this dramatic sculpture garden, I realized after a quick read that I stood in the famed Noguchi Gardens that Tommy and I have been yearning to find. 

It was after I had finished a quick bite and a drink in nearby Mastro’s that I had gotten lost finding my way back to my car. Little did I know I really wasn’t lost, but I was heading towards a destination that would steal my breath. Fragments of the sculpture garden peeked around the corners of the narrow path between two deep blue, mirrored high rises and as the plaza unfolded in its entirety, my eyes darted between the magnificent redwood meadow to the right and the perfect dome-shaped cactus garden to my left. Famed Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi designed this organic landscape as an abstract vision of the California terrain, which accounts for the theatrical representations of California’s redwoods, desert, and natural water sources. The vast number of visual elements in the plaza, from the entrancing low-lying pyramid to the stark sky-high buildings create such a surreal and dynamic expression in which you easily lose yourself and the concept of time. The moment of being there dressed in my all white uniform from Joe’s Jeans felt so right and in tune with the surroundings I found myself in. And I believe everything came together as it should have this day.

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July 20, 2014
Denim Coverup

Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Paige Denim and Basta Surf

Coverups don’t have to be mumus.


Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Paige Denim and Basta Surf
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Paige Denim and Basta Surf
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Paige Denim and Basta Surf
Paige Denim jacket. Basta Surf bikini.

Go for a lived in denim jacket that screams summer like this one from Paige Denim, with its unique raffia mosaic embroidery that can turn any pool situation into a daydream of the Mediterranean.

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July 18, 2014
Candidly Nicole


The time I took a selfie with Nicole Richie.


(nice images via Jeff Vespa, Wireimage, iPhone pics by yours truly)
wearing Shaina Mote dress via The Dreslyn

Just this last Monday, I along with a talented group of bloggers and editors dined with the gorgeous and ultra-funny style icon Nicole Richie in celebration of her new VH1 reality show, Candidly Nicole.

It was a beautiful affair at Soho House West Hollywood, complete with new and old friends, delish rosé, and a cardboard cutout of Nicole taking a belfie. Prior to the evening, we were able to catch a special press preview of the very first episode of the series, which aired last night on VH1! Did you catch it? If you didn’t, tune in for reruns because Nicole lights up your screen as your cool and candid best friend. And although I’m not sure if I should’ve been surprised or not, but Nicole is just as unfiltered and awesome in person. I mean, during dinner she goes “I was a little nervous about tonight. When you’re told you have to have a dinner with a group of bloggers, you expect a bunch of ugly people sitting behind computers all day. But you guys are cute!” Why thank you, thank you (but to her credit, we do have to get outside at least once a day for a tan and piece of sanity).

Candidly Nicole is an unscripted reality show that was organically born from her twitter feed and it details her daily adventures while providing insight into her views on everything from style to relationships to parallel parking. In the first episode, she catfished someone. And almost hit her Dad Lionel with her car. And isn’t this what we do in everyday life? Like I said, her show is like listening to your best friend’s problems and musings.

And just for you guys, here is a VH1 Exclusive sneak peek of next week’s episode: Candidly NicoleNicole Gets Tipsy
Nicole does a little wine tasting in the grocery store while shopping with her sister Sofia.


VH1’s Candidly Nicole airs Thursday nights at 10PM ET/PT on VH1.

July 17, 2014
Beach Hues

Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Plum Pretty Sugar Anouk Boyfriend Shirt, Kelsi Dagger Backpack, and Coach Lexey Heels

Strolling through the Newport neighborhood.


Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Plum Pretty Sugar Anouk Boyfriend Shirt, Kelsi Dagger Backpack, and Coach Lexey Heels
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Plum Pretty Sugar Anouk Boyfriend Shirt, Kelsi Dagger Backpack, and Coach Lexey Heels
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Plum Pretty Sugar Anouk Boyfriend Shirt and Daniel Wellington Watch
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Plum Pretty Sugar Anouk Boyfriend Shirt
Plum Pretty Sugar shirtdress. Coach heels. Kelsi Dagger bag. Daniel Wellington watch.

I readily embraced a warm evening by the beach wearing out this casually elegant Plum Pretty Sugar shirtdress. The unique geometric print and the soft blue hue make me think of wooden picket fences lining the silky sand dunes of Myrtle Beach on the East Coast, a beautiful vacation spot I frequented as a child. This is just getting me more excited for my mega trip to New York and New England this September - exploring sprawling shores will be the only thing on my itinerary!

If you’re loving the Daniel Wellington watch I’m wearing as much as I do, we’re offering an exclusive 15% off discount just for you! Enter code “honeynsilk” at checkout through August 15. You’ll just love.



July 16, 2014
Disney Tales + Exclusive H&M Invite

Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk

Just doing the SoCal thing.


Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk
Motel playsuit. Messeca shoes. La Mer watch. Michael Stars cardigan.

And it never gets old. 

We celebrated my littlest love’s 12th birthday in the best place on Earth. My siblings and I went to Disneyland for their first time a couple of years ago, but we didn’t even hit up a fraction of the rides. So finally fast forward years later, I couldn’t be more excited to take them on the more adventurous attractions like Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and my personal favorite, Indiana Jones. The day was perfect with its cloudy, warm skies, and 20 minute lines. But the truly best part of the day was at 11:30PM, while walking back to the shuttle, Justin clutches my arm and says he had the best birthday ever. TEAR.

Please wish my little brother Justin (who is also my star photographer for my blog) Happy Birthday!

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P.S. I’m super excited that I’ll have the chance to meet you LA folks tomorrow! I’ll be hosting the store opening of our favorite retailer, H&M, at Sherman Oaks Fashion Square Mall. It’s 23,000 sq.ft. of fabulous men’s, women’s, and children’s merch, so you can shop for just about anyone here. The first 100 shoppers in line will receive a gift card valued anywhere from $10 to $300!

If you come out by 11AM and you’ll have the chance to win early access to the store, a style consultation with me, and a FREE head-to-toe H&M outfit! Just tweet me when you’re there ;) Lets have a fun morning!

That’s not all: in addition to the opening day freebies, the earth-conscious retailer is giving 15% off vouchers good for your entire purchase for each bag of used clothing from any brand donated to their recycling program. Plus, bring your pre-loved merch before noon on opening day and score a chance to win a gift card between $50 to $100.




July 14, 2014
Light As Air

Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Cleobella, Doloris Petunia, and JustFab

My only mantra right now is “beat the heat”.


Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Cleobella, Doloris Petunia, and JustFab
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Cleobella, Doloris Petunia, and JustFab
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Cleobella, Doloris Petunia, and JustFab
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing JustFab
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Cleobella, Doloris Petunia, and JustFab
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Cleobella, Doloris Petunia, and JustFab
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Cleobella, Doloris Petunia, and JustFab
Cleobella playsuit. JustFab flats. Doloris Petunia earrings. La Mer watch.

Sometimes even mini dresses can seem like too much fabric, so for a day when you don’t want to be wearing anything but you have to get out of your stifling house, a light-as-air playsuit is your friend. Playsuits allow you to go lengths beyond a dress could, while relentlessly keeping your dignity (read: no accidental flashing). This slinky soft playsuit from Cleobella’s summer collection gives off cute pajama vibes, but it’s made for days going from heat naps to mojitos. Dressing up lounge-y pieces is a must with elegant doses of jewelry and my favorite kinds are showstopper earrings like these gorgeous handmade crystal pieces from Doloris Petunia.

Keep cool and look cool, ladies.



July 9, 2014
Cotton White


Pictures can not do this dress justice. 


Three of Something dress. Samantha Wills bangles. Samantha Wills necklaces. Danielle Nicole bag (similar).

This Three of Something dress isn’t as assuming online as it is in person, but as soon I saw this in their latest collection, I just knew I had to put this in my closet NOW.  It was that gut feeling, that woman’s intuition, that told me this piece is special. And I hit the lottery when I realized I was right. Its luxurious weight and super soft cotton create its own breeze and deliver the most mesmerizing waves of fabric - so you don’t walk, you glide. When I can, I’ll try to post an instavideo showing how good this dress make it werk. Or you can trust me and snag this summer stunner right now.


July 7, 2014
Spirited Elegance


Suiting it up and embracing my new cut.


Burning Torch jacket. Burning Torch shorts. Chaser tank. Gorjana necklace. Natalia Benson ring.

I’ve forgotten how ‘uneasy’ a hair change can be as getting my hair cut for the first time in two years was an exhausting experience. While I just only wanted to shorten my hair to my lower back and keep everything such as the layers and shape the same, two different stylists took to it with their own interpretations and the third was the one who saved the day. Fate left me with this hair and I’ve slowly but surely fallen in love! 

I celebrated my hair revival in this gorgeous and intricate short suit from Los Angeles label, Burning Torch. The detailed embroidery, the eye-popping, Mediterranean-inspired colors, and the luxe heavy weight of the suit are what make this entire look a thrill to wear. Along with many other Burning Torch pieces, the suit presents an effortless blend of modern elegance and a free spirit. You can check out more online here, but if your proximity allows, head into her Venice Beach flagship to see and touch the details of her immaculate craftship.


July 4, 2014
Zinke


Happy 4th of July!


Zinke bikini. Michael Stars sweater.

I hope you spend an amazing weekend with the ocean blues, delicious food, and most importantly, loving company!


July 3, 2014
The Perfect White Dress



Finding the perfect white dress is a sartorial obsession of mine that prevails over my dress wardrobe.  Of course there you can’t have just ‘one’ perfect white dress, there’s a soulmate for every occasion. Whenever I’m on the hunt, I always turn to The Dreslyn for their highly curated collection of clean chic clothes that satisfy my minimalist craving. 

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