July 30, 2014
Show Me Your Mumu


My newest brand obsession totally makes you wake up like that.



I recently discovered the adventurous fairytale brand, Show Me Your Mumu, during a fun, low-key gathering at Revolve Clothing's Malibu Beach House. It was an intimate affair where I was lucky to have learned about the brand from the graceful, talented (and smart!) designers themselves, Cammy and Cologne. While still a fairly young brand, their flattering and ultra comfortable mumus have been making waves from inside their NYC apartment to the big league retailers today like our favorite Revolve Clothing. As I was perusing their colorful collection, they showed me this dreamy palm-printed tunic that carried a luscious bounce and flowed like a feather. It was instant love and an instant craving to wear this piece day and night all summer long, straight out of bed to a cat nap on the beach. The best part is that their pieces can travel with me, forever wrinkle-free. And that’s every reason to pack only their entire collection for your next trip to Santorini or Santa Barbara.

Was it also an amazing coincidence that these two ladies also hailed from my alma mater, UC Berkeley? No, it must’ve been fate. It’s not everyday I meet a Cal bear in my line of work. Go sartorially-talented Bears!

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July 29, 2014
The Dreslyn Sample Sale



It is my absolute honor to be working with my ultimate favorite luxury e-retailer, The Dreslyn, in presenting their first ever offline sample sale happening Friday August 1st - Saturday August 2nd in Downtown LA! 


There you will find a highly curated selection of designer pieces from The Dreslyn’s Spring ‘14 and Fall ‘13 offerings, from brands like Band of Outsiders, Carven, Rachel Comey, Helmut Lang, Sophie Hulme, and other West Coast favorites, for up to 80% off

The Dreslyn is also offering an additional 10% off your total purchase by posting the below IG-friendly sample sale flyer on Instagram anytime between now through August 1st! Just remember to add #thedreslyn to the caption.

Hope to see you at the sample sale!!



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July 28, 2014
Anaheim Packing District

Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Paige Denim, Sicky Sunglasses, Michael Stars

These days, I can’t scroll on Instagram without seeing snapshots of the Anaheim Packing District, a hot new culinary market house finally for us Orange County-lites. 




Anaheim Packing District
Anaheim Packing District
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Paige Denim, Sicky Sunglasses, Michael Stars
Anaheim Packing District
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Paige Denim, Sicky Sunglasses, Michael Stars
Anaheim Packing District
Anaheim Packing District
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing Paige Denim, Sicky Sunglasses, Michael Stars
Michael Stars tank. Paige shorts. Sicky sunglasses. Kelsi Dagger heels. Patricia Nash backpack. House of Harlow necklace.

This historical industrial building has been reinvigorated with exotic air plants and vintage Americana decor. Communal tables and cozy lounges are sprinkled all over, surrounded by an incredible mix of food artisans and endless Pinterest-worthy vignettes. The crowds on a Sunday evening were insane and lines at each of the vendors were a bit rough - the only establishment without a wait was the fully stocked Hammer Bar overlooking the entire atrium. No complaints from me. 

On another note, I’m f*cking obsessed with my new Sicky sunglasses. The tacit cool amber and sleek Italian acetate make this pair a luxe topper to an uncomplicated tank and shorts look, compelled by the sultry days of summer. This Malibu-based brand is an awesome new discovery that even Paps loves.


July 24, 2014
Not Just A Fling

Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing SHOPLASTNIGHT.COM dress

When I met you in the summer


Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing SHOPLASTNIGHT.COM dress
Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk wearing SHOPLASTNIGHT.COM dress

I fell in love.


July 23, 2014
A Night Out


Last night I decided to serve some glam.


V Label London dress. Coach heels. Cocobelle clutch. CRAP sunglasses.

The hours go quick and it’s suddenly 3PM: I’m still in my PJs with no makeup on and my hair needs some dry shampoo. When I actually take a moment to self-realize my state, that’s when I turn it off, and slowly step away from the computer. Working in your home office is an amazing perk, but damn do you easily fall victim to hermit life. My last 3 days were exactly this, so I finally left my cave and treated myself out to a nice meal and a double glass of rosé, made glamorous by this lovely V Label London dress. In the spirit of Tom Haverford, don’t ever forget to “treat yo self.”


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.


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.



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.