July Favorites 2018

I am back with July favorites.  Check out last month’s favorites post if you hadn’t seen it already!

Hunter Boots

Hunter Women's Original Tall Rain Boots

July is a very rainy time in South Korea. I could not have survived it without these boots. They are very sturdy and they protected my feet and ankles of my pants from getting wet. I like this dark color. It goes with everything but still doesn’t feel as “heavy” as jet black. Perfect for rainy summer day mood.

Blue Converse Sneakers

Remember these from this post? When It doesn’t rain, I wear these. They are perfect for summer and they go with pretty much anything I’d wear in the summer, so I just love these so much. You can tell that it’s been worn many times. I feel like that adds character to the shoes.

Light Wash Jeans

This summer has been very hot (and I normally don’t get hot!) and while I would love to wear shorts all the times, I sometimes wear pants, especially when I’m expecting to stay at a strongly air-conditioned place for a extended period of time. Light wash jeans look icy, so they are visually cooler. They are still jeans so it’s easy to style them.

Lush Tea Tree Toner

My skin likes to act up, especially in summer. With this Tea Tree Toner from Lush, I had a lot less breakouts than before as tea tree has that effect. I just spray it on my face after washing my face. I follow up with Placentor Vegetal creme to moisturize, which has also helped my skin.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Remember when this was really popular on YouTube? I was using a different bronzer then, but I like this one better. I can see why everyone was crazy about them. They are so versatile and high quality. The chocolate smell is just a bonus.

Those were my July favorites. What were your favorites this month?


What I wore to a piano concert

I wore a little black dress from H&M and a pair of black heels I got at Nordstrom many years ago.

How to Spend a Day at Lotte World Mall in Jamsil, Seoul

Lotte World Tower is, well, a super tall tower in Jamsil, Seoul. It has office units and residential apartments, hotel, etc. but it also has a shopping mall and department stores. I frequent Lotte World Mall as I live not too far from there. If you are going to visit Lotte World mall, consider visiting these places.

You can look up the exact locations of these establishments here.

Where to eat

Most of the restaurants are on 5th and 6th floor. You can just go up there and choose whichever one intrigues you! But these are the places I like to eat at.


Ganga is an Indian restaurant on 6th floor. Every one of their vegetable curry is delicious, and they serve good beverages.


김지현(@jihyun.unni)님의 공유 게시물님,

Bills is on the first floor unlike other restaurants. The best way I can describe Bills is Sex and the City brunch, but they serve all day. I really like the food. It’s popular so the waiting is looong, but it is well worth the wait. I especially recommend it if you want that Instagram aesthetic brunch.

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Saturday Blues

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I paired this American Apparel crop top and this high waisted shorts I got second hand. I completed the outfit with blue Converse sneakers and cute white socks.


The Hair Dilemma: Short or Long?

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photos by Studio Moolrin

I constantly oscillate between long and short hair. I want long hair when it’s short and I want short hair when it’s long. I am blessed with lots of thick hair. I’ve never met a hairdresser that didn’t feel compelled to tell me how much hair I have. Which is nice, but maintaining them is a lot of work. When it’s short, it wants to go everywhere. When it’s long, it’s more weighed down and therefore tamer, but there’s just too much hair. With longer hair I can do more different styles, but then, I am lazy and just wear my hair as-is most of the time. Short hair is lighter on my neck. Easier to wash and dry. With longer hair it’s easy to just put it all in a ponytail and not worry about it. With short hair I look cute and youthful and bouncy. With longer hair I look more mature and feminine. I just can’t make up my mind! Aah!