Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lakeside



I approach most things in moderation, but this summer my appetite for all things swim has been voracious. It's funny to see how my personal taste in clothes is directly reflected in my swimwear choices. I prefer the same colors and clean lines that I do in my regular clothes, but with a light meandering into the unexpected.

We took a break from the beach to head out to a lake a little further south of San Francisco. When I was very young, the family would come out here to watch my dad windsurf. When I was a little bit older, this is where I learned how to sail - and also where I crashed my first (and last) boat. Now when I go to the lake, I prefer the old fashioned approach to swimming as well as the occasional paddle board. And let's not forget the well practiced art of doing absolutely nothing. What's your favorite water activity?

xx,
Tienlyn




WEARING: Missguided Contrast BikiniMissguided snake print slidersLionette Avish Necklace, Krystle Knight Rings, Lulu Dharma Wrap Bracelet, Missguided Elma Aviators

Monday, July 21, 2014

Goldmine: eBay Designer Collective


I bought my very first designer piece on eBay.  I remember feeling nervous, excited, and supremely grown up. It was a pair of Prada heels (3 more followed soon after) that I loved fiercely for years. Buying those shoes was such a liberating feeling - not just because it was my first foray into purchasing what had previously felt out of reach, but also because there was a sense of pride that came with the hunt and kill. When it comes to designer pieces, my hunt/kill addiction has become well cultivated over the years. I'd even call myself an expert - but out of all the designer hunting grounds out there, eBay still remains my first love.

Which is why the eBay Designer Collective and my serotonin levels have a direct working relationship. Trust me - it was hard enough to narrow down my 10 top favorites - there is definitely more. I'll show in you person later this week. But in the meantime, can we just take a minute and dream about where we'd wear these two white denim jumpsuit-centric outfits? Which one would you wear?

xx,
Tienlyn


Sponsored by eBay and ShopStyle, opinions and eBay obsession are my own. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Ante Up

Taking full advantage of summer weekends while anteing up on short shorts, coords, and various stockpiles of bling. Right now, life is good and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm also doing my very best not to make a huge announcement too early. It's taking every molecule of effort (if there were such a thing, which there is not) to not spill the beans. Because it's kind of a big deal. And it's coming soon. Like in the next week or so kind of soon. Stay tuned.. 

Make sure to check outfit details at the end of this post - there's a pretty sweet discount for you that I think you'll like. 

xx,
Tienlyn













Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Blue and Bronzed

Another dress from my number one love (as far as dresses go, that is. Already planning my next acquisition) I am slowly becoming aware that my subconscious has a thing for blue dresses and it has been kind of fun to watch it play out in real life. Well that, and bronzed everything when it comes to makeup...

Happy first half of the week <3 p="">

 xx, 
 Tienlyn



WEARING: The Reformation Minorca Dress (similar dress), Acne Pistol Boots, Céline SunglassesVK Collection Lesya Cuff, Alice and Leon Gold Dot Midi Ring, Alice and Leon Sailer EarringsAsha Patel Namaste Dog Tag

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Water Baby


Growing up, I spent about 75% of my childhood in the water. It runs in my family. My dad was an avid  deep sea diver, wind surfer and long distance swimmer - so competitive swimming was just something to be expected from all five of his daughters. In fact, my dad likes to joke that he gave me my first swimming lesson 1 minute after I was born.

Aside from the pool, my family also spent a good part of my childhood traveling, often beach hopping from Fiji to Hawaii or Mexico and back again. This is a big part of why I have always loved being by water. It soothes me, but it also reminds me of being a kid. There's a simplicity to it that is both calming and invigorating - and at the same time, so very humbling.

 xx,
Tienlyn





Photos by Nikko DeTranquilli

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sand





We spent a good part of last weekend nestled away in Half Moon Bay enjoying the coastal life the way it's meant to be enjoyed. To us, this means long dinners with crazy views, scenic sunsets while cuddled up around a fire, intentionally getting lost, and lots of beach time.  I packed lightly - first of all because I didn't actually think we were going to stay as long as we did, but also because it's easy to let go of little details in exchange for the big picture. This dress was a staple - something outside my normal city style and totally liberating to wear. Not only is it perfect for barefoot beach meandering, but it's also ideal for tossing over a swimsuit, not to mention just as easy to whip off at the first glimpse of water.

xx,
Tienlyn

WEARING:  Rae Francis Dress, Oia Jules, Golden Eight Solitaire Necklace, Asha Patel Namaste Necklace, Céline Sunglasses, Krystle Knight Ring

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Poppy


Came across this garden of poppies on the way to the local farmer's market. There are few places I love more than a good outdoor market filled with fresh fruits and veggies, locally crafted goods, and plenty of sunshine. I love the stories behind each stall, fruit tasting, and all the unique finds we inevitably come across. This time, it was a full flat of wheatgrass for less than 8 bucks. We haven't been too diligent about growing our own wheatgrass in the past few months (something we used to do religiously), so this purchase is an exciting start to getting back into one of my favorite healthy habits. I'm already looking forward to stocking up on local goodness again next weekend.  Don't you just love the summer?

xx,
Tienlyn



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Bold


This isn't exactly the color I would call out if you asked me what my favorite color was. But for some reason, I am so very into it. It's one of those ballsy choices that you're nervous about until you actually slip it on and then once you do, you feel totally confident. Bold even. So when everyone else was wearing red white and blue, I opted for this creamy neon hue and some favorite new accessories from PushmataAha for a super romantic dinner with Nikko in Half Moon Bay, where we spent the majority of our long weekend cavorting and frolicking and whatnot (stay tuned for more frolicking coming later this week).

Also, I have a pretty big announcement that I'll be sharing with you in the next week or so that I'm really excited about, so make sure to check back soon!

xx,
Tienlyn



WEARING: AX Paris Dress, PushmataAha Ama Cuff, PushmataAha Shard Ring, Alexander Wang Sandals (similar), Céline Audrey Sunglasses

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer Black








For some reason, wearing all black during the summer seems a lot more exciting than fall/winter.  It just seems more crisp, contrasting that much more against bright colors and hot sun. But then again, come fall, I'll probably be wearing just as much black as I am right now.

Speaking of black, and then again, not really at all related, I usually prefer my hair to take as little effort as possible (natural color, long, unruly, barely brushed and loosely curled) but lately, I've been craving a change. It has been three years since I last forayed into the world of ombre and I'm thinking of giving it another round. If there's any kind of change that could work for me, I feel like this would be it - it's low maintenance and the best part is, who cares about your roots. What do you think? Would love an opinion or two before I take the plunge...

xx,
Tienlyn





WEARING: Front Row Cami, Zara Varnish Trousers, Alexander Wang Shoes (similar), Love Juliet Chunky Chain Monogram Necklace (N for Nikko) , Tod's Purse (similar), Céline Sunglasses, D&J Rastaclat Bracelet, Derng Reid Bracelet, Infinitine Chevron Rings, Alice and Leon Silver Midi Ring, Krystle Knight Cirrus Rings


Photos by: Nikko DeTranquilli