Friday, April 21, 2017

Patch Velcro Crossbody Bag OOTD

Heidenei Patch Crossbody Bag, Sam Edelman Loraine Loafer, Topshop Mom Jeans
Heidenei Patch Crossbody Bag, Sam Edelman Loafer, Topshop Mom Jeans

BAG: HEIDENEI // SHOES: SAM EDELMAN // JEANS: TOPSHOP // SWEATER: UNKNOWN 


My inner child definitely has a thing for DIY and customizing things, and all that pretty much means that I like the things that I own to be unique pieces--not in a sense that those things are super crazy unconventional but more as a one-of-a-kind statement pieces. One way to achieve this was to make my own products, and so when it comes to earrings I like to make everything by hand. But when it comes to clothes, I literally suck, and when it comes to bags, I am completely clueless. So when I came cross this brand, Heidenei from South Korea that focuses on making different patches and bags (and hats) to help the customers to start customizing their own bags (and hats), I was hooked. (In case you noticed, my previous post also features a clutch that is from Heidenei, and it is made out of the same material as a basketball and it's crazy beautiful!)

There are many more patches available in this brand, some are just for pure decorative purpose, and others are more utility based in that they are little pouches for sunglasses, round coin bags that can also hold cushion foundations, pencil holders, and what have you. On today's blog post, I wanted to show you this mini bag from Heidenei, and the patches that I have on are purely for decorative purpose only, but I do intend to purchase more bags and patches from this brand that has more of those utility oriented patches as well. The velcro side of the bag opens so much room for creativity and makes everything so much more fun, and that's why I really do believe that there's much more potential to this brand. And by the way, believe it or not this bag can actually fit my Canon DSLR with the prime lens attached, which is quite unheard of for a mini crossbody. It is so spacious that I brought this to my trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, and it was perfect! :)

Hope you found this post interesting!

XOXO,
HaeMin

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Striped Balloon Sleeve Top OOTD

Striped Balloon Sleeve Top Levis Skinny Jeans Blogger Style OOTD
Striped Balloon Sleeve Top Blogger Style OOTD

TOP: c/o SHEIN // JEANS: LEVI'S (SIMILAR) // BAG: HEIDENEI // SHOES: ALDO

If you are not into adding details to your sleeves, this current season's trend (and that of the previous one as well) that focuses on sleeves probably didn't do much for you, but to someone who has always been obsessed with sleeves and has always wanted to add some ruffle or flare details or beads to those sleeves...well let's just say that I wish this trend never ends so that I can have my endless supply of tops! :)

So today I wanted to share with you this top I picked out from Shein and I'll be honest--I had my doubts ordering from Shein, especially having my item ship to South Korea. But let me start off by saying that this top proved me wrong (and my order arrived in about a week!) I love the balloon/lantern sleeves and the peplum detailing at the bottom. The deep v-neck can be quite daring to some people (me) but nothing a pin can't fix. This top definitely spices up any outfit so I highly recommend it to anyone who is always looking for some good top to pair with their favorite jeans. The fabric itself can be softer and thicker, and I think if this top was just a regular shirt, the fabric would've made it look quite cheap, but the detailing makes it look way more expensive than it really is. 

And isn't my clutch fun? It's from a fairly new Korean brand, Heidenei, and the entire collection screams "unique but wearable". The material of this clutch is exactly the same as an actual basketball and I am OBSESSED with it! The kids in my neighborhood go nuts when I bring this outside and I find that hilarious as well (the last time these kids ever paid attention to me was when I brought my Siberian Husky out for a walk).

Hope you enjoyed this look!

XOXO,
HaeMin

Monday, April 17, 2017

Playing Off the Hard and the Soft

ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses
ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses
JACKET: ZARA (SIMILAR, SIMILAR) // DRESS: ZARA // BAG: CHLOE // SHOES: Sperry (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)

Embroidery is everywhere this season and as an embroidery-enthusiast I couldn't be happier! Last week I posted about my new floral embroidered trench coat, but this jacket I'll be showing you today is another embroidery piece that will take your outfit to a whole new level. It's currently sold out, but here are some similar jackets available:



This jacket features a mixture of the hard and the soft, with the studs on the shoulders and the floral patches here and there, so to play along with that, I put on a pair of sunglasses that has a strong and chic vibe to it, and a white ruffle dress with embroidered floral patterns. I wouldn't quite say that the color of this coat is khaki because it is greener and more vibrant, which makes this jacket ten times more appealing (at least to me).  The ruffles that flow with the wind and the bold khaki military jacket that feels quite structured are a perfect combination and I absolutely enjoyed this outfit very much and I hope you did too! :)

XOXO,

HaeMin

ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses
ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses

ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses
ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses

ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses
ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses

ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses
ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses

ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses
ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses

ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses
ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses

ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses
ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses

ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses
ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses

ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses
ZARA Embroidered Military Jacket, White Ruffle Floral Dress, CARIN Sunglasses

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Ruffle Sleeves and Embroidered Trench Coat OOTD

Zara Embroidered Trench Coat, Topshop Mom Jeans, Coach Nomad Hobo Bag OOTD
Zara Embroidered Trench Coat, Topshop Mom Jeans, Coach Nomad Hobo Bag OOTD
COAT: ZARA (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)// BLOUSE: ZARA // BAG: COACH // JEANS: TOPSHOP // SHOES: BCBG (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)


In case you can't find the one that I am wearing, here are some other embroidered trench coats that are under $200 and absolutely beautiful:



There are some trends that I fall for and within two or three seasons get sick of, and there are some trends that are absolute timeless favorites. Embroidery and sleeve details are two things that I go nuts for, and two weeks ago when I was strolling down Garosu-gil, a trendy shopping street in Korea, I came across this very embroidered trench coat with amazing ruffle sleeve details. And guess who had to have it? :)