Being a customer at your own restaurant, travel in style by iFashionChef

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Seattle has been very nice lately. The sun goes up more often, it is getting warmer, and the dog park is crowded! Going to the dog park with my little fella, Kenzo, is my favorite activity besides fashion. I love meeting other dogs and their owners, looking at my buddy running around with other dogs, it such a relief from the craziness of school.

Sadly, next week is finals week at Seattle University and I am so anxious! Last week of school is always horrifying for me. The grades that I will receive determine whether I am going enjoy my spring break or not. Basically, good grades mean more holiday fund from my parents. 

This week’s theme is slightly different than the others, I am going to talk about being a customer at your own restaurant. Since this spring break I am going to stay in Seattle, I want to go to places I haven’t visited and be a tourist in my own city! Having fun is not necessarily going somewhere far away. 

For iFashionChef, it is important to keep classy even on vacation. Therefore, these are some of my holiday essentials that I will never forget.

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Shoes, bag, accessories, and camera are my most concerns before going to travel. In choosing your look to travel in Seattle, pay attention to these three elements:

1. Comfort

Putting a comfortable look is essential for traveling because you will be out there for most of the day. Therefore, uncomfortable look will kill you.

2. Endurance

Seattle’s weather is unstable, thus you need your look to be weather resistant. You never know because some part of Seattle can be hot, while other parts are freezing and raining. 

3. Style

Always dress up properly because other people see you! You might bumped on your friends and you better be ready.Image

I choose my Studded Leather Sneakers by Prada to cover my feet because it has all the elements. This shoes are very comfortable because they are made out of soft leather. It is also weather resistant, even though it is leather, the soles are rubber, which makes it easy to clean off. I actually worn them once on a muddy ground and it still looks amazing! I am also a big fan of studs, that is why I choose this shoes. The studs make it look stylish, bold, and sassy. Image

This Clic Clac Bracelet by Hermes is my most favorite accessories for traveling. This bracelet is made out of metal, which makes it very strong. When I wear this bracelet, I am not afraid to play with water because it is easy to clean. What I also like about this collection is the simplicity and choices of colors that they have. This bracelet is a classic piece that you can where anywhere and anytime. It also has hundreds of colors that matches your look easily. Moreover, it is offered in the gold hardware for gold lovers. 

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This Zip Pouch by Givenchy is essential to organise the inside of your bag. I love to have this pouch inside my bag to put my keys and phone because I often have a hard time to find them inside my huge messy bag. It is also convenient to keep perfume and cosmetics for women. It is also works for a clutch to complete your look. Therefore, this pouch is really worth to buy. It can be anything depends on your necessity. It is offered in many different colors, perfect for spring. 

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A magician never reveals his tricks, but I will. This is my spatula, Sony QX-100, an amazing innovation for travellers. This is a phone-attached camera created by Sony. This is the camera that I have been using behind all my shots. Having this camera will improve the quality of your pictures. However, you do not have to bring cameras if you don’t want to. In this 21st century, your smartphone is your best friend. It is convenient and good enough to take your experiences with you. Therefore, I always need my iPhone and camera before I go traveling.

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Last but not least, Damier Keepall Bag by Louis Vuitton is crucial for me. Like its name, we can really keep-all stuffs in to this bag. It is offered in four sizes: 45, 50, 55, and 60. I am using the smallest size, 45, but personally it is big enough for me. The material of this bag is canvas, which makes it weather proof. If it gets dirty, baby wipes is enough to clean it. It is also very big and flexible, so you can put your jacket and umbrella inside. 

Oh! One more thing, don’t forget to bring your little buddy if you have one! My little fella, Kenzo, is my precious friend. He goes wherever I go, so I won’t feel bored.

Thank you for reading my blog, I hope you guys are enjoy and ready to hit the road! Remember the three elements before you pack your stuffs. Please subscribe and put comments or critics, It would be very helpful for future reference.

 

 

 

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This Week’s Special: Dark Choco Raspberry Cake!

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Spring is my favorite season of the year because I can really wear any colors I want. It is the time when I can smell all different kinds of flowers and see the sun more often every morning. Spring is the transformation for the earth from the cold and dry climate to the fresh and warmer atmosphere. Waking up every morning, listening to the birds chirping. What an amazing life I have.

Oh wait… I forgot that I live in Seattle, the seventh-least sunny days city in the U.S.

For most women, I know it is very hard to be fashionable, yet comfortable in Seattle. The cold weather forces you to cover your body with thick layers clothing, which makes it hard to reveal your curves a little bit. In addition, the rain scares you to wear designer’s bags because they will be ruined.

Ladies, Seattle can’t jeopardize you from being stylish. Here is a look that I put up together for spring 2014 in Seattle.

ImageIn this Dark Choco Raspberry Cake look, I put a floral printed skirt by H&M on top of a black peplum top with neck details by Zara. I layer up the dress with another skirt, so it is a little bit thicker and warmer. For spring fashion, try to not wear black from head to toe, but also do not be too crazy with the colors and patterns. Try to be balance, by combining bright colors and patterns with something simple. In this look, the plain black peplum top calms the floral skirt, and the neck detail works as a sweetener. The floral skirt that I picked is perfect for any kinds of occasions in spring. It is perfect for evening dress because the color is not overly bright, yet it is colorful.

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You can add coat to stay warm and keep the accessories from getting ruined by the rain. I picked a nude-colored trench coat by Topshop because nude is a neutral colour which suits mostly everything.

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Purse determines the look. It works like an icing on a cake. I put the burgundy Chanel perfect edge jumbo flap bag (look at the first picture) to make the overall looks more relax, perfect for a shopping day. The burgundy color is usually related to fall color. However, it is perfectly fine to wear it in spring, to create a classy look. An alternative to look more formal, change the purse into an evening clutch. I chose one of Alexander Mcqueen’s skull clutch collections, a black clutch with gold studs and skulls, as an accessories to make the look edgier and sexy, but formal.

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Christian Louboutin’s shoescollection is the ultimate shoes that a woman at least should have one in her closet. This Black Leather Bianca 120mm pumps by Christian Louboutin gives the formal and sexy sense in this look. The red sole flawlessly matches with the burgundy bag, red floral skirt, and the hot red lips.

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fashionista would never forget detail. Imagine all the little berries on top of the icing on the cake. It does not have to be there, but it completes the look. The details that I chose for this look are black round sunglasses by MiuMiu and gold ring by Yves Saint Laurent. The sunglasses are perfect for one of the sunny days in Seattle, it is also edgy but simple. It is perfect for a Seattle look because round shaped-glasses are identics to hipsters. In addition, the gold color from the ring and sunglasses represents class and luxury in a look.

Dear Seattlelites, here are some tips to not ruin your leather goods:

1.     Choose a more weather resistant material.

Suede will never work in a rainy weather. Even though there are sprays to make your suede water resistant, heavy rains are able to ruin it. Been there, done that. Instead, choose leather like lambskin or calfskin, or canvas material because it is more resistant and easier to clean.

2.     Always bring some tissue papers in your purse.

      You will need tissue papers to wipe off the raindrops on your leather accessories because when you spill too much water on it, it might leave a mark when it dries.

3.     Always spray your leather goods with the water resistant sprays

Though it might not work in the heavy rains, it is better to avoid the risks right?

Thank you for reading my first blog, I hope you guys are enjoy and full of information after consuming this sweet colorful dessert! Remember to always pay attention to details and material when choosing your look. Please subscribe and put comments or critics. It would be very helpful to improve my blog.

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