Sunsets in Tampa, FL 🌴

Tampa, you have my heart ❤️. From the beautiful sunsets to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. (Let me just tell you, if you’ve never tried Fuzzy’s – you’re not living life.) The chicken nachos is TO DIE FOR. 

Anyways, on my way to Tampa I stopped on Sunset Bridge and watched the sunset. (How ironic huh) Check it out! 


Dress: SheInside | Shoes: G.H.Bass | Sunnies: H&M

Much Love,

V

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RUST-ing away

RUST – my new favorite color of the season. (Honestly, who comes up with these names? Cause I’d like to get a job there) Rust is the perfect mixture of orange and red with a hint of yellow, making it a great color complimenting any skin tone. Whether you’re pale like myself or you’re blessed with tan skin, this color will be your go to this season.

I found THE perfect jumpsuit in this color, check it out & let me know your thoughts!

 F21 Halter Jumpsuit |$18

Follow me on social: @veeestyle

Much Love,

V

New Found Beauty Love: Camellia Oil

Ever heard of Camellia Oil? It’s also known as tea seed oil, which is the actual green tea oil. It comes from the seeds of Camellia sinensis, the plant from which all the tea is made. Tea seed oil is a wonderfully healthy in more ways than one. Tea seed oil is used in a number of beauty products and I’m going to share the 2 products that I just recently discovered and CANNOT live without.

  1. 1 Step Camellia Cleansing Oil by Tatcha – $48

Camellia Cleansing Oil Face Wash

Recently I was invited to an event at Barney’s where I received a sample of this cleansing oil from Tatcha. I’ve heard great things about cleansing oils, but never tried it because I was afraid of breakouts or leaving my face greasy. But let me tell you…I was SO wrong.

This cleansing oil not only removes your make up (even waterproof – I only wear waterproof mascara!) gently but it also cleans your face. You start by putting a pea sized of the cleansing oil in your palm, then gently massage it throughout your face as you watch your makeup melt before your face. Then you wash it away with some warm water, leaving your face moisturized and clean.

2. Camellia Hair Coating Essence by Red Flo – $20

REDFLO CAMELLIA HAIR COATING ESSENCE 100ml

I was at a Korean beauty store recently and the sales manager told me I HAD to get this hair serum and that’s all she said. I was a little skeptical, but eventually bought it anyways. I used it that night on my hair and let me just tell you – it left my hair silky and smooth. I definitely recommend this to everyone who has colored or damaged hair.

So here’s how you use it, for those who can’t read Korean (like myself haha). First, you start off with damped hair and massage a pump of this hair essence in your scalp (I guarantee you it won’t leave your hair greasy). Then you blow dry your hair like normal. After you’re done styling your hair, apply a small pump to the ends of your hair only. And there you go – you have the smoothest hair out of all your friends.

Have you ever tried Camellia Oil before? Let me know!

 

Much Love,

Vanessa

 

I’m officially 23!

About a month ago, I officially turned 23! I’m not sure how I feel about this age because according to Blink 182 – nobody likes you when you’re 23.

But I guess Blink was wrong because some of my friends came out and celebrated my special day with me. (yay friends for showing up, even though I planned this 3 days before!) For the past 2 years, I’ve been having my birthday bash in Morristown, New Jersey. If you have never been there before, think of it as a small NYC town, except on a much smaller scale. There are a few modern bars & restaurants in the center of Morristown & it’s definitely a popping place at night.

Since my birthday is in January, it’s FREEZING out at night. So on the night of my birthday bash, I went for a more comfy-chic look (I also came straight from work in the city). Most of my outfit is from the most affordable yet chic store in the world – H&M. (LOVE)


Jacket: H&M | Shirt: H&M | Belt: H&M | Pants: Hollister | Shoes: Mandees 

Let me know what you think about my birthday bash outfit & what is your go-to comfy chic store?

Much Love,

Veee

Foodie Heaven 😍🌟 • Hong Kong 

For those who haven’t been to Hong Kong or know where it is, Hong Kong is an autonomous territory on the Pearl River Delta of East Asia. (totally Wikipedia that). But what I really wanted to say is, Hong Kong is the ultimate foodie heaven. I mean…just take a look at some pictures of food I had below:

Is your mouth watering yet?

Alright, I’m done torturing you with pictures of delicious, mouth-watering, food porn pictures. But if my pictures aren’t persuading enough to have you book a one-way ticket straight to Hong Kong right now…go check out @hongkongfoodie on instagram to convince you some more.

Let me know in the comments below whether you’ve been to Hong Kong before or is planning a trip there soon!

Much Love,

Veee

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Czigmeister • Hackettstown, NJ


A few days ago, my friends and I went on a beer adventure and we found this little hidden gem call Czigmeister. Czigmeister is this cool, hipster brewery located in Hackettstown, NJ. The environment is super chill & all they have is beer- no food.

However, the upside is, you can bring whatever kind of food you would like. You could stop by your local grocery store and pick up some finger food, such as: chips & salsa, chips & dip, chips & guac (can you guess what my favorite finger food is?)  or you can order delivery. Either way, it’s a fun time.

Much Love,

Veee

 

Not your average Brunch 

Ah, summertime – best time of the year for getting brunch with your girls / family / significant other. However, brunches can get pretty expensive if you go out every weekend, so here are the steps to create the BEST DIY BRUNCH DAY EVER!

First, you’ll need to create a cute & fun invite to send out to all your friends – making it super official. There are a few ways you can create that perfect invite:

  1. Check out Paperless Post for ready to send custom invite instead, making your life simple while making you look chic. My favorites on the site are: Cucumber Lemon Vodka, Mother’s Day Brunch & Pop the Bubbly.

    Cucumber Lemon Vodka Invite

    Mother’s Day Brunch Invite

    Pop The Bubbly Invite
  2. If you’re feeling EXTRA creative and want to create your own, try using Canva for an easy DIY “hand crafted” card! Just choose the “Card” template and start designing. (They also have already made cards as well)

Now that you’re all done with your invites, it’s time to send them out and wait for their RSVPs. In the meantime, you need to start preparing the menu – the main event of brunch. Here are a few of my favorite dishes:

  1. Eggs Benedict with Shortcut Hollandaise
  2. Nutella Stuffed Pancakes
  3. Cranberry French Toast with Mascarpone
  4. Twisted Sticky Caramel-Pecan Roll
  5. Tomato-Cheddar Strata with Broccoli
  6. Overnight Savory French Toast

And now onto the mimosas

  1. Watermelon Agua Fresca Mimosas
  2. Pineapple Coconut Champagne
  3. Raspberry cream mimosa
  4. Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats
  5. White Cranberry Mimosa 
  6. Lemonade Mimosa with Bloody Orange

Lastly, time to decorate the shiz out of your place to make it the best brunch ever. The best place to find the best decor idea is on…PINTEREST! (How basic)

Comment down below your favorite location / food for brunch 😊

Much Love,

Veee

How to balance a Healthy Lifestyle 

I have to be 100% honest with you all, it’s HARD balancing a healthy lifestyle. Some say it’s impossible, but like my bio – even the word impossible has I’m possible in it.

As you all know (if you’re a new reader, keep on reading and you’ll be all caught up!), I recently started my full time job which has a longer work day than most. I wake up everyday at 5am and sometimes don’t get home until 8pm or 9pm. Yet I still manage to do a quick 30 mins to 1 hour workout daily.

When you’re working out, you HAVE TO motivate yourself by setting a goal. It could either be losing X amount of weight or building muscles. Whatever your goal may be, stick to it. Write it in a journal and track your progress daily. You could also take a picture every week to see your own progress, that’s always a great way to motivate yourself to work harder.

When working out, it’s important to be sweating your butt off. That’s how you know you’re pushing yourself. Since I have such a tight schedule, I usually workout at home by watching some YouTube videos instead of going to a gym. Here are some channels I LOVE working out to.

Boho Beautiful, she does a lot of yoga, Pilates and HIIT workouts. She shows you detailed instructions and does it with you. I LOVE doing this when I want to fit a quick workout in. I usually do 2 videos per workout.

XHit, it’s a channel showcasing various trainers with various exercises. It depends on what you’re aiming to do, they probably have it. Again, I usually do 2 videos per workout.

Lastly, the infamous Kayla Itsines! If you want, you can purchase her ebook guide online or download her app to purchase them as well. However, I found that if you do this little trick, you can do her Bikini Body Guide (BBG) for free.

  1. Search Kayla Itsines on YouTube
  2. Click on the first video. It’s of a woman doing the whole guide showcasing her transformation and it tells you what the exercises are.

Fair warning: the BBG is HARD and will make you SWEAT!!! But it’ll feel so good afterwards. Currently I’m only on week 1, day 2. Follow my health journey on my Instagram!!


As you can tell, I’m a skinny built girl – but I want to be fit and healthy. Follow my journey! 


Much Love,

Veee

Meal Prep | Lunch Edition


Recently I’ve discovered the BEST homemade lunch for work that everyone should 100% try it out. It’s healthy and delicious (delicious is the key word).

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Quinoa
  • Kale
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Small piece of Salmon (or you can substitute with any kind of meat)
  • Pine nuts
  • Red/Yellow/Orange peppers
  • Lemon pepper salt
  • Coconut oil
  • Garlic
  • Onion

To start off, you’ll need to first cut up the kale into little chunks, cut the grape tomatoes in half, season the salmon (or any kind of meat) with lemon pepper salt and cut up the peppers into little cubes.

First, preheat the oven at 350 and grease your pan to start baking the salmon for 30 mins. While the salmon is cooking, start cooking your quinoa on the side. Then startheating up your pan with a little bit of coconut oil on medium heat. Add in some garlic for flavor, then gradually add in the assortment of peppers, onion, kale and grape tomatoes. Allow it to cook until tender (around 10 mins or less).

Now that everything is cooked, you can start packing your lunches!

Place the quinoa on the bottom, top it off with the kale, garlic, onion, tomato and pepper mixture on top of it. Add the salmon on top and sprinkle some pine nut to top it all off. Just like that, you’re ALL DONE!

If you end up trying out this recipe, let me know how you like it! Or if you have a healthy recipe you enjoy making for lunch, I’d LOVE to try it out too.

Much Love,

Veee

The High Line • Chelsea Market • Meatpacking District 

Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers. In case you were wondering, I didn’t see any.


BEST. POPSICLE. EVER. All homemade, fresh fruit Popsicles that melt your problems away on a hot summer day. 

This past July 4th weekend, Sagi and I went on a mini vacation to explore NYC! This is one of the many places we stopped by – The Meatpacking District. 

We first went on The High Line, and walked up and down the bridge. Throughout the whole bridge, there are art left and right for you to admire. When you walk towards the middle, there are a bunch of vendors, such as this popsicle place.

When you walk down the stairs from the middle, you will end up at The Chelsea Market aka the best location for all foodies. There are more than 15 vendors inside, from Italian food to fresh seafood. Sagi and I found the BEST food combo ever and inexpensive as well. If you purchase a fresh pita bread from DIZEN GOFF and a bowl of fresh lobster bisque from The Lobster Place, you will taste heaven in your mouth. No joke, Sagi wanted to tell the security guard to try it. 



Besides those two vendors, there are lots of other delicious places to try from. Unfortunately, we ate too much before we arrived :(. Tip of the day: don’t be like Sagi and I, be sure to go on an empty stomach!!!

If you’ve ever been, please let me know which is your favorite vendor! Also, leave a comment below on where we should go next in NYC.

Much Love,

Veee