Washi tape luggage tag


I recently purchased a Briggs & Riley spinner luggage and while I love its smart and functional design, it blends in with all the other luggage at the airport. As we all know, looking for your bag during travel can be a hassle so I searched for luggage tag ideas to personalize it and give it a pop of color. Luggage ID tag? My bag already comes with one attached to the side. Neon luggage straps? A little too much. Tie a ribbon around the handle? I’ve done this and it just gets in the way.

So what else? Washi tape! It’s an inexpensive option and with so many colors and patterns available, you can personalize your bag however you want. Bright colors obviously work the best so you can easily spot it from far away.

For my bag, I chose a bright pink color and a gold polka-dot pattern with a thicker width and doubled the layer of each since washi tape can be a bit thin. I bought mine here but there are so many other stores on Etsy, too. Alternatively, I bet colored masking tape would work just as well!

Cool pants to beat the heat…

It was 100 degrees over the weekend and I thought, what happened to spring? It’s the kind of weather where jeans, especially skinny jeans, feel like sweater casings wrapped around my legs. Lately I’ve been looking for another cool, pant alternative other than my go-to khakis for hot weather days. Since harem pants are out of the question (I gave them a try at Zara’s dressing room and nope),  I’ve been looking for loose-fitting pants in light fabrics that are breezy and comfy.

I found a few options from Zara and Madewell in linen and ones with fun prints. Paired with a lightweight tee or tank, my skin has room to breath and hopefully I’ll be less likely to whine about how hot it is. Summer weather, let’s wait until the end of June okay?

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


Mother’s Day is coming up in a few days and I will admit it’s hard to think of what to get my lovely, but very picky mom. Okay, I guess that trait has been passed down to me and birthdays and holidays with the family usually end up with lots of gift cards. So in my fantasy world where I can get my mom whatever I’d like and she’s guaranteed to love it, I’d get her any of these:

1, Cadiz Serving Bowl via Anthropologie because she loves to cook for the family.

2, Worishofer sandals because my mom is all about comfortable shoes.

3, Uniqlo Cabbages & Roses scarf for those chilly Spring evenings.

4, Voluspa Ceramic Candle in Macaron because these are just the best candles and the container is so pretty.

5, Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ Large Tote because she adores these totes and can’t have enough of them.

6, J.Crew Summer Straw Hat for her exciting trip to Europe and I’m so jealous.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!


DIY Pull-String Donkey Piñata


It’s almost Cinco de Mayo time so please let me introduce you to my donkey piñata. He took some time to build but he was also so much fun to make. I felt so festive making it that I couldn’t get the Mexican Hat Dance song out of my head. Fiesta colors are not normally my style but I ended up loving its over-the-top bright colors. He just looks so happy!


This pull-string version is a great alternative to a traditional piñata. Instead of hitting it like crazy until candy comes out, each person can nicely takes turns pulling one string from the bottom of the piñata. All the ribbons, except for one, are loosely attached to the box and will simply slide off when you pull it. The one winning ribbon is tied to the trapdoor at the bottom of the box which, once pulled, releases all the candy inside.


Pull-string piñatas are great for little ones who are still too young to do any damage to a cardboard box with a bat. It’s also great if you can’t bear to watch people destroy your piñata creation right in front of your eyes. And how can you hit such a happy little donkey?

Click here for instructions

A food lover’s hat


How cool is this hat? It’s called the “Dinner” hat and that makes me love it even more. The shape alone is super stylish, but the fork and knife is perfect for any food lover. Unfortunately, I’d have to fly out to Japan to get one so I will just continue to admire it here.

(Image via GO OUT online)

New Spring sandals


Don’t you love those moments when you’re shopping at a store and your eyes immediately see an amazing shirt/shoe/sweater/etc., and you want to buy it right away because it’s so cool and you have to have it?

That’s how I felt when I saw these red leopard sandals on Zara’s website and I had an urge to impulse buy. I tend to have better restraint when it comes to online shopping but I couldn’t stop thinking about them. I just loved that it looked so bright and happy and the faux-fur texture was a fun little detail. Of course, I took this as a sign that I truly loved it and I knew it would be money well-spent.

So I bought them after a week, waited until it got a little warmer to wear them, and now I can’t stop staring at them. Red shoes surprisingly work with a lot of outfits and it creates a nice pop of color when you just want to throw on jeans and a plain tee. I think we all need a pair of fun shoes or at least one that will brighten up our day, right?

Over the weekend…


How was your weekend? We celebrated my cousin’s birthday at Honey Pig where we feasted on delicious Korean bbq. My family raved about their kimchi but the best part was that we got to take home these amazing pig lighters. The flame comes out of its nose! And guess where you fill it with butane? Hilarious.


My husband and I made a quick trip to the farmer’s market before lunch and I was excited to find craspedia (or billy buttons). I’ve been seeing it a lot on wedding blogs lately and this was the first time I got to see it in person. Did you know they are a genus of daisies? They are much cooler than daisies.


Hope you had a fantastic weekend too!