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What Jin likes, what Jin wants, and whatever just catches her eye.

August 18, 2014
by adminToki
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Mixology

hg_1I like to mix it up from time to time.  What better way to make it interesting than pairing a very poofy, girly skirt than with tomboy pieces like a chambray shirt and a snap back cap?  Take it one step further with fierce ankle booties and the look can’t be really categorized; but it still works!  I love this leather bucket bag from Zara.  It’s big and roomy and goes with everything.  Ahhh, versatility and functionality.  Two things the practical side of me just loves.  Justification for money well spent.   hg_2hg_3hg_4hg_5hg_6hg_7Shirt/Hat: H&M, Top: TJMaxx, Skirt: Forever 21, Bag: Zara, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

August 12, 2014
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Currently Watching: High School King of Savvy

Image Source: kpop-all.com

Image Source: kpop-all.com

I have a few k-dramas on rotation right now, but here is one I’m half way through which I’m so thoroughly enjoying.  It’s called High School King of Savvy.  Basically it is a mixed identity-work place rom-com about a high school hockey player who has to pretend to be his older brother at work, while his brother is out of the country taking care of business.  Hijinks, romance, and confusion ensue while the hero leads a chaotic double life.  I started this show late (it just completed in Korea, Monday 8/12) because I read the premise and I didn’t really think that I would enjoy it.  I like Seo In Guk, but he was never really a favorite.  I thought he was wonderful in Answer Me 1997 but there was a bevy of other shows that held my interest first with other favorites like Jo In Sung and Lee Sang Woo, so I didn’t get around to it until recently.  But I finally gave an episode a try and I am hooked.  I can’t reiterate this enough:  I really, really like Seo In Guk.  Here is an insanely talented actor who also happens to be this amazing singer, who came from very humble beginnings and has literally beat the odds to become a star.  He’s definitely earned it though.  He simply continues to shine and show his acting depth and breadth with each additional project.  I think I won’t ever be disappointed by his acting.   In addition to Seo In Guk’s Min Suk  (he plays dual roles of the two brothers) there are so much wonderful moments, laughter and heart in this show, I’m simply loving it!  Lee Hana’s Soo Young is endearingly off-kilter but lovably kooky, and little sister Yoo Ah is a romantic rival who happens to be so refreshingly honest and straight forward who happens to be smart enough to not resort to manipulations or scheming.  I highly recommend this show; it’s a breath of fresh air and there are just so many adorable moments you won’t want to miss.  It’s made me smile and laugh and go back and play it all over again.

August 7, 2014
by adminToki
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Urban Escape

ue_1Happy Thursday!  Yes, yes I’m very behind in posting, but here’s one I want to share.  Last week, my sister was in town and our family (minus the men) went on a jaunt to the city.  We walked for miles, had afternoon tea at the Peninsula (which I highly recommend), and just had a mini sight-seeing romp in the city.  I made sure to wear something comfortable; I’ve had experience with blisters from poor choice of footwear before.  My shoes were awesome, I will literally wear those sandals until they break apart.  I probably should have worn some dressy shorts instead of a skirt – they don’t call Chicago the windy city for nothing!  But all in all, it was a lovely day which I got to spend with my loved ones. ue_2ue_3ue_4ue_5sismom Isn’t my mother lovely?

Top: Zara, Skirt/Belt: Forever21, Bag: Proenza Schouler, Sunglasses: Akira