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Hi.

Welcome to The Ruby Element. [style] + [beauty] + [travel] + everything in between. I hope you enjoy your stay! x

[Ace Hotel - DTLA]

[Ace Hotel - DTLA]

If you're looking for a place to go this weekend, I recommend going to the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA. The best summertime haven-- crisp salads, great selections of wine and beer, and of course a rooftop pool. Any opportunity is a good one for an Instagram snap. A great way to spend your summer nights as well as the rooftop becomes a club on the weekends. 

Yes, this is how I like to enjoy my cocktails. In total relaxation. And oh, how I'm in love with my new orange lipstick by MAC. It's called Sushi Kiss and it is everything I love about the summertime-- fun, fresh, and full of possibilities. Haha.  I kid about the last part but I do love a good orange lip-- it gives the best pop of color when you're not in the mood for a full on makeup look but it also still gives you an illusion of a tan. Leave it to bright colored lippies to make me a happy gal!

I found this Korean War medal at the Long Beach Antique Market and thought it'd be a great way to add some flare to an old button up or leather jacket. I always love finding unique ways to change up something ordinary. I particularly loved that there was some history to this piece, especially one that affects me, being a Korean American.

Can you feel the heat in this photo? It was super hot this day. How gracious of the weather to cooperate with my summer theme.

"Gone Relaxing." Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Do something crazy. Make memories. Fall in love. Enjoy life and be free!

x [rp]

[top | Calvin Klein (similar here), sunnies  | Ray Ban, cutoffs | One Teaspoonplatform sneakers | Tokyo (similar here), jewelry | Miss Wax, lipstick | Sushi Kiss]

[Ms. Daisy]

[Ms. Daisy]

[Whites + Neon Brights]

[Whites + Neon Brights]