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

[Boxy Whites]

[Boxy Whites]

Breathe. It's Friday! Finally. I'm looking forward to finally attending Beauty Con for the first time-- for those of you going, see you there! My week has been void of event hopping and socializing for the most part due to school life completely taking over. I'm slowly trying to get back into the swing of becoming a student again. I don't know how I did it all those years! It's definitely been a struggle but with lots of caffeine and sanity breaks with friends and family, I should pull through.

Due to the chaos that is my life, I have dedicated most of my outfits in matching sets, rompers, or easy tank and skirt combos. Simplicity has been my best friend in getting myself dressed, especially in this SoCal heat. 

It's no secret that I've been in love with boxy silhouettes all summer so I was glad to create my own little matching boxy two-piece with some of the items I found in Missguided's "Hot White Now" trend section. The mesh panels in both the top and shorts made them the perfect pair. Plus, I can always appreciate simple silhouettes with an alternate element, like the mesh, to keep it modern. A bold red lip to tie it all together and bring some color into this look. 

About the Photographer

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of finally meeting Teban S of Asian Impressions Photography, a photographer whom I've been interacting with on Instagram and grown quite fond of due to his positive interactions with his followers and beautiful captures of women from all around the world. His dedication to finding unique sides of his models' beauties has always been my favorite part of his photography. I was also drawn to the beautiful stories behind each photo he took. 

I chose the Arts District because it's by far my favorite place to shoot-- there's so much culture in this part of the city and I've always been in love with Downtown LA. Of course, we had to stop by Little Tokyo-- though it doesn't compare to the actual city of Tokyo. (Check out my travel diary to Tokyo here.) It's a great local alternative to access all the Japanese goodness that I crave. My favorite sushi restaurants are Oomasa and Sushi GenCafe Dulce has the best pastries-- donut lovers, this is the place for you and you can't forget the cute little trinkets you can find in almost any of the stores inside the Japanese village.

Current Favorites

Oh, and I've been really getting into Sam Smith-- he speaks to my soul. My favorites are Money On My Mind, Lay Me Down, and La La La. I've included his Spotify at the bottom of this blog post for y'all to enjoy! Have a great weekend, everyone!

x [rp]

[head-to-toe | c/o Missguided]

Shot by Teban S.

[Chambray in the Bay]

[Chambray in the Bay]

[Trending: The Chloe Skort]

[Trending: The Chloe Skort]