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Hi.

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

[Rose Gold]

[Rose Gold]

Coming back from a long trip from New York and San Francisco, your girl is feeling all kinds of inspired. There's just something about traveling that just gets your creative juices flowing. I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy both cities leisurely because I have been going to both cities quite often and have family there. I will have separate posts for both trips but in the meantime, I wanted to create a post on what you will expect on the new TRE. I want this space to be a curation of my thoughts, inspired by people, events, and places that includes anything and everything from fashion to health to good ol' life advice. After a year-long hiatus of self-reflection and travel, taking a break from blogging and daily posts on social media, there is so much I want to share! Also, in true Korean fashion, with a new beginning, I started it off with new hair, which I absolutely LOVE. I'm always in awe of what my hair boo Guy Tang can do. I ask for a simple color and he always finds a way to out-do anything I imagined it would be like-- there are so many different shades of rose gold in my hair! Catch our latest video together on his YouTube channel here.

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With the new TRE launching, I wanted to focus on a few things that matter most to me and right now, selecting and purchasing pieces that are environmentally friendly is very important to me. With a lot of fast fashion, items are made too quickly, which does a lot of harm to the environment. Because fashion trends evolve so quickly, it's almost impossible for all the items to be sold, therefore it is creating a lot of waste not only when producing them but also when discarding them in copious amounts. Supporting independent designers and hand-made pieces not only help the environment but also create a demand for these type of garments. What I love about living in LA is that there are so many thrift shops and independent designers that are being very environmentally conscious in the way they make their clothing. This piece was hand-painted and made in the US by the designer Blue Fish. They use "organic fibers, recycled cottons, and other natural fibers such as hemp, linen, and silk blends" in their clothing.

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 I love the detail on the back on this piece and how you can wear it on its own as a jumpsuit or with a tee or long sleeve underneath as overalls. What I love about handmade pieces like this is that it's so unique. It's like film, a moment a time that can't be recaptured again. In a world full of so much of the same, what I love the most about finding pieces like this (especially if it's in your mom's closet!) is that you dare to be different. Why not try something new or old--if you're thrifting-- in your wardrobe today?

xx

Ruby

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