25, Let's Get It

Dress: Club Monaco (old) | Purse: Chanel
Watch: Cartier | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman 

I celebrated my 25th birthday this Saturday, October 5th. 

25 is the age that always felt so far away, but it got here faster than I thought it would. There is nothing special about turning 25, but it feels like a milestone or a good number to measure how far I have come. It marks my 3rd year out of college and my 9th year of living by myself. As a kid, I imagined myself to be a fully capable and mature adult at 25, and I reflected to see whether I fulfilled that expectation.

10 Lessons from Year 2 in the Real World

Dress: Anthropologie (old, similar) | Purse: Goyard
Sunglasses: Prada | Necklace: Van Cleef & Arpels | Watch: Cartier

My second year in the real world is coming to an end, and I am about to start my third year of working. Last year I posted some lessons I learned, and I thought I would repeat it for my second anniversary. While some of the lessons below are not necessarily "new," they were ones that I felt were consistently being reinforced throughout the past year.

Balenciaga City Mini Review

Tee: Club Monaco | Jeans: Rag & Bone (old, similar) | Bag: Balenciaga
For my first bag review on my blog, I thought it would be fun to write about the Balenciaga City Mini, which I contemplated about getting for the longest time.

I had watched a ton of YouTube videos, consulted my fashionista friends and did research for months, and I finally purchased it this summer.

TL;DR: I love the bag and reach for it more often than I thought I would, even though I have some trouble being creative when styling it.

I'll keep this review short and simple: my purchasing thought process, what I like and don't like, and thoughts on styling.

For measurements and other details, please see the link here.

Sunday Afternoon at Ralph's Coffee

Sunday Funday or Monday Eve?
Work has been piling up, but with the help of my interns, I got to take some time off to explore a coffee shop I have been wanting to visit for the longest time: Ralph's Coffee on the UES!

Purse: Balenciaga | Shoes: Kelsi Dagger

Emotional Exhaustion

Purse: Goyard | Necklace: Van Cleef & Arpels

Instead of doing another fashion post, I thought it would be good to write about a topic that I have often discussed with my friends and colleagues: emotional exhaustion.

Hello, Summer

Summer has finally arrived in NYC! 

Sunglasses: Prada | Purse: Prada | Necklace: Van Cleef & Arpels

Banking + Fitness Update: Why I Quit Keto

Dresses (left to right): Sandro, Theory, Elie Tahari 
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi, Naturalizer | Purse: Celine

After posting about my exercise and diet routine last December, I thought it was time for an update, mostly to hold myself accountable. It's been about five months since I changed my approach towards health and fitness for the better, and I honestly could not be happier with the results. I have lost ALL the weight I had gained from consulting AND banking. I am eating as healthy as I can, exercising regularly and also taking time to relax and decompress after a stressful week. BUT I have made some adjustments to my routine that accommodate my lifestyle even better.

2018: Thank U, Next

Trench Coat: Burberry | Sweater: Theory | Skirt: Express
Hat: Goorin Bros | Loafers: Tods | Purse: Prada

I am a bit late, but Happy New Year!

Stress, Long Hours & Weight Gain

Today's post is about physical health, something I have been struggling with for almost two years, while in consulting and now banking.

3 Lessons from Year 1 in the Real World

September 1, 2017 was my first day of work.

This day last year, I was getting ready for my first day in consulting. I was more relaxed than ever after a three-month vacation in Seoul but also incredibly nervous to start my first job out of college.

Fast forward a year later to September 1, 2018, I can officially say that my first year in the real world was pretty hectic. 8 months of consulting and 4 months of investment banking. 12 months of traveling, late nights, and hustling. It was easily the most challenging year of my life, in both good and bad ways. In this post, I want to highlight three key lessons I learned this past year.