Lookbook: Eight: White & Gold

I’ve been doing more feminine looks lately, which contain more pieces from my work wardrobe (ex: Lookbook Six (Pastel Blazer) and Seven (Disney Princess).

However, because I feel kind of forced to wear more plain clothes for work everyday (which I already really push the borders of, and sometimes wear things I probably shouldn’t =p), when I go out, I usually dress… more bold (ex: Lookbook One (Primary Colors), Two (Leopard Print), and Five (Joker))?


That’s the best word I can come up with for my go-out style. My brother once said I dress very ‘outrageous‘, many of my friends say ‘hip-hop‘, and I’ve even gotten ‘black‘ before. However, I don’t really think it’s exactly any of those! I’ve always thought about it, but have never been able to use a word to describe my go-out style. My outfits are not even really that outrageous, it’s just that most people, especially girls in Korea, dress so ‘conforming feminine’ (I call it the ‘office look‘ — they dress even more plain than I do for work!) so my outfits seem more ‘outrageous’

That is why I would love to live in or at least visit Japan. I feel like that is the only country where I can wear literally whatever I want and not look so strange. My dream is to buy an entire gothic lolita outfit complete with a top hat, black lace umbrella, black and white laced one piece dress, and huge platform shoes and just strut around Japan like it were perfectly normal — how wonderful that would be!! Even just talking about it makes me excited!



Anyways, back on track. So, here is a more sporty look I think more of my friends know me for.

Please be generous with liking, hyping, and re-tweeting this look on Lookbook. Thank you very much~! ^^


Friends who shop with me know that I love silver and gold shoes and bags. I don’t like all gold or silver t-shirts, pants, or anything else — just bags and shoes. That’s my bling~! XD

I realized that I’ve collected quite a few pieces of white and gold items, so decided to do a look on it. Normally, I don’t like all white outfits, but I think the gold works well with this. What do you guys think?


I love long and baggy shirts. This skull shirt is baggy, but not in an unflattering way where I look like I’m being swallowed by my T-shirt. I like how the sleeves even look a bit like from a blouse!



The bag is from EXR, a Korean sports brand you can find in most major shopping areas (ex: Myung Dong) and department stores (ex: Lotte Department Store).

I really love sports brand bags and shoes! My favorite sports brands are Adidas and Puma for bags, and Le Coq de Sportif for clothes and shoes (Lookbook: Two for Puma bag). I used to really like EXR for their bags, but the quality of their bags relative to price has been disappointing over the last few years, so I don’t really shop with them anymore. I bought this bag a few years ago for about $80-100 USD (can’t remember exactly!).

The NYX watch is from my April Accessories Shopping Haul.

Also, I love almost anything with skulls, hence the ring and t-shirt.

It’s really bad, but I will buy a piece of clothing that I normally wouldn’t just because it has a skull on it T_T I really liked this gold font skull pattern though!

I remembered one of the judges on America’s Next Top Model (I think it was Jay) said to one of the girls “You are wearing a skull T-shirt, and anything with a skull on it looks great to me!” and I thought, ‘wow, I’m not the only one!’

Shoes from FUBU, one of my favorite brands. I pointed it out once to a friend who used to be very into hip-hop fashion, and she said “That’s so you. Black.” I actually didn’t know this. It was just a brand I liked shopping at. After looking it up, FUBU is an African-American based clothing brand which Samsung invested in and opened in Korea, available in most major shopping areas (ex: Myungdong, COEX Mall, and AK Plaza).

They sell really funky looking snow suits and snowboards. If I ever decide to pick up snowboarding, I decided I must invest in one of their snow suits. Their clothes are quite pricey, but their shoes are relatively cheaper for what you get.

These shoes costed about $100-120 USD, which is really not much for a pair of shoes of this quality and details.



The Makeup

I’ve been wanting to do this look on Park Bom (2ne1) since forever. I would occasionally pull this picture up and just admire her makeup.

I had a lot of fun playing around with all the bright and vibrant colors, however, I didn’t draw my black eyeliner as heavily as she did, which I think I should’ve. So in the end, I’m not totally satisfied with this look.

I may re-do it again in the future!

I curled my hair with a straightener. I can’t use my curler that I lugged all the way from Canada because… I don’t have an adaptor for the plug T_T

I thought the vibrant colors and dark black eyeliner would go well with the all white and rather plain outfit. However, I think I was too light handed with the make-up! Instead, I should’ve lined my eyes more heavily like Lookbook: Three

Tip: The important thing with getting vibrant eye shadow colors is to use a good base of matching color underneath, the brighter the better.

No product listing today either T_T Sorry!



I’m actually going to be going back to Vancouver for a month in August for my vacation to spend some time with my family there and eat some real Chinese food (dim sum! my love!).

So, for the month of August, all I will be doing more product reviews, because while I can bring small cosmetics with me, I don’t want to lug any of my clothing there. I want to leave room in my suitcase to bring some stuff back.

It’s actually a really awkward suituation for me, because 70% of my wardrobe, accessories, and shoes are in Vancouver (plus my mom’s wardrobe, she has lots of nice clothes I want to steal for myself!). So often times, when I’m trying to put a look together, I will think, ‘Oh, this would go great with that… but it’s in Vancouver T_T’.

I’m not sure if I will be able to shoot any looks in Vancouver, so I will be doing mostly product reviews — makeup, skincare, and haircare, Korean culture + shopping posts, and a variety of other topics. That is why I haven’t been doing as many product listing and reviews and focusing more on Lookbook posts until I leave.

If you like product-related posts, look out for them, coming soon in August~! ^^

22 Responses to “Lookbook: Eight: White & Gold”

  1. I love this look, it’s so simple yet really fashionable. I love how you tell where you can get the products… although it’s not like I can get it and some fun facts about the products. ie the FUBU brand shoes. Hmm… although you’ll be doing product reviews I’ll still be looking forward to it, you did a very thorough review on the bb creams, best I’ve seen/read so far. Oh! And the make up looks really nice. Park Bom’s looks, I feel are hard to achieve because he lids are really thick which many of us don’t have the same kind of lids.

    • I know many ppl who read my blog don’t live in Korea, so it will be hard for them to purchase these products even if I tell them about it, but I also know that many ppl who read my blog want to visit Korea one day, and I hope that if they have anything they really want to buy, at least they can refer back to the blog at that time. Also, I just find it really frustrating to look and read fashion blogs that keep all their items a secret — I want to know the price, store, and story behind all the pieces!

      Oh, I’m glad you thought the bb cream/foundation review was good XD I hope the quality of my other reviews can be on par with that one as well!

      You are right about Park Bom’s lids being much deeper/thicker but I think I could create the illusion of a similar look if I just used more black liner and drew it on properly and placed my lashes up a bit higher, like I did for another look where I actually got a comment that I looked like Bom in that photo! I think it was just the makeup that resembled her though, cus I look nothing like her!

      Thank you for all your thorough and constructive comments ^^ I really appreciate them.

  2. I love this look! The accessories are amazing! Though I love silver, I’m usually not a fan of gold but I think it looks lovely on you.
    I also really dig the bright eyes :)

    I hope you enjoy your time back in Vancouver!

  3. Heyyy you’re smiling :D I was wondering when that’d happen x) not that it’s bad, but it’s nice to see a smile every now and then :D
    I do think you needed heavier make-up but it still looks nice and casual :) and I like the outfit… casual yet not lazy (does that make sense? idk xD;)
    Have fun next month~ :D maybe you can show different places in Vancouver? idk x)

    • It made total sense and I absolutely loved your description of ‘casual yet not lazy’ XDDD It’s perfect! Because when I was putting the outfit together, I was wondering if ppl would think it was too plain because it’s all white, but I thought it’d be impossible because there were so much bling here and there (bag + watch). That was also why I decided to curl my hair to put more ‘effort’ into the look XD Glad you thought it turned out well!

      And yes… the make up.. darnit! And as for smiling, a friend of mine pointed out I never smiled in pics. Most of those smiley pictures are actually when I was at the end of the shoot and I took a few extra smiling ones for fun / goofing off but they turned out okay so I used them XD

      Haha maybe I will post some of the pics of when I’m in Van on facebook!

  4. OOOOHHHH~ For some random reason, I noticed your hair. LOL. It looks sooooo beautiful. >) Plus the skull thing and the shoes reminds me of BIGBANG~ I don’t know whyyyyy~

    I do agree that you should have done heavier make-up, but all in all, you amazed me again~ I hope you would enjoy your stay in Vancouver :3

    • Thank you for noticing the hair! I did spend extra time curling it! XD

      Ooooh I’m so happy it reminds you of Big bang, because I love them and their style as well! All the things they wear always amazes me.

      It’s really too bad about the makeup! T_T I’ll know for next time though!!

      I’m totally looking forward to going back to Van. T_T *counting down*!

      • OHHHHHH! So that’s why~ No wonder it really looks more different than your other looks. >3

        I KNOOOOOOW. <3 Srsly, when I first saw the look, the first thing that came into my mind was really them~ <3 I also love them too~ Their songs and their fashion sense is sooooo amazing~ <3

        Don't worry, you still look beautiful as always~ ^^ I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy going back to Van~ ^^

        • I’ve been wanting to do looks like these and will try to have more in the future! I just like to have some variety of looks, since that’s how my real wardrobe is like, but the bigbang/2ne1 style is my fav kinds of looks for sure!

          And thank you so much ^^ I can’t wait to go back!!

  5. OMG, i love your style! *-*
    You just got a new subscriber :D

    • Thank you so much ^^

      You have an interesting blog. I like the ‘What Kpop taught me’ re-post the most XD totally awesome!

  6. I like this!! I just like everythingXD haha. especially your watch! and btw park bom is really pretty but I guess onni is even prettier. ~.~ u dont have to copy her look onni. I’m not gonna lie but I think your prettier than her. if ur like a member of 2ne1 pssh you’re gonna get more fans..including meeee!! haha. I love your hair too i used to have that color of hair but then its fading away now. T_T 3/4 is black from the top. and the other is reddish brownish idk what its called but yeah. thats my comment for now. byeebyeee! im working soon :D

    • Haha Michelle thank you for stopping by to comment even before work!!

      Oh my, thank you for saying that about how I look but… you might be the only person to think so! XDDD haha naw, I think everyone has their own qualities that some ppl may like, and some ppl don’t. I’m just glad you like mine XD If I were to be in any group, it would be 2ne1 because I hate all the typical girly boring feminine groups! 2ne1 has crazy style and dances and everything!!

      You should just color your hair orange! XDD

  7. OMG dongseng!
    I really really loved this look *_*
    Especially the shoes.
    You look incredibly beautiful *_*

  8. I love your look!! It’s totally something Park Bom would wear. You are so cute. I love your eye makeup too! So cute!

  9. I adore this look! I really really love the shoes & the watch.
    AND the eye makeup. I’d love to be able to put on make up like that!!
    It looks absolutely great.

    funnily enough, I’m moving back to vancouver next year! small world, huh? ^^

    • Thank you! Glad you like.
      Well, I definitely don’t do that kinda makeup everyday either =p

      Where do you live now? I miss Chinese food in Vancouver soooo much. I’m going back in less than a week! I’m sooooo super duper excited!! eek!!

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