Victoria's Secret

Love is a Fire










Top: Victoria’s Secret lace cutout corset | Bottom: KTRcollection ** Made to Order ** High Low skirt in Red | Shoes: Mode Collection | Lips: Revlon “Cherries in the Snow”

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Growing up, red was never my go-to color to wear. I’ve always been a little shy (when I was younger) and red was just too flamboyant for me. Funny, as I got older and developed into my personal style, red is now my signature favorite trademark. Whenever I’m in doubt, feeling drab, or just wanted a little pick-me-up, red will instantly do the trick. Whether it’s a red pair of heels, a red top or skirt, red lips or nails…or all together (which is probably better suited for special occasions)!

Red is energizing; it signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It’s confident, passionate and in various Asian cultures, red is the color of good luck, joy and prosperity. So I’m starting off the holidays and the new year all decked out in red! Hope you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! Happy Holidays! :)

xoxo, KTR


Turks & Caicos Photo Diary: Part II




Taylor Bay, Turks & Caicos




Victoria’s Secret swim top and bottom






My very first time having Conch!





Swim top: Victoria’s Secret | Swim Bottom: Vix | Cover-up: Aythea floral fringe cover-up (similar here and here)






High waisted denim distressed shorts (similar here, here, here, here, and here)



Life’s a beach when we vacation…well I’m a beach bum and if I didn’t live in the city, I’d probably lived on a small island and worked whatever job I could to make ends meet just so I can be near this crystal clear, pristine water and powder soft white sand every single day…and I’d convince Nate to be a fisherman, because I’d need him to catch all the Caribbean spiny lobsters for me to stuff my face with every night.

The weather in TCI during our stay was perfect, mid 80s but never humid or unbearable like certain islands that we visited in the Caribbean. We stayed at the Regent Grand Hotel on Grace Bay (here are photos from Part I), steps from the beach and a short walk to the supermarket, Salt Mill shopping center with all the little shops, small restaurants even a couple bars with live music at night. I also love how everything was outdoorsy and dinner underneath the stars every night didn’t consisted of battling those lovely flies, mosquitoes or their cousins!


We stayed in an area where it was never too crowded or overwhelmed with a touristy vibe, but when we really wanted to get away, we rented a car and drove to the other side of the island to Taylor Bay (best beach on the island IMHO). The water was extremely warm, calm, shallow for miles, and for two newbie floaters/semi-swimmers, we appreciate calm knee deep water where we can see our toes!

We rented our car from Grace Bay Car Rental (highly recommended, they will drop off and pick up the rental at your hotel) but please be warned, most rentals’ driver’s seat are on the right unless you specifically request in advance for a seat on the left. We had a fun surprise when the car showed up, but thank goodness the driver below was calm!


-Photos by NR, me and the tri-pod –

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Thanks for stopping by the blog and we hope you enjoyed our vacay photos!

xo, K


Those Last Warm Days




mintswim5{Photos by NR}

Swim top and bottoms: Mint Swim | Hat: Victoria’s Secret floppy hat (similar here) | Glasses: Tom Ford Nikita cateye

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I know it’s fall and you’re probably wondering why on earth am I talking swimwear. Well, hear me out. This is the time of year when everyone’s bundled up and all the stores are releasing their winter collection. That means, all the swimsuits goes on sale! If you’re a swimsuit fanatic like me, this is the perfect time of year to grab some of those awesome deals for next year.

But before you rush out to grab that itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, little polka dot bikini, consider investing in something a bit more unique: the high waisted bikini bottoms. Some people may not like the idea of bringing back a style that was all the rage in our grandmas’ days, but I think the style is quite refreshing and not all high waisted bottoms are considered “old school.” Well as you can see, this Mint Swim I’m wearing has quite the modern twist with all all over mesh design and strategically placed over-sized dots to covered up the goods. It’s really sexy yet fun, retro, classy and it’s currently on sale for $40 off. I had to quickly snagged this up before it sells out. :)

Here are a few others I have on my wishlist

1) Leopard top & bottoms | 2) Floral studded top & bottoms 3) Floral print top & bottoms


Jungle Fever







junglefever7[Photos by NR]

Top: Victoria’s Secret (old, similar here) | Bottoms: ASOS high waisted floral swim | Hat: Forever 21 straw hat | Glasses: Dior cat eye | Bracelets: Marc by Marc Jacobs ID bracelet, DIY rhinestone bracelets

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Some of my favorite things to do when the weather heats up is head to the beach, so I’m always on the lookout for new swim suits. I love my itty bitty little bikini bottoms but for a while now I am obsessed with the retro inspired looked of these high waisted bikini bottoms. This trend oozes glamour and is fabulous for curvy shapes or for enhancing those of with less. Here are a few of my faves!

What do you think about high waisted swim bottoms?


1)  Python print 2) Floral 3) Leopard 4) Strappy sides 5) Polka Dots 6) Heart 7) Laced-up 8) Side Cutouts

South Beach: Girls Time, Memories & A Few New Gator Friends



miami5[Photos by T. Rhea]

Swimsuit: Victoria’s Secret top and bottoms | Bottoms: American Apparel wide leg sheer pants | Hat and glasses: H&M

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Weekends on Miami Beach are usually filled with parties, dancing, shopping and some pretty amazing meals. Our annual girls trip included just that and a few new buddies we met along the Florida Everglades…



Did you know that the Florida Everglades is not a swamp, but a 50-mile-wide, slow-moving fresh water river full of saw grass and home to roughly 300,000 alligators (as well as crocs)? The thought of being on a boat going down this river was pretty terrifying until we got there and saw just how beautiful this place was.



Meet Roderick!

Our first sighting was pretty exciting and a little creepy how close we were!


miami15Rod and the crew hanging out



After days of research we decided to go with the Airboat in Everglades tour because they have the best reviews on TripAdvisor. I was really nervous because these tours doesn’t normally offer seat belts, helmets, life vests, a stun gun and well, a glass wall all around the boat. But as soon as we met our tour captain Chad, he completely made us feel at ease because he was very knowledgeable, friendly, and mindful of our needs and comfort.

For $50 on a semi private 1 hour tour, we saw loads of alligators up close and learned about the general wildlife in the Everglades. This was definitely a unique and fun experience that’s a must if you’re ever in Florida!





As we get older, life can be pretty hectic especially when we have careers, husbands and/or children. Sometimes it feels like there’s no time in a day to do everything we need to do and we tend to forget about the people that has been there for us before all of this…our girlfriends! We started our “girl’s trip” a few years ago and plan on doing at least one a year to a new destination! I think vacations and quality time with friends are critical for our well being and being able to share these moments even after we’re married or have kids is also equally important. :)

xoxo, KTR