Sunday, January 31

Life Palette

Crop Top: Forever XXI
Shorts: ZARA
Boots: Forever XXI
Purse: Forever XXI

I am always known to be closely related to colors. The way I style and mix/match is mostly influenced by shades, colors, and contrasts. As you may know, lately I have been so obsessed about colorful ombré (after I saw IreneIsGood's Instagram). I think colorful hair is fun and hip!

Since my red and purple combination ombré disappeared, I have been looking around for other colors I can "decorate" my hair with. I "stalked" Irene Kim's and Han Yoora's Instagram and I totally love - love their blue:aqua:turquoise hair. I decided to 'semi-temporarily' colored my hair blue (Aqua and Cyan), thanks to my friends Maria and Hilda who helped me apply this color. 

Before the blue color goes out (normally takes about a month or two to fade out, I decided to step out the house and snap some pictures with the fresh blue color. White crop top is my super-duper-fave thing these days. If you open up my closet, about 1/16 of it is just white crop top. The scuba material and embossed "NOT OKAY" font gives the look a more hip feel, which I aimed for. The shorts from Zara totally compliments my blue ombré, and it also matches the top's silhouette.

To finish the look, I selected this pair of over-the-knee suede boots from Forever XXI. The greyish brown color somehow just match with the turquoise shorts and I love them as a pair! Plus, these suede pairs are super warm and comfy, too! 

You know what? Having a colorful ombré hair is super fun! When you change color, you feel like you are someone else with a totally different character. You can play with different style and outfit. You switch gear and play with a different life palette. Hope this post helps those who are thinking about getting some colorful ombre! 



Thursday, January 28

Night at The Museum

HAPPY 2016! I know it is so late, Catherine, come on!! It is the END of JANUARY!! I know.. I know!! Nevertheless I want to say Happy New Year. I am sure all of us aim to be better this year, let's hope all of us are still aligning with our New Year's Resolution.

Winter in Chicago this year has not been terrible at all. I was able to wear short skirts multiple times.. of course pairing it up with all sorts of over-the-knees. Last weekend, my "sisters" and I went out to this cute place called the Three Arts Club in Chicago. Thanks my cousins, Erina and Debbie, for the suggestion. We totally enjoyed the visit and we plan to come back soon!

Short chat about the place. In the past, women (students) who travels are not allowed to stay in a hotel. So "dormitories" were built in different cities to accommodate these travelers. Besides staying over, they can mingle and socialize with other people, and also learn arts and such. It's interesting. Because they did not make enough money (I assume), the place became more and more torn down. The maintenance cost was getting higher and the association could not afford it. So pretty recently this place (Three Arts Club) were sold to a businessman which then renovated this place, made a cafe, and interior exhibits.

Top - Forever XXI, 
Hat - Forever XXI, 
Vest, Agy.Nyc, 
Purse - Christian Lacroix, 
Boots -, 
Necklace - 

My sister and amazing photographer @marsmariajg

I think my outfit is a typical outfit you would wear to museums in Europe. I have been "stalking" instagram pictures of Europe and I can't wait to visit Paris one day! All an all, I think my outfit fits the ambiance in Three Arts Club.
The vest, the necklace, the purse, and the hat are all very edgy and classy at the same time. Totally enjoyed playing with blanc et noir. Letting my gut control how I dress myself up. 

What do you think? Share your thoughts and picture with me and let's talk about Fashion :)


Catherine x Etinology

Sunday, December 6

Over The Knee Boots

Are you seeing Over the Knee boots nowadays these days? Me too! Finally I've got myself one from and it is priced for only less than $10!!

In this post, I want to show you how I styled my new over the knee boots and my experience with this product from

Top - Tobi, Short - Forever XXI, Over the Knee Boots -, Necklace - 

I have been looking for over the knee boots for so long, but when I find one it's always been so expensive! I got the chance to collaborate with about a month ago, refer to my post here, and I was super glad to find this amazing boots from their site! 

By the way, if you are looking for the boots - here is the link to the product page: 

Overall, I liked the shopping experience with For me, the website was clear and easy to navigate, the product only took about 2 weeks to arrive (which I thought was pretty good, considering it is from overseas), and honestly I thought for the price of $7.31, the boots were definitely a steal! I thought the quality is good, it is durable, and the design looked just like the picture in the site, except it is a bit shorter than what I expected. Possibly because I have a bulky leg, so the boots don't go up as much. 

I have worn this boots at least three times and totally loved it! The great thing about this pair of boots for me is that they make my legs look longer and skinnier. You have no idea how bulky my legs are actually, but with the help of the black boots, I can now show off my legs! Yay! 

Another reason why I think this feels like the right investment for me: It looks just like the ones I found in Nordstrom and more expensive online stores, but it is more wallet-friendly! I would wear this boots with shorts, skorts, skirts; anything that can show off your legs!

Overall, I really like this boots: the style is new, the quality is good, and the price is a definite go. 
I also enjoyed the service and collaboration I have with Fast response, shipping, and customer service. 

Thank you,