Posts tagged effortless
Tousled Waves

My favorite hairstyle and my go-to look:

The Tousled Waves


Tousled hair stays in style because it gives off that effortless cool-girl vibe to any look! My Asian hair is naturally fine and straight, and I absolutely dislike how it gets flat really easily. After trying different hairstyles, I discovered tousled waves and became obsessed. If I had to describe it, I'd say it's something in between beach hair and bed hair. Fun and effortless.

So get ready to channel your inner Beyoncé and look like you "woke up like this" because on today's post, I'll be sharing you how I get my everyday tousled waves! Simply follow the three easy steps below.

Bit first, you’ll need:

Step 1: Prep + Section

Spray heat protectant all over your hair and section it. Start curling from the bottom section and work your way up.

Tip: Day-two hair is usually the best to work with because it holds your curls better!


Step 2: Wrap + Wave

Wrap each section of your hair with a curling wand for 10-15 seconds to create waves.

Tip: Don’t leave it on for too long to avoid stiff-looking curls


Step 3: Shake + Shape

Use your fingers and shake your hair from the roots. This technique will separate and loosen your waves for that effortless, tousled look! Spray dry shampoo to add texture and sea salt spray to set the waves. Then, scrunch up parts of your hair to give it more shape.

Tip: Do an upside down hair flip to add more volume


Hair by Niki Nguyen

All Black Everything

Do you get one of those days when you just can’t decide what to wear or can’t seem to find anything in your closet?! This is me… like almost every day, and it can be frustrating at times. But one thing I came to realize is that “when in doubt, wear black.” All black that is. It’s the most fail-proof outfit! My closet is filled with black pieces from head to toe, in different styles and textures. I’m pretty sure ya’ll feel me on this one. Black is just so addicting, and for a number of reasons: it flatters every skin tone, works for every season, flattering for any figure, and never goes out of style. So for this post, I’m wearing black head to toe. It’s so simple yet chic. I got this t-shirt dress from early Black Friday shopping at Foreign Exchange. They were having a buy-one-get-one sale so I went a little crazy and bought some basic pieces that my closet needs. I take pleasure in accessorizing my basics so I paired my slouchy beanie and favorite statement necklace. Enjoy loves!

Beanie from H&M / Shoes from Public Desire

xo, Pau

Photography: Allen Chen (@aybce)


I love a good view spot but never thought it would be the best place to shoot pictures at, especially at night. When Jeff (@yojefff) took me to a view spot to shoot an outfit, I was doubtful at first. But he proved me wrong, and I loved how the pictures came out! We also got to enjoy the view for a bit while shooting.

A little black dress is a must in your closet. This is the Rolling in the Deep V Black Strapless Dress from LuLu*s that I got awhile back. I love the sweetheart AND deep V neckline. The dress is simple, yet sophisticated. It’s the perfect little back dress that can be dressed up or down. I chose to pair it with a denim jacket to dress it down since I was going for a more casual look. The dress looks effortlessly gorgeous by itself, but I decided to wear a statement necklace to complete my outfit.

Dress: Lulu*s

Jacket: Thrifted / Shoes: Forever 21

Necklace: Urban Outfitters / Watch: Michael Kors

I wanted to give off a more edgy vibe for this second look, and the American Apparel disco pants does the job. I love how these pants fit me like a glove. It’s hard for me to find a pair of high-waisted pants that fit me well like these do.

I also love how effortless it is; throw on any top and you’re good to go! These pants never fail to grab people’s attention. So if you’re going somewhere and planning to make a statement, you should definitely get a pair.

Choker: Topshop / Shoes: Doc Martens

I told Jeff how I like wire fences so he took me to this spot:

This was actually the before picture when I broke the fence...

Ha ha, I'm kidding! I couldn't help but laugh after taking that shot.

Photography: Jeff Fernandez (@yojefff)

Hope you enjoyed my first post!

xo, Pau