Wow, my wedding is over. It’s weird, isn’t it? You’re all stressed out and freaking out then…bam! It’s over. Now, I’m a married woman and have a human being to call my husband. I’m not taking Jaehoon’s last name (I’ll make a post on this topic later) but we are now husband and wife and about to leave for our honeymoon soon! I seriously can’t wait to share all the photos with you guys. Anyways, while I’ve been out running errands (literally, every single day for the past month)..I’ve been living in this vintage Japanese coat. You guys know I’m obsessed with 80s vintage Japanese style (here or here)…it’s like the Spice Girls meets a who new level and I just can’t resist.
Vintage coat (it’s even reversible!)
Uniqlo X Ines de la Fressange dress
Kate Spade bag
Uniqlo X Lemaire cardigan
Uniqlo linen pants
Gentle Monster sunglasses
Bag c/o Bblackbox
Note: Bblackbox is this amazing company…all products are made in the USA & they are wonderfully charitable. Use code PerhapsBananas16 to receive 15% your order!)
We are leaving now (as soon as I finish writing this post) for the airport and will be in Paris in less than 12 hours…EEEEE! All my childhood dreams of traveling to Paris and London and just Europe in general are happening and I’m so darn excited. Make sure you lovely babes are following along on Instagram to see all the awesome postcards from our trip!
Man, tomorrow is my wedding day!!!! I seriously can’t even comprehend how fast time flew by. I had one of those countdown apps on my phone for the past 6 months thinking that time was slowly creeping by, but now….eeeekkkk…it’s here. As the super anxious and easily stressed woman that I am (forever working on that), I dedicated a lot of time this past week to just me. I did all the pampering plus a bit more and you know what? It felt like gold and now I feel just a wee bit better and way less stressed out. I even got a hotel room with a jacuzzi tub (since small city apartments don’t offer bathtubs) and spent my day relaxing and lounging around. I mean, a girl has gotta do what a girl has gotta do.
Bathrobe from Just Cottons on Etsy (seriously, the best!!)
Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Body Cream (if you want to smell like a sweet dessert–this is a must have)
Lush The Kiss Lip Scrub (so cute & works quite well)
Lush Uninhibited Massage Bar (a free gift after a super expensive but wonderful massage at their spa)
Lush Lover Lamp Bath Bomb (so cute, right?..all those little hearts!)
Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Mask (my review here)
Innisfree Ginger Oil Rich Serum (super hydrating)
Etude House Ice Shot Face Mist (one literally cool face mist)
Candle c/o Bblackbox (an awesome candle from a really wonderful and charitable company! Use code PerhapsBananas16 to get 15% off your order!)
Just a public service announcement….weddings are super stressful. They look just peaceful and fun and sometimes even tear-jerking in the loads of wedding videos I’ve been binge watching on YouTube (try it sometime when you’re bored…you might regret it or not). Seriously, how can this be the most happy and free day of my life when I have been on a high-stress alert for the past few months? Plus, family coming into town from the US? More anxiety. But nonetheless, I’ve made it here and will proceed onward.
I can’t wait to share all the *hopefully* lovely wedding photos with you guys plus all the even more awesome photos I’ll be taking on our European honeymoon. Stay tuned to my Instagram for all my postcards from our trip! For now, I’m off getting hitched and drinking and dancing the night away.
This past week, Jaehoon and I took a day trip to Nami Island. One of the benefits of living in such a tiny country is that taking day trips to practically anywhere within the borders is always a possibility. Yay! I love day trips..no need to plan for a hotel or someone to watch Siji! Anyways, Nami Island is this little tiny island north of Seoul and is most famous for Winter Sonata, a Korean drama that I have never seen or even heard of until this trip.
I must admit that Nami Island was a bit of a let down to the both of us. I think I usually have too-high of expectations for most things so I feel more of a let down when things don’t meet my standards *work on that, Mallory*. I thought it was going to be this wonderful, romantic little island filled with nature and joy. And well, there was nature as it was outdoors. But, it was more or less a misguided theme park minus the cool rides, filled with randomness on an island. The best part for the both of us was taking the zip line to the island versus the ferry which was totally worth the money and wait. We seriously love us some zip lining (see here). As we are back from our Nami Island day trip, we will be putting all our energy into preparing for our upcoming wedding…eeeekk…it’s so soon!
A few months ago, Jaehoon mentioned that the best department store in Korea recently opened and that they had this amazing food department. It was a bit far away from us (about an hour on public transportation), but nonetheless…we made the trip and it was well worth it. The Hyundai Department Store Pangyo Branch (info here) is beyond anything I could imagine. Department stores in Korea are usually tall, pretty stale buildings with little color or enthusiasm…some of them do have good food (like Lotte Department Store Myeongdong Branch), but overall they are nothing too special. This is why I have titled the Hyundai Department Store Pangyo Branch the best department store in Korea.
And yes, that is Magnolia Bakery from Sex and the City (here)! OMG! I had to buy the apron because Charlotte is my hero in life and neuroticism. Other awesome food featured: Eataly, Happy Pills, Mon Chou Chou, Nespresso & Meringue Meringue.
While here, I had my first Benefit Brow Bar experience and I must say that it is hands down the best eyebrow waxing and shaping that I’ve ever had. The department store was also having a Find Wally/Find Waldo exhibition of sorts while we were there. It was quite fun to see to see all the figures and images since I grew up with Waldo. Now, Korea also has the world’s largest department store located in Busan (here), but I have to say that the Hyundai Department Store Pangyo Branch is the best department store in Korea.
Like most bloggers, I adore makeup. It’s just one of those things that we can share an obsession sort of love for. I usually stick with brands that I’m familiar with in hopes not to waste my money and not to irritate my skin. However, I’ve been testing and lusting over this new brand every time I step into the Korean store, ALand, for a while so I finally decided to just go for it and I’m not regretting that decision at all! The Land Museum line (here) from ALand is seriously wonderful and worth all the pennies it cost.
When I first saw the line, I was a bit skeptical because why is a Korean independent designer based store selling skincare and makeup products? Well, it’s because they can and those products are amazing! At first, I picked up two of the Land Museum Rose Face Mist because it smelled like heavenly roses and felt really awesome on my dry skin..one was for my pregnant sister who has been suffering from crazy pregnancy skin and one was for me. Next, I decided I needed the jojoba oil which turned out to be true because that was wonderful and the cleansing oil as a travel sized product. But what I really wanted was the Essence Foundation because I had been testing it on my hand for weeks every time I passed an ALand (which is way too frequently, might I add) and it turns out that this product is way perfect…like a mix between a foundation and BB cream, but lighter than both and offers just this perfect, not too heavy amount of coverage. And, as a sheet mask lover (see here), I had to pick up the Land Museum Hydrogel Mask Pack which also did not disappoint. Trying new brands is always a little risky (especially with no blogger reviews available yet), but I’m beyond happy at the quality of the Land Museum collection at ALand.