Spring Forward

Spring is near! I'll say it again: spring is near! I'm increasingly aware of its approaching reality with the rising temperature and late sunsets. My heart dances in joy for the season to bask in colors and sunshine all day. 

Though my color preferences change by seasons, blush pink and baby blue are my go-to favorites. Unfortunately, the dreary East Coast winter didn't leave much room for this palette, but I managed to get my color satisfaction from cold-weather lifesavers (hint: bubblegum), lip colors, and Philly architecture.

If you ask me to choose between form and function for style, I would choose the former any day. That's a question of individuality or conformity for me. Would you blend in or stick out? Spring is the perfect platform to break out of muted palettes (ugh black and navy winter puffers) into color and print overload. Hence the #pieana color legend will march on in Spring 2016.

Remember my adventure attire and fall inspo posts? Here are #pieana curated picks for spring! 

For more #pieana color inspos, check out my Pinterest boards or Instagram feed of #pieanapalettes.


Embroidered Bomber Style Jacket $149, Zara

Ladies and gentlemen, Zara has done it once again! I've been wanting pink bomber for days. This is even better than the version I saw in a dream (*gasp*).

Mandalay Dress $198, Reformation

If my love for blue dresses is a flower, it would now be a forest. This will make the top of the list any day.  

Jumpsuit $70, Zara

"One can never have too many jumpsuits" -@pieana. Especially with a color like this, how can you say no?

 6397 Daffodils Tee $95, Need Supply Co.

I'm not a huge fan of graphic shirts, but wouldn't mind lounging around in a loose, beautiful piece like this one from Need Supply Co. Their newest spring lookbook is worth checking out for inspiration.

Wyatt Biker $540, All Saints 

I'm a real sucker for outerwear. Leather and blush pink? My wallet is yours! Take it all!!!

Fragment Dress $169, Gorman

Sweetness from Gorman Autumn '16 collection. But hey, what screams SPRING more than seafoam green?

Peach Hat $32, UNIF

My roots are growing out as I'm deep in hair dilemma. Let's fashionably cover up with a peachy snapback. 


Son & Park Beauty Water $30, Soko Glam

More sun unfortunately means oil control. I heard raving reviews about this magical toner-primer water. It was sadly sold out in my last Korea trip. Hope to get my hands on this baby to replace morning cleansing. 


Pink + Blonde, @ireneisgood

I went blonde exactly a year ago. I don't want to part with my bleached strands just yet, but I'm ready for a change. I've been following Korea-based model Irene Kim for awhile, and she is major #hairgoals.


I'm all about mellow, smooth jams with a little spark of funk and pop. This music video by Oh Wonder is wonderful to the ear and eye with its splash of spring pastels. Hope you enjoy this playlist!

1. Oh Wonder "Without You" 
2. Yuna "Crush" 
3. Kae Sun "Ship and The Globe" 
4. Lianne La Havas "Wonderful" 


And off we go into spring! 


Colorful Concoctions

I appreciate a thoughtful plate with extra care and attention to aesthetic and fresh quality. 

During my college years, the glory of Los Angeles food culture flipped my Bay Area-raised world upside down. I developed a sensitive, yet picky palate that flows with the rhythms of flavors in well-made dishes. I even picked up the tools myself and started cooking. My concoctions quickly evolved from means for survival into one-person gourmet plates full of colors. A delightful satisfaction to my palate and eyes. Mmmm.

Sprinkled with my inner adventurous chef and kissed with colors, here are #pieanaplates!