KOREA: DONGDAEMOON (DDP, cotton candy ice cream)

Long time no blog! I am currently in Korea. It is insanely humid here because it’s after the rain season.

Today, I went to Dongdaemoon to do some shopping and I got to eat some cute little snacks!  I Will do a haul of what I bought in Dongdaemoon in a separate post since I did some damage. On this post, I will be sharing where I went in Dongdaemoon.

  1. Doota Mall
    • this mall is huge, about 5 floors if I remember correctly. This place sells clothes that are designed by independent designers. Clothes here are bit pricy but they are very unique and on trend. If you want to get some inspirations from them, definitely check Doota!
    • The best part about this mall is that on the lowest level, there is a cute cafe called Remicone. Remicone sells cute cotton candy ice cream and artsy snacks. They are most famous for colorful drinks and cool unique ice creams. Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetIMG_6208IMG_6217IMG_62182. DDP (also known as Dongdaemoon Plaza)
    • This place is very famous because it is where fashion shows are held in korea. There is currently a Louis vuitton exhibit going on (until 8/28/17) and you have to book a free ticket online!
    • very cool to take pictures here.
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April Favorites

Long time no blog everyone!
I have been so so busy the past month or so due to AP testings, college preps and more.

I am glad I’m back!

Today, I have a small favorites for you guys!

Let’s get started.

The first Item I’ve using is this phone case. (I have iphone 7 plus) Recently, I’ve been only needing my ID and license and I realized that I no longer need small wallets. This phone case is very sturdy and holds up to 2 cards! Definitely recommend getting this!

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Second favorite is my tinted glasses from Urban outfitters. This has been trending for awhile and I am in love with these. They are oversized which is a plus!

I couldn’t find the exact one so I’ve linked items that are similar:

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Last favorite is my Birkenstock! I have an orange one which is very eye catching. Love all the colors they have and I ended up getting another pair (white one). Birkenstocks are very comfortable and definitely worth getting!

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NYC GUIDE!

My guide will include all the places I have been to in NY including SOHO, DUMBO, Brooklyn, Times Square and all the little places that I don’t really tell others about! I am sharing the secrets only on my blog so take good notes! I have pictures to all the places I have listed but I will post some of them on the very bottom of this post!

*P.S: I don’t live in NY but I go there a lot! I also have some NYC posts up already so you can read that as well!

 

Also, at the end of the post, I am having a giveaway from a collaboration with Tory Burch! I am giving away Tory Burch ‘Britten’ Convertible Clutch– worth $350.00!!!

Giveaway rule is on the very bottom of this post!!

 

Times Square– you must go to the red stairs twice; One in the morning and one at night. The views are different from day to night!

[SHOPPING]

– Forever 21- has many floors; you will take two hours at least

– Sephora-  Try getting your makeup done for free!

– Disney Store- huge! If you love Disney, you must go- everything is adorable!

 

[FOOD]

-Baked by Melissa (mini cupcakes and macaroons)

-Hershey’s

-M&M

-Little Steamed bun’s Ramen (known for soup dumplings; 100/10!!! SO GOOD)

-Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. with times square view! (crowded so make a reservation if possible)

-Kellogg’s NYC (cereal café- don’t recommend it but go for your  Instagram feed! )

 


 

Herald Square

[SHOPPING- some of them]

-Macy’s, H&M (huge!), Victoria’s Secret, B&H Photo & Video (if you are a photographer) , Urban Outfitters (huge!), Forever 21 (ANOTHER ONE) and etc.

 

[PLACES TO EAT]

-Shake shack- must go burger place!

-Sweet Green salad (near Urban Outfitters) – they serve big bowl of salad; you can customize your salad!


 Korea Town (near Herald Square) 

[FOOD]

-Miss Korea (Korean BBQ) 10 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

-BCD Tofu House – 5 W 32nd street

-Food Gallery 32- 11 W 32nd St – this is Korean food court; they sell quick take out meals and deserts! I recommend going to this place if you are in a hurry! 

[THINGS TO DO]

-If you are a K-pop fan, go to Koryo Bookstore -35 W 32nd St (it has everything you want!) Also, this store has upper floor which has Korean fashion clothing items and accessories. On the bottom floor, they also sell some Korean books and cosmetics!

-Empire state building – surprisingly, Empire state building is only three minutes away from Korea town. Go there day and night (or during the sunset hours). The views are breathtaking! Also, I recommend buying the tickets in advance so you can avoid the line!


 OTHER PLACES

Central park – don’t forget to visit the theme park and rent a bike!

-Rockefeller Center (Lego store and NBC studios are near!)

Milk Bar– my all-time favorite ICE CREAM

-Chelsea Market – food and crafts are being sold here!

The Highline (near Chelsea Area)

-Kinokuniya Anime bookstore (HUGE)- 1073 Ave of the America

-NYU and Washington Square Park


DUMBO

Brooklyn bridge from far distance (go at night as well for pretty views)

-Go on a walk near the water and go on a carousel

[SHOP]

-American Apparels

-huge Adidas Store

-Front general store 143 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (vintage shop-pricy)

[FOOD]

-one girl cookies café


SOHO

[SHOPPING- have many High End shopping as well as some affordable places]

– Go to Broadway street, Ox street, Mercer, Prince street and Greene Street etc.

-Acne Studios, Zara, Gucci, Brandy Melville and etc.

 

[FOOD]

-Egg shop- (go for a Breakfast!) 151 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

-Laduree-  398 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012 (Known for Macaroon)

-Jack’s wife Freda – 50 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014 (brunch)

-Happy Bones-  394 Broome St, New York, NY 10013 (everyone’s ‘aesthetic’ café)

[China Town- in SOHO]

[ FOOD]

  • Two Hands Café (for breakfast)

 

[Little Italy]

  • Take a walk around; they have many graffiti!!
  • Get an ice cream or a gelato!

Brooklyn

-Brooklyn Bridge! – this is a must if you go to NY!

-China town- this China town is huge and they have so many good food! Sadly,  I don’t remember the name of the place I went to 😦


PICTURES! – MOST OF THE PICTURES ARE ALREADY UP ON MY INSTAGRAM

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GIVEAWAY RULES:

  • You MUST subscribe to my Blog- I can check if you have subscribed or not; if you unsubscribe, you will be disqualified!
  • Like at least three of my posts
  • Comment which places in NY you’d like to visit out of all the places I have mentioned
  • Follow me on Instagram- I will check if you have followed me or not!

 

I will announce the winner on February 26th!  I will personally email the winner and ship the item!

Thanks and good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

❤️JANUARY FAVORITES❤️

HERE ARE MY JANUARY FAVORITES!!!!

 

Furla bag – my everyday go-to bag!

Lucky brand Jeans– So so comfortable and stretchy, makes your legs slimmer


Cerave lotion-I have been using this for four years and I still love it!


Topshop sock boots -makes your legs look longer!


Nike air force– I am always talking about these shoes! 💵 Nike coupon: click here


Daniel Wellington watch– I really can’t go anywhere without this watch😫❤

☠️ 💀 Grunge Look 💀 ☠️

Today is bit different from my usual “type” of outfits.

I have been wanting to shift my style to grunge or boyish so my first instant thought was denim on denim.

I wore my all time favorite jacket from Urban Outfitters ( Promo Code: EXTENDED BFF 30% all sale items through 11/26)- I bought Large for more oversized look.

My beanie is also from Urban Outfitters ( Promo Code: EXTENDED BFF 30% all sale items through 11/26) – this beanie is plain but it really adds more to your outfit!

 

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👛 Thrift shop haul 👛

I have always thought that thrifting was not clean and always thought, “What can I even buy there? Old clothes?”

But recently, through mass media, thrifting has been popular and I thought I’d give it a try…. and of course… it was a fun experience and I would definitely go again.

So past month or so, I have been into vintage themes so I thought thrifting would be perfect to find vintage items.

Without further due, let’s take a look at what I have found and bought!

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First thing I bought is this grey/brown chunky sweater.

This was $2.99 and I fell in love with the sweater and the price. I layered this with the turtle neck I was wearing and I really loved the combination. Chunky sweaters could easily be styled with boyfriend jeans so I am so so happy with this purchase!img_0271

Second item: Red Crop top

This shirt looks like someone cut off the bottom part of the shirt to make it into a crop top.

I really don’t mind the look of it; I actually like it as a crop top.

I don’t have much color in my wardrobe so I thought this shirt could change the color scheme a little. I honestly don’t know how I will style this shirt yet but follow my Instagram to see what I do with it!

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MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PURCHASE I MADE: TOMMY JEANS

like what? I found this in a thrift shop! I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN I FOUND THIS!

I found perfectly fitting jeans from Tommy. It still has a logo on the back pocket and all. I just love love this pair. Do I really need to say much more on this? I cannot wait to style this with EVERYTHING.img_0589img_0588img_0590

My fourth find: slip dress

At first, I wasn’t sure about getting this dress but the more I stared at it, the more I have fallen in love with it. The material is silky material, very soft. I love the color scheme (and like I said before, I need more colors in my wardrobe). The straps are adjustable and I am going to style this with plain tshirts and turtlenecks. img_0591

 

 

I honestly am so pleased with my first ever experience at thrift shop and I am really looking forward to more trips to Goodwill!

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🍂 soft cotton & soft denim outfit 🍂

 

Hello everyone!! So lately, I’ve been into off shoulder tops; it gives me that soft girly look and it really looks like I put some effort onto my outfit.

My super soft off shoulder top is from Brandy Melville (similar).

To go with that, I am wearing my favorite uneven denim skirt from LuvLuv shop in NY. (similar).

I then put on my ALL TIME FAVORITE WATCH: Daniel Wellington!! (Ta-Da!!! I bet you aren’t even surprised-.- )

Lastly, to finish off my outfit, I wore my favorite shoes from ASOS.; I love the black stud details  and I love how these shoes really compliment my legs.

 

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To see more of my outfits and lifestyle pictures, check out my 💜 Instagram 💜@jessica.parkk!!

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