Strawberry Festival

5.31.2011



 


[dress: closet find, heels: bamboo, hat: volcom, sunglasses: electric]

It's tradition.

Every year Jud and I go to our local Strawberry Festival for one reason only. No, it's not for the rides or games or even the fancy carnival food. It's for this one dessert: strawberry shortcakes. There's a slice of shortcake at the bottom of the bowl with ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream piled on top. I'm not a crazy fan of too many strawberries but I do like the combination flavors of the ice cream, whipped cream, and strawberries slightly soaked into the shortcake. Mmmm...not too bad I must say. It was a pretty good way to enjoy the sunny day. Hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend!


Sending love,
kimberly
-xoxo-
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Food for Fridays: Memphis Santora, Santa Ana

5.27.2011











After my fashion show debut during OC Fashion Week, we all went around the corner to Memphis at the Santora. I've heard about this place before but was never in the neighborhood and finally got the chance to give it a try.

Menu:
1. Cajun trio - WOW this is really good and flavorful. Definitely has that cajun taste to it but it goes well with everything.
2. Southern crab cakes - good with the sauce. I wish it came with more than 3 pieces. Finished it in no time.
3. Prince (of something?) martini (it was at the top of the drinks list) - a little sweet, which is how I like it.
4. Soul burger with sweet potato fries - the angus chuck meat was like heaven in my mouth and went perfectly with the chipotle aioli.
5. Pulled pork sliders - tastes a lot better than it looks. Trust.
6. Bison burger - good but it probably would've been better if it was on a burger bun (they ran out so it was on a baguette instead).
7. Mary's free range chicken & waffles with sweet potato fries - okay. I guess I'm used to eating waffles with fried chicken but the sweet potato fries were extra yummy. In fact, we ordered another order of just the fries.

It turns out this hidden Artist's Village in downtown Santa Ana is about 15 minutes away from me! Who knew? Next time I want to try the saffron risotto jambalaya and the down home gumbo. Both sounds so delish don't they?

*FYI the chocolate cake is from 85 degrees Bakery ~ thank you Jud! You are truly amazing! <3

Well I hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend! Have fun and be safe!


Sending love,
kimberly
-xoxo-

CHECK IT OUT: Memphis at the Santora, 201 North Broadway, Artist's Village, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Tel: (714) 564-1064.
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Megan's Wings 2011 Charity Benefit

5.26.2011













[dress: h&m, coat: ideology heels: gifted from Bakers]

Earlier this month I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Megan's Wings 2011 Charity Benefit. Megan's wings is a non-profit organization in memory of Megan Savage who, at the young age of 9, lost her battle to Leukemia in 2003. The Megan's Wings organization was created to provide assistance to families with a child undergoing cancer treatments in Southern California.

This year's Megan's Wings charity event was held at the Kettle One Vodka headquarters located in Irvine, CA. My dear friend, Michael, is one of the Board members so Michael Diep (inventor of Emery Cat), Mindy, and I all went together to show our support. I was very happy to see so many people dedicate their time and offer incredible donations towards a great cause. Tom Hoff, a three-time Olympian and captain of the U.S. Men's volleyball team, was there and he let me wear his actual gold medal he won from the 2008 Olympics at Beijing! It was only for a couple seconds but that was pretty exciting for me. I also got to meet Paul, creator of the American Woods Iron Golf Clubs, who was so nice and asked if I modeled. haha only for my blog lol

I enjoy going to these events and would like to [hopefully] one day to be the position to make a huge positive impact on others. In our busy everyday lives, it's important to remember to give back.

To learn more about Megan's Wings, click here.


Sending love,
kimberly
-xoxo-
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Longing for Sunny Days

5.25.2011



[romper: volcom, wedges: coach, hat: f21, crossbody: express]

I'm not too crazy about melting in the sun but luckily, I have started a nice collection of hats to block off the rays.


Sending love,
kimberly
-xoxo-
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My First Debut at OC Fashion Week!

5.24.2011








designer interview

designer*model


top 5

top 3

my fellow classmate who also made it to Top 5

<3



[dress: foreign exchange, jacket: volcom, heels: qupid]

Wow. I'm still in awe.

Last Friday, May 20th, I had my first debut as an official designer during OC Fashion Week and it was an incredible experience. This special event was OC Fashion Association's first Student Design Competition fashion show and I was one of the lucky few selected to compete. Each student designed a day and night look to showcase their styles. There was also press there and people interviewing the designers backstage (how cool!). With all the commotion going on behind the scenes, I probably looked silly in the video but I will still post it anyways once I find out where it's at.

Can't believe I had my very first fashion show featuring my own designs. (Still soaking it all in) And I hope to have many more! I already have new inspirations in the works. Apparently I'm such a camera klutz cause somehow I deleted some of my pics so hopefully my jb can recover them. Until then, the above photos are of the "night look" only. I seriously don't know how or why this happens to me. :/

Last, but not least, I must give credit to my lovely -and beautiful- little sister Kaffiekins who was my supermodel for the night. She totally rocked the stage wearing my designs! I am so proud of her (it was her first time modelling) and thank her tremendously for her continuous support. Many thanks to everyone else who came out to support me too! Heart you all!!


Sending love,
kimberly
-xoxo-
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Green is for Emerald

5.23.2011





[dress: volcom, cardy: charlotte russe, heels: bamboo]

Not only is emerald my birthstone color, but I love wearing green. Funny side note: one of my sisters is darker than me and when we put our hands next to each other, she says I'm green cause you can see all my veins haha so I guess green is [literally] my color! ;)

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was super busy with many things to celebrate: my first fashion show & helping out at the Monique Lhuillier LA fashion show. It feels a little weird that I did not have my usual extravaganza birthday celebration this year. Maybe I'm getting old. *sigh* Then again, it's almost as if I'm turning a new chapter in my life. Whatever it is, I'm ready for something new!


Sending love,
kimberly
-xoxo-
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Happy 1st Birthday A2K + GIVEAWAY!!

5.19.2011





[top: f21, skirt/cardy: foreign exchange, heels: gifted from Bakers, crossbody: express, accessory: DIY]

Before the day ends, I have to say HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY to AccordingtoKimberly.com! Can't believe it's been a year since I first created A2K...time sure does fly by fast huh?

Well this has been one crazy, hectic week for me with finals and everything. I actually just finished my last final about an hour ago. So please forgive my temporary blog absence. Now I'm done and ready for summer but, before that, I need to finish prepping for my *mini* fashion show tomorrow. Summer will just have to wait to start next week.

Above are my long, overdue photos from the LA Fashion Symposium. I created the DIY ring-bracelet-accessory that I'm wearing myself. It's a little girly but with a slight edge ~> totally me. ;) Wouldn't you love to add this crystal and pearl accessory to your jewelry collection? Well guess what? I'm going to be giving one away to one of my lucky followers. Details below!

How to win giveaway (up to 3 entries):
1) Entry 1 - Follow my Blog and comment below.
2) Entry 2 - Follow my Facebook and leave a comment.
3) Entry 3 - Follow my Twitter and leave a comment.

*Entries will be accepted until 9pm PST Thursday, May 26th. Giveaway for US residents only [sorry, I don't know how to ship International right now but maybe in the future]. One winner will be chosen at random and announced in this post. Good luck!


Sending love,
kimberly
-xoxo-

05/27/11: CONGRATULATIONS to n.susan12 for winning this amazing giveaway! :D
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