2012 in reflection…

2012 was not only an amazing; it was a year of learning. I was able to live in Siem Reap Cambodia for a few months working with an organization to help stop human trafficking. Through this journey, I’ve met some of the most amazing friends that have made my journey seamless. This volunteer opportunity opened my eyes to what the real world was about. The real basic necessities of life wasn’t available, i.e. clean water, shelter, food, healthcare and the likes. Things that I have taken for granted.

Angkor Wat Temples

Angkor Wat Temples

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Angkor Photo - my local bar and Art Gallery. I came here everyday. =)

Angkor Photo – my local bar and Art Gallery. I came here everyday. =)

Owner of Angkor Photo - Tomas. Without him, life is Siem Reap would have been tough.

Owner of Angkor Photo – Tomas. Without him, life in Siem Reap would have been tough.

Steven from New Zealand!! He basically saved my life from this horrendous boat trip to Koh Rong Island.

Steven from New Zealand!! He basically saved my life from this horrendous boat trip to Koh Rong Island.

I miss Cambodia so much but it’s definitely a place that I do not want to live in. I highly recommend Cambodia as a travel spot – it has some of the most amazing beaches, culture and temples. Life in pictures – my latter part of 2012.

A random night out in Saigon, Vietnam.

A random night out in Saigon, Vietnam.

Got published on Fashionising.com

Got published on Fashionising.com

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I love styling wardrobes!

I love styling wardrobes!

Reunited with some old friends and made some new ones! =)

Reunited with some old friends and made some new ones! =)

Teddy Bear!! Havent seen him in over 5 years.

Teddy Bear!! Havent seen him in over 5 years.

Beautiful Lake Washington

Beautiful Lake Washington

Published in VonMode!
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Published in VonMode! Check it out on http://www.vonmode.com

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Isn't Seattle so beautiful?

Isn’t Seattle so beautiful?

Getting ready to paint the town red for NYE!

Getting ready to paint the town red for NYE!

Lastly, good bye 2012!! xoxo, JT & Toby.

Lastly, good bye 2012!! xoxo, JT & Toby.

 Coming back to the states, I spent time with loved ones and finally packed my bags and moved back west. 6 years in NYC has made me a strong and independent individual that I truly believe nowhere else could’ve gave me such an invaluable experience. In the last part of 2012, I rekindled with old friends that I truly appreciate they’re still in my life after so many years. Cheers to old friends, new friends, peace, happiness, and a life of learning. 2012 was amazing but 2013 will be even better!  =) This was my life in pictures (missing a ton of photos from Cambodia – will find it and upload soon).

Goodbye 2012 and HELLO 2013

xoxo,

JT & Toby

Black Friday Shopping and beyond..

I know most of you are running down to the department stores to pick up items on sale. Well as most of my friends know, I avoid crowds at all cost. I think living in NYC in the last few years had made me into an introvert (ironically). I like to shop in peace so anywhere with a lot of people I tend to stray away. So, being in Seattle this year I have decided to go vintage/consignment shopping. Here are some great finds I was able to get in Capitol Hill, Seattle.

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Amazingly soft and beautifully printed sweater for $15! This was an amazing score!

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Ok…I have to say that this was my best buy and I was truly fortunate. It was tucked in the back of the store on a rack that no one can even find. This is a lightly used Celine Chevron skirt! It’s so amazing. Also, it was $35. You cannot beat this.

As I was making my way home, I stopped by the Zebra Club in Pike Place and they were having a 40% off of anything black in the store! This is my dream sale as I wear predominately black. The Zebra Club carries a variety of brands, but what caught my eyes were their in house brand. Check out this amazing leather blazer!

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Happy Shopping!! Don’t forget about Cyber Monday today!! ❤