Tator Tat

You may or may not know that Junghwa is my legal middle name and also my official Korean name.  Jung happens to be my dad's name and Hwa is my mom's name.  Yeah, and it's an actual real name.  What are the chances of that right?!  That's a good reason why I love it so much.  But the main reason I hold it so close to me is that my grandparents, on my dad's side, were the only ones to ever call me by that name.  They lived in Korea, so I didn't get to see them often, but I loved them... a lot!  They passed away a number of years ago, but it still feels like just yesterday that we were together. 

And the reason for this story is that, I've decided to get my first tattoo.  I've waited this long because I wanted to get something meaningful.  Something I wouldn't regret 30 years from now.  So... I've decided on getting Junghwa on the inside of my right wrist.  I know it's corny to get your own name tattooed, but this truly has a lot of meaning to me.




Sephora my love

Ok I admit it... I'm completely and utterly addicted to Sephora.  If you don't live near a Sephora, then MOVE!  It's only the best makeup store ever.  Period.  I shop so much I'm a V.I.B!!  What does that mean?  Well, for every $1 I spend, I earn 1 point.  For ever 100 points, I get a free deluxe sample of some of their coolest products.  They're huge!  Perfect for traveling.  I have a massive collection of these.  Prevage, Dior, Lancome, DDF... just to name a few.  Anyway, I just wanted to share with you some of my all-time favorite beauty products.  I've tried many and I just love these.

My fav is bourbon.  It has the teeniest bit of shimmer.  Just lights up your eyes.  I buy tons of these.

My color is sand.  I wear this on my cheeks, where my skintone is uneven.  I wear it over my moisturizer.  This evens me out perfectly.  And it's light, so great for summer.  The tube lasts SO LONG!


I wear blushing bride with my full makeup.  And blissful on my light makeup days.  Smells good, all natural, stays put, perfect color.  This lasts forever too.  Very pretty flush.

Jasmine is my fav.  My lips get really dry and this stuff is THE BEST.  I wear it all day and night.  My lips stay hydrated and they're always really soft and supple. 

All my eye makeup is waterproof so it's pretty difficult to remove all of it.  And my eyelashes are so delicate, I can't risk rubbing them a lot.  This stuff removes it all magically.  This is what all the Sephora ladies use.

Amazing anti-aging eye cream.  I'm 30 and I want to stay looking as young as possible for as long as possible.  This really helps.  The fine lines around my eyes... GONE.

I still get the occassional pimple.  Hate them.  This stuff works and the best part is that it doesn't dry out your skin.  And there's nothing worse than a pimple with dry skin all around it.  Yuck!

This fakes a good nights sleep.  It lives up to it's name!  I wear this below my eyeliner line and in the corners of my eyes, and right there on my cupid's bow (the v-shape on your upper lip)... makes it look more pouty.

I love this bronzer.  I wear hoola everyday!  This is great because it's light, so it's almost foolproof.  You look like you got a little sun and the box lasts a really long time. 


Flourish Design + Style

Sarah from Flourish Design + Style just blogged about my rope bracelets and keys necklace.  Such a sweetie!!  She has a lovely blog you should check out HERE


Lola's Girl GIVEAWAY!!

Jozen of Lola's Girl blog has a giveaway going on right now!  It's a super cute ruffled necklace she made.  I just love it.  Check it out HERE.

Lola's Girl | Giveaway


Blue And Green With Envy

Here is my newest piece.  I'm really excited about this.  All my jewelry is designed and created by me.  Aqua blue and emerald green Swarovski crystals are linked to a silver link chain and silver leaf chain.  This would be just as lovely with a cocktail dress as it would with a simple v-neck shirt and jeans.  I love, love, love this one. 

Green With Envy | junghwa by amy stewart

Summer Shoes Are HOT Too!

Flat sandals can be just as lovely and wonderful as those sky high heels.  And why shouldn't you get to have pretty feet in the summer?  Can you tell I have summer on the brain?  I can't wait to sport these beauties!!




Ecote Macrame Twist Sandal | Urban Outfitters
Dalejr | Nine West
Diva | Baker Shoes
Nadia | Calvin Klein
Tulloch | Aldo

1 Week Left For My GIVEAWAY!!!

Hi everybody.  Thanks to all those who have entered my giveaway so far.  I appreciate all the support.  You guys are all such awesome people!!! 

There's 1 week left!!!  Enter now HERE.

The winner will be announced on April 2nd.  Check back to see if you won!!!


Dress Me

Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE - L.O.V.E. dresses?!  Well, I do.  I would wear them everyday if we had the weather to support that.  Oh and if I had the bank account to allow that.  Dresses are so perfect for going out when you want to feel pretty.  So pretty.  I love being a girl!!! 

Here's a few dresses I hope will one day find their way into my closet.  A couple casual ones too because you can't wear a cocktail dress to a summer BBQ right?

Under the Stars Dress | Conversation Pieces
Spray Ombre Dress | Helmut Lang

Black Is The New Black

Posies is back in black and gray.  I'm just loving this color combo.  Goes with everything!  The chain is adjustable in length, but maxes out at 29.5".  Very elegant.

You can purchase it HERE.

Posies in Black | junghwa by amy stewart


Make A Statement With Your Ring!

Staying on the accessories kick, here are a few really cool rings.   The Vita Fede one is my favorite.  I don't ever swap out my rings, but I wouldn't mind reconsidering if I had these in my jewelry box!

Princess Coral Ring | Banana Republic
Talon Knuckle Buster Ring | Made Her Think
Dimpled Metal Stone Ring | Charlotte Russe
Metal Knot Stretch Ring | Charlotte Russe

A Bag and a Tag...

Jen from Craftiness NOW tagged me.  (btw... super sweet girl and cool blog!)  So here's the innards of my bag.

1. Handbag | Coach 
Got this on my trip to Austin, TX.  LOVE that city!!!!
2. Kleenex
These are plain white ones I put in a cute case. 
3. Butterfly notepad | Pier 1 Imports
I'm always writing notes to myself, otherwise I can't remember a thing!
4. Blotting sheets | Clean & Clear
These are absolutely by far the best blotting sheets.  Doesn't remove your makeup and it's really good at getting all that oil!
5. Tic Tacs
Stays on for a long time, doesn't run down your face and it has the teeniest flecks of gold shimmer to add a little something.  This is ALWAYS in my bag.
7. Sliding mirror | MAC
8. Pocket knife
9. Zyrtec
I use every tub of this to the last drop.  No matter what, I always have this one my lips.  I get dry lips and this makes them so soft.  I even wear it to bed!  Plus, it has a really pretty soft pink tint.
11. Wristlet | Coach
This was gifted to me as a bridemaid's gift when I was in my friend Nikki's wedding.  So sweet!  I love it.  Small enough to carry alone, but big enough to hold my essentials.
12. Hand lotion | Eucerin
I'm a medical assistant by day, so I wash my hands constantly.  This hand lotion is the best ever.  Period. 
13. Pen | Pilot G2-07
I have a pen in every purse.  And these are the best gel pens. 
14. Cell | Blackberry Pearl in red
Also, another gift from Nikki.  (told you she was sweet)  I don't know how I ever functioned without Blackberry!  I'm planning on upgrading to the Bold pretty soon.  Can't wait!

Now, I tag Jozen (Lola's Girl), Sharon (elisharon), Myra (Twigs & Honey), and Rachel (The Shop Bug).  Come on ladies... show us what's in your bag.  :)


Waist Knot, Want Knot

Not only do I love purses and shoes, but also BELTS!  Ok ok... I like most all accessories.  They're just such a quick and easy way to update your wardrobe.  I love it.  Don't be afraid of the belt.  They cinch in your waist and finish off your tunic, dress, shirt... anything.  Here's a few that are on my wish list.

Leather Knotted Belt | Banana Republic



I made it to DFY's blog!!!  And look... so did my sister!  Very sweet post and very sweet girl.  Thank you!

Check out her blog HERE.

Purses... Love Purses, Handbags, Totes, etc etc etc

I love purses.  My hubby doesn't understand the obsession, but it's something you carry around all the time.  Why wouldn't you want something that was functional yet fashionable???  I'm a Coach girl, but I'm trying to expand out to some randoms.  Here's a few I think will be a good way to start the new season.

Sabina Rounded Studded Tote | Urban Outfitters

It's a Lovely Day

What a beautiful day for two brand new pieces in my shop.  A really cute keys necklace and gorgeous amber-colored Swarovski crystal earrings.  I think the earrings would be perfect against purple. 

You can purchase them HERE.

Keys Necklace | junghwa by amy stewart
Sophia Earrings | junghwa by amy stewart