LOVE OR MONEY by Emily Tong wearing all white outfit and California bear tee

While the retail fashion world already has their eye turned toward fall, cold weather clothing couldn’t feel more out of reach for us Angelenos. Knits and knee high boots are filtering into the stores lately (and also finding their way into my online shopping carts, whoops), but it’s realistically way too hot for me to justify making any big fall purchases just yet. With August and September being the hottest months out of the year, you can bet your ass I’ll be living in shorts through at least October. Continue reading


LOVE OR MONEY by Emily Tong wearing polka dot crop top and jeans

What is black and white and round all over? Ok that was the start to a very stupid joke, but they’re everywhere and I’m totally ok with it. Polka dots that is. They’re this magical print that somehow seems to fit every style, age, and even gender. They have the ability to be both edgy and classy at the same time, and are just as relevant now as they ever were. Polka dots are definitely nothing new, but I love the way everyone seems to be wearing it in 2017. Continue reading


LOVE OR MONEY by Emily Tong wearing red smocked mini dress and espadrilles in LA

Most people tend to misunderstand what an introvert/extrovert actually is. I’ve taken many a personality test in my day (thanks, college), and I’m almost as introverted as they come. You might immediately assume that I’m super shy, but that’s actually not the case. Introversion vs. extroversion is where you gain your energy from, and not actually how outgoing you may or may not be. Introverts replenish their energy stores by spending time alone (hello face masks and Netflix), while extroverts gain energy from being around others. You can actually be a shy extrovert, and an outgoing introvert! Crazy, I know. Continue reading


LOVE OR MONEY by Emily Tong featuring a summer europe trip shopping guide

It’s summer, and I’m not in Italy. That fact is simply a tragedy, so I’m at least trying to look – and drink, the part. If it can’t be a glass of red overlooking Piazza Navona, then I suppose an Aperol Spritz on the chic outdoor patio at Zinc CafĂ© downtown will have to do. Whether it’s the streets of Rome or my hometown LA, summer is made for wandering, in chic attire no less. Considering that LA and Italy are both sweltering this time of year (both with heat and tourists), it actually isn’t that difficult to redefine my wardrobe for a European summer vacation – however real or imaginary. Continue reading


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