LOVE OR MONEY by Emily Tong wearing H&M Blazer &Other Stories Slip Dress Public Desire Booties and Naked Vice Purse

I’ve been on the man-blazer train since last winter (see how I styled a vintage-inspired one here), and it feels like the trend is on steroids this fall – which I’m completely ok with. They’re everywhere, in every variation from checkered to velvet and everything in between, which makes deciding on the perfect one nearly impossible. Continue reading


LOVE OR MONEY by Emily Tong wearing red jeans and mules

These photos were taken on warmer days, when LA still felt like a furnace and the only possible clothes were of a cropped nature. Not that I’m complaining… I’m beyond happy that it’s cold enough to at least wear sleeves. Up until the last few days, we were suffering through the hottest Indian summer I can remember in years. On days when it feels like you’re melting, it seems only fitting to wear a pair of jeans that are a bit spicy themselves. Continue reading


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