On Design Aesthetic

One thing I’ve been particularly frustrated about this week is feeling like I don’t have a strong sense of my own design aesthetic. I’ve never been naturally good at editing things down (I’m probably a “more is more” type of gal, curious & interested in all things), and it seems like curating your design style…

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You are Beautiful

“Maganda” means “beautiful” in tagalog Next time you think of beautiful things, don’t forget to count yourself in (definitely got that from Pinterest) 🙂 Behind the Print Though I was born and raised in California, I’ve recently been trying to get more connected with my native culture, especially as a source of creative inspiration. With…

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“If you want to make an impact, it’s enough to listen, ask sincere and loving questions, and share your new-found knowledge with others…”

Color Story

 There are people in our lives who heavily influence our style and tastes. Thinking about why I’m so drawn to blue + pink, a specific memory comes to mind. My “lola” (tagalog for grandma) bought me a denim vest and skirt with a pink shirt to match for my kindergarten pictures. She told me that pink and…

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Make the Most of It

  I originally posted this on my professional blog back in October, but wanted to share this here since this was a passion project of mine. Hand lettering is one thing I want to improve at because it’s one of those skills that can really boost your graphic design work. Fonts are one thing, but I…

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The Long Story

The Long “About Me”  When I think about what Petite Stylebook is for me, it’s about creativity, growth and authenticity. At a time when I feel so much pressure to “brand myself” professionally, I want to come here and be free to write and create anything. I want talk about style, beauty, design, faith, sewing, crafting…

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YOU ARE ENOUGH

    Can I be real? This week I’ve been battling. Battling thoughts that I am not enough – I feel this constant need to achieve more professionally and personally. It gives me anxiety. I’m fearful that if I’m not spending every waking moment working (work, school, side projects), I’ll fall behind. It gets tiring,…

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