Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stripes and Oxford

Forever 21 sweater (similar here), Flying Monkey jeans, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Olive and Pique fedora, Proenza Schouler ps11 mini bag, Michael Kors watch

I think I may be turning into a tomboy.

Many moons ago, I worked for Nordstrom in the men’s department to get me through college and have always been intrigued by the limited choices available for men's traditional dress shoes. I remember staring at all the top selling oxfords by Allen Edmonds and wondering to myself if I would ever wear a pair like it. I loved the style but never gave it a chance. Flash forward to now, I am loving these cute oxfords. I am learning & willing to give all styles a chance now. It’s pretty amazing how one’s tastes change with time. What hasn’t changed? I’m still a loyal Nordy shopper but oh how I miss that 33% employee discount. xx

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Winter in LA

Zara turtleneck sweater (similar here), Guess by Marciano leather band pants, Miz Mooz boots (similar here), Balenciaga Giant City bag (similar here), Zara angora beanie (similar here)

Finally it’s beginning to feel like winter here in Southern California, albeit just for a few days. I was beginning to accept the 80 degrees as the extent of winter in LA, but lo and behold, the polar vortex has arrived. I have to admit, as much as I enjoy this so-called summery winter, I do miss getting bundled up. I miss all the long coats, Uggs, cozy knits, scarves and all the winter accessories. I’m sorry to those who live in the mid-west to the east coast....but grass is greener on the other side. We always want what’s on the other side. Christmas should feel like winter: cold & cozy, not hot & freaking 80 degrees spent on the beach like summer. Maybe I’m so adverse to the hot sun because I’m that typical, traditional Asian who don’t want to get dark skin. But hey, I don’t do the big visor and the glove thing...I may be Asian, but not that Asian. Thanks global warming! Who knows what’s in store for us next?

I was so happy to wear this slight ‘wintery’ outfit, but it was truly a sad day for me. My pants were too tight! Arrggh!! I don’t weigh myself on a scale so you can always know when you put your pants on. When it’s tight, you know you’ve been a baaad girl . This little piggy had a little too much pumpkin pie from Urth Cafe over the holidays. Too much eating and not enough working out...fat a$$ in tight what you get. My camel toe (oh lord sweet jesus, did I just type that?) is showing (now that I mentioned it, don’t you dare zoom in on it) how embarrassing (should I photoshop?) By the way, did I mention all the photos on this blog are raw images?! Yep! Hence not retouched or photoshopped in any way...that’s what you get with good lighting and a good photographer. So camel toe or not...what you see is what you get. :) xx

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Sunday, January 5, 2014


BB Dakota cardigan sweater, Christian Louboutin Eventa mary jane pumps (similar here), Celine Trapeze bag, Urban Outfitters hat (similar here)

Happy New Year! My heart beats true for the red, white, and blue. I’m starting this year with a little Americana style to show my patriotic tribute for this great country that I call home. Every year I count my blessings to be able to do what I want and to have the freedom to do so. Guess I didn’t have to wait until Independence Day to show my appreciation. May this new year bring you great prosperity, a renewed zest for life, continued good health and most importantly, true happiness. Cheers to 2014! xx

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