9/16/2014

Black and Grey


(Photos by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Top and Skirt: TopShop, TopShop
Bag: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunnies: Celine

These days, when I look in my closet, it's night and day versus what it was like a few years ago. My love for colorful pieces proved to not simply be a phase, rather, it's a transition that's here to stay.With that said, every now and then, I have this urge to style in a more muted color, and let the mix of fabric and classic silhouette do its magic. 

I pulled this outfit together centered around this skirt by TopShop. The classic pleated midi skirt is simple yet edgy with its eye grabbing material. It's gives an added twist to the otherwise traditional style. I paired the skirt with an embellished jersey tee. The ultra soft material with the added jewels ensure its ability to not be overshadowed by the skirt.

I love the look and feel of this outfit. The black and grey combination proves to always be classy and never out of style.

Wishing you all a fabulous Tuesday!




9/09/2014

Feeling Strong


(Photos by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Bra: Victoria's Secret (best running bra ever!)
Shorts: Nike
Shoes: Nike
Sports Watch: Nike

I have never been a runner. In fact, I've only started running a year ago when I trained for my very first half marathon in San Francisco. At that time, my inspiration was purely to crossed off an item on my bucket list. But as I started the race training, I've noticed immediate change in my muscle tone, my confidence level, and my appreciation for what my body is capable of. 

I combine my running routine (typically 3-4 times a week), with yoga practice and a couple sessions of weight training a week. I am by no means an expert on this though. In fact, I'm still trying to tweak my training routine to figure out what works best and what will be most realistic when combined with my busy work schedule. I keep modifying my workouts as time goes on, and am certainly open to suggestions!

Of course, true to form, my love for style and fashion have now crossed over to sportswear as well. Naturally, my appreciation for color (lots of them), functionality, and comfort also transferred into my outwork style. After some trial and error, I would like to share some of my go-to brands with you guys.

Sports Bra : Victoria's Secret
Tops: GAP
Bottoms: Zella 
Shoes: Nike

My next race is with Nike's Women Half Marathon. I'm extremely excited to be part of the iconic race. Wish me luck! Hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday!



8/28/2014

Color me happy


(Photos by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Shoes: Zara (old)
Sunnies: Celine

There are points in our lives that aren't as glamours as we would've hoped. There are times when it's easy to be down because of events out of one's control. There certainly are moments when it's hard to keep one's standard, chin or heels high (think bulky sweater and baggy sweatpants days). Whether we like it or not, those not particularly happy moments are just simply part of life.

However, it's when I'm in those unhappy moments that I particularly appreciative of this blog and what it allows me to accomplish. This blog gives me a space to simply be. There is nothing complicated about this creative place. The images (thanks to my talented photographer friend Marcus), never fail to bring a smile to my face. The outfit choices appeared on this blog followed the same philosophy, dress in ways that make me happy and no one else. 

Now that this blog is more than two and a half years old, I'm reminded just why I created it in the first place. It is a constant reminder to grab life by the balls, and simply be fabulous.

8/22/2014

'ello Weekend


(Photos by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Sweater: Wildfox
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Sunnies: Celine
Bag: Zara

Hello there ;) This set was taken right after grabbing lunch with my photographer and location scouter (a husband and wife team)! Thank you both!! 

It's an on-going joke now that I have Marcus as my photographer on retainer these days. What I didn't expect, is now his wife is also giving me amazing location suggestions for different posts as well. Seriously, how lucky can a girl get to have such wonderful friends! I love surrounding myself with fun folks, and it's wonderful to see how fun times (aka yummy food and endless bantering) can get the creative juices flowing. Hope you all have a great weekend!



8/19/2014

Peekaboo


(Photos by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

It's been SO long since my last update! Life has been hectic lately to say the least, and it's so nice to be posting on my little space again! 

This jumpsuit is probably one of my favorite pieces of clothing in my closet. I love it's simple yet edgy feel, all wrapped up in one without any effort. Whenever I wear this outfit out, I aways get a rush of confidence and feel extra sexy (in a not all up in your face kind of way), even if it's in broad day light.

I kept the color muted and paired the jumpsuit with my black and white chevron heels and let the orange clutch pop. In the end, even I'm not sure who's the star of the day, the jumpsuit, clutch or the soaring confidence. Either way, it's safe to say that this little peekaboo outfit will be seeing a lot more day/night light for days to come.