9/30/2014

Fall Prints


(Photos by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Dress: Anthroplogie
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bag: Boy Bag

I got this dress a few weeks back envisioning it's multiple use. I love scoring a dress like this, where I can easily style it for work, weekend brunches, or even a fall wedding. As I continue to define my own style, I realized finding pieces that are versatile becomes more and more important to me. There's absolutely nothing wrong with "recycling" clothes! In fact, I've noticed I gravitate towards style icons, bloggers and other women in my life who are skilled at "styling" their favorite pieces and forever look fresh and effortless chic! It certainly inspires me to do the same as well :) What are some of your inspirations when it comes to your own personal style?

Hope you all have a great week ahead of you, and especially a fabulous Tuesday!

9/23/2014

Lace on lace


(Photos by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Top: Zara
Shorts: Free People
Shoes: Burberry Prorsum
Bag: Chanel
Sunnies: Prada

The weather has finally cooled down (a tiny bit), and the slight change in temperature was enough to get this Fall loving girl giggling. B far, this is my favorite time of the year. 

Fall always brings out that romantic feel in me, and the lace on lace combo was just the right mix to get me in the mood. Of course, I'm never one to go to the extreme. So, to balance out the soft and feminine feel out the outfit, I busted out my favorite creeper from Burberry Prorsum, and added the structured boy bag to seal the deal.

Happy Fall everyone! Hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday!


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.