Showing posts with label Barton Perreira. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barton Perreira. Show all posts

1/05/2014

Plaid time in San Francisco


(Photos by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Jeans: J Brand (old, but love this one here)
Sunglasses: Barton Perreira (similar)
Bag: Chanel (from Malleries)
Jewelry: Mirlo, Luv AJ, BaubleBar (herehere, and here)

That last time I wore something plaid, was probably back when I was in high school. This trend has been around for ages, and it always gets bring back to life time and time again. Through out the years, I have somehow donated all of my clothing that has a hint of plaid (don't ask me why!). So, as I decided to add the pattern back into my wardrobe, I wanted to find one that will last through the test of time. It took me quite a while browsing in store and online before landing on this one from a Madewell store. The muted color, the material, and the comfy but not slouchy fit was exactly what I wanted. Even when paired with my boyfriend jeans, it doesn't seem to swallow me whole. Now that's what I call a keeper!

1/01/2014

Welcoming the new year with open hearts



(Photos by Marcus Lam: website and flickr)

Sweater: Robbi & Nikki (here)
Jeans: DL 1961 (here)
Hat: Theory (similar)
Sunglasses: Barton Perreira (similar)
Bag: Chanel (from Malleries)
Shoes: Burberry (from eBay)
Jewelry: Mirlo, Luv AJ, BaubleBar (here, here, and here)

It's the start of a new year, and after careful consideration I decided that instead of making my typical new year's goals (sleep earlier, work out more, eat healthier, etc), I will do something a little different this year. To make things official, I want to share them on the blog (for recorder keeping purposes). So here it goes. 

This year, I promise to:

Laugh. Laugh more often and laugh harder
Play with my pups more, and let them shower with me kisses as often as they like
Be kind and compassionate
Practice sitting and meditation more often
Learn and practice forgiveness
Embrace failure, then fail again and fail better
Be graceful in letting go of things that aren't meant for me
Love. Love with an open heart. Love myself and all of my imperfection
Be inspired by the people around me
Live. Live responsibly and to the fullest
Remember to keep my heels, head, and standards high
And give thanks everyday, to remind myself just how blessed I am.

Happy New Year everyone!



2/22/2013

Sisterly Act

(Barton Perreira sunniesVince Camuto bootie, Club Monaco faux fur vest and necklace, J Brand jeans, Celine purse)

When I was young, whenever someone would tell me that my sister and I looked like twins, I would always wrinkle my nose in complete disagreement. Just to be clear though, she did the same thing too. 

But as I got older, I began to appreciate the resemblance and to appreciate just how wonderful it is to have a sister (random texts, clothes sharing, and those "unagi" moments). Though we both lead busy lives, we still try to find time to catch up and hang out whenever we can. Last weekend, we did just that. We went to grab brunch at Universal Cafe in the city, and she decided to jump in and act as the other model. We shared so many laughs over food, picture taking, coffee and our deep love affair with Chanel. It was one of those moments that reminded me just how much I love my little sister.

2/18/2013

A quick hello

(Zara shirt, American Eagle shorts, Shoe Mint monkstrap shoes, Pinkyotto bag, Barton Perreira sunnies)

I am totally behind on posts. Case in point, these pictures were taken from more than a week ago. This long weekend, the boyfriend and I are spending it doing gardening work. Translation. Him doing all the hard labor (gosh I love this man), and me doing the fun stuff like planting corn seeds and picking out flowers. My appreciation for him seriously grows by the minute. 

Hope you all had a great weekend!

11/11/2012

Sunday Westie Love

(Juicy Couture faux fur jacket, Urban Outfitter dress, Cole Hann boots, Celine bag, Barton Perreira sunglasses)

The chilly Sunday morning started with a crack-of-dawn yoga class, followed by delicious breakfast at our default spot La Boulange, and rounded off with napping in front of the fire place. It took a lot of energy to peel myself off away from the cozy fireplace to venture out for an outfit post. 

We wandered around aimlessly and found this neat little spot that kinda made absolutely no sense, but was the perfect backdrop for us to play in. It was very chilly out, but one of my favorite purchases last winter, the faux fur jacket that I purchased on a major discount, kept me plenty warm. Of course, the spontaneous jumping poses helped tremendously. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

6/23/2012

A whole lot of twirls

(Olive & Oak sweater, BCBG skirt, Kate Spade flats, Barton Perreira sunnies, Michael Kors watch, Jewel Mint ring, Celine bag)

When I first laid my eyes on this skirt by BCBG a while back, I immediately fell in love with the softness and the movement of the skirt. Today, I paired it with a light sweater and my newly acquired Kate Spade flats. The hint of neon pink from the flats was just enough to brighten the outfit without being too over the top. After a quick brunch, we decided to go to Alta Plaza Park for a stroll. One thing let to another and before my boyfriend was able to talk any sense into me, I was already putting my skirt to its full use by doing none stop twirls. Sure, I probably got a lot of random stares, but I was simply having way too much fun to notice or care. What a lovely way to spend a beautiful morning.


6/14/2012

Oldie but Goodie

(BCBG dress, Marco Santi shoes, Celine bag, Barton Perreira sunnies, Kate Spade ring, Ettika bracelets, and vintage gold bracelet)

Sometimes, there's nothing better than to get all dressed up for no reason at all. Today, due to a public transportation failure, I had to work from home, which meant having the ability to grab lunch and coffee downtown. All morning, I was in an old t-shirt and baggy sweats purely out of laziness. But for lunch, I decided to get dolled up in an effort to feel more productive and just to be more presentable to the general public. I put on a very simple dress, and immediately, my mood was transformed.

I had this dress for so many years now. Today, I finally knew why I could never part with this dress, despite having gone through many many closet downsizings. With its simple silhouette and exquisite fine details, this dress is simple, classic, and will never go out of style. The dress can be worn to a fancy party as well as a simple lunch outing. It is indeed an oldie but goodie. Now if you will excuse me, I shall go back and hunt for some more pieces in my closet that are in need of a reappearance.