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Winter White Glamor AND The Prettiest Christmas Tree ... w/ Christmas Gifts!!!

The YEAR OF 2009 is almost GONE!!

I always wear WHITE during winter season and just in time I had an inspiration from Chanel 09' look. 

Skip the poncho, otherwise you will be a COPY CAT!! JK! :P

The key is to have a white sweater/sweater dress, a pair of WHITE hosiery and leg warmers which I got them couple seasons back and never thought of pairing them together until today!

I like to wear things my unique way...... Oh, yes, my personal style!!! ^O^


 1. Top: 
  • Earl Jean chain-link shirt
  • MNG white crew neck sweater
2. Bottom:  Orange Boss mini white jean skirt

 3. Accessory:
  •  Erickson Beamon for Target necklace n' earrings
  • BR distressed silver studs belt
  • White patterned hosiery (bought at Anthro. last season)
  • Beige color leg warmer (bought couple years ago)
  • Chanel 09' distressed white reissue 227 
4. Shoes: Orange Boss two-toned mary-jane heels

I am so glad that I thought of this Erickson Beamon for Target necklace n' earrings this morning, and those clear/crystal accessories are a big thing for 2010 s/s runway as well.

All the pieces I kept for years and they are my classic in my wardrobe!!

Cathy and I went to Y-3 and I bought some pieces for DH as Christmas gift. They are having 30% off sale. 

Cathy bought their signature RED sneakers, while I also got a white shirt for $54 (classic look forever) and a very cool legging w/ 3 Adidas signature strips at back of the calves!!!!! lol

We all love what Cathy did for her hair....braids!! :)

After our kids messed around at Y-3 store, we were off to Anthropologies!! Oh, the SA in Y-3 are very nice and they didn't give us white eye balls for our kids messing around ... hha.....

r - for me, Rachel ; s - for DH, Santo!!
But I didn't buy them...hahahaha.....  (30% off for $6 each, I bought for my friend instead.)

 I prepared a little gift bag for my friend, Ann, who gave birth to her 2nd daughter one month ago and had her birthday couple days ago!! :) M is for her DH!!

Cathy and I were playing w/ those cute hair pins.... i love them but never really wear them!! 
I put them all back to shelf after done playing! :P

For our age, enough is enough!!  Isn't Blair who eventually takes off her hair-band in the show to show that she is grown-up!!! :) Enjoy them while you can!!

Next.....then I saw this cropped cardigan and I can't get my hands off her. I love the color, the tartan style, and the intriguing embroidery.

This is such a cute cardigan and if you keep it well, it will be a classic piece in your wardrobe!!

I am thinking of giving this cardigan to Ann for her birthday gift.....oh, should I...cause' I like it so much myself too!!!! Oh...... would you want something like this for your birthday??!!!:)

The embroidery is so dedicate.  This cardigan would not need to do style at all, it yells out style for everyone who simply wears it!!!

Then we went back to our still need their nap and I get to have time to blog about EVERYTHING!! :P I start wrapping gifts for DH, DD, DS and for friends as well. I suddenly realized that our Christmas tree need "PRESENTS" underneath, otherwise, it wouldn't be a Christmas Tree at all!!

I like the bird on the tree ornaments which would give the tree a little look of being alive!!

The star beings to tarnish but I think it gives a nostalgic whimsical look to the tree!

A Reindeer in the blow-glass!

I have couple more angels on our Christmas tree as well.

Just a thought, I read about "YES or NO on recycling gifts" on Simple magazine this month,  I must agree that I DON'T like receiving nor giving recycled gifts at all. 
Well, one exception, if you think I can't tell it is gifted by someone else to you, or you tell me frankly that it is something that I might LIKE even it is gifted by someone else!!!!

Come on, people can tell if it is a gift from your heart or not!!!............... :)

It seems there is not enough Christmas gifts yet.......oh, MINE is all missing!! ho ho ho........ :P

Oh, gotta go wrap some more gifts for our gift exchange party!! :)


lilmissb said…
Your outfit is much better than the magazine spread!

The letters, hair pieces and cardi are all so cute!!!
janettaylor said…
Cute cardi of course!

litlstrawberry said…
Hey, miss panda: how is the Christmas mood in Australia? I probably think it is so wired to have a warm Christmas instead of a white Christmas...hah..
Thank you, dear, for such a compliments. You know, this is such a month we get to shop "gifts", "little baubles" all month long w/o guilt!!! :)
litlstrawberry said…
Thank you, Janet. Your pictures in the blog are all so glamorous!! :) Oh, I forgot to congrats on your new Chloe BAY bag!! It is trec' chic!!
Ah your tree is gorgeous!! It looks really big too! LOVE the cardigan you bought, what a great find! And your all white outfit looks very winter-ish indeed, well done! :)
Oh, your post has too much awesomeness, forgot to say I LOVE your friend's hairdo!!! I've always wished I could do something like that to my hair myself.
susanh98 said…
Oh what a very nice look! I think I may have to try some leg warmers and I like how it looks with the white matte reissue. I was starting to miss seeing her with your outfits :) By the way your hair looks so pretty and flirty that way with some waves. Very nice!
Also you do need more and more gifts under your tree ;) so you better go out and shop some more! hehe
Julia said…
one week left to shop more, Rachel.

go go go!!
Savvy Gal said…
i just love your winter white outfit. i used to avoid white in the winter but now i think it's very chic.
Hi R! I love white in winters too! You look good in white. With your retro ala 60s hair do..nice nice! Oh, how long did Kathy do her braids? It looks so complicated but very very nice on her. Love that hairdo! I'm thinking of how to do my hair in Wai's wedding. Maybe braids like this will do. So excited to go to Burma next month! :D

Yes, as Julia said, last week for Xmas shopping. Go go go too!!

Have a great week ahead!

Oh sorry R, I mis-spelled Cathy's name above. Should be "C" for Cathy. Sorry about that.

Speaking of names, your DH name is Santo? Hehehehehe....Santo means "saint" in you feel like he's a saint in your life? Heheheheh...nice name!

Haha...I notice such little things..sorry. It's my habit! :P

P.S. BTW, I received my Givenchy booties this morning!! We are officially twins! Love them and they are so incredibly comfy! I got size 40.5 and they fit perfect for me. I guess I'm 1.5 size larger than you for shoes! How can that be? I'm only 161cm!! Eeek!

litlstrawberry said…
Hi, the thanks-giving girl:
So how did you write notes WHEN DOING YOUR SHOWER>>>>>>???? GIRL? I thought it is not water-proof!!!??
Well, maybe you got some awesome skills...haha....

Ah, thanks for the sweet words for our tree and my outfit and for my friend, Cathy. I will let her know you like her braids! :) I wish I will have time to do that .. but I guess I'd spend time on "dressing up" instead!!
litlstrawberry said…
oh, by the way, Cathy is going to SD during Christmas, I am asking you for her that where can they have decent asia food? WOuld you please email me cause' here might be TOO MUCH to write in such a small column. Thanks in advance.

You know what, when girls wear white properly, people love it more than any outfit! It is less intimidating, softer character, more friendly ...... well, that's what I think. :)
litlstrawberry said…
Hey, Julia:
yes, I have couple more things coming... just simple leggings, wool vest those Essentials!!! I am not going to get anything luxury, such as more shoes, nor bags. See, this year, I bought one Hermes Birkin and one A. Wang, except for lots of shoes/clothes. :P I am doing wardrobe cleaning at the end of this year and I always keep my closet fairly the same size every year..... new things IN, old things OUT!! I am pretty good at throwing away things and alternating my clothes too. Every girl should do that...girl, you need to clean your closet too!! he he he....
litlstrawberry said…
Thanks, Savvy girl. Now I think I did PRETTY GREAT on that winter white outfit. :) You made my day!!

Oh, I do hope you get to decide your fav. table lamp!! :)
litlstrawberry said…
Hi, Mia: first of all, yes, you are right about DH's name. It means the same thing in Indonesia where he was born. He still has his Chinese name but just they changed it all!!

yes, I can't believe your feet is 1 1/2 size bigger than could it possible. I mean...girl, someday I must see your feet IN PERSON. hahahahah.. oh, it is just hard to imagine considering you are 161cm.

I am glad you got your Givenchy booties..but girl, I thought you got them way back ...? since I saw you do the modeling shoots of it? Hum? AM I having Hallucination? Anyway, it is a very classic looking of boots too, that's the reason i didn't buy A. Wang combat boots. I have similar shoes w/ lace ups style and for the chic, cool, whatever you call that A. wang shoes, I can skip it all over!!

It is great that you will attend Wai's wedding. She will be the most prettiest bride then. oh, your hair, i am sure you can find a wonderful hair stylist in Hong Kong..... right? come one, it is HONG KONG we are talking about!!! :)
Hi R!! Haha....yes you're hallucinating dear! I think what you see me modeling is my Guiseppe Zanotti booties w/ zipper details which I bought from Paris. LOL!

No problem, I'll show you my feet when I get the chance to meet with you. I'm also very very curious why I have such big feet but it doesn't look big when people see me? Strange!!!

It's a wise decision not to buy the A Wang booties as you've got so many more wonderful booties already and more classic than A Wang's one. :D

Oh hairstylist? Yes we have lots in Hong Kong but then I can't bring them over to Burma with me!! LOL! I have to do the hair myself which I'm not good at! Maybe my DH should learn to comb my hair LOL!

BTW, I posted a question on my blog about Hermes shawl. You can vote too on which colorway. I am so excited already! Hehehhehe!

Lol at spending time dressign up instead... maybe you could multitask and text her with your iPhoen while dressing up? That's how it works in the shower lol :) But I dunno... It's just that when I suddenly have sme idea I would reach for the phone and write it down and then back to showering... But I always put a towel or a piece of clothing over my phone when I'm in the shower - just so it that the water doesn't get to it, and I make sure it's far from the water source lol
Ashley said…
I like your outfit! Very winter wonderland chic ;)
Claudia said…
Hi R- Love the white outfit on you. Looks great! Oh I really like the letter ornaments you got. Those are adorable.
Claudia said…
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litlstrawberry said…
Thanks, Ashley. The poses for all the 2010 glimpses are great..thanks for sharing.
litlstrawberry said…
Hi, Claudia: how have you been?
oh, maybe I should go back and get the letter ornaments? :)

Wish you have a great holidays!!
janettaylor said…
Hey again,

Please don't forget to enter the brooches giveaways!

Happy Holidays!
prashant said…
The letters, hair pieces and cardi are all so cute!!!
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