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27 February, 2009

20s Young Girls vs. Early 30s Slightly Matured Women!!

Today I went out w/ my friend, Irene. We are at the age of what people categorize as slighted matured women. When we dress, we tend to think about the good manner of "being appropriate". However, when we were young, we never have to worry about wearing a secured panties under our mini skirt. We dress whatever we want regardless what people think.

Irene wants to find a panties so she can dress her little dress or mini skirt w/o worrying about a thing. So we went to American Apparel in Palo Alto.

I swear that we only spend 1 hr. at American Apparel before my little one fall deeply asleep in the stroller.



Irene and I had exactly same design of cardigan VESTs....mine is gray tone w/ dusty rose color while hers is gray. We don't know that we wear the same vest until we met up. hah....... Oh, of course except for we bought the cardigan vest from Taiwan together.


Irene's ODJ!!

1. TOP:
  • American Apparel purple long tank
  • Gray cardigan long vest (bought in Taiwan)
  • Black/grayish cardigan
2. Bottom: Polk Dot navy hosiery (bought in Anthro.)
3. Gray scarf
4. Shoe: Frye gray oxford booties
5. Bag: Marc Jacobs Vinyl bag




My ODJ!

1. TOP:
  • Cashmere crew neck gray top
  • M Mission ruffle layered neck n' skirt dress
  • Dust rose w/ gray tone long cardigan vest (bought in Taiwan)
2. Bottom: Moschino cheap and chic teal oil pull on boots w/ ruffle trim
3. American Apparel navy swirl hosiery
4. Chanel Dark Silver 07 reissue 227
5. Chanel 08 f/w brooch w/ camellia, clove, pink crystals decor.

M Mission ruffel skirt has some purple trim which echos w/ my tights.


Busy as bee!!



Both of Irene and I have to pick our kids up from school. We went home for snack to replenish energy and wait for
my son's 5 PM tennis class. Our whole family went together and DH even get off from work earlier. I want my son to feel that we are there for him until a day that he can attend the class alone.

He had so much fun at class and so do we.


Hi, I am awake!!

26 February, 2009

Big shoulder + Mini Part II !!!

So the fashion indeed comes around and goes around every 10 or 15 years!! The big shoulder look is back!! Runway shows are full of the 80s inspired look, big shoulder, bright colors, and exaggerated expression and accessories! Haha, oh ~~ just like Madonna's style in the movie of "Desperately Seeking Susan!"


Desperately Seeking Susan (Theatrical Trailer)
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In Japan, there is a new phrase describing girls who read fashion magazine everyday and copy exactly what's on the runway look. You merely see their personality nor so-called
style at all through what they wear. They called this kind of girl...."sweet heart girl".

In fact, that's not too bad for a nickname at all and doesn't even sound anything wrong to me. I guess girls wear runway or trendy look is still fabulous but if a girl can say "Wow, it's cute, but NO, it does suit me." Then I would say that girl knows her own style!!!

This is a jacket I am in love w/.

BALMAIN - MILITARY STYLE DENIM JACKET
pic. credited to Polyvore.com

Today,I am up to the big shoulder challenge w/ my personal style again.
I figured that I have to be brave and creative for this big shoulder coat to have the back to 80s look.

This morning, I went grocery shopping w/ my little one in Target. A lady about her 50s or 60s commented on my outfit, she goes: "What a beautiful outfit!!!" I thanked her kind blandishments and think I must have done it right w/ the look. If I recall it right, I was only 5 yrs. old when Madonna's career hit the sky high around 1980s.

Here is my ODJ.

1. TOP:
  • no-lita net sleeves w/ shoe laces in front top
  • no brand sleeveless sweater
  • St. John for Imagnin evening jacket
2. Bottom: H&M gray mini jean skirt
3.
Teal colored hosiery
4.
Purple w/ metallic sheen belt
5. Rudy's
riding boots (bought in Paris)
6. Accessory: Pink beads w/ gold chain necklace
7. Bag: Chanel distressed white reissue 227

I thought the pink beaded necklace will soften the edgy look and add a little feminine. Maybe I can find a gold metal chain necklace too.



I like colored tights, so I update this 80s look w/ this teal hosiery and my big smile. :)

This sleeves has the sexy design which should go better w/ the exaggerated jacket.


Every single piece has a little surprise!!


Sorry that my camera is broken and I don't know how to use my husband's fancy camera!!


Now I have this very ME look and love it!!



A random play!!!

I was talking w/ friends online about I want a pair of gladiator heels . But she wants a pair of this Balmain Studded Sandals and I did a little fun w/ mix-n-match on this pair of sandals for her.

Hope you girls like it too!!



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25 February, 2009

Day 6 after the spider vein surgery (Sclerotherapy).

I still cannot wear heels until my Doc. approval. I wore my Chanel flat out ...but just don't think it matches my ODJ so I took pic. w/ a pair of better alternatives.

I am very happy as I received my Chanel Rodeo Drive Large Tote today. I sent my bag to have it repaired last year in Dec. It reminds me my family's Paris trip last Nov. and we had such a wonderful time in France. W.henever I carried this Chanel tote, I feel like going to a vacation in Europe again.

I am in a mood of sailing!!


The belt is almost the same shade as my heels.


1. TOP:
  • Max&Co. gold sparkle dark brown shirt
  • Colcci tartan vest (made in Brazil)
2. Bottom:
  • black riding pants/leggings
  • tag fall off - longer leg pants w/ slits at side(made in UK)
3. Shoes: Jean-Mitchel Cazabat metallic brown/purple two buckles strap heels
4. houndstooth scarf
5. Belt: purple belt w/ metallic sheen
6. Bag:
  • Chanel Gray classic jumbo
  • Chanel black Rodeo Drive Large tote
I will shed off riding pants in the summer for a sexier look....:P



w/ Chanel Gray classic jumbo



W/O scarf, I like this MOD look w/ Gray Jumbo classic.

24 February, 2009

Mix n' Match from 40s to 70s!!!

Ruffle skirt is always a staple of being feminine w/ a little flirty. I found a longer length ruffle skirt which will give me a more sophisticated look. I like the term "Posh eclectic" (credited to The Lucky guide to mastering any style.) for the style I had on today.

I found women are even sexier when dress mixed old Hollywood glamour w/ urban sleekness.


I always like dusty rose color and variation of that color spectrum. I found this St. John Contour (runway) ensemble has pretty much about everything I am looking for.

Here is my ODJ!!

1. TOP
  • white silk cami.
  • Gucci black ruched neck tank top
  • St. John Contour
  • Jill Stuart green cropped peplum coat
2. St. John Contour ruffle skirt
3. Shoes: Rudy's riding boots (bought in Paris)
4. Bag: Lanvin Happy Sac
5. Belt: Ellen Tracy camel belt w/ gold bamboo style buckle
6. Accessory:
  • Cameo earrings (bought at vintage store)
  • Rose motif necklace w/ gold chain (bought at vintage store)
I always love cameo necklace, ring or earrings. I found this very old pair of real cameo earrings in the second hand shop and absolutely adore it. It is so old that there are some rusty green in the back of the earrings and you even have to screw them onto your earlobe.

Now I might just need to find a matching cameo necklace to go w/ my cameo earrings.


Here are the looks w/o coat on.





The Jill Stuart coat really transform the whole look and the way I like better.

I really like this light weight, chic Jill Stuart coat to balance the grayish/pinkish feminine ensemble on me.


My little one always wants to be in the camera w/ me.


Hello, there. Here are my 3 little ones.

23 February, 2009

Gone crazy w/ retro style n' Do-it-yourself project on my old clothes!!

Why do people love to shop at eBay? Is it because everything is cheaper or is it just convenient? Or just want to find something which doesn't exist in the present time.

As I am pretty addicted to shop at vintage store these days and finding it is so fun to dress back time like 60s or 70s. I know, I don't just dress retro style, I also feel the history and have the right attitude. I definitely understand that when you dress up, don't let the ensemble speak louder than your personality.

Here is my little project I did last week after I read runway fashion magazine. Everyone loves nice brand, good quality clothes but not everyone would spend so much money on every piece of high brand clothes. I know I wouldn't.

I like
left ensemble of this Lanvin outfit w/ that light sophisticated and just the right feminine and modern look.


I cut off my old long sleeves shirt and transform it to a Lanvin-like look. Now I think I'd wear it more often this summer.



1. TOP:
  • Metallic silver long sleeves shirt altered to 1/2 length sleeves by myself
  • Chanel gray/red classic boucle jacket
2. Bottom: Nichols Rosae techno skirt w/ pocket and drawstring
3. Black legging
4. Embroidery necklace w/ beads (bought in Anthro.)
5. Bags:
  • Chanel Metallic Dark Silver reissue 227
  • Chanel Distressed white reissue 227
  • Chanel Gray lambskin classic jumbo
  • Lanvin leopard happy sac
6. Shoes:
  • Orange Boss of Hugo Boss olive green suede ankle boots w/ ruched cuff n' bow tie in back
  • Pink sparkling pointed heels w/ crystals strap (bought in Taiwan)
  • Chanel Gray w/ mini charms mary jane flat
Different combo of bags and shoes gives one ensemble the same posh look .

I will take off the stocking or change to a sheered pair w/ heels and my Lanvin happy sac in spring/summer.


I like the fact that the necklace almost looks it is attached on my shirt.


Although gray would go practically w/ everything, I would say this Chanel classic Gray jumbo doesn't impress me so much.


Metallic Dark Silver reissue w/ Chanel boucle jacket.


The last look is very much alike the
Lanvin runway style. And so I like the most.

Summer time~~

22 February, 2009

Day 3 after the spider vein surgery (Sclerotherapy).

I told DH that I feel suffocated w/o going out window shopping after yesterday. hah...I know, even just one day I felt I am deserted from the fashion week in NY.

Today, DH said that he wants to eat at
Left Bank at Santana Row. Well, why am I so surprised?? Because he said that just for me!!! He knows that I like going to fancy restaurants and feeling alive when just looking at the window display outside those shops. Oh, what a sweet guy for me!!! haha.....

Off we go Left Bank.

Today I call my outfit as
style of Rock and Roll + Posh Eclectic! (The term is credited to the book "The Lucky Guide to Master Any Style" )

Here is my inspiration!! (pic. credited to ,chickdowntown.com)


1. TOP:
  • Navy blue ruched turtle neck w/ mosaic decor. top
  • No brand peasant dress/tonic top
  • Mcginn cropped vest (come w/ a blazer)
  • Vince leather jacket
2. Hosiery: Brown w/ tiny orange/white dots stockings
3. Rudy's black riding boots (bought in Paris)
4. Greenish/ taupe knitting scarf (bought in H&M)
5. Balenciaga Violet part-time w/ silver harware

Since I wore stockings instead of leggings, I think a pair of chic boots will compliment this edgier look better.

Poor my daughter...still feeling ill!


After brunch, we went to Border's bookstore and bought kids some books and art craft for fun!



I bought one passport cover for my son last year and found it is such a nice thing to distinguish his passport from rest of ours. Don't you just hate it when you have to sort through all the passports for the custom when traveling out of country. So I bought another two for my other kids and hopefully we will get through custom faster next time when traveling!!

Aren't those owl prints adorable!!
I even bought myself another key holder as I have one extra key w/o her clothes one. This owl key holder is more flexible than the monkey one I had!!




Kids are napping right now and I know tonight is another long night for me.

Shed off my Vince leather jacket as it is not that cold actually!



Day 2 after the spider vein surgery (Sclerotherapy).

Yesterday, we went to dim sum for brunch as every weekend. But since DH, my son and older daughter all caught the flu and have fever on and off, we went home rest.

There, I had simple black and white outfit again!!! Do I feel bored w/ this black n' white combination? NO, and never!!

When I had a mood to wear something, I might be consistent of wearing the ensemble until I am satisfied w/ the look. I was trying to wear that striped blazer as often as I can to have my money worth it too. Meanwhile, I want to see how does this white top look after I altered it myself. I bought it at size XL, and imagine I am normal size 0 to 4. That white shirt is way too big w/o any alternation.


This top has a pretty looping stitches.


I tore the treads around one shoulder and turned it into a
one shouldered top.


Do I look like I am ready for the play of Kong Fu Panda II!!! haha......


1. TOP: Tsesay white shirt w/ loop stitches (altered to one shouldered top for a updated look)
2. Bottom: Joseph black wool pants w/ stitches around the waist
3. Shoes: Lanvin two toned flat
4. Belt: Max&Co. 3 roses decor. leather belt
5. Chanel distressed white reissue 227
6. Gray vintage designer Vera lady bugs scarf
7. Accessory:
  • Chanel black bow w/ cc logo dangle earrings 09 cruise collection
  • Movado loop necklace
  • Tiffany heart necklace
I still have that super tight hosiery on left leg. I think that leg are getting even slimmer because of the constrained pressure!!



The platform heels will make this look more sophisticated instead of flat!!


20 February, 2009

Designer Scarves: A Vintage Vera Scarf and a Scarf by Lanvin!!


I have to credited both the title and the pictures to a website called Fashion-era.

Like I said, when I buy things, I want they have sentimental values to me. Would it be a necklace of souvenir from traveling or a scarf found in vintage shop, we can't afford buying baubles when we get older. What are we going to do w/ all those trinkets after we die?? They might all wind up sitting in the attic like hidden treasure. What a waste!!! I think I am going to label all my accessories and separately store costume jewelry from real GOLD. Now, I just give myself a good reason to buy me another nice jewelry box. haha.......

I had two things that's so called Collector pieces!! I like vintage style from 1950s and I sure will research more about fashion during the era and that will be great help when I hunt for vintage treasure.

Vera!




Lanvin!

Day 1 of the spider vein surgery (Sclerotherapy).

Well, my older daughter caught the cold from school so I decided to let my son stays home w/ us too. Then I don't have to drive all of us back and forth from school while my son will have his first tennis class today at 5 PM.

Today is the 1st day after my surgery.

I cannot get wet for my left leg and I had to have that "unbearable" tight hosiery on around the clock for 3 days. But how can I tolerant 3 days not washing my hair or even have a shower!!! I even went shower right after I delivered my babies while mom and in-laws told me not to for at least a month. They said, otherwise, I will have headache rest of my life. Oh....I am sorry, I just had to disobey them about that nonsense as my OB/GYN here in USA said.

You know in Asia, the labor is not as costly as rest of the countries. Women went to hair salon almost every day or at least every other day to have their hair washed, styled, nail trimmed, and even a good complimentary shoulder massage. The cost is probably only $20 for all of that service and you don't even need to tip them. Here in USA, all kinds of services are listed as explicitly as possible. Nothing is complimentary here speaking of
labor!!

But how much can it cost just to have my hair washed and blow straight, right?? So I took all 3 of my kids to the asia salon near my place. I had my hair washed and styled, and it only cost me $14 plus $3 tips. Of course, I didn't get complimentary massage but I feel refreshed and pretty again. Besides, people in the salon are nice enough to let my 3 kids running around (not literally) and having their snack inside the salon. Can't complain about that either.

Here is my ODJ!

1. TOP:
  • White silk cami
  • Max&Co. bias shoulder strap pink flower cami
  • Splendid gray long cardigan
  • J Crew hot pink short sleeve cardigan
2. Bottom: DA-NANG green ruched w/ draw string capri pants
3. Chanel gray classic jumbo 08 f/w
4. Chanel gray mini charms mary jane flat
5. Vintage VERA lady bug silk scarf
6. My friend, Cathy, made me this necklace w/ reversible oster pearl pendent.

One side is green pastels w/ fuchsia bud and the other side is fuchsia pastels w/ green bud.


I love a versatile necklace and thanks Cathy again for this incredible necklace.



Since the hair band, hair clip, and hair accessories are so hot this spring/ summer, I think I should start giving it a try!!!


I even do a research for that Vera vintage scarf.



It looks I have a fan blow over my face to make special effect w/ that hair dance in the air...haha...


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