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30 September, 2010

Not Another Vintage Inspired Blouse!!

You must have seen this vintage inspired blouse look over and over again. Whether it be on the blog-sphere, on the street or even on 2010 A/W runway show, it indeed is one of the most "practical" trend for this fall/winter. (Yes, if you posses another trendy piece, such as shearling coat or big cape, you pretty much be covered through this winter.)

I am not going to wear it as "the ordinary" way. Meaning, no wide-leg jeans nor wide-leg pants, and even not w/ jeans whatsoever!!  But I didn't say that I'd never wear the blouse w/ jeans or wide leg pants at all. It is just that there is no best apropos way of wearing it.  As long as you show the whole look w/ some kind of nostalgically aesthetic pleasure.
 

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MY ODJ

1. Top:
Ralph Lauren Jolene Silk Tie-neck blouse (Their entire site are having 25% off and then they'd donate 10% to Pink Pony Fond.)
Some brand of denim vest (Ah, does this look has always somehow associated w/ jeans in USA? Cultural influences? lol)

2. Bottom:
HM high waist cropped pants

3. Accessory:
some brand white lace belt
Hermes Horn necklace w/ silver hook
Chanel 10A Rouge/orange 226 reissue (I think 226 size is more appropriate to be a clutch to me.)

4. Shoes:
Alexander Wang Abbey gray sandal heels (just to break up the usual pumps, or boots look w/ the blouse. ^^)


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Who knows this $49.50 HM pants almost becomes my another daily obsession!!

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I love this Ralph Lauren silk blouse a lot .. for 1) it is not ivory nor pale pink...yet a sophisticated brownish color 2) the scarf is detach-able 3) it flatters my hair color!!

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Small details such as cuff link alike button

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fold-over cuff w/ a bit puffy sleeves

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Kids' Piano lessons ~~ finished!! 
I looked even more happier than my kids as their class dismissed... Oh, you don't know how much pressure for me to make sure their "after-practice" performance is presentable every week to the teacher. *sigh*......... 

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This RL blouse comes w/ camisole.  You can take off the ruffle scarf and unbutton couple buttons for a laid-back look. 

Are you ready for this Fall/Winter?
Have fun deciding your LOOK!!
xoxo Rachel

29 September, 2010

No sweat!

Yesterday I finally bumped into my SA from Nordstrom shoe salon. 

What's the urge? I have to personally convey my million-thanks to Him for holding up that Christian Louboutin Damask knotted peep-toe platform heels for me and for as long as he can till it goes on sale. ^O^ Having a good relationship w/ your SA can only do you good, capish!!!!

DH and I had a movie/lunch date during the day while kids are all gone at school. How luxury for parents of 3 of us!! ^O^ And as I promised, no sweat by looking at my picture and no sweat of pulling off the look of either pencil skirt or skinny jeans!! 
 

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Yes, little by little, I am decorating our goofy Halloween decor. on the wall and in the house. 

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w/ D & G ribbon leopard pencil skirt and LV clutch. 

Why do I end of having these two looks in one day?

My version of sexiness and DH's version of sexiness.

As you probably figured that DH prefers "butt-hugging" skinny jeans instead of "butt-hugging" pencil skirt!!lol

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My ODJ. 

1. Top:
Agnes b' white blouse w/ black beads (bought in Paris)

2. RUGBY white low-rise skinny jeans

3. Accessory:
Elfi Altendorfer white Africa turquoise earring w/ silver loop
Hermes green/olive croc belt
Chanel 10A Rouge/orange reissue 226

4. Shoes:
Christian Louboutin Greissimo damask fabric platform black/white

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TO share w/ you all:
"The Chinese usually put their kids before their husbands and themselves but I believe that parents with a solid relationship is better for the kids."...quoted from today's email sent by a sweet reader of mine.

xoxo Rachel

28 September, 2010

Sparkles!

A lot of you said that you'd melt away just by looking at me in the yesterday's picture. lol

"Woe is me!!".... I guess I sort of becoming a fashion victim that I so much want to wear fall/winter clothes...haha... and didn't realize sooner enough that we are still in SUMMER!! (Abacedebra~ summer goes away~~ ^^)

I promise tomorrow I'd show you my arms and legs then.......... ^O^

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My ODJ. 

1. Top:
 Givenchy tank w/ green/black sun burst sequin pattern veil in front

2. Bottom:
Romeo and Julia sequin cropped leggings

3. Accessory:
Louis Vuitton mini monogram runway clutch 08'
J Crew crystal stack bracelet (current)

4. Shoes:
Pierre Hardy gray/brown/black platform sandal 10A

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As you see, DH took those pictures in the evening and because of his lack of an aesthetic eye, he didn't even notice all that piles of stuff behind me. 

Pardon US!! ^O^
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Girls, I'd say if you can wear high heels...go get this Pierre Hardy ones. You won't be disappointed!!

See you tomorrow.
Eat healthy, exercise hard....so there is no secret of staying fit if you ask me.
 
xoxo Rachel


27 September, 2010

Intangibles!!

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I know I'd melt in this outfit.  But to keep my intangible intact, I strutted through my daughters' school hoping no one would actually see me. hahahaha... 


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I actually mean I am "intangible" as it is just too HOT to be in the even though only front sides of leather pants. :P
Yes, I went back home to change right after I dropped my kids off at school. 




Ah, where is autumn? ^^
Have a good Tuesday. 
xoxo Rachel

My Review of Taika 13.5 Oz. White Mug

Originally submitted at All Modern


Klaus Haapaniemi’s new Taika collection for iittala merges folklore and architecture to create a modern world of ceramic dinnerware. Produced in two color schemes,...


A wonderful gift

By litlstrawberry from Cupertino, CA on 9/27/2010

 

5out of 5

Pros: Brilliant Finish, Creative & Functional

Best Uses: Display, Holidays, Dinner Parties, Special Occasions, Everyday, Big Events

Describe Yourself: Frequent Entertainer, Stylish

I personally love OWL decor. For this, nothing beats a stylish woman drinking coffee or tea w/ this vivid colored owl mug even at home!
trec chic~

(legalese)

26 September, 2010

Shearling Oh Shearling~

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I ordered my Burberry Shearling and Suede coat at Nordstrom.com instead.


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Burberry light-mink suede jacket


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I am so in love w/ the peplum feminine touch in the back of this otherwise could be too muscular 70's avaitor-like shearling coat. 


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Why is it so expensive?! 
Not just because it is "Burberry", mink suede, but also because it is shearling lining all over inside instead of collar and cuffs only!!


Why the weather is still so HOT?? ^^

25 September, 2010

What a Day!

Hope it won't be long before Niel figures how to get on the bike w/ balance and completely rides alone. We went to Fort Mason, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. The weather is so nice and warm that we forgot it is almost October.


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My ODJ


1. Top:
Zara pink layered ruffle tee (past season)
HM drape front short sleeves jacket


2. Bottom:
Max Co. cropped pants w/ pleats


3. Accessory:
some earrings (gift from Irene)
J Crew sequins belt
Chanel 10A Rouge/Orange 226 caviar reissue 


4. Shoes:
Manolo Blahnik d'orsay pump



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Son, I hate the sun and my hand is sore....but I want you to know that "Riding w/ 2-wheel bike is so fast and fun!!!!" ^^


At Crown Crumpet English Tea Room. 


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Doll: "Don't dare to smother me because you know I am prettier than you!!!" lol


Treasure Island
Dragon Boat Festival


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Paddlers Only booths!


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No. 4 is still ahead...


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See how fast No. 2 is catching up~


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The rest.... (Go, Go, Go!)


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No 2. is way ahead of every other boat at the end. 


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The dragon boat festival is held till tomorrow (Sunday). Go have some fun!!
xoxo Rachel 

23 September, 2010

A Day - Well Planned!!

I signed up as a volunteer for Niel's school. His school organizes a Project Cornerstone for parents to read books to each class once a month and do some fun activities according to what book is about. I am glad that I have a parter, Mark, whose son also goes to the same class as Niel. And he is a well-experienced volunteer for school.

9:00 AM

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Today's book: "Have you filled up your bucket? "
Everyone has to write a "warm fuzzy" = nice words to the other classmate.

  How does it work? If I said that I am so grateful to have you stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I am filling up your invisible bucket!! Then, if I have a smile/Thank-you words in return, we are filling each other's invisible bucket. We'd both be so happy!! ^O^ 

10:30 AM
Figured I have only 3 hours alone and should put it to good use. ^O^


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My ODJ.


1. Top:
Free people taupe lace tube top
Anthropologie jersey and silk shirt
Ports 1981 sequin cardigan 


2. Bottom:
Joie high waist leather shorts


3. Accessory:
Louis Vuitton silver loop w/ 3 signature charms earrings
gray socks
two tones croc embossed leather belt
Chanel 09' cruise matte white 227 reissue


4. Shoes:
Alexander Wang Abbey sandal heels 

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It turns out this Ports 1961 second hand cardigan $89 is so practical to me. 

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Same shade but different textures will give your same colored outfit some depth and fun. 

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I intended to leave my bag unbuttoned...but I guess I won't even dare to do that when travel to Italy this November. 

Then I start putting Halloween pieces around my house... untill....... gotta go picking up Niel from school at 2 PM, and dropping off for Chinese class at 3:30 PM. Again, picking up Ilona and Heidi from school around 3:45 PM. Running errands in between, then picking up Niel at 4:30 PM and rushing from Cupertino to Los Gatos for both Niel and Heidi's 4:45 PM Piano Class. .... VROOM, VROOM ~~~~ (Of course I am, we are, late for 5 mins when we were there about 4:50 PM already.)

Anyone wants to be hired as private chauffeur?  lol

5:35 PM
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It is 6:30 PM when we arrived home for dinner. Who says that I'd be Super relaxed and FREE when kids are all gone for school????!! 

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"WOMEN and CATS do as they please. 
Men and Dogs should relax and get used to the idea!!!"

Have you filled up your bucket yet?
Have a good laugh!
xoxo Rachel 

RED All Over!!

I was talking to friends about the new Chanel 10A Rouge/Orange reissue the other day but seems no one would believe that this RED is taken on an orange tint. 


So here is the proof under white, florescent light. 
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(left) 10A Chanel Rouge reissue/ (right); 10A Chanel Rouge classic jumbo

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Now, do you believe me that MY new reissue (left) has that orange tint underneath!!?


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J crew military inspired belt. 


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My ODJ. 


1.  Top:
 Ralph Lauren w/ scallop trim knitting cardigan 
2. Bottom:
HM high-waisted rusty color of big pocket cropped pants
3. Accessory:
J Crew belt
Anthropologies mini disc necklace
Chanel 10A rouge caviar 226 reissue
4. shoes:
Alexander Wang Abbey gray/blue high heel sandal 


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Finally I scored this A. Wang sandal heels in a sale price. 


Enough RED, that's change to my other OLD love of Chanel then. ^^
xoxo Rachel 

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