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Think Your Look Younger in 10 Years Philosophy!!

A lot of friends said that they'd wish they had the same confidence and wisdom when they were in their twenties. Who doesn't... including me!! (just to be clear w/ you, we are talking about women/moms in their 30s here!! Well, same thing apply to when you are 40s, 50s... ^O^) 

The truth is you can THINK your way back and feel/look younger 10 years even when you can't turn back time. 

What will you do differently when you have your first child in your early twenties? 

You probably are reluctant be so settled that you still want to have fun. Enjoy yourself and be adventurous!!  Go scuba-diving, sky-diving, try new sports, visit different countries, or learn cooking and knitting just to be prepared prior to be a stay-home-mom or wife. ^^ I am sure there are lots of things you want to try when you are in your twenties but you didn't. Now you can think positively and constructively for yourself and why not do it NOW. 

Ah, except for the fact that you have to think of a better w…

Refuse to be Colorful!!

Ok,  unless I find an ensemble which doesn't seem to be a runway or street-way copy-cat, I'd give up the take on colorful path!! ^O^ I will leave those bright Pink + Purple, bright Orange, yellow.... combo. for everyone else to strut. 

Neutral, beige, black and gold colors seem to be an easy combination to dress myself up these days or simply wear them monochromatically!!

Reclaimed silver, sapphire, mink fur earrings. 

(No, I'd never wear my hair band OUT...only in the shower... ^^)

Maybe I can give a face-lift for my tassel earrings...... to be like...... 
(see below)

It seems the VINTAGE take-on reaches its peak in this season!!

IT is time for some new home-furnishing.... Johnathan Adler

The top and button is either ruched or draped and both asymmetrical which can never be a boring look!

Ann Demuleumleester draw-string buckle pants

You'd never risk too much details for wearing monochromatic ensemble. 

Ps. to answer a fellow blog reader's question: 
How to …

Red Valentine + Feminine Rocker!!

Think of RED for your Valentine!!

Love my Tsumori Chisato cats' face harem pants...... 

Have a good weekend!
xoxo Rachel 

Cropped Jackets - A Classic!!

A cropped jacket is always in trend.
Today is DAY 1 that I can't wear contact lens doing my chores. Not too bad except I hate the heavy eye glasses frame hanging on my nose..... which leave my nose two red inks. >< 
Thanks to Cathy that she came along to take photos for me when I am clumpy and silly w/ my glasses on.
Mcginn (past season) cropped tuxedo jacket w/ vest insert. 
Couple details keep your look fresh and in trend even when you are wearing past season clothes! 

Wherever I go w/ this Proenza Shouler cap toe platform heels, there is always complimets goes on the shoes. 

I can't focus on the camera w/o wearing my contact lens...... but I guess the camera focuses on me just fine!!

What a great weather we have in California compared to the cruel snow in the east coast!! 
Count it a blessing!

Have a great evening.  xoxo Rachel

My Shoe Pick of the Year 2011! (revised 1/27/2011)

Multi-Bow Platform Sandal $1300 (NM)
House of Harlow $240
See by Chloe
CHLOĆ« SEVIGNY FOR Opening Ceremony ( Mary Ellen lace-up platform$495; Mary-Jane $395)

Both YSL. 

Fendi Mesh platform bootie


Maison Martin Margiela Line 22
Illusion Wedge

Manolo Blanhik 

What do you think?

Have a zen Friday afternoon.
xoxo Rachel 

Thank me Later-For a Gorgeous You Forever!!!

I am trying out this product currently and it is amazing!!! (Well, everything is pretty much true as stated above so .... what's next!!?  Go, no,run to Sephora to grab yourself one!!!
I think some companies still make turkey bacon purely from Turkey thigh.  Read the ingredients carefully. However, I guess you can eat real pig bacon guilt-free now!! ^^

credited to Women's Health Magazine. 

Hope you learn something new everyday for your inner and outer beauty!! 
While I browse through some runway shows for 2011, I discovered those cute vintage-y look of thing. Would it be a polyester quilted-like vest, cropped jacket of YSL, or the military-green ruched cap(puff)-sleeve jacket from Burberry Prorsum, you sure should steal this look now!!

Above from

Burberry Prorsum 2011 (

 (before alternation)

(After alternation)
Remember my Millard Fillmore modern sports wear?!! ^^

I am not lazy if you are wondering how come I didn't post my outfit of the day!! The fact is I prob…

Walk Around Work-out!

Whenever I am lazy, I put on black or black n' white ensemble! It was last Sunday that Irene and us family get together again for a walk around "work-out". Well, that work-out is dedicated to our kids so they can enjoy biking along the lake.
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Hold the thoughts, at the end, it is us, adults, carrying their bikes and holding them doing all the walks!! Come to think about it, not bad at all ~~ at least we get to burn more calories, work-out our calves and build up cardio. strength even for the non-exerciser Irene. ^^

Irene: Lululemon letter thermal, AA cape, Juicy Contour cropped legging, sneakers
Me: BCBG long picket tee w/ lace trim, Limedrop cloudy shrug, KristenseN Du Nord sheer legging, Proenza Shoulder PS1 clutch, Converse sneakers. 

I have had 3 tennis lessons so far but need more senses of a good timing to catch the ball w/ a perfect "sound".  You know, the sound you strike the ball out clear and loud " boah~"! Yeah, I care about that very muc…

Let Nordstrom (Valley Fair) Styling Event to Refresh Your 2011 Wardrobe!

It was a lovely Sat. afternoon that Irene's family came over to my house for lunch and later on they stayed for dinner as well. In fact, we felt that it is better to let our husbands and kids all to have a play date together while we two girls go to Nordstrom at Valley Fair's Styling Event. As a result, I volunteered to cook for them in order to minimize all the hassles. Not that I am an excellent cook or anything, it is just my believe that a down-home cooking is always an economical and healthier choice. Besides, we have the best toys, Wii, Ipad games at home and even school playgrounds right next to our house. 

On the other hand, I was thinking could it be possible that we moms are imbued with the guilty of having our own fun here? lol

Ah, I bet my and Irene's dear hubbies (DHs) would have a lot to say and to share about how to entertain 5 young children since they have done this alone when we two are gone for Vegas last year!! /^O^\ 

You know, Dads inevitably come in hand…