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31 May, 2011

Endearment!!

Whenever I'd like to thank my family for their support especially hubby's taking care of kids while I had my best time with girls night out, a nice home-cooking for my family is always ensued!!

Here are examples of a quick supper which allows you endear yourself to your family! They are going to love both you and the food!

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We love the creamy taste of white sauce but I always order/buy tomato cream sauce/ sun-dried tomato cream sauce for a little healthier twist! 

When saute shrimps, I also use herb infused dipping oil + extra virgin olive oil for more flavor!....try it and you'll love how much aroma it can add into your dishes!!

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I call this " Fussili Melody" as Niel loves fussili pasta while Heidi and Ilona love Ravioli and add mushroom, Spinach, shrimps, then there you have a healthy and tasty hearty meal!!
Two dishes in one...easy for mom to do! ^^

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This is a quick supper for hubby as he lurrrrrrrrrrves hash brown. 
A home-grilled chicken satay (store bought satay sauce for marinate and dipping) and some mini hot dogs keep his protein intake in-check!

As for me, I don't need much food for dinner but I eat 6 meals throughout the day and munch almonds all day long to keep my protein intake in-check. Then, here comes my soul food....fashion meg. lol.
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pic. source. fashion mag. 
 So, what I learned today is that you need to "belt" your pleat skirt to add a cool definition, buy as many sequin pieces as possible, and stock up "PINK"!!!! ^^


I was so inspired again by Ann's feather or petal-like cardigan the other night she wore to our girl's night out. So I dug out my vintage find last year....this loop wool cardigan. ....Oh, yes, if you are wondering, I am wearing fall look already. lololol...... nay, jk!

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"Pink" can be girly and powerful if you pair it right!!!

Karen Walker s/s 2011

Love Ann's fuzzy but not furry cardigan.

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My Outfit Du Jour

1. Top:
Pink/white two layered tank 
Vintage loop cropped cardigan

2. Bottom:
Vera Wang Lavender label color block wide pleat skirt

3. Accessory:
Elisabeth Cole dagger Swarovski 24K gold-plated necklace
ADAhandbag color block leather belt with strings
Barton Perreira cat eye sunglasses
Hermes Rubis 30cm Lindy

4. Shoes:
Costume National oxford heels

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Try compatible colors for your bags and shoes....here, Navy Vs. Red!!

xoxo Rachel

30 May, 2011

What a Colorful Day!!

After Niel and Heidi done their piano recital this noon, we went up to California Academy of Science to meet up with Irene's family. The museum is currently exhibiting snakes and chameleon and all Irene and I can think of is "Python" ...... lol We are drooling over Python PS1 satchel (Proenza Schouler) and we want different shades. 


Those are pretty colors that I'd love to see them in PS1. lol
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(Pretty Peach + pattern)

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(Emerald Green (or darker)

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(Neon Green...but not with polka dot lol) 



I found this large satchel and absolutely love the understated green of it....but it is stated as "Mauve" which seemly belongs to dirty pink or beige! {I am wondering, pondering....suspiciously!!}


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A hamster?


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On me: H&M cropped tank, Max Mara weekend boot-cut pants (altered as cuffed capri), Miu Miu leather wedge 11', purple feather hair clip, patterned fabric belt (bought in Indonesia)


On Irene: Marni polka dot tank blouse, some brand of puffy skirt with draw string at hem, black sandals

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And I realized that my outfit du jour is coincidently in the same color scheme as this huge snake { pale yellow, beige/khaki, white}!!

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A perfect ending for a day: Kung Fu Panda 2!

Have some fun in colors!
xoxo Rachel 

28 May, 2011

All Worth it....Tsumori Chisato!!

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I love the soft touch of silk and satin on me and so does my hubby. He'd hug me more often whenever I have those luxe. fabric on!! 


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Tsumori Chisato dress, Chanel mini flap, Elisabeth Cole dagger necklace, black ruffle belt, Chanel sunglasses, stripped wedge sandal.


{ I think I can totally play with this dress, front and back compatible or drop the top down the waist as a even more drapery skirt!! We will see then... } 

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Ilona totally steal my spotlight!! lol...


Have a well planned rest of the long weekend!!
xoxo Rachel

FAST FIVE.... NO, FAST SIX!!

We handle our family, kids, kids' school, work, house chores, ..... etc. fast and efficiently and at the mean time, we definitely try our best enjoy our life, slow down the aging process and cherish our friends and family!!!

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My comfy outfit before big night that we girls go out for fun.

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This time our girls' night out theme is SUMMER WHITE!! I made that theme because it is fun and also because I bought this Tsumori Chisato drapy dress which made it easier for me. :P  

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Everyone did a great job of interpreting SUMMER WHITE! 
Love you all, my gals!! 

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No, we are not street vender selling shoes off the street, we simply help Pei to choose between those flats for her. lol.

Enjoy every moment of your life!
xoxo Rachel

26 May, 2011

Never Engender Ennui On Your Look!

If you love feeling comfortable of yourself, don't wear just sweat pants, try washed-silk pants instead.  
If you love looking posh in shirts, try a bow on the neck!
If you absolutely feeling no sense of fashion, try matching color suiting look ... at least for now when it is the TREND!! 

I am digging in my closet to create new looks and I think I am even ready for this fall..... 

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{Geez. I had too much food for lunch today... I swear I buttoned the last two buttons on my shirt this morning.... lol.}
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Metallic silver shirt (I cut off 1/3 sleeves of the shirt for a face lift.), ribbon tie, Rock & Republic wide leg jeans, Christian Louboutin heels, Hermes Rubis Lindy 30cm, Chanel sunglasses



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Elisabeth Cole 
24K gold-plated 
Single Octagon Dagger Necklace with Swarovski Crystals
{ A very happy find for $88 }

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Both right, left looks are taken from Oscar de la Renta 2011 pre-fall look. (Style.com)

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Vince light gold sequins cropped (box) top, Vintage find in ROME gold tulip leg high-waist pants, Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato 120 heels


Have fun in GOLD!!
xoxo Rachel 

Positively Elated!!

Cathy and I drove up to SF city in such overcast weather today. But we are lucky as it turns out sunny and nice after some rain!  We didn't have any objective about whether we want to shop or eat or just browse stuff in the city.  A random trip up to San Francisco just to be away from the suburban. lol. There are lots of pre-sale going on in most stores and we are merely gathering ideas of "summer white" theme for our girls' night out on Friday!!!!

See, "gathering ideas", and we end up not buying anything!! Everything looks great in Zara but I think I have enough inspiration and can make lemonade out of lemon just from my own closet!! lolololololololol.....

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(right below: buffalo bone(?) carved earring bought in Kauai.)

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Did you see all those pretty bright colored envelop clutch + shoulder bags?

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I am only trying Coral here... I had the green one and feel absolutely elated!!

My Outfit Du Jour

1. Top:
Tsumori Chisato paw striped tee
Vince bright orange cropped tee

2. Bottom:
Tsumori Chisato cat dot harem pants

3. Accessory:
ADA leather color block belt 
Buffalo bone carved earrings  
Brass metal necklace (bought at Aqua in London)
Chanel 08' Rodeo large perforated tote

4. Shoes:
YSL 09' runway elastic platform heels

&

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato 120 Patent White

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A little pop of Orange color makes the whole outfit much more of a summer fun!!

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A much relaxed look with Christian Louboutin heels. 
(Thanks Cathy for taking those pretty pictures for me today.)

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We also had a girls' movie night out for "Thor"!!  (pic. taken from the movie)

Go watch some action movie!!
xoxo Rachel

24 May, 2011

Head to Toe Impromptu!!

Today is one of the days I don't have a clue what to wear...especially after a hectic weekend for me. A t-shirt or tank look is a no-brainer for me so I go for it!!  But even in my most relaxed look, I'd love to disguise the whole outfit as they are well thought put-together!! ........ 

How do I do that??

Accessories!!!  You know, hang bags, watches, sunglasses, hat, belt, shoes, smiles, and attitude.... ^O^ oh, and hair extensions!!

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I found this leather belt at Nordi.  and it is quite interesting as it is a 2 sectors of color-block belt with attached leather string. It is actually quite blank at first sight but perfectly ties my tank+saggy pants look altogether. 

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My Outfit Du Jour

1. Top: 
BCBG Generation sport-bra top
Michael Angel racer-back digital print sheer tank 
Mcginn skinny tuxedo vest (come with its blazer)

2. Bottom:
Suzuki Takayuki organic silk pants

3. Accessory:
color block leather belt with attached strings
Chanel 08' large black perforated Rodeo Drive tote (Still loving it so much)

4. Shoes:
Pixie Market


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I probably can also wear my Hermes white CDC too!! 


After my rehearsal and Yu daughter's rehearsal last Saturday, two of us family took kids for a frozen yogurt treats. And both of us got hair clip-on extension for fun  .....which made our hubbies speechless...... lol.


Think accessories!!
xo Rachel

22 May, 2011

Dance, Shoes, Friends and Family!

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Summer shoes.


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Hermes White CDC. 


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Have a good quality time with both your family and friends. 
xoxo Rachel 

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