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Easy feet!

Neutral color is actually very easy to work with your wardrobe. What about a neutral colored sandals? 

Typically, a clean tee and jeans with leather jacket will be cool to pair neutral colored sandals.  But I am no-typical when it comes to be stylish. No, I didn't mean to put on pop colors or a blazer or a leather jacket to uplift the look to be chic (Lighten up, it's summer, and it's hot. lol.), let's do something more interesting! ^^

Graphic tee, printed tee as long as it's a subtle printed tee will jazz up your look with neutral sandals without being trying too hard. I think whatever I came up with today is pretty cool, isn't it!!? ^O^ ( I know, that Vera Wang pleated skirts is with me like forever... and I really adore pleated skirts. They are classic, they are any-age appropriate as long as it's a good length. Yes?  )


Zara printed tank, Vera Wang Lavender label wide pleated skirt, Hermes Gris T. birkin, Givenchy neutral sandals. 


Mix feminine scarf with c…

On Sale Score!

A friend of mine, Isabel, and I bought this Givenchy kitten-heel sandals during sale. It is discounted from $695 to $348. For me, this is a real score, good bargain and classic fashion, plus, it is super comfortable, how can you not dig in!!! 
Work your legs, wear kitten heels. 
xoxo Rachel

Kill time~

Last weekend,  we invited friends over at our place in the city.  It was fun. And just before my guests' arrival, I was grinding those whole pepper corns by hands.  It certainly isn't an interesting chores for me as pepper corns are flying everywhere that I had to cover it with a tissue while I grind them. It seems to take forever to grind those peppers down.  But you know what, before I noticed it, every guest of mine was grinding that pepper corns on the table spontaneously during our chat/dinning and I can't believe that THEY DID IT. lol... 
I guess it is also a human nature that we must think where there is a tool, there is a job to be done. Next time, I can find some other tasks to entertain my guests and get more productive than just chatting over cocktails. Ah ha~~ Anyhow, I so appreciate my friends' contribution for this finely grounded pepper. Please give my guests a round of applause.

Enjoy fresh grounded pepper in the summer. 
xoxo Rachel

The Winner for Tatcha $150 or less product giveaway is ~~~

As promised, here is our June Tatcha beauty product giveaway winner:
 Kim D.
Congratulations!!! Please email me for shipping address so I can forward your info. to Tatcha beauty team. 
Thanks so much for your comments and we shall have another giveaway to come soon. 
xo Rachel
Note: This giveaway original post is here and now it is expired.

No Constriction.

I said that I need to find a better packing strategy for our weekend retreat in the city. I mean, I can't just pack top and bottom, or tee and skinny jeans...oh, nothing wrong with that, it's just I need an excuse to do more expressive of looks more than just cool casualness.  I wish I had a suitcase that allows me to pull out any outfit in my wardrobe magically. lol...

Anyhow, I did pack my skinny jeans and suede pants with me. They are really easy to work with. A touch of cape, fedora hat and couple accessories, I look as good as wearing season's new pieces that advertised in the fashion magazines. ^_*

The first two looks are perfect for running errands since I am still shopping for furniture for our city apartment.

PS. Today is the last day for an entry of Tatcha $150 or less beauty product giveaway. And there is more Giveaway to come!! Woo hoo~~

1. Monotone pieces
Shine vintage denim shirt with bow, Burberry trench, BaroQco Haute Couture jade earrings, RUGBY white skin…

Never get upset with little things!

Yes...... nothing really matters unless the sky is falling... ..and since that's not going to happen, we should never get upset with little things in life! Go out with friends, go shopping, have a big feast,...etc. do anything, just to get over it!

PS. Want to be super happy about yourself? Don't forget my Tatcha product giveaway of $150 or less .  

Alexander Wang striped tank, Kapital cotton shirt with attached scarf, J Crew mint green skinny jeans, Anastasia Bice heels, Alaia red laser-cut tote



Yu, Cathy and me enjoy a good sunshine in Filoli garden.

Elfi Altendorfer multiple beads with sea creatures necklace (here I changed my heels to Valentino flip flops.) 
Be yourself and dream big!! xoxo Rachel


Summer white doesn't have to be all white!!

Summer white look doesn't have to be all white, but at least you have to make the WHITE as a statement color to call it summer white looks. I found some pictures on Internet with different implementation of white pieces, very fun!!  My dear friend, Isabel, gave me the ideas of throwing a white-ish scarf to make the whole summer white look ----- louder!!
PS. don't forget my GIVEAWAY of beauty product from Tatcha which ends at 6/26.



A. Wang Tank, Elisabeth & James ruched sleeves blazer, Orange Boss mini denim skirt, Manolo Blahnik brown sandals, ivory silk with crochet trim and bells scarf, Prada leather woven clutch, Dita sunglasses, Momo's march full sun bracelet, Dannjio necklace worn as bracelet

 Dannjio necklace worn as bracelet


The Satorialist







TIme for a summer white look of your own. 
xoxo Rachel

Let's Bake - Vegan, Gluten-free currant and silvered almond scone!

Yes, I mean "bake", literally. I cook a lot but I don't really bake. 


Why? 


Cause' the time it takes me to bake one thing, I can do stir-fry, grill and deep-fry a lot of stuff and everything will be ready for a whole meal for my family.  There is no time for me to knead the dough and measure every ingredient. {Oh, well, maybe just because I didn't bake enough. This I assume will lead us to the discussion of chicken come first or eggs come first. blah~~}


Anyhow, after I ate my friend, Yu's, homemade steel-cut oats with currant scones for two days in a roll, I am hooked. I decided to bake my own version of Vegan, gluten-free scone. It's not that I have celiac disease (link here)but I am sensitive to wheat, thus, I have been eating 90% gluten-free diet for some time.


Here is the recipe I searched online and adapt it a bit for my convenience. 
Vegan, Gluten-free, no diary, no eggs, no refined sugar currant, and sparingly silvered almond scone. 1 1/2 tbsp flaxseed …

Red Hot Summer!!

A classic red pants is never out of style. Plus, it is a gorgeous pop of color too. 


NOTE: don't forget to enter yourself another fab. giveaway sponsored by Tatcha beauty company. (link here)

Gray bustier made in Italy, Celine red slim pants, Charlotte Olumpia wedge, Chanel classic lamp flap, Elfi Altendorfer "Vintage" TresChic (link here) white African Turquoise Necklace and matching earrings. 


Valentino red jumpsuit 



Enjoy a red hot summer!!
xoxo Rachel 


Beauty Product Review and $150 worth product Giveaway: Tatcha

The general opinion about what's the most beautiful skin among Asian is that we all want a breathtaking beautiful and porcelain-like skin. We pamper our skin by staying away from the sun or at least applying sunblocks, drinking lots of water and green tea, consuming blueberry, chia seeds, and flaxseeds in bulks....etc. etc.... you name it, we take it. 


Last week,  a beauty company called Tatcha (link) contacted me and requested me to do a product review as well as a possible GIVEAWAY.  Honestly, I was super suspicious at the beginning that how their product is going to excel what I am using as my daily skin regime and improve my skin even more. As far as I am concerned, I am honored to be the first blogger to review their product.  Still I doubt I'd see any exciting improvement on my skin, but as long as there is still room to improve my skin, I'd do anything. Good thing is that without the excessively articulating about how profound Tatcha's products are, they sent me …

Warrior!!

Hey girls, there is another awesome GIVEAWAY coming up soon. 


This time, I want to share the most amazing skin product with you all. I have tested the product myself and quite awed its magical result. 


So stay tuned, the giveaway is worth $150 in retail price. 




Shine denim retro shirt with tie (link underline), Lilith pinstriped slouchy blazer, button-up leather skirt, peep-toe buckled boots, Elfi Altendorfer safety pin bracelet and necklace, Carrera sunglasses.

Looking cool for yourself. 
xoxo Rachel 

Happy Weekend... Happy Polka dot!

Weekend is the time for our city retreat. See ya~


Stella McCartney black embroidery black dress, Dries Van Noten 2011 s/s runway jacket, polka dots tights, Anthropologie metallic pink clutch, YSL triboo heels, Elfi Altendorfer pin bracelets and matching necklace




All by Elfi Altendorfer 



Have a happy weekend. 
xoxo Rachel