Friday, January 27, 2012

Grey + Grey

Shearling vest: Kenna-T from Nordstrom  
T shirt: Juicy Couture 
 Jeans: J Brand
Bangle, Earring, Necklace: David Yurman 
Suede Boots: Nine West
Bag: YSL

Shearling vest is my new best friend.  I feel so warm and happy in it.  What I like about this particular vest is the bias cut, the color and the quality.  I don't think it is any less gorgeous than a similar Rick Owens piece.  If you like it, it is on sale here on Nordstrom.com.  On the suede boots, I found it on ninewest.com.   it is very well made.  At only around $100, I think it is a steal! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Choices of the chunky sweaters


Sweater 1: Helmut Lang
Sweater 2: Robbi & Nikki
Sweater 3: Vince Honeycomb

 These are the chunky sweaters I snatched recently.  I guess I love beige too much.   
Vince Honeycomb (sweater 3) is a boxy turtle neck sweater that I see myself wearing a lot 
everywhere with leather leggings or skinny jeans and booties . I was ecstatic when I found it on sale on Nordstrom.com for less than half of the original.  Based on the user rating, I decide to go two size bigger to achieve the oversized and slouchy look and I am glad I did.   I got this Helmut Lang sweater in putty during the winter holiday sale on saks.com.  You can see my wearing it in my blog post 2 here.  The high low crop sweater by Robbi & Nikki is my newest acquisition from the flash sale site Hautelook.com. Do you like my buys?  Which one do you like the most? 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

East meets west: the yellow Gold Jacket

Jacket: from Shanghai, China
Tee and leather legging: Helmut Lang 
Bag: Gucci
Shoes: Steve Maden
Ring: David Yurman 
  I love this fur trimmed silk jacket with bold yellow gold and purple color.  To avoid looking like a girl straight from Qing dynasty, I paired it with my favorite leather legging by Helmut Lang to create a fusion look.  Am going to have a big family dinner tonight in lieu of Chinese New Year.  Hope you all have a great year of the dragon! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Buckled Coat

 
Coat: Versace
White tee: James Perse 
Skirt: Ralph Lauren Rugby
Ring: David Yurman
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag:YSL

  This coat is just perfect for the semi cold weather in norther California right now.  My husband took some photos of this ensemble just before our little family headed out for a stroll in the town nearby on Sunday.  I probably over dressed on the weekend, but when else I can wear a ruffled girly skirt? 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Burberry and wish list

I started dreaming about this Burberry Prorsum cream leather jacket ever since I saw the
ad campaign on a magazine.  The rock chic leather detail is just so breathtaking.  As usual, 
I refuse to pay full retail price unless I am buying a piece that will never go on sale.  
My patience finally paid off.  I found this jacket on sale at 50% discount in an online store 
and in MY size!  I know the jacket has already been a few seasons back.  But who cares 
when it is such an iconic piece.  I am still waiting for the shipment to arrive.  
I can't wait to share with you the photos with my wearing 
this jacket.  Now, still on my wish list:
  1. Grey platform bootie 
  2. Infinity cashmere loop scarf 
  3. Oversized chunky sweaters
  4. Asymmetrical high low chiffon dress
  5. Colarless three quarter sleeve solid color fitted coat
  6. Chunky sweaters for my 4 year old boy

    Saturday, January 14, 2012

    A day in the city

     
     
    T shirt: LNA
    Cashmere Sweater: Kaufmanfranco
    Skirt: Black Halo
    shoes: Charles David
    Bag:Celine
    Scarf: Louis Vuitton
    Sunglasses: Chanel

      This is one of my favorite outfit combinations: a chunky bias cut sweater, black legging, booties, a big tote bag and a large scarf.  If I don't wear skirt, I usually like to wear a pair of leather legging.  The heel of the booties I was wearing is really high.  I think I am above 5' 10 with them.  But the platform design really make the walk easier.  I can't have enough of platform booties.  I want them in all neutral color tones and in all materials.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Casual with Helmut Lang



    Sweater: Helmut Lang 
    Pants: Seven Jeans
    Bag:YSL
    Turquoise ring: David Yurman (got in Off Saks Fifth Ave outlet for half price)
    Necklace: Hermes   
    Silver Turquoise earrings: from a street vendor in Mexico
    Sunglasses: Chanel
    Wedge shearling shoes: Sam Edelman
      
    Recently I am obsessed with Helmut Lang sweaters.  They are so simple yet their cut is so flattering that they add instant chic to any casual look.  Do you agree? I got this one on sale at saks.com right after the Christmas. This sweater is still for sale at saks.com and I realize the price went up to its original.  I guess it is an one time holiday sale.  I now feel even luckier that I snatched it at deep discount.  

    Thursday, January 5, 2012

    My first blog posting: Lace + Faux fur

     
    sleeveless cashmere turtleneck sweater: Ralph Lauren 
    Black long sleeve crew neck tee: Juicy Couture 
    Faux Fur gilet: Bebe
    Lace trumpet skirt: Bebe (had it over 5 years...my fav)

    Necklace: husband bought from macys
    Shoes: Steve Maden

    I am new to the blog world and this is my very first post. 
    I love fashion and great finds.  Blog gives me a venue to archive my look, 
    share with other fashionista and make new fashion forward friends.  
    My husband and I went to Santana Row in San Jose on Christmas day to 
    have some coffee.  All stores are closed except Starbucks.  It was a perfect opportunity 
    to shoot some photos on empty streets without any interruption.  For this ensemble, 
    I contrasted faux fur with a black lace skirt.  I like the trumpet shape high low hem of 
    the skirt.   I hope you like my first set of ensemble.