Saturday, February 25, 2012

Black and white

Dress: Gucci
Bracelets and Ring: David Yurman 
Bag: Jimmy Choo
Boots: Manolo Blahnik 
Nail polish: Chanel Black Pearl

Saturday activities: sleep in, brunch on the town, ice cream and coffee, movie at home.  In other words, nothing special but cozy and relaxed.  The weather is warm, so I wore an easy breathy silk Gucci dress I got on eBay sometime ago.  Even though it is a simple dress overall, the side drape design and two hidden pockets make it quite lovely.  It is a bit hard photograph the drape, but if you look hard enough, you can see in the 2nd picture.  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rock n roll stud bootie

I am super excited to finally score Fraankie by Steve Madden, the biker bootie of my dream!  It sold out my size for a long time.  I waited patiently and checked back the online store on a regular basis.  The baby is finally coming home to me.  Initially I was after the All Stud biker bootie by Jeffrey Campbell, but they are much pricier and sold out everywhere.  I think Fraankie is even better.  It adds instant effortless chic to any casual look.   I found some pictures showcasing celebrities wearing those rugged biker / combat bootie either with stud, buckle or lace.  Enjoy!

 If interested, you can get Fraankie here: FRAANKIE - BLACK MULTI.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Burberry Prorsum biker jacket

Biker Jacket: Burberry Prorsum
Dress: Ted Baker
Bag: Balenciaga
Shoes: Dolce Vita Sana Bootie
Nail polish: Chanel Black Pearl

I must admit I am obsessed with anything Burberry right now, especially its jacket and coat.  This particular unisex biker jacket is somewhat similar to the Burberry short trench I got, however, I think the look they achieve is so different.  This is so much more rock n roll then the Khaki-leather short trench version.  To soften the look, I style the jacket with a pleated white dress.  But I think there are 100 ways to style this versatile jacket.  While doing window shopping today, I spotted this ultra chic nail polish by Chanel in Bloomingdales.  The color is called Black Pearl.  It is a very deep metallic green, absolutely gorgeous color.  It must be so popular as there is only one left in the store.  I put it on right away as it goes with my biker jacket so well.  If you are considering a darker nail polish, I highly recommend this shade.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Getting ready for power meeting


Dress: Black Halo
Coat: TSE
Bag: Tods
Scarf & Necklace: Louis Vuitton 
Bangle: Hermes 
 Earring: from Macys
Shoes: Mossimo for Target

Black Halo is my go to dress whenever I need to attend a power meeting.  What I like about this one is that it's not your ordinary little black dress.  It has right amount of sensualness that is not overly sexy, which makes it meeting appropriate.  Roland Mouret dresses have the same effect; but of course Black Halo costs only a fraction.  To add warmth, I pair the dress with a feather weight cashmere coat by TSE.  About my Tods bag, I had it almost 10 years ago.  It is my everyday bag to work.  Tods bag ages so gracefully.  The leather only gets better over time.  I got this one in Premium outlet in Orlando, one of my favorite outlet shopping destination, second to Woodbury Common in New York.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Color Inspiration

A quick post with a picture I saw today showing the French Courtin-Clarin foursome photographed in New York Fashion Week. I like how they mix the spring color hue with warm winter coat.  The coral and mustard yellow color are amazing.  Of course the high low hem trend is still going strong.  I have been following the NYFW coverages closely and constantly inspired.  Happy Valentines Day to you all! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Burberry Prorsum Trench

Trench: Burberry Prorsum
Shirt: James Perse 
Purse & Sunglass: Chanel 
Necklace: Bulgari 
Shoes: Charles Jourdon

It was a gorgeous day in San Francisco.  I went to my favorite spot of the city - Union Square.  It is a dream shopping destination.  You can find the high end brands such as Chanel, Max Mara, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, mass brands like Zara and Nine west, as well as small exquisite boutiques featuring emerging brands and designers.  They also have the best coffee and pastry shops around the area.  My favorite one is Rotunda on 4th floor in Neiman Marcus.  You can overlook the entire Union Square if you have window seat.  I wore the new Burberry Prorsum short trench I bought recently for the first time.  I posted a runway look of this jacket in my previous blog here.  I love how it is so bike chic yet feminine at the same time.  The pants are also new.  It is actually made of faux leather.  Initially I wasn't sure how faux leather leggings will fit and feel.  But I love this design so much that I decide to give it a try.  I absolutely love it.  It fits like a glove yet very very comfortable.  I highly recommend it.  You can find it on here:
Japanese Faux Leather Tuxedo Leggera by Work Custom Jeans

Sunday, February 5, 2012

embroidered eyelet obsession

 Tunic and Poncho: from a boutique store in Shanghai 
shoes: Steve Madden (boots)
Necklace: David Yurman 

There is something about vintage feel clothing with eyelet design that I am always drawn to.  This off-white Embroidered swing tunic is no exception.  The material is linen like so it is so comfortable.  I style it with a pair of leather boots as I love contrasting soft and hard edge elements. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A touch of spring

Dress: Kimchi Blue from Urban Outfitters 
Jacket: Rick Owens
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Ring, bangles: David Yurman
  I decided to be a little flowery this past Sunday, a sunny and gorgeous day.  Our little family had a really great breakfast at a tiny home style restaurant we frequent (I ordered corn beef hash as usual) and then we headed to a park with playground nearby to take some photos.  I bought this dress from Urban Outfitters in Berkeley many months ago.  I was shocked to see it was priced only at $4.99 on the sales rack as this is a very well constructed quality dress.  Offline shopping still gives me greatest surprises and joy from time to time......