Giorgio Armani

Easy Breezy

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Top: Chambray top (similar here), Free People vegan crop leather jacket | Bottom: BCBGeneration high waist linen shorts (similar here and here) | Shoes: Vince Camuto flats | Glasses: Giorgio Armani | Bag: Valentino Rockstud mini tote

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I don’t think I’ve ever worn flats on this blog but here I am, in my true state of comfort…white linen shorts, loose blouse, fedora and no heels. I think a part of me was getting vacation-ready for our upcoming Caribbean and Miami trips which seems like neither can come soon enough…We spent Sunday in San Francisco running project errands and enjoying the nice sunny weather. But if you live in this area you know how unpredictable it can be so a light jacket always come in handy when the temperature quickly dropped at sundown…Anyhow, have you gotten used to the time change yet? I’m not really a morning person so I’ll be energy-dependent on caffeine for the next few days. Hope you’re staying awake and having a productive week so far! xo

The Tulle Skirt Giveaway

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More photos: Mint Tulle, Cream Tulle and Pink Tulle

The last time I did a giveaway I had a lot of requests for a tulle skirt so I hope whoever wins this will love it just as much as I do! Color of your choice! :)

To enter this Giveaway with the rafflecopter below, you’ll need to:

1) Log on either via facebook or with your email address (your email will not be public, it’s just for me to contact you if you win).

2) Enter any or all of 6 options. (Tip: The more options you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win when Rafflecopter automatically picks a winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner: One winner will win a customized tulle skirt to be announced on Friday, March 8, 2013 post and will be  contacted via email for measurements and shipping information.

Description: A fitted high waist, made-to-order of high quality soft ballerina tulle. Fully lined with matching waist band and side zipper. Length of tulle is 26 inches and liner varies from 18 (pink skirt) to 22 (mint and cream skirt).

Shipping: Your skirt will be shipped within 5-7 days after the contest ends and shipping will be free of charge for both domestic and international entries.

Good luck!!

Chambray & Camo

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Top: H&M Chambray top (similar here and here) | Bottom: Zara camouflage pants | Shoes: Classiques Entier pumps | Hat: H&M fedora | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (also love this color) | Glasses: Giorgio Armani

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One of the most worn item in my closet has got to be this chambray top from H&M. I really love how chambray compliments a lot of pieces in my closet and I especially love that it can tone down a party metallic skirt, add character to a little black dress, casualized a body hugging pencil skirt, edged up a pair of feminine lace shorts, and completes this camouflage + white tee combination. Are there anything that doesn’t go well with a chambray top? I added black pointy toe pumps to dress up the look and of course my favorite black fedora whenever I don’t feel like fussing with my hair but want to make a statement.

There’s been a few articles floating around that chambray is getting old but it’s still a favorite item of mine (for all the reasons above). So ladies, do you think chambray is played out?

Casual Weekends

There’s nothing better than ultra soft, comfortable jeans, well maybe there are, but these Joe’s Jeans are pretty darn awesome. The soft and stretchable texture make these the first pair I’d usually reach for whenever I want to wear pants. It’s not always easy finding a perfect pair of good quality skinnies that fits in all the right places so lately I have been searching to add more comfies to my closet. A few of my other favorites are from Shop Garage, Rich & Skinny and Hudson Jeans.

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Top: Victoria’s Secret sweater jacket, BCBGeneration blouse | Bottom: Joe’s Jeas | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman leopard booties (similar for less here) | Necklace: Nadri link necklace | Glasses: Giorgio Armani | Hat: stolen from Nate

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A whole year of waiting for Breaking Dawn Part II is finally over! I remember the very first time I started reading the books and how I was irrevocably immersed in the fairytale that I couldn’t put down the books. I even almost purchased the life size cardboard of Edward so I can place him in our pad. Yeah, it was pretty bad.

Although I’m sure Nate is beyond thrilled and relief and that our annual 2 hour waits in movie lines is finally going to end, I’m a little sad that this is the final chapter. On the other hand, I’m really excited to see the ending tonight and relive the fantasy one last time. Well, until I get the DVDs. :)

Happy weekend guys, be safe and stay warm!

xoxo,

Instant Pick-Me-Up

Stumbled upon this hidden gem during a weekend stroll at Stanford. I can’t believe I have been living in the SF bay area (Palo Alto) for well over a decade and never knew there was a place like this. A little island in the middle of downtown Palo Alto filled with life size cacti, palm trees and abundance of sunlight. Geez, I need to get out more!

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Top: H&M Chambray top, Express shift dress (similar here) | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman leopard booties (similar for less here)| Necklace: Nadri link necklace, gifted monogram necklace | Glasses: Giorgio Armani

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Leopard print booties has been on my wish list for years and I’m happy to say that the search has finally ended with this Stuart Weitzman leopard ankle boots. After the endless debates, mainly with myself (and my poor friend Sab who I’ve sent a gazillion photos to :). I’d finally decided to pull the trigger and couldn’t be any happier. The exotic boots with it’s extremely soft all over calf hair and back tassel details makes a bold statement, nicely juxtaposing my pretty basic ensemble.  It’s no wonder leopard is an instant pick-me-up…when nothing seems to work, put leopard on it!

xoxo,