Giorgio Armani

Sweet November

When it comes to clothes, it’s important that I find pieces that can be worn more than once and in a variety of ways. I love to remix, recycle and remake existing things in my wardrobe.  This skirt I’m wearing is actually the same skirt I wore in my last post. I wore it as a mini by pulling it up and folding it under. The material was pretty snug so the fold stayed in place. This time, I wanted to wear it as a long pencil skirt. It was a quick fix for a different look. Which length do you prefer?

[Photos by NR]

Top: F21 Gingham shirt (old, similar here) | Theory cardigan | Bottom: TopShop gold knit skirt | Bag: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton satchel | Shoes: Ivanka Trump strappy pumps | Glasses Giorgio Armani

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Whenever sweet November rolls around I know autumn is truly here. It is the time of year when all the leaves has transformed in it’s most beautiful shades of sunset yellows, reds, orange and gold. I can feel the slight breeze in my hair and the warm sun kissed against my neck. But why is November so sweet? For me, it’s because it’s the start of the holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas, my favorite time of year for so many reasons.

I hope you are having a wonderful Friday so far and have a safe weekend!

A Knitted Story

I have been a bit obsessed with shoes lately. I mean, I have always love shoes but lately it just gotten really troublesome. Perhaps it’s a new season with all the new inventories tempting me everywhere I turn  or the additional shoe space tempting me to add more. Whatever it is, these Ivanka babes with its velvety soft suede, metallic shine and adjustable front crisscross straps was a pair I know will get a ton of love.

[Photos by NR]

Top: Bar III knitted asymmetrical sweater (similar here) | Bottom: TopShop gold knit skirt | Shoes: Ivanka Trump strappy pumps | Glasses: Giorgio Armani | Necklace: F21 | Bracelets: Michael Kors and Carolee Lux

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I live in the San Francisco bay area and if you ever visit this place you’d know the weather is a bit bi-polar. It can be hot one day in one city and cold in another. Therefore, I have learned to adapt to the unpredictable weather with the use of my trusted cozy knitted friend. The sweater. Whether it is over-sized, tight, long or cropped, it keeps me cozy enough for the cooler nights yet isn’t too thick for the warmer days. Of course, I also love a good sweater that I can throw on over anything.

Speaking of weather,  my heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. I cannot imagine how terrifying everything  must be and I just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

While the storm has passed, there are still millions without electricity, food, water and shelter. Please watch out for our neighbors as well as older people and single parents with young children who might need help and please, please don’t abandon your pets.

Basic Necessities

Top: Kensie tweed jacket | Bottoms: Joes Jeans | Shoes: Zara studs booties | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators | Lipstick: Shiseido

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It’s about that time of the year to switch from tank tops, shorts and sandals to pants, jackets, sweaters and boots. I’m not really big on layering because I get a little claustrophobic a little too quickly but fall can still be warm for me with the perfect jacket.

One of my basic necessities for fall is a jacket that will keep me warm, isn’t overwhelming, and is chic and unique. Over the years I’ve collected a good number of jackets and this tweed knit jacket is one of my latest favorites. I was quickly drawn to the coziness of cable knit sleeves and the perfect olive shade of the tweed vest. It was a perfect subtle addition to my very basic skinny jeans and white t-shirt combination. Best of all, it kept me warm without making me too hot! Gotta love those sweater jackets!

A San Francisco Kinda Day!

Living in the SF Bay Area and a short drive from San Francisco, sometimes I take this sweet diversed city for granted, but today it was pretty lovely. Full of randomness, drum players and dancers entertaining on the sidewalk, happy faces on the go, good shopping and the best refreshing blackberry lemonade from The Bistro at Nordstrom.

[Photos by NR]

Top: Rivet Embellished sleeveless parka thanks to OASAP, Forever 21 stripes tank| Bottom: H&M faux leather high waist shorts (also love this) | Shoes: Zara wide heel strappy sandals (old; also seen at ebay) | Bag: Milly red clutch/shoulder bag (old: similar here) | Scarf: Express green leopard print scarf | Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators (similar here)

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When things at home are unorganized and out of place, I’d feel really anxious and sometimes overwhelm, so trying to get everything unpacked and organized from our move was a must for me. That’s why I have been trading in my secret breaks to the mall for running errands at Home Depot. So it was certainly nice to get out, enjoy some fresh air, meet with good company, and do some real shopping in the city yesterday.

Hope your weekend was a great one, I’m certainly not ready for it to be over!



Rock n’ Prints

Everytime I decide I’m tired of this skirt and want to sell it, I’ll put it on and fall in love with it all over again. The last time I wore it (here) was with a basic black corset top, but this time I decided to go a little bold and mixed the busy printed slim fitting skirt with an equally busy leopard printed bustier.

If it was 5 years or so ago, I wouldn’t be caught dead “not” matching like this, but I’m so glad that fashion has pushed me to go beyond my comfort zone. Nowadays I can’t live without a moment of mix matching colors and prints (well I can, but you know what I mean). When it comes to mixing prints, I’ll typically stick to two patterns at a time. If I decide to mix a 3rd or 4th print, it’ll be minimal such as a thin waist belt or a small clutch.

[Photos by NR]

Top: Victoria’s Secret leopard print busier | Bottom: ASOS alphabet pencil skirt (old; similar-ish here and here) | Jacket: Free People vegan leather jacket | Necklace: monogram necklace from dad | Glasses: Giorgio Armani

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Thank you for stopping by and TGIF!!! :)