Ivanka Trump

The Side Panels





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Top: American Apparel | Bottom: Aqua side panel tuxedo skinnies (similar here, here, here, here and here) | Shoes: Ivanka Trump pink bow sandals | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff studded bag | Glasses: Roberto Cavalli aviators

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The side-panel pants, once known as the tuxedo pants and typically reserved for menswear are the new “IT” pants for the ladies this season. With the clever positioning of a single vertical stripe, wearing these pants gives out the illusion of long legs.

What I particular love about these side panel pants is that it makes the decision to wear black or white pants so much easier. Not to mention the classic combination of black and white is forever a classic. This look is chic, effortless, can be dressed up with a blouse/blazer or worn casually with a tee or a sweatshirt. I went for the comfy sweatshirt look.

Ladies, what are your thoughts on these side panel pants?

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?

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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.

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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.

Pink Karma

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”  -Audrey Hepburn

[Photos by NR]
Top: Mesh Crop Top from Tobi
Skirt: Ponte Knit High-Waist Pencil Skirt from Express
Purse: Vintage
Shoes: Ivanka Trump Amoros Leopard Print Pumps
Necklace: from Bloomingdales / Cuffs: from Nordstroms
Glasses: Christian Dior

I have heard that pencil skirts can be boring and are a thing of the past, but it’s actually a very versatile and timeless piece that can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways…with a blouse, a tank, a sweater, a peplum, and many more. Feeling a bit daring, I opted for a crop mesh top from Tobi, paired with leopard print pumps, gold accessories and red lips for a night out last weekend.

This high-waisted “office-worthy meets cotton comfort” Ponte Knit skirt from Express (last seen here in blue) is definitely a favorite in my wardrobe. Unlike most cotton pencil skirts that I have encountered, this curve-skimming material is thick and covers most unflattering areas. I really despise curve-hugging things made with thin materials because they are notorious for showing all flaws and even some you never knew you had.

Below are a few examples of how many different tops a similar pink pencil skirt can be paired with. Check out my Polyvore page to see the deets and where you can find each item. Thanks for stopping by! xoxo