Kate Spade







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Top: BOSS white blouse, H&M floral tank dress (similar here) | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar RM bag without studs)| Bracelets: Kate Spade, Tory Burch, jewel stone thanks to T+J Designs | Glasses: Tom Ford

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The weather was so warm this weekend that it prompted me to pull out this H&M watercolor floral tank dress. I love how all the colors are splashed together into this pretty floral print. The stretched cotton fabric with a low back detail was perfect for a night out, but for daytime, I layered it with a crisp white blouse.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and for those who celebrate, Happy  Chinese/Vietnamese New Year! xoxo

Today Was A Fairy Tale




Over the years, tulle skirts has definitely captured a big space in my heart (and my closet). Not only are they whimsical, romantic and fun to wear, there’s something magical about them that instantly makes me feel like a princess. Since it’s not every day that a regular girl becomes a princess, I guess I can pretend whenever I wear this.






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Top: Forever 21 crochet top (similar here) | Bottom: KTRcollection tulle skirt in cream | Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden green bow pumps | Accessories: Kate Spade chandelier earrings, Forever 21 stacked rhinestone rings, oval pink amethyst diamond ring from Nate | Glasses: Dior cat eye | Lips: Mac “Girl About Town”

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I wore this over the weekend to a local all white fashion show hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Network (SFBAfn), but wanted to add some colors to my outfit. I played around with jewel tones and wanted to use the gorgeous hues of blue, pink and green, which of course made me wish for spring to hurry and come…Don’t be fool by the gorgeous sunshine during the day, because the temperature always drop significantly in SF at night, so I traded my crochet crop top for a cozy little sweater.

More pics below + a Chictopia Giveaway!


Chictopia’s “Shop It Like It’s Hot” 2 Free Tix Giveaway

I will be at the Chictopia  x American Apparel x Crossroads Trading Co. shopping event in San Francisco this Wednesday, January 30th from 6-9pm.

If you’re in the area, stop by for drinks, enjoy live music, and best of all shop new pieces from American Apparel at 20% off and other exclusive designer resale pieces and local designers will showcase their newest arrivals for up to 50% off!

When: Wednesday, January 30th, 6-9PM
Where: 111 Minna Street, SoMa District, San Francisco
Performing live: DJ Tender Buttons

Tickets can be purchased HERE for $20, but I’m giving away two FREE tickets selected randomly today. All you have to do is leave a comment in this post indicating you are interested in attending and I’ll announce a winner tomorrow via my facebook!  

City Lights








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Top: Victoria’s Secret open back sweater dress (altered and worn as top, similar here and here) | Bottom: KTR collection Citylights skirt | Shoes: Christian Louboutin Ron Ron pumps | Accesories:  Nadri link necklace, Kate Spade colored stones bracelets | Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli aviators

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When I saw the print of this fabric, I was instantly drawn to it. It reminded me of the city lights at night where I used to live. The dark and lonely sky lit up by the brilliance of bright colored lights and far in the background were mountains filled with beautiful greenery…

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m kind of obsessed with skirts. I love them in all shapes, colors, prints and textures, usually the bolder the more interesting. In fact, I’d only name my humble little shop KTRcollection when the state wouldn’t let me register the name “I will forever make skirts and they will transform you into a sexilicious goddess that will stop traffic and have men throwing themselves at your feet day and night.” Ok, I’m just kidding, but what’s not to love about skirts? They are feminine, fun and best of all, versatile! :)

I hope you like this new piece. For more information on it, please visit my Shop KTRcollection tab or shoot me an email. Hope you’re having an awesome Monday so far!

xo, KTR

Loving Him is Red

Red is such a bold and iconic color and with certainty, it is my favorite color to wear. Putting on a red dress makes me feel instantly confident, energetic and happy.

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Top: Forever 21 crop turtleneck (similar-ish here) | Bottom: Bebe pleated maxi skirt (similar here) | Shoes: Zara | Glasses: Dior cat eye | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Chain wrap , Love (similar here) | Ring: heart cable ring thanks to Olive+Piper

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Although maxi skirts were a summer favorite, I’m definitely still in love with the floor-grazing look this fall. The easiest way to transition a maxi from summer to fall is by choosing patterns rooted in darker hues and adding layers such as a fitted jacket, scarf or sweater. Since our October weather is still sort of warm, I wore a crop top for day and added a light denim jacket for evening. I’m loving this easy breezy, fun, casual-glam look and I’m looking forward to more maxi fall outfits.

What’s your fall maxi style and do you have any suggestions on footwear with maxis?

50 Shades of Pink

These BCBGeneration hybrid pants (half leather/ half denim) are one of my favorite things to wear this season. It is kind of edgy, kind of sexy, kind of unique and is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall.

Top: HM sheer pink blouse | Bottom: BCBGeneration Jasper denim faux leather pants | Shoes:  Zara fuchsia pumps (old: similar here) | Glasses: Dior cat eye | Necklace: Kate Spade

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Ok, not really 50, maybe just 3 shades here. When I wrote this post, my intention was to talk about colors and how it reflect our moods, but I’m sure you rather go stuff your face in [insert bad word here] than to hear about how pink makes me feel like such a girly girl (again). So, since we are on the topic of shades, 50 and color. I love to talk about the book, “50 Shades of Grey.”

I know I’m a bit late (better than never), but what is the big appeal? I hear the writing is atrocious but somehow, the ladies can’t seem to put the books down and couples are even saying it has enhanced their romantic rendezvous. As nature has it, all the hype got me really curious. Have you read it and what’s your take on it?