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NYC Day 1: Carrie-d Away

You know I can’t come to the big apple without having my Sex and the City moment channeling my fave TV gal, Carrie Bradshaw. Carrie is the quintessential New Yorker, dressed to the nines as she walks down Park Avenue in sky high heels. Of course those who frequent this city knows the perception that everyone in Manhattan dresses like they just stepped off the set of SATC is far from the truth. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure even Ms. Bradshaw had a pair of flats hidden in her Fendi Baguette…as I had a pair with me at all times in my over-sized MJ. I learned this valuable lesson many moons ago.

There are a few Zaras in Manhattan but the one in Midtown (689 5th Ave) has the best selections. With two floors of endless options of casual + dressy clothing, shoes that are actually available in all sizes and accessories you can play with for days… you’ll end up in this store way longer than your husband would like you to be.

The jerk chicken, friend plantains and rice & beans at Golden Crust is my favorite spot for a quick-on-the-go lunch.

One of the best dinners started with this heavenly red velvet waffle, southern fried chicken and greens at Soco, a Southern Fusion restaurant in Brooklyn. Make sure you visit this spot if you are ever in the area!

Love all of the fruit stands that’s conveniently located at every other corner!

[Photos by NR]

Top: F21 | Bottom: KTR hot pink tulle skirt | Shoes:  Christian Louboutin Filo leopard pumps | Bag: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton

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Thank you for reading my quick recap of NYC Day 1. I hope you are having a fab Monday! Stay tune for my recaps of Day 2 and 3 later this week! xo


It’s been so hectic that I neglected the Petite Fashion Challenge #19 hosted by the lovely Angie over at Pandaphillia. The challenge was Trend Benders. “Pick your favorite Summer or Fall 2012 trend and make it work for you, whether it’s going all-out, incorporating it into a professional outfit or using it in moderation.”

I think this challenge went well with this outfit as I used bright colors and went a little “all-out.” I mean, how often can I run around the big apple with a tutu skirt that big and bright? :)

Greetings from NYC

Top: F21 | Bottom: KTR hot pink tulle skirt | Shoes:  Christian Louboutin Filo leopard pumps | Bag: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton

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Hey lovers! Just a quick hello from NYC. Of course I can’t come to this city without channeling one of my all time favorite characters, Ms. Carrie Bradshaw. This hot pink tulle skirt is the ultimate epitome of awesome girly-ness and it is so much fun to wear (last seen here in mint.

Enjoy your Friday! Kisses!

Print Mixology

I have been wearing a lot of solids and muted colors lately, and I’m kinda missing my bold prints and bright colors. For now, I’ll play with simple patterns: leopard and stripes with a dab of chevron mixed in.

[Photos by NR]

Top: Leopard print blouse thanks to Oasap | Bottom: Express (old; similar here) | Shoes: Classiques Entier pumps| Purse: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton | Sunglasses: Lumete Vedrina | Belt: BCBGeneration

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I remember seeing my closet a few years ago filled of stripes, dots, floral and animal prints but never thought to mixed them together. Nowadays mixing patterns and prints has no boundaries. There are all sorts of tips out there on how to mix prints…but I think the key in making prints flow together is the wearer’s attitude and confidence. I’ve seen  3-4-5-even 6 different prints, wildly worn together that made my head spun…somehow the person wearing it made it work. I think all 6 would make me look like I just escaped the madhouse, but I’d love to experiment more with exotic and ikat prints. Do you think attitude is everything when it comes to fashion?

Midnight Blues

I’m going to sound quite redundant but I love H&M. Some of the cutest items I own came from this store; including this perfectly structured peplum top in a various midnight blue shades with a dark starry-sky-like print. It’s almost like looking up in the sky at night and all you see are different shades of navy.

[Photos by NR]

Top: H&M peplum | Bottom: 7FAM skinnies | Shoes: Zara (similar-ish here) | Bag: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton | Necklace: Kate Spade Delacorte flower necklace | Bracelets:  Kate Spade colored stones

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When I purchased this Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton bag a couple of weeks ago, I thought I would regret choosing her over a Valentino and a Celine, but each time I see her in photos, I love her even more.

She’s a structure bag that’s unique in her own right, is lightweight and extremely versatile. I normally carry her as a tote with the versatility of the re-moveable straps, but when my arms gets tired, I’ll throw her over the shoulder or use her as a crossbody. The gold hardware and soft pebble leather adds character and the domed silhouette was exactly what I have been looking for. What’s even better? There are a lot of compartments and I can pretty much put everything in this bag…Definitely my go-to bag lately and will be for a while.

What’s your favorite everyday go-to bag?

I Heard You Were A Wild One

[Photos by NR]

Top: Chambray shirt (similar here) | Bottom: Zara leopard pants | Shoes: Classiques Entier Riley pumps | Bag: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton | Glasses: Dior cat eye

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Hey loves, I hope your weekend was a fabulous one. I have some exciting news that I want to share! On Thursday I found out I’m going to be one of the featured emerging designers for the Keary Street Workshop Runway 2012 Fashion show. Kearny Street Workshop is the nation’s oldest Asian American multidisciplinary arts organization who’s mission is to produce, present and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists in the SF Bay Area. What an honor to be a part of this!

I immediately started sketching and putting together patterns on Friday afternoon and didn’t stop sewing until Sunday at 4am-ish. I did took short breaks but I was still delirious after spending so much time with Singer and Brother…On Sunday we attended the model casting call and had the pleasure of meeting the ladies of KSW who were all so sweet and helpful. I’m so excited and nervous all at once and I can’t wait until the show starts in less than 4 weeks! It’ll just mean very little sleep between now and the end of September so if you see me on the blog with bags under my eyes and outfits that doesn’t quite make sense, you’ll know why. :)

Isn’t it funny how these bursts of energy emerged so unexpectedly when we are doing something we love?


Ok now on to some really exciting news that you’ve been waiting for! The WINNER of my Polka Dot skirt is Sandra! I will send you an email to get all of your information! Congrats!!!

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