T+J Designs

A Cut Above








siho9{Photos by NR}

Dress: c/o Siho Emma Dress | Vest: H&M denim vest | Shoes: B Brian Atwood mesh booties (similar here and here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Glasses: Lumete | Earrings: T&J Designs earrings | Necklace: vintage

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Just as quickly as my love blossomed for the “extreme” high low trend last year, the appeal faded out faster than I can spelled a-s-y-m-m-e-t-r-i-c-a-l… But somehow, this look always seem to find a way back into my life. I can’t deny, the look is so feminine, flirty, a bit edgy/sexy and effortless all meshed up together in one little ball. This Siho dress is the perfect summer to fall transition for me and I love how comfortable it is. I wore it lounging around the house and for outdoor, I paired it with my favorite booties, a denim jacket to give it some shape and emerald T&J Designs earrings for a pop of color! xo








watercolor6[Photos by NR]

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

Plum Attraction









plumattraction2[Photos by NR]

Top:  Free People crop vegan leather jacket, F21 crop top (similar here) | Bottom: KTRcollection high low skirt (in plum) | Shoes: Zara link chain heels | Necklace: Nadri link chain (love this one: here and here), T+J Designs jewel stone | Glasses: Lumete

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Full skirts are demure, sweet and ladylike, but what’s fascinating is how they can transport me to a time in fashion history when the silhouette of a woman was truly grand. When people made a real effort to get dressed. And mostly when there was a real sense of mystery surrounding a woman’s body. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a body hugging mini from time to time, but what can create its own breeze as I walk by, swish and twirl as I turn, and gives me a sense of freedom that celebrate my femininity and comfort more than a full flowy skirt?

I wore this skirt last September to NYFW in blue and thought plum would be the perfect color for winter. I love the intensity of this color and how it can be dark yet vibrant and mysterious yet vivacious. What you think of this color?

P.S. You may have noticed that the skirt looks darker in some photos, we were experimenting with direct sunlight vs. shade for our new lens. The true color of this skirt is when it’s in the sun (see last photo).