Vince Camuto


pretty purple and pink lisianthus with bumble bee

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of print mixing. It’s so much fun, to carelessly throw two very different patterns together that somehow not only can co-exist but also compliment one another in an effortless way. The Spring/Summer 2013 fashion week season promised so many interesting prints and patterns all mixed and mashed in one ensemble with reckless abandonment, which I love. Sometimes it’s a bit risky but print mixing looks so awesome when you get that right combination.

[Photos by NR]

Top: F21 stripes tank, Aqua floral blazer (similar here, here, and here) | Bottom: Express pencil skirt | Shoes: Vince Camuto booties | Bag: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton | Glasses: Dior cat eye

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One of my favorite print is floral because it goes with pretty much anything. For example this outfit was total accidental. I had on a white crop sweater yesterday morning over this stripes tank and the oldest pencil skirt in the history of all pencil skirts.  It’s really that ancient and is pretty much falling apart, but it’s so stretchy and comfortable that I refuse to throw it out. Well, being the clumsy person that I am, I spilled coffee all over my sweater. Luckily I had this blazer in the car and actually love the combination far more than what I’d originally wore. The moral of the story and why I just put you through a really boring example is sometimes unplanned things are better than thought-out ones! :)

Happy weekend guys! I’m going to a wedding this Sat and am excited to share with you how I’m going to make a formal evening dress (for the reception) work for a day time ceremony. See ya on Monday!


Leather and Leopard

[Photos by NR]

Top: F21 sweatshirt, Alice + Olivia leopard print vest | Bottom: BCBGeneration denim faux leather pants | Shoes: Vince Camuto ankle boots | Bag: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton | Hat: H&M fedora | Necklace: Nadri link necklace (similar good deal here) | Bracelet: BCBGeneration red leather, jade bangle

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Happy Thursday lovebugs. It’s been so gloomy in Northern Cali lately that all I have been wearing for the last few days are black, black and more black. Yesterday, I managed to throw on my favorite-at-the-moment faux fur leopard vest which always add a little character to whatever I’m wearing. Despite having no sleeves, it keeps me pretty cozy! Hope you’re staying warm and dry!

P.S. I love these leather denim hybrid pants that I try to remix it as much as I could (here and here). Which look is your favorite?


Color Replay

[Photos by NR]

Top: H&M magenta sweater, H&M magenta blouse | Bottom: H&M (faux) leather mini skirt | Shoes: Vince Camuto ankle boots | Necklace: Nadri link necklace (similar good deal here) | Bracelet: Lauren by Ralph Lauren | Glasses: Sunglasses: Lumete| Lipstick: Shiseido (Fuchsia)

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About three things I am absolutely positive. First, over-sized sweaters are the comfiest. Second, it looks like this Nadri necklace has not left my neck. And third, no matter the season, mixing shades of pink & green always bring me back to my favorite time of year…spring.  Other variations of this below:


Well, it’s the eve of Thanksgiving and I can’t wait to start stuffing my face with all the yummy food tomorrow. We are volunteering the morning of Thanksgiving to help prepare and serve dinner to those who doesn’t have a place to go for Thanksgiving. Afterwards we are off to my mom’s for an early dinner followed by more yummy food at my bff’s home…if we are not passed by the end of the evening, we may check out a few stores. I always have the urge to shop at midnight so this is my once a year opportunity. :)

I hope you are enjoying a lovely day. Sometimes I take it for granted, but I’m so happy to be able to wake up everyday and do what I love. It’s nothing extravagant and my life is actually pretty boring, but I am grateful be around some of the most amazing people like my family and friends. Sometimes we take the simple things for granted, but cherish them every second because tomorrow is never promised…but you already know that! :)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, be safe, don’t kill someone over a sale please and I hope to talk to you soon!


Fashion Fave: The Peplum Skirt

Peplum skirts, often associated with the hourglass shape of the 40s and the power suits of the 80s has faded in and out of fashion for quite some time. What is a Peplum you may ask? It’s a short overskirt attached to a fitted skirt (it can also be attached to a jacket or dress, which I will discuss in future posts).

I adore the style of Peplums because it hugs the small of the waist and flares out at the hips, giving off an hourglass shape. I also love this style because it hides any flaws around the stomach, and accentuates the right areas near the hips. It’s also wonderful if you just ate a large meal and don’t feel like sucking in your tum all night…

While at H&M, I came across this sassy bright reddish-pink Peplum skirt. I decided to add a bit of contrast by pairing the vibrant skirt with a leopard print V-neck sweater from Express. Since the sweater’s V-neck is a bit low and wide (even in the smallest size XS), I’ve added a Forever21 layered black necklace to avoid any peek-a-boo incidents. Finally, since the outfit is a bit busy with the statement necklace and printed top, I decided to complete the look with simple black pumps and the classic black leather clutch from Tory Burch.

My Review:

The skirt is very comfortable. It doesn’t twist and stays put for most of the day. The medium-weight material feel like satin, slightly stretches, and is really comfortable.

The sweater is soft and lightweight. However, the sleeves are quite long and I have to fold the bottom of the sleeves under to fit my arms length. Also, as mentioned above, the V-neck is pretty wide and deep. The quick fix is a cami to go underneath or a busy necklace to layer over the top. I like the color variety that this sweater offers and because it’s so lightweight, it’s a piece that can be worn throughout the year.

The necklace is a fab find from Forever21. The strings can get really tangled and some of the beads will fall apart if you’re not careful. To keep the strings from getting tangled, I hung this on my necklace jewelry holder.

The shoes are by Vince Camuto and I really like the height and hidden platform. I’m only 5 feet tall and can use any height I can get! It’s pretty cushioned and soft inside, but I found my feet in some pain after standing around in one position. I think I have to just break them in…Overall, it’s a keeper.

The Clutch is a sold out item of Tory Burch. Unlike most of Tory’s clutches, the logo is not shiny at all. The same leather material is designed into the logo to match the leather on the clutch. I also enjoy having the option of wearing it with or without the straps.

H&M Peplum skirt $39
Express: Leopard Print V-Neck Sweater $49 (currently on sale for $19 and comes in many colors and patterns)
Saks: Tory Burch Amanda Logo Leather Clutch $325
Nordstrom: Vince Camuto Korsi Pumps $118
Forever21: Layered Beaded Necklace $12 (old item)

:: Style tips ::

If you have a slender figure, you can get away with a dramatically flared peplum — it’ll give you the right amount of shape and curve without overwhelming your figure. Not to mention it’s fun and daring! If you are curvier, go with a more fitted and shorter peplum style. This will allow you to show off your curves while emphasizing and accentuating a cinched waist.

What’s your opinion on Peplum skirts? Is it a piece you would have in your closet?