Fashion

LUXE BOHO

September 17, 2014

This fall I am really into fedora hats and basically any accessories that have fringe or tassel embellishments such as my shoes, so I put together this boho outfit mixing some of my favorite accessories this season with an Anna Sui crochet lace dress. I actually bought this dress as a formal wear last year for my son’s baptism, but that’s what makes me really enjoy fashion in that styling the same piece of clothing with different accessories such as bags and shoes can completely transform the look. Since it was such a sentimental dress for me, I got my boy (who is 13 months now!) to make a cameo in this post lol.

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Shades – Karen Walker (link here)

Dress – Anna Sui (old, similar here by DVF, and here for under $130)

Bag – YSL (link here or here)

Shoes – Toga Pulla (link here)

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When it comes to special occasion wear,  I find it impossible to find something I like if I purposely look for it. So I tend to buy any dress that captures my heart whenever I see it, and this whimsical Carven dress (love their signature abstract graffiti print) was purchased almost half a year ago and finally it got put to use on my birthday recently! I managed to take some quick snaps before I head out for dinner. Since it was such a sweet dress I decided to pair it with my Valentino Rockstud Booties to give it a punk edge. The YSL Crossbody bag was a ‘treat’ for myself and I had the perfect excuse!

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Bag – YSL (I bought mine here because they don’t charge extra import duties, otherwise it is available here and here in the US)

Shades – Thierry Lasry

Boots – Valentino (posted here)

 

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Ankle booties are my biggest weakness when it comes to shoes – I have them on literally all year round. This year the western boots are the style to look for, and Toga Pulla is an emerging Japanese designer brand with their signature western boots that are trending all over the world.  I was tossing between Toga Pulla Buckle Ankle Boots and the famous Chloe Suzanna which are quite similar, I went for the former because I love the unique design with their signature exquisite embellishments such as the leather fringe at the toe and the embossed plate on the heels. Moreover, both of them cut at the ankle but the fact that this pair has heels means that they will not make my legs look stumpy! Price point is not so bad for a designer shoe as they are in the lower spectrum, and I am totally smitten by their quality.

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I have been quite infatuated with stacking up bracelets and rings for a while – they look simple but I personally think that there is a lot of thought involved in having the right amount of accessories in the mix. The beautiful Cartier Juste Un Clou Ring in gold was my birthday present from my DH. I have always wanted a nice statement ring which doesn’t look too chunky on my fingers, and the Cartier was just perfect for the size and its unique design. I like to wear it with some dainty and sparkling midi rings, and my favorites are the Vita Fede rings. (I have previously raved about how gorgeous their accessories are in this post). Altogether they don’t look too overwhelming on my hands, and they are actually quite office appropriate.

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Vita Fede Mini Crystal V Ring Rose Gold (cheaper version here)

Vita Fede Ultra Mini V Pearl and Crystal Ring Gold

Nails Essie Flirt

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Stripes and Tweed

August 6, 2014

I am very much into the crop top with flare skirt siluoutte lately. I bought this crop top from Zara a while ago as a motivation to encourage me to lose the post baby weight, and I am so glad I can finally strut it after all the hard work! The tweed flare skirt is from my favorite brand Theory who do the best office-appropriate wear with a fashionable spin to it. Really loving their Fall 2014 collection and this lovely dress is also on the way. (SAKS is having a shop and save event for up to $250 off with code CNTMP14 ). The shades by Thierry Lasry has a lovely translucent taupe frame with marbling detail which is hard to capture in the picture. It is definitely on the higher end of price range for me, but they hand-make the most beautiful translucent gradient over-sized frame and I wanted to take a break from wearing the usual black shades.

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Top – Zara (sold out, and similar here and here for under $70)

Skirt – Theory (bought here)

Sunglasses – Thierry Lasry (bought here)

Bag- Celine

Shoes – Aquazzura (link here and reviewed here)

Bracelet – Hermes

 

Two deals alert

Shopbop is having new markdowns on lots of new items

SAKS’s shop and save event for Contemporary wear (2 days only)

 

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Incognito Floral

July 21, 2014

I normally immerse myself in monochrome outfits on a regular basis, and when I am in the mood for anything bold I go for the extreme end. Case in point is this floral MSGM Jacket I bought recently which is definitely an eye-catcher so the rest of the outfit was just the simple basics.

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T-shirt – T by Alexander Wang (here)

Jeans – DL1961 (here)

Boots – Kors by Michael Kors (similar here by Stuart Weitzman)

Bag – Hermes Kelly

Sunglasses – Stella McCartney (similar here)

Necklace – Mimco

 

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I am very excited about the long awaited Nordstrom 2014 Anniversary Sale which has officially open to the general public. Sales are normally for past season stock, and what sets this event different to others is that it is designed to encourage consumers to buy the new stock from the fall collections, and everything will go back to their original prices once the sale ends. This event is also known for their exclusive beauty sets and Gifts with Purchases for most beauty brands. I would totally buy up a storm if I was in the US! Here is my compilation of some great fashion and beauty finds (my absolute favorite has to be this Vince drape leather jacket)!

nordstrom-anniversary-sales-finds-20141. Vince Drape leather jacket

2. Theory fisherman sweater

3. Classic Entier Crepe and Leather dress

4. Rag and Bone Newbury Boots

5. Gents baseball cap

6. Nixon watch

7. Tory Burch Sunglasses

8. Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude color set

9. Nars Cheek Palette

10. Cara spike hinge cuff

11. Rebecca Minkoff Leather Bracelet

12. V-Bar Open Cuff

13. Halogen Ombre Cashmere Wrap

 

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The sales are almost coming towards the end with more and more stock continuously being marked down, so I thought I’ll share another round of what I have found and bought lately.

I tend to buy clothes at full price (criteria is if I really love them) on a regular basis as I always have this fear that my size would be all sold out once it goes on sale. Case in point is this beautiful flowy silk Parker dress which has been discounted now – I bought this as soon as I saw it online and I literally wore it to death over the entire summer. Parker (as well as Tibi and Theory..) are my go to brands for affordable and not too over-the-top dresses in good quality fabrics. This dress is soft and slightly drapey with an asymmetrical hem which makes it unique, and the fact that it’s made of 100% silk makes the dress sit and flow on your body beautifully.

parker-ziyan-dressOutnet is my favorite online shop to find some good deals, and this fall I picked up two great items from them. One is the DKNY leopard print sweater in pink. I have a soft spot for anything in cheetah or leopard print done in a cute and funky way, and I just absolutely adore this sweater.

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I am currently going through a Jacket/Coat phase, and the Milly Chloe wool blend and leather coat is my newest addition. It’s a timeless-with-an-edge coat that I would totally buy at full price. The quality and the tailoring of this coat is amazing, so I am very happy with this ‘bargain pick’! And just letting you know that The Outnet is currently offering free shipping to Australia on orders over £200 with promotion automatically applied at the checkout.milly-chloe-wool-and-leather-coat

 

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