Sunday, April 20, 2014

HELLO F&R!

Dear Diary,
 Don't be made at me.  I know it's been a "little" while since I wrote you.  If it's any consolation, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you.  And now I need you more than ever.  While I was gone, my life got turned around and upside down.  While I've grown wiser and unfortunately...older, there's still a little girl inside of me that loves to play dress up and dream.  I need you to help me find myself again.  Help me find inspiration in my everyday wardrobe.  But this time, I won't be doing it alone.











Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Dear Diary,
If there is a holiday that's equally entertaining for both adults and kids, that would be Halloween. I never thought I would be so excited to be standing in a sea of pumpkins in delicious colors from orange to yellow. Happy Halloween!







Wednesday, October 12, 2011

About Face

Dear Diary,
Why do we have to walk straight when we can walk...sideways? That would show off my new D&G color block pencil skirt so much better! I haven't felt so feminine and pretty in a skirt in a long time. I wish more people would embrace a statement skirt + dressy top combination over a dress. Life is too short - let's stand out!





Top: Yves Saint Laurent
Pencil Skirt: Dolce and Gabbana

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rock 'n' Roll in Leather

Dear Diary,
Have you noticed lately celebrities have been wearing more and more leather beyond the usual leather pants or leather jackets? I think it's my cue to finally wear that an unusual piece I purchased from Taiwan. It might be faux but it's definitely fun~




images from NY Post




Monday, September 26, 2011

Wedding in Paradise

Dear Dairy,
Work the past two weeks has been terribly consuming. But in the midst of all the work, I took a 5 hour flight on a short weekend trip to attend a destination wedding in Maui. To my surprise, as soon as I got to the Fairmont Hotel and saw the beautiful ocean and the blue sky, all the stress just fell off my shoulders. All the things I was worried about just didn't seem that urgent after all. I even snuck a couple hours of lounging by the pool before getting dressed for the wedding.

For a destination wedding in a tropical setting, I prefer a fun and flowy dress with lots of movement to deliver a more casual expression. But I'd choose a bright color or interesting cut to make the casual stand out~






Monday, September 12, 2011

Subtle Details

Dear Diary,
A girl can never have too many blouses, especially when they are simple, classic, and full of blooms! I simply could not resist the flower appliques when I saw this top at Club Monaco (trust me, I tried). So I quickly ran through my head on how many outfits I could create with this blouse to justify my urge to take it home:

"I can wear it with skinny jeans, flare jeans, a pencil skirt, and maybe over a solid dress.
I can wear it to work, I can definitely wear it on weekends..."
"SOLD!"

Then I used the same justification for my next purchase...







Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tourist for a Day

Dear Diary,
Everyone knows San Francisco is a colorful city full of culture and diversity. When I was getting dressed I knew going neutral is the only way not to compete with all the hustle and bustle (how could I?). But leave it up to me to use textures, a gold braided belt, and tall boots to create a F&R culture of my own.





Lunch: Delfina Pizzeria


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sheer Heaven

Dear Diary,
I've have been somewhat MIA and I promise I have a good reason. I have a close friend visiting from my hometown and I've been busy as a tour guide and even as a tourist myself! One of my favorite places to go in the Bay Area is Carmel-by-the-Sea, a small beach town whose rich artistic history can be seen in every beam, pillar and structure. And it has the best beach (assuming the weather cooperates). Look at me soaking up the last bit of summer!





Brunch: Katy's Place



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Meet My Right Boot

Dear Aircast,
Please meet my other boot. I don't mean to be rude but I am getting just a
tiny bit sick of you. It's been way too long since my left shoes have been worn. And apparently, you are not doing that well with healing my foot anyways! So I am introducing you to a boot that actually does its job (and makes me look AWESOME), so hopefully you will learn a thing or two and start carrying your own weight. Inspired by this gorgeous suede over-the-knee (right-foot) boot, I chose a short hem dress with a playful shape. And the animal print? It's my signal that Fall is near!