Monday, August 29, 2011

Seeing Red

Dear Diary,
I've been green with envy for those delicious colored jeans that everyone from celebrities to savvy bloggers are rocking for a while now. But paying $180 for a pair of colored J Brand jeans just didn't seem all that economical for "the hot trend of the moment." However, my prayers were answered by my trusted store - Zara. From bright yellow, to cobalt blue, and even juicy persimmon, their jeans made me a kid in a candy store!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Unexpected Back

Dear Diary,
I recently purchased a slip dress from Alice & Olivia. I was in love with the sheen from the silk material and the amazing saturated color. I thought it was a versatile piece that I could wear as a tank top or a dress in a true F&R way. I walked away without trying it on; I mean, it's Alice & Olivia, it can't possibly go wrong! Well, when I returned home, there was a surprise on my back.

I guess I can't be perfect with my purchases all the time. But I figured if it wasn't going to work out, I might as well fail spectacularly! I'm bringing sexy back!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stand Out

Dear Diary,
You might not have guessed but I am introverted. When I am in a large group setting, I am often the quieter one (imagine that!). Luckily, what I lack inside I compensate with my fashion choices, like this silk shift dress that screams sheen and colors and pattern. But if you are not quite ready to turn the volume all the way up, that's okay too. Wear a long black blazer over the dress until you are ready to step into the spotlight!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Denim on the Run

Dear Diary,
Rarely do you catch me in anything "casual", which to many people means t-shirt, jeans and even flip flops (or at least to my hubby). Mainly that's because I think casual dressing just means anything functional and comfortable. Even if that means a little bling, a little lace, or a pair of high heels! I actually ran around all weekend in this all denim look while I did errands and grabbed a quick bite. It's my way to prove to my husband that I, too, can take it down a notch~

Monday, August 15, 2011

Uniform for All

Dear Diary,
If there's ONE uniform for me this summer, it would be a maxi dress and some kind of layered outerwear. The comfort and ease of a jersey maxi dress is perfect for the warm weather. The long length is just so refreshing, trendy, and it's a great weapon to take my cast out of sight. I also love the idea of bringing structure to the outfit with a jacket to add balance and modern-ness.

Dress: Forever 21
Sequin Blazer: Off Fifth Saks
Bracelet: Banana Republic (knotted necklace worn as bracelet)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Color Block Summer

Dear Diary,
Color blocking is one of the hottest trends this Spring/Summer season (take cues from Marc Jacobs, Gucci, and Etro). While we can improvise by mixing and matching two solid pieces in different colors from our closet, that has equal chances to be a hit or a flop. Luckily, for the less creative souls, I've found a top that does all the guess work for us. My face lit up when I saw this top from Akiko at Saks Fifth Avenue (sale rack of course!) . It had bright and beautiful colors, fun pleating details, and flowing fabric - all the qualities I love in one! I am pretty sure I'll enjoy showing off my tan in this tank~

Monday, August 8, 2011

Polka Dot for the Summer

Dear Diary,
I almost had a panic attack when I realized summer is almost over. It seems like I've only just started to enjoy the warm weather and being outdoors. And what about those hot shorts I just scored this summer? I am really not ready to store them away just yet. So for now, I'm just going to ignore all the Fall runway reports and start cranking out more outfits I've been wanting to wear before summer slips away.

Earrings: Banana Republic
Dress: Taiwan
Clutch: Banana Republic
Platforms: Gucci

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Orange Is the New Black

Dear Diary,
Orange might just be my new favorite color. You might have noticed how much I love orange in accessories because it's so loud, fun, and eye-catching. Then I found these amazing orange lace shorts that's just full of quirkiness and romance. And I know I'm not the only fan because I've received tons of compliments and inquiries on where I got them. If I said they're from Forever 21, would you be as surprised as everyone else?

Top: Zara
Shorts: Forever 21
Peep Toe Patent Pumps: Christian Louboutin

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summer Sparkle

Dear Diary,
Even in this heat, I crave a little bit of glamour. I mean, who can resist the urge to slip into something pretty if you have a pair of sexy Jimmy Choo's with a gold leather trim on your foot? As much as I appreciate my Aircast, I do terribly miss the opportunity to stride in a pair of sexy stilettos. While I have to put off wearing these stilettos for a little longer (at least I can stare at them~), I will live my dreams through you.