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..."

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!