Monday, May 26, 2014

Understated Tough Girl

Dear Diary,
  Let's take it easy today and wear something comfortable and simple.  Whether it's your favorite boyfriend tee or a jersey dress, just pick something and make it you.  This winter I liked to burry myself in something oversized and loose, but when I do, I'd pair it with leather pants to bring out my inner tough girl. 






Sweater: Forever21
Leather Pants: unknown
Pumps: Miu Miu

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pink, White, and Navy

Dear Diary,
  Polka dots is undoubtedly my favorite pattern.  It's been in my wardrobe since I was a little girl and you can be sure I'll be rocking it when I'm in my 70's.  But decades later polk dots alone might not have enough oomph for today's appetite.  Don't fret, add a pop color (the brighter the better) to your accessories and your classic look will instantly become fresh and current.

 







Top: Forever21
Pants: Zara
Belt: JCrew
Clutch: Dolce & Gabbana
Pumps: Christian Louboutin

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Animal Sweaters

Dear Diary,
  When was the last time you were in touch with your inner child?  Some people opt for eating ice cream for dinner, go down the water slide, or even go to Disneyland!  For me, the best way to be a child again is to dress like my little one!  I mean come on, who can resist miniature clothes?!  So when my daughter started walking, the first order of business was to get matching animal sweaters!  A fun and whimsical print is highly recommended to brighten up any day! 







Sweater: JCrew
White Jeans: JCrew
Chambray Shirt: JCrew
Flats: Gucci

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spring Volume

 Dear Diary,
  There was once a time there was a rule in my book: when you are choosing a voluminous piece then you must pair it with something slick because everything is about balance.  But with the weather changing, I am now craving for something more cozy yet very Spring.  My favorite thing to do in the winter was to hide myself in a large, soft, chunky sweater; so naturally it only makes sense to continue my fashion hibernation into the skirt season. Are you updating your fashion books?






Sweater: Forever21
Skirt: Forever21
Sandals: YSL
Clutch: VBH

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Boyish

Dear Diary,
  It's good to be a girl.  Any time, any day, and any occasion, we get to wear sequence, floral, polka dots, lace, or ruffles when our moods call for it. But today I was in the mood for something opposite, so I looked to the boys for some inspiration.  Whenever my husband throws a crew neck sweater over a button up shirt, I'm always amazed how sharp he looks instantly; they have it so easy sometimes.  Anything the boys can do girls can do better, so here's my preppy take that required a lot more accessories to make this very no-frill outfit a little prettier~




Sweater: JCrew
Chambray Shirt: JCrew
Jeans: Marc Jacobs
Handbag: Dior

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Peek-A-Boo Stripes

Dear Diary,
  In case you haven't noticed, women are fickle.  What used to be the perfect tee and jacket combination yesterday just doesn't cut it today.  This is when we famously raise our arms and scream in front of our closet: "I need a new wardrobe!"  But before you run off to Goodwill, here's another alternative; add an extra layer to your tee.  You can try solid on solid, solid on pattern or even pattern on pattern.  Any playful combination of colors and textures will sure to add another dimension to your old look and appease your skittish self (until the next time).







Leather Jacket: Alice & Olivia
Gray Knit: BCBG
Stripes Tee: H&M
Jeans: Marc Jacobs
Pumps: Gucci