Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Never Gets Old

I don't think I can ever get tired of polka dots, they are my neutral print that goes with everything.  I seem to mix polka dots a lot as evident by this posthereherehere, and here.

Keeping it short today - work has been crazy busy and the little guy is sick again.  At least we are 1/2 way through the work week.




This top did not photograph as well as I wanted to, the neckline has a pretty bow making it that much more fun!
Outfit Details:
Merona Top - Similar
White House Black Market Skirt - Same
White House Black Market Tights - Similar
White House Black Market Earrings - Similar
White House Black Market Stacked Rings - Similar
Ann Taylor Bow Ring - Similar
Colin Stuart Heels - Similar
Tory Burch Amanda Crossbody - On Sale - Pink

Monday, February 25, 2013

In a Blur

I normally pick out my outfits the night before so that I can maximize my sleep since I am such an indecisive person when it comes to picking out my outfit.  I have been working a lot lately and planning out my outfit was not in the cards last night.  So this morning when I got up - yikes!!! What to wear?  

In a blur, I just threw on a sweater dress with a scarf and I was ready.  Not sure if it's considered blog worthy outfit but than again, I am never sure what is considered blog worthy?  I guess the purpose of this blog is not to be cool like I should be on a magazine cover or stylish trendsetter so this outfit will do.

If you are a fashion blogger, how do you decide what outfits are blog worthy?  

For me, I actually take pictures of my outfits everyday and keep it in drafts and when the mood strikes, I write about it.  So really this outfit was not this morning but this actually happened last Monday...did I just confuse you?  I think I am confused.

 Linking up with: Visible MondayYOLO and Monday Mingle.


Outfit Details:
Loft Sweater Dress - Similar
The Limited Scarf - Similar
Stella & Dot Bracelet - Same
Tory Burch Bombe Tote - Same
Matisse Boots - Similar

Saturday, February 23, 2013

On a Safari

Last weekend, we went to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.  For some reason, I thought I had to wear camouflage to the park to hide from the animals (sorry for my silly humor - I had to do it).  Actually, I saw these pants on the funny & sweet Shanna from Because Shanna Said So and ran to Target to pick them up.  How awesome that these jeans are reversible to a solid green!  

It was a great day at the park and the animals were pretty active.  We had a blast but I think my son had more fun with the kid in front of us as we waited 45 minutes for the tram. ride  That's all my son kept asking for the rest of the afternoon.



Outfit Details:
Loft Top - Similar
Target Flipside Jeans - Same
Jeweliq Necklace - Similar
Loft Sunnies - Same
J Crew Cece Flats - Same in Various Colors
The Limited Ring - Similar
Groopdealz Bracelet - Same from Etsy
White House Black Market Bracelet - Same
Banana Republic Purse - Similar

Some highlights from that day:

Giraffes are just so adorable!  

My hubby & son running across a shaky bridge -  I swear I got motion sickness from all the bouncing.


This rhino (Chuck) he had all this grassy area to roam around and where does he walk on?  On the road!  I love it!!


 My own little gorilla.  



Friday, February 22, 2013

Blue Crush

 I have been fixated on all things cobalt blue lately.  I picked up this jacket from WHBM a month ago and have been wearing it non stop.  I also have been buying up blue shoes like crazy (I think I just bought 3 pairs in the last month).  Without further delay, here are one of the beautiful pair of blue heels I picked up.  I instantly fell in love with the corset detailing.  

What color are you crushing right now?




Outfit Details:
The Limited Sheer Epaulette Shirt - Same
The Limited Diagonal Buttoned Pocket Pencil Skirt - Same
White House Black Market Blazer Similar
NameJewelrySpot.com Monongram Necklace - Same
J Crew Bracelet - Looks Identical
White House Black Market Gold Tone Crystal Friendship Bracelet - Same
Loft Ring - Similar
Enzo Angiolini Cimino Heels - Same

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Black & White

I am a big fan of black & white combo - something about it is just so classic.  Here's a double douse of polka dots mixed with some stripes.  I was so afraid it was going to be too busy but I liked how fun this outfit turned out.  Do you think it's too much polka dots?



Outfit Details:
White House Black Market Dress - Same
White House Black Market Jacket - Similar
Loft Belt - Same
White House Black Market Earrings - Similar
Tiffany Love Necklace - Same
White House Black Market Friendship Bracelets - PinkSilver & Black
White House Black Market Hematite Stretch Bracelet - Same
White House Black Market Stacked Rings - Similar
Ann Taylor Bow Ring - Similar
Charming Charlie Ring - Similar
White House Black Market High Contrast Leather T-Strap Heels - Similar
Tory Burch Amanda Crossbody - Same

Monday, February 18, 2013

Fun with Patterns and Plaid

Happy Monday and President's Day for those celebrating!  As a banker, I do love all the holidays we observe and I am loving the 3 day weekend.  After this long weekend, I will need to wait until Memorial Day that we observe another holiday.  

KISS so I can spend some QT with the fam!  Have an awesome week!



Outfit Details:
Old Navy Plaid Shirt - On Sale in Different Colors
Loft Sweater - Similar
White House Black Market Jeans - Similar
Ann Taylor Belt - Similar
Accessories Auction Earrings - Similar
NameJewelrySpot.com Monogram Necklace - Same
The Limited Bracelet - Similar
Loft Sunnies - Similar
Loft Ring
J Crew Cece Flats - Same on Sale in Different Colors
Tory Burch Robinson Middy Satchel  - Same

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cold & Bright

These pictures are very deceiving - it looks like a beautiful sunny day.  Well it is except that it's about 50 degrees out! I am wimp when it comes to the cold weather and my theory is that I grew up in a tropical area that my body just can not handle cold temps.  Anywhere that snows, will be a big no no for me since it requires me to wear a heavy jacket.  As much as I love the look of jackets, I actually hate wearing them.  I always feel so bulky like a Michelin tire man.  

What's your trick in buying jackets and not feeling so bulky?

Side note: It's expected to be in the 80s today.  So I will be out enjoying the sun this weekend :)




Outfit Details:
Loft Jacket - Similar
Old Navy Sweater - Similar
Loft Leggings - Similar
Loft Sunnies - Same
Ann Taylor Beanie - Similar 
Charming Charlie Scarf - Similar
Boutique 9 Booties - Similar
Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac - Similar
White House Black Market Bracelets - Same
Tory Burch Pave Plato Link Bracelet - Same
Charming Charlie Ring - Similar

Friday, February 15, 2013

Work Conference

I hope for those who celebrated Valentines had a lovely day.  My hubby are not big Valentine people since it's really a made up day to buy overpriced flowers & dinners.  We spend the evening at home and   had a delicious dinner made by me :)

I attended a work conference last week and here's a recap of what I wore.  The conference was local so I did not need to worry about luggage size so I packed a giant suitcase full of stuff.  I was trying to be good and used the same shoes and accessories for the 4 days.  

My key to dressing for conferences is always have a cardigan or blazer.  These rooms are always set at freezing temps.  And because I am sitting all day - I make sure I am not in constricting clothes too.  

Have a great weekend!

I participated in Sylvia's Scarf Challenge.  Please stop by and check out how others styled their scarves.  I must say I was not very creative compare to these lovely ladies.




Outfit Details:
White House Black Market Sweater - Similar
White House Black Market Studded Triple Bow Belt - Same
White House Black Market Skirt - Similar
White House Black Market Earrings - Same
Stella & Dot Luna Bracelet - Same
Charming Charlie Ring - Similar
Ann Taylor Wedges - Similar


Outfit Details:
Loft Dress - Similar
Loft Polka Dot 3/4 Sleeve Cardi - Same
White House Black Market Studded Triple Bow Belt - Same
White House Black Market Earrings - Same
Tiffany & Co Love Necklace - Same
White House Black Market Bracelet - Same
Tory Burch Pave Plato Link Bracelet - Same
Ann Taylor Bow Ring - Similar
Charming Charlie Ring - Similar
Tory Burch Purse - Same
Me Too Flats - Similar


Outfit Details:
Loft Polka Dot 3/4 Sleeve Cardi - Same
The Limited Skirt - Similar
White House Black Market Studded Triple Belt - Same
Tiffany & Co Love Necklace - Same
H & M Faux Fur Shawl - Similar
White House Black Market Earrings - Same
White House Black Market Bracelet - Same
Tory Burch Wrap Bracelet - Same
Charming Charlie Ring - Similar
Ann Taylor Wedges - Similar


Outfit Details:
White House Black Market Denim Shirt - Same
Soma Intimates Cami Bra -Similar
Ann Taylor skirt - Similar
Loft Sunnies - Same
White House Black Market Earrings - Same
Tiffany & Co Love Necklace - Same
Loft Bracelet - Similar
Groopdealz Spike Bracelet - Same
Ann Taylor Bow Ring - Similar
White House Black Market Stacked Rings - Similar
Tory Burch Purse - Same
Me Too Flats -Similar

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My New Old Purse

True story:  Once upon a time, I only wore matching suits like today's post.  I was so afraid that if I didn't wear them at the same time, they would fade differently and then my suit would be mismatched.  Today, my fear didn't come back.  I was just plain old lazy.  So to make the my outfit a little more fun, I  added some pink accents.

So I want to let you in a little secret on buying suits from some of my favorite stores like Ann Taylor, White House Black Market and The Limited.  They tend to make suits with the same material season after season.  So if you do not have the money to invest in a suit, you can wait and add to it year after year.  Typically each year, they will make it in a new style.  This is also a great way to take a chance and wait till it goes on super clearance to add to your suit. 

If you wear suits to work, do you tend to wear them together or are you pretty good at mixing and matching your various suits?

If you are still reading, you must be wondering - what's up with the New Old Purse title.  Why here's another true story....

True Story: This purse was bought over 8 or 9 years ago.  And today is the 1st time I am using it.  When I bought the purse, I thought it was the perfect combination of colors and I could wear it with everything.  Then when I got it home, I realized a white purse is not ideal for a messy person like me and wanted to return the purse.  Somehow I forgot to return it and I guess I've let this purse age like a fine wine.  Thank goodness even at my younger days, I was wise enough to buy a not so trendy purse.  

That's all the stories I have for you today.  I would love to hear some of your true fashion stories.



Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Tropical Wool Jacket - Similar in Black
White House Black Market Polka Dot Top - Similar
Ann Taylor Tropical Wool Pants - Same in Black
Ann Taylor Belt - Similar
Loft Sunnies - Similar
NameJewelrySpot.com Monogram Necklace - Same
Banana Republic Earrings - Similar
Coach Purse - Similar
Mossimo Cap Toe Heels - Same on Clearance


Monday, February 11, 2013

A New Year

Yesterday was the official start of the Year of the Snake.  I love Chinese NY since it's my cultural heritage and always brings back happy childhood memories.  Some of the fun things about the NY is celebrating with loved ones, lighting firecrackers, eating sweets, receiving a red envelope with $$$ (I don't receive them any more since I have a child).  May you have a healthy & prosperous year of the snake!

Red is the color of prosperity & happiness.  In honor of my heritage, I am wearing red today.  And since it's almost Valentine....maybe for that too. 

BTW, did anyone stop by Target yesterday to pick up the new Prabal Gurung collection?  I did not have a chance to stop at store but did order a couple items online.  I can't wait to receive it.  If you were able to buy some pieces at the store, I would love to hear your feedback on the quality/cut of the collection.

I am so tired as I am writing this.  I have been sick all week and at a work conference (not a fun combo).  Than we decided to go to California Adventure on Sunday afternoon and came home and watched the Grammys.  What a great show!  I did not have a chance to watch it all yet so I can't say what's performance is my favorite yet.  What was your favorite performance?  

Linking up with Not Yet Dead StyleStill Being Molly, and Glamamom.


Outfit Details:
White House Black Market Dress - Similar
Soma Cami Bra - Same
NameJewelerySpot.com Monogram Necklace - Same
The Limited Belt - Similar
Stella & Dot Chantilly Lace Cuff - Same
White House Black Market Polka Dot Tights - Similar
Ann Taylor Booties - Same in Black
Tory Burch Bombe Tote - Same

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sequins After the Holidays

So I used to be not a fan of sequins at all.  Mostly because they are very itchy to wear and I always associate it with mother of the bride kind of looks.  I still don't love sequins since they still itch but I do love all the fun colors in comes in besides black & gold making it very festive.  My answer to stop the itch is to wear a cami underneath and problem solved :)

Are you into wearing sequins?  




Outfit Details:
J Crew Sequin Top Same on Clearance Now
H & M Jacket - Similar
Vince Camuto Pants - Same
Old Navy Earrings - Similar
Banana Republic Seahorse Necklace - Similar
Coach Bracelet - Similar
Ann Taylor Ring - Similar
The Limited Bracelet - Similar
Banana Republic Wedges -Similar
Tory Burch Purse - Same

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Polka Dot & Lace

I am really loving all the black and white bold prints that are at the stores right now.  I am really in love with this outfit from Ann Taylor and just could not justify spending the money for things that I may have similar in my closet.  This is my attempt to it the black & white graphic print with a little bit of color.  

I am hoping that this coming year's trends are things I can find in my closet so I am not tempted to shop.     What trend are you hoping will be big this year?



Outfit Details:
Loft Sweater - Similar
Ann Taylor Skirt - Similar
White House Black Market Earrings - Same
Banana Republic Sparkle Stone Necklace - Same
Loft Ring - Similar
White House Black Market Tights - Similar
Tory Burch Purse - Same
Forever 21 Heels - Similar

Monday, February 4, 2013

Blue Suede Shoes

When I put this outfit together, I could not help but think of my fellow blogger friend Jenny from Crazy Style Love.  Jenny has the most amazing style and I wish I am a fraction as fashionable as she is.  With her great styling outfits, I thought I would give my own take on colored tights again.  I tried it here with it just peaking a little bit from my outfit.  This time it's blue in all it's glory!

I must admit - I wore this with no care in the world and got more comments than normal.  Some comments were:
- Wow that's a lot of blue
- Are you a dodger fan?
- You've got blue suede shoes
- Your kind of look like Smurfette today

I am not sure it these were good or bad comments.  Either way, this was a fun outfit and I would wear it again.  

What do you think of it?  Good or bad - I can take it, I am a big girl.  




Outfit Details:
White House Black Market Sweater Jacket - Similar
White House Black Market Striped Top - Similar
J Crew Skrit - Similar
Old Navy Tights - Similar
Qupid Heels - Same
Loft Sunnies - Same
Tory Burch Wrap Bracelet - Same
White House Black Market Bracelet - On Clearance Now
Ann Taylor Bow Ring - Similar
Tory Burch Purse - Same



Saturday, February 2, 2013

All You Need Is LOVE

Wearing beanie is so out of my comfort zone.  I bought this beanie on a whim during one of the mega clearance sale at Ann Taylor.  It's 100% cashmere and I think I paid under $25 for it.  I am so glad I got it - it was a bit windy and chilly today and it kept my head so nice and warm.  

Sometimes, I really wished I lived in England wear they still wear fancy hats.  They just look so fun.  Maybe when I get older I will join the Red Hat Society just so I can go out and buy a fancy hat.  

Have a great weekend!


Outfit Details:
Forever 21 Love Sweater - Same
Loft Leggings - Similar
Ann Taylor Beanie - Similar
Loft Sunnies - Same
The Limited Earrings -  Similar
Ann Taylor Pink Ring - Same
Tory Burch Wrap Bracelet - Same
Juicy Couture Purse - Similar
Boutique 9 Boots - Similar

Friday, February 1, 2013

Polka Dots, Floral & Ruffles

Happy Friday!  Can I let you in on a little secret - this is 1st full week of work I've had since November 1st!  At the company that I work for, we need to use up all of our vacation days by year end or we lose them.  With some strategic planning (well not really but it makes me sound smarter), we vacationed in Hawaii in early November  and by mid November I was able to take every Friday off and the week of Christmas & New Years off.  Then I went to Florida and we had MLK day last weekend.  And here I am working full-time again.  I think I am going to miss my part time days.

Anyways, this outfit has most of my favorites all wrapped into 1 outfit: ruffles, floral & polka dots.  All I am missing are stripes & bows.  I think it would have been just a little much if I try to ALL of it to this outfit.  

Are you watching the Super Bowl this weekend?  I am not a football fan at all.  In fact, if you turn football on - it acts like a sleeping pill for me.  I am asleep within 5 minutes of the game.  I will look forward to the 1/2 time show with Alicia Keys & Beyonce.  I used to love the commercials too but lately, they just have not that funny to me.  Do you agree?  What do you have planned?



Outfit Details:
White House Black Market Top - Similar
White House Black Market Skirt - Similar
White House Black Market Jacket - Similar
White House Black Market Earrings - Similar
Tiffany & Co Love Necklace - Same
Unknown Ring - Similar
Banana Republic Heels - Similar
Juicy Couture Purse - Similar

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