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One Day In Milan

If you have only 24 hours to spend in Milan, I'd recommend spending equal amount of time between sight-seeing and enjoying its life style. I summed up my personal experiences of the week I spent, and here is a sample itinerary I came up with. Shall we get started?

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Best NYFW Experience

Hello, my dear friends! The past week has been super busy because I was up in New York City for fashion week, it always take a lot of energy to get ready for and recuperate from fashion week frenzy. This is my eighth season with NYFW, each time, I...

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New Boss Girl

Power dressing is not all about business attire in an office environment, I think it is how to dress to impress professionally and feeling confident about one's ability to conduct business. For the year 2017, there is a movement of recognizing the power of female.

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Game Changer

From the first image of this post, you might have guessed, the game changer is showing your lace undies, mostly, a peek of your lace top. It has becoming the go-to move  for IT girls to show a sliver of their lace bra/cami underneath their t-shirt/sweater/shirt/blazer, even sweatshirt.

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All White

Hello, my dear friends! Are you enjoying the last days of summer? The weather sure took a dive into the cool end, water takes longer to warm up in the morning now. During the day, however, we still get ~ 80F so definitely transitioning. Outfit-wise, I feel very strongly to cleanse the palette a bit, i.e. take out some of the spring/summer colors and replace them with fall/winter hues. The perfect middle ground would be monochrome, because, black/white is always in fashion. ^^

Today’s look was one I wore to lunch one day with friends, casual on top, business on the bottom. The idea of not wearing denim or a skirt is that I wanted to look dressier but not overly feminine because we were at the National Press Club, a very sophisticated but more old-fashioned space.

When style pieces of the same color together, shape, texture and details are styling points to make the whole outfit interesting. In today’s case, it was the balloon sleeves and cropped flare pants. Together, they create a very contemporary shape that is also complimentary.

Many believe with a monochrome outfit, one have to add a pop of color that is dramatic. While it is a very classy move, I personally think a little more subdued color contrast is super elegant. I recently acquired a khaki suede Manu Atelier bag that is very stylish and functional, it is the perfect “understated but not unnoticeable” bag I was looking for. The color is also more neutral which is perfect with today’s all white look.
I went with a pair of wing-tipped style loafers with ultra-platform soles, they are both old-school and funky. Not to mention the trim colors do pick up those on the bag handle.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you find good inspiration in today’s outfit. See you in my next post!

Outfit Details:

Loeil top <similar & affordable: here, here & here>;
Ellery cropped pants <current season on sale, similar on sale here & here>
Gucci loafers <also in black>;
Manu Atelier bag <other colors>;
Dior sunglasses & necklace;
David Yurman Bel Aire necklace & amulet;

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Melrose Treatment

last weekend with my girlfriends at the newly-renovated Melrose Georgetown Hotel's presidential suite. It was such a wonderful experience, my girls and I decided going forward, we would do this kind of girls-night-in more often and we'd call it the "Melrose Treatment".

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Rome Holiday

Overall, Rome is super tourist friendly in the sense that at most of the attractions, one can easily be entertained outside as he/she would be inside. Here are a few places I think tourist experience can be maximized and how...

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Stir It up

Hello, my friends! How was your Memorial Day weekend? Fashion is forever a spiral, things always come back in fashion but elevated. If you are similar to my age, you might have remember these stir-up leggings back in the early 90’s. Even in the then fashion-blind-folded mainland China, almost every...

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Silver Dots

Hello, my dear friends! Hope your week has been off to a great start! After a long trip to London and a weekend trip to New York, I finally got back to my desk and stay put for real. Good news, my travels have enabled me to gather great...

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