Velvet Leopard

The major trend updates in sporting a blazer this fall/winter are: 1) go with a pattern; 2) go oversized; and 3) go with a set. If you are on the petite side of the spectrum like me, I'd recommend a more sleek set with cropped pants.


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...


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;


Blooming Season (I)

Hello, my dear friends! What is your favorite thing about spring and summer? Mine is flowers, so many of them, all season long. It is never a cliché, to have lots of floral prints for spring/summer designs, naturally. The only thing change from collection to collection is the type of...


London Food Tour

As we discovered the year before, food tour is one of those activities that both grownups and children would enjoy. Without much hesitance, we booked a food tour as part of our London experience.


Washington Life Style Setter

The most recent one is Style Setter feature of Washington Life magazine in their April issue. I happened to modeled for one of the makeup / hair style features, so I thought I'd share them all here, hoping they can bring you more spring style inspiration.


Oversized Open-Back

Hello, my dear friends! If you were like me, tend to pack on a few pounds during winter, then oversized trend is right up the ally for winter styling. The biggest problem with oversized, however, is it could ‘swallow” the small-framed and make us appear even shorter. The key...


Travel In Style :: Abstract Floral & Multitask Styling

Long time no “see”, my dear friends! There is always the “deserting” of blogging during vacation times, I think by now you are probably used to the lack of posts during such. It doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about my “duty” though, I’ve been faithfully documenting my outfits throughout this...