Christian Dior

Loving Him is Red

Red is such a bold and iconic color and with certainty, it is my favorite color to wear. Putting on a red dress makes me feel instantly confident, energetic and happy.

[Photos by NR]

Top: Forever 21 crop turtleneck (similar-ish here) | Bottom: Bebe pleated maxi skirt (similar here) | Shoes: Zara | Glasses: Dior cat eye | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Chain wrap , Love (similar here) | Ring: heart cable ring thanks to Olive+Piper

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Although maxi skirts were a summer favorite, I’m definitely still in love with the floor-grazing look this fall. The easiest way to transition a maxi from summer to fall is by choosing patterns rooted in darker hues and adding layers such as a fitted jacket, scarf or sweater. Since our October weather is still sort of warm, I wore a crop top for day and added a light denim jacket for evening. I’m loving this easy breezy, fun, casual-glam look and I’m looking forward to more maxi fall outfits.

What’s your fall maxi style and do you have any suggestions on footwear with maxis?

Flower Bud

There’s something about green and pink that reminds me of a flower bud. So sweet, delicate and refreshing. I love flowers, they are a reminder for us to slow down sometimes and appreciate the beauty all around us…

I heart this Kelly green skirt. It’s one of those colors I love to wear because it can easily transition from Spring to Fall, not to mention the perfect green shade is great for any skin tone. I love the silky soft satin and the over-sized bow details adds a lovely allure of sweet ladylike elegance.

Love this F21 pearl necklace but as you know the quality are not always everlasting and bummer that a few pearls came apart. I have been looking into a really nice quality (yet affordable freshwater pearl set and really love the ones from My Jewelry Box. If you have some recommendations, please do share!

[Photos by NR]

Top: Guess | Bottom: KTR bow front green pleated skirt | Shoes: Valentino Rockmance pumps | Purse: Zara mini messenger studs bag | Necklace: Forever21 faux pearls | Bracelets: Michael Kors ‘Collections’ two-tone link chain pave bracelet (similar here and here), Ali Khan beaded cord | Glasses: Dior cat eye sunglasses | Lipstick: Shiseido ( RS320: Fuchsia).

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Back when I was in high school some 13 years ago, I used to like to coordinate, A LOT. Yes, I was that girl sitting in front of you in the classroom with the hot pink belt matching the hot pink shoes and the hot pink bag (hey, don’t you judge me :). It was cute then but now I cringed at the thought of a matchy-matchy outfit.

I’ve strayed away from matching bright hues so color blocking was a just the perfect happening that I’m hoping will last forever and ever. Or maybe some 13 years from now, I’ll be matching shoes-belt-bag again….Ha!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by! xo

Pink Blueberry

Blazers has always been a wardrobe essential. With the right fit, a good blazer can instantly dress up jeans, skirts, the LBDs, shorts and even leggings. Although a basic black blazer is simply one of the most versatile item and can go with virtually everything…a  cheerfully bright blazer can do the same and can bring instant glam into your wardrobe.

[Photos by NY]

Top: H&M white tank / Truth & Pride Angel Hem pink blazer (similar for less) | Bottom: Urban Outfitters Kimchi lacey blue shorts | Shoes:  Alexander Wang Isabeli leopard sandals (old) | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Swing Black Shoulder Bag | Accessories: Bracelets – Kate Spade, Forever 21, Ring – BCBGeneration heart ring | Sunglasses: Christian Dior


Don’t be fool by the bright pink color of this blazer. With the right outfit you can take this from playtime to business hours….but as you can see I’m all about playtime these days, so mixing this vibrant structured blazer with blue floral shorts and adding a splash of leopard completed the fun summertime vibe I was going for. Hey, living in the Bay Area, the weather is quite unpredictable (not to mention bi-polar) so I need to take full advantage of all the summertime outfits while I can :)

In addition to pink, here are my summer’s favorite hues for blazers. Would you wear any of these and if so, which is your favorite?

Zara yellow blazer, J. Crew green blazer,

Topshop coral ponte boyfriend blazer, ASOS purple peplum blazer $58

Thanks for stopping by the blog loves! TGIF and have a wonderful weekend! xo

Caribbean Vacation Diaries: Part 1

[Picture was taken in St. Thomas, USVI, Coki Beach)

Our 7-day journey via Carnival Victory cruise was an amazing trip. If you ever want to see the southern Caribbean in one week, this cruise is a must. We flew a red eye flight into Old San Juan, PR, then embarked our ship to five beautiful islands of the Caribbean: St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten.

Day Dreamer

My goodness, I’m so happy Friday is here and it’s about 80 degrees today. I’m ready to go out and enjoy this sunshine before the rain/storm/hail/ or thunder hits us again (SF Bay Area weather can be a tad bi-polar)…so I’ll keep this short and sweet…

[Photos by NR]
Top: Aqua (old)
Skirt: Laundry lilac pleated maxi skirt (similar here, here, and here)
Necklace: Kate Spade  / Glasses: Christian Dior

On my trip to Marshalls a few weeks ago I found this pretty pastel pleated lilac beauty peeking out from the Marshalls’ overwhelming clothing aisles. It looks strikingly similar to my deep purple pleated Alice +Olivia maxi that I wore here, but the color is so light & airy and was perfect for color blocking with this turquoise crop top… That’s what I love about venturing into Marshalls…fab finds at outstanding prices.  It’s always fun to come across unexpected things…and especially at sale prices! Enjoy your day! xo