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Love You Like a Leopard Print






somethingoldsomethingblue5[Photos by NR]

Top: H&M blue sweater | Bottom: F21 leopard print skirt (old, similar here) | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Necklace: Nadri (similar here) | Hat: Juicy Couture fedora | lips: Mac “Girl About Town”

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Leopard print has always been fierce to me, no matter the season. With the right mix, leopard is as chic as wearing black and white and as timeless as the little black dress… but with a lot more spunk. For me , it’s not a trend, but it’s rather classic and every woman should own something leopard in her closet. One of my favorite things to mix leopard with are colors and yesterday the gorgeous blue sky inspired me to wear this electric blue knit sweater where the ends are actually tucked under my bra to create the crop look. :)

HAPPY weekend guys, it’s finally here and I am so excited for the holidays! I hope “Santa” brought you lots of wonderful gifts this year and by gifts I really mean good health, prosperity and lots of love!!

xo, KTR

Day at the San Jose Flea Market

The friendship bracelets stand

Wore an amazingly comfortable James Perse cotton racerback maxi (that obviously need a little trimming) and my Juicy Couture fedora who always come to the rescue for those bad hair days!

[Photos by NR]
Dress: James Perse maxi cotton dress (sold here, here and here)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Swing Black Shoulder Bag
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandals
Hat: Juicy Couture Perforated Fedora / Glasses: Gucci
Bracelets: spikes from Ebay, friendship bracelets from Flea Market / DIY wrap bracelets

About a month ago I was on the hunt for more friendship bracelets and decided to check out the San Jose flea market. My little brother (who’s now a New Yorker) came to visit and was conveniently dragged along for the ride. I’m sure he was super thrilled!

I can’t believe I have been living in CA for half of my life but I have never been to a flea market. “What the heck is a flea market and do they sell fleas?” That was a questions I used to ask when I was little… Flea market was a term used for street markets that sold mainly secondhand merchandise, which would be the type of items that might be infested with fleas. The first few flea markets were in Paris in 1922 and they were called marché aux puces which translates to ‘market with fleas’.

Of course that has changed over the years and we know/hope flea markets no longer sell items infested with fleas. Actually everything we saw seems new and they have everything from furniture to car parts to under garments to haircuts to food. You name it, they got it. It was pretty cool, but I think we enjoyed the snacks the most. My favorite was the mangos with chilli powder and fresh coconut that the nice man behind the food stand chopped up for us.

We did had a bit of a snafu with a furniture vendor (well, it was actually a bit of a nightmare) and my only advice to you is: if you ever decide to purchase furniture from a flea market (or any place in general), check your items carefully when it arrived at your home. I didn’t and I got the wrong item, the wrong brand and wrong color (lol). Oh well, problem eventually was solved and now we’re all happy with our purchase from a store. :)

Readers: What’s your best and worst flea market experience?

Petite Fashion Challenge #14: Holiday Travel Emergency

I’m excited to participate in yet another fun fashion challenge! This month Petite Fashion Challenge #14 (PFC) is hosted by Couture Coco. Check out her blog to see the list of other participants.

The Scenario: I have “formal” dinner plans the same evening I arrived into town. Upon arrival, I was told that my luggage will be delayed until the next day. All the running around left me no time to stop by any stores to pick up a dress.

The Challenge: I need to style my travel outfit into a special evening look using whatever I carried in my purse and anything else immediately at hand! Yikes!!

Thanks a lot AA!

On my last trip, I wore this really old but super comfy Marciano teal maxi dress with flats (we went to the airport last night to recreate this look lol)… My travel outfits are typically combined with a hat, small carry-on, my handbag, a scarf, jacket, a good read and my beloved pet pillow Kathanael.

Lucky for me, I always carry on my makeup, hair brush, a pair of heels and my jewelries.

In case of emergency situations like these, all I have to do is brush my hair, apply makeup, add accessories and get a little creative with what I had on hand…  This challenge definitely prove that making something work at the last minute is totally doable if you are just a little prepared.

Dress: Marciano tube maxi (old) (similar here)
Denim Jacket: Bebe
Sandals: Dolce Vita Archer Flats / Heels: Christian Louboutin Very Noeud
Purse: Louis Vuitton Trevi PM
Scarf: H&M
Hat: Juicy Couture Fedora

Thank you Couture Coco for such a fun challenge!

For those who doesn’t know what PFC is, it’s a Fashion Challenge hosted by a different style blogger every month… You don’t need a blog to join in on the fun, just send a message to the future host for instructions prior to the  scheduled date. You can also stop by Alterations Needed Forum to see past challenges and check out upcoming ones!

Click HERE to see my first PFC #13

Spring Fever

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” -Anne Bradstreet

Top: Aqua
Skirt: Express (old), buy similar here
Hat: Juicy Couture Perforated Fedora from ShopBop
Shoes:, Christian Louboutin Very Prive Pumps
Purse: Louis Vuitton Damier Trevi Pm

Although it’s right smack in the middle of January, the weather has been so amazing in California. I just couldn’t help but start dreaming of spring and all its bright colors. Happy Friday’s Eve everyone! Enjoy a wonderful 3-day weekend! Xoxo – KTR

Full Bloom

There’s something whimsical and girly about the puffy skirts that always make me feel like a kid again…

Bright colors make me happy…Happy Sunday everyone! xoxo KTR

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 :: Style Tips ::

Pick colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel for a more harmonious look (i.e. blue & purple or aqua & blue). If you’re feeling a little adventurous, try bolder collaborations, like pink & yellow, or lime green & teal. Have fun with it and don’t be afraid to try out some unconventional color combos. Sometimes you just might be surprised at which colors work well together!

Top: Lime Green ruffled top from YesStyle
Skirt: Nordstrom Jr. dept (old); buy similar here
Jacket: Pink Blazer from H&M 
Hat: Juicy Couture Perforated Fedora from ShopBop
Sandals: Nine West Linger Wedges from Nordstroms
Purse: Kate Spade Lella Pineapple Clutch from Saks
Shades: Giorgio Armani Aviators