The Not So Basics





mutedcolors4[Photos by NR]

Top: Stripes crop top c/o OASAP (cropped shorter than original)| Bottoms: Leith tube skirt | Jacket: Free People crop leather jacket | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Valentino

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This past weekend, we attended a lovely brunch hosted by The Four Seasons Hotel MKT Restaurant who partnered with Vince to show off selections from their 2013 Fall/Holiday Women’s and Men’s collections. It was a really neat experience as we get to mingle, sip on bubbly and have an up close look of the collection while the models walk the dining room floor. The special 3 course menu created by Executive Chef Mark Richardson was also delicious! As much as I love the typical “runway” fashion show, this was definitely much more intimate and I love that.



The refined but modern simplicity of the Vince Fall Collection is hot, slightly European with a nod to California casualness. It’s “Let’s do Basics” appeal to everyday practicality yet swanky and luxurious materials makes each piece a coveted item. I’m impressed by their “basics” being anything but basics. A total quietly gorgeous line if you ask me. Here are a few of my favorite looks of the day. Price tag is a bit steep but it’s surely worth every penny. I’ll surely have to save up lunch money for those edgy leather pants (bottom right)! :)

Neon Girl


I really love how sweet and playful this OASAP dress is and the neon is really bright, perfect for summer and on sun-kissed tanned skin (too bad I am pale as ever right now but it still works :). I was actually running on 3 hours of sleep this day after staying up all night packaging orders for my shop but instead of throwing on sweats, I thought putting on something bright and cheerful can give me life (also with the help of caffeine). Added a black studded belt and some silver metallic heels to edgify the look. Hope everyone is having a lovely Friday!






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Dress: Neon  embroidered dress c/o  OASAP  | Shoes: Zara | Belt: studded belt (similar here) | Bag: Valentino Rockstud bag | Glasses: Lumete

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Congrats to Jessica T. for winning my handmade Wild Roses crop top and skirt set from this Post!

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Easy Sunday Morning

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Top: Stripes knitted sweater thanks to OASAP

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Sometimes the best kind of mornings are when you do absolutely nothing but sit on your balcony in the most coziest sweater with a cup of hot chocolate and soaked in the warm sun. That’s how my Sunday was and looking at these photos sure makes me want to rewind time a little. I hope you had a lovely weekend!


A San Francisco Kinda Day!

Living in the SF Bay Area and a short drive from San Francisco, sometimes I take this sweet diversed city for granted, but today it was pretty lovely. Full of randomness, drum players and dancers entertaining on the sidewalk, happy faces on the go, good shopping and the best refreshing blackberry lemonade from The Bistro at Nordstrom.

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Top: Rivet Embellished sleeveless parka thanks to OASAP, Forever 21 stripes tank| Bottom: H&M faux leather high waist shorts (also love this) | Shoes: Zara wide heel strappy sandals (old; also seen at ebay) | Bag: Milly red clutch/shoulder bag (old: similar here) | Scarf: Express green leopard print scarf | Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators (similar here)

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When things at home are unorganized and out of place, I’d feel really anxious and sometimes overwhelm, so trying to get everything unpacked and organized from our move was a must for me. That’s why I have been trading in my secret breaks to the mall for running errands at Home Depot. So it was certainly nice to get out, enjoy some fresh air, meet with good company, and do some real shopping in the city yesterday.

Hope your weekend was a great one, I’m certainly not ready for it to be over!



Print Mixology

I have been wearing a lot of solids and muted colors lately, and I’m kinda missing my bold prints and bright colors. For now, I’ll play with simple patterns: leopard and stripes with a dab of chevron mixed in.

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Top: Leopard print blouse thanks to Oasap | Bottom: Express (old; similar here) | Shoes: Classiques Entier pumps| Purse: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton | Sunglasses: Lumete Vedrina | Belt: BCBGeneration

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I remember seeing my closet a few years ago filled of stripes, dots, floral and animal prints but never thought to mixed them together. Nowadays mixing patterns and prints has no boundaries. There are all sorts of tips out there on how to mix prints…but I think the key in making prints flow together is the wearer’s attitude and confidence. I’ve seen  3-4-5-even 6 different prints, wildly worn together that made my head spun…somehow the person wearing it made it work. I think all 6 would make me look like I just escaped the madhouse, but I’d love to experiment more with exotic and ikat prints. Do you think attitude is everything when it comes to fashion?