Friday, March 6, 2015

9 to 5

Uniqlo camel coat (similar - on sale!)
Christian Louboutin "Iriza" d'Orsay pumps
Louis Vuitton epi leather cardholder

I wear work clothes everyday that I rarely feel inspired to photograph it, but I wanted to show one of my typical black and navy work looks dressed up with a fuchsia lip and d'Orsay heels. These J.Crew pants are one of my favorite cuts - they taper and crop just above the ankle, which make your legs appear longer and are flattering even worn with flats (these Tieks black flats are the ones I swear by. My usual work day is more like 7-4, and as a high school teacher I'm always on my feet, so there's no way I'd ever show up in 4-inch stilettos). Anyway, I recently bought a cardholder for when I'm over big bags and just want to carry the bare minimal.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Spring Wishlist (+ Shopbop Sale!)

Shopbop's tiered site-wide sale is currently live! With the code: BIGEVENT15, save up to 25% off everything. This is my buying strategy for the sale:
  1. Full-priced items for the upcoming spring/summer season (like these 3.1 Phillip Lim round sunnies, One Teaspoon denim shorts, and Vince leather slides).
  2. Sale items to stock up for next fall/winter season (I can never have enough Acne wool scarves).

Happy hump-day and shopping!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tweed and Leather

Isabel Marant tweed coat (similar)
Common Projects leather sneakers
Chanel wallet on chain

Feeling verbally uninspired at the moment, so I don't have much to say. I enjoyed the weekend, which was fun and too fast, and now here we are in March. Wishing you a productive week!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

A Quick Guide to Hong Kong: Ice Cream

Hong Kong is a destination where you'd never be lacking in amazing food, drinks, shopping, sightseeing, culture, and basically anything you'd ever want under the sun. A "quick guide" to Hong Kong is impossible as the city is inexhaustible. I lived there for part of my life and have visited annually for the past decade, and each time I feel like I'm only scraping the tip of the iceberg. Therefore, I'm just going to compose a quick guide to the ice cream in Hong Kong for this edition.

1. Little Bao (Central)
Deep fried bao with green tea ice cream and condensed milk. While Little Bao has delicious cocktails and a solid dinner menu, this dessert is really the star!

2. Lab Made (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Hong Kong's specialty egg custard buns ice cream, instantly made by liquid nitrogen. The texture is so smooth and rich, and plus, watching the process is interesting!

3. Softree (Causeway Bay)
This is an ice cream chain in Korea but my first time trying it. Left: honeycomb milk ice cream - I love honey and the organic milk ice cream is a flavorful complement. Right: caramel cookie crumb ice cream - fine crumb texture paired nicely with the buttery ice cream.

4. I Cremeria (Causeway Bay)
I wanted to try Via Tokyo but it was closed, so I came to I Cremeria. Green tea anything is amazing. The green tea ice cream is soft and creamy and comes with delicious mochi and red bean.

5. Oddies Foodies (Wan Chai)
Left: Night Wolf - chocolate chip egglet waffle with chocolate and milk ice cream, passionfruit panna cotta, and cookie crumbs. Right: Dr. Oddies - chrysanthemum poached pears, ginger oat crumbs, honey ginger ice cream, honey jelly, butter crumbs, and a citrus caramel sauce syringe. These creative, novelty desserts are fun and definitely worth a try!

If you have additional questions about the city, feel free to ask me in the comments! Check out my other quick guides: Las Vegas and Maui.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mid-Season Dressing

Forever 21 pink cocoon coat (on sale!)
J.Crew "Toothpick" jeans (on sale!)
Zara d'orsay pumps (similar)
A.P.C. wool scarf (similar)
Givenchy "Obsedia" bag (similar)
ASOS mohair beanie (similar)

Around my neighborhood, there are certainly signs of spring! Though cherry blossoms are blooming, the weather is still chilly. In this transitional dressing time, I'm pairing spring-y colors like pink and white with winter-y textures like mohair and wool. Though I am looking forward to longer days of light and warmer temperatures to allow for less bundling...

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