Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Patent Leather Red Bottoms

Aritzia dress worn as top (similar)
A.L.C. leather skirt (on sale! and similar)
Christian Louboutin "Iriza" d'Orsay pumps

Took advantage of our room at the Encore for a nighttime shoot (daytime outfit post here), which was fun playing with the reflections in the mirror and window overlooking the Strip. I didn't bring a single cocktail dress on our trip to Vegas this time because we didn't plan to club, but I layered a leather skirt over this bodycon dress for dinner and drinks.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Cozy Morning Light

Zara knit cardigan (similar)
T by Alexander Wang silk tank top
Chanel ballet flats (similar)

Took a quick weekend trip to Vegas, and the 70-degree weather was warmly welcomed in the midst of a rainy January back home in Seattle. We stayed in a beautiful suite at Encore, and loved the soft morning light through these floor-to-ceiling windows. Later this day, we lunched at Terrace Pointe Cafe (I had an awesome shrimp, crab, lobster BLT on a furikake brioche) where I shed this thick knit happily as we ate out in the sun.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

European Honeymoon [9 of 9]: London, England

Photography by Miguel Marino

London was the last stop on our 9-city European honeymoon, and though we were physically tired by this point after a month of traveling, we loved the city! I can't wait to visit again when I have more energy. Nevertheless, we still got to experience some awesome parts of this city -- here are a few of my favorite memories:
  1. The bustling, touristy vibe of Piccadilly Circus.
  2. Wishing to be transported to the magical world of Hogwarts through Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station! (Full post here.)
  3. Shopping at Harrods is quite the sensuous experience, with multiple floors of museum-quality for lustworthy designer pieces, restaurants, chocolatiers...
  4. Generous portions of fish and chips at Kerbisher & Malt in West Kensington.
  5. Loved the fun and quirky neighborhood of Shoreditch. The Book Club is an adorably hipster cafe there.
  6. Fancy dim sum at Yauatcha in SoHo.
  7. Borough Market is a great time! We had a delicious pork belly sandwich, and got flutes of champagne and went around taste-testing oysters.
  8. Strolled through the calming and beautiful Hyde Park.
  9. I don't know if it's because we really missed Asian food, but Bone Daddies had the best ramen ever! 20-hour pork bone broth!
  10. Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Bridge, and Clink Street because they're touristy "musts" I suppose.
  11. Visited William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and wished we had time to watch a play! I teach Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet so my English teacher side was nerding out.
I've been receiving questions about planning and packing for a month-long European and Southeast Asian (as we spent a month there the year before) vacation. I'm planning to write a post with tips from my experiences. If you have any questions you'd like answered, please ask in the comments below!

Destinations before: ParisBarcelonaVeniceMilanAthens, Santorini (Part 1 and Part 2), Cinque Terre (Part 1 and Part 2), and Amsterdam.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Comme des Garçons x Converse Sneakers

H&M mohair long cardigan (similar - on sale!)
T by Alexander Wang silk tank top (on sale!)
Comme des Garçons Converse sneakers

A couple weeks ago, we went on a weekend trip to Portland with some friends, and I basically brought this one outfit. Wearing the easy uniform of my winter (long mohair cardigan + wool blanket scarf) with newly acquired Converses that will most likely become my uniform for spring. If it ain't broke...

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Monday, January 19, 2015

La Vie En Dusty Rose

Marc Jacobs mohair coat (similar here and here)
Vince cashmere sweater (on sale!)
J.Crew "Minnie" pants (on sale!)
Zara d'orsay pumps (similiar here and here)

One of my favorite color palettes lately has been shades of dusty rose. The pink tones are feminine yet muted to be sophisticated rather than overly girly. Dressing monochromatically is easy (just grab everything in your closet of a similar hue) and surprisingly chic.

Onto matters closer to my passions and heart, I wish you an inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- that we remember his pursuit for equality and justice, and in turn, continue to fight for human rights for our fellow men and women.

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