January 31, 2012

INSTAJAN

TRENDENVY THROUGH INSTAGRAM
Photos from left to right, top to bottom
1. Easy, simple outfit wearing American Apparel shirt, Paper Denim & Cloth jeans, random chains and a thrifted belt. 
2. Layering up with ease wearing American Apparel jacket and scarf, DIY cut off shorts, Nordstrom shirt and necklace and a vintage belt. 
3. Close up accessories shot of one of my past outfit posts, silver & gold
4. Being blissful in Napa for a birthday celebration wearing an A&F denim jacket and TopShop dress.
5. Playing around with my beagle, Peaches. Love her. =)
6. Snowboarding up in Northstar at Lake Tahoe, CA. Had to take an awesome photo with the mountains in the back. 
7. Happy hour outfit wearing a Forever21 sweater and skirt, Aldo boots and a vintage Gucci handbag
8. Gold arm candy. Michael Kors watch, Cartier love bracelet, and chains/zebra bracelet from Forever21
9. Cozying up in a Forever21 scarf, Urban Outfitters shirt, Sanctuary cargo pants, a jacket from Korea and Steve Madden combat boots. 
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January 26, 2012

RED LIPS AND LEOPARD

NIGHT SHOOT
My good friend Mandy (also my main blogger photographer) just purchased a new speed light so we decided to test it out last night by doing a night shoot. I have to say, for her first time using it outdoors, the pictures came out pretty good. It's pretty cool how you can alter and move the flash around to give photos a different effect. Lighting makes such an impact on photos. I seriously give props to all amazing photographers out there. 
Forever21 faux fur jacket (similar here and here), American Apparel v-neck tee, xtaren lace shorts from Sway, Dolce Vita wedges, Michael Kors watch, and wearing Sephora rouge sexygame lipcolor

photos taken by mandywong

January 25, 2012

SUITED MEN

BLAZER NATION
Totally appreciate guys that can pull of patterned scarves. 
Gold phone? Yes please. Also diggin his red cardigan buttoned down under the navy blazer. 
Diggin the color/texture of his blazer. 

Double breasted blazer = thumbs up. Contrasting but complimentary patterned tie & handkerchief = double thumbs up. 
Great layering & talk about flawless color coordination. Also liking how he buttoned up just the top 3 buttons so his belt buckle remains visible. 
Simple and warm. Neutral coats is also a must in every fashionista's closet. 
Casual blazer wear. Also liking how he wore colored socks with cuffed up denim. Simple but totally fashion-forward.
And of course, Kanye West. Always rockin them blazers and lookin oh so fly. 
photos courtesy of streetfsn.com

January 22, 2012

WESTERN INSPIRED

INSTIPIC ON INSTAGRAM
Wearing A&F denim jacket (similar here), Alternative Apparel tank top (similar here), Forever21 skirt, necklace and cuff, H&M hat, thrifted belt and Dolce Vita booties
The original version of these pictures were lacking in color so I thought it'd be neat to still use them after some editing through use of diptic, camera+ and instagram (apps on my iPhone). It still amazes me to this day how much you can do on your iPhone. Ever since converting from my old droid, I've been addicted lol.
photos taken by bonnienguy

January 19, 2012

ELIZABETH AND JAMES SPRING 2012

FRESH HIPPIE REVIVAL

The soft pastel colors, hippie feel, along with the effortless, relaxed appeal of Elizabeth & James' spring 2012 collection is one that excites me for spring fashion. It's simple and runs off a formula of effortless summer stables.... slouchy tops, dropped armholes, denim, and heavy usage of cotton. Perfect for everyday dressing. 
photos courtesy of fashionista.com

January 13, 2012

TWO-TONED

MINIMALISM
I bought this two-toned sweater in Korea back in October and have to say that out of all my clothing purchases done in Korea (and I shopped a lot), this has come to be my favorite piece. The minimalistic and modern approach of two-toned color blocking is one trend that I have progressively been seeing more of and not only in fashion. First it was the two-toned aka ombre hair trend, then color blocking on clothes/clutches/heels, and now theres two-toned nails and even lips (which I'm still a little questionable about).
sweater from Korea, H&M hat and leather pants (similar here and here), asos clutch, rings from F21, L.A.M.B heels
Some cool color block sweaters to shop:
1. Vince Camuto dolman sleeve sweater
3. Alexander Wang knitted sweater
5. Vince color block sweater
photos taken by mandywong

January 10, 2012

SILVER & GOLD

COMBINEDI've been really into metallics lately and find myself constantly getting attracted to metallic pieces of sorts... clothes, clutches, heels, accessories and nail polish. I'm even tempted to buy a metallic dog collar for my pet beagle, Peaches but I can't have her walking around the house looking all diva... Well, I thought it would be quite suitable to do my first official outfit post of the year on metallics seeing how I'm still in a festive mood. So for those also still in a festive mood, Happy New Years, hope you're all having a great 2012 thus far! 

H&M shirt, gifted necklace from my dear friend Amy, F21 cuffsforeign exchange skirt (similar style here and here), ecote clutch from urban outfitters and Dolce Vita heels (pictured above)

January 2, 2012

NEW YEAR

THROUGH INSTAGRAM
I've been quite addicted to Instagram lately due to the convenience of it. It's quite impressive what you can do with an iPhone4s these days, especially because of the high quality camera. Anyways to start off a new year post, here are some photos captured during the last month of 2011. I hope you all had a great New Years and that your 2012 is filled with joy, love and success. Also thank you to all my wonderful readers out there, it has now been officially a year since I have been blogging and thanks to you I will continue to blog! =)
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