August 29, 2012

WHITE ON WHITE

PATTERNED DENIM
I bought these jeans a few months back from Forever21 and finally had the opportunity to blog them. Figured that timing would be appropriate too since patterned denim have been trending. Great way to dress up some basic shirts and incorporate some pattern into your Fall style. 
Forever21 denim (similar here and here), Gap shirt, Zara heels, thrifted belt, necklace c/o of Lili Claspe, Alexander Wang handbag
photos taken by jasonkwan

August 28, 2012

ACCESSORY SPOTLIGHT

BAGS, RINGS AND ARMSWAG
Random collection of photos from Elle that inspired me and my accessory musings. Some of my current obsessions include statement bags, dainty rings, stacks of bracelets and gold hardware. 
photos courtesy of Elle 

August 19, 2012

MUSCLE TEE

TWENTY-TWENTY-TWENTY FOUR HOURS TO GO...
I've been into this whole muscle tee look and decided to go from the roots of muscle-tees and sport the Ramones, a band with ever so upbeat, classic hits. To give it a more feminine touch I dressed it with some light-washed shorts and my go-to Zara heels. Figured the metallic hints would also tie in nicely to the full on cotton outfit. 
Ramones muscle tee, American Apparel shorts, Zara heels, Asos clutch (similar here, here and here)
photos taken by charlesum

August 16, 2012

DRESS & BOOTS

THE SUMMER IKAT DRESS
I spent my first free weekday running errands, hanging around Berkeley, getting brunch, and stopping by stores on Telegraph. I'm usually not one to prefer dresses when constantly on-to-go, but I figured the boots would make it more casually appropriate and comfortable. These boots I bought for $35 at the Alameda Antiques Fair may just be one of my best buys yet. 
Staring at Stars dress, necklace from local street fair (similar here and here), Brandy Melville ring and thrifted boots
photos taken by mandywong

August 14, 2012

PLANET BLUE

LOVE AT LAST SIGHT - LOOKBOOK
I came across Planet Blue a while back and fell in love with their merchandise and this editorial shoot for their July lookbook. Relaxed summer look, mixed bohemian Cali girl is how I would describe it. 
photos courtesy of Planet Blue 

August 12, 2012

SUMMER PIECES

WHITE MESH OVER ORANGEIronic that its been starting to feel more like summer, as summers coming to an end. I guess the benefit of delayed weather is that all current season clothes go on sale, although still weather appropriate to wear. In example, this white mesh top I got for 50% off at Nordstrom. So I've been really into knots lately and decided to add a little twist to this oversized tee, also in attempts to prevent it from drooping since I got it in medium instead of my usual small.

Trouve mesh shirt, American Apparel cami, Forever21 shorts and necklace, Zara heels, Balenciaga wallet
photos taken by mandywong

August 8, 2012

FLUTED SKIRT

BLACK & WHITE WITH A DASH OF BLUE
I bought this fluted skirt 5 years ago and boy am I glad I kept it. I clean my closet rather frequently and often struggle between "toss or keep" (story of every girls life). One way I try to rationalize is by asking myself these 3 questions: have I worn this within the past year or two? (no - toss), can I see myself wearing this again? (yes - keep) and is this a staple piece that will most likely never "fade outta fashion" (yes - keep). Seems like two yeses won this debate. 
 Urban Outfitters skirt (similar here and here), Forever 21 blouse (similar here and here), Nordstrom hat,  H&M necklace,vintage handbag, heels from Korea
photos taken by mandywong

August 6, 2012

INSTAPOST

TRENDENVY THROUGH INSTAGRAM
1. Zara heels that I was so happy to find because size 5.5 in stores is so rare!
2. Close up of jewelry, bracelets left to right: F21, MNG by Mango, a street fair and Michael Kors watch


Forever21 blouse, Cheap Monday denim, Steve Madden loafers, Alexander Wang handbag
Vintage booties I found at the Alameda Antiques Fair wearing DIY cut-offs, H&M top, David and Young hat

1. Forever21 backless dress worn at my friends grad party
2. Delicious red velvet cupcake from Cako!
3. Close-up of my embellished dress from Forever21 and gold jewelry
4. Michael Kors watch, Katie Holmes looking hawt on the cover of Elle, Balenciaga wallet and Elizabeth & James sunnies


At the Oyster Festival in SF, wearing American Apparel top, Forever21 denim, vintage belt, Ray-Ban aviators

1. Beach day in Santa Cruz 2. Outfit before heading to Marquee Day Club in Las Vegas
3. Me and my girl Kim before going to XS nightclub, me wearing American Apparel dress, her dress from Tobi
4. Some night life necessities, H&M necklace, MK watch, Sephora lipstick, blush and eyeliner

F21 blouse (somewhat similar here, here here), Sanctuary cargo pants (flare version), LV sunglasses, Nordstrom boots

1. Casual outfit before dinner, wearing Lush top, 7 for all Mankind denim, Zara heels
2. Close up of my arm candy and drink at Nopa in SF
3. Chillin on the beach near Crissy Field in San Francisco wearing H&M skirt (shown here) and top
4. Gorgeous view of the city I took at my friends rooftop party 

August 1, 2012

INTERIOR INSPIRATION

PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL WELLS
It's been a while since I tuned into my interior side (I studied interior architecture in college) and felt that it was necessary to revamp this interest by plugging away at some of my favorite interior design/architecture blogs. I came across photographer Michael Wells' portfolio and became almost hypnotized by the amazing interiors he captures. Such sophistication, glamour and modernity in each interior space.
photos courtesy of Michael Wells