September 27, 2012

VARSITY JACKET

LETTERMAN LETTERHEAD
1. Madewell letterman sweater jacket2. Thom Gray varsity jacket3. Scotch & Soda letterman jacket
4. Oak letterman jacket5. Madewell stadium jacket

































I love having pieces in my closet that are versatile, trendy and comfortable. The varsity jacket just happens to be one of them. The varsity jacket or letterman jacket appeared on runways last Fall, and this Fall stores have finally adopted this trend. Nice to see the break away from a traditional school sports jacket and on the streets for simply just what it is, a jacket with a school twist.

Other cute varsity jackets worth buying:
1. Free People distressed varsity jacket $168
2. Nordstrom Sanctuary varsity jacket $168
3. Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade varsity jacket $129
4. G Star basketball jacket in sand $198
5. Urban Outfitters BDG quilted varsity jacket $59
photo collage made on Polyvore

September 24, 2012

TRANSPARENT KNITS

SWEATER WEATHER
I love knitted sweaters and find myself collecting more and more. Being able to wear it in heat with a bandeau or bralette underneath, or during the cold over/under layers helps make it that versatile year round piece. Also a fan of how I can just throw it on and not think too much of what goes with what (especially since this ones white). My whole weekend was spent in class and meetings for grad school so the last I wanted to do was "think" about what to wear. 
Forever 21 sweater (similar here, here & here), Wyatt shorts (similar here & here), moms vintage Etienne Aigner handbag, Zara heels, Michael Kors watch, BCBG bracelet

photos taken by charlesum

September 19, 2012

INSTAPOST

END OF SUMMER
At Santa Cruz beach, wearing Bellatrix top (somewhat similar here)  Pins and Needles bandeau, James Perse skirt, Forever 21 sandals
Outside writing/sketching in my journal with my beagle Peaches, wearing Brandy Melville dress, UO boots (similar here, here and here
Downtown shopping.Wearing Zara Jacket, Forever21 sweater, gifted shorts, Steve Madden loafers (similar here), Oakley sunglasses and Rebecca Minkoff handbag
1. Closeup of my accessories from photo prior, Michael Kors watch, BCBG Amour bracelet, Brandy Melville ring
2. Wearing American Apparel cami and circle scarf, H&M trousers, Steve Madden boatshoes (similar here & here)
Accessories closeup from outfit below. Michael Kors watch, H&M ring, gold chain and crystal bracelets are from Forever21, the rest are DIY or gifted from my mom, Alexander Wang handbag
Sippin on a bloody mary on Labor Day, wearing a Forever21 sweater, Zara skirt and vintage belt
1. Armswag left to right: gifted from Hong Kong, Forever21 chain, gifted from Lili Claspe, Michael Kors watch
2. Eating froyo for the first time all year, well deserved study break. 
Necklace c/o of LiliClaspe, Forever21 white blouse, Nordstrom leggings (similer here and cool one here)and boots
So grad schools been picking up, my iPhone4s recently got stolen (I got pitpocketed =( ), and my blog was disabled for the past week due to domain conversions - which explains my absence from blogging. I now own trendenvy.com (yay!) but there's been issues with converting my old domain to the new, something I have yet to figure out. Hoping next week will be less hectic so I can figure everything out and post something more enlightening. =)

September 11, 2012

LEATHER WEATHER

TANK & CARDI KINDA DAY
One clothing article that should be in every fashionistas closet are leather pants. I've had these pair of leather pants for more than a year and they're still one of my favorite go-to pieces. The versatility of being a daytime or nighttime look and looking fabulous with basic cotton pieces helps creates that effortless, comfortable, "cool" look. Whats next on my leather wishlist are Bordeaux (deep, rich red) leather pants. For those that aren't aware, bordeax leather is preluding into one of Falls hottest trends this year, so fierce. 
Curious about other Fall 2012 trends? Read my my Examiner article here!

H&M leather pants (similar here & here), Brandy Melville tank, Hawkings McGill men's cardigan, UO bralette, Zara wedges (similar here & here), Ray-Ban wayfarers, Alexander Wang handbag
photos taken by jasonkwan

September 6, 2012

CROP TOP MINI

TUMMY EXPOSED
I remember being in elementary/middle school when crop tops were last in style. My older cousin who was my age now at the time, wore a white crop top that I couldn't help but adore. Of course at that time, I dared not to wear something so revealing at such a young age. Luckily fashion always repeats and now the crop top trend is back, meaning I finally get to wear my wishful childhood fashion trend, now at a completely age appropriate time.
Tobi crop top (similar here & here), DIY denim shorts, thrifted belt, Urban Outfitters handbag, boots from Korea (similar here & here)
Other Adorable crop tops
photos taken by mandywong

September 2, 2012

CROCHET AND TULLE

THE SUMMER DRESS
My style doesn't really consist of feminine-like dresses (unless for occasion) but I couldn't resist this crochet mixed tulle dress from Tobi. The white just seemed perfect for summer days and you can never go wrong with crochet. Figured that if and when I get tired of it as a dress, I can always cut off the tulle skirt and ta-da, a new crochet tank. 
Tobi dress, H&M necklace, Brandy Melville ring, Michael Kors watch
photos 
photos shot by mandylove