November 30, 2012

HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS

GLITS OF GLAM
1. Warehouse tux contrast jacket, 2. DVF tonda clutch, 3. All Saints necklace, Ann Taylor earrings, 4. Christian Dior eyeshadow  
5. Nars lipstick in shanghai express,  6. Deborah Lippmann nail polish in boom boom pow, ruby red slipper, and happy birthday
7.  Miss Selfridge embellished skirt, 8. Miss Selfridge nude boot, Zara heels

Just some holiday essentials I felt were necessary to end the year with a jazz. It seems that sequins and all things glitter have become a trademark in fashion around Christmas and New Years. I can't help but find myself unintentionally obsessed with sparkly things every time December rolls around. For those that aren't the flashy type accessorizing through glittery nails, studded heels or even a statement necklace would serve as the perfect complimentary. I have no idea what I'm doing for New Years this year but all I know is there's going to be some sparkle in my wardrobe!
collage made through polyvore

November 27, 2012

HINTS OF GOLD

OVER BLACK
This past weekend was full of festive activities and one of them consisted of my dear friend Christina's birthday celebration. To celebrate her big 25 a group of us wined and dined at Prospect, then stepped foot into a few bars around Minna St. in San Francisco. I figured something classy, yet comfortable like shorts would be appropriate knowing we'd be prancing around downtown. I always get skeptical wearing nylons when out, but thankfully these Hue nylons stuck through and failed to snag all night. 


Forever21 top and shorts (similar here & here), Hue nylons, Aldo heels (similar here & here), H&M necklace (similar here), Estee Lauder makeup bag turned clutch, Michael Kors watch
photos taken by jason

November 25, 2012

SEASONAL FLANNEL

IN PRIMARY COLORS
I spent Thanksgiving afternoon with my immediate family (we always do Thanksgiving lunch), Thanksgiving dinner with Jasons' family and did Thanksgiving prime rib style (so good) Friday night with Jason and his friends. I've been looking for the perfect flannel for the longest time, one that I can wear buttoned-up or open with a tee underneath and figured this primary colored flannel would be appropriate for the season. I don't shop at J.Crew often (this shirt was actually gifted) but the ever so soft material may cause me to become a more frequent J.Crew shopper. Anyways, I hope everyone else's Thanksgiving was as food filled as mine! 
J. Crew flannel, Zara leather jacket, H&M belt, Paige premium denim, Alexander Wang handbag, LAMB heels, Michael Kors watch
photos taken by charles

November 21, 2012

FALL THANKS

OVERSIZED OVER A SKIRT
This sweater I'm wearing is my moms old vintage sweater (also worn here). I'm thankful that after all the moving my mom went through (my mom immigrated here from Korea, then traveled from NY to CA) that she was able to keep some of her favorite belongings. I often hear stories about my friends' parents leaving everything behind to move to the states, and I realize how fortunate it is to just be able to hold onto your possessions. Although I'm thankful for numerous things this year, being able to wear my moms vintage goods is one thing I'm grateful for. What are you thankful for? 
On another note, who plans to go Black Friday shopping? I recently wrote an article for Triple Pundit titled "The Role of Psychology in Black Friday and the Hidden Truth Behind the Deals. Would love for you to check it out. :) Have a great and safe Thanksgiving everyone! 

Moms vintage sweater (similar here), Topshop skirt (similar here, here here), Spanx nylons, Aldo heels, Coach Madison satchel

photos taken by me with the help of a tripod ;) 

November 13, 2012

DRAPED IN TRENCH

TRENCH COAT WEATHER
I bought this trenchcoat in Korea last year and since then it's been sitting in my closet rarely worn. Don't know why it took me so long to notice how useful and comfortable this jacket really is. The lightweight material (feels like rayon), which is untypical of a trench coat makes it easy to layer underneath without feeling bulky. Although I barely left the house this weekend since I was occupied with projects, the few hours I left to go downtown, I was quite pleased to be so comfortable and warm. 
Forever21 sweater (similar here) & jeans, trench coat from Korea (similar here), H&M belt (similar here), American Apparel scarf (similar here), Rebecca Minkoff purse, vintage Bally heels (similar here & here)
photos taken by jasonkwan

November 10, 2012

LEATHER SPORT SHORTS







I'm a huge fan of leather (as you can tell from my past post) and can think of so many ways to wear these awesome leather shorts. Sporty enough to wear casually during the day with some basic tops, loose enough to pair with some tights during the cold, and formal enough to wear for a night out on the town. I own several leather bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts, leggings) so I'm having a hard time justifying the fact that I need these, although I desperately want them. How would you wear them?
collage made by Christine Yun on Polyvore

November 7, 2012

LEATHER SLEEVED

HALF AND HALF
Leather has the ability to transform any piece of clothing article and give it a tough-girl look. Instead of going all out leather, this year designers have learned to add just a touch of leather into otherwise simple pieces. The leather sleeve trend in particular has been adorning sweaters, jackets, shirts and even coats this year. What I love about this mixed material trend is that it adds the perfect yet subtle amount of edge into an otherwise basic jacket.
Corpus denim jacket, American Apparel shirt (similar here), vintage dress, Zara heels, vintage Gucci handbag, turquoise stone bracelet courtesy of Native Hearts, thumb ring courtesy of PeaceLoveFlair


Some awesome leather sleeved pieces:
photos taken by charlesum