Burberry "kensington" wool & cashmere-blend coat, Zara lace top, Paige premium denim,
Free People over the knee boots, Coach legacy handbag 
I'm not a fan of the cold nor rain which is why I refuse to leave California, but on days that it get nippy I've learned how to master cold-weather attire. In particular, I've started investing in high quality outerwear that are dual-function, sometimes even quadruple-function. The next time you're shopping and wondering if that coat is worth the price, try some of the below tactics I use to determine if it's worth it. 
  • Material: wool, cashmere and gabardine are some of the best fabrics to invest in. Wool is particularly my favorite because it's naturally water-resistant, breathable and extremely durable. 
  • Fit: fit is probably the biggest contributor in making you feel comfortable and put-together. I never buy clothes that don't fit me the way it should. Clothes should be tailored to fit you. 
  • Layering: Does the jacket have enough space to layer underneath? I like having the option to layer it over a sweater, which is my go-to attire for ultimate warmth. 
  • Color: neutral color tones such as black, grey, tan is always a safe-bet and serve as great transitional colors you can wear year-round. 
  • Style: this is often the first thing people get attracted to. While style plays a large role it's important to note that the best outerwear jackets are classics that never go out of style. Pea coats, trench coats, parkas and puffer coats are just some classic examples. 



Zara culottes, All Saints sweater, Burberry clutch, Gucci princetown loafers, Nordstrom B.P pendant necklace, Scotch & Soda Scarf
These pair of black culottes from Zara for $36 have turned into my favorite pair of pants this season. I've been impressed at my ability to wear them as frequently as I have, and at how comfortable they are. The elastic waist band is forgiving on all hips, and the wide leg gives your legs more than enough breathing room. Culottes are also just super swanky and classic. I wore this particular outfit to watch the Lion King Musical at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Sometimes it's difficult to find comfortable formal pants that go with multiple tops, yet culottes seemed to have mastered that. I'm a fan. 



Elizabeth & James Tisha dress from RTR, Valentino rockstud pumps, Nadri chandelier earrings, Natasha couture clutch
I had the honor of attending one of my dear friends' wedding last Saturday at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. The venue was stunning and to dress appropriately for the occasion I used Rent the Runway to rent this luxurious Elizabeth & James gown. It was perfect, along with the wedding. I've known Chris since 2005, met Claudia in 2006 and their love story has always been so genuine, compassionate, and almost too good to be true. Being at that stage in life where my closest friends are getting engaged/married, it's been a blessing to see my friends fall in love with such perfect spouses where you can see and feel the intimacy of their bond. This wedding was dear to my heart and I could not be happier for their next chapter in life. Below are some of my favorite photos I captured on their special day. May #ChuangDynasty live forever strong. 

This wedding was unique in that the ceremony occurred on the staircase while the guests overlooked the balcony

In bliss with my boyfriend/date Josh Pyles (aka TrendEnvy's photographer

The ceiling of where the reception took place. The venue was stunning and had so much architectural detailing and history
With some of my best girlfriends, friends since 2005
Chris & Claudia sharing their first dance as husband and wife to Christina Perry - A Thousand Years. Such a tear jerker. 



StyleWe knitted khaki cardigan, Theory cotton tee (similar here), Paige premium distressed denim, 
Karen Walker "helter skelter" sunglasses, Alexander Wang rocco handbag, Gorjana necklace
 If you're in the market for a new Fall jacket, I recommend purchasing a long jacket in a neutral color tone as they're super versatile and always on-trend. Whenever I find jackets that go with almost any outfit and that keep me comfortable and cozy they instantly become a staple in my closet. Thus, I've quickly grown fond of this knitted cardigan from StyleWe because of it's versatility, comfort, thickness, and texture. The fact that it has pockets is also a plus. While shopping online, I came across some other favorite long jackets below. Enjoy!
  1. Angel Eyes Khaki Knitted 3/4 Sleeve Simple Pockets Cardigan
  2. QinPei.er Casual Plain Wool Blend Pockets Coat
  3. AYR "The Robe" Camel Hair Maxi Coat 
  4. Zara long beige jacket with hood