Tag: spring

Velvet Military Jacket

February 11
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Ralph Lauren velvet military button blazerSheer tier ruffle polka dot dressRalph Lauren military gold button jacketLace up ankle stiletto bootsSheer ruffle tiered lace dress with necktie

This past week, Boston was dunked with 14 inches of snow this past week and I stupidly tried to take an Uber during the blizzard.

Dress: Dillard’s, almost exact same copy here from Shein // Jacket: Ralph Lauren, red version here // Purse: F21, similar style here // Boots: Vince Camuto //

I shall forever remember the storm that hit this past weekend as the Inconvenient Blizzard of 2017. It was scheduled to arrive Wednesday night and bring a foot of snow, so my classmates and I giddily waited for the law school administration to cancel classes.

10PM came and went, and while BU and Harvard Med had canceled, the Law School remained steadfast. My friends and I debated whether class would be cancelled for longer than we would have prepared for class. To add fuel to our frustrations, the administrations would send multiple emails teasing us with “we do not anticipate FOR NOW that the school will close.”

The winds had started swirling by the time I went to my morning class, but it was in the middle of my professor’s lecture that I saw the snow outside falling SIDEWAYS because of how hard it was being blown by the wind. The administration could no longer deny the evidence of a forceful storm brewing, so by noon all our classes were cancelled.

Because the weather app told me that the snow was about to get exponentially worse in the next hour, I immediately decided to take an Uber to my bf’s (because his apartment is much swankier and I would rather have a snow day off campus). I figured it was my last chance to get anywhere before we were all iced-in.

There were only 2 Ubers on the entire map of Cambridge when I called for a car and I was picked up by an old Ukranian/Russian lady that did not speak more than 5 words of English. I foolishly also chose UberPOOL, which meant that we picked up more passengers along the way, but since the driver couldn’t communicate with them, I ended up calling the passengers’ numbers to confirm where they wanted to be picked up.

Getting to my boyfriend’s took nearly an hour because the streets hadn’t been iced properly and we couldn’t drive more than 15 miles an hour. The wind also froze the windshield wipers outside and this crazy Ukranian/Russian lady would go outside (in her little scarf and skirt!) to wipe the windshield with her bare hands. I honestly thought I would never make it across the river and we would have to hole up in this van for the night.

Looking back, sure, the experience was a little exciting, like I was trying to catch the last train out of the storm, but mostly it was inconvenient–from the timing of the administration’s emails denying the growing blizzard, to my bizarre Uber ride. Now there are 4-foot snowdrifts outside to contend with. Spring can’t come soon enough!

Casual Girls’ Brunch Galentine’s Outfit

February 3
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Casual girls' brunch Valentine's Day outfitWhite cat eye sunglasses and 1.5 inch gold monogram necklaceGold 1.5 inch monogram necklacePink cashmere Uniqlo scarf and white jeans Valentine's Day outfitStrappy lace up velvet Mary Jane pumps

A few weeks ago, Melany from Trendy By Melany challenged me to style a Uniqlo oversized sweater for spring.

Sweater: Uniqlo ($9.90) // Scarf: Uniqlo ($15)// Shoes: Dillard’s // Pants: American Eagle // Lip color: Revlon “Crush” // Sunglasses: F21, similar here for $15 // Monogram necklace: Etsy

I’ve showcased a lot of sweaters on this blog, but I don’t recall showing one with a slouchy, hi-low hem and tight cuffed sleeves. I loved seeing how Melany wore her gray sweater as well!

To make this into a casual Valentine’s outfit that you can wear out to brunch, I’d drape a colorful cashmere scarf to ward off the February chills and pop on some stunning velvet pumps (Alert: all cashmere scarves on Uniqlo are $15 and their cashmere sweaters are $50!)

The classic cat-eye sunglasses and berry lip will certainly get you thumbs up from your girlfriends without looking way too dressed up. And although I showcase a lot of date night looks, sometimes our true Valentines are our group of close friends.

Valentine’s Day Date Night Dresses

February 1

Blue lace tiered ruffle Express dress for Valentine's DayBlue and pink Valentine's date night outfitLove shaped gold braceletTeardrop earrings and blue lace panel dress

Yes, this dress screams “I’m about to have a heteronormative Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend” but I can’t stay away from a sweet lace number for the most romantic day of the year.

Dress: Express, similar here from ASOS // Earrings: F21, similar here ($6) // Bracelet: Primark, similar here ($10)// Bag: F21 (old), it’s a dupe for this $300 bag // Heels: Ann Taylor, similar here under $50// Coat: gifted to me by Sammydress, similar here // Lip and cheek color: YSL #8

Blue lace ruffle tiered dressThe truth is that I love dressing up for a theme, and Valentine’s is my excuse to go all pink and bows and lace. You can even see the theme continue into my accessories, an oversized pink coat (because it’s still cold out!) and a gold bracelet hammered into the shape of LOVE.

The bow heels I’m wearing are sadly sold out, but they restock every so often  (I love them so much I got another pair during the last restock). And if you’re looking for a flirty dress for your Valentine’s date, or a gal’s night out, I’ve got you covered:

What to wear - Valentine's Day 2017 Date night dresses

1: red scallop off the shoulder //2: Heart shirtdress // 3: Lace yoke dress //  4: Orange-red slit dress (on sale now!) // 5: Floral midi dress ($46)

祝亲爱的你们,情人节快乐!我个人觉得情人节的色彩应该就是粉粉的。情人节是我的借口穿一件漂亮的连衣裙。我的手链也说爱这个词 :) 如果你也喜欢为情人节装扮,我为你添加了几个选项。都希望你开开心心的!

Wedding Kimono

October 22

Kimono over maxi dressMaxi dress layering ideas for fallVictoria's Secret sheer lace trim kimonoGold leaf headband

Dress: JCP (old, similar here) // Kimono: Victoria’s Secret, love this black sheer one here // Lip Color: NYX // Headband: Forever 21 // Heels: Ann Taylor (similar here) // Bag: F21 (similar here for $30)

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend a bridal presentation by Candice Wu, one of Boston’s most famous bridal designers. The presentation was a chance for the public to view the designs up close and interact with Candice. Knowing that I’d be surrounded by yards of chiffon and lace, I dressed the part in a lacy kimono and full-flowing maxi dress, topped off with a princess-y headband.

After my afternoon classes, I hopped on the T and made my way downtown to the hotel where the presentation was being held, just in time to snag a photo with Candice before the general public swarmed around her beautiful jeweled creations.

Candace Wu fashion presentation Fall 2016

Summer Whites and Darks

July 26
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White ripped jeans and purple snakeskin bagWhite jeans summer outfit ideaWhite jeans and floral ruffle tankFloral ruffle tank and white jeans summer outfit

When summer hits, the light colors come out to play: whites, pastels, and florals. What’s really unexpected though, is pairing those whites with some darker textures and shades: wine-red lipstick and purple snakeskin.

Also, I’m so glad that I found a fellow fashionista and future blogger to take photos with! Devon helped me photograph this outfit in the West Village in front of some quaint shops and townhouses. I can’t wait until she launches her blog so you can get an eye of her style (she used to be a model, so taking pictures with her was quite intimidating!)

Rimmel Bordeaux lipstickAnn Taylor patent bow nude pumps

Top: Target, similar here // Jeans: Hollister // Lipstick: “Bordeaux” // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Necklace: F21, similar here from Charter Club // Bag: Marshall’s, similar here