Friday, May 22, 2015

Soft Suiting

I love the lattice work on this old top. So I decided to make the whole outfit based on that. Kind of crazy specially matching a soft blazer with the jogger pants. I usually try to balance the elements of my outfit but this time I gave myself a free pass!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

White attitude

The white jeans have a different feel from other white pants, a bit tougher maybe. To keep with that edgy spirit I paired them with a moto jacket. It still has some attitude even if it's made of eyelet!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Toting around

These days I usually carry a small purse or a satchel bag since I don't have to haul my laptop everywhere I go. As a result I've sorely missed my tote bags. A walk around the lake was an excuse to carry my darling brown tote. Going for a casual picnic-y look:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Slouchy at midnight

Has it happen to you, going grocery shopping at 11:30 PM? It says a lot about my life's present domestic state since under normal conditions I go to supermarket before noon. Yeah, my life is upside-down right now. Well, this outfit here is my equivalent of sweats and a tee (or the SoCal's uniform of yoga pants and a tank top):
 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Precious moments

These days, our weekly ritual of spending a weekend afternoon in a coffee shop has become more cherished. Escaping the noise and chaos of our house and remodeling work for an hour of peace and quite is essential to the health of my mind. If the hour includes a peach-chamomile tea and a chocolate croissant so much the better!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Day to day

Appreciating a special occasion or event is easy and somehow expected. Finding the beauty in everyday life and common moments is the real challenge. It is also what help us to be more mindful and more present in the moment.




Friday, May 15, 2015

In the mood for white

Yes, apparently this affinity for white is gonna stick around for a while. All I can look at is white tops and dresses, even when I set out to find something else, like a floral print top. This bomber jacket was the closest top (or topper) to my ideal print so I snatched it while still looking for a floral blouse or top (or at least trying to look, while browsing white tops!).

Have you seen the movie "In the mood for love"? Isn't the costumes amazing?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

White strawberry

I so wanted to go head to toe in pink but those cuffs on my sleeves were my downfall. As soon as I decided to match the white pants with them, it got out of hand and  I started to pile up on white. Not a bad look all things considered!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Blushing print

The easiest way to wear a print? Taking a color from the pattern and picking everything else in that color. It helps if the color is something nice and soft like blush.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Luxe leisure

Some people like their chinos classic and baggy, I like mine slim fitting but perfectly broken in and softened. For me the comfort of chino pants comes from the softness of fabric. It goes great with a silky leopard print henley top. Leisure-wear meets chic, my kind of outfit!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Just perfect

This is as close as I can get to my ideal outfit: a soft blazer, a white top with special details, a great fitting pair of jeans, ladylike bag, unique gold jewelry and comfortable shoes. A perfect outfit for a perfectly beautiful spring day.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Such a sunny day

Today, go for a picnic in the park, linger over a lengthy brunch, watch an amazing movie and give Mom a big bouquet of flowers.





Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Blush and coral

My trick for getting ready in five minutes is going head to toe in one color. I would relay on texture variation to keep the look interesting.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Unlikely combo

Some clothing combinations might not seem like a cohesive outfit in theory and on the hanger but when you put them on, they look good. That was the case with this outfit...or I convinced myself that it looks good. Whichever the case, it was good enough for a quick run to the library!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Simplicity

These days I'm all for simple and comfortable outfits. This one is basically a tee and white jeans, only a bit reversed. The tee is the jean (ok, ok, chambray!) and the skinny pants are cotton but not the classic denim. Easy, simple and not cliche!

Should I blame the heat, the chaos around me or my own mental exhaustion  for this shift toward simplicity? and is it a good shift? The jury is still out on both points!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Desert showers

They come out of nowhere, they are quick and won't last more than 20-30 minutes and they help drop the temperature at least 20 degrees. Oh, and one more thing: they make life in Arizona's desert interesting and stop us from constantly complaining about the heat. (OK, technically that was two!!!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rusty reds

For a late evening grocery run, I considered tired old jeans and navy tee but decided against them. This outfit was as comfortable but slightly chicer! Good thing since we met my husband's friends at the store.


I switched the silk bow of the shirt with a rust and yellow floral scarf.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tile-picking

What do you wear to visit tile warehouses and construction material stores? Since I am playing at being the interior designer, I wanted to look chic without sacrificing comfort. Also it was a hot day. So an unusual top which is thin and baggy and wide leg linen pants, hair in a ponytail, sunglasses on. So very glamorous, our lives these days!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

What I like these days:

-Floral tops: I noticed a distinct lack of floral tops in my wardrobe.  Such a negligence has to be remedied ASAP. I want something with a light background in cotton, silk or rayon. That's it, my only contingency.

-Round cross body bags: OK, I'm not sure I have any use for these bags since they usually are only  4-5 inches in diameter . But in a cute pattern they add an element of fancy and fun to a simple outfit. For now, I admire them from afar.



-A vacation: somewhere really peaceful and quite, with good food, a serene oasis and long walks. Somewhere in the forest, mountains or a beach, doesn't really matter as long as it's quite.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Warm nights

When the temperature is above 90 at night, you know blistering days are not that far ahead. On a positive note, light summer pieces can come out and play.  More than any thing else in this outfit, I loved that little perforated clutch!

Friday, May 1, 2015

The right dress

The temperature will go above 100 in a day or two and for all practical purposes it will be summer in Arizona. I decided to welcome the high heat with a cool dress. Don't let the picture fool you, this darling dress is made of the softest chambray and is as light as air. If I was going to choose only one dress to live the rest of my life in, that would be this one!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Late night

I am all for a tailored outfit. I also think allowances should be made for when you leave your nest at 8:30 PM to hunt down your dinner (aka a big chunk of BBQ-ed meat). In these specific cases, you need something comfy but still cute and preferably with an elastic waistband to make the consumption of the said dinner easier!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Edgy classics

I am all for the classic pieces: a silk button down, a tweed blazer, skinny jeans. Sometimes however just plain classic it's not enough. That''s when I combine some offbeat items: a pair of metallic skinny jeans with a button down silk tunic which peeks from under the blazer... and unconventional stud earrings. Let's not forget them!

The look is still classic but somehow sharper, edgier!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April showers

Another short over long layered look! Seems these days I am in the mood for multiple layers which is fortunate since we are having a cold front visiting for a short time. April is finally living up to its name before it ends!

Monday, April 27, 2015

K-pop extreme

Don't take this outfit too seriously. These days I am binge-watching a new Korean TV show and am under the influence of the layered androgyn look of Korean boy bands. Plus it was chilly and the rain was expected! This shirt's tail was long enough too peek out from the trench.
I think I had an edgier pair of shoes to pair with this outfit but our shoe closet is in chaos due to remodeling and I couldn't find them.