Thursday, March 24, 2016

Culottes



I've always wanted a pair of culottes and finally I have found them with the perfect length for my height.  Since I'm vertically challenged, I made sure I found a pair that sits somewhat above my ankle.  I'm lucky to have found these, I have to admit though they can be tricky to style.  The trick is in the length.  Making sure these voluminous pair hits above the ankle.  You can wear them with heels or flats.  I chose to pair mine with strappy sandals that shows my toes, and I tucked in my soft knitted top since the pants are high waisted.  








Photo Credits: Michael Abella & Kevin Ao



Friday, March 4, 2016

"Almost Victorian"

One of the spring trends that you need to be on the look out for is the Victorian trend.  High necklines, bows, puffy big sleeves and ruffles are some of the key elements of the said trend.

As soon as I saw this top, I was immediately in love with it!  I've always been into lighter, flowy and sheer fabrics.  The voluminous sleeves are my favourite part of the top.  It's floral fabric is a great addition to the perfect spring top.  I downplayed the look with distressed denim and over-the-knee-high suede/leather boots.  


















Photography Credit: Michael Abella & Kevin Ao



  

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Long Skirt & Crop Top


The long skirt and cropped top combo has to be one of my favorite combos!  This particular skirt  shows off the leg with the right amount of sexiness.  Accessorizing such as using a beanie and using a scarf completes the whole outfit.  I chose to wear these pump booties to add some drama.    































Photography Credits: Michael Abella & Kevin Ao



Friday, February 19, 2016

Borrowed from the Boys

There's something appealing about combining feminine pieces and pieces borrowed from the boys... Let's talk about the white Converse chucks (high tops) in particular.  White sneakers are a major trend since who knows how long now!  These classic beauties are probably my favourite kicks to match with almost anything, I mean almost anything from shorts, skirts, jeans, and dresses. Yes, even dresses are no exception.  It's a matter of pairing them and putting the pieces together to make it look cohesive.

I have quite a collection! -- 5 pairs (high tops and low ones) to be exact! Shocking! I know! My active job requires them... when you're a preschool teacher you are constantly moving around.

 For this post, I combined two contrasting styles: feminine & tomboy.  As you can see, I chose a more sexier feminine pieces to pair with my white high top Converse to balance out the "Pretty Boy" look I was aiming for.  








Outfit Details:

Top & skirt from aritzia
Converse high top sneakers
Tory Burch purse
Zara jean jacket















Photography Credit: Alice Hong


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Off-The-Shoulder Lovin'

Off-the-shoulder tops are making its way into the spotlight.  Whether completely exposed, lacey, floaty or fitted silhouette; this feminine top hits the spot.  Paired mine (It's been sitting in my closet for maybe over 5 years!) with a fitted ripped jeans for that modern edgy look. 






Outfit Details:

BEBE  off-the-shoulder top
Jeans from TopShop
Kate Spade  wristlet






Photography: Kevin Ao



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Casual Vibes at Work

 We all know kids are very active and curious....that is why working with children requires outfits that are comfortable (as a teacher you are always on-the-go) and professional.  I chose this outfit to wear to work because it shows that I can still pull-off a look that is comfy, professional yet stylish.







Outfit Details:

American Eagle  ripped jeans
J-Crew  flats
Forever 21 apple top








Photographer Credit: Kevin Ao