Month: May 2014

Under the Cherry Blossoms

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Banana Republic Eyelet Peplum | A&F Medium Destroyed JeansBanana Republic Nude Wedges | Forever 21 Structured Crossbody (similar) | Kate Spade Scallop Bangle | Kate Spade Bow Ring

Spring is by far my favorite season (luckily I don’t have allergies)! I love watching the world come back to life from the white, wintry wonderland. The weather gets warmer and gorgeous blossoms start blooming on all the trees.

For a casual stroll in Washington Square Park, I paired a white eyelet peplum top with medium destroyed jeans. Eyelet is definitely an up and coming trend for spring/summer this year. I’ve been seeing dresses, shorts, skirts, etc… However, what I especially love about this top is the peplum style. Peplum is great for petites because it sits at the tiniest part of our waist and then flares out, giving our form natural curves while elongating our upper body. Combine peplum with the eyelet and you’ve got yourself the perfect trendy top! 

The destroyed jeans help dress down the look, especially when wearing 4” nude wedges. I’m so excited to be able to wear sandals and see my toes again! I feel as if I’ve been living in boots these past few months, so I’m taking every single opportunity to wear open-toe shoes as the weather continues getting warmer!

To match the nude wedges, I accessorized with a leather structured cross-body and some delicate gold jewelry. Hope you guys are as excited about the warm weather as I am! Can’t wait to feature more spring/summer looks!

Happy styling fashionistas,

-A

Photography by: Matt Chu Photography 

Geo Print

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Express Crop Top (Similar)J. Crew Geo Print Drawstring Pants | Steve Madden Dynemite Heels (Similar) | Box Clutch

Usually, when I think of drawstring pants, I immediately put together a casual outfit in my mind. I’ve actually stayed away from purchasing this type of pants because I don’t usually see myself wearing them out. However, when I came across this pair on the sales rack of J. Crew, I fell in love with the geometric print, the light, flowiness of the silhouette and thought—hey, maybe I’d give them a shot.

These pants are unlike any other pair I have ever owned. I usually stay away from non-fitted pants because I’m a very petite girl and usually get lost in all the material. However, these pants have a good ratio between fitted and flowy, so I’m able to maintain my figure despite the less form-fitting design.

The drawstring pants are high waisted as well—so I paired them with a fitted, crop top. The high waisted feature of the pants helps elongate the legs. Throw in a pair of your highest heels, and you’ll give everyone the illusion that your legs go on for miles! Not to mention, the heels dress up the entire look, making the outfit less casual and conventional.

As for accessories, I wanted all the attention to be focused on the geo print on the pants, so I paired with a simple box clutch with gold details, a black and gold statement ring, and a spike cuff bracelet. Now this is definitely an outfit that I would wear for a night out in the city or for drinks with the girls!

Happy styling fashionistas,

-A

Photography by: Matt Chu Photography 

Cocktails at Lunch

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WHBM Dress | Vera Wang Trench | Kate Spade Wallet | J. Crew Earrings | Via Spiga Heels (Similar)

Fancy a cocktail at lunch? I came across the most beautiful cocktail dress the other day: a gold shift with jacquard detailing and jeweled collar. The attention to detail and quality of this dress is incomparable. The gold jacquard flickers every moment it catches the light, giving the dress an almost ethereal look.

A dress as glamourous as this has to be shown off! Whether it’s at a business lunch or a fancy dinner date, this dress will definitely turn heads! To complement the shimmer of the gold, I decided to pair the dress with a deep royal purple satin trench. The two pieces work together seamlessly to create a classic and elegant look.

With such a statement dress and coat, I kept my accessories very simple: a pair of silver statement earrings to match the jeweled collar, my staple gold wallet, and a pair of peep-toe gold heels.

Voila! Happy styling fashionistas,

-A

Photography by: Matt Chu Photography