Saturday, March 17, 2018

2-way cardigan

Cardigan is one of the essential pieces in my wardrobe. It's the must have no matter what your style is. I've accumulated quite a few over the years. Some are classics, some are trendy. This fringe cardigan is a trendy one that I am happy to add to my closet. A cardigan is the perfect piece to wear this time of the year when it's not cold enough for a jacket and it's not warm enough to ditch the layers. A heavy knit cardigan is an alternative to a lightweight jacket. What's great about this cardigan is that you can wear it two ways - Wear it open like a cardigan over your favorite tee or button it up at the shoulders like a wrap sweater. How cool is that? Outfit details: Gamiss cardigan | Express white jeans | GAP tee *another closet staple* | Cartier bracelet | Similar hat | OTK boots
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Affordable clothing pieces for spring break

A quick post today to show you a few things that I picked up recently for my teen daughter for the upcoming spring break. Whenever she needs new trendy pieces for the season, I can always count on those affordable shopping sites like Romwe. I placed many orders from Romwe in the past and their stuff does last until she won't be able to fit in them anymore. This time she picked out 3 items and I am very pleased with my entire order. I like this camo print tee so much that I had to borrow it for these photos. The trendy cutout detailing in the back is so cool and edgy. The second item is this swimsuitHow gorgeous, right? The color is so pretty and vibrant in real life. The quality is great considering the whole set is less than $12. Last but not least is this criss-cross tee, the pale pink color is just simply adorable on her. The best part? I spent roughly $20 on this entire order. Outfit details: Zella leggings *obsessed - all other options here* | Camo print tee | Nike racer sneakers | H&M jacket | Cobalt blue swimsuit | Baby pink tee | Wool cap | Sunglasses

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ryderwear Review

Today, I have another workout clothes review for you. But first, let me address my skin conditions. A couple of weeks ago, I began seeing a rash which started on my shoulders and gradually spread on my back. I went to an urgent care center and the doctor thought I had scarlatina even though I didn't have any fever and my throat was fine. She did a strep test and it came back negative. She put me on a 5-day course of oral steroids while waiting for my dermatologist appointment. The rash is clearing up but it will take some time before the rash completely disappears. I am sorry in advance that the smoothing is a bit heavy-handed in these images. I needed to mask my rash. Trust me, it's not pretty. Now that's out of the way, let's talk about this workout set from Ryderwear.
I love them. They're everything I look for in workout clothes. I reviewed a couple of workout leggings here and here. Ryderwear is a bit more expensive but they are worth every penny. These are seamless leggings which I live for. They're made with no visible seam for extreme comfort. For the tights, I am wearing an XS here and could not have asked for a better fit. They fit very true to size. The inseam is ideal on my short frame. The knit material makes these perfectly stretchy and cozy. The back features contrast paneling to help accentuate your figure (which I clearly need help with). Another unique feature that I love is the ventilation holes in the calves. How cool is that, right? The claim - These tights will feel like you are wearing nothing at all, still while supporting your body as it moves and I can certainly attest to that.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Chunky Knit Sweater

I saw this sweater at Zara last Fall and loved it. However, my size wasn't available either in store or online. I kind of forgot about it until I saw this exact same one on Zaful. Knowing it's a copy, I placed an order with no expectation. Much to my surprise, the quality is absolutely amazing. There is no doubt in my mind that it came from the same manufacture as the Zara one. The knit is thick. It looks and feels really expensive. I am wearing a size S here and it's quite oversized on me (which I like). I rarely recommend anything but am 100% recommend this sweater. You can either wear it as is or give your figure a little shape by doing the front tuck. Pairing this sweater again with my trusted black denim. I can't stop wearing them. At this point, my cost-per-wear on these is down to pennies. I then finished off the look with my Topshop booties. I wasn't sure about them at first but they're growing on me. Definitely spice up a simple outfit. Outfit details: Zaful sweater *size S* | Topshop jeans | Topshop booties | Le Specs sunglasses | similar hat

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Faux Fur Collarless Jacket

How fun is this jacket? It's one of those impractical items but so fun to wear. The jacket is lined but lightweight. It's not going to keep me warm but definitely will spark conversation everywhere I go =) To keep the rest of the look simple, I paired it with a plain tee (I probably have 10 of these in my closet) and my trusty dark skinny jeans. Outfit details: Gamiss jacket | Express jeans | Gap vintage tee | Quay sunglasses

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Shades of burgundy

Burgundy is one of my favorite colors. It's not as loud as red and it's not as boring as black either. The color is just simple classy and timeless. To make the outfit appropriate for springtime, I paired 2 different shades of burgundy with my trusty white trousers. I have these trousers for a couple of years now and am always looking forward to bring them out in spring. I love the feminine details of this blouse  (the ties and the ruffles). This blouse also looks great tucked into a pair of black high-waisted jeans for the weekend. Outfit details: Shein blouse *more options here* | WHBM trousers | WHBM trench *almost identical here* | BP sunglasses

Sunday, March 4, 2018

White sweater for Spring

Sharing an outfit I wore yesterday. This white sweater is perfect for Spring. The color is so crisp and fresh. The knit material is not too heavy and not too thin. A lightweight sweater is a great option for layering both in Spring and Fall. I adore the cable detailing. I like it so much that I ordered the same sweater in red. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Outfit details: White sweater | similar jeans | OTK boots | Sunglasses | Chanel classic flap | Cabby hat

Friday, March 2, 2018

Affordable workout leggings review

Happy Friday, ladies! Hope your week is going well. Today, I am going to review 2 pair of workout leggings for you. One pair is a keeper and the other one I already sent back. Let's start with the one I love. I stopped by Forever 21 last week to look for some new sport bras. Now that I work out 5 days a week, I'd like to have some extra ones. If you haven't tried Forever 21 sports bras, the quality is actually pretty decent considering how inexpensive they are. While browsing in store, these leggings caught my attention. First of all, the color is absolutely stunning. A few things I keep in mind when shopping for workout clothes. # 1 - I will not buy black workout leggings. They're just too boring. I need something bright and cheerful to motivate me. # 2 - I will not buy printed workout leggings. To me, they look like something strictly for the gym. I wanted something that I can wear outside the gym as well. # 3 - I only buy either workout shorts or full-length leggings. Capri-length does not work for me. As soon as I tried these on, I knew they're coming home with me. These are seamless leggings made from a thick knit material (which I am obsessed with at the moment). They feel so nice and fit extremely well on my body shape. They're high-waisted, keep me supported in all the right places and at 26", the inseam is perfect on me. They're totally squat-proof. Because the color is darker, they hide sweat marks well. I love the ribbed panels along the sides. Wore these leggings to my Orange Theory class and a few girls came up and asked me where I got them from. They're only $14.95. I'd gladly pay double for them. If you're in the market for a new pair of workout leggings, get these. I promise you won't be disappointed. I am patiently waiting for the charcoal one to come back in stock so I can get them too. I also picked up this little cropped top while I was there. Nothing to rave about. I needed a little more coverage at the gym and it does the job. It's cute and functional. Outfit details: Forever 21 leggings *size S* | Forever 21 sports bra | Forever 21 cropped top | Nike sneakers | Stationary bike | Fitbit alta HR

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pleated knit dress

How pretty is this pleated dress? The color is so perfect for Spring. There are many reasons why I love this dress. The knit material feels so nice against the skin. It's not too thick and not too thin. Just perfect for this time of the year. The pleated detailing is seriously gorgeous. Last but not least is the color. I am not a big fan of the color pink but I love this pink-y nude color. It's so chic and elegant. I wore this dress to work today and got lots of compliments. One thing I just want to point out is that the tie is extremely long. I wrapped it around my waist 3 times and it's still long. I don't think it's necessary considering is a faux-wrap dress. I am tempted to cut it off. Other than that, I honestly love the dress. It looks and feels expensive than it actually is. Outfit details: Pleated knit dress *size S* | similar suede sandals | J.Crew plaid coat 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Polka-dot jumpsuit

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I certainly did =) The weather is getting warmer and I am excited for Spring. If you're a long time follower of this blog, you know I have an obsession with jumpsuits. This one is the newest addition to my ever growing jumpsuit collection. They're so chic and easy to wear (basically a zero-effort outfit). The polka-dot print is adorable and perfect for the upcoming season. The elastic band waist instantly creates a waist and who doesn't love a jumpsuit with pockets? This exact print also comes in a dress version if you're not a fan of jumpsuit. I shortened the pants a bit so that I can wear them with a pair of flat sandals in the summer. Happy Monday, ladies! Outfit details: Shein jumpsuit *size XS* | Target sandals | Cartier bracelet