Hearts on Elbows

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Top: Madewell (Here)
Bottom: Forever 21 (Similar)
Shoes: Target (Here)
Scarf: H&M (Similar)
Ring: Jewelmint (Here)

Yay! It's Wednesday.. halfway thru the week!!

Did anyone see the sale that Madewell was having for the past (maybe) two weeks or so? As you can see, I had! Which I don't know if it was a good or bad idea (for my wallet) but when I was browsing through online and saw this adorable striped cardigan. I was completely sold! haha.. I just love the green and navy blue striped combination and of course who can't get over the cute blue hearts on the elbows?! I mean that's what made me want this cardigan the most! Paired it with my cozy camel snood and leopard loafers, I'm good to go! Wow.. I just realized I used quite a few exclamation marks in this post. I guess I'm just really happy with my cardigan! haha.. I will have to find more ways to incorporate this cardigan into my outfits. :)

What do you guys think?

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Metallic Chic

Monday, January 28, 2013

Top: Banana Republic (old)
Blazer: Nordstrom Rack (Similar)
Bottom: Forever 21 (Similar)
Tights: Target (Similar)
Shoes: TJ Maxx (Similar)
Bracelets: T+J Designs (OR this)

Happy Monday!

I would like to give a huge 'Thank You!' to everyone who had wished my husband a 'Happy Birthday'. He actually read each and every comment and was super happy with all the sweet wishes. You guys are the best! Made becoming older a little bit easier. ;) We celebrated with a nice dinner of steak and sea scallops then for dessert we went to a fondue restaurant for lots of chocolate.. we definitely had a lot of sweets in one night! haha..

You can probably tell from the background that the weather is still being bi-polar with all the rain. I wasn't about to get my hair all wet so this was the best I can do with taking photos. haha... good enough until the weather gets better (whenever that is). Anyways, I love this outfit because I wore two metallic pieces (top and skirt) and paired it with some burgundy tights to give it a color break with the neutral colors. Just a great way to wear metallic without going overboard with the shininess. 

How do you like to wear metallic?

Hunnie Bee

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Today is my husband's 30th birthday and I wanted to dedicate this post to him! :) 

Some fun facts about the Hubs:

1. When we first met, we were 19 years old. I didn't foresee us being together later on because he was all dressed up from head to toe in denim. hahaha... Years later, we met up again (then started to date) and now I do all the clothes shopping for him!

2. He is the king of R&B/Hip-hop mixtapes.. you know the ones you hear "DJ Clue..." busting in the background.. yep, he loves those. He always has to be in the know of new mixtapes that are out. For me, I just buy my music off of itunes. 

3. He is older than me by 13 days. It has to be exact too because I love pointing out that he gets to be old first. Even though he still tells everyone he's 23 and sometimes they believe him! Asian genes...

4. He was a tennis instructor (second job) when we first started to date and did private lessons on the side. Me - I am not sporty nor do I play tennis.. ever! So when he first wanted to teach me, I wore flip flops onto the tennis court. Then second time around, I hit all the balls literally over the fence and onto the streets.. yeah.. good thing he had lots of backup tennis balls. He said I'm lucky that I'm cute! 

5.  He likes to vacuum and do all the laundry every week. I must say I got myself the best husband! ;) 

Happy Birthday to my Hunnie Bee! I love you! ^__^

Navy with Grey Sequins

Monday, January 21, 2013

Top: Old Navy (Here)
Blazer: H&M (Similar)
Bottom: Forever 21 (Here)
Shoes: Zara (OR this)
Bracelets: T+J Designs (Similar) & Jewelmint (Here)
Sunglasses: Chanel (very old)
Necklace: Tiffany&Co (Here)
Purse: Chanel (Here)

Happy Monday!

How was everyone's weekend? We were lucky and had a sunny/no-rain weekend but the temp was still below freezing. I tried not to show how cold I really was. And yes.. I may have gotten some questioned looks on my almost bare feet but I didn't care! I love these Zara heels! hahaha.. If you follow me on Instagram, you will see what I mean! ;) 

So who else is wearing sequins? I know that the holidays are over and sparkles are being put away. I still like the idea of glistening into the winter time esp when it's been gloomy at times. I found this sequined tank top at Old Navy for only $10! I've been wanting to buy it since I saw it online but the original price tag didn't seem to match what it was worth. But since it was marked down, I felt that it was the perfect time to get it. haha.. I mean who doesn't love a good deal? 

Also, if you haven't noticed already.. there has been some minor changes to my blog layout. You can find and follow me on Pinterest and start pinning away if you like what you see on my blog! Very cool feature I must say! :) I have to start organizing my boards and start pinning more. It's one of those things that you started at first and was obsessed but then died down completely.. now slowly getting hooked back on again! 

Let me know what's your Pinterest name because I love snooping around other peoples' boards. ;)

Operation Smile [Sponsored]

Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy Friday!

I love charities especially ones towards an amazing cause! Kinda when I did this post which was why I bought them for a children's charity. I find it very invigorating and it makes me super happy inside to know that what you've donated or help raise for can possibly be making a huge difference in someone else's life. So when CampusBookRentals.com reached out to me to ask me to write about Operation Smile.. that was something I really felt would be helpful for all of us to know about at least. 

Some background on Operation Smile:

Operation Smile helps transform the lives of kids who were born with a cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities. And little did we know, every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. It often unables them to speak, eat, socialize with others, or even smile. And in some international parts, the child is rejected or their parents cannot afford the medical attention that they need. That's when Operation Smile comes in and provides those surgical needs for them. They have since provided over 3.5 million evaluations and performed over 200,000 surgeries to help correct the deformities. They are one of the best charities to donate to make a difference on a child's life. :)

CampusBookRentals.com has partnered up with Operation Smile to help donate over 1,000 cleft lip surgeries to children in need. They are awesome because they have a great program where college students can rent textbooks off of their website with free shipping both ways. Each rental equals a donation towards Operation Smile! How awesome is that?? They also have a cool program called Rent Back that allows the student to rent their textbooks to other students without having to sell them. A nice way to earn that extra money while staying on a poor student's budget! haha...

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks for reading this. :)

Disclaimer: CampusBookRentals is sponsoring this post to talk about their partner - Operation Smile. 

Pink Leopard

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Top: Aritzia (Similar) 
Bottom: Forever 21 (Here)
Shoes: Target (Here)
Scarf: H&M (Similar)
Bracelet: Forever 21 (Similar)
Watch: Michael Kors (gift from a friend) (Similar)

Happy Wednesday!

Lately my cozy snood from H&M has been my bestest friend. I got it down in Cali when I went to Disneyland for only $7!! Major deals right there! ;) It's been keeping my bare neck warm from the chilly winds and freezing temps here in Seattle. I know I can go on and on about the PNW weather but it's FREEZING I tell ya! How is everyone else's weather? I swear it feels like it's going to snow but nothing! 

Also, I've been loving my leopard print loafers that I had to get at Target. They're surprisingly pretty comfy and I've been wearing it more often than I thought I would with my outfits. I never been one to even love animal prints but this season I'm all about it! hahaha.. strange how your taste changes..  

What is a style you never thought you would like but can't get enough of now?

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Top: Express (old)
Sweater: Rag&Bone via Target/Neiman Marcus (Here)
Bottom: UNIQLO (Here)
Shoes: Zara (Here)
Bracelet: Nordstrom Rack (Similar)
Headband: H&M  (Similar)

Happy Monday!
My future bro-in-law was giving me some tips on how to pose.. hence why I couldn't stop laughing.. haha.. 

One of the perks of being petite is the ability to shop not only in the women sections but also in the kids section too. It's something I've come to realize back in the days when I worked in Retail. It's nice seeing cute stuff in kids and being able to try them on. A major plus also is if there are the same style in womens but also in kids for partial price! That's a win!! I buy all my UGG boots in girls from now on. ;)

For this outfit, I fit a Zara women size 6 in their shoes but I can totally fit a 3.5 in Zara girls too. So I was able to pick up these studded loafers at Zara in the girls section when I took a trip down to San Fran. And of course when I saw this boys Rag&Bone sweater from the Target/Neiman Marcus collaboration, that didn't stop me from trying on and buying it! I like the unisex look and how I can utilize it as a cardigan than just a sweater. I also added some accessories to make it somewhat more girly. I feel like I have double the options/choices when shopping! How convenient, right? 

What do you think about wearing kids clothing? 

Flashback Friday: Dress You Up

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy Friday!!

This may come as a bit of a surprise to you but I started out loving to sing and dance at the tender age of 4! Our dad would always videotape me singing and dancing to his vinyl records. My favorite of course was Madonna and MJ! And judging by the old home videos, this was almost a daily activity for me.. (hey maybe I like to perform for my imaginary friends!). So here I show you a clip of it.. You can see my lip-synching action, mad dancing skills (swaying back and forth) and my lovely fashion sense of the stripped top layered underneath the grey. Paired with my awesome red pants and crossbody bag.
Oh yeah.. I was a total young fashionista already! ;)

Hope you guys enjoyed my version of "Dress You Up" by Madonna for Flashback Friday!
 Because for sure I know I did! hahaha...*tears*
Thanks to my sister for spending hours converting our old home videos.
Now I have this to remember forever....

Have a great weekend!!

Chocolate Sorbet

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Top: Old Navy (OR this)
Cardigan: Old Navy (Here)
Bottom: H&M (Similar)
Leggings: Nordstrom Rack (Similar)
Boots: Local store (Similar)
Necklace: T+J Designs (Here)
Bracelet: Jewelmint (Here)
Beret: Forever 21 (OR this)
Scarf: Burberry (OR this)

Happy Wednesday!

Thank you guys so much for checking out my guest post on The Weekend Diary. I'm glad you guys liked it!
I enjoyed reading everyone's comments and appreciate the support! 
So I realized when writing this outfit post, that there were a lot of pieces to my outfit. I think I was just really cold and wanted to layered up! For sure I was nice and comfy though. And I am in LOVE with my fleece-lined leggings! Btw - they're in brown.. not black! They are by far the best thing ever right now especially in this cold Seattle winter. haha... Has anyone else tried them? It is really the best! 

Also, I wanted to call my cardigan color 'salmon' at first but then I thought the title would be funny "Chocolate Salmon"? So I went with 'sorbet' instead..kinda sounds better. Everytime I think of the color 'salmon'.. I think of the Friends' episode when Ross left his beloved sweater at his ex-girlfriend's place and kept saying it was salmon but everyone else called it pink. hahaha... Am I the only one who's a Friends fanatic?! I have all ten seasons + finale. ;)

Today I'm linking up with Marionberry Style's Trend of the Month Challenge (Here).
Hope to see you guys link up too so I can see your striped outfits too! 
Or you can leave me a link in the comments below and I'll go check it out!

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Guest Post at The Weekend Diary

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Monday!

Today I'm guest posting over at The Weekend Diary!
Click on the blog link and go check it out if you would like to see and know more details of my outfit!! :)
Plus, Sarah has awesome style so definitely look around too!

Let me know what you think! Have a great day!

Tweed Blazer

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Blazer: Target (Here)
Bottom: Forever 21 (Similar)
Shoes: Nine West (Here)
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (Similar)

Happy Wednesday!! 

How was everyone's New Years?? I basically spent time with family and rang into the New Year with my two boys (Hubs and Kobi). Kobi was scared from all the fireworks going off outside the house so poor pup, we had to cuddle with him to stop him from crying. He would run in all corners and try to hide. :( But overall it was a relaxing night of sipping champagne and watching tv. Our ideal way of celebrating! I can barely stay awake past midnight now. haha.. A clear sign of getting old. -_-

How cute is this tweed blazer? On the day I was shopping with my friends for the Neiman Marcus x Target collaboration (which btw I had tweeted that it is now on sale 70% off here!), I had picked up this blazer as well. I have been somewhat looking for a tweed blazer and thought this was nice with the zippered sleeves. I also thought the black lapel made it look more classic. So I paired it with some colored skinnies and this lovely necklace. A funny story of the necklace - I was browsing thru Nordstorm Rack and saw it on a mannequin which I had to do a double-take thinking it was the House of Harlow piece (which I've been eyeing on for a while). Turns out it was a Nordstrom piece and it was very close in the design details. I looked around me to see if anyone was watching and took that necklace off of the mannequin and went straight to the registers to buy it. haha... I've worked in Retail before so knowing how people take the clothes off of the mannequins, it's pretty funny to watch. I admit I had a little struggle since the necklace was looped thru the neck part. ;) 

How would you style a tweed blazer?

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