Monday, November 30, 2009


I am blessed with the very best! The last picture is from last year's Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving when everyone in my family was present. This year's Thanksgiving was filled with loved ones, never ending eating and my hair catching on fire caused by leaning over a lit candle. The smell of burnt hair lingered forever! I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was well spent.

I found this brown stripped dress in the sale section of Urban Outfitters while shopping in San Francisco. Although it was a size 8, I just couldn't pass it up. I thought of the many ways I could outfit the dress and was convinced that it had to be mine. The use of the safety pin came to my rescue once again, since there was no time to sew it in, making it the perfect fit. It was also loose at the chest area, but with the help of the lacey bra, problem solved! The satin tie taken off from another blouse which was used as belt. The black heels are Nine West which were borrowed from Lil J.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang is an extraordinary designer who describes his customer as a girl who does not let the last size on the rack get in the way of outfitting herself. She is confident with her style and has no set boundaries. She is willing to experiment with whatever piece of clothing that may come her way.
I love how Alexander Wang plays with different proportions in his collections from tight fitted mesh tanks to loose fitting trousers. His fall 2008 collection consists of oversized blazers and the ripped up tights giving the sophisticated look a bit of edge. A girl who wants to dress up in a vest but dresses it down with a beanie cap. I love how he can be inspired by anything including things many would not think possible. For example his spring 2009 collection leaves me in awe. Who would ever think that American football could inspire fashion?! I love how he makes pieces that can be worn for numerous of occasions. The same dress worn in the day can transition into an evening dress paired with the right accessories and shoes. OoOlala and I love how his models have the long hair/side braid which adds the laid back/ sporty vibe.

The two outfits I created can be worn out on a day shopping or at night to a party. If only I actually owned one of these Alexander Wang pieces!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

San Francisco

Oh San Francisco, how i love thee! I took a trip up north with the lovely Jaydee and Ayee to visit the one and only Elle Robinson! I am in love with everything about this busy city. The public transportation, walking down endless blocks, Haight street and its numerous vintage shops, shopping until i basically drop dead, the perfect cardigan weather, the coffee shops and cafes on every corner, and of course- Elle. The city was filled with trendy people from left to right, all with their own unique sense of style. Men dressed in spiffy suits and the women in their warm coats with the latest and greatest boot trends. If only I snapped a couple of photos for your viewing pleasure. Hopefully, I painted some sort of picture in your heads.

After checking in to the J.W. Marriot, we lounged around enjoying our room. After, we were off to shop while making a vow to ourselves only to buy things that we knew would be beneficial to add to our wardrobe and to, of course, shop smart! We spent hours in H&M, Urban Outfitters (which seemed to be where all the well- dressed girls were = total eye candy looking at all their great outfits)and Forever21.

Day two was spent with the witty and spunky Elle Robinson. Each of us searched for the perfect lipstick at Sephora, which is make-up heaven BTW. I decided to go bold and ended up purchasing Sephora in Rouge, a dark plum shade.
We ended our night trying on all our things we bought, including make up purchases. Thanks to Jaydee for creating wonders with her eyeshadows. How can we not have a photo shoot in our awesome hotel lobby?! Statement headband/hairpieces, vintage fur vest, shades of purple, the leather jacket, combat boots and sequin hot shorts featured in the shoot. Photos courtesy by ayEE photographEE

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Denim Dress

(denim dress thrift, tan corduroy trench hand me down from mother, boots by Bamboo, zebra scarf H&M, green wayfarers boutique on Haight Street )

My lovely Friday was spent in San Diego. Ron Alan and I decided to do some sale shopping at Urban Outfitters in Hillcrest on 5th avenue. I love the length of this tan corduroy trench which can also be worn as a dress with a big belt cinched at the waist to give your body more shape. This denim dress was falling apart as I was getting dressed. I was in a hurry and decided to unbutton it half way, which was a bad move. I pulled my head through causing two of the buttons to rip off. The first button was already missing when I purchased it. I still wanted to wear the dress and I didn't feel like changing my attire so to solve my missing button problem- big safety pin to the rescue! Thankfully the zebra print scarf draped over perfectly covering the safety pin. No missing buttons will get in the way of my denim dress outfit combo!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


(dress thrift, boots by Bamboo, headband self made, owl ring Forever21, snake ring Wasteland,

The rustic color, the pleats, and the long length gives definition to the Bohemian style.