Bucket bags are so timelessly chic. It's a must-have item for every woman's wardrobe. The bucket bag is so unfussy and spacious. The drawstring design is everywhere this season. I have at least five different styles in my closet. But this new Olivia bucket bag from Keep Pursing is literally blowing me away! Its waterproof material feels soft and versatile. The creamy white color is just perfect for all my casual outfits like this simple blazer on jeans look. Travelers will love it for its lightweight, large space and easy-to-clean material (wow, can't believe you can remove stains with an eraser). I will surely bring this one for my upcoming trip to Japan.
It’s finally the sweater season in LA. I am so obsessed with the cozy style of sweater on jeans. Yes, it’s so simple and effortlessly chic.
Animal prints are the trend of this season! You see them everywhere on Instagram. Yes, they excited everyone's wardrobe this fall. Wild or tame, it's effortless to bring out the warm chicness with some zebra, snackskin or leopard prints. Should I limit the use of it? No. It's not limited to one statement piece for a look. I just can't have enough of it.
LBD is never out of trend! This is my favorite little black dress for this season. You know you much I love midi dresses. Rimka Design is an Los Angeles-based brand making chic, sohpisticated and feminine styles. This midi dress is so elegant and easy to style for any occasions. The sleeves of this dress are made of sheer meshed materal - how fun. The tie at the wrist is super cute and chic. There are lots of dramtic designs for crazy sleeves this year but this one is my favorite. They just looked so beautiful, a little crazy but not too much. I paired the dress with my glittery pumps from Badgley Mischka and a classic Chanel flap bag.
Being minimal and colorful sounds contradictory but this look is simply a shirt on a pair of boyfriend jeans. This is the easiest way to dress casually. With the bold colors on the shirt and distressed details on the jeans, this look is not so boringly minimal. I added some fun accessories to this look to make it even more colorful and playful.
The summer is finally showing its face. LA experienced heat wave last week and now the temp went back to 80F. This summer I have been wearing a lot of wrap dresses like this. I coordinated all my tan, citrus and ginger items for this look, is it too extra?
This was my first time visiting the famous OUE Skyspace LA. I have been seeing this amazing location on Instagram. When I got up to 1000 feet above the city, the view was better than just "Instagrammable". It's more than the height - its famour outdoor glass slide, the Colette Miller wings and the amazing 3D showroom are all so amazing. It's about the experience.
My outfit for this sky trip was from Nakd Fashion, a UK boutique brand. The blush sandals are from Just Fab Online. The bag is one of my favorite Chanel boy bags, the denim boy.
Guess what one of my favorite things about summer is? The beach!
Although some people in LA go to the beach year round, summer is the best time to go if you plan on going in the water. It can get cold during the rest of the year and that’s not as fun...obviuosly. One of my favorite things about the beach is the LA-type-of-fashion. It’s much more laid-back, effortless and relaxed. Although I still like to look cute, there’s much less pressure. Beach clothing is meant to be more comfortable and functional for activities. I love anything light and breezy or colorful and festive for the beach and just summer in general. My first two dresses are from Flying Colors apparel. The last one-one of my favorites because I love this vibrant orange is from KAS New York.
As far as accessories go, I gotta always have sunglasses and maybe a hat when I go to the beach. The sun is no joke this time of year! Straw or bamboo bags are handy too because they don’t get wrecked by the sand.Some of my favorites places to buy beach clothing and summer dresses are Forever 21, Revolve, H&M and Target. Amazon has a ton of choices too. It helps that shipping is so much faster now with Prime. I look forward to many more upcoming beach days and I am blessed to live somewhere with easy access to that.
I recently had an amazing time spending an afternoon at the famous Beverly Hills Hotel over on Sunset Boulevard.
Fun fact: The Golden Globes award ceremony has taken place here many times. So this is a pretty special historical place.
Beverly Hills is of course a place that’s known worldwide for wealth and celebrities, so I always like to look my best whenever I spend time here, lol. But that doesn’t mean I need to wear only expensive designer items. I actually prefer to wear a high/low mix of both high-end and cheaper fast fashion items. It’s more fun and relaxed that way.
My dress is by Jason Wu, who is most well-known for dressing former US First Lady Michelle Obama. I always love a vibrant bold print for summer. Plus this dress feels so light and airy. My handy crossbody bag is a timeless classic item from Chanel. My other accessories were more accessible. My sunglasses are from VYE Eyewear and my shoes are by Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s ready-to-wear collection. The chunky heel makes them easier and more comfortable to walk in while I still get the elevation:) I always love coordinating colors so I kept almost everything within the dark red/maroon/Burgundy family - kind of bold for me. I was trying to figure out how to play with these colors even in summer cuz I still love wearing red times year-round, why not? I love how put-together I feel when I opt for a monochrome color scheme.
I look forward to wearing many more fun outfits as summer continues. I will definitely keep you all posted, stay tuned.
Hope you all enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend. I am back to work (on my Insta-mode) this week. To get ready for the summer, I listed a lot of beauty and fashion essentials that are perfect for a sunkissed summer.
Back on the event before Coachella this spring, I got to attend Ombre All Day, which was the product launch party for actress/singer Vanessa Hudgens’ new festival-themed makeup collection with Sinful Colors. She also recently started working for the brand as their Global Color Collaborator. The event took place by the rooftop pool at the luxury Dream Hotel inside The Highlight Room in Hollywood, which has an amazing view of the city.
Entering weekend with the beautiful cold shoulder dress, I am so obsessed with the hot pink details and its unique design. This dress by Jason Wu is super feminine mixed with flirty pink contrast and sophisticated look. The flip-on A-line silhouette fits almost everyone - even when you don't have the runway model's height, you will look so high-fashioned in this dress. I just paired a pair of shoes in the same color to make the total look consistent and popping.
Since the weather is finally back to normal in LA, now is the time to start getting into a happy summer mood. Two things that help with that: bold-colored clothing and ice cream!
I went to Palm Springs last week! It was never too much fun to stay in this amazing desert town. Everything we experienced in Palm Spring was so cozy, friendly and beautifully-styled. I really wanted to share some fun places that I enjoyed on this trip.
Immersed with bougainvillea flowers, I fell in love this hidden garden at Downtown Palm Springs. There were a few historical residences along this little alley. The cactus and bougainvillea were all over here.
My wrap dress is Vibe Apparel and the hat is San Diego Hat Company.
It’s been really chilly this spring in Los Angeles. We almost experienced four seasons in the first week of March – spoiled LA people suffered from unusual rains and winds this spring. There are definitely no rules in spring fashion this year in LA, only limits to be pushed out. Seasonal fabrics, layers and how to style them, we have no rules to follow. But I really love thick wool or fur to be layered over a seasonal spring outfit when unexpected winds and rains arrive. Like last week with LAFW, I had to put a winter blazer to survive the one-minute red carpet in a chilly spring fashion night. For a not-so-warm spring, wool scarf and wool oversized blazers are perfect for the late morning sun and versatile enough for a sudden temperature drop on a mid-March day.
Hey guys, I celebrated this past Chinese New Year with friends and families in my hometown Shanghai. As you may know, Shanghai is the largest international city in China with historical western landmarks built by French and British. I love Shanghai not only for its glam metro lifestyle but also for its passion for fashion. It was the coldest season in Shanghai during Chinese New Year but local people and visitors heated the city with their holiday celebration - from amazing foods, shopping, parties and all kinds of activities.
I would like to share my outfits during this trip in Shanghai. Hope you all enjoy them. Xo.
Happy February, everyone! One of the best ways to celebrate the upcoming Valentine's Day is to dress up for the fabulous night. While most part of the country is still in cold weather, LA is already a lot more like in spring. I styled a few new spring dresses for V-Day in warm LA, but they can easily be transitioned to wintery outfits by knee-length boots, fur jacket or wool coat.
Some items are never out of trend and will stay on top of wardrobe every season. Leather jacket is one of them. They are incredibly versatile and they always add right amount of sophistication to a simple outfit. Searching for a perfect piece of leather jacket is like a process of finding a soulmate or part of a modern woman's lifestyle. I have been blogging a lot about my jackets this season but I am not settled yet.
It’s already holiday season. Are you all shopping for your holiday looks? Designers of all kind have made the best out of velvet fabrics this season and we fashion bloggers all have gone crazy about it. Velvet is something glamorous and sophisticated to wear which to me is very easy to pull out from runway to street and of course to my Instagram #OOTD. No matter it’s a piece of nice dress or simply a pair of velvet ankle boots, they are the perfect items to bring the glam back to real life. I love to wear velvet for my fall and winter look not just for sake of the storming velvet trend but genuinely I like it for its visual pleasure and soft drapery silhouette. I foresee the velvet trend will continue its momentum into 2018.