Work Appropriate: Winter 2017

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“What to wear to work today?” is a question I ask myself every morning. I work in the Biotech industry and if any of you work in Biotech, you know that in terms of fashion, it’s not the most glamorous. I’m a firm believer in wearing what makes you happy, but when you work in an office setting, you need to find a balance between what makes you happy and what is work appropriate. I once wore a pair of faux leather culottes, and let’s just say, I received number of confused looks. Since then, I’ve found a way to wear outfits that I love while simultaneously avoiding weird stares. So, if you want to see how I dress for work, keep reading.  Continue Reading

Bad Hair Days

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It happens to all of us. Whether it’s a kink in your hair or general bed head, we all have bad hair days. You wake up in the morning and it looks like The Night at the Museum happened in your hair. If you don’t have time in the morning to tame the wild beast, the next best option is to mask its existence with a hat.  Continue Reading

Cultivate Festival 2014

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This past weekend, my best friend Marissa and I attended Chipotle’s sponsored food festival, Cultivate SF in Golden Gate Park.  The whole day was dedicated to eating and learning about what you consume. There were also live performances, but I was too distracted by the delicious food to even go near stage.  I basically lived in the Artisan Tent, eating anything and everything. To give you a little recap, I inhaled a Stroop waffle and kimchi with glass noodles within five minutes.

You might be wondering why I’m wearing a big, bulky, furry jacket in the middle of June, but let me tell you; this jacket saved me from the winds that grace the city of San Francisco after 3 PM.

Marissa was laughing at me when I showed up at BART at 11:10 AM with this jacket in tow, but by the end of the day, even she was a little jealous.  In my book, a jacket is always a must when going to San Francisco.

What’s your “must-have” article of clothing? Let me know!

Stay Chic!

*Special thanks to Marissa for taking all the photos!!

Outfit Details

Jacket: Boutique in Shanghai (Similar one here)

Sweater: H&M (Similar one here)

Blouse: H&M (Similar one here)

Jeans: BicBlue (Similar one here)

Shoes: Superga

Purse: Boutique in Shanghai (Similar one here)

Necklaces: Madewell, Jewelmint

When in Rome

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I wish I was in Rome, but I guess the Getty Villa will have to do for now.  I got really sick throughout the months of April and May – thus the lack of posts, but I am back! Before I got sick I made a quick trip to LA for a few days and got in a little sight-seeing.

Up to this day, I have never owned a maxi dress.  They are cool in theory, much like all those “As Seen on TV” products, but for some reason, I can never make the commitment to buy one.  I’ve tried on many, thinking that each time I’m going to have a moment of epiphany and I’ll somehow see what others have been raving about, and every time I end up handing it back to the nice person in the dressing room.

Well, the tables have turned because this maxi dress fails to make  me look like I’m drowning in a sea of  jersey material and is super soft and flowy.  The open slit detail on the skirt hits right above my knee, so it gives the illusion that I have longer legs and the ruching detail on top slightly highlights my waist.  I find that a lot of maxi dresses can be quite suffocating because it is so much material around your body, but this dress flows as you walk so even when it’s really hot, your legs aren’t constricted by lots of fabric.  This dress will definitely be a staple in my closet for the summer!

What are you loving for the spring and summer? Let me know!

Stay Chic!

Outfit Details:

Dress: Stacy Chang at Anthropologie

Jacket: Gap (similar one here)

Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar and on sale here!)

Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Sunglasses: Ray Ban Large Aviator Sunglasses 

Necklaces: H&M (similar here)

Watch: CASIO Digital Watch

Coral My Heart

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It’s the beginning of July and it finally feels like summer! I came back to “sunny” California hoping to escape the heat and humidity of Houston.  At the beginning of summer, my wish was taken a little to seriously by mother nature because for the first two months, it was cold, windy, and quite gloomy over here in San Francisco.  San Francisco is notorious for being kind of chilly all year, but the weather was a little ridiculous.  It is just now starting to warm up and I couldn’t be more excited.

Since it can still get a little chilly, pants are definitely preferable to shorts or dresses, so why not opt for a colorful print like these floral pants from Le J. Crew.  Since the pants are plenty colorful, I kept the top simple and why not show a little skin with this crop top from H&M.  Since I grew up in SF, my rule of thumb is to never leave the house without a jacket of some sort, so to make this outfit a little bit more polished, I picked a 3/4 sleeve blazer from River Island.  Sticking to the orange and blue color scheme of the pants, I picked a pair of baby wedges from Anne Taylor and a bright orange cross-body wallet-purse from Henri Bendel (similar one here).

As for make-up, I would keep it simple since the outfit should be the focus of attention.  This Stila eyeshadow is perfect as you can mix the pink, lavender, and orange shades for the perfect lid color – it’s simple and will make your eyes looking bright and awake.  For summers, creme blushes are better as they will give you a dewy finish and a natural flush.  This one by Stila (shade: Petunia) can be used on the cheeks and/or lips.  Since lip stains are all the rage, this coral liquid lipstick (shade: Carina) by Stila is not only moisturizing, it will stay on your lips all day!

I hope all of you are having an amazing summer!

Stay Chic!