BLACK FOR SPRING? YES!
Apr 27th, 2017
Spring time in Portland could be tricky but also kind of fun in terms of what to wear because of weather variances from day to day. On the street, you will see people wearing a t-shirt, a jacket or sweater, and even a winter coat. The upside of that is you can choose from your entire closet to create outfits.
People often put black color clothes away when it comes to spring. For me, wearing black in spring is perfectly fine as long as you find ways to light it up or add colors. In my outfit today, I used a colorful scarf to add vibrance to the overall look.
NEUTRALS WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN DC
Apr 18th, 2017
Being a mom, I don’t get to travel much. But I usually manage to get at least one trip every year to get some “JUST ME” time. This year, I decided to chase the cherry blossoms in DC and share them with you in this post!
My photographer and I were there in the last weekend of March. The blossom was already at the tail end of it, but the flowers still looked very delicate and poetic!
I purposely arranged a natural look so I don’t detract from the beauty of the blossoms. Besides, wearing neutrals is always a good idea with all the colors that spring brings us. Continue reading
Mar 21, 2017
Spring is finally here!! When the sun comes out in Portland, the city comes alive! My photographer and I decided to take a short trip out of the city to McMenamins Edgefield.
I finally felt warm enough to wear a dress without tights or stockings to showcase a knit dress from THREE FLOOR. Apart from classic B & W, I also love the details of this dress: the an open-weave neckline, asymmetrical details, fringe and uneven hem. Since the dress has a lot of volume, apple or pear shaped bodies may want to think twice. Continue reading
A LITTLE FRENCH FLAIR
Mar 10, 2017
Although I am geared up for spring looks, Portland’s recent March snow inspired another winter look today. : )
NW 23rd ave, Nobhill area, has always been a favorite street for a stroll. Somehow the street puts me in the mood for a European look to match the atmosphere. Today, I was going for a little French flair as you already knew. : ) Continue reading
FUNDING RAISING EVENT
FEB 28, 2017
My son attends a Mandarin immersion school, Northwest Chinese Academy, which is the ONLY full Mandarin immersion school in the Portland area. We love the teachers there so much! They are so attentive and loving beyond their excellent educational competency. Hongbao gala is the school’s big fund raising event, so we go every year. Yes, the cute kiddo in below picture is my lovely son. : ). Continue reading
SILK DRESS LAYERING
FEB 14, 2017
I don’t know about you, but I have been getting a bit bored with my typical winter look–A cute, comfy sweater over jeans or miniskirt with a coat, or a sweater dress with over-the-knee boots with coat. Those were my typical winter looks and I was dying for a change.
In preparation for meeting a friend downtown at Kimpton Vintage Hotel, I spotted this silk maxi dress. Some may recall from my 10-year anniversary celebration party (as seen in the below picture). With spring is approaching, adding a bit of “flowy-ness” to welcome spring seemed appropriate to get out of the winter funk! Thus, an experiment with silk maxi dress over a black sweater with grey wool capri pant.
My followers might recall that using the same piece of clothing to create multiple looks is one of my key styling principles — “rearrange” in the header of my website. Continue reading
CRYSTAL-PRINT SHEATH DRESS
Nov 13rd, 2016
Technically I should have “plenty” of time to enjoy a cup of coffee at ease in a café. Well, like most of you, my day gets filled with pursuits and responsibilities like two young boys, my high standard for house organization/tidiness, and my various creative outlets…. etc… So I made an extra effort to have a nice café day.