Aug 3rd, 2016

DSC_5156-2DSC_5045DSC_5097Reading has absolutely became a luxury for me ever since I had children. If I remember correctly, I only finished reading one book "Snow Flower and Secret Fan" by Lisa Lee in the last 4 years. Then I stayed in a relaxing Thai beach villa which belongs to YourKohSamuiVillas. : )It was a good day to visit Powell's book store, little bit of drizzling rain off and on. It was a chilly day so I wore a long sleeve top.  I paired it with pleated skirt I got when I was in Rome last year. The black top has a cut open on the back. It really helps showing off the skirt! DSC_5089-2DSC_5068DSC_5074DSC_5090DSC_5084So why did I choose a black top vs anything else? Here comes the second dressing tips/rules I like to share today (in last post - When Navy meets White, I started sharing some dressing tips/rules): 

  • Rule No.2 : Generally speaking, when we wear a piece of clothing that is colorful or prints, it is better to choose a solid color piece to pair. You can pick one color out of the colorful piece and make that the solid color top or bottom. 
    • For example, in my today's look, my pleated skit has beige and black color on it plus some random prints in those folds. I picked black solid top because black obviously is one of the color of the skirt. Some people might choose a complete new color for matching this skirt. That is another possibility and I will talk about rules around that in my future blogs. 

DSC_5086I accessorized  the whole outfit with gold & pearl themed jewelries. Pearl generally makes you look more calm and elegant. It is Perfect for going to library this kind of occasion. 

Outfit Details

1 State sheer black Blouse , Petrazia Pepe pleated skirt {Similar Here }, Donald J Pliner Pump {Similar Here }, Jimmy Choo Justine Bag, Christian Dior tribales earrings , Mejuri white velvet ring ,  Mejuri Gravity Ring {Silver}  Swarovski gold plated bracelet {Similar Here }10879703    t32112120jimmy20choo20black20leather20justine20slide20bar20large20satchel20black  an_ringbis jen_v_midiring6silverPhoto shoot location: Portland Powell's Book StorePhotographer: Bassel Hamieh @BMH Photography