October 29, 2014

What People Wear in Buying Offices

What fashion people wear to work

I remember always wondering what fashion people wear to work particularly in buying offices and magazines. I've always thought it'd be so awesome to be able to wear whatever you want and really showcase your personal style habitually and now I kinda know the former. You should know that this is soley dependent upon the organization, but where I work the dress code is pretty flexible and there aren't really any limitations with the exception of frayed denim and anything too thin, too short. This was an outfit from last week, which kind of encapsulates how I dress on the daily - of course there are days I can be a bit more casual or dressy, but as always the mindset is whatever's unexpected.

Novel Ave
Novel Ave
HM blazer & tights, Forever 21 skirt & top, Shoemint booties

October 26, 2014

Still Warm

Novel Ave
Leopard pumps
Denim-Zara, Pumps-Jessica Simpson, Top-Topshop, Necklace-Forever 21

Despite being fall, it's still pretty warm during the day to the point where a jacket really isn't required and you can still pretty much get away with summer pieces. I just picked up this shapeless lace top from Nordstrom, which I completely love and decided to clothe myself in it once it dawned on me that the sun vindicated it (as the mornings are pretty cold now). The destroyed jean pairing made it feel alright for fall so that's what I did. I felt pretty basic so I thought an unexpected leopard thing and a bit of glimmer would add some snazz and that pretty much started my day.

October 21, 2014

Look of the moment

Gemma Ward underliner
Gemma Ward Under Eyeliner

I can't believe I almost kinda forgot about this face - no doubt that Gemma Ward is a beauty, but her reversed eyeliner look here is beyond mesmerizing. The pale gold on top and heavy black lacquer on the bottom translates into this classic, but super undone, "I'm not-trying-too-hard" with a wisp of rocker (or what I hate, "rock-chic") look that completely embodies the aesthetic I find to be ever aspirational. This is makeup perfection in my eyes. And here's me trying to recreate it. I wasn't brave enough to bring out the black sheen, so I used a shimmery gray + matte black combo instead. Not quite Gemma, but good enough.

Under eyeliner

October 17, 2014

Snap shots

Photos by Susan Hang
Photos by Susan Hang
Photos by Susan Hang
Photos by Susan Hang

Pretty faces, real sun flares, baby BFFs, and strolls at the lake kinda describe my life lately. This week has been extremely busy for the first time in a long time but I still wanted to share a few portraits I took late last week/earlier this week. Need to keep at this photography & editing game.

October 12, 2014

Monstrous

Jill Stuart Platform Sandals
Jill Stuart Platform Sandals
Jill Stuart Platform Sandals

This purchase occurred prior to my "shop smarter" mindset, but anyway, I ended up with some grossly impractical, sky-high platforms from Jill Stuart. And actually, I'm not even sure if chunky shoes are my thing - probably not since there's a need to think about it, but who can resist beautifully crafted and regally suede encased footgear? Don't fret though because this was another one of my purchases that stemmed from Gilt and I must note the 90% discount. Now I just gotta figure out what I'm going to do with them.