Saturday, January 30, 2016

Winter Neutrals

faux fur scarf, black parka, camel sweater tunic, purple red tote, plum gloves, brown suede over the knee boots
faux fur scarf, black parka, camel sweater tunic, purple red tote, plum gloves, brown suede over the knee boots
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here - 50% off w/code PRETTY50)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Ann Taylor faux fur scarf (sold here - 50% off w/code PRETTY50)
coat: Canada Goose Victoria parka (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / Saks / Shopbop / Revolve Clothing / NM / BG / SSENSE / Blue & Cream / Intermix)
sweater: Tory Burch Deanna (similar - 40% off; similar)
gloves: H&M (similar - $6.99)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - 40% off)
bag: Tory Burch Robinson pebbled square tote (this season's sold at Shopbop / TB - 30% off)
boots: Miu Miu suede pointed toe over the knee (similar - on sale; similar)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Post-Blizzard

camel scarf, gray toggle coat, red buffalo check shirt, gray gloves, red rain boots
camel scarf, gray toggle coat, red buffalo check shirt, gray gloves, red rain boots
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: H&M (similar - on sale; similar - 50% off)
coat: J.Crew classic duffle coat (this season's sold here - 50% off; similar - extra 40% off w/code SHOPNOW)
shirt: J.Crew Factory classic button-down shirt in flannel in buffalo red (sold here - 50% off; similar - on sale)
gloves: Everlane the classic glove (sold here)
jeans: Express mid rise jean legging in dark 20 (sold here - buy 1 get 1 $29.90)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's / Nordstrom / NM)
socks: LOFT reindeer fairisle knee socks (may still be in stores)
boots: Hunter original Tour packable rain boots (sold at Nordstrom / Zappos / BG / Bloomingdale's / Shopbop / NM / Saks)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Pre-Blizzard

These photos were taken days prior to Blizzard 2016 when just a light dusting of snow fell. Four days post-blizzard, we're pretty much all dug out and ready to go back to work tomorrow :( haha. But really, I thought we were quite prepared for this storm: plow trucks were efficient, power stayed on (shout out to Dominion!), and authorities made smart decisions regarding closures. All in all, quite a pleasant blizzard experience.
plaid oversized blanket scarf, military green parka, ruffled gray sweater, gray gloves, black riding boots
plaid oversized blanket scarf, military green parka, ruffled gray sweater, gray gloves, black riding boots
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Zara two-tone checked scarf (similar - 25% off; similar)
jacket: Zara short quilted jacket (may still be in stores; similar)
top: LOFT flecked two-in-one sweater (sold here - buy 1 get 1 50% off)
gloves: Everlane the classic glove (sold here)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's / Nordstrom / NM)
boots: Tory Burch Nadine riding boots (similar - 25% off; similar - on sale)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Plum

black parka, black infinity scarf, purple sweater tunic, burgundy gloves, brown suede over the knee boots
black parka, black infinity scarf, purple sweater tunic, burgundy gloves, brown suede over the knee boots
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here - 40% off w/code WINTER40)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Cuyana alpaca infinity scarf - thanks to the ShopSense team (sold here; similar - 25% off)
coat: Canada Goose Victoria parka (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / Saks / Shopbop / Revolve Clothing / NM / BG / SSENSE / Blue & Cream / Intermix)
sweater: LOFT relaxed turtleneck tunic (sold here - $25; similar - $6.88)
gloves: H&M (similar - $6.99)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's / Nordstrom / NM)
boots: Miu Miu suede pointed toe over the knee (similar - on sale; similar)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Plaids + Grays

plaid and herringbone infinity scarf, plaid shirt, black parka, gray tweed pants, gray suede pumps, gray gloves
plaid and herringbone infinity scarf, plaid shirt, black parka, gray tweed pants, gray suede pumps, gray gloves
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: LOFT herringbone plaid infinity scarf (similar - 50% off w/code FLASH)
coat: Canada Goose Victoria parka (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / Saks / Shopbop / Revolve Clothing / NM / BG / SSENSE / Blue & Cream / Intermix)
shirt: Old Navy classic plaid flannel shirt in black watch (sold here - extra 25%+ off w/code SAVEALOT; similar; similar)
gloves: Everlane the classic glove (sold here)
pants: theory Rosel S pants in tesselate fabric - hemmed (similar - 30% off w/code SUITUP; similar)
bag: Nina Ricci small Marche in gris (sold here; rent; similar)
shoes: Manolo Blahnik gray suede BB pumps in 70mm (sold at Nordstrom / Barney's / BG / NM; similar)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Red / Navy

navy pea coat, striped turtleneck, red buffalo check shirt, navy pants, red gloves, burgundy pumps
navy pea coat, striped turtleneck, red buffalo check shirt, navy pants, red gloves, burgundy pumps
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
coat: J.Crew Majesty peacoat (this season's sold here - extra 30% off + free shipping w/code PUZZLE, here - 30% off w/code GETSHOPPING)
turtleneck: J.Crew Factory oversized turtleneck in stripe (sold here - $16.79 + free shipping w/code PUZZLE, here - $11.99 w/code GETSHOPPING; similar - on sale)
shirt: J.Crew Factory classic button-down shirt in flannel in buffalo red (sold here - extra 30% off + free shipping w/code PUZZLE; similar)
gloves: Lord & Taylor silk-lined leather gloves (this season's sold here - on sale)
pants: MICHAEL Michael Kors stretch ankle pants in new navy (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingale's)
bag: Nina Ricci small Marche in gris (sold here; rent; similar)
shoes: Kate Spade Jess pumps (sold here; similar)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Double Layered

green parka, striped turtleneck, gray sherpa-lined open cardigan, jeans
green parka, striped turtleneck, gray sherpa-lined open cardigan, boat shoes
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here - 40% off w/code WEEKEND)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
jacket: Zara short quilted jacket (may still be in stores; similar)
turtleneck: J.Crew oversize stripe turtleneck (similar - on sale)
sweater: H&M pile-lined cardigan (sold here)
jeans: Express mid rise jean legging in medium wash 19 (sold here - buy 1 get 1 $29.90)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's / Nordstrom / NM)
shoes: Sperry Top-Sider Bluefish (kids' sold here - 5% off / women's sold here)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Camel / Black

black parka, camel scarf, camel sweater tunic, leopard flats
black parka, camel scarf, camel sweater tunic, leopard flats
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: H&M (similar; similar)
coat: Canada Goose Victoria parka (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / Saks / Shopbop / Revolve Clothing / NM / BG / SSENSE / Blue & Cream / Intermix)
sweater: Tory Burch Deanna (similar - 40% off; similar)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - 40% off)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's / Nordstrom / NM)
shoes: Nine West Shindig (similar; similar)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Winter Blacks

I was fully prepared to go into work this morning to clean out my desk. That is, if I had won the Powerball. Nope, it's just another typical Thursday for me. Have a good one!
mixed stone necklace, black parka, black shift dress, plum gloves, leopard flats
mixed stone necklace, black parka, black shift dress, plum gloves, leopard flats
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: Ann Taylor pearlized stone statement necklace (similar - 40% off w/code WEEKEND; similar - 40% off)
coat: Canada Goose Victoria parka (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / Saks / Shopbop / Revolve Clothing / NM / BG / SSENSE / Blue & Cream / Intermix)
dress: theory Betty dress in sevona fabric (sold at Nordstrom Rack - on sale / Revolve Clothing - on sale / Saks)
shirt: J.Crew Factory infinity shirt (sold here - 50% off; similar - 40% off w/code WEEKEND; similar - 40% off)
gloves: H&M (similar - on sale; similar - extra 60% off)
tights: Hue absolute opaque tights (sold at Macy's / Lord & Taylor / Zappos)
bag: Nina Ricci small Marche in gris (sold here; rent; similar)
shoes: Nine West Shindig (similar; similar)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Half and Half

gray toggle coat, gray scarf, gray ruffled sweater, navy pants, gray gloves, blue suede pumps
gray toggle coat, gray scarf, gray ruffled sweater, navy pants, gray gloves, blue suede pumps
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: H&M (similar; similar)
coat: J.Crew classic duffle coat (this season's sold here - 50% off, here)
top: LOFT flecked two-in-one sweater (sold here - 40% off)
gloves: Everlane the classic glove (sold here)
pants: MICHAEL Michael Kors stretch ankle pants in new navy (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingale's)
bag: Nina Ricci small Marche in gris (sold here; rent; similar)
shoes: Sole Society Desirae almond toe pump (similar; similar; similar - on sale)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Camel / Navy

*** Sale alert: My favorite white blazer (okay, only white blazer) has been re-stocked in almost all sizes and is on final sale for $47.99 with code MUSTSHOP! See my outfits here. I'm wearing size 0, my usual J.Crew outerwear size. ***
navy pea coat, camel scarf, camel varsity cardigan, white tee, jeans, brown suede over the knee boots
camel scarf, camel varsity cardigan, white tee, jeans, brown suede over the knee boots
navy pea coat, camel scarf, camel varsity cardigan, white tee, jeans, brown suede over the knee boots
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: H&M (similar; similar)
coat: J.Crew Majesty peacoat (this season's sold here - extra 50% off w/code BINGO / here - 40% off w/code MUSTSHOP)
sweater: Caslon collegiate v-neck cardigan (similar; similar)
top: Everlane the women's V tee (sold here)
jeans: Express mid rise jean legging (sold here - buy 1 get 1 $29.90)
bag: J.Crew Downing tote (similar; similar)
boots: Miu Miu suede pointed toe over the knee (similar - on sale; similar)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Winter Uniform

pink plaid blanket scarf, black parka, gray sweater with ruffles, red loafers
pink plaid blanket scarf, black parka, gray sweater with ruffles, red loafers
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here - 50% off w/code HAPPY50)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Ann Taylor blanket stripe scarf (may still be in stores)
coat: Canada Goose Victoria parka (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / Saks / Shopbop / Revolve Clothing / NM / BG / SSENSE / Blue & Cream / Intermix)
top: LOFT flecked two-in-one sweater (sold here)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar)
gloves: Everlane the classic glove (sold here)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's / Nordstrom / NM)
shoes: Gap driving moccasins (great dupe; similar)

Friday, January 8, 2016

Plum / Navy

gray wool trench coat, purple turtleneck sweater, navy trousers, purple leather gloves, leopard flats
gray wool trench coat, purple turtleneck sweater, navy trousers, purple leather gloves
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
coat: Burberry Brit Daylesmoore (sold at Burberry - on sale / Nordstrom / Saks / NM; similar - 40% off)
sweater: LOFT relaxed turtleneck tunic (sold here - extra 60% off; similar - extra 60% off)
gloves: H&M (similar - on sale; similar - extra 60% off)
pants: MICHAEL Michael Kors stretch ankle pants in new navy (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingale's)
bag: Nina Ricci small Marche in gris (sold here; rent; similar)
shoes: Nine West Shindig (similar; similar - on sale)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Black Watch Plaid

gray trench coat, green plaid shirt, navy pants, burgundy pumps
gray trench coat, green plaid shirt, navy pants, burgundy pumps
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: H&M (similar; similar)
coat: Burberry Brit Daylesmoore (sold at Burberry - on sale / Nordstrom / Saks / NM; similar - 40% off)
shirt: Old Navy classic plaid flannel shirt in black watch (sold here - extra 20% off w/code MORE4LESS; similar; similar)
turtleneck: H&M (similar)
pants: MICHAEL Michael Kors stretch ankle pants in new navy (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingale's)
bag: Nina Ricci small Marche in gris (sold here; rent; similar)
shoes: Kate Spade Jess pumps (sold here; similar)

Monday, January 4, 2016

Infinity Scarf + Ruffled Sweater

Between taking a few days off and a near-empty office due to the holidays, this is the outfit that I practically lived in over the past week. Every other day, if I'm remembering correctly? If anyone noticed, nobody called me out on it. All good things must come to an end, so back to reality as the first work day of 2016 sets in. Have a good one!
plaid and herringbone infinity scarf, gray ruffled sweater, black pants, black ballet flats
plaid and herringbone infinity scarf, gray ruffled sweater, black pants
gray toggled coat, plaid and herringbone infinity scarf, gray ruffled sweater, black pants, black ballet flats
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: LOFT herringbone plaid infinity scarf (may still be in stores)
coat: J.Crew classic duffle coat (this season's sold here - extra 40% off w/code HEY2016, here - extra 40% off w/code SHOPNOW)
top: LOFT flecked two-in-one sweater (sold here)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's / Nordstrom / NM)
shoes: Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop / Zappos)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

A Year in Review: 2015 Edition

Happy new year! Because self-reflections have become a yearly tradition, I'd rather be a couple days late than to skip a year ;) So a look back on 2015...

- My favorite purchases this year (because I couldn't pick just one) are the Chelsea28 white pleated wide leg pants and the Manolo Blahnik gray BB suede pumps. Both are classic pieces that I can see myself wearing until I'm old and gray. My biggest impulse buy this year are black sneakers. I wore them a few times before the excitement faded and regret settled in. Sigh. I really should've slept on this purchase more. I spent 8% of my salary on clothing/accessories/beauty this year. The number is lower than last year but higher than the years before that.

- 2015 is the year of color obsessions. I had multiple white items on my wishlist and can happily say I've crossed them all off: white button up shirt, white blazer, and white trousers. These purchases were not surprises as I've always had a soft spot for how clean white looks. What threw me for a loop was how crazy I became for rose gold jewelry, so much so that I wanted to wear a watch again for the first time in 15+ years!

- My top 5 favorite casual outfits of the year are:
[from L -> R] one / two / three / four / five
2015 favorite casual outfits

- The biggest change in my personal life this year has to be switching jobs. I've pretty much settled into a routine now and working in a legit office building (with elevators!) is no longer a novelty ;) I started out adhering to the business casual dress code fairly closely. Now that I no longer feel like "the new person," both my mindset and outfits have relaxed somewhat.

- ...which brings me to my top 5 favorite work outfits of the year:
[from L -> R] one / two / three / four / five
2015 favorite work outfits

- The second biggest life adjustment this year is: I'm now a smartphone owner! You'd think I would be more active on social media now that I'm connected 24/7, right?! Nope, I've actually regressed in my social media usage. Pre-smartphone, I would think to myself, "Hey I'm doing something interesting, I should document and share!" Now that I have a smartphone at my disposal, it's like, "Ehh, too lazy to document. I'll do it next time." And "next time" becomes "next time", haha. I feel like I say this every year, but I'll do my best to overshare -- it's not an easy habit to learn ;)

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone who visits my blog. All your comments, support, and constructive criticisms mean so much to me. I know I've been writing less text with my posts, but hopefully will continue to still update on a regular basis. Cheers to 2016!
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