Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dorothy Perkins Skater Dress

I had this photo taken a while back but never got a chance to post it! 
I don't know how I could have forgotten this when I looked so happy here!
Yes, I'm undeniably happy with this frilly, flowy and girly skater dress!

...Just too bad it didn't come with triple salchow and triple-triple lutz elements or 
I'd be wearing this everyday!

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                                                                 DRESS:  Dorothy Perkins pink skater dress
                                                                 ACCESSORIES: ASOS belt
                                                                 SHOES:  Christian Louboutin 'Simple' black patent pumps


Friday, January 25, 2013

Narciso Rodriguez for Kohls - Part 12 (A Floral Sheath)

As promised, I'm not quite done with my Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl's blog series just yet! 
This time, I'm styling this cropped blazer from the collection with a colorful sheath. 

Speaking of colorful, I always get compliments from my guy teammates 
whenever I wear something colorful.
On the other end, I get more compliments from my female teammates
when I wear something neutral or grayish or black, telling me that I look slimmer! 


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                                                                 TOP:  Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl's cropped black blazer
                                                                 DRESS: Elie Tahari floral sheath
                                                                 ACCESSORIESMICHAEL Michael Kors black skinny belt
                                                                 SHOES: Christian Louboutin 'Simple' black patent pumps 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sheath Dress for Winter

It's been 2 years since I started wearing sheath dresses for work and now, 
I have an overflowing closetfull of them!  

 It's my default office outfit day in and day out so much so that on the rare occasion that 
I do wear pants, my teammates are left wondering if I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. 
Last time I wore this dress, it was summer (in Brazil!) 
I paired it with red accessories then, and now, back to the basic black... with a pop of gold 
for an office worthy winter look

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                                                             SHEATH DRESSChetta B
                                                             TIGHTS: Wolford
                                                             ACCESSORIESMimi di N ribbon buckle belt 
                                                             SHOESGucci gray logo suede pumps


Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Shoe for Every Occasion

I have about a thousand pins lining my Pinterest boards just for my shoes wishlist,
yet I'm just as happy clinging to my few faithful pairs.  
Whether you have a few, or a dozen few, or a hundred dozen few (lucky gal!),
we can all admit that wearing a good pair of heels can lift our spirits!
I know it does mine each time!

Heels make my tiny legs look longer and thinner, and encourage me 
to stand and walk in a graceful poise. 
Heels make me happy!   A beautiful pair makes my day! 
My feet may complain after hours of standing in presentations or 
running around the office to attend meetings, but I don't listen to them anyway.

 I worry when my favorite pair of heels reaches the end of its day --
when the suede starts to fray or the sole starts to show wear. 
Whenever this happens to my favorite pair,
things can get a little…emotional. 

I immediately start to reminisce where those shoes took my tiny feet to --   
they’ve braved the cobbled streets while I was in Brazil,  
nearly sprained my ankles while jumping over a puddle in Dallas, 
and that spilt coffee when I was at a client in New Jersey!

 And I wonder if I will ever find a pair as comfortable, perfect, pretty, 
as the pair I'm parting with. 
Taking a deep breath, I know I will. 

And when I start looking, the choice is overwhelming!  
My eyes are immediately zeroing on the sky-high heels.  
But my practical self is yearning the perfect pair of flats for 
when I'm running between terminals at the airport. 
Sure, it makes me a few inches shorter, 
but I can bust some long strides running from an airport terminal to another!

And now that winter's here, we're seeing a lot more boots around. 
Ladies are ditching their dolly summer shoes in exchange for 
the promised warmth of leather boots.    
There are some great pairs of heeled boots on which 
show that boots don’t have to be furry or clunky. 
They can be just as svelte as a pair of heels!

If you’re looking to stay on trend with your next shoe purchase,
With plenty of heels and stylish boots, 
there’s enough there to see you through the season.
And yes, that perfect new pair is just around the corner and only a cart click away!

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                                                            TRENCH DRESSNanette Lepore burgundy trench dress
                                                             CAMI: Missoni for Target cami
                                                             ACCESSORIESChanel reversible logo necklace;  Michael Michael Kors black skinny belt
                                                             SHOES: Prada burgundy patent loafers


Thursday, January 10, 2013

JLo Skirt Kohl's Collection

Ever had those days when you're so crazy busy with work 
you haven't talked to your husband for 5 straight days? 
And when you finally did, it was all to say, "Hon, I'm busy, can we talk tomorrow?". 

Yes, I'm having one of those crazy busy weeks. 
Can't wait for it to be over!

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                                                                TOPChanel-esque tweed from Nordie's Rack
                                                                 SKIRT: JLo Collection for Kohl's. Also worn here.
                                                                 PUMPSChanel burgundy patent pumps

Thursday, January 3, 2013

NYE 2013 French Bistro Party

I searched high and low for ideas on how to host a French Bistro-themed party.
So if you land on this page by searching for the same topic, hope this helps.


Table setting: 
Hubby created an Eiffel sketch and a chalkboard canvas with the menu written on it.

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Cassoulet D'Artagnan from here (brought by our good friends)
Steak au Poivre
Foie Gras also from D'Artagnan, with apple compote, lava salt, Himalayan pink salt  
(inspired by our recent gastronomic adventure at Per Se)
 Moulet Gratinee
Truffle Pappardelle
Frog Legs
Creme Brulee
French Laundry Cream of Walnut Soup

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Cheese Menu (Le Fromage!):
Mimolette and Marmalade
Swiss Madrigal
Brie and Fig Jam
Manchego and Membrillo (a repeat of last year's)
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Party Details:
Personalized glass tags
Wine pairings  
(We're very lucky to have good friends who have an impeecable wine collection!)
For the Kids:
Bought some Disney tables for our little guests and it was such a hit! 
Also made a truffle mac and cheese for them.

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 As for our outfits, it was more Michelin star than bistro, LOL! 
Oh well, it made for such fun photos!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New 2013!

The year 2012 was a great year for us!  
There's so much blessings that we are grateful for and can't ask for anything more...

Cheers to a fun-filled 2013 with lots of fun adventures, exciting travels, 
foodie experiences, a little shopping and a whole lot more blogging! 

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                                                 DRESSSuzi Chin for Maggie Boutique chiffon dress
                                                 SHOES: YSL Palais 80 (Yes, I'm now a convert!) 
                                                 BELT:  ASOS
                                                 HUBBY's SUIT:  Hugo Boss (Love it on him!)   



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