Friday, November 28, 2014

Hammer Time





Now that the food coma from Thanksgiving has settled and gone, I can safely say that it's time to get back to reality.  I was looking for some faux leather joggers for quite some time, and discovered these GoJane harem pants that are pretty much my weekend "Hammer pants."  They're extremely comfy and I love that I can dress them up or down.  If you're anything like me, having multi-purpose pieces are essential to have in the closet.  

What I'm rocking:

Hat ℅ ASOS
Sweater ℅ ELAN
Pants by GoJane
Bracelet ℅ Alex and Ani
Shoes ℅ Luichiny

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Career Advice with ANN INC.

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For today's post, I'm teaming up with ANN INC. (Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey) to share my advice for jumping into the fashion world. Often times I receive questions regarding fashion blogging and how to make it a career, and the primary boost behind it is to focus on what exactly it is that you would like to achieve in a profession. Whether it's owning a fashion label, designing for a major fashion brand, or even managing a retail store, determine where you see yourself in five years. The next step is to make a plan of attack. For me, writing thoughts and goals on paper helps motivate me to continue pushing. It's also important to connect with like-minded people who are in the same business of interest, so attending networking events is also a plus.

Applying for jobs can be quite tedious and stressful, but there are some key fashion companies who are incredible to work for. For example, ANN INC. is a great place to work if you're looking to break into the fashion industry (the only fashion retailer to receive the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award). ANN INC. offers a range of positions in various fields such as store management, design, merchandising, e-commerce, sourcing, and planning & allocation.

At ANN INC. their classic motto, "We Get Women" resonates through the brand. ANN INC. associates are committed to and driven by a simple but profound mission: Inspiring and connecting with each other to help women put their best selves forward every day. They also support and celebrate the richness of women's full, multi-dimensional lives ANN INC. wants to welcome you to your career with a "hug not a handshake."

For more information regarding ANN INC. or to see what career opportunities are available, visit www.anncareers.com.


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*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ann Inc.. The opinions and text are all mine.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jaunty in Denim






If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably already are quite aware that I recently landed in my hometown for a fairly long trip (two weeks nonetheless) to see my family.  Despite feeling like I was freezing what body parts I had left, it was a relaxing time spent.  It's refreshing to be home, as it gives me time to sit still for a second.  Lounging, in the sartorial and physical senses, has never been something I have been incredibly well at accomplishing.  With that being said, jumpsuits or one-pieces are my go-to for casual wear.  What's even better than a jumpsuit?  A denim one of course.

On a sunny 10 o'clock in the Midwest, standing in 30-degree weather, this little number kept me nice and cozy while still attempting to remain chic in these lace-up metallic booties.  

What I'm rocking:
Jumpsuit by H&M (similar piece here)
Booties by ALDO (similar piece here)





Monday, November 17, 2014

Off the Grid





And just like that, I'm shooting photos in a 30-degree parking lot.  Whenever I travel up north to see my family, I tend to be the overdressed Asian wherever I go.  Despite my apparent love for oversized marshmallow snowsuits and moon boots, I appreciate structured pieces as well.  Hence, the windowpane suit by Express.  A statement suit is great to have in the closet to wear as one piece, or break it up for varying looks.  

What I'm Rocking:

Blazer by Express
Editor pants by Express
Sweater by Topshop
Sunglasses by Gucci
Shoes by ZARA
Watch by Guess

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Royals









Lo and behold, I find myself back in Miami Beach after a long trip home to see my family and a quick little business affair in the city that never sleeps (New York City).  Relaxing, in both the literal and sartorial sense, has never really been my forte.  I somehow tend to end up as the apparently overdressed  person at the movie theater or 5-inch heels as I peruse through a grocery store.  On the other hand, anybody can appreciate a great wide leg pant or jumpsuit for comfort and style.  

One of the simplest go-to pieces that has infested itself in my closet is a jumpsuit - there's something easy and breezy about throwing on a no-fuss one-piece that makes even the worst days improve.  A monochromatic look also keeps the look chic without bombarding the piece.

What I'm rocking:

Blazer by ZARA
Jumpsuit by eight sixty
Shoes by BCBG Maxazria
Sunglasses by GUCCI
Watch by GUESS

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dream in Black


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The fact that I am able to escape life for a few hours by sleeping on a luxurious mattress helps elevate the experience even more.  For today's post, I'm teaming up with Beautyrest to introduce the ultimate fusion of luxury and performance, offering a sleeping experience that allows you to live life fully recharged. There are no words to describe the amount of pure bliss that I felt when I first slept on the Beautyrest Black®, which feels like a retreat from my daily stresses.  For those who know me, it's pretty apparent that I have had horrible back pains for some time now (I partially blame this on my ability to stay hunched over my laptop throughout the entire day). Designed with the latest technology, the Beautyrest Black® merges luxury and technology with for a techno-luxe experience. 

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Well, my cyber friends, this mattress transformed my life.  To put it in simple terms, it feels like you're sleeping on top of a million feathers laced with fluffy pillows while being carried by 20 Greek Gods.  The Beautyrest Black® is where luxury meets technology, designed with Micro Diamond Infused AirCool Memory Foam.  Yes, the mattress contains up to 1,000 carats of diamond particles in a queen size bed.  How can sleep get any more luxurious than sleeping on diamonds? Consequently, sleeping on the Beautyrest Black® transformed my rigid sleep patterns into an experience of luxurious sleep for all the senses. 

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For more information and/or to purchase the Beautyrest Black®, visit www.beautyrest.com.


 * This post was sponsored by Beautyrest and Style Coalition.

 


Monday, November 3, 2014

Thigh High








After what seemed like a complete day of traveling in efforts to see my family, alas, I have entered the arctic.  It is both tranquil and chaotic at once, as I'm temporarily stationed in 37 degree weather until I have to throw my life into a suitcase for a brief New York City stint.  There's something beautiful about coming back home, despite my love-hate relationship with the cold weather.  I may be quite the backer of footy pajamas and the Snuggie while up north, but I'm also a sucker for fashion pieces with purpose and style.  Hence, the shirt dress.  I've been wearing it with everything thigh high boots to black leggings, denim skinnies, and leather pants.  Combining the ultimate exclusionary with the entirely attainable is so alluring.

What I'm rocking:
Shirt dress by Cloth & Stone
Boots by Macy's

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