Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Came home from a spontaneous trip to San Francisco and was going to post another chic professional work outfit, but decided I would share a few photos from the weekend.  I have found that the Bay Area is always cold, but to my delight, I had brought the Los Angeles sunshine with me and it was a joy to walk around, meet up with up friends, and enjoy the city.  'Till next time, SF!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I went to Florida this past weekend, for a cousin's wedding in Boca Raton and vacation in Miami.  It was a very fun trip, most of the time was spent visiting with family and being on the beach.  While in South Beach, on my way to Ocean Drive, I stopped at the H&M on Lincoln Road and bought this amazing collarless blazer-coat-jacket that I thought I could transform it into a cape for work.  Needless to say, it is not a real cape or poncho, but is a good alternative to the more utilitarian blazer and makes me feel very sophisticated, like I am walking down a busy French street with my cloak fastened around my neck, ready for the day ahead.  I put together the rest of my outfit based on the H&M collarless coat: Urban Outfitters Silence & Noise Bustier Cami, XOXO Pencil Skirt, Urban Outfitters Pointelle Tight, and Urban Outfitters Cooperative Saville Platform Loafer.  Although not noticeable in this photo, the bustier cami has a purple lace overlay which matches the purple coat quite well. 

Friday, February 01, 2013

When I started this blog many, many, many years ago, I was a student, able to dress however I wanted.  Now, as a young professional, I like to dress business-casual, but with a hint of hip.  I find that many other young professionals have a hard time with office chic and struggle between the balance of looking too formal or looking too cool on the job.  And so I have decided to document some of my work ensembles.  Somehow, I have been able to shop at trendy stores like Urban Outfitters and still be able to wear those outfits to a business environment (and comfortably, too!) :D  I am able to meet with clients, go on business lunches, and, at the end of the day, hang out with friends in a fun atmosphere without feeling stuffy.  Today, I am wearing everything from Urban Outfitters: Kimchi Blue Mix Fabric Crepe Jacket, Sparkle & Fade Knit Carved Shoulder Circle Dress, UO Sheer Animal Tights, and Kimchi Blue Molly Patent Pumps