Back To School

Kipling, Jansport, Eastpak..remember those names? I don't think I've worn a backpack since middle school but I'll gladly take a trip down memory lane with this casual-cool version from Elizabeth & James.  Check out the other spring backpack styles from Nordstrom below!

ASOS coat, One Teaspoon shorts, Elizabeth & James bag, Céline sunglasses, Chloe shoes


Washed Out

As much as I love a white pant, I never wore them knowing I would never be able to keep the pristine however I'm completely obsessed with these from J Brand and they arrived just in time for spring. By the way, I will always recommend J Brand as they are my favorite denim brand. Super flattering and their styles with a shorter inseam is perfect for shorter girls! From The Dreslyn, a really great boutique that has a desirable list of designers to shop from. Check them out.

Acne jacket, Nicholas K sweater, J Brand Tali jeans, Saint Laurent bag, Miu Miu sunglasses, Common Projects shoes


Saturday Strolls

With spring teasing us New Yorkers with glimpses of her then letting a cold front come through, everyone's absolutely relishing the good days. Ezzie and I thoroughly enjoyed this past Saturday though, anytime I can get away with just a leather jacket and he doesn't have frigid paws is a good time!
 
Céline jacket, Zara t shirt and jeans, vintage Chanel boots, Givenchy bag, vintage Ray-Bans

Rock Chic

Ever since I lost my holy grail vintage rock tee years ago (I'm convinced my closet somehow swallowed it up, I've been collecting them endlessly. Softness, graphics, and of course the right band is crucial. Thanks to One Teaspoon I found another to add to my collection! The past year or so a lot of Aussie labels have been catching my eye and One Teaspoon's perfected the art of laid-back casual cool.

Acne jacket, One Teaspoon shirt, Zara jeans, Chanel bag, Common Projects sneakers

Clean Cuts

Every winter I face the same issue: a major lack of sweaters in my closet. For whatever reason the ones that fit well are hard to find and then there's the price issue of the really great ones. Fortunately I came across some that are not only of great quality and keep my ridiculously warm, but they fit!

 Candy & Caviar sweater, Zara skirt, Saint Laurent bag, Givenchy boots

Winter Blues

It's at that point of the year again, when it's just too cold to give a damn. Dressing well and stepping out feels like a major commitment and all I want to do is wear old jeans and sweatshirts. However last winter I fell in love with this coat that was completely sold out everywhere in my size. Months later after some lucky Ebay searching I had found it, new, for an unbelievable price *~*fate*~*. Taking it out to wear makes the cold somehow feel just a little bit less painful.

 Balenciaga coat, Six Twenty x Jazzi McG tee, Zara jeans, Givenchy boots and clutch, Miu Miu sunglasses

Cyber Monday

Alexander Wang sandals // Maison Kitsune sweater // Peter Pilotto dress // Sunday Somewhere sunglasses // Mawi chain cuff // Beck destroyed jeans // Margiela booties // IRO dress

List of my favorite sales:
Foward by Elyse Walker (up to 50% off)
Dreslyn (up to 70% off + additional 20% discount)
Ssense (up to 50% off)
Otte NY (20% off entire site)
J.Crew (30% off entire site + free shipping)
Net-A-Porter (up to 50% off)
Shopbop (spend some save some)
Yoox (up to 50% off + an extra 15% discount)
Saks Fifth Ave (up to 40% off)
Barneys (up to 50% off)
ASOS (30% off entire site
The Corner (20% F/W items)

Kaarem

It's not all that often that emerging brands and designers really catch my eye, but Vietnamese label Kaarem with it's beautifully minimal aesthetic and focus on details is hard not to love. I was lucky enough to play dress up with some of my favorite items and even though it's cold here in New York I'm bringing back the warmth and romance from Hanoi for a moment.

Clothing all by Kaarem, Céline shoes, F21 necklace, Luv AJ cuff and rings

Paris Finds

Even though I went to Paris looking for few things I had in mind and discovered that the European buyers just completely overlooked those items, all was forgiven when I strolled into the Avenue Montaigne Céline store store and discovered they had the leather jacket I'd been coveting like crazy...in black...in MY size. What the what! Perfection in all the details. I know I've previously dubbed my Acne Mape jacket The Perfect One, but I am fickle and I don't believe in monogamy when it comes to leather jackets.


Céline jacket, The Kooples shirt, Zara jeans, Chanel bag, Miu Miu sunglasses, AA beanie

Still Warm Enough

For bare legs and all that good stuff. Really loving this October weather and keeping my fingers crossed really tight that we don't have a repeat of last years traumatic storm.

Giving round sunglasses a go for the first time. I need an everyday replacement ever since I lost my favorite Ray Bans *wail*. I always thought they were too hippie-dippie for me but I love these and I got them from Saks (which is having a Friends & Family 25% off sale for a few more days!).



Helmut Lang blazer, Miu Miu sunglasses, Zara shirt and shorts, Chloe boots, Pamela Love necklace

En Vogue

Was so honored to be selected as one of the Korean-American bloggers to be featured in the October issue of Vogue Korea alongside one of my favorites, Jayne Min. What a trip to see my photos in such a prominent magazine! Wish I could have answered the editor in Korean during the original interview haha.

*Also updated my Blog Shop for the first time in forever. Click the star icon up there for the link too*

Mom Knows Best

I've mentioned before on the blog and in interviews that one of the most important things I've ever learned from my mother when it comes to fashion is to really spend the $$ on the classics which will withstand the test of time. Of course, I didn't listen to that in my late teens and early twenties and most of those clothes are now sold or tucked away deep, deep in the back of my drawers, but now it's the mantra I chant in my head while going shopping. My eye is drawn to certain trendy items here and there, but my mom still sticks to her conservative and classic style without fail. Since our styles differ so much it's not often that I'll want to borrow something but when I saw this jacket in her closet it was love at first sight. With black and white tweed and metallic threads running through the fabric, it's gorgeous and I just had to sneak it back to the city with me (well no, I got her permission first) but who knows when she'll get it back ;)

Chanel jacket, Zara shirt, vintage leather shorts, Valentino shoes, Céline sunglasses, Saint Laurent bag

Last of Summer

This is my favorite time of year (weather-wise) and even though it's a little bittersweet that summer and all of its fun and games is over and winter is just around the corner, there's nothing quite like fall in New York. That said I'm squeezing in the last bit of summer wear before they need to get packed up. Had some fun with this crop top which I love, but I definitely need a blazer if I want to wear it out ;)

Zara top and jeans, Givenchy clutch and booties, Rayban sunglasses, Céline necklace

Figue Magazine

Got asked to style a few fall looks for a magazine in Japan and wanted to include them on here (three outfits to make up for lack of posts :P). When I took these pics it was still sweltering outside. Thank God jacket season is finally upon us!

Theory blazer, Helmut Lang skirt, Honeydew bra, Givenchy clutch, Zara shoes
Stella McCartney jacket, Zara jeans, Céline shoes, Saint Laurent bag