Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tea Time: Floral and Gold

F21: Dress and Purse (similar), HM: Blazer (similar), Belt, and Bracelet. Jessica Simpson Shoes (similar here and here), Necklaces: Old (from Japan), Michael Kors Sunglasses

I’m definitely a girly girl…there’s no doubt about it.  I wore this outfit recently to high tea at the beautiful Palace Hotel. 

I’m in love with this girly floral dress right now! I’ve paired it here with a small gold purse and muted gold slingback heels.  It fit right in among porcelain tea cups, cute mini-sandwiches, and adorable bite-sized desserts. 

Are you also a girly girl at heart?

Love, S

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ready for Spring: A Pop of Color

HM Blazer (similar here), Frenchi Top, F21 Skirt (similar here and here) and Purse, Shoes - from Taiwan (similar here), Nordstrom Necklace (similar here), Bracelets: InPink and HM, Ring: Vera Wang (similar here), Michael Kors Sunglasses

Hello, Readers!  If you've been following my last few posts, you may already know that I love polka dots,  bows, and all things princess-like.   With the ring, shoes, and skirt, this outfit has a bit of all three! 

The crown ring is from Vera Wang, and the polka dot skirt is a lucky find (under $10!) from Forever 21.  

I discovered these adorable shoes while shopping at a Night Market in Taiwan.  If you've never been to Taiwan to shop, you must check out the Shi Lin Night Market while you're's an amazing sea of shoes, all around 390 TWD (~$13 USD)! 

Hope you're all having a great week! 

HM Blazer (similar here), Frenchi Top, F21 Skirt (similar here and here) and Purse, Shoes - from Taiwan (similar here), Nordstrom Necklace (similar here), Bracelets: InPink and HM, Ring: Vera Wang (similar here), Michael Kors Sunglasses

Love, S

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weekend Casual: Tangerine Print and Spring Neutrals

HM Dress and Belt, Shoes: Jessica Simpson (similar here and here), Necklace and Bracelet: BR, Initial Watch: Nordstrom, Purse: Prada

We’re finally getting some warm weather in the San Francisco Bay Area! 

I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous day by wearing a new sleeveless dress I picked up recently.  The floaty, chiffon-like fabric is perfect for a warm summer day.  I’m also carrying a Prada bag I bought during a trip to New York a few years ago.  The bracelet and necklace are recent purchases from BR (currently in stores and online)…I’m loving how they instantly add some polish to any outfit.

Summer is definitely my favorite season when it comes to fashion… let’s hope this warm weather continues!

What’s your favorite fashion season?

Love, S

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bright Blue and Bangle Bracelets

Aritzia Blazer (another petite-friendly pick here), F21 Skirt (similar here), Ann Taylor Tights, Gianni Bini Shoes (similar here), Nordstrom Watch and Necklace (similar), Bracelets: InPink (similar) and HM, Michael Kors Sunglasses

One of my style resolutions this year is to accessorize more.  Typically, it's hard for me to find bracelets (especially bangles) that don't just slide off my arm, since I have petite wrists.  Fortunately, I found this silver bangle set at H&M, who carries bracelets in various sizes.  (The set I'm wearing is a XS/S.)  I'm also wearing bracelets from, silver necklaces from Nordstrom, and my favorite initial watch.  

I wore this outfit recently to a semi-casual dinner with friends and then (sans blazer) to drinks afterward. I kept the colors in the outfit simple, since I wanted the bright blue of the skirt to "pop."  

The Talulu blazer I'm wearing here is from Aritzia, which is one of my favorite places to shop.  Typically, it's incredibly hard for me to find blazers that fit my petite stature.  I'm 5'2'' on a good day, so shopping for structured pieces can often be challenging!  I love the fact that Aritzia carries a range of smaller sizes, including 00 and XXS, for us shorter girls.  Their price/quality ratio is pretty good - I'd say on par with Zara's but below that of Banana Republic or J Crew's wool blazers.  I love that the sleeves and torso if this particular blazer are slim, with no alterations needed. (There's nothing that looks frumpier than too-wide sleeves on a blazer.)  Other than Aritzia, I've gotten most of my blazers at BR.

Do you also have trouble finding bracelets and clothes that fit? 

Love, S

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weekend Casual: Mixing Florals and Stripes

Skirt and Watch: Nordstrom, Sweater and Purse: F21 (similar envelope clutch here), Shoes: Bakers (similar here), Bracelet: HM, Sunglasses: Michael Kors

I've been experimenting with pattern mixing lately, and I'm liking this floral and stripe combo that I've come up with.  I'm also carrying a recent find: a large envelope clutch.  I'm loving the oversized clutch trend right now, and I like the cream / black combo, structured shape, and gold hardware on this one.  

I bought these sunglasses from a Michael Kors boutique recently and love the shape.  I usually have trouble finding sunglasses that don't look silly on my face, but I find that most of his styles tend to be universally flattering.  

Despite the fact that we're already in April, it's surprisingly chilly in sunny California this year.  Here's hoping for warmer weather soon...I'm looking forward to cute sandals and pastel sundresses!

Love, S