To Plaid or Not To Plaid?

 

Jessica Faulkner

1. Deb Shops White Faux Leather Jacket (Sold out, check out other options below) | 2. Jessica Faulkner Pencil Skirt | 3. Forever21 Clutch via Poshmark (Use HVVNB to get $5 credit when you sign-up. You can shop my closet too! Also check out the other options below) | 4. Deb Shops Booties (Sold out, check out the other options below.) | 5. Statement Junkie Earrings | 6. Statement Junkie Necklace | 7. Urban Peach Bracelet, Tanus Designs Infinity Bangle(All c/o)

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I don't know why but this outfit makes me feel like I'm in London. It could be the style of the faux leather jacket or it could be the plaid pencil skirt – whatever it is, I sure felt like a Brit when we were shooting this.

So anyway, here's another white in winter. I guess I'm really a rule-breaker…in a good way! I love rules, I love structure but I love them when it makes sense, when I know that they are there to put some things in order. But no white after Labor Day? Why? How come? Who said it? And for what? Have you thought to yourself these questions but followed it anyways? Oh well. Been there, done that. The truth is it's okay to wear white my friends! Spring, summer, fall or winter. Wear white whenever you want! Just style them accordingly.

This white faux leather jacket is from Deb Shops, which unfortunately I have mentioned before, is already going out of business. Sad news indeed. I provided some links to similar options below though so be sure to check it out.

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Burgundy Pumps

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Floral Romance

 

Floral Midi Skirt

1. Venus Turtleneck Sweater | 2. Chicwish Floral Midi Skirt (Also check out the other options below) | 3. AMI Clubwear Handbag | 4. JustFab Pumps (Also check out the other options below) | 6. Kisspat Earrings | 7. Baby Frou Frou Necklace (Sold out but provided some options below) | 8. Non-branded pearl bracelets (All c/o)

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner…and if you're looking for a classy and modest outfit for a date night, this is it. Your date will surely treat you like a First Lady! It's flirty and sexy minus the seduction factor. Does that make sense? I just love classy looks. I mean, who doesn't? This floral midi skirt from Chicwish is still available and is just as gorgeous in person. The big bold prints are just enough to capture anyone's attention.

Because the look is so classy, I decided to accessorize with pearls and classic black ankle strap pumps. What do you think? I really got nothing much to say except to let you look at the photos and let them speak to you. *Wink*

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HOW TO: 5 Ways to Style Your White Jeans In Winter

 

5 Ways to Style Your White Jeans in Winter

Whoever said that you can't wear white after Labor Day is a fool. There, I just said it. Ooops, did I? Don't judge me. For awhile there's a lot of us who followed and never really wore white without really even knowing the reason why. White is like black, it's basic, it's staple. Yes, we do go to dull, darker, jewel tones in fall and winter but it doesn't mean that you can't actually wear white anymore. With that said, if you have a pair of white jeans, be brave little one! Be brave to rock it and here are 5 ways how…

#1 With a Sweater and a Scarf

 APT. 9 Red Sequin Sweater via Kohl's (Similar here but also check out other options below) | Juicy Couture Skinny Jeans | Charlotte Russe Infinity Scarf | AMI Clubwear Handbag (Sold out but check out other options below) | Madeline Flat Shoes ( All c/o)

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A really simple and relaxed casual look with a bright red sweater or tunic. I would have preferred one that is more oversized but I couldn't find one locally. I have provided some options for you below though so be sure to check it out. This is a great look for running errands when it's not so cold. We've had pretty good days recently here in Houston, a much-needed break from the winter cold so this is a go-to outfit when it's still chilly but not freezing. A great look for a Valentine's Day lunch with your beau if you're not able to go out on a dinner because of work or something but able to grab lunch together.

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#2 With a Turtle Neck Sweater and a Faux Fur Vest

Venus Turtle Neck Sweater | Coco & Simone Faux Faur Vest (Sold out, check out other options below) | Juicy Couture Skinny Jeans | ALDO Handbag via Zappos (Similar here but also check out other options below) | ISOLA "Colleen" Booties (All c/o)

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A little dressy and a bit more sophisticated – that's what a faux fur does usually. It adds a bit of glam. Going for the neutral or earthy tones that work well with white. It's dressy but still a bit casual with a pair of chunky heel booties and a big dome satchel. If you have a black faux fur vest instead, wear a beige inner top.

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#3 With An Oversized Jacket/Cardigan

Jenabelle Checkered Cardigan | Juicy Couture Skinny Jeans | Charming Charlie Clutch Bag | Deb Shops Pumps (All c/o)

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A bright and feminine look. Of course you can always wear it with whatever color coat or oversized cardigan you have but it's better if you rock your white jeans with a pastel or bright-colored coat. You can also wear it with your tan coat if you want a neutral look. However, if you fancy this checkered cardigan, it's still available. Unfortunately though, only in lilac but it's just as pretty! See link above.

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#4 With a Moto Jacket

Candie's Moto Jacket via Kohl's (Sold out, check out other options below) | H&M Sweater | Juicy Couture Skinny Jeans | Sugarpair Leopard Clutch (Check out other options below) | Lucky 21 Peep Toe Booties (All c/o)

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A tough, edgy look. That's what a faux leather moto jacket gives. If you have a black one like this, soften up the look with a neutral inner shirt or sweater. You can even use a light pink sweater. If you want an edgier look, you can go darker but I personally prefer to soften it up with a lighter, neutral or pastel color.

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#5 With a Jacket, a Sweater, and a Button Down

Joule's Tweed Jacket | Forever21 Button Down | Forever21 Cardigan (Sold out, check out other options below)  | Juicy Couture Skinny Jeans | Gigi Handbag | Daniel Footwear Pumps (Similar here but also check out other options below) (All c/o)

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Here's a professional preppy, layered look…just probably a tad bit festive for work, but you get the idea! You can always tone down the color combination if you wish. This is one of my favorite layering style to do. It makes one look so dignified. It's great for casual business meetings. Casual but still looking sophisticated and professional.

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The Bow Pea Coat

 

Bow Pea Coat

1. Venus Pea Coat (Aso provided additional options below) | 2. Venus Faux Leather Zipper Pant | 3. Pink Wasabi Shop Clutch Bag | 4. Deb Shops Silver Pumps (Provided a ton of alternate options at the bottom of this post) | 5. Solenn Rachael Earrings | 6. Lemon Drop Boutique Necklace | 7. Deb Shops Bracelet (All c/o)

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Happy Monday folks! Can you believe that we're on the last week of January? Time sure flies by! Next week is my birthday week, woohoo! Who gets excited to get older?! Haha. Apparently me. Well not really. But I've got some cute features coming up on my birthday week so stay tuned.

For now, how about this cute pea coat with bow on the sides?  It's from Venus.com and quite a steal for $84! You know how we ladies go gaga over bows in our clothing items. The color is grayish-purple, sort of. I really couldn't tell. But it's more like gray to me. I wish it comes in other colors though, like a soft pink or a sky blue – that would really be sweet. Anyway, I still love it! Also rocking these faux leather leggings with side zip. You can find faux leather leggings but you don't always find them with zip. This baby is such a rockstar!

So what do you think of this outfit? It is pretty work-friendly too right?

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Camouflaged

 

Camo Jogger Pants

1. RD Style Turtle Neck Sweater (Similar in blush, on sale for $24.97!) | 2. RD Style Cardigan (Similar in lighter color, on sale for $46.19!) | 3. The Girl That Loves Camo Jogger Pants | 4. Deb Shops Faux Leather Backpack (Sold out. Check out other options below) | 5. Miz Mooz Booties (Sold out. Check out other options below) | 6. Boutique Minimaliste Earrings | 7. Fibi and Clo Necklace (Check out similar options below) | 8. Fibi and Clo Bracelets (All c/o)

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This outfit isn't all glam…but it's cozy and comfy. How do you ladies feel about jogger pants? Honestly, I am all for it! They may not seem sexy but it all depends on how you'd style them. In this case, I just went for the cozy look. This is perfect for the cold weather! Although…we shot this in a 70-degree weather…that one day we had a break from the cold, we had to shoot a winter outfit. Haha! Too funny when Houston weather plays a joke on us. But I wasn't complaining, we needed the sun and the warmth!

In some days, this is really me. A girl can use some chill days right? Chill but still stylish. In summer, I am thinking that jogger pants will be carried over. Crop tops and jogger pants…hmmm. That will work!

But for now…enjoying these cozies from RD Style is my thing. *Wink*

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Faux Leather Backpack

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The Little Red Pea Coat and I

 

Red Pea Coat

1. AMI Clubwear Ruffled Pea Coat (Also available in light pink and black) | 2. Sideline Sass Shift Dress | 3. JustFab Studded Handbag (Posted several more options below this post) | 4. Style Up Girl Red Bow Heels (Posted several more options below this post) | 5. H&M Earrings | 6. H&M Pearl Choker Necklace | 7. Wantable Bracelet | In Addition: Romwe Pearl Ribbon Belt (Sold out but check out these cute bow belts from Amazon.com) (All c/o)

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Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean that we can't wear red anymore. Right, ladies? And gents? Valentine's Day is just around the corner too, I'm sure you know. This red pea coat from AMI Clubwear is currently on sale for less than $8. Crazy right? It's also available in light pink and black. I don't see this coat lasting for so long in their inventory, especially at that price so be sure to click the links on the Outfit Recap above if you want to check them out.

A girl can always use a classy look – whether there's occasion or none. There's just something about one's aura that changes instantly when she knows she's wearing a classy ensemble. I think that's how I felt when I was wearing this and when we were shooting it. I feel like a first lady and a million bucks! Even though what I was wearing probably cost less than $80. Ha! Especially now that this coast is on sale big time.

As for red bow heels…ahhhh! We women have a natural affinity to bows, though some people may find it corny. Put the bow on the skirt, the belt, the shirt…and the shoes! Yes, the shoes!!! These bow heels I'm wearing are still available from Style Up Girl but be sure to check out the additional options I provided at the bottom of this post. You're welcome! *Smile*

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Winter Pastels

 

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1.  Chicwish Mohair Sweater (Also available in pink) | 2. Chicwish Faux Leather Skirt (Also available in black) | 3. Style Up Girl Pumps | 4. & 5. Marley Lilly Necklace and Earrings Set | 6. Belle Vie Designs Bangles | 7. AMI Clubwear Clutch Bag (Sold out but check out this studded spike one, and this one from ASOS and Nordstrom) (All c/o)

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Most winter days are not only cold but it's wet, dreary, and gloomy. Clothing items consist mostly of dark, dull colors. That's why wearing pastels and other brighter colors is refreshing. They're like a breath of fresh air! I love this mint and candy pink color scheme! And my photographer (a.ka. my mom) happened to capture the wonderful bokeh droplets of water from the wall fountain with the reflection of the sun while its setting.

You don't often see a pink faux leather skirt so when I saw this one from Chicwish, I gotta have to to show it to you guys! It's also available in black and the mint sweater is also available in pink. So if you don't want to look too candy-ish, you can do a black and light pink color scheme instead. I provided the links on the Outfit Recap section above as usual.

Anyway, I hope you're getting a break from the cold weather to be able to wear something like this! We did have a few days break from cold here in Houston the past few days. It was wonderful to have bare legs again somehow and feel the natural warmth of the sun! I know it sounds so dramatic but I'm tired of cold and I'm counting the days till Spring!

Let me know what you think of this look. I'd love to hear from you!

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Roar! Part 3

 

CAbi Leopard Coat + Corduroy Pants

1. CAbi Leopard Coat | 2. Forever21 Sheer Blouse | 3. CAbi Corduroy Pants | 4. Gigi New York Clutch (Don't see it in this color anymore but love this magenta, orange, and beige.) | 5. Sole Society Pumps | 6. Lisi Lerch Earrings | 7. CAbi Necklace | 8. CAbi Chain Bracelet, Oh So Fancy Turquoise Bracelet (All c/o)

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I seriously never thought this Roar will turn into a series…perhaps I'm just out of title ideas, that's all. Haha. But in case you missed the first couple of ones, click the link for Roar! and Roar! Part 2.

I'm sure you have seen some leopard coats before and I actually provided some additional options at the bottom of this post. The one I'm wearing here is from CAbi. You have seen me wear quite a few of their pieces several times before. These pieces here were from their Holiday capsule collection I believe (I hope I'm not mistaken) but you can go to their website (provided a link on the outfit recap) to learn more about them. Their pieces are only sold through a CAbi consultant and Houston has quite a few of them. So if you are in the area, go to their website and you can find more information on how you can get in touch with one.

Also, if you're interested in making a career in fashion – meaning, your own business with your own hours, check out their business opportunity. This is one company I truly believe in. If I weren't dedicated to blogging, I'd probably be a consutant. Maybe someday.

So how do you like this look? Did you notice that I added a pop of turquoise? When you are wearing earthy or dull colors, it's always a good idea to add a pop of color to pop off your outfit. It breaks the dull color scheming which is what tends to be during fall and winter.

Let me know your thoughts about this outfit! Are you in to leopard?

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Celebrity Style for Less: 2 Easy-to-Recreate Jamie Chung Looks

 

Back with Celebrity Style for Less! If you missed last week's Celebrity Style for Less, click here. You will see a different format here because I am showing you a couple of easy outfits that you can re-create from Jamie Chung . If you don't know her, she's the leading lady at The Hangover II. She's my new style crush and what I love about her style is it's very doable and wearable. You could see that even going to some events, she's not too fancy at all. Without further a do…let me show you the outfits and how I re-created them and put my own touch to it.

What Jamie Chung Wore #1

This holiday style by Jamie is oldie but still goodie. She wore this to Charlotte Ronson Holiday Party at a Radioshack in NY back in December 2013. It looks like she was wearing a Vince Camuto Midi Pencil Skirt and a Dolce Vita Kana Snakeskin Pumps. I'm not quite sure about her sweater and her accessories though.

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My Version of What She Wore

Candie's Mohair Sweater via Kohl's | Annie Jean Apparel Skirt (They shut down, check the options below) Forever Young Shoes  (Also check out this, this, this, this, and this) | JustFab Studded Clutch Bag | SM Accessories Earrings | BaubleBar Necklace | Kitty Chic Accessories Bangles (All c/o)

So I have this black and white midi skirt which I styled awhile back. It's obviously not the exact one Jamie was wearing but it's close! Instead of matching it with a plain winter white sweater, I styled it with this mohair sweater instead which I got from Kohl's. I would have styled it with a leopard skinny belt but I didn't have one. I found some cute ones though on Amazon.com so I guess it's time to buy a piece or two.

I realized that I didn't have a black and white colorblock pumps similar to what Jamie was wearing so I opted for these Valentino-inspired studded pumps, the cheaper version instead. I provided some links above for more of these type of studded shoes and definitely check more options below.

What do you think of this first oufit?

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What Jamie Chung Wore #2

From I've read, Jamie was wearing a French Connection Alpaca Cardigan here with a Proenza Schouler bag. Since this was probably awhile back, both items have already sold out. I am also not sure as to whose skirt and shoes she was wearing.

Jamie Chung at Nylon Guys

My Version of What She Wore

J2 by Jou Jou Faux Leather Jacket via Kohl's | Deb Shops T-Shirt | Romwe Quilted Faux Leather Skirt | Deb Shops Utility Bag | AMI Clubwear Leopard Pumps | Pretty in Pynk Earrings | Miriam Merenfield LOVE Necklace | Daniel Wellington Watch | Boutique Minimaliste Bracelets (All c/o)

I really, really like the casual and relaxed vibe of Jamie's French Connection cardigan and I don't have one or couldn't find any similar so I opted for a more edgy feel which is a faux leather cognac jacket which I got at Kohl's. I love that she was wearing a loosed shirt but hers is more sheer and mine is jersey material but it did serve the purpose.

I wasn't a total fan of her open toe leopard pumps. I think the closed pumps are more chic, thus that's what I'm wearing. Other than the fact that I don't have an open toe leopards. Since this is Celebrity Style for Less, I'm sporting a Deb Shops utility bag compared to her Proenza Schouler one. *Grin*

How do you like it? Be sure to check out the several options I provided below.

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Sequins and Studs

 

NBD Sequin Leggings

1. Deb Shops Peplum Faux Leather Jacket (Check out other options below) | 2. Forever21 Sheer Blouse | 3. NBD Sequin Pants via Revolve Clothing | 4. Gigi New York All In One Python Clutch | 5. Sugarpair Pumps (Check out other options below) | 6. Isharya Stud Earrings via Rocksbox | 7. Gorgana Necklace via Rocksbox | 8. Jules Smith Cuff via Rocksbox, Swell Caroline Spade Bangle (Thick one), Bezel Box Spade Bangle (Thin one) (All c/o)

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A little edgy with a hint of sexy for today's outfit post. But before proceeding with the outfit, I must break the news that Deb Shops, one of the major clothing retailer I work with on a monthly basis is going out of business. It's so sad to hear, especially they have been in business (using other name) since 1970. I feel sorry for their thousands of employees nationwide and hope that each of them will quickly find a job. I mentioned that because a couple of things I used in this outfit were from them and their sister company Sugarpair, which also just recently started. But I did provide some alternate choices at the bottom of this post so be sure to check it out.

Anyway, how do you like this fully sequined and studded leggings from NBD. Did you go oh-em-gee? I did! I love it, it's such a piece of art! I was just a bit disappointed because about half a strand in one line of the sequins fell off. *Sad face* Thankfully, it came with some extras so I got some work to do. I'm sure it was just an accident since not everything came out. Can you imagine yourself wearing these? How would you style it? I'm thinking of another couple of ways I can style it. Who cares if it's not the holidays anymore? You can wear them even if it's not. The good thing about it is the sequins and studs aren't that sparkly. For some reason, it's a bit muted.

Oh by the way, have you ladies subscribed to Rocksbox yet? I highly recommend them. For $19 a month, you can basically "rent" 3 designer jewelries and you have the option to buy any piece that you fancy.

How do you like today's outfit? I appreciate your feedback!

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