How to create an outfit with a Lace Sweater & Boyfriend Jeans

My type of style is effortless and comfort. Every once in awhile when I feel like I have nothing to wear in my closet. My go to items of clothes would always be link up to a pair of boyfriend jeans and a cute girly sweater. I know every girl should own a sweater and a pair of loose fitted jeans. All you need is a pair of cute booties or heels to complete the whole wardrobe! 

Here is my outfit inspiration:


I hope you guys like my outfit! Sometime I like to add a hat in my outfit.  This style is simple yet very cute for any social occasion. 

The Perfect Coffee to Cocktail Ensemble: adding AUrate New York on the Plate!

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I believe accessories and jewelry plays a major role when it comes to completing my whole outfit. The pieces can either make or break my wardrobe! For this summer, I found my next new obsession! I am in love with contemporary gold jewelries! If anyone is interested in affordable real gold jewelry, I know where to find some! I recently discovered a hip new jewelry brand that is known for their affordable contemporary gold jewelry…This brand is called AUrate New York!

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I have to say AUrate has a beautiful collections of gold necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings. Their brand is about real women at different phases and moments in their lives. The founders designed three lines dedicating to three different types of girls or even the same girl during different times of the day, depending on what we want to think about it. The statement line is design for the fashion-forward type of girl who is either going out to a gala or some other social gatherings. The second line is the understated line, which is created for a girl who dresses very poised and very “Plain Jane”. And then the core line, which is the day to night. This core line is made for a girl who is constantly busy and on the go and will most likely wears her outfit from day to night. I am very inspired by these two bright women. They have introduce us a new way to think about jewelry, it’s a smarter model for a new generation of women. They had discovered fine jewelry at a fair price!


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Who is AUrate New York?

AUrate New York offer contemporary yet timeless real gold jewelry made right here in New York City! “This trendy brand re-writes the rules by offering quality products at an honest price and empowering our community to give back to the world.”

 AUrate make fine jewelry that will last a lifetime. Their smaller and more timeless items are 18K and 14K gold. Their larger and stylish pieces are Vermeil / Gold plated over sterling silver. This company source their gold in accordance with the highest standards of social, environmental and human rights practices.


For this month, AUrate is featuring a minimalist gold bar necklace that could be easily incorporated into a modern outfit…

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Here are some of my coffee to cocktails versatile looks

These are simple and classy looks..All you need to convert your day to night look is either change your accessories, your hair style, or  your makeup ( either change color of lipstick) or shoes!!!

 

 

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My Newest Blooming Obsession…Midi Skirts!!!

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Say “bye” Winter and “hello” Spring!  Other than the sun, the warmth, the flowers, my next favorite thing is the latest trends and styles. There are tons of wear-able looks for Spring 2016 that I am fascinated with. My newest blooming obsession is the “Midi skirt” trend. Midi skirts are the perfect “modest” or “elegant” addition to every spring wardrobes for any occasion. They come in many different styles, colors, lengths, and designs. These skirts can be flattering to any body type, however proportions are the main key in order to master the right silhouette for your body type. This is a must- have item for this spring! I think every girl should own  at least one midi skirt in their closet! I can guarantee if any one who wears this type of garment will definitely standout and  you sure will be a show stopper!


 

Here are my favorite styling inspirations by others:

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Here is my own styling creation:

I bought my skirt at Forever 21 for $27.99! The style is called “Black Mist Twist Midi Skirt”. This skirt has an A-line shape with a shadow striped-embroidered overlay in a pleated design. It has a concealed back zipper, partially lined. The skirt is very lightweight and so comfortable to wear! This silhouette is the perfect fit to my body and height. I bought my white cropped top from Windsor Store for $15. The top has cut-outs from the sides and also a deep-plunging neckline. I made sure that I kept it sexy and feminine. I completed my outfit with a bold pair of Steve Madden platform pumps and chose my own accessories.

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Here are a few easy styling tips to help you master proportions, choose your accessories, and find the right silhouette for your body type:

  • Make sure you balance your look by playing with proportions
  • keep it classy and feminine
  • Complete with detailed/flashy shoes (ankle-straps, pumps, platforms pumps)
  • Play with bold colors
  • Choose your accessories
  • Find the right silhouette for your body shape (petite body = a more fitted style with higher waistline)
  • Aim for stripes, prints or dramatic embellishments
  • Pair up with a loose blouse or cropped top ( you can tuck in your blouse to highlight your waistline)
  • play with layers
  • lastly, HAVE FUN!!!

 


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Downtown Funk

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Hello Everyone!!!! I’m BACKKKK!!!!

I know I know It has been a while since a wrote my latest post. I have to be honest I had a couple of step backs and also was going through some personal thing over the last year, which is why I haven’t been inspired to write. Don’t worry I am back now, since today is Chinese and Vietnamese New Year, why not start over? I want to move forward with my life and  start over with a fresh clean plate. My goal for this year is to discover and create new memories & adventures and find more muses and inspirations to write about.


 

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I decided to do a collaboration with a good friend of mine, Kahlil Martinez. He is a terrific photographer. I’m always amazed and inspired by his work and talent.  We decided to set up a quick photo shoot something fashion based to overlap with my blog site. So we decided to do a city shoot in Downtown Hartford around Pratt street and City Hall. The inspirations behind the shoot was to take place somewhere outside in the city, in a urban setting and for my part was to pick out a few of outfits and style to showcase something relating to the “beginning of the winter season for fashion trend”. We wanted to stay with a solid theme so that I can write a few blogs about this shoot.

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 I live in the Northeast and  sometime it can be difficult for me to find outfits to wear without freezing my butt when I walk outside in the freezing air and snow. There was a point of time where I used to get tired of seeing other girls wear tight-fitting crop tops and tight pencil skirts with slits. I want to show other fashion divas that there are other outfit options to look chic and sexy instead of wearing tight and revealing crop tops and pencil skirts with slits. So I decided to selected a couple of outfits to show ways how to make comfy and loose clothing can look chic and sexy for a perfect outfit of the day look. I want to give the idea that I can look fashionable or trendy without having to put a lot of thoughts and efforts because we were shooting around Hartford and the shoot fits with the theme. So I picked out a pair of my light-washed destroyed boyfriend jeans, my must have leopard faux fur vest, a white over-sized sweater, my boyfriend flannel button up, and a pair of my black suede zipped up booties. I decided to paired my red envelope clutch and neon clutch with my outfits and accessories with my gold bracelets and necklace and my gold Michael Kors watch.


Hope you guys enjoy my photos! For more information or consultation/bookings with Kahlil Martinez, visit at www.917ink.com or 860-490-7065 or follow him on Instagram @kahlilmartinez

My “Sport Luxe” Lookbook

Can I ask how many of my “phashionistas” fans or viewers are sport lovers? Now who is a baseball fan? Well then…Have you ever thought about mixing sporting attires with high fashion? I know many people are uninspired when it comes to creating outfits using one of the baseball hats from Fanatics, but it can be the perfect accessory for a “sports luxe” look! Now you don’t have to be a baseball fan, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy wearing game day attire! I have to say “Sport Luxe” is currently one of my favorite fashion trends! I love the clashing between urban and street wear with high fashion. It’s brilliant! I’m surprise this trend has been around for so many years and now everyone seems to be aware of this new fad. From fashion designers to celebrities, everyone seems to embrace this new statement! There is something this style. The concept is looking effortless but chic at the same time, while mixing baseball caps, casual clothing and high heels. How daring is that!

Well, I thought it would be a great idea to do a challenge using a Major League Baseball Hat from Fanatics . Now, what is Fanatics? Fanatics is the leading online retailer for everything sports, specializing in apparel of course! They have it all! From jerseys to bows, clothing apparels, hats to helmets. Whatever you ask, they got it! I have to say Fanatics has one of the BEST collections of baseball caps. So, I decide to create a “lookbook” of 5 game days styles & looks. This lookbook is a “Sports Luxe” or “sport chic” inspired!


Here are my five game days styles & looks:

Game Day #1

game 1This first look is for an aspiring, talented hip hop dancer, who is trying to make a name for herself in the performing arts, dance & entertainment industries. This girl has an dance addition for a hip hop music video. This girl looks fabulous & confident! She is wearing black & grey jogger pants, this cool-looking black biker jacket, a white jersey tank top, a pair of blue & black strappy heels, a blue & black clutch & lastly a red New Era Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim On-Field Game Fitted Performance Hat, which is available to be purchase. Now this girl will looks fierce for addition! She will most definitely make the cut!


Game Day #2

game 2This second look can be a typical Friday night or Saturday night outfit. Perfect attire for a girls night out or for a party night! This style is inspired by a girl living in LA or New York City. You can tell by these items that this girl have a bold and bright personality. She is unique and daring…And is NEVER afraid to stand out from her group of friends. She is wearing either a black faux leather skirt or a black leather fringe skirt, an over-sized printed jersey, & lastly a red New Era Philadelphia Phillies  Classic Game Flex Hat, which is available to be purchase! She is accessorize from head to toes. She has two selections for shoes. I know in fact that guys will fall for her and will be mesmerism by her!


Game Day #3

game 3This third look is inspired by this silly fashion rule “you can’t wear white after Labor Day.” Now that’s crazy! I don’t follow that rule! First of all, the color white is one of the most beautiful and chic colors. White matches every different skin tones and is so easy to wear. So I decided to create an all-white outfit for a girl who isn’t afraid to wear all-white. I also used the accent of navy blue and red to accessorize…Making the whole outfit stand out! This brave girl has two options of wearing a pair of white laced skinny jeans or a pair of white high-rise destructed skinniest jeans. This girl is wearing a basic off-white crew neck sweater, all white Converse Chuck Taylor & a New Era Cleveland Indians Authentic Collection Sport Knit  beanie, which is available to be purchase! Yes, this girl looks so basic and clean, but she is so chic right now!


Game Day #4

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This fourth look is my own personal style. Now this my style. I love wearing boyfriend jeans and a cute oversize jersey, muscle tee top while pairing up with a pair of studded orange pumps. I love the concept of the “tomboy” image and “super girly girl” image. I just usually love wearing beanies with my outfits. I would wear this particular navy blue & white  New Era New York Yankees “The Coach Cuffed” Beanie, which is available to be purchase! I think this outfit and look is perfect for any girl who wants to step out from their shell and be daring for once.


Game Day #5

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This last look is also inspired by a girl living in New York, LA, or even outside the U.S. I’ve seen many celebrities  wear this particular style all of the time from Rihanna to Selena Gomez. Usually a girl  wears a pair of baggy jeans or boyfriend jeans, Graphic Mesh Jersey (see through), white Converse Chuck Taylor,  a black bralette, & a beanie. I  recommend this particular black & yellow Pittsburgh Pirates New Era Snowburst Cuffed Hat beanie. I have to say I’m obsessed with this look. I love how edgy this outfit looks. I like how this look shows a little bit of skin because you can see the bralette when wearing the mesh jersey!


I hope you enjoy reading this post! All of these looks and styles are under $90 or lower! You can get these items at any retailers or stores from Forever21, Macy’s, Pacsun, H&M, DSW, ALDO, Zumiez, & etc.

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The #Floppyhat Trend

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 I have found my new obsession…I’m obsessed and in love with the retro-inspired “floppy hat’ trend! This fashion trend dates back in the 70’s. My “phashion” prediction for 2015 is retro-inspired floppy hats will be everywhere on the runways during Spring 2015 Fashion Week for fashion designers. Floppy hats will be a MUST HAVE item for the Spring and Summer! “Phasionistas” and celebrities have been wearing these type of hats in 2014, so Floppy hat trend will continue to be saturated everywhere around the world. And I’m okay with that!!

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I got my hat from Windsor for $16.99!

To achieve this trend for less $$$, you can find these retro-inspired floppy hats at thrifts stores or consignment stores, Forever21, H&M, Normstrom BP, Pacsun, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom Rack, & etc.

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Fall style: How to make sweaters look fashionable and sexy?!

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This sweater is honestly so cute and to die for! The best thing about this sweater is the heart-shaped cut out in the back of the sweater! This sweater reads simplicity, classy, cozy, and elegance. The heart-shaped cut out adds a bit of sex-appeal and an edge. I must have this sweater!!! I”m obsessed! #Musthave #outfitoftheday


I know it’s difficult sometimes to put together an amazing outfit that will keep us warm at the same time. A “sweater” is a “must have” item that every girl should own in her closet. Sweaters will always keep everyone warm but also can make any ladies looking stylish. If you have a difficult time putting an outfit together with a sweater, here are 5 different ways to wear a sweater:

Style #1

 A big sweater (over-sized), a pair of black leggings, infinity scarf (any color of your choice),a cute over-sized tote bag, and a pair of lace up combat boots =  a simple fall outfit that you can find in your own closet:

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Style #2

This is a simple outfit to pull together and look fantastic! You definitely can wear this outfit on a casual date! I really love the western style boots, it adds a bit of personality! Cream colored sweater, scarf, boot socks (legwarmers), and brown colored chestnut boots!

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Style #3

This outfit is an example of sexy and edgy! Perfect night out outfit! Every girl should own a pair of black leather/ synthetic leather pants or leggings!! Add a pair of black heels or black stiletto pumps will make all gentlemen heads turn! You will be the spotlight for the night!

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Style #4

This is my favorite ’90s trend! It is back! I  love wearing crop top sweaters with skirts because I can always accessorize with cool-looking tights or leggings. This is an example of ready to wear. You can wear this outfit during the day and night. You don’t need to change your outfit! By the way, I’m obsessed with those shoes!! Those are to die for!!!

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Style #5

Accessories will always transform your whole outfit! You can always wear leg-warmers and long riding boots with sweater. All you need is a pair of leggings!

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Style #6

 Effortless is name for this look. Neutral colored over-sized sweater, a pair of dark destroyed jeans, a pair of laced-up boots (combat boots) or long riding boots

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Style #6

Visual board for a cozy look: A pair of dark skinny jeans, an over-sized burgundy colored sweater, an infiniti scarf, & a pair of combat boots (any color of your boots)

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