Rinse, Wear and Repeat With Pride: My Prized Navy A-Line Skirt

Given my obsession with skirts, it’s easy to guess that my closet is teeming with them. Actually, I only have a few key pieces in classic shapes that I rinse, wear and repeat with pride. One alternative to the beloved black pencil skirt is an A-line shape in a basic but more unexpected color, like navy.

I consider this deep blue skirt from Plains & Prints to be one of the most wearable, versatile and comfortable garments in my closet. The navy color is easy on the eyes and is less severe than black; at the same time, it’s just as easy to pair with virtually any color or texture, for either full-on corporate looks (look 1) or more casual ensembles (look 2, look 3, or look 4). Keep Reading

Awesome People I Work With: Gela

I did a double-take this morning when I saw Gela’s outfit because it was just too cute. I had to write this entry about her today.

Gela is wearing a flowy navy blouse featuring this natty Peter Pan collar and old-fashioned loose sleeves ties together nearing the elbow. The blue in her blouse actually matches  the tiny blue flowers on her vibrant Topshop skirt. The floral print against a bright red background is so striking and summery; I can imagine this as a print on a lovely kimono. To keep the focus on her blouse and skirt, Gela opted for nude peep-toes from Aldo and accessorized with a simple gold bracelet and chunky blue cocktail ring.

As always Gela’s bright smile is the icing on top of a really adorable cake. 🙂

Oldspiration: I put my old shoes on and suddenly everything’s right

When I was a toddler, my favorite shoes were a pair of gray Keds. I know this because I’m wearing them in most of my old photos from that age. When I saw this pair of blue-and-beige wedge espadrilles in a Greenhills tiangge a few months ago, I was immediately reminded of my sturdy old Keds. Like the Keds, the espadrilles cover about 60% of the foot and have a soft body. I’m a sucker for anything sentimental or nostalgic, so wearing these espadrilles is like taking a literal walk down memory lane. Keep Reading

Tips and Tricks for Things: 2 Become 1 Part 2

Last week I wrote about turning the other half of a lost earring into a pendant. I thought this was a good idea to reapply to other lost odds and ends; I actually lost the other half to this earring four years ago when I was a freshman in college. Keep Reading

Tips and Tricks for Things: 2 Become 1

This pair of long, dangly Eiffel Tower earrings has been one of my favorites for the longest time, so I was quite upset when I lost the other half. Desperate to save it, I had the idea to turn the surviving earring into a pendant.  Keep Reading