ROLLED JEANS AND ANGEL SLEEVES

Hi! I hope you’re having a fantastic week so far. We are finally getting over hump day and gearing up for Memorial Day weekend, right? Not sure if there’s anyone who loves a three-day weekend more than I do. I’m already in chill mode.

I’m keeping it casual today in some rolled-up jeans and a boxy top with really cute angel sleeves.

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I used to be very anti about any kind of boxy style top. I thought it was so unflattering. But as I got older, I started loving the loose fit and how convenient it was for days when I’m feeling bloaty or just need something super comfortable.

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I like how delicate the angel sleeves look. But they can get a bit too feminine and flowy, which is why I mellowed out the look by pairing them with almost-boyfriend style jeans and studded flats.

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I showed you these dupes of the highly coveted Valentino Rockstuds  before, and I’m going to say it again that I love them. I love them! I’ll be purchasing another color as soon as I decide on which colorway.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Top :: Forever 21 (on sale!)

Jeans :: 7 For All Mankind

Shoes: Kaitlyn Pan 

Bag :: Burberry (similar here; splurge on this)


IMPROMPTU GETAWAY TO LAS VEGAS

Hi! Hope you’re having a great week so far! This week I met up with my BFF, Miki, in Las Vegas. She lives in San Francisco so the last time I saw her was just about a year ago. We spontaneously came up with the idea of a midweek meeting in Sin City for some poolside girl time and delicious food.

Since we decided to keep it mellow (ie, no clubbing, no Thunder From Down Under haha), I decided to go with an easy look with shorts and a jacket.

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I posted these tiny shorts before (here) where I styled them with tights, but since we’re talkin’ Vegas here…I ditched the tights and wasn’t afraid to show some skin.

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floral shorts, pink shirt, pink pigalles, black blazer

I have mixed feelings about this Forever 21 jacket that I just got on clearance. We all know you get what you pay for with F21. The faux leather is thin, and the lapel kept flipping over and wouldn’t stay put.

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But I used a piece of my baggage claim tag and taped the lapel down. All was fine!

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I must say I love the crochet-back design.

These are the first pair of Christian Louboutins I ever purchased. They are slightly lower than my other heels and the bright pinkish rose color has been perfect for wear throughout the years.

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These Pigalles are only 85mm. My other heels are 100mm, which are the right height for me. 120mm gets to be a bit too high and hard for me to walk in.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

Top :: Oasis (similar)

Jacket :: Forever 21 (similar here)

Shorts :: Forever 21 (similar)

Shoes :: Christian Louboutin

Bag :: Chloe (dupe here)

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Huge cheers to my beautiful and rad friend, Miki! Always a fun time with her! Love!
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Dinner at Yonaka Modern Japanese (off the Strip) was definitely a highlight! This uni/scallop/ikura dish was my favorite. Sooo good!
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Hotel robes are the best!


YES, A FALL TRENCH IN SPRING

Hello! I hope you’re having an awesome week so far.

Well, I wasn’t so sure about blogging about a fall trenchcoat right now, but the truth is I’m one of those girls who’s always cold and can always stand to throw on another outer layer. Especially indoors with air conditioning, like at the movie theater.

Whenever I go to the movies, I always grab a long coat (I wish I could take a blanket) to keep my arms and upper legs warm throughout the flick. And when my old “movie coat” had to be retired because it lost too many buttons, I copped this trench on sale at Forever 21 online. I wore it last weekend to the historic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood to watch “Captain America: Civil War” and was so happy it did the trick.

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My superhero stance.

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I paired the dark, fall-worthy trench with a floral tank and a mint green crossbody to lighten up the entire look.

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And I had to go with distressed jeans that keep me cool when the coat can get too warm (especially in the sun).

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I first heard of the term “air-conditioned” jeans in the 80s and I still love calling them that.
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Loving the mint and olive combo.

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Thanks so much for reading! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Top :: Forever 21

Coat :: Forever 21 (on sale!)

Jeans :: H&M (similar)

Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (cost-savvy choice here)

Bag :: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here; cute budget choice here)

Sunglasses :: G&B (I found them on eBay for $13! in various colors!)


SPRING WHITES AND PASTELS

Happy Thursday! I hope you’re having a terrific week. Bringing you a pretty simple look today, but since I rarely pair white with white I thought I’d share the look. And the pumps, well, they don’t get worn nearly enough as they should…and since they’re kinda fabulous I think they merit sharing any time. 🙂

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The top is actually a creamier, vanilla shade of white. But pairs so well with pastels.

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I’m in love with the Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody bags. This one is the mini size, which snugly fits my wallet, phone, lipstick, and keys.
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This top is semi-sheer. I’m wearing a bralette underneath. As I mentioned in previous posts, I haven’t worn a regular clasp bra in over a year.

Christian Louboutin heels have been my favorite for a while. Like many others, I was attracted to the allure of the gorgeous, shiny red soles when I was first developing my sense of personal style during my post-skateboarding/tomboy days. I think these heels have the prettiest profile and are quite comfortable. Also, the quality is superb as one should expect from the price tag. But interestingly enough, I’m kind of over the red soles! Sometimes they feel too show-offy to me, and even a bit outdated.

I wish CL would make his classic pointed-toe heels (eg, Pigalles or Decolletes) without the pop of red. I’ve even considered replacing the soles with tan ones and painting the red parts beige, but I haven’t quite had the heart to take on such a lamentable project that would break the hearts of most of the fashionistas I know. How do you feel about the beloved red soles, and would you shoot me if I painted them tan?

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They sure do fetch a lot of compliments.

Thank you so much for reading!

Top :: Lush

Bralette :: Similar

Jeans :: AG (more budget-friendly choice here)

Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (cost-savvy choice without the red sole here)

Bag :: Rebecca Minkoff


METALLICS AND BLUSH

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I’m playing with metallic textures and pairing them with blush tones. And I’m loving the combination so much!

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I never told you this, but I have a personal shopper. And that’s who found these cute faux leather metallic shorts for me. She usually peruses the clearance racks in stores like Forever 21 for things that I might like, and every week we meet for dinner where she shows me what she’s picked out for me. She has terrific taste and the best part is her services are free (including the clothes!). Okay okay, I’m talking about my mom. 🙂

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She said she found them on the F21 clearance rack for less than $4!

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Have you heard of Defuria Handbags? I was so happy to have discovered this local (Los Angeles/Beverly Hills) brand and its beautiful and talented designer, Courtney Defuria. Courtney hand-sews gorgeous, high-quality leather bags that are both classic and contemporary. While I adore her quilted bags, I absolutely fell in love with the petite mirror flap bag.

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I love the feel of the reflective leather and the gun metal chain strap!

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And finally, let’s talk about my shoes. These are not $975 Valentino Rockstuds. I found these dupes on Amazon. They are made by Kaitlyn Pan, which is the same brand as my over-the-knee boots (seen in this post). Since I was pleased with the quality of the boots and glad I didn’t splurge on Stuart Weitzman Lowlands, I thought I’d give these dupes of the iconic studded flats a chance. And you know what, they are gorgeous.

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As far as dupes go, these ballet flats fit true to size and were a great purchase.

Thanks for reading and I hope the rest of your week is awesome!

Top :: Rebecca Minkoff || Cardigan :: Alice and Olivia (similar here)

Shorts :: Forever 21 c/o my mom 🙂 (similar here)

Shoes :: Kaitlyn Pan 

Bag :: Thanks to Defuria

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And here’s my wonderful and beautiful mom! Don’t forget Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8!


ROUCHED DRESS AND WHITE NIKE CORTEZ

Hello. I hope you’ve all been having a spectacular week so far. The middle of the week is usually when I can work from home (and squeeze in blog shoots), and since the weather has been so insanely awesome I decided to go with a a casual dress and fresh white sneakers.

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This isn’t something I would normally wear to the office. Not because it violates the office dress code (it doesn’t!), but because it’s so COLD in my office (even with a space heater). I’d freeze my stems off in this get-up.

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I paired the racerback tank dress with a blazer that I bought a while back when I was just wetting my beak with the light-colored blazer look.

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This dress is another Amazon find. And for $19.99, I’ll admit I own it in multiple colors.

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The rouching is super cute, and hides trouble spots on days I’m feeling super mcbloaty.

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I love the white sneakers trend because well, I love sneakers. I used to wear Nike Cortez back in the day, and kind of forgot about them…until now! I like that they are narrow and don’t look like bulky loaves of bread on my feet when I wear them with dresses.

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Thanks for reading! It looks like I’m posting once a week these days. Let’s stay connected the rest of the week through Instagram (@street_madonna)!

Dress :: LaClef

Blazer :: Only (current design)

Shoes :: Nike

Bag :: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here)

Sunglasses :: English Laundry


TRENCH VEST AND DISTRESSED WHITE DENIM

Hello! And here I am at it again in some white jeans. You might remember my recent post where I had a hard time styling conservative white jeans in a way that meshed with my personal style. But this time was much easier thanks to the distress on this particular pair of denim jeans–it totally takes the edge off.

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I paired the jeans with a trench vest that I saw on ASOS. Luckily, I shopped around and found it in XS for a fantastic price ($29!) on Amazon. I officially buy everything on Amazon now.

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I wanted to go more casual and wear sneakers with this outfit, but the trench was longer on me than I expected (I’m 5’1″). I reached for my heels and fancy sunglasses and I still felt pretty laid back in this look nonetheless.

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Greylin Devin trench vest
Also love how this trench vest can be worn open, or closed with two buttons and cinched with the belt.

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I finally scored the iconic Givenchy Antigona bag (small size) on the preowned market. Totally makes sense to me to buy authentic preloved items whenever I can.

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Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the rest of the week!

Trench vest :: Greylin (awesome deal!)

Top :: ASOS

Jeans :: AG Adriano Goldschmied (on sale here)

Bag :: Givenchy (preowned here; similar cost-savvy here)

Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (cost-savvy pick here)

Sunglasses :: Miu Miu


FLORAL TOP AND WINDOW PANE SHORTS

Hi. So right after I got back from NYC, I came down with a terrible cold/flu. I spent most of the past week in pjs– sleeping, eating soup, and dozing off between episodes of Cupcake Wars on Netflix. I know, it doesn’t sound like I had too bad of a time…but I’m glad my stuffy head and congestion are finally going away. I’ll actually be able to taste the cupcakes I’ve been craving for days now.

It was a gorgeous 85F in LA, and I thought I’d mix some patterns. I was inspired by Jalisa’s fabulous IG (@thestylecontour) to mix florals with something fun.

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I decided to pair my floral tank with some windowpane-design shorts and a simple black blazer.

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But I soon ditched the blazer since it was so warm out.

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forever 21 ladder cutout floral print top
Super cute split-back ladder cutout design on this top.
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This floral mini-scarf (Rebecca Minkoff) that I tied to my Perry bag is a close match to the floral print on the top.
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Eddie calls my lace-up flats “witch hazel shoes.” I absolutely love these.

Thanks for stopping by! I apologize if I wasn’t able to visit and comment on your blogs this past week. I’ll be catching up on my usual reading!

Blazer :: Express (so old; cute one here) || Top :: Forever 21 (sold out; similar here)

Shorts :: ASOS Petite

Shoes :: Saks Fifth Avenue

Bag :: Rebecca Minkoff  (current colors)

Watch :: Michele || Sunglasses :: Miu Miu


OTK BOOTS AND VEGAN LEATHER LEGGINGS IN NYC

Hi! I’m back from my trip to New York City. It was actually this LA girl’s first time to the big city, and it was pretty awesome. I mostly went to see the crazy punk/hiphop band Mangchi, who played in Queens with Kid Koala. It was a great show. Since my trip was so short, I didn’t plan for much else. I just made sure I walked a lot, checked out shops, and got a delicious slice of pizza.

The weather was cold and I underpacked. But I was so grateful that I brought a pair of flat over-the-knee boots and a pair of vegan leather leggings. They definitely saved my life!

These pics were taken in SoHo, where there were a lot of cute boutiques and brand shops.


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I got these fleece-lined vegan leather leggings at the last minute before my trip. They definitely kept me warmer than my jeans would have.

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This classic leather jacket is so old, but it has come along with me on many trips to places where I couldn’t predict the weather. I can layer under it, and it shields me from the wind.

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I only packed one crossbody bag. My favorite one.

These black OTK boots were so comfortable to walk in! I showed you my first pair of brown OTK boots from Choie’s in this post, but these Kaitlyn Pan ones are so much better in terms of quality. The sole is a bit more rugged and thus more similar to the pricier Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot. These are a great dupe!

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Of course I’m fighting off a cold now. I took Airborne, Emergen-C, wiped down the airplane tray tables and armrests with alcohol wipes, washed my hands too many times (among other measures), and still got sick! NYC does not mess around, and I can’t wait to go back! Thanks for reading!

Jacket :: Black Rivet || Top :: H&M (old, similar here)

Vegan leggings :: Nihoe

Boots :: Kaitlyn Pan

Bag :: Chloe || Sunglasses :: English Laundry

And yes, I got my slice of tasty Joe’s pizza! 🙂

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WHAT WHITE JEANS TAUGHT ME

Hi! I hope you’re having a great week!

I know I’m spotlighting a really simple and casual outfit, but I had to share because of the internal struggle that I had with these white jeans. Recently, my boyfriend Eddie suggested that I add some white jeans to my wardrobe. Because they “pop” and “stand out,” he said. And it’s true…white jeans really do catch the eye, and my god…they are a basic wardrobe essential! So even though I haven’t worn a pair of white jeans since the third grade I hastily ordered a pair online and could barely wait for them to be delivered.

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When the jeans finally arrived, I was happy that they fit nicely, particularly at the ankle…which is a very special occurrence when you’re only 5’1″. I immediately felt that they were a keeper (ie, didn’t need to send them back). But the problem arose when it came to styling them. I had been inspired by other blogs and Pinterest, and envisioned myself pairing the jeans with a cute flowy rose quartz top with some lace-up flats, or a bright-colored blouse and heeled sandals in celebration of spring. But when I tried on the outfits I looked terrible in them. The outfits themselves were pretty cute and well put together, but it was me who looked weird, awkward, uptight, and not like myself. It was strange. I started to think that I had to return the jeans after all.

But no, we don’t give up that easy. And short girls are never allowed to blame jeans that fit perfectly at the ankles. I realized it was me who was overthinking it all. Or not thinking at all. I’m not really much of a bright-blouse girl; I’m probably not much of a fashionable girl in general. But I remembered what I like wearing most and what types of pieces make me feel best. I like my outfits simple, comfortable, and kinda cool looking. So when I threw on a black top and black sneakers and grabbed my favorite black crossbody, I felt so much better! Less can certainly be more.

So this black shirt/white jeans ootd isn’t the most “blogworthy” outfit, but in a personal way, it is.

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Forever 21 contemporary split-back top
You know I love split-back tops, especially when they have a cute semi-sheer detail.
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The bag that never lets me down.
Dear White Jeans, you are the perfect ankle length and I will never doubt you again. Love, Jenny P.S. Vans, you are pretty great too.

Thank you so much for reading my story! Embrace your own unique style, because nobody looks better in it than you.

Top :: Forever 21

Jeans :: 7 For All Mankind (on sale!)

Shoes :: Vans

Bag :: Chloe

Necklace :: Emma Winston (on sale!) || Watch :: Michele

Sunglasses :: English Laundry


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