KonMari CLOSET CLEANOUT: COLD SHOULDER PLAID AND RIPPED JEANS

Hi and Happy Fall!

I’m finally getting around to posting this outfit. I wasn’t sure whether I was even going to share the details on this OOTD after posting on IG, but there’s actually a little story that goes along with this top (that I mined from the depths of my closet), so I thought I’d post.

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I found this cold shoulder top while undertaking a major closet purge and overhaul. Eddie and his coworkers have been talking about a very popular book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. It is a book written by Japanese organization and tidying expert, Marie Kondo, and explains how eliminating clutter and having a place for every item in your home can essentially improve your quality of life. So I took her advice and started my decluttering marathon, starting with clothing.

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Kondo says you should discard any piece of clothing that does not “spark joy.” Hold the shirt in your hands, and see if it makes you feel happy. I ended up placing items that I thought were cute (but didn’t spark joy) into the garbage bag. I found so much clothes that I never wore for whatever reason (maybe I was saving it until I got my abs back). And soon enough I had two large garbage bags full of clothes and wayyyy more closet space.

Marie Kondo also has a special method of folding clothes which you can see on YouTube. I folded my tanks and shorts the KonMari way and love how much more I can store in a drawer.

So I found this plaid top while cleaning out my closet. It had been hanging around for over a year and never worn. It sounds like a no brainer–throw it away if you haven’t worn it–but when I saw it, I think I felt a little sparkle of joy!

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plaid open shoulder top ripped jeans outfit

I love the front-tie design. I had to pair it with distressed high-waisted jeans because it looked terrible with low-rise ones!

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My new (to me) Chloe Marcie Medium Flap.
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Dug these shoes up from out of the closet too. So old and rarely worn. They worked for this OOTD, but not sure they really spark much joy.

I highly recommend this book! My closet is so much more organized and roomy. And everything I see hanging makes me feel happy. I’ve also moved on to decluttering my kitchen, which truly is life changing.

Thanks for reading! Please comment if you have read this book!

Book :: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Top :: Mine (old; similar here)

Jeans :: Fashion Nova

Shoes :: Vans

Bag :: Chloe (current style)


DARK GREEN FLORAL CHALLIS DRESS c/o MakeMeChic

Hello! I hope you’re having a great week so far!

I’m transitioning into Fall with another piece from Make Me Chic. I chose this dark green challis dress because I love the colors and I like that it is long-sleeved.

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The weather is still pretty warm in LA, so I also like the short length of the skirt.

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The hem goes up at the thigh, kind of like a shirt dress.

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The top part of the dress fit a bit loose on me. It would probably be just right for ladies with bigger chests or more muscular upper bodies. Not sure if you can see it, but there’s a tie-belt too, which helped cinch the material at the waist for a more flattering fit.

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makemechic dark green challis floral dress

Love when dresses come with lining, especially affordable, fast-fashionwear!

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My trusty booties that you’ll see me wear a lot.

Thanks for stopping by! And thanks to Anna and Make Me Chic for dressing me up today!

Dress :: c/o Make Me Chic

Boots :: Rag and Bone (terrific pre-owned deals!)


PLAYFULLY CASUAL: BLACK OVERALLS SHORTS

Summer has unofficially ended, so here’s my last hot-weather outfit hurrah…

I haven’t worn overalls since those floral print ones were in during my junior high years. But I’m glad they made another comeback into my life since I love how youthfully playful they look.

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black overalls shorts outfit

I went super simple with a gray tee, but I’ve been loving all the overalls + stripes looks that I have been seeing around lately. I think tops with flared or bell sleeves would look cute too, and of course crop tops.

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Sorry for the hazy pics, snapped these photos while caught in the rays of light…

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black overalls shorts outfit

black overalls shorts outfit

Added a crochet belt for some texture. An extra step during ladies’ room breaks, but worth the effort.

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Thanks so much for stopping in!

Overalls :: Threads For Thought (similar here)

T-shirt :: Abound

Shoes :: Adidas

Bag :: Chloe
(I think the Paraty bag has been discontinued. Bummer…such a perfect everyday bag! Let me know if you have any intel on this.)


MULTICOLOR PATCHWORK TIE WAIST SHIFT DRESS c/o MakeMeChic

Hello! And long time no post. Sorry about the MIA blog status…I was super busy with a work trip to Hong Kong. Hong Kong was beautiful, and I actually shot an outfit while I was there…but the pics didn’t turn out that great so no HK outfit post. 🙁

But today I have a special collaboration with MakeMeChic to share with you.

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I received this multicolor patchwork dress from MakeMeChic, a SheIn sister site, and fell in love with the colors as well as its unique shape.

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The high-low hemline and the short length in the front is perfect for my height (5’1″). And heels.

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makemechic Multicolor Patchwork Tie Waist Dip Hem Shift Dress

Eddie says it looks like I’m wearing a superhero costume because the low hemline looks like a cape. I love the dramatic look…it’s what makes the dress special.

makemechic Multicolor Patchwork Tie Waist Dip Hem Shift Dress

The tie at the waist gives the shift dress a cute, flattering fit and adds pleated details. Before I tied the belt it looked like I was wearing a smock or a mumu. Once I tied it though–it was total cuteness.

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Love the gathered pleats and the color combo!

This dress is true to size (I’m wearing XS) and the quality of the material is quite good. You wouldn’t believe the dress costs less than $14!

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I added sparkle with my Dainty Wrist leather wrap bracelet, which is a perfect fit for my tiny wrist!

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Thank you so much for reading and for checking in with me especially after my blog break!

Special thanks to MakeMeChic for letting me share this adorable dress with you!

Dress :: MakeMeChic (Hurry, only $13.90!)

Shoes :: Steve Madden

Bag :: Chloe (super affordable dupe here)

Bracelet :: c/o Dainty Wrist Jewelry

Watch :: Michael Kors (similar)

Shades :: Miu Miu

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A selfie I took in Hong Kong.

 

 


SUMMER SUEDE SHIFT DRESS

Hey, here I am again with some more fabric that normally wouldn’t be considered summer friendly. Suede in summer?

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Suede definitely isn’t a summertime go-to, but I really didn’t want to wait for Fall to wear this dress. And since it’s faux suede, and it’s a bit lighter than genuine soft leather, I thought I’d give it a try.

And it was just fine. 🙂

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I paired the dress with sandals, but I think when the weather gets cooler I could wear it with some over-the-knee boots.

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I’m normally not a fan of dresses that have a drop-waist kind of seam, but this one actually worked out for me.

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The most comfortable sandals.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dress :: Papercrane (similar here and here)

Shoes :: Dolce Vita

Bag :: Chloe  (budget-savvy dupe here)

Sunglasses :: Tom Ford


FLORAL SILK TANK AND METALLIC SHORTS

Hi!

Hope you’ve been doing awesome. Because of the heat wave I’ve pretty much been wearing casual shorts and skater tanks these past few days. I still wanted to keep it casual today, but thought I’d put on a silky floral top and some sleek metallic shorts just to keep things pretty around here. 🙂

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This top was part of the bag full of goodies that I received from my mom on my birthday. This and some cute scrunchies were some of my favorite things in the bag. My mom has great taste.

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Silk isn’t the most breathable fabric, so I was glad I was mostly indoors in air conditioning today. Same thing goes for the shorts. These shorts definitely don’t wick any sweat at all, so I’m glad I stayed cool today.

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I still love these Valentino Rockstud dupes!

Thanks for stopping by!

Top :: Sam & Lavi (sold out; love this and this)

Shorts :: Forever 21 (sold out; Mango shorts here)

Bag :: Burberry (old style; splurge here; cost-savvy pick here)

Shoes :: Kaitlyn Pan

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The cute Amiee Lynn scrunchies my mom got me.


TREE PRINT CROP TOP AND SHORTS c/o SHEiN

Hello!

I’m back with another collaboration with SheIn. I had a great experience the first time I worked with them (see post here), and I guess I just couldn’t get enough of their matching sets–I chose another crop top and shorts set for this post.

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Like the last set I received from them, the sizing on this one seemed a little off. After reading the reviews, I ordered my usual fast-fashion size, Small. Last time the Small fit like an XS or even XXS, but the top on this one fit just right. It was the bottoms that ran unexpectedly large and long. I ended up rolling the elastic waist band in to shorten the shorts and to create that flirty summer romper-bottom look. Definitely read the reviews!

Heres what the shorts looked like without rolling the waistband up.
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And here’s the flirty summer romper-bottom look.

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The material on this set is so comfortable, light, and thin–perfect for summer. But it gets wrinkled so fast! I steam pressed the pieces, but they got wrinkly again just while I was drinking coffee and buckling up my sandals.

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Thanks so much for reading! And thank you to SheIn for providing this adorable outfit!

Outfit :: c/o SheIn

Shoes :: Tabitha Simmons (current style here; cute and cost-savvy here)

Bag :: Chloe

Sunnies :: Tom Ford


BIRTHDAY OUTFIT: CLASSIC SHIRT DRESS

Hello!

Yesterday was my birthday, and it was a terrific day indeed. I’ve actually been celebrating it since last weekend, which means I’ve had the party privilege of being the honored guest at multiple celebratory dinners. And I’m not gonna lie…my new shirt dress has been worn on more than one of those occasions!

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I’ve been looking for a classic shirt dress in olive for a long time. A lot of the ones I have seen were either too long, unflattering, or simply the wrong color for me. But this one from Forever 21 is a definite winner.

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I realized I’m not much of a belt girl, and the only belt I had in my closet that worked with this dress was my trusty skater camo web belt.

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This is such a versatile dress. I wore my brown ankle booties and carried my micro brown fringed bag to one of the more casual birthday dinners.


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Been loving gold details lately and of course I rocked my Dainty Wrist bracelets for each occasion.

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Thanks for reading and for all the sweet birthday wishes!

Dress :: Forever 21

Pumps :: Jimmy Choo (current style here; cost-savvy choice here) | Booties :: Rag and Bone

Clutch :: Miu Miu (similar here) | Bag :: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Moto (on sale!)

Bracelets :: c/o Dainty Wrist | Watch :: Seiko (birthday gift from my brother!)

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Ringing in my birthday with Eddie at Otium in Downtown LA. Cheers!


CREAM TOP AND GRID SHORTS

Hi! Sorry for posting these pics a bit late (they’re from last Friday). I’ve been getting swamped with work projects and family events, but here is a closer look at the outfit that you might have seen on my Instagram (thanks so much for the sweet comments and likes!)

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I wasn’t planning on shooting any pics on this day, but I had my roots touched up at Knives Out Salon in downtown LA…and you know you can’t skip a shoot if you just had your hair done. So I changed out of my plain tank and sneakers and threw on this top and heels and hit the streets.

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Of course I reached for my metallic DeFuria bag, which always rounds out my outfits with a bit of shiny edginess.

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My gold Dainty Wrist bangles have been on repeat!

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I used to wear these glittery Louboutin T-strap sandals only on special occasions. But what’s the point of having fabulous shoes and only wearing them once or twice a year? They’ve been added to my summer sandal rotation.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

Top :: Forever 21

Shorts :: ASOS Petite (similar here)

Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (similar here)

Bag :: c/o DeFuria (handcrafted by my lovely friend, @courtney_defuria)

Bangles :: Dainty Wrist 

Sunnies :: Tom Ford


ARM PARTY: DAINTY WRIST JEWELRY FOR TINY WRISTS

Hello! And happy almost 4th of July! I’ve been enjoying the sensational summer weather, and getting ready to kick off my birthday month!

As you might have seen on IG, I’ve also been ready to kick off America’s birthday…I’m almost dressed in red, white, and blue.

And you might have also noticed that I’m rocking some new blue and gold arm candy. I’ve partnered up with Dainty Wrist Jewelry, an online fashion jewelry shop specializing in bracelets made to fit petite gals with petite and tiny wrists.

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I wrote a post last year about Dainty Wrist and other bracelets for tiny wrists (read here), where I discovered my wrist is not only small, but it’s extra small (5 inches in diameter).

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I was kindly sent the Bezel Bliss Gold Cuff and the Eshana Golden Bangles in Extra Small (also available in Small). I especially loved how cute and brilliant the Bezel Bliss cuff was! And couldn’t believe that for the first time I was able to wear a cuff that didn’t slip off.

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Yay, a perfect fit!

I layered the cuff and bangles over my watch for an all-out wrist party. I actually just received this watch as an early birthday present from my brother. When I got it sized at the shop, they had to remove all the removable links and even manipulate some of the “unremovable” links (that ended up being removable). I really do have tiny wrists, and it’s been so hard to find wrist pieces that fit.

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I also received a lovely cobalt blue leather wrap bracelet and an elegant sparkly blue stone and rhinestone elastic bracelet, which I layered on my other wrist with the sterling silver Bird Bangle that I got for my birthday last year (and have worn everyday since).

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Aren’t they fun and lovely?
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Wrist party in full effect.

I want to thank Dainty Wrist for partnering with me on this post, and for generously gifting all this beautiful and fun jewelry that actually fits! Make sure to check out their designs, layering tips, and sizing guidelines!

Thank you so much for reading! Wishing you a very fun and safe 4th of July holiday weekend!

Dainty Wrist Bracelets:

Bezel Bliss Gold Cuff (love it so much!) :: Eshana Golden Bangles (perfect fit!) :: Blue Sparkle Leather Bracelet (arm party time!) :: Silver and Blue Jeweled Bracelet (so cute!) :: Bird Bangle (my favorite!)

Outfit:

Top :: Cut25 (old)

Shorts :: Forever 21

Shoes :: Givenchy

Bag :: Prada (old; cost-savvy choice here)

Sunglasses :: Tom Ford

Watch :: Seiko


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