March 30, 2016

Bomber Jacket Love ...

I bought my first bomber jacket at an army & navy surplus store during my college days in the Boston area. At the time, it was a great addition to my wardrobe since my style had a punk rock influence. That jacket looked so amazing with my pseudo-combat boots (never could wear the real ones...too uncomfortable!). Even as my style evolved (softened as well) over the years, I still love the look of a bomber jacket. In part because it can be sporty chic as it is similar in cut to a varsity jacket, but also because it is an edgy piece to complement/contrast a more refined outfit. And in case you didn't already know, I'm a huge fan of mixing it up. Formal/casual, preppy/punk, edgy/elegant: I love it all... together! :)

Bomber style jackets are a huge trend for this season and into the Fall/Winter, so it's no surprise that there's an amazing number of these jackets available in a variety of fashion-forward designs, cuts and colors. Right now, I'm obsessed with the Saint Laurent jacket with leather trim shown at top. So sporty chic...

Below are some other bomber jacket styles (in addition to the ones already in my closet!) I'm loving now. These are in a range of price points so click through the caption detail if you need to find one that works with your budget.

And if you wanted one that was more authentic and old-school, I love the vintage one below from Asos.

So go ahead, style your jacket with any outfit, scrunch up the sleeves for added cool and wear it out before it's summer and it's too hot!

March 23, 2016

Hair and Streetstyle

NYFW Fall 16 Street Style, Moynihan Station before the show
While taking street style photos, I'm usually more focused on the outfit and how it looks on the person. But for the photos above and below that I took during New York Fashion Week this past February, I was more inspired by their hair. Of course, the outfits are great and they're all stunning women, but it is their color/highlights which defined and enhanced their overall looks. Since hair can be our best and most noticeable accessory, it is an easy way to achieve a style update, and sometimes intervention... 

With all the hair color trends to try like balayage, ombre, bronde and variations of almost every technique out there, I'm so excited to get more experimental with my color and highlights. Although let's not get crazy, I'm not too adventurous, but still, there are so many options to change up your look and add some extra chic without going completely extreme.

NYFW Fall 16 Street Style, Moynihan Station
Right now, I particularly love Aimee Song's (of Song of Style) hair color here. What about you? Have any hair color trend faves?

March 17, 2016

Chain Handle Bag Obsession

Although there may not be one "it" bag right now, chain handle bags are in the "it" category for this season and the next. Above are my current faves. Love that these are all crossbody bags which is especially important when the weather gets warmer (yay) and you want a little more freedom from all your stuff!

Obsessed with all of these bags, but the Valentino Rocklock crossbody bag (center) is top on my wish list for Spring (and my birthday!). :)

Click through below to shop the bags or just daydream... :

March 8, 2016

On Trend Tops for Spring and Summer

For this Spring/Summer, it's all about baring your shoulders. Whether it's a cold-shoulder or off-the-shoulder style, this type of top is any easy on-trend look that is also feminine and chic. Best of all, it's a stylish, as well as practical, look to embrace the warmer weather!

Love the casual and effortless-chic look of the pale denim top above by Tibi. Click through the Lookbook below to see more tops I love and that you can add to your wardrobe now:

March 4, 2016

Fashion and Flowers with B Floral

Hot pink peonies in a jar
We all know that flowers are a quick and easy way to add color and accessorize a room. But have you ever tried to get more creative and use flowers and home decor to reflect the current trends in fashion? 

Several weeks ago I received a gorgeous floral arrangement created by B Floral at a Henri Bendel(HB) press preview for the HB Summer’16 collection. Presented in a chic HB vase, the arrangement inventively incorporated mini pineapples (so cute!) to go along with a summer/tropical theme. (See it on my Instagram account here.) Previously unfamiliar with B Floral, I was excited to learn more about their beautiful creations and get some inspiration on new ways to integrate flowers as a design element in my home. 

Since NYFW for Fall/Winter 2016 has just passed (still can’t believe it’s been two weeks!), Bronwen Smith, Owner and Lead Designer of B Floral, offered her tips on how to apply the trends from the runways to home decor. I loved all of her ideas, so of course I am sharing it with you all! See below for her wonderful graphic and tips:

5 trends from NYFW Fall 2016 for Floral decor
Fringe has been strutting down the runway for a few seasons now, and it certainly is not going away anytime soon. Use fringed elements as decor or opt for fringed tulips as an alternative to more traditional flowers. These exotic blooms provide a unique and chic touch to a table​ ​scape or bar arrangement. 

Color blocking comes and goes, but expect to see this trend everywhere. Decorate your coffee table with a colorful display to brighten the room, use multi-colored pillows on your couch and have fun using decorative trays, book ends and more on the shelves!

Bold, daring, and bright dominated the runway​, ​and ​it's a beautiful, commanding look for your apartment as well. I​f you decorate using whites, greys and soft blues, give it ​a nice pop ​of color ​​with a ​vibrant ​shader​ like a deep purple, red or even a bold yellow -- which has been spotted all over the catwalk as well.

Metallics are great for grabbing your attention in any room. You can have blooms in a metallic vase as a subtle statement on your end​ ​table or ​countertop. Pair metallic vases with pale pink or yellow flowers as a soft contrast.

Velvet, satin, fringe, and fur were used together (or alone) as statements during NYFW. ​These​ variation​s​ of fabrics and materials came together to add dimension and depth to a collection​, which can certainly be applied to the world of decor. Use​ different elements together to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

I can't wait to try all of her suggestions! Thanks for the inspo Bronwen!!

photo credit: Top photo taken by me, Josephina Kim. Graphic of trends is courtesy of B Floral.

March 2, 2016

My faves from Shopbop's Spring Sale

Shopbop's Spring Sale started on the 1st, and it is amazing. I put together some items I love in this post, but there are so many great items I will have to keep on checking!

Particularly obsessed with the tassel sandals by Schutz shown above. Minimal as well as feminine, they would be perfect with a Spring dress or jeans and a tee. So chic!

Below are the details of this sale. The offer ends on March 5th at 11:59 PT, so click below and head over before your faves sell out!

Some more of my faves:

March 1, 2016

NYFW - Georgine Fall 2016

Georgine Look2
Inspired by the idea of a modern day fairy tale, GEORGINE designer Georgine Ratelbrand sought to "re-imagine the traditional princesses, heroes and villains of the stories we have all grown up with but modernize them for the 21st Century". 

For Fall 2016 the collection exuded the well-known GEORGINE woman mix of femininity and confidence, but also included more looks of sweetness, whimsy and edgy/dark elements while remaining completely wearable. The show started with ready-to-wear day looks and evolved into evening looks that were sexy, fierce and above all, glamorous. Standout details and features which were also a recurring trend across the runways for Fall included tulle trim, velvet, subtle bows and fur.

Scroll through to see my fave looks from the collection.
Georgine Look3
Georgine Look4
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