Checkmate

Chic black and white outfit in lace long sleeve top and flared plaid skirt This skirt reminds me of my Catholic school upbringing where the plaid skirt uniform was my daily reality not chosen because it was a fashion trend.  And more likely chosen because it was NOT!  It’s ironic I’m even drawn to this look and not suffering some form of post-traumatic stress disorder from all my years of mandated plaid skirts.

I love this fit and flare silhouette and I love the black and white graphic plaid.  It is feminine and modern.  I paired it with this lace top which is my ‘cherry on top’ as we all know I have a love affair with lace.  I suppose I could lobby the Catholic Church to adopt this look as a modernized uniform.  I’m sure there would be lots of young fashionistas who would be so grateful.  However, something tells me that might be a futile effort. ;-)

Hope you had a great weekend.  Happy Monday.  Be stylish and be well!  xo

Dolce Vita ivory lace long sleeve top Black and white skirt outfit in lace top and flared grid skirt and Miu Miu shoulder bagBlack and white fashion in Alice and Olivia Kimbra drop waist grid plaid skirtDouble pearl earring and bracelet and Thierry Lasry round black sunglasses Black and white outfit in a Dolce Vita off white lace top three quarter sleeve Black and white chic in lace top and check print flared skirtBlack and white outfit in a lace top and fit and flared plaid skirt Top:  Dolce Vita (sold out), Skirt: Alice + Olivia, Shoes:  L.A.M.B., Bag:  Miu Miu
Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry, Earrings: Bauble Bar

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Summer Chic

Summer chic outfit silk tank and tapered white trousersHope you had a great week!  But in case you didn’t, the good news is it’s Friday and it’s all soon to be a distant memory. Don’t forget to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale which is an epic fashion event not to be missed.  You can check out some of my fall picks on yesterday’s post.  Today, I’m wearing a simple, chic summer look which transitions easily from day to night.

Happy shopping.  Be stylish and be well! xo

Summer style outfit in red and white fashion with silk tank and tapered trousers Red and white summer chic outfit in silk talk and tapered pants Summer silk tank with laddered detail and print Summer style fashion in silk print tank and trousersRed and white summer outfit with Valentino rockstud tote and Alive and Olivia Dina pumps Top: Ro & De, Bottoms: Trouve, Shoes: Alice and Olivia (similar)
Bag: Valentino, Sunglasses:  Oliver Peoples  (here in black)

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014

Nordstrom anniversary sale 2014

You’re probably well aware of the biggest fashion event and sale of the year!  And it officially starts today.  Get fall’s hottest styles on sale before the season begins.  Here are some of my favorite essential fall pieces because friends don’t let friends shop full price! ;-)

Happy shopping.  Be stylish and be well! xo

Blue and Gold

Navy and yellow summer outfit Blue and gold.  It’s a fabulous contrasting and complementary color pairing which I find to be very elegant.  It’s also a happy pairing for me because, after spending eight years studying at UC Berkeley, I can’t look at a navy and yellow combination without remembrance of my Alma Mater.  There have been a lot of memories created while donning blue and gold!

Summer outfit yellow blouse and navy short skirtIf you are looking for a slight cat eye shaped sunglasses which is timeless, I recommend this pair.  In order to achieve a proper fit which I often need with my Asian bridge and plastic frames, I had nose pads with metal arms drilled into my glasses.  This ensures that the glasses rest on my nose and not my cheeks.

Hope you’re having a good week.  Be stylish and be well! xo

blue and gold fashion and summer outfit idea Summer blouse and DVF Bryn yellow silk top Fendi yellow strappy summer heel sandals Zara knife pleated navy sheer skirt and DVF yellow blouse Yellow and navy fashion outfit Summer skirt outfit and Yellow silk blouse and Navy pleated short skirt and yellow strappy heels Top: DVF, Skort:  Zara, Shoes:  Fendi, Bag:  Chanel
Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples

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