January 2018

3

Penny for your thoughts

1/29/18

Neon Blush, Greylin Collection, dotted dress, dotted print dress, long slit dress, thrifted boxy blazer, Doc Martens, Dr Marten platform boots, platform boots, platform leather boots, oversized earrings, circle earrings, Adornmonde earrings, Carven leather bag, Carven, Carven circle bagthrifted blazer, Greylin dotted dress, Carven bag (similar), Adornmonde earrings, Dr Martens boots

A power suit, to me, looks something like this.

More often than not, it's a blend of high and low in the literal and figurative sense: a five-dollar thrifted blazer paired with a designer bag, a high slit accompanied by a low-hanging hem, or the juxtaposition between a classic silhouette, a dainty print, and the kind of boots that make airport security do a double take.

It is the feeling of discovering your delta, that unique factor that draws from all of your facets and letting that shine.

1

Winter flora

1/21/18

Neon Blush, Jenny Ong, wintertime floral dresses, embroidered floral dresses, floral mesh dresses, rainbow dress, mesh dress, PLT floral dress, PrettyLittleThing mesh dress, Los Angeles, Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood makeup collection, Jimmy Choo perfumePLT floral dress, J. Hannah earrings

Are floral patterns more suited for fashion exclusive to warmer months? Overloading on floral prints might sound overwhelming and incompatible with standard wintry wear but I think when done right, it's a fresh pattern to don on colder days. It works so long as the overall tone of the piece leans more neutral (like this Calvin Klein dress, even with the short hem) or if the pattern is against a dark canvas like this dress worn above (similar here and here), or perhaps layered over sheer leggings or thigh-high boots. The bright embroidery against black mesh breathes a bit of life into what would be an otherwise tediously dismal winter get-up. I'm all for that sweet balance.

Neon Blush, Jenny Ong, wintertime floral dresses, embroidered floral dresses, floral mesh dresses, rainbow dress, mesh dress, PLT floral dress, PrettyLittleThing mesh dress, Los Angeles, Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood makeup collection, Jimmy Choo perfume

4

Lines through curves

1/9/18

Neon Blush, Rebecca Taylor ruffled puffy sleeve top, wide leg And Other Stories corduroy pants, wide leg trousers, Quay red sunglasses, red oval sunglasses, red mauve lipstick, burnt brick lipstick, burnt red, Laura Mercier lipstick, Carven leather circle bag, black leather circle bag, Bauble Bar gold circle earrings, Gray Matters leather mules, Gray Matters slide heels, sad and boujee, Los Angeles, fashion blogger, Jenny OngRebecca Taylor top, & Other Stories trousers, Carven bag, Quay sunglasses, Bauble Bar earrings, Gray Matters mules

It turns out, I really like the pairing of circular accessories against the backdrop of straight cut trousers. Although I mostly like my style to be grounded by bigger, every-day pieces (e.g. coats, trousers, shoes), I'm beginning to feel like personality is best accentuated by accessories. Here's to finding my way through more rigid lines, squiggly sleeves, gold plates, silver surfaces and rounded objects.


Neon Blush, Rebecca Taylor ruffled puffy sleeve top, wide leg And Other Stories corduroy pants, wide leg trousers, Quay red sunglasses, red oval sunglasses, red mauve lipstick, burnt brick lipstick, burnt red, Laura Mercier lipstick, Carven leather circle bag, black leather circle bag, Bauble Bar gold circle earrings, Gray Matters leather mules, Gray Matters slide heels, sad and boujee, Los Angeles, fashion blogger, Jenny Ong

6

A piece of peace

1/4/18

Neon Blush, Chanel, StockX, Stock X vintage consignment bags, luxury consignment designers, designer bags, authentic Chanel purses, authentic designer, digital bidding, Dr Martens platform boots, leather boots, Acne Linne shearling jacket, skinny trousers, black trousers, The Frilly wool trousers, customizable, Los AngelesNeon Blush, Chanel, StockX, Stock X vintage consignment bags, luxury consignment designers, designer bags, authentic Chanel purses, authentic designer, digital bidding, Dr Martens platform boots, leather boots, Acne Linne shearling jacket, skinny trousers, black trousers, The Frilly wool trousers, customizable, Los AngelesNeon Blush, Chanel, StockX, Stock X vintage consignment bags, luxury consignment designers, designer bags, authentic Chanel purses, authentic designer, digital bidding, Dr Martens platform boots, leather boots, Acne Linne shearling jacket, skinny trousers, black trousers, The Frilly wool trousers, customizable, Los AngelesChanel bag, Acne Studios bomber jacket, Zara turtleneck, The Frilly trousers, Calvin Klein belt, Dr. Martens boots

True story: I wore pretty much the same thing every day during my seven-day trip to the South this past week…and I was perfectly happy with my uniform. As much as I appreciate having a plethora of sartorial options, there are few things I love more than a peace of mind. That peace, for me, is having fewer style choices... albeit from a well-curated and better-loved wardrobe. This idea anchors my decision making when considering on adding a new treasure to the mix—is it made of quality? Is it unique to me? Can I recycle this in my wardrobe in the years to come? Is it reasonably priced for what it is?

Generally the item has to check off at least three of the four criteria above: and this Chanel Wallet on Chain, the latest member of the family, checks off all four and came with a bonus – it was scored on StockX.

What is StockX? It’s the first digital stock market for finding and purchasing the things you actually want (to possibly keep forever). I’d had ideas of what I wanted in my first Chanel bag—it needed to be versatile, transitional and practical—and I was able to track down exactly that on StockX. I’d perused pre-loved Chanel bags in person in the past and the act of scouring for the perfect bag and the idea of offering a price in real life intimated me to no end, so I was really drawn to the buying process on StockX. You have two ways to purchase a bag: you can either buy at the listed price or place a bid and wait to hear from the seller. If both parties agree, then the offer is complete.

To make the process of finding your dream bag easier, StockX authenticates all items you buy before they get to you, so you never have to worry about getting a bag that isn’t genuine. Frankly, I was convinced when I realized I could rest easy about authentication and save a considerable amount on a like-new dream bag (mine came in mint condition, was very, very happy).

I wanted a Chanel bag that matched my style and lifestyle, one that was easy-going, portable, subtle, a little spunky but also equal parts classy… one that I could admire while it hung in my closet and also wear with just about any outfit. I’m not surprised StockX helped me track it down but totally relieved I can finally put this search to rest. I’d recommend trying the StockX app or website to find that bag you’ve been eyeing for years (and get $50 off your first purchase while doing so)!

Neon Blush, Chanel, StockX, Stock X vintage consignment bags, luxury consignment designers, designer bags, authentic Chanel purses, authentic designer, digital bidding, Dr Martens platform boots, leather boots, Acne Linne shearling jacket, skinny trousers, black trousers, The Frilly wool trousers, customizable, Los AngelesNeon Blush, Chanel, StockX, Stock X vintage consignment bags, luxury consignment designers, designer bags, authentic Chanel purses, authentic designer, digital bidding, Dr Martens platform boots, leather boots, Acne Linne shearling jacket, skinny trousers, black trousers, The Frilly wool trousers, customizable, Los AngelesNeon Blush, Chanel, StockX, Stock X vintage consignment bags, luxury consignment designers, designer bags, authentic Chanel purses, authentic designer, digital bidding, Dr Martens platform boots, leather boots, Acne Linne shearling jacket, skinny trousers, black trousers, The Frilly wool trousers, customizable, Los Angeles