Sunday, January 31, 2010

PH8 party

(PH8 jacket/dress, F21 tights, Kenneth Cole boots)

Checking out all the new clothes at the PH8 store in Beverly Center made me want to run to the nearest gym and sign up for a membership. Almost.

I headed over to PH8 yesterday to attend their in-store party, where they were offering refreshments (mm...Godiva chocolate), free gifts with purchase and a tantalizing 25% off everything in the store. After hauling tons of stuff into the dressing room and spending way too long in there, I wanted to live in their sexy, flattering workout gear - stretchy, tight pants, little shorts at just the right length, sleek reversible jackets in colors like neon yellow and hot pink. What I love about the clothes is that every single piece is so versatile; I can easily see myself wearing the same jacket to the gym and out to dinner. Everything is functional yet trendy, sporty yet glam, ideal for the woman with an active lifestyle. I particularly fell in love with this zip front dress/jacket with side ruching detail (above in gray). Perfect incentive to work out!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ninja in red tights

(F21 tunic layered over PH8 long-sleeved mini dress, F21 tights, Jeffrey Campbell boots)

This Forever 21 tunic with military-inspired buttons is one of my favorite budget pieces. I am so in love with anything remotely military-inspired at the moment, so as soon as I spotted this short tunic with the gold buttons, I was sold!

This Saturday, I'll be live Tweeting (you can follow me here) and later blogging about a very fun event - the PH8 "New Year. New You. New Us" party. If you live near a PH8 store, be sure to check it out and take advantage of the 25% off promotion going on that day!

Photos taken by Vincent Lim.

Monday, January 18, 2010

According to you

(PH8 sequin jumper, Jeffrey Campbell wedges, Nine West belt, vintage purse, F21 earrings, vintage cuff)

It was love at first sight when I first laid eyes on this black sequin jumpsuit at PH8. But after Christmas shopping for my family and friends (and er, myself) last month, I decided not to indulge. Last week, however, I spotted one deeply discounted jumpsuit in my size on the rack - the last in the store! - and quickly scooped it up. The jumpsuit, with the harem pants and allover dazzle, is a little bit outrageous and so much fun to wear! I lost count of the many curious looks I got when I headed out in this outfit. The best part? It was truly comfortable. I felt like I was wearing pajamas, albeit very sparkly ones!

Photos taken by my talented bro in law Vincent Lim.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Down to Urth

(Free People dress, J.Crew socks, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Fallon bracelet, F21 necklaces, Alice + Olivia cuff, MM Couture by Miss Me blazer)

A night at the He-Man art show at Gallery 1988, then Urth Caffe in Beverly Hills. Urth is one of my favorite places in Los Angeles for a late night bite; I never tire of their desserts, particularly the pistachio tart and deep dish blueberry pie, and tea lattes.

I've been wearing this comfortable floral dress all week, even to a recent work event where I got to mingle with the cast of Glee. I'm a tad obsessed with the show so I simply had to post pictures of the talented Lea Michele (wearing Isaac Mizrahi) who plays Rachel Berry and the brilliant Jane Lynch who plays Sue Sylvester. The entire cast was so humble, kind and unbelievably down to earth despite the huge success of their show. Is anyone else out there a Gleek? :) Unfortunately, I don't have a jumping shot in this outfit (didn't want to disrupt the art show!) but hopefully the beautiful Lea Michele will make up for it!

Most photos were taken by the very talented Henry Bow and Vincent Chan! Thank you!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy new year!

(PH8 ballet neck top, coincidence & chance skirt, Kitson hoops, F21 tights, Kenneth Cole boots, blazer from Japan, vintage pins, Marc by Marc Jacobs purse)

To all my dear readers and fellow bloggers, I wish you a happy new year and hope 2010 will be good to all of us. I apologize for being so absent from the blogosphere lately. In between the craze of the holidays and a very full plate at work, I've also been dealing with personal issues. It was a rocky 2009 with many ups and downs, but certainly one of the best parts of the year was watching my blog grow bit by bit, participating in America's Most Stylish Blogger and discovering so many fashion bloggers who are beautiful, talented and brimming with style. That means you! :)

On a less serious note, I recently visited one of my favorite places, Extraordinary Desserts, in my hometown San Diego. They have this lovely gate-like structure in front, a pretty, organic framework that I've always liked, and serve up the most amazing sweet creations. I wore one of my current obsessions - a stretchy, incredibly comfortable ballet neck top by PH8. I love the low scoop back and cream-and-black stripes! It was a little Christmas present I bought for myself while shopping for my sister's gifts... was anyone else guilty of that?