VLOG: REVIEW ON MY RECENT DESIGNER BAGS AND SHOES COLLECTION
Jun 25th, 2019
I have been collecting designer bags for many years now and as I grow older, I find myself valuing high quality classic pieces much more than flashy, low quality, and non-collectible bags that go out of fashion quickly. Those classic high-end pieces just have that magic feel of high compatibility and add the perfect amount of elegance and over all value to your every-day look.
I wouldn’t say I have a big collection, but I do think I have a good collection of some signature classic bags and a few unique and edgy ones. In this video, not only will I be reviewing my recent collection of bags but will also review designer shoes including Chanel, Gucci, Stella Mccartney, Fendi and more! I hope this video will help you with some of your upcoming designer bag and shoe purchase decisions. Please do let me know if you end up buying any of the items I reviewed, I would love to hear your feedback and experience. (more…)
SUMMER DATE NIGHT LOOK
Jun 15th, 2019
Even though it is hard to have date nights with my hubby while sharing the duties of parenting two young boys, we do manage to go out once in a while on a date. Since this kind of occasion doesn’t happen often, I tend to dress up more than usual when it does.
VINTAGE BLING BLING
Jun 3rd, 2019
In general I am not the kind of girl who likes to wear bling blings. However, every once a while, I like to push my comfort zone and try something new. The key to wearing sequin pieces for a spring day is to pair them with understated classic pieces like a perfectly-cut shorts. Basically, make it the focal point of your look and keep everything else simple and classy.
NEW OBSESSION: A NOD (TO) DESIGN JEWELRY
May 24th, 2019
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably already know that jewelry is MY THING. When it comes to jewelry, my motto is the more the merrier! A big fan of jewelry in general, I love the way it transforms the most casual outfits into polished and sophisticated ensembles and adds that perfect finishing touch to any night-time look!
The designer for all the jewelry I am featuring today is Wenjing Yang, a Portland-based designer. Wenjing was in apparel design industry for about a decade before she started designing jewelry. Making jewelry is what she loves to do now and it also offers her the freedom and balance she needs between working and taking care of her family. Every year A NOD (TO) DESIGN partners with a non-profit organization, donating 5% of every sale. This year it is teaming up with The Oregon Food Bank to make sure no one suffers from hunger. (more…)
MORE LOOKS FOR SPRING
May 17th, 2019
I have been having so much fun playing with different styles of outfits to still entertain Spring but yet transition to Summer. This is the second time I am trying this new way of sharing multiple looks in one post. I would love for you to leave me some feedback on this. Positive feedback, improvement suggestions and critiques are all welcome! Here are the 4 looks I am sporting today:
FOUR LOOKS FOR SPRING
May 1st, 2019
Spring is here which calls for some new additions to my wardrobe. Below are four of my new spring looks that I would like to share with you. Each with their own flavor and feel. This spring I aim to diversify my closet and I am hoping to inspire you to do the same!
VOGUE-INSPIRED 32 QUESTIONS WITH MERRYN ROBERTS-HUNTLEY
Apr 22nd, 2019
It has been a while since my last feature in the “Artist Interview” column. I don’t line up people to feature regularly. Instead, it seems life has a way of putting me at the right place and right time with the right people that inspire me to feature them. This is what happened when I met AVA J. HOLMES during Portland’s FashioNXT fashion show, and when I ran into AHMED SHIHAB ELDIN while I was in DC for a Tango event…etc.
FASHION HONGKONG | NYFW’19
Apr 7th, 2019
As an Asian, I was proud to see that fashion from HK is being shown to the world in New York Fashion Week. In the NYFW I attended in February, I was invited to the “Fashion HK” runway show, which was one of the main shows of the 2019 event.
PLAY WITH YOUR PAJAMAS
Apr 5th, 2019
Outfit details: Victoria Secret shine pleated crop cami (on clearance for $9.99) //Victoria Secret shine pleated pant // Turtleneck (similar here) // Zara beaded mini crossbody bag (sold out, like this and this) // Beige pump (from China, similar here) // APM evil eye necklace
SHOP STYLE RIGHT ON VESTIAIRE COLLECTIVE
Mar 20th, 2019
Outfit details: Akris Punto logo turtleneck (similar here, and under $100 here) // Black asymmetric skirt (similar here & under $100 here) // SJP Satin Point Toe Pumps // JW Anderson Pierce leather bag.
NYFW’19 | WHAT I WORE TO FASHION HK SHOW
Mar 9th, 2019
Outfit details: Self-Portrait off shoulder top (similar here, and under $100 here) // High low ripped skinny Jean (similar here) // Stella Mccartney Lace-up heeled sandal (similar here) // Fendi Kan I Scalloped Leather Shoulder Bag – Brown // Hand-made Necklace Lovely by anodtodesign.
NYFW 2019 | IVY PARK AND STELLA MCCARTNEY SNEAKER
Feb 17th, 2019
– OUTFIT –
Top | Ivy Park Festival Tulle Crop Top (on sale for $28.97)
Skirt | Ivy Park Sequin Midi Skirt (on sale for $87.5)
Shoes | Stella Mccartney Black and White Stars Sneak
Bag | Saint Laurent Kate Lame Lambskin Leather Belt Bag (Under $100: this one)
DENNIS BASSO | NYFW’19 FALL COLLECTION
Feb 12nd, 2019
Dennis Basso’s show was the only show on the fourth day of my New York Fashion Week (NYFW) schedule. After watching eight shows in the three days prior, I became a bit sloppy – sleeping in later, showing up a bit late to shows, and taking less time getting ready, as my excitement for NYFW began vanishing.
To be completely honest, I haven’t heard much about Dennis Basso but was invited to the show, so I decided to check him out. However, the moment I walked into his go-to show space at Cipriani Hotel on 42nd Street, I felt an enormous amount of excitement and energy in the room which brought back all of the motivation. Many media outlets were there, as well as countless photographers taking pictures of very well-dressed people, and anchors conducting interviews. I knew right away this must have been the biggest show I have ever attended during NYFW and I didn’t even know of the designer that much! I couldn’t wait for it to start and learn more about him and his collection!
IN THE TRENCHES
Jan 31st, 2019
Jumpsuits are my THING, as most of you probably already know. Well, guess what my SECOND THING is. Yes, it is trench coat. If jumpsuits are my lovers, then trench coats are like soulmates. They come in all kinds of different shapes, lengths and colors. But unlike soulmates, there is no need to be faithful to them.