NILI LOTAN FLORAL CAMI DRESS
Jul 9th, 2019
Cami dresses have always been something I love. Not only because they make me feel sexy, but they are also very transferable between looks simply by layering jackets over them. This kind of layering works very well in a place where weather changes from time to time such as what is going on right now in Portland.
METALLIC ALL THE WAY
Jul 2nd, 2019
As much as I try to avoid being trendy (I know, it sounds really weird right?! I am a fashion blogger but I am trying not to be trendy……), I still undoubtedly end up wearing pieces that are in trend. Why? Because a trend you see currently is defined by collective efforts between fashion designers, color and textile experts & manufactures through the form of seasonal collections a couple of seasons ahead. As long as you buy currently, you end up following a trend that was defined before.
Regardless of if I am wearing a trendy piece or not, the key for me is to wear something that makes me look more beautiful and/or adds emotional empowerment (such as making me happy or increasing my confidence).
I GOT MY LIPS FILLED AND IT WAS NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING
Jun 29th, 2019
All my life, I have noticed that my upper lip is very thin compared to my lower lip and felt that having thin or uneven lips is not beautiful. I patched up my insecurities by over-lining them to give the illusion that both of my lips not only are the same size, but full and lush. Even with this insecurity, I always told myself that I would never get any fillers, injections, or plastic surgery because it was “unnatural.” However, ever since I started blogging, I realized that being “natural” doesn’t matter and being “unnatural” isn’t bad, but gaining confidence and happiness through this kind of procedure is more important than being “natural”. So I decided to give it a try and let me tell you, it was NOT what I was expecting.
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.