FEB 27th, 2018
Hello everybody! I am back from my quick trip to London for the 2018 London Fashion Week. I finally caught up on my sleep and am excited to share pictures and stories of my experience. Stay tuned for upcoming posts! In the meantime, I have a late winter Portland snow event series for today.
Since this winter had been milder than normal in Portland, I was thinking “will it not snow this winter entirely?” And then it snowed. I guess my call to the universe was heard. : )
WATCH OUT FOR THIS WATCH!
FEB 14th, 2018
Today I received my JORD watch, and opening it felt like Christmas! I haven’t been this excited to open a package in a while, and when I saw the packaging, it was love at first sight! So I got right into planning an outfit for it in order to post about it today for you – my beautiful styleright’ers.
With the stunning wooden textures, brown and rose golden colors, and handcrafted feel of the watch, darks were the way to go. And after swifting through my mess of a closet, one piece stood out to me – my brand new Free People Jumpsuit I got two weeks ago. (more…)
SHOW MORE THIS VALENTINE
FEB 8th, 2018
I have very exciting news to share: I just received an official invitation to the 2018 London Fashion Week! How exciting is that!! I can’t believe it is actually happening… I am keeping my fingers crossed that my visa application will be approved on time so I can make it to London.
MAKE A FASHION STATEMENT IN AN AFFORDABLE DRESS
Jan 29th, 2018
The retail fashion industry transition to internet makes more complex personal purchases like special occasion dresses easier every year. Finding the right outfit for a special occasion is less of a hassle. With established online retailers of designer dresses you can find many more affordable prices for good quality.
Quality and Affordability
For example a purchase 2018 cheap prom dresses keyword search lands more precisely on sites with different dresses from known designers, often lower than retail. Online retailers lower overhead, rather than a store in a trendy part of town, pass cost savings to the consumer.
CURRENT WORKOUT ROUTINE
Jan 25th, 2018
A few days ago, I realized my pant size dropped from 28 to 27. This was NEWS to me! I have worn jean size 28 girl my entire adult life. The surprise is because I didn’t consciously work on losing weight or downsizing. That led me to write a post about workout routines.
WOOL SWEATER + JADE NECKLACE
Jan 18th, 2018
Aside from fashion, my other passion over the last 10 years has been dancing Argentine tango. The look you are seeing in today’s post was shot when I attended San the Francisco Tango Marathon last November. (I know, it sounds so long ago already!)
Usually during a tango festival or marathon I dance day and night, meet friends for meals, get a bit of sleep, and don’t get to do much of anything else. But this time, I was very happy I took a half-day break from dancing, and went to Bernal Heights park for a photo shoot.
Jan 8th, 2018
First post of 2018! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Mine was pretty good. We took 10 days to travel around California for some sunshine, as you can imagine what an Oregonian needs in winter time. The trip would be even better if the whole family wasn’t sick or getting over a sickness, but we had a great time nonetheless. We checked out Palm Springs, then took the kids to Disneyland and the San Diego Sea World & Zoo for the very first time. Our favorite activities were watching sea lion shows and checking out the zoo.
ALEX KREBS – RENOWN RENAISSANCE TANGUERO
Dec 13th, 2017
The first time I met Alex Krebs was about 10 years ago. I was searching for an Argentine Tango dance teacher. A Google search quickly turned up Alex and his all-tango dance studio in SE Portland, Tango Berretin, a funky, bohemian space complete with dance shoes glued on the ceiling, a mate gourd collection, and tango artwork. I took lessons, was hooked, and joined and stayed in the community ever since.
Alex is hard to define. He not only does many things, but also does them very successfully. He is a musician and physicist by education, and an Argentine tango teacher by profession. He directs two accomplished bands — a 14-piece Balkan Brass Band, The Krebsic Orkestar, and a tango sextet. He has been featured in the New York Times, OPB, Oregonian and other major media outlets for his craft and also his community building achievements. He has performed with the Oregon Symphony, released 6 tango albums, and has tango instructional apps. Students of his have even gone on to become notable Tango teachers, DJs, and organizers. So who is he?
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FASHION BLOGGER
This is a documentary film made by @ZEREE STUDIO. Zeree Bao is a sophomore in Portland Art Institute, majoring in Film Making.
His final project of this school term is to create a documentary film of someone in his life that he worships or respects. By decomposing this person’s daily life, he gives a behind-the-scenes look into this person’s hard work and dedication. The goal is to tell a light-hearted story to spread positive energy and form a good example for others to follow.
A couple of weeks ago he came to me and asked whether I could be the person for this project. I was certainly honored and accepted the challenge!
Here is the documentary film that I hope you will like. Feel free to share your thoughts on this project with us. Zeree and I will be thrilled to hear your feedback.
Film starring: my blog photographer: Bassel Hamieh & myself. : )
I am also excited to announce that I will be kicking off a youtube channel. You will see more of my style, house, kids, and cooking… all come alive before your eyes! Make sure to subscribe now.
I also encourage you to share your feedback with me so I am always offering high quality content that meets your expectations. Let’s talk!
FASHIONXT | FINALE
FASHIONXT night 4, the finale, was definitely most crowded and had the highest level of energy compared to the other nights. Many Portland celebrities, including NBA player Evan Turner, and fashion industry leading icons were all there to experience the last night of 2017 FashioNXT.
A group of friends came to join me
It was also the best night for me because 7 of my great friends all came to join me. I was able to take a lot of fun group photos with them, drink cocktails and dance as if no one was watching… Besides, after three nights of socializing and networking, I deserved a night of relaxation to simply have fun! : )