May 142014
 

chic work outfit ideas 2014, Photos: Taylor Swift & Angelina Jolie; Courtesy of AKM-GSI, INFphoto.

Two office-friendly looks for you today: Taylor Swift made a trendy crop top and peg leg pants office-appropriate thanks to her smart choices of color, fabric and elevated accessories. Angelina Jolie took an opposite approach by making traditional work-wardrobe staples (from cigarette pants to black pumps) fashionable and glamorous with hot sunglasses and gold accents.

In Chinese: 今天的这两个造型很适合上班族。小天后泰勒·斯维芙特(Taylor Swift)把流行的短款上衣老爷裤穿出了正式感,关键在于她所选的颜色,单品的硬挺材质以及有正式感的包包和鞋子。安吉丽娜·朱莉(Angelina Jolie)则刚好相反,用潮感十足的太阳镜和这一季正火的黑金搭配让传统的办公室“制服”多了份时髦和新鲜。 chic work outfit ideas 2014,  Featured:  1. Stella McCartney 3/4 Sleeve Crop Top (under $50 here & here)  2. Tory Burch Marion Quilted Shoulder Bag (on Taylor Swift here)  3. Stella McCartney High Yoke Peg Leg Pants (similar here here & here)  4. Topshop 'All Night' Chelsea Boot  5. Clé de Peau Beauté The Mascara & NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil

1. Stella McCartney crop top (under $50 here & here)
2. Tory Burch shoulder bag (on Taylor Swift here)
3. Stella McCartney peg leg pants (similar here & here)
4. Topshop Chelsea boot
5. Clé de Peau Beauté mascaraNARS velvet lipstick pencil chic work outfit ideas 2014,  Featured:  1. Tibi Silk crepe de chine top  2. Stuart Weitzman 'Nouveau' Pump (under $100 here & here; investment worthy here!)  3. J Brand cotton-blend twill pants  4. Saint Laurent Classic Monogramme Tote (similar here)  5. Saint Laurent 58mm Square Sunglasses

1. Tibi silk crepe top
2. Stuart Weitzman ‘Nouveau’ pump (under $100 here & here; investment worthy here!)
3. J Brand twill pants
4. Saint Laurent classic monogramme tote (similar here)
5. Saint Laurent square sunglasses

Apr 082013
 

I love statement jewelry, but when it comes to every day wear, tiny delicate pieces are definitely the way to go. They can add a subtle dose of glamour and a hint of luxury to my daily outfits, they go with literally everything, but most of all, each of them can trigger a sweet memory: from the vintage rose gold bangle that my grandma gave me to the letter initial ring I got for my birthday.

These delicate pieces are great to wear alone, but when you stack them together, the added impact is so chic. Like what Angelina Jolie did below: the layered necklaces and simple gold bangle made the most basic black top stand out. For classic and chic look like this, you can buy a necklace set (love this one), or can layer several of your favorites together. Mixing varying lengths is the key.

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Photo: Angelina Jolie. Courtesy of popsugar.com.

Gorjana three disc necklace
Gorjana & Griffin aurora necklace
Marc by Marc Jacobs sweetie rings necklace

These adorable tea rings are something I just started to try and instantly fell in love with. You may thought they will fall off, but I’m surprised that they stay in place all day long. It’s such an understated statement that you can wear everywhere, anytime. Even if you are applying make up, the feeling will be different with these wispy delicate goodies.

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 Model photo: courtesy of vogue.com.

Urban Outfitters tiny Aphrodite ring set
SunaharA Malibu mid knuckle ring set
Jacquie Aiche alphabet letter initial waif ring
Ginette_ny circle ring

Great thing about these simple delicate jewelry is the versatility. You can wear them with everything from basic T-shirt and jeans combo to red-carpet dresses. Like Olivia Palermo’s look below: the simple gold bangle echoes the edginess of her leather dress, draws attention to her lust-worthy clutch without competing.

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Photo: Olivia Palermo. Courtesy of instyle.co.uk.

Michael Kors Hinged bangle
Michael Kors buckle bangle
House of Harlow 1960 horseshoe bangle
Kate Spade ‘idiom’ bangle

May 032012
 

I’m always in the market for high quality and great tailored basics, like blazer, white shirt, trench coat, black skinny jeans, leather work bag… They are the foundation of my wardrobe and I’m willing to pay for the best quality I can afford.

So I was so excited when I scored this EQUIPMENT Signature Blouse at half the price via Moda Operandi.  I have shopped at this site since last year. They have great deals on the latest runway looks and awesome custom service.

This shirt has everything I wanted: 100% silk, cute front pockets, casual vibe and perfect size. I cannot wait to pair it with the red Rag & Bone high waist skinny jeans that I pre-ordered several months ago. Both of them will arrive in July. I will definitely share them with you.

EQUIPMENT signature blouse

Reminded by my newest shirt, I decided to do this featured post as part of my “white essential pieces” series. (Check other related posts here and here.)

It’s Audrey Hepburn who made me fell in love with white shirts. Who doesn’t like the photo below?  Of course <Mad Men> helps a lot too (you know what I mean). Menswear can always give women a sexy twist, let alone the crisp fresh color.

Audrey Hepburn in white shirt

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