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Floral Tops, Two Ways

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Bold floral pieces have the uplifting power. But how to make these Granny’s favorite modern and chic? Jessica Alba & Kyleigh Kuhn showed us in two different ways:

Jessica Alba went for a more-is-more approach by pairing her floral pull over with a statement necklace and colored handbag. It works because all these bold pieces are close to each other, thus they won’t compete for attention.

Kyleigh Kuhn turned in another direction by offsetting her floral top with slouchy boyfriend jeans and edgy peep toe booties. Her ‘less is more’ aesthetic is reflected through her clean updo, fresh makeup and minimal jewelry.

In Chinese: 花朵图案总能提升我们的情绪,尤其在阴郁的秋冬。但是穿不好,会显得老气。怎样搭配出年轻和潮味呢?看看Jessica Alba 和 Kyleigh Kuhn的这两身造型吧!

Jessica Alba的look体现了今年流行的“多且繁”的搭配潮流,把原本已经够花的上衣配上了大的项链和彩色的手包。成立的关键在于这几样抢眼的单品都集中在一起,避免了“不知道该看哪儿”的视觉上的纷乱感。Kyleigh Kuhn则是一副典型的超模私下的街拍造型:一件抢眼的时尚单品配上衣柜中旧的牛仔裤,清新的妆发和极简的配饰体现了她‘少即多’的时尚态度。

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Top: Topshop (also here; on Jessica Alba here)
Skirt: Alice + Olivia (also here; similar here & here)
Shoes: Donald J Pliner (another classic style here)
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Necklace: Nocturne Judy
Sunglasses: Carrera by Jimmy Choo

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Top: Alice + Olivia (also on sale here & here)
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (also love this fit)
Shoes:B Brian Atwood (also here; similar here & here)
Bag: Kotur ($39 here)
Lip: Stila ‘Stay All Day’ in Berry Wine

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Summer Vacation Packing Essentials

Being “trapped” in my pregnancy, I didn’t even realize that vacation season is right around the corner! Thank dear reader & friend Joanie for reminding me to write an entry about getaway essentials and packing tips.

Going to college thousands of miles away from home, busy vacation plans and moving to a foreign country to start my life formed my habit of packing light. The key is planning your outfits ahead according to your travel plan, choosing items that can be mixed and matched with each other, using accessories to spice up or transform a look.

For a summer vacation, I love ethereal, light weight pieces with exotic details and natural fabric. Below are my vacation packing essentials from clothing to accessories to beauty products, hope can give you some inspiration for your coming vacation! The best part about all the pieces I picked below: they can go with each other easily and stylishly, and they are ageless–I can picture myself wearing the same outfits in my 30s and 40s.

For clothing, as I mentioned earlier, the key to packing light is making sure every piece can be mixed and matched without sacrifice style. Below I have five pieces (except swimwear) for six different outfits:

Denim cutoffs can be worn with the light weight sweater or crisp white blouse for city sightseeing, shopping, or brunch. Pair the tops with a trendy green side-stripe silk pants, you get two stylish night-out outfits, they are also comfy enough on the plane. As for the printed maxi dress, wear it as a beach cover-up, with white blouse for a fresh day-time look, or with the sweater when the weather gets chilly, and the list goes on…

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  1. Body Glove top & Carve Designs bottom (I also got the top in blue and red, with both sides bottom, I have six different bikini looks with these four pieces)
  2. Siwy shorts (great style here; For those of you in your 40s and want something less distressed, this pair is a great option)
  3. Equipment signature blouse (similar on sale here; wear with shorts, pants or dress, or simply as beach cover-up)
  4. JOSA cover up dress (similar print here & here)
  5. Loft sweater (a light weight sweater is my vacation must-have, great for unpredictable weather, can be easily mixed with others, also is a great beach cover-up)
  6. Tibi silk pant (comfy to wear on the plane, stylish during the vacation, versatile to be dressed up or down; now 20% off with code SPRINGBASICS) 

For accessories, below are my must-haves: a pair of comfortable sandals for walking around, stylish sunglasses that can provide full protection against all UV rays; a straw hat that can protect our skin, also are great for bad hair days; a trusty scarf to keep us warm whenever needed; a vibrant tote that is roomy, easy to carry around and can brighten up our outfit; a stylish clutch for night out and a statement jewelry piece to add just the right amount of glamour. And all of them go perfectly with the 6 to 7 outfits we planned above.

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  1. Sam Edelman sandals (comfy to walk in; the snake-skin print and glitter heel also make it great for night; also I always take my trusty ballet flats with me)
  2. J.Crew hat (25% off with code SPINGBEST)
  3. Reiss chain bracelet
  4. BCBG Max Azriz clutch
  5. Karen Walker the number one sunglasses (also adore the rounded shape here)
  6. Chan Luu scarf
  7. MICHAEL Michael Kors travel tote (also here)

Beauty products can easily take up too much precious luggage space. My solution is taking those are multi functional: Beauty elixir that can double as serum, Argan oil that can be used on skin, hair and nails, sunscreen that is for both face and body, cream with five-in-one formula… Of course, choose small bottles when traveling.

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