Dec 032013
 

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Can’t find the perfect party dress? How about wearing pants instead! I’m a self-proclaimed Jenna Lyons style fanista. These two looks of her made me want to try pants for the coming holiday parties. The way she mixes lux satin, silk or fur with laid-back denim, jersey or cotton, and the way she combines colors are always so unexpected and inspiring.

Besides her chic, borrowed-from-the-boys style, another signature of her is definitely the nerd eyeglasses, which are the epitome of her well-balanced style. My favorite place to get eyeglasses is Warby Parker. The options they have are affordable and greatly crafted. Moreover, for every pair sold, they will distribute a pair to someone in need. So I know I shop for a good cause.

I’m currently obsessed with their new collection collaborated with beloved fashion stylist Leith Clark. You can find smart-looking frames in enchanting cobalt, crystal clear, retro round, flirty cat-eye…and more. Wow, eyeglasses can be so chic and fashionable!

In Chinese: 面对年末纷繁的派对,穿什么总是难题,如果找不到合适的小礼裙,有没有想过裤装也会是不错的选择?J.Crew的创意总监Jenna Lyons是我的时尚偶像,她混搭和配色的功力总是让我惊讶,也给了我很多日常着装的启发和灵感。

除了她那独特的带有男孩风的优雅装扮外,她那副大的黑框眼镜也歪打正着,现在成了她独特的时尚标志之一。这几年平光镜的潮流也让不近视的我加入了“眼镜大军”。在美国我个人最喜欢买眼镜的地方是一个叫Warby Parker的网站,那里的眼镜不但价格很公道,做工也极好。而且每卖出去一副眼镜,他们会捐献一副给需要的人。对我这种购物狂来说,多少减轻了血拼的愧疚感:)现在他们和好莱坞的造型师Leith Clark合作推出了一个新的系列,把眼镜做得更时尚了,有抢眼的宝蓝色、未来感的透明色、流行的猫眼以及复古的圆形镜框等各种各样的选择。

holiday party outfit ideas 2013, pastel trend fall 2013, How to Wear Menswear, how to wear a turtleneck sweater, Jenna Lyons, party outfits, fall/winter,   On Jenna Lyons: J.Crew COLLECTION GOLD BULLION brown and navy colorblock WOOL PEACOAT, jcrew silk boy shirt, J.Crew COLLECTION CURATOR PANT, ankle strap pump, oversize glasses, red lip,  On Jenna Lyons: brown tweed menswear coat with black collar, green cashmere turtleneck sweater, pink pants, yellow pump, mint clutch,   Featured: J.Crew COLLECTION GOLD BULLION PEACOAT IN ITALIAN WOOL,  J.Crew COLLECTION BOY SHIRT IN NAVY TIE SILK ,  J.Crew COLLECTION CURATOR PANT,  J.Crew COLLECTION FALSETTO SILK PRINTED PUMPS,  Michael Michael KorsMICHAEL MICHAEL KORS CROSSBODY,  WARBY PARKER DOWNING eyeglasses ,  Nars NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in 'Dragon Girl'

Coat: J.Crew (great alternative here & here)
Shirt: J.Crew (similar here)
Pants: J.Crew
Bag: MICHAEL Michael Kors
Shoes: J.Crew (lusting over this pair!)
Eyeglasses: Warby Parker ‘Downing’ (my favorite place to get eyeglasses! stylish & affordable)
Lip: Nars in ‘Dragon Girl’

holiday party outfit ideas 2013, pastel trend fall 2013, How to Wear Menswear, how to wear a turtleneck sweater, Jenna Lyons, party outfits, fall/winter,   On Jenna Lyons: J.Crew COLLECTION GOLD BULLION brown and navy colorblock WOOL PEACOAT, jcrew silk boy shirt, J.Crew COLLECTION CURATOR PANT, ankle strap pump, oversize glasses, red lip,  On Jenna Lyons: brown tweed menswear coat with black collar, green cashmere turtleneck sweater, pink pants, yellow pump, mint clutch,  Featured:   J.Crew CAPTAIN COAT IN JEWELED HOUNDSTOOTH,  J.CrewCOLLECTION CASHMERE TURTLENECK SWEATER,  BY MALENE BIRGER Louane satin-trimmed stretch-jersey tapered pants,  Jimmy Choo NEON ELAPHE PUMP,  J.CrewCOLORBLOCK LEATHER POUCH,  WARBY PARKER DOWNING eyeglasses,  NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in 'Madere',

Coat: J.Crew (also love with this pink one!)
Sweater: J.Crew (similar here)
Pants: By Malene Birger (similar here & here)
Shoes:Jimmy Choo (great buy here & here)
Clutch: J.Crew
Eyeglasses: Warby Parker ‘Downing’ (my favorite place to get eyeglasses! stylish & affordable)
Lip: Nars in ‘Madere’

Jun 202013
 

how to wear a striped sweater/top,how to dress up a casual shirt/sweater;Michele Hicks, Jenna Lyons,  Jen Brill,Jennifer Meyer,party outfits,casual attire.  On Michele Hicks:striped sweater/shirt, black leather pants, Marc JacobsGlossed-leather Mary Jane pumps;  On Jenna Lyons: Vince 'Linked' Stripe Cashmere Sweater, vest;  On Jennifer Meyer: blue and white striped tee,yellow denim skirt, navy leather crossbody bag, statement necklace, drop earrings,  On  Jen Brill: long sleeve striped shirtPhotos: (clockwise from top left) Michele Hicks, Jenna Lyons, Jen Brill & Jennifer Meyer; Courtesy of vogue.com.

Striped shirt is widely loved for its classic yet modern vibe and built-in Parisian chicness. It’s easy to dress down for lounging by the pool or roaming around. Here, I want to share with you four ways to dress it up for parties and events.

Basic versions like the blue and white one seen on Jennifer Meyer are more vacation-related, thus require a little more thoughts to be polished up. Take a hint from the beloved jewelry designer, choose a well fitting version, tuck it into a bright skirt, which also adds a pop of color, then elevate the look with accessories: lace up heels, structured leather bag, and loads of jewelry.

Updated versions with unique details, like the ones spotted on Michele Hicks and Jenna Lyons, can be a centerpiece themselves, so stay with a monochrome color palette to maximize the impact. Also choose pieces that are sharply tailored for cool sophistication, be it a vest, leather pants or glossed leather pointy-toe pumps.

how to wear a striped sweater/top,how to dress up a casual shirt/sweater;Michele Hicks, Jenna Lyons,  Jen Brill,Jennifer Meyer,party outfits,casual attire. On Jennifer Meyer: blue and white striped tee,yellow denim skirt, navy leather crossbody bag, statement necklace, drop earrings, Alternatives: SAINT JAMES® FOR J.CREW striped SHRUNKEN TEE,  Gap Twill Mini yellow denim skirt,  Nadri Crystal gold Bangle set,  Vince Camuto colorblock 'Julia' Crossbody Bag,

1. Saint James for J. Crew shrunken Tee
2. Gap twill skirt
3. Nadri crystal bangle
4. Vince Camuto crossbody bag

how to wear a striped sweater/top,how to dress up a casual shirt/sweater;Michele Hicks, Jenna Lyons,  Jen Brill,Jennifer Meyer,party outfits,casual attire. On  Jen Brill: long sleeve striped shirt Alternatives:  French ConnectionTruro Stripe Top,  Velvet Lily Aldridge for Velvet Pearl Top,  Bobeau Stripe Roll Sleeve Top,

1. French Connection Truro stripe top
2. Lily Aldridge for Velvet pearl top
3. Bobeau stripe roll sleeve top

how to wear a striped sweater/top,how to dress up a casual shirt/sweater;Michele Hicks, Jenna Lyons,  Jen Brill,Jennifer Meyer,party outfits,casual attire.  On Jenna Lyons: Vince 'Linked' Stripe Cashmere Sweater, vest;  Alternatives:  J.crew Engineered striped cotton-jersey top ,  Ann Taylor Striped Double Scoop Neck Cotton Tee,

1. Vince ‘Linked’ stripe cashmere sweater (similar 60% off here)
2. J.Crew engineered striped top (on sale here!)
3. Ann Taylor striped scoop neck tee 

how to wear a striped sweater/top,how to dress up a casual shirt/sweater;Michele Hicks, Jenna Lyons,  Jen Brill,Jennifer Meyer,party outfits,casual attire.  On Michele Hicks:striped sweater/shirt, black leather pants, Marc JacobsGlossed-leather Mary Jane pumps;   Alternatives:  MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Striped ribbed knitted top,  Antipodium Syntax T-Shirt in Patchwork Stripe,  INTERMIX Shae EXCLUSIVE Split Stripe Sweater,

1. MICHAEL Michael Kors striped ribbed knitted top (similar here & here)
2. Antipodium Syntax T-shirt
3. Shae split stripe sweater
4. Marc Jacobs glossed-leather Mary Jane pumps

Nov 192012
 

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Photos (from left): Anna Wintour, Emma Stone and Jenna Lyons; Courtesy of tumblr.com, fabsugar.com, vogue.com.

In my last entry, I shared with you three of my favorite holiday party outfit ideas. But they are not complete without–a stylish coat! Coat is the first thing people see every day. During busy holiday season, a high quality yet fabulous coat is especially needed to ensure you look effortlessly chic in various occasions.

I always need at least three coats in my fall/winter wardrobe: Continue reading »