Crop top, Two Ways

Models off duty, spring/summer 2014 outfit ideas, how to wear crop tops, how to wear sports trend, how to style distressed/boyfriend jeans

Photos: Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of AKM-GSI, Splash News.

Crop tops are much more versatile than you thought, you don’t even have to invest in high-waisted bottoms: take a hint from Miranda Kerr, pull out your trusty boyfriend jeans and be-loved track pants, both help tone down its sexyness, eradicate what deters us the most from testing this hot crop top trend. For accessories, an elevated espadrille and timeless satchel add sophistication to a dark palette while a playful printed duffle and on-trend Birkenstock echo the youthful spirit of the white/blue combo seen on Miranda Kerr (above right). When all else fails, you can still wear them like any other tank tops, with this trick demonstrated by another style savvy Olivia Palermo.

In Chinese: 今年大热的超短款上衣其实很好搭,你甚至不需要另外再投资高腰裤,向米兰达·可儿(Miranda Kerr)学学这两招吧:把露脐装配上松垮的男友风牛仔裤或者酷帅的运动裤,中和这种小上衣的性感。配饰的选择上:她的“升级版”草编鞋和经典的大包为休闲感的造型加入了典雅简约的都市风,是对奢华运动的另一种诠释。对于清爽的白色无袖针织衫破洞牛仔裤的组合,她则用豹纹大包和流行又极舒适的博肯鞋来呼应整体年轻和不羁的感觉。当然,如果你还是对露出小蛮腰有所保留,那别忘了试试来自另一个街拍偶像奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)的这个造型

Models off duty, spring/summer 2014 outfit ideas, how to wear crop tops, how to wear sports trend, how to style distressed/boyfriend jeans;   Top: Tibi KATIA FAILLE CROPPED TOP (under $50 here)  Pants: CLU Jersey track pants  Sunglasses: Prada  Bag: Saint Laurent Black Buffed Leather Duffle 6 Bag (great alternative here)  Shoe: Burberry 'Hodgeson' Check Print Espadrille (similar here)

Top: Tibi (under $50 here)
Pants: Clu
Sunglasses: Prada  (similar here)
Bag: Saint Laurent (great alternative here)
Shoe: Burberry (similar here)

Models off duty, spring/summer 2014 outfit ideas, how to wear crop tops, how to wear sports trend, how to style distressed/boyfriend jeans;   Top: Coach MERINO SLEEVELESS TOP (similar here & here)  Jeans: Rag & Bone Boyfriend jean (anther great style here)  Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere Matahari Sunglasses  Bag: A.L.C. Lucas Satchel (also here; similar here)  Shoe: Birkenstock 'Arizona' Soft Footbed Suede Sandal (yes, it's the pair on the Miranda Kerr! also adore this color!)

Top: Coach (similar here & here)
Jeans: Rag & Bone (anther great style here)
Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere
Bag: A.L.C. (also here; similar here)
Shoe: Birkenstock (yes, it’s the pair on the supermodel; also adore these colors!)


Sporty Luxe: Mesh Sweater & Track Pants

 Olivia Palermo style 2014, how to wear the sports trend.
Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of

This season is all about getting sporty. Two key words to keep in mind when rocking the sports trend: 1. ‘Inspired’, which means don’t take the trend too literally, leave your workout clothes inside the gym, shop for pieces that have a sporty touch, like the white sweater with mesh sleeves on Olivia Palermo (above left). 2. ‘Luxurious’. Designers have been taking sport pieces to another level with luxe materials like silk, crepe and cashmere. You can also upgrade yours by pairing them with glamorous counterparts like a sexy Christian Louboutin mesh pump or an eye-catching It bag.

In Chinese:  这一季运动风当道。要穿出潮感而不是像去健身房的路上,只要记住两个关键词:第一,运动元素。你要找的是包含运动元素但不是真正具有功能性的单品,比如在奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)这两个造型里看到的甜美的针织衫加入了运动风格的网状拼接。第二,奢华。这几季设计师们纷纷出招,运用奢华的面料,比如真丝绉绸喀什米尔给把平民化的运动单品注入了奢华感。如果不想投资这么贵的运动单品,你也可以通过搭配来提升奢华感,比如配上性感的高跟鞋炙手可热的品牌手包

Olivia Palermo style 2014, how to wear the sports trend.   Top: Calvin Klein SOLID MESH SLEEVE TOP  Shorts: Lole Hike 2 Short in warm grey (also love this pair)  Shoe: Jimmy Choo Laguna elaphe-trimmed leather pumps (similar here)  Bag: Valentino 'Rockstud' Flap Clutch (similar here)  Sunglasses: Italia Independent Square Velvet Studded Sunglasses  Lip: M.A.C in 'Pretty Please' (my favorite nude!)

Top: Calvin Klein
Shorts: Lole (also love this pair)
Shoe: Jimmy Choo (similar here)
Bag: Valentino (similar here)
Sunglasses: Italia Independent
Lip: M.A.C in ‘Pretty Please’ (my favorite nude!)

 Olivia Palermo style 2014, how to wear the sports trend.   Top: Joie RANCHER TOP  Cardigan: Tory Burch shrunken SIMONE CARDIGAN  Pants: DKNY Striped stretch-silk track pants (they are luxe silk!)  Shoe: Christian Louboutin Follies Resille 100 suede-trimmed mesh pumps (more sizes currently available here; similar here & here)  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff ELLE MINI WITH STUDS (on sale! on Palermo here)  Sunglasses: Prada 54mm Cat Eye Sunglasses
Top: Joie
Cardigan: Tory Burch
Pants: DKNY (they are silk!)
Shoe: Christian Louboutin (small sizes currently available here; similar here & here)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (on sale! on Palermo here)
Sunglasses: Prada


Where to Go and What to Wear in Miami

When my son turned 9 months, a much-needed family vacation is at the top our agenda. No better place to relax as a family than Miami. With a baby, we can’t plan too much. Below are the 5 places we went during our 7-day stay, and outfit ideas for you in case you are thinking of a beach vacation too.

Besides playing and shopping, another essential part of our trip is enjoying some famous local dishes. Here are the restaurants we hung out during our vacation: 1. Versailles, a Cuban restaurant. I want to have breakfast there every day! 2. Michael’s Genuine, the best food I had my whole trip! The ribs and wings are worth the wait, let alone the street that is full of luxury stores like Hermès, Céline and Christian Louboutin to digest after the big meal (sadly, most stores close at 7pm); 3. El Siboney. The mouthwatering Paella Valenciana was such a treat for us after a long day’s drive! 4. Joe’s Stone Crab, try the key lime pie, please! 5. Tropical Chinese. The authentic flavors satisfied my Chinese stomach! Last but not the least, don’t forget to stop by Zodiac Café at Neiman Marcus when shopping at Bal Harbour, my favorites are popover and Mandarin orange soufflé!

BTW, be sure to pack insect repellents! I’m a mosquito magnet and there are lots of mosquitoes there!

In Chinese: 怀孕期间都没怎么出去玩,现在儿子九个多月,终于可以好好出去放松一下了。迈阿密海滩一向是度假首选。这次7天的假期还是选了那里。宝宝还小,我们也没有安排太多活动,7天的假期里去了这5个地方,如果你也有去海滩城市度假的计划,下面有一些着装建议。

除了玩和购物外,吃也是我们这次行程的重要部分。这里有几个我觉得很不错的餐厅和特色菜式,下次你有机会去迈阿密可以作为参考:1. Versailles, 一家非常有特色和口碑的古巴餐厅,性价比超高,早餐首选!2. Michael’s Genuine, 我此次行程最爱的餐厅。入口即化的肋肉和鸡翅你一定要亲口尝尝。那条街上还有爱马仕、赛琳等很多奢侈品店可以逛,不过遗憾的是大部分晚上7点就关门了。3. El Siboney. 量大味美的西班牙海鲜炒饭是我们开了几个小时车最好的犒劳!4. Joe’s Stone Crab, 柠檬派!柠檬派!5. Tropical Chinese,中文名字是大利餐厅,广东早茶非常地道。另外,如果你去当地有名的购物中心Bal Harbour 血拼的话,还可去尼曼的茶餐厅小憩一下,酥皮面包和甜橙蛋糕爱吃西点的人一定不能错过。


vacation outfit ideas From left to right:  Emamó Printed triangle bikini  Ray-Ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Sunglasses  Clarins 'UV Plus HP' Multi-Protection Day Screen SPF 40

From left to right:
Emamó bikini
Ray-Ban sunglasses
Clarins SPF 4o screen (my favorite sunscreen!)

vacation outfit ideas From left to right:  1Target 14Kt. Gold and Sterling Silver Tri Color Dolphin Pendant - Tricolor (18)  2One Teaspoon Magnolia Military Shorts  3Tibi Silk crepe de chine camisole (also here)  4Sam Edelman Gigi Thong Sandals

From left to right:
Target necklace
One Teaspoon shorts
Tibi camisole (wardrobe essential! also here)
Sam Edelman sandals

vacation outfit ideas From left to right: 1Stuart Weitzman 'Nudist' Sandal (similar here) House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Ring 3Diane von Furstenberg 'Ilsa' Print Knit Tank Dress

From left to right:
Stuart Weitzman sandal (similar here)
House of Harlow 1960 ring
Diane von Furstenberg dress (on sale now!)

vacation outfit ideas From left to right: Kork-Ease™ Kork-Ease 'Gracen' Sandal Natasha Couture Box Clutch Marc by Marc Jacobs Lightning Bolt enameled gold-tone earrings ($26 now!) Young Fabulous & Broke Bangal Convertible Maxi Dress

From left to right:
Kork-Ease sandal
Natasha clutch
Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings ($26 now!)
Young Fabulous & Broke dress (2-in-1! wear it as a dress or maxi skirt!)

vacation outfit ideas From left to right: Chanel nail color in 'Frenzy' (my favorite nude color!) Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag Topshop KOALA ESPADRILLE SHOES (more colors here)  3.1 Phillip Lim Two-tone silk track pants (on sale! similar here & here) Tibi Silk crepe de chine camisole (also here)

From left to right:
Chanel nail color in ‘Frenzy’ (my favorite nude color!)
Chanel jumbo flap bag
Topshop espadrille (more colors here!)
 3.1 Phillip Lim pants (on sale! similar here)
Tibi camisole (wardrobe essential! also here)