Monday, November 26, 2012

Personal Style Outfit-A Fall Investment

I'm officially debunking the urban myth that all Asians are good at math. I was born in Shanghai and am as Chinese as they come and yet I shrink away from computations and numbers like it's EVOO and I'm H2O which is probably why I went down the word dense paths of lawyering and blogging. The husband, on the other hand, is fabulous with numbers and loves to talk to me about investments, returns, and dividends. During these one-sided discussions, my mind wanders off into a number-less utopia devoid of currency. Needless to say, I don't retain much information from our talks.  However, over the years, J's business acumen has influenced my decision-making abilities when it comes to shopping as I know just when to purchase investment pieces that will garner the greatest fashion returns.

This Generation Love tweed motorcycle jacket with leather sleeves is a perfect investment piece for fall. The two tone jacket is one of fall's biggest trends and I especially love the duality of the silhouette. It's both structured and a bit flowy which opens up its layering versatility and occasion-adapting agility. My faux leather leggings from Growze is another fall staple piece that I've been wearing nonstop. I prefer faux to real leather as the lining is amazingly soft yet thick enough to keep my legs warm. The twisted asymmetrical seams narrow the width of the hips creating a thinning illusion that's welcoming and necessary.

Top: A.L.C. (cheaper option here)
Jacket: Generation Love (similiar hereherehere, and one more)
Pants: c/o Growze (similar here, here, and one more)
Pumps: Manolo Blahnik (almost identical here, here, and a great cheaper option
Purse: Miu Miu (similar here, and cheaper option here)
Rings: David Yurman | Forever 21

I wore this outfit all over town last Saturday. During the day, it made an appearance at my friend's house where we gathered to watch the USC v. UCLA football game. My Trojans lost but we've won twelve out of the last fourteen games so it was more of a pity win for the Bruins. USC supports many charities. After the game, I headed out to the launch party of LAMERCH, a new Silverlake boutique that sits next door to LAMILL, its sister restaurant/cafe. The boutique is cutely curated, carries one-of-a kind items like vintage tea sets and party frocks from d.RA Clothing. It's truly a holiday must stop shop. At the party, I gorged on homemade Snicker bars and cheesecake parfait but made sure to save room for dinner. I then headed to Baco Mercat in Downtown LA where my friends and I shared a delicious meal of flat breads, chicken and biscuits, and open-faced "baco" sandwiches. And unlike my typical "out and about" days, I didn't do a single outfit change as my look took me from day to night. Now that's one fabulous investment!  

{live fabulously}



Erin said...

Awesome jacket!


Caroline said...

Oh goodness, I am HORRIBLE at math. Literally, it's my absolute worst subject ever & I can't pass a college math test to save my life. Humanities all the way! Adorable outfit! :)

Maria Flicka said... look so beautiful! Love your outfit, specially the jacket and the bag! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back <3


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Danielle Barbe said...

love everything about this! great jacket! xx

Erin Edwards said...

So many great pieces in this post! Well done. You look beautiful.I am now following you on GFC and bloglovin. In fact, I showed lots of love by liking many of your posts in bloglovin. I hope you'll do the same!


Petite and Hungry said...

love love love your jacket! such a gorgeous fall outfit!

Jessica said...

LOL im actually not bad at math but i don't really follow any of the other asian stigmas haha


Katja Špoljar said...

what a beautiful pictures! you look so lovely!
thank you fow your comment! :)

Cristina Valcarcel said...

love your leggins!!

Today on my blog outfits with accessories winter approaching cold!

Monika Ozdoba said...

So stunning!

Why don't we follow each other? :)


Lilli said...

What a beautiful combo! Love everything, the bag is too cute!:) Kisses! xoxo

MintJulep said...

I love love those pants, they're FAB!!

Lima Ché said...

You look fabulous!

I realy love your blog :D

Would you like to follow each other?
Let me know

xx Macie said...

so, so chic!

amen fashion, xo

BabyCatFace said...

You look gorgeous!

Cat kisses.

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Great outfit. I love the leggings and the jacket! I think it's great that you're writing in terms of investment pieces.

ChatterBlossom said...

I love the textures at play with this outfit! Tweedy wool with slick leather and animal print! Love it!
Thank you for visiting my blog. ;-)
Your newest follower,

The Fashionable ESQ said...

I totally agree with you: your jacket is a definite investment piece, and very stylish.
Love the leather leggings as well!
The Fashionable ESQ

beAllTheRage said...

Very nice, classy! Love your jacket <3
Wanna follow each other? :)

Y además sombreros said...

Me encanta la chaqueta.

Kristin Reynolds said...

You look gorgeous!! love your outfit.


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alongobucco said...

That jacket is so stunning...I love it!

The Glossy Life

Jenna DeSantis said...

That jacket is perfect with this outfit!! I'm in jacket love!! Cute, you look great in these photos!!

XO Jenna

Le Petit Plastique said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! Wanna follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or just follow me and I will follow you =)

Sarah Beth said...

Loving this entire outfit! Especially the pants and jacket! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! I would love to follow each other! I am following you now, follow back?!

xoxo Sarah Beth

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Laura said...

You look amazing, love the way you combined elements in your outfit! So nice to meet you my dear!:*

Emily said...

this jacket is worth every penny! love it. x

JennyScribbles said...

love the coat! also that Mui Mui bag is too cute:)

S said...

So cute!
Bj S

Luciapink said...

Thank you! Love your style too xxxxx

ka milka said...

great style!!

new post : DD

Megan Ann said...

Perfection! I love everything about this! And I need that bag.

xo, Megan
indie flower

Markét said...

Hi dear thanks for visiting my blog! Love yours!<3 You look stunning! Love your jacket!<3 I follow you now! Hope you follow me back!:)

Aleksandra said...

Lovely look !
Love your jacket & a bag !

Selvita said...

Great jacket!!
I love it
You are so beautiful.
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Ileana said...

That is such a beautiful jacket!
You look great :D

Sam said...

I am just as awful with numbers. This is an exceptional outfit, loved the chic jacket and styling!

kat said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the detailing on the leather leggings. Such great investment pieces!

Thanks for dropping by our blog! We love your blog.

Jen27 said...

That jacket is absolutely gorgeous! A perfect investment, indeed :)


Anonymous said...

too sexy in all leather!!!!
pretty asian girl!!!!

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