Sensible Stylista: ootd
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Showing posts with label ootd. Show all posts

Summer Loving

Ready for all sorts of summer fun in my new sundress.  Made of lightweight cotton, this flirty mini is perfect for the pool or beach!  It has a plunging neckline with an open back, and it fits true to size.  I'm wearing a US 4, and it fits me beautifully.  It's a halter so the top's adjustable - it should fit regardless of how big or small your bust is. Available online at ASOS for $38 here!
Other adorable styles (all under $50):
Featuring yet another fabulous sunhat from Dynamic Asia - if you missed my first feature on them, clicky here. Always remember to practice safe sun, guys.  You should wear sunscreen on the daily, but if you're planning to chill outside for an extended period of time, use one with a higher SPF and reapply at least every 2 hours.  Also, wear sunnies to protect your eyes!
A closer look at my Mermazing tote!  I got this bag from Beach'd months ago and still love it to pieces.  When I took it to the Caribbean, I pretty much carried it everywhere because it was heatproof (and cute, obviously).  They use globally sourced natural materials and work closely with women-owned factories to create ethically produced designs with unique weatherproofing details.  They offer beach bags, keychains, cosmetic cases, and wallets so make sure you head on over and take a look.  Sign up for their newsletter to get an extra 20% off + free shipping over $50+.
Dress:  ASOS ($38) || Shoes:  Amiclubwear || Hat:  Dynamic Asia ($8.50) || Tote:  Beach'd
Shot by the incredible Eva Liz.
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Remix: The Metallic Mini

Alright guys, if today's dress looks familiar, it's because I featured it HERE a few months ago!  Back then, I styled it with a turtleneck and wedges because it was still pretty chilly out, but now that it's hotter than Dante's inferno, I can wear it all by its lonesome.  
The dress is fairly loud due to the color and style so I skipped accessories altogether.  I did, however, wear statement heels to add a bit of edge.  I'm not especially graceful in heels so ankle-strap sandals are a godsend.  I bought these a long time ago so they're no longer available online, but I'll make sure to link other cute options below.
Fabulous statement heels under $100:
To finish off my OOTD, I carried a mini crossbody from & Other Stories to match.  They opened a store in Georgetown not too long ago, but I haven't had a chance to go yet.  I'll definitely have to hit them up next month when I'm back in town!  If you're interested in the bag I'm sporting, it's available online here.  
Other stylish metallic minis:
Shot by the amazing Rey Marques.
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My Obsession with Alexis Continues

I was and continue to be head over heels obsessed with all things Alexis.  I purchased this top a long while back but haven't featured it on SS so I thought no better time than the present.  This fabulous blouse was on sale at Saks so I scooped it up along with THIS dress during after-Christmas sales. The top's voluminous with billowy sleeves so I paired it with a bandage skirt for balance.  To finish things off, I carried my Gucci crossbody to match and threw on statement heels to elevate my ensemble.
Why I drool over Alexis:
A closer look at my bag! I know I featured it here recently, but I couldn't resist showcasing it again.  If you have a bag fetish like me, you'll definitely want to check out my entire designer collection here.  Also, I added a few pieces to my wardrobe since then so I'll be publishing part 2 later this summer - definitely make sure to keep an eye out!
Me being...as asian as possible, ha.
Top:  Alexis || Skirt:  BCBG || Shoes:  Last Call || Bag:  Gucci via TJ Maxx
Shot by the wonderful Rey Marques.
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Find of the Day: The Striped Romper ($29)

A few days ago, I published a post on SS called, "How-to Look Polished AF in 5 Minutes or Less."  I focused on my summer makeup routine because I was partnering up with Jordana Cosmetics, but I saved some pics for today's find of the day.  This romper is, hands down, one of my absolute faves; lucky for you guys, it's currently on sale online at ASOS for $29 (originally $42).
I can't even begin to tell you all how much I love this romper!  It's made of a lightweight woven fabric that'll keep you nice and cool during the hottest of days, and it has a relaxed fit so you'll feel super comfortable wearing it.  The fine folks at ASOS call it a "beach romper," but IMHO it works for all occasions.  Wear it with white sneakers for a casual everyday look or pair it with fancy sandals for a lunch date.  For those of you wondering, I'm wearing a size 4, and it fits me perfectly - purchase it here before it sells out!
Other styles that are perfect for summer (all under $50):

I topped my look off with a fabulous sunhat from Dynamic Asia because it's the ultimate warm-weather accessory anddd it's cool to practice safe sun.  They're wholesale though so you have to buy a minimum of 3 per style.  I suggest getting together with a few friends and splitting costs because they're selling super high quality pieces for helllllla cheap.  I own several so I can seriously vouch for their quality!
 Shoes:  Nine West || Romper:  ASOS ($29) || Hat:  Dynamic Asia
Shot by the amazing Sung Shin.
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Shop for a Cause at Elegantees

Excited to feature yet another fabulous piece from Elegantees on SS - clicky if you missed their first post!  This gorgeous summery number is currently available on their site for $55 in both cabana (the color I'm wearing) and grape. Made of a cotton/spandex blend, it has a modest neckline and loose dolman sleeves.  It has a boxy cut throughout, but it comes with a sash so you can change things up if you like.
I don't know if you guys remember, but Elegantees is more than just a cute clothing company.  Their purpose is to provide meaningful employment for women rescued from sex trafficking.  Each elegantee is made in Nepal, and you can meet your sewers here!  Please support them by shopping their site or giving this post a share.  
They've currently ran into a bit of trouble with funding since consumer spending has been down.  It's affected them greatly, and without $ they'll have to let sewers go.  If you'd like to donate to their cause, click here - there are 4 packages available and residents of the US get free shipping.

Option 1:  5 items of your choice for $150 on July 15th
Option 2:  Preview of their Fall collection + 7 pieces of your choice for $275 on August 15th
Option 3: Hassle-free holiday shopping, wrapped gift pieces to 5 friends for $240 on Dec. 1
Option 4: Choose 1 design per month for 2018 for $500
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The Plunging Maxi Dress

If you're a fan of maxi dresses, you'll absolutely love my latest find from Last Call Neiman Marcus.  Designed by Leon Max (aka Max Studio), this goddess-like number features a plunging v neckline with slim bands that cinch one's waist to create a flattering yet comfortable silhouette.  It's food friendly so no sucking in necessary -  I used to LOVE bodycon everything, but lately I'm all about "forgiving" designs.
For today's OOTD, I styled the piece up for date night, but it definitely works as a casual everyday dress as well. I'm wearing a size 2, but I had to get it tailored because it was too big for me - 0 would've been perfect, but it wasn't available.  Definitely size down if you're interested in purchasing this - FYI, it's still available in 2-12 online here!
Other fabulous Max Studio designs:
Showing off my new evening bag!  Isn't it ridiculously cute? I got it from J Wholesale a while back, and I still can't get over how adorbs it is.  I've featured their jewelry on here too many times to count so you guys know all about their baubles, but they sell other high-quality accessories as well including bags, bag charms, belts, phone cases, and more!  Definitely make sure to check out their clutches - I own several and they're super legit.  You're welcome in advance!
 Earrings:  J Wholesale || Dress:  Max Studio via Last Call ($89) || Shoes:  Nine West (similar) || Bag:  J Wholesale
Photos shot by the amazing Sung Shin.
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Casual Summer Dresses FTW

....I totally should've saved this look for the 4th of July, ha.  I couldn't wait that long though - I'm not that patient, and I wanted to feature my new LWD from ASOS sooo here goes.  This summery number is made of oh-so-soft jersey and features a cute bow detail + cutout up front.  The shirred stretch back is comfy so it doesn't pinch and is SUPER flattering.  Dress it up for date night or pair it with sneakers or summery sandals for a casual daytime look.
It was raining out when I shot this so I threw on an old denim jacket from Oasap for extra coverage! I've had this piece for years now, but I'm still obsessed with the lace-up & quilted detailing.  To finish things off and tie everything together, I wore adorable pom-pom shoes from AMICLUBWEAR and carried a mini-crossbody to match.
Other cute LWDs for your shopping ease (under $50):
Obsessed with pom-pom everything...
A closer look at my choker from J Wholesale!  Definitely make sure to check out their jewelry selection for affordable pieces that impress.
Photos shot by the wonderful Sung Shin.
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The Ruffle Miniskirt + Other Affordable Denim Minis Under $30

Excited to tell you guys all about my new skirt from Zara!  I stumbled upon this gem while browsing their "special prices" tab one night and scooped it up almost immediately.  Isn't the design adorable? I couldn't resist the ruffle detailing, plus it was only $14.99 so that helped, ha.  Make sure you guys browse their sale section every couple of days or so to stay on top of fab discounted merchandise.
Adorable denim minis under $30:
For today's OOTD, I paired my new mini with a pretty blush top from Almost Famous Clothing.  I love wearing feminine pieces so this top's naturally a new fave of mine!  Cold shoulder cut-outs and ruffles? Um, yes please.  Also, for those of you wondering, I got my Gucci bag for a fraction of the price on the TJ Maxx website - they sell a bunch of designer bags on there for less so keep your eyes peeled.
Top:  Almost Famous Clothing || Skirt:  Zara (similar) || Bag:  Gucci || Shoes:  Nine West
Photos shot by the fabulous Veronica Campbell of Voulez Boudoir.
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Boo's Bday Gift To Me + Bamf $12.99 Slip-ons (!!!)

Featuring yet another fabulous dress from Almost Famous - I styled a cute floral number here yesterday ICYMI. Apparently, pale dogwood (aka a muted pink) is all the rage this spring/summer, and although I'm not one to follow trends, this works for me because I love everything blush...which I why I paired my shift with matching slip-ons, ha.
Similar dresses that won't break the bank (all under $50):
My dress has a ton of cute detailing, but I still wanted to have some fun and spice things up with accessories! Here's a close up shot of my new bag courtesy of the bf - we started seeing each other 7 or so months ago.  He lives in cali so it's lonnnnng distance, but the struggle's so worth it.  I've honestly never been happier - when you find the right person, you just know.
Anddd I totally got off topic, ha!  I was telling you guys about my bag before I started gushing about my #mce.  Ok, so let's get to it.  The bag's currently on sale at the Kate Spade site for $279 (originally $398), and although it's not a classic design, it really does go well with different outfits for varying occasions.  Plus, there's a TON of space inside, the strap's detachable...and it has an adorable monkey with a rose on the front.  I mean, come on, how could one resist?  
Dress:  Almost Famous || Bag:  Kate Spade || Shoes:  Amiclubwear ($12.99) || Earrings:  J Wholesale
Photography by the amazing Veronica Campbell of Voulez Boudoir.
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