HOUNDSTOOTH DRESS

Monday, May 11, 2015


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Hi everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Mother's Day weekend with your family and friends! It's Monday again and you know what that means... back at work and back on the grind. In today's post, I'm styling this houndstooth dress 2 different ways by just adding a few accessories. It's a great way to maximize your wardrobe!

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Photographer babe: Crafted by Talia

What I Wore: Dress: Light in the Box | Sunnies: Zero UV | Bag(s): 3.1 Phillip Lim & H&M | Heels: Zara

Fashion Tip: In the first outfit, I wore the houndstooth dress by itself with pumps and a Phillip Lim bag. In the second outfit, I added a blazer, thin belt and switched bags. With just 3 different items, it looks like a different outfit.

Monday's can be rough but honestly, having a polished and well put together outfit makes life more bearable. What usually helps me through the day is a strong cup of coffee first thing in the morning, a to-do list of what needs to be done and a really good lunch. Now. Does anyone else wish for Friday to come as soon as Monday is over?!

Dear Monday, I want to break up. I'm seeing Tuesday and dreaming of Friday. Sincerely, it's not me, it's you.

xx-Jo

SCALLOP BLAZER

Friday, May 8, 2015


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TGIF! Another day at the office means another office style post for you! I've been trying to figure out what works best for a finance professional and I'm thinking a lot of black and white pieces with a good mix of blazers, pencil skirts and structured pants. My work outfits are slowly taking over my closet!

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Photographer babe: Crafted by Talia

What I Wore: Blazer: Light in the Box | Belt: Moschino via Shopbop | Sunnies: Zero UV | Bag: Botkier via Shopbop

Fashion Tip: I've noticed that in order for me to wear pencil skirts, my tops have to be thin enough to tuck in without it looking super bulky inside my skirt. Because of that I've invested in several light weight tanks that I can layer with a blazer and tuck with no problems.

Thanks to everyone that's been following along on my journey from fashion to finance. It's been an interesting transition. The goal is to look professional but still fashionable. I'm really enjoying the polished and lady like look though so I'm having fun with it. This scallop blazer is starting to become one of my favorite pieces to mix in with my day-to-day and office outfits. I hope you all have a happy Mother's Day weekend with your family and friends! Catch up with everyone on Monday!

Have a happy Friday!

xx-Jo

WINDOW PANE TOP

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


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Hi everyone! Sorry for the mini hiatus... life has been keeping me pretty busy lately. But I'm back! Did you miss me?! Of course you did!! Who else is giving you weekly fashion tips?! Lol. Ok, so today, I'm blogging about this window pane print that I'm so obsessed with. I love it as a top, romper or pants! Now I'm finding ways to incorporate it into my work life. Transitioning from fashion to finance isn't easy, but someone's gotta do it right!? Keep reading the blog for more corporate style ideas!

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Photographer babe: Crafted by Talia

What I Wore: Top: Light in the Box | Sunnies: Zero UV | Heels: Zara | Bag: 3.1 Phillim Lim

Fashion Tip: My office style is pretty simplistic. Pants, easy fitted top with pumps. And as always, when in doubt - wear RED.

Happy humpday everyone! I feel like I've been trying to catch up on life for the past 2 weeks! When you're busy, time just flies by. I guess that's what happens when you try to balance study, work and blog life. But no complaints. There's never a dull moment in my life and I wouldn't want it any other way. I'm still trying to figure out fashion in the finance world and I'm starting to get the hang of it. Too bad I can't bring bohemian chic into the worksphere lol. That would make my life so much easier! Anyways, there's more fashion and finance coming your way!

I hope you all have a great week! Make it count! ;)

xx-Jo

IF I WENT TO STAGECOACH

Friday, April 24, 2015


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TGIF everyone! I'm ready for Stagecoach! Jaayyykayyy. I'm not going. If I was going though, I'd definitely wear this whiskey outfit lol. So who's going? And what are you wearing?!

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Now if I were taking my goddaughter Zoeybear with me to Stagecoach lol...

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Photographer babe: Crafted by Talia aka Zoeybear's mama

What I Wore: Top: Free Your Heart Apparel | Sunnies: Zero UV | Bag: Charlotte Russe | Necklace: Sam Moon

[on Zoeybear] Boots: Shop Prima Donna | Sunnies: Zero UV

Fashion Tip: On Zoeybear: I added the bandana to make it a little more country style and you can never go wrong with aviators! On me: At first I only had the tank and jeans and it felt so plain. I added the plaid around my waist and a huge statement necklace. My point is, accessories matter. When simplicity doesn't cut it, add accessories!

I never really liked country music before until just recently. My girlfriend introduced me to a ton of different country artists and basically made me listen to only country music for like months. Luckily, it grew on me and I started really liking it. The beat is good, the lyrics are heart wrenching-ly sad or so cute that I die and it soothes me. This is the first year I wish had the time to go to Stagecoach and experience it at least once. Maybe next year. At least I'll be ready with my outfits!

Happy Friday! If you're at Stagecoach -- have fun, be safe! BYE!

xx-Jo

VIET FASHION WEEK DAY 2

Thursday, April 23, 2015


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So, day 2 of Viet Fashion Week was fun but way stressful for me because they asked me to do interview on the red carpet. I get all weird and awkward when there's a camera around and my Vietnamese isn't the best. I can understand when people are talking to me, but having to ask people questions about their gowns in Vietnamese was definitely a challenge. I am totally obsessed with my day 2 dress. I wonder if you can guess who the designer is?!

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Ready to see my weird interview face!? Seriously, I'm not sure why I keep making this face when I ask people things. Is this how I look all the time when I talk to people in general?! -____-

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Even though it gave me anxiety, I had an amazing time on the red carpet. I got to interview Miss Vietnam LA, Andy Quach (singer), Lynda Trang Dai and the New Wave group and all my blogger babes! I hope it turns out ok. I'll include the link when it's live on Viet TV.. maybe. Lol, if it's terrible, I might reconsider. OH. Any look who landed on VIET TIDE?! Me interviewing Lynda! ;)

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Photographer babe: Randy Tran

What I Wore: Dress: Jacky Tai | Earrings + Rings: Wren & Glory | Heels: Zara | Hair: Luxy Hair

Viet Fashion Week Day 2 ended with a bang. Thank you to all the blogger babes that came out to support! It was a huge success! We're definitely planning on hosting a bigger and better show for the 3rd annual VFW. Stay tuned for more amazing things from the Vietnamese community. Follow their Instagram (@vietfashionweek) for updates!

Up next: What to wear to Stagecoach!

xx-Jo

VIET FASHION WEEK DAY 1

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


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I'm so glad to be a part of the 2nd annual Viet Fashion Week! Last year was the first year the Vietnamese community showcased their talented designers on the runway during fashion week. This year it was bigger and better. VFW went from a 1-day event to a 2-day showcase! Viet Fashion Week even made it on KCAL 9 news and Nguoi Viet TV! :)

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Totally caught me and my girls posing on the red carpet on KCAL 9 NEWS! Lol if you keep watching, you'll see they caught me barefoot on the catwalk!!! I was in the middle of setting up so I couldn't run around with Louboutins on my feet. Unfortunately the camera man totally caught me while I was talking to news anchor Leyna Nguyen.....

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Here are the video clips from KCAL 9 News and Nguoi Viet TV:

Details of my outfit:

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Photographer babe: Crafted by Talia

What I Wore: Dress: Jacky Tai Collection | Heels: Christian Louboutin

Visit Viet Fashion Week's Facebook and/or Instagram (@vietfashionweek) for behind-the-scenes action and a closer look of all designers from VFW Day 1 (Jacky Tai, Cynthia Bui, Calvin Hiep, Son Nguyen Collection). They did a fantastic job and I'm so happy that everyone got an opportunity to see just how talented and creative Vietnamese designers are. Stay tuned for day 2!

Thanks for reading! It means a lot to me that you all get to see a little more of my culture! :)

xx-Jo