Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lather Up the Leather

All-Saints, Source:Wendy's Lookbook
I seem to be missing one of the essential pieces to have in a girl's closet - the one and only black leather jacket. Previously, I perceived leather jackets to be punkish and outdated until I spotted the various tailored look it comes in nowadays. The two primary colors I'm interested in are black and rose. As the black gives off a bold, yet, fitted look, the rose comes off as very soft and chic making it an easy go-to item.

Which color would you opt for?

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Summer To-Do List

Cancun, Mexico
Like most girls, I also, am an avid To-Do lister. There is something very satisfying about knowing few things have been accomplished throughout the course of the day or week. As for my mom, she has begun a Places to Visit in 2013 list that is hanging on our fridge, which triggered the idea of having a personal one as well. Hope this inspires you to get out of your bed and do something engaging!

1. Get on a yoga schedule.
2. Make a full meal - dinner would be ideal but a bit farfetched.
3. Visit my Alma Mater campus - Loyola University of Chicago - for an evening walk along Lake Michigan shore.
4. Attempt to learn how to swim.
5. Find a pair of leather pants to wear to Bruno Mars' concert.
6. Recreate some Indian necklaces that I currently refuse to wear.
7. Visit House on the Rock.
8. Take some PTO from work!
9. Eat more fruits.
10. Improve my blogging.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Hues

Francesca's Collection Earring and Necklace

As my hunt continues, I fell upon this amazing necklace from Francesca's Collections and could not lay my eyes off of it. The brilliant blue colors make the perfect hue for the summer colors and I can already imagine wearing it with everything in my closet. On the other hand, the coral and pink earrings clearly set the tone for peachy day in the sun. Coming from a history of owning all neutral and unicolor types of jewelry, getting something like this was undoubtedly a fresh breath of air in that department. 

What colors are you eyeing nowadays?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Winter White

Zgallerie is - hands down - one of my favorite home decor stores in the world. The entire store is decked out in stellar items which leave me in a trance from the moment I step in. They carry exquisite furniture, art, bedding, accessories, and most importantly the Lazo throw! Every time I go to Zgallerie, I would venture to the throw section and smother myself in the delicate throw that is so carefully sewn. I was ecstatic when I got the winter white one for Christmas and have been doing my best to preserve the blanc look ever since. 

June Showers?

The one thing about mother nature I can't wrap my head around is the consistent rain during prime summer days. With majority of the rain happening nowadays, I'm questioning whether we're picking up India's Monsoon schedule as it is pouring there day and night. However, thanks to the goddess of fashion there are ways to overcompensate the gloom with some pleasant pieces.

How do you work with the rain?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Phillip Lim

There is something so captivating about this 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Satchet. I have never paid much attention to that brand in particular, but the gold touches along with the ambiguous marks constructs an elegant appeal. The neutral color as well as the handy handle makes it suitable for running errands or dinner dates with a beau. Definitely a keeper!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Coral Meets Green

H&M Top, JC Penney Skirt, Akira Bag, Gold Belt, Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Candies Heels
Maxi skirts have evolved to be my go-to bottoms as soon as the temperature hits 70 degrees. This particular one was purchased at JC Penney - believe it or not. It is versatile in the sense that one can wear tights/leggings underneath in the colder seasons with booties or high heeled boots. As Chicago suffers from humidity time to time, having a breeze makes it that much more bearable for me.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Hunt

As summer time rolls around, I find myself going on an annual jewelry hunt. I look for complementary colors and fancy items in general. Although the last time I really splurged on jewelry was few years ago, I still adore and gently wear them. I have created my first fashion montage in hopes of narrowing down what I really like and shopping smart. Yes - that's a Cartier ring in the middle.

What is on your plate for the summer?

Thursday, June 20, 2013


[Map of Austria]

Growing up in Vienna, Austria is probably one of the most interesting life events that I have. The fact that I was exposed to Europe from such an early age instilled the love of architecture and travel in me. This year alone, I have visited three different places - Cancun, Boston, and Tennessee - the most I have done in a single year!



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Celebrating a New Chapter

Life is to be celebrated with experiences that leave a positive impact. Yes, there will be mistakes, but subsequently there will be a lesson learned. With that said, I decided to give blogging a try by focusing on fashion, decor, lifestyle, and whatever else that comes my way.   As St. Ignatius once said, "Go forth and set the world on fire!".

[Parisian Inspired Diner]

[Haute Jewelry]