Monday, September 28, 2015

Autumnal equinox and red tartan

It has been five months since the last time I wore this tartan dress (you can see when I last wore it here in April). I am one of those happy people to hear when tartan (or plaid) became all the rage last year (along with Birkenstock). I have quite a few things in tartan so I will be showing them to you gradually in the next few posts. When I wondered into Madewell store yesterday, I spotted a gorgeous cobalt blue/black tartan shirt dress. Hey, I don't have anything in this colour combination, I thought. Looks like I will be stalking this item on their website and wait for the next sale (here is the link, what do you think?) What attracted me too was how soft the material is! Definitely going onto my wishlist! Along with several other things on their website......

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross-body bag in the colour Moon (love this colour Port, too) and Sam Edelman Petty booties (darker colour here, the most comfortable booties ever)
Here is a photo courtesy of my friend Brian C. from last night's equinox with a Canon 50D. 200mm lense and a 1.4x extender (thanks Brian for letting me using your awesome picture)! Did you go check out the moon last night?

Monday, September 14, 2015

Before Fall, wear Fuchsia

What is the best way to celebrate last day of summer by wearing a bright top and a casual (almost ripped) denim skirt? Temperature can be very temperamental around this time of the year. We had our last day of warm day (high 20's) before the climate plunged down to the low teen's (12 degree C to be exact) today. Nevertheless, I had a pretty good morning wearing short sleeved top and being bare-legged :)
Excuse for the naked toe nails. Like my blogger friend Mica (Away From Blue), I put myself on a shopping ban since the 12th of May this year. To make things a little easier, I have decided to also save money on not going to get spa pedicure (which normally is something I do during summer) but just keeping my toe nails short and using at home micro-pedi callus remover tool from QVC (this one) to keep my heels smooth and cracks free.
While most of us feel a bit sad that summer is leaving us, I am sure some of you are secretively thrilled to be able to wear cozy knit and cute boots again! I do have plans to add a few new pieces to my wardrobe once I come out of the ban in a month! For those of you who are currently on ban or plan on being on a ban, trust me, it gets easier with time :)

Sam Edelman Trina sandals (old), Louis Vuitton Pochettte in monogram canvas (here), Cartier Roadster watch, Vita Fede rose gold bangle (in size XS here) and Stella and Dot necklace (old from last year).

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Beach bond on Labour Day

For someone who has been living in Oregon for the past 14 years, it's embarrassing to say I had never been to the famous Cannon Beach. Oregon coast is about a little over a hour drive west from the city. Visitors from all over the place come during summer to go witness the beauty of our untouched natural coastline. This Labour Day Monday, we decided to drive to the coast and admire its grandness ourselves. We were in for a treat! Since it's already late summer, the coast was a bit on the windy side but we were blessed with very sunny weather. Go barefoot, or at least a pair of flip-flop. Let your toes sink into the softest white sands you can imagine! I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and I recommend you do the same :)
We had a wonderful time spending our afternoon at Cannon Beach. The big rock formation behind me is called Haystack Rock. There are several similar ones along the coast but the Haystack Rock is the biggest one. We took our time walking on the beach and saw many happy dogs running around freely. There were also several kinds of kites flying on the gorgeous sky (check out my Instagram photos kiwifashionblog for more pictures). Not bad to end the non-official last day of summer eh?

Lululemons wrap jacket (old, but very similar one here), Havana flip-flops (how cute are these minions ones) and Rebecca Minkoff Love cross-body bag in Moon (navy, love this one too)