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Ice Machine

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I finally got my Val Tex ankle boots by Miista.  Free People had them on super sale, so I just had to grab them.  They named it the “Glacier Ankle Boot”, probably because the pattern looks like it could be from the aurora borealis.  I fell in love with them when Miista introduced their Electromancer line, and I used it in a Polyvore collage (post here).  I kept my outfit very simple, allowing these lovelies to steal the show.  These booties are even prettier up-close and personal, and many co-workers stopped me to ask me where I got them.  This is my fourth pair of Miistas, and I can safely say that I’m hooked.

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Outfit – H&M cardigan; Old Navy shirt and jeans; Val Tex ankle boots by Miista in topaz/mauve ($69.95 on Free People); Rebecca Minkoff MAC; Michael Kors watch; Wendy Brandes and Suki Bijoux rings; Honeybadger glasses by BonLook; bracelet, necklace and earrings were birthday gifts from my niece and sister

(‘Ice Machine’ is a song by Depeche Mode, the B-side to ‘Dreaming of Me’)

Val Tex Collage

(Check out the cute bonus pictures of my beautiful niece wearing my Miistas.  She loves all of my shoes, purses and clothes, so I thought it would be fitting to get her in this outfit post.  I’m telling you, she’s a natural, no?)

(Photos by Rholnna Jiao)

Girl Guides

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I wore this outfit when I went to brunch my food blogger friends a couple of weeks ago (original post here).  I actually wore different boots at that time because I thought they would get wet from the recent rains here in San Diego.  I’m always afraid to mix prints because I just can’t seem to get them quite right.  I do better when I stick to the same color family, especially blacks and whites.  The necklace I’m wearing is another Suki Bijoux special: it’s a vintage Girl Guides whistle (Girl Guides in England are similar to the Girl Scouts here in the US).  I loved it when I saw it on Facebook, and Suki was able to retrieve them from the boutique where she was originally supposed to sell them.  She had similar one on Facebook, but I’m SO glad she was able to sell this one to me!

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Outfit – Talbots hooded cape; H&M sweater; American Rag denim leggings; Vince Camuto boots; Elaine Satchel c/o Mimi Boutique (won from one of their Facebook contests); Honeybadger glasses from BonLook; Suki Bijoux “Recoil” ring, typewriter ring and Girl Guide whistle necklace; Wendy Brandes ring

As Patterns Seem To Form

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I have developed a few clothing habits lately while I was on my work “hiatus”: t-shirts, jeans and fantastic shoes.  It’s a great combination that I know I can wear to any concert and still feel edgy while being comfortable.  But these Miista booties are truly the star with the gold capped toes and studded heels.  This will now have to be my weekend wear because I recently (and finally) am back as a part of the gainfully employed.  I am now a Customer Service Supervisor in billing for a laboratory in San Diego.  It was nice to be at home with my boy for the last four months, but it’s nicer to be a part of the work force again.  I will have to say, relaxing was definitely a hard habit to break!

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Outfit – XTaren sheer moto-style shirt and unknown brand studded clutch from M’s Clothing; Joy Division t-shirt by Hometown; Old Navy boyfriend jeans; Gabriela shoes by Miista; Hot Topic studded belt; Union Jack belt buckle was a gift from a friend; Honeybadger glasses from BonLook; Suki Bijoux rings

(The title of this post is from the song “Digital” by Joy Division)

Blue Bird

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It’s now 2013 and my love for the bird print still has not waned.  I got this pretty mixed-print blouse last year because I loved the subtle colors.  I can wear it casually with jeans, but I’m sure it would also be very pretty with a skirt or slacks.  The birds had a bit of bright color in them and I decided to make more apparent by wearing these blue suede bow pumps.  I almost chose a blue purse, but decided it was a little too matchy-matchy, so I kept my purse neutral.

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Outfit – Bird print blouse c/o The Limited; Down East Basics jeans; Linea Pelle Domed Pyramid Stackable bracelet in rose gold; Shamballa bracelet c/o Cutey; Juicy Couture ring (old); Michael Kors watch; Rebecca Minkoff purse; BonLook Honeybadger glasses; Origami Owl necklace 

Photos by Rholnna Jiao

Love In Itself

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and those of us in the San Diego Style Bloggers community are showing how we do up the day.  I saw a segment on Refinery 29 on how Aimee Song (of the blog Song of Style) styled boyfriend jeans (article here).  She paired them with an oxblood colored tuxedo jacket, a simple t-shirt and fantastic heels.  I took note and borrowed her style for something that I would wear for a quiet dinner out with my husband.  I decided to add a bit more shine by layering rhinestone necklaces, but kept my edge with the studded clutch.   Also, I must bring special attention to the beautiful lace-up pumps that I got over the weekend during the first day of the Prabal Gurung for Target collaboration.  I don’t know what it is about shoes, but I fall in love with a new pair a few times a month, and I am completely enmoured with these lovelies.  Hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow with their special someone!

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Outfit – Ark & Co jacket from Shimmer (seen here at their recent event); Bitten t-shirt; Old Navy boyfriend jeans; Charming Charlie necklaces and earrings; M’s Clothing studded clutch (only $10!); Prabal Gurung for Target lace-up pumps; La Marquise glasses by BonLook

You've Got it Made

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This outfit includes a couple of handmade items: the vintage purse I re-worked by adding pom poms from Monday’s post, and a scarf that I knitted myself.  Also included in this outfit are pieces made by the talented Suki of Suki Bijoux.  In the detail picture below, you can see the vintage purse necklace, the “Recoil” ring and typewriter ring.  Lately, I have been wearing her pieces mixed in with my favorite ones, like the @ ring by Wendy Brandes.  Pieces like these handmade items give character to an otherwise simple California winter outfit.

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Outfit – H&M jacket, sweater and jeans; Tod’s suede boots; Honeybadger glasses by BonLook; Wendy Brandes ring; vintage purse necklace, custom-made “Recoil” ring and “C” typewriter ring by Suki Bijoux; handmade knitted scarf and pom pom purse

Photos by Rholnna Jiao

I Confess

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I first heard about Miista shoes when they followed me on Twitter.  I love discovering new brands, and lately I find out them due to follows on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  I must confess that it was love at first sight when I went to the website, and I have been fascinated ever since (I used a couple of their shoes in some recent Polyvore collages, here and here).  These are my first pair from Miista called the Gabi, and these shoes – along with everything that I see on their site – are show stoppers.  I’m not one to shy away from a fantastic pair of shoes, and these shoes start conversations.  Each time I wear them, I get stopped because people either want to know where I got them, or just to tell me they are an awesome pair of shoes.  I wore them recently to the Shimmer event that I went to a few weeks ago, and because they are flatforms, they gave me the height I needed while remaining comfortable.  I’ve already have a second pair from Miista’s AW2012 sale, and I’m deciding what to get next from their Electromancer SS2013 collection, which is simply ah-mazing.

Note: Miista is a UK based company, and I just realized how many English items I’m wearing other than my shoes: London Underground cuff, English Beat shirt (the title of this post is one of their songs), Union Jack purse, London map ring, and hidden under my shirt is my belt with a Union Jack buckle.  I must really miss London!

Edited to add on 2/5/2013: Check me out on Miista’s site (here)!  When you purchase shoes from Miista (directly from their site or the many retailers that sell their brand), take an outfit photo featuring their shoes and submit it to you at miista dot com, and you could win a free pair in a monthly drawing.  I didn’t win this month, but I’m going to keep trying!

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Outfit – Living Doll Los Angeles jacket; H&M jeans; English Beat concert t-shirt; The G Collection Union Jack studded purse; Gabi shoes by Miista (from Envi Shoes); London Underground cuff c/o designhype; rings by Wendy Brandes and Suki Bijoux; Michael Kors watch; La Marquise glasses by BonLook; Park Avenue lipstick by Radiant

(Photo 3 by Eddie Flores of Love Life Photography)