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And The Tape Is Your Voice

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I think it was love at first sight when I saw this skirt on ModCloth.  It’s called the “Music In Me in Mix Tape” skirt, and I literally said, “I must have that!”  I fell in love with the pattern, and the fact that is has pockets (skirts and dresses with pockets are the best things ever).  I’m glad I bought it when I did because not only was it on sale, it’s now sold out.  Hopefully ModCloth will bring it back somehow because it has quickly become my favorite skirt in my wardrobe, and I know so many would love this skirt.  When I wore it to work, one of my co-workers said, “You definitely should have been born in a different era!”  I admit I styled the skirt for this outfit to be retro, but I can also see this skirt in a more edgier outfit.  But maybe he was talking about the fact that the pattern is cassette tapes, and everyone knows how much I love the 80’s.

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Outfit – Burberry sweater (old); Bitten t-shirt (old); Retrolicious skirt from ModCloth (sold out); Rebecca Minkoff purse; Nine West shoes (old); Zekes Zipper Bangle from MimiBoutique (sold out); Michael Kors watch; Suki Bijoux and Wendy Brandes rings; iSee glasses from GlassesUSA; Unknown brand pan collar necklace and belt; Tambourine earrings made by my sister, Rholnna

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(The title of this post is a line from the Depeche Mode song Photographic.)

(Photos by Rholnna Jiao)

In Chains

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In addition to spikes and studs, I’m very partial to metallics and chains.  I make sure to include plenty of hardware in my outfits, no matter how dressy or casual.  My husband saw me attaching all of my accessories one morning when we were going out for a family breakfast.  He just shook his head and said, “We’re just going out to eat…do you really need all of that on?”  Honey, surely you know me by now, right?

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Outfit – MNG by Mango Grey Shimmer Blazer and Bisou Bisou printed pants from JCPenney; Topshop peplum top (from London); Rebecca Minkoff purse; Shamballa bracelet c/o Cutey; Juicy Couture & Linea Pelle bracelets; Michael Kors watch; Suki Bijoux rings; Betesy Johnson disco ball pendant necklace (old); Honeybadger glasses by BonLook; Nine West booties

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This is a picture that I posted on Instagram.  Each piece (including the jacket and pants featured in this outfit post):  $10!

(Outfit photos by Rholnna Jiao)

The Wind in My Hair, Makes Me So Aware

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I’m always reluctant to wear shorts because I don’t know where the cut off is between too short, and not short enough.  In my forties, I’ve become more self-conscious and aware of this fact, despite how much I know I believe it shouldn’t matter.  I know I wore cut-offs at the Rewind Festival last year (post here), but can I wear those anywhere else other than maybe the beach?  I think I have finally found the a line of shorts that are just perfect for me.  These shorts are by Joe Fresh at JCPenney, and they hit me at just the right place on my thigh where I feel comfortable (not to mention they are adorable).  They have a whole line of shorts, which will be perfect for those hot summer days that I know are coming so very soon here in San Diego.

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Outfit – MNG by Mango fitted one-button jacket and Joe Fresh Piped Jacquard shorts, both from JCPenney; Topshop peplum top (from London); Rebecca Minkoff shoes and purse; London Underground cuff c/o Designhype; Necklace and rings by Suki Bijoux; Michael Kors watch; Coach sunnies; Earrings made by CC of the blog Pink Candles at Ridgemont High

(The title of this post is a line from the Depeche Mode song But Not Tonight; I thought it was appropriate since the wind made my hair go a bit wild while taking these pictures at Mission Bay.)

(Photos by Deon Chen)

Made Well

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I’m not sure how it happened, but I have accumulated quite a collection of printed pants in the last few months.  I like what the printed pants add to my wardrobe, making it very dynamic.  It’s always easy to pair printed shirts with jeans or dress pants, but I find it more challenging to build an outfit around printed pants.  These wonderful printed pants are my first purchase from Madewell.  I also don’t really pick a color theme for my outfits, but I ran with the blue in this one (you may recognize the blue purse, as I wore it during my many days and nights out in London last year, orignal post here).  Believe it or not, the blues were not all the same shade, but they appear that way in these pictures.

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Outfit – Madewell pants (on super sale at the location in South Coast Plaza, only $17!); Old Navy shirt; H&M sweater; Rebecca Minkoff purse; Betsey Johnson shoes; iSee glasses from GlassesUSA; Necklace from Southwark Cathedral (London); Mimi Boutique zipper bangle; Wendy Brandes ring; Suki Bijoux rings; Michael Kors watch

FTC Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  Although this is a sponsored post, the opinions, pictures & content of this post are strictly my own.

Warm Leatherette

The weather is starting to cool off, but I can still get away with wearing some sleeveless clothing now, that I know I can layer later.  I love these studded boots, and have been figuring out ways to always incorporate them into my wardrobe.  When I got this soft furry vest from Bloomingdale’s, I couldn’t wait to pair them up with these boots.  The cool colors and softness of the vest together with the leather and studs of the boots make me feel like a rock star (Warm Leatherette by The Normal was playing in my head while posing for these shots).

Outfit – Aqua faux fur vest; H&M Jeans; Steve Madden “Fraankie” boots; Rebecca Minkoff purse; Michael Kors watch; Coach sunnies; Personalized leather cuff from the San Diego County Fair; Unknown brand studded silver bracelet; Wendy Brandes ring; Cross necklace from Southwark Cathedral in London

All photos by Rholnna Jiao

Tailored Textures

It’s finally starting to cool down, so I’m feeling like wearing textured clothing and layering them in different ways.  These pieces are not new, but I’ve never worn them together so it feels like a new outfit.  The jacket is a colored tweed or boucle and the pants are corduroy.  I kept the layering simple, but all in the same muted shades.  I’m also starting to embrace wearing different shades of the same color.  I was always hesitant to do so, but I think that it makes an outfit more dynamic and now actually expands my wardrobe possibilities!

Outfit – din bin jacket (from Nordstrom a long time ago); LEI corduroy pants; Old Navy blouse; Wet Seal tank; Poetic License shoes; Rebecca Minkoff MAC purse; Michael Kors watch; iSee glasses from GlassesUSA; Vintage brooches; Tiffany & Co necklace; Wendy Brandes ring

Angry Birds?

The title of this post is simply because my son is playing the game on both my Acer Iconia and my iPhone, and I was running out of titles for posts using the word “bird”.  This dress is so flowy & cute, but is so low-cut that I had to wear a little bandeau underneath.  Besides, I think the attention should be on the cut and print of the dress and these fabulous shoes, rather than my need for modesty, don’t you?

Outfit: Angie dress (from Lulus); Kenneth Cole straw purse (old); Matiko “Paris” shoes (from Ashbury Skies); Juicy Couture ring; Michael Kors watch; Coach sunnies; Nameplate necklace (from The Honeyroom)