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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

Waiting by the Park

I didn’t get a chance to get my whole outfit for this picture, because I was busy watching my son play and I didn’t want to ask one of my cousins to stop and take an outfit picture for me.  We went to a birthday party for my cousin Regi’s son, Riley, a few weekends ago at a local park.  It was still quite hot here in San Diego at that time, so cut-offs were still okay to wear.  I’m excited because we finally are getting cooler weather, which means boots and layers!

Outfit – Joy Division tee (Urban Outfitters); Mossimo denim shorts (Target); Steven by Steve Madden booties; Rebecca Minkoff Covet purse & studded leather cuff; Shamballa bracelet c/o Cutey UK; Unknown brand studded silver bracelet

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

Them Bones

Since I bought the Rebecca Minkoff East West Skull Tote (post here and seen below), I’ve been adding a few skull & crossbones pieces to my wardrobe.  My cousin Regi even took note and bought me a cute scarf while in New York City a few months ago.  Along with black being a major staple in my closet, skulls and crossbones all are nods to my gothic tendencies.  I’ll bet I find more pieces in London!

  1. Skull bracelet from The Shangri-La at The LAB
  2. Skull sweatshirt from Hot Topic (not available online)
  3. East/West Tote by Rebecca Minkoff (no longer available online)
  4. Scarf, a gift from my cousin Regi (looks Alexander McQueen “inspired”)
  5. One of my favorite pictures of my son; blanket from Marshall’s last year

Rock T-Shirt of the Week: Erasure Tomorrow's World

Here is my first outfit of my feature “Rock T-Shirt of the Week”, which my husband snapped of me while we were on our mini-vacation in last week.  Our hotel was situated in Old Town Irvine, and it was nice to do an outfit post in a different location.  Originally, I had thought about bringing more than one outfit just to shoot around town, but that was not the point of the vacation (our son definitely did not want to wait around while mommy posed in random stairwells).  This just made me all the more excited to take pictures in new places during my London and Paris trip next month with Janice!

Speaking of Janice, this is the t-shirt I bought at the Erasure show she took me to as a surprise Christmas present last year (post here).  This was the third time I had seen Erasure in concert:  the first was when they opened up for Duran Duran and the second was during their tour supporting The Innocents album (both shows were in the 80’s).  I’m usually one to stick to black t-shirts, so this one was a nice departure as it’s grey with bright colors.  I dressed it up a bit with a long stretchy skirt, girly heels and a bright little purse. 

Outfit – Erasure t-shirt; H&M skirt; Cotton On sweater; Poetic License shoes; Mini MAC c/o Rebecca Minkoff; Coach sunnies; Wendy Brandes rings

Heavy Metal

Rebecca Minkoff Flowerstud and Double Wrap Zip bracelets

Looks like my love for metal and spikes are definitely on trend this year, which means there is no shortage of my favorite kinds of studded bracelets, shoes, purses and belts available everywhere.  I’ve included items that I already own, mixed in with some that I recently purchased.  I’ll definitely be on the look out for more when I travel to London and Paris in August to add to my heavy metal accessory collection.

Bullet cuff from Macy’s (brand unknown)

Leather cuff pyramid stud bracelet by H&M; Flowerstud & 3 Row Pyramid Stud bracelets by Rebecca Minkoff; 3 row pyramid stud silver chain bracelet (brand unknown)

3 row pyramid stud elastic bracelet from Bloomingdale’s (brand unknown); Pyramid stud ring from Therapie Boutique (brand unknown)

“Lorissa” studded pumps by Sam Edelman

Weekend In Pictures: It's All Good When it's Fair Food

For Father’s Day, we went to The San Diego County Fair, where the theme was “Out of This World” and centered around all things science and science fiction.  My husband tried zip lining for the first time, which I got a chance to do just this past weekend (video to come).  Then we all tried our hands at archery, including Dominic!  And of course, the food we indulged in was clearly an experience that could only be described as other worldly.    Hope you had a great weekend!

My hubby, about to zip line (I’ll have a video of the two of us going in an upcoming post)

Dominic learned a little archery.

A triumphant picture of Dominic with one of his many winning prizes.

First stop: Chicken Charlie’s for anything and everything deep-fried.

My boys enjoying a little deep-fried goodness (deep-fried ribs & chicken strips).

My East/West tote was the perfect carry-all for the fair (as seen on Instagram, and thank you to Rebecca Minkoff for the re-Tweet!)

Enjoying a deep-fried peanut butter & jelly sandwich with Wendy Brandes, sort of! (I just love wearing my swear rings everywhere)

Yes, that would be deep-fried Trix cereal!

What was once The Heart Attack Cafe is now Bacon A-Fair, where their relationship with bacon runs deep…and fried!

Beer battered Polish dog & stuffed jalapeno peppers, both wrapped in bacon of course.