Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wood to Wear

It has surely been some time since I have put up any outfit posts here, mostly contributed to my hectic work schedule...and the fact that it has been increasingly hot, so I've been dressing breezily and comfortably recently.  Aside from that, I managed to get to get back in the swing of things in terms of busting out my wardrobe elements for the spring transitioning into summer.  For this look, I used an old chambray shirt that I removed the sleeves from, and paired it with some corduroy jodhpurs along with my wooden printed Litas by Jeffrey Campbell, which matches my Givenchy Pandora wallet perfectly.  I tried to portray a washed out kind of look, sticking with the hues of blue, beige, and tan, while also complimenting them subtly with silver accessories.  Even though it has been getting hot, this look wears comfortably since it is sleeveless and can easily be paired with shorts for a prolonged day out.  All photos taken by Zeric Villanueva.  =]

Outfit Details: reworked chambray shirt by Ralph Lauren, beige corduroy jodhpurs by Rugby by Ralph Lauren, Wallet (Clutch): pandora wallet in tan by Givenchy, Shoes: Lita shoe in wooden print by Jeffrey Campbell.  See other photos for accessory details.

Thick silver chain necklace by Mixe Medium, silver spiked stretch bracelet by Kara New York, silver stainless steel mesh band watch by Skagen, silver stainless steel armor ring by L'mond.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mini for Me

Being that it was my birthday this past Saturday, I wanted to get myself something...since I usually do that sort of thing (is that weird?).  Anyway, I didn't hesitate one bit to pick something out for myself.  This year, I wanted to get something small, that I definitely knew I would be utilizing a lot.  I put a lot of thought into it, and finally came to the conclusion that I wanted to get the Louis Vuitton mini pochette in the Damier Ebene print.  Therefore, a few days before my birthday, I stopped by at the Louis Vuitton store at Ala Moana center to pick up my birthday gift to myself.  Needless to say, I fell instantly in love with it, and have been using it nearly every day since.  I got the mini pochette particularly to use as a mini clutch or wristlet type of bag, that would be handy for running errands and such (so I don't have to lug around my incredibly heavy Alexander Wang Rocco bag).  It is the perfect size to fit all my essentials, even though I feel like I don't have EVERYTHING with I usually do.  Below are varied shots of the mini pochette, as well as all of the packaging it came with, just to showcase all of the details.  I also filmed an unboxing video on my YouTube channel, which should be up within the next couple of days, so be sure to check that out as well.  All photos taken by me.  =]

Overview of mini pochette along with the box, dust bag, and shopping bag.

Shopping bag.

Box it came in.

Box opened with dust bag inside.

Front shot of the mini pochette.

Slightly closer shot from the front.

...and another one.

Close up of the Damier Ebene canvas print.

Zipper pull.

Leather stamped label.

Gold LV imprinted hinged clasp.

View of the inside.

Date code on inside (SF0133).

Item number/code card, and material content card.

Receipt holder.

Inside view of the receipt holder.

Back of the receipt (folded).

View of the receipt with personal info folded over.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Floral Frenzy

It has definitely been a while since I've posted an outfit post here, so I sure hope to get back on it in terms of consistently getting these up.  I feel like this year was the first time I really embraced the bright colored aspect of spring as far as my wardrobe goes, and this outfit definitely expresses this.  I fell absolutely in love with the sweatshirt in the First Date print that came out in the Prabal Gurung for Target collection that came out around March (which I did a haul post and video of nearly a month ago).  After picking up this piece, I knew it would end up being one of my staple pieces during the spring, so I made it a point to wear it before the season was over.  So far, I wore this outfit at least a couple times, and even though it is a sweatshirt the fact that I paired it with shorts made it bearable in the heat.  I'm hoping to get more spring related outfit, beauty, and accessory posts out sometime soon, so definitely keep an eye out for that, as well as related videos on my YouTube channel.  All photos taken by Zeric Villanueva.  =]

Outfit Details: sweatshirt in First Date print by Prabal Gurung for Target, black wool shorts by Banana Republic, Bag: Rocco mini duffel in black lambskin with black nickel hardware by Alexander Wang, Shoes: black flat sandals with silver plaque detailing by Prabal Gurung for Target.  See other photos for accessory details.

I know it looks like my eyes are closed, but I'm just looking down...damn my Asian eyes.

Silver plaque bib necklace from Forever 21, silver stainless steel mesh band watch by Skagen, electric/neon yellow hinged bangle by Vince Camuto, silver stainless steel armor ring by L'mond (non shown in this photo).