Classic Wardrobe Pieces

A few staple items that will never go wrong in your closet. Or that are worth investing in.

Girly and elegant, you can't go wrong with a classic ballet flat. They're appropriate for all occasions, you can dress them up or down.

Breton Top
The Breton striped top has it's ways with falling in a good medium between chic and versatile. Maybe it's the simplicity of these tops, or the elegant boat neckline, but every time I go shopping and I see one of these I always want to buy more! Overall, wearing one of these striped tops on a nice sunny day makes me feel like I'm in southern France relaxing on a boat B)

Chino (styled) Pants
It's not uncommon to see a lot of guys wear chino pants as a medium between casual and somewhat 'more dressy'. But what about girls? I think a lot of girls shy from chino pants because they are uncertain as to how to style them or they just don't think it is flattering for their body type...which I can relate with because that is how I felt at first, but after putting on a casual loose-fit white tank top or an oxford top, belt, a statement necklace piece (optional), and slip into a pair of gladiator sandal flats (or if preferred- simple heels), I told myself to relax, because these chinos are supposed to give me the "boyish-off duty-casual" look.

Black ¾-Sleeved Top
Well, I couldn't find a good picture to display what I wanted to talk about, but in words- a loose fit ¾ sleeved black top. There's not much to say about them besides that they're my go-to on busy days. A life saver top basically. Plus it's black, comfy, and chic.

Skinny Denim
Even though some people prefer skirts or leggings, but I've never met a person that didn't think denim pants weren't a staple item. I mean look at Olivia sport those jeans. Yeah! Woohoo! (Sorry I love Miss Palermo, I think she is the absolute definition of chic and beautiful! ♥ ...let's just say she's my style muse)

Black Cigarette Pants
Whether they're cotton, or denim, I think that black cigarette bottoms are staples that would do justice in times of formal gatherings or just a casual outing.

Blazers are a little tricky because there are so many colors, and styles (long vs short, or fitted vs loose).

Oxford shirt/Button Up Blouse
Think J. Crew and prep...but it doesn't always have to be. Solid colors, patterned, and florals, from cotton, denim, chambray, to silk....Oxford shirts or 'button up' shirts are quite versatile in the way how one shirt can basically do-it-all. It could be casual- paired with boyfriend or skinny jeans. Or you could pair it with skinny jeans or leather pants, unbutton and half tuck the bottom in. Or you could style it with a skirt for an elegant look. Or if you prefer- wear the oxford under a cable knit sweater for the New England prep look.

Tote Bag
A Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 or a Prada Luxe Tote to the classic Longchamp's Le Pliage. I'm thinking two types of bags when I say tote- between a doctor's bag and an actual tote bag. Either way I think every women needs a little doctor's/duffle bag (Speedy 30 related) for it's compactness and durable structure, or a tailored tote bag (Lux / le Pliage related) as a 'collector' for our clutter in "I'm late!" moments.
by the way- I think the Le Pliage is a great investment because it's a good school bag and a good tote bag in general for outings.

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I hope that you enjoyed this post on what I thought to be some good wardrobe pieces that you could invest in. I might have missed a few items, and I'll probably add it to another post later on.
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Back to Black

top | American Eagle
necklace | Nordstrom BP
le pliage tote | Longchamp
boots (below) | Office 

Just a quick outfit of the day for you via iPhone / instagram (click through to see it on the app).
Back to being busy at school. I had a 4 hour lab day today, so I went monochrome under my white lab coat. And over winter break, I got these ankle semi-lace-up buckle boots from OFFICE x Topshop while shopping in Las Vegas and I started wearing them as soon as school started...they're absolutely comfortable and stylish! I love them so much, and I think I will probably be purchasing more shoes from OFFICE in the near future :)

ps, side personal note... I have to seriously remember to wear gloves during lab or stop wearing nail polish because all the acetone is making the varnish melt off my fingers :'(

NYE day in Las Vegas | A Personal Take on Holiday Styling

A trip to Utah wasn't complete without a stop in Las Vegas
It happened to be New Year's Eve,

MY Cup

First night in Utah...
A phone call, calling to ask to borrow toothpaste.
A minute, small knock, and giggle.
Just kidding, we don't need toothpaste!
Could it be? ....A Christmas gift from I & T & V!
How sweet!
Thank you so much!

Ski Getaway

Winter break is coming to an end, so over the past week(end), I was up in Utah with family and friends on our annual post-Christmas ski trip.

Last year there was a huge snowfall day on one of the days we skied, and it was painfully cold. It snowed on our faces and onto our ski goggles while we skied- I'm not sure if that is cool or horrible. This year, was not as cold, which unfortunately made the slopes icier than usual, and hard to ski/board on. None of the dry powdery fresh Utah snow that I look forward to every year ): but I guess on the plus side, I didn't need to layer up as much.
I heard it was 72° in Southern California on Christmas day too this year ):

Jacket | Oakley
Pants (designed for boarding) | Roxy
PJ Pants (not pictured, under boarding pants) | Gap
blue Heat Tech Thermals (under) & pink Fleece (above) | UNIQLO
Cable Knit Sweater | LOFT
Goggles | Roxy
Beanie | F21 

Whenever I go skiing, I don't like to wear a lot of makeup because there's no point in doing so because of goggles. I did put on a coat of mascara though, and some lipstick (which I later regret doing because I decided to put on a face mask.) The most important thing is to style your hair. In these photos I decided to curl my hair with a 2" iron barrel, and wear a beanie to keep everything in place. Another cute look would be braids to avoid crazy hair, or (on my second day of skiing / unpictured/ I wore...) a pony tail to keep it all together and a fleece head band to keep your head warm.

With the weather conditions being so dry in the mountains, always remember to bring a good face cr ème and/or body moisturizer. OH! And I hope everyone never makes the same mistake that I made on this trip to forget sun protection/ sunscreen!!! Oh my geebies, thank goodness I zipped my jacket up all the way, and hid my face in my jacket, and the upper half of my face shielded by my goggles, because for about 20 minutes I had a 'half face' tan and my friend told me it looked like I had a beard and had just shaved!! D: How horrible would that be if it had stayed longer than 20 minutes.

I hope everyone had a fun and eventful Christmas break.

Have you guys been out during a snowfall or (even more intense), a snow storm? How about skiing/snowboarding during a huge snowfall? How was it and what happened? Tell me your stories in the comment section below! Or share where you've been skiing/snowboarding before! xox

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