Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Workwear with Mikarose

I think it's so interesting how style and preferences changes throughout someone's life. It's like going through chapters in a book. It grows with you as you mature. It takes you through different adventures. I remember when I started this fashion venture a few years ago, I was all about trying pattern and color mixing with whatever was in my closet. Then I went through an obsessive skirt phase, followed by a coat phase...then patterned tights. Although it was fun experimenting with all this, I looked at my closet a few months ago and realized all I did was collect clutter. My friend, Rachel and I encouraged each other to try something called a "Capsule Closet" as an effort to declutter our lives.  3/4 of my closet was donated/sold and I only kept the essentials. At the end, I prefer simplicity, elegance and modesty. This is one of my favorite dresses from Mikarose- a boutique dedicated towards reinventing modesty for women. I wouldn't mind if I completely turned over my closet with Mikarose clothing! :)

Dress: C/o Mikarose
Sandals: Old (J.C Penny I think)
Earrings: Chloe and Isabel 

Grace and Grandpa making Chinese stickybuns

Friday, July 3, 2015

Pink Flamingo

Happy Summer, and happy (almost) Independence Day!
Hope you all have been well! It has been such a beautiful summer this year in Minnesota so far, minus a few rainstorms here and there. Today Aaron and I decided to venture out to this beautiful piece of land where we had initially thought about building a house. Those plans are temporarily put on hold, but it sure makes a nice backdrop for some pictures :) 

I can't tell you how much I love skirts, especially ones with unique patterns and textures. I wear dress skirts almost everyday to work, but I haven't had too much success with finding casual skirts until I was introduced to this one designed by Laurel Sherbert. Comfortable, casual with a stretchy waist band. And check it out... it's REVERSIBLE. 2 in 1. How cool is that?? I have never seen such a unique skirt design. Totally in love with it! 

Then BOOM, flip it inside out, and you get this pattern...

This whole look reminds me of a tropical flamingo. Flamingos... I've been seeing them all over the fashion community lately. Along with pineapples... must be the fashion theme of summer 2015 :)

Top: Philosophy
Bag: Chloe 
Earrings and Bracelet: Chloe and Isabel
Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
Scarf: Sole Society