Lei Ann...Off Duty

acupuncturist kung fu sifu speed typist hawaiian-born bostonian zombie hunter...so what's a girl supposed to wear on her day off? leiannoffduty@gmail.com ~ FB: Lei Ann Off Duty

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*don’t pinch me, i’m not irish*

prabal gurung sweatshirt, target, neon floral, red velvet

admittedly, today’s outfit seems more christmas with the predominance of red & green rather than st. patrick’s day with that more classic shade of boston celtics green.  i’m stuck in the wrong holiday…hahaha!

prabal gurung sweatshirt, target, neon floral, red velvet

even though i’m wearing mostly neon green, technically i’m still wearing green!  so, no pinchy pinchy!  right?  happy st. patty’s day, everyone :)

prabal gurung sweatshirt, target, neon floral, red velvet

wearing:  prabal gurung x target sweatshirt || thrifted red velvet skirt || simply vera wang black tights || steve madden sneaker wedges

prabal gurung sweatshirt, target, neon floral, red velvet

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*mint circles & neon floral*

polka dots, floral, neon, mint, beads

i’ve not shopped for clothes in a while.  kinda of burnt out on buying stuff just because, plus i have some financial goals i’m trying to accomplish, so laying low on the “fast fashion” spending.  

polka dots, floral, neon, mind, beads

that being said, i’m still amazed by some of the outfit combinations i’ve not yet come up with pieces in my closet i’ve owned for years at this point.  REALLY loving the matching shades of mint & chartreuse in 2 very different articles of clothing…punctuated by a beaded necklace in the same colors.  also, i can still address some of my favorite “trends” like floral, print mixing & neon.  hope the crazy pattern mixing doesn’t hurt your eyes.  i LOVE it!  here’s to a happy (hopefully) early spring!

polka dots, floral, neon, mint, beads

wearing: express shades of green polka dot blouse || forever 21 neon floral skirt || danskin tights || forever 21 beaded long necklace || pour la victoire leather & pony hair nude booties (via gilt city warehouse sale)

polka dots, floral, neon, mint, beads

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*waves of blue*

missoni target sweater, blue, turquoise, navy

*whew*…i’ve been stuck in a color rut for a while…feeling uninspired & wearing mostly black lately, but managed to break through today :)  was getting kinda worried there, hahaha!

missoni target sweater, blue, turquoise, navy

i’m actually surprised i haven’t paired this sweater & skirt together before…the navy blues are a perfect match.  i love not only the print mix, but the texture mix of this sweater…sheer front panel, yet wavy, textured sleeves & back.  quite suitable for the weather transitions now…some thickness for warmth, yet diaphanous in hopes of spring ^_^ 

missoni target sweater, blue, turquoise, navy

wearing: missoni x target feather print sweater || asos navy neoprene skirt || simply vera nude fishnet tights || skeleton cameo (via ebay) || nine west camel leather boots (via consignment)

missoni target sweater, blue, turquoise, navy

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*hello monday*

hello kitty cardigan, black dress, black sneakers

starting the week off with all things familiar & comfortable for me…hello kitty, some zombie cameo action plus trusty ol’ sneaker wedges.  you know, just to ease into it, ya dig?

wearing; F21 x hello kitty bow & face cardigan || target black dress || skeleton cameo pendant (via ebay) || steve madden sneaker wedges

hello kitty, zombie cameo, skeleton cameo pendant

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*and on fridays, we wear stripes*

stripes, black white stripes, marimekko fabric

don’t know why i went with the stripes overload today…maybe because it’s *slightly* warmer than it’s been all week & i feel that touch of “spring” to my step?  get it, spring?  as in not winter?  bwahahaha…

stripes, black white stripes, marimekko fabric

well, it’s not that warm yet.  i felt okay with short sleeves, but decided to wear this old DIY marimekko fabric necklace i had made a while back for that touch of warmth (& whimsy) about my neck :)  happy weekend, everyone!

stripes, black white stripes, marimekko fabric

wearing: bebe black/pink striped blouse (old) || thrifted black/white striped dress || DIY marimekko fabric necklace || simply vera wang tights || modern vintage mary jane pumps

stripes, black white stripes, marimekko fabric

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*of lace & laces*

black outfit, white lace jacket, maxi skirt, tiffany necklace

some days, you feel like putting on a slinky tight outfit.  other days, plenty of comfy loose layers for a slightly snowy day is a better fit.  like today :)

white lace jacket, tiffany silver necklace

i originally had a black blazer on, once again emulating one of my favorite looks…all black like on american horror story: coven.  i actually felt too stiff & structured.  glad i dug out this lace jacket instead…more free flowing & easy going.  kept the lace up ankle booties on though…for that little touch of witchiness ;)

black outfit, white lace jacket, maxi skirt, tiffany silver necklace

wearing: bebe black blouse || swapped black midi skirt || white lace jacket (via marshalls) || tiffany & co silver heart necklace || aldo outlet lace up ankle booties

aldo booties, ankle boots, lace up boots

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*good girl vs bad girl fashion*

black turtleneck, cutouts, hot pink, stripes, thigh high boots, handcuff bracelet, jewelmint

i’m a goody two-shoes girl all the way.  yup, i was even the kid that the teacher would put in charge of the class when she left the room & you best believe i wrote your name down with several checkmarks if you acted up!  hahaha!  

jewelmint, handcuff bracelet

maybe that’s why i’m so in love with “bad girl” fashion - thigh high boots, skyhigh heels, leather, etc.  thankfully, i think i’m so goody-goody that these looks never end up looking slutty for me…but more edgy, which is exactly the look i’m going for ^_^

jewelmint, handcuff bracelet

for example, why have regular bracelets when these handcuff bracelets from jewelmint (worn several different ways) can get people talking?  or why wear a plain ol’ black turtleneck when this one with shoulder cutouts looks way sexier, without revealing anything?  hahaha!

black turtleneck, cutouts

finally, how about wearing my trusty thigh high black suede boots, yet not show any skin with a full striped skirt in girly hot pink & bright blue colors?  taking naughty girl pieces & making them more cute & sweet…that’s pretty much my personal style in a nutshell ^_^

wearing: guess collection turtleneck || forever 21 black/blue/pink skirt || jewelmint houdini bracelets || jeffrey campbell thigh high boots (via LF harvard square)

black turtleneck, cutouts, hot pink, stripes, thigh high boots, handcuff bracelet, jewelmint

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*double belt*

grey sweaterdress, double belt, christian dior belt, logo belt, tassel belt

well, when you can’t seem to decide which belt to wear with your daily outfit, just wear both!  hahaha!  it’s been a double themed kinda week anyway, so why not keep it going :)

christian dior belt, double belt, logo belt

wearing: calvin klein white shirt || thrifted kenji sweaterdress || express tassel belt || christian dior logo belt (old!) || simply vera wang leggings || aldo outlet ankle booties

grey sweaterdress, double belt, christian dior belt, logo belt, tassel belt

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*camel & leopard*

camel, beige, neutrals, leopard print, turtleneck

this is the outfit that was under all my medieval outerwear the other day.  channeling more of that far-flung fantasy ferocity with leopard (print) & camel (color)…hahaha!

camel, beige, neutrals, leopard print, turtleneck

i’m not really a brooch person, but i noticed a hole when i was just about to walk out the door.  thank goodness it was exactly where you put a pin & not in the middle of my chest.  how awkward would a brooch there be?  bwahaha :)

wearing:  thrifted turtleneck sweater || thrifted goldtone brooch || leopard print skirt (platinum mall, bangkok) || target tights || aldo outlet knee high boots

camel, beige, neutrals, leopard print, turtleneck

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*double the outerwear, double the fun*

double outerwear, cape, coat, medievel, faux fur, norwegian hearts

i was watching gladiator last night…or rather it was on TV while i was flitting about the house, doing stuff.  anywho…this image of maximus & lucilla really enraptured me.  so regal.  so stately.  so warm!   it reminded me of how jon snow in game of thrones looks with all his night’s watch layers as well.  fur would be a bit *much* for daily outerwear, so instead i threw this old cape on as an extra layer of warmth over my coat today to somewhat replicate the looks.  me likey a lot!  not only was i roasty toasty, but i felt i had a bit of that medieval swagger ^_^  hahaha!

wearing: norwegian hearts cape (via ebay) || arden b black faux fur collar corduroy coat (old) || aldo outlet knee high boots

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