Lei Ann...Off Duty

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*paisley sunshine*

paisley dress, blonde hair, golden hour, sunshine

such an old dress this is, but it’s perfect for a warm summery day.  i still love the colors & the paisley print…although who knows where paisley falls on the trend spectrum nowadays.  is it acceptable?  is it totally dated?  ah well, does it matter?  the weather is too nice & my mood is as light as my hair ^_^

paisley dress, blonde hair, golden hour, sunshine

wearing;  target paisley print dress (super old) || thrifted bracelets || nina ricci metallic acrylic heel sandals (via ebay)

paisley dress, blonde hair, golden hour, sunshine

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*#px2wedding*

#px2wedding, boston fashionista, well-appointed catwalk, covetous creatures, a stylized hysteria

hi all!  i have been MIA.  not really.  i’ve just been hiding out in florida…hanging with my niece & other family, meeting up with friends at theme parks, eating all kinds of good food bad for me :)

px2wedding, boston fashionista, well-appointed catwalk, covetous creatures, a stylized hysteria

so, here are some pics from a week ago when my good blogger friends, holly & greg of covetous creatures, got married!  it was such a fun event hanging out with them & other friends, kristen, marissa & najeema.  it’s hard to imagine this fashionable fête was just over a week ago while i’ve been spending the time since in sundresses, shorts & bathing suits.  sadly, i’ll be returning to boston soon, so will be back to regular programming shortly ^_^

px2wedding, boston fashionista, well-appointed catwalk, covetous creatures, a stylized hysteria

one funny story about my wedding guest outfit.  i had another dress all ready to go *however* it would not zip up, even with my husband’s exasperated help.  i swear it fit a couple weeks ago!  whoops…guess i’ve gotten a little chunkier since then, hahaha :)  i was running out of time & had no plan B, so went ahead & repeated this outfit…what i wore for my 20th high school reunion, added the fascinator & the cape jacket & i was ready for the fashionable event of the year ^_^

wearing:  necessary clothing cape jacket || express yellow top || thrifted goodwill navy satin ballgown skirt || forever 21 fascinator || peacock cabachon necklace (from manila)

px2wedding, boston fashionista, well-appointed catwalk, covetous creatures, a stylized hysteria

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*florally blonde*

floral wrap dress, orange white floral, maxi wrap dress

i haven’t been this blonde in a looooooong time, probably last around 2001.  i mean, i’ve rocked blonde ends back in my ombre days, but not this overall blonde for quite a while.  it’s the warm, spring weather…makes me want to lighten up more :)  in honor of being blonde, i’m wearing this outfit courtesy of one of my favorite blonde friends, kristen, whom at one of the old-time clothing swaps, i grabbed this dress which she later on told me was hers!  i love it!

floral wrap dress, orange white floral, maxi wrap dress

wearing: swapped floral maxi wrap dress (via the boston fashionista) || gifted bracelet, steve madden cork/leather platform wedges

floral wrap dress, orange white floral, maxi wrap dress

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*mint & red floral*

mint blouse, floral skirt, metallic shoes, clear heels

wasn’t mint the trend du jour last season?  funny how i didn’t really wear the color much back then, but seems all i’m wearing now, hahaha!  these are actually old pieces that i’ve worn time & time again as it never fails as the perfect colorful springtime outfit.  i was messing around with flash & ISO camera settings today, hence the super strong constrasty look as compared to my usual photos. way different, but i like!  looks more like i took these photos at the height of summer!  hahaha :)

mint blouse, floral skirt, metallic shoes, clear heels

wearing:  h&m mint/red striped blouse (super old) || liberty of london x target floral skirt (old) || DIY friendship bracelets || nina ricci metallic silver/clear heel sandals (via ebay)

mint blouse, floral skirt, metallic shoes, clear heels

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*black & yellow, black & yellow*

black yellow outfit, mesh top, mesh sleeves, black yellow print

my day is kind of getting away from me.  funny how my work week tends to be opposite of most people…starts off slow on mondays & then ramps up & by friday, i’m busy & crazed.  luckily, here’s an outfit post that never made it a while back.  

black yellow outfit, mesh top, mesh sleeves, black yellow print

this is a very old blouse, i believe about 7 years old, but the mesh neckline & sleeves are still very cool to me.  like looks good & literally breezy & cool to wear…hahaha :)  happy weekend, everyone!

black yellow outfit, mesh top, mesh sleeves, black yellow print

wearing: target ivory mesh blouse || INC black & yellow print/stripe skirt (via macy’s) || simply vera wang tights || DSW heels

black yellow outfit, mesh top, mesh sleeves, black yellow print

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*mint floral & snow leopard*

target floral mint dress, gray leopard print belt, melissa shoes

just had to do it, didn’t i?  couldn’t leave well enough alone.  *had* to match up 2 weird prints together again, huh?  well, floral & leopard print i don’t think is all that odd of a match up - but more this combination of such a minty & pink floral & then a gray, snow leopard type print instead of the usual orangy brown, is somewhat kookoo. kookoo, but kinda cute ^_^

target floral mint dress, gray leopard print belt, melissa shoes

wearing:  target mint/pink floral dress || rodarte x target gray leopard print belt || thrifted bracelets || melissa wedge heels (via SM edsa mall in manila) 

target floral mint dress, gray leopard print belt, melissa shoes

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*springtime stripes*

stripes, plaid, bubble skirt, ruffles, striped jacket, blue white stripes, acrylic heels, silver shoes

happy cinco de mayo!  happy another lovely, warm, sunny day of spring!  happy…whatever makes you happy!  hahaha!

stripes, plaid, bubble skirt, ruffles, striped jacket, blue white stripes

right now…i’m happy about matching stripes & plaid 80’s style bubble skirts.  i’m happy my old pear tree in the backyard is a stunning profusion of pristine white blossoms :)  finally, i’m happy that after having a kung-fu filled weekend & wearing nothing but kung fu t-shirts, jeans, yoga pants & sneakers, i feel like a girly-girl again ^_^

stripes, plaid, bubble skirt, ruffles, striped jacket, blue white stripes, acrylic heels, silver shoes

wearing:  swapped gap frog closure striped crop jacket || swapped h&m french blue wrap tie blouse || thrifted BCBG bubble ruffle plaid skirt || nina ricci silver/acrylic sandals (via ebay)

acrylic heels, silver shoes, silver sandals

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*black & white floral*

black white floral, camel skirt, spring 2014 trends

i love that black & white is a big trend for spring 2014.  i have no problem with that!  i also do love flower patterns for spring, but as miranda priestly says so sarcastically, maybe not really groundbreaking.  so, maybe mixing the two keeps things just as floral as i like, yet still fresh & fashion forward :)

black white floral, camel skirt, spring 2014 trends

speaking of florals, i’m loving all the delicate spring blossoms i’m seeing around boston.  it’s what i love most about spring.  now, if only the weather would warm up a bit & the sun return, we’ll ALL enjoy spring a little more!

black white floral, camel skirt, spring 2014 trends

wearing:  talbots black & white floral sweater || calvin klein black & white floral belt || express camel skirt || ann taylor tights || modern vintage mary jane heels

black white floral, camel skirt, spring 2014 trends

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*the story of my little frog sweater*

frog sweater, crop sweater, neoprene skirt

crop *anything* is going to be very popular for spring fashion. getting a head start on the trend with this old sweater, which admittedly, is not “technically” a crop when it’s a kid’s sweater…hahaha!

but i digress…back to the title of this post.  every now & again i look through craigslist for postings of any estate sales or church rummage sales going on in my neighborhood & surrounding towns.  one day, i found a yard sale that included photos & i fell in love with a $15 lamp.  so, happily on that day, i went & procured said lamp.  this sad little frog sweater was folded up in the corner with other odds & ends & the seller threw it in with my lamp for another $2.  the fact she was a little girly, flirty frog made it all the better :)  hence…the story of my little frog sweater ^_^

frog sweater, crop sweater, neoprene skirt

wearing: kids frog sweater (via yard sale) || asos ivory neoprene skater skirt || target tights || isabel toledo x payless ankle booties

frog sweater, crop sweater, neoprene skirt

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*fire and blood*

game of thrones fashion, black milk clothing shooter, daenerys targaryen, basketball jersey

boston is a huge sports town…HUGE!  the red sox…the patriotsone of the biggest marathons going on this very day.  there’s just no question.

game of thrones fashion, black milk clothing shooter, daenerys targaryen, basketball jersey

it’s a shame i’m not a big sports fan in that regard, however i *do* like to represent & show some team colors every now & again.  therefore, even though i would never normally wear a basketball jersey like this, i’m rooting for the best team of all, TEAM TARGARYEN!!!  hahaha :)

game of thrones fashion, black milk clothing shooter, daenerys targaryen, basketball jersey

wearing:  black milk clothing game of thrones targaryen shooter || wet seal liquid leggings || target girls’ white denim jacket || fendi spring 2013 studded heels

game of thrones fashion, black milk clothing shooter, daenerys targaryen, basketball jersey

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