Lei Ann...Off Duty

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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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*ladylike*

kimchi blue dress, floral stripes dress, grey, teal, burgundy, patent leather, mary jane heels

i like a classic silhouette sometimes when i dress for the day…but always with a twist.  this ladylike look seems very proper, very 50s housewife with the full skirt dress & cardigan, don’cha think?  you know me though.  gotta “edge” it up just a little bit *wink*wink*

kimchi blue dress, floral stripes dress, grey, teal, burgundy, patent leather, mary jane heels

hence, the unconventional teal, grey, burgundy & hot pink color & pattern combination to this dress…the sweet, yet studded cardigan…the classic mary jane heels in patent leather burgundy…and finally, *of course* my very traditional cameo pendant…of a lady’s skull.  hahaha!

kimchi blue dress, floral stripes dress, grey, teal, burgundy, patent leather, mary jane heels

wearing: thrifted kimchi blue dress || swapped koan short-sleeved cardigan || skeleton cameo pendant (via ebay) || thrifted bracelet || kenneth cole reaction heels (via marshalls #fabfound gift card)

kimchi blue dress, floral stripes dress, grey, teal, burgundy, patent leather, mary jane heels

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*rainbow sherbet*

rainbow sherbert outfit, bright colors, akira chicago dress, prabal gurung target cardigan

so, i’ve actually been in a weird “light” color phase & had full intentions of doing a pastel outfit today.  it started out with the dress which is decidedly *not* pastel & *not* quite neon…just a bright color in between.

rainbow sherbert outfit, bright colors, akira chicago dress, prabal gurung target cardigan

since the whole pastel thing was not working, i thought, aw hell, why not just go for ultra-bright instead.  so, i added this equally crayola crayon-hued cardigan..

rainbow sherbert outfit, bright colors, akira chicago dress, prabal gurung target cardigan

the end result?  more rainbow sherbet than easter egg pastel.  hahaha!  oh well, i tried ^_^

wearing: akira chicago red label colorblock dress || prabal gurung x target colorblock cardigan || simply vera wang tights || elephant pendant (via church rummage sale) || pour la victoire leather/pony hair ankle booties (via gilt city warehouse sale)

rainbow sherbert outfit, bright colors, akira chicago dress, prabal gurung target cardigan

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*the new england mullet outfit*

floral spring outfit, beige, cream, sweater rosettes, michael kors duck boots

new england mullet outfit???  what the heck do i mean by that?  bostonian peeps, see if you agree with me here.  we all know what a mullet is, right?  business up front, party in the back?   it’s been rainy the past 4 days here in boston & i have the daily outfit version of a mullet…pretty spring-like floral outfit up top, but utilitarian, waterproof duck boots on the bottom.  if you live in new england, i think you know what i’m talking about & have had to “ruin” an adorable outfit with rugged footwear…hahaha :)

floral spring outfit, beige, cream, sweater rosettes, michael kors duck boots

i mean, come on.  look at the delicate, old-fashioned rosettes on this cardigan.  they scream to be matched up with a pair of cute floral wedges or strappy sandals.  alas, twas not meant to be today.  at least these duck boots are “kinda” pretty with colors that match the florals in my skirt & high heels to keep me out of the deepest of puddles.  technically, we’re not even into the whole april showers thing yet :(  *sigh*

floral spring outfit, beige, cream, sweater rosettes, michael kors duck boots

wearing:  swapped floral dress || cream cardigan with rosettes trim (via ebay) || simply vera wang nude fishnet stockings || michael kors rubber boots (via ebay)

floral spring outfit, beige, cream, sweater rosettes, michael kors duck boots

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*asian floral shirtdress*

phillip lim target dress, asian floral dress, shirtdress

asian floral again!  hahaha!  guess it’s been one of those kinds of weeks.  definitely my go-to, easiest to wear print ^_^

phillip lim target dress, asian floral dress, shirtdress

a shirtdress is a favorite go-to of mine as well.  again, so much ease in the wearability department :)  this multi-colored one from the philip lim target collection has a really cool handkerchief edge to the hemline & with the addition of leggings instead of tights, ends up being a comfy outfit to transition into the weekend ^_^

phillip lim target dress, asian floral dress, shirtdress

wearing: phillip lim x target asian floral shirtdress || simply vera wang leggings || wicked peacock bracelet || modern vintage mary jane heels

phillip lim target dress, asian floral dress, shirtdress

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