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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*stripes in sarasota*

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hiyeeeee!  i’m back in sunny florida for a friend’s wedding & very happy to escape the polar vortex cold for even a little bit :)  i wasn’t planning on taking outfit shots, but hey, waiting for friends in the hotel lobby & even if not great quality cell phone pics, aw heck, why not? 

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i only really want to talk about THESE shoes anyway!  my end all & be all the past year has been these fendi spring 2013 stud heels.  i fell in love with them immediately when i saw them on the runway & the internet gods blessed me with finding them in my size & not that crazy expensive.  soooo enamored with them & would be happy not buying shoes for a while now that i have these beauties.  well, gonna go & get my day started before the wedding.  signing off from sarasota (for now) ^_^   

wearing: banana republic black/white striped dress || fendi stud heels (via ebay) || cat eye sunglasses (via ebay) || deux lux handbag

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*new jewels in the snow*

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i decided to take advantage of all the snow days i already seemed to have accumulated this very short year so far & showcase some of my recently acquired accessories :)

1.  bcbg fur tech earmuffs. i love 2-in-1 accessories, especially when combined with both style & function.  yes, you can take the wire/cord off to be used as just earmuffs :)  i actually bought these for the headphones purpose, but with the negative temperatures we’ve been having in the boston area lately, the ear warming function is much appreciated!

2.  spider pendant from a random vendor at supermegafest.  my darling husband bought it for me since i was carrying no cash in my costume :)  i like this spider as it reminds me of the cane spiders i grew up with in hawaii.  if you saw the size of those suckers that i had to constantly contend with coming into my house (even carrying their egg sacs), you know why i have no fear of weeny spiders here on the mainland ^_^

3.  wicked peacock cage bracelet & art deco necklace.  i love the snake chain of the necklace, so luxe, heavy & different.  it perfectly accompanied the grid-like matte gold cuff for an evening out :)  wicked peacock’s brick & mortar store is located in rockport, but i was lucky to buy these very affordable items from silvana herself when i ran into her at a local holiday fair!  hope your new year so far is also looking special, sparkly & bright!

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*blue jay in the snow*

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!  starting off the new year with a bang here in the boston area with a big ol’ snowstorm…hahaha! no personal style today as i’m snowbound & dressed in grubby sweats while cleaning around the house.  so instead, i thought i’d share the daily outfit of this dapper charmer hanging about my tree outside.  if you’re in the northeast, stay warm & safe these next couple days as we haven’t received the full brunt of the storm quite yet.  we’ll be back to regular posting schedule, soon!

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*caped twinsies*

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back from my christmas vacation in florida & already missing this sweet face.  i got my niece this adorable hooded cape & of course i had to be matchy-matchy with her :)  well, except she has an awesome hood on her poncho & i don’t :( in the fashion department, niece = 1; auntie = 0.

wearing: on niece - old navy fair isle hooded poncho || on auntie - viparo leather skirt || norwegian hearts knit cape (via ebay)

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*more inspired witchy wear*

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well, my new favorite show, american horror story: coven, is off the air until the first week of january.  boo hoo :(  ah well, that’s not too long to wait.  i can still get my kicks by dressing the part.  the whole story revolves around a school for young witches…hence today’s outfit is one part witchy black, one part schoolgirl uniform-esque, but with double brooch power for that something special & my monster leather thigh high boots to protect me from the snow ^_^

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wearing:  calvin klein 3/4 sleeve white shirt || target black dress || claire’s rhinetone pins (super old) || jeffrey campbell strappy leather boots

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*faux fox fur wrap*

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i’ve been doing so much new knitting & crocheting for others lately, it reminded me of some oldies but goodies i kept for myself…like this chunky yarn fox scarf/wrap that was one of my very first knitting projects years ago.  i still love wearing him with his cartoony, yet playfully morbid look.  yes, i did say him.  i guess i have a weird habit of thinking my accessories are male, hahaha!

wearing: thrifted microsuede dress || DIY knit fox scarf || target tights || equestrian style boots c/o marshalls #fabfound gift card

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*cream & camel*

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what’s with me & the head accoutrements lately?  i never wear anything on my head, even during the coldest & windiest of days, but then BAM, all of a sudden, all i want to do is cover my crowning glory…hahaha!  i guess that’s just what happens when your outfit is inspired by a winter wonderland ^_^

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wearing: express hooded & tassled cable knit sweater (old) || asos neoprene skirt || danskin tights || thrifted nine west camel leather knee high boots (super old)

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*inspired by american horror story: coven*

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i’ve admitted i’m not really a *hat* person even though i’m addicted to buying all different kinds.  i was inspired to wear today’s hat due to 2 major factors…it’s light drizzle in boston today; not enough to whip out an umbrella, but still enough for my hair to get damp.  the second reason & the main one is that i’ve spent 8 hours watching all current episodes of american horror story: coven while finishing up the rest of the baby beanies i’ve been crocheting to sell tomorrow.  OMG…i’m literally spellbound to this show, although i was scared to watch it for the longest time, hence why i’m only caught up now.  the fashion is undeniably powerful…the all black outfits, the amazing collection of hats (not just the conical witchy kind) & just the general badassery of all the characters.  even though i didn’t do an all black outfit today, the hat is definitely my way to pay homage to my new favorite TV show (well, now that the walking dead is on hiatus until february anyway…hahaha)!

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wearing:  prabal gurung x target dress || marshalls hat (super old) || thrifted & swapped bracelets || target tights || isabel toledo x payless ankle booties

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*crocheted animal baby beanie hats*

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i love to crochet & knit, but i do it only for fun.  however, for one day, i will be selling some of my more popular crocheted animal baby hats to raise money to donate to the victims of typhoon haiyan.  if you’re in the watertown, massachusetts area this saturday & have need of a cutesy infant gift, stop by the mount auburn club fair!  four different animal styles…fox, bunny, mouse & bear cub…in baby sizes up to 1 year will be sold in conjunction with the spa at the MAC.  hope to see you there! 

flyer above courtesy of the spa at the mount auburn club management

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*circle circle, dot dot*

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back into the daily grind of work after 4 days away…eating, drinking wine & eating SOME MORE!  hahaha!  although when i got dressed today, i thought from the waist down, i looked like a waitress.  from the waist up, a flight attendant or a uniformed school girl.  was i away too long?  did i eat waaaay too much?  do i not remember what i do for a living?  bwahaha :)

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wearing:  jason wu x target circle print dress || thrifted ann taylor 3/4-sleeve blazer || striped bowtie (platinum mall, bangkok) || simply vera tights || isabel toledo x payless ankle booties

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